It’s a miracle! February 7, 2011Posted by Ezra Resnick in Religion, Superstition.
Imagine that while you and your family are away on vacation, a friend burns your house down. Would you feel the need to thank him for it?
Ikea’s Netanya branch burnt to the ground Saturday in a fire that cost the company over a $100 million, but CEO of Ikea Israel, Shlomi Gabbai, sees the positive side.
“The fact that we are a company that observes the Sabbath and has a kosher only restaurant protected us. A great miracle happened here in that the fire broke out on the Sabbath when the store was closed, so no [one] was killed or even injured,” he said.
Let me get this straight. Good things happen — praise the Lord; bad things happen — praise the Lord. It is a miracle!
Here’s a thought for you, Mr. Gabbai: maybe your store burned down on a day it was closed because on any other day, the fire would have been noticed immediately and extinguished before it got out of control?
And by the way, I know plenty of non-kosher, Sabbath-desecrating restaurants that are alive and well, so maybe a 24/7 seafood diner will do a better job of “protecting” your establishment next time.
The only miracle here is that intelligent people fall for this racket.