Monday, January 09, 2017


Respond to Terror

​   by Reb Gutman Locks


     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.



  1. Shalom Rav!

    That's actually a brilliant idea ...... simple but brilliant. A very big step in the right direction. Stingray.

  2. They know exactly what to do, but won't do a thing until they get the OKAY from those they are beholden to.

    Unfortunately, Jewish life has become cheap, not like it used to be. But, your suggestion of Jews waking up and doing teshuvah and ahavat chinam, etc. will help much and somehow, in a blink of an eye, we will regain true emunah and pride.


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