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GAW: So you want the “kapos” to enforce stopping harassing soldiers? 1) It is the “kapos” themselves who are harassing the soldiers (which contrary to media reports, was only verbal not physical) 2) The “kapos” have no rabbonim and listen to none 3) You admitted it is the “kapos” who can do enforcing rather than the rabbonim who do not have any enforcing powers (as the “kapos” don’t listen to them), exactly as I said.
Natfush: When the militarty FOBIDS a religious daati leumi soldier from leaving the premises of where women are singing even though they requested that accomodation, they are forcing the soldier to listen to kol isha and violate halacha.
But that is only one of the smallest of the small examples.
Contrary to popular perception, the rabbis in Meah Shearim do NOT have control over enforcing tznius in the neighborhood. They have no enforcement powers, contrary to popular perception. The remarkable adherence to proper tznius in MS is a result of education of the people and the people’s own love of following halachic dictates.
Furthermore, all the recent (and no recent) news reports of alleged violence are extreme exaggerations of small matters. For the most part, these things never happened or are completely different than reported. And some are invented by the chiloni press out of the whole of fabric. And of course are then eaten and propagated wholesale by the willing anti-too-frum press published by allegedly religious people.
The rabbis do not have to, and should not, believe every piece of loshon hora printed in Ha’aretz and JPost and then reprinted here and on the so-called “Jewish” blogosphere.
The reason Rav Shteinman supports the Meah Shearim kehila (which Rav Eliashev is a lifetime member of) is because they are right.
WIY: You mean “Tikkun Olam”.