The Jerusalem Post reports rabbis associated with the settler movement are blaming the new Lebanon war on Disengagement from Gaza:
Safed Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu called the Hizbullah offensive a direct result of disengagement.
“The logical outcome of our desertion first from Lebanon then from Gaza and Northern Samaria is what is going on right now,” said Eliyahu.
Kiryat Shmona Rabbi Tzfania Drori echoed his colleagues’ sentiments, saying the present situation is punishment for the “disengagement folly.”
As “punishment” for Disengagement? God is causing missiles to rain down on Israel to show his wrath? If so, this little factoid should point out where God’s wrath is really directed:
[Ashkenazi chief rabbi Yona] Metzger said he was devastated by the extent of damage caused to Safed by the bombing.
“One of the missiles made a direct hit on the city’s rabbinic court,” said Metzger. “It landed in the middle of the court room, completely destroying the place. We prayed to God thanking Him for not letting it happen on a weekday when there are people inside.”
Maybe the rabbis looking for signs from above should look more closely at this incident – perhaps God has sent them a message.