An attempt to navigate the minefield: Please stand with me on G-d’s side
Time is short.
When I first started writing here about a year and a half ago, I dreamed of having a sizable platform by which to save lives, spread knowledge of the Creator and sanctify His Name, and help bring the final Redemption (which will usher in universal peace and blessings for mankind.)
I am reluctant to write about charged topics which have components that I don’t fully understand, but I also feel that it’s wrong to say nothing on the most critical events currently happening in the world, which have repercussions for all humanity. So, G-d willing, here is my best attempt.
First, I want to note that the things that I know 100 percent for certain:
G-d is running the world.
HE has caused the events unfolding in Israel and Gaza (even as human beings are held fully responsible for evil choices they make.)
The Redemption is approaching and these events are somehow part of the process.
We have ONLY G-d to rely on. ONLY HE can save us as world events heat up.
Something extremely, unspeakably horrible occurred on October 7, in which Hamas penetrated the border, invaded many communities, and butchered at least approximately 1,400 Jewish people, including children and babies. Some entire families were wiped out. Not only did Hamas kill, but they raped and tortured their victims in the cruelest possible ways. For example: An Israeli forensic team has said that at one Israeli community targeted by the terrorists, around 80 percent of the estimated 280 murdered victims—including children—bore signs of torture. The massacre is factual. Hamas videoed and publicized their horrific acts themselves.
Another approximately 200 people were kidnapped and are being held hostage.
HOW Hamas managed to enter undetected and have many hours to commit the atrocities unhampered is unfathomable logically, if we assume that everything is as we’re being told. Which means that there are other things, which are being hidden.
Jewish people have kindness in their DNA and do NOT want to kill children or innocent people. There is NO moral equivalence with Hamas etc, who bring up children from when they are young to hate and to kill. I am inside the Jewish community and I can tell you that we are NOT like that - in fact, quite the opposite. Many of us try to avoid killing even a mouse or spider. We are commanded to refrain from causing unnecessary pain to any living creatures, even those who are not human, and all the more so to human beings. (Of course, there are some unkind people who act differently and are exceptions to the rule, but when we see someone cruel, we actually question whether they are even Jewish.)
Worldwide Jewry, including the millions of Jews who live in Israel, is NOT synonymous with whoever is running the government of Israel (and I am not sure who is really running it.) Please don’t make the mistake of thinking the two are equivalent.
We know that whoever is running the government of Israel (again, I don’t know who it truly is) has already acted in ways that are completely against the interest of the Jewish people and has put millions of lives at risk, by pushing the known-to-be-deadly covid shots on the Jewish population, even kids and pregnant women. This, even as covid cases spiked with each jab rollout, and dead bodies piled up. See my articles:
We also already know that Hamas is a cruel terror organization (among other similar terror organizations in the area, called by different names), and that they are known for lack of regard for the lives of their own people, for using women and children as human shields, and for training children in hate from the youngest ages.
They are also known for lying. Money and materials given to them for humanitarian purposes, such as building hospitals, is used for financing and equipment to launch terror attacks against civilians.
We need to become better, closer to G-d, observe what He asked us to and live how He instructed, and pray for humanity.
As we pray for peace, I ask you not to knee-jerk-believe propaganda you are told, and even if there is something that the government of Israel does which angers you, I ask you not to blame worldwide Jewry for it. Again, whoever is running the Israeli government is NOT one and the same as the Jewish people.
Now, for the next category: here are some major question marks:
Why were light-complexioned foreign fighters seen on the Hamas side in videos of the October 7 atrocities?
Why did Hamas have high-tech American-style murder weapons?
How on earth could the Israeli government not have gotten wind of the planned attack? All the more, how were the multiple layers of alarms not set off? Even if it was a surprise and even if all the warning systems were somehow disabled, why was there no response for hours, as hundreds and hundreds continued to be tortured and butchered and another 200 led away captive back across the border?
Why is Hamas forcing civilians to remain in Gaza, in harm’s way?
Doesn’t this massacre appear to be a set-up by the same evil globalists who brought us the deadly covid vaccines? Not only are lots more people now dead, but a war is brewing and worldwide antisemitism is boiling over - just as they wish.
Here is a video especially prepared for the civilian population of Gaza by Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Smith, urging them to throw off the evil yoke of Hamas, which he notes is a Marxist proxy that wants the death of both Arabs and Jews. Rabbi Smith urges the people to observe the 7 Noahide Laws and merit G-d’s blessings, and drive Hamas out. The video has Arabic subtitles. Please share.
Here are some other important pieces which impacted me:
https://chananyaweissman.com/article.php?id=550 (Here, he shows evidence of the hi-tech thermobaric weapons Hamas used.)
Here is something that was posted today on a group I’m on, which I found very powerful and worth sharing. I’ve included most of the piece. I don’t have the link - it was copy pasted:
“Gareth Cliff is a South African radio personality ... he just wrote this.”
“I am not a Jew and I’m not a citizen of Israel. I haven’t even visited Israel. I don’t trace my religion back to a holy site in Jerusalem and I don’t have a problem with Arabs or Muslims or Christians. I’ve read about Abraham, Moses, David and Solomon; the Umayyads, the Abbasids and the Ottomans; I know about the British, the Balfour declaration, Ben Gurion and Golda Meir. I know a bit about the Six-Day War and the Intifada. I might not have any personal stake in the Holy Land, but humanity certