So Called "Rabbis" And So Called "Leaders"


- So called "rabbis" and so called "leaders" are such if they are within Judaism, meaning under halacha, Jewish Law. If and when they publicly desecrate G-d's Name, they should be ousted from their positions, and this is NOT the punishment halacha calls for! We, the people of the Somron are angry and disappointed that our tax monies are so blatantly misused for strictly prohibited purposes, such as bringing in and being kind to idol worshippers.

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Jews Mustn't Go Against Halacha


- HaIvri would be better off looking into halacha on this, rather than protecting his percieved immediate interests.

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Please present yourself and friends at Kotel Plaza Yerushalayim with copies of this manifesto, one for you, many to give to others, tomorrow 24 Av (aug.) at 16.00 hrs. Don't forget to bring water with you.

- This is a reaction to the xian march on Jerusalem tomorrow, 24 Av (aug.)

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The Danino Thought - Or Whatever It's Called


- Danino, the State's police chief in Israel, "thinks" that Beer Sheva terror casualties are caused by the curiosity of the victims. Brilliant, no?

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We Never Learn


- Any policy, idea or ideology that links a Jewish presence to a problem and the removal of that Jewish presence to the solution of the problem is: Nazi.

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I Love This Story


- Shows that people finally start to understand that good IDF soldiers don't necessarily make good Jews. Quite the opposite, actually.

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- Discrimination in the Foreign Service seems to be against religious-looking, Jewish thinking candidates. A stronghold of the socialist old guard, it looks. It is almost ridiculous that such a brigade of secularists are called upon to convince the world that we have a right to exist on this Land and that Israel is "Jewish".

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Revisiting Kamtza Bar Kamtza by Yekutiel Guzofsky


- Revisiting Kamtza Bar Kamtza - why was the Temple really destroyed
by Yekutiel Guzofsky - The Story of Kamtza Bar Kamtza Revisited

Tisha B’Av and Holocaust lies?
Temple destroyed due to lack of unity with evil or due to misplaced compassion upon the evil?

If you ask the average Jew, “What was the cause of the destruction of the Second Temple?”, he’ll likely answer based on the popular interpretation of the story of Kamtza/Bar Kamtza in Tractate Gittin 55b, that the destruction was brought upon us due to internal strife – and, in particular, a host who offended Bar Kamtza when he expelled Bar Kamtza from his banquet. In an article written in the Bnei Haneviim Journal of Av 5757, Rav David Cohen shatters this myth and the misinterpretation of the Aggadic story brought down in the Talmud.

As the story unfolds, our anonymous host requested of his servant to invite his friend Kamtza to his party. The servant mistakenly invited Bar Kamtza instead of Kamtza. When the host realized that Bar Kamtza, his enemy, was sitting at the banquet, he ordered him to leave. Bar Kamtza pleaded to be given the opportunity to stay, offering to pay for his meal, and even for the entire banquet; but the Host remained steadfast and forcibly removed him. Bar Kamtza said: “since the Rabbis did not protest, this is proof that they agree with what happened. I will go and become an informant to the authorities.” (There are sources that indicate that Bar Kamtza was already a known informant, and that this is why the Rabbis did not come to his defense and also why he was not invited to the banquet, see Chatam Sofer on Gittin, Maharal in Netzach Yisrael Chapter 5).

Without going into the full story, Bar Kamtza conspired to incite the Romans against the Jews and bring about the destruction of the Second Temple. During the deliberations, the Rabbis considered the possibility of killing Bar Kamtza before he could complete his evil plot. Rabbi Zachariah was opposed to this measure and the Gemorrah concludes the story: because of Rabbi Zachariah, the Temple was destroyed, the Heichal was burnt, and we were exiled from our land.

Rav David Cohen explains that Bar Kamtza, the treasonous Jewish informant, indeed played a central role in the events that caused the Temple’s destruction, however the Talmud does not focus on him or the host who insulted him, as we have always been taught. We have always been led to believe that over the small mistake in the confusion of the names Kamtza and Bar Kamtza, and over the harsh insult to evil Bar-Kamtza, the Temple was Destroyed. We are urged to accept the erroneous moral of this story, that we must show compassion for evil people such as Bar Kamtza the informant, and we must never insult even an evil Jew. While there are sources for this interpretation, Rashi and the Meiri clearly place the blame on Rabbi Zacharia for hesitating not to kill Bar-Kamtza, and Rashi’s view clearly fits well within the text.

