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August 07, 2014

Haredi Paper Lashes Out Against “Spiritual Terror Tunnels” Dug By Secular Israelis, Government, IDF To Entrap Haredim

Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman 1In an editorial, Yated Ne’eman argued that the haredi community had drawn too close to the IDF during the war and that the government, the IDF and secular Israelis wanted to entrap them in “spiritual terror tunnels.” 

Above: Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman

Haredi Paper Lashes Out Against “Spiritual Terror Tunnels” Dug By Secular Israelis, Government, IDF To Entrap Haredim
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

It didn’t take long.

On Thursday, only the second day of the three-day humanitarian cease fire between Hamas and Israel brokered by Egypt, the haredi daily newspaper Yated Ne’eman – the largest selling haredi daily in the world and the mouthpiece of the mainstream non-hasidic Ashkenazi haredi faction headed by Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman – lashed out at the IDF, the government and secular Israelis, the Jerusalem Post reported.

In an editorial, Yated Ne’eman argued that the haredi community had drawn too close to the IDF during the war and that the government, the IDF and secular Israelis wanted to entrap them in “spiritual terror tunnels.” 

“This must ring a spiritual ‘red-alert’ warning…This confusion must not penetrate inward [to the heart of the haredim],” Yated Ne’eman warned, lashing out against alleged attempts to recruit haredi yeshiva students into the IDF during the war.

“The unceasing efforts to change us became even greater during the war. The attempt to cynically exploit the emergency situation by digging spiritual terror tunnels must be rejected and expelled,” the Yated Ne’eman editorial insisted.

“At this time when they are trying to coerce us, we must seal every crack and strengthen the weak who are more likely to be tempted,” the article read. “We must raise the walls…Contact and connection between the haredi camp and the secular is treif [non-kosher], especially at a time like this,” Yated Ne’eman warned.

Shahar Ilan, the deputy director of Hiddush, a nonprofit that promotes freedom of and from religion in Israel, noted that with the spread of the Internet and Internet-enabled cellphones, haredi rabbis could no longer control what information haredim see, and that many haredi yeshiva students know that their Zionist Orthodox and secular contemporaries are fighting and sometimes dying in Gaza to protect them from Hamas terror attacks and rocket fire.

“The haredim built huge fences to prevent the population from knowing what happens outside of it, and now the Internet allows every haredi person to know exactly what is happening. You cannot now prevent an 18- or 19-year-old haredi boy from knowing that secular or national-religious boys of his age are risking their lives for the country,” Ilan told the Jerusalem Post.

Hapeles, the paper of the non-hasidic Ashkenazi haredi rebel faction headed by Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, had already begun publishing a series of anti-IDF article days ago, leading some haredi observers to believe Yated Ne’eman’s editorial was written because of and in response to them.


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And here I have been saying over and over, that Harry's glasses have turned a bit too rose colored, re achdut, post the kidnapping of our 3 kedoshim, the three beautiful yeshiva boys, slaughtered by Hamas. Yes, everyone prayed for them. harry forgot R. Shalom Cohen, re his statements last year l'gabei religious zionists, kipot serugot, calling all of them Amalek, and just 2 or 3 weeks ago, his stating that israel does not need an army, (i will not repeat his party line on this, it is so outrqgeous). and he refused to say tefillot for IDF on that date, just few weeks ago, Harry, Emes v'Emunah, centrist, albeit i agree with lots of what he writes, put on rose colored glasses. so there you have it Harry Mayles. Your wonderland does not exist. A tiger does not change it's stripes. Rabbi Shalom Cohen spiritual leader, of Shas, successor to ovadia yoseph, ( i will leave out comments here other than zl, which is appropriate) cohen and his chevrah should move from E'y' another land, which they will find more palatable, and which will pay their avreichim at least as much as the reduced israeli sa'ad. Please, i beg of you rabbi cohen tistalek from eretz yisrael with all of your parasitic chevra, all of you hate the country. find someplace where you will feel at home, someplace that will feed you while you read toyreh yom v'laylah.

Well there you have it: Connections between the Haredi world and the Secular world are treif. They therefore do not consider themselves to be Israeli citizens. Further to that assertion the following must occur: (This is likely to occur after the cessation of hostilities)1.) Immediate removal of all Haredim from the welfare rolls. 2.)A demand to R. Shteinman to repudiate his statement or be deported. 3.) A proposal; All Haredim that elect to serve in the military will be allowed to remain in the country, otherwise, their citizenship is revoked and they must leave within 30 days.

Since they are not Israelis, let them cool their heels in some other country.

AK - I'd add giving up the right to vote.

It is their bloc voting that is the major problem.

To facilitate their "siluk" from Medinat Yisrael, monies from Birthright Israel could be diverted, one time only, for one way trip l'chutz l'aretz. All Charedim who do not serve in IDF and all who do not teach their children secular studies so as not to forever be on welfare rolls.
NLOL then we would have more money to pay for the Eritreans (excuse the black humor) triple pun.

Wow, the balls on these guys...

They know they're safe. What country would take them? Guatemala took a few dozen or however many Lev Tahor - but then what? What hellhole wants these people? Most have no skills, little education in any real sense. Mostly they have chutzpah however there's no shortage of that anywhere.

Just Curious @2:03PM:
Alternatively, the other girsa, somewhat ahuv alai, is "oves of steel". as opposed to "brass balls". If there were more of the latter in the charedi communities (and people were not so intimidated re threats of no shidduchim, kids being thrown out of yeshiva, etc etc) the amount of sexual molestation in orthodox communities, currently estimated by my Rabbi penpal at about 33% would decrease dramatically. Charedim need to grow a pair. and drive the molesters out of the community, not those fighting for justice. What a sad sad story re the Lakewood Talmid Chacham (his name has never been reported, that is good, i am for sure not part of that community, lol as you can tell from my style) at least yoseph kolko got put away, major major chaval that the same cannot be said re Yehudah. But I do know about this frequently used dumpster......in Great Neck. This is my warped sense of humor, not in any way to be read as a threat, I am as my name indicates female, and getting dangerously close to "senior citizen". LOL all the more reason for FM readers to ignore me. not too many females have the guts to post here. do not know why, everyone is ripped apart? thin skinned females? yachol l'hiyot.

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