During his address to a Knesset plenum session MK (Yahadut Hatorah) Uri Maklev stated that recent political affection being shown the Reform Movement is comparable to the meeting between Arabs MK and families of terrorists killed during the perpetration of recent terror attacks in a sign of solidarity with those families.
Maklev shouted “The Knesset shouted regarding the Arab MKs meeting with terrorists’ families to show solidarity and as a result they are willing to pass the Suspension bill even though Arab MKs explained it was not solidarity but rather recitation of verses said to mourners. And how did you respond? ‘Since when did the spirit of prayer become a part of you?’”
He continues that now there is “A small fringe group and the spirit or prayer struck them with Sifrei Torah at the place of the Mikdosh suddenly and no one shouts or asks what it is all about”.
Maklev told fellow lawmakers the Reform Movement is attached to the BDS effort, explaining he questions right-wing MKs as to how they can back such a movement, accusing the Reform of “falsifying and sneering at everything holy. They desecrated the Holocaust’s connection to the Jewish People and cause millions to be against the Jews People” he added.
Maklev added “They are uprooting Toras Yisrael, Am Yisrael, and Eretz Yisrael. There is not a single mitzvah in the Torah they fulfill and not a single mitzvah in the Torah they mock, not Shabbos, not family purity, not a single Jewish value. They uprooted the tefilos ‘ותחזנה עינינו’ as well as ‘תקע בשופר גדול’ and ‘ולירושלים עירך’ and does the location of the Mikdosh interest them? Does the Suspension law interest them? It is fitting to determine who indeed is mocking true Yiddishkheit and its roots, the Reform!”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)