As I sit and watch the sun begin to fade, and feel the veil of Tisha b'Av fall, I am keeping in mind all those who assailed me personally with their Jew hate, and how so much of that hate is not simply baseless, but is based on lies that they believe because they do not possess the personal integrity to look further. I think of the idiots who call Israel an apartheid state, those who have never even been there. Nor have they been to Soweto to see what apartheid really was. These sick fucks call Israel a Nazi state, but have no idea what it is like to know that members of their family were made into soap, or wigs, or lampshades, or blankets, but have seen Schindler's List so they understand the tragedy of the Holocaust (I'm not kidding), dare to dictate to us what Israel is, and how it should be, and what it should do, and what Jews should be allowed to say and not say. They have no idea the numbers of Jews that have died because of Oslo, because of Camp David, because Israel made concessions to a genocidal terrorist body because the world says they should. They have no idea how much of Israel's tax dollars have gone to humanitarian, material, financial, and military aid for the Arabs of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza.
You Lefty, liberal Jew haters, who veil your hatred of us with supposed hatred of Israel, disgust me. You are a disease. You are a cancer for which I pray we find a cure.
And those of you among the Jewish people that enable them...you are worse. You are the kapos who took our clothes before the showers, and shoved our dead bodies into ovens. You are the Jewish police the Nazis used to clear snow from the tracks so the trains could take your brothers and sisters to their deaths, and herded us onto those trains. You are worse than the Jew haters because you are collaborators. Rahm Emmanuel and David Axelrod are your commanders. You make me sick.
Let the message this Tisha b'Av from the Jewish people to the world be that we will not be slaves again. We will not be prisoners in our own land. Let those who wish to live with us in peace be free to do so, and that those who seek our destruction be bound in failure.
Here is the full English and Hebrew Text of Eicha, the Book of Lamentations, which Jews across the globe will chant tonight, perhaps with a greater sense of kavanah this year as Jerusalem is assailed in a way it has not been in a long time. While the world seeks to tear Jerusalem in half and keep the Jewish people from maintaining sovereignty over its ancient, and eternal capital, our holiest city, where the Israeli government is the only governing body in 2000 that has maintained free access for all the religions who call Jerusalem holy, we chant the words of the prophet Jeremiah, who witnessed the destruction of the City, and the people of Israel led away to exile Babylon.
May those of you fasting, you who mourn Tzion, be comforted. For those of you who have supported the cause of Israel, and the Jewish people at this blog and elsewhere, I am eternally grateful for your support. You are righteous souls. Mourners of Tzion, friends of the Jewish people, pray tonight that tragedy is averted, that Israel, the Jewish people, and the world will know peace, and that the enemies of peace...true peace...are brought to utter failure.
If you wish to hear Eicha being chanted you can listen to it by chapter by clicking on the links to the left which will open a separate window so you can read and listen.
The chapters are labeled correctly, though they don't appear in order due to my lack of technical savvy. You're a bright bunch. I know you'll manage.