The Beis Din of the Eida Decries Jewish Violence in Response to Terror


2Pashkavilim are seen on Hoshana Raba morning condemning random acts of violence and destruction of property in response to the recent wave of Arab terror attacks. The pashkavilim are in the name of the rabbonim shlita of the beis din of the Eida Chareidis.

The pashkavil explains such acts result in a chilul Hashem in addition to be a seriously act which is prohibited. It adds these actions may also bring more tragedy to the tzibur.

The rabbonim call upon those with the ability to bring an end to these actions by youths to do so.

Some opine the sharp increase in Arab attacks against Jews is due to increased efforts among some members of Am Yisrael to establish a presence on Har Habayis. HaGaon HaRav Avigdor Nebenzahl recently warned that these ongoing efforts will bring a ‘kitrug on Am Yisrael, adding “All gedolei yisrael have signed against going to Har Habayis”.

It is pointed out that leading dati leumi community posek HaRav Dov Lior advocates visiting Har Habayis in compliance with halachic requirements and restrictions. It is added that Gedolei Yisrael throughout the generations have ruled one may not visit Har Habayis. This is the ruling of Gedolei Yisrael today as well, in addition to being the position of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. R’ dov lior advocates ipykorsus amd hes no godol ,he against Rambam— Ramban what is he??????????? putting yidden in sakono this is a godol even amharatzim know better

  2. These were the same people that said not to do anything back to the Germans!!!!! Enough is enough time to back הבא להרג השם להרג and yrs it go for all of Islam because that’s what their crazy religion teaches them FIGHT BACK!!!!!

  3. Has the Eida ever come out with posters condemning ARAB VIOLENCE or extremist violence towards IDF SOLDIERs, rescue groups (fire, police) or destruction of State property by its residents???

    Outright Hypocrisy!

  4. Ok, but hard to blame the rock throwers who have had it “up to here” already with lax security, slow police response, turning a blind eye to terrorism till it’s explosive. Of course there’s a point to not throwing rocks. So where are the pashkvilim decrying/forbidding the screaming of shabbbbossss and throwing rocks at Yidden!? Teach these wild kids to daven for their wayward brothers to do teshuva and to reach out to them with ahava. I’m no prophet. But I venture to say that maybe if that would be the campaign, we would not have rocks and bombs aimed at us from the “outside” “quite as much. It doesn’t take a prophet to put two and two together. This has been the problem that has plagued us throughout history. Ad masai, chevreh!

  5. The Eidah Ha-supposedly-Charedis are not morai hora’ah, and I do not feel bound by their decision. How long must we sit on our hands and let the Arabs wreak havoc? Were the milchamos of Purim and Chanukah also a chillul Hashem? Sometimes we must stand up and defend ourselves.

  6. Doesn’t the Eida have anything better to do with its time than to condemn those trying to protect themselves? Shouldn’t they call upon the government to go after the terrorists or to ask the government declare war and wage milechemet mitzvah?

  7. I just read all the ridiculous comments (up to #8, as of now). I swear that if the eidah would have posted signs that teenagers should throw rocks in acts of self-defense the comments would have been decrying them as violent anti-Zionist hatemongers.
    #5, FYI, they do have signs about unruly behavior against yidden (although I doubt screaming shabbbbosssss is included; that seems to me a commendable, peaceful way of protesting, as ordained by our rabbis of old).