Some thoughts

As of now its in the middle of a identity crisis, I am not sure which way its headed.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Yizkor


Anyone who knows me knows that I haven't gone back to Israel in a while because of the current political situation, and that I only observe (celebrate) two Israeli holidays. Yom Hazikaron and Yom Yerusalaim.

Yom Yerusalim is as far as I am concerned the only day the state of Israel can be proud of.

Yom Hazikaron is when we remember the 22,123 people killed for Israel. From the first fighters in the hagana, to the victims of the last suicide bombing, heroes whose blood stains the holiest land on earth.

May hashem avenge their blood.

19 Comments:

At 1:48 PM, Blogger kasamba said...

Kedoshim Tihiu.
May Hashem bring us Moshiach in their zchuss.

 
At 5:24 PM, Blogger yoniQua said...

"Mizmor l'dovid. Hashem roi lo echsar..." G-d guard our soldiers, our people, our land, and also guard us from ourselves.

 
At 10:59 PM, Blogger wandering said...

I don't get it- why don't you go back to Israel? If we don't go and speak the truth, then who will...
May all Jewish blood be avenged!

 
At 12:11 AM, Blogger The real me said...

I became very attached to the land and its people in the four years I spent there, some of them in the settlments.

It all went down the drain this past summer, and I have no intention of going back there under the present goverment, and dont really follow whats going on over there.

Its easier on my heart.

 
At 11:38 AM, Blogger Pragmatician said...

I didn't know there were so many Israeli specific holidays.
How do you practically observe these two?

 
At 12:05 PM, Blogger The real me said...

There really are just two more national holidays, Yom Hashoa which cant be observed because its in the month of Nissan, where you cant say Tachnun or Hespedim, and Yom Hatazmaut, which in my humble opinion there is nothing to celebrate it for.

Yom Hazikaron you observe by remembering the fallen. Yom Yerusalim you celebrate. If your in Jeru on that day there are concerts parades, and just a bunch of happy people walking around all the different parts of the city

 
At 6:31 PM, Blogger wishes outspoken said...

I know how you feel and I'm sure many do. I do hope you go back soon though. Living in the states or wherever you are won't help any. I doubt many mitnachalim from the gush have made yeridah. although I'm sure they must feel more betrayed then anyone else could.

 
At 7:06 PM, Blogger the sabra said...

ur giving into them, the real me. you are saying that what we have now is medinat yisrael and because that has failed, you will stay away.

that is wrong, wrong, wrong!

what we have now is ERETZ YISRAEL and that will not change, that is what is important! go back and show the world that you will stand in the land that is yours! the land vs the state

 
At 10:27 PM, Blogger The real me said...

Call it what you will, the land will always be the land of Israel, the State of Israel runs the day to day operations in that land.

If they were goyim it would be one thing, being that they are Jewish all it does is make me sick when I think about it.

So I stay away.

Show the world what? That I put up with the crap going on there?

 
At 1:41 AM, Blogger the sabra said...

(sigh) u are running from your problems. on second thought, you are actually not. your problem is not in eretz yisroel. and running away from there won't solve anything.

i still don't understand why you see government/police/soldiers as what is runnin e.y. vs Hashem. (ch"v)

and no, show the world that as a jew you know that you have a rightful inheritance to be there and you don't care what mere mortals are doin and saying..you know the truth and you are not scared. unless of course, you are busy spreading chassidus to the rest of the world.

moshiach now!

 
At 9:23 AM, Blogger The real me said...

While hashem created the world, he gave jews bichira chofshe, free will to act as they please. So yes it is the goverment running the land.

Hashem in his great mercy watches over his people and is performing miracles every day, but the direction the country is going in, is in the hands of the goverment, and the people who support them.

 
At 2:33 PM, Blogger the sabra said...

were going in circles o'er here. but thats cuz i think you are not listening to me ;)

while you see a corrupt government run state, i see a holy land.

 
At 4:44 PM, Blogger Moiy-rah said...

and i'm joining up with satmar.

 
At 8:58 PM, Blogger Nemo said...

That's right... Satmar. The Real Me, you could learn from them. They don't support the state and yet that doesn't stop them from going there. You are not supporting the state by visiting the Jewish homeland. You aren't condoning or approving of anything. A

Besides that, even if it is support to visit, what has practically changed between now and pre-expulsion? It's the same government with the same ethos, the only difference is that they're putting their machinations into action! If you visited before without supporting the state, it isn't compromising to visit now, it's the same place.

I think that you just can't afford the ticket!

 
At 9:09 PM, Blogger The real me said...

I will clarify.

The reason why I haven't gone back there, and don't plan on going back there for the next while is not because I don't support the state.

Its simply because I am not interested in the heartache that comes when I get involved in what's going on there.

Its easier for my nerves to keep away, and besides I would most likely wind up in jail if I was there.

 
At 3:49 AM, Blogger the sabra said...

so its a matter of nerves? well i sure hope you are helpin out the sorry state (no pun intended) from wherever you are.

 
At 7:56 PM, Blogger Nemo said...

I hear you, I had some close calls with jail too! Had to leave before last summer or things would have gotten crazy.

But I enjoy Israel no less, and things don't seem to be as tumultous now. You can still visit and avoid political confrontation.

 
At 11:11 PM, Blogger pretzels said...

I don't necessarily agree with all the political moves the Israeli government does. However, for the sake of pragmatism, what specfic recent action of the government do you oppose? And do you have any viable solutions to the problem Israel finds herself in?

 
At 11:26 PM, Blogger The real me said...

Mainly the uprooting of our fellow Jews from land that conquered by the sweat and blood of our brothers.

Every time they make problems for the Jews in Chevron is ticks the hell out of me.

The only viable option there is today, is to strengthen the settlements, and build new ones.

If the Arabs knew that fighting was not going to get them land, they would stop.

Gandhi had it right, we need to buy them out.

When the Jews do what hashem wants, and we are honest with our neighbor's by telling them that we will not give them land because it was given to us by hashem, they will leave us alone.

 

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