EREV YESOD SHE’BAYASOD: Thousands Daven By Kever Yosef HaTzadik, Arabs Riot, Terrorist Killed

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HaGaon HaRav Mordechai Gross arrives at Kever Yosef HaTzaddik. (L.); The Zhviller Rebbe and HaRav Shalom Arush at Kever Yosef HaTzaddik.

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Thousands of Jews davened at Kever Yosef HaTzadik in Shechem on Tuesday night for the upcoming Sefiras Yesod Shebayesod of Sefiras HaOmer on Thursday night, which is the midah associated with Yosef Hatzadik.

Chashuve Rabbanim attended the tefillah including HaGaon HaRav Mordechai Gross, Av Beis Din of Chanichei HaYeshivos. the Zvhiller Rebbe, and HaRav Shalom Arush.

As Israeli security forces escorted the mispallelim into the kever, hundreds of Arabs began rioting, throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at soldiers and some opening live fire. IDF soldiers returned fire and one terrorist was killed.

The IDF spokesperson stated: “During the coordinated entry of mispallelim to Kever Yosef in the city of Shechem, a violent riot broke out with the participation of hundreds of Palestinians who threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the forces. The soldiers responded by firing at a suspect who threw a Molotov cocktail. A hit was identified. In addition, gunshots were heard in the area.”

The Zvhiller Rebbe spoke briefly and said that his grandfather, Rav Shlomo of Zvhill, was niftar on the sefirah of Yesod SheBayesod. “My holy grandfather regularly came to the tzion of Yosef HaTzadik, with whom he felt strongly connected. There are many wondrous stories about how he got there. One of the chassidim once asked that maybe the Arabs made it up to earn money from Jews and Yosef HaTzadik isn’t actually buried here. Rebbe Shloimke answered that you can undoubtedly feel the presence of Yosef HaTzadik.”

The tefillah was arranged by the Shomron Regional Council and was secured by IDF soldiers with the assistance of volunteers of the Kever Yosef administration and the Holy Places of the Shomron Regional Council.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


11 COMMENTS

  1. good, I am so thrilled our Rabbis can go and come home safely with the help of our IDF…as far as the ARABS go, I am thrilled our people were protected…..

  2. Yesod SheBayesod is the 41st day of Sefirah, the 26th day of Iyar, which is tomorrow (Thursday) night and Friday. Once again, YWN has got it all wrong, can’t spell, can’t read, can’t count.

  3. There is no place which says to go to Kever Yoseh hazadik now,
    but its scoones Nefoshehs to be Misgura Bemes,
    Are they supporting the Mizrachi rightist ?????????????????

    What a world , Jewish blood is Hefker ????????????????

  4. The Midrashim are nice. But we have to remember what the Pesukim say, that the reason why Yosef did not give in to Eishes Potifar’s request, was because he did not want to be a Kofi Tova to his boss who was treating him so nice. And the beauty is, that Yosef knew full well that he will get into trouble by not listening to her, he still did not allow himself to cheat on his boss.

  5. steinj, with the IDF there was never any person injured in these entrances to “Shchem” (someone was killed years ago but without any army), so there isn’t ב”ה more סכנה in kever יוסף with the IDF then driving a car.

    ader, not true, one of the reasons is because of Yosef’s loyalty to his boss, but the pasuk clearly says its also because Yosef didn’t want to sin to “אלוקים”
    “איננו גדול בבית הזה ממני ולא חשך ממני מאומה כי אם אותך באשר את אשתו ואיך אעשה הרעה הגדלה הזאת וחטאתי לאלקים”

  6. steinj, do you call the viznitser rebbe mizrachi (he went to kever Yosef)? also skvere chasidim went with the rebbes son probably with his permission…