Feb 27, 2018

Tweet of the Day

MK Yehuda Glick is under fire for the following tweet

first, the background...
A report came out complaining about an IDF ceremony in which at the end of the ceremony the religious soldiers sang the song "Ani Maamin" (after the Hatikva anthem had been concluded). The report suggests some sort of religious coercion in the IDF while pointing to this singing of Ani Maamin as proof.

Glick first responded to the report saying that there was no religious coercion. After Hatikva was finished the ceremony was over and the soldiers sang whatever else they wanted to sing. Anyone who does not want to sing along does not have to, but are soldiers not allowed to sing their preferred songs on their own time?

Some responded, including Danny Dayan, that this cant be done at the end of official ceremonies and it isnt just some soldiers singing their own song but is a denigration to the national anthem and has become common in recent years to sing this after Hatikva.

To that Glick responded...

Glick says " I don't get excited about this song, I don't connect to its words.. I don't connect to this custom of singing it after Hatikva. but still whoever wants to sing it, can sing it., what's the problem?"

Glick is under fire for saying he does not connect to the words of this song. The words of the song are the words of one of the 13 main principles of faith, that being belief in the coming of mashiach.

Glick has yet to respond.

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  1. Not sure whats shocking. This is the Israeli mindset. Israel first. G-d second if at all

    1. Do u know anything about Yehuda Glick? Or just pot shot at an “Israeli”?

  2. "Glick is under fire for saying he does not connect to the words of this song."

    Except that is not what he said.

    לא מתחבר למנהג לשיר אותו אחרי התקוה

    That means he does not connect to the custom of singing that song after Hatikvah.

    One can be a ma'amin in the Rambam's 13 ikkarim, and still not connect to singing them, or singing them at after Hatikvah. (For that matter, I doubt the Rambam himself ever SANG the ikkarei emunah.)


    1. the line before that one says
      "לא מתחבר למילותיו"

    2. The 13 ikarim found at the end of the siddur contradicts the rambam's own writings. Details not for here.
      No one knows who wrote these.

  3. Yes, I know that. But in context, I think he means he is not into singing it, not that he does not believe in that ikkar in emunah. The line before also implies that.

    Is it seriously being suggested he does not believe in that ikkar? I don't read it that way.

  4. Brilliant. Yehuda Glick is trying to defend the religious soldiers by advocating "to each his own" - and some religious decide to turn the whole thing on Glick? With friends like those.... it's a wonder anyone stands up for the religious.

  5. Just proves once again the religiousity of Glick and, of course, what Dayan said was really out of place. The Ani Maamim supercedes the anthem. The Ani Maamim is our connection to H' and the anthem was made up by non-believing Jews who wanted and want a G-Dless Israel. Think about it. The anthem of a country should be respected but never at the expense of the Jews' real connection to our Creator. Maybe they both are not that eager to see Moshiach's arrival.

  6. Glick only likes songs beginning with Ani Maamin BeHar Habayit.

  7. I don't really see the problem with singing Ani Ma'amin, and I don't think that this contradicts Hatikva. The two songs really complement each other, and Dayan may have overreached in his criticism of the practice.

  8. Glick, being a good Zionist, believes in our actually working to bring about the Geulah, and not just singing about hoping for Mashiach.

    Halevai all Orthodox Jews felt the same way.

    Glick *especially* believes in we human beings rebuilding the Beit HaMikdash, and not "waiting" for it to happen.

    The Rambam, incidentally, felt the same.

    Halevai all Jews did.


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