After the defamation: Rabbi of Nesher apologizes to Rabbi Stav

First publication. Rabbi of Nesher Rabbi Yitzhak Levy, a member of the Chief Rabbinate Council of Israel, close to Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, will apologize to the Rabbi of Shoham and the chairman of the Tzahar rabbis, Rabbi David Stav, for the slander he said to him in a press interview, according to which he “went out with a question”.

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Rabbi Stav did not apologize for his honor and sued Rabbi Levy for defamation in the Petah Tikva Magistrate’s Court, and today Judge Merav Kafir upheld a ruling on the settlement agreement that the two rabbis negotiated outside the court, according to which Rabbi Levy will publish an apology notice and as a result, Rabbi Stav will withdraw the lawsuit against A total of 292 thousand shekels.

Following the settlement agreement, Rabbi Levy will be forced to publish a confession in which he apologizes for his words and calls Rabbi Stav by the title of Shalita:

Rabbi Yitzhak Levy’s apology notice to Rabbi David Stav

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During a press interview that took place during the past year, I said that Rabbi David Stav Shalita ‘was out of the question’.

I would like to make it clear that this was an outburst that I did not intend, and that this statement does not reflect my opinion, and I never intended to claim that Rabbi Stav is not Orthodox, not then and certainly not today.

I would like to apologize to Rabbi Stav Shalita for the great anguish of mind caused to him by these words.

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Rabbi David Stav was represented in the lawsuit by Adv. Asaf Banmelach and Adv.

Rabbi Stav said following the apology: “I accept the request for forgiveness from the rabbi of Nesher, Rabbi Yitzhak Levy Shalita, it is fitting that the days between Kassa and Ashur should include forgiveness as well as forgiveness. Rav Levy’s honest words were evident and I was happy to comply with the words of the Halacha to accept the request for forgiveness. I hope that in the future the conversation between scholars, even when they differ in their opinions, will be dignified and respectful in the way of the Torah.”

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