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Zionist Rabbis Pull Out of Rally Unless ‘Yated’ Retracts and Apologizes

The Haredi community may need to add some Mussar learning to their Gemorah learning.
Rav Druckman with PM Netanyahu

Rav Druckman with PM Netanyahu
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As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the Haredi community, with their self-centered, isolationist ideology, makes it impossible to rely on them as allies, to trust them as partners, or to work with them as brothers.

A number of leading Zionist rabbis have decided to pull out of today’s rally, after the (Hebrew) Yated Neeman, a leading Israeli Haredi paper, written under Haredi Rabbinic supervision, published insulting remarks about Rav Druckman. (Yated Neeman in Israel is not connected to Yated Neeman in the U.S.)

At a time when one would think that the Haredi community is looking for allies among the Dati-Leumi community, they could learn to behave with a little more respect towards Torah Scholars.

And I’m not even talking about statements by Haredi politicians like Aryeh Deri and Moshe Gafni.

Unfortunately, this is exactly what I was talking about yesterday — they only care about their own Torah learning, their own yeshivas and their own isolated communities. It would appear that in their eyes everyone else is gurnisht mit gurnisht.

I also just read that draftees from the Dati-Leumi community will be counted towards the Haredi army quota, making this insult even worse.

I know Yated doesn’t represent the entire Haredi community, so I still have hope to hear other Haredi voices condemning Yated for their disrespect of a great Torah scholar.

The Zionist Rabbis who pulled out have also made a point of letting everyone know they aren’t abandoning the Haredi community, only this particular protest rally.

Instead of participating in the Jerusalem rally with their students, the rabbis will hold prayer sessions in their Zionist yeshivas instead.

I hope they’re praying that the Haredi community learn a little Mussar.

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9 Responses to “Zionist Rabbis Pull Out of Rally Unless ‘Yated’ Retracts and Apologizes”

  1. Jean Perles says:

    we cannot occupy our own Land! JUDEE,SAMARIA,
    PART INDIVISIBLE OF ISRAEL
    JUDEE,SAMARIA,
    PART INDIVISIBLE OF ISRAEL
    THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A PALESTINIAN PEOPLE! THEY HAVE NO RIGHTS TO THE HOMELAND OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE »
    JERUSALEM, CAPITAL INDIVISIBLE DE L’ETAT JUIF D’ISRAEl….
    SHAME ON YOU

  2. Jean Perles says:

    we cannot occupy our own Land! JUDEE,SAMARIA,
    PART INDIVISIBLE OF ISRAEL
    JUDEE,SAMARIA,
    PART INDIVISIBLE OF ISRAEL
    THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A PALESTINIAN PEOPLE! THEY HAVE NO RIGHTS TO THE HOMELAND OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE »
    JERUSALEM, CAPITAL INDIVISIBLE DE L’ETAT JUIF D’ISRAEl….
    SHAME ON YOU

  3. Gil Gilman says:

    nothing with nothing…that is all of us without Hashem…no matter how big and mighty…no matter how rich or smart…

  4. Hayim Curiel says:

    The Zionist Rabbis who pulled out have also made a point of letting everyone know they aren’t abandoning the Haredi community, only this particular protest rally. Instead of participating in the Jerusalem rally with their students, the rabbis will hold prayer sessions in their Zionist yeshivas instead. I hope they’re praying that the Haredi community learn a little Mussar.

  5. Yaniv Baron says:

    I think this article is disgusting. The way you talk about our brothers like this. First of I have lots of respect for the Heradi. You can not just draft them into an environment and not accommodate them according to their Halachas. It's stupidity. Not to mention that the IDF has no use for them. Plus if they are required to go to the army then the non religious should be required to learn Torah at one hour a day. How are we going to accommodate them when there is women? These are important things and frankly there is no solution to the problem. Althought I don't think we should allow women to draft. I think that can come to an end especially if you want to draft the Haredim.

  6. The Army is making tons of acommodations for the Charedi.They have their own units (no women present ) and many are given office jobs like computer s where they also learn a job they can lyter use to provide for their families and to get out of poverty and wellfare.Yaniv,you are very poorly informed .It is also not true,that the army does not need them.They can contribute a lot also in terms of spirituality….

  7. and what makes the lives of the Chareidim somehow inherently more valuable than that of non-Chareidim? No Jew's blood is redder than another.

  8. Hersh Starck says:

    According to Matzav.com (http://matzav.com/druckman-says-hes-outraged-by-atzeres-tefillah) Chaim Druckman called the event "Outrageous" and publicly disparaged it.

    He does not have to support it if he doesn't want but if he is going to disparage it, he will get criticized by the chareid media and rightly so. Why did he have to start up?

    And so, now, he is the poor maligned victim!!

    As they say, "If you don't have something nice to say, don'tsay anything at all."

    I hope they're praying that Rabbu Druckman and his RZ colleagues learn some mussar.

  9. Ira L. Jacobson says:

    Regarding Rabbi Druckman, just think "Poland."

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