Last week Yeshivaworld posted an article regarding the announcement by Israir Airline, that they now have a Sefer Torah (“Sky Torah”) on one of their planes. YW also posted an article about an israir flight which made an emergency landing in Paris.
Aside from the fact that the Israir flight that emergency landed in Athens was a Mechalel Shabbos flight to Paris, the new 767 with the Sefer Torah is utilized on Friday/Shabbos for the run to Paris and/or London. Fact. Look at the timetable.
Does that mean that the new Sefer Torah is Mechalel Shabbos? Does that mean that the reform and masorti Jews flying Shabbos morning to Paris can have a Kriyas Hatorah en route since they can drive to shul anyway?
Does anyone care about this Chilul Hashem, or is everyone too preoccupied berating an airline that has tried not to fly on Shabbos in 50 years at enormous financial cost?
Just look up the timetable yourselves on the Israir website. The two 767s are being used on Shabbos for a quick round trip to Paris and London respectively, but no one wants to see what is an inconvenient truth.
[NOTE: This story was only meant to bring this Chillul Hashem to the attention of the Klal, and not Chas V’shalom to question what our Gedoley Yisroel have said or done.]