Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Never Again? Again and Again

One of the two victims assaulted brutally in Kiev Sunday is in a coma after undergoing brain surgery yesterday. His doctors report that he is hovering "between life and death." Eduard Dolinsky, executive vice-president of the United Jewish Community of Ukraine, said that no suspects have been apprehended, despite the fact that the skinheads were seen committing the crime and they "hang out in a public square everyday and the police know them."Israelinsider.com

Rabbi Meir Kahane (May God avenge his blood) explained "never again" as meaning never will 1 Jew on 1 side of the world remain silent while his brother suffers. This adage has has always been deemed blasphemous.Well, last week 10,000 Jews were expelled out of a land which they paid for with blood sweat and tears. This week the honorable Ukranians reminded us what my Grandpa told me.

Both events did not warrant so much as a peep from United States Jewry.
Jews cry to God - Ad Mosei - Until when God? He cries also - Until when Jews? I don't think Never Again is blasphemy as much as it is fictitious

Friday, August 19, 2005

God Does not abandon His People

-Last evening at the barber shop we, the Jewish Bucharian barbers and myself, were tearfully watching CNN. The reporter reported how the IDF was to meet with the furthest extremists they have met (I think it was kfar darom). They showed footage of these wild savages whose last stronghold was the synagogue.

What we actually saw were the holiest souls crying and praying like I have never witnessed. Seldom have I ever seen poignant images as I saw last night. These souls broke out into the 1970’s version of Ki lo yotosh which means G-d does not abandon His people. A scene that is reminiscent of the holy souls singing Ani Maamin 60 years ago.

G-d does not abandon His people. These holy people have given their lives for G-d, His land and His people. They are the scorn of the world and much of their own brethren. They are being expelled from the very same land that is a part of what they sacrificed so much for. Their thoughts? G-d does not abandon His people.

After some further thought, I realized something. These souls are the quintessential Gods people. G-d does not abandon His people.