Thursday, January 28, 2016

Horaat Shaah. Call to the Chareidi community. Call to Rabbanim, Pidyon Shvuyim,Pikuach Nefesh. What you can do to help Meir Ettinger and Evyater Slonim held under Administrative Detention in Israel. Urgent plea for influential Rabbanim and Lawyers to speak up. Thank you!


Dear Fellow Jew:

Please pass on to your Rav. Let us all try to help according to our ability.Thank you!  

I have embedded texts of links into this email in case you or your Rav does not use internet access and only has email as is the case of many in the Chareidi camp.   Have in mind MEIR DAVID CHAI ben TOVA  and EVYATAR YISRAEL ELIYAHU ben GILA CHANA. 


Meir Ettinger and Evyatar Slonim have been held in solitary confinement surrounded by Arab terrorists. 

The Israeli government has not charged them with any crime. 

The six months are up next week, and there is great concern that Minister of Defense Ya'alon will renew their imprisonment for another six months without charging them with any crime. 

Evyatar's mother, Gila Slonim, sent out a plea to women to be mafrish challah as a zechut for the release of Evyatar and Meir. She also asks that you include them in your tefillot. 


If you are able to join in baking challot this week in their merit, please do so. Please let Mrs. Slonim know that you are doing so at

Finally, please take a few moments to write an email to Prime Minister Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, and President Reuven Rivlin asking them to either charge Meir and Evyatar with a crime and give them a fair trial, or let them free. 

Here are their email addresses: 

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu   and

President Reuven Rivlin
President Reuven Rivlin. Fax: 972-2-588-7225.

May we merit Hashem' great yeshuot.




My grandson Is in danger

Administrative detention can be renewed forever. Libby Kahane

Op-Ed: My grandson is in danger

Administrative detention can be renewed forever.

Published: Sunday, January 24, 2016 9:50 PM

Libby Kahane

The imprisonment of my grandson Meir Ettinger brings back difficult memories for me. I don't know how many people remember that my late husband Rabbi Meir Kahane, zt"l was jailed under those same despicable administrative detention orders in May 1980.

An administrative detention order deprives a person of his basic rights. He can be held for six months without being charged or tried and the order can be renewed indefinitely.

Simply put, the powers-that-be don't like the way he thinks.
If there were any evidence that my grandson Meir committed a crime, he should be put on trial in an open court. He has not been tried in court because he has not committed any crime.

What he has done is not considered a crime in any democratic country. He expressed unpopular views in a blog he wrote on the Hebrew website "Hakol Hayehudi." Simply put, the powers-that-be don't like the way he thinks.

When his case came to court for review after his first three months in prison, the judge ordered his imprisonment continued. The reason he gave was that Meir had not changed his views. The Honenu lawyer said, "If the judge wants him to change his opinions, he can send him to Korea, there they know how to make people change their opinions."

The administrative order imprisoning Meir can be renewed by the simple signature of the Minister of Defense for another six months, and another and another – life imprisonment by installments.

Is Israel turning into a totalitarian state? What is happening to our beloved Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East?

With two weeks left of the six months decreed by the Minister of Defense Yaalon, my grandson Meir began a hunger strike on Wednesday, January 20. I hope and pray it will succeed in touching the hearts of the powers that be, but I am concerned about the harm to his health
Please plead for Meir Ettinger's immediate freedom. It takes only the signature of the Minister of Defense Moshe Yaalon to decide Meir's future:

Send emails and faxes to Minister Yaalon, Fax: 972-2-5303506. Email:

Your pleas to the Prime Minister and the President will help too:

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu: Fax 972-2-6703398. Email:          

President Reuven Rivlin. Fax: 972-2-588-7225. Email:


Rabbanim, amv"sh

We were told that if influential Rabbanim and Lawyers especially from Chutz LeAretz would write a letter it would make a difference as per whether Meir Ettinger will be placed under administrative detention for another 6 months.  It was reported that he has gone on a hunger strike and as of Tuesday was unconscious and was receiving medical support. 

Rabbanim,  Please read Meir Ettinger's words below and see if he indeed is a terrorist.  It is a matter of Pikuach Nefesh and Pidyon Shvuyim. 

I remember reviewing Perek Hakones in Baba Kama with my 10 year old son when he started Gemorah

If a person has testimony and withholds it then they are indirectly responsible Chayav Beyedei Shamayim. Grama. If this is true about monetary damages incurred because someone failed to testify on someone's behalf, surely it is true for not testifying to stop someone from being incarcerated. 

