Trampling on the Kedoshim


For decades, Jews protested the misappropriation of the Shoah and its imagery.

Frum Jews in particular were incensed by the desecration of the memory of the Kedoshim that occurred whenever others spoke of a “holocaust” of animals (PETA), or claimed that Israelis were “Nazis” for keeping Palestinians in the “largest concentration camp in the world” in Gaza.

It will be very difficult, if not impossible, to protest any longer. Not after a rally attended by 1500 motza’ei Shabbos at Kikar Shabbat protesting incitement against charedim. Not after the pictures below (already published in the mainstream press) circulate.

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Leon Zacharowicz
3 years 8 months ago

Stuart Katz has been writing about the fanatics in Ramat Beit Shemesh for years in the Five Towns Jewish Times. He has one simple request: when representatives of certain groups come to your neck of the woods seeking donations, consider where the money is going, and give them a litmus test.

cohen y
3 years 8 months ago

Zalman Alpert
January 4, 2012 at 2:59 pm

‘I recall reading that the Brisker rav rav Velvelle said about the NK demonstartaions in Jslm in his time that unless you would also do the same in Moscow it is basically being “modeh “in Zionism by admitting that IN FACT the Zionist authorities will not harm or jail them. Here too our fanatics are just indulging in theatrics’

He himself didn’t demonstrate (excepting against drafting of girls’,which he was ready to mortally assaulted for),as he considered it as dangerous as doing it in Moscow.

chareidi leumi
3 years 8 months ago

>The abuse of Holocaust imagery

They are just following their rebbe (from “The Rebbe” by Rabbi Dovid Meisels):

“When someone remarked about how the rebbe had been saved from the claws of the Nazis, from darkness to great light, the rebbe replied, ‘No! I have come from the Nazi darkness into the even deeper darkness of the Zionist era.'”

It is understandable that people are just following their “godol” who sees the state as a greater darkness than the holocaust – so such imagry is appropriate. Of course, since the Satmar rebbe is part of the pantheon of the chareidi world and therefore is impervious to any real criticism, no one will ever question whether the title of tzadik is appropriate for someone who thinks the holocaust was a bright chapter in Jewish history when compared to our current state (tartei mashma).

3 years 9 months ago

L. Oberstein, give your tzedaka to the Mir Yeshiva. For one, they need the money very badly; second, they are not associated or involved in any of the events that you should find them reprehensible, third, they are a worthy cause; fourth, I kind of remember you saying you learned there. If you are not sure who will benefit from your tzedaka, then desist from giving. And definitely, don’t give to Obama’s re-election campaign.

L. Oberstein
3 years 9 months ago

A bochur told me today that he learned in an American Yeshiva located in the market place of Meah Shearim and he witnessed a Toldos Aharon man kick and scream at a Neturei Karta man. He asked him why and the man said that ” these people are ruining our neighborhood”. I have a real problem, I don’t know who to give money to. A fellow just came into my office collecting and I was tempted to ask him which group he is affiiated with but decided it was better not to even start. We have dozens of people coming through and some of them are affiliated with Meah Shearim groups, how do I know who is who?