Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Cracking the code (Part II)
Hungarian Jew in Safed enjoying the view -(gotta love the gray slacks...)
So we continue trying to pick the brain of the editorial board of Der Yid, trying to understand why the lecture to all those who dare to disagree with their shitah is necessary at that terrible time, when every other group understands that it was a time of only mourning - despite possible differences in Hashkofoh and opinion.
The editorial continues:
Yidden Maaminim Bnai Maaminim believe that even a simple accident is not something that just happens, but an accident, being that it seems natural, doesn't shock the people. This situation, however, was differnt since it was a planned attack on the Beis Chabad in Mumbai. (At least Beis Chabad doesn't get the usual " " that most others get...) The attack also was not so as to achieve some sort of political or religious gain, the attackers were not asking for anything in return for the release of the hostages, all they wanted to do - according to the sole surviving terrorist, whose words are as good as gold - was to kill Jews in retaliation for the actions of the heretical regime in Eretz Yisrael. The Zionists have sown seeds of hate in the Muslim Ummah through their actions, DY says. I guess this is a masiach leFi Tumoy case where we're mekabel his eydus? They wouldn't believe the Tziyonim when they state their reasons for carrying out missions, so why believe a terrorist goy? But they thought of everything at Der Yid, and they cover their tracks by saying that they don't need the edus of the Terrorist, the Israeli Government said that it was an attack against Israel. I guess we do believe the Zionists when it suits us. The silly "logic" that we need to subjugate ourselves to the goyim in all matters pertaining to Israel - but do what we want in Williamsburg and Kiryas Joel - really gets old after a while, especially when the hypocrisy is as clear as can be.
Harav HaRoshi Yitzchok Issac Hertzog, z"l.
The article goes on and discusses the fact that Reb Leibish Teitelbaum, HYD, was forced to be transported in a coffin draped with the Israeli flag, an offense in and of itself since it was כנגד רצון המת, I choose not to discuss that now. But again the twisted logic of DY rears its head. They ask for that respect since די מדינה האט גורם געווען די אומגליק, with very little blame - or possibly none whatsoever - being placed on the heads of the Terrorists, it's all the Tziyonim's fault, Muslims can't help but kill Jews since the Zionists MAKE them hate and maim. Nothing about עשו שונא ליעקב, or similar מאמרי חז"ל, maybe they're מדייק דוקא עשו and not ישמעאל.... What also gets me here is despite Satmar's reputation as a Malchus shel chesed there's no concern for the Yesomim here, neither Satmar, Bobov, Lubavitch or Litvish. I'm sure they'll come up with nice sums of money for the family, despite the Volover Rov and his mechutan the TAY Rebbe siding with the other side in the Satmar dispute, but they don't seem to have that in mind soon after the tragedy, they have bigger fish to fry - ultra religious parties and Tziyonim! We need to get our jabs in even now and never let our children - even for a tragic moment - think that these Jews are to be respected. Hit that horse even and especially when he's down. That'll get the zealous point across!
Yet, despite the fact that we have all kinds of fair game here, editors at DY seem to save their best for Lubavitch - everybody's favorite whipping boy, the group that nobody would stand up for. Only a lifeless soul would find the need to aimlessly attack a man in his time of grief. Only a man who has nothing to live for and nobody to love would be so heartless, yet there are those of you who defend this attack, all in G-d's name, of course. You too need to do some serious soul-searching if you see can't see how vicious these words must be to the families. To prepare the ground they belittle accomplishments -typical of attackers - of the Beis Chabad. To deflect the inevitable question of why would a rebbishe kind like RLT be in a Beis Chabad they make it as if he was just passing by, like you would duck into a doorway to get out of a sudden rain shower. All that for what? so that they can bemoan that they had Government officials at the levaya, and that the hespedim were in do toomene shprach?! We have yet to discuss the main issue we have with the editorial, the problem they have with the "Real Goal" of the Beis Chabad.... When we discuss it - in part II, iy"h - we'll do a word by word dissection of the text and see how we understand it.