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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Shabbat Zachor, Remembering 23 Years Since "My" Terror Attack

Davka Shabbat Zachor...
This Shabbat as I sat in shul reading the special Maftir (Torah portion) and Haftara, ISamuel 15:1-34 (click and read the entire chapter;) the words were so clear and simple.
זָכ֕וֹר אֵ֛ת אֲשֶׁר־עָשָׂ֥ה לְךָ֖ עֲמָלֵ֑ק בַּדֶּ֖רֶךְ בְּצֵאתְכֶ֥ם מִמִּצְרָֽיִם׃
Remember what Amalek did to you on your journey, after you left Egypt—
אֲשֶׁ֨ר קָֽרְךָ֜ בַּדֶּ֗רֶךְ וַיְזַנֵּ֤ב בְּךָ֙ כָּל־הַנֶּחֱשָׁלִ֣ים אַֽחַרֶ֔יךָ וְאַתָּ֖ה עָיֵ֣ף וְיָגֵ֑עַ וְלֹ֥א יָרֵ֖א אֱלֹהִֽים׃
how, undeterred by fear of God, he surprised you on the march, when you were famished and weary, and cut down all the stragglers in your rear.
וְהָיָ֡ה בְּהָנִ֣יחַ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶ֣יךָ ׀ לְ֠ךָ מִכָּל־אֹ֨יְבֶ֜יךָ מִסָּבִ֗יב בָּאָ֙רֶץ֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר יְהוָֽה־אֱ֠לֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵ֨ן לְךָ֤ נַחֲלָה֙ לְרִשְׁתָּ֔הּ תִּמְחֶה֙ אֶת־זֵ֣כֶר עֲמָלֵ֔ק מִתַּ֖חַת הַשָּׁמָ֑יִם לֹ֖א תִּשְׁכָּֽח׃ (פ)
Therefore, when the LORD your God grants you safety from all your enemies around you, in the land that the LORD your God is giving you as a hereditary portion, you shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven. Do not forget!
2 So said the Lord of Hosts, 'I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid (wait) for him on the way, when he came up out of Egypt.
בכֹּ֚ה אָמַר֙ יְהֹוָ֣ה צְבָא֔וֹת פָּקַ֕דְתִּי אֵ֛ת אֲשֶׁר־עָשָֹ֥ה עֲמָלֵ֖ק לְיִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל אֲשֶׁר־שָֹ֥ם לוֹ֙ בַּדֶּ֔רֶךְ בַּעֲלֹת֖וֹ מִמִּצְרָֽיִם:
3 Now, go, and you shall smite Amalek, and you shall utterly destroy all that is his, and you shall not have pity on him: and you shall slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.' "
געַתָּה֩ לֵ֨ךְ וְהִכִּֽיתָ֜ה אֶת־עֲמָלֵ֗ק וְהַֽחֲרַמְתֶּם֙ אֶת־כָּל־אֲשֶׁר־ל֔וֹ וְלֹ֥א תַחְמֹ֖ל עָלָ֑יו וְהֵמַתָּ֞ה מֵאִ֣ישׁ עַד־אִשָּׁ֗ה מֵֽעֹלֵל֙ וְעַד־יוֹנֵ֔ק מִשּׁ֣וֹר וְעַד־שֶֹ֔ה מִגָּמָ֖ל וְעַד־חֲמֽוֹר:
Unfortunately, the message, the mitzvah, is still very relevant. That's because King Saul did not obey Gd's orders, that important mitzvah. Saul didn't immediately execute all of Amalek. Yes, it's a mitzvah to execute/kill Amalek and his descendants, those enemies who aim to destroy us. It isn't cruel to kill them, even the women and the children. We won't have true peace until our enemies are dead and gone.

That's the message or Zachor,Remember. That's the message of Purim. We dress up in costumes to disguise ourselves, and lehavdil, to differentiate, our enemies of today dress in proper suits and come armed with NGOs, diplomats, academics, journalists and smiling surgically enhanced celebrities using doublespeak to demand our destruction in pretty euphemisms.

Today, thousands of years after King Saul failed in his Gd given mission, more innocent Jewish families are in mourning, because more Israelis are being murdered by Arab terrorists. And successive Israeli Governments continue the ways of Saul by warning our enemies, rather than executing them.

