“Elder Brother” and former Sephardic Chief Rabbi of “Israel” Mordechai Eliyahu explains proportion as the Talmud has it:
“Even when we seek revenge, it is important to make one thing clear – the life of one yeshiva boy is worth more than the lives of 1,000 Arabs.
“The Talmud states that if gentiles rob Israel of silver they will pay it back in gold, and all that is taken will be paid back in folds, but in cases like these there is nothing to pay back, since as I said – the life of one yeshiva boy is worth more than the lives of 1,000 Arabs.” (“Rabbi Eliyahu: Life of one yeshiva boy worth more than 1,000 Arabs,” Kobi Nahshoni, Ynet, April 3, 2008)
An eye for an eye? The rabbis have no use for that Biblical stuff. That’s what the Old Testament says. It’s the Talmud that the rabbis draw their racist, genocidal teachings lacking any sense of proportion from, as Rabbi Eliyahu demonstrates so clearly.
This is the religion of the “elder brothers in the faith” whom Benedict says Christians must be “reconciled” with. What he is attempting to bring about can only be seen as a diabolical conjunction of opposites.