web analytics
July 22, 2014 / 24 Tammuz, 5774
Israel at War: Operation Protective Edge
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
IDC Advocacy Room IDC Fights War on Another Front

Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.

Rabbi Stav Attacked by Haredi Youths at a Wedding

A few boys began to push him, trying to make him trip and fall while he was dancing.
Rabbi David Stav in Kfar Chabad, where he is less likely to be attacked violently than in Bnei Brak.

Rabbi David Stav in Kfar Chabad, where he is less likely to be attacked violently than in Bnei Brak.
Photo Credit: Facebook

Rabbi David Stav, a candidate for the position of Israel’s Chief Rabbi, was attacked by a group of Haredi youths Sunday night, at the wedding of the daughter of the Kotel Rabbi, Rav Shmuel Rabinovitch, which was held in Bnei Brak.

Yediot Ahronot reported that with the arrival of Rabbi Stav at the wedding, a few boys began to push him, trying to make him trip and fall while he was dancing. In addition, when Rabbi Stav joined the circle of mitzvah dancers, Shas MK Ariel Atias walked away.

Finally, after Rabbi Stav was forced to leave the place due to the harassment and violence of the young Haredim, dozens of guests began to shout curses at him, such as Rasha (wicked) and Shikutz (vermin).

About the Author:

If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

Please use the Facebook Tab below to leave your comment:

37 Responses to “Rabbi Stav Attacked by Haredi Youths at a Wedding”

  1. Lisa Kamins says:

    people don’t learn. sinat chinam will only harm our own people, this foolishness is dangerous and must be stopped.

  2. hey they treated satan heal by satan mary first female christian rabbi like dirt :(

  3. Are yeshivot no longer teaching proper midot?

  4. You do not attack an elder. I don’t care how much you disagree with him. These boys will pay for this crime for the rest of their lives…

  5. David Blatt says:

    Totally disgusting but there is hope. A stint in the IDF will show these yeshiva boys how to be respectful.

  6. Sharon Lax says:

    And we wonder why we lost the 1st and 2nd temples.

  7. John Keytack says:

    This is terrible. Why would anyone do that to a Rabbi? I’m sure Rabbi Stav will just rise above the situation. I feel sorry for the parents of those boys.

  8. John Keytack says:

    This is terrible. Why would anyone do that to a Rabbi? I’m sure Rabbi Stav will just rise above the situation. I feel sorry for the parents of those boys.

  9. We need to stop this kind of hateful acts toward our fellow Jew. If we can’t be united as a people we are going to fall even more.

  10. We need to stop this kind of hateful acts toward our fellow Jew. If we can’t be united as a people we are going to fall even more.

  11. Benny Gamal says:

    This is sinat chinam is what destroyed two Batei HaMikkdash and chased us into the diaspora. It also left my dear cousin, The Legendary Danny O'Doul, without a.
    BBQ job in the Beit Hamikdash and relegated him to just cooking at Sunday barbecues. What a pity. Stop this desecration of Hashem and Eretz Yisrael and treat all Talmedei Chachamim with the proper respect, if even, you disagree with their philosophical views. Sincerely, Benny Gamal.

  12. Since when did it become OK to disrespect a rabbi and fellow Jew in such a way? Certain foreign practices have infected Israel and have made things very ugly.

    If one respects Judaism, one does not use violence to express disagreements with insults and physical violence, especially towards fellow Jews. This goes for traditionally observant Jews as well.

  13. Mark Ellis says:

    I'll second that! These K'noyim are a Boosha, including SHAS MK Atias, on the ENTIRE Chareidi WORLD! And just before the Three Weeks! There is NO Rationale, NO amount of propaganda that can "pretty this up."

  14. Ezzy Klein says:

    It's the lies and propaganda that the other rabbies spew.

  15. Ira L. Jacobson says:

    The only one who reports on Rav Stav being abused in any way is Rav Stav himself. He is using this claim for political advantage,

  16. Steven Soep says:

    so in other words you are calling Rav Stav a liar! W ere you there to personally say this did not happen? And PLEASE, no do insult our intelligence by claiming you " heard from someone who was there"!

