Arutz 7 Reports:
A border patrol vehicle was stationed this morning (Thursday) under the residence of Rabbi Ya’acov Yosef, in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Shmuel HaNavi. The vehicle startled hundreds of local yeshiva students, who rushed to the rabbi’s home, despite his absence at the time.
Sources close to the rabbi were concerned that security forces had arrived to arrest the rabbi for approbating the Torat Hamelech [“The King’s Torah”, ed.] halakhic work authored by rabbi Yitzchak Shapira of Yitzhar.
Aides to the rabbi rejected yesterday’s Channel 2 report stating that Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef, the leading Sephardic Torah authority, did not approve of ‘The King’s Torah’. “The report is a lie. The rabbi never expressed disapproval of the book.”
This morning, a group of journalists accompanied Rabbi Ya’acov Yosef from his home to the tomb of Shimon HaTzaddik. The rabbi requested that they put on tefillin, and they agreed. The rabbi was delighted when one of them said that it was his first time wearing tefillin.
In a police debriefing, the police reported that Rabbi Yosef was respectfully questioned, and he was not taken into custody.
Why all the violence?
In no other country in the world, would such open hatred and abuse of the clergy be tolerated.
Netanyohu does not really approve of this. So, why doesn’t he stop it?
I guess he’s not as courageous as his commando brother Yoni, Z”L, was.