Thursday, October 02, 2014

Ramat Bet Shemesh C Residents Get Upset. Boo-Hoo!

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Life In Israel: RBS C residents upset about lack of shuls and infrastructure
The residents of RBS C are complaining once again about the lack of infrastructure in the new neighborhood.

The first time (that I know of) was about the lack of a mikva in the neighborhood. No mikva has yet been built, and the city has not yet even begun construction on the one that will eventually be built. The mayors response is that the mikva is two and a half years away. New neighborhoods don't have all the necessary resources, and that's the way it is. People need to be patient. (cont.)

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
AAAWWW! Poor babies!

True. This is an important halakhah regarding the building of a miqwah (mikveh). But, what about the women in Siberia who toiveled in secret, or the men who secretly built miqwa'oth, or had them rigged to be heated? What about the women in the Shomron who schlep with their armed husbands guarding them, and more than one neighborhood away at that? Or for that matter, what about those women in the U. S. who had to schlep two or more hours away and back?

Gimme a break! Sure, I appreciate that they do not want to let the guv'mint to step all over them, and that they expect the guv'mint to follow through on any promises which it had made, but still,...

This sounds like a bunch of spoiled, whining JAP's (Jewish American Princes and Princesses)!

What's next? No sparkling water flowing freely from the kids' playground water fountains?

No one said Israel was easy, except for some silly public relations guy or two, for certain organizations which will remain nameless. In fact, what HaZa"L said centuries ago still applies (TB Berakhoth 5a). How 'bout them apples?

And to those native Israelis in this neighborhood: Seriously? You actually trusted the guv'mint? You made your bed, now sleep in it.

And while you're sleeping in it, soundly, think of the Jews getting kicked out of their homes, given stay away orders (so that Arabs can pick olives which are not even theirs) unable to visit nor support their families for two months, and otherwise harassed by security forces.

Residents of Ramat Bet Shemesh C, you will receive absolutely no sympathy from me.


Anonymous said...

I would just like to add, "get off your tochas and toval in RBS A". In my neighborhood, we don't have our own mikvah (for men or women), so we go to the closest one. Big deal.

Esser Agaroth said...


You're more harif than I am!

I love it!


aryeh_z said...

It takes an Oley from America about five years before it sinks in that he is in Israel and not America. After that they go in one of two directions. Either the go "home" and complain how "primitive" Israel is or they grow up and begin to live a truly Jewish life.

Esser Agaroth said...

Aryeh, Thanks for commenting.

Where do neighborhoods like Beth Shemesh fit it?

Do they slow down the process of it "sinking in?"

Or is it helpful in that they have a community to support them through the challenges and difficult times?

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