Flash Mobs – Open Letter To All Urban Residents & Especially Jews

Flash Mobs – Open Letter To All Urban Residents & Especially Jews
by Rabbi Dovid Bendory, Rabbinic Director

Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership
Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership

Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- My Friends: The mainstream media is doing its best to belittle a dangerous trend in America today: the “flash mob” of “youths”.

The term “flash mob” originally referred to groups of peaceful citizenry who gathered for what are best called “social experiments” – jovial sing-alongs and dance-alongs and other forms of harmless improvisational theater.

I was personally caught up by several such “flash mobs” in New York City – and smiled at the entertaining street theater.

Times have changed rapidly, and ominously so.

In Wisconsin – home to JPFO’s office – “Witnesses’ accounts claim everything from dozens to hundreds of young black people beating white people as they left State Fair Thursday night.” (WTMJ News).

In Philadelphia, the “mayor talks tough to black teenagers after ‘flash mobs’ … attack people at random on the streets of the city’s tourist and fashionable shopping districts.” (Washington Times). The mayor has now imposed a curfew on the City.

“In Chicago on Memorial Day weekend, roving teens flashed gang signs, knocked cyclists off their bikes and harassed picnickers.” (Washington Times)

We’ve seen similar events in Peoria, IL; Atlanta, GA; Las Vegas, NV; and – close to home for me personally – South Orange, NJ. (Flash Mobs).

And while you won’t see it in the MSM, you can find plenty of blogs that highlight the racial undertones – and overtones – of these flash mobs. Here’s an account of a Peoria eye-witness who says the mob chanted “kill all the white people.” (See Blog).

As most decent people are watching the stock market gyrations and following our federal government’s mismanagement of both monetary and fiscal policy, our nation is entering an unpredictable phase. I’m sorry to say that, based on history, things are going to get worse. Just look at London, England, where four nights of rioting hooligans have resulted in the deployment of an extra 16,000 police officers in an attempt to stop the looting, vandalism, destruction, assaults, and robbery.

My response to “flash mobs”?


Get a gun, and learn how to shoot it accurately, under pressure. If you find yourself in a “flash mob,” the police will NOT show up in time to do you a bit of good. These mobs gather in minutes and disburse just as quickly when the first police car arrives. Or worse, they attack the first police officers until backup arrives.

What kind of gun should you get? Start with a quality semi-automatic pistol. A standard magazine of 12 or 15 rounds will come with it, and you can purchase and carry one or two backup magazines on your person or in your car. If your state laws allow it, a loaded shotgun in your car wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

Interestingly enough the State of Illinois (Peoria “flash mob”) will not issue concealed weapon permits.

Wisconsin (Milwaukee “flash mob”) has a newly instated concealed carry system, but it hasn’t been in place long enough for many Wisconsinites to get their carry permits.

And in London, all guns are outlawed.

Thank G-d, in America, we still have the Second Amendment.

I’m an Orthodox Jew. It is our people’s custom to dress in a somewhat distinctive manner. Orthodox Jews stand out. I want to ask a very somber question: How do you think one of these mobs of “youths” out looking for victims will react to a car full of Orthodox Jews?

Evil force can only be met by righteous opposing force – effective, superior, righteous opposing force.

One righteous person in Milwaukee, licensed to carry concealed, stepping out of his or her car and shooting one of the “youths” as they were beating the teen victim would have stopped that “flash mob” instantly. This would also have been a legal shooting, as it was done to save an innocent life.

Similarly, I wonder how out of control a “flash mob” of racist “youths” might evolve in gun toting Phoenix, Arizona?

But most Jews in America have chosen to disarm themselves. In these times of growing economic and social unrest, nothing could be more foolish.

To all my Jewish brothers and sisters I say again: GET A GUN. Learn to use it safely and responsibly. And prepare to defend yourself and those you love.

To all my righteous non-Jewish friends I send the same message. This growing evil must be met directly, and with ice cold determination. The police WILL NOT be there on time.


Rabbi Dovid Bendory
Rabbinic Director
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership Mission is to destroy “gun control” and to encourage Americans to understand and defend all of the Bill of Rights for everyone. Those are the twin goals of Wisconsin-based Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO). Founded by Jews and initially aimed at educating the Jewish community about the historical evils that Jews have suffered when they have been disarmed, JPFO has always welcomed persons of all religious beliefs who share a common goal of opposing and reversing victim disarmament policies while advancing liberty for all.

