VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Major Kabolas Panim In Meah Shearim For Released Prisoner



A major kabolas panim took place in the Kikar Shabbos area of Yerushalayim on Thursday evening 2 Elul, as avreich Binyamin Friedman returned home after being released from prison after eight months.

Freidman was arrested last Teves during a protest against the arrest of females who did not report for military service. He refused to cooperate with police, and he told the court he does not recognize the judicial system of the “kofrim”. He was held without bail and later sent to jail for the protests he took part in.

During recent months there have been protests on his behalf, along with thousands of letters sent to him in prison from the general public as well as from Gavaad Eida Chareidis HaGaon HaRav Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss Shlita, Eida Chareidis Ravaad HaGaon HaRav Moshe Sternbuch Shlita and other rabbonim shlita on the Eida Beis Din.

Friedman and his family was supported by the Eida during his imprisonment. Just a few weeks ago, his wife was hosted at a Satmar camp in NYC together with the Satmar Rebitzen and during Pesach, Birchas HaIlanos was held near Hadarim Prison where he was held.

The Thursday evening events began at 7:00PM with thousands of children lining the streets in the Shivtei Yisrael area. The Gavaad and other Rabbonim addressed the event.


  1. Dancing around the eigel haZahav
    in Yerushalayim
    with a hechser of the bedatz.

  2. This event was one of the biggest events of Kiddush Hashem in many years in the heart of Yerushalayim in Kikar HaShabbos. Along with the blessings of all leading Gedolai Yisroel !!! who are the true leaders of Klall Yisroel. Dancing around a real Tzadik was fabulous uplifting and feeling closer to Hashem Yisboruch.

    Hopefully this will send a clear message to the Israeli government of שמד that the Orthodox Charadi Yidden who live in Eretz Yisroel are united and strong, at all times they are ready to fight to the very end, making sure that they are going to be allowed to keep all the Mitzvos of the Torah even if they get thrown into jail. WE MUST KEEP ON ASKING HASHEM FOR HELP and let our voices be heard LOUD AND CLEAR. This is what Yiddishkit is about, to be strong ready to fight for Heshems honor at all times.
    לא יתבייש מפני בני אדם המלעיגים עליו בעבודת השי”ת

    It was packed. Stand room only!!!
    Estimated about 40 Thousand people attended the gathering of Kiddush Shaim Shoyamim.
    There would have been tens of thousands more if it was not held on Thursday evening.