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 August 2010

Who Owns Jerusalem?

Mahmoud al-Habbash believes the Falacstinians OWN Jerusalem. This is video of the sermon he gave on Friday, prior to Rabbi Ovadia's prayer for the destruction of Abbas and his vile genocidal henchmen. Note that Abu in A Suitabbas is seated prominently.

He claims it has always been this way, that it was always Falacstinian, and that it must be returned to the Falacstinians. This notion is so utterly laughable, so historically inaccurate, so incomprehensibly wrong, that this ludicrous claim will not be addressed here. Even Wikipedia fails to list Jerusalem as ever being the capital of Falacstine or controlled by Falacstinians, so let's not waste our time on that one.

We should address his notion of the "yearning" of Muslims for Jerusalem. It's mentioned in the Koran exactly zero times. It is mentioned in the Tanach (the Hebrew Bible) at least 820 times. We pray for the rebuilding of Jerusalem three times a day, every day. Muslims pray five times a day and never mention Jerusalem once. They do not face Jerusalem when they pray. They face Mecca. It has never been the capital of any Islamic state, or empire. Even Salah ad-Din, arguably the greatest military leader Islam has ever produced, did not make his capital in Jerusalem. There is no yearning for Jerusalem by Muslims. The notion is sheer lunacy. The only thing Muslims yearn in regards to Jerusalem is ridding it of Jews for the sake of our slaughter and dispossession.

But the greatest foolery of all is in fact this claim of ownership. It is not owned by Muslims or Falacstinians. It is not even "owned" by Jews. Yerushalayim belongs to HaKadosh Borachu, the Holy One, Blessed Is He. It is the place he sent Avraham Avinu to test his faith, where he was told to bind his beloved son Isaac and sacrifice him to Hashem. It is the place He chose to make his abode on earth, and it was the Nation of Israel that was charged with building and servicing this home, that was commanded to bring offerings there, that was commanded to gather for three yearly festivals (Pesach, Shavuot, and Sukkot), and to come together for the expatiation of our sins on Yom Kippur. The Muslims were not commanded to any of this; not by Allah, not by Mohammed, not by anyone.

Jerusalem will never be in your hands. It will not be the capital of a Falacstinian state. It has been restored to us, and we are its custodians, on behalf of the Most High.

The Holy City is Hashem's alone, and it is the Nation of Israel that He commanded to make it so. And when we pray three times a day for the rebuilding of Jerusalem, we also pray for the ingathering of our exiles, and that we live to see the day that His Sanctuary is rebuilt by our hands. So be careful al-Habbash, when you claim that you will bring war over Jerusalem because when you do, you do not fight Israel, or the Jewish people. You fight HaKadosh Borachu, an adversary you have no hope of defeating.

מִי-זֶה בָּא מֵאֱדוֹם, חֲמוּץ בְּגָדִים מִבָּצְרָה, זֶה הָדוּר בִּלְבוּשׁוֹ, צֹעֶה בְּרֹב כֹּחוֹ; אֲנִי מְדַבֵּר בִּצְדָקָה, רַב לְהוֹשִׁיעַ. מַדּוּעַ אָדֹם, לִלְבוּשֶׁךָ; וּבְגָדֶיךָ, כְּדֹרֵךְ בְּגַת. פּוּרָה דָּרַכְתִּי לְבַדִּי, וּמֵעַמִּים אֵין-אִישׁ אִתִּי, וְאֶדְרְכֵם בְּאַפִּי, וְאֶרְמְסֵם בַּחֲמָתִי; וְיֵז נִצְחָם עַל-בְּגָדַי, וְכָל-מַלְבּוּשַׁי אֶגְאָלְתִּי. כִּי יוֹם נָקָם, בְּלִבִּי; וּשְׁנַת גְּאוּלַי, בָּאָה. וְאַבִּיט וְאֵין עֹזֵר, וְאֶשְׁתּוֹמֵם וְאֵין סוֹמֵךְ; וַתּוֹשַׁע לִי זְרֹעִי, וַחֲמָתִי הִיא סְמָכָתְנִי. וְאָבוּס עַמִּים בְּאַפִּי, וַאֲשַׁכְּרֵם בַּחֲמָתִי; וְאוֹרִיד לָאָרֶץ, נִצְחָם

'Who is this that cometh from Edom, with crimsoned garments from Bozrah? This that is glorious in his apparel, stately in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in victory, mighty to save. Wherefore is Thine apparel red, and Thy garments like his that treadeth in the winevat? I have trodden the winepress alone, and of the peoples there was no man with Me; yea, I trod them in Mine anger, and trampled them in My fury; and their lifeblood is dashed against My garments, and I have stained all My raiment. For the day of vengeance that was in My heart, and My year of redemption are come. And I looked, and there was none to help, and I beheld in astonishment, and there was none to uphold; therefore Mine own arm brought salvation unto Me, and My fury, it upheld Me. And I trod down the peoples in Mine anger, and made them drunk with My fury, and I poured out their lifeblood on the earth.'
Yes, be careful what you wish for, will undoubtedly get it.

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