If one is ill, the Almighty can always heal him. (Chovos Halvovos 4:4)
If a person who is seriously ill gives up hope of being cured, this will weaken him even more. If, however, he remains optimistic that through the Almighty's will there is always the possibility of becoming well, this will benefit him both spiritually and physically.
From being dead, however, there is no recovery. These murderers have taken everything from these four young families. Wake up Jew and take action!!!
When terror strikes we must respond with strength. These attacks cost our enemies nothing. At most, the terrorist dies which is what he wanted. His family thinks he is a hero and his people celebrate. There must be a cost to the attackers and to those who send them or the attacks will continue. We must respond both spiritually and politically with strength.
We see when an attack comes Jews come together. No matter what our background or present beliefs, when an attack comes we comfort one another. This shows that Hashem allows these attacks so we will come together. If we come together before the attacks, if we show love for a fellow Jew for no reason other than he or she is a Jew, then the attacks will cease.
Politically, in response to this latest attack the Prime Minister should immediately pardon Elor Azaria, the soldier who was convicted of manslaughter for shooting a terrorist. Free Elor today.
Next, the government should annex at least one settlement for each Jew who was murdered, including their hilltop outposts.
Free Elor with the announcement that he is being pardoned in response to the terror attack, and annex settlements giving each settlement the additional first name of the Jew whose death caused it to be annexed.
When the Arabs see what their attacks cost them they will stop, but as long as there is no cost to them they will continue.
4 more Jewish families have been destroyed due to radical Islamic terror. Our enemies are handing out sweets in celebration of the murder of 4 IDF soldiers. People are calling the terrorists 'freedom fighters' and the UN calls it human nature! Our soldiers were murdered as they were touring the streets of Jerusalem, the city we call our eternal capital and what our "ally" President calls "illegal".
The terrorist was an Israeli Arab that lives in a Jerusalem village that has produced numerous barbaric terrorists such as the one who entered Mercaz Harav Yeshiva and slaughtered Jewish kids as they studied Torah and were preparing for the Purim festivities.
This terrorist had full Israeli rights and had absolutely nothing to do with the fabricated Palestine excuse radical Muslims use to justify murdering Jews.
Did I mention he was already in Israeli jail for terrorist activity and was released. Why? Well that's the law! 4 soldiers died for the law.
Tomorrow the entire nation will be in tears as we lay to rest 4 beautiful children whose lives were cut short by a radical Islamic genocidal ideology.
Of course we will survive, we always do!
We have been surviving attack after attack for over 2 millennia and the only question is, how much longer will we define our survival by how well we pick ourselves up from pogroms, holocausts, inquisitions, burning temples, massacres, wars, intifadas, shooting attacks, axe attacks, rocket attacks and of course ramming attacks. How about from now on, we do not give those who clearly seek our destruction the benefit of the doubt. How about we do not give them rights and protect them with the law are trying to murder or use to carry out their next attack.
How about we judge them as they clearly and vocally demonstrate how they want to be judged; radical genocidal, anti-semitic terrorists.
I, like many of you reading this, am sick and tired of funerals.
Personally, I simply cannot go to military funerals any more. Every time I see the coffin draped in the Israeli flag and watch the families lose their sanity as life is ripped out from their world, I am thrown back 23 years when I buried Yehoshua. I cannot stand hearing the gun shots at funerals and neither could Yehoshua. I cannot thinking about how each one of the families will be living their own personal holocaust every day! Over and over!
Yehoshua Friedberg, my platoon mate, who was brutally murdered 23 years ago by Islamic terrorists was laid to rest forever while his murderers were released from Israeli jail, only to murder again,which they did.
Our enemies give out sweets in celebration and we are not disappointed in the slightest bit, because we expect such behavior from them. Some say we can not allow our soldier to kill a terrorist 7 minutes after an attack lest we become just like our enemies. They actually call the IDF soldier who kills a terrorist who came to murder him, a murderer!
Funny how the left hold such a clearly bigoted opinion of our enemies by insinuating (rightfully so) that we are not as barbaric as they are and then advocate making a deal with them as if they all of a sudden believe they are part of our sane Western culture.
Arab textbooks have no Israel on the map and we make believe that all they want is a strip of land and then there will be peace? Abbas praises spilled Jewish blood in Jerusalem and we make believe he is different than Hamas and can be a partner for Peace?
Arabs claim going back to the 67 lines is all that is needed for peace and we believe them even though between 48-67 ALL of Judea, Samaria, Golan, Gaza and all of Jerusalem was already in Arab control and they were still calling for Israel's annihilation. In fact the PLO, was created in 1964 by Egyptian born Arafat with the goal of destroying Israel. That was 3 years before any settlement ever touched the ground!
How about we stop buying into the false narrative of our enemies. How about we start believing again in who we are and what we are doing here. How about we realize we are part of a miraculous return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel from all 4 corners of the Earth. How about we embrace our return instead of trying to reverse the process by kicking out Jews in the name of a false sense of Peace.
How about we tell the truth and stop hesitating. We, the nation of Israel, the Jewish people, are the indigenous people of the Land of Israel. Our culture, religion and history are dependent upon this land.
The Middle East is packed withe Arab and Islamic regimes that are hundreds of times bigger than Israel. How about we stop contemplating giving in to the demands of our enemies to split this land and stop making believe that solution is based on justice, truth or even sanity.
Muslims? They occupied the entire Middle East by force. They have no religious, historical or national claim on the Land of Israel, so let's stop making believe we owe them something.
As MK Betzalel Smotritch so eloquently put it in his plan to stop the killing. When Yehoshua entered the land of Israel, he gave the non-Jewish residents 3 choices:
1. LIVE as human beings in the Jewish homeland called Israel and enjoy all the benefits of this amazing country.
2. LEAVE and join your Arab or Muslim brothers across the Middle East or to any other country in the world you would rather be in.
3. FIGHT and meet the IDF and this time with no holds barred.
For the sake of our nation, for the safety of the Jewish people, to honor those who were murdered after numerous fabricated "peace" plans, let's stop making believe that there is any pride in crying over dead Jews and being proud of the fact that we survived as we get up bloodied and beaten.
Let's redefine our survival by not allowing others to beat us up or threaten us.
Let's stop chanting NEVER AGAIN as they shoot, stab and ram us and start taking action as a unified nation and a strong country, so that they understand NEVER AGAIN is not a wish, it's our warning and ultimatum to those who seek our destruction. Let's start standing up for ourselves and let it be known there will be a grave price for killing a Jew. Let's start doing whatever has to be done to make sure no more Jews die! World opinion? It went up in smoke 75 years ago!