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Tefillin Ranter: Pluralism Professor

The woman ranting against a Jew putting on Tefillin in Israel's airport is a professor on "pluralism," and she also demands an apology. Full Story, Video

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she's a yid
June 3, 2018 11:42 pm

she’s a yid who just needs to do teshuva.
we love her for her neshama.

True Chossid
June 1, 2018 10:29 am

Wow this is the Rebbes man. Proud, active, diligent and truthful! What a shliach! Don’t even know him…

TO #28
June 1, 2018 9:54 am


June 1, 2018 6:44 am

Thanks for letting us know how knowledgeable you are, but how do do if if she is or is not being treated for said disorder. You comment adds zero to the conversation

Pluralism off the wall
June 1, 2018 5:26 am

either you agree with her Pluralism or you are subject to her disgusting aggressive behavior. She should be fired from her jobs.
The fact that her husband is part of NIF and supports JStreet tells us much about her “pluralistic” outlook…..

To #56
May 31, 2018 5:43 pm

She may have been displaying antisocial, borderline, histrionic, and narcissistic BEHAVIORS, but to call them personality disorders is irresponsible. Personality disorders require clinical diagnosis, and best practice is to have assessments reviewed by a second clinician. The behaviors also need to be longitudinal and all we are seeing is one episode.

Send her a friend request on Facebook
May 31, 2018 2:49 pm

Maybe some Lubavitch friends would be helpful for her.

May 31, 2018 12:34 pm

The chabad guy did not seem at all disrespectful. She could have moved too if she didn’t like it.

May 31, 2018 7:00 am

Where I come from, folks who are well-balanced, do not laugh uncontrollably like that at people — with such hatred and .disdain.

Thank you for your unsolicited pseudo lesson on mental illness, It doesn’t work here!

Hey...leave her alone!
May 30, 2018 11:46 pm

It doesn’t matter who was wrong or right. It matters that the gutte yidden should hold on their Loshon Horah and not speak bad about someone you know nothing about. Do a good deed instead!

Don't jump to conclusions !
May 30, 2018 6:01 pm

Do you realise that calling her mentally ill, mentally challenged, psychotic, crazy, that she should be taking meds, etc is very insulting to the truly mentally ill? Being nasty, intimidating another’s religious rituals, etc does not necessarily equate with being clinically mentally ill and is like saying being verbally cruel and intimidating automatically equals ‘mental illness’ and vice versa. She was bad/sad maybe, not necessarily mentally ill.

# 56, you must be a professional yourself
May 30, 2018 5:51 pm

because you analyzed her behavior very accurately at that specific point in time. But hopefully she was putting on an a show and hopefully please G-d this is not the true person. She does look human I think. If not please make me an appointment too, thanks.

To #50
May 30, 2018 5:23 pm

Love your comment!
I like how you looked at this on the bright side!
Kol HaKavod!!!

dean's email address
May 30, 2018 5:14 pm
Professor Pnina Peri needs professional help!
May 30, 2018 3:57 pm

Porfessor Pnina Peri displayed antisocial, borderline histrionic and narcissistic personality disorders. She disregarded social rules and obligations, acted irritable and aggressive, as well as impulsive and lacked guilt. She appears superficially charming (“charming psychopath”) but this behavior is short lived. Professor Pnina Peri needs help!

Her Students
May 30, 2018 3:32 pm

Her students, once they realize what she did, will hide their faces in shame. She is a disgrace to Judaism and humanity.
That laugh reminds me of the manner in which Nazi Officers laughed at the Jews…..with disgust, disdain and hatred! Her family must be very very proud of her actions!

nut case
May 30, 2018 2:59 pm

give me a break, she hate the fact that their are any religious Jews, she was very hostile border linr crazy

May 30, 2018 2:48 pm

Seems like she has deep-seated and unresolved issues
regarding Judaism/ the Holocaust

Good for you # 50, כל הכבוד!
May 30, 2018 2:24 pm

Wishing you Hatzlacha Rabba and hoping to hear good news from this invite. משיח עכשיו!

