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Thursday, March 29, 2012

About That Global March...

Zecharia 14:12:

וְזֹאת תִּהְיֶה הַמַּגֵּפָה, אֲשֶׁר יִגֹּף יְהוָה אֶת-כָּל-הָעַמִּים, אֲשֶׁר צָבְאוּ, עַל-יְרוּשָׁלִָם; הָמֵק בְּשָׂרוֹ, וְהוּא עֹמֵד עַל-רַגְלָיו, וְעֵינָיו תִּמַּקְנָה בְחֹרֵיהֶן, וּלְשׁוֹנוֹ תִּמַּק בְּפִיהֶם

And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the peoples that have warred against Jerusalem: their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their sockets, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.

All the nations already forced the Jews away from half of the city (East Jerusalem, see verse 2), and even its "best friend" the U.S. can't say what the capital of Israel is.

But since the word of G-d doesn't deter these people naturally, we need to pray to Him that they will be deterred.

We also need to worry about our Iranian Jewish bretheren.  Debka reported:
The Islamic regime in Tehran was not satisfied with the public support the Iranian Jewish community’s was forced to confer on the Global March to Jerusalem for which Iran is recruiting Islamists worldwide. Now, the event’s organizers, Majlis Speaker Hossein Sheikh-ol-Eslam and Salim Ghafouri, have ordered the community to send a Jewish delegation to march with the Islamist groups in Lebanon, debkafile’s Iranian sources disclose.
The delegations are scheduled to mass on the Lebanese and Jordanian borders with Israel and at West Bank and Gaza checkpoints on March 30, when Israeli Arabs mark Earth Day every year.

Iran’s ancient Jewish community of around 15,000 souls (9,000 in Tehran, 4,000 in Shiraz and 1,300 in Isfahan) has been living in fear of reprisals should Israel or the United States carry out a military operation against the country’s nuclear facilities. Now, they face a fresh danger of murder and abduction by Hizballah and Palestinian gunmen and terrorists in Lebanon.

Jewish communal leaders were instructed by the Iranian authorities this week to have at least 10 young men aged 18 to 22 ready for the march. They were to be given “the honor” of acting as vanguard for breaking through the Lebanese-Israeli border fence and leading a mass incursion across the border.

They suspect that this ploy is meant to prevent Israeli soldiers from firing on the trespassers for fear of killing the Jewish contingent, while at the same time, exposing them to violence when the event is over at the hands of al-Qaeda linked Palestinian groups under Hizballah protection.

וְהָיָה בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, תִּהְיֶה מְהוּמַת-יְהוָה רַבָּה בָּהֶם; וְהֶחֱזִיקוּ, אִישׁ יַד רֵעֵהוּ, וְעָלְתָה יָדוֹ, עַל-יַד רֵעֵהוּ
And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.

וְגַם-יְהוּדָה--תִּלָּחֵם, בִּירוּשָׁלִָם; וְאֻסַּף חֵיל כָּל-הַגּוֹיִם סָבִיב, זָהָב וָכֶסֶף וּבְגָדִים--לָרֹב מְאֹד
And Judah also shall fight against Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the nations round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.

Rashi and Metzudat David say that Yehuda will be forced into fighting against Yerushalayim.

May Hashem protect them and may Hashem protect all of Kelal Yisrael.


At Thu Mar 29, 12:58:00 PM 2012, Blogger Leah said...

What do you mean that Judah will be forced to fight against Jerusalem? How? Why?

At Thu Mar 29, 01:17:00 PM 2012, Blogger yaak said...

This is how Rashi and Metzudat David explain these pesukim.

Rashi simply says that Yehuda will be forced to fight against Yerushalayim.

Metzudat David explains, based on verse 13, that there will be much confusion abound, and those whom they thought to help out - they will then consider them to be their enemies.

At Thu Mar 29, 01:40:00 PM 2012, Blogger Devorah Chayah said...


At Thu Mar 29, 01:54:00 PM 2012, Anonymous MAOZ said...

So, like, the GMJ organizers/Iranian regime are actually going to send Jews to make aliya to Eretz Yisrael? Great! May our Jewish brothers (and sisters too! Everybody come home now!) in Iran arrive safely in Eretz Yisrael. And may HaShem then "slam the door shut" in the faces of all the hostile goyim around them -- with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with signs and wonders!

At Thu Mar 29, 04:47:00 PM 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the ground opens up and swallows the marchers [except for the poor Iranian Jews being forced].

I actually can't believe the world is sitting back and allowing this to happen, it's the act of a bunch of bullies against a tiny country. The world is trying to wipe out bullying, unless Israel is the target - then its ok.

I guess there's a lot more drama to come, this is just the beginning.

At Thu Mar 29, 04:51:00 PM 2012, Blogger yaak said...

I should also mention that Zecharia 12:2 says the same thing, and there, Rashi, Metzudat David, the Radak, and Targum Yonatan all agree to this idea.

At Thu Mar 29, 04:55:00 PM 2012, Blogger Moriah said...

The world sat back through the Holocaust, they sat back through Tienanmen Square, they sat back through the slaughter in Rwanda, they sat back through the Second intifada when Jews were being slaughtered on buses and in cafes. They are sitting back now as Bashar al Assad obliterates his own people with armaments and tank shells. What's not to believe? Believe it! and know there is a G-d of Justice in the world and soon we'll, G-d willing, be a witness to His Justice!

At Thu Mar 29, 08:05:00 PM 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yaak, because of your postings, I am saying Tehillim whenever I can. May Hashem protect Klal Israel.

At Fri Mar 30, 12:41:00 AM 2012, Blogger Neshama said...

Who is considered "Yehuda" in this generation? The pioneers guarding the land in the ?southern west bank? (Yehuda)?


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