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Rabbi Rafael Zar, rosh yeshiva of Ohr David in Ohr Yehuda has spoken out against the violence that is plaguing the frum community. He speaks about the hate campaign against chareidim as well as the violence from inside the frum camp.
Following are excerpts from the rav’s 19-minute address:
Why do you even look at the media? What are you looking for there? There are also chareidim who are problematic. We must break their arms and legs – to break their bones! It is as simple as that.
They are far worse than the chilonim. If I could, not me, Chazal, they would take these evil people and break their bones. They spit on women. What is going on here? I don’t need the media to condemn this. I condemn this behavior in the strongest possible terms!
Every ben Torah must condemn this trash. That is who they are – trash. Do you think someone who does this is a tzaddik? I would like to apprehend one of them doing this. Who knows how this person acts when no one is looking. He is a goy, nothing less, one without midos and without a drop of Yiras Shomayim. Who dare you! Who do you think you are – to offend bnos yisrael? Who do you think you are and who gives you the right?
I am not justifying the actions on either side but this behavior from our own is not acceptable.
All the chilonim are rapists. All the chilonim are thieves and beat their wives. Why, because I saw a chiloni doing this so it applies to all of them. What is going on in the chareidi camp? Why are you falling for this? Every home has a bathroom and so do we, our neshama has a place to discard such unwanted words. We do not have a shortage of losers, some with beards. Pay him money to shave his beard so he does not look like us. Look in Gemara Yuma and see just how severe a chilul Hashem is. You think this is a joke. There is a special place for those who defame Hashem’s hand.
Babi Sali teaches us that people like this will arrive in Heaven and they will be lit ablaze by their beards, and women like this by their wigs.
I want to see one such person committing such an act, against my sister, a chiloni sister who does not dress modestly. I wait to catch one such individual. This is a derech? I assure you if I see him once; he will never do this again.
I will tell you something else. If you are on a bus do not sit next to a woman, but if you are seated and a woman sits next to you, don’t’ get up. Move over a bit. There is no Halacha being broken and you should not get up. Just do not touch her and do not embarrass her. Some get up in protest, making a big deal as they stand. Are you a fool? To embarrass her Chas V’sholom? Look down and not at her. Embarrassing her is the worst.
If she is wearing perfume or it is too hard for you then get up and get off at the next stop. Pay another fare. Yes, pay again, for this is the price not to embarrass bnos yisrael. Did you read Shulchan Aruch? Who gave you permission to act like this? I hate when people do this. We have one Torah which speaks of Darkei Noam! This refers to “Kol” as the posuk says, all, without exceptions.
This generation needs love, politeness, friendliness and that is all that will work. Nothing will be accomplished by force. We must know how to act if we wish to do the correct thing and accomplish something.
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(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)