Monday, September 16, 2013

The Parable of the Wife Abuser

For years a husband abused his wife. Whenever his neighbors threatened to go to the police he would say, “Why are you concerned with me? In this neighborhood right now there are murders, robberies, and rapes. Go deal with them and leave me alone.”

For insight into the the psychology of the wife-abuser read this piece by David Harris of the American Jewish Committee.


Sydney Nestel said...

While his deflections are absurd (and the analogy of a wife abuser holds)his final point - that few Israelis (or Palestinians for that matter) want a one state solution, and that it seems to be mostly the "ideal solution" of western intellectuals, seems valid.

Yitzchak said...

The Satmar Rov zya compared Zionists to an arsonist who wakes up the family to look like a hero, when in fact they don't realize he is the one who destroyed their home and property - only difference is by the nimshal there is actual bloodshed, not only property damage