Monday, July 24, 2006

Weren't They Warned?

27 of the Fourth Month 5766

Debbie Schlussel exposes the true nature of the so-called "Americans" requiring rescue from Lebanon in her article THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS IN LEBANON ARE HEZBOLLAH SUPPORTERS.

Here are my two aggaroth worth in an e-mail of support....

Dear Debbie (as you may know, we're very informal here in Israel),

I agree with ALL of the points you make in your article.

I have only one suggestion,...which admittedly comes both out of my naivite and my personal and religious investments in Israel:

Perhaps bringing the Hizbollah-supporting "Americans" back to the U. S. would make it significantly easier to keep a eye on them. Could this not lead to increased intelligence information and prevention of terrorist attacks?

So, no, I'm suggesting that they be "rescued." Well,...if they prefer that word over "detained" or "arrested," then so be it. But, what I am suggesting is that the U. S. keep them close by where they can be monitored more effectively.

It is, of course, a great embarrassment and waste, that this will run U. S. tax-payers $86 million, was it? For some reason many Democrats and Republicans still find it more of an embarrassment to buy "off the rack," let alone look at the price tag.

Like I said, I agree with the points you present. I only wanted to share with you these few thoughts.

Oh, and, by the way, didn't the U. S. State Department issue a travel warning regarding Lebanon way back in May?

I have lived in the Shomron (Samaria) for the past five years. Throughout this time, various "travel warnings" have been issued with regard to my neck of the woods. So, I certainly do not expect the the US to come running to the rescue at my whim. (On the contrary, may they stay far, far away!)

So, why should those "Americans" in Lebanon, who were warned, be "rescued" either?

Oh, yeah,...I forgot. There are double standards at work here.

Silly me.

*Writing from the "Third Front," almost in range of the Jenin rockets; definitely in range of the kidnappings....

May God have mercy on us...and defeat our enemies. We're certainly not going to, not as long as we care more about what others think about us, than what we think of ourselves.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

What Were They Thinking?

22 of the Fourth Month 5766

Considering all of the deaths, all of the preventable deaths, and all of the self-sacrifice occurring in Israel on a minute-to-minute basis, I have no doubt that the following will be considered to be in VERY bad taste.

Vered HaGalil ChocolateBut I am here, and most of you are not. We are entitled to let off a little steam from time to time, don't you know?

War is not a laughing matter. It is even less of a laughing matter as to how this war might have been averted by having finished the job long ago.

Quite possiby those of you IN Israel will not find this so offensive.

The Yishma'elim (Arabs) have really crossed the line this time.... Click Chocolate Covered Assortment

From The Muqata

"1:02 PM Roundup of past 14 minutes:
Rocket strikes Israel railroad trainyard in Haifa...again (Channel 2 TV)
Rocket strikes "Vered HaGalil" Chocolate factory in Tzefat (Channel 1 TV) [bastards!]
Rocket strike in Haifa -- one wounded by smoke inhalation, 3 in shell shock.
Rocket strike in Haifa causes fire in empty field."

I mean really...a chocolate factory?! What were they thinking? Vered HaGalil Chocolate

The absurdity of war....

May The Almighty have mercy on us.

Writing from the "Third Front"
(Close to Jenin rocket range; and right in the middle of kidnapping range)

Friday, July 07, 2006

Avihai Levy & Aviad Mansour HY"D: One Year Later

Erev Shabbath Qodesh Parshath Balaq 5766

Avihai Levy HY-DAvi'ad Mansour

ויאמר מה עשית? קול דמי אחיך צועקים אלי מן-האדמה
בראשית ד:י

Then He said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground."
Genesis 4:10

One year ago, Avihai Levy and Avi'ad Mansour were waiting to catch a ride by the town of Beth Haggai, Yehudah (Judea).

One year ago, Avihai Levy and Avi'ad Mansour were shot down by Yishma'elite terrorists (Arabs).

There are those in this world who have the audacity to call these Yishma'elim "freedom fighters," for goodness sakes!

