Again Arrests, Again Protests

Yehuda Segal
כ"ז תשרי ה'תשע"ח 17/10/17
I would greatly prefer to fight the internal battle of ideas against the protesters. To reprimand, teach, discuss and debate. They, too, are keeping the students from the study hall. But who even has time for that?

After two months of quiet, those charged "From Above" with keeping order and the peace again disturb the order and peace…

Why spare words? The regime's predators once again kidnap pure, ascetic Yeshiva youths to the "national melting pot", place the yoke of the evil kingdom on their necks. And, as we say on Chanukah, attempt "to make them forget the Torah and commandments".

Why, why are they conscripting Torah students into the army? For the Israeli Depravity Forces, who seclude men and women in pillboxes in pitch darkness?! To throw Jews out of their homes in the land of Israel?

So they can help produce and sell Israeli-made weapons of war to the butchers of Myanmar, the US, China, India, Arab countries (done quietly), and the other nations of the world, as prohibited in the Mishna? To break the Shabbos day for nothing, to sully themselves with the Treifa meat of the Chief Rabbinate, prop up murderous "moderate" Arab regimes, and much more?

Litvish Charedim from the "Hapeles" camp protested yesterday against the arrests of two Yeshiva students deemed "deserters". The youths are Yisrael Meir Kaplinsky and Ben Tzion Weisenstern. Dozens of Charedim protested yesterday on Nahar Hayarden St., here in Beit Shemesh, occasionally blocking traffic. Similar protests were also held in Jerusalem, where they blocked the Yafo and Sarei Yisrael intersections and trolley.

As though to remind us why we avoid them, the police deliberately sent female cops, while one cop pointed his gun at Israeli citizens. Yet some of our readers still believe I overstated the case in yesterday's column on the new police officers (meant in jest!)…

I would greatly prefer to fight the internal battle of ideas against the protesters. To reprimand, teach, discuss and debate. They, too, are keeping the students from the study hall. But who even has time for that?

The media, unsurprisingly, mentions the "deserters" were on their way to Eilat\the Dead Sea. They don't bother to add this was during "Bein Hazmanim", which continues until Sunday. "Bein Hazmanim" is when Yeshiva students customarily take a vacation, until the upcoming semester (starting Sunday).

Here's the video of the cop threatening with his gun:

This article first appeared in Hebrew.

With Heaven's help, Yehuda Segal

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