Friday, June 17, 2005

Worth Checking Out

Rabbi Dr. Cardozo: Jewish Education First - The Land of Israel Second
New Blog Trying to Help Bobov In Its Current Crisis
Rabbi Lazer Brody on UltraSounds
Zaka Personnel Catch Escaping Hit-and-run Driver
Rabbi Simcha HaCohen Kook says:
that he is confident that in the merit of the Torah, the Gush Katif community will continue to flourish for many years, adding the sound of Torah learning would continue emanating from the area.


At Sat Jun 18, 02:05:00 PM 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The article of Rabbi Cardozo is very good, until his main point. Jewish Education versus the Land of Israel is just like Jewish Education version Shabbat Observance. Nobody is placing the Land of Israel above Jewish Education. Rabbi Cardozo has in fact long refused to take a real stand concerning the Palestinian issue and the Land of Israel, together with so many of the ordodox world. Rabbi Cardozo is generally not afraid to criticise. But as far as I know he has not dared to clearly speak out against Rabbi Elyashiv or Ovadia Yosef for their horrendous halachic positions and political deeds that contributed sooooo much to get us to the current situation. Maybe THAT is the problem.

At Sat Jun 18, 02:34:00 PM 2005, Blogger Batya said...

HaRav Yigal Kamentzky says that Yamit's downfall was that they didn't encourage Torah institutions in contrast to Gush Katif.

At Sat Jun 18, 03:37:00 PM 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rav Yigal is no doubt right. The suggestion that the people in Gush Katif somehow underrate Torah study is an obscenity that we have now heard to many times from the frum despisers of the Land. Next week is Parshat Shelach. Read it well.

At Sun Jun 19, 01:03:00 AM 2005, Blogger Cosmic X said...


You sound a lot like jewish muses.

I have to agree with you that the article was good until it came to this:

"One of the great mistakes of the religious bloc, about which we have warned many times, was in making Jewish education subordinate to the Land."

A very nasty thing to write. It is simply not true! One could make the case that too much emphasis was put on the land. However, the lack of emphasis with regards to the land of Israel that exists in Hareidi education all over the world is also problematic.


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