I read a letter from a father to a soldier to my congregants friday night and Saturday since I have different groups and I emailed the letter before Shabbat for them to think about it. We had an amazing discussion at both services.. A number of the NON ORTHODOX RABBIS found it convenient to embarass me publicly. for sharing it with them on a rabbinical site. See THE LETTER IN THE Jewish Press. It cautions the son to be careful not to put his life on the line and die because he is overcautious about harming civilians. This is war and people on both sides dies, unfortunately that includes children. We need a cease fire immediately for the sake of all. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg, founder and president , israel advocacy task force. iatf
Dr. Rosenberg, I agree that a ceasefire would be the best thing. However, when will there be a resolution? This goes on and on, decade after decade. Negotiating with terrorists is a losing proposition. I am sure you are a decent and honorable man, with the best interests of Israel at heart. I must tell you, though, that I went out and researched what the Israel Advocacy Task Force is about. The first thing I found was this letter, from your organization, to President Obama, dated November 17, 2012. In part, it read:
"Dear Mr. President:
We write to express AJC’s profound appreciation for your steadfast support for Israel during the current crisis.
We have been moved by your repeated demonstrations of solidarity and friendship toward the Israeli people, targets of wave after wave of deadly rocket fire by Hamas – and your moral clarity about the instigators of this crisis and the responsibility of the Israeli government to defend its citizens.
We know that your commitment to Israel’s security has gone far beyond words of support. Under your leadership, security cooperation between the United States and Israel has reached a new level. "
Dr. Rosenberg - really? Capitulation never works. It really never does, with anybody.
And this just in...........
ASSOCIATED PRESS – The Hamas leadership demanded an apology from Israel today for the attack Hamas launched that killed an Israeli soldier in southern Israel.
Whatever the comment was, I'm glad I didn't have to read it. I've often wondered about people who write things so terrible that they must be removed. And to think that people like that can vote and drive. Yikes.
In my indignation above I neglected to express my sincere sorrow for this young loss of life. I do so here, and wish all of Israel, Divine retribution. I have no idea what form that will or would, take, but just want justice for our Jewish brothers and sisters.
This is so sad.
Scroll down a bit here:
there's a photo of this young man.
May God ease the sorrow of his family and friends, and wipe away their tears.
Just FYI the Army promoted Yosef to Corporal posthumously. Seems he was raised in an ultra-Orthodox family, so he would be an exception to many orthodox young men who are exempt from military service, I believe. God rest his soul.
This is a great link to stay up to date. Thank you. And I second your kind words for this young soldier's family and friends.
I wonder if Ban advises Hamas to "exercise Maximum Restraint".
My thoughts and prayers to the family of this young Israeli hero.
Throughout history the world has hated the Jews and there was even a time when Christians did also. How sad God's Chosen People had to suffer at the hands of so many. This day it continues as Islamist hatred spews forth in the form of missiles and rockets. May God bless Israel; her land and her people and may He give them rest from their enemies. Amen.
Hamas runs the Palestinians and Iran runs Hamas. Therefor Iran runs the Palestinians. Yet Israel should live under a constant state of siege? From Iran? Without retaliating in self-dense?
You "people" in the press are the definition of unfair, the epitome of stupid, the spreader of slander, and the partner of pure evil. You're scum, with legs.