Best Wishes for the Jewish High Holidays
Todd and I would like to offer our best wishes to the Jewish community as they celebrate the High Holy Days. With the celebration of the Jewish New Year this week and the observance of the Day of Atonement next week, we are reminded of the hopeful commitment to renewal and peace exemplified by the Jewish tradition and the Jewish people throughout history.
Yom Kippur, the most solemn and important of the Jewish holy days, is a time of reflection and supplication for forgiveness. The timeless human struggle to promote justice, harmony, and peace is seen here in this process of atonement – in humbly seeking pardon for past wrongs in the hope of a new beginning. It reminds us that if we wish to co-exist globally, we must all strive for forgiveness and tolerance.
A speech was given at the United Nations General Assembly yesterday that was full of hateful anti-Semitic rhetoric. It was a shameful display before a body whose very charter is premised on the need for co-operation and harmony in pursuit of peaceful co-existence between nations. Such talk was especially abhorrent coming as it did during the Jewish High Holidays. The world community must speak with one voice in declaring anti-Semitism and all forms of intolerance and racism utterly unacceptable. There is no place in the community of peace-loving nations for those who traffic in hate or deny the terrible atrocity of the Nazi Holocaust.
In this holy season, we join the Jewish people in the struggle to promote justice, harmony, and peace. May God bless them.
What's more, someone who left a comment at Pam Geller's blog post on Sarah's essay revealed another slap-in-the-face spectacle that occurred at the White House:
People, these are not "coincidences." Some may try to brush each of these offenses off, but there is much more evidence that in the minds of President Zero and the U.N. General Assembly, Islam not only trumps any civil recognition of holy days for Israel; but as in the case of the U.N., the Jews deserve hate-filled rhetoric too.
And, the lack of concern by both Obama and the U.N. for the protection of Christians in Muslims lands (who are being persecuted, tortured for their faith and in many instances killed) is even more evidence that Islamism [even radical Islamic jihadists in Syria!!!] is held in better regard - no matter what atrocities they are guilty for committing!! There is an ongoing political war on Christians here at home, too!
What is wrong with this picture?
As an aside to this topic, those who place the "coexist" bumper stickers on their cars don't actually believe in what it is supposed to represent [e.g. for what Sarah Palin meant in her essay]. See that link for an explanation of the real reason why the "secularists" created that symbol.
I challenge readers to go and read everything being posted at Walid Shoebat's blog.
Last night, I listened to a radio show interview there that revealed that Walid is being targeted by the Obama regime over the fact that he revealed that Obama's brother - Malik Obama - is in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood. No surprise there! Obama has shown complete deference towards the Muslim Brotherhood throughout his presidency at the White House! A parade of Muslim Brotherhood members have been there over the past 4 1/2 years! Hasn't the Muslim Brotherhood been identified as a terrorist group? Heck - even Egypt didn't want Muslim Brotherhood member Morsi as the leader of their country!
Well, I apologize for getting off topic here. But I felt that I needed to reveal all of these things that are happening because the media of mass deception certainly won't!
Back to the topic of Yom Kippur.
Joel Rosenberg has a great blog post up, celebrating the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. He also shares some important historical facts about Yom Kippur.
Israelis mark Day of Atonement, reflect on 40 years since surprise attack nearly lost the country.
(Dallas, Texas) — Today is Yom Kippur, or the “Day of Atonement.” It is a Biblical holiday, the day when God called the children of Israel to repent of their national and individual sins and sacrifice animals to receive atonement, or forgiveness, of their sins. It is the highest holiday in Judaism.
Yom Kippur also marks the day when the modern state of Israel was nearly “wiped off the map” by her enemies. Forty years ago today, the Russian-trained and equipped air forces and armies of Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on the Jewish State, a move that nearly succeeded in destroying Israel.
Today, therefore, many Israelis are fasting and praying and reflecting on their lives and going to synagogue — some because of tradition, and some to follow Old Testament customs (albeit complicated by the lack of a Temple in Jerusalem).
Read it all HERE.
Best wishes to all of my Jewish friends on this Day of Atonement. May G-d bless you, the Holy Land of Israel, and may God continue to bless the United States of America!
As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD, and stand with Israel!
“And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”