Did Yaakov Prepare for War with Esav?
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
He prepared gifts for his
brother (we tried appeasement: Oslo Accords, Wye River
Memorandum, Camp David, Road Map, the hitnatkut from Gaza),
he divided his camp and prepared to fight (we are now
fighting on two fronts), and he prayed to Hashem (see our
"Holy Jewish Soldiers"... Hat Tip to my friend Chana in
May Good triumph over evil, and may Hashem protect all of
The TRUTH about the MYTHS - Would the World be Better Off
without Israel (G-d Forbid)?
Lady-Light Friday, July 14,
It's about time for a post, don't you think? Couldn't come
at a better time, seeing that Israel is finally hitting back
hard at her enemies who have all but declared war on her.
For those of you who have had your heads in paper bags for
the last couple of weeks, Israel is fighting for her life on
two fronts, the south, in Gaza (Aza - why the 'g', I have no
clue), and the north, in Lebanon. This is because, in both
areas, Hamas & Hezbollah (financially & otherwise supported
by Damascus and Teheran) attacked, sent Kassam and Katyusha
rockets into Israeli cities targeting, wounding and
murdering civilians, and kidnapped soldiers. All this this a
major offensive and is tantamount to a declaration of war on
That given, I commend President Bush for supporting Israel's
right to defend itself. However, where does Condi Rice get
the nerve to request that Israel use restraint? Would the US
use 'restraint' if attacked by Mexico?? I think not; it
would retaliate and re-annex it to TEXAS, for god's sake.
When was the last time Rice or anybody else in this
government had to rush their children into bomb shelters for
the umpteenth time?!
Think about it. Approximately one-third of the country has
been attacked and is in bomb shelters. One-third! Translate
late into American terms, and it takes on a whole new
An Open Letter to Rama:
Thank you for commenting on my previous post. I thank G-d
that you survived the Hutu massacre of Tutsis in 1994. One
needs to understand the history and politics of Rwanda to
understand what contributed to that terrible event ( here's
a site which might help:
The same is
true of the Arab/Israel conflict. Read that history, and
also the history of the Jews in that region of the world.
(here's a good site to begin with:
The fact is that most of the world does not understand, nor
cares to understand what is going on in the Middle East
today and why. They only see and hear the propaganda and
'marketing' which is shouted out the loudest and longest, by
the Arabs (Israel needs a good lesson in public relations!).
In light of that, let me answer your comment on my previous
post point by point.
rationally, I cannot understand what the State of Israel is
doing. It is not logical for a people that has suffered so
much to be so completely blind to other people's suffering.
I assume that you are referring to the 'suffering' of the
Arabs, some of whom call themselves 'Palestinians' (there
was never a sovereign nation called Palestine, with a
culture and language of its own. Anybody living in that
region could be called a 'Palestinian').
made aliyah and G-d willing, will again...
As per West Bank Mama's
request for people's stories on why they made Aliyah, I am
honored to be included in the group, even though after four
years in Israel our family made 'yiridah' back to the
States. So technically, we are currently not living in
Israel, although four of our children are.
OK, here goes. Here goes a
feeble attempt to verbalize and express a lifetime of
hashkafa, a lifetime of an inexplicable love of Ivrit, a
lifetime of longing and yearning for - I still can't put it
into words; a certain hagshama of everything I had been
taught in school and raised on at home.