Thursday, May 22, 2008

Casualty of conversion war: Druckman fired

Yes, I know I’ve linked to this opinion piece before (thanks, Steg!), but, for those who are new to, or don’t understand, the whole conversion controversy and Rabbi Druckman’s role therein—he’s one of the good guys, in my opinion—start here.

The latest news, courtesy of Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey Woolf of My Obiter Dicta, is that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, in yet another move to salvage his scandal-ridden political career, has chosen Rabbi Druckman as the latest sacrificial offering.

I am left speechless. The only response that comes to my mind is “Hashivah shofténu k’va-rishonah, v’yoatzénu k’va-t’chilah, Restore our judges as at first, and our counselors as in the beginning … Baruch . . .Melech ohev tzedakah u’mishpat, Praised is . . . the Sovereign who loves righteousness and justice."

Not to mention “. . . al géré ha-tzedek . . yehemu rachamecha, upon the righteous converts, show (?) mercy . . .”

My previous posts on the conversion war:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speechless is the word!

Thu May 22, 03:01:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

By firing Rabbi Druckman, thereby implying agreement with the charge that thousands of the conversions that R. Druckman performed are invalid, Olmert shows a lack of compassion that's absolutely breathtaking. Thousand of people's lives are being turned upside down, and he doesn't care.

Thu May 22, 05:49:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Tzipporah said...

Whoa. Olmert is certainly turning out to be the b*rd we always suspected he was.

Fri May 23, 12:41:00 PM 2008  

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