Mass Protest Against Intel Planned for Today in Yerushalayim

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intel1A mass protest against the chillul of Shabbat at an Intel facility in Yerushalayim will be held today by the Eidah Hachareidis, in accordance with its decision to move its demonstrations to weekdays, according to reports.

The implementation of the decision was delayed by a few weeks due to the weather conditions and the Yom Tov of Chanukah, but today, thousands of men are expected to gather near the Har Hotzvim industrial zone to voice their protest.

The decision to hold the demonstration was made earlier last week during an Eidah meeting. The organizers called on the public to demonstrate a united front.

Rabbi Yosef Rosenfeld, chairman of the Committee for the Sanctity of Shabbos, told Ynet that it was symbolic that the event would be held following the taanis of Asara B’Teves.

“Yerushalayim was not destructed so that Shabbos would be desecrated in it,” Rabbi Rosenfeld stated. “What Intel is doing here is the beginning of the next destruction.”

 He added that the organizers were expected “thousands of people” to show up.

{Ynet/Yair Israel}


  1. What is being protested here? That Goyishe Corporate Intel is keeping their plant in the Industrial Park open on Shabbos? As Rav Shteinman recently said, we need to be more selective with our HAFGANOT. Lately it seems that we go from protest to protest. Hasn’t any of the organizers stopped to think that these protests do NOT end the matter that they are protesting but rather bring on MORE MATTERS TO PROTEST??? Why do we persist in doing things that serve only to further alienate our not-yet-frum brethren on grand scales??? We need to wake up already and realize: “LO ZU HADERECH”!!! There surely is another way to approach these issues.

  2. Klal Yisroel must remain vigilant in protecting Kavod Shabbos Kodesh.

    Yasher Koach to the Gedolim attending this Shabbos Kodesh Rally. We should all follow in their lead.

  3. who do you think you are to say what to do and what is called chilul shabbos and what is not we have gedolim and they all said that we should attend including the brisker,and by the way you know that someone that speaks that way is considered a apikoris so wach whot you say

  4. Jewish 1
    You are in dream world, Rav Shterback and others have said in posters and at their shiurim, stay away from these protests. Remember the Edah HaCharedis is a small segment of Torah Judaism.

  5. Yasher Koach jewish 1 (#5).

    We must follow the lead of the Gedolim from the Brisker Rov to the Satmar Rebbe to the Gavaad of the Badatz in Yerushlayim, and stand with our brethren in Eretz Yisroel suffering under tyrannical zionist rule in protesting Chillul Shabbos Kodesh, in Yerushlayim Ir HaKodesh.

    Baruch Hashem the Shabbos Rally had a large turnout earlier today, with both the Gedolim and hamon hoam in attendance!

  6. My brother just came back from the massive Kiddush Hashem and told me that Yidden from all walks of life came to protect the honor of Shabbos. The’re were Litvaks, Chasidim, Sefardim, and everything in between.


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