Rabbi Mordechai Nagari: “Stupidity” of Religious Zionists Who Fought Torah Scholars – and Lost


rabbi-mordechai-nagariReligious-Zionist rabbis lost to chareidi-religious rabbis for the two Chief Rabbi posts because religious-Zionist politicians tried to fight the chareidi world, according to Rabbi Mordechai Nagari, the religious Zionist Chief Rabbi of Maaleh Adumim.

“Unfortunately, the terrible stupidity of the religious-Zionist movement, which just this week supported the enlistment law, created a war here with the general public against the Torah scholars,” Rabbi Nagari told Arutz Sheva.

“Of course then the Torah scholars rose like lions to vote against religious Zionism, no matter who its candidates were,” he explained. “It was a war, one camp against the other.”

“The minute that the great Torah sages Rav Ovadia [Yosef] and Rav [Aharon Leib] Shteinman entered the picture, the battle was decided,” he said.

Every time the religious-Zionist community goes up against the chareidi community, it loses, Rabbi Nagari warned.

“We fought against the Torah, we got the Disengagement, we fought against the Torah again and we got the European boycott which hurts Yehudah and Shomron, and the rabbis’ loss [in the Rabbinate elections],” he argued.

“I advise Naftali Bennett not to talk about a national referendum. That’s not what will save us, what will protect Eretz Yisroel is protecting the Torah world,” he added.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.

{Matzav.com Israel}


  1. Wow i daven that those in power (whoever they are) do what is correct in the eyes of Hakadosh Baruch Hu and not the news or the State of israel

  2. This is not helpful rhetoric a few weeks after tish b’av. I guess we never learn our lessons, regardless of how many crocodile tears we cry over the churban.

  3. #3

    The Prime mourning of tish’a b’av is for Bayis Rishon.

    That’s what Eichah and the majority of Kinot are describe about.

    First we must lament too much tolerance of those who sin,(which paradoxically it goes) hand in hand with Sinas Chinam