Muslim police refuse to protect French synagogues
January 2016 – Donald Trump Warned Brussels, Belgium – The New York Times Mocked Him For It…
Weasel Zippers writes about Ted Cruz's comments on the Belgium attacks, as well as President Obama's words over here.
Shortly after the attacks, the Antwerp World Diamond Center canceled a Purim party it planned for tomorrow “out of respect for the victims and their families,” the center’s CEO, Ari Epstein, told Joods Actueel. Another Purim party by the European Jewish Association was canceled in Brussels, the group’s director, Rabbi Menachem Margolin, said.
A rebbetzin spoke today about the words in the song Shoshanat Yaakov- teshuatam hayita lanetzach (“you were their eternal salvation.")
She said that the word "hayita" is a word in the past tense. The correct word should have been "tiheye"- "will be." But "hayita" was used to show "bayamim hahem bazman hazeh." Just as we were saved in the past in the Purim story, Hashem will be our salvation in the future, as well.
As stories are coming out about people being saved from being at the scene of the explosions today, we see how much is in Hashem's hands. One taxi driver arrived 20 minutes late this morning and a man who was dropping his son at the airport asked his son if he should park the car in a lot or just drop him off. The son said that if they had some time, he wouldn't mind if they parked the car. They were in the parking lot when the explosion went off at the airport.