Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Naturi Karta guy gave candy to A Frum IDF Soldier!

In a time when we hear every few days about an ultra-Orthodox attack on an ultra-Orthodox soldier, it is encouraging to hear a story in the opposite direction. 
An ultra-Orthodox Chassid who belonged to Neturei Karta, sat next to an ultra-Orthodox soldier, not only did he not attack him, but praised his contribution and even gave him a Bamba snack as a token of appreciation.
This  soldier rides every day on the bus from an ultra-Orthodox area in Beit Shemesh, and is used to being stared at by the hostile extremists living close to him, and sometimes they even make small demonstrations against him while he waits at the station.
"I got on a bus in uniform," says R. Cohen to  "Kikar Ha'Shabbat"  "and at one of the stations, the man who looked like one of the Naturi Karta sat down next to me and looked at me , I was surprised at all that he was sitting next to me," and "To smile at me - it was strange ..." 
When the ultra-Orthodox soldier went down at the regular station  he noticed that he was following him.
"He approached me," R. continues to describe. "And he said to me, 'You are doing very well  with your service in the army for the sake of Klal Yisroel.'" He asked me where I was serving and even gave me a snack at the Turbo Bamba.I've never tasted such a snack before"
"It's clear to me that he deliberately tried to change the image of the extremists," says R. Cohen. The ultra-Orthodox soldier concludes by saying, "Congratulations to him!"


Anonymous said...

I would check it for poison or exlax etc.

Anonymous said...

“Looks like a neturei karta”?
What does that mean? You think a chiloni soldier can tell the difference between 2 types of yerashalmis? He’d probably thing R Shloma Zalman Auerbach was neturei karta

Dusiznies said...

That soldier was spot on ....
I live on that block and I know the bus stop very very well...it is on the corner of Bet Shemesh and Ramat Bet Shemest Bet.
The Soldier lives in Bet Shemesh proper, which borders Ramat Bet Shemesh Bet where the crazies live ...
the majority of the residents are originally from Meah Shearim and the guys living in Bet Shemesh Bet are far more extreme ... they all dress alike and they are all Neturei Karta followers ..
The Soldier whose family I know very well is not a "chilonie" in fact he is a frum Soldier protecting his country. In fact if you saw him not in uniform you would think he is a Chasid...
He has very long curly peyos,...
But even if he was a Chilonie ... whats your point????

Anonymous said...

What is the point of this story?
The fact that it’s even a story just illustrates the sad reality