There was violence in the shteibelach in Meah Shearim on Shabbos morning connected to the Sikrikim. It appears that dozens of chassidim arrived at the shteibelach seeking Sholom Baruch Rust, believed to have played a role in an incident against the home of a prominent community member.
It did not take long for violence to erupt, during which time Rust made a break and fled the scene.
According to a Kikar Shabbat report, Yosef, an eyewitness explains “We were davening musaf, a bit after 11:00am, when suddenly a group of Gur Chassidim walked in and broke the door. Some of them were carrying sticks.
“It was violent. Anyone who tried to intervene, to speak with them, was hit. It appears they did not find what they came for. They left after a short while”.
On Hoshanah Rabba morning, the door of the home of Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Alter, a son of the Gerre Rebbe was damaged. A note was left stating “Calm down your father’s chassidim or we will get you if you don’t”.
Local residents appear to connect the two incidents. Jerusalem police are investigating.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)