Friday, January 18, 2013

Judge rules 7 year old סאטמארע אינגל may not travel to Israel because he will be influenced by the "splendor of the State..."

This anti-Zionism stuff is pretty serious, aye? Of course divorced couples will use anything to further their cause and to spite the other party, but still. I just wish that Rabbi Chaskel Teitelbaum of Clymer Street would be a bit more truthful. I don't think that the Grand Rebbe opposed all travel to Israel, otherwise why would he travel there several times himself? And why would he then not tell all his followers to get up and leave! 

7 comments:

moshe moshel said...

Sinah mikalkeles es hashura, nebach!

Friendly said...

If he traveled with the Rebbbe, wouldn't that be shmira enough?

Tibi Lotzi said...

this issue gives credibility to Reb Yoel Kahans argument, that the Shita of Kanuas, gets a life of his own, and its relation to Torah gets further and further,
The scenario we see now,The Shita that is based on some Midrash, that is not quoted in Halacha, is enforced thru a secular court, being a Mairim Yad Betoras Moshe, which is a halacha in RIf Rambam, Tor and Shulchan orech. It is sad that we have a big segment of Klal Yisroel stuck on that tree. Its Willi style Meschisim....

moshe moshel said...

http://moshemoshel72.blogspot.com/2013/01/blog-post_19.html?m=1

Can one dispute orchos rabeinu?

CR said...

"...he will be influenced by the "splendor of the State..." "

Not exactly. The father makes that argument to the court. The decision clearly does not take that into account, however, because of "establishment clause" concerns in using points of religious doctrine when forming legal opinions. The issue comes down to whether the court can order temporary full custody to one parent for the duration of the proposed trip. The court does not see the proposed trip as "in the child's best interest" so no such order is in the offing. Mom must travel to Israel alone, sad to say.

Nope, Satmar ideology has NOT become part of the canon of US laws.

leo said...

I too wish to know why Meirim Yad bToras Moshe is less than their issue with visiting EY.

darrell said...

Hmm, good job! This is really something!