May 30, 2018 1:25 pm

Excellent comment

I emailed
May 30, 2018 1:09 pm

I reached out to her and said “Hi Pnina, My name is Blank. I am an orthodox Jew living in The US. You’re an educator as well as every Jew is. Were a light unto the nations. I wasn’t born frum and I went to college campus. I only know what I saw on the video. I have very close connections with Lubavitch Shluchim all over the globe. The Rebbe is very into education. You’re an educator. My mother A”H was a teacher and a proud Jew. She wasn’t religious but she never bashed Judaism. It is imperative for an… Read more »

liberal jew here
May 30, 2018 12:33 pm

If I a liberal Jew that gets where you are coming from, BUT am totally repugnant on your rant, which totally floored me. YOU have to apologize, besides only a moron would yell, and spew such venom on a chabad guy. Like HELLO, you talking about Chabad, Ahavat Yisrael!. You think they will start a fight with you or respond as you CLAIM he did? Good for him he went on to ask other about tefilyn! I hope you read these comments and feel sorry enough to apologize to HIM! Shame on you also for stating outright lies on what… Read more »

So obvious...
May 30, 2018 12:27 pm

Who is saying the truth and who needs to cover up…
Just makes her look worse.
Odd that she’s in this profession and can still think this way

Mitzvah Campaign !!!!
May 30, 2018 12:24 pm

Let’s turn this into something positive. I’m putting tefillin on someone else today. My wife will hand out some Shabbos candles as well. Thanks for starting a mitzvah campaign, Peri! Kol Hakovod!

May 30, 2018 11:57 am

She is part of Jstreet- the judenraat of today. Very anti semitic and anti israel! She should take her meds and be fired at once!! She has no control!! And she is a shameless liar!!

Email her
May 30, 2018 11:49 am

At. [email protected]
I emailed her and told her just how disgusted we are by her primitive anti social psychotic behavior. I advised her to seek psychiatric help at once!!!

כל הכבוד להרב הרצל שליט"א
May 30, 2018 11:28 am

כל הכבוד להרב הרצל שליט”א

to 28
May 30, 2018 9:54 am

I read that she purposely moved near them..she was on the side of the room

Demanding an apology
May 30, 2018 9:53 am

Dear Dr. Peri,

I apologize that your true colors of religous intolerance was revealed. It obviously reflects quite terribly on one who proffeses to be an expert on multiculturalism and equality, and really puts your credibility in a very questionable light.

Please accept my apology for being on the receiving end of your hateful outburst.

Wishing you well.

To #35
May 30, 2018 9:48 am

I’m sorry, but I don’t see too much cursing going on. I definitely don’t see how you can equate those pointing out who is right and who is wrong to what she did.
Of course we should be better than shaming etc. But saying ‘you guys are no better than her’ is hyperbolic and frankly untrue.

Just let it go...
May 30, 2018 9:42 am

Everyone is going crazy nowadays. Moshiach is coming, we shouldn’t get caught up in this ridiculous drama. Move on.

May 30, 2018 9:38 am

She embarrassed herself in front of everyone because, educated was far from my mind. Hashem please reveal Moshiach Now! When a Jew laughs at someone putting Tefillin on.

To #'s 31 and 35
May 30, 2018 9:32 am

To #31, or what if it was a reform woman putting on tephillin and some do. I’d bet she would either say nothing, or praise her for promoting feminism in what she would claim was ‘Judaism’.

To #35 By lying you show that you are no better then her.
No one above you cursed her, even if one or two did, that still would not be anywhere near ‘all’ of them, so you are simply lying, just like she did.

Email the loser
May 30, 2018 9:29 am

At [email protected]
Let her now how feel about her psychotic antosemitic behavior!!

She was NOT upset
May 30, 2018 8:40 am

You can she that she was enjoying herself as she tried to prevent a Torah connection. Proudly doing her part to stop what she guess as a barbaric action.

May 30, 2018 8:00 am

none of you are better than her.
by you hating on her you are just doing exactly was she was
point is, we dont have anything to do with it except Rabbi
yes its terrible and ironic but by us cursing her out isnt doing much.
in response, we should ask more people to put on teffilin

Her contact info
May 30, 2018 7:47 am

If anyone’s wants to write to her to tell her how wrong she was:
[email protected]

Mental Health Challenges -- Time for Her Dismissal
May 30, 2018 7:02 am

Guess this proves that even academics have significant mental health challenges. Her demeanor and insidious laughter is troublesome. The President of the University must dismiss her immediately from her post. She is indeed dangerous!! Otherwise, he should step down. This is not freedom of expression. This is pure, unadulterated public hatred and anti-semitism !

May 30, 2018 6:19 am

you can see she is such a liar if it bothered her that much she could have made a nasty comment and just moved over. she has no defense for her behavior
and is now making up stories. i dont believe her for a second

What if...?
May 30, 2018 5:29 am

What if it was a Christian or Moslem quietly praying in the airport? Would she have said one word???

