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Bochur Arrested at Tzfas Yeshiva

Israeli police officers arrived at the dormitory of the Chabad Yeshiva in Tzfas, and pulled a 19-year-old student from his bed. Full Story

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to #2
March 4, 2019 10:03 pm

But then again, if not for draft enforcement, who would the army send into Ramallah?

willing to pay the price
March 4, 2019 9:11 pm

if one wishes to stay in the country and illegally dodge the draft , then his shlichus will be with his fellow prisoners…

Israel and eretz yisroel
March 3, 2019 7:51 pm

Charedi Jews lived in eretz yisroel for many many years way before there was a state or an army. Drafting them would be like drafting indigenous americans after everything the US did to them in its history.

Have some compassion
March 1, 2019 6:26 am

I don’t understand anyone that agrees to him being arrested, because he is a so called draft dodger. I know I wouldn’t want to go into the army. If this happened in Crown Heights and all the bochurim had to serve in the army what would we do. I agree with #23 though. I feel bad for him having to sit in jail for this. Moshiach Now!!!

To number 8
March 1, 2019 2:10 am

Of course he knew but he was following the Rebbes instructions that bochurim should learn not goto the army

goverment funded Yeshiva
March 1, 2019 1:25 am

Well if they can learn and Daven there, then It might be a good idea. as the government will be paying for room and board I hope they have a beis midrash there.also there is plenty of mivtzoyim to do with the guards. I just hope they let him home for the yomim toviem.

To number 2
March 1, 2019 12:41 am

How could you go and explain that they shouldn’t go into the yeshiva and how do you know that they didn’t let him wash ngek vasser. Why are you talking bad the amazing police officers of Israel.

February 28, 2019 9:11 pm

It’s not everyone. It’s probably one person that wrote few comments…
Bochrim needs to seat and learn! And to give the rebbe nachas.

To number 19
February 28, 2019 8:40 pm

Give me a break.
Jewish state. What else. Immoral same gender parades in all its major cities. Pork stores and tattoo shops. An army that drafts women and forces religious soldiers to listen to female singers. The fight against these lefty secularists has been going on since 1948. They don’t need more soldiers. They actually send home many trained soldiers. Why do they need yeshiva boys when the cost is double. They want to influence the young yeshiva boys into their atheistic beliefs. Don’t be nieve.

i don't know what to say!
February 28, 2019 4:57 pm

i think everyone is being very insensitive! imagine his family right now! the children, parents, and all their relatives! instead of talking about what he should of done, have pity on this family, and on this chasidishe boy sitting in jail, not being able to do mitzvah, or learn torah!!!

Netanyahu's storm troopers at it again
February 28, 2019 3:43 pm

This was just an excuse to cover up his indictment on corruption & other charges what better way to Arrest a Bachur learning in Yeshiva early in the morning like he was a huge criminal in The Mafia or something!!

February 28, 2019 3:35 pm

What business? A Jewish state? If you’re against it, then leave!

February 28, 2019 2:28 pm

I love Israel
It is a beautiful land

leave frum jews alone
February 28, 2019 1:15 pm

the army has no moral right to draft us. frum jews were against this business from day 1 and now that they “need” us they force us to join

February 28, 2019 12:57 pm

As if this bochur was actually learning in yeshiva. I know what goes on there and in all other yeshivas. 10% of the kids learn, and the other 90% don’t do anything. I bet they woke up the boy at 3pm! I think the army would be great for most yeshiva boys. give them some discipline.

How strangers have an access to the dormitory?
February 28, 2019 11:32 am

Where is the security? U can’t let anyone in, without an ID and warrant on the name… i feel bad, today is the army police but tomorrow who knows.
The Rosh Yeshiva must be aware of all “ariks” and take care of it and provide legal help for these bohrim.

Response to 8
February 28, 2019 10:12 am

Now, there is no exemption anymore and bochurim can only get a postponement, these bochurim don’t even go to the משרד הגיוס to get a postponement, and then complain when they get into trouble. I’ve seen countless chassidishe guys in army uniforms after they’re married, you have to respect the law, and the Rebbe never said otherwise.

February 28, 2019 9:47 am

To #9, there is a way to get out of the army or receive a “patur” and the student didn’t. Hundreds of other bochurim managed just fine.

Response to #1 #8
February 28, 2019 7:42 am

My husband learned in yeshiva, then he went to learn a year in 770 (kvutza), something Israeli bachurim have been doing for over 40 years. Eventhough he had a student visa, just the fact that he was out of Israel for over 6 months, he lost his status as a yeshiva student. Which means when he came back to Israel at age 21, before his wedding, according to you and the Israeli army he was supposed to enlist. My husband continued learning, got smicha, b”h married, learned in kollel for a year and then his mashpia told him to go… Read more »

Response to #8
February 28, 2019 6:42 am


The Rebbe wanted for Bochrim to learn AND RECEIVE AN EXEMPTION from the army (NOT to doge the draft – absolutely not)!

Thank you

It will get worse if the lapid ganz gang become prime ministers
February 28, 2019 5:54 am

The goal of the secular lefty israeli gang is to destroy Torah Judaism. We must fight back. Every religious One starlit must vote to try and increase the power of the religious blocs. And same here in New York. Yes we could of easily began changing the liberal lefty in political majority now the n power in New York. If every frum community be it Boro park Williamsburgurg flatbush crown heights united, we could of had 45 thousand more votes and elected a Republican out of the pile of democrats. But we didn’t. Most frum yidden are no t registered… Read more »

To number 8
February 28, 2019 5:54 am

Of course he knew but he was following the Rebbes instructions that bochurim should learn not goto the army

Response to #2
February 28, 2019 5:36 am

He knew this trouble was coming for him the second he avoided the draft.

Rules are rules if you don’t like it don’t live there.
Also those cops don’t go into Ramallah….

Ahavas yisrael
February 28, 2019 4:42 am

Deserves to be arrested ?!!!!
Don’t be g-ds policeman
If something bad happens to someone who are you to say they deserved it
This talk sounds very anti chasidic and very much not in the ways of Ahavas yisrael
This is not about if he is right or wrong for dodging the draft
This is about ahavas yisrael
I hope this bachur and his parents don’t have agmas nefesh
May hashem protect eretz yisrael and klal yisrael

February 28, 2019 4:21 am

Isn’t there a way for a person to refuse to serve if need be, like fear of fighting, or some other reason? I’m not well versed, but i think i remember learning that the Torah allows for a person to leave a war if he can’t take it. If that is the case, i don’t think it proper to reveal the name of the bochur, might be loshon hara. May Hashem bless all our brave chayalim and send us Moshiach now!

February 28, 2019 4:02 am

I agree with #2

to 1
February 28, 2019 2:44 am

big genius!
do you know all the details of his case?

February 28, 2019 1:27 am

what is isreal thinking?!

Oy Gevald
February 28, 2019 12:46 am

These cops have no class or chill.
They can’t wait till he’s outside???
Did they even let him wash negel vasser???
The cops would be using their time better by going
Undercover in Rammalah and arresting terrorists
Instead of the rebbes kinder.

Draft dodger
February 27, 2019 10:14 pm

I do feel bad for him, but in Israel there is a draft and if he is a draft dodger, then he deserves to be arrested.