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    As in the past so it remains today - we were and still are under the selfsame commitment to adhere to the directions of the Gedolei Yisrael, who stand guard against breaches of purity threatening our camp. When we were required to ask – we asked. When we were instructed to depart – we left. The moment we are summoned back to raise the flag, every other consideration is pushed to the side and we answer: We are ready!

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    The ancestral chain of Harav Yisrael Friedman, the founder of the Husyatin chassidic court, originates with the holy Baal Shem Tov. The Husyatin chassidus has its roots in Galicia and eventually came to Tel Aviv, during the turbulent years between the two World Wars.

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Rabbi Menachem Porush to "Etrog": "I am Waiting to Bless 'Baruch Shepataranu' Over John Demjanjuk"

Commenting on the trial underway in Munich of John Demjanjuk, for the crimes he committed against the Jewish people in Sobibor, the veteran chareidi askan, Rabbi Menachem Porush, said in an interview with "Etrog": "Am Yisrael in Israel and throughout the world are waiting for the day when we can make the blessing, 'Baruch she'pataranu' on John Demjanjuk."

David Shmueli 02/12/2009 11:14

"Am Yisrael in Israel and throughout the world are waiting for the day when we can make the blessing, 'Baruch she'pataranu' on John Demjanjuk." That remark was made by Rabbi Menachem Porush, long-time askan in the chareidi community, in connection with the highly publicized trial taking place in Germany against the elderly Nazi, John (Ivan the Terrible) Demjanjuk.

Porush said, "Countries all over the world are turning their backs on the Jewish nation. There are countries that totally ignore us. They don't look at history, that is splattered with the blood we shed during the Holocaust. The phenomenon of Holocaust denial is on the rise."

"These days we are seeing a changing trend, as the truth is being exposed before the entire world. The gas chambers that millions of Jews were pushed into. The indescribable horrors that the Jewish people experienced during those terrible years."

With regard to the trial taking place now in Germany, Porush said, "I hope that justice will me met, and the Nazi will receive a fitting sentence."

On Monday this week, the trial against John Demjanjuk opened in a Munich court house. On Tuessday, at the second hearing, prosecutor read the list of charges, which included acting as an accessory in the murder of over 27,000 Jews at the Sobibor death camp.

Holocaust survivors who traveled to Munich in order to attend the trial claim that "Demjanjuk is faking poor health" in order to earn the pity of the court. "I am sure he is faking his condition," said Thomas Blatt, an 82-year-old Sobibor survivor from the Netherlands camp who is to give testimony at Demjanjuk's trial. "Yesterday the doctor said he was better now than he was in the United States." Blatt told reporters.

Demjanjuk was brought to the trial by ambulance, in lieu of his poor state of health. Two guards pushed him into the courtroom in a wheelchair, and he was covered with a blanket. Hundreds of journalists congregated inside and outside of the courtroom.