There are Jews in this world who actually ALLOW them be called freedom fighters.

One year after the brutal murders of Avihai Levy and Avi'ad Mansour, May HaShem Avenge Their Blood! "What have we done?"

What did we do to prevent their murders?

One year after the brutal murders of these boys, these boys who could have been OUR sons, OUR brothers, OUR friends, OUR neighbors, OUR students....

Look into the eyes of these teen-agers, cut down in their youth, and ask yourselves:

"What did we do to try to prevent their murders?"

Did we just stand numbly and idly by, convincing myself that this time the Jew-hating majority in the Israeli government will finally become fed up, stop kowtowing to the goyim (eg EU, USA, UN, etc.), and do the right thing, the ONLY thing which can be done in dealing with the Yishma'elim (Arabs)?

"What are we doing NOW to prevent the next murders of Jewish children?"

Yes, the p'shat (the simple interpretation) of the above verse is referring to what Qayn actively did to cause his brother Hevel's death.

ויאמר מה עשית? קול דמי אחיך צועקים אלי מן-האדמה - בראשית ד:י

Then He said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground - Genesis 4:10

But, now, when the blood of our brothers cries out to HaShem from the ground, it is often because of negligence.

You ask yourself, "But, what can we do? We're powerless to do anything."

Yet, at the very least, we are commanded...

לא תעמד על-דם רעך, אני יהוה - ויקרא יט:טז

"...You shall not stand idly by, I am the Lord." - Leviticus 19:16b

(Literally: "...You shall not stand on the blood of your fellow...")

This past 17 Siwan and 19 Siwan I do not recall any mention of these boys in the news. Maybe the excuse is that there is not enough space to mention each and every Jew who has been murdered. But, that is just not good enough! That is not a valid excuse.

What we can do, the very least we can do, is to help keep the memories of our fallen Jews alive.

I wish their was enough room on this blog to recall every Jew killed, or even Jews killed in the past five years.

I simply cannot do it by myself.

I call upon YOU to go to the memorial site of the Israeli government, linked above to Avihai and Avi'ad's photographs, and browse the listings.

You can also go to the Gamla Memorial Site.

Choose one, just one murdered Jew, and remember that Jew on your blog, in your column, in your community newsletter, in an e-mail. If you can take five minutes to write an e-mail to your friends about one Jew, you can begin to be part of the solution, the solution which begins by waking up your fellow Jews to the current reality of our people's mass-suicide attempt. For most of us, we are carrying this out unconsciously. Others our volunteering their lives up to to the goyim (non-Jew) out of guilt, shame, lack of faith, or all of the above.

With each murdered Jew published on the Web, the murdered victims will begin to become real people to those of you out there who are numbed out by the media censors and the daily gear-grinding of the all important machine of materialism, making ends meat and furthering your careers, even if it is for the good of Am Yisrael (The Jewish People).

Take five minutes, face the reality of the mass-suicide we are commiting here in Israel, and help your friends to face this reality, too.

When HaShem asks...

ויאמר ה' אל-קין אי הבל אחיך - בראשית ד:ט

Then HaShem said to Qayn, "Where is your brother Hevel?" - Genesis 4:9a

Let us not be like Qayn, who responds...

ויאמר לא ידעתי השמר אחי אנכי - בראשית ד:ט

And he said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?" - Genesis 4:9b

Rather, let us take to heart what our Sages Z"L teach us...

כל ישראל ערבים זה בזה -למוד בבלי סנהדרין כז:ב

Every Jew is responsible for every [other] Jew. - Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 27b

What have you done? What will you do?

Note: In recent weeks we have seen there terrifying kinappings and attempting kidnappings of more young Jews. Gilad Shavit a young soldier is trapped in Azza, while kidnapped Eliyahu Pinhas Asheri HY"D of Itamar in Samaria, was burried, after his remains were recovered, burned and burried near Ramallah. Before that two young Jewish women escaped capture in Samaria. They fought valliantly until an Army jeep happened along.