Rabbi Frand on Purim
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress Tuesday, seated in the gallery will be a man designated to represent the evangelical Christian community’s support for Israel: recording legend Pat Boone.
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Joel Pollak writes, "I’m fasting Monday and praying for Benjamin Netanyahu’s success in his speech to Congress on Tuesday. I don’t care for the pettiness of his American Jewish critics, who typify the establishment that remained silent during the Holocaust; nor the hysterics of his Israeli opponents, who prove by their behavior they are unfit to lead. I am hoping sense will prevail. I trust God and not the mainstream media, here and abroad, who have declared Netanyahu’s speech a disaster in advance."
A friend of mine schedules appointments for a devout Christian. He asked her not to make appointments for him on Wednesday. When she asked why, he answered because it was the Fast of Esther and he is planning on fasting that day.
She questioned him incredulously, "But that is a Jewish holiday. Why are you going to fast that day?"
He answered that he was very concerned with the state of affairs of the world and wanted to fast during the week that the Prime Minister of Israel was scheduled to address Congress.
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