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Great read… I have been following the recent violent flash mob stories over the past 6 months and have wondered why the growing phenomenon has not gained any attention in the MSM until recently. Those who have read and denounced this article as fear mongering have never watched their entire family engulfed in any such event, nor would they ever wish to, conversely they would be the first ones begging for the police and wishing they or another citizen had a gun. Again thanks for spreading awareness. –Mick

Moshe Pupick

M., 08/15/11 common era

In the late 1930's and early 1940's, the U.S. Jewish Establishment did vitually nothing to try to stop the ongoing Holocaust. Reform rabbi Steven Wise (sic) publicly told Jews not to antagonize FDR with pleas to bomb the railroad tracks at Auschwitz. Only a few Orthodox rabbis had the courage to ignore Shabbas and publicly picket the White House.

Over 70 years later, the same liberal American Jewish Establishment is repeating its grevious errors. "nothing new under the sun," I guess.


We must elect people that will repeal gun control laws

Boring white guy

"I’m an Orthodox Jew. It is our people’s custom to dress in a somewhat distinctive manner. Orthodox Jews stand out. I want to ask a very somber question: How do you think one of these mobs of “youths” out looking for victims will react to a car full of Orthodox Jews?"

Maybe they'll get a hankering for matzo ball soup? That's what I would do. 🙂 Then again, I'm boring, white bread.

Eric Equis

"Blessed be the LORD my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight," David writes in Psalms 144:1 "If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him," we are told in Exodus 22:2. The next verse says, "If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft." In other words, it was perfectly OK to kill a thief breaking into your house.… Read more »

Eric Equis

@PRUEITT. You said "Rabbi Dovid Bendory, how can you dare use the phrase, GET A GUN and Shalom in the same breath!" Simple, being ARMED is the best way to preserve the peace. Nobody gives a sh!t for pacifists in a riot or when that person has something a criminal wants. When was the last time laying down your means of defense and surrendering to a violent and sadistig group worked? Need I bring up what happened in 1930's Europe? Being armed acts as a deterrent to criminals and even these violent flash mobs. "Shalom through superior firepower!" Then you… Read more »



This article is a breathtaking amount of fear mongering. If you want to be anti-gun control that is fine, but this is just paranoia.

If you are in a dangerous mob the correct thing to do is remove your kippah and LEAVE. Don't go shooting people. That is not what Jewish law says to do, you must respect life at all costs.

Robert Krawiec

Having lived in N.J. for 45 years, After filling out countless pistol purchase applications, we sold our home in Jersey. We bought some revolvers on Gunbroker.com,after filling out more pistol purchase applications. We used our current address as we were living in a hotel in N.J., while our new home in MInnesota was being remodeled. We were then told by local P.D. that the state police denied our app because a hotel is not an acceptable residence to issue a pistol permit to. We never received a letter from the local P.D.(RAMSEY). We were told that we had 20 days… Read more »


Rabbi Dovid Bendory is a featured speaker in the JPFO documentary “NO Guns for Jews”.

There is a scene in that film where the Rabbi holds up his NJ firearms ID card and says “the only purpose for this card is to let the government know who has firearms”

I have been saying the same thing for years against the Illinois FOID card.

I believe the FOID violates Gods law and the US constitution and should be repealed immediately.

I encourage everyone to watch the JPFO documentary “NO Guns for Jews” and to share it with everyone you know!

Steve Bragg

Rabbi, blessings. As a Gentile who trusts in the great G-d of Yacob and Yeshua for righteousness, I thank you for standing for our right of self-defense, which as you teach, comes from Heaven. As a gun owner myself, I stand with you in entreating Americans to keep and bear arms, and to put pressure on the states that proscribe our 2nd Amendment rights. As you know, many states claim to issue carry permits, but in practical reality, a law-abiding non-celebrity citizen cannot obtain one. This must end. Shalom, from a man who trusts and believes the same G-d as… Read more »


Rabbi Dovid Bendory, how can you dare use the phrase, GET A GUN and Shalom in the same breath! This is fear mongering at it's best! Shame on you.


Is it illegal to attempt to purchase a weapon in California

if a restraining order is still in affect or there is a misdemeanor

banishing a weapon charge showing on your record? I was

found not guilty of 4 associated felony gun charges during

the same trial, due to SELF DEFENSE…but the judge and DA

both instructed my jury I had to be convicted of the banishing

charge because I never denied pulling out the weapon against

two possibly armed intruders to my own business before

business hours…

I'd like to re-arm myself..but don't want a bunch of hassle…