by Akiva at Mystical Paths
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The Breslov Tzaddik of Meah Shearim (Jerusalem, Israel) and author of the popular Jewish sefer The Garden of Emunah, HaRav HaTzaddik HaChossid Rav Shalom Arush, shlita, was attacked together with his 18 year old son, Moshe Dovid, while in intense prayer for Klal Yisroel at Kever Shmuel HaNavi (the tomb of the biblical prophet Samuel) in Jerusalem, yesterday around 11:30 AM (or so).
A group of Arabs came upon the Rav during prayer at the holy site and began to viciously assault him. As his son heard the cries and came to defend his father, the group turned upon the son and directed the full force of their attacks, severely beating him.
The son's wounds were of sufficient severity to require hospitalization. The Tzaddik himself refused treatment, and was seen briefly slowing and painfully making his way in and out of his yeshiva in Meah Shearim today.
With this attack, as with many "small" attacks now occurring throughout Israel, we see the arabs feel completely unfettered and free to openly perpetuate both physical and now spiritual terror. And the government, even while under constant missile attack during a "truce", continues to dither.
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Friday, March 14, 2008
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