November 1, 2007

Peki’in Riots by Druze

Filed under: Current Events — Reb Moshe @ 2:24 am

Most of you are reading the israeli news about the riots that took place in Peki’in. Peki’in is the town in which Rebbe Shimon and his son lived in the cave for more then a dozen years. It was there they learned Torah and became like angels. This is a town that many Jews visit due to its Synagogue which is from the time of the Bais Hamikdosh and this holy cave where you see the overhanging carob tree that Rebbe Shimon sustained himself with.

Today, there are a few Jews there and even a Jewish youth hostile but very few. When I visited Peki’in to do my video there at the cave, I felt very uncomfortable. Druze teens and citizens kept telling us wrong directions on purpose and were laughing at us. This was dozens of people and we didn’t feel so welcome. It is my understanding that not daily but weekly a few Jews from the north go to the cave to pray.

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I do not personally do not feel comfortable walking around the druze communities unless I have too. I think it is underestimated the dislike they have for many Jews. Not all of them for as we know, many are ranked high in the israel army but in many ways, many of us israeli’s trust the muslim arabs more cause at least we know how they truly feel.

1 Comment

  1. I think it is in the Druse interests to be good to us Jews, because they don’t want to go back to the days when the Muslims mistreted them. It may be true that many still dislike Jews but I don’t think that they would risk doing anything very much to hurt us.

    Comment by Yisroel Schindler — November 8, 2007 @ 11:23 pm

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