Tuesday, January 3, 2012

For the Record

The Torah does NOT say, in any place or even through hints, that a religious Jew should spit on an eight year old whose ankles are showing, throw stones at Israeli policemen and soldiers, attack a handicapped person because he is sitting in a wheel chair on the Shabbat, abuse women and force them to sit at the back of the bus, or dress their children in concentration camp clothing to protest the so-called media bias.

Shame on you, each and every one of you, and shame on the leaders of the extremist Ultra-Orthodox communities for not speaking out and putting an end to this behaviour.  If you are turned on by the ankles of an eight year old girl, you have much bigger problems than theoretical modesty issues.

You live in Israel, the country of your fellow Jews, and do not pay taxes, do not join the army, conduct a completely illegal grey market, spit at your neighbors and destroy public property;  if you sit in a country and decry it as being the "Unkosher State," do you wonder why the rest of the population seems to not like you or support your lifestyle?

If you are so appalled by your conditions here, leave, please, and move to any other country on the planet that will take you in, before you ruin Israel.  And remember that the halacha states that when you reside as a foreigner, you must respect the Law of the Land.  What sickens me most is that you would only dare to push the limits of human decency in Israel, the land of your brothers and sisters, your family.

This is not how I intend to raise my daughter.

2 comments:

Midlife Singlemum said...

I couldn't have put it any better - well done!

SuperRaizy said...

Perfectly stated!!!