R’ Moshe Havlin: Intruders Threatened to Kill Me, Cursed the Rebbe

Rabbi Moshe Havlin, whose home was attacked by extremists last week, stated in an interview with the Haredi news site Kikar Hashabbat that the attacks against him continued throughout the weekend. Three suspects were arrested in connection with the incident.

From Arutz Sheva:

The attack upon Rabbi Havlin, Chief Rabbi of Kiryat Gat and a prominent Chabad rabbi, was perpetrated by haredi extremists. The attack came after the recently negotiated agreement between Chabad yeshivas and the IDF.

“Yesterday wasn’t calm either,” he said, “they said they would chop me into pieces and cursed the Rebbe.”

“Let them attack my name, “Havlin told Kikar Hashabbat, “but to attack the Rebbe? For me that is crossing the line.”

“I have their numbers and I notified the police, who have started an investigation,” Havlin added.

Rabbi Havlin refused to confirm suggestions by those close to him claiming that the leader of a rival Chabad yeshiva, which opposed the arrangement with the IDF, was behind the attack.

“I’m not saying anything,” Havlin stated, “I don’t want to spread rumors. The police have opened an investigation and I hope they find those responsible.”

From Yeshiva World News:

Suspects Arrested For Assaulting Rav Havlin Tell The Court: We Don’t Recognize Your Authority Or The Zionist State

The three suspects arrested for taking part in the illegal intrusion and destruction that followed in the home of Kiryat Gat Chief Rabbi Moshe Havlin Shlita were arraigned in an Ashkelon court. The three have refused to cooperate with police and have not identified themselves. They told the court they do not recognize its authority. The court extended their remand for four days.

The three were a part of a group of about 25 Sikrikim who broke into the rav and began trashing the home in protest of Rabbanei Chabad reaching agreement with the IDF by which Chabad talmidim will serve in the military. As a result of the incident the rebitzen was hospitalized, apparently the result of the psychological trauma of seeing the thugs in their home and the damage they caused.

One of the three actually turned around and showed the court his back to highlight his contempt for the secular court and to highlight his unwillingness to cooperate, telling the court he also does not recognize the state.

Due to their position, the court released the public defender from representing them. At present, they face charges of trespassing.

The court signaled it was contemplating their release with restrictions but in light of their adamant refusal to cooperate, the decision was made to comply with the police request to extend their remand. It is added that authorities have already learned one of the suspects allegedly took part in an assault against a chareidi IDF soldier in the past.



Rabbi Moshe Havlin
Rabbi Moshe Havlin


  • Avraham Shimon

    it was discussed last week, that they are just total “Trash, Low Lives, Garbage, Morons, Losers, they are just the lowest of all, these are the “Moron Losers” who march with the Arabs & say “Free Free Palestine” How dare they do what they did, & Rebitzen Havlin, we hope BE”H she is doing better & able to recover, Yes there is an Inyan of Ahavas Yisroel, but in this case the Frum Chareidisheh world is exposing who these Low Loser Morons really are. Someone wrote a comment last week about having more Ahavas Yisroel for them even though they behave & act like Trash, the answer to that is this is the only way “Expose them” this is what they are, they “MUST DO TSHUVA” this is the Month of Elul “The king is in the field” they must use these days out properly then they could stand before HKB”H (HaKadosh Baruch Hu) on R”H & Y”K

  • shlomo

    it’s good old idea. in tzar Russia was a law, that all members of any political party can get a free exemption from military service, even in a time of war. so all people use it except communist that refused and go to serve. finally in the army was only bolsheviks that make they propaganda, and when tzar was needed army to stop revolution all army was against tzar. since Chabad it Russian movement actively used soviet political technology it can by very good for yidishkayt when tzahal will be full of chabadnicks. let see how no tzahal throw Jews from they homes, how destroy synagogues in settlements

  • Shalom

    We need to understand what the agreement Havlin made really is to understand why the other religious groups are upset. I have yet to see any chabad publication that explains this. There may be something very legitimate that the formulaters of the agreement are glossing over. After all, not all of Chabad in Eretz Yisrael is for this agreement. I for one want to know: Why?