Q. Re- question 3193 above, regarding a writer that writes and publishes constantly articles against Israel and its non-religious government, where Horav Miller suggested that it is better to avoid machlokes, to friendly convince him that since according to his believes the people of the shul are sinners, he should try to find a minyan that supports his views. We tried that but did not work since there are no other minyanim close enough for him to attend on Shabbos. Some suggested to ask him to stay in a back corner, would that be recommended?
I must stress, that our shul is not Mizrahi but rather more yeshivish, yet we can’t stand that this fellow with his extreme anti-Israeli articles, is creating hate and antisemitism from our neighbors, and inviting dangerous violence.
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is to explain in a friendly way that since he considers himself to be a great chosid and tzadik, he should certainly avoid having others and himself talk Lashon Haraa. They should also stress that everyone cares for him since he is after all a chosid and a tzadik, and wish him Brocho Vehatzlocho.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a