January 3, 2005

by Andrew Silow-Carroll
Tsunami hinam

Reuters story (posted at the Times of Oman and briefed by the JTA) quotes one of Israelīs chief rabbis on the tsunami:

"This is an expression of Godīs ire with the world," Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar told Reuters on Thursday. "The world is being punished for wrongdoing -- be it peopleīs needless hatred of each other, lack of charity, moral turpitude."


Of course, the people being punished are those who consume around 1% of the planet's resources, have never launched a major aggressive war against other countries and by and large have zilch to do with the affairs of the planet. Either God or the good rabbi are terribly confused. My bet is on the latter.

Posted by: Yori Yanover at January 3, 2005 4:28 PM
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