Jewish Extremist Says 'Drop 30 Nukes on Germany'|
Posted by Admin on Friday, March, 13 2015 and filed under News
The Times of Israel reports on an opinion editorial piece published in a Hebrew newspaper (original here) (screenshot) wherein the author, Ben-Eliyahu, called for the nuking of German cities as retribution for the Holocaust.
Right-wing media outlet Israel National News published an opinion piece Tuesday calling on Israel to launch nuclear bombs at Iran and Germany, only days after the outlet came under fire for publishing a piece accusing a war widow of killing her husband over her pro-peace views.
The Amalekites in Jewish Teachings
The 613 commandments (mitzvot) from the Mishneh Torah of Maimonides are described as thus:
The talmud tells us (Tractate Makkot 23b) that there are 613 commandments in the Torah; 248 Positive Commandments (do's) and 365 Negative Commandments (do not's). However, the talmud does not provide us with a list of these commandments. Several great Jewish scholars have compiled a complete listing of these commandments. Although they all agree on the vast majority of the commandments, they do disagree concerning a number of them. The arguments are for scholastic purposes only, for they do not disagree over any actual commandment whether it is mandatory or forbidden -- they only disagree whether certain commandments are independent commandments, or perhaps they are part of another commandment and are not counted on their own.
From those commandments include the following:
Rabbi Avraham Weiss (Hebrew Institute of Riverdale), during his discussion of Religious Zionism notes that:
"The affirmative Torah commandment is to destroy those who bear the seed of Amalek. Since the halakha has ruled that Amalek does not exist today, the commandment can not be carried out. Rav Haim haLevi Soloveitchik, however, maintained that there are two forms of Amalek. There is the genetic Amalek, and there is the figurative Amalek, which constitutes any nation wishing to destroy Israel. Basing themselves on this position, Kahanists argue that Arabs are figurative Amalek. Thus, whenever Arabs were indiscriminately killed, the classic Kahanist response was, "We were not involved, but we applaud the action." Thus, after Ami Popper murdered seven Arabs, Rabbi Kahane suggested that a street be named for him. Thus, the Hevron massacre has been defended in some circles not on the grounds of national warfare, but on the grounds of fighting against Amalek... Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik further distinguishes between the two forms of Amalek. Every individual who bears the genes of Amalek must be wiped out. With regard to the figurative Amalek, on the other hand, one is mandated to engage in warfare against any nation that attempts to destroy the Jewish people."
As published in a symposium report, "Religious Zionism" in the magazine, "Tradition" (28:4) by the Rabbinical Council of America. It is clear that Ben-Eliyahu is from those extremists being alluded to by Weiss in his discussion.