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)
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!