Friday, January 8, 2010

EJF: R Aba Dunner tells it like it is


Interview with Conference of European Rabbis
Rav Dunner Speaks Out Against EJF
By 5TJT Staff

Published on Thursday, January 07, 2010 - COMMENTS (1)

The Conference of European Rabbis is the primary Orthodox Rabbinic organization in Europe. It was founded in 1956 on the initiative of British Chief Rabbi Sir Israel Brodie, and its current executive director is Rabbi Aba Dunner. All the chief Rabbis across Europe joined the organization, and attended its first conference in Amsterdam.

It is now run by a standing committee of 25 members which meets twice a year, and just met in Moscow. The Five Towns Jewish Times and VINNEWS spoke with Rabbi Dunner in an exclusive interview concerning the recent statement by the Conference of European Rabbis about the EJF (the Eternal Jewish Family).[...]


  1. this is a great interview! more people should come out with the truth, Rabbi Eidensonh, if you have any contact with Rabbi Dunner, please convey to him the appreciation of the blogger comunity, for this!

  2. This is Rav Aba Dunner's email

  3. I am moved and inspired to read of a real Rabbi who sincerely believes in Kavod HaTorah. This interview has given me back some faith in the Modern Rabbinate.

    Thank you for linking to this article.

  4. Interesting and disappointing how few people are here to comment (in support and gratitude!) when an important rav speaks out publicly about nivul and m'nuvalim. Isn't this precisely what we've needed?

    Or is it just that the truth had been so obvious that there was no need now to respond with approval or gratitude for Rav Dunner's words?

  5. Yeah, I think it's pretty much the latter. This is really nice to hear, though - a breath of fresh air.

  6. You Know, I'd love to leave my name and publicly that Rabbi Dunner for his clear and decisive words. It's a breath of fresh air. Sadly though, I won't leave my name on this. Ya Know why? In our upside down world, I have a nauseating feeling Tropper and his chevra aren't over. I have little interest in getting squashed by this nasty fella and his nasty friends. Sadly he has enough connections to attempt such a thing. If only it wasn't so...

  7. There are reasons people are not thanking Rav Dunner online.

    First of all, this is what is expected of all rabonnim, to try to shut down EJF.

    Second of all, let's not get into the habit of giving that kind of shochad to rabonnim for doing the right thing. Let them do it because it is right. We especially should not try to reward rabonnim for doing the popular thing. Instead, let's just give them our respect and our following.

  8. A Rav would not disparage another jew as Dunner matter what...This is not a Rav but a malicious way of beating a horse when hes already down...


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