Michael Savage responds to a caller's question about the Judaic teaching that you are not supposed to rejoice in the death of an enemy.
"Some rabbi wrote it 1000 years - who? Rabbi Akiva wrote it so therefore it's gospel? He was just another man.... I think his view is wrong. I think there are times to rejoice in the death of your enemy."
Mr. Savage, for your information, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach wrote an article in the JPost about the verse, “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles.” (Proverbs 24:17)
You can take note that the book of Proverbs was written by King Solomon known for his great wisdom and sound advice.
Click here to read the rabbi's article titled No Holds Barred: Hate bin Laden, don't rejoice at death.
Perhaps Mr. Savage would like to take back some of the words he uttered.
And speaking of words uttered, here is a fascinating comparison by John Hideraker on Nancy Pelosi's words in 2006 versus 2011. Mr. Hinderaker concludes with the following.
"It is unfortunate that many public figures are unable to view events otherwise than through a partisan prism."