Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sinas chinom, really? who is spreading the hate.

On the eve of Tisha B'av 5773, 2 letters here and here were posted online, condemning the violence and rhetoric directed at Israeli soldiers and the Dati Leumi crowd and calling for achdus. The truth is these statements do nothing but add fuel to the hate and is sinas Chinom in disguise. 

When Israeli soldiers were attacked at Amona outpost  there was no call by these rabbonim and organizations condemning the violence against the Israeli security forces. When Yair Lapid and co, incite against the yeshiva and Torah world in Eretz yisrael calling charedim parasites, they are silent, not a peep. In fact two Rabbonim who are by far identified as kanoim, Rabbi Yoel schwartz  one of the founding Rabbis of the Nachal Charedi program and Rabbi Zalman Melamed, rosh yeshiva in Beit El, both blamed the campaign against Charedi soldiers as a direct result of the incitement against the charedim by the Left in Eretz Yisrael. 

True, the campaign is orchestrated by extremists who do not listen to rabbonim. However, It is up to the gedolim if and how to respond to the attacks. The Ponovez Rosh yeshiva Rav Gershon Edelstein did condemn the chardak campain, not because the bloggers told him too. These statements ignore the incitement that led to this and blame only the Frum for the behavior of a few.

What these statements have done, is paint the entire Torah world and  frum yidden in Eretz  yisrael as extremists. Lumping them as if they are all in agreement with violence, thereby forcing the Gedolim  to prove otherwise. Sorry, we will not fall for this. When will these Rabbis write letters against the continued incitement against the Torah and frum Yidden in Eretz Yisrael?
In Fact, the very authors of these letters are just as guilty of the very thing they preach against. The RCA has publicly condemned Satmar  for creating a chilul hashem by organizing the protest against the drafting of Yeshiva Bochurim to the IDF. One of the authors of the above mentioned letter, tweeted about the Rally in Manhattan " Look at hate and abusive lang from pro-Weberman, pro-Asifa ppl. That's what hate-filled upbringing produces." Labeling all those who attended and supported the Atzeres as pro child abuse. 
Who is spreading the hate???


  1. my old tayne all those modernishe always darshen about open minded and sinas chinam- but somehow it is only to protect kofrim but when it comes to chareidim what happened to their "ahavas yisrael" and "open minds"??
    The brisker rav (brought in pninei hagriz) said anyone who comes to him with an agenda of ahavas yisrael he knows 3 thing. 1- he is a sonei hashem. 2- soneh torah 3- sonei yisrael

    1. Bachur you hit the nail right on the head!

    2. bachur you are tayning good