Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ahmadinejad and Erdogan - Hayu Tzareha Lerosh

Eicha 1:5:
הָיוּ צָרֶיהָ לְרֹאשׁ
Her adversaries are become the head

Gittin 56b:
היו צריה לראש וגו' כל המיצר לישראל נעשה ראש
"Her adversaries are become the head" - whoever oppresses Israel becomes the head.

We saw it last year when Ahmadinejad visited Lebanon and we're seeing it today when Erdogan visits Egypt - both received a hero's welcome. The people in those countries that neighbor Israel love the anti-Israel rhetoric. They eat it up.

Yes, these two have learned how to irk Israel and have become the 2 main leaders of Yishmael. But they forgot the next part of the gemara - how Titus is burned and his ashes are spread over the seven seas every day as punishment. They will one day know the cost of being the head.