Wanted: a rabbi for the CST

By Simon Rocker
November 23, 2009

The Jewish Tribune columnist Ben Yitzchok is not happy at the Community Security Trust's religious observance.

He writes in the latest issue: "On several recent vists to functions in north-west London, I have received numerous complaints that CST volunteers are seen running around with two-way radios on Shabbos and Yomtov without any justification whatsoever. I am prepared to accept that many of these youngsters are well-intentioned, but wrongly believe that in an effort to detect antisemitic crime, laws of Shemiras Shabbos [observing Shabbat] can be disregarded."

The CST should appoint a senior Rabbi to advise them, he says.



Mon, 11/23/2009 - 14:30

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perhaps Ben Yitzchok has forgotten that Pikuach Nefesh (the preservation of the soul) comes before Shabbat observance


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