Today and tomorrow there are several ceremonies taking place in Jerusalem, commemorating the murder of Yitzhak Rabin. Hopefully I’ll get participate in one of them.
Below is an excerpt from the NIF Fund about an organization trying to promote a liberal Orthodox outlook:
A survey by the Israeli newspaper Maariv last week found that 46 percent of Orthodox Israelis believe Yigal Amir was not guilty of murdering Yitzhak Rabin, and only 32 percent of Orthodox Israelis think that Amir should never be released from prison.
These figures do not surprise Dr. Gadi Gvaryahu, Executive Director of NIF grantee Yudbet Heshvan: Promoting Tolerance in an Orthodox Context, which will be holding a special memorial service in the Yitzhak Rabin “Ohel Yitzhak” Synagogue in Rehovot on the 12th of Heshvan. A congregation of more than 200 people is expected for the event. Memorial prayers will be recited and relevant Torah and Midrash portions discussed.
“For every lie which is told about the murder of Yitzhak Rabin,” explains Dr. Gvarayahu, “our response is to recruit another Orthodox Jewish teenager to our nationwide Religious Scouts movement, or set up another educational framework.”
See the full article at: http://www.nif.org/about/success-stories/israel-commemorates-yitzhak.html