Thursday, January 15, 2015

Rabbis Menachem Margolin and Avraham Cooper are Both Wrong!

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Free Beacon: Europe’s Leading Rabbi: Jews Must Begin Carrying Guns
Top Jewish org petitions EU to permit Jews to carry guns

Adam Kredo, January 15, 2015

One of Europe’s most prominent Jewish organizations is petitioning the European Union to pass new legislation that would permit Jewish community members to carry guns “for the essential protection of their communities,” according to a letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

The European Jewish Association (EJA), which represents Jewish communities across Europe, says that gun license laws must be altered following a string of deadly attacks on Jews in France and other European countries, where anti-Semitism has been growing at an alarming rate.

The recent attacks, including one on a Kosher market that killed four, “have revealed the urgent need to stop talking and start acting” in a way that empowers Europe’s Jews, according to a letter sent Tuesday by EJA General Director Rabbi Menachem Margolin to EU leaders. (cont.)
Rabbi Margolin goes on to elaborate on just how bad it is getting for the Jews in Europe, and uses this to support his position that Jews must allowed to arms themselves. Meanwhile...
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said that while guns could help Jews defend themselves against an individual attack, only authorities can protect them against a mass attack like those carried out in France.

“As to personally being armed, such a move could help when a Jewish person is threatened by thugs, but won’t help if G-d forbid, Charlie-type terror attacks are launched,” Cooper said.

“Bottom line: Only the Police and intelligence can protect France’s Jews from terrorism,” Cooper said, noting that it is expected French authorities will continue boosting defenses. “If the government doesn’t, then there is no long range future for Jews there.”

“In the meantime, additional steps by the community to train and defend Jews from hate attacks are appropriate, necessary, and prudent,” Cooper said. “I pray that all these steps will help.
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Seriously, Rabbi Cooper? Depend on the authorities of the lands of our exile to defend us? Not only did it not work last week, but it has never worked.

There is no long range future for the Jews in Europe, because there isn't supposed to be any! The lands of Jewish exile are temporary dwelling places only, nothing we need to invest in with our time, money, nor enery, let alone our lives.

Rabbi Margolin needs to be reminded that arming the Jews in the lands of our exile is also not the solution to saving the may have work in the time of Mordechai and Queen Esther c. 2,400 years ago, but they did not have much of a choice. Whereas, the Jews of today do.

Rabbi Yisachar Shlomo
Teichtel hy"d
I would like to remind Rabbi Margolin of another European rabbi, Rabbi Yisachar Shlomo Teichtel hy"d, author of the book Em HaBanim Smeicha. From the lack of Zionist enthusiasm, Hungarian community of Rabbi Teichtel, not only saw and read the writing on the wall of pre-World War II Europe, but spread it around, and encouraged what he knew to be the only possible solution: Aliyah (immigration to Israel)

Certain rabbis may not want to leave their comfortable lives in the Europe or in the U. S., either desiring to arm themselves or to continue to depend on their non-Jewish neighbors for help. That is their choice. But they should be ashamed that their words are keeps their fellow Jews imprisoned in the golah (exile) with them.

The only solution is aliyah, return to our only true, homeland, Erertz Yisra'el.

Rabbi Meir Kahane h"yd
There are some who have been invoking a favorite quote from Rabbi Meir Kahane hy"d...

"For every Jew a 22!"

...22 calibers that is.

But, apparently, these same individuals have selective memories. Do I really have say it?

OK, I will. Rabbi Kahane moved to Israel.

'Nuff said.

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