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The Atrocity of Ignorance and Fanaticism

Recent anti-Christian acts are due to a culture of hatred of the goy (non-Jew) that permeates certain circles.
An Israeli policeman inspects the graffiti sprayed on the wall of the monastery in Latrun, Sept. 4 2012.

An Israeli policeman inspects the graffiti sprayed on the wall of the monastery in Latrun, Sept. 4 2012.
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It is futile to try and teach these people how to behave in the civilized world. They will not listen – rejecting anything we tell them that contradicts their pre-conceived notions. Notions of anti gentile hatred that is so ingrained it would be easier to separate them from their right arms!

The only thing we can do is protest it as loudly and as clearly as we can. And to apologize as did the Chief Rabbi of Israel:

Israel’s Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger spoke out against the “heinous deed.”

“I object to any attack on a holy site, and hope the perpetrators are punished,” he said in a statement to AFP. “I do not know who was behind the deed, but if it was Jews — I ask for forgiveness.”

The rest is up to the government of Israel. They have to put in the extra effort to catch those who did it. And to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law! And if a lawmaker tears up another Christian bible, he ought to be at the very least publicly censured by the Knesset! The last thing any Jew should ever do is act like a Nazi!

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About the Author: Harry Maryles runs the blog "Emes Ve-Emunah" which focuses on current events and issues that effect the Jewish world in general and Orthodoxy in particular. It discuses Hashkafa and news events of the day - from a Centrist perspctive and a philosphy of Torah U'Mada. He can be reached at hmaryles@yahoo.com.

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One Response to “The Atrocity of Ignorance and Fanaticism”

  1. the relationship with Evangelicals is conditional based on conversion. let's get that straight right now. but as long as the subject of Evangelicals has arisen, Mormons are soft on Islam in Evangelical terms. But the press won't mention it. mormons are instructed not to take sides in israeli/non-israeli conflict.so how can mitt and his war-making left-over staff from W's reign advocate a jewish state? it might hit the fan prior to election.

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