Chareidi Lawmakers Angered at Chilul Shabbos by State Agency


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MaklevMK (Yahadut Hatorah) Uri Maklev sent a letter to Minister of Environmental Affairs Amir Peretz regarding chilul Shabbos by the Nachal Kishon Authority. The MK is referring to a happening scheduled to be held this coming Shabbos, Parshas Beha’aloscha (16 Sivan 5773) under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Environmental Affairs.

Maklev points out the blatant “Trampling of Kedushas Shabbos” under the auspices of a government ministry is unacceptable. Maklev calls on Peretz to tend to the matter immediately.

Spearheading the protest on a local level is Haifa Councilman Mordechai Michael Alpert, who sent a letter of protest to Sharon Nissim, who heads the Kishon Authority. In his letter the councilman quotes “a father of Zionism”, Meir Dizengoff, a founder of Tel Aviv, who speaks of the importance of preserving the sanctity of the Shabbos. He too points out that it is unacceptable for a state agency to officially back a chilul Shabbos event.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. I guess he didn’t hear the part about Torah being “out of style” among the rulers of Israel, or maybe he hasn’t been paying attention the last few months.

  2. The traifa medina is throwing away its “chazer fiselach”.

    Hopefully this will bezras ha’shem help show mi’lahashem and mi’labaal and stem the tide of asssimilation of temimim into the zionist cesspool.