Saturday, December 25, 2021

Historical fake news from KA

 It was claimed that Goren liberated the Kosel by convincing Motta Gur to violate his orders

KA said 

He was part of it, and he convinced Mota Gur to take the old City - which was not part of the military plans. In terms of Jewish history, it was Rav Goren who liberated the Temple Mount, and the Kotel. Also Hevron.
The fact is that Goren merely tagged along with the troops that liberated the Kosel. While it is true that initially the plan was not to take the Old City or retake the Jewish Quarter
That change was not because of Goren
Rather as Martin Gilbert noted Eshkol was convinced by Begin and Allon because of the call by the UN for a cease fire. Page 387  Israel A History and Dyan therefore gave orders for the troops to occupy the Old City. Gur was in fact obeying orders 

KA also claimed that Rackman was a pioneer in Kiruv when in fact there is no mention of this anywhere
He claims that Liebman statement that Rackman brought more people to Orthodoxy is proof when it is not clear what Liebman is claiming. KA then said maybe it was as Rabbi or Chaplain- while a totally different claim - and is still not supported by any evidence.

KA also insists that Rakeffet is following Rav Soloveitchik and not Rackman regarding annulment of marriage

Rav Soloveitchik was against the annulling of marriage while Rackman felt it was essential-Rakefet is in favor of annulment as he stated regarding Tamar Epstein - thus he could not be siding with Rav Soloveitchik but with Rackman

We will conclude by citing from a speech delivered by Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik to the Rabbinical Council of America, in response to Rabbi Rackman's proposal:7
I have to discharge a duty. Believe me, I do it with much sadness in my heart. You know I never criticize anybody; I have never attacked anybody. But today... I feel it is my duty to make the following statement....

I also was told that it was recommended that the method of afka'inhu rabanan lekiddushin mineih [to annul marriages] be introduced.... Do you expect to survive as Orthodox rabbis? Do you expect to carry on the mesorah under such circumstances? Chaos will replace Torah. I hope that those gathered here will join me in objecting to such discussion at a rabbinical convention. I cannot imagine a Republican National Convention or Democratic National Convention where a symposium would be held as to whether communism should replace democracy in the United States.

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