Skip to comments.'Pulsa denura' invoked against Sharon
Posted on 07/26/2005 9:33:31 AM PDT by Alouette
Far-right activists instigated a pulsa denura - Aramaic for 'lashes of fire' - death curse against Prime Minister Ariel Sharon last Thursday night in an effort to thwart the upcoming disengagement plan.
The ceremony was held late Thursday night at the gravesite of Shlomo Ben-Yosef, a Betar member who was hanged by the British in 1938 for firing on an Arab bus in protest of numerous attacks by Arabs on Jewish targets.
Twenty married men, including rabbis and kabalists, participated in the ceremony. All 20, including Yosef Dayan - who instigated the same curse several months prior to the assassination of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin - assembled at the gravesite, which is located near Safed.
Each man immersed himself in the mikve (ritual bath) before donning black garb and beginning to chant.
They had received permission to invoke the pulsa denura from a host of rabbis and kabalists, who said it was the appropriate time to resort to using the curse.
Far-right activist Michael Ben-Horin explained that the point of the curse was to exempt a human from having to kill Ariel Sharon, allowing "the angels of destructions" to do it instead.
Baruch Ben Yosef, a far-right activist who participated in the ceremony, told The Jerusalem Post that "The ten men prayed to god for him to rid us of the evil murderous dictator [Sharon].
Ben Yosef said that the gravesite was chosen because, "Shlomo was the antithesis of a Sharon."
"Ben Yosef gave his life for the Jewish people and refused to recognize the British government, while Sharon does everything for himself," Ben Yosef declared.
Attorney-General Menahem Mazuz has decided in the past not to launch criminal investigations into rabbis who have instigated the death curse.
Mazuz's decision was based on a previous court ruling in the matter of Avigdor Askin, in which it was decided that the pulsa denura curse ceremony does not constitute a criminal offense.
Wow. Just wow.
If the person being put under the Pulsa de Nura is not deserving of the death penalty, the curse will boomerang on those who made it.
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And so begins the Covenant With Death.
Wing nuts are forever wing nuts.
Considering the circumstances of the Rabin assasination, I'm suprised the AG is letting them off clean.
Yeah. That's gonna help.
Jews doing ersatz witchcraft
will fix everything . . .
" Considering the circumstances of the Rabin assasination, I'm suprised the AG is letting them off clean"
Considering the results of Rabin's Oslo Accord, I'm surprised that the Israelis haven't outright revolted against Sharon.
Well, pins and a wax (or still better cloth pin cushion) effigy used to work equally well.
"Jews doing ersatz witchcraft will fix everything"
Calling on the God of Israel to place a curse upon those who would divide the land is as far removed from witchcraft as anything could possibly be.
Thank you, we all need to get on the same page with what we're dealing with.
These people are nuts, they will never be not nuts, they have to go! P E R I O D ! !
Until we all get smart enough not to run back into the burning barn of "Trying to reason with rock worshipers" this crap will never end.
I'd like it to end so we can all move forward.
Is anyone else tired of the burning barn, or is it just me?
You probably think the A.G. should investigate every old Jew who mutters, "That Sharon! I hope he gets cancer!" or "Ah klug af em! Zol er krenken in di hent un fiss un nit kenen ufshteyn!" or "Er zoll plotzen fun invenig un shtarben oyfen ort!"
Yeah!!It sounds more like VooDoo.
or Sharon...ah finster in yor...
Israel in the Time of Sharon:
Last update - 19:48 26/07/2005
Shin Bet may put far-right leaders in administrative detention
By Gideon Alon, Haaretz Correspondent
The Shin Bet domestic security service is considering placing leaders of extreme right-wing movements in administrative detention prior to Israel's disengagement from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank, agency chief Yuval Diskin told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Tuesday.
Diskin: Pullout may come under fire
Diskin also told the committee on Tuesday that there is a 50 percent chance that security forces carrying out the disengagement will come under fire by Palestinian terrorist organizations.
Israel needs to be united, not divided. Enemies surround you. Put enmity aside and pull together.
Ridiculous. Utterly ridiculous. The anti-disengagement crowd is sinking mighty low with this stupid stunt.