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Rabbi Kahane Warned against Trusting Sharon


Rabbi Meir Kahane HY"D

Rabbi Meir Kahane HY"D

Not long ago, the moribund eleventh prime minister released terrorists and destroyed Gush Katif. Decades before these acts, a murdered patriot identified his character in The Jewish Press.

In 1982, Rabbi Meir Kahane Hy”d described Sharon as “the latest darling of the donkey-nationalists.” He wrote concerning Sharon’s conduct as defense minister during the First Lebanon War:

“Let those who rush to dinners for him at the chic glatt kosher nightclubs or those who through him vicariously live their ‘tough Jewish’ life, remember this. He is a man who is a great general but one who knows little and cares less about Jewish concepts and discipline. Tomorrow he is capable of the most incredible and dangerous turnabouts. And that time the donkeys will bray: How could he have deceived us so? And then they will find themselves another hero.”

With similar foresight, Rabbi Kahane observed in 1990:

“…it was Sharon who voted for Camp David; it was Sharon who allowed Begin to sign an agreement to smash Jewish settlements and drag their Jewish occupants from their homes; it was Sharon who, as Minister of Defense, organized and supervised the destruction of Jewish settlements and thus set the precedent for the same in Judea and Samaria and Gaza.”

This Israeli recognized the catastrophic trends. For some people, however, the emergence of a shark fin in the ocean signals nothing beyond the presence of marine life.

When the shark bites, some learn from the trauma while others return defenselessly to be preyed upon again. And for some Jews who think that being a freier is authentic Judaism, it’s a mitzvah to be preyed upon.

About the Author: Menachem Ben-Mordechai has written for numerous publications on subjects ranging from Israel and Latin America to the sport of powerlifting and life insurance. He has also coached elite powerlifters as well as beginners. Menachem's other writing can be found under the name Myles Kantor.


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8 Responses to “Rabbi Kahane Warned against Trusting Sharon”

  1. Brian Kent says:

    Excellent.If only they had listened.

  2. Cody Flecker says:

    I knew Rabbi Kahane of blessed memory and I know him to be right. There seems to be a flaw in the Jewish psyche that demands to be punished regardless of who or whom is at fault. Punishment, exile, and destruction, seems to be the mantra of the Jew. Releasing murderers to force the other side to come to the peace table is truly insane. We need another Rabbi Kahane, or better yet a 1000 Rabbi Kahanes to bring Israel back from the brink. It's current leaders have shown the world that it is OK to kill us. We will not mind. If we catch you, we will release you at the first opportunity, to bring you to the peace table.

  3. Uzi Kattan says:

    Rabbi Kahane (zt'l, H'yd) IS right. He understood Sharon's character and sadly his predictions came true in 2005 when Sharon committed the Gush Katif atrocity of ethnically cleansing Jews out of Gaza. The Arabs destroyed all the agriculture built up for decades and are firing rockets into southern Israel.
    Sharon also worked to ban Rabbi Kahane because his Kach party was a threat to the Lickud party's rule and would have taken seats from them and would have made Kach the ruling party in 1988. Sharon was a great general but an evil corrupt politician.

  4. Uzi Kattan says:

    Sharon was another Lickud right wing fraud. He was a leftist who first joined the Labor Party before going to form the Lickud Party with Menachem Begin.

  5. Basha Kline says:

    If Jews could live in accordance with the philosophies and foresight of Rabbi Kahane, the rest of the world just may not ridicule and denounce Jews and Israel for what it has become, and certainly not what it was. Even though this formidable leader was taken prematurely from our midst, thankfully the strength in his foewarnings lives on, if only we take heed!

  6. Charlie Adams says:

    He was a 'prophet' and patriot the only thing in hindsight I wish is that he should have been listen to, then.

  7. Yechiel Baum says:

    As a result of Sharon's mess, Hashem is not permitting his death and entry to Heaven. Satan does he want him either, so he lies in a coma in bed until someone calls for him. With Mubarak in prison, no one is calling the Sharon phone and so his body and soul is in limbo. It serves as omen to all to see what happens to your life if you do not heed to Hashem's commandments and gift of the Jewish State of Israel. Bibi, Livini, Obama, ketty – see what is in store for you.
    With IRA Kerry coming again, someone should bring him to the Sharon house so he can see his fate in 3D.

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