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Rabbi Melamed accuses media of idolatry
Published: 23.11.12, 15:32
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1. I bet those "Leftists" have 1000 X more IDF service time...
Rafi ,   US   (11.23.12)
... than Rabbi Melamed has. Please tell us dear Rabbi: besides stir up strife, what have YOU done lately for the State of Israel ??
2. I agree with his every word! Absolutely.
Josh Felt   (11.23.12)
Nothing, but the uncomfortable and embarrassing truth for the demented and half-treasoneous left.
3. Theocrat
roger ,   zurich switzerland   (11.23.12)
It's vicious psychopaths like Melamed who were responsible for the death of Rabin, stirring hatred and encouraging a fanatical adherence to theocratic fascist texts like the Talmud, ordering the assassination of rodefs (traitors). Lunatics like Melamed are a clear and present danger to the Jewish people in Israel. Sacralising the land is idolatry. Praying to a wall is idolatry. Sanctifying symbols is idolatry. The Star of David was a symbol for the cult of Moloch. This rabbi, along with his fellow God-fearing nutjobs, is a scoundrel, a hypocrite and a crook.
4. sky fairy
john de Frece ,   ramat gan   (11.23.12)
show me an orthodox rabbi ( or any priest, fakir, iman or other religious fanatic) and I will show you a hater of women , gays, Arabs, and people who believe in human rights . what possible values have these people to teach us - apart that is of course , from belief in the sky fairy?
5. They do worship human sacrifice. Just look over the photos..
Miron ,   USA   (11.23.12)
6. Wow - I actually think he is right!
Michael ,   Canada   (11.23.12)
7. religious
john ,   toronto   (11.23.12)
Why is a religious leader so much interested in fighting war.
8. Painful truth.
Arthur ,   SF, CA   (11.23.12)
9. misnomer
eddie ,   London UK   (11.23.12)
this Melamed guy is always making dumb statements. Idolatry is not the same as having a dumb ideology. It is also not the same as fixating on once concept, otherwise the rabbis could be called idolaters, for fixating on the Talmudic studies which are additions to the Torah, and did not come from Moses. I dont agree with Peace Now, but not because its idol worship, rather because it is dumb and has led to 20 years of terror.
10. Dude has a point or two
Joe ,   Haifa, Israel   (11.23.12)
I'm an agnostic, but yeah, the Left are definitely smoking something strong, and unlike THC, it has really damaged their ability to think critically. "Peace Now" and their ilk are not only delusional, they are also often a danger to the continued presence of Westerners in this part of the world. They need to come back to the *very harsh* reality that surrounds/envelops us or be sent to the "people" they love so much.
11. this rabbi is a criminal.
Eli ,   Israel   (11.23.12)
this rabbi is a criminal. the police should arrest him.
12. He means Rabbinic idolatry = good, all else = bad
Avi   (11.23.12)
Sending our children as sacrifices for the idol of the land is perfectly fine, even noble. Figures.
13. What balderdash!
Norman Gellman ,   Rehovot   (11.23.12)
I do not side with far left or far right. The leanings of the media did not have anything to do with firing rockets on Israel. The hezbollah, Hamas etc. just want to eliminate Israel from the map. In actuality the far right whose stance in "my way or no way" has more guilt in the current situation and has in fact hindered getting to any agreement on coexistence..
14. Er, the Left has been out of power
Charlie Hall ,   Bronx   (11.23.12)
for ten years. This is worse than the Palestinians calling Gaza occupied, because the occupation of Gaza ended seven years ago.
15. Mr. Melamed has much to explain
Taxpayer ,   Hod Hasharon   (11.23.12)
Mr. Melamed and men of his ilk who have turned the Torah into somehting that is mid way between a golden calf and a business opportunity should actually be explaining to people why so many missiles hit - the reason being the billions suffered off by religious extremists that should have been spent on iron dome. Human rights are not idolatory - they are a basic humanitarian concept that is inherent in real judaism - not the warped Judaism is all about land grab that Mr. Melamed preaches.
16. This is the kind of man......
Michael ,   Haifa   (11.23.12)
.....who, if he were across the border, would be ranting and raving in the streets in support of Sha'ariya Law.
17. Why are he surprised?
Tom W ,   USA   (11.23.12)
Very few people ever heard of the "Socialist International" (Google) which incorporates all the Marxist/Leftist news and other organizations. The world most prominent newspapers are either members or affiliated with that said organization and there is an behind the scene ideological coordination effort among the members. It's like an "echo chamber". The N.Y. Times influences the Guardian, the Le Monde, WaPo. etc. The Israeli press is under their ideological influence and the "party discipline" keeps it in line. There is nothing new under the sun.
18. #13. Norman: Do you have time?
Tom W ,   USA   (11.23.12)
Why don't you read Haaretz for a change? It's better than a cold shower in the morning. #11. Eli: Well, well, missing Stalin and the Gulags in Siberia? "Enemies of the people" must be put in jail! Am I right? Comrade...
19. A Rabbi? More like a Fool!
Mordechai ,   Beit Shemesh   (11.23.12)
The only way to justify themselves is to blame others. Pure political rating of an idiot. The usual use of superstition to dominate the weak so that they will vote for who he tells them to. Cut off his state funding, let him work for a living, we will soon see the"reality"
20. Melam's logic unflawed
Steven ,   Toronto, Canada   (11.23.12)
kol hakavod Ynet for publishing this article, anyone who can see past his own personal bias against religious men, can see the logic and truth of his argument. The leaders of Oslo and Gaza disingagement had very little in terms of perceiving reality. May torah pupils rise to power in Israel and show the world how to govern with truth and justice
21. Not a realist God fearer but a worldly political demagog
Obsessive ,   Turkey   (11.23.12)
22. Another Lunatic Rabi.
Elie ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (11.23.12)
23. Josva & Caleb
z ,   UpTown   (11.23.12)
24. Secular/dati/left/right ONENESS for SECURE BIG ISRAEL
Jerry ,   The Netherlands   (11.23.12)
25. #14 "Er "But the Leftist Media Still in Power!
RealityCheckfor"Er" ,   Jerusalem Israel   (11.23.12)
Yes all has changed but one The media is stilll entreched with leftist from top to bottom there NOTHING ever changes for some strange reason all governments are afraid to balance the Israeli media for fear they will be charged with interfearing with democrcracy despite the fact the Israeli media is anything but democrating but tyrannical 24/7 propagandist that have led this country into tragedy after tragedy.
26. Reality
Michael Pielet ,   Israel   (11.23.12)
Thank you Rabbi. When the leftist and their media supporters are gone, Israel will be a better place.
27. Right Wing Rabbis are a danger to Israel
Ed ,   USA   (11.23.12)
28. Comment #1
Isaac ,   Nyc   (11.23.12)
You clearly did not read the beginning of the article. This rabbi is a leader of the religious zionists who are just as devout in military service as they are to their religion. They all go to the army and serve the country, albeit they do it with a sense of purpose
29. i am not religous
JL   (11.23.12)
but i am not left does the rabbi also include us? seems to me to be yes
30. I wonder Rabi, how you and your followers serve Israel
Mike ,   Israel   (11.23.12)
Oh I know you prayed for me and my friends as we where waiting for our orders. I am such a fool, for a minute there I actually thought that it was all the tanks and Iron shield that was protecting your useless @#%&
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