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 COMMENTS

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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