|Rabbi Emert is mad that a |
cop asked him to do
ultimately decided he
was permitted to do
And of course, the Post is all to pleased to publish his complaint.
"I had no choice. When someone [threatens to] put you in cuffs, you can be [detained for] 24 hours. I have a wife and four kids at home" and "He was very inconsiderate of my beliefs and very nasty with me"Stuff I'd like to know and things I would have asked after the jump.
Plus a video!
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- From a halchic perspective is Emert telling the truth when he says he "had no choice." The cop didn't put his life in danger, so was there any justification to break Shabbbos? Shouldn't he have just gone to jail? Would something have happened to the wife and four kids had Elmert gone to jail that might justify his violation of the halacha?
- Did the Rabbi have the presence of mind to write his name with a shinui? And if he did, why is he crying? If he wrote with a shinui the Shabbos desecration is minor, if it was even a true desecration at all.
- Did the cop do anything wrong? Is there some protocol regarding Jews and shabbos that he ignored?
- Isn't it a little PC for Emert to expect/demand special treatment on the grounds that he has a belief that the cop is required to "respect"? And don't Orthodox Jews usually mock PC considerations?
So where's the scandal?
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