Due to its director Omer Bar-Lev protesting in front of Rabbi Gershon Edelstein’s house, the chareidi boycott of Angel’s bakery has received no formal reaction.
Starting on social media on Thursday, the boycott gained pace when prominent chareidi and religious Zionist rabbis spoke out in favor of it and denounced the insult to a Torah titan.
As a result of the boycott, many yeshivos and chareidi institutions canceled their orders with Angel Bakery, and supplies are allegedly down.
The bakery’s founder Yoel Spiegel’s grandson, decided to respond to the boycott via Facebook.
“The days of eating for free are over; the day of judgment is nigh,” Spiegel wrote.
“I don’t know of a law prohibiting demonstrations opposite the house of this rabbi or that rabbi,” Spiegel continued. “And the response of the free-riding community who eat carcasses stems from fear and hysteria because the noose is tightening around their necks.”
Spiegel supposedly deleted the post later. However, writer Avi Ravina later showed that Facebook had removed it due to its destructive nature, not Spiegel.
Following Bar Lev’s right to protest against “parasites and draft dodgers” who are “living off us,” Spiegel retaliated by threatening to “close accounts” with whoever removed his post.
He also proceeded to attack the chareidim.
Although it doesn’t do it for free, Spiegel asserted that the bakery “feeds thousands” and bemoaned the chareidi boycott against them.