Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Moshe Rosen - Murderer Of Jewish Souls
I often write about the physical threats facing the Jewish people both in Israel and abroad. Obviously, the Amalekites of the Arab/Islamic world are our # one foe, for the simple reason that they are committed to exterminating Jews. Nevertheless, the spiritual Nazis of the world are every bit as dangerous to the Jewish people. The x-tian missionaries who prey on Jewish souls are the face of this beast.
The founder of "Jews for The Dead Jew" is finally dead. Moshe Rosen (yemach shmo vzichro) was quite ill, and we can only hope that he endured years of unimaginable, mind-numbing pain before dying. I hope he screamed to his pagan deity who heard nothing and knew nothing of his plight, while he babbled and bit his pillow and screamed into the vast nothingness. Rosen was a bad fellow, the worst kind of Jew there is. A meshumad (apostate) who dedicated his life to luring other Jews to x-tian idolatry. "Jews for The Dead Jew" was the prototype for successful missionaries to follow, a crafty way to succeed where the x-tian sword could not. There are untold numbers of missionaries out there. In an ocean of sharks, he was the apex predator. The most dangerous foe has always been Esau "the brother." And apostate Jews have always been the worst form of Esau.
By any account (and one Jew lost is too many), Rosen was good at what he did. Armed with millions of dollars of evangelical money, Rosen had the power to peddle his poison across the entire world. The greatest Chillul Hashem (desecration of The Almighty's name) was that the Holy Land ("the Jewish State") became fertile territory to feast on the most vulnerable of Jews. The poor, the indigent, orphans, immigrants, and those who knew nothing of their faith. Israel was a place where corrupt politicians were easily bought off and the "laws" that were designed to protect Jews from missionaries, were conveniently ignored. Rosen was a menace. It's a shame that someone didn't kill him years ago.
You read the last sentence correctly. Judaism doesn't differentiate between those who slaughter Jews and those who slaughter our souls. We celebrate Chanukah to commemorate the physical revolt of the Maccabees against the Greeks, who waged war with the Jewish soul. Jewish liberals worship many idols. Freedom of speech. The right to choose. And so on. While Jewish liberals may or may not be troubled by missionaries, their overriding belief system is premised on the notion that a person has the right to profess what he believes, even if it means trying to convince other Jews to join their faith. Some Jiberals (Jewish liberals) are bothered by missionaries, but only because of the deceptive tactics that they use when they masquerade their wares as "messianic Judaism". Yahadut differs. While deception may be more insidious, ultimately it makes no difference. Whether covert or overt, the sin is the same. One who preys on Jewish souls deserves to be killed. The biblical injunction that "if one comes to slay you slay him first", applies not only to physical death, but also sexual assault, and spiritual death as well. That is why it is permissible (and indeed required) of a Jew to violate the Shabbat, if he/she knows that Jewish souls are in danger.
Occasionally in Israel, we read about a Jew who spits at a priest or group of nuns in Jerusalem's Old City. Its the kind of story you read about on Ynet or in The Jerusalem Post, and its meant to shock the reader, who presumably, is nursed on a daily diet of progressive, respectable, nonsense. The message is clear. Jewish extremism is on the rise, and religious zealots are committing "hate crimes." The shrill responses are as reliable as Pavlov's dogs and they come from all ends of the diseased Jewish spectrum. The same tired Leftist hysterics about rising Jewish extremism. The same nebbish Modern-orthodox pluralists, who ignore Maimonides and beat their breasts, while moaning about "the great desecration of The Almighty's name." Then these "Rabbinical" misfits meet with the "victims" and apologize for what happened to them on behalf of the Jewish people.
I find it difficult to call perpetrators of these acts extremists. Good Jews, without a doubt. But extremists? I would call them activists who had seen enough dangling golden crosses and nuns bustling about in our holiest city. Call it Jewish rage. One thing is clear. Spitting on idolaters in Israel is hardly the stuff of extremism. Not if you're honest about what the Halachah (Jewish Law) has to say.
Goyim Cannot Be In The Land:
There is a general obligation to "transfer" (or annihilate if you prefer the Sforno's interpretation) all gentiles who don't accept the Torah's conditions as Halachic "resident strangers". Hence the Torah's most basic premise is that other than the select "resident strangers", no gentile may not reside in the land. The Halachah is clear even when goyim aren't preying on Jews. Maimonides clearly states that in the Land of Israel, we have an obligation to actively hunt down and remove every vestige of idolatry and idol worship. This includes x-tians whom Maimonides considers to be idolaters. The source is Deuteronomy 12:3, "And you shall destroy their name from this place." Judges 2:1-2 also addresses this: "'The angel of the L-rd came up from Gilgalto Bochim and said, "I made you go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the Land which I swore unto to your fathers, and I said....'You shall make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land. You shall smash their altars..."
It may not be wise to physically attack missionaries today. But "wise" and "proper" are not always compatible or synonymous.Today it requires great mesirat nefesh (self-sacrifice) to do the things that according to Halachah really should be done. The Erev Rav (mixed multitude) will hunt you down. Obviously the only way to really do it properly is within the context of a Torah government (something "The Jewish Fist" is 100% committed to). But make no mistake about it, Yahadut maintains that those who prey on Jewish souls forfeit their lives. Hence, "The Jewish Fist" includes the following as part of it's preliminary platform to rehabilitate the Jewish State:
"Missionaries and cults will be prohibited from entering the country. Prosletyzing will result in long term imprisonment and/or state sanctioned death."
Moshe Rosen was a spiritual contagion.We will never know the total impact of his sins. How many souls did he steal? Thousands? Tens of of thousands? Perhaps more. All of them misguided Jews who abandoned a Judaism they knew nothing about and embraced the cross. Many went on to steal souls of their own. Cursed be Rosen's name, and the name of anyone and everyone associated with him. In accordance with our custom, we celebrate the death of this malignancy.