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Copyright Rabbi Eli Hecht
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"As a Jew, as an Israeli, as a man and as a human being, I am ashamed for the disgrace imposed upon us by a degenerate murderer, Dr. Boruch Goldstein," said Israeli Prime Minister Rabin.
This month the state of Israel witnessed two major events: a suicide bombing killing and a reunion of Auschwitz survivors. Somehow, these two don't go together. Both took place on the same day, in heavily populated areas.
As Israel has grown in population, so have grown its problems. Wars are won against its enemies, but war between its own people seem to increase.
A student once came to his Rabbi - "Teach me the path to peace." The Rabbi answered with the following parable.
Now that the recent election in Israel is over, Americans fear increased influence from the Orthodox movement. Hysteria of a Pandora's Box being opened has raised concerns "but the Orthodox have always played a major role in the policies of the State of Israel.
Much time may be needed to understand the meaning of Israel's rejection of the U.N. efforts to call parts of Jerusalem "an occupied territory." But less time is needed for us to realize that the Holy City, Jerusalem, may not be the city of peace.
This week, in an unprecedented move by the Jewish Federation, a hand-carried packet was delivered to every school affiliated with the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.
A few months ago an Israeli government official announced that American Jewry should not meddle in Israel's policies.
Si vis pacem, para bellum. If you want peace, prepare for war. This Latin proverb comes to mind when I think of what's happening in the state of Israel.
Whenever the spring holidays come around I think of miracles. Both Jews and Christians celebrate their respective holidays around the same time.
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