Latest (Non-)Threat To Jewish Survival…Israeli Intermarriage

As our forefathers and foremothers once taught us, there is no sin more unbearable than intermarriage.  Just the word is supposed to make us shudder with fear!  What will become of the Jewish people?  We’re doomed, I tell you, DOOMED!

You would think that by 2011 this trope would have played itself out.  And you would think that Israelis, of all folks, would have the least reason for concern.  After all, how many Jews intermarry there? Continue reading

Rabbis Urge Rejection Of Israeli-Arab Tenants

Oh why must they keep proving my point?  From Haaretz:
A group of 18 prominent rabbis, including the chief rabbi of Safed, signed a call urging Jews to refrain from renting or selling apartments to non-Jews.
Well, I’m happy to hear that the wise rabbis are on the job, spreading morality in the universe.
The rabbis’ letter, which was originally published months ago, urges Jewish owners of apartments to reconsider renting their properties to Arabs since it would deflate the value of their homes as well as those in the neighborhood.
Just in case the idea of reduced property values doesn’t get the job done, well there’s always threats from the neighbors:
The rabbis also urge neighbors of anyone renting or selling property to Arabs to caution that person. After delivering the warning, the neighbor is then encouraged to issue notices to the general public and inform the community.
One of the capos of this little crime family is Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, son of a former chief rabbi of Israel:
“You can say the word ‘racist’ 20 times,” Eliyahu once told an interviewer. “It doesn’t have an effect on me. By the way, Jewish religious law prohibits the selling of apartments to Arabs and the renting of apartments to Arabs.”
Have I ever mentioned that religion is a terrible source of morality?  I’m sure I’ve written about that somewhere….