Rav Shteinman: Yair Lapid Is “Amaleik of Today”


rav-aharon-leib-shteinmanMembers of the Habayit Hayehudi party have company in the form of Yair Lapid.

Maran Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman, in a shiur, said that when laining zechiras Amaleik in this week’s parsha, Ki Seitzei, one is to think of Amaleik in our generation, “and that is Yair Lapid.”

Rav Shteinman mentioned in his shiur the famous Chasam Sofer regarding zechiras Amaleik during a shanah me’uberes, a leap year.

Every year, we read from the maftir of this week’s parsha on the Shabbos before Purim to fulfill the mitzvah of Zechiras Amaleik. Regarding this mitzvah, the Chasam Sofer states, based on a Gemara in Brachos (58b) regarding aveilus, that the prerequisite time span for forgetting is 12 months. He suggests, based on this, that perhaps in a leap year, where there will be 13 months between the reading of Parshas Zachor to the next, one should have specific kavana in Parshas Ki Seitzei to fulfill the mitzvah of Zechiras Amalek.

[The Maharam Shick writes that the Chasam Sofer‘s custom was to do so. However, the Chasam Sofer himself ends up saying that one need not do so. Interestingly, this may even apply to a year that is not a leap year. When Purim is on Tuesday, and Parshas Zachor is read on the 11th of Adar, the next Purim is on Sunday, so Parshas Zachor is then read on the 13th of Adar, more than twelve months after the last reading. If we were to require specific kavanah in the leap year situation, it would apply there as well.]

Rav Shteinman has mentioned numerous times his grave concern over the gezeiros facing the Torah world in Eretz Yisroel, due in great part to legislation spearheaded by Yair Lapid to slash monies that had been given to yeshivos and to mandate enlistment by yeshiva students in the Israeli army.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. BS”D
    Discussion with Moishe’la
    A handicapped child
    26 Tamuz 5773 (Aug 1 ’13)

    “Pull us out of the muck and mire out of the ashes & fire”

    The fact that this Toavoah parade was allowed at all in the streets of Yerushalayim Ir Hakodesh, means that Am Yisroel is full of these kind of people.

    People who are waging a world war against Hakodosh Boruch Hu and His Torah. They are unbelievably powerful group of twisted individuals that revel in the degenerate life style of the Devil himself. They are a group of people that want to rule the world. It means that these people are not only the slimy group that hangs around gay nightclubs, all kinds of bars or pubs, it means that the so-called elite of our country belong to the same gang that so defies Hashem’s will.

    They want us all under their control. It means that they have infested the government, the medical profession, the courts, the schools etc., and even the Yeshivas, Hashem Yishmor VeYatzil Osonu. It means that the war against Hashem, Shelo Naida, has become open, public, and enormous. It means that all so-called civilized countries are led by these Satanic people. It means that if they continue on their road, if Hashem allows them to go on, Chas VeSholom, they
    themselves could destroy the world together with themselves.

    They don’t understand this because they are so steeped in the lies of the world. They’re so connected to the Satan who is the Nochosh himself. They are so drunk on the blood that they suck, that they cannot see clearly anymore.

    The world leaders and law makers look so civilized in their pressed suites and expensive ties, with their tanned skin, and their fashionable haircuts. But under all this seemingly clean appearance lays an inside whose heart and Nefesh is totally rotten and ugly. It is totally oozing with evil. It cannot ever, ever do Teshuva.

    There are among these people so-called Jews. Obviously they must be Erev Rav or even Amalek, or maybe they are not Jews at all. This is the world we live in.

    What are we going to do? How are we going to get through this?

    I can only beg Hashem to have pity on His people and to keep this filth away from us, and not let us be contaminated by the beasts that are ruling the world. Have pity on us, Hashem. Have pity on us. These murderers, these animals have no feeling for humanity, for Your creation. They know only their own lusts. They love to murder. They love to kill, and it does not stop at the Jews, but they hate the Jews the most. They hate the Frum Jews the most, the religious Jews, because we are the closest to the truth and that truth is pure and clean. It’s pristine. It’s not in any way connected with evil.

    Please Hashem help your Am Yisroel who is suffering so much, who is so confused, who is hiding from knowing the truth that is so obvious. Help us. It’s very scary. So many of us close our minds to the truth, but help us understand that no matter what

    You will save us

    You will save us and You will bring Moshiach and You will take us out of this terrible, terrible Golus, this terrible, terrible Diaspora that is ending in such a horrific way.

    Pull us out of the muck and the mire, out of the ashes

    and the fire. Pull us out whole and save us.

  2. He’s the Gadol! We’re NOT! To me it seems like our ‘dor’ is ill-equipped. Our ‘dor’ likely will misconstrue its veracity and develop further the split/rift between klal Yisroel! I’m worried!

  3. I heard from the satmar rebbe zt”l with my own ears about 50 years ago “that all the gezieros they have in plan are fully prepared but not implemented yet. Who knows how far this will go and it will expel cholilah every erlicher yid from eretz yisroel”.

  4. to # 01

    YASHER KOACH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THAT’S REALLY NICE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Most of us,surely,say the zechiras amoleik every or atleast almost every day in order to be mekayeim that mitzvah according to the Rambam,so although it’s not from a sefer torah,that should also alleviate the above mentioned problem,should it not?