Large Anti-Election Event Taking Place In Meah Shearim on Sunday Evening [VIDEOS & PHOTOS]


A large anti-election atzeres is taking place in Jerusalem’s Meah Shearim neighborhood on Sunday night. The atzeres will focus on the chareidi parties running for Knesset; Yahadut Hatorah and Shas, and the prohibition of voting in the election.

The head of the Eida Chareidis HaGaon HaRav Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss Shlita is expected to participate in the major event along with Ravaad Eida Chareidis HaGaon HaRav Moshe Sternbuch Shlita, the Toldos Avraham Rebbe Shlita, the Toldos Aharon Rebbe Shlita and other rabbonim and admorim.

The rabbonim and rebbes will speak out against the establishment of the State of Israel and the prohibition of taking part in elections.

On Monday, at 8:30PM, the extremist faction of Meah Shearim is set to hold a procession against the election in Meah Shearim and the surrounding area as well.

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  1. Tipshus!!!! In this election Shabbos is at risk!! Lieberman and Lapid and Ganz are willing to set aside Shabbos!! This is more important than “we don’t recognize the medina!” Then leave!! Funny if they travel, they use an Israeli passport, They use Israeli currency and they pay Israeli taxes and most of the avreichim even among the /Eida receive medina funds. The threat to shabbos means nothing to you??? If you believe that the Ebister runs the world , then you must believe that at this time he wants this medina. Stusskite!!! Just proves that “choshova rabbonim” can be wrong.

  2. Apart from the ideological issues, they base themselves on a clear psak halacha from Rav Yisroel Yaakov Fischer, ztl, who was universally recognized as one of the leading poskei hador, that since the Supreme Court decision that in order to enter the Knesset one has to take an oath that one believes that the laws passed by the Knesset are supreme over all other legal systems, explicitly including those of the Torah, al pi halacha taking such an oath is an issur of yehereg v’al yaavor even if one doesn’t mean it. Rav Fischer, ztl, paskened that voting means making someone a shliach to take that oath and is therefor osur b’yehereg v’al yaavor. He also noted that even according to the view in Chazal that one cannot make a shliach to do an aveira, that holds only b’dinei adam but b’dinei Shamayim everyone holds that one is responsible for aveiros done by his shliach. Every cycle when it comes time to take that oath posters appear in Meah Shearim asking the Chareidi MKs how they can swear to such a thing.

  3. That’s the greatness of EY as a democracy. Even a few fringe “chashuaeh ribbonim” whose views contradict those of the majority of gadoleic hador are entitled to their opinions and engage in peaceful demonstrations. If only they were as tolerant of others rather than engaging in frequent demonstrations that seek to deny others their legal right to be observant or not.

  4. Boruch Hashem. About time to counter the flood of Zionism camouflaged as a holy mitzvah.
    As a side point, watch these girls in the IDF uniform, brings out the mixed feelings of pity and disgust.
    How in the world can anyone be a part of a Medinah that officially spites Hashems name and enlists girls in the army? Isn’t that enough to make one loathe and abhor Zionism? Mind boggling.

  5. I think it is wonderful that these girls are in the army. Considering we celebrate in Navi the act of a woman who welcomed a man into her bed in order to kill him, it is quite funny how we get to women can’t be in the army. I guess in the BY you went to, they did not do a good enough job giving you a solid foundation that you are so afraid when you see someone who does not live by a standard that you live by due to indoctrination.

  6. > por

    > that the laws passed by the Knesset are supreme over all other legal systems

    I cannot find any such oath. Wikipedia lists the oaths, and the wording in its entirety is in the Basic Law for a Knesset Member:

    > I pledge myself to bear allegiance to the State of Israel and faithfully to discharge my mandate in the Knesset.

    And extra oath is required by “ministers” :

    > to bear allegiance to the State of Israel and to its laws, to carry out faithfully my functions as a member of the Government and to comply with the decisions of the Knesset.

    And what Supreme Court actually ruled was that any law passed by the Knesset that violated certain Basic Laws was null and void. In fact, how can you be on the internet and NOT know all those fights about how the Supreme Court unilaterally revoked laws passed by the Knesset.

  7. Miriam: “As a side point, watch these girls in the IDF uniform, brings out the mixed feelings of pity and disgust…”

    Sorry, but the “pity and disgust” is more likely directed to you for your denigration of the brave women of the IDF who risk their lives to protect naïve and mindless like you who would simply ignore the reality of the daily threats posed to everyone in EY from every direction. You may not agree with their decision to serve but at least have a modicum of respect for their service