Friday, March 14, 2008


Tzadik of Meah Shearim ATTACKED BY ARABS!

by Akiva at Mystical Paths

(Exclusive to Mystical Paths!)

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.

Hashem Yerachem!

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  1. On 7 Adar, no less!
    Last year on 7 Adar, Erez Levanon ztzl was martyred, also while in intense prayer. Is the enemy getting so brazen, so cruel now? Ana Hashem, rachem aleinu!

  2. The Wake up Calls for tshuva and achdus continue..may we use these acts as a battle cry to come together as a nation regardless of religious/non- religious mizrachi/chassidic...
    For us in the US & Canada don't think we are safe because it's on the rise here too....
    the time has come to stand as ONE...May the Rav Shlita and his son recover quickly and may Hashem keep us safe


  3. Rav Shulem Arush Shlita is not from meah sheorim... His Mosdos are in Har Nof!!!

  4. i would have loved to be there...
    those monkeys would be in another world right now.

  5. ggg - Perhaps another of similar name? Rav Shalom Arush, shlita, lives on the seam line at the edge of Meah Shearim, and his yeshiva is 2 blocks away directly on the seam line, next to mosdos kehilat shomrei emunim.

  6. B.S.D.

    HaRav Shalom Arush has helped change my life drastically for the better. When I heard about this I cried. I cried because a Tzadik who pours out his heart daily for Am Yisrael can be attacked...and we..WE still think we're safe and dont need to make Teshuva for we're just fine, we are the Tzadikim and HE must of done something wrong. God help us!

  7. Calling on jewish chayot!!!!!!!!!!! and you understand the lingo ,,,,,,,, get out of brooklyn , baltimore , los angelas get the the next plain to israel and do what you were put into this world with physical strength for,,,,,,, to fight for israel , torah , and true tzaddikim ! We not tuff jews in israel now to fight all enemies !


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