April 23, 2006

Hayinu K'Cholmim?

Tomb of Jewish Talmudic Sage Ransacked In Arab Village

The tomb of a Talmudic sage in the Galilee has been vandalized in recent weeks apparently by Arabs who live near the site.

The tomb of Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel is located in the Israeli Arab village of Kafr Kana, near the Golani Junction.

In recent weeks the iron bars at the entrance to the structure – which sits atop the cave the prominent rabbi is buried in – were bent and broken. The entire tomb was also set on fire.

The fire damaged the site, blackening the stones and obscuring explanatory plaques explaining its significance. The stone steps leading down to the grave have been smashed and one of the walls has been torn apart as well. The site is also apparently being used as a dumping ground for garbage from the local village.

Read the rest and see the picture HERE

Me: What is the correct response? Those who have no regard for life certainly have no regard for death or the bodies of those who lie defenseless in the ground. The world cowers at the violent reactions to cartoons of the Moslem prophet, yet Jews will probably remain silent at the physical desecration of the bodies of their holy Sages.

Israel MUST flex its muscle against this criminal act.


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