This is terrible. A week or so after a member of Women of the Wall got threats spray painted
in her apartment building, now a threat letter was sent to the chief Israeli rabbi
and a few others:
Israel’s chief rabbis received death threats in letters to their offices warning them to allow the Women of the Wall to pray “in accordance with our customs.”
The letters, headlined “This is a last warning,” were delivered Monday to the offices of Rabbi Yona Metzger and Rabbi Shlomo Amar. A complaint was filed with the security officer of the Prime Minister’s Office.
“If the Women of the Wall are not allowed to pray in accordance with our customs, we shall fight you with all available means and you will end up with a hundred dead Charedi bodies. Your end is near,” the letter read, according to reports,
The rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, said in a statement issued Monday that he also had received a threatening letter calling for him to allow the Women of the Wall to pray at the Kotel undisturbed. Rabinowitz’s office said a complaint over the letter had been filed with the Israel Police in Jerusalem.
The Women of the Wall said in a statement that the organization “is saddened by the violent threats that were sent to the Chief Rabbis. We wish them strength and courage during this trying time.
“All those involved and educated on the subject know that there is no connection between the content and style of these letters and the spirit of nonviolence, tolerance and acceptance which drives Women of the Wall.”
I'm sure no member of the group sent that sick letter, no matter what their political standings. But whoever did write that filth has done the group a grave disservice by sending out threats in their name. I hope the culprit is arrested and tried along with the Haredi vandals who defaced the apartment building.
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