>In 2008, another Shas lawmaker, Shlomo Benizri, blamed homosexuals for an earthquake that struck Israel and the region.
>"God says you shake your genitals where you are not supposed to and I will shake my world in order to wake you up," he said.
heads up to anyone living near socal. if you experience any earthquake next summer, it's probably because i married my boyfriend.
Shas shouldn't be part of the israeli govt. probably the most corrupt party there.
He should keep his seat and quit his stupid fucking religion.
With every day that goes by, I grow less and less tolerant towards the Ultra-Orthodox.
In a way, they allow me to understand why at least a portion of anti-semitism exists. Anti-semites tend to portray Jews as leeches and corrupt beings (in many ways), and the Ultra-Orthodox definitely fit that description very well.
>"We went together to the wedding, me, my wife and my children," he said. "I told them 'attendance is mandatory'. At the same time, I told my children ... be aware that the Torah says it is forbidden."
There is something about this phrasing that really grabs my respect. Like we have religious laws, but they are set in the larger framework that it is "mandatory" to celebrate humanity, to support and care for family. How different this is from e.g. throwing a son out of the house because he's gay.
I truly hope those people, who condemn others because "their" God says no no, come face to face with the vengeful Gods they have dreamt up, upon their death.
They're cranking out new voters like it's going out of style. But what will they do when they are the majority and don't actually have real world skills?