08 December 2010

The fifty (little) rabbis and their big leader

The report doesn't leave any room for a learned rabbinical self-exculpation, so familiar by now:
Over 40 municipal rabbis signed a petition on Tuesday quoting Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, that Jews should not rent homes in Israel to gentiles. Amongst the reasons given for the prohibition are the danger of intermarriage and the lowering of real estate prices in areas where non-Jews live. Gentiles' "different lifestyle from Jews" can endanger lives, they wrote.
Ironically, in the same edition of JP online:
Israel today is a more pluralistic, multicultural and open society than its socialist founders could ever have imagined.
Yeah, and a sample of exquisite timing it was, for sure.

Anyway, since I am paying my municipal and other taxes from which the salary of these creeps comes - why don't they take a refreshing swim in the Med? It's so bracing and healthy - just don't turn back till you get to Cyprus.


Dick Stanley said...

Heh. And be alert for the sharks and Gaza relief boats.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

If the want to. Not necessary. Sharks will move aside, for sure.

jams o donnell said...

How charming... Perhaps they could extend thei swim and not turn back until Barbados!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Barbados? OK, works for me.

David All said...

Well according to Haaretz, "Amid uproar, two rabbis pull their names from letter forbidding rental of homes to Arabs" at http://www.haaretz.com  and click on this article on the home page. This happened after a leading Orthodox rabbi, Yosef Shalom Elyashiv denounced their letter.

Dick, I am afraid sharks would probably find these rabbis uneatable.
Jams, what do you have against Barbados? 

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yeah, some of them have started to back out. Doesn't mean anything - this is what they really think, isn't it?