  17. Drora Bat Melech says:

    I am a chozeret B'Teshuva and what I learned is the basis of the whole entire TORAH –"VeAhavta LeReecha Kamocha" and that you may not "Talben Panim" ("whitening" a person face=shaming him) which is equaled to murdering that person. My remark to the Rabbi's that were in the wedding and saw the youth behaving that way to the Rav (even though they did not participate)—You busy yourselves with learning Gemara all day and you did not defend the honor of a human being? what kind of example are you setting? You don't have to agree with a person views or words but Torah can be given ONLY B'DARCHEI NOAM in gentle ways. Give speeches about your views.. debate it… but never by force or shame. The G'dolim of our past would be careful not to hurt the feelings of a kitchen helper and here we are talking about the honor of a Rav -a Talmid Chacham….. Bais Hamikdash was destroyed due to Sinaat Chinom and only BASELESS LOVE can bring Machiach and the rebuilding of the new Bais Hamikdash. I am a Sephardi and I CAN NOT relate to this kind of Rabbinical behavior. Can not listen or take any Halachic response from people that don't follow this dictum.

  18. Drora Bat Melech says:

    Yediot Aharonot is reporting this… You are missing the point…Mr. Jacobson. SHAMING ANYBODY is not OK -running for a position or not has NOTHING TO DO WITH IT… I do not have to agree with you but we can debate our views and agree or not…but there is NO REASON anyone should shame the other for holding this view or that.. The Torah and it's rabbi's many like Hillel and Shamai had fierce disagreements but as it mentioned in Pirkei Avot their disagreement was for the sake of heaven… that kind of disagreement is OK but only that kind…Korach's who we just read…. his disagreement brought disaster on himself and family..

  19. Disgusting behavior I am appalled.

  20. Ahron Ebert says:

    What they did was wrong but it wasn't sinas chinum. Sinas Chinum is baseless hate. This hate is based.

  21. Hpela says:

    Love thy neighbor as thyself.

  22. Hpela says:

    I offer up this prayer and my Torah studies today for a peaceful and amicable resolution to this situation.

  23. Drora Arussy says:

    and this is the same Rav Attias that is supposed to be running for sephardi chief rabbi? Where are any ethics and morals? Basic kavod habriot if not kavod haRav! I am embarrassed to be associated with them as a practicing Jew.

  24. Drora Arussy says:

    Firstly, Drora, I like your name :-) On a more serious note, why ar we not promoting the Rabbis who are talking about human relationships and all you just mentioned. Yahir koach for well expressed sentiments

  25. Anonymous says:

    Here's what the Rambam wrote on such behavior:

    הלכות דעות ה:ז.
    תלמיד חכמים–לא יהא צועק וצווח בשעת דיבורו, כבהמות וכחיות; ולא יגביה קולו ביותר, אלא דיבורו בנחת עם כל הברייות.

    Hilchot De'ot, Chapter 5, Halach 7:
    "A Torah Sage should not shout or shriek while speaking, like the cattle and wild beasts, nor should he raise his voice overly much. Instead, he should speak gently to all people."

  26. Bad middos. Are these also the rock throwers?

  27. These are not Charadim. they Rodfei Yisroel and should be treated as such.

  28. Peter Mehler says:

    These are not religious as is suggested by the word "Charadim". They are "Rodfei Yisroel" and should be treated as such by neighbors, peers and all who are aware of immoral behavior.

  29. agree with your comment but cannot press like. How can anyone for a posting like this. What the hell are we doing to each other?

  30. Drora Arussy says:

    agreed – like, is more an agreement in this, there is nothing to like about this situation, it is just embarassingly sick and wrong

  31. Ani Stubbs says:

    Based on stupid bigotry. The should be embarrassed by their behavior

  32. Laura Greenberg says:

    if we as jews cannot get along, how do you expect there to be peace in Israel. We have to learn tolerance. Pushing a man and trying to trip him! come on guys get with it.

