Category: Israel’s Preservation

Detail: Israel Defense Forces Weapons Instructor.

TISHA B’ AV 5777—A New Day

The Jewish community does this the day after Tisha B’Av every year—they move on. They do not stay focused on tragedies. They spend Tisha B’Av recognizing the horrific events of the past, reflecting on the significance, and then wake-up the next morning to a new day.

Esther Denouncing Haman, (c. 1888).

The Choice (Purim)

You can choose to ignore the animus focused on the Jewish community and delude yourself into thinking you have no responsibility. Or, you can choose to follow Esther’s example and stand in solidarity with and as an advocate for God’s Chosen People.

Haman and Mordecai.

Anti-Semitic Schemes (Purim)

Much to the disgrace of humanity, history is replete with attempts to exterminate the Jewish people. Even though it would be instructive, those intent on harming the Jewish fail to take into account a consequential principle demonstrated in the Old Testament book of Esther.

INFORM (Tisha B’Av)

“This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘Therefore I hope in Him!’” Lamentations 3:21-24

FOUNDATION (Isaiah 41)

But you, Israel, are My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the descendants of Abraham My friend. You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest regions, and said to you,
You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away.