Dreaming of Moshiach

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Is Israel A Gay Country?

Yesterday, a Spanish Mexican man stops my husband on the street and asked him permission to ask a few questions.
He was never been to Israel and now, definitely has no interest to go. He and his family have been watching news and they are reporting about the gay parade in Jerusalem.
He wanted to know if Israel is country full of gays? He wasn't sure because the news also said that Israel President is accused of raping women and that's not a homosexual thing to do.
He also asked if the Jews consider Jerusalem a holy city and if yes, why are they not moving or cancelling the homosexuals parade?
Also, he wanted to know about the ultra Orthodox men who have "long sidelocks" - if they are married to women and have children? And if yes, why do they leave their families to get beaten with a chance that they will end up in the hospital or even worse, dead? He wanted to know if there are children in Israel and if yes, approximately how many?.

My husband had tears in his eyes and held himself back from crying. It was innocent questions, no doubt. BUT the chillul HaShem ... Oy, the chillul HaShem!!!


Rabbanim are in the process of organizing a protest sechduled for Thursday afternoon outside of the Israeli Counselate in NYC. The location is 800 2nd Avenue and is scheduled to take place at 3:00PM.




והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו