One of our beautiful customs is to light thick wax candles for our
master and martyr, Yitzchak Rabin. This custom is very symbolic,
for is it not justified to bring light to the man who brought us the
radiant light of the Oslo accords? Should we not do everything we can
to remember this Nobel Peace Prize laureate,
the man who gave submachine guns to some of the most
filthiest murderers known to humanity?
A genuine Rabin candle
Genuine Rabin Candles
One must be quite particular when buying candles to light. The Church
of Rabin And Peace recommends using only candles that have Rabin's
picture on it. The market is flooded with all kinds of candles
that are used by the enemies of peace and the forces of darkness.
Their candles are decorated with all kinds of detestable pictures: Rachel's
Tomb in Bethlehem, Rabbi Meir's Tomb in Tiberias, David's Citadel in
Jerusalem, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai's Tomb in Meron,
Ma'arat Hamachpelah in Hebron, etc. The enlightened resident of the
New Middle East asks himself: Can I light such candles in memory of
Yitzchak Rabin? Is this not a mitzvah habaah al yedai averah? Indeed,
it is questionable if one has fulfilled his obligation by using such candles.
A typical candle used by the enemies of peace and the forces of darkness, featuring scenes from the occupied
territories: David's Citadel, the Western Wall, and Rachel's Tomb. Can an
enlightened post-Zionist light such a candle with a clear conscience?
Don't Be Miserly
Sure, genuine Rabin candles may cost a few agorot more. But do not the
enemies of peace spend tens, even hundreds of shekels to buy an
etrog and a lulav? Are they more pious than we are?
It is worth investing a little more money to know that you have fulfilled
the commandment, mehadrin min hamehadrin.
An advertisement from the Yitzchak Rabin Center For Israel Studies urging the public to light a candle for Yitzchak Rabin
Copyright 2000 by The Church of Rabin And Peace.
All rights reserved.