CAN YOU HEAR FOXMAN ROAR? ~~ ANIMAL RIGHTS THREATEN JEWISH RIGHTS

Can you imagine the outrage by hate groups such as the ADL if the American government tried to limit accessibility to fur hats worn by many ultra orthodox Jews?

Can you just picture Foxman himself going on national TV to speak about this.

BUT….. it’s happening in Israel of all places so there will be silence ….. or he would be accused of being an anti-Semite for speaking out against the zionist state. Strange that Israel is suddenly concerned with animal rights, when human rights means absolutely nothing to them.

OY!!!! Such dilemmas!!
If only the homeless Palestinians in occupied Eastern Jerusalem had the same problems….

The ‘shtreimel’ battle

By MATTHEW WAGNER

The shtreimel, or traditional fur hat, preferred by hassidic movements originating in Galicia, Hungary and Romania, might become a difficult item to obtain if animal rights activists have their way.

MK Menahem Eliezer Moses of...

MK Menahem Eliezer Moses of United Torah Judaism.
Photo: Ariel Jerozolimski [file]

Haredi legislators aggressively attacked a bill proposed by MK Ronit Tirosh (Kadima) and backed by animal rights groups that would prohibit the import of animal furs from the Far East, including China.

The animal rights activists are concerned that countries in the Far East are unnecessarily cruel to the animals.

However, United Torah Judaism MK Menahem Eliezer Moses opposed the bill, which came up for discussion in the Knesset Education Committee.

Moses argued that the proposed legislation would hurt haredim who had a custom of wearing the fur hats on Shabbat and holidays.

“We will never change our traditional dress as a result of this law,” said Moses in a press release.

“There is no doubt that cruelty to animals is prohibited by the Torah. But throughout the generations Jews wore shtreimels,” Moses said.

Shas MK Haim Amsalem said Jewish law permitted causing pain to animals if there were a human need, as long as unnecessary pain was avoided.

Due to Moses’s and Amsalem’s opposition, as well the opposition of the Agriculture Ministry for economic reasons, the vote on the bill was postponed.

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. James B said,

    November 25, 2009 at 21:46

    “There is no doubt that cruelty to animals is prohibited by the Torah.”

    Cruelty to animals is prohibited yet cruelty to humanity, when initiated in worship to a loveless ‘god’ of hate and war, well that’s a horse of a different color. No pun intended. The depth of their stupidity proves that certain individuals are truly dumber than a box of rocks.

  2. November 26, 2009 at 03:04

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  3. Lansing said,

    November 26, 2009 at 06:23

    “truly dumber than a box of rocks.”

    lol

    I feel sorry for the rocks.

  4. michael mazur said,

    November 26, 2009 at 11:16

    “There is no doubt that cruelty to animals is prohibited by the Torah”.

    But we’ll make a waiver for Palestinians.

  5. clockwerk said,

    November 26, 2009 at 11:43

    “There is no doubt that cruelty to animals is prohibited by the Torah. But throughout the generations Jews wore shtreimels,” Moses said.

    As long as their generations wore shreimels, it doesnt matter if its animal or palestinians their wearing.


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