Monday, October 05, 2020

אליומות משטרתית נגד הקהילה החרדית: אין חדש תחת השמש / Police Violence against the Torah Observant Community: Nothing New under the Sun

ב׳ חול המועד סוכות תשפ״א
English follows the videos below.

יש מנהג בהרבה קהילות להקריא את מגילת קהלת בבית הכנסת בשבת במשך חג הסוכות או בחול המועד או כמו השנה ביום טוב.
מַה-שֶּׁהָיָה, הוּא שֶׁיִּהְיֶה, וּמַה-שֶּׁנַּעֲשָׂה, הוּא שֶׁיֵּעָשֶׂה; וְאֵין כָּל-חָדָשׁ, תַּחַת הַשָּׁמֶשׁ. (קהלת א,ט)
השנה חג הסוכות כבר מליאת אלימות כלפי הקהילות החרדיות בישראל. אבל, המקרים האלה בכלל לא הראשונים של אלימות. ולצערנו הם כנראה לא האחרונים של כאלה.

רבים צועקים כי "מגיע להם!" או "ניסינו לטפל בהם בכל האמצעים האחרים האפשרים כבר, ולכן אין לנו ברירה!" ועכשיו יש טוענים שהמטרה פועלת לשם פיקוח נפש, בגלל "משבר הבריאות" הנוכחי.

אז מדוע מחסומי המשטרה לא פעלו? אולי כוונת הממשלה היא שהסגר הנוכחי ייכשל.

ומה הפשע של החרדים? להתנגד לגזירות הממשלה התמידיות הנוגדות בתורה, בכדי לשמור על האיזון בין חוק וסדר לזכויות אישיות.

לדעתי השמאלנים המפגינים נגד ראש הממשלה נתניהו פועלים למען כמעט אותו הדבר, אם כי לא למען התורה.

תגובת הממשלה כלפי הקהילה החרדית, הנתמכת על ידי האליטה החילונית, האשכנזית, ואפילו על ידי חלק קהילת הדתיים הממלכתיים, היא כשנאת חינם.

ושינאת המאמינים שחוקי התורה קודמין לחוקי האדם (החרדים וחלק המתנחלים) בכלל לא חדש תחת השמש.

Yassam (special patrol unit) officer pushes Haredi boy during confrontations in Jerusalem

שוטר יס״מ זורק דלי בבחור חרדי, בטענה שהוא זרק בו גוש מלט. למה יס״מ הגיעה לביתר עילית? אם הממשלה באמת רוצה להגביל את התפשטות המחלבה אז אפשר לחסום את כל העיר.

A Yassam officer throws bucket at a 13-year-old, Haredi boy in Beitar Ilit. The officer claims the youth had thrown a cinder block at him. Why were they mobilized to Beitar Ilit anyway? I believe they mobilized to Beitar Ilit in anticipation of the Ministry of Health guidelines. Beitar Ilit is an isolated town, which they could have just locked down, containing any spread of whatever contagion they believe needs to be contained. 

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
There is a custom in many Jewish communities to read publicly the Book of Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes) on the Shabboth (Lev. 23:34-44) during the holiday of Sukkoth. Usually this occurs during the intermediate days. This year Shabboth coincided with the first day, Yom Tov.
מַה-שֶּׁהָיָה, הוּא שֶׁיִּהְיֶה, וּמַה-שֶּׁנַּעֲשָׂה, הוּא שֶׁיֵּעָשֶׂה; וְאֵין כָּל-חָדָשׁ, תַּחַת הַשָּׁמֶשׁ. (קהלת א,ט)

"That which hath been is that which shall be, and that which hath been done is that which shall be done; and there is nothing new under the sun." (Qoheleth 1:9)
This Sukkoth has been marked by violence against the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) communities in Israel. But, this has already happened so many times before, and unfortunately, we have not seen the last of such violence.

Many decry that "They deserve it!" or "We have tried all other means, so we have no choice!" And now, they are even claiming it is piqu'ah nefesh (for the sake of saving a life), due to the current "health crisis."

Then why haven't the police checkpoints been operational? Perhaps it was because the government wanted the current lock down to fail.

And what is their crime? Defying the Israeli Government's incessant anti-Torah decrees, in order to maintain some sense of balance between law and order and personal freedoms.

In my opinion, the leftists protesting against Prime Minister Netanyahu have been doing pretty much the same thing, albeit not for the sake of Torah.

The government response toward the Haredi community, supported by the secular, Ashkenazy elite, and a portion of the robotic Mamlakhti (diehard state loyalist), religious community, is nothing less than sinath hinam, baseless hatred.

Hatred toward those loyal to the Torah over the State, such as Haredim and many settlers, is nothing new under the sun.


moshe said...

Well said; The state is under control of the erev rav in alliance with the ancient 'roman'conquerors. History is being repeated, r'l.

Esser Agaroth said...

I hope it doesn't get too far, of course.

Dr chava said...

In beitar the incident was when they were trying to shut down shul with 2 previous warning not everyone in masks no distancing, maybe inside. Kid threw trash can at police police threw back also rocks were thrown by the supposedly “frum” crowd at the police.

Esser Agaroth said...


Thank you for your comment. You can see that I did report the claim that this kid threw a cinder block, probably worse than a trash can. But, I am open to the possibility that it was a trash can. Likewise, I am open to the possibility that the riot police officer was,... perhaps mistaken. מי שמבין יבין. I reported this in English. I will go back and add this in Hebrew, which I should have in the first place.

One of my points is to point out the behavior of the police officer. We should all expect more from police than from 13-year-old boys, or even any other civilian asking out of frustration, whether right or wrong. I believe that we are ALL frustrated, Haredi, religious Zionist, secular, police and civilians. Even more so, this is a riot police officer, one will much more training than a regular police officer.

Another point is the clear differential treatment of Haredim vs. the [mostly left-wing, left-leaning] protestors.

I live in a suburb of Gush Dan / Greater Tel Aviv, and work in Jerusalem. I have been in Tel Aviv and B'nei Braq about the same amount throughout this whole fiasco (since before Passover). I see the differential treatment first hand. I have seen the differential treatment in Jerusalem.

You are not wrong to point out observations of any Health Ministry violations. However, it is never ok for any representative or official of any government to abuse his or her power, in spite of their own frustrations.

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