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Second Rabbi Faces Arrest; 'They Are Putting Torah on Trial'. 70 rabbis: Arrest warrant a disgrace.
Arutz Sheva ^ | 02/11/11, 12:18 PM | Maayana Miskin

Posted on 02/11/2011 10:15:19 AM PST by JerseyHighlander

Second Rabbi Faces Arrest; 'They Are Putting Torah on Trial'

by Maayana Miskin Follow Israel news on and .

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, the son of Sephardi leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, is facing arrest over his approbation for the book Torat HaMelech (The Torah of the King). He has stated that he will not cooperate with police.

“The Torah is under investigation, and I have no intention of cooperating in an investigation of a book that is solely about Torah,” Rabbi Yaakov Yosef told Arutz Sheva's Hebrew-language news service.

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


TOPICS: Israel
KEYWORDS: israel; rabbis
A second article from YNetNews about the 70 Rabbis who signed a petition against the witchhunt. 70 rabbis: Arrest warrant a disgrace

Dozens of Religious Zionist leaders sign petition addressed to prime minister against 'attempt to block rabbis' freedom of expression through severe, unacceptable, anti-democratic measures' Kobi Nahshoni

Some 70 leading Zionist-religious rabbis - including city rabbis, yeshiva chiefs and educators - issued a petition Thursday protesting the arrest warrant take out against Rabbi Dov Lior following his refusal to report to a police inquiry in the "King's Torah" affair.

"We see this as a disgrace towards the torah and those who follow it," the petition stated. "This is an attempt to block the rabbis' freedom of expression through severe, unacceptable and anti-democratic measures."

1 posted on 02/11/2011 10:15:23 AM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: JerseyHighlander
Jews don't follow Torah they follow Talmud.. if they are not stone leftists..
The leftists follow Marxist or Lenin.. maybe Mao..
2 posted on 02/11/2011 10:27:50 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: hosepipe
Interesting you disagree with all those arrested Rabbis.
3 posted on 02/11/2011 10:48:48 AM PST by svcw (God in His own time not ours)
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To: hosepipe

“Jews don’t follow Torah they follow Talmud.”

Um, if they follow the Talmud, they also follow the Torah because the Torah is part of the Talmud...


4 posted on 02/11/2011 10:50:31 AM PST by piytar (Obastard is a use of the term "bastard" in the literal sense -- Obama is hiding his daddy's identity)
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To: JerseyHighlander

From another article.

The prohibition ‘Thou Shalt Not Murder’ applies only “to a Jew who kills a Jew,” write Rabbis Yitzhak Shapira and Yosef Elitzur of the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar. Non-Jews are “uncompassionate by nature” and attacks on them “curb their evil inclination,” while babies and children of Israel’s enemies may be killed since “it is clear that they will grow to harm us.”

Ahh, the old “nits make lice” and “evil by nature” theories. These ideologies do not have a positive past.

Question, if a Jew should not consider killing a non-Jew to be murder, why should a non-Jew consider killing a Jew to be murder?


5 posted on 02/11/2011 11:05:46 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: piytar
the Torah is part of the Talmud.

Nope. The Torah are the five books of the Old Testament traditional authored by Moses. The Law.

The Talmud is a massive compilation of commentaries on the Torah that began to be written down around 200.

6 posted on 02/11/2011 11:09:11 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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“Question, if a Jew should not consider killing a non-Jew to be murder, why should a non-Jew consider killing a Jew to be murder?”

Personally I am from the universal humanism side of that argument too...

This is one of the few pieces of media in any form in Israel that has been attacked by the full power of the State using the “incitement to racism” clause of the Basic Laws since Kahane’s party was outlawed under the Basic Law.

So first time in almost a generation it’s bubbling to the top of Israeli society.

Immediately a pretty wide range of religious leaders and free speech advocates came to defend the freedom of speech,... it’s going to become a serious issue going forward.

It could end Netanyahu’s Prime Ministership if the Sephardic-Zionist parties make it a cause célèbre and walk out on the fragile coalition...


7 posted on 02/11/2011 11:17:04 AM PST by JerseyHighlander (p.s. The word 'bloggers' is not in the freerepublic spellcheck dictionary?!)
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To: Sherman Logan

Exactly. And this book Torat HaMelech isn’t Torah either, no matter what they’re calling it.


8 posted on 02/11/2011 11:20:31 AM PST by agrace
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To: JerseyHighlander

I have no problem with the rabbi having the right to write and publish what he did.

I reserve the right to use my own freedom of speech to point out that IMO the rabbi is a pig for doing so. Insult intended.


9 posted on 02/11/2011 11:55:23 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: JerseyHighlander
“I saw fit to give my approbation to the book so that IDF soldiers will know the halacha [Jewish law], in contrast to the false morality that has gone public, since Operation Cast Lead, with encouragement from the media, the Supreme Court, and the Goldstone commission,” Rabbi Yaakov Yosef stated.

Sounds good to me. Why the arrests?

10 posted on 02/11/2011 1:07:53 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: Sherman Logan

You’re right. Sorry, thought the Talmud was the Torah plus the commentary. It’s not, they are distinct. Ooops...


11 posted on 02/11/2011 2:45:09 PM PST by piytar (Obastard is a use of the term "bastard" in the literal sense -- Obama is hiding his daddy's identity)
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To: hosepipe
Jews don't follow Torah they follow Talmud..
Rabbinate Jews follow both.
If they are not stone leftists.. The leftists follow Marxist or Lenin.. maybe Mao..
You really don't like Conservative/Masorti, Reform, Reconstructionist, and "cultural Jews".
You did forget Karaite, but so do most people. They are Biblical literalists who fancy themselves Zadokkim/Saducees. There actually is, or at least was one, whose handle was karaite.
12 posted on 07/05/2011 6:33:26 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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