Chacham Ovadia Speaks Out Strongly Against Those Pushing Gezeiros


ovadia3Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef Shlita dedicated his motzei Shabbos shiur to the planned gezeiros against yeshivos and bnei Torah by the current administration. “תורידם לבאר שחת, אנשי דמים ומרמה לא יחצו ימיהם” .

The Gadol Hador added “our enemies, those who hate us rise up against us and we must recite Slichos on erev Rosh Chodesh Tammuz, Thursday, 28 Sivan 5773.

“צריך להתפלל להקב”ה שיפר עצת אויבנו ויקלקל מחשבתם, ישיב להם גמולם בראשם, ‘עוצו עוצה ותופר דברו דבר ולא יקום כי עמנו-אל’.

“נאמר להקב”ה ישתבח שמו, שפוך עליהם זעמך וחרון אפיך ישיגם, תרדוף באף ותשמידם”.

Needless to say the Gadol Hador’s words are being carried by the daily mainstream secular media, not in a positive light.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. While Thursday is the day we observe יום כפור קטן for חודש תמוז, it is not ערב ראש חודש as ראש חודש falls out on שבת קודש and יום ראשון. It’s just that we don’t observe יום כפור קטן on ערב שבת that it gets pushed back a day.

  2. The hilonim and religious zionists were shocked that R. Yosef is opposing conscription of yeshiva students since most Shas supporters (including most of its members of the kenesset) serve in the army. His opposition is critical since Shas has the most to lose, since their yeshivos don’t have the strong financial ties to overseas, and his supporters are the most racist towards the Palestinians. On the other hand, ending conscription, which is the most likely compromise, will benefit Shas the most since most of its supporters do serve in the army and would benefit from professionalizing the military.