Verbal Assault Against Rav Stav as he Left a Chasanah


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stavRabbi David Stav was verbally assaulted and insulted by a number of bnei yeshiva as he left a chasenah in the Concord Hall in Bnei Brak on Sunday night, the eve of 9 Tammuz 5773. The rav was attending a wedding of a son of Kosel Rav Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz. During the wedding, he was received warmly by Rabbi Rabinowitz and was seen seated and speaking with Mekubal Rav Binayahu Shmueli.

The rav joined those guests being mesamayach the chosson in dancing, and when he entered the circle, Knesset members of Yahadut Hatorah and Shas ostentatiously left the circle. When Rabbi Stav left the hall, a number of talmidei yeshiva waited outside began shouting at him. They called him a “sheigetz” among other unacceptable terms.

Rav Stav told reporters that yes, “the unpleasant occurrence did take place as reported but most were pleased to see me and many chareidi youths asked for a bracha and were pleased to shake my hand.”

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. Ramba”m, Hilchot Talmud Torah 6,11:

    עוון גדול הוא לבזות את החכמים, או לשנוא אותן: לא חרבה ירושלים, עד שביזו בה תלמידי חכמים שנאמר “ויהיו מלעיבים, במלאכי האלוהים, ובוזים דבריו, ומיתעתעים בנביאיו” (דברי הימים ב לו,טז),כלומר בוזים מלמדי דבריו. וכן זה שאמרה תורה, “אם בחוקותיי תמאסו” (ויקרא כו,טו) מלמדי חוקותיי תמאסו.וכל המבזה את החכמים אין לו חלק לעולם הבא, והרי הוא בכלל “כי דבר ה’ בזה” (במדבר טו,לא

  2. The country is going wild with EXTREMISTS….. most who know zero facts & believe every tale that is spun.

    What a chutzpah!!! No reason for such behavior. Torah’s Hashem is neimus…pleasant.

  3. I am not a fan of Rav Stav, and I don’t believe he should be Chief Rav, but to be mivaze him in public. What makes them yishiva boys the Gemarah in yoma פו comes to mind oy to the ones who taught them Torah.

  4. Yagel Libi – if only someone would post that quote each time an article is written where the wonderful commenters start belittling Rabbanim.

  5. if he’s truly on the bandwagon of those trying to trample on torah values including giving geirus to those not committed then it could be these boys did a big mitzvah