[Video below.] Dov Lipman is at it again.
The MK with Yesh Atid responded to strong words from Yahadut Hatorah MK Rabbi Yaakov Asher in the Knesset regarding the status of the Kosel and the efforts of Women of the Wall. Asher told Lipman not to identify himself as a chareidi as he speaks on these matters.
Lipman defended identifying himself as chareidi and said, among other things, that the Kosel does not have halachic status as a bais knesses.
It should be pointed out that Lipman, who is a graduate of Yeshiva Ner Yisroel in Baltimore, has been called out for distorting the views of his rebbi, Rav Yaakov Weinberg zt”l, on various matters. Rav Aharon Feldman, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Ner Yisroel, said, “The views expressed by MK Dov Lipman do not represent the views or the education of Yeshivas Ner Yisroel. Furthermore, the statements attributed to our former rosh hayeshiva, Rav Yaakov Weinberg zt”l, were taken out of context and misrepresent his opinion.”
That statement was made in response to Lipman’s comments on drafting yeshiva bochurim and other such issues.
Click below to see the exchange between Asher and Lipman:
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