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May 22, 2018

MK Glick hosts gett refuser in Knesset

Strangely enough, yesterday MK Yehuda Glick (Likud) invited a fellow to the Knesset that has aroused curiosity, to put it mildly.

The person Glick invited and hosted was Yaron Attias. Attias has the official status of a gett refuser. The beis din in Haifa has recently declared him as such for refusing to give his wife a gett and has also implored the public to impose social and halachic sanctions on him, specifically to avoid him socially, to not let him into shul or give him aliyah to the torah and the like.

Why Glick invited him to the Knesset nobody knows. Many have asked why yet Glick has, so far, refused to explain.

Glick has always danced to his own beat and played to his own tunes. He has always been a bit unique and different. I hope he had a really good reason to invite Attias. I hope he was trying to persuade him to give the gett to his wife. I hope he thought he would have some influence on the situation and he brought Attias to the Knesset in order to facilitate that, but I don't know.

I dont know why else Glick would bring him to the Knesset and what he might otherwise gain from it, so I am willing to wait for an explanation, giving him the benefit of the doubt in the meantime. Glick is normally unique in a good way, taking positions that seem to be right, even if against popular opinion. It does say that one shoudl take care to be clean from public suspicion, so I hope he explains soon and does not remain suspect of going against the beis din orders and supporting a gett refuser.

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  1. Are you sure about him doing things for the right reasons? Don't think so. He is a big supporter of the xtian fundamentalists (who are all missionaries; it is part of their religion) and has participated in their church events and prayers. You call that a Rabbi?

  2. The "X" stands for "Christ" (it's the first letter of the word in Greek), and so it's "Xian," not "Xtian." And it's also no "frummer" than simply writing "Christian."

  3. Nachum, you're picking out what is not important. Who cares how it's spelled. The short version is just that, 'shorter'. It's the important contents of what's really going on that's important.


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