Monday, October 07, 2013

Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef: Racist or Realist?

ד' לחודש השמיני תשע"ד

Rabbi Ovadiah
Yosef ztz"l
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Rabbi Ovadya Yosef died today. Even though I disagreed with a lot of his halakhic decrees and his more controversial (racist) opinions, he was nonetheless deserving of respect and it's sad to see him go.

Barukh Dayyan Emeth.

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
And you call yourself a Rambamist?? What do you mean you disagreed with his "racist" opinions?

For goodness sakes! I suppose that "these Yishma'elim (Arab) are different than those Yishma'elim?" This is a Western, and non-Jewish, concept, that of innocent civilians in a milhemeth misswah.

Please review the Ramba"m's own Laws of Kings and Wars.

On a practical level, who better would know Yishma'elim and their nature, than an Arabic speaker who was born in Iraq, grew up in the "East" Jerusalem, and resided for a time Egypt?

Rav Ovadiah's grandson Yehonathan continues to work at getting Jewish homes lost during Israel's War of Independence returned to their rightful owners, after Yishma'eli squatters have been living in them rent-free for the past 65 years.

Have you lost it?!
וְהוּא יִהְיֶה, פֶּרֶא אָדָם--יָדוֹ בַכֹּל, וְיַד כֹּל בּוֹ; וְעַל-פְּנֵי כָל-אֶחָיו, יִשְׁכֹּן.
בראשית טז,יב

And he shall be a wild ass of a man: his hand shall be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the face of all his brethren. 
Genesis 16:12
...not to mention the countless references to the descendants of Yishma'el (who did NOT do teshuvah) in the Tana"kh, writings of HaZa"L, and the Rishonim, including the Ramba"m.

Why do think your parents believe it to be dangerous for you to be here in Israel? Are Jews the ones shooting rockets at themselves in the South AND in the North? Are Jews the ones going around shooting nine-year old girls?

Gee, I guess that makes me a racist, too, huh?!


Zev said...

Well, when he approved giving land and guns to arabs it seems otherwise...

Zev said...

Why do u need a code if u must approve anyways...

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