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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Israel's "Big Squeeze," Now being Attacked from Both North and South

Anti-Israel Arab terrorists based in Syria shot five missiles/rockets or let's just call them potentially deadly weapons at Israel last night.
Five rockets fired from Syria explode near communities in the Golan Heights. No injuries but a power outage was reported in the area.
I checked international news sites like Reuters and Associated Press, but it wasn't mentioned. If you're counting on getting your news from there, and most newspapers are only secondary news sources getting their primary news from those news sites, you wouldn't know about those attacks on Israel. All they bothered featuring were Israel's retaliatory attacks on Gaza. Balanced coverage?
"Mah pitome, why do something new?"
stiff upper lip
There's no "balance" proportionality when it comes to how people see Israel. We're expected to turn the other cheek, keep that stiff upper lip, those mantras of the goyim that they don't uphold.

I've been in Israel since 1970, so my first gut reaction when hearing that we've been attacked from the north, is 1973 Yom Kippur War when Syria and Egypt coordinated their surprise attacks on us and almost defeated the State of Israel.

Israel was caught totally flatfooted, but luckily it was on the holiest day of the year, when we were praying and fasting. G-d pitched in and after many of our soldiers were killed, we defeated those two enemy armies, the Syrians and the Egyptians. The most serious complication, which almost caused our defeat was that the Israeli Government, unlike in the 1967 Six Days War which was fought without any foreign "advice," this time we kept up consultations with the Americans who were in cahoots with Egypt. The American aim was to make us totally dependent, a protectorate of theirs. They had planned for a stalemate, not an Israeli victory.

This week's Parshat Shavua, Torah Portion of the week actually deals with the question of how we can achieve peace. Re'eh, Behold, Deuteronomy Chapter 11 דְּבָרִים...
כו  רְאֵה, אָנֹכִי נֹתֵן לִפְנֵיכֶם--הַיּוֹם:  בְּרָכָה, וּקְלָלָה.
26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse:
כז  אֶת-הַבְּרָכָה--אֲשֶׁר תִּשְׁמְעוּ, אֶל-מִצְו‍ֹת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם, אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי מְצַוֶּה אֶתְכֶם, הַיּוֹם.
27 the blessing, if ye shall hearken unto the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day;
כח  וְהַקְּלָלָה, אִם-לֹא תִשְׁמְעוּ אֶל-מִצְו‍ֹת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם, וְסַרְתֶּם מִן-הַדֶּרֶךְ, אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי מְצַוֶּה אֶתְכֶם הַיּוֹם:  לָלֶכֶת, אַחֲרֵי אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים--אֲשֶׁר לֹא-יְדַעְתֶּם.  {ס}
28 and the curse, if ye shall not hearken unto the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known. {S}
We have only one G-d, one Protector. He is our only ally. If we fight like we should and obey G-d's commandments we will defeat the Arab terrorists. If we don't obey G-d, He will just allow them to squeeze us harder.

Shavua Tov, May this be a Wonderful Blessed Week

6 comments:

Neshama said...

Batya, you said the emes here, "We have only one G-d, one Protector. He is our only ally. If we fight like we should and obey G-d's commandments we will defeat the Arab terrorists. If we don't obey G-d, He will just allow them to squeeze us harder".

We can only go to the weekly Parsha for direction. Each week there is a message inside for us to realize. How are we not obeying HaShem?

I believe we need Torah observant women, dressed modestly, to go the the different communities in the south, they should call a gathering of the mothers and girls (as is possible) and share with them how following the 10 Commandments and the mitzvos more than we already do, will show HaShem that we are trying to do His Will. To do this with sensitivity and thoughtfulness.

To speak about "What does it mean to follow the Directions and Ways" that G-d gave us on Mt Sinai. The objective should be to take on another Mitzva each week, to share this with their families to get everyone involved. Like in Mitzrayim, it will be the women who bring the Geulah, on their account .

These women should speak as Israelis, not with words and phrases of any group within the religious world. To speak words and phrases from our holy Torah, Chumash and Tanach. To share with them about the lives of our female role models, the Imahot and female Prophets. To speak plainly, truthful and direct.

Therefore, these brave women need to go to the southern communities and speak about modesty, netilas yadayim in the morning and after the bathroom, Shma Yisrael at night and in the morning, to teach it to their children, to wash before eating a bread meal, to affix a mezuzah to their front door and all rooms in their home.

There will be many who already do these things, so these women need to add on and do more.

It should be stressed that it will be their devotion, like in Mitzrayin, that will "move HaShem" (so to speak) to do more.

The most capable would be mothers like the mothers of the three who were "children, students and friends" - "our Boys", murdered by Hamas.

Batya, I am writing more on my blog, as I think thru this. But I strongly believe that it will be the Holy Mothers of Am Yisrael who will bring about the Yeshua.

Things cannot go on in the inept way they are. We do not need to please the world's nations. HaShem will take care of them. We do not need to follow any country's rules of war and engagement with the enemy that are applied ONLY to Israel, apparently to weaken and destroy Israel.

Our strength is in our people and our dedication to the One and Only G-d of the world. We must make a Kiddush HaShem in the world.

Batya Medad said...

Neshama the women in the south are on the highest madrega

Neshama said...

Does that include the Gush Katif families, the kibbutzim, moshavim? I have seen photos/videos of some of the women. I realize this is a sensitive topic. Do you know every woman in the areas under attack? What about Ashdod, Ashkelon? Tel Aviv and surrounding areas. There must be more we can do.

Batya Medad said...

I would not dare to preach to the holy women who are risking their lives for yishuv ha'Aretz.

Anonymous said...

Our Torah lets us know that it will be through our righteous women that we will be redeemed!

Batya Medad said...

a, yes, we women who aren't in the south of Israel are the problem.