Rabbi Eichler: Media is Afraid Religious Soldiers will Take Over


yisroel-eichlerArutz Shevah reports that journalist and former Knesset member Rabbi Yisroel Eichler thinks that the crisis regarding the Hesder yeshivos is a gift from G-d, Who is revealing the Hellenizing element in the nation on Chanukah, the Yom Tov which marks the victory of the true believers over the Hellenizers.

“The media is waging a long-term battle against the religious soldiers in the army because it fears that they may take command and establish a Jewish state here,” Eichler said.

“The slogan – ‘the Rabbi’s command or the commander’s command’ – essentially says that Man is sovereign, not the Ribono Shel Olam.”

MK Uri Orbach (Habayit Hayehudi) also attacked the Defense Minister following his decision to discontinue the military’s arrangement with the Har Bracha yeshiva, using the opportunity for a swipe at Barak over his alleged employment of an illegal domestic worker from the Phillipines.

“Barak thinks the heads of the Hesder yeshivas are his Filipino workers,” he said. “He needs to be told that the yeshiva heads are not his illegal Filipinos but citizens with equal rights.”

“Did Barak make his decision because Rabbi Melamed did not show up with polished military shoes and a beret?” he asked.

{Arutz Sheva/Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}