There is no problem for hospitals and hotels of individuals having chametz with them. It’s their problem. But the hosts don’t want their kosher-for-Pesach plates, cups, and cutlery compromised. That’s the only issue.
It’s illegal for hospitals to keep chametz out during Pesach is the High Court’s newest ruling. So, how are their kitchens supposed to preserve kosher-for-Pesach meals if breadcrumbs may get to plates of the host?
The Court’s ‘reasoning’ is too crazy for words. Religious Jews should rely on people who don’t keep from chametz on Pesach (Jews and Gentiles) that they will not have their chametz come into contact with hospital kosher-for-Pesach plates, cups, and cutlery? It is so unreasonable to expect, even from people who would be respectful of those who refrain from chametz.
Why not demand that the Rabbinate appoint Jews and Gentiles who don’t follow Jewish Law to be kashrut supervisors?
This ruling doesn’t damage Judaism. It damages the standing of the Court.
Such a ruling from outside of Israel, we’d call antisemitic lacking respect for religious the needs of the Jews. I don’t know what to call it here.
Any reasonable person understands that taking others (here: religious Jews) into account is not an infringement on one’s freedom but rather good manners and granting others their freedom. Apparently, the quintessential word here is reasonable. Gentile law is crazed about rights and doesn’t understand obligations. That’s why modern man is often so arrogant, self-centered, and spoiled. A historic new depth for the Court.
And now, the AG tells the High Court that he doesn’t see a problem with Benyamin Netanyahu leading the next government although he’s indicted.
But before the elections, the same AG insisted on indicting him and he refused to say if that meant he couldn’t be PM. So that Netanyahu had to run under a cloud of suspicion which, no doubt, cost him many votes.
How is this even fair and legal?
The generally excellent legal specialist of the Jerusalem Post (not to be confused with the respectable JPost of the past) even opined that the AG “is stamping out opposition from Yesh Atid and other opposition factions.” Did he get insane too? How is one obstructing the opposition if one simply allows the majority to rule against the wishes of the opposition?
In another piece, the legal reporter completely misses a correct prediction of what will happen next. His whole line of reasoning makes complete sense. So at least we know that it won’t go like that. How do I know? The Likud has threatened with new elections if the High Court interferes here. The judges will assert they might and show that none will intimidate them. They’ll look like crazy for alternatives how not to provoke a fourth election and still hurt Netanyahu. They can’t afford to let anyone walk over them.
Yesh Atid leader Lapid, never too tired to speak from both sides of his mouth, now appealed to the Court to stop Netanyahu. But he also wants to join Netanyahu to stop Gantz from becoming the second PM in a rotation deal because Gantz wouldn’t be suitable. But in the elections, he ran together with Gantz to oust Netanyahu and have Gantz be PM. Crazy is the new normal. And of course, then he goes on and calls us mad.
In case of a fourth election in a row, Gantz deserves a huge election victory because he shows excellent leadership now. He set aside narrow political interests for the national good of being as effective as possible against the coronavirus pandemic. Deserves, but would he get what’s fair?