Monday, August 8, 2011

J.Post August 8: Woeful Decision

Sir, – I was filled with deep grief and concern by “IDF panel keeps God out of Yizkor prayer” (August 5).

My grief is for the lamentable fact that perhaps for the first time in Jewish history God is being eliminated from a prayer, but more so for the sorrowful rift that divides our people and is so painfully reflected in this woeful decision.

Do the majority of the people of Israel truly want God not to remember their fallen loved ones? Both the IDF leadership and our rabbinic leadership deserve censure for their inability to arrive at a version that will not divide us even further.

Petah Tikva