Amalek? Rav Cohen ‘Only Meant Habayit Hayehudi Leaders’

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rav-shalom-cohenSources close to Rav Shalom Cohen said today that when he spoke of knitted kippot wearers as “Amalek,” he did not mean to disparage all religious Zionists, but only the leadership of the Habayit Hayehudi party.

“The words that were spoken last night in a lesson at the bais medrash of Maran [Chacham Ovadia Yosef] were spoken in great pain and were only intended toward the leaders of the Habayit Hayehudi and their supporters, who have declared war upon the world of Torah and yeshivos,” the sources said, according to Arutz Sheva.

“G-d forbid that things like this should be directed against the general public of Israel, who can be weighed against gold,” they added.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

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  1. The RambaM when disscussing the Halachos of the Zaken Mamre writes (Mamrim 3:3)

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    Furthermore in Hilchos Y. HaTora (5:11)

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    Finally the talmud writes: (Sanhedrin 82)

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  2. He’s right. B”H we have people who are willing to speak the truth.

    The disgusting part is how some clowns try to spin it on its head, and say the haters (Bennett etc) are the good and true people, while the Torah-true Jews are the enemies.

  3. The problem with the instant media is that almost all peoples’ quotes are either innacurate or taken out of context in the mad rush to be the first with the “news”.

    This results in massive lashon harah and motzi shem ra, not to mention incitement to violence and worse.

    Hashem Yerachem.

  4. as usualy the media misreprestened……

    The media and others presented the speech as it was spoken (check it out at kikarshabbat.com)…now when the backlash is harsh & feedback from Shas voters is ignited we hear that the words were meant differently.

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