כ"ח לחודש השלישי תשע"ג
I saw this article from a year ago. Yet, I still appalled, and could not let it without reply.
Times Of Israel: Jewish Women, Arab Men
Lori Zilberman Brauner, August 27, 2012
he recent near-death beating of an Arab teenager in the heart of Jerusalem is disturbing on so many levels. That a gang of Jewish youths could attack another youth for reasons other than self-defense. That it could happen in a public square, watched by dozens of people who did not apparently intervene on his behalf. That even a policeman reportedly stood by as it was taking place. (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Lori, you need to get out of Teaneck galuth (exile), both physically AND spiritually.
|Photoshopped, but true?|
(Obtained via Treppenwitz)
Jews are supposed to live by Halakhah (Jewish Law), not according to projections of our hashqafah onto our already distorted misconceptions of it.
Halakhah is also not just about "Shabbos and Kashrus shailos." Rather, if we were to bother to do our homework, we would see that halakhah instructs us how to run an authentically Jewish government, how to run an authentically Jewish military bodies and the wars in which they must engage, and how to relate to the goyim (no-Jews) in all situations.
Halakhoth, in particular those related to goyim, are often manifested outside of Israel, only bedi'avad, because after all, Jews are only living in Teaneck, and in other communities outside of Eretz Yisra'el,...bedi'avah.
For example, several of the pisqei din (rulings) of the gadol Rabbi Moshe Feinstein ztz"l, regarding goyim, in other words, surviving within the goyshe establishment, are just that, about surviving in the goyshe-controlled environment, which is our galuth, and which restricts our choices as to how we may live a fully authentic Jewish life. Of course, living a fully authentic Jewish life is impossible living outside of Eretz Yisra'el. Nonetheless, we are suppose to attempt it.
For example, he ruled that one must be mehallel Shabbath, in order to save the life of a goy.
But, what is the halakhah, leKhathillah?
So, was Rabbi Feinstein wrong to make that ruling? No, of course not! He loved Jews, and did not want us getting harassed, beaten up, or killed while in galuth, which we certainly would have been, if we had allowed goyim to die right in front of us.רמב"ם הל' עבודה זרה י,א
...לפיכך אם ראה גוי עובד עבודה זרה אובד או טובע בנהר, לא יעלנו; ראהו לקוח למות, לא יצילנו....
Ramba"m Hil. Avodah Zarah 10:1
...therefore if one sees a goy, a practitioner of foreign worship, lost or drowning in a river, one does not hoist him out; one sees him being taken to his death, one does not save him.
And, did you notice the absence of "Shabbat" in this halakhah? That's right. This issue is so often misunderstood, because of the complete ignorance of the context of Rabbi Feinstein's pisqei din on this issue. In Eretz Yisra'el, under ideal conditions, Shabbath only comes into play with Jews, for whom we do whatever we need in order to save them. (...and, I believe that we may break Shabbath mid'Rabbanan in order to save a ger toshav. I have to find the exact source to be certain.)
You, on the other hand, appear to be reacting from the perspective of a galuth mentality, operating based only on your Western-constructed "feelings," instead of according to the facts. The police officer you mentioned appears to know more of the facts that you do.
Now, since I have no doubt that you and/or your "rabbi" will be able to wriggle your way out of all of the above, please allow to get even more in your face.
Let's say that your daughter wants to date an Arab. Let's say she secretly dates and Arab, and then wants to marry him.
Let's say she is in Israel, and is over 18, and after her wedding in Cyprus, which is recognized by the Israeli government, she is swiftly takeaway to her "husband's" relatives, deep inside the Shomron (Samaria).
Let's then say, she has children. And, then, let's say, you lose contact with her. Maybe she gets beaten up on a daily basis; maybe she does not.
Let's say, you go looking for her, and quickly find that the Israeli government will not do anything to help you, and informs you directly that it cannot. They won't. After all, Israel is a "democracy." And even though democracy, or in Israel's case, deMOCKracy has almost nothing to do with the authentic Jewish governance of an authentic Jewish
After all, Erev Rav-controlled, Israel government is leading its citizens on its desired path to be just like the goyim, so-called "freedom of religious expression" included.
So, as far as the un-Jewish, Israel government is concerned, you're out a' luck, baby!
What would YOU do? Sit idly by? I think not.
Then when why should the concern and care and protection of any other Jewish daughter be any different.
The Jews protecting their "sisters" on Kikar Tzion (Zion Square) were simply doing some prevention. A the saying goes, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!"
If the Israeli government continues to moves us backwards, away from an authentically Torah observant life, and even passively encourages intermarriage, then what do you expect? Jews in Israel are fed up, and are not going to take it anymore.
Furthermore, these are Yishma'elim (Arabs) we are talking about! This is their culture; this is what they understand! They are not some sort of square peg to be pounded into a round (Western) hole, by remaining in denial about how dangerous they are.
And, please do not bring the Western, liberal concept of "innocent civilians," otherwise known in the Middle East as "human shields." We are in the midst of a war here. Open your eyes, and you would see it.
A goy who dares to touch a Bath Yisra'el, and is also "held accountable" under Jewish Law, yet another politically-incorrect halakhah which has no room in your world. ("Held accountable" here is a euphemism. Ask a rav what I mean.)
If you were living where you were supposed to be living, NOT in Teaneck, New Jersey, you could certainly still keep your head stuck in the ground, but I think that it would be more difficult to keep it there, especially if you are blessed with a daughter.
May The Almighty forbid that your daughters (or sons) ever even come close to being in such a situation!