SHAS: Stroke Because Sharon Crossed Us, Don’t Vote Shas? You Will Burn In Hell

Rabbi Shimon Baadani, a leading member of Shas’s Council of Torah Sages explains PM Ariel Sharon’s stroke:Rabbi_baadani

"Ariel Sharon had a stroke because he went [against] Shas and hurt religious services," Baadani explained during a
sermon he gave at a Jerusalem synagogue.

Oh, and one more thing. Vote in the upcoming election for any other political party? You will burn in hell, Rabbi Baadani says.

Now that ought to win Shas a lot of votes.

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11 responses to “SHAS: Stroke Because Sharon Crossed Us, Don’t Vote Shas? You Will Burn In Hell

  1. I’m suprised the Republicans don’t say that. I can imagine Bill O’Riely saying something like this… It would get them more votes from the rednecks that live in the trailer homes.

    I would love to see a campain ad with this theme. (“Paid for by…”)

  2. Ma. Rabbi

    I would not vote for Shas. These people will vote with Kadima and Olmert to give land to Hamas if the price is right. I would advise Israelis to vote for Likud, or NRP or Boruch Marzel.

  3. Jath

    unfortunately , generally speaking , many rabbis are uneducated idiots that posture as baalei ov .
    be they baadani or chernobil , expressing themselves in hebrew or in (judeo) germanic . they share a lot of the same ignorance . praised be G-d @ least shas are not among the phoney idol worshipers .

  4. Anonymous

    How can you possibly argue with Baadani?
    He was sent by g-d directly to say that.

  5. Nachum

    Shmarya, believe it or not, it will win them a lot of votes, sadly.

  6. Jath

    If this is not kiddush hashem , what is ?
    Part 1
    Last update – 02:29 20/03/2006
    Less Land of Israel, more child allowances
    By Yair Ettinger

    Not many years ago, when the Shas movement was in its early stages, it was the defiant challenge to the elites that nourished its development into the political party it is today: “One woman kissing a Torah scroll is worth more than 50 professors,” they used to say in the party back then. On the eve of the 2006 election, the new Shas projects a more social image, one that is less sector-focused. As in the previous election, the party is again promising amulets and a blessing from the late rabbi Yitzhak Kadouri, but this time – for the first time ever – Shas has brought a professor into its ranks.
    He is an Ashkenazi who wears a knitted skullcap, a specialist in geriatrics who divides his time between the settlement of Beit El and an affluent neighborhood in Jerusalem. He describes himself as “something between what is called national-religious and what is called ultra-Orthodox.” Professor Jochanan Stessman – who resigned two years ago from his post as director general of the National Insurance Institute (NII) in protest of the cutback in children’s allowances – is at the forefront of the Shas election campaign, despite the fact that he is not on the party’s Knesset list.

  7. Jath

    If this is not kiddush hashem , what is ?
    Part 1

    Shas chair Eli Yishai promises that in the next government Professor Stessman, who following his resignation from the NII returned to his former post as director of the geriatric rehabilitation division at Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem, will be the health minister. In the meantime, Stessman is at the forefront of the party’s public relations machine. He can be seen next to Yishai and Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in the election commercials. Similarly, Stessman was asked to draft Shas’ “social road map,” according to which the main condition for joining any future coalition is the restoration of children’s allowances.

    Stessman refused Yishai’s original offer to be allotted a realistic place on the Shas list.

    “I didn’t cross the lines,” he says, as he warily evades political issues. However, he occasionally has a hard time restraining himself, and does not spare criticism even of his own camp. “Religious Zionism has been shattered to pieces,” he says. “It saddens me that the national-religious public is concerned mainly with the Land of Israel. It is important, but earning a livelihood, social gaps and social-welfare allowances are simply not in its sphere of interests. In the past few years they have tried a little, for election purposes, to say, ‘We care about social issues, too.’ But they have never really addressed these matters.”

