Leading national-religious rabbi: rabbis who harass the chief rabbinate have “din rodef”

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, an influential figures in the conservative wing of the national-religious community, wrote in response to a question submitted to him that anyone who quarrels or harasses the chief rabbinate has the status of “din rodef.”

“Din rodef” is a concept in Jewish law which stipulates that if an individual is chasing after another person with the intend to kill them, it is permitted for any other person to kill the individual threatening to commit murder.

The concept has broader applications as well, and has been used to define people who endanger not only individuals but the Jewish community as a whole.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Leading-national-religious-rabbi-rabbis-who-harass-the-chief-rabbinate-have-din-rodef-413710

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