Photos: Rav Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss Leads Yaffo Protest to Protect Kevorim


rav-yitzchok-tuvia-weiss[Photos below.] Hundreds gathered today in Yaffo to once again protest the desecration of kevorim there as the Israel Antiquities Authority continues to ignore all pleas to halt their activities. Rav Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss, theĀ Gaon Av Bais Din of the Eidah Hachareidis, participated in the protest, and thankfully the police didn’t resort to tear gas today (sic) to quell the crowds. The gathering on Yaffo’s Andromeda Hill and Rechov Louis Pasteur was controlled by massive police forces and police on horses.

The archaeological dig is taking place before the construction of a high-rise building on the site of Jewish graves.

A letter issued by members of the Badatz yesterday called for a boycott of Electra, the company that has commissioned the uprooting the graves in Yaffo to proceed with construction there. Among those who signed the letter were Rav Chaim Kanievksy, Rav Shmuel Halevi Wosner, Rav Nissim Karelitz and Rav Shmuel Auerbach. The Electra company has denied its involvement in the digging, but a Badatz investigation claims beyond doubt that the company is indeed responsible.

Click below for photos of today’s protest:

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{Yair Israel}


  1. The Yetzer Hara leaves the goyim to ensnare yidden r”l. Where in the world do goyim allow such an obvious violation of basic human rights, to dig up cemetaries? Rav Elchonon Wasserman Hy”d said that in the days before mashiach even a renegade jew will be promoted for betraying his brothers, r”l. I ask the public, “Why give precedence over money issues (regarding the supreme court of injustice’s balking at avreichim’s basic rights) when a full scale battle against human rights is sanctioned by these same renegades just to show contempt against our tradition?” Over your own honor you protest, wouldn’t it be better to follow the eida hachareidis, and protests for the honor of Hkb”h?”