70 rabbis protest arrest warrant against Rabbi Dov Lior

February 10, 2011 21:14


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Nearly seventy prominent national-religious rabbis signed a letter of protest to be published Friday over the police's intention made public on Monday to arrest prominent settler leader and Kiryat Arba Chief Rabbi Dov Lior if he continues to ignore their requests to present himself for questioning about his endorsement of the Torah Hamelech book.

Heads of the some of the leading educational institutions within the sector, such as Rabbis Haim Druckman of Or Etzion, David Stav of Tzohar and the Petah Tikvah hesder yeshiva, Elyakim Levanon and Eliezer Melamed, defended Lior's ongoing refusal to be investigated for the rabbinic endorsement (haskama) he gave to the book authored by Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira and Rabbi Yosef Elitzur of the Od Yosef Hai Yeshiva in Yitzhar, which advocates killing innocent non-Jewish in certain situations during wartime.

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