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Rabbi Meir Mazuz: Naftali Bennett is a Traitor

mazuzRosh Yeshivat Kisei Rachamim HaGaon HaRav Meir Mazuz Shlita on Tuesday evening 24 Kislev leveled a harsh verbal attack against the Bayit Yehudi party and its leader, Economy Minister Naftali Bennett.

Rabbi Mazuz was interviewed on the Kol Berama Radio main evening news roundup, telling listeners “Bennett is a traitor. He persuaded chareidim to vote for him and then threw them in the trash. He is trying to pull in the entire dati leumi community”.

Rav Mazuz also spoke of the new party launched by Eli Yishai, which he endorses, explaining they will not be running after Shas votes but they will seek to attract Chabad voters and the chareidi dati leumi community that now follows Bennett. “I told Rav Ba’adani whom I admire and respect that we will pass the minimum threshold. I am certain that Shas will receive 10 seats”. Rav Mazuz was referring to HaGaon HaRav Shimon Ba’adani, a member of Shas’ Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael.

Rabbi Mazuz also addressed the matter of women on the new party’s lineup. Radio host Moshe Glasner asked the rav if he would consider frum women including MK Orit Struk.

The rav responded “This is not a matter that I can rule on. Over the past 70 years the norm among chareidim is that women are not included. There are sources in Gemara and the Rambam..” he concluded saying “This has not been the case to date and we are not seeking to make news here”.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

9 Responses

  1. wow – sounds like lashon hora to me

    Where oh Where are the true Gedolai Torah where people understand the severity of lashon hora or perhaps motsei shem ra?

    statements like these are extremely unhelpful

  2. This may complicate the technicalities of Uri Ariel’s faction in joining with Yishai because Orit Struk is part of Ariel’s faction.

  3. Bennet will hang by a noose without TEKUMA and now with a Druze candidate, (she is lovely and worthy) just not what the voters are looking for presently.

  4. Bennett is still shomer shabbos unlike Netanyahu and all the previous PM’s, he is the ONLY realistic shomer shabbos that has a chance of being PM, Feiglin has as much of a chance as the Arab MK’s.

  5. Saying that he’s shower shabby implies that he would then be good for the drum community…this is not true and I don’t care if he is shower shabby that won’t help him after 120

  6. nowecant:

    Just like DeBlasio, Bennett is influenced by his wife, who is NOT Shomer Shabbos. Bennett couldn’t care less about The Frum Datie Leumi Community. He only represents the secular Mizrachi. He already has shown his true colors by throwing Torah Observant Jews under the bus.

  7. Someone name please the last era that Bennet stood for judaism

    The charedim should have worked closer with charda’l in the past,and should do so

    In the past, Likud was arguably better for tradition than Bennet’s clique,and worked more or less together with the charedim.

    That makes it better or worse?

  8. HaRav Ovadia Yosef called it Bayit shel goyim
    HaRav Shalom Cohen shlita called them Amalek
    HaRav Meir Mazuz…

    ..maybe they are on to something

    Read this superb comment:

    tirtza says:
    September 16, 2014 at 6:20 pm
    Even though I am presently not living in Israel, when I did live there I voted for UTJ.
    This article, could really be addressed to a Jew like myself because, just like many Americans “believed” in Obama back in 2008, some “hareidim” like myself “believed” in Bennett. He seemed to have” vision”. I told my friends and family in Israel that I believed in Bennett. I thought that if a Chardalnik like Katzele would support Bennett’s restructuring of the party that it must be “kosher.” I thought that the integration of hareidim into the Army would be done in a manner that did not involve coercion, that would be similar to the way many thousands of hareidim had done in the past.(After marriage, when most young men know where their place is, and do not risk any spiritual danger from going out into the secular world.)Then came the stark realization, after the election:
    First, the deal with Lapid
    Following in quick succession. the budget which is meant to force hareidim into submission (even at the expense of the other poor, as well), a conscription bill that was, in no way, meant to serve the hareidi tzibur, the gross interference with the hareidi educational system that has withstood attacks from the State’s founding.
    The real face of this new party was revealed, however, not only in it’s attack against the hareidi tzibur but in it’s cooperation with parties in the government to destroy the Jewish character of the State, changes that contradict the establishment of the State as one which is Democratic but Jewish. There is no such thing as “rights” that supersede the Torah.
    These changes involve a beginning of recognition of non-traditional marriage, and now,changes in authority to perform conversion.
    This party, as it is run by Bennett, is destroying the Religious Zionist movement.
    I totally contradict what Bennett has said .
    I can say that I’m a “hareidi”, who “believed” but now I rue the day and hope that I can do tesheuvah for my past transgression of recommending his party.
    Perhaps if we could form a party that makes no compromise in religious matters and also vigorously supports Jewish presence in Shomron and Judea, I would support that…some kind of fusion between Porush and Katzele…(or maybe a Tekuma offshoot) but I think that unlikely and I will only support UTJ in the future, as I formerly did.
    It matters little how much of Eretz Yisrael is settled if the Torah is forgotten. The Torah is our main strength!

  9. #1, etc.,etc.

    you’re delighted that Judaism is being trampled underfoot?

    (Friday, March 14th, 2014)
    Shomron Chief Rabbi HaGaon HaRav Elyakim Levanon Shlita attacked the government, stating “it does not have a right to exist. The rav made his remarks during a kenos of senior dati leumi community rabbonim on Thursday, 11 Adar II in Bayit Vegan Yerushalayim. The rabbonim discussed matters of religion and the State of Israel.

    Rav Levanon decided to address the giyur bill. “The party capable of passing the giyur bull into law has no right to exist and the Bayit Yehudi Party must leave the coalition. I the interim, we must awaken and fight to apply the brakes to stop these civil laws and to push the Knesset to sop the processes. I call to stop these draconian civil laws.”..

    Rabbi Efrati added “The laws are a symptom and the root of the problem is religious identity. There are those who do not view the Torah as the source for our lives and culture. Therefore, the same problematic laws are consistent with their worldview”.

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