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Despite the heartfelt plea from Emuna Elon not to burn effigies of President Obama on Lag BaOmer, apparently there are reports that her call will go unheeded by fringe lunatics.
Shame on them.
That's seriously immature behavior and accomplishes nothing, if not a Chilul Hashem.
Apparently, Obama's not the only target this year.
Sent to me from Ramat Beit Shemesh Bet, the following pictures have been circling the web over the past few hours.
In several locations (reportedly in Ramat Beit Shemesh and Har Meron), people were observed burning copies of "DovBear on the Parsha".
Update: Since the language of this posting was obviously not clear enough for everyone, I guess I will have to clearly "SPELL IT OUT".
This blog does not condone the burning of books, full stop.
Burning the book of a JBlogosphere member is even worse. While I thought the comment "Truly Sick" was obvious enough to express my disgust with the burning of the "DovBear on the Parsha" book, reviewed and endorsed here by Rabbi E. Fink, and available for purchase here for only $20.99 (ships in 3-5 business days), apparently, it was not enough.
For the record, The Muqata does not endorse this book, nor was this advertisement paid for by anyone (I know I didn't receive any money for it)
If you think that publishing these photos means actually advocating the burning of books, I suggest you find a good psychotherapist.
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