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Jan 14, 2010

A dybbuk possessed tank

In recent past, we have heard a lot about things like gilguls and dybbuks. There has been lots of debate and arguing, all over the place, between those who believe in there things and those who dont.
Now we have the story of a "cursed" tank. Yisroel Hayom reported today that there is a specific tank many people are considering to be cursed. To the point that the army has removed it from active duty.
This tank was hit and damaged by mortar fire a number of years ago.
The tank then was hit in 2006 by Hamas militants and two soldiers were killed and Gilad Shalit was taken captive, was later repaired and sent back to the front lines and active duty.
The same tank was later attacked, during Cast Lead in Gaza and damaged by anti-tank missiles. The tankist miraculously got out ok.

The tank was then repaired again. Just a short time later it was sent back in and the same tankist was in Gaza in that tank. Hepoked his head out of the tank and was killed by a Palestinian sniper.

Is the tank possessed by a dybbuk? Is it just a "bad luck" tank, like someone's lucky shirt? Is it cursed?


  1. Maybe it is just "bugged" - or has some sort of tracking/homing device in it.

  2. We have the concept of אשה קטלנית by Yibum.
    We have the concept of מתו אחיו מחמת מילה.
    It seems to be the correct decision to remove this tank from active duty. Not that I'm superstitious - just practical.

  3. I could understand no one wanting to use Gilad Shalit's tank. In fact maybe using that tank is a subconscious distraction to the soldiers.

  4. Vaad Harabbonei Kupa Shel TzedakaJanuary 16, 2010 6:51 PM

    Why didn't they simply place a Kupat Haír pushka in it?

  5. Rafi,

    Tanks for all the hard work you put it to bring us all interesting stories like this one. Maybe you should give a name to all us commentators: The Rafi G Think Tank.

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

  6. Part of הלכות עבודה זרה וחקות הגוים ברמב"ם פרק י"א הל' [כ] (טז) : ודברים אלו כולן דברי שקר וכזב הן, והן שהטעו בהן עובדי עבודה זרה הקדמונים לגויי הארצות כדי שינהו אחריהן. ואין ראוי לישראל שהם חכמים מחוכמים להמשך בהבלים האלו, ולא להעלות על הלב שיש בהן תעלה, שנאמר כי לא נחש ביעקב ולא קסם בישראל (במדבר כג כג). ונאמר כי הגוים האלה אשר אתה יורש אותם אל מעוננים ואל קוסמים ישמעו ואתה לא כן נתן לך ה' אלהיך (דברים יח יד


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