One law

Let me make this crystal clear. Whoever is involved in these so-called price tag attacks – whether directly perpetrating them, or supporting or inciting them or even just turning a blind eye to the acts and the actors – should be punished to the full extent of the law.  For a recent example, see here.

It is not part of any Judaism I know or recognize. It is vandalism, thuggery, and the start of a slippy journey towards mob rule. It is wrong.

By words and deeds:

  • The head of each household must make it plain that such conduct is unacceptable.
  • The head of each community must make it plain that such conduct is unacceptable.
  • The rabbonim must make it plain that such conduct is unacceptable.

Failure to do so should amount to ostracism and exclusion. And since we know that these places are under the sway of rabbinic leadership, in the main, this is a test of such leadership. They could make it all stop.

Over to the rabbonim.