Haredi men and women and the Women of the Wall movement made their monthly commotion at the Western Wall Wednesday morning, ignoring pleas from the Western Wall rabbi to show “sensitivity” to Muslims and not to pray at the holy site.I hadn't thought of it that way. Rabinowitz really is a most despicable man, with no true love for his heritage, if he's going to view Islamofascism as legitimate. And where has this disgusting man been when jihad's been taking place anywhere in the country, or whenever Jews fall victim to it outside the country? In fact, where's he been whenever non-Jews suffer the same problems? It brings to mind what the mother of one of the soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in 1997 said after several Haredis swam in a memorial fountain: these are the same people who will not help build/defend the country. Rabinowitz clearly isn't much different.
The Women of the Wall also rejected a police request not to come with Tefillin, which are not used by women in traditional Judaism. However, police have successfully barred Jews from ascending the Temple Mount the entire week.
Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz published a letter Tuesday, emphasizing “sensitivity and security at the conclusion of the month of Ramadan", the Muslim holy month that concludes this week. Tens of thousands of Muslims crowd the Temple Mount for Muslim prayers in Ramadan, especially at the beginning and the end of the month.
Rabbi Rabinowitz has failed in the past to keep the Women of the Wall (WoW) away from the Kotel, but his using “sensitivity to Muslims” as an excuse is exactly the kind of Ghetto mentality that has allowed Arabs to squeeze out political and religious concessions from Jews for decades.
The unprecedented closure of the Temple Mount to Jews for an entire week was a victory for the Waqf, the Muslim authority that runs the holy site to which Israel has surrendered de facto sovereignty. Harassment, insults and riots by Palestinian Authority Muslims have occasionally forced Jews to leave the Temple Mount, but they have become routine in recent weeks.
Police have allowed the violence to win the day, and Rabbi Rabinowitz’s “sensitivity” to Muslims broadcasts a strong signal that Jews are willing to give up their rights if it means causing a commotion.
Ironically, it is the Women of the Wall and Haredim who are not surrendering. Approximately 250 women showed up at the Western Wall Wednesday morning, which is the first fay of the Hebrew month of Elul and the first day of daily shofar blowing until the day before Rosh HaShanah, except for Shabbat.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
THE DHIMMITUDE OF SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
While commenting on the whole needless circus the Haredis cause over Women of the Wall, The Jewish Press points out an appeasement act by the dhimmi "rabbi" at the Western Wall I hadn't quite realized he was committing:
Posted by Avi Green at 4:04 PM