A cynical program mocks Jewish religious symbols and provokes a storm
Maayan bin Hamo
Israeli and religious politicians denounce a popular cynical program of mockery of a Jewish religious ritual called "Tevelin", in response to which they publish pictures of them performing the weather
A video clip in an Israeli comedy show on Wednesday raised angry reactions from politicians and many web surfers. In the comic strip, which was broadcast in Israel's most popular comedy program, Education Minister Naftali Bennett appeared as he put the tefillin in the shape of the hair band that the Israeli singer, who won this week's Eurovision Festival, has given to Barzilai.
Angry reactions came quickly against the comic strip, due to ridicule of important Jewish rituals. "If you show the clip in one of the countries of the world, everyone would shout that it is anti-Semitic," chanted the interior minister of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, Aryeh Deri, in his Twitter account. That such an incident in the Jewish state should pass in silence?
Bennett also commented on the comic and posted a picture of his recent visit to Washington: "You can laugh at me as you wish, but you are not allowed to laugh at the Jewish Diaspora and Jewish sanctities." I am proud to follow the Jewish religious tradition I am a proud Jew. "
Yesterday, Deputy Minister of Health of the ultra-Orthodox party "Yiddut HaTorah", Yaakov Letsman, also published a scathing condemnation. "I was shocked to see the use of tafilin in the program," says Litzman. "It is inconceivable that such passages should be broadcast in the Israeli media," Chief Rabbi David Lau said, "I ask the program to apologize.
"The program dealt with the victory of the singer Nieta in the Eurovision and the public's preoccupation with the subject," said the program's officials, who presented the hairstyle with a hairstyle on the heads of the characters in different forms.