Thank you Marlene Ferron for the translation of this text from French in English.
I repeat here the Facebook article from Gabriel Abensour, originally from the excellent blog Modern Orthodox. His text is important, as the hour is grave, consequential.
In one year, I note:
– The murder of a young Muslim in Jerusalem (Abu Kadir Mohamed).
– Dozens of mosques and churches burned or vandalized.
– A terrorist attack of a Jew yesterday during the Gay Pride in Jerusalem.
– A mixed Jewish and Arab school, burnt in Jerusalem.
– Reformed and Conservative synagogues vandalized in the country.
– A terrorist bombing that killed a Palestinian baby, tonight.
All committed by Jews, in the name of religion. These acts are not isolated acts. They are the fruit of a Jewish fundamentalism setting up gradually. They are the result of terrorist Jewish organizations, such as the neo-fascist organization Lehava, which attracts more and more lost young people.
I also note that the first fault are not those we would like to denounce, i.e. the Orthodox, but the most nationalistic fringes of the Zionist-Religious world.
If Judaism and the future of the Jewish people is important to you, DO NOT SAY « this is an isolated act » or « it does not represent us. »
These are indeed isolated and minority acts, but they emerge from the depths of our religious Jewish society.
We do not want to be the « moderate Jews » of tomorrow, a name we will be assigned once Jewish terrorism becomes a banal act. We want to remain simply « Jews », and we want these terrorists to soon join the annals of history.
For this, we all have a role to play: do not give an ounce of legitimacy to religious fanatics words, should they come from a rabbi or an average person.
Strengthen rabbis advocating a human Judaism, open and respectful of each other.
Do not to fund, either directly or indirectly, the associations involved in such mills of hatred.
Fund religious associations promoting respect for human beings.
Do not keep silent!! Condemn all racist and hate speeches, share healthy and comforting words.
Let us all together stop the fanaticization of Judaism!
To read in French : Arrêtons ensemble la fanatisation du judaïsme. http://kefisrael.com/2015/07/31/arretons-ensemble-la-fanatisation-du-judaisme/