Chareidi Rabbis is Israel are trying to ban what they consider public musical events, such as the annual Simchas Beis HaShoeivah celebrations scheduled for Sukkos.
An advertisement printed in the Chareidi Israeli daily Hamodia called for the ban and was signed by noted Rabbis and Rebbes of Chassidic and Litvishe groups.
Tzach, or Lubavitch Youth Organization in Israel, organizes a large Simchas Beis HaShoeivah street affair in Jerusaem every year. Thousands attend the dancing, mainly Orthodox and Chareidi Jews.
Rabbi Naftali Rot, who organizes the event, told COL: “Our Rabbis will meet to decide what should be done. We (Tzach) only will only serve to execute their decisions.”
According to Rot, the Chabad Rabbicial Committee in Israel will convene within the next few days to discuss the issue.
The celebration, a tradition dating back to the days of the Bais Hamidkash is continued nowadays with music, dancing and refreshments. In Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Chabad Hasidim celebrate in the streets every night of Sukkos.