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Friday, September 29, 2006

Repentance


None of us are perfect.
We should all be searching for ways to improve, redo and undo.
People in public life have it much worse.
Think of the outgoing Chief Rabbi of the Army, Brigadier General Yisrael Weiss. He made a speech in which he stated that Disengagement was a mistake. But he fully took part in it by not resigning in protest. That was over a year ago when as a good soldier, he obeyed orders. Moshe Burt says that his statement shouldn't be considered repentance.

If he had stood up before Disengagement, said that it was wrong and encouraged all moral soldiers to refuse, there would not have had been Disengagement. The entire evil scheme would have fallen apart.

Big deal that he NOW realizes that it was bad and there shouldn't be any more "disengagements." Even some anti-religious leftists have admitted that it was a mistake and endangered the country.

We're a people desperate for true leadership to take us in the right direction to save and develop our People and country. I have no patience for people like Rabbi Weiss. Of course, he lives and breathes and therefore can still grow into a better person and maybe even a good leader.

In just over an hour (Israel time) I'll be lighting the Shabbat candles and then will enjoy the 25 hours which gives us a taste of the World to Come. I love the fact that all must be cooked and prepared before Shabbat, none of the mundane chores and cares. I can devote myself to prayer, Torah study and reflection.

In 48 hours (Israel time) we'll be eating the meal before the Yom Kippur fast. Yom Kippur is on an even higher level than Shabbat, since we neither eat nor drink. Our energies are focused on our prayers to G-d.

Shabbat Shalom
Gmar Chatimah Tovah
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