Dreaming of Moshiach

Friday, September 01, 2006

Rochel Imenu is Crying

During the war, PM SMolmert's gave a speech 18 July 2006 . He put a kippa on his head, made a blessing for the abducted soldiers, and quoted Jeremiah the prophet:

כה אמר ה' מנעי קולך מבכי ועיניך מדמעה כי יש שכר לפעולתך נאם ה' ושבו מארץ אויב
HaShem said this (to Rachel Imenu): Keep your voice from sorrow and your eyes from weeping: for your work will be rewarded, says HaShem; and they will come back from the land of their hater.[+/-] show/hide text

Less than 40 days later, today, SMolmert gave IDF "green-light" to hand over security authority of Rachel’s Tomb to the PA (Palestinian Authority) and to border police. Israelis wishing to visit the holy site no longer need to make prior arrangements with the IDF. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=111241

Former PM Ehud Barak authorized on the morning of October 7, 2000 IDF withdraw the small contingent of IDF border policemen from the holy site of the Tomb of the Patriarch Joseph. Within two hours after the Israeli evacuation, a Palestinian Arab mob entered the Tomb compound and began to systematically destroy everything in sight, including all remnants of the Yeshiva. The furniture and books that were left behind were burned by the mob. Within hours, Joseph's Tomb was reduced to a smoldering heap of rubble.

כה אמר יהוה קול ברמה נשמע נהי בכי תמרורים רחל מבכה על בניה מאנה להנחם על בניה כי איננו׃
HaShem said in Ramah there is a sound of crying, weeping and bitter sorrow; Rachel weeping for her children; she will not be comforted for their loss.

May the merit of the Rochel Imenu and her son, Yosef HaTzadik, zs'l, protect us all, Amen.



והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו