Homosexual activity cause of earthquake, Shas MK says
Amnon Meranda
Published: 20.02.08, 17:53
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1. gay Shas
Eric ,   New York   (02.20.08)
The fact that the MK is so obsessed with homosexuality in a time of so much trouble that it wouldnt be surprising if he turned out to be a closeted gay.
2. When the crazies spew out their venum, terror ensues
Adi   (02.20.08)
We all remember when a rag with gasoline was thrown into a gay nightclub in Jerusalem. It's a mircale no1 died. The gay man stabbed by a JEW on Jaffa street wasn't so lucky. Why is the public so indifferent in the face of this vitroel???
3. the reasons gays are spoken of so much
Yosef ,   diaspora   (02.20.08)
The reason shas and others speak of gays so much is because those who are plagued by an inclination to engage in homosexual acts are indeed very righteous people. The fact is that the jewish people are standing at the brink of moshiach, and the yetzer hara is fighting its final battle and is trying to destroy the jewish people and their faith in hashem by tempting them towards immoral sexual act which have always been used to destroy the jews. The fact that an individual has these urges means they are extremely holy and that hashem has given them an extremely difficult test to overcome. Someone who has these urges must fight and resist them and do everything possible not to act on them, though the test is extremley tough, an individual can find strength knowing that their struggle will help to bring the redemption of the jewish people, the world, and bring the true ultimate peace to israel.
4. Benizri speaks from experience
George W ,   Washington DC   (02.20.08)
Benizri went to bed with a guy who was so good, the earth shook.
5. Mike Hammel wasn't listening properly...
George ,   Kfar Saba, Israel   (02.20.08)
Benizri DID say that God caused the earthquakes. He said that the reason God made them happen was male homosexuality. It still doesn't make what he said any better...
6. Who needs Iran when you have one here?
the one   (02.20.08)
7. equivelency
Invicta ,   Europa   (02.20.08)
'Last month fellow Shas member Nissim Ze'ev stirred controversy when he referred to the local gay movement as a "plague that could destroy Jewish Israel," adding that it should be treated "just as the Health Ministry dealt with the bird flu epidemic." This is the sort of rhetoric that you all accuse the Arabs of spouting. LOL. Just goes to show that there is little to separate Israel and all the bigotted, ignorant, uncouth States that surround it. The ME? Shame of the world.
8. Homosexual activity causing earth quake
NilsG ,   Helsingborg, Sweden   (02.20.08)
To quote my old (and completely straight) friend Hugo, "for this chochme I have waited". Cheers
9. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On!
emanon ,   USA   (02.20.08)
10. shas
alan ash ,   nyc ny   (02.20.08)
The shas council of sages are waiting. For the moves of ehud olmert. Before any decisions are made. I thought the rabbanim knew everything, people ask our rabbinim for what to do in business and many other subjects, now when their foresight and wisdom are needed. Where are they , What happened to their daat torah , since when did they abdicate, we are called on to follow, when they impose chumras or instruct us on our actions , or blame blame accidents on having movie theaters open on shabbat, so why on this so important decision do they defer , to the same people who are held in contempt for their religious holdings,
11. You want to know why?
Shalom   (02.20.08)
Because the decadent society is bringing Israel to it's knees. The Torah clearly states that the land will spit out its inhabitants if they act in the perverted way that is going on in our generation - both gay and non-gay.
12. Buggery caused the walls to shake?
Cameron ,   USA   (02.20.08)
Too much Live & let live.
13. Homosexual activity cause of earthquake??
Ely Greenhut ,   Tzfat Israel   (02.20.08)
That may be true. But with Olmart wanting to divide Jerusalem, The Jewish people's HOLY CAPITAL is a bigger cause for an earthquake to take place. This last tremor was just a warning for something bigger to come. The almighty is watching...
14. change of pace
timothy ,   los angeles USA   (02.20.08)
I read ynet for its serious news. It's nice, however, that ynet editors occasionally lessen the somber mood by including such hilarious articles.
15. Homosexual activity causes earthquakes
Keith Miller ,   Sherman Oaks, USA   (02.20.08)
MK member Shlomo Benizri claims that the earthquake felt in Israel recently was a result of homosexual activity, citing the Gemara as his proof-text. My response revolves around a number of issues: a) Is it in fact true that the Gemara says this? Assuming that the MK is correct ( I didn't check myself), this is further proof that the Gemara is a man-made document, written by individuals who had crude scientific knowledge, and poor insight into the workings of many things, including such matters as geological composition of the earth, fault lines, plate tectonics, and other naturally occurring phenomena of our planet. The earthquake was felt across much of the country, but not all of the country. My next comment is b) Does this imply that homosexual activity only occurs from Nahariya in the north to Beersheba in the south? Following this line of thinking, then clearly homosexual activity does not occur in Kiryat Shemona nor does it occur in Eilat. But surely this is not the case, is it? c) Does MK Benizri believe that if homosexual activity were to stop that earthquakes would then stop? What about earthquakes that occurred before people inhabited the earth, during the formative years of our planet? d) If he believes that our behavior here on earth affects earthquakes, does he also believe it affects tsunamis, hurricanes, floods, drought and wildfires? All from a cessation of homosexuality? I am a serious Jew and I am also heterosexual. What scares me more than MKs Benizri's views are the views of the people who elected him to the Knesset. A world-view that is so narrow and obsessed with others' private sexual matters is of concern to all of us interested in the future of Judaism and in the State of Israel. This uneducated and small man should be asked to resign his position from the Knesset. He is an embarrassment to himself, the people he represents in the Knesset, and to all reasonable people everywhere.
