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Published on Dec 14, 2007
Just before his dastardly Gaza deportation of 10,000 Jews from their homes, ultra-Orthodox Jews invoked the Kabbalistic Pulsa d'Nura ("Lashes of Fire") curse against its instigator Ariel Sharon, that he should die within the year.
As with his predecessor Yitzhak Rabin, who was also so cursed, and was killed one month to the day, Sharon was felled six months to the day of this cursing.
The Pulsa's wording makes chilling reading: "On Ariel the son of Vera of the family Sheinerman, we request permission to call on the Celestials, and to seek that the Angels of Destruction draw out the sword against this wicked man. That they should not show him mercy nor forgive his sins, and that all his good deeds be forgotten. And also on the sinners that are his accomplices. As it says: "The righteous will rejoice when he sees vengeance, he will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked" (Psalm 58). For his having betrayed nad been responsible for the death of his brothers and for attempting to hand over to our enemies the Sons of Ishmael, the Land of Israel. May the anger of the Lord be stengthened against him, may he be accursed, his name be erased, and may he die!".
The curse is generally said to work within 30 days, but is effective for one year. If the cursers themselves are found to be unworthy, the curse will rebound on them. Others claimed to have falled victim to the Pulsa include Leon Trotsky, Jerusalem Mayor Gershon Agron, Poalei Aguda leader Benjamin Minz, Jaffa buidling magnate Eyal Ragonis, and of course Yitzhak Rabin.