ערב שבת קודש פר׳ ויקהל-פקודי/פרה תשע״ה
I know I sound like a broken record, but it is so frustrating to witness Jewish "leaders" insist on making the same mistakes over and over again, expecting different results.
It is even more frustrating for me to witness Jews continuing to listen to their "leaders."
The Jewish Press: Germany’s Central Council Of Jews Warns Against Wearing YarmulkesEsser Agaroth (2¢):
"It is a development that I did not expect five years ago and that's a bit shocking."
Ilan Shavit, JBN / Jewish Business News February 26th, 2015
Josef Schuster, a leader of the Central Council of Jews, told German radio that Jews need not hide in fear, since most Jewish institutions in Germany are protected, but in some places it’s better if they don’t recognize you as a Jew, Reuters reported.
To that end, Schuster recommended that Jews not wear skullcaps in parts of Germany with a large Muslim population.
Mind you, he did not indicate Jews should avoid only Muslim areas known for their extremism, but instead suggested that a Jew is in danger should he or she be recognized in any Muslim neighborhood.
That’s refreshingly honest.
“The question is whether, in areas with a large proportion of Muslims, it is sensible to be recognized as a Jew by wearing a kippa or if it isn’t better to wear some other form of head covering,” Schuster told rbb Inforadio.
“It is a development that I did not expect five years ago and that’s a bit shocking.” Schuster said.
Naturally, he blamed much of this new state of things on Israel, whose inability to live in peace with its Arab neighbors is very upsetting to European Muslims, who end up attacking Jews, seeing as there aren’t any Israelis handy nearby.
A late 2014 survey by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation noted blurring of the lines in Germany between antisemitism and hate for Israel, with 27 percent of those asked equating the Jewish state’s treatment of Palestinians to what the Nazis did to Jews in WW2.
In keeping with this policy of hiding from confrontation, Berlin’s Jewish community last week started mailing its monthly magazine Jüdisches Berlin wrapped in a plain paper envelope.
Reported antisemitic crimes in Germany grew by more than a third last year, to 1,076, according to the Amadeu Antonio Foundation citing unpublished government figures. These crimes included vandalizing Jewish cemeteries, painting swastikas on synagogues, and inciting antisemitic hate.
Didn't expect this?
C'mon! Are these people blind?
Even if Muslims were the only threat, living in Germany (and they most certainly are not the only threat), are those Jews, such as Josef Schuster suggesting that Jews wait around until the Muslim population of Germany reaches a critical mass? And then what?
Is Josef Schuster suggesting that Jews residing in Germany, and for that matter, any other European country, wait around until the beatings and murders begin, as they did in France and Belgium?
Jews stopped wearing kippoth (yamakules) in many areas of Paris ages ago? Did that help?
All of this does not matter anyway. Jews do not have any business living outside of Eretz Yisra'el (Land of Israel), now that its gates have been opened, and has successfully febuffed any attempts to close them.
Eretz Yisra'el is the only, true Homeland of the Jewish People.
Eretz Yisra'el is the only place on earth in which we should invest our time, money, and lives, our blood, sweat and tears, if you will.
It is high time for European Jewish "leaders" to stop playing games with Jewish lives.
It is well passed the time for them to stop the insanity!