    Stessman has been friendly with Shas leaders for years: In 1998, it was Eli Yishai, then the labor minister, who brought him in as director general of the NII. For confidentiality reasons, he prefers not to speak about his patient-physician relationship with Rabbi Yosef, but about the man himself he says, ecstatically: “His depth and sharpness and writing skill are simply astonishing and awe-inspiring. I love to listen to him.”

    But his connection with Shas, he insists, is primarily a product of the party’s ideology: “I have immense admiration for the revolution that Shas brought, in two senses: ‘Restoring the crown to its former glory’ means not only enhancement of Torah study, but also restoring study and legal rulings according to the Sephardic format. Each ethnic community should preserve its own tradition,” he says.

    “The second revolution is social in nature,” he continues. “In socio-economic terms, the Sephardi public, and on this there is no argument, was greatly discriminated against. And we can clearly see that poverty and social distress are even now more prevalent in this sector. This situation needs to be corrected. In my opinion, these gaps present a danger to society.”

    Stessman lays out his socio-economic doctrine and explains why social-welfare allowances should once again be linked to the average wage, privatization should be slowed down, minimum wage should be raised – and of course, why the manpower companies, which don’t even pay minimum wage, should be fought.

    “The market economy is the right thing, but only up to a certain point. You cannot throw onto the racetrack people who were raised in backward places, who have neither money nor support at home, who have not finished high school, and just tell them, ‘Go compete against those who have completed university with prestigious degrees and professions. Just keep on running, and you will succeed.’ It doesn’t work.”

    What does poverty in the ultra-Orthodox public stem from? A lot of Haredim don’t work.

    “I’m not aware of a single serious study that shows that Haredim don’t work. There are Bank of Israel publications, but they are not scientific. I conducted a small survey in the NII and found that nearly every family in Bnei Brak has at least one employed person paying National Insurance. To say they do not work or do not want to work is slanderous. There are limited groups that devote themselves to Torah and receive grants; that is like university students who receive scholarships. Israel needs higher education, but also Torah study and yeshivot to preserve Jewish identity.

    “Poverty exists for other reasons. Someone who studied in a yeshiva for seven years and received a rabbinic degree will not be accepted to a government office. He cannot get a job as a Ministry of Transportation official because he lacks a college education. If he had graduated from a university Talmud department, he would be qualified for any job. What’s the difference? It’s the same Talmud. When it comes to employment, the Haredi sector is discriminated against.”

    Why should the public believe Shas’ promises? The cutbacks in the social welfare allowances began when Shas was part of the government, and it was unable to prevent them.

    “In cabinet votes, Shas opposed all of the cutbacks. When I resigned after the second cutback in children’s allowances, I, too, was asked: ‘Why have you resigned only now?’ Maybe I should have resigned earlier, but you don’t take such extreme steps for every single thing with which you don’t agree. You try to influence from within; at a certain point, when it goes too far, you resign. The same thing holds true for Shas. They decided on the timing, but deep down, they were always vocally against it.”

  8. Nachum

    A call for more government spending and championing lack of education and work is a kiddush Hashem? I think not.

  9. Anonymous

    ” restoring study and legal rulings according to the Sephardic format. Each ethnic community should preserve its own tradition,” he says.”

    FYI, the Sephardic/Eidot hamizrach traditions are not monolithic. Different communities act differently. Moroccans, Turks, Syrians, Iraqis, Western Sephardim, etc., don’t do the same thing all the time. However, Rav Ovadia wants Sepharadim (e.g. Moroccans and other with different traditions for example) to abandon their mesorah and only follow R. Yosef Karo, as he advocates. Doesn’t fit with what’s advocated above.

  10. Jath

    FYI, the Sephardic/Eidot hamizrach traditions are not monolithic.

    we stand informed mr/ms : / ; one ought to add , that fortunately , sefardis are sufficiently monolithic to exclude such schisms as orthodox -of many stripes- , conservative , reconstructionist or reform .
    all are plain jews – this generation , praised be G-d , no messianic heretics either except those tinokot shenishbu by the kofrim , r”l .

