The Novominsker Rebbe: “Stay Off of the Har Habayis”


novominsker-rebbeDuring his moving drashah last night at the keynote session of the 92nd National Convention of Agudas Yisroel of America at the Woodcliffe Hilton in Woodcliffe, NJ, the Novominsker Rebbe, Rav Yaakov Perlow, Rosh Agudas Yisroel, discussed various issues related to Eretz Yisroel.

Referring to the issue of Jews ascending the Har Habayis, the Rebbe called it “another painful aspect of our situation.”

“A number of misguided individual in Eretz Yisroel insist on going up to the Har Habayis, “said the Rebbe, “in clear violation of the p’sak of the gedolei hador that it is assur for a Yid to be on the Har Habayis.

“Without discussing the halachic imperatives for this p’sak, the presence of Jews there incites the Arabs and induces them to a wild sinah that can lead directly to shefichas domim. We ask our fellow Jews: Stay off the Har Habayis! Dreidt zach nisht mit zey! Daven in your shulsyou’re your yeshivos and at the Kosel Hamaarovi. Do not generate the redifah on Yidden.

“Have rachmanus on your own lives and the lives of others. This is not the way to become close to the Shechinah. There are other ways, better ways. May Hakadosh Boruch Hu enlighten your minds to seichel hayoshor and seichel haTorah.”

{Gavriel Newscenter}


  1. When they riot to stay out of the Mt of olives, we are going to be told to stay off of that Mt too, and when they riot to stay off the Kotel, will we also stay off the Kotel, and when they riot to stay off of what else will we stay off that too??? When will enough be enough????