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    Jerusalem Closed Off for Protest

    On Sunday, a huge number of ultra-Orthodox Israelis rallied against the proposed draft law at the entrance to Jerusalem. Full Story, Photos, Video

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    wow
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    wow

    good lock

    save us from the hands of our brothers

    קתי
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    קתי

    בשלטון הכופרים אין אנו מאמינים

    ok ok
    Guest
    ok ok

    alls well that ends well

    Absolutely awe inspiring
    Guest
    Absolutely awe inspiring

    What an incredible site

    Great to see Chabad participating!
    Guest
    Great to see Chabad participating!

    Enough of Chabad enlisting in the IDF! We are Chassidim and a bochur’s place is in Yeshiva!

    Autonomous
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    Autonomous

    There’s a certain amount of irony in this situation…

    very nice
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    very nice

    Go צמח אלפסי .

    ohh myy
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    ohh myy

    im lubavitch and i agree with the protesters

    if they’re all in the army then who will be davening for the soldiers? wow!

    make this galus end

    L.G

    Wow!!!
    Guest
    Wow!!!

    Incredible achdus of so many Yidden gathered together B”H
    Printing Tanya
    Singing niggunim and saying pesukim
    Amazing!!!
    Ad Mosai
    We want Moshiach Now!

    Moishiach
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    Moishiach

    Just imagine what the crowds
    will be like when Moshiach arrives

    Amazing!!!!!
    Guest
    Amazing!!!!!

    I hope they change the law!!

    quiet negotiations is obviously a thing of the past.
    Guest
    quiet negotiations is obviously a thing of the past.

    Not sure how the Rebbe would have responded to this. I look at the overall picture. We shlepped in young kids who don’t really understand – all they know is what they are told. They now know that the way to get things done is with demonstrating and making a big tumult. It’s a lesson that was taught a while ago and now seems to be the accepted way. This goes for every argument, disagreement, or personal vendettas – they all get published and announced. Then we have fodder for more arguments, discussions and table talk. How many thousands of… Read more »

    Denial
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    Denial

    Who is it they think is going to defend them down the road?
    These people are self absorbed, shortsighted, and sufficiently delusional. I fear this won’t end well.

    chasidei chabad at the forefront!!!
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    chasidei chabad at the forefront!!!
    So glad MY son wasn't there
    Guest
    So glad MY son wasn't there

    I would have dragged him out. I am disgusted by this protest – they are moral cowards. It’s OK for frei Yidden to die, but they mustn’t defend their (our) people? And there ARE alternatives – Sherut service (community service) which Chabad has been allowed to do, since they do it anyway (we call it Mivtzoim.) So Chabad had no business being there.

    Agree with 15
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    Agree with 15

    Moishe Rabeinu would’ve been ashamed.
    Since when are B’nai Torah PATUR from defese of AM YISROEL against our enemies? NOT!!!
    If one is TRULY Toraso Umnaso, then he might be patur, but those who do not learn YOMAM VALAYLA, are CHAYAV in defense of THEIR people.

    do they really want all these men in the arm?
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    do they really want all these men in the arm?

    or is this a red herring to detract the attention away from what the government are doing… selling israel for a penny. Why doesnt everyone protest about that? If thtey would, Israel would be a safer place today.

    Can s/o please dx
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    Can s/o please dx

    Can someone please explain…
    I’d understand if they protested over not
    Being coerced to defile the Torah while in the services.
    But it seems they don’t want to be drafted into צהל at all.
    The argument of who learn or who will daven doesn’t really apply. As there are older and younger that can daven n learn.
    Ukvar hayta lanu “mi ben esrim v’ma’ala”
    What am I not understanding?

    Stupid
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    Stupid

    Chabad has no esek in this chilul Hashem.

    :-)
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    :-)

    I agree that these kids would prefer the, still legal, way out of their military service by attending yeshiva – that’s logical. Military services is difficult and whose looking to make life more difficult. However, they forget that this was a mistake that Ben Gurian made in 52 and that the Israeli government finally realized that the country needs the frum community as well.

    It’s incredibly selfish that these people think that their Jewish blue is somehow redder than the next guy’s. Granted, army service it tough, but make it a religious issue.

    whose blood is thicker?
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    whose blood is thicker?

    unless you are a serious bochur and not merely warming the benches of yeshivah, then your learning is on par with those fighting at the front lines. But woe to those who bum around and use yeshivah as an excuse to get away with not serving. your blood is no thicker than anyone else’s!

    I WAS THERE !!
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    I WAS THERE !!

    I was there yesterday. Frum newspapers reported 800,000 attendees. In my opinion, this is an understatement. I am familiar with Jerusalem street and have been to many gatherings, Jewish and non, and i know how to count. But numbers arent always important. To my fellow commentators, the situation in Israel is not a simple one. The Secular flagging the orthodox for not serving in the army is just an excuse to brand them as third class citizens. No one NEEDS them in the army, and no one WANTS them. But as they know that Army service isny compatible to Orthodox… Read more »

    If you wrote here
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    If you wrote here

    in support the zionist entity then you have no place in Chabad, no knowledge of Torah, and you need to sign off the internet and re-evaluate your life.