  11. Michael David Kittell

    Remember when Madonna and the Kabbalah Centre went to Israel for Rosh Hashsana that time?
    Since then “Rav” Berg had a stroke, although his cult pretends it never happened,
    Madonna fell from her horse and was nearly killed on her birthday,
    and Sharon had a stroke.
    Olmert, whose wife was reliably reported to have fought physically for a seat close to Madonna during that disgraceful visit, has not yet had a stroke.

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SHAS: Stroke Because Sharon Crossed Us, Don’t Vote Shas? You Will Burn In Hell

Rabbi Shimon Baadani, a leading member of Shas’s Council of Torah Sages explains PM Ariel Sharon’s stroke:Rabbi_baadani

"Ariel Sharon had a stroke because he went [against] Shas and hurt religious services," Baadani explained during a
sermon he gave at a Jerusalem synagogue.

Oh, and one more thing. Vote in the upcoming election for any other political party? You will burn in hell, Rabbi Baadani says.

Now that ought to win Shas a lot of votes.

10 Comments

Filed under Haredim, Israel, Sefardim

10 responses to “SHAS: Stroke Because Sharon Crossed Us, Don’t Vote Shas? You Will Burn In Hell

  1. I’m suprised the Republicans don’t say that. I can imagine Bill O’Riely saying something like this… It would get them more votes from the rednecks that live in the trailer homes.

    I would love to see a campain ad with this theme. (“Paid for by…”)

  2. Ma. Rabbi

    I would not vote for Shas. These people will vote with Kadima and Olmert to give land to Hamas if the price is right. I would advise Israelis to vote for Likud, or NRP or Boruch Marzel.

  3. Jath

    unfortunately , generally speaking , many rabbis are uneducated idiots that posture as baalei ov .
    be they baadani or chernobil , expressing themselves in hebrew or in (judeo) germanic . they share a lot of the same ignorance . praised be G-d @ least shas are not among the phoney idol worshipers .

  4. Anonymous

    How can you possibly argue with Baadani?
    He was sent by g-d directly to say that.

  5. Nachum

    Shmarya, believe it or not, it will win them a lot of votes, sadly.

  6. Nachum

    A call for more government spending and championing lack of education and work is a kiddush Hashem? I think not.

  7. Jath

    A call for more government spending and championing lack of education and work is a kiddush Hashem? I think not.

    u think not is up to u .
    per chance you think barukh marzel makes more sens . white , anglo saxon , and messianist , how can you go wrong ?

    http://www.ynetnews.com/Ext/Comp/ArticleLayout/CdaArticlePrintPreview/1,2506,L-3230185,00.html

  8. Anonymous

    ” restoring study and legal rulings according to the Sephardic format. Each ethnic community should preserve its own tradition,” he says.”

    FYI, the Sephardic/Eidot hamizrach traditions are not monolithic. Different communities act differently. Moroccans, Turks, Syrians, Iraqis, Western Sephardim, etc., don’t do the same thing all the time. However, Rav Ovadia wants Sepharadim (e.g. Moroccans and other with different traditions for example) to abandon their mesorah and only follow R. Yosef Karo, as he advocates. Doesn’t fit with what’s advocated above.

  9. Jath

    FYI, the Sephardic/Eidot hamizrach traditions are not monolithic.

    we stand informed mr/ms : / ; one ought to add , that fortunately , sefardis are sufficiently monolithic to exclude such schisms as orthodox -of many stripes- , conservative , reconstructionist or reform .
    all are plain jews – this generation , praised be G-d , no messianic heretics either except those tinokot shenishbu by the kofrim , r”l .

  10. Michael David Kittell

    Remember when Madonna and the Kabbalah Centre went to Israel for Rosh Hashsana that time?
    Since then “Rav” Berg had a stroke, although his cult pretends it never happened,
    Madonna fell from her horse and was nearly killed on her birthday,
    and Sharon had a stroke.
    Olmert, whose wife was reliably reported to have fought physically for a seat close to Madonna during that disgraceful visit, has not yet had a stroke.

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