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Iowa - Neighbors Of Jewish Vet In Anti-Semitic Remarks: Your To Blame For The Floods

Published on: June 17, 2008 09:52 PM
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David Akiva Miller is a disabled Navy veteran and an observant Jew. When he moved to Iowa City and went for care at the Veterans Administration Hospital there, he endured repeated efforts by Protestant chaplains to evangelize him in his hospital bed.Iowa - in flooded Iowa City, neighbors today blamed a disabled Jewish veteran for the rising water. David Akiva Miller, who is fighting the Veterans Administration over aggressive Christian proselytizing during his hospitalization (see our earlier report), was buying groceries on Sunday when an older couple, also shopping, approached him. In an email, Miller wrote that


The man said something to the lady I couldn’t quite make out, and they turned around and stepped back towards me. The man said to me, “You’re that Jewish fella that’s been stirring up trouble over at the Veterans Hospital, aren’t ya?” (Okay, I’ll admit I kind of stick out in Iowa City with my long beard, kippah and tzit.) I said, “Excuse me?” And he said, “It’s because of folks like you that we got this flood.”

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 Jun 17, 2008 at 10:12 PM Anonymous Says:

So a gentile blames a Jew for something. Nu, vus noch iz neias?


 Jun 17, 2008 at 10:26 PM Anonymous Says:

just a reminder once again yhat we are STILL IN GALUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 Jun 17, 2008 at 11:20 PM BMoss Says:

I would have answered that maybe because of how one of G-D's chosen people was treated that they were punished


 Jun 17, 2008 at 11:37 PM Anonymous Says:

when i was in iowa city, it was such a midbar there - in 1995 - that even though it was a BIG college town, there was NOT EVEN A CHABAD - there was only some reform temple which I would not step foot in. Shabbos in that hotel room was quite lonely.... I wonder if it is any better now.

David Akiva Miller should have a refua sheleima bikarov and not have to be in such a place. Let us daven for him.


 Jun 17, 2008 at 11:49 PM Anonymous Says:

Either the people in Iowa are drowning in their own stupidity or drowning in water.

New Orleans, Iowa WHO IS NEXT?


 Jun 17, 2008 at 11:50 PM Anonymous Says:

It would be nice if these two gentleman would smile for the camera.


 Jun 17, 2008 at 11:54 PM OBER CHUCHIM Says:

thats what sais in the gmura that everthing that happens is beecase yidden have to do thshuva


 Jun 18, 2008 at 12:18 AM Anonymous Says:

maybe Flood in Iowa because they botherd Rubashkin meat.


 Jun 18, 2008 at 12:20 AM Anonymous Says:

OR maybe the flood in Iowa is because they arrested all the people who realy are ready to work. So now, guess what there is no one to fill the sandbags.


 Jun 18, 2008 at 02:35 AM Danny boy Says:

he should of smiled and said: yup that was us... and walked away


 Jun 18, 2008 at 06:59 AM Another Ashkenazic Yid Says:

He can always pick himself up and leave the golus to Israel.

No floods here lately.


 Jun 18, 2008 at 08:57 AM Anonymous Says:

6:59 "He can always pick himself up and leave the golus to Israel. " - not sure what land your living on, but as far as I am aware, people in Israel are also in golus just like us....


 Jun 18, 2008 at 09:06 AM Anonymous Says:

The answer to these people is YES we did cause it...so now don't mess with us or will bring the the big whammy!! (stupid people)


 Jun 18, 2008 at 09:33 AM ploni Says:

shame his name isnt noah....


 Jun 18, 2008 at 09:37 AM Anonymous Says:

These comments are great...some of you guys should be comedy writers. I need a laugh today! Thanks :)


 Jun 18, 2008 at 10:03 AM Anonymous Says:

To ploni says 9:33 am and Anon 12:20 am.
Great comments git gezuckt.


 Jun 18, 2008 at 10:24 AM to anaon 11:38 Says:

depends what part of the city you were at, its like saying you made a visit to 42nd st in NY and didnt see any frum Yidden!


 Jun 18, 2008 at 11:12 AM Another Ashkenazic Yid Says:

To Anonymous 8:57 AM,

I'm not sure what planet YOU'RE living on, but we here in Israel aren't in golus.

Only you are.


 Jun 18, 2008 at 01:26 PM Yankl Says:

Just like Katrina was for Gush Katif, I think these floods plus the 4 boyscouts killed in Iowa tornado 2 weeks ago were retribution for the local authorities unfair treatmnent of the Agri people. We should ask Rubashkins to pray for their local goyim.


 Jun 18, 2008 at 02:13 PM bigwheeel Says:

During the Spanish Civil War (l936-'39) Two wounded soldiers of the opposing armies (Fascists and Republicans) lay next to each other waiting for treatment! One soldier asks the other; "Who's to blame for our troubles"??! The Jews, of course! "But there are no Jews living in Spain for the last 500 years"??! "Precisely"! replied the first soldier, "If there were Jews living in our country we could [at least] blame it on them"!!


 Jun 18, 2008 at 04:47 PM Anonymous Says:

Ashkenazic yid, so you're not in golus? what a joke..


 Jun 18, 2008 at 07:22 PM Anonymous Says:

Ashkenazic yid: What do you daven in Eretz Yisroel??
What do you bentch in Eretz Yisroel?? Tell me your nusach.
The last time I was there I did not see a different nushach Hatfilah. Every second word in our tefilos ask to be taken out of golus


 Jun 19, 2008 at 02:31 AM Danny boy Says:

aliyah is not the answer


 Jun 27, 2008 at 05:42 PM farful26 Says:

a goyishe kop


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