Satmar Rebbe Calls For Holy War Against Israel
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
The Kiryas Joel Satmar Rebbe Rabbi Aharon Teitelbaum arrived in Israel today and, upset by the looming military draft of haredi yeshiva students, urged haredim there to “launch a holy war” against the government, Yeshiva World reported.
“Now everyone knows that haredi Jewry must go to war, one that is heard around the world against the [government’s] decrees in unity among all factions and communities.
“We must launch a holy war towards safeguarding the young unmarried men who do not attend yeshivas. Even those who are not learning do not serve a punishment of spiritual annihilation,” Teitelbaum said.
Teitelbaum also said that despite Sefardi haredi fears, Sefardim will not be abandoned because “we will take care of everyone.”
There are also reports that Teitelbaum will arrange a mass protest against the draft while he’s in Israel.
[Hat Tip: Seymour.]