April 24, 2008

Manhigut Yehudit Supports Rabbi Kanievsky on Jewish Labor

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky recently issued a legal decision banning the employment in Israel of Arab workers by Jews. This decision followed the recent massacre of eight Jewish students at the Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva in Jerusalem, which was perpetrated by an Arab part-time driver for the Yeshiva. It preceded another situation which also highlighted Israel's need to change its labor policies. Two weeks ago, a murder plot was uncovered in which Arab restaurant workers had tried to poison Jewish diners. Thank G-d this attack was foiled.

Not only has terrorism by Arab workers claimed Jewish lives in scores of attacks including the recent massacre, but giving jobs to Arabs encourages them to make the Jewish homeland - instead of any of the 59 Muslim countries - their permanent home.

Encouraging Jewish labor like Rabbi Kanievsky does is a position that Manhigut Yehudit has been advocating since our inception.

The Israeli government of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has turned its back on the Rabbi's ruling - just as it does to all Torah values - by announcing that it is increasing the number of Palestinian Authority Arabs who will be permitted to enter Israel to work by 36%.

Additionally, the Olmert government has agreed to comply with the life-threatening requests of US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice to remove roadblocks which protect Jews, and also to provide the allegedly moderate Arabs - i.e. the "good" terrorists - with 50 armored vehicles.

It is clear that the implementation of Olmert, Bush and Rice's war against Jews who practice their faith in their promised land of Israel is forging ahead at an ever-increasing pace.


  1. "Encouraging Jewish labor like Rabbi Kanievsky does is a position that Manhigut Yehudit has been advocating since our inception."

    Perhaps Manhigut Yehudit should attempt to speak and receive general guidance from this great torah authority (I heard that Rabbi Kanievsky is known to daven shachris vasikin and then learn till the wee hours of the next morning, only interrupting his limud to speak to those that come to him for assitance). The extra bonus might be additional support from the chareidi voters...

  2. I am sure that Manhigut Yehudit would like the support of chareidi voters. The political or leadership problem always remains that if you change your views for anyone... you are not independent!
    However, one can only learn by listening!

    I agree that it would not hurt to listen!!!