The common interpretation of the story contradicts the actual conclusionbrought both in the Babylonian Talmud and the Midrash, which transfers the blame from Bar Kamtza the informant and the host who embarrassed him to Rav Zachariah ben Ifkulas! “Rabbi Yosef says: the humility of Zacharia ben Ifkulas burnt the sanctuary.” Rashi explains: “Humility – that he tolerated this and did not kill [Bar Kamtza].” This is also the conclusion of Meiri: “You learn from here that it is permissible to kill one who incites the government against the people.”

Thus, the Temple was destroyed due to the fact that the Jews were hesitant to kill an evil informant. It was this lack of bloodshed that brought about the destruction. Quite different, indeed, from the false interpertation of the Gemorrah that we were raised upon.

It is more than ironic that the common interpretation of the Talmudic story stands diametrically opposed to the basic reading of the text, and the basic explanation given by Rashi and the Meiri. We are urged to display hospitality and break bread with the Evil, in spite of the fact that the Rishonim learned the exact opposite lesson from the story, and concluded that it was tolerance of the evil Bar Kamtza and hesitation to kill him that triggered the destruction of the Temple.

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If Settlers Blocked Pinchas


- If settlers and not "activists" blocked Pinkas street for 20 minutes, they would have been accused of endangering lives and thrown into prison without a trial and served administrative orders prohibiting them from living in Judea and Samaria for up to a year, as it happened to four fathers of families and eight students in Yitzhar as late as last week. "High" court approving demolitions of entire Jewish neighborhoods also don't seem to contribute to resolve housing crises in particular and people's problems in general.

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- "..the protest was spontaneously organized". Yeah, right

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Is There 1 (One)


- Is there 1 (one) naval officer or soldier for that matter in the navy with tzitzit? If not why not? Is the Israeli Navy an anti-Jewish organization that does not allow Jewish practices? Also, why is this question not asked by anyone?

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It Is A Lot Simpler Than That


- If "Jews don't expel Jews" is true, as it is true, than the State of Israel, as it does expel Jews, can not possibly be Jewish. This is straightforward logic. So, it is the so called Jewish character of the State that is in question here, not "democracy". Democracy has nothing to do with the Magna Carta, it is an exquisitely feudal document, no less. So, it is grossly misleading to quote it here. Besides, are Jews supposed to build their society and State according to the Magna Carta, a goy, feudal document? The answer is: NO! Jews supposed to go by the Torah. Why the author is silent about this? If Israel is not Jewish, than what's the point in having it?

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"Anti-Semitism Is Good"


- "Anti-Semitism is good". It is the force that keeps us together before the coming of the Messiah. If it wasn't for anti-Semitism I would not have left the exile. However, what truly is amazing is that the Bible is reportedly the best selling text of all times. If it is so, evidently, no one reads it: The extraordinary success of the "Palestinian" narrative, that is right against the biblical account, is just mind-boggling. If you add to this that the palis literally live on this, on selling their lie to the world, that they get like 5-6 million dollars - a day, every day of the year for it in aid moneys from the most unlikely sources, you have to admit that they are in the process of realizing the impossible, with other words: They are divinely aided. Indeed, last week's parsha (Torah portion) sheds a light or two on this: “Hashem spoke to Moshe in the plains of Moab, by the Jordan at Jericho, saying: Speak to the Children of Israel and say to them: When you cross the Jordan into the Land of Canaan, you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the Land before you; you shall destroy all their houses of worship, and all their metal idols shall you destroy; and all their high altars shall you demolish. And you will inherit the Land and will dwell in it; because it is to you that I have given the Land to inherit. And you will settle the Land as an inheritance, dividing it up by lot among your families – to the greater you will give a greater inheritance, and to the smaller you will give a smaller inheritance. Wherever it turns out for him, there will his lot be; you will settle your inheritance by your fathers’ tribes. But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the Land before you, then those of them whom you leave will become thistles in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they will harass you on the Land wherein you dwell. And it will happen that what I planned to do to them, I will do to you” (Numbers 33:50-56). What could we learn from this if we were smart? That this blessed and most Holy of Lands, the Land of Israel, is ours only CONDITIONALLY and that the condition is to drive the Arabs and the idol worshippers out and clean the Land out of their mosques and churches. Are we doing this? No. So, we better face the consequences.

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There Is No Social Upheaval


- Even though Ynetnew tries to blow the marches out of all proportions, there is no real "social upheaval". If anything, there is an attempt by the Gay Gilad Left Tent Doctors to further demoralize the State. Besides, most of the religious were always poorer than the poor. You see, Judaism has a different concept on "succsess", thank G-d.

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