If you must blame at all. Jews don’t blame Jews for Antisemitism.
IMHO, Netanyahu needs to resign since the buck stops with him (although there are different narratives to paint what happened). That doesn’t mean he caused it or could have prevented it. Everyone in charge was in the dark. It is logical he now uses his talents and connections to lead the cleanup. Yet, it doesn’t mean he didn’t mess up or won’t need to go home. The PM answers for a failing cabinet, intelligence agencies, and IDF top.
Guilt, Anger, Hate, and Blame
But who says we need to blame anyone? Blame G^d. He can take it. You don’t believe in G^d? Blame Fate. Einstein had a nice excuse to not blame: he didn’t believe in Free Will. Then you’ve no one to blame. He was wrong about Volition, but he was right about the need to stop the blame game.
And Jews hating Jews surely isn’t a solution; it’s the cause of our misery. Don’t blame (!) me. That’s what all of Judaism says for 2,000 years.
It’s easy to blame the victim, infight, or seek a scapegoat. But it’s wrong.
We don’t need to forgive or forget, but guilt is not the issue at all. Guilt is for courts. But not being judges, we need to look to the future. Guilt looks back. Taking responsibility is future-bound. That’s what we all need to do.
Anger means you know better than G^d. Angry Atheists show they’re not Atheists. How can you be angry at Fate? Whoever promised you Paradise?
Anger can help us cry. But without tears, anger is destructive and evil.
Ah, you can’t help it with this terrible news? You can. You’re choosing to watch these horrors. Do you hurt yourself but blame others for the pain? Are you angry about the tobacco industry? How about not smoking?
Don’t use this security blunder of all blunders as a pretext to go after Bibi as if you loved him before. That’s dishonest.
Bibi is a capitalist and supported supremacists because he thought he could keep them in check. Sometimes said racist things. That you can hate. But don’t deny the good he did. He placed human life above capitalism by first protecting us against corona and then saving the economy, despite his capitalism. He prevented many wars from spiraling out of hand despite all the time being called a hawk. And he was vocal about dignity for LGBTQ, though he lacked the platform to put it into law. He saved so many lives.
Bibi should be punished? I think G^d punished him enough already. All his political career, he wanted to end up in the history books as the great Zionist savior. But this bloody debacle will forever be attached to his name.
Why should G^d have punished him? Because he tried, with all his might, to diminish Israel’s democracy, against the vast majority of the People. Together with all these extremists, drunk on power. So, we got attacked by extremists, drunk on power. G^d always takes, first and foremost, the sweetest and best, the holiest and most innocent. It’s hard to digest.
The Talmud says already: “When you don’t know what to do, look out the window at the People. Because if they’re not Prophets themselves, they’re offspring of Prophets, and they know.” G^d doesn’t like it when a leader has no respect for the Jewish People, only for his own plans.
But anyway, Jews hating Jews was never the solution.