This is the most disgusting thing I’ve ever read.
The Judaism I practice, the Torah I study, and the God that I pray to absolutely condemn these opinions.
Let’s go through this piece by piece.
So, I’m a Palestinian girl,
just trying to fetch an info
It’s really mature of you to research and look for more information. Good on ya!
about why the heck you insist living here,
By here I assume you mean Israel. Why do I insist on living in Israel? Because it’s the land of my people. We’ve been living in Israel since about 1240 BCE. 40 years after the Exodus from Egypt we entered Israel with our leader Joshua.
why do you insist having so much culture that you actually are making up!
Our culture in Judaism and we’re not making it up. It’s been out culture for millennia.
You don’t belong here, you really don’t, you have no country,
We’ve lived here for about 3,000 years. I’m pretty sure we belong here. I’m pretty sure the Jewish state of Israel is a state for Jews (among other religions and ethnicities of course).
We’ve dealt with this already.
and no hope.
I’m just going to quote from Israel’s national anthem, Hatikvah.
עד לא אבדה תקותינו
We have not yet lost our hope
I just want a reason,
Which I already gave. It’s been the land of my ancestors for over 3,000 years. This is where we lived, fought for and died for longer than any other nation in the world.
I don’t wanna curse, or get cursed or just yell around tumblr with no aim,
That’s very mature of you. If only world leaders and politicians could be so mature. I have no intention of cursing you.
My aim is the freedom of my country
That’s very noble of you, but not when it comes at the expense of millions of civilians.
my aim is to understand why are you killing my brothers,
Terrorists are and terrorist infrastructure are eliminated to ensure security. Innocents are not targeted and if they are unfortunately killed it is truly tragic.
why did you put my uncles in jail
They didn’t pay a parking fine? Theft? I don’t know! In the only democracy in the Middle East, innocents are not jailed. What were they involved in? Terrorist activity?
Why are they involved in terrorist activity? Because your freedom fighters are terrorists. They target children and rejoice over spilt blood of innocents. Maybe the Palestinian education system also has something to do with it.
This week’s Parsha begins with G-d telling Moses that He has heard the cries of His people and He will redeem them. In addition to this, at this point, G-d tells Moses that He will give the Land of Israel to the Israelites as their “inheritance” (also translated as “heritage”).
A handmade silver menorah is the first thing you see after you check in at Ben Gurion airport and before you head through security.
I think this is the perfect item to place in that spot. For thousands of years the menorah has been a symbol of jewish pride and integrity. Just as you’re about to leave the Jewish state, this menorah is standing there as a reminder of your identity. It whispers to you that even though you’re leaving Eretz Yisrael temporarily for the Diaspora, you’re Jewish. Don’t be seduced by the yavanim, you have your own culture and people that are waiting for you back at home.
Chabad Chanukiah Kikar Tzion
1 December 2013
סופגניות! חנוכה שמח :)
"My fledglings have left the nest
Spread their wings and flew
And I, an old bird, was left in the nest
Hoping dearly, that everything will be okay.
I have always known, the day will come
When we would have to say goodbye
But now it comes somewhat unexpectedly to me
So what’s the wonder that I’m a little worried?
Cut off the skies
Fly wherever you want
Just don’t forget
There’s a vulture in the skies
Now we are left alone in the nest
But we are together
Hug my tightly, tell me ‘yes’
Don’t worry; together, it’s a pleasure to get old
I know, this is how the things are in nature
And I too have left a nest
But now, when the moment has arrived
It is a bit stifling in the throat
To the memory of Arik Einstein, who passed away this evening.
People who have traveled to EY long term (especially for sem/yeshiva): general tips about the experience? What did you wish you’d brought with you that you didn’t, or that you did but someone else might easily not think to bring? What do you wish you’d known before you went? etc.
Don’t bother binging toiletries. It’s not worth schlepping and you can buy everything here. Also, American shampoo/conditioner won’t react properly with the water here. You need Israeli shampoo/conditioner.
Bring a lot of basics and layers so that way you can mix and match a lot of different outfits. It’s not called in jlem during the day yet so bring transeasonal clothing that you can turn into winter or summer. But make sure you’re prepared for both…winter should be coming any day…
A kindle is one of the best invesents you can make if you’re gonna e here for a while and like reading.
Apparent it’s difficult to get some medications here that are over the counter in the US. Put together a little bag of medicine that you know works for you when you’re sick or need it eg. Neosporin, cold/flu, period pain etc.