Tuesday, December 10, 2019

HaRav Mutzafi’s Advice : Don’t Visit Countries that Hate Us

HaRav Bentzion Mutzafi Shlita, a prominent sephardi posek in Eretz Yisrael, addressed the accident which claimed the life of Rabbi Dovid Levy Z”L, who was hit by a bus during a visit to Morocco. “It teaches us a lesson not to visit countries that hate us” Rav Mutzafi exclaimed.
Rav Mutzafi was asked by one of his talmidim about the accident, citing the driver of the bus was a non-Jew, who explained he mistakenly stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake. The talmid asked if he thinks he was killed because he is a Jew?
The rav’s response was harsh, citing the loss is most unfortunate, but it teaches us a lesson, not to visit a hostile nation, “a nation that hates us”.
Over the weekend, a brother-in-law of the niftar, Rav David Netanel, stated the family is certain the so-called accident was an intentional attack and this was determined after interviewing persons who were there. The driver was quick to tell the media that he accidentally hit the gas, not the brake.
Netanel made a public appeal to the King of Morocco and the president of the Jewish community to probe the death, which the family is certain was a terrorist attack and not an accident.

1 comment:

Joe Magdeburger said...

Any country that bans shechita should be off limits. And when you shop, don't buy merchandise from Jew hating countries.