Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Moral Bankruptcy Displayed at +972

+972 goes after the Hartman Institute.

They call the Torah from there:

the worst kind of religious-messianic nationalism.


They quote from a Ynet op-ed by Rabbi Donniel Hartman of the Hartman Institute which Noam Sheizaf claims "demonstrates the moral bankruptcy of Jewish thinking on Israel".

And why that?

Hartman wrote:
Targeted killings of known terrorist leaders, those with blood on their hands and the self-expressed desire and capacity to spill more blood, are not morally ambiguous, but rather acts of tikkun olam, repairing the world...it is our responsibility as Israelis and moral duty as Jews to see this evil, and even if we cannot destroy it completely, to do everything in our power to limit it and to not allow its terrorist intent to rule our neighborhood.
I ask you: who is the real morally bankrupt thinker?  The deluded messianist?

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