Photo Credit: RCA
Rabbinical Council of America vice-president Rabbi Elazar Muskin.

The Rabbinical Council of American (RCA), representing more than 1,000 Orthodox rabbis in the United States, has condemned the recent “hate dance” at a wedding and which was posted on Israeli television and viewed by senior government ministers.

Rabbi Shalom Baum, president of the RCA, stated”

The vigilante and lawless calls for revenge and dancing with machine guns and knives are anathema to Jewish morality and religious standards.”


The RCA applauds the quick and decisive statements of Israeli religious and political leaders of the event. It echoes Chief Rabbi David Lau’s statement that ‘acts like these are not the way of Judaism. This is a rejection and repudiation of the values of the Jewish people, the Torah and the uniqueness of the Jewish people’

The influential group of rabbis also endorsed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s remarks at the opening of the weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday, where he stated that the “shocking pictures [of the celebration]” show the real face of a group that poses danger to Israeli society and security.”

Rabbi Elazar Muskin, first vice president of the RCA, added:

While extremely concerned about the issues of safety and security of innocent Israeli citizens, the RCA reaffirms that glorifying violence in any way is against the Torah’s ways of pleasantness.

The RCA called on the Israeli government to take whatever measures necessary to protect the safety of all of its innocent citizens, and urged Israeli religious and educational leaders “to nurture values in Israeli society that hold these despicable acts to be unacceptable and intolerable.”


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Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


  1. Now the threat is back again.

    The headlines are full of reports of "right-wing extremists" being rounded up and held without trial for such crimes as protesting other "right-wing extremists" being rounded up and held without trial. There's a poorly edited wedding video that purports to show a photo of something or other being stabbed by someone. Which is proof enough for more indefinite detentions for the case that never seems to actually come to trial. And petitions in support of Shabak.

    There's a petition by 47 Rabbis "We support the fighters of the Shabak and all the security arms protecting our state, in plucking from the roots all expressions of Jewish terror. as this is crucial."

    From the roots. All the way down.
    Daniel Greenfield

  2. Im sorry, but where is it in the Torah that its written about letting moslems steal OUR land? WHERE? Kisses and flowers are very nice…but they dont kill terrorists! Its clearly staten in Sanhedrin, Perek Shmini: if someone comes for you, kill him first! Al achat kama vekama when a whole bunch of crazy moslems comes after you… Jewish Nationalism is not something which i would call natural of our people, but they are making us be like that, and i feel really sorry for theses moslems the day we decide to strike back! And this day is near, Boruch Hashem! We dont cultuate death, but i preffer a million palestinians dead than a single jew! They called for it, they shall get it! We didnt start this senseless war!

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