Wanted: a rabbi for the CST


By Simon Rocker
November 23, 2009
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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.

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iainlrabbak

Mon, 11/23/2009 - 13:30

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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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