Retired Supreme Court Justice Tova Strasburg-Cohen, the ombudsperson for the nation’s courts, is calling for the dismissal of Supreme Rabbinical Court Dayan/Justice Rabbi Avrohom Sherman.
Justice Strasburg-Cohen explains she is not at all entering into the legal or halachic aspects of Rabbi Sherman’s verdict in the case of the geirim (converts) of the beis din of Rav Chaim Druckman Shlita, but is calling for the senior official’s removal from office due to his unacceptable conduct in the case.
Cohen makes reference to the fact that after studying the ruling, which has resulted in a national, if not an international storm, she is of the opinion that Rabbi Sherman should have called for certain proofs and witnesses, but did not bother to do so. She also spoke of the language of the high court’s decision, the character assassination of Rav Druckman, which she labels as unsuitable conduct for a justice in such a high position.
Cohen also makes note of the fact that Justice Rabbi Sherman only heard one side of the case, and never bothered to call Rav Druckman in to hear his side of the events first hand.
The call for his dismissal has brought responses of support from the Dati Leumi world, while the chareidi media is in somewhat of a frenzy, viewing the news as an attack against their system, which ironically, is an arm of the state, not the chareidi beis din system.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)