Like the Carmelite nuns before them, a haredi group is opening a kollel (advanced yeshiva) and kiruv (often deceptive outreach, intra-Jewish-community missionary) center across from the Auschwitz death camp. But unlike the nuns, these haredi rabbis will be directly preying on the children of secular and non-Orthodox Jews who come to Auschwitz – a site sanctified through the blood and smoke and ashes of the millions who were murdered there.
Haredi kiruv groups – like, for example, Aish HaTorah, who sent the email posted immediately below to its email list, use often deceptive tactics to manipulate vulnerable non-haredi Jews into becoming haredi.
The group's fundraising email. Please click to enlarge:
The group's website does not use the word "kiruv." Please click to enlarge:
A Google site search of the Auschwitz kiruv center's website looking for the work "kiruv." It does not appear anywhere on the site. Please click to enlarge:
[Hat Tip: DK.]