Thursday, August 18, 2005

Updated: Now that disengagement is taking place ...

What about all those rabbinic pronouncements that it wasn't going to take place? A while back I wrote Putting your head in the sand about disengagement

I was talking to a friend of mine who is Dati Leumi, and he told me that various prominent Rabbis made pronouncements that the disengagement won't take place. I was very disturbed. How can they make such pronouncements? A person has an obligation to be realistic, אין סומכים על הנס. We certainly need to fight and protest the disengagement and daven to hashem to stop it, but we can't rely on a נס to happen that will stop it. We need to be realistic and think about the day after as well. These rabbinic pronouncements will just make things worse if and when disengagement does take place.

Now that disengagement is happening what will these Rabbanim say? Even more importantly what is going to happen to the people who believed them and are now homeless? How many people will lose faith because of this?


Ynet has an article (in Hebrew) YNET Article about exactly this point, how people are now questioning their faith because the disengagment happened.


Anonymous said...

Hirhurim made a similar point Disengagement 1 and Disengagement 2

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

I don't think we're losing faith in G-d, just in the State.