Come, Celebrate the Paschal Offering

Yisrael Medad,

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Yisrael Medad
I am a resident of Shiloh, with my wife and children, and now grandchildren, since 1981, having come on Aliyah in 1970. I have served in a volunteer capacity as a Yesha Council spokesperson, twice a member of Amana's secretariat, Benjamin Regional Council plenum member and mayor of Shiloh. I was a parliamentary aide for Geula Cohen and two other MKs, an advisor to a Minister, vice-chairman and executive director of Israel's Media Watch and was Information and Content Resource coordinator for the Begin Heritage Center. I am now Deputy Editor of the critical edition in anthology of Jabotinsky's writing in English.

Are you upset about the Paschal Sacrifice exercise today near the Temple Mount?

The media are running a scare tactics campaign.  It will raise tensions. It's provocative.

And it is all so primitive.

Here's the poster (credit: Temple Mount Organizations Project)

By the way, Arutz 7 will be live-covering it.

Let's get things straight.

It already was advertised provocatively, last year:

In First, Far-right Jews Sacrifice Lamb Near Temple MountFor the first time the group was allowed to hold the ceremony just a few hundred meters from the Mount which is administered by a Muslim religious trust

So this is a repeat attempt to get the Arabs upset on the part of Israel's media.

And if you are upset with all the blood, and fire and barbecuing as expressions of primitive religious fanaticism (as if Israel's Independence Day "mangal" festival upsets you), relax.

You can attend a similar event without the tension on April 29th.

Same lamb (multiple actually). Same blood and fire. And even Haaretz deals sympathetically with the issue.

The Samaritan Paschal Sacrifice on Mount Gerizim.

That, of course, is an event that is traditional, folksy, quaint, charming and etc.