June 21, 2017 4:01 pm at 4:01 pm #1301747BenKParticipant
Maybe thousands of yeshiva bochurim that go to Israel after high school and tourisits should put on TSAHAL T SHirts and go to Mea Shearim often to daven there, of course to daven respectfully. On a very frequent basis. This Needs to end. What Future picture of KLal Yisroel do we want. One of Mishiginas rioting against frum people coming to daven, who happen to be Guardians of Israel! Or one of Derech Erets and Kiddush Hashem as opposed to CHilul hashem! We do not want a repeat of Satmar vs Chabad or Satmar Kiryas Yoel vs Satmar Williamsburgh!June 21, 2017 5:00 pm at 5:00 pm #1302019JosephParticipant
Yeshiva bochorim davening in Meah Shearim are as likely to don a tzahal t-shirt as they are to don a t-shirt from the Army of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Either one is disrespectful to enter the shul with. Would you go to shul with a punk rock t-shirt?June 21, 2017 5:52 pm at 5:52 pm #1302068Moshe1994Participant
@ Joseph I wouldn’t wear a punk rock t-shirt to Shul; but during the 2014 war in Gaza, I wore a Tzahal t-shirt under my davening jacket.June 21, 2017 5:53 pm at 5:53 pm #1302064BenKParticipant
Correction – such yeshiva bochurim that do wear t shirts and when they are not in yeshiva may wear and or daven in such, in a jacket or not, should go there to daven. It is MORE DISRESPECTFUL to be in shul and FIGHT others who just want to Daven then to Daven with a SHirt!June 21, 2017 6:13 pm at 6:13 pm #1302075GadolhadorahParticipant
ANY Yid, without regard to their hashkafah, should be able to enter ANY shul in EY to daven without fear as long as they act with respect and do not interrupt the davening. The issue is not their dress, their affiliation with the IDF or whether they daven nusach shpard, ashkenaz, Ari or whatever. If someone attempts to verbally or physically assault them, the security forces should forcefully grab that individual and prosecute them to the maximum extent allowed by law. These zealots who attack IDF chayalim who come in to daven or say kaddish, and the rabbonim/askanim who allow such attacks to occur in or near their shuls are beneath contempt and should be treated accordingly.June 21, 2017 6:54 pm at 6:54 pm #1302086RookieRebbe613Participant
I’ll be honest, I didn’t realize there was a commandment of hating and terrorizing other Jews in this respect. It’s a shame people are so focused on the garb and exteriors, but choose to ignore the simple statement even non frum israeli’s say constantly, “V’Ahavta L’Ra-acha Chamocha”. Forget the nevuos that in the ikvisah d’meshicha, the neviim say many things not only how jews from all over the world will be returning to eretz yisrael (all for different reasons), but will also have an army to defend themselves, but I’m not even going down that path. But to forget your tachlis and why you’re here, and what you’re set to accomplish down here, it’s a shame there are people who are so blinded. I’m not saying necessarily to live their way of life, but to cause such chillul hashem and so much hate, this is why we were sent to this galus in the first place. And in this specific case how they were trying to daven and connect to Hashem and create kedusha in the world through their teffilos, i’m sickened, more than usual
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