New York – In an interview with Israeli radio host Menachem Toker last Motzei Shabbos, Mordechai Ben David offered his thoughts on the current situation in Israel.Join our WhatsApp group
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Quoting the Satmar Rebbe, Reb Yoel, zt’l, MBD called the continuous clashes between the Chiloni and Chareidi community very frightening.
“The Satmar Rebbe, R’ Yoelish was correct. He was completely right. He said there would come a time when Chareidi Jews would not be able to live in Eretz Yisroel. Hashem Yiracheim.”
Speaking about the general anti-Chareidi bias emanating from the secular community and not the recent events in Beit Shemesh, MBD attributed the conflict to the Chiloni community becoming concerned by the rising birth rate among the Chareidi community and likened it to biblical times when the Mitzrim were afraid that they would be outnumbered by Bnei Yisroel.
“There are so many Chareidi babies being born and iy’H we will grow in our simcha and in our Avodas Hashem and as we grow stronger our light will overcome the darkness,” said MBD.
MBD also discussed his most recent album, Kissufim, and suggested that despite earlier statements that this was his final album, it is possible that there could be additional Chasidic albums in his future.
Citing excellent sales of the album, which featured exclusively Chasidic music MBD said, “this proves to me that true Chasidim don’t copy music and those who are not so Chasidic are the ones who are doing the copying. I have my finger on the pulse of American buyers. In the Chasidic areas, like Monsey, Monroe, Borough Park and Williamsburg, it is flying off the shelves. Apparently true Chasidim learn Shulchan Aruch and they don’t steal.”
When asked to comment regarding the interview and his possible return to the studio MBD told VIN News, “I’m not back in music. All I said to Toker is the fact that the Kissufim album, which is Chassidish, sold better than expected, proving that the chasidishe velt doesn’t copy or steal like the others. ‘Maybe’ I would consider doing another. But honestly I don’t think that’ll happen so fast. It’s just too much work.”
To listen to the full interview below:
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