>From: Mark Weiss <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Poetryetc provides a venue for a dialogue relating to poetry and
> poetics <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: Letter to a leftist friend/the real mystics/innocents
>Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 22:03:55 -0700
>OK. Your source, Shahak, avers that many of a particular small class of
>rabbis used as an example to justify a war of revenge in which it was
>alright to kill noncombattants, even children, the war against the
>Midianites (I had no idea what you were talking about. Who the hell are the
>Miniades?). That's many of a few = some rabbis. But I expect you know that.
Re Sharon, Shahak says "Since some Israeli Jews (not too many) protested
against this, many rabbis rushed to Sharon's defense, proving that the
massacre was conducted according to the strictest standards of the Halacha."
That's the "many" to which I referred.
>Then again, maybe you're taking your position for political reasons, too.
My position is only that a) there are similar paragraphs to Candace's
Koranic cites in the OT, and b) they are still cited to justify contemporary
PS. Candace, I think nucka or homegirl or, if you are older than me, shorty,
but not "grrrl". EASTSIDE!!! : )
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