Can't the Rabbanim testify as experts that according to Jewish Law, Administrative Detention as has been practiced against Jews, holding someone without charges or a trial and taking away their civil rights and inflicting them with  physical and emotional abuse is wrong. It has been public knowledge that this has been the case against many hilltop youth some of them minors.   Meir Ettinger and Evyatar Slonim have gone on a hunger strike protest. Meir Ettinger, Rav Meir Kahana's hy"d grandson is considered a leader of the hilltop youth and is targeted and framed as being especially dangerous  (Apparently lawyers have reported that torture was conducted against suspects of the Duma arson Amiram Ben- Uliel and Elisha Odess a minor who turned 18, both sons of Rabbeim, which led to their forced confessions and incarceration before an actual trial was held,  and the forced confession was the only evidence police have). It has been reported that their trial is scheduled to be conducted privately, not open to the public...



Meir Ettinger's words to the Court: In the end you will repent  


The following are the words of Meir Ettinger said during his hearing on Sep. 10th, 2015. This hearing was the third and final hearing that the court will hear before officially approving his administrative detention. It is important to note that receiving the approval of the court is a mere formality for administrative detention and does not involve an actual trial.

I would like to speak before the court and have my words recorded in the minutes. At the same time, I reiterate that this is not because I recognize the authority of this court. I don't recognize the validity of laws that are against the Torah and I see no reason to defend myself against accusations based on false laws that were created by man today and will be changed by him tomorrow.

Rather, because of our sins, instead of having a court based on the holy Torah, the word of G-d, we have been taken captive by false courts. These captors are the prosecution, the media, and the false courts of today that have waged war against the land of Israel, the Torah of Israel, and those who fear the G-d of Israel. Their goal is to foster the growth of a foreign culture in our midst to replace the way of the Torah and service to G-d in the land of Israel.

It is therefore a Chazakah [predetermined]what this court will decide in this hearing. One way or another, the results are known in advance and I therefore have no desire to play a part in this game. It is merely a pathetic attempt by the government to pretend that their decision is based on justice and democracy. 

Nonetheless, this hearing provides me the right to speak and I will exercise the right to tell you what bothers you so much, what you are fighting, and what was the reason for my arrest.

I cannot discuss in this short time all of the ridiculous media stories. According to the media, I am somehow the number one target of the Shabak.

It should be noted that the targets of the Shabak are not established in order to preserve public safety or ensure calm, but instead are based on a political agenda and focus on protecting the culture of 'equality' that they force down the throats of the public.

Therefore, instead of discussing 'public safety,' I will explain my activism and why my actions are so upsetting to the confused establishment.

In their accusations they used the phrase, "changing the regime." So what does that really mean? What exactly is this mysterious 'group,' which I supposedly lead, doing to further that goal? The truth is that we are dealing with very basic statements that were made freely available to all. Yes, I admit it- I, like many other Jews, have dreams, hopes and desires of establishing the Kingdom of Israel. The 'group' I am a part of, was founded during the exodus from Egypt and the receiving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. There the Jewish people were chosen to be a nation of priests and a holy people in the land of Israel.

So what is this 'Kingdom of Israel'? For 2000 years in exile, Jews around the world said in their prayers "Let me witness the return to Zion" and concluded with the words, "blessed is He who restores His glory to Zion." These Jews did not merely want to return to the land of Israel to build fields and buildings. They wanted more. They wanted to restore G-d's presence in the land by creating a state that would spread the name of G-d throughout the world.

In the current 'Jewish' state, there is complete democratic freedom for all sorts of crazy ideas, except for Judaism alone which is declared illegal. In Israel today, the Torah's solution to security problems is racist, the Torah's views on international relations are incitement, and anyone who supports the Torah's opinion over the laws of the state is an anarchist. Those who struggle with love for the land of Israel are arrested and their homes are destroyed.

In the State of Israel today we have leaders who do not understand the Torah and no one dares explain to them what a true Jewish state looks like, why the Jewish people to the land of Israel, and what right the Jewish people have to the land. Not only are we victims of this unfortunate situation, but you are too- you, the judge, and the prosecutor. All of us are captives of this reality. Each of us has a G-dly soul that wants to live a Jewish life and we all feel alone in our opposition to the state.

Administrative detention orders were issued against me and other Jews not because of a concern for the good of the public as you [the government]have claimed. It is actually you who place no value on Jewish blood and thereby harm the public. You released terrorist murderers and removed checkpoints, both of which have placed many Jews in danger. One could hardly accuse you of caring for other Jews.

We all know that the incident in Duma is merely being used as an excuse for dictatorial actions by a supposed democratic government. Fortunately for you, the public is so accustomed to your lies that they don't bother refuting them.

