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So you wish to honor the Holocaust with a moment of silence? Don’t do it if you go to a Bais Yakkov in Netanya

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JPost Article brought to my attention by Kmelion states that some Bais Yakkov Girls were punished in Netanya because they stood during the siren which commemorated the moment of silence for Holocaust Day.

Haredim apparently feel that the siren is a goyish custom. While I can understand that, some people don’t hold that way, and to punish those students who feel differently is just completely wrong.

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Written by frombrooklyn

April 20, 2007 at 1:18 PM

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  1. I remember in seminary they told us to make our on decisions and establish out own principles but out of respect for the other people walking down the street that take it seriously, just stand still for the darn minute. It won’t kill you and we should try our hardest to avoid confrontation.

    Personally, I always stand still. This isn’t something blatantly controversial. This isn’t a siren to support zionism. This isn’t a siren for Yom Haatzmaut. This is the Holocaust. This effected the entire Jewish world. This isn’t a question of, “Well I’m sorry I just don’t believe in it.” 6 million people were murdered, have a minute of silence in their memory.

    It seems like some people purposely go out of their way to start fights.

    Mrs. Kollel

    April 24, 2007 at 4:18 PM


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