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Tevet 10, 5768, 12/19/2007
We are still under siege. Don’t let us fool ourselves. The Holiday of the Tenth of Tevet is still relevant to us today as it was thousands of years ago. The siege on Jerusalem and the Jewish People is not just some story that happened long ago, and we only refrain from food and drink and fast out of a feeling of religious ‘obligation’. It is happening before our very eyes today. We are in a very similar place to where we were, when we were surrounded, besieged, starved, and killed, by Nebuchadnezer’s army. And we are in just as much danger.
Our fasting on this day lets us have a chance to do some introspection on where we are today and where we are as a people today. We must recognize that the Arabs are not our peace partners, but our vicious enemies. We must recognize that those nations around the world that hinder Israel from making any meaningful response against terror, and yet props up our enemies, funds them, trains them, and prevents us from ending this war, by WINNING it, is also not our friend or ally. Nebchadnezer, as well as all our enemies in history are still alive and well today, they just have different names.
Please, I ask that you watch these video clips and read the accompanying text IN ORDER on this blog.
Palestinan rockets hits Sderot-City
Watch this next short 59 second clip of the Jewish People under siege in the south of the country:
Qassam The Movie (Teaser)
I am warning you that this last video clip I am posting is EXTREMELY GRAPHIC. It is not for the faint-hearted. I am posting it, because I believe (that for those who chose to view it) we need to understand what our enemies are doing to us. Our news and media don’t want to show us these images, because they want to keep us drugged and quiet. However, I believe that if the public knew what a terror scene REALLY looked like, we would become so justifiably outraged, that we would be at the gates of the Knesset in a siege on our ‘leaders’ DEMANDING that the government respond and destroy the den of terrorists that perpetrate these attacks on our people, no matter what Washington says. If you are able to stomach it, watch this video till the end. Understand that Nebchadnezer’s siege on us, is still alive and well today.
Graphic footage of a bomb on a bus in Jerusalem
Have a meaningful fast.
Have a meaningful fast.