News Brief 3/12/2013, Nisan 1, 5773
Yesh Atid Rabbi in ‘Racism’ Controversy
Yesh Atid’s number-two MK, Rabbi Shai Piron, came under attack Tuesday as detractors revealed a 2002 halachic (Jewish legal) ruling of his against selling homes in Israel to Arabs.
In a response online attributed to Rabbi Piron, it is explained that selling a home in the land of Israel to a non-Jew may violate Jewish law, “and selling a home to Arabs, particularly in light of the struggle these days, is certainly forbidden.”
The response was written at the height of the “Intifada” terror war on Israel.