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Kahane’s Kosher Triumph

And a reminder to read our story on his death

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Apropos Peter Lance’s investigation into the prosecution of Rabbi Meir Kahane’s killers, Tablet Magazine contributor David E. Y. Sarna writes in,

When Kahane was incarcerated, the Bureau of Prisons refused him kosher food. He sued, and the case came before Judge Jack Weinstein. The issue was whether kosher was an essential part of Judaism. Judge Weinstein, in his decision, quoted from my late father’s Understanding Genesis that following Jacob’s battle with the Angel, from that day forth Jews do not eat from the sciatic nerve, and that this was the origin of the laws of Kashrut, a fundamental tenet of the Jewish faith.

Ever since that decision the BOP has been required to provide kosher food for all Jewish inmates who request it.

Interesting fact. Also, it gives me an excuse to point out that Lance’s article is truly must-read, establishing as it does that the ultra-nationalist Kahane’s 1990 murder in Manhattan was not some small provincial story, but rather an absolute hinge moment in the United States’s war with al-Qaida; and that, in fact, you can trace the success of several al-Qaida operations, including 9/11, to the mishandling of the prosecution of Kahane’s killers. It’s a long piece, but you have a three-day weekend coming up, so print the damn thing out and give it a read.

First Blood [Tablet Magazine]
Related: Understanding Genesis [Amazon]

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allenby says:

I doubt that alqaida was behind Meir Kahane murder.
first, i need to correct the stinky name “ultranationalist”.
There is NO!!! “ultranationalists” among Jews and especially among Israelis.
Because Kahane wanted to preserve the Jewish character of Israel, because he predicted the ugly future that Israel will be facing today, because he wanted OUR JEWISH lands of Judea and Samaria to be OURS, for Israelis to live and work there…???????
Israeli Left started calling Kahane, a True Zionist and Patriot of our nation, using these names that do not belong to the Jewish People.
Those who call Meir Kahane names like this, even describing him in this article as such, they don’t know a thing about Judaism, they don’t know a thing about themselves as Jews.
STOP using the words that do not belong to our nation.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton~ Brave men are all vertebrates they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.

May-lin Soong Chiang~ We live in the present we dream of the future but we learn eternal truths from the past.

I am not having time for lunch yet I am not losing weight!

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