HaGaon HaRav Shimon Ba’adani Shlita, a member of the Shas Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah reports the council discussed the cabinet’s decision to allocate an egalitarian prayer area near the Kosel, stating the frum community must actively fight against this reality.
Speaking to Kol Berama Radio on Tuesday morning, 14 Adar-I, Rav Ba’adani explained that while the council did not go public with the news, the rabbonim did discuss the matter and decided Shas MKs will check into the matter towards answering some of their questions. The rav added “In principle we must fight thi. They claim to be Progressive Judaism. This is progressive Judaism? The High Court stands behind them and there is not a trace of Judaism”.
The rav added “Each and every one is willing to go to jail to get rid of the Reform but leaving the government, not being part of the coalition, this is a heavy matter. We must say they are not permitted to toivel but we must ask what the outcome will be. We must discuss what we must do. The question is if this will be the general opinion or will these issues come up for discussion”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)