  33. Jerrold Landau says:

    an astute observation. And furthermore, I had the opportunity to get to know Rav Stav when he visited Toronto last fall, and he is as likeable and non-offensive as they come…

  34. Orah Peer says:

    Drachea darchei noam….sof achadashot.if is not exactly this , then is fake.you can learn & teach Gemarah 24/7 the min you don't care about shaming others in public, is the min , you ruined all your avodah….kol amalvin pnei chavero…etc..ein lo chelek laolam aboh….

  35. Ira L. Jacobson says:

    Almost a month has gone by, and there is not a single report that confirms this alleged attack. It was reported in the press on the basis of a press release by Rav Stav's well-pain PR team.
    As Prof. Leary stated, "And lying she knew was a sin, a sin . . . ."

  36. Ira L. Jacobson says:

    Drora, besides your poor punctuation, I fear that it is you who has missed the point. Please reread what I wrote.
    Pirke Avot, of course, refers to arguments that were and WERE NOT for the sake of Heaven.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Loading Facebook Comments ...
Loading Disqus Comments ...
Current Top Story
IDF artillery fires on Gazan terrorists.
Two Soldiers Killed Overnight, Launchers Found Embedded Next to School
Latest News Stories
An IDF patrol along the Gaza border.

The IDF is determined to destroy as many tunnels as possible, eliminating this imminent threat to the citizens of Israel. 23 terror tunnels have been uncovered by IDF forces since July 17th.

IDF artillery fires on Gazan terrorists.

IDF operations move forward as more tunnels and rockets are found and destroyed…

Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan

Turkey is attempting to be seen as the protectorate for the Palestinian Arabs.

Members of congress should experience Israelis’ lives. Bomb Shelter Museum will be in D.C. July 22.

There was concern, since Carmeli was a lone soldier, that not many people would show up for his funeral. But more than 20,000 people showed up.

A 25 year old Israeli was severely injured in a drive-by shooting near Rechalim Junction just after midnight.

US Secy of State arrived in Cairo tonight to pressure Israel into a premature ceasefire with Hamas.

The IDF has released the names of the soldiers killed in today’s attacks.

7 IDF soldiers were killed in battles with Hamas since last night.

Palestinian Authority President Abu Mazen met Monday with his senior coalition partner, chief Hamas Terrorist Khaled Mashal, to discuss ceasefire options in Gaza. Meeting in Doha, Qatar, Israel Radio reported that Abu Mazen told Mashal that Hamas should accept the Egyptian ceasefire proposal. The report cited the Palestinian Ma’an newswire, which suggested the international community […]

Gen. Sami Tourjeman, commander of the IDF Southern Command, said Monday the tunnels from Gaza represent an existential threat to Israel, and that a country determined to survive must fight this infrastructure. According to a report on Israel Radio, Tourjeman added that soldiers have no “Iron Dome” to protect them, and that they must rely […]

Security forces continue to destroy Hamas infrastructure, unearth preparations to murder Jews

Nothing infuriates Palestinian supporters than the suggestion that anti-Israel sentiment is fueled by anti-Semitism. Truth hurts, sometimes.

Netanyahu said: “The IDF is making progress in the field according to plan and the operation will be expanded until the goal is achieved – restoring quiet to the citizens of Israel for a long period.”

Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Louise Mushikiwabo toured the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council Monday, accompanied by Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman. The foreign ministers visited the situation room at the regional council, observed the Iron Dome missile defense system in action, met with soldiers at Kibbutz Zikkim, and visited a home damaged several days […]

More Articles from Jewish Press Staff
Gunfight in Gaza

Gunfight between Golani soldiers and terrorists in Gaza

Arabs in Ramallah celebrating rumors of a kidnapping.

I guess when you can’t have a real victory in your genocidal attempts to wipe out the Jewish state, celebrating a kidnapping that apparently didn’t happen is the next best thing.

Latest updates on Color Red incoming rocket alerts from The Jewish Press.com .

The above appears to have been published in the British Telegraph on Friday. Remember, you read it here first.

A reservist says good-bye to his family, near the entry point to Gaza.

    Latest Poll

    Israel's Iron Dome Anti-Missile System:

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/rabbi-stav-attacked-by-haredi-youths-at-a-wedding/2013/06/17/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: