Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Battle Of Torah vs. State Arrives In The IDF

פסח השני לשע"ג

The truth is that that battle has always been in the IDF. It is just not usually as visible as today.

Sure, the previous Chief IDF Rabbi Avichai Ronsky caused as a stir, when responding to a question as to whether it was permissible to save the life of a terrorist. He responded that yes, it was, if the information which could be obtained from the terrorist would lead to the saving of [Jewish] lives (or something like that). It was pretty clear that he was set up in way, enabling the Torah-absent, Labor Zionists, and other Leftists, to have yet another opportunity to demonize the religious right.

However, the IDF Rabbinate was silent regarding the matters of sacrificing soldiers lives for the sake of "innocent" enemy civilians, increased promiscuity, resulting from the integration of women into previously all-male, combat units, and, of course, the handing over of pieces of our Homeland, Eretz Yisrael, to a terrorist entity, and the IDF's involvement in doing so. Even though it the Land is not anyone's to give away, except The Almighty's, He Who brought His people back to it.

The Israeli Supreme Court has been telling rabbis how to rule on issues such as kashruth and conversion. Now, it seems the K'nesseth will be telling the IDF Chief Rabbi how to do his job as well.
IDF Chief Rabbi
Rafi Peretz
Army rabbinic rulings book declares ‘goyim’ don’t have equal rights in Israel, recommends that women not affix mezuzas

Stuart Winer, April 21, 2013

The IDF’s top rabbi came under fire Sunday, days after the publication of a book of IDF rabbinic rulings that said non-Jews do not have the same rights as Jewish citizens and that it is undesirable for women officers to perform the religious ceremony of attaching a mezuza to doorposts.

Opposition leader MK Shelly Yachimovich (Labor) condemned the statement about non-Jews as “dark and dangerous, against Jewish values, democratic values, the values of the IDF and the laws of the State and its declaration of independence.” (cont.)
Well, MK Yachimovich's perspective on what Jewish values are or are not, are simply,...not Jewish.

However, she very well may be correct on her stated fronts,...unfortunately.
...MK Elazer Stern (Hatnua) called on IDF Chief Rabbi Rafi Peretz to unequivocally declare that there is no place in the army’s literature for use of the phrase “goyim” — literally, “nations” — when referring to IDF soldiers.

“It is about time that the army rabbinate joined the real world of the IDF,” said Stern, who chairs the Knesset Religion and State lobby. “They are part of the people’s army, with all its different shades.” (cont.)
MK Elazar Stern's "real world" is not the Torah world, I am afraid. Nonetheless, I am far from surprised. It's as if MK Stern's religion is "The State of Israel," not Judaism. And, no, ladies and gentlemen, they are not one and the same. And, while we're at it, let us make sure not to confuse "The State of Israel" with Jewish sovereignty over the Land of Israel, either.

People's army? Which people? That's what I'd like to know, because he is certainly not talking about the Jewish People. Is he?

Um,...Sorry, folks, but the Torah is not always in line with the Western/assimilationist (ie. non-Jewish) mentality you grew up with. Non-Jews DON'T have the same rights as Jews in the Land of Israel, according to the Torah, whether you like it or not.

Check out the Ramba"m's Laws of Kings and their Wars for this and more politically incorrect rulings.

Why does the Israeli Defense Forces distribute Christian books (which they like to call the "New Testament")?

Why does the IDF allow non-Jews to give orders to Jews?

The list of halakhic (Torah legal) questions goes on.

Oh, but, what a minute.

What does the Israeli government care about halakhah (Torah Law)?

I would have to say that the answer is:


Rabbi Peretz, shortly before being thrown out
of his Gaza town of Atzmonah, which was
handed over to Arabs in 2005.
Now, as a side story, who knew that IDF Chief Rabbi Rafi Peretz went to Yeshivah High School with none other than MK Elazar Stern?? Also in their class was Gen. Yair Naveh. You remember Gen. Naveh, of course, who signed the order to kick out 20 Jews from their homes, as a preventative measure, in to order to allow the Arabs an uneventful olive harvest. The fact that these men could not go to work, nor work their lands, nor support their families did not appear to be first on Gen. Naveh's list of considerations.

But, I digress...

Anyway, this class at the now infamous Netiv Meir Yeshivah was named the "Generals' Class," having produced three generals.

And so, I have no doubt that Rabbi Peretz will remember his mamlakhti (undying State loyalist) roots, cave in to pressure from the K'nesseth, and choose "democracy" over Torah.

After all, you can't have both.

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