25 December 2015

"Expressing Outrage"

13 Tevet 5776
Erev Shabbat Kodesh

I'd like to pause for a moment to express my outrage at those coming to express their outrage. This goes to show you how far distanced from authentic Judaism many religious people are today. They practice a "Judaism" made in their own image which ignores uncomfortable Torah truths.

The public knowledge that religious Jewish youth in Israel were locked up without charge, admittedly without evidence, without access to attorney or medical attention, denied their religious rights, TORTURED relentlessly... This did not concern the following groups enough to bring them to outrage or move them to public statements of disavowal. This did not concern these groups enough to make them worry about what has happened to our Judaism. No, that took a weird wedding video, which it now comes out was quite possibly photoshopped.

It seems that the most damning of the images involves one of the guests holding a molotov cocktail and a picture of the dead baby. As you can see in the picture below, the person is not attired like the other guests. There is speculation whether it could have been photoshopped in (apparently that's much easier than you could imagine) or whether this particular person was an agente provocateur.

Tzohar Rabbis Respond to Video Showing Participants At Wedding Dancing with Joy Over the Duma Arson Attack

The deeply disturbing video clip should be viewed as a source of disgust and embarrassment for all of Israeli society. We call on all rabbis, political leaders and educators and all those who claim to represent these extremist evildoers to condemn their actions and positions in all ways possible and work to expel them from our midst.

Our responsibility must be to defend and support our security forces who work tirelessly every day and night to defend us from those enemies who are committed to our national and personal destruction.

It is with the utmost pain that we view the phenomenon of encouraging violence against innocents. Such behavior is against the spirit of the Torah and against the most basic values which we hold dear.


RCA Condemns Video Showing Participants At Wedding Dancing with Joy Over the Duma Arson Attack

The Rabbinical Council of America expresses its outrage over the dancing, singing and celebration of the murder of Ali Dawabshe in the Duma arson and condemns the actions of these radical youth in the harshest terms. Rabbi Shalom Baum, president of the RCA, stated, “The vigilante and lawless calls for revenge and dancing with machine guns and knives are anathema to Jewish morality and religious standards.”

The RCA applauds the quick and decisive statements of Israeli religious and political leaders of the event. It echoes Chief Rabbi David Lau’s statement that “acts like these are not the way of Judaism. This is a rejection and repudiation of the values of the Jewish people, the Torah and the uniqueness of the Jewish people. ” It applauds the unequivocal statement of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who said that the “shocking pictures [of the celebration]” show “the real face of a group that poses danger to Israeli society and security.”


No doubt the OU will be next to line up, unless they were the first and I missed it! Had they simply addressed both issues together, I might have been less harsh with my criticism, but to come out so quickly, so harshly, with such vitriol, against a young and vulnerable population and without a WORD - A SINGLE WORD - of condemnation for the police abuses. It's dishonest to say the very least. 

What it says to me is that what concerns these "rabbis" most is the same thing that concerns the government - losing their own powerbase. None of them really wants Mashiach to come and when he does, they will fight him even more than they're fighting these kids now.

The thing is their day is done and there's nothing that can save them now.


  1. The term "false flag" exists for a reason. That was my first thought on reading about this story.

  2. Itamar Ben-Gvir said: "The Shabak campaign will not slow me down from acting for the rights of the 'Hilltop Youth.' I don't agree on everything with the youths and sometimes I oppose their words, but I will fight for their rights,"....

    This sums it up for *Me*, too.


  3. (During a slight break in preparing for Shabbat) I think Itamar should NOT have said: I don't agree on everything with the youths and sometimes I oppose their words, but I will fight for their rights," which seems to me as a slight disclaimer! Also, I believe the above are falling into line because of 'money' and likely 'political harrassment'. Hey, haven't the so-called "ultra haredi extra extremist anti zionists" (sic!) professed the downfall of the govt?? They're not being tortured. Good Erev Shabbat

  4. Oh, I forgot to bring up this week's parsha: End of days concept, Yaakov revealing the keitz, the end of the saga of the Avos and their children. Any connection to the current situation?? Can't wait for Rabbi Mizrachi to return and hear his biting comments.

  5. More outrage:
    "The lawyer (Ben Gvir who was at the wedding) notes that the video in fact explicitly proves that from his angle he had no way of seeing the picture of the Arab baby being held up, and that he stood at a relatively great distance from those dancing, proving he was not involved.

    "After we exposed the abuse of the Shabak (ISA) towards those under interrogation (in the Duma case), and after a series of disputes between myself and senior Shabak figures in TV studios in which I embarrassed them, the Shabak decided to act like a security organization in a dictatorial country, and the tendentious leaks and briefing of politicians against mehave one goal - to cause me to step down from the case."

    The mention of politicians being turned against him comes after Jewish Home chairperson Naftali Bennett appeared on TV Thursday night, attacking "Ben-Gvirism" and "Ben-Gvirs" as being exemplary of "extremism" and "Jewish terror" in light of the wedding video, in an attempt to delegitimize and defame the lawyer in his defense of his client." ArutzSheva

  6. I spoke to the manger of the hall in Yerushalayim (he wasn't happy about the incident).
    He claims, however, that the whole thing is one big Purim shpiel - though maybe not in the best taste. These guys were doing it to get a little limelight and a rise out of the media.
    It doesn't seem to be a false flag, though.

