Left-wing anarchists are holding another national day of protest – dubbed National Paralysis Day – on Thursday, and like last week, one of the protests will be held in Bnei Brak.
As part of National Paralysis Day, there will be several fearmongering events about what Israel will look like if the judicial reform passes, including a human representation of a gender-segregated bus and train. The protest in Bnei Brak will consist of protesters marching from the Ayalon Mall at 7 p.m. under the title: “No Freedom, No Torah.” According to Kikar H’Shabbat reporter Yishai Cohen, the organizers of the march intend to bring numerous “pride flags” to the protest in order to spark disputes.
The protest organizers are advertising free shuttles from several areas throughout the country to Bnei Brak – shuttles that are being financed by anonymous donors.
Kol B’Ramah reporter Yaki Adamker wrote: “The protest in Bnei Brak tomorrow is against the city’s residents for being Chareidi and supporters of the government. The goal of the organizers is to polarize the public and turn the march into a ‘secular against Chareidi’ protest because that way it’s easier to besmirch us. The question is: isn’t your protest against the government? Why are you protesting against people?”
A letter was published on Wednesday evening by the head of the Vaad HaYeshivos HaRav Chaim Aharon Kaufman in the name of HaGaon HaRav Gershon Edelstein on Wednesday evening requesting that bnei yeshivos refrain from confronting the protesters.
The letter states: “At the instruction of Maran Rosh HaYeshivah, I was requested to announce regarding the recent phenomenon of people who unfortunately are far from Torah and kiyum hamitzos, starting up with and speaking against bnei yeshivos, who are the ones that are upholding the world.”
“We are calling on all talmidei hayeshivos – stay far away from them and don’t engage in discussions with them under any circumstances and chas v’chalilah to go out to the streets and participate in any protest.”
“And on the contrary, during these days that we went out to everlasting freedom – and the only free person is one that is oseik b’Torah – we should increase our toil and diligence in Torah.”
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)