Nehemia Strasler in Haaretz writes a pointed and devastating editorial about Rabbi Ovadia Yosef who spoke of, well, smiting the PM of Israel the other day and quickly went back on his statement on the following day. The editorial lists some more of the Rabbi’s gems.
Regarding women he said: “Walking between two women is like walking between two asses.” [ ed. as in donkeys 😉 ] He explained the murder of the six million in the Holocaust as being the result of the sins of the Jews against God, and he said that Meretz MK Yossi Sarid was “an out and out villain, who should be eliminated from the world, and like the villain Haman [from the Book of Esther], he should be hanged on a tree.”
He called the justices of the High Court of Justice “empty and rash, they are all rebellious, they have no religion and no law. They all have sex with menstruating women, they all violate the Shabbat.”
…during his weekly sermon, he came out against the disengagement and wished the prime minister “that the Holy One Blessed be He will give him one blow, and that he’ll die and not get up.” A day later he panicked, took back his words, and wished Ariel Sharon “a long life.”
Come on, read it all, you know you want to.