Senior Haredi rabbi kicks out anti-vax student

Rabbi Ben Zion Mutzafi (Screenshot/Kikar HaShabbat)
Rabbi Ben Zion Mutzafi (Screenshot/Kikar HaShabbat)

Ben Zion Mutzafi, a leading Haredi rabbi, kicked out a man attending his lecture due to the attendee’s opposition to the COVID-19 vaccine, reports the ultra-Orthodox news site Kikar HaShabbat.

In video of the incident posted by the news outlet, the rabbi — who ordered all his followers to get the vaccine earlier this year — can be seen shouting: “More than 6,500 people died, stop making things up, go, get out of here, you’re crazy” at one man in the audience.

“You’re crazy, I am declaring you crazy — get out of here,” he continues. “I will not allow you to speak, you are a heretic.”

The incident occurred Sunday evening in a synagogue in Jerusalem.

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