Rabbonim and volunteers of the Lahava organization have many sleepless days as the trend of Jewish females becoming romantically involved with Arab men continues to become increasingly commonplace. Organization officials feel rabbonim responsible for the female volunteers of Sheirut Leumi cannot say ‘ידינו לא שפכו את הדם הזה’.
One case being addressed today is a female involved in a male nurse, an Arab man who is married and has children. This takes place in an Israeli hospital.
The Yerushalayim resident learned in a torani ulpana high school and a few months ago began a connection with an Arab male that she befriended in the hospital in which she volunteers. The female is aware of the Arab male’s marital status and his children but remains undeterred. Lahava notified hospital officials. When questioned by a hospital official, the nurse admitted to the relationship with the volunteer, adding it is none of the hospital’s business. He added Israel is a democratic country and as such, this is his right despite being married with a family.
Lahava adds that the ‘האגודה להתנדבות’ organization is responsible for the young lady is aware of the situation and is not taking action to transfer her to another location to complete here service.
Bentzi Gupstein, who heads the Lahava organization, laments the growing number of cases in which Jewish Sheirut Leumi volunteers become involved with Arab men. He feels the rabbonim are responsible for placing the young frum women in hospitals and other areas where they should be distanced from and as a result, they will be held accountable for the neshamas of these young frum women.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)