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December 30, 2009

Church Turns to the Eida to Stop Vandal Attacks

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Church Turns to the Eida to Stop Vandal Attacks

Church officials in Yerushalayim met with Eida Chareidis representative Shmuel Popenheim on Tuesday along with Jerusalem City Hall officials, among them Mayor Nir Barkat.

According to BaKehilla correspondent Yaakov Rivlin, Church officials were meeting with the Eida and the mayor and other officials were acting as go-betweens.

The church representatives addressed graffiti and rock-throwing attacks against houses of worship, disturbed by the alarming trend. They speak of cases when trash was dumped in churches and relate to it as offensive acts against their religion.

Rivlin was asked by Kol Chai Radio how does the Church know with absolute certainty that the source of these vandalism attacks stems from the frum community. Rivlin stated that security cameras do indicate that the vandals outwardly appears to be members of the chareidi community, albeit they may be the outcast at-risk youth, but nonetheless in the eyes of the Church, they are from the Eida stream.

Popenheim decried the acts, indicating they are isolated incidents of disturbed individuals not a policy that is supported or in any way endorsed by the chareidi community.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)


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