Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Pikuach Nefesh Rabbis Agree With Cosmic X

Yesterday I posted the reasons why I was not at the demonstration. Today Israel National News reports in a story headlined Rabbis Debate Whether to Call for Referendum on Withdrawal the following:
The demand for a referendum on Jewish rule over the Land of Israel, the Pikuach Nefesh [Saving Lives] rabbis explained, is anti-Jewish and even inhumane. Rabbi David Druckman wrote in the statement that "the people" have no moral right to decide to uproot Jews from the Land of Israel, which G-d gave to the Jewish people. The Pikuach Nefesh director further wrote that Torah law forbids taking the security risk inherent in uprooting Jews from the lands of Gush Katif.

No "democratic" law, the letter states, "can uproot even a single comma from our holy Torah.... Just as a 'democratic majority' cannot repeal brit milah (ritual circumcision) or move the Sabbath to Sunday, neither can a 'democratic decision' legitimately uproot Jews from their land."

Aren't we saying more or less the same thing? They just said it a lot better than I did.

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