Skip to comments.Shas Responds: What did Livni Expect?
Posted on 09/04/2011 10:24:49 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
Opposition leader Tzipi Livni knows the real reason that the hareidi-religious community avoided Saturday night's protests to lower the cost of living, MK Nissim Zev (Shas) said Sunday, speaking to Arutz Sheva. Unfortunately, he added, she preferred to hurl unfounded allegations.
This is not the first time that Livni slams the hareidi community, and the settler community, as if they are the state of Israel's problem, he noted.
It is a shame that she doesn't look around to see that the entire world is against us, he continued. At a time like this we must unite; her approach is neither appropriate nor proper.
Regarding the protests, he said, How could Livni expect the hareidi community, and those with knitted kippot [the religious Zionist community ed.], to go to a place where there are female singers and a lack of modesty? The atmosphere at the protests was obviously inappropriate from the religious public's point of view, he said.
Zev expressed doubt regarding Livni's intentions and those of other protest leaders. On the one hand, he said, There's no doubt that there are needs, and there are demands, and protesters are right to express them.
However, he continued, if the goal is truly to have the public's needs met, protest leaders would step back for a period of time and let the government attempt to address their concerns. Those who continue to protest while the government studies possible plans of action are seeking to overthrow the government while using social justice as a cover, he accused.
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She is the John McCain of Israel. I’m surprised she didn’t call them hobbitts.
It would seem hard to believe that the term "social justice" can get much traction in Israel, if Israelis understand twentieth century history. "Social justice" was derived straight from Marx's writings, and became a fundamental tenet of Soviet and Eastern European communist ideology, used by these communist regimes as a theoretical basis to persecute Jewish populations (and others) in their midst.
"Social Justice" is sure an important concept to many in my congregation, whatever it is that it means to any of them.
She is married to advertising executive Naftali Spitzer, and the couple have two children, Omri and Yuval. Livni has been a vegetarian since the age of 12. Besides her native language, Hebrew, Livni also speaks English and fluent French (having lived in Paris for a number of years).
In my opinion she is a flake and a bit of a crank from being a vegetarian. Muslims eat and enslave vegetarians like the Hindus
Hope she has plenty more time to spend with the little darlings, right after her party implodes.
Rabbi: Want a Home? Repent for Gush Katif
Rav Daniel Stavsky warns protesters that without repenting for expulsion of Jews from Gush Katif, they will not merit housing.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 8/7/2011
Protesters seeking housing they can afford are doomed to failure unless they repent for standing by silently as Jews were expelled from their homes in Gush Katif. So says Rav Daniel Stavsky, in a brief segment of his weekly Torah lecture that has been making the rounds online.
Those who ask for homes, for housing, and six years ago did not protest the expulsion of 10,000 Jews from their homes, and the demolition of their homes it didn’t pain you then? You did not take to the streets? You have no right. You have no right, the rabbi declared.
You didn’t care, it didn’t pain you, you didn’t go out to the streets. Now you want ‘a home, a home, a home.’ You have no right.
Protesting high housing prices will not help, Rav Stavsky stated. However, he said, there is one possible solution.
Repentance is possible. You can repent; certainly you had been misled, he said, adding that many felt unable to admit their pain over the expulsion from Gush Katif even to themselves, due to heavy social pressure.
Today is the time to make change, and in doing so to solve not only the housing crisis, but the most pressing crises facing the Jewish world, he continued. So you need to repent. Now, when you’re starting to suffer, when you’re in a bit of pain, when you want a house... think about the homes of the ten thousand Jews who were expelled, degraded, humiliated... Maybe you can repent and make reparations. And then not only will you have a home, but so will our Father in Heaven the holy Temple.