Not for nothing did you gather all of the media to inform them before carrying out the orders. In truth the administrative detention orders are not meant to silence me, but to silence yourselves, to silence the Jewish voice emanating from your heart.

Your hysterical actions and discrimination against Jews in enforcing the law, your shocking neglect for the values of democracy when dealing with Jews who love the land of Israel, appears strange to many people. However it is not strange to anyone who recognizes that these actions are done in order to silence your inner, yearning Jewish voice. This is part of your general schizophrenia.  It is obvious that these actions will backfire and have the opposite result. You will not manage to silence the voice inside you, anymore than you could expel your Jewish soul from your body. In the end, even you will repent for your actions and your Jewish soul will take over to help bring the redemption.


The Deep Freeze of Liberty: By Moshe Feiglin

The daily news in Israel has distracted us from the icy winds that have put our liberty into deep freeze. "Why hasn't anybody been arrested?"cried the media. "Jewish terror! Jewish terror!" And the Defense Minister felt the pressure. After all, they will not allow him to evade an issue like 'Jewish terror'.

There are no proofs. But what are human rights in the face of the collective, personified by the media?

Suddenly, it is fine to arrest citizens for no apparent reason, with no trial, no attorney and ultimately – no indictment.

It would be easy for us to think that they know what they are doing. After all, it cannot be that in the State of Israel people will be arrested for no apparent reason…

The Defense Minister clearly knew that the detainees had no connection to the Duma crime but at least it looked like he was doing something. And so, two Jews were put into administrative detention. Of course, the investigation made no progress, so they arrested a few more suspects.

This time, they were minors. This time, not only did they not allow them to meet with an attorney, but they tortured them, as well. And they tortured, and tortured and tortured. Until they confessed and reenacted the 'crime' – as is accepted practice in 'enlightened' regimes.

How could such a thing take place in a democratic state?

Perhaps because they had those frightening side locks. Democracy does not apply to those extremists. And if you think that the elected representatives of the arrested boys would speak out in their defense, you can think again.

Every two hours and thirty three minutes, on average, an attempt to murder a Jew because of his Jewishness is made in Israel. "We are strong," the Prime Minister explains. "This will not break us."

But the foolish murder of an Arab family; a murder that nobody knows – and nobody will ever know – by whom it was perpetrated, will "destroy the entire State."  It will "bring the roof down on our heads," in the words of the elected leader of the Religious Zionists. And in the name of the State, it is good that they are torturing the minors…

That is how the media personalities, the witch hunters, the leftist DNA of the Defense Minister and the pseudo-fascist deviation of the Religious Zionist minister, who exchanged, "I am G-d" for "I am the State" –  joined together to negate any semblance of human rights from minors. This was done not only to prevent them from meeting with an attorney and to justify their torture and every other despicable act committed against them, but to completely ostracize them from any possible public support, as well. Who will come to their defense now, when their political father stands against them?

Half of the detainees who were tortured were released with no indictment. These boys, abducted by the State and afforded no rights or trial, were severely tortured. Their souls were crushed. And then they were released. They are walking indictments of the Israeli justice system.

Did you think that it would stop with the Right? In no time, it spread to the Left.  Channel 2 did an expose' on "human rights activist" Ezra Nawi, who bragged about delivering Arabs who sold homes or land to Jews to their Arab executioners.

Not that the Police or the GSS were not aware of his activities before the television broadcast. They were. But once again, we see that the Police and the GSS work for the media. They scurried to arrest radical Nawi and wonder of wonders – also prevented him from meeting with an attorney. Was he a 'ticking bomb'? Why didn't they allow him to meet with an attorney? Because now they can.

When we allow the State to steal a bit of our liberty, it will always – always – do it. Why? Because it can. And it will always be in the interest of 'security'.

They have to take all of our fingerprints and keep them in order to produce biometric identity cards. For security reasons. It makes no difference that the same results can be achieved without a biometric database. But you are a law abiding citizen and will never have a brush with the law, so what difference does it make to you?

And they arrest tens of thousands of marijuana consumers who don't hurt anyone. For security reasons, of course. For no reason, really. Just because they can. But you don't smoke marijuana, so what difference does it make to you?

And they have to put Arabs into administrative detention. For security reasons, of course. Because we really are in a war with them. But it does not concern you, because it will never happen to you.

And Zadarov, accused of murdering a school girl, has been in jail for ten years. But no matter that there is substantial evidence that points to his innocence. Because it will never happen to you, anyway.

