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See the Pope? Go to Mikveh

Rabbi Moshe Tzedakah, rosh yeshiva of Porat Yosef in the Old City of Jerusalem, said Monday that individuals who intentionally went to see Pope Francis during his visit to Israel had become “tamei,” or ritually impure.

According to the shteible.net website, the rabbi ruled that anyone who saw the pope’s face must bathe in a mikveh (ritual bath).

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15 Responses to “See the Pope? Go to Mikveh”

  1. Absolutely right!

  2. Brian Horn says:

    Wondering why there wasn’t an earthquake where the abomination stood…

  3. Gregg Stern says:

    Do we have to be rude to our guests?

  4. This wasn’t a guest, was a intruder like their ancestress, who destroyed and made the Holy temple Tamei, you want to give him a hug and welcome?

  5. Absolutely. You actually went to see Avodah Zarah’s representative in Europe. You are tamei.

  6. Gregg Stern says:

    Comments like that is exactly why the majority of the world hates us Jews. If the man can bring some peace to the region then he is a better man than the rabbi who thinks people are impure if the see the pope.

  7. I totally DISAGREE.
    We need Shalom.
    And we need to extend an olive branch to any country or religion who wants to extend a friendly hand to us.

  8. Oh here we go again, us Christians should not be anti-Semitic (quite rightly so) but it’s ok and fair game for certain Jewish factions to knock us at all times Israel needs all the friends they can ( i.e. Christian countries) and of course these people do not defend their country should any wars come their way they just hide behind the poor young men who have to.

  9. He is 1000% correct. This is also true of the situation with churches being in Jerusalem if not all Israel, and all sites of Avodah Zarah (strange service/ idol worship) there. And rebuilding the Temple —within a district of idol shrines? Things like this is why G-d will not allow a Temple to be rebuilt. We’re not ready to build a holy place when we accept defilement so easily. A pope or Christian cult head in the Temple precincts where he might try to enter from the outer court? I’d rather there was no Temple if it were not properly guarded. We are often among Christians like the pope–they’re all the same– every day and should make a trip to the mikveh.

  10. Seriously? That is ridiculous!

  11. Ur so rite Gregg so thankful that there Jewish people of hate. I agree he went there as a guest of Israel. And why can’t he pray far peace. And how do u know if he isn’t pure ? As far as I see it only G-d sits that high . May G-d bless Israel and her people.

  12. Oh wow aren’t we perfect .

  13. this man needs his head in the mikveh

  14. we are our own worst enemy

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