Saturday, April 20, 2013
NY - Haredim cancel Manhattan anti-draft rally
According to a report on the ultra-Orthodox website Yeshiva World News, unnamed sources indicated that Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, a leading figure in Israeli ultra-Orthodoxy was against holding the event.
Agudath Israel spokesman Rabbi Avi Shafran confirmed YWN’s report of the event’s cancelation, but said it was due to “security concerns in the wake of the terrible terror attack earlier this week in Boston.”
The senior ultra-Orthodox rabbis, Shafran told the Post on Friday, “felt that now would not be an appropriate time to gather masses of visibly Jewish Jews into one area for such an [event].”