    Woow!!!
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    Woow!!!

    How many people bh!!

    #23
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    #23

    If you can say that ANYONE has no place in Chabad, then you are not a chassid.

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    I like all those who claim to know what HKB”H wants. My question to them is:
    And Who made YOU Shofet Olam?

    Boruch N. Hoffinger   'HaKohaine '           BS"D
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    Boruch N. Hoffinger 'HaKohaine ' BS"D

    Good idea?
    Why don’t the ‘Daati’ start a lawsuit, (International?) declaring that they don’t want to enter an army that needlessly puts it’s young people in harms way. It’s know that the Israeli govt. doesn’t protect it’s soldiers and they often get harmed or killed because of the fear the govt. of Israel has of the world’s opinion. For instance the MV Mavi Marmara where sailors/soldiers were needlessly brutalized. I believe 3 are still disabled. How about ‘Gaza,’ ‘Lebanon,’ etc. etc.
    I would NEVER let a loved-one enter The IDF, unless ‘The Rebbe, MH”M,’ told me to do so.

    addition to #12
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    addition to #12

    yup…….here it is …………..opinions, arguments, insults, pride, embarrassment etc. It’s still questionable whether this is the right way. It was billed as a demonstration. The word itself is confrontational. here is the definition: a public meeting or march protesting against something or expressing views on a political issue. It was not billed as an achdus Yisroel rallly. I question whether this can be called a kiddush Hashem. Additionally, who is paying for the huge cleanup? That’s good Jewish money – wasted! If you want to make a kiddush Hashem you keep it all clean – no need to have a… Read more »

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    to 22

    Thank you for your clear and respectful explanation.

    A Solider
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    A Solider

    I want to begin by saying I mean no disrespect to any of the above comments. Firstly, I am going to go ahead and assume, that not many of you live in Israel. That being said, even if you follow politics here you do not truly understand the situation. When you move to Israel, which I hope you all do, then you can have opinions on the draft bill. It is nice to know that Jews in Chul (Chutz L’Aretz) think about us and express opinions on what our government should or shouldn’t do, but it is not your place.… Read more »

    WOW
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    WOW

    MAMAMIA!!!

    number 30 - you are 100% on the money
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    number 30 - you are 100% on the money

    oye are you right!!!

    לכל אחד
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    לכל אחד

    לכל אחד שהוא כתב נגד אני רוצה להגיד לכם אני יודע בדיוק מה שהולך שם אם הרבי ז”ל היה יודע מה שהולך שם באידשקייט הוא היה עושה שטורמען הרבה הרבה יותר מה שהיה אתמול שבשום פנים ואופן הוא לא היה מסכים לאף אחד ללכת שם פשוט אי אפשר ליהות שמה א חסידשע בחור עם ירא שמים ותפסיקו עם כל השטיות נגד העצרת זה לא היה הפגנה בכלל בכלל לא זה היה תפלה להרבוו של עולם

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    if you are right you go to the armry

    to #27
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    to #27

    to # 27
    You would never let a loved one enter the IDF but have no problem letting someone elses loved one defend your family ???
    Israel is surrounded by nations that hate her and don’t acknowledge her right to exist but we can travel freely there , vacation there and live in security there, all on the backs of someone elses kids ……its shameful

    To #30
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    To #30

    Tell me of ONE democratic country that does not have differences of opinion, arguments, and demonstrations. (And this was a PEACEFUL demonstration, and all they did was say Tehilim, Shema, and hold signs!!!) I do not understand how this is a Chilul Hashem.
    “Is this what we want the world to think of us?” What do you mean by THIS? what’s wrong with the world seeing that citizens of a country are peacefully demonstrating against a law? All it shows is that Israel is a democracy, and that differences of opinion are allowed.

    The Rebbes opinion
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    The Rebbes opinion

    Those learning Torah are protecting the land.The sicha was recently publisized.

    anonymous
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    anonymous

    you are right, I agree with you

    I just want everyone to know
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    I just want everyone to know

    that even though these pictures are only of men, women were encourage to participate and there are also pictures of women standing at the rally.
    For all these rabbanim are gung-ho about tzniut . . .

    ל-#33
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    ל-#33

    איך אתה מעיז להגיד את דעתו של הרבי, ועוד כשהדיעה שאתה מייחס לרבי היא דיעה שמונוגת לשיחותיו הקודושות???

    Boruch N. Hoffinger   'HaKohaine '           BS"D
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    Boruch N. Hoffinger 'HaKohaine ' BS"D

    Dear # 30, I used to be a citizen of ‘The Medina.’ I visited often and lived in ‘Sefat’ for two years. Your attitude is very misdirected. ‘The Medina,’ being secular (No, it’s NOT a Jewish State, but more, ‘A State of Jews.’ Let’s be clear and honest.) You are separating Jews from involvement in Israeli doings when ‘The Torah’ states we are all one.’ If your attitude is shared by many soldiers it is a sad state of mind — and FALSE! How can you start a secular state on a land given to YOU, the secularists, by religious… Read more »

    why
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    why

    why dont the chabad bochrim tuck in

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