Widows of Har Nof Kedoshim: Refrain from Machlokes!



The almanos of the Har Nof Kedoshim HY”D have released a letter addressed to the tzibur at large, a letter that calls for achdus and to accept getting along and loving one another, including between the different machanos of Klall Yisrael.

The women also call to accept this Shabbos, erev Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5775 as a Shabbos of Ahavas Chinam and to refrain from loshon hora and rechilus.


(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. How sad, the Rebbe of Satmar just put out a blame on the Settlers . This is against what the Widows requested. Noone knows the ways of the Almighty or his reasons. And we know that the Arabs slaughtered Jews even before there was a State!
    In fact, when Jordan controlled Jerusalem from 1948 to 1967, Jews couldn’t even go near the Temple Mount, and they were still being killed by Arabs, and in the 1880’s through 1920’s there were many slaughters of Jews, throughout history, there were slaughter of Jews, without Settlers, so how can settlers be blamed??

    It is illogical, since we know that they need no reason for their hate, it is in the Torah that they hate us. As we crossed the Yam Suf and left Mitzrayim they attacked us! They did not need settlers to blame!

    AND, in fact, Chareidim live in Settlements too! Does that Rebbe know that Chareidim live in the West Bank town of BAITAR ILLIT? So are they to blame Chas ViShalom? no.

  2. I propose when saying וּבִרְצוֹנְךָ הָנִיחַ לָנוּ ה’ אלקנו שֶׁלֹּא תְהֵא צָרָה וְיָגוֹן וַאֲנָחָה בְּיוֹם מְנוּחָתֵנוּ. וְהַרְאֵנו ה’ אלקנו בְּנֶחָמַת צִיוֹן עִירֶךָ וּבְבִנְיַן יְרוּשָׁלַיִם עִיר קָדְשֶׁךָ כִּי אַתָּה הוּא בַּעַל הַיְשׁוּעוֹת וּבַעַל הַנֶּחָמוֹת.to daven to Hashem that these (and all) families know no more pain and that we should all rejoice בְּנֶחָמַת צִיוֹן עִירֶךָ וּבְבִנְיַן יְרוּשָׁלַיִם עִיר קָדְשֶׁךָ! And beg Hashem to save us because we have no one else, כִּי אַתָּה הוּא בַּעַל הַיְשׁוּעוֹת וּבַעַל הַנֶּחָמוֹת!

    בלע המות לנצח ומחה ה’ דמעה מעל כל פנים וחרפת עמו יסיר מעל כל הארץ

    Good Shabbos!