News Brief 3/5/2013, Adar 23, 5773
Rare Peace Now Approval for ‘Settler’ Rabbi
The death Monday night of Rabbi Menachem Froman, rabbi of the town of Tekoa in Gush Etzion, has brought together Israelis from the entire political spectrum.
Rabbi Froman was mourned even by the far-left group Peace Now, despite being a proud “settler” during his life. “Rabbi Froman was a symbol of peace between Jews and Arabs,” Peace Now head Yair Oppenheimer wrote Tuesday on his Facebook page.
“While most see religion as an excuse for conflict between peoples, Rabbi Froman proved that religion can be a bridge to peace and coexistence,” he continued.