Friday, July 07, 2006

Why are rockets falling on Sderot and Ashkelon?

Lazer Beams: "The immodest and unclad women are bringing this catastrophe on our heads."

Everyone get that? Lazer isn't guessing. Lazer isn't suggesting. Lazer isn't throwing out an idea for discussion. Lazer knows! Death and destruction are raining down on Israel because Jewish women go around with their knees showing!

Hear that Jewish women? It's your sin, not ours. Your immodesty, and not our pride, greed, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, or laziness. Ashkelon and Sderot are under attack because of you, you, you, and the fact that men have delayed justice and withheld rightuousness has absolutely nothing to do with it, as the prophet Amos taught.

Here's the letter I sent to Lazer before writing this post:
R' Lazer:

I am deeply disapointed with your current post about the rockets. How can you lay [this] on the doorstep of immodestly dressed women? Because the Metlitzer says so? I am sorry but that isn't enough. He's man, not a seer, and those rockets might be falling for any one of a dozen other reasons, including the most obvious explanation: They're mad at Israel because some Israelis have, in the past, treated them unkindly.

Lazer responded politely, but his answer offered no satisfaction. With his permission, I'll post it. Meantime, you're welcome and encouraged to send your own polite letters of protest to Reb Lazer himself.

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