    1. No, I witnessed this dance years and years ago. It's just the guy in the brown hoodie with the firebomb and picture of the baby that seems strangely out of place. What they've now dubbed the "incitement dance" didn't incite me in the least. But the extra-legal and high-handed methods imposed by this regime is making a good job of it.

    2. My first reaction was that it was a psy ops endeavor to change public opinion away from: "AGAIN - NOT A WORD ABOUT THE CHARGES BEING LAID AGAINST SHIN BET ABUSES OF POWER."

  7. Look who they're calling "religious Zionist rabbis":

    Religious Zionist rabbis 'stand with the Shin Bet'

    "We stand with the Shin Bet security service and all security forces in maintaining our country's security, [including] rooting out all signs of Jewish terrorism,"...

    Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin; former IDF Chief Rabbi Avihai Ronsky; Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Aryeh Stern; head of the Human Rights and Judaism in Action Project at the Israel Democracy Institute, Rabbi Benny Lau; chairman of Tzohar, Rabbi David Stav; Tzohar founder and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Hesder Amit Orot Shaul, Rabbi Yuval Cherlow; Rabbi of Ma'ale Gilboa, Rabbi Binyamin Holtzman; Rabbi Baruch Gigi, co-dean of Yeshivat Har Etzion; and Tzohar co-Chairman, Rabbi Rafi Feuerstein.

    All the usual suspects as we like to say. Can you say "BIRUR"???


  8. The will fight him, but no way to win...you are right. Hashem is in charge.

  9. 'Me', exactly. When I read who the rabbis were, just laughed. Of course, they are not nor ever were worthy of being called 'rabbis'. Whoever doesn't get what's going on now is either stupider than stupid or has their heads in the sand - see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil which makes them all evil. This article is so perfectly, justly, spot on and says all that needs to be said for any intelligent human being to understand. This episode brings out to the fore what the Erev Rav are all about.

  10. hello devorah, the photo of the dancing jews and the dead arab baby SMELLS like the work of the jewish department of israel's STASI (SHABAK) and reminds me of Shabak agent Avishai Raviv holding up a photo of Rabin in an SS uniform at a rally: "At one protest, Raviv was filmed with a picture of Rabin in an SS uniform prior to Rabin's murder" (Ex-Undercover Agent Charged as a Link in Rabin Killing, New York Times, April 26, 1999). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avishai_Raviv the function of this this photo appearing now SEEMS TO BE to take evasive action and draw public attention away from the SHABAK torture and rape of the Jewish kids detained in the Duma case. Shavua Tov, Lowell

  11. Lo ha’metim Y'halellu Yah, v’lo kol yordei Duma. VeAnachnu Nevarech Yah, meAtah veAd Olam, Hallelujah.

    יז לֹא הַמֵּתִים, יְהַלְלוּ-יָהּ; וְלֹא, כָּל-יֹרְדֵי דוּמָה. 17 The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into Duma: silence, gag orders, beatings inside Torquemada's dungeon;
    יח וַאֲנַחְנוּ, נְבָרֵךְ יָהּ-- מֵעַתָּה וְעַד-עוֹלָם:
    הַלְלוּ-יָהּ. 18 But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for ever. {N}

  12. Let's all pray together for the boys, day after day after day,, without fail, until Hashem has mercy on them.

    Did you see this article from New York? It has a lot of new details, including one more boy.

    May Hashem avenge their blood already spilled.


  13. Oh, is he (sultan knish) on target. Every sentence is full of factual hypocrisy sufficent to bring the entire govt and judicial system to trial! How in the world could we do that? Maybe King Mashiach could do that.

  14. There is another "camera" in this wedding. That which is hidden and that which is revealed, HaShem knows. HaShem knows the hidden of all who are living, sees through emotions and thoughts. Nothing is hidden from Him and nothing is concealed from before His eyes. (Tikkun Rachel) There's "video" of everyone of which will be "played back" in full at an unexpected time when we stand before HaShem.


    New York Times: "Shortly before the shooting, a television news crew filmed Mr. Raviv at an anti-Rabin rally brandishing a poster of the Prime Minister dressed in a Nazi SS uniform".

    ["Ex-Undercover Agent Charged as a Link in Rabin Killing", The New York Times, April 26th, 1999]


    Lowell comments: I DON'T like bullies, cowards and tyrants.


    Yeshayahu/Isaiah 1:21-23

    (21) "How is the faithful city [Jerusalem] become a harlot! She that was full of justice, righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers".

    (22) "Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water".

    (23) "Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves; every one loveth bribes, and followeth after rewards; they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them".

    אֵיכָה הָיְתָה לְזוֹנָה, קִרְיָה נֶאֱמָנָה; מְלֵאֲתִי מִשְׁפָּט, צֶדֶק יָלִין בָּהּ--וְעַתָּה מְרַצְּחִים.

    כַּסְפֵּךְ, הָיָה לְסִיגִים; סָבְאֵךְ, מָהוּל בַּמָּיִם.

    שָׂרַיִךְ סוֹרְרִים, וְחַבְרֵי גַּנָּבִים--כֻּלּוֹ אֹהֵב שֹׁחַד, וְרֹדֵף שַׁלְמֹנִים; יָתוֹם לֹא יִשְׁפֹּטוּ, וְרִיב אַלְמָנָה לֹא-יָבוֹא אֲלֵיהֶם.