Orthodox Rabbi JD Domb’s letter denounces ‘distorted views’
Rabbi J D Domb is the Rabbi of Tehilas Joel Congregation, consisting of around a thousand families and forming part of the wider Satmar community in London.
In Stamford Hill, there are approximately 35,000 Charedi Orthodox Jews, with majority of educating their children in Satmar associated institutions.
Rabbi Domb has issued a public letter condemning attacks on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, describing them as ‘distorted views’:
The letter was also issued in Yiddish. According to its adherents, Satmar offers a view of Jewish identity that at its core is representative of the mainstream Charedi view, which does not identify with Israeli nationalism or politics as central to their Jewish identity.
A similar letter signed by Rabbi Ephraim Padwa, the leading rabbi of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations, was published earlier this week. The rabbi who witnessed the Rov signing the letter has gone public in detail and has described claims that Rabbi Padwa was not competent to sign and was ‘deceived’ into signing it as ‘lies’.
A letter signed in 2018 by Rabbi Padwa and thirty-three other rabbis in support of Corbyn was similarly attacked as a fake by Corbyn’s opponents, but the publications who made the claim were ultimately forced to admit that it was genuine.
None of the letters received significant coverage by the Establishment media.
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