Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Would Rav Aviner Learn Torah With Rabbi Moshe Tendler?

Rabbi Dr. Moshe David Tendler, a huge Torah scholar giant, 92-years old, son-in-law of Rav Moshe Feinstein who the foremost decisor of Halacha in the previous generation, ascends the Temple Mount.

He did that today.

Credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center - Silwan مركز معلومات وادي حلوه -سلوان

But back in May, Rav Aviner quite explicitly wrote 

"יש לי חבר עם מידות טובות ותלמיד חכם, אבל הוא עולה להר הבית. האם מותר לי ללמוד איתו בחברותא?".  על כך השיב הרב אבינר באופן נחרץ: "לא". לאחר מכן הוא פירט והוסיף כי "ודאי שאפשר להיות חברו וגם לקיים איתו מצוות, אבל אין ללמוד איתו בחברותא".
in answer to the question, "I have a friend who knows Torah and is of good character but he ascends to the Temple Mount. Can I learn with him together [chavruta]?"  "No. Certainly he can be your friend and to do mitzvot together but you cannot learn Torah together with him.:

and then uploaded a clip denouncing such behavior, declaring

אדם לא יכול ללמוד תורה עם חברותא שאינו הגון

One cannot learn Torah with one who is not proper/decent



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