(Former) President of the Supreme Court
12 Hashahar St.
September 29th 2003
Honorable Rabbi Shmuel Jakobovits
Head of The Harav Lord Jakobovits Torah
Institute of Contemporary Issues
would like to thank you for your letters and
for the Proposal for Research that you have
handed me for reading.
Any effort that is aimed at deepening
understanding and peace between the parts of
the heterogenic Jewish people is to be
commended. It is vital that there should be
tolerance and reconciliation amongst the
sectors of the people and ways should be
found – and if need be through preliminary
research and introspection – in order to
bring us closer to that goal. There is only
one Chosen Land, and we haven’t had nor
shall we have another one. Therefore it is
important that we find the pathways to unite
all of our people in living together, while
respecting each other and joining forces in
advancing our state, which strives, from its
very conception, to an ingathering of all
the exiles of our dispersed people.
I wish you much success.
May you have good year and a Gmar Chatima
Meir Shamgar, (Former) President of the