Rabbi Yitzhak Shapiro, who heads the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva in the Yitzhar settlement, wrote in his book “The King’s Torah” that even babies and children can be killed if they pose a threat to the nation.

Shapiro based the majority of his teachings on passages quoted from the Bible, to which he adds his opinions and beliefs.

“It is permissable to kill the Righteous among Nations even if they are not responsible for the threatening situation,” he wrote, adding: “If we kill a Gentile who has sinned or has violated one of the seven commandments – because we care about the commandments – there is nothing wrong with the murder.”  (FROM)




AG reluctant to prosecute ‘King’s Torah’ authors

Attorney General unlikely to indict rabbis who penned controversial book, which claims that in certain situations it is permissible to kill non-Jews

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein will most likely decline to indict the authors of The “King’s Torah,” a book that claims that in certain situations it is permissible to kill non-Jews, Ynet learned on Thursday. The book stirred controversy for stating that it is permissible to kill a non-Jew if his presence endangers Jewish life. Some rabbis within the religious community supported the statements while others hinted that the statements were dangerous.

Police launched an investigation into the matter and authors Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira and Rabbi Yosef Elitzur were investigated over suspected incitement to violence and racism.

Other rabbis investigated in connection with the affair included Rabbi Dov Lior, Yitzhak Ginsberg and Rabbi Yaakov Yosef who expressed their support for the book.

Over the last two months the State Prosecutor’s Office examined whether there was room to indict the book’s authors, something which could create a major furor within the Zionist-religious community.

The prosecutor’s office was of the opinion that indictment would be problematic as it is hard to prove that the authors intended to act with violence, and in a case like this, intent must be proven.

The decision is within Weinstein’s purview and at the moment it is likely that he will decide not to file indictments.

In addition to the police investigation in the matter, a petition to indict the rabbis was also presented by the Reform movement.



  1. May 25, 2012 at 16:21

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  2. Mirah Riben said,

    May 25, 2012 at 16:41

    Anyone who points to Muslims as terrorists because Islam or the Qur’an tells them to kill, MUST read this! I have always said: EVERY religion has its fanatics who cna find biblical justification for killing because it says “an eye for an eye” etc… We always had the JDL who were extremists. Christians have their abortion provide murderers and those who preach hate against gays. Religion breeds fanaticism and extremists just as capitalism breeds greed. A few will always gravitate toward the sick, evil extreme end of anything and everything – even that which is intended for good. But religion is an extremely fertile breeding ground for hatred because of its teachings that can do easily be translated as ethnocentricity: hooray for those who agree with us and pray facing the same way we do, and those who don’t are lesser human beings. teaching like the old “Jews are the chosen ones” or only those who accept Christ as their savior will go to heaven.

    What all these nut jobs forget is that EVERY single religion in the world has a form of The Golden Rule at is base. Treat others as you wish to be treated. Do no harm. How can anyone call themselves a follower of any religion and follow one line in the scriptures and ignore those that say this is beyond me! They are nothing but false profits; sociopaths or psychotics latching on to any excuse to be violent and justify their fears and hatefulness. It’s sad but there will likely always be some. The best we can hope for is for the masses to evolve to the point where more recognize it as insanity and do not listen and follow – sometimes to their one demise, like those who literally drink the kool aid.

    “Do not unto your neighbor what you would not have him do until you; this is the whole Law; the rest is commentary.”

  3. grosenberg said,

    May 25, 2012 at 17:16

    This rabbi and the beliefs that he follows are insane!!!

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  5. Freemanontheland said,

    May 26, 2012 at 06:43

    What a disgusting bunch. It makes me ashamed of belonging to the human race. Bah!

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