16. Crazy
john ,   bristow   (02.20.08)
I expect this sort of talk from certain ayatollah's in Iran. Get rid of SHAS before they get rid of Israel. They are crazy and racisit people. Gays have all the right in the world and do better service to Israel than those Shas people.
17. Or it could be from the fact that you are the prime cause...
Yosef ,   Kyriat Shmona   (02.20.08)
of allowing this piss-pot government to stay in power, which talks about Jerusalem being divided. You $ha$ are the real reason. G-D is mad that some supposedly "G-D fearing" Jews are allowing such an evil chillul HaShem to take place.
18. Finally the secret is out of the closet....
Spinner ,   World   (02.20.08)
This is the BEST part of the article. "One must wonder why Shas MKs are so obsessed with the gay community… we can all recall the case of the American senator who fiercely spoke out against gays until it was found he himself was gay." When I read the headline....I though remarks like this are hiding their own secret life!!! Would make sense why the men are always so close together!!!
19. Guessing
Andras Bereny ,   Kfar Tapuah, Ephraim   (02.20.08)
Trying to guess the reasons behind Hashem's handiwork is a tricky business. Certainly allowing, tolerating and in some cases even promoting the sexualists (homo- or hetero-sexual anti-Semitic propaganda) in Israel is bad. What maybe is a lot worst cause of earthquake is the negotiation and the dividing the Land of Israel activity and the offering it up to our enemies, an activity that the so called Shas is a partner to. "Be most careful not to make a treaty with the people who live in the land where you are coming, since they can be a fatal trap for you" (Exodus 34:12)
20. earthequake
fofo   (02.20.08)
although iam not with holding gay parades in israel and jerusalem i want to say that the earthequake that happend last days is because shas staying in government and because the corruption of the relgious leaders in israel
21. Benizri
charles ,   petach tikva   (02.20.08)
And they want us , NORMAL people to take them seriously ? How is it possible , in the 21th century , to believe such things .
22. Benizri has a point but it is not the Gays who are at fault
David ,   Karmiel, Israel   (02.20.08)
It’s the other way round! Where have HUGE quakes struck and killed thousands of people? The answer is Iran, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand although Thailand is not homophobic, some communities there are. It’s nice to know that Shas is in support of Iran, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen where the penalty for homosexuality is death! The Gay community does not tell the Ultra-Orthodox, or for that matter anyone, on how to live their lives. Who gave Benizri and his fellow bigots the right to judge others? Only G-d has that right and I am sure His time is fully unutilized in judging the bigotry of those who discriminate against people of color, race, religion and sexuality!
23. Why make every odd behavior a headline
Ilan ,   Ariel   (02.20.08)
24. Did the earth move for you?
Baz   (02.20.08)
25. earthquakes
sas ,   israel   (02.20.08)
that entire party are full of nuts and unintelligent people.
26. a bıg lıe...earthquake wlLL be OCCURED every where
27. Yes.. indeed
Simon ,   Birmingham   (02.20.08)
I just don' know what to write.. these people are so puthatic!
28. Homosexual activity
magdalena ,   Belgium   (02.20.08)
S.Benizri, still living in the stone age. What he's doing in the knesset ?
29. Dont blame the homosexuals!
some crazy lady ,   rehovot   (02.20.08)
They didnt do it. It was me, I farted!!!
30. Gods reason for the earthquake is closer to home
zionist forever   (02.20.08)
Its because Shas are willing to see the most holy city to jews & its holy places along with the rest of the Holy Land to a bunch of terrorists. First it was if `olmert discusses Jerusalem we pull out his coalition .. Olmerts geting ready to sign on the dotted line and Ovadia knows it but he says now isnt the time to pull out. Then he says if Olmert continues to tallk with Abbas whie terror is going on he will quit . The terror is still happening and Olmert is still proudly talking with Abbas. Now Shas blame homosexuals for the earthquake if they see themselves as some kind of party of morality so they wil blame homsexuals for the earthquake then why are this morral group doing deals with the devil. He belongs in Perisa with the Haman the monkey they are made for each other .. both want Israel destroyed and both hate homosexuals.
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