Skip to comments.Mumbai Doctor Smashed Idols and Became a Jew with Holtzbergs
Posted on 11/19/2009 10:52:44 PM PST by bogusname
In a powerful echo of the Biblical story of the patriarch Abraham, a Mumbai doctor smashed his father's idols and eventually decided to become a Jew in the Land of Israel.
Dr. Aharon Abraham, left his position as Director of the ICU Medical Center at British Kennedy in Mumbai, India after terrorists murdered his spiritual guide and his wife, Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Holtzberg one year ago. Abraham was born Vagirds Frads to a Hindu cleric who worshipped idols, and a mother who prepared food for them. As did the Biblical Abraham, young Vagirds could not understand how his father could honor a man-made statue, nor why his mother would cook for them. "Sometimes I eat it in secret," he confided in an article that appeared in Hebrew in Sichat HaShavuah...
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“Mister Simpson, quit trying to feed my god a peanut!”
This is a beautiful story. You never know how your life becomes an example to others.
The Bible is NOT tolerant, nor is it meant to be. God, the God of Abraham, is a jealous God. “Thou shalt have no Gods before me.” His Son was sent not to unite the world, but to divide it, those who are Godly from those Hell-bound.
There isno possible way I would ever allow anything resembling an idol in my home. Intolerant? You betcha.
You may get your chance to show your tolerance under sharia law here in the US, I wish you luck with that.
See, even people from India can grow up to become Jewish doctors. Someone’s mother-in-law is very surprised.
Then do not respect Him, that is your choice. I’ll be able to say with a clear conscience, “Told ya so”.
>>an idol in my home.
You don’t have a TV?
Well, then have a good time with your ‘good works’ without the faith necessary to get to that afterlife.
Isn’t “jealous” as quoted there in the Hebrew mean something more along the lines of “deep and sensitive feelings”. That is I am a God of deep and sensitive feelings toward my creation and the purpose of life.
It seems that the OT presents a continuing battle between false gods and the real God, no? False gods not being real, but dumb idols - man-made and worthless.
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