Remember this story about the Hareidi Jew who confessed to the murder of his baby son? Well, the confession didn’t do much to sway rabbis Shalom Elyashiv and Haim Kanievski who released a halachic decree declaring Valis innocent.
Why would Valis’ case be cleared by Halacha? Well, astutely noting that Valis’ wife still supports Valis, the rebbes reasoned apparently as follows:
1. Valis’ wife supports Valis.
2. No wife would ever support a man who murdered her baby.
C. Therefore, Valis didn’t murder Valis’ wife’s baby.
Clearly the argument is valid but one ought to raise their eyebrows at premise 2! Sigh. Rioting hareidim have burned garbage and committed some acts of vandalism, totalling (by the estimation of municipal official Gidi Schmerling) NIS 140,000 in damage. Of course, Reb Elyashiv and Kanievski can probably prove otherwise. Consider, after all, the gematria! ‘Israel’ in gematria comes to 301. The hebrew word for ‘fire’ comes to 301. The hareidim said that Jerusalem would burn as a result of Valis’ arrest. Most of the damage to Jerusalem involved garabage burning. Has Muffti uncovered a hidden connection? Hmmmm.
Jerusalem District Attorney Eli Abarbanel met with haredi leaders Sunday afternoon to discuss the possibility of releasing Yisrael Valis on bail. Muffti totally approves of this idea and he can only hope that Rabbi Shalom Elyashiv will consistently believe his own decree and give Valis a job baby sitting his kids…
Source: Jpost and Muffti’s brain.