With Rosh Hashanah shopping in full swing in Jerusalem’s Geula neighborhood, Toldos Avraham Yitzchak on Sunday afternoon, 26 Elul, beginning at 1:15PM from the beis medrash, will march to the induction center on Rashi Street.
The protest is in response to the arrest of a grandson of the Rebbe Shlita, who was taken into custody for failing to report for service. The event is backed by the Eida Chareidis and a large turnout is expected. The admor has called on his tzibur from Beit Shemesh to participate on Sunday too.
It is also reported that askanim of the chassidus did their utmost to have the detainee released before Shabbos, albeit without success. Now they fear he will be held by authorities through Rosh Hashanah.
Avraham Yitzchak Taub was stopped at Ben-Gurion International Airport, arriving from abroad to spend time with his grandfather, the rebbe. The young man resides in New York and never reported to an induction center. He was arrested during his passport inspection and sentenced to 20 days in jail in Prison 6 and has since been moved to Prison 4 in Tzrifin.
A melave malka was held outside the prison gate on motzei Shabbos in a showing of solidarity with the young detainee.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)