Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Chabad Rabbi in Orlando- "It was a miracle" terrorist could have attacked us

Chabad shliach to Orlando Rabbi Yosef Konikov spoke to Israeli media about the mass terror shooting that took place on the first night of Shavuos in Orlando. It was late shavuos night we were in middle of Tikkun leil shavuos when Police officers and ex Israeli soldiers came into the building looking for accomplices in the terror attack. Perhaps there was another gunman or terrorist that would come here. That is the first we heard of what was going on. Our shul is a few miles away and the gunman could have attacked us. We are very scared here said the Rabbi, its a small Jewish community. The Rabbi said he was checking to see if there were any Jewish victims that would need his services but as of now he does not know of any.

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  1. Mishnah, tractate Keritot, chapter 1, paragraph 1:
    There are 36 sins in the Torah for which the penalty includes cutting-off (karet):
    {1} He who commits sexual intercourse with his mother [incest]
    {2} or with his the wife of his father
    {3} or with his daughter-in-law
    {4} or with a man [homosexuality]…

    Rabbi Yehudah HaNasi compiled the Mishnah around year 205 CE.

    Mishnah, tractate Sanhedrin, chapter 7, paragraph 4:
    These are punished with [death by] stoning:
    {1} he who has sexual intercourse with his mother
    {2} or with his father’s wife
    {3} or with his daughter-in-law
    {4} or with a man [homosexuality]
    {5} or with a beast…

    EXPLANATION: Stoning is the most severe death sentence, as is taught in the Mishnah, tractate Sanhedrin, chapter 9, paragraph 3.