- No murder
- No theft
- No sexual immorality (Okay, this is a tough one...even priests can't seem to keep it zipped)
- No idolatry
- Prohibition against blaspheming the Name of G-d
- No eating the flesh of a still living animal
- Establish courts of law
We not only thank HaShem for Gilad’s freedom, we petition Him to exact His vengeance against the Amalekite dogs that mock and desecrate His Name. Not for our sakes, as we are unworthy, but for the sakes of those who gave their lives in sanctification of His holy name; those who perished in fire and water; who were tortured; who died in captivity rather than renounce their allegiance to the G-d of Israel. In their memory, may HaShem strike at the dogs, which murdered Jews in cold blood, which literally tore the body of an army reservist to pieces, who murdered innocent women and children in restaurants, cars, and buses.
Make no mistake; we are all relieved that Gilad is home. But if a single Jew, chas v’shalom, is murdered by one of the animals traded for his life, then the government of Israel, from the Prime Minister on down, is guilty of that murder. The government of Israel did not exhaust its options in securing Gilad’s release. It bargained with, and caved to animals. Now every man, woman, and child in Israel is at greater risk from kidnapping and murder. Because the government of Israel does not know Torah, it has confused one Torah value for another. The value of the life of our captives is immeasurable. This does not mean however that we put all of Israel at risk by caving to the demands of our enemies.
May Gilad know a full and speedy recovery from all his wounds, physical, mental, and emotional, and may his captors, and murderers that were released, suffer measure for measure for their crimes against him, and Israel.