In Good Company
Shapira continues to demonstrate his ineptitude. In his latest video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgQOBqOx0ow ) he quotes the Radak as if he interpreted Micah 5:1 as a teaching on the pre-existence of the Messiah.
In fact the Radak devotes his entire comment to disprove this very notion. Shapira has thoroughly misunderstood the Radak’s holy words and I feel honored to be in such noble company. You see, Shapira has thoroughly misunderstood my own humble words as well. Contrary to Shapira’s assertion, I never stated that the Hebrew word “kedem” in Micah 5:1 means “east.” Shapira seems to have confused my critique of his handling of the Targum of Isaiah 9 with my critique of his misquotation of the Targum on Micah 5.
In any case I do commend Shapira for finally telling his audience where they can read my critique of his work. I trust that upon reading my critique, the audience will see the truth about Shapira and his teachings.
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Yisroel C. Blumenthal