Friday, June 13, 2008


Sunset in Ashkelon

by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths

I stood on my patio and watched the sunset over Ashkelon. It was a beautiful sunset, orange and purple and red and blue. The kind of sunset that you almost sigh over, as the beauty of Hashem's creation takes your breath away. As I watched the sunset, I didn't know the very city I watched in the distance was under major missile attack. Tens of thousands of innocent civilians, Jews, mothers and children, fathers and sons, running for their very lives to safety.

You'll have to look far and wide to catch this on the news. Not a headline, not even a noticeable article. A civilian city of Jews being hit with 50 missiles & mortars isn't even news worthy anymore. (Perhaps that's because the government declared CALM yesterday?)

The current situation is ridiculous. Bombs are intentionally targeted on civilians, no one notices (and makes sure you don't either). Major natural disasters are occurring bi-monthly in the US. Fuel prices through the roof. Food prices through the roof. US economy moving from recession signs to possible depression signs. And all we hear about is politics.

Lulled to sleep and desensitized. Beware. You will be affected. Prepare.

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Michel said...

As a 44 yr. old under going conversion, in America, how should i prepare ?

Keli Ata said...

Thank you for posting this. It is a sad but important reminder for me when I look at the beauty of a sunset thousands of miles away in the US.

A sober reminder. The fate of Israel and the US seem to parallel each other. Maddening that even after 9/11 the US still wants to force Israel into negotiating with terrorists.

The US can't claim ignorance anymore. The average American cannot claim ignorance.

We KNOW. Sigh. The civilians in the small villages around the concentration camps claimed they didn't know what was happening, and the survivors angrily told "You KNEW" when the allied forces made the townspeople walk through the camps after they were liberated.

The US needs to stop compelling Israel to deal with terrorists and surrender holy land to them. Again, we cannot claim ignorance about terrorism because we know who the terrorists are and what they're capable of. Every American witnessed 9/11 either in person or via live television.

We know. We know and yet we want to condemn Israel to this misery. We can't vote for politicians that condone land for peace or negotiations with terrorists.

(thank you Akiva for letting me reflect on things on your blog).

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