Watch Your Mouth, Washington!

Rabbi Lazer Brody,

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Rabbi Lazer Brody
Best-selling author, speaker, and spiritual guide, Rabbi Lazer Brody came to Israel from the USA in 1970 after graduating from the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture. He is a veteran of an elite IDF Unit, having served for nearly thirty years in the regular army and in the IDF reserves. Rabbi Brody pens the award-winning Lazer Beams weblog, is the editor of Breslev Israel web magazine, and the author of The Trail to Tranquility. His English translation of Rabbi Shalom Arush's international bestseller The Garden of Emuna has sold over a million copies. Rabbi Brody is also a musical composer his Calming Waters is a collection of his original relaxing instrumental melodies and Judean Dream is an album of "Land-of-Israel" music recorded together with Guy Tzvi Mintz and Yosef Karduner. Rabbi Brody spends considerable time traveling around the world spreading the light of emuna.

Those of us who are proud adherents of the Torah's statutes here in the holy Land of Israel certainly don't use the language that the anti-Israel journalists, bureaucrats and politicians allow to roll off their wagging tongues on the other side of the ocean. With that said, let's address the core issue:

Whoever uses, utters or writes such vulgar terms as the one Obama Administration officials and journalist Jeffrey Goldberg used for "chicken manure" simply contaminates his own mouth and soul with a spiritual stench that's a thousand-fold more disgusting than chicken manure. The foul (fowl?) term is used to describe a coward. As such, the Prime Minister of Israel has been accused by anonymous Obama administration advisors as being an arch-coward. Let's take a quick look at their accusation, comparing our Prime Minister to their President:

First of all, when Prime Minister Netanyahu was risking his life for his homeland nightly as an officer in Sayeret Matkal, the Commander-in-Chief's Special Ops Reconnaissance unit and the IDF's best of the best, doing unbelievable tasks on both sides of Israel's borders, US President Obama, by his own admission, was a grass-inhaling college student living in comfy. Prime Minister Netanyahu has proved his personal courage time and again. Neither the US president, his advisors, and certainly not gossip-monger Jeffrey Goldberg can make the same claim.

We owe the wagging tongues of Washington a note of gratitude for enhancing our unity here in Israel. I have been an outspoken critic against many of Prime Minister Netanyahu's policies as implemented by the current coalition, particularly the erosion of Torah values and the damage done by the populistic anti-Haredi legislation, which has only backfired. This is not the forum to go into detail. But as brothers, and especially as brothers-in-arms who have fought together side-by-side in more wars than we care to remember, we have the right to disagree with one another.

Washington's and Mr. Goldberg's tirade against our Prime Minister was not constructive criticism - it was evil tongue and the most cowardly form of slander. When you badmouth our Prime Minister, you badmouth all of us here in Israel. It would therefore be a good idea that you watch your mouth, Washington. You too, Mr. Goldberg. Hopefully, our government will react be building another 100,000 housing units all over Judea and Samaria. Let the dogs bark and let the Jews build.