Friday, April 11, 2008

R' Ovadai Yosef No Ban On MBD, Shwekey Chabad Concert

In the ongoing saga of the concert-banning issue, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef has drawn a stark contrast with the Rabbonim in American who purportedly signed onto "The Big Event" concert ban, by responding to a question submitted by singer Yaakov Shwekey. The singer, to be participating in an upcoming concert in Israel, faced the same agitation created by activists here, but, Rabbi Yosef wrote in his letter, as long as mingling is clearly prevented and and a clear mechitzah is established, there is no cause for concern, as the event in question is merely a concert to be mesamayach people and convey divrei brachah.

(source vinnnews)