בס׳ד

"Where does it say that you have a contract with G-d to have an easy life?"

the Lubavitcher Rebbe



"Failure is not the enemy of success; it is its prerequisite."

Rabbi Nosson Scherman



12 Sep 2012

Learning and protests

The BBC reports about Israel's ultra-Orthodox fight to be exempt from military service.
Among those interviewed was a student in a Bayit VeGan yeshiva.

"We are continuing the way of the Bible," says one student. "The Jewish way, to be Jewish - this isn't just about genes or a nation, it's a religion. And the reason we are in Israel is because of the Jewish religion. Our right to live in Israel is because we are Jews.

"So what secular people should respect, and understand, is that what we are doing when we study in the yeshiva is giving us all a right to be here."

In other words, learning and piety are as essential to Israel as knowing how to handle a gun...
Read full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19492627

As news of the death of Chris Stevens, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya has been posted at various sites, various reasons were attributed to his death.
The violence was part of a protest against an American amateur film “Innocence of Muslims” deemed offensive to the Prophet Muhammad. A similar incident took place in Cairo, Egypt’s capital. ....The attack against US citizens may also be a retaliation tactic by Gaddafi loyalists for the arrest of the regime’s former Intelligence Chief Abdullah al-Senussi, journalist Zaid Benjamin’s wrote on Twitter.
http://rt.com/news/us-ambassador-libya-killed-946/

I was dismayed when an Israeli Charedi website headlined the article by stating that the ambasssador was killed: The reason - a film..... Firstly, the reason for his death was that his time was up. Secondly, he died because gunmen fired rockets at his car.



2 comments:

  1. You know... you might even go as far to say... that it is NOT a Jewish "religion"... the rest of the world has their religions... but with Israel... it's a Way of Life.

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  2. In Auroura they died because of a film too!!

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