Latest posts by Brian of London (see all)
- Confirmed: “Critical Technological Assessment In Israel” Nuclear Report Release Not Blocked By Israel - March 29, 2015
- Sincerest Form Of Flattery Moment: UK Government Copies The IDF’s Talpiot Scheme - March 26, 2015
- Muhammad Zoabi Forgave Bibi Habibi In Person - March 24, 2015
- App Of The Day: Via Is Not Just A Road In Rome - March 24, 2015
- App Of The Day: Parking Polly Electrified Me - March 23, 2015
Over at the Times of Israel I have my latest piece explaining the story of the stolen Green Ninjago™ figure.
It’s another oportunity to learn from what I wrote about the Connecticut shooting and which received praise in the comments:
Judaism is founded on responsibilities not rights. My right to life is a by-product of my fellow citizen’s responsibility not to harm me. Same with my right to property. This is the most profound difference at the heart of the Jewish state, even if we don’t always realise it. There is no right to bear arms: there is a responsibility to protect life and that, sometimes, is best done with a firearm.
So now that his friend has stolen a precious Green Nijago™ Ninja from him I get to start explaining how our Jewish values of obligations and implied rights work when we meet people who don’t follow them.
Read the whole piece if you’re interested and Shabbat Shalom to all dear readers of Israellycool. May your Ninjas always be where you left them.