“THE” [MIGHTY] TECHNION
Technion president: We weren't panicked, we were shocked. Technion President Prof. Peretz Lavie says school is opposed to rabbis' letter condemning LGBTQ activists.
And this is what the Technion President Professor Peretz Lavie said:
"I would like to make it clear that the Technion administration was not alarmed by Rabbi Dukov's signature on the letter of the rabbis, but was shocked by the content of the letter and the opinions presented there," Lavie wrote.
"Rabbi Elad Dukov is the rabbi of the Technion synagogue, and he is not the 'rabbi of the Technion', a title that does not exist at all, and his signature on the rabbis' letter reflects his personal opinion and not the Technion's position," he wrote to Arutz Sheva.
This reminds me of
A Tale from Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav:
The king’s star gazer saw that the grain harvested that year was tainted. Anyone who would eat from it would became insane.
“What can we do?” said the king. “It is not possible to destroy the crop for we do not have enough grain stored to feed the entire population.”
“Perhaps,” said the star gazer, “we should set aside enough grain for ourselves. At least that way we could maintain our sanity.”
The king replied, “If we do that, we will be considered crazy. If everyone behaves one way and we behave differently, we will be considered the not normal ones.
“Rather,” said the king, “I suggest that you and I should eat from the crop, just like everyone else. However, in order to remind ourselves that we are not normal, we will make a mark on our foreheads. So that even if we are insane, whenever we look at each other, we will remember (and know) that we are insane!” (based on a translation by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan).
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