Thursday, June 30, 2005

Protest Day

2 things going on in Israel caused protests by religious Jews today :
  • Protesting Jerusalem's To'eva Pride Parade (see here)
  • Protesting the disengagement (see here and here)

Eleh Varechev Ve'eleh Vasusim Va'anahnu Beshem Hashem Elokeinu Nazkir.

Update: Shabes.net brings down an amazing connection between the 2 events. The site says that in Parshat Aharei Mot, the Torah says as a punishment for illicit relationships (including homosexuality), which are called To'evot (abominations) :

וְלֹא-תָקִיא הָאָרֶץ אֶתְכֶם, בְּטַמַּאֲכֶם אֹתָהּ, כַּאֲשֶׁר קָאָה אֶת-הַגּוֹי, אֲשֶׁר לִפְנֵיכֶם.

that the land vomit not you out also, when ye defile it, as it vomited out the nation that was before you.

The implementation of the decree of Disengagement started today, the 23rd of Sivan. It is today, the 23rd of Sivan, that they had the To'eva Pride Parade. The punishment for abominations is getting kicked out of the land.

(See also the End of Days Blog for the significance of this day, the 23rd of Sivan.)

Hashem should help us all in this trying time, and we should be able to say: Va'anahnu Kamnu Vanit'odad!

5 Comments:

At Thu Jun 30, 04:26:00 PM 2005, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Dear Ya'ak:

If I am not called for active duty for the Yom Pekudah, I will work on attaching myself to other blogs. As you know, everything is in flux right now. I am trying to close up certain affairs before D-day. One thing I need to write is my article about Tisha B'Av and how it is the key to unlocking the Vav in HaShem's name.

Dov

 
At Thu Jun 30, 04:54:00 PM 2005, Blogger yaak said...

R' Dov,
It's an honor! I'm looking forward to your post on Tisha B'av, as I do all your posts. Keep up the good work!

 
At Thu Jun 30, 10:58:00 PM 2005, Blogger Batya said...

We must all do something!

 
At Fri Jul 01, 02:19:00 AM 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a kiddush Hashem it would have been if all the street protesters had arrived en masse to block the parade instead.

Failure of leadership.

 
At Fri Jul 01, 09:10:00 AM 2005, Blogger Yaakov said...

The best protest: Tehillim


photos from the Gush Katif tehillim rally

 

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