Sunday, July 30, 2006

Trapped Once Again


There is a well known Holocaust anecdote that has a Jewish prisoner standing up to his Nazi superior stating that he thanks god every day that he is the victim and not the perpetrator..
that he is the one getting killed and not the one killing.

The State of Israel is in a situation worse than Auschwitz.

It’s surrounded by barbed wire and watchtowers.
Getting picked off by sadist guards.
And it’s also perpetrating the death of women and children.
And causing grief.

Kol Rodfeyha Hisigiyha Bein Hametzorim
All her enemies will trap her between the fences...

Moral fences are more lethal than electric barbed wire

Body
Soul

The body doesn’t like getting killed
The soul doesn’t like killing
We have been blessed and cursed with an overactive soul

Quite possibly the worst exile we’ve ever been in..

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16 Comments:

Blogger anonym00kie said...

so incredibly true and sad.. as much as this war is needed and justified, i cant help but feel such pain for the israel soldiers. everyone of them goes to sleep at night knowing in his conscience what he was driven to do.. that kind of trauma eats at one's soul...
oof.. how much longer :(

July 30, 2006 6:23 PM  
Blogger SS said...

That was so powerful and so true...

July 30, 2006 8:03 PM  
Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

What's sad and tragic is that they're stuck between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, they need to stop Hezbollah. And on the other hand is the casualties. However, I think people are shortsighted when they tell Israel to stop now. Because if they do, there will be more casualties in the long run because Hezbollah wasn't disarmed. It's a very tragic situation. And I hope the redemption comes soon.

July 30, 2006 8:08 PM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Amazing short, powerful post. That pic reminds me of my trip to poland.

July 30, 2006 11:10 PM  
Blogger Open Up! said...

in these 3 weeks we remember how the walls of yerushalayim were surrounded so many years ago and now eretz yisroel is surrounded by it's enemies once again...may we be zoche to see the real yeshua and geulah right away!

July 31, 2006 12:14 AM  
Blogger Lakewood Venter said...

Powerful post.

July 31, 2006 9:54 AM  
Blogger Pragmatician said...

perhaps the worst and definitely the longest.
too long

July 31, 2006 11:05 AM  
Blogger FrumGirl said...

I never thought about it quite like this before. At first I was upset that you depict Israel negatively for doing what they have to do, then I understood... you are saying that this is what makes it so terrible, so sad... I agree. But better this way where Israel may be condemned once again for doing what they need to do... than just being led to be slaughtered.

July 31, 2006 1:40 PM  
Blogger ayala said...

First sorry that I haven't come to the new blog. I am an idiot and did not realize there was a new blog, don't ask me how I missed this obvious fact because I am honestly not sure myself. And now that I am here I have to say nice graphics. Did you do those yourself? And now to the post.

Your post made me sad. Sad is one of those words that teachers mark "weak" on reports but I can't think of anything else that describes it. It is a weak post. Strongly written and strongly felt, but it has this tinge of weakness. Of tiredness maybe. And it made me sad. It made me feel dark and cloudy and I don't know if I am making any sense at all. It made me see this situation in a different way. Thanks.

July 31, 2006 7:44 PM  
Blogger chaverah said...

oy! how sad! what a way to describe whats going on right now. I just hope there s happy ending, can you write one?

July 31, 2006 8:03 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

anonym00kie...
hopefully...soon...

ss...
I feel that way too

lvnsm...
amen..

swfm..
yeah I've also been..

open..
amen..!

lv..
thank u

FG...
exactly...this impossible situation...

ayala...
its ok..u have alot of catching up to do :-)
it is sad..and perhaps...i'm a bit melancholy..but thats how i view it...and out weakness and tiredness comes from an genuine desire for an end to all this and for peace..

chaverah...
Hmmm...i gave u a heavy post to counteract the lite ones u were complaining about.

July 31, 2006 11:22 PM  
Blogger chaverah said...

i was not complaining, chas vshalom!lol

August 01, 2006 8:21 AM  
Blogger It's All Good Now said...

Nothing happens by coincidence, and I firmly believe that Hashem made the matzev in Israel coincide with the Three Weeks just so, among other reasons, we have an EMPATHETIC (as oppposed to sympathetic) understanding of what our brethren in previous galus have gone through.

August 02, 2006 12:46 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

chavera...
good!
I dont like complainers..lol

Itsallgood...
I dont know...But it sounds good to me..
:-)

August 05, 2006 10:22 PM  
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