SICKENING: Vandals Desecrate Kever of Maran Hagaon HaRav Aharon Leib Steinman ZT”L Day Before Yartzheit [PHOTO & VIDEO]

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The kever of Maran Hagaon HaRav Aharon Leib Steinman zt”l was desecrated overnight by vandals who defaced it with black spray-paint.

The sickening act against one of the late Gadol Hador came just ahead of his fourth yahrtzeit (on Motzei Shabbos), and was reportedly perpetrated by certain extremists who have attacked Rav Aharon Leib in the past.

The act of vandalism was condemned by many, including Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana, who called it a “heinous act,” as well as former PM Netanyahu, who called the vandalism “despicable.”

“I was shocked to the depths of my soul by the criminal and inconceivable desecration” of the matzeiva,” Shas leader Aryeh Deri said. “I call on the law enforcement authorities to capture the perpetrators quickly and punish them with the full severity of the law.”

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

15 COMMENTS

  1. “[the vandalism] was reportedly perpetrated by certain extremists who have attacked Rav Aharon Leib in the past”

    Religious extremists or secular extremists???

  2. Thank you YWN for the instructions and how to respond to this episode. I’m not sure I would have known to be sickened without you letting us know.

  3. The act of vandalism was condemned by many, including Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana, who called it a “heinous act,” – While I fully agree with this statement as I am a big fan of Hagoan Rav Steinman zt”l, Kahana’s attacks on living Gedolim and Judaism in General are far worse!

  4. This terrible act of Bizayon Hatorah is only a Me’Ein of the horrific Bizayon perpetrated recently by those smearing the entire Olam Hayeshivos and the Roshei Yeshivos , (including Rav Shteinman zatzal) who led and lead them