Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman spoke to the crowd and again called for Finance Minister Yair Lapid and other government leaders to be wiped out, using the rabbinic curse “yemach shemo” (and its plural, “yemach shemom”), which is traditionally reserved only for the most evil non-Jews who conspire to kill Jews and for Jews who have converted to another religion and then persecute Jews or try to convert them.
Haredi Leader Curses Finance Minister Yair Lapid, Marks Him For Violence – Again
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Haredi leader Rabbi Aaron Leib Shteinman reportedly attended a simchas beis ha-shoeva celebration in Bnei Brak Thursday night.
Shteinman spoke to the crowd and again called for Finance Minister Yair Lapid and other government leaders to be wiped out, using the rabbinic curse “yemach shemo” (and its plural, “yemach shemom”), which is traditionally reserved only for the most evil non-Jews who conspire to kill Jews and for Jews who have converted to another religion and then persecute Jews or try to convert them.
The curse means that the person’s name and very existence should be completely wiped out so there is no memory or trace left of him.
Although not a direct command to kill, being labeled by a senior haredi rabbinic leader with the same rabbinic curse used against Hitler and the Nazis is essentially equivalent to removing the normal protection a Jew would have under jewish law from retaliatory violence or murder.
But, Shteinman reportedly cursed Lapid and other government leaders with that curse anyway.
“Rav Shteinman spoke about the wicked, those who work to harm Am Yisrael [the Jewish people; in this case meant as the haredi community, which is the only ‘authentic’ Jewish community in haredi theology], their name should be wiped out, using the loshon [language; term; phrase] ‘yemach shemom’, inserting a tefilla [prayer] that HKBH [HaKadosh Baruch Hu; God] should save us from these evil people. The gadol hador once again spoke out against Minister Yair Lapid, using the loshon ‘yemach shemo’ regarding his name,” Yeshiva World reported.
Last month, Shteinman called Lapid "Amalek," the biblical archenemy of the Jewish people all Jews are commanded to assassinate and wipe out.
Haredi leaders, including Shteinman, are enraged by government attempt to draft haredi yeshiva students into Israel’s military and its decision to compel haredi schools receiving any amount of state funding to teach secular subjects like math.
Why are so many stations necessary?" he asked. The telephones at the stations of the steady operators were ringing non-stop...."But how is it that a person contributes over the phone? How does the money come in?" he asked. The gabbai [assistant] briefly explained how a credit card works.
"But the contributor doesn't even sign anything... he's contributing over the phone!" Harav Steinman asked again. "But what if he changes his mind?" he went on....It was astounding to see to what extent maran, shlit"a, who is immersed in Torah study day and night, is cut off from the financial nature of our daily lives in the modern world. At the same time, it was fascinating to see how quickly he caught on when the matter was outlined in the briefest detail.
Steinman is the supreme rabbinic leader of mainstream non-hasidic haredim worldwide.
[Hat Tip: Seymour.]