Naftali Bennett condemns remarks made by Rabbi Shalom Cohen questioning Jewishness of religious Zionists.
Shas’s Council of Torah Sages member Rabbi Shalom Cohen in a sermon Saturday made degrading remarks against the religious Zionist sector by questioning their Jewishness and referring to them as “Amalek” – a biblical tribe hostile to the ancient Israelites.
Cohen, dean of the Porat Yosef Yeshiva, was seen in a video on the haredi website Kikar Hashabat as saying, “the Throne [of God] is not complete as long as there are Amalek, ..when will the Throne be complete? When there are no more [religious Zionists].”
Bayit Yehudi Chairman and Religious Services Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday blasted Cohen for his remarks.
Bennett called on Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who was seated next to Cohen during the sermon, to condemn the “incitement campaign against the [religious Zionists] before it is too late”.
“At this time, thousands of [religious Zionists] can be found from the Syrian border to the Egyptian border, from the highest level of command [in the army] to the last soldier, spilling their blood to defend [the country], and the honor of the rabbi.”
Source: Jeruslaem Post
Sometimes orthodox Jews becomes their own worst enemies.
I fail to understand why some Orthodox Jews want the Zionist state of Israel to be dissolved. The only free and democratic state in the Middle East.
If they are s unhappy with this state. Why don’t they simply pack their bags and leave Israel?
May be their life among the gentiles in the diaspora was much better?
I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers.
To call religious nationalist Jews for “Amalek” is to brand brethren as the very emery of Judaism. To use such a comparison, is a disgrace and regrettable.
Let it be said, that the state of Israel is not the property of the Jewish people. They were called to be a royal priesthood of God of Israel, and good caretakers of the land. Through history, God of the Hebrews became angry with His elect, and exiled them. The last exile lasted for over 1900 years.
Some Jews seems to have learned nothing from their reading of the Bible. That God owns Israel, and that Jerusalem is His city. The Messiah has re-birthed Zion. The present state is not established by the will and power of Satan.
May Jesus the Messiah have mercy on all orthodox Jews, who attack their nationalist and Zionist brethren. Amen.
Written by Ivar