Rav Mutzafi Apologizes for Insulting Rav Aviner


mutzafiHaGaon HaRav Bentzion Mutzafi Shlita has issued an apology for insulting HaGaon HaRav Shlomo Aviner Shlita. Rabbi Mutzafi’s remarks led to secular members of Bayit Yehudi calling on state officials to file a criminal indictment against Rabbi Mutzafi for incitement.

Rabbi Mutzafi announced that he wishes to clarify that his comments were made in a closed shiur forum, and the words were uttered out of pain over what is happening to bnei Torah as well as on the Million Man Atzeres. He feels that the situation in which we find ourselves is most difficult and painful and this pain should be felt by all. The apology to Rabbi Aviner is heard over the Moreshet Radio network. The rav stated that if his words caused pain he regrets this and apologizes.

In addition to the effort to file criminal charges against Rabbi Mutzafi, the dati leumi community turned to the Israel Broadcasting Authority, demanding the state broadcasting agency cancel Rabbi Mutzafi’s weekly program.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. The Zionists aren’t already embarrassed to behaving like such backwards Stalinist thought-police that they’re still trying to criminally indict this Rav even after his apology?

    And the “D”L” are attempting to cancel his radio show even after he apologized? They believe his Torah is not worth keeping on the air?

    How shameful and a compounded chilul Hashem by the “D”L” who claim to be (partially) loyal to the Torah.

  2. Very smart, stop the thousands of people who benefit from Rav Mutztafis Torah lectures as a punishment
    Sure does sound like dati leumi to me
    (or maybe “Yevani liumo”)

  3. All ridiculous comments:
    Cool down the rhetoric and yelling hateful remarks, you are not gaining talmidim or scoring points by putting others down.

  4. Its harder to admit you made a mistake in public than to never make a mistake in the first place. Kol HaKavod, anything that is done to tone down the rhetoric in any direction (DL to CH or CH to DL) is a true Kiddish HaShem.

  5. Has anyone heard of the law of “Yiphat Toar”? It was written in the Torah since Hashem knew that war wasn’t a Beis Medrash.