20 July 2008

Bitul Torah

Jews who can't get this one thing down, after all we've been through, have made bitul Torah out of all their learning! If you would, for the sake of saving a little money or sparing the feelings of a non-Jew or even to avoid appearing foolish to others, put other Jews' lives at risk, then all your Torah learning has been for nothing.

Arab Yeshiva-Worker Under Arrest After Threatening Attack

(IsraelNN.com) An Arab working in the Geulah branch of the famous Hevron Yeshiva has been arrested after threatening to carry out a terrorist attack in Jerusalem.
The Arab made the threat after he was fired from his job. Taking no chances, Jerusalem policemen arrested him on Sunday morning and are now questioning him.
After the murderous attack by a Jerusalem Arab in Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav Kook four months ago, leading Torah authority Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky of Bnei Brak issued a Halakhic [Jewish legal] ruling banning the employment of Arab workers by Jews - and especially in yeshivas.

“After all, we are at war with them," the Rabbi explained. "Are there not Jews who can work and make a living?”
(Excerpt. Read it in full onsite.)

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