Friday, July 29, 2011

Baba Elazar Murdered

Unbelievable.

Rav Elbaz: "A great decree has befallen Kelal Yisrael"..."I am sure that HKB"H is hinting things to us - to all of Kelal Yisrael - to accept true Teshuva."

Rav Amar: "Death of the Tzadikim is worse than the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash.  We pray to HKB"H that he will atone for his nation to sweeten (?) the judgements that are on Am Yisrael.   הושיעה את עמך וברך את נחלתך .  We should hear and be informed of only good news."  Trying to keep the rabbis from panicking, he said, "No need to get caught up in one incident.  We need to trust in Hashem.  We're talking about an incident that was not yet investigated.  There is nothing logical here, but rather a harsh decree."

Rav Ovadia heard about the murder and broke out crying.

The murderer (!) recently gave Shiurim in Elad.  One of the attendees reported: "Just yesterday, he gave an informative shiur in the synagogue about the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash and Sinat Hinam and caused many people from the audience to cry."  Someone else said, "He recently requested from us to pray that Mashiah Ben Yosef should not die.  He expressed the idea that the Mashiah is here and it's forbidden to allow him to die."

Again, a murder that makes absolutely no sense at first glance.  I am at a loss for words as to what's going on in the Jewish world.  Is Jewish life suddenly cheap in the eyes of Torah-observers?  I don't get it.  Gedalia Ben Ahikam was murdered by a Jew too.  So was Avner Ben Ner.  And Amasa.  I thought we learned that lesson.  I fear not.  We're living in very strange times.


שָׁכְבוּ לָאָרֶץ חוּצוֹת נַעַר וְזָקֵן...הָרַגְתָּ בְּיוֹם אַפֶּךָ, טָבַחְתָּ לֹא חָמָלְתָּ.
The youth and the old man lie on the ground in the streets...Thou hast slain them in the day of Thine anger; Thou hast slaughtered unsparingly.
 
 

Update from Arutz Sheva:
Chief Sephardic Rabbi Shlomo Amar described, on Friday, the murder of Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira in these terms: "A malicious hand of evil and crime hit a holy man, one of the greatest rabbis of Israel, the son of the holy people of the Most High, who led tens of thousands in Israel in the Torah and pure piety, and now the darling of all eyes is no more."

Speaking to Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service at Rabbi Abuhatzeira's funeral, Rabbi Amar said the murder should arouse the people to think about their relations with G-d and fellow human beings, noting the rise in violence among Jews. He said the nation's children should be taught manners, good character traits, to reduce hate and rage, to eliminate anger and strictness and to increase love and friendship and be easy-going, forgiving and good.

12 Comments:

At Fri Jul 29, 01:27:00 AM 2011, Blogger Devash said...

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At Fri Jul 29, 01:49:00 AM 2011, Blogger Devash said...

It seems that I am not welcome to post here, so please forgive the unwanted intrusion. I will not be back.

 
At Fri Jul 29, 01:54:00 AM 2011, Blogger Peace, Quiet, Joy said...

The left is out on the streets. Where is the right? Why doesn't the right start claiming back the KEDUSHA of this ARETZ? What is it going to take? This is clearly a time for WAKING UP and getting out of the comfort zone. What else needs to befall us before we GET IT????????

 
At Fri Jul 29, 02:14:00 AM 2011, Blogger duvid pesach said...

how about trying to really get it

 
At Fri Jul 29, 02:33:00 AM 2011, Blogger Peace, Quiet, Joy said...

This is most definitely not a world I wish to be part of.

 
At Fri Jul 29, 02:47:00 AM 2011, Blogger 10rainbow said...

i feel so frightened. we gentiles look to isr as a light to all nations. was it not just yesterday they had a gay parade in Jerusalem. and now this. and all this happening during these three weeks before 1 av. may every jewish soul awaken to his holy heritage.

 
At Fri Jul 29, 03:40:00 AM 2011, Blogger Cosmic X said...

We are terribly shocked and sad here in Jerusalem.

I just finished reading "shishi" of shnei mikrah ve'echad targum for this weeks Torah portion. It includes:

וְאִם-בִּכְלִי בַרְזֶל הִכָּהוּ וַיָּמֹת, רֹצֵחַ הוּא: מוֹת יוּמַת, הָרֹצֵחַ.

and

וְלֹא-תַחֲנִיפוּ אֶת-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם בָּהּ, כִּי הַדָּם, הוּא יַחֲנִיף אֶת-הָאָרֶץ; וְלָאָרֶץ לֹא-יְכֻפַּר, לַדָּם אֲשֶׁר שֻׁפַּךְ-בָּהּ, כִּי-אִם, בְּדַם שֹׁפְכוֹ. לד וְלֹא תְטַמֵּא אֶת-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם יֹשְׁבִים בָּהּ--אֲשֶׁר אֲנִי, שֹׁכֵן בְּתוֹכָהּ: כִּי, אֲנִי יְהוָה--שֹׁכֵן, בְּתוֹךְ בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל.

 
At Fri Jul 29, 03:51:00 AM 2011, Anonymous Shiloh said...

The "energies" here in Israel are tense to say the least. I am saddened but not suprised such acts are committed. When will it all end?

 
At Fri Jul 29, 04:02:00 AM 2011, Blogger yaak said...

Cosmic,

חזק וברוך.

No Sanhedrin to carry it out yet, though. Also, according to this version of events, there were no Eidim who saw the actual act until it was too late.

We'll have to leave it up to Hashem to deal with.

 
At Fri Jul 29, 07:48:00 AM 2011, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Oy mah heya lanu! Yes, we need to get rid of our lying with males problem here too. This is another case of a Jew murdering a tzaddik of the generation. The difference is that this "lying with males" parade is forced upon Yerushalayim by the paragons of the Erev Rav, the not so Supreme Court and the Attorney General's office. Apparently the AG's office gets money from the Ford Foundation to shove these parades down our throats. My guess is much of the money that is funneled through the Ford Foundation to despoil us seems to come from the US State Dept. Best if the dollar just collapses. All these supporters of the Erev Rav will becomes powerless without their money.

In EY we should find out where Rav David Abuchatzeira is sitting shiva. This is a national tragedy.

 
At Fri Jul 29, 09:57:00 AM 2011, Blogger shimonmatisyahu said...

Check out my latest post #113- We are all ONE- at www.gematriot.blogspot.com for the Torah take on this, in relationship to the murder of Leiby Kletzky's murder a few weeks ago - and the similarity of the Hebrew names of the murderer and murdered IN BOTH CASES. This is a MUST read for every Jew who clearly wants to do something to help Klal Yisrael.

 
At Sat Jul 30, 09:55:00 PM 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear jews rav Kahane warned ISRAEL 25 years ago ALL OF ISRAEL LOUD AND CLEAR the consequenses of our actions . Of playing with the land of GOD 90 % of jews didnt listen or were to busy too INCLUDING MOST RELIGIOUS ! Weve accepted amalak as our leaders weve bowed to the church the west edom and amalak . Now everyones crying for mashiach ben yosef FINALY !

 

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