  • Wasting expensive ammunition on empty buildings will not bring us peace.
  • Apologizing for killing or injuring rioters, regardless of their age/sex, will not bring us peace.
  • Giving diplomatic immunity to terrorists and their supporters will not bring us peace.
  • Negotiating and compromising will not give us peace.
May this year be the year we totally destroy Amalek, Gd willing!

Chag Purim Sameach



3 comments:

Mr. Cohen said...

**** QUOTES ABOUT AMALEK IN OUR TIMES ****

===================================

“Al Qaeda seeks to destroy the Jewish state completely.

Much of its rhetoric and some of its attacks suggest that
it sees international Jewry and Israel as interchangeable.

The group’s rhetoric is also viciously anti-Semitic
in addition to being anti-Israel.”

SOURCE: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State,
and the Global Jihadist Movement: What Everyone
Needs to Know
(chapter 3, page 47) by Daniel Byman,
Oxford University Press, year 2015,
ISBN: 019021726X (paperback) ISBN: 9780190217266
(paperback) ISBN: 0190217251 ISBN: 9780190217259

www.jns.org/al-qaeda-figure-warns-arab-countries-over-normalization-with-israel/

QUESTION:

This quote is only about Al Qaeda, but should we
believe that other radical Islamic terrorist organizations,
with almost-identical beliefs, would behave differently?

===================================

“Killing civilians, particularly Jews and Americans,
is deemed acceptable [by Al Qaeda] when
other targets are too difficult to attack.”

SOURCE: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State,
and the Global Jihadist Movement: What Everyone
Needs to Know
(chapter 3, page 49)
by Daniel Byman, Oxford University Press, year 2015,
ISBN: 019021726X (paperback) ISBN: 9780190217266
(paperback) ISBN: 0190217251 ISBN: 9780190217259

QUESTION:

This quote is only about Al Qaeda, but should we
believe that other radical Islamic terrorist organizations,
with almost-identical beliefs, would behave differently?

===================================

Mr. Daniel Byman said:

“...roughly half of Palestinians say it
[suicide bombing] is at least sometimes justified...”

SOURCE: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State,
and the Global Jihadist Movement: What Everyone
Needs to Know
(chapter 3, page 56)
by Daniel Byman, Oxford University Press, year 2015,
ISBN: 019021726X (paperback) ISBN: 9780190217266
(paperback) ISBN: 0190217251 ISBN: 9780190217259

Mr. Cohen said...

**** QUOTES ABOUT AMALEK IN OUR TIMES ****

===================================

Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

The Grand Mufti [Islamic leader] of
Jerusalem, in addition to becoming
Hitler’s ally during World War II,
adapted Nazi genocidal theory
to Islamic theology.

He called on his Muslim brothers to:
“Murder the Jews! Murder them all.”

Other Islamic leaders used Nazi words like
“extermination” in referring to the goals
of Arab victory [against Israel].

SOURCE: Chutzpah
by Alan M. Dershowitz (chapter 4, page 119)
published in year 1991 by Little Brown & Co
ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374

===================================

Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

“…if Israel’s military power were ever to be diminished
to the point that the combined armies of the Arab world
could defeat it, I believe there would be another Holocaust.

No Arab dictator who could defeat Israel and forebore
from doing so would survive the continuing frenzy
for jihad [Islamic holy war against non-Muslims].

And an Arab military victory over Israel –
unlike the Israeli victories over the Arabs –
would not result in a mere occupation or
even detention of Israeli Jews.

It would result in a mass slaughter,
designed to rid Arab holy land of Jewish intruders.

Most Jews know this, though they rarely speak of it openly.”


SOURCE: Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz
(chapter epilogue, page 352) published in year 1991,
by Little Brown & Co ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374

===================================

Mr. Patrick Condell said:

“…if the Israelis were to lay down their weapons, they
would be massacred - men, women and children alike."

SOURCE: Why I Support Israel
A YouTube video by Pat Condell, 2014 June 18
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHC8KC5cLs8

complete transcript of this YouTube video:
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/09/why-i-support-israel-by-pat-condell.html

MICROBIOGRAPHY:

Mr. Pat Condell is an atheist, who was born in Ireland
around 1950 CE, and raised in England as a Roman Catholic,
and educated in Church of England schools. He has no Jewish
ancestors and no religious beliefs that might cause him to favor Jews.

Batya Medad said...

interesting, thanks