Jerusalem – For the first time since the issue of segregated busses has begun to dominate Israeli headlines, the Eida Chareidis has broken their silence, offering their views on the current situation according to a report on Israeli news site B’Chadrei Chareidim.
Prominently led by R’ Yitzchak Tuvia Weiss and R’ Moshe Shternbuch, the Eida Chareidis came out in support of the Sikrikim, with sharp words for those who oppose segregated busses, the Israeli police and government and those who attempt to oppose the Sikrik extremists.
The announcement refers to one of the Sikrikim, Shmuel Weissfish, who caused both bodily and monetary damages to the owner of the Spice electronics store “a respected individual,” and describes the current situation as “another chapter in our golus, with evil Jews who are in a position of authority persecuting righteous individuals because of a deep seated jealousy of those who fear G-d and worship Him in truth and sincerity.”
“In the past few weeks, several of the finest from both Yerushalayim and Beit Shemesh have been arrested for no valid reason,” continues the statement. “It is incumbent upon us to guard ourselves in all matters of tznius and holiness, to be extra vigilant in matters of tznius on our busses and to check the foundations of our houses to ensure that no strange influences, even those that claim to be from the chareidi community, penetrate our homes.”
VIN News was not able to independently authenticate the report.