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Deri Blames Kosel Rav Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz for Failing to Consult with Chief Rabbis

rabShas party leader Aryeh Deri on Monday 20 Adar-I addressed the egalitarian prayer area near the Kosel. Deri feels Kosel Rav Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz Shlita should have consulted more with Chief Rabbis of Israel Rabbi Dovid Lau Shlita and Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita on the matter. Deri feels Rabbi Rabinowitz should have also consulted with Jerusalem’s Chief Rabbis.

During a weekly Shas faction meeting the matter of the Kosel area was discussed. Deri told his colleagues that if Rabinowitz had done so, the handling of the matter would have been smoother.

He added that the cabinet is trying to make Shas the ‘Shabbos goy’, telling faction members this will not happen as Minister of Religious Services David Azoulai will not sign off on the cabinet decision, a signature that is required to give the decision legal backing.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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  1. With these things some people are interested because of the tochen of what they were discussing. Many people are only interested because there was a machlokes, and people like machlokes. But even these people need a bit of tochen just so they can know what the machokes was about!

    This article is unique in the way it says “theres a machlokes!” but leaves us none the wiser about what the nekuda was. What should have been discussed? What are the differences of opinion? These are items which are genuinely interesting and worth knowing, and if written in a positive way is fine. But this article is simply bereft of meaningful content

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