I just read this blog comment and all I can say is Whoa! Blogger Tzvee Zahavy has linked favorably (I’m not used to being treated so well by Orthdox bloggers!) to my post on Rabbi Schachter’s advocacy of assassinating prime minister Olmert if he “gives away” Jerusalem. When I read the first comment after Tzvee’s post by 28 year-old Portland, OR. Lubavitcher Rabbi Ariel Sokolovsky my jaw dropped:
These so called democratically elected leaders of the Jewish people you so revere should not be allowed to go on screwing the people who elected them. They have no right to give weapons, money , electricity and the parts of holy land of Israel to our enemies.
Past Shabbos, the rabbi of every shule should have given a drosha about the topic of the haftorah…that clearly reminds us that a political asasination [sic] of wicked “Jewish leaders” and a regime change in the land of Israel can be a very positive thing if done right.
PS. Since the dirty traitors have wasted money on buying arms for terrorists therre is no money in the treasury of the state of Israel to buy gallows to hang them…
And just in case you don’t believe that the good rabbi made those remarks I’ve saved a screenshot. Frankly, I’m surprised Tzvee published this comment as it bares the naked fangs of hate within the Lubavitcher community. I said in this earlier post that the Orthodox community has a serious problem. If this doesn’t document it I don’t know what will. What will it take before they do confront this–another Yigal Amir?
Rabbi Sokolovsky was born and raised in Moldova, not exactly a place known for its bracing democratic traditions. In addition, he was born in Kishniev, site of one of the most infamous pogroms during Czarist times. One can understand ever so slightly his paranoia. But how can Lubavitch countenance harboring someone who advocates hanging Israeli political leaders on the gallows??