January 1, 2014
WHAT DID YOU THINK CHOSEN MEANT?:
Ben-Dahan must go (REUVEN HAMMER, 01/01/2014 , Jerusalem Post)
Imagine for a moment that the religious affairs minister in some democratic country - England or Switzerland for example - were to make a public statement that "the souls of all Christians are superior to the souls of Jews." Would Israel not make a fuss? Would not the ADL and the Weisenthal Center cry out in protest? Would not Jews in that country demand the immediate resignation of such an official? But in Israel, the man who fills such a slot - Deputy Religious Services Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan - recently said just that about Christians. He is quoted as saying in an interview which he knew would be published that the souls of all Jews are higher than those of Christians or Muslims or anybody else, yet his job is secure.
Of course, the difference is that it would be wrong theologically for a Christian to believe such a thing.Posted by Orrin Judd at January 1, 2014 4:38 PM