Rebbes: Rocket fired at Ashdod because of ‘Shabbat desecration’
Leaders of Hasidic movements of Sadigura and Shomrei Emunim say rocket fired from Gaza on Tuesday night must be seen as a ‘message from Heaven’ against violations of Jewish day of rest at local shopping center.
ed note–yet another glaring example of the utter disconnect with reality that exists within the Jewish mindset. According to the rabbis, who presume to know the mind of Yahweh, the rockets were not the result of all the violence, criminality, denigration, abuse and racism that the Jews have perpetrated against the Christians and Muslims of Palestine.
No, rather, Yahweh’s wrath is kindled because the Sabbath is being desecrated.
Jesus had a particular curse for these people that 2,000 years later is perfectly and particularly relevant–
‘Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices–mint, dill and cumin–yet you neglect the more important matters of justice, mercy and faithfulness.’
And people wonder why when Gaza is being bombed into oblivion, Jews come down to the border with beer, chips, etc to watch it all and are not moved by the human suffering taking place?
Two leading rabbis from the southern city of Ashdod have ruled that the rocket which exploded near the city on Tuesday evening was a message from God against the desecration of Shabbat in the local Big Fashion shopping center, and that the violation of the Jewish day of rest poses a security threat to the residents.
In the bank few weeks, ultra-Orthodox activists have been waging a war on the new Ashdod shopping mall, and the rabbis took advantage of the rocket fire from Gaza to express their opinion on the matter.
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The rocket landed near the city during a meeting between Rabbi Gedalia Moshe Rota, known as the rebbe of the Shomrei Emunim Hasidic group in of Ashdod, and Rabbi Israel Moshe Friedman, the rebbe of Sadigura, and the two religious leaders rushed to convey a clear message to their followers.
“The city’s residents must see it as a hint from Heaven, as Shabbat is the mezuzah and protection of the city,” said the Sadigura rebbe. “They must wake up, observe Shabbat even more and do whatever they can to overcome the desecrations of Shabbat, God forbid, which threaten the city residents’ security.”
The Shomrei Emunim rebbe added, “There is no doubt that thanks to the many residents standing by the Sabbath and their willingness to work for it, and mainly thanks to the mass prayer of thousands of the city’s residents who gathered to pray together (in a rally against the desecration of Shabbat about two weeks ago) – we got to see God’s mercy eye to eye.”
“As Jews, we know that there is nothing which is done unsupervised,” the Sadigura rebbe explained the link between Shabbat and the rocket fire. “Indeed, we have seen miracles when missiles did not harm a single person in Israel and caused no physical or property damage, thanks to the devotion of thousands in Israel who observe Shabbat, and thanks to the prayers said in the city in the past week.”
Hamevaser newspaper, which represents a number of Hasidic movements, provided a colorful description of the occasion: “While the sounds of sirens intimidated the city, the rebbes sat together, as the public listened attentively and respectfully to what they had to say.
“Shortly afterwards, it was reported that one of the missiles had landed near the city’s southern entrance, close to the Big Fashion center, which has been in the eye of the storm recently due to the horrible desecrations of Shabbat taking place there.”
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