I bet you thought Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership was too behind the times to have a blog!
Well, you would be wrong. Welcome to JPFO’s new blog. If you can’t get enough of the authors who write alerts on a daily basis for JPFO, you can now visit this blog anytime and get your fix of JPFO’s crew. We will be adding more links, more information, more blog entries and more original content over time, so bear with us.
In the meantime, we’d like to introduce you to Ilana Mercer. Ilana’s writing has been a staple for anyone who loves liberty for a long time. She has written for numerous publications, has appeared on various broadcasts, and is the author of “Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa.“
Ilana has kindly agreed to join the JPFO crew here on the blog, and here are her first words of praise for JPFO’s Rabbi Dovid Bendory.
In his biblically based argument against pacifism, and in defense of a “righteous killing,” Rabbi Bendory demonstrates a command of Hebrew grammar as well as impressive deductive, analytical thinking. In particular was I intrigued by Rabbi Bendory’s distinction, bolstered by references or the absence thereof in scripture, between retzach (murder) and hariga (killing). Never thought of that.
Essentially, JPFO’s rabbinic director argues that the Sixth Commandment enjoins against murder, not necessarily against killing, and that, translated, the Hebrew Lo tirtzach! “has a clear and unequivocal meaning:
“Do not murder,” and not do not kill.
You know what we’re about. We are a no-compromise, passionate defenders of our right to keep and bear arms.
You don’t have to be Jewish to join us. You just have to love liberty.
That’s why we’re here!