And through this small hole and that tiny gap, which never seem to threaten you – the icy winds enter. And before you even notice it, the deep freeze of liberty reaches you. If not today, then tomorrow. It doesn't matter if you are a rightist or a leftist.

When a police officer will beat you or simply subject you to a humiliating body search…

When you hear the knock on the door and are taken off to interrogation…

And you don't understand how it happened to you…

And then you remember that yes, you did have unkind words for the prime minister while waiting at the grocery check-out.

And somebody thought that it would be patriotic to snitch on you. So that the roof does not cave in on us all…

When more political parties will not be allowed to run in the elections. Not just from the Right. It will be because you remained silent now.

Next week, the half year of administrative detention for Meir Ettinger and Evyatar Slonim, arrested after the murders in Duma, will be up. Of course, they were never indicted. Nobody even attempted to claim that they were connected to the murders in Duma. It is reasonable to assume that the Defense Minister will pressure the justice system to leave them in jail.

Why? Because now it is possible.

After all, if they are released, people will ask some hard questions. Why were they arrested in the first place? And after the "State above all" speech of the head of the Religious Zionists, no real opposition to their continued detention can be expected.

So why not?

Because when you open the window for the icy wind, it enters. Simply because it can.

It's time to wake up and let the sun of liberty shine in.

 Uniting Chareidim with Dati Leumi


In response to the Har Nof Massacre, according to Rabbi Daniel Travis, HaRav Sternbuch, Posek HaDor said that such tragedies do not come in a vacuum and that we must be introspective. If we go beKeri with Hashem, in happenstance, then so will Hashem go beKeri with us.  


One of the Tikkunim Rav Sternbuch mentioned was to end Machlokes.   


My deepest hope is that Chareidi Rabbanim express solidarity with the Dati Leumi community, and voice their concern and protest on behalf of Meir Ettinger and Evyatar Slonim who are imprisoned under dangerous conditions as well as the other hilltop youth.   Surely it would help to unite two religious yet diverse communities who are Shomrei Torah UMitzvoth! The Chareidi community whose emphasis is on keeping Kedusha within the camp and the Dati Leumi community whose emphasis is reaching the actualization of the Mitzvoth of the Torah in Eretz Yisroel. They might seem like conflicting paradigms but indeed they are merely different perspectives which can be reconciled. 


Dear Chareidim.  This requires education and an open mind on your part. Don't simply rely on what people are saying, Dibah Raah, about Meir Ettinger and on the hilltop youth. 


Is Meir Ettinger worthy of nonstop Administrative Detention and does he indeed pose a threat to the people of Israel.   


 Agreed that his call for a Torah rule of law does pose a threat to the existing non Torah court system.


Rabbi Daniel Travis from Har Nof in his recent lecture in the Agudah of Madison in Brooklyn, in Rabbi Reisman's shul, mentioned that there is a Mishne which says that Eliyahu comes when we do whatever we can. He quoted Rabbeinu Efraim which says that Hashem demands we do actions to bring Moshiach.  Rabbi Travis emphasized that according to the Gedolim the most important thing is Ichpatiyut, which means that we feel the pain of our fellow Jew and connect with their suffering and empathize with what is going on. He also emphasized the need to strengthen our Emunah. 


 I see here an opportunity for Chareidi Rabbanim  to end Machlokes and show how true unity can be accomplished. 


The court system in Eretz Yisroel is not the way it should be.  Meir Ettinger and the hilltop youth are trying to change the status quo.  But they are bearing the brunt of the struggle on their own. Some of them minors. Literally tortured. It is too much to bear.  Hashem would love to send His Tzivos Hashem to their aid, to answer their prayers, but Am Yisroel needs to be worthy. What are their prayers? Please read Meir Ettinger's words above. They are consistent with the words of Rabbi Sorotzkin's call to Teshuva the Tikun to end the Galus. . 
Hamonei Am needs to truly desire Hashem's Kingship over the world, the reinstatement of Malchus Beis David, and the renewal of the Avoda in the Beis Hamikdash.  


 Rabbanim have in their power to inspire Teshuva and bring Hamonei Am to a level of yearning for these lofty goals of generations of tears and prayer.  Meir Ettinger and his followers aspire for all these things yet he and the Hilltop Youth are being blood libeled, slandered and persecuted. 


Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Rabbi Sorotzkin Teshuva - Tikun of ending the Golus - yearn for recognition of G-d's Kingdom, yearn for Davidic Kingdom and yearn for return of Temple Service. Msg following Har Nof Massacre

Rabbi Yitzchok Sorotzkin's Stop the Talking campaign going around, to encourage people to stop talking in shul leads us to a Yalkut Shimoni which describes how Am Yisroel must do Teshuva to dispel the prosecutors up in Heaven. 

