Friday, 17 December 2010

Rabbis vs. Rabies

Many years ago, my mother told me the joke about a man who wrote to a medical help column and asked, “what is rabbis and what can you do against it”, to which the response was “rabbis are a kind of Jewish priests and there is nothing you can do against them.”

Last week several dozen rabbis on the public payroll as municipal rabbis in Israel issued a religious ruling barring Jews from selling or renting homes to non-Jews.

It’s not a joke. A poll has revealed that 55% of Israel’s Jewish population support the rabbis’ position.

1 comment:

  1. No, it is not a joke.
    The rabbis probably ruled the way they did because they firmly believe that Jews are dwelling in their promised land. And now that once again somebody, this time in Iran, is threatening the Jewish People (referred to as "Israelis" by way of camouflage) with extinction and quickly acquiring the means to do so, they react accordingly. It is an irrational reaction to an existential threat rather than anything else.