An initiative is underway by chareidim on the internet calling to boycott dati leumi merchants selling 4 minim and sukkas for the yomtov. Under the banner “זכור את אשר עשה לך הבית היהודי” those behind the plan feel it is appropriate to strike back where it hurts, aware many dati leumi families earn a livelihood selling Sukkos items.
Some of the postings question “are you planning to give a livelihood to those affiliated with a party that hates you? Will you give a livelihood to one who wishes to compel you to serve in the IDF? Will you give parnasa to one trying to starve you and your children?”
The notice seems to be going viral from one community list to another, obviously an effort to strike out against the dati leumi tzibur for the actions of the Bayit Yehudi party.
On the other side of the coin a number of WhatsApp groups are discussing the matter, questioning how one has the right to jeopardize the livelihood of another Jew, especially religious Jews – asking how one can hold them responsible for the actions of a political party.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)