Maran Rav Chaim Kanievsky On Hiring Arabs: You Get What You Deserve


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kaniev.jpgAn avreich visited with Maran HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky last week seeking a bracha for success in an upcoming legal proceeding against him regarding his employment of Arab workers.

According to the report, when the Rav asked about the legal procedure, the avreich explained, receiving the response, “what do you want from me. You deserve the punishment”.

The avreich nevertheless tried to get a bracha for success, but he left without success.

In March 2008, Rav Kanievsky already called on Jews to stop hiring Arabs, stressing there are many Jews who are seeking parnasa as was reported HERE by YWN-Israel.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)


  1. ok bloggers, i’m waiting for the comments about how we can not belive such reports because it’s not nice to say not nice things about arabs.

  2. Unfortunately Kiryat Sefer is full of arabs – in the yeshivas, in the stores, in the shuls, on building sites. It’s really quite horrific how people ignore daas Torah when it comes to money

  3. The same goes to ALL jewish employers round the globe who hire arabs, hispanics, polish, russians etc etc. they pay them pennies for their work and charge exorbitant prices so they can pocket the rest. and we fellow jews who desperately search for parnoso are not offered jobs locally but have to pay the price. this is the reason i boycott the Heimishe stores and only buy by GOYIM. many gedolim so rightfully claim this is why Hashem broke the economy. so jews take heed and hire fellow jews then more Yidden will support you. it’s a simple vicious circle.

  4. # 3 and #4:
    Is there a touch of lashon hara in your comments? Also, remember that goyim read these posts.
    Please enumerate and describe the “many jobs Jews will not do”
    BTW: we usually spell it “Jews”, not “jews”.

  5. IT IS COMPLICATED. Jews sometime are too demanding
    don’t want to work erev Shabbos, want 3 week vacations in summer plus chol hamoed and the owner of shop has to cover for his absent. The Jew is a better worker, smarter, more reliable etc but the owner needs him to work on the time required. I am an owner and have both

  6. Rabbi Kanievsky specifically targeted Arabs. Arabs are descended from Yishmael. Isn’t this Golus Yishmael.

    The other nationalities are not from Yishmael. Again, he stated unequivocally DON’T HIRE ARABS, PERIOD.