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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem


Riot Breaks Out in Meah Shearim When Rabbi Reisman Comes to Speak

This was in response to Rabbi Reisman [1] attacking fanatical Haredis, over the weekend, claiming that recent incidents [2] in the city are a result of their behavior on the day of Harav Shteinman's passing. They danced and distributed doughnuts to children.

Rabbi Reisman arrived to speak at a function held by the Toldos Avraham Yitzchok sect [3] in Meah Shearim, where protesters stood outside awaiting his arrival.

At one point in middle of his speech, a protester who managed to get inside shouted 'Reisman is a sheigetz. [4] Get out and don't come back to our neighborhood.

0202 Editor's Notes:
[1] Rabbi Reisman is a well known speaker of the Belz Hasidim. He advocates ideas that are perceived as modern in the eyes of fanatical Haredis. In addition, he is hated by these zealots for his stance on the draft law.
[2] Recent Incidents – Three children have recently passed away in the Haredi communities of Bet Shemesh and Jerusalem.
[3] Toldos Avraham Yitzchok – Based in Meah Shearim, this sect originates from the Toldos Aharon sect. Ideologically they align with he Eidah HaHareidit.
[4] Sheigetz – A yiddish word used in a derogatory fashion to refer to a non-Jew. It is also used in reference to a sinner who does not uphold the religious commandments.

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