12/14/06

Ass Kissing Rabbis Excommunicated

NK rabbis went to Iran to kiss the Iranian president's ass. So they have been put in cherem, not that it makes any difference to them.

Thanks to Mimi for forwarding this from YNET:
Chief Rabbi Issues Unprecedented Excommunication Order
Thursday, December 14, 2006 / 23 Kislev 5767

Israel’s Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger placed members of the anti-Zionist Neturei Karta Chassidic sect in cherem (excommunication) Wednesday night.

The unprecedented move came after a group of senior officials of the small hareidi sect were photographed embracing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The officials were attending a two-day conference in Teheran aiming to produce evidence that the Holocaust never took place.

The Chief Rabbi called on all rabbis and communities in Israel and around the world to honor the memory of the Holocaust victims by adhering to the cherem against the Neturei Karta members.

Rabbi Metzger said in his statement to Jewish leaders around the globe, “They betrayed the Jewish people and their heritage and particularly disgraced the Shoah [Holocaust] and desecrated its memory. With their shameful behavior, they tried to stain the Jewish people, who shy away from this low behavior.”

1 comment:

Bryce said...

When it came to the homosexual decision, you wrote how "Agudah goes beserk"; that "Agudah has flipped out entirely over this concern"; that "they 'lament' the decisions with 'sorrow'"; that they "speak with empty lawyerly rhetoric". It's just "another stormy day of bullying and insulting their fellow Jews."

But here, with Rabbi Metzger's statement (surely you've by now read the Agudah's statement, too) about Neturei Karta you say none of that. Could it be because you simply agree with Agudah in this case?