Thursday, July 24, 2014

Israel doesn't need the IDF because the Frum are praying to protect it, says Shas Rabbi

How come Moshe Rabeinu, Yehoshua, Shaul Hamelech, Dovid Hamelech, Shlomo Hamelech, the Chashmonim  and even Rebbe Akiva all required armies?
But this old man says, we don't need the IDF!
Why are people following this fanatic? Why don't they drive him to an old age home and serve him some herbal tea?

The foremost religious arbiter in the ultra-Orthodox Sephardic Shas movement raised eyebrows on Wednesday when during a special prayer held at Jerusalem’s Western Wall for IDF soldiers, he remarked that “Israel doesn’t need an army.”

The comments by Rabbi Shalom Cohen, the man who succeeded the late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef as spiritual leader of Shas, drew rebukes from secular Israelis as IDF soldiers continue to operate in the Gaza Strip on the 17th day of Operation Protective Edge.

“Do you think that the people of Israel need an army?” Cohen asked during his sermon. “It is God almighty who fights for Israel.”

When stunned worshipers asked the rabbi to offer a blessing for IDF troops, he replied, “Do you think you are fighting? I am fighting for you. We screamed out to God: ‘Save us without inflicting anymore sorrow on the people of Israel’.”

The head of Hiddush, an organization that champions religious freedom and equality, lambasted the rabbi for the comments.

“If the country doesn’t need an army, then there’s no doubt that the yeshivas and Torah students don’t need budgets from the treasury,” Uri Regev, the director-general of Hiddush, said. “From now on, they can put their faith in the Lord when it comes to asking for money to fund their education systems. We will help the ultra-Orthodox in saying earnest prayers for money to start growing on trees.”

“At the end of the day, most of us believe that we do need an army, but we are quite uncertain as to whether we need Shas,” Regev said


Anonymous said...

I have an idea, Rabbi Cohen.
Why don't you drag yourself to Gaza City, stand in middle of Allah hu Achbar Junction all by yourself and give the same speech. Take some of the kanoim who agree with you and together blab there instead of in your office.

People, we must leave these false leaders ASAP. I'm suggesting the title of MANHIGIM instead of gedolim.

These MANHIGIM need not agree with each other in every prat nor do we the revolutionaries have to agree on everything. The details can be worked out at a mass meeting somewhere. We , the true adherents to Torah will include Chassidic, Yeshivish, Sepahardic, Modern orthodox , and anybody who's turned off by the current crop of extremist Jewish Al Queda imams.

" Gedolim " is out...... "Manhigim" is in.

I suggest 2 qualifications and you can suggest others.

1...... No coterie of fawning shleppers, lepers, askonim, hockers and Malaga shlingging chumra-pushing robots will be allowed to surround the Manhig No limousines, motorcycle escorts, various and sundry shvitzing shtipppers for Chassidim , nor shtoopers for Litvaks. No agenda driven mewspapers, weeklies, monthlies of the shmate variety needed or tolerated. Only his calm influence. All askonim will be driven to various factories as needed, to punch clocks and toil 9-5 like the rest of us yo-yos. A fund will be set up to pay him a handsome salary.

2.... He MUST be a religious Zionist. This is not negotiable, it's a sine qua non. Period.

The Derby en route to your neighborhood to organize.
You'll recognize me... It's my snow- white straw derby day.

Ronald Reagan :
Are you better off today ( spiritually) than you were 25-50 years ago?

Anonymous said...

G-D told Moses to write HIS words in several places in the Torah*******

***Every male from 20-50 should be counted to join the army***

From which religion is this man ?

Anonymous said...

Secular "chassidim" of Failed Blob?

More than 50 former Israeli soldiers have refused to serve in the nation’s reserve force, citing regret over their part in a military they said plays a central role in oppressing Palestinians, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

Anonymous said...

"Failed Blob" is a good one. Have you seen on NY1 how much weight he has put on since his NY Times interview? It's morbid & frightening.

In his latest blog post he is championing Facebook for removing the page of Israeli Member of Knesset Michael Ben Ari for being a "racist".

The MK is part of a group that advocates for Jews marrying other Jews and against intermarrying Arabs & Black African "refugees".

Failed One's biggest fantasy is to see millions of Blacks, who are his favorite people, overrun the State of Israel so that it will lose it's Jewish character.

Failed One said in a newspaper interview that he would marry out of the faith without hesitation (his computer is also not Jewish by the way). And Facebook's founder is already intermarried.

Anonymous said...

------ IMPORTANT------
the Derby , forwarding a heart rending plea from an IDF soldier.

I received this from someone who wants everybody to forward this letter from an IDF soldier. He asks for our prayers. I'm duty -bound to do exactly that and using DIN as the public forum. Let NOBODY obfuscate and give svoros that we should chas veshalom not pray for the chayalim. Please read and let's follow the request of this hero.

A letter from a soldier in Gaza:
Today our hearts are pounding in fear. Who of us will die? And who will return safely?
We are your messengers in fighting . We are fighting so you can live peacefully with your children. So you can stay alive. We are your protection. Will you be ours? We are going to this dangerous mission knowing some of us will not come back, but will rise to their next position in a storm to heaven, as Eliyahu the Navi did.
We are going with devotion and dedication.
We are asking you to be our protection with your prayers. Protect us by going above and beyond yourselves through Ruchniyus and good deeds.
Pray for us. Pray that you won't see another mother burying her son. Pray that you won't see our wives as widows raise our children in tears. Pray that our children will grow up knowing who their fathers are. Pray that we will eliminate the terrorists who aim to destroy us, and that we will not injure innocent women and children.
Please, we are begging you, as you are reading this, don't just go on to the next thing you are doing. Say a chapter of Tehillim. Wake up David HaMelech to ask Hashem for full Geulah and peace for the all world. Take upon yourselves another good deed. And please pass this on. I'm certain that your prayer will make a difference.
Remember, we are in it together. We are on the front lines carrying the weapons and you are fighting along with us in your prayers. Each word of your prayer gives us strength, protection and success!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Apropos of my previous post, please recite at minimum the Psalm, Tehillim 121.... Shir Lamalos esa aynei........
It's only 8 verses long and most of us know it my heart. We can say many times during the day; when driving, walking, when we have a moment. It takes maybe 30 seconds to say and will have a great effect if thousands and thousands of us say at it at every opportune moment.This is pekuach nefesh for every soldier on the front.

the Derby

More important reason to say Tehillim RIGHT NOW said...

There was a scene like this in the movie World War Z

From Haaretz:

10:43 P.M. (Israel time) Thousands of Palestinians are marching from Ramallah towards Jerusalem. Palestinian ambulances, blaring their horns, are streaming in the opposite direction, carrying protesters wounded by IDF fire at the Kalandia checkpoint.

Anonymous said...

Say Kapital Tehillim 83

And if they are going to act like cockroaches I hope Tzahal deals with them like cockroaches