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Holocaust theology

Satmar leader Joel Teitelbaum writes:

Because of our sinfulness we have suffered greatly, suffering as bitter as wormwood, worse than any Israel has known since it became a people…. In former times, whenever troubles befell Jacob, the matter was pondered and reasons sought–which sin had brought the troubles about–so that we could make amends and return to the Lord, may He be blessed…. But in our generation one need not look far for the sin responsible for our calamity…. The heretics have made all kinds of efforts to violate these oaths, to go up by force and to seize sovereignty and freedom by themselves, before the appointed time…. [They] have lured the majority of the Jewish people into awful heresy, the likes of which have not been seen since the world was created…. And so it is no wonder that the Lord has lashed out in anger…. And there were also righteous people who perished because of the iniquity of the sinners and corrupters, so great was the [divine] wrath.

There were Messianist Zionists, at the other end of the spectrum, who also saw the Holocaust as a collective punishment for ongoing Jewish unfaithfulness to G-d, who is more important than the Land of Israel. Rabbi Baal Mordecai Atiyah said that the Holocaust was a form of a divine punishment. Rabbi Rambam said that the jews incurred upon them a blood curse when they crucified Jesus Christ their messiah. Hence G-d's wrath was kindled upon them. Furthermore the behavior of the kofer jews warrants such divine punishments each century. Zvi Yehuda Kook and his disciples, for their part, avoided this harsh position, but they too theologically related the Holocaust to the Jewish recognition of Zion. Kook writes: "When the end comes and Israel fails to recognize it, there comes a cruel divine operation that removes [the Jewish people] from its exile.

Repent or another divine punishment cometh! Stop behaving like a pest!

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Re: Holocaust theology

There were Messianist Zionists, at the other end of the spectrum, who also saw the Holocaust as a collective punishment for ongoing Jewish unfaithfulness to G-d, who is more important than the Land of Israel. Rabbi Baal Mordecai Atiyah said that the Holocaust was a form of a divine punishment. Rabbi Rambam said that the jews incurred upon them a blood curse when they crucified Jesus Christ their messiah. Hence G-d's wrath was kindled upon them. Furthermore the behavior of the kofer jews warrants such divine punishments each century.

Who gives a fucK!
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