Should yeshiva boys go to the Satmar demonstration?
The Satmar demonstration by all means should be supported. However, you should ask your particular rebbe or your rosh yeshiva if he sanctions you going away from the beis medrash. But otherwise, if he doesn’t object because of the sedorim of the yeshiva, by all means everyone should participate because it’s terrible what’s going on in Eretz Yisroel.
Right now they brought in a thousand Persian boys who had been earmarked for Lubavitch institutions. A thousand Persian children that had been prepared for orthodox training and instead they handed them over to the Hashomer Hatzair; it means to the very worst — to the communist atheist Israeli institutions. Which means in week, they’re tearing the hearts out of them. They put boys and girls in one room – that’s the system of the Shomer Hatza’ir. And there’s no Shabbos and no kashrus.
These terrible scenes have been already witnessed in the years gone by. But now a new source of customers for the spiritual Auschwitz has opened up; now it’s Persia that is supplying Jews for the crematoria of the atheist Marxist Israeli institutions. That’s one thing.
And another big scandal that’s taking place now is that they have youthful archeologists who go on tours and for fun they dig out the bones of the Tana’im and Amora’im, the old sages who are buried in Eretz Yisroel. Their hallowed tombs, that even to approach them was up till now was considered a privilege, and now they’re digging out the bones of the ancients. Some of these bones are sent outside of Eretz Yisroel to laboratories for time measurements and other inspections and they never come back again. So these sages, who were zoicheh to be buried in the Holy Land, now are being dragged out of their graves and being scattered over the world. And even in Eretz Yisroel, they are being subjected to chemical investigations, and then their bones are put in garbage bags; they put them in the garbage cans. It’s a terrible desecration.
A Mohammedan would never maltreat ancient Jewish graves. Modern Jewish graves, yes, but ancient Jewish cemeteries they wouldn’t maltreat. But to to the Jewish archeologists, the Israeli archeologists, there is no such thing as reverence. They have no belief in G-d, they are all atheists, and they refuse to listen to us. And the government supports them. The government is completely behind them! If any Orthodox Jew puts up a fuss, he is arrested – I saw a photograph today of a protocol of arrest of somebody who put up a protest against that.
Therefore, anybody who can help out by going to the demonstration, then by all means you should do that. The Jews in Eretz Yisroel are not able to protest because the police come with their clubs and they break heads. People don’t know that; police in Eretz Yisroel are not as good as police in Boro Park. Police in Boro Park are angels compared to Israeli police. And the Israeli police have instructions – especially over Orthodox heads break your clubs. Jews go to the hospitals for protesting – they don’t do a thing but their heads are broken by the police clubs. People don’t know that in America. And the American Jewish newspapers don’t report this because they’re all connected — they get big funds from the UJA and the Jewish National Fund and it’s not good business to displease their masters.
But we have to let the world know that we know what’s happening and that’s why we’re protesting. Of course, if you can send letters from here, protest letters, by all means do that too. And therefore I say, anybody who is able should go.
TAPE # 259 (April 1979)