Sunday, September 16, 2012

L'Shanah Tovah!! It's Rosh Hashona...

Celebrating 5,773 Years With The Same Management...

Tonight at sundown, Rosh Hashona, the Jewish New Year kicks in, traditionally a time for reflection and spiritual self-examination, as it starts the Days of Awe that proceed through Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.

It's traditional to eat apples and honey and sweet things in general, as you see these Jews in Uganda doing:

Pomegranates are also eaten, because the seeds symbolize fertility.

One of the most important traditions of the holiday is the blowing of a ram's horn, the shofar. It is designed to be a trumpet call that galvanizes Jews into a spiritual awakening, in the ten days before Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

One of the holiest places to blow the shofar on Rosh Hashona and Yom Kippur is at the kotel, the Western Wall. And there are still Jews alive who remember when that was a crime.

When the British ruled Israel,they did everything they could to deny the Jews a nation in spite of their pledged word and the League of nations mandate they held to create a Jewish state.

As part of that, they forbade Jews to sound the shofar or bring Torah scrolls to the Kotel under pain of arrest and imprisonment. And of course, after the Arabs took over the Old City, the Jews who lived there were forcibly expelled,their Holy shrines were desecrated and destroyed and the Kotel was used as a garbage dump.

Here's a wonderful video showing how the Jews dealt with the British and what happened at the Kotel when the Jews retook the Old City from the Arabs after 19 years of exile. It will make you smile:

Anyone who thinks the Jews are willingly going to give up Jerusalem again ought to seek psychiatric care.

My very best wishes for the coming year....may you and yours be inscribed for a sweet and wonderful year.

Shanah tovah u'metukah.


Bourbon said...

L'shana tova.

Michal said...

Well they obviously did a lot more than blowing the shofar, eg. they blew up King David with all the civilians inside. Later on they violently purged Palestinians from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

But hey, now they can blow their shofar! So worth it.

Rob said...

Usually your comments at least add to the mix. This one is utter BS in it's entirety, and provably so.It dances over the line of Jew hatred.

FACT: The King David Hotel was not your ordinary hotel when the Brits ruled what's now Israel.It was their military and intelligence HQ, and most of the civilians you speak of that were casualties were employees of the British civil government or their intelligence services, who were devoted to keeping Jews out of their rightful homeland.

FACT: The Brits themselves admitted they received several telephone warnings they chose to ignore from the Irgun warning them to get their civilians out, including a phone call from the editor the Jewish Newspaper the Palestine Post who was contacted by the Irgun - because the Irgun's main target were the intelligence records and files, not civilians. That's a far cry from the way the 'Palestinians' you're so in love with behave.

FACT:If the Israelis 'purged Palestinians from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem'as you write, they did a crappy job. Just like today, the percentage of the Arab population of Israel - which includes Druse,Bedouin, Circassian, none of whom identify themselves as 'Palestinian'- is about 20%. Arabs in Israel have more freedom and rights than Arabs anywhere else in the Middle East, and you know it.

For that matter, the Arab inhabitants of 1948 weren't called 'Palestinians'. They didn't take that label until after 1967, when Arafat adopted it as a propaganda ploy.

FACT: While some Arabs were removed by military necessity during the genocidal war the Arab launched on Israel in 1948, most of them left voluntarily, at the orders of Haj-Amin, al Husseini, the genocidal Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and government radio stations broadcasting in Arabic from Syria, Egypt and Jordan. Air checks of thos broadcasts still exist

The idea was that they would get out of the way of the jihad, and after the Arab armies slaughtered the Jews, they would return and have their share of Jewish land, goods and women.That's why they took those famous house keys with them.They were intending to return after the Jews were murdered.

Even Mahmoud Abbas admits he and his family left voluntarily.

FACT: Almost one million Jews who lived in the Arab world were ethnically cleansed after 1948, and everything they owned was stolen. This occurred even in countries like Algeria that had nothing to do with 'Palestine'.

Every Jew who lived in Judea and Samaria was 'purged' to use your terminology when they weren't simply murdered after they surrendered on the promise of safe conduct for their women and children,as they were in Gush Etzion.

In short Michal, what you had to say here was total nonsense, and bigoted nonsense at that. You're probably more used to people who know nothing about the Middle East and its history, or who have swallowed the kool-ade and now call themselves 'anti-Zionist' instead of anti-Semites.

You know what? I've never seen an 'anti-Zionist' who wasn't a Jew hater, and normally you don't have to dig too deep.

Your commenting like this, particularly on this post is offensive, to say the least.

So in your mind, Jews are not worthy of religious freedom, eh?

Michal, I've always treated you and your comments respectfully in the past. The only reason I posted this is because it was so insulting and so illustrative of the lying 'narrative' told about Israel by the usual suspects that it demanded the truth.

Unless you realize how seriously bigoted what you wrote was and change your tone, don't expect me to waste my precious time on anything you have to say in the future.