This is a controversial tape and a disturbing one too.
On the one hand we see someone who praises G-d, the Rav, the Jews and Zion and, objectively, this is good. On the other hand, he is, and he publicly presents himself as, an actively idol worshipping gentile. So, should we listen to him, just because he says a few nice things we like to hear? NO, according to the Rambam, we should not!
Also, it is an error and maybe even an offence to his memory to think that Rav Kahane “gave” his life for Torah and for Zion or for whatever else. His life was TAKEN AWAY from him, and in a most cowardly of ways. He is not a hero because he was killed, he is a hero because he LIVED and because the way he lived!
Should this idol worshipper preacher be honest, first to himself, about what he preaches: "condemn what the Torah condemns", wouldn't you expect him to do just that and shut up about his xtian convictions and become a Noahide at least? By the way, at the end of the tape we do see a black Jew in the audience, probably a convert. In Israel certainly there are lots of black Jews. So yes, it is possible to not only see the truth and then let it slip by, but actually to accept it upon oneself.
I visited this preacher’s website. It is disturbing. He is photographed under a cross and without wearing the hat he wears in the synagogue. The text suggests that he thinks he is a prophet, that G-d talked to him, setting him up on his particular mission.
Are we so damn lost in our own ways, in our own isolation, that we take this crap in and deem it "good"?
I am also disturbed by allowing a xtian preacher into a shul to speak. The same way I was disturbed by the pop accompanied in Jerusalem to the Wall by some of our “rabbis”. According to halacha he should have been prevented to put foot in the Land.
Does anyone care? And if not, why not? Will we be punished for these gross “misbehaving”? Of course we will. So let’s pray to G-d not only for His mercy that we surely in great need of, but to grant us a basic understanding of His Torah, the wisdom and the insight we need to serve Him, as we should.
- This is a comment on http://www.viddler.com/explore/atlah/videos/172/450.85/
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