Rav Sorotzkin ends his talk describing a scene where all the Tzadikim righteous souls are defending Israel saying how much Chesed, kindness the People of Israel do and how many Mitzvoth they do etc. yet it is not enough... 

He then brings down a Yalkut Shimoni that there are three things that Israel despised 
Maasu B'malchut Shamayim They despised the Kingdom of Heaven
not machshiv Beis Dovid       and the Davidic Kingdom
Ubibinyan Beis Hamikdash    and the building of the Beis Hamikdash.

and until there is a Tikkun on these three things, we won't be zocheh to leave this Galus. 

Let us elaborate...

Maasu B'Malchut Shamayim.  Despising the kingdom of heaven...

We remember the Malchut Shamayim on Rosh Hashana in Malchiyut.  We pray that all the Nations of the world will recognize Hashem and His Kingship.  For that we need to be willing to take a leadership position in the world.  Har Habayit is the key for this to happen.  The Nations of the world will stream to Jerusalem and bring gifts to Hashem.

 Isaiah Chapter 2

1. The word that Isaiah, son of Amoz, prophesied concerning Judah and Jerusalem.   2. And it shall be at the end of the days, that the Mountain of the Lord's House shall be firmly established at the top of the mountains, and it shall be raised above the hills, and all the nations shall stream to it.   3. And many peoples shall go, and they shall say, "Come, let us go up to the Lord's mount, to the House of the God of Jacob, and let Him teach us of His ways, and we will go in His paths," for out of Zion shall the Torah come forth, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.   4. And he shall judge between the nations and reprove many peoples, and they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift the sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.   5. "O house of Jacob, come and let us go in the light of the Lord."

 Isaiah 11:9  "They will neither harm nor destroy on all My holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as water covers the sea"

We need to be Mevakesh these three items as it says in Hoshea 3:5

ה. אַחַר יָשֻׁבוּ בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וּבִקְשׁוּ אֶת יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵיהֶם וְאֵת דָּוִיד מַלְכָּם וּפָחֲדוּ אֶל יְהֹוָה וְאֶל טוּבוֹ בְּאַחֲרִית הַיָּמִים:
5. Afterwards shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God and David their king, and they shall come trembling to the Lord and to His goodness at the end of days.

Achar  Yashvu Bnei Yisroel, if Bnei Yisroel will return once again, 
Uvikshu es Hashem Elokeychem.  They will ask for Hashem their G-d.  (This is Malchut Shamayim)
Ves Dovid Malchum  They will ask for the Kingdom of David
Upachado as Tuvam, they will want His goodness, this is the Beis Hamikdash.

Hoshea   tells us the importance of understanding the Chashivos (great importance) of 

Chashivus Malchus Shamayim
Chashivus Malchus Beis Dovid
Chashivos Malchus Mikdash

Yerushalyim Ircha BeRachamim Tashuv.

My comments: 

Surely one can not imagine that in Har Nof there was lack of decorum, among those brutally murdered....  

Hoshea may be the key to better understand why this tragedy happened. 

The key is Unity of Am Yisroel so much noted by the parents of those recently sacrificed namely the parents of the 3 boys and the family members of the Har Nof massacre and the Father of the Sassoon family. 

Let me suggest the following:

  • The Secular yearn for a Malchus Shamayim.  A Jewish Kingdom where Israel is involved in Tikkun Olam and being a light onto the Nations.
  • The Chareidim yearn be be Holy and separate.
When there is appreciation between the Secular and Chareidi Jews of the value of each others yearning, to be a Kingdom of Priests, a Holy Nation serving the Nations of the World then we will be deserving of dissipating our enemies without war and without human sacrifice. 

Let us yearn for the return o the Davidic Kingdom and the return of the Temple and the Holy Sacrifices where Israel will be known far and wide as a Mamlechet Kohanim veGoy Kadosh a Kingdom of Priests and a Holy Nation..

So let us get back to our original discussion about the required Action Item to help Meir Ettinger and Evyatar Slonim.  If influential Rabbanim, (and which Rav isn't an influential person?) would make a statement protesting unwarranted Administrative Detention against righteous Jews it would make the news big time and there would be an outcry by the masses. Even if it is only Hashem that hears their testimony, and I hope that this is not the case and the government of Israel will take note as well, at least they won't be held accountable chas veshalom,G-d forbid,  for their silence in a Heavenly Court. 

Shabbat Shalom UmeVorach and Thank you for listening 



Robin Ticker

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