Incarcerated Peleg Protestor Asks Friends to Send Letter in Aramaic So IDF Won’t Understand


Incarcerated Yeshiva Bochur Meir Bordiansky issued a statement to his fellow Peleg friends in Yeshiva, that they should not write to him for very much “as whatever is written to him is read by his jailers, and that if anyone does want to write to him they should do so in Aramaic so that those running the jail would not understand.”

The statement was first publicized on Bichadrei Chareidim, who also publicized that Bordiansky has been incarcerated due to draft dodging his conscription notice and had refused to arrive at the conscription office to request a deferral for the past two years. The day after he was arrested, a large protest was held in Jerusalem by Peleg followers that shut down the entrance to the city for more than two hours.

A second protest was held on Monday, this time blocking Highway Four and Jabotinsky Street intersection near Petach Tikvah after it was announced that Brodiansky will remain incarcerated until the end of the legal proceedings against him.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that Brodiansky agreed to wear a uniform in prison, in accordance with the law, and that there have not been any altercations and therefore is not being kept in solitary confinement.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. funny. the idf will have a hard time finding a person or 12 who can read aramaic? even funnier: most yeshiva bochrim i know have a very poor grasp of kria in aramaic – a result of spending most of their time playing mental gymnastics outside the page.

  2. do you honestly think they can read aramaic?
    they can hardly read!!!! they don’t even know how to read the name yeshayahu – they make a laughing stock of themselves each and every time!!!!

  3. I don’t think you can write a letter today in Aramaic. It’s just a modernized language. For example how do you say “cellphone” or “car” or “computer” etc in Aramaic?