David Ben Gurion Urged Shemiras Shabbos

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As Israel seethes issues over the issue of shemiras Shabbos in its cities and railways, researcher Eliyohu Zalsku found a letter written 83 years ago by future Prime Minister David Ben Gurion to a kibbutz adjacent to Rishon Letzion.

He was complaining about a well allegedly dug on Shabbos after the Zionist Congress had decided, at the urging of the Mizrachi, to prohibit public Shabbos work in Eretz Yisroel by formal Zionist bodies or anyone supported by the congress.

Ben Gurion wrote: “I also know of the difficulties sometimes involved in keeping the law, but we’ve accepted this law upon ourselves… out of a cultural-social acknowledgment of the need for an obligatory day of rest. If we had a state, the state would [also] decree such a measure.”

The kibbutz secretary replied that the allegation was false, as the kibbutz had no well. He said he hoped this solved Ben Gurion’s “problemah.” 

{Matzav.com Israel News}

7 COMMENTS

  1. “after the Zionist Congress had decided, at the urging of the Mizrachi, to prohibit public Shabbos work in Eretz Yisroel by formal Zionist bodies or anyone supported by the congress.”

    A big yasher koach to Mizrachi for that!

  2. Maran, do you do everything the Chazon Ish did? I can assure you if the internet was around then , he would not have been on it. So stop trying to be frum oif yenems cheshbon

  3. I’ve found pictures of coins of Titus the רשע in mesorah books. We shouldn’t look at Titus either. The answer is directly at רשע׳s face, no; picture of רשע is ok. BTW, why didn’t ben-gurion get a haircut? He looks insane.

    • Mistama, he didnt get a haircut because he was thinking non-stop in Torah, so mimaila he didn’t want to be without his yarlmuka on. No?

  4. It looks like he had Peyos on both sides of his head but his yarmulka fell off. He was off the derech but left his payos. Looks like a tuna beigel

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