It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

30 July 2009

The Lesson of the Fall of Beitar

Tisha b'Av is most commonly associated with the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem; the first by Babylon, the second by Rome. Tisha b'Av is also the day that the city of Beitar was conquered by the Romans with some 500,ooo Jews being killed after a siege of three years.

The story that is told of why Beitar fell is a lesson that world Jewry must learn as we prepare to battle the forces that will be brought to bear against us by Marack and other leaders of the world.

The story goes that Hadrian was prepared to end the siege because he could not find a way to penetrate the city. Simon Bar Kochba successfully led a rebellion against the Romans for those years. His uncle, Rav Eleazar of Modi'in wore sackcloth and prayed every day for HaShem to not pass judgement on Beitar that day. As long as this happened the city was safe. A Cuthite learned of this and told Hadrian that he could make it so he would be able to conquer the city. The Cuthite enters the city and finds Rav Eleazar who is so deep in meditation he doesn't even know the Cuthite is there. Bar Kochba has guards there so the Cuthite makes it look like Rav Eleazar is whispering in his ear. The Cuthite makes it known to Bar Kochba that the Rabbi told him he plans on surrendering the city to the Romans. Bar Kochba confronts his uncle with this. Rabbi Eleazar denies this, enraging Bar Kochba who kicks Eleazar in response, killing him instantly. Not long after the Romans overran the city, killed Bar Kochba, and more than half a million Jews.

Why...why did this happen? Because Bar Kochba took the word of a Cuthite over the word of his uncle, a learned man, a tzaddik, a righteous man whose petitions to HaShem protected the city.

Now we have Bibi Netanyahu. To whom will he listen? Will he listen to his people? Will he listen to the people of Yesha? Will he remember the enemies of Israel? Or will he listen to the White House? The rumors of the settlement freeze being accepted are still floating around. Even a temporary freeze means the end of Jewish life and access to Judea and Samaria. We will be cut off from our holy places. We will be cut off from these lands our people hold dearly. We will be completely cut off from the tombs of our patriarchs and matriarchs and others.

In America who will Jews listen to, the resident in the White House who says Israel's security is a priority while he demands she accept insecure borders, or Jewish leaders who have staunchly defended Israel and the rights of Jews everywhere to live free from persecution and discrimination?

And which side will Jews take?

I think by now, only the stupid Jew does not now see that Marack's goal is the destruction of Israel. He knows there will be no Arab concessions. He knows that the 1949 ceasefire lines are indefensible. He knows that Israeli airspace will be dominated by Arab anti-aircraft rockets. He knows that he can break the spiritual life of Am Yisrael by dividing Jerusalem. You need to understand what is at stake, and you need to decide whose side you are on. Are you a kapo for Obama, or are you Am Yisrael? There is no middle ground.

The enemies of Israel cannot be negotiated with. They have one goal: Israel's destruction. Sitting on the fence only enables Marack. And for those of you who weep for the Arabs of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza, just what kind of future will they have in a state run by the same mafia thugs who brutalize them now; who teach their children to hate and kill and strap bombs to themselves; who throw their opponents off buildings and detonate bombs at their weddings; who kill homosexuals and approve of honor killings? Do you think their lives are going to get better by destroying Israel? If you think so then, quite frankly, you are a miracle of nature because you are so fucking stupid it defies all science and logic that your brain is capable of maintaining even the most basic involuntary nerve impulses that control circulation and respiration. You ought to submit yourself for medical studies.

Am Yisrael, we have no one to rely on but ourselves. We must heed our own council. We need to move to a time when there will be no more Tisha b'Avs. We need to stop allowing our enemies to create them. We can only make peace with those that want it. We must defend ourselves from those who seek to destroy us, and who would use the "peace process" as a means of accomplishing that goal.

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