Yerushalayim Prepares for “Million Man Atzeres”


yerushalayim-protest-for-bochur1Hundreds of thousands will attend a massive atzeres tefillah today in Yerushalayim in light of the Israeli government’s enlistment bill forcing lomdei Torah out of the bais medrash and into the IDF.
The event will take place at the entrance to Yerushalayim. “The Million Man Atzeres,” as the event is being called, will cause the main entrance to Yerushalayim to be closed to private vehicles from noon and public transportation from 2 p.m. Police urge citizens to refrain from reaching the area.

The asifa will not include any speeches. Instead it will include Tehillim.

Several national-religious rabbis and Bayit Yehudi MK Motti Yogev have already said they would take part in the rally.

Last night, Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett called on his party members to refrain from attending the asifa, saying that the enlistment bill is good for the nation.

Bennett explained: “You won’t find any mention of criminal sanctions in the bill. Those who shout that there is a need to speak up, know that no yeshiva student will be sent to jail. The bill is fair. Military service is not an edict, it’s a mitzvah.”

MK Motti Yogev, who will join the rally, said, “I did not ask anyone’s permission to attend. We are not a dictatorship like the Yesh Atid party. Ofer Selach insists on spiting the charedim and I feel it is my responsibility to protest that.”

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. If the Zionists want chareidim in the army they should just clean up the filth, the immorality and tamei, and make it a Jewish army run by Torah laws. As simple as that. Otherwise they have no right forcing chareidim who have lived bkdusha and taharah all their lives to enter such a place.

  2. It is said that the Chofetz Chaim was deeply concerned and disturbed when told of an earthquake that had occurred in Japan, indicating to his followers that such events are a warning from shamayim to Klal Yisrael to mend their ways and to return to their Father in Heaven.
    The events that are occurring today in the Ukraine, a country on the brink of a civil war that now has been invaded by Russia should likewise serve as a warning to Klal Yisrael.
    No good has ever come from interfering with the lives of the chareidim and from ignoring the words of the gedolei hador. We should all pray that Hakodosh Baruch Hu should be mekabel today’s tefillos, that the gezeiros against the chareidim should be speedily overturned, and that the media should focus its attention elsewhere and desist from its motzei shem ra against the chareidim.