Do you know any pioneers?

4 Nov


2 Responses to “Do you know any pioneers?”

  1. Julian Yudelson Monday, April 15, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    Morey, I would like to resurrect and argue against your conclusion that Newtown carries NO divine message. The message that I see both in the perpetrator and act is that the metaphor of Amelek, as absolute evil, does exist as a result of Free Will. We are told that Amalek attacked the young and the defenseless for no reason other than pure hatred. It was not for booty, or even to enslave (cf Esther’s willingness to accept slavery but not genocide). Newtown was not the result of a brain dysfunction, irrational paranoia, or a psychotic delusion. It was a carefully planned, well thought out, exercise of one person’s desire to become evil incarnate for his own ego gratification. The individual who did this wanted to ensconce his name at the top of the list of perpetrators of evil. That is the message of Amalek. and Newtown. That is why Amalek must be remembered until its final destruction and that is why we are told that even after Mashiach we will celebrate Purim. Sincerely, Zusel ben Shlomo

  2. Morey Monday, April 15, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    What you are speaking of here is a lesson to be learned – a lesson that was already taught in the Torah – NOT a divine message in the perpetuation of the act itself. There is a very big difference between a lesson learned defacto, and a message sent de jure.

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