Feb 18, 2019

Quote of the Day

I was shocked to hear that the Haredim in Tiberias declared a mass prayer service against the mayor and are also threatening with a tax rebellion. It is worth remembering that the founding father's of the nation: Herzl, Pinsker, and Jabotinsky, loved Jewish tradition very much and even drew from it many idea and concepts in order to coalesce a diplomatic and social worldview. That being said, they were never strict about keep Shabbat and kashrut. Trumpeldor as well, the pioneers and the Beitarniks     were not exactly counted among those who kept the mitzvos..If we would have waited for Gafni, Litzman and Deri - the Jewish State ould never have been established. Therefore I call upon the Haredi public to disconnect from that group of activists with personal interests, to join the DF and go out to work. I call upon us all to adopt the simple concept - live and let live.

  -- MK Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beyteynu

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4 comments:

  1. Does he even realize what a contradiction he said. Live and let live as he's telling everybody else how to live!!!

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  2. I've never really understood why non-religious people and non-Jews found it upsetting when religious citizens left the Beit Medresh to act politically to promote their interests or vision about how their city/state/country should operate. Not in the US and not in Israel. Normal for everyone else. Unnatural for us. Plenty of religious Jews were there at the beginnning but were kept out of leadership, to the point in certain cases of murder (Dehan, for instance) and other pressures but it doesn't need to stay that way.

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  3. Because often religious Jews want to prescribe to the non-religious what food to eat, when to go to the beach and how to dress and often they do not share in the sacrifice on behalf of the common good.

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  4. Thomas, no one forces others to be religious, but it is ISRAEL and the country is different than all others in the world; it is the Jewish country (given by G-D to His people, Israel) and we as Jews have the obligation to adhere to the Laws of the Torah also given by G-D to His people Israel at Mt. Sinai! What one does personally in his/her home is one thing and one's own business, but the Country has an obligation to G-D and His people and for the world to know that it is Israel and not Britain, France, or the USA, etc.

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