In his harsh criticism against chareidim who are critical of the new draft law, Eida Chareidis Ravaad HaGaon HaRav Moshe Sternbuch Shlita feels the response is unwarranted and improper. Rav Sternbuch is quoted saying “The response is as if the new draft law is what is causing the Shechina to distance itself from Yisrael”.
Rav Sternbuch points out the reaction to the new draft law is one of hysterics, while the tzibur is alarming quiet regarding ongoing efforts to permit anyone to become a giyur regardless of one’s commitment to adherence to a life of Torah and Mitzvos. The ravaad warns that officially declaring thousands of tens of thousands as ‘Jews’ by a bogus giyur process will bring them into the camp and this truly presents a threat to the future existence of Klall Yisrael and demands a response of outrage and concern.
He adds the outrage to the draft law is not for Kovod Shomayim but rather the realization it may lead to imprisonment and this is the cause of our outcry. “But regarding the concerns of the Shechina of eliminating yichus in Am Yisrael no shouts of concern are audible”.
The ravaad attacked Asra Kadisha, using the organization as an example, citing its tenacious protests against chilul kevarim of goyim from the time period of Terach and his fathers, and how they are mispallel but here, they too are silent as the government brings impurities into the camp and violates that which is truly holy to us. Asra Kadisha he points out is not heard, not regarding the draft and not regarding government giyur.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)