Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Jewish Pride when meeting the Pope

When a group of rabbis met the Pope today, the Rishon L'Zion, Sephardic Chief Rabbi Amar added distinctively Jewish symbolism to his robes -- that of the ten commandments on 2 tablets.

Yes, the tablets given at Sinai were rectangular without rounded tops, but then they would be less identifiable.


Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael טובה הארץ מאד מאד

13 comments:

YMedad said...

Reminds me when Geula Cohen met the Pope in Rome. Her Menorah pendant must have weighed a pound a dwarfed the Pope's cross in size.

ADDeRabbi said...

bling bling

Jack said...

He uses that pendant as his personal seal. Any time he writes a letter he dips it into wax and then presses it against the envelope.

Rosa said...

that is some pretty sweet bling! I saw a great story about the visit, very informative check it out here:http://www.newsy.com/videos/perspectives_on_the_pope/

shaun.spain said...

really dumb, it's clear nobody has the nuts to say a warm wellcome speech to the pope

the pope condemning israeli security wall and advocating for a palestinian state at your face and everybody licking his ass in Israel. I'd like to see the day Obama visit israel

Shalom said...

ADDeRabbi - since when do adults use that word??? You disappoint me :-P

A Pusheter Yid said...

Christian make use of this symbol too. He should have chosen a Menorah instead.

Lion of Zion said...

i was going to write what Pusheter wrote. i'm not sure how prominent of a symbol it really is for christians, but they do "hold" by the ten big ones. a better symbol would have a been a torah, etc.

Nachum said...

I think it's childish.

Lion of Zion said...

NACHUM:

maybe it's a sense of humor?

Chutznik said...

Actually I thought it was R Amar's way of hinting to the pope that the cross 9at least in (Catholicism) was an idol and transgressed the ten commandments.

Anonymous said...

Christian make use of this symbol too. He should have chosen a Menorah instead.[space]

I say no symbols, just God. Much stronger symbolism.

Mark

Shmilda said...

He should have just borrowed a magen david from Subliminal.

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