One of my kids is very good friends with the Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, Aryeh King.
They’ve been friends for years.
Yesterday, Aryeh King was apparently hit in the head by what police say was a rock, but what other people say was a plastic trash can, when he turned up at the hilloula of Shimon HaTzaddik, in the Sheikh Jarrah Neighborhood of Jerusalem.
The problem wasn’t him.
The problem was the guy he invited along as the ‘guest of honor’ to the event, the disgusting ‘rabbi’ of Tsfat, Shmuel Eliyahu.
Before we continue, you should know something about the Shimon HaTzaddik tomb:
A very high proportion of the people who go there, every single day, not just on the occasion of the hilloula, come from Rav Berland’s Shuvu Banim kehilla, which is just a couple minutes walk away, across the main road that splits East, from West Jerusalem, around the Old City Walls.
I know this, because I also go to Shimon HaTzaddik on a regular basis, although not by any means every week.
The Shimon HaTzaddik grave is one of the places that Shuvu Banim people go to a lot, and have a very strong connection to.
And as Breslovers, they also enthusiastically celebrate the hilloula of tzaddikim like Shimon HaTzaddik.
So, deputy mayor Aryeh King was displaying a distinct – and quite puzzling – insensitivity to his constituents, when he invited a guy like Shmuel Eliyahu as the ‘guest of honor’ for the hilloula of Shimon HaTzaddik.
Eliyahu is a tool of the State, and he hasn’t wasted any opportunity to attack Rav Berland – and his community – vociferously and repeatedly, over the last few years, repeatedly spreading the same disgusting lies and smears that were coming out of the mouths of people like Yoaz Hendel.
(Newsflash: because they were both being scripted by the same ‘machine’ behind the scenes).
Then Covid showed up, and nobody forgot the craven statements that came out of this guy’s mouth then, too.
And let’s not even talk about Chaim Waldman.
So, this disgusting person was the rav chosen to be the ‘guest of honor’ at Shimon HaTzaddik, a place thronging with Shuvu Banim people, who come their to prayer 365 days a year, and not just for PR stunts ahead of national elections.
Regular readers know that I don’t condone violence.
I don’t think it serves any good purpose to throw stones, or hurt other people, stam, except when you are taking action to literally save your own life, as mandated by the Torah.
So, whoever threw stones, or trash cans at Shmuel Eliyahu clearly is in the wrong.
And at the same time, Shmuel Eliyahu himself is a State-sponsored scumbag, and whoever invited him as the guest of honor to Shimon HaTzaddik was clearly demonstrating that they were either totally out-of-touch with their constituents, OR, that they really don’t give a monkeys about the tens of thousands of ‘violent, chareidi criminals’ AKA Shuvu Banim, and they were out to make that clear yesterday, ahead of the elections on November 1.
I don’t know which one it is.
In the meantime, I ended up having a re-run of the argument I had with my kid before Rosh Hashana, except with the big difference that this time, I didn’t explode like a volcano.
And in the middle of all that, my other kid – who spent the last year in Tsfat – happened to mention that she has first-hand information that [censored]…..
I promised her I wouldn’t give more details publically, but let’s just say, I ‘m not at all surprised.
Remember, Rav Berland is just a mirror.
Whatever people say about him, that’s actually just a very clear reflection of their own souls.
Are all of the Rav’s kehilla peace-loving tzaddikim?
Should someone have thrown something at Aryeh King yesterday?
Was inviting a disgusting person like Shmuel Eliyahu as the guest of honor to the hilloula of Shimon HaTzaddik a good idea?
Does Shmuel Eliyahu cause division and destruction everywhere he goes, and is he a propaganda tool of the State of Israel?
In the meantime, we wish Aryeh King a speedy recovery from his head injury.
And we pray that more people will realise that the ‘news’ they read is at best half-baked, and slanted in a way that obscures at least as much as it reveals, even when it’s not totally made-up propaganda.
PS: There’s also been a slanted story (HERE) about what really happened with Jewish residents near the arab town of Huwara, reported to have ‘attacked the IDF’.
My sources – who live right there – told me that for weeks now, the Arabs have been stoning Jewish cars, and also firing on Jewish cars, while the army has been adopting a mostly ‘hands off’ approach and letting the Jews fend for themselves.
One night the Arabs in Huwara started stoning Jewish cars again – and again, the IDF did nothing.
So, a bunch of Jewish residents went down to Huwara, and started stoning Arab cars, in retaliation.
At that point, the IDF showed up, and started ‘protecting’ the Arabs from the Jewish rioters….
That’s the other half of the story you just weren’t being given.
Was it all just another political ploy, to take out Ben Gvir, who was riding high in the polls?
I don’t know – and I don’t care, because Ben Gvir has been groomed for years as Israel’s answer to Donald Trump.
It’s no coincidence that the same person who Barry Chamish accused of secretly working for the Shabak was the same person who effectively closed down Chamish’s reporting on Israel’s deep state.
And it’s no coincidence that Ben Gvir is now the ONLY ‘extreme right winger’ still allowed to run for the Knesset….
Open your eyes, see what’s right in front of them.
We are all being played for fools.
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For a change, it’s not one of mine, but on the Save the HillTop Youth Substack, where you can discover how Shmuel Eliyahu’s son Shlomo is also a tool of the State of Israel, and at least partially responsible for selling Eretz Israel out to the Chinese, and destroying the Dead Sea.