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November 13, 2012

Ashkenazi Haredim Panic After New Shas Co-Head Declares War On Anti-Sefardi Discrimination By Ashkenazi Haredi Schools

Aryeh Deri 2Aryeh Deri announced a plan to combat discrimination against Sefardi students by Ashkenazi run haredi schools. Deri, who now co-heads the Sefardi haredi Shas political party, said he would work to close Ashkenazi haredi schools caught discriminating against Sefardim.

Aryeh Deri 2
Aryeh Deri

Ashkenazi Haredim Panic After New Shas Co-Head Declares War On Anti-Sefardi Discrimination By Ashkenazi Haredi Schools
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

It’s a war Ashkenazi haredim are likely to lose.

In a recent interview with the haredi Kol Barama radio station, former Minister of Knesset Aryeh Deri announced a plan to combat discrimination against Sefardi students by Ashkenazi run haredi schools. Deri, who now co-heads the Sefardi haredi Shas political party, said he would work to close Ashkenazi haredi schools caught discriminating against Sefardim, Ynet reported.

Deri reportedly told Kol Barama that he had received permission from the late leader of the Lithuanian haredi yeshiva community, Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, to "revoke funds from Ashkenazi institutions discriminating against Sefardim.”

The Lithuanian haredi yeshiva community responded several days later by announcing a new Ashkenazi run school for Sephardic girls to be run by Rebbetzin Yocheved Elyashiv, who has a history of refusing to take in Sefardi students in a school she ran. She is a daughter-in-law of the late Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv. Her new school will be for "the daughters of yeshiva students and good families."

Rabbi Shimon Azarzar and Rabbi Azriel Auerbach will reportedly also have leadership roles in the new school.

Rebbetzin Elyashiv infamously refused to admit the daughter of attorney Yoav Laloum at a Bais Yaakov school she ran. Laloum’s subsequent petition to the High Court of Justice shook the Ashkenazi haredi community to its core.

She was also accused of racism when she instructed her school students to pray for the recovery of her father-in-law but did not ask them to pray for the recovery of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, a son of Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.

In response, Rebbetzin Elyashiv claimed that the Yosef family did not ask her to have her students pray for the younger Yosef.

Deri was convicted of public corruption and served a prison sentence for it. After a long exile, he was welcomed back to Shas leadership by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef about one month ago.

It is unlikely that a segregated Ashkenazi-run school for Sefardi girls will satisfy Deri – or meet the High Court of Justice’s requirements for non-discrimination.

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I speak for frum Ashkenazim everywhere when I say we would take our last breath before we allow our precious kinderlach to sit along side these prust sand niggers.

Obvious troll is obvious

Nobody is panicking and nobody is afraid of Deri the crook who will just bring more shame and disgrace on himself and the Shas party he blackmailed to take him back in. They were doing just fine without him all the years he was banned from politics because he had been jailed.

What is Deri gonna do, mix Belzers and Gerrer Chasidim with Sefardim? How crazy is that, and what an irresponsible act of inciting people to riot. Will Deri force parents with Litvish kids from the Ponevezh and Chevron yeshivas to sit with Sefardim? Baloney! There are hundreds of excellent sefardi schools. Sefardim and Ashkenazim have different mesoras (traditions) going back 2000 years and neither Deri nor anyone can force "instant" changes cynically designed for his own political gain so that he should look like a "hero" to his Shas constituents and distract them from the fact that he sat in jail for corruption. Any idiot can see that he's trying pull rabbits out hats to rehabilitate himself, but it will avail him nothing.

Deri is a failed political hack whose time has long gone, he should have stayed out of the limelight. Now he wants to get back to center stage again, but he is going to create chaos and come out the loser big time.

Deri has found his issue. It is dynamite for strengthening his support in his base. It should be interesting to see how this plays out. My guess is that he will eventually sideline Yishai.

> he would work to close Ashkenazi haredi schools caught discriminating against Sefardim,

Well he can't close all of them. There'd be none left.

Apologies to: Elton John "Daniel:"

Deri is kvetching tonight,what a pain!
He claims his ancestors headed from Spain
Oy and I can see Deri making a schrei
G-d it looks like Deri, must be the glasses that I buy

[NB: Distorting glasses for tzniyus]

They say Sephardim are witty, though I've never been
Deri says they deserve a place, in the yeshiva scene
Oy, he shouldn't go, he's too brown and rough
L-rd I'm pissed at Deri, oy he pisses me off!

Deri my brother, I am frummer than thee
Do you still feel the pain from the Inquisitor's glee?
Your kids won't try, they are not Ashkenaz-iii
Deri you're a hell of a Knesset guy.

Deri is lobbying, what a pain.
But he can't be a Jew, 'cause he doesn't eat chrayn
Oy and I can see Deri raising a schrei
G-d it looks like Deri, must be the glasses that I buy
Oy G-d it looks like Deri, must be the glasses that I buy.





I dont understand why would anyone from the sefardi m want their children to be taught in a different culture sorrounding them their own please someone explain to me a sefardi should stay a sefardi and the other way around why try to change into an ashkenazi way of life,dont they have their own ways and schooling dont they want to keep their own tradition?

Yochanan, excellent!

YL - another good one.

Thanks Dave, Sarek.

What is Deri gonna do, mix Belzers and Gerrer Chasidim with Sefardim? How crazy is that, and what an irresponsible act of inciting people to riot. Will Deri force parents with Litvish kids from the Ponevezh and Chevron yeshivas to sit with Sefardim?

Hmmm sounds familiar! Sounds just like what whites in the American south said about school integration. Oh it isn't racism it's just a different culture and tradition. What do we call a nation that not only Jews won't share the same schools as Arabs, but even the Jews won't sit with other Jews from different backgrounds?

Darn you YL, I'm already humming it!

DH: ;-)

What is Deri gonna do, mix Belzers and Gerrer Chasidim with Sefardim? How crazy is that, and what an irresponsible act of inciting people to riot. Will Deri force parents with Litvish kids from the Ponevezh and Chevron yeshivas to sit with Sefardim?

Yeah, G-d forbid these people allow their kids to learn that their narrow little viewpoint is not shared by all and that there are other ways of looking at the world. No inquiring minds there - just locked doors and tribalism.

1. The Ashkenazi Hareidim won the war against the Israeli Supreme Court and the semi-religious Sefardim who demanded entry into very religious Ashkenazi girl school and cried racism when they were denied entry due to their lack of religiosity.

Even though the Supreme Court ordered them to accept and even jailed some hareidi parents for a few days when they refused, the school simply reopened with a new name and continued the same policies.

Score one for the Hareidim.

2. Yaakov Yosef is the black sheep of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's family and ROY disowned this wayward son. This is why he is considered a non-entity by both the Hareidim and by the Sefardim including the Yosef rabbinical family.

These are supposed to be the chosen ones.Pleasesss!!!!!

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