The Reform Movement has turned to Israel’s Civil Service Commissioner against Rabbi David Yosef Shlita, a member of the Shas Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael for his comments during a shiur aired on Kikar Shabbos. The Reform Movement officials are referring his shiur in which he said “I think there are many far more important things to do if we truly wish to watch over Yerushalayim, maintain Kedushas Yerushalayim, if we succeed in ridding ourselves of Women of the Wall and those who profane the Kosel. If we can eliminate all of the abominations they bring to Jerusalem, we have a better chance of saving Jerusalem, to keep her with us. These are real things, if we lose Jerusalem it is because of these things”.
Reform officials are calling on the civil service commissioner to order an investigation into Rabbi Yosef, who receives a state salary, due to the comments he made which they view as being in violation of laws prohibiting incitement. In their letter, they wrote “Order a disciplinary investigation against Rabbi Yosef for his derogatory and inflammatory comments dude during his weekly shiur against Women of the Wall and the Reform Movement”.
As the official rav of Har Nof, Rabbi Yosef is a civil service employee and one who receives a state salary.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)