Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Zakhor - Remember

No, this isn't Purim Torah. This Shabbat we read Parshat Ki Tetze, whose maftir is the injunction, read again on the Shabbat before Purim, to remember Amalek. And tomorrow is the anniversary (on the civil calendar) of the attacks on America by today's evil Amalekites. We still have a score to settle with them. Pray for our brave men and women in uniform. If you live in New York, the weather is expected to be clear so view the Tribute in Light between sundown tomorrow and sunrise on Friday. And anyone who still thinks that the barbarians who did this are people we can talk to, do business with or bargain with, anything but devil-worshipers who cut themselves off from humanity - take a look at this video.


This video was produced - I must say rather amateurishly - not by us but by the barbarians who perpetrated the brutal murder it depicts. They are proud of what they did. They celebrate it and they celebrate the people who do such things the way we would celebrate someone who found a cure for cancer.

Shortly after the attacks, my daughter came home from school with tapes from idiots posing as Orthodox rabbis urging teshuva and suggesting that America somehow deserved it. Since the Jewish date is 23 Elul, exactly one week before Rosh Hashana, perhaps it was inevitable that rabbis would relate the attacks to the teshuva theme. But any suggestion that our good, decent and free country deserved to have 3000 innocent lives snuffed out makes my blood boil, whether it comes from leftist crazies or right-wing Orthodox crazies with or without rabbinical titles. . בסדם אל תבא נפשי בקהלם אל תחד כבדי The barbarians who committed this butchery deserve to be erased from the face of the earth, and this country is called by God to do it.

Thank God for our families, our communities, our country and for each day He gives us. Celebrate life the way the barbarians celebrate death.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God avenge the blood of the slain.

And may the American public not forget, despite their limited attention span, that the enemy is still at war with them even if they aren't interested anymore because the new season of Heroes is starting next week.

Thu Sep 11, 06:54:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Zev Stern said...

The real heroes are the cops and firefighters who put their lives on the line for us that day as they do every day. Running in where everybody else is running out.

Fri Sep 12, 02:57:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless America, and God bless you, Dr. Stern, for always writing spot on. Keep up your good work.
May God see fit to destroy our enemies this year.

Tue Oct 28, 01:26:00 PM EDT  

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