Rav Mazuz: Chillul Shabbos Caused Parking Garage Tragedy

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Rav Meir Mazuz, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Kisei Rachamim in Yerushalayim, says that chillul Shabbos in Eretz Yisroel is the cause of last week’s Tel Aviv parking garage collapse in which six people died.

“There are engineers, intelligent people, inspectors… And yet many people became buried underneath the collapsed structure. This is due to rampant disrespect for Shabbos Kodesh,” he averred.

Rabbi Mazuz referred to the ongoing controversy regarding work being performed on Israel’s rail line on Shabbos.

“Prime ministers must comprehend that Shabbos will not forgive,” he remarked.

Rabbi Mazuz, speaking during his weekly shiur, attributed other incidents, including the flare-up of the Amos 6 satellite, to chillul Shabbos as well.

David Steger – Matzav.com Israel



  1. …it’s scary that six people died – corresponding to Sheshes Yamim Ta’aseh Melachtecha Uvayom Hashevii Shabbos L’Hashem Elokecha. Yikes…. We can never say why a particular tragedy comes upon us as we don’t know the Cheshbonos of HKB’H – however, we can take lessons where we know they apply…


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