Navonim - The Ramblings of Garnel Ironheart

Navonim - The Ramblings of Garnel Ironheart

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Knowing the Mind of the Master of the Universe

When I was in grade school, I was always the kid who had to make a comment whenever the opportunity arose. Appropriate or not, the words were usually flying out of my mouth even as my brain slowly processed the phrase "Better not say that". So, it's with great and bitter experience that I comment on the latest pearl of joy from the camp of possibly the greatest anti-Semites on the planet, the Neturei Karta.
According to ynet, they have issued their opinion on why the two Chabad emissaries in Mumbai were killed:
According to the article, Chabad was rightfully punished for its relations with "the filthy, deplorable traitors – the cursed Zionists that are your friends."
The writer went on to slam the Hasidic group for inviting to
the emissaries' funeral "villainous heads of state who uttered words of heresy and blasphemy."
Chabad itself was imbued with "false national sentiment," the article said, and the organization's centers around the globe hosted religious Jews alongside secular ones without making any distinction "between good and evil, right and wrong, pure and impure, a Jew and a former Jew, a believer and a heretic."
The conclusion, according to the writer, was that "the road you (Chabad) have taken is the road of death and it leads to doom, assimilation and the uprooting of the Torah."

How pleasant, how delightful. It must be so nice to have the certainty they do. They know the mind of God. They know what He's thinking and how He runs the universe. Chabad, because of its outreach to all Jews regardless of background, is committing a great sin agaist the Master of the Universe. Why, just look through the Torah and you'll see precedents for this. After all, did not Moshe Rabeinu, a"h, himself refuse to associate with any Jews who sinned, calling angrily to God for them to be horribly punished? Did not David haMelech, a"h, call out to God to hate the sinner, not the sin?
Oh hang on, it doesn't quite say that in my Tanach. Maybe they have a different edition.

1 comment:

David said...

Neturei Karta are the product of a dozen generations of highly selective inbreeding. They are the Jewish version of Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church. The only good thing they have ever accomplished is that they have managed to get the Satmar Hassidim, the mainstream Orthodox, the Conservatives, and the Reform Movement to agree on something (i.e., the excommunication of Neturei Karta).