Rabbi Yitzchak David Smith responds to Rabbi Avraham Kirschenbaum, who called to ‘give ten times more beatings’ at protests.
Practicing rabbi and attorney Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Smith condemned the words of yeshiva head Rabbi Avraham Kirshenbaum, who opposed synagogues being allowed to remain open during the coronavirus outbreak, and called on police to “give ten times more beatings”.
Rabbi Smith told Arutz Sheva: “In response to the terrible reports of Rabbi Kirschenbaum from Haifa calling on the Israeli police to brutally beat, ten times harder, those Jewish people who have the dedication and commitment to Judaism that we’ve had for thousands of years to continue yeshivas and Torah learning and synagogues, even in the face of the terrible public health decrees, is an indication of the depth of depravity of the public health religion that makes a war against all of humanity, which Rabbi Kirschenbaum is now a spokesman for.
“And it is a terrifying wake-up call to everybody of what the public health authorities are willing to do and what their supporters are willing to do – to beat people who want to continue an increase in a life of Torah and of life of humanity.”
Rabbi Smith continued: “And he also emboldens, G-d forbid, non-Jewish countries and non-Jewish police forces to also beat their people in their countries who don’t comply – to beat them because now Rrabbi Kirschenbaum claims to be speaking in the name of the Torah. Everything that he’s saying should be ignored and deleted and it must be condemned in all terms as being against Torah and against all humanity.”
Rabbi Yitzchak David Smith responds to Rabbi Kirschenbaum
Haifa-area yeshiva head Rabbi Avraham Kirshenbaum publicly accused religious Jews violating government directives of giving fellow Jews a bad name. Kirshenbaum also called on police to intensify physical beatings to force guideline compliance.
“Police beating up those violating the law should do so ten times harder. From this pulpit, I urge Israeli police to give ten times more beatings,” he said during a meeting with coronavirus patients at the Hebron Yeshiva. A recording of the speech was posted on Kikkar Hashabbat website.
“If you want Torah scholars to be your example in life how do you go about choosing which ones to listen to? Whom do newspapers refer to as great rabbis and which ones really are? In light of recent events, everyone in this room knows which religious leaders are the real thing and which are putting on a show. I’m not afraid to say any of this.”
Kirshenbaum denied claims that new sanctions were damaging the religious way of life and that all means were justified to continue worship and Torah learning. “This has nothing to do with Jewish Law. This isn’t the case. It’s pure stupidity,” he was quoted saying.
“The Torah teaches that he who does not safeguard his life is deserving of the death penalty. I don’t like to criticize other Jews but if someone dies while desecrating G-d’s name, they cannot be atoned for.”
I heard your recording about not testing and tottaly agree with you and I saw in a satmar newspaper an ad from NYC a long time ago. I think the ad continued running for weeksto go test and trace. I thought it was ridiculous and dangerous. The goal should be to move to Fl, georgia maybe tennesse? Not to stay in NY NJ
Hi Rabbi Smith,
Thank you for your great bravery to get out the truth. The Frum Community is so unworldly and allow themselves into thinking they’re doing what’s right. I was caught up in this in the beginning, I’m not now.
Please how can we organize here in my neighborhood?
( I tried to donate. And it did not go through with my credit card)
More power to you. Hatzlacha Raba and a Yeshua for us all.
Anne Chana Zagorski
It’s so disheartening that people like Tamar are not seeing history repeating itself. I think many Jews have forgotten a part of very important history, the events that preceded the historical holocaust. Never Forget means don’t forget what led Germany down such a dark path. We have witnessed some of it already in America, from total lockdowns in the name of health to systematic murder, to facist rioting and a call to destroy Trump supporters, to propaganda machines called news and social media. It really started with an attempted political coup against a sitting US President. Then the release of the flu that they claim can’t be treated or understood.
Now it’s becoming evident which “rabbis” are actually the erev rav, the physical manifestation of the sitra achara in this world.
By their wicked pronouncements, we see and recognize that they have all the characteristics of the erev rav.
1. They oppose Torah
2. They are chotei umachtei es harrabim.
3. They have no rachmanus.
4. They pursue pleasure.
5. They pursue money.
6. Most important, They pursue kavod.