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Rav Ovadia Yosef originally supported the Oslo Accords due to pikuach nefesh - Rabin and his generals told him it would save lives. Later on after seeing the results - over 3000 Jews murdered and thousands more maimed - he changed his position.
My problem with this question is that it presumes that Federal employees or elected officials must be "sworn in." The rabbi who was m'gaier me, Rabbi Bertram Leff, said that I should avoid taking "oaths" or "swearing" whether in becoming a Federal employee or being a witness in court. Fortunately, Federal law gives me that option. The text of the "oath of ...
Article 2 section 1, clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution allows the president to use the term "affirm" instead of "swear" when s/he (O.K., we haven't yet had a female U.S. president, but it will happen, some day.) takes the oath. The Constitution also does not require the use of a Bible or any book, whatsoever. Theodore Roosevelt did not use a Bible, and ...
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