JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israeli singer Shuli Rand responded sharply on his Facebook page to the numerous media attacks on the Chareidi public in Israel over the past few days. Rand, a singer associated with Breslov who has climbed the charts even among secular Israelis for his unique brand of music, said that he does not usually respond to current events in his posts but “what occurred regarding the terrible attacks on the Chareidi public just shocked me.”
He added that “I have been exposed in the past few days to vicious posts and clips full of hatred and cynicism towards the Chareidi public and this tore my heart.
“Those weirdos who curse policemen coming to help them are not the Chareidi community and have no real connection to the Torah of Israel.
“All of us had time to digest the severity of the situation,, but the time it took Chareidim was longer for many real reasons. What do you think, we want to die? We want to harm or endanger the weaker ones among us?
“One of the most conspicuous characteristics of Chareidi society is the honor given to old people in accordance with the Torah’s command.
“The worst thing in my opinion is the tremendous opportunity we are missing now, to connect between extremes. Hopefully soon with G-d’s help we will emerge from this but what will be left? A chasm of suspicion and hatred. Instead of utilizing the situation to offer respect, compassion and a helping hand, we are deepening the rift.
“A huge conflagration of fear has gripped the world, and the basis for fanning hatred and animosity is greater than ever. Please stop now!”