Friday, September 13, 2013

Terrorism, The Arab Reponse to Israel's Call for Peace

Please find the time, either before or after Yom Kippur to read Caroline Glick's Israel's twenty year nightmare.  It's an important article, full of truth.
Twenty years ago today, Israel's so-called peace process with the PLO was officially ushered in at the White House Rose Garden. 
A year or so later, when the death toll of Israeli victims of the massive terror offensive that the PLO organized shortly afterwards reached what then seemed unbearable heights, a popular call went out to "Put the Oslo Criminals on Trial." 
Needless to say, with Shimon Peres, the architect and godfather of the so-called peace process now serving as the President of Israel, nothing ever came of the call.
The demand for an accounting was not unprecedented. There was no reason, on the face of things for those who made it to be perceived as anything other than reasonably enraged, and responsible citizens insisting that those responsible for the largest, most destructive strategic error Israel has ever made pay a personal price for their actions. 
Twenty years before that ceremony at the White House, Israel suffered the worst military defeat in its history...
Yom Kippur is a very important day in the Jewish Calendar.  Jewish tradition is to reflect and repent in honor of the New Year.  Usually we feast on holidays, but not on Yom Kippur.  On Yom Kippur the body takes a backseat to the soul.  The fact that the Arabs attacked us, davka, on Yom Kippur and expected us to fold, rather than rally and fight just shows how they don't understand our nature, our mentality.

Too many of our politicians, "thinkers," media etc., then, like now, kept harping on the quest for peace, peace at any price.

I remember too well a discussion I had with another young mother in the late 1970's, before then Prime Minister Menachem Begin's surprise announcement that he'd be giving Egypt's Sadat the Sinai.  The other mother was trying to convince me that it would be good to give away the Sinai.  Her sole reason was:
"Do you know how far away it is when my husband has to do milu'im, reserve duty?  Why should he have to travel so far?"
I was incredulous.  "Do you want the war closer?"
Unlike me, who had been born and raised abroad, this young mother was Israeli raised.  She didn't even attempt to convince me that giving the Arabs the Sinai would give Israel peace.  All she wanted was to keep her husband closer to home.  At that point, I had no idea that I was predicting terrorism as the result of a Sinai withdrawal, no matter what the reason for the withdrawal.

Terrorism is a "convenient" war; it's close to home.  For the Israeli who doesn't want the hassle of schlepping his army equipment, and bag of books for reading in his spare time as my husband always did, by shrinking Israel we can bring the battles to your home.

As Caroline Glick writes, none of these "peace agreements" have brought us true peace.  We were conned.  And the really awful fact is that we were conned by our own people, by Israelis, by Jews.  None of these peace sic agreements gave us peace.  Our security is more perilous than ever.  We gave peace a chance and got terrorism.
Gmar Chatimah Tovah
May G-d Give us Life and a Another Chance

Cantor Eliezer Schulman's voice is the one I hear in my head when I think of chazanut.  I discovered Torah Judaism in the Great Neck Synagogue of Cantor Schulman and Rabbi Efraim Wolf.
Cantor Schulman began his career at age 17 as the cantor in the Russian Shul in Newark, New Jersey. He served in the United States army for 4 years overseas earning a purple heart , bronze star and several ribbons for good conduct. After his discharge, he married and moved to become the cantor in the Ave. N Jewish Center in Brooklyn. A decade later he became the cantor in the Great Neck Synagogue in Great Neck, NY. He remained in that position for 40 years. Cantor Schulman passed away right before Pesach in 2005. He left a legacy of Jewish songs, cantorial music and inspiration to all who heard him


Anonymous said...

Discussion with Moishe'la (with his family)
A Handicapped child
Tishrei 9 '5774 (Sept 13 '13)
Kapparos of תשע"ד
Tatti: Moishe'la you were so happy when you left to go to Kapparos this morning, and you were so happy when you came back, but then you laid down and started to cry. Why?
Moishela: I saw the live chicken and saw the chicken after it was Shechted. I saw it laying in a pool of blood and I felt that this is a warning of all the violence that will be in the world this year. תשע"ד will bring the worst of the Rishus (evil) to the surface. I know that it is all for the good but still it is very frightening.
It is just like the chicken after the Shechita. You see its lifeless body and its blood staining the ground. One's heart goes out to the poor dead animal and you feel depressed. But that chicken was killed according to the laws of kashrus that were brought down and given to Am Yisrael at Har Sinai in our Holy Torah. It then becomes a nourishing meal for a Tzaddik who makes a Brocha on it to thank Hashem before and after he eats the chicken.
Really that chicken that looked so gruesome just a short time before, that was killed in a seemingly harsh way, comes back to life with a Brocha and having the Zechus of being the food that sustains a Tzaddik or even a simple Jew. Such a chicken never really dies; it just takes on a new form. It changes its worldly disguise to a spiritual form.
Now that I said all that, I can also say that when I was looking at the dead chicken I felt that תשע"ד will be a very difficult year.
I plead with Am Yisroel please do Teshuva NOW! Throw away all your stupid toys, throw away your silly pass times. Live only to do your Creator's will. Love your fellow Jew, and don't wish him harm.
All Yidden Frum, or not, that cause harm to their fellow Jews, that have jealousy and hatred in their hearts for their own kind, those Jews who participate in actually being Malshinim (informers to the authorities) or just physically getting pleasure from seeing fellow Jews hurt or dishonored, those Jews whoever they are, whether they are important people of the community or lesser people, they are not Jews. They are Erev Rav!
So I beg all true Jews, Jews that can have love in their hearts for their fellow Jews, do Teshuva NOW! Discard all excess Gashmius, build a true Jewish home where the husband is an Oved Hashem and an Ohev Yisroel and a Baal Chessed and one that learns Torah, where the wife is a true Tzniusdik Eshes Chayil and the children are Temimusdik, sweet, Erlich, well behaved, and truly believing in Hashem. That is a true Jewish home, a true Bais Hamikdosh Mi'at.
Come back Am Yisroel!
When I looked at the dead-lifeless chicken I became very sad. But then I realized that the chicken gave its physical life in order to sustain the Tzaddik. The chicken still exsits but in a much higher form .And we human beings too will live on Be'ezeras Hashem. We won't need to be Shechted if we are ready to sacrifice our whole selves to the will of HaKodosh Boruch Hu. This living Al Kidush Hashem, this changing of our physical form to a more spiritual one, will prove that our Neshomos are the Neshomos of the Jews that stood at Har Sinai. And those so-called Jews that do not do Teshuva in such a way, will be Shechted like the chickens, but not in Kedushah, and they will just disappear. Their carcasses will be thrown to the dogs and will be food for the Sitra Achra.
Excuse my graphic descriptions, but too few people are waking up. Maybe this will help some people do something right now to come back to the truth so their suffering will be much less in this coming year. תשע"ד will, Bezeras Hashem, bring the whole world through a most difficult time but will clearly reveal the road that will bring Be'ezras Hashem all Am YIsrael to the Geula Shelaimah.

Anonymous said...

i am still reeling with shock on the above comment. this is yom kippur. even many non jews are very solemn somehow on this day and yet.........

Batya said...

a, G-d willing we'll all do teshuva.

10, Lapid isn't consistent. He just took money from poor kids and hasn't asked forgiveness.