Letter From Rav Zalman Melamed to the Knesset Re: Youth Being Tortured by the Shabak http://shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com/2015/12/fwd-letter-from-rav-zalman-melamed-to.html...It is an urgent mitzvah of Pikuach Nefesh - saving human lives. You (Knesset members) should not serve in a government which endangers Jewish lives, and if the torture does not stop, you should cease to support this government.(Rabbi Zalman Baruch Melamed is Chief Rabbi of Beit El, as well as the Rosh Yeshiva and Dean of the Beit El Yeshiva Center Institutions. Rabbi Melamed is also Chairman of the Rabbis Council of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza. He is the founder and head of Arutz Sheva news station)
Please note: Once upon a time in 2009 the now Bad Rabbi Eliezer Melamed was charged with "undermining democratic principles" and "inciting" students to refuse IDF orders to expel Jews from their homes.In fact there was a time that Rabbi Eliezer was considered unruly :Rabbi Melamed Rejects 'Hearing;' MK Ben-Ari: Barak 'Obsessed'Hesder yeshiva Rabbi Eliezer Melamed will not accept Barak's summons to a "hearing" Sunday night. MK Ben-Ari says Defense Minister is "obsessed."http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/134965#.VpOE4_krJdgThey explained that Defense Minister Barak has "pre-determined his facts" and accused him of using the media to speak with the rabbi. Sounds familiarBarak Ousts Rabbi Melamed's Yeshiva from 'Hesder' Program 12/13/2009Defense Minister Ehud Barak has announced he is tossing Rabbi Melamed's Hesder yeshiva out of the IDF. "Keep the army out of politics," he said: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/134966#.VpN_KvkrJdh
Probably the Yeshiva became reinstated into the Hesder Program....but Rabbi Eliezer Melamed has learned his "lesson"...
Now in 2015 Rabbi Eliezer Melamed is singing a different tune defaming Hilltop youth calling some of them violent. Ok he differentiates between good and bad Hilltop Youth. By doing so he is giving ammunition to our enemies who need some proof that indeed there are Jewish Terrorist. He has forgotten that sometimes the Defense Minister has "pre-determined his facts" and uses the media against the accused. Rabbi Eliezer Melamed is credible because he is an insider and surely what he says is true. From there the libel and defamation spreads out of control.Probably he doesn't want his Yeshiva to lose it's funding again.The basic foundation of education is the ethical distinction between good and bad. Therefore, it is necessary to say that the attitudes and behavior of the violent group among the hilltop youth are absolutely bad.
Judaism: Defining the difference between good and bad: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/18213#.VpN-NfkrJdg "Clearly, there are youth among the residents of the hilltop communities who publicly bring shame to the Torah and the nation....
" quote from Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, Rosh Yeshiva of Har Bracha, not Rabbi Zalman Baruch Melamed of Bet El.
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