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Neturei Karta kids burning an Israeli flag on Israel's 65th birthday.

This is the saddest post I have ever had to write. I have covered terror attacks and ideologies that are filled with hate for Jews as well as for Israel, but due to several Jews who call themselves religious and are on Twitter constantly bashing both Israel and Jews, I was forced to write this post.

Seeing Israel’s enemies online tweet about their wish to destroy Israel and then quote these “religious” Jews as a source, it is clear that these self proclaimed religious Jews are nothing more than a cult who have perverted both the Torah and the Talmud.

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I am sure you have seen them on Youtube meeting with the worst of Israel’s enemies as well as demonstrating together with Islamic terrorists who are screaming for Israel’s destruction.

Jews who call themselves religious demonstrating together with radical Muslims. Behind them you can see the Hizbollah flag. Hizbollah has sworn to physically destroy Israel and annihilate the Jews living here.

 

A Jew who calls himself religious kisses Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who has stated his goal of nuclear destroying Israel.

Jews claiming to be religious meeting with Hamas leader who has sworn to annihilate all Jews, not just Israel.

Perhaps the picture that most appropriately shows these Jews as anything but religious is the picture that was taken in Europe when a group of these self hating, self proclaimed religious Jews stood with radical Islamic anti semites and gave the inverted ‘Heil Hitler’ salute

How Can Jews Who Call Themselves Religious Act This Way?

Let’s start by clarifying that they are not religious. They have put their own ideology before Torah and have misquoted both Jewish law as well as the Talmud in order to justify their hatred for other Jews.

Here is the complete history along with the misquoted Jewish texts that groups within Satmar and the Neturei Karta use to justify their bashing of Israel.

I want to make one thing perfectly clear, these fringe groups do not represent Judaism in general or even Ultra Orthodox communities. They represent only themselves and the majority of religious Jews do not accept their opinion.

The Talmud —  The self hating anti Israel ideology is based on the Jewish Talmud.

CORRECTION! — This self hating ideology is based on a perverted interpretation of the Talmud.

It All Started In Tractate Of Ketubot

There is an Midrash Agada (Non Ruling Talmudic passage)  that is brought down on page 111A of Ketubot that speaks about the holiness of Israel as well of a number adjurations God asked of people.

These are called the 3 Shvuos (adjurations) and they are the base for the anti-Israel “religious” view.

Ketubot 110B-111A

Our Rabbis taught: One should always live in the Land of Israel, even in a town most of whose inhabitants are idolaters, but let no one live outside the Land, even in a town most of whose inhabitants are Israelites; for whoever lives in the Land of Israel may be considered to have a God, but whoever lives outside the Land may be regarded as one who has no God. For it is said in Scripture, To give you the Land of Canaan, to be your God. Has he, then, who does not live in the Land, no God? But [this is what the text intended] to tell you, that whoever lives outside the Land may be regarded as one who worships idols….But [the text intended] to tell you that whoever lives outside the Land may be regarded as one who worships idols. “R. Zera was evading Rab Judah because he desired to go up to the Land of Israel while Rab Judah had expressed [the following view:] Whoever goes up from Babylon to the Land of Israel transgresses a positive commandment, for it is said in Scripture, They shall be carried to Babylon, and there shall they be, until the day that I remember them, saith the Lord.  And R. Zera?  — That text refers  to the vessels of ministry.

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27 COMMENTS

  1. these so called Neturai Karta are not real Neturai Karta. the real Rebbi who heads Neturai Karta but these evil people in cherem. while I may not like or agree with the real Neturai Karta, they do not want their fellow Jews murdered or harmed in any way.

  2. Wow is all I can say. They sure are deceived, thank you for the article I didn't know any group like this existed! So why are they Jewish then? They are no different than some so called 'christians' who misquote the Torah, who believe in replacement theology. That group should join that wacked group they would get along just great. Where do these people come from anyway, how can they not read the Torah and see their way of thinking is stinky. Shalom!

  3. Neturei Karta/SATMAR ARE ONE IN THE SAME! They are Mosrim! Moser is a term coined in Rambam "One turns over a Jewish person or Jewish property to goying is a Moser. "The moser has no place in the world to come(thus Hell), Even thogth we don't have capital punishment its permissible,MItzvah and who ever executes the Moser first is meritorious"(Nezekin, Hilchous Chivale Umzik Chapter 8) In addition the Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat Hilchous Mahbad Mamon 322"A moser is one who turns over a Jews or Jewish proprty to Goyim" "Such a person does not have a share in the world to come'"Its permissible to execute a Moser in any place and in any era."

  4. The Gemorrah in Kesubos discusses how to deal with the persecutions. The discussion led to how to react when severely persecuted. The discussion explored the following scenarios If we are severeley persecuted then we should revolt! Second resolution, if the nations of the world declare Jews go back to where you came from,its a resolution to go back. This was not halachic but how to deal with a no win win situation. The holocaust thus made it right to go back to Israel. In addition, the UN vote that reccognized Jewish return to its sovereignty in Israel was another fulfillment!

  5. The Satmar/Neturei Karta went against the Gemorreh Kesubous discussion! The Satmar chasidim came to their leader after the Holocaust and asked the Holocaust(most severest persecution since the Destruction Of the Second Temple) and the world agrees Jews should have a sovereignty in Israel we can now return. The Satmar leader YOELE went against the Chazal the Gemorreh Kesubos and forbade his followers to return to Israel. The Neturie Karta Satmar( Boycott their CRC kosher products certification)align themselves with Arab murder organizations ipso facto are Mosrim!!

  6. In analysis: it is essentially asking you to consider why you have found yourself outside of the Land in the first place; and, if you have been forced outside of the land, is Hashem still with you?

    If you find yourself outside of the Land, then perhaps you should consider that Hashem has turned away for a time? Just as you have forsaken Hashem for a while. Which, ultimately, is what led to the allowance of your forced exile in the first place.

    That is what I got out of it, when I read it a while ago. And I am not even Jewish. It is being taken entirely out of its ultimate, universal context.

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