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September 24, 2016 / 21 Elul, 5776
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Orthodox & Reform Rabbis Condemn Arab Violence against Settlers

Rabbi Lopatin said, “May Hashem give you all strength to continue this age old, noble struggle which God promises us will end in victory.”

Arab youth throwing a firebomb.  (archive)

Arab youth throwing a firebomb. (archive)
Photo Credit: Issam Rimawi / Flash 90


Here it is: the shocking violation of human, civil, and national rights endured by Peggy Cidor, who will have to shell out at least $100 to repair the damage to her hallway. This is the last straw, the momentous event that brought together a coalition of rabbis from every known denomination. We demand Jutice! Photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Here it is: the shocking violation of human, civil, and national rights endured by Peggy Cidor, who will have to shell out at least $100 to repair the damage to her hallway. This is the last straw, the momentous event that brought together a coalition of rabbis from every known denomination. We demand Jutice! Photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Of course they said none of the above. Or, rather, I lifted their urgent and heartfelt statements from a press release sent out by Reform Rabbi (nebech) Pamela Frydman, International Co-Chair, Rabbis for Women of the Wall,  decrying the despicable acts of vandalism and graffiti desecration found by police at Peggy Cidor’s home in Jerusalem on the last morning of Hanukkah.

Yes, all of the above holy gevalts were a reaction to this lady’s hallway getting a big graffiti. Jewish babies are stoned and carjacked, Jews are stabbed in broad daylight, Arab terrorists are digging tunnels into Israel to kidnap Jewish soldiers, and a population of half a million Jews is being slated for deportation while these words are being written – and the only thing that brings these rabbis of all denominations together is the schmutz on Peggy Cidor’s hallway wall.

With friends like these…

Yori Yanover

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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