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  • The Predictable Supreme Court
    Point Of View

    The Predictable Supreme Court

    From the time of Aharon Barak, we are continuously being exposed to rulings by the Supreme Court of Israel that greatly upset the nationalistic public in general and the religious people among them in particular. I am referring to rulings on the subject of religion and the state, settlement activity in Yehuda and the Shomron, the army and security, personal rights, giving preference to personal rights and freedom of expression as opposed to national rights, Jewish morality, and faith in the traditions of our fathers. This is in addition to judicial activism and the attitude that “everything is subject to judgement,” which has led to legal interpretation of laws in a way that is different from the original intent of the lawmakers, including the cancelation of various laws.

    What follows is a very small number of examples. Religion and the state: Rulings related to the IDF Chief Rabbi and rapid conversions which begin in Israel but are completed hastily abroad; Settlements: The destruction of Amona and similar settlements; The IDF: Prohibiting a routine where enemy civilians are sent to knock on doors of suspected terrorists who are their neighbors; Security: Preventing expulsion of terrorists and their families and preventing keeping hostages from Lebanon in order to help in the attempt to free Ron Arad; Morality: Allowing the broadcast of pornographic material and permitting single-sex couples to adopt a child. I can discuss this last issue based on my personal experience – In the year 2000 I joined with the late Shulamit Aloni to ask the Supreme Court for an injunction against the Council for Cable and Satellite Broadcasts to force them to block the broadcast of the Playboy channel even though it was prohibited by an explicit law. Our plea was rejected on the basis of “freedom of expression.” As a result of another request of mine for an injunction, asking for equal rights for religious education, I made a decision never to turn to the Supreme Court again on such subjects, since the results could reliably be predicted in advance.
    1650 : Toldot
    3 Cheshvan 5777 03/12/2016
    Taking a Torah Scroll off the Bima to Help a Handicapped Person / Rabbi Yosef Tzvi Rimon
    When a handicapped man is called to the Torah, are we allowed to put a small table next to the Bima for the Torah scroll and read the Torah from there?
    A Complete Task / Rabbi Atiel Gilady
    A person who starts things but never finishes lives in a perpetual state of frustration, even if he or she is not always aware of the reason for the feeling.
  • Using an oven on Shabbat

    Using an oven on Shabbat

    Is there any problem with using the oven on Shabbat under the control of a timer?
    Milk and Meat Dishes in the Same Dishwasher

    Milk and Meat Dishes in the Same Dishwasher

    Can the same dishwasher can be used for both dairy and meat dishes (not at the same time).
    Recycling Weekly Parsha Sheets

    Recycling Weekly Parsha Sheets

    Can I recycle the parsha sheets in such a way that the contents are not desecrated or harmed?
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