Rav Yitzchak Yosef: If All Would Learn Torah, We Wouldn’t Need Police


rav yitzchok yosef“If everyone would learn Torah, we would not need police,” said Sefardic Chief Rabbi of Israel Rav Yitzchak Yosef.

The comment was made during a speech at the inauguration of a new police station on Har Tzion near the kever of Dovid Hamelech.

In attendance at the event were numerous dignitaries, including Rav Shmuel Rabinovich, rov of the Kosel and mekomos hakedoshim; Police Chief Yoshanan Danino; Yerushalayim District Commander Moshe (Chico) Edery; as well as Christian clergy, police officers, and numerous others.

Rav Yosef described the passing of Dovid Hamelech and said that the study of Torah protects all of Klal Yisroel from troubles and suffering.

He said that if all of the Jewish nation studied at talmudei Torah and learned about yiras Shomayim, there would hardly be a need for a police force in Israel.

“It is rising crime and other such things that require the opening of a police station on Har Tzion,” he said.

He added: “The opening of a formal police station on Har Tzion shows the world that this place, Har Tzion, belongs to Jews, has belonged to us in the past, and will always belong to us, without argument.”

Police Chief Yochanan Danino remarked, “The Western Wall Unit is a special unit that is responsible for one of the most sensitive places in the world, especially to the Jewish people. It is a place that has a history of thousands of years and a symbol for many generations of Jews. We are inaugurating today a new station on Har Tzion that will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the Old City. ”


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  1. Does the Torah not command us:

    שֹׁפְטִים וְשֹׁטְרִים, תִּתֶּן-לְךָ בְּכָל-שְׁעָרֶיךָ, אֲשֶׁר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לְךָ, לִשְׁבָטֶיךָ; וְשָׁפְטוּ אֶת-הָעָם, מִשְׁפַּט-צֶדֶק

    the same Torah that commands:

    לֹא-תַטֶּה מִשְׁפָּט, לֹא תַכִּיר פָּנִים; וְלֹא-תִקַּח שֹׁחַד–כִּי הַשֹּׁחַד יְעַוֵּר עֵינֵי חֲכָמִים, וִיסַלֵּף דִּבְרֵי צַדִּיקִם

  2. there is a Mitzva to appoint judges and officers Devarim 16:18

    Furthermore even during the time in the Midbar where the Amud Eish and Anan served the Yidden, they were still required to have an army

    Bamidbar 1:1-3, 21:2-3, 21:21-35, 25:17,31:2-12 etc…

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  4. Said the Koretzer: ” In the Shema we say
    ‘And these words shall be on your heart, and you shall teach them diligently to your children.’
    If you truly want to influence your children, let your words to them go out from your heart.” In other words, if you are emotional about Torah,
    then your children will learn more from that passion than when your
    words are words of instructions without the same passion.

  5. Curious. Who would be there to say hello to them at the bank? Who would be there when the criminal is an off the derech jew?

    You do need police. Besides the criminals, they must be there to smile and help a growing society.

    Focus on better strengths.

  6. He is right if every one learned talmud torah and yiras sbomayim they wouldnt need police. Because there would be no army and the arabs would massacre all the jews.

  7. to 7and8 i dont know what you talking about there wouldnt be criminals and no off the dereh jews and massacres if all jews would learn torah thats exactly what the rav was saying