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Son of shooting victim: Revenge is not for Jews
HaAretz ^ | 12/25/09 | Chaim Levinson, Avi Issacharoff and Anshel Pfeffer

Posted on 12/25/2009 11:30:50 AM PST by Nachum

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Jerusalem on Friday morning to bury Rabbi Meir Hai, a father of seven who was shot dead by Palestinians near his home in the West Bank a day before.

In eulogizing his father, Hai's 16-year-old son Eliyahu urged mourners not to consider seeking revenge for the attack. "The difference between us and them is that we are people, Jews, holy," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: revenge; shooting; son; victim

1 posted on 12/25/2009 11:30:50 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

The contrtast between Judaism and Islam could not be made clearer.


2 posted on 12/25/2009 11:38:19 AM PST by rahbert (There are no fish here! What kind of ocean is this?)
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To: Nachum

God to comfort and protect this family, and all of Israel.

Insanity to expect anything diff from the Palistinians; zebra’s stripes, etc.


3 posted on 12/25/2009 11:43:05 AM PST by MonicaG (Thank you to our military & veterans, with love & gratitude. XOXOXO)
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To: Nachum
Jews vs Palestinians

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4 posted on 12/25/2009 11:48:50 AM PST by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Nachum

You can get a little too “holy” in my opinion. That said, prayers up for this grieving family.


5 posted on 12/25/2009 11:59:37 AM PST by PaleoBob
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To: Nachum
"The difference between us and them is that we are people, Jews, holy," he said.

True, but excessive attachment to civilization will make you dead people, Jews, holy.

To defeat savages you must sometimes resort to savagery. The difference between us and them is that we hate it and go back to civilization when the threat is gone.

6 posted on 12/25/2009 12:05:44 PM PST by Defiant (The absence of bias appears to be bias to those who are biased.)
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To: Nachum
His comment was despicable. And yes I am a Jew. Jews never seek revenge. That's the problem. If those Jews in France who are assaulted went to the attacker's mosque, killed the Imam and burned it to the ground, the attacks would soon come to an end. But they don't. They whine and cry to authorities. And so the bullying continues.

I am saddened for his terrible loss. But Jews across Israel need to challenge and reject his views. And they also need to tell the parents of Gilad Shalit to STFU...release no terrorists for 1 babyfaced IDF teenager who got clumsy and was captured. No more weakness.

7 posted on 12/25/2009 12:29:12 PM PST by montag813
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To: Defiant
To defeat savages you must sometimes resort to savagery. The difference between us and them is that we hate it and go back to civilization when the threat is gone.

Excellent observation. I think I found my next tag line...

8 posted on 12/25/2009 12:33:20 PM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Defiant; montag813
In eulogizing his father, Hai's 16-year-old son Eliyahu urged mourners not to consider seeking revenge for the attack. "The difference between us and them is that we are people, Jews, holy," he said.

Idealism hasn't met reality, yet?

BUMP! BUMP!

9 posted on 12/25/2009 12:51:22 PM PST by PGalt
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To: PaleoBob

I agree. That’s a little too much ghetto mentality for me.


10 posted on 12/25/2009 1:44:16 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Nachum

“Revenge is not for Jews”

No, it isn’t. Their God says: “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. “ - Romans 12:19

And He will, too.


11 posted on 12/25/2009 2:45:28 PM PST by RoadTest (Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. John 3:3)
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To: montag813
bttt

We have to defeat terrorism not sound like a bad comic book script!

12 posted on 12/25/2009 3:45:41 PM PST by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: RoadTest
Gosh golly I sure hope God doesn't wait until all the Jews are dead until he seeks revenge.

Where was God in 1943 as millions of Jews were being slaughtered?

What has His vengeance been?

Just asking.

13 posted on 12/25/2009 3:49:25 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: montag813

It isnt revenge, but a reckoning. Those Islamic dirtbags have been asking for it for a long time. Civilized people put up with it for too long.
Cry Havoc and let slip the Dogs of war.


14 posted on 12/25/2009 3:50:58 PM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Lurker

His vengeance came in the form of the Allies who destroyed Nazi Germany. He even used the Godless Soviet Union to help accomplish the task.

Three years later, the nation of Israel was born. After 2,000 years of being dispersed, the Jews had a nation once again.

And people say there is no God. Pshaw.


15 posted on 12/25/2009 3:53:00 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82
His vengeance came in the form of the Allies who destroyed Nazi Germany. He even used the Godless Soviet Union to help accomplish the task.

You mean He couldn't just miracle the Nazis out of existence and save 4 million innocent lives?

16 posted on 12/25/2009 4:00:47 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker
You mean He couldn't just miracle the Nazis out of existence and save 4 million innocent lives?

He could do anything He wants.

His ways are not our ways.

17 posted on 12/25/2009 4:03:18 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82
His ways are not our ways.

Too bad for 6-8 million victims of the Holocaust I guess.

Personally I think this guys kid is an idiot for spouting such nonsense. It's not vengeance, it's self defense for crying out loud.

If the Israelis decided to exterminate every single thing that self-identified as a 'palestinian' I'd stand up and cheer.

18 posted on 12/25/2009 4:08:43 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: exit82
After 2,000 years of being dispersed, the Jews had a nation once again.

And we Jews are showing how we are unworthy of His blessing, as we vivisect that very homeland for the sake of murderous savages.

19 posted on 12/25/2009 4:12:15 PM PST by montag813
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To: Lurker

No argument with me,there.

Things are coming to a head in the Middle East.

Iran gets the nuclear trigger, and it will their turn to put on the sunblock. Big-time.


20 posted on 12/25/2009 4:14:47 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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21 posted on 12/26/2009 3:44:45 AM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: Lurker

You sound like you think you know more than God.


22 posted on 12/26/2009 4:51:59 AM PST by RoadTest (Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. John 3:3)
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To: rahbert

Problem is, the perpetrators will read that and say to themselves: You mean, we can shoot you and there are no consequences? Hot diggity! Collective reprisals are wrong, but there must be some way to make doing things like this not worth while to other would-be shooters.


23 posted on 12/26/2009 10:59:06 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (www.publishedauthors.net/benmaxwell/index.html, http://sites.google.com/site/thevuzvuz/)
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