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Picture of the Day

By Gldmeier @gldmeier
Picture of the Day
this is members of the Neturei Karta participating in an anti-Israel parade in Germany. On Shabbos.
Truth is, this is nothing special. They have done this before. Many times in the anti-Israel parades. And they have participated in the past at least a few times on Shabbos.
So there is really nothing new here. While I only rarely post Neturei Karta stuff anymore, and only if it is especially unique in some way, this gets posted because of the complaints about it.
It seems many are upset and shocked and revolted by the fact that these NKs participated on Shabbos. I was wondering what makes that so much worse than just the participation itself. They are not carrying anything, so even assuming there is no eiruv, they are not doing anything wrong in that regard. Perhaps it is inappropriate to protest on Shabbos, maybe uvda d'chol, but here in Eretz Yisrael there are sectors of the Haredi community that protest regularly on Shabbos, so they are not really deviating from a norm. So what's more wrong about this than any other time they protest against Israel?
The one thing I would recommend is that they learn from their Satmar cousins in the United States and hire non-Jews to protest for them. I mean, protesting is such a messy business nowadays. Who wants to get their hands dirty like that? Just hire some manual labor!
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