salixj said: I agree. I called someone out on their comparing Lapid to a Nazi. I was very upset by the whole discussion. The person also compared me to a Nazi, but later claimed s/he didn’t.
It’s horrible and people still keep doing it! Do I have to spell out word for word why it’s wrong for people to call other people Nazis? And Kal Vachomer why it’s wrong for Jews to call other Jews Nazis?
sarah-bracha said: I’m sorry about your previous experience but if you had been there yesterday you would know it was not a demonstration. It was literally davening and saying tehillim. There were no speeches or yelling or rioting, just Jews praying.
That’s really positive that yesterdays demonstration didn’t sink to what I saw. I have friends who went and they told me all about it. They told me it was hectic, they got trampled and probably stepped on a bunch of a children accidentally.
jewishatheist said: nice piece. and awesome that you got it published! (do you normally write for them?) cheers
Thank you so much! I write for them as a blogger occasionally. I try not to make it like a job where I feel like I have to churn out pieces. I write when I feel passionate about something.
The major Haredi demonstration yesterday, protesting the end to draft exemptions reminded me of what scares me most about……
Something small I’ve written about what scares me most about Jewish debate. Looks like we haven’t learnt our lesson after 2000 years of Galut.
Seen just now
Today, the state of Israel honors the memory of its fallen, our soldiers and our people who fell in Israel’s wars and in the terrorist attacks.
From the moment the state was established, it has not ceased to wish for peace with its neighbors, and to the same degree, its enemies have not ceased from their aspiration to wipe it off the face of the earth
We are here thanks to Israel’s fighters who joined the struggle for our existence, thanks to those who survived the wars and thanks to those who fell. We do not forget, even for a second, that we are here thanks to the fallen
Today, while the accumulated threats against the State of Israel are greater than in the past, both the IDF and our security services are stronger than ever. We will continue to strengthen our security, we will continue to aspire for peace with our neighbors, and we will continue to ensure the future of our country. Thank you
- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Another piece I put together for my friend’s birthday. I just did the editing.
Rocks can kill. But when was the last time anyone was killed by a Palestinian stone thrower? Has anyone been killed? How many?
Now compare that to the number of civilians killed in Operation Cast Lead. Or the number of civilians killed by even rubber bullets fired from IDF guns, let alone “deadly” bullets.
What should we be focusing on?
Yes, people have been killed in the past. I don’t know how many, but fatalities have occurred.
OCL did result in the deaths of many, however what you need to remember is that most killed were militants; and out of the civilians killed, most were as a result of human shielding.
Asher Palmer (25 yo) and his son Yonatan (1 yo) were killed last year when a rock was thrown at Asher’s car as he was driving near Hebron.
Asher and Yonatan Palmer, HY’D
For the record, I don’t agree with the message that this cartoon is displaying. Nevertheless
יהורם גאון - בלדה לחובש
Ballad for the Medic
English subtitles included in the video
This a moving, emotional song that is truly emblematic of the IDF and Israeli soldiers. I rarely react with strong emotions to music - but, this song, made my eyes tear up.