Respond in kind...
May 30, 2018 5:20 am

Let’s respond with love and acceptance of our fellow jew. There are enough people consumed with hate and rejection.

May 30, 2018 2:49 am



Why make a big to do about this...
May 30, 2018 1:44 am

Don’t we have enough from the goyim. Anyhow, I think he should have moved away from her if he saw that she was so upset. Not Reapectful!

למה דוקא פה?" היא צועקת"
May 30, 2018 12:49 am

מזכיר לי בדיחה
א’ שאל מישהוא מה השעה? אז הוא ענה לו
יש כל כך הרבה אנשים ברחוב למה שאלת ממני דוקא? ודי למבין

She had to lie
May 30, 2018 12:45 am

She had to lie to save face ! Her behaviour was so bad that it certainly doesn’t befit one with the title professor.
Basically, her dignity and image went down the beis hakisei.

כל הכבוד להרב הרצל שליט"א
May 30, 2018 12:38 am

Just The fact that it bothered her so much seeing a Jew put on tefillin, and connecting with hashem, is a sign that it penetrated deep deep in her heart and soul and Disturbed there so much ( that her non-religious lifestyle is FAKE-LIFE) that she lost herself, She will also do teshuva very soon,
and we will all Merit moshiach now!!!

Sounds good # 22
May 30, 2018 12:24 am

So can somebody please?

Medgar Evers is hiring!
May 29, 2018 11:24 pm
Needs love
May 29, 2018 10:59 pm

Sounds like she needs love and attention , invite her for a Shabbos meal,

this is not normal
May 29, 2018 10:46 pm


Best revenge...
May 29, 2018 10:43 pm

Find her grandkids ( if she has) make them frum, AND her grandkids will be’h be asking ppl if they want to put on tefillin.

Hashem yerachem
May 29, 2018 10:41 pm

Anyone involved with J street can be described as the opposite of chezkas kashruth.
She obviously did it to provoke and now she is playing a victim.

May 29, 2018 9:43 pm

Check the camera, I am sure security has it.

nu nu
May 29, 2018 9:40 pm

I got only to see the clip that was posted, so what was said before and after is he said/she said type of thing, but to the general issue – It was a public place, so though she’s entitled to feeling that her sense of peace was violated, it’s not illegal to put on tefillin, so she’s really got not excuse for her actions from my persepctive. they did have the option of moving away from her if she asked, but certainly no requirement.

Dear #6
May 29, 2018 9:37 pm

She is not mentally ill…she’s a self-hating Jew…they are poison
The university should be made aware of her tactics
She is an embsrrassment to them

I just can’t fathom her real love of humanity
May 29, 2018 9:24 pm

or Yerei Shemayim? I’m stunned with behavior.

May 29, 2018 9:22 pm

I thought she was off her psychiatric drugs…

Well She's a Professor on Tolerance
May 29, 2018 9:17 pm
May 29, 2018 9:12 pm

J street conference… Professor of multicultural theories… I think that it would erroneous to assume that She has a love for the frum …

A Professor on respecting others
May 29, 2018 9:11 pm

She teaches being sensitive to other cultures and religions. What a joke could make you cry.

May 29, 2018 9:03 pm

BS”D She’s a liar as well

I was told
May 29, 2018 8:58 pm

The gentleman named Kaufman who put on the Teffilin Is a known and popular soccer player in Israel

Liberalism is a mental disorder
May 29, 2018 8:56 pm

Liberalism at its finest. And they’re brainwashing kids in College.

All cultures are equal...
May 29, 2018 8:52 pm

…but some are more equal, apparently, at least to “multiculturalists.”

May 29, 2018 8:48 pm

She can be a professor and have mental issues at the same time. Sad 🙁

Rabbi Hertzel you’re an amazing inspiration
May 29, 2018 8:42 pm

Thank you for all you do as a true eved Hashem. You should be benchted with Hatzlacha Rabba and all of us with a sorely needed Geulah Schleima!!

May 29, 2018 8:41 pm

so pathetic…..she should be fired or somthing

Post Teffillin pics
May 29, 2018 8:39 pm

@Teffillin 4 Pnina Peri

May 29, 2018 8:34 pm

I honestly don’t care what Degrees she possesses from which University. In the eyes of Hashem & RESPECT, her qualifications are null & void.
She should be ashamed of herself!!!

oy oy oy
May 29, 2018 8:31 pm

why do jews hate each other so much