SHOCK: Ashdod Councilman Calls on Jews to Participate in X-mas Celebration


It was a stormy first meeting of the Ashdod City Council on Monday, 25 Kislev, as Councilman Eli Nacht called on the community to take part in an X-mas celebration.

During a council meeting in which the mayor presented the new members of the council, who each addressed the forum, Nacht got up to address the meeting. Nacht ran as a voice of the Reform camp during elections.

At the end of his speech, Nacht said: “I will use this stage to invite the residents of Ashdod to a celebration around the X-mas tree at the Big Center in another week.”

Nacht was heavily booed by the assembled crowd for several minutes, finally forcing him to end his speech and leave the stage.

After that, Mayor Dr. Yechiel Lasri announced he was going to be Nacht’s ‘babysitter’ for his entire period in the municipality.

Nacht will be a paid deputy mayor in a rotation agreement with Sharon Mark, who will serve during the other portion of the rotation. She is a representative of the Toeiva community.

Shas has entered the coalition in Ashdod, receiving a deputy mayoral slot, the city’s Matnas (community center) portfolio, as well as numerous other portfolios, including heritage and chareidi chinuch.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Sorry, but the headline is misleading.
    He never “called” as the headline reads.
    It was an invitation.
    Im sure ashdod has plenty of goyim whom his invitation was for.
    Plenty russian goyim and arabs there.
    He isnt any different then when chabad invites all to thier shinanegens.
    Call a spade a spade!

  2. Something shockingly wrong in that town: so many chareidim from all strides and yet the Reform and Toievo politicians such winners R”L. Some introspection and outreach is desperately needed in Ashdod.

  3. Rabbi A. Miller’s book titled “The Divine Madness” warns Jews about any and all assimilation, and noted that Germany had a terrible record of Jews who imitated the goy—prior to the rise of the Nazis !!!

    Suggest that all Jews do More Talmud T_rah (MTT), More Davvening (MD) an More Chessed (MC) ever day and avoid any semblance of the people of wood and their religious beliefs !!

    A goy,
    Gerry Mullen

  4. Eli Nacht leads an organization that lobbies on behalf of evangelical friends of Israel. It would not come as a surprise to me that someone whose career in so dependent on the Christians will make effort to please his base. What does surprise me is the complete intolerance Nacht has towards the orthodox jews of Ashdod. I wonder if his evangelical friends understand how intolerant Nacht is of religious people. (my opinion is that nacht does not really believe in much of anything and is not pro-christian or anti-hareidi but simply is an opportunist. when making fun of hareidim gets him votes he is anti hareidi when pushing christianity gets you funding he is pro-christian)

  5. Davidthekanoi!
    What is so surprising you? Toeva community is more united that Haredi community, where they fight each other in every town’s election.


    Never saw it as Jewish country. Try wearing better glasses

  6. takes 2to tango
    as usual you show your christianity…as many have pointed out oregarding your posts all over…and by labling the holy JEWISH work of the ehrlicher lubavitchers as ‘SHINENGEGENS’ and always supporting anti torah views you have not failed us in our assesment of you…so why dont you go to a christian site?