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In a shiur given by Mekubal HaRav Yaakov Adas, the rav has harsh words for the anticipated coverage that will be given to next week’s papal visit in Israel. The rav explains one should not look at the pope, not in person or on video because as we learn he is “metamei”.
The rav calls on the pope in the name of millions of Jews around the world not to visit the Kosel or Kever David HaMelech, to stay away from Jewish holy sites. One who sees the pope should “quickly run and toivel in a mikve to remove the tuma from the person representing the avoda zara R”L.
“It’s not the man, nothing personal, but what his position represents. This is a religion with a purpose of combating Yiddishkheit, a religion that spends millions on converting Jews…”
Rav Adas tells a story of being injured in a car accident and hospitalized as a result. His father arranged for him to have non-Jewish male nurses so women would not have to touch him and to minimize Shabbos issues. He recalls how a male nurse began trying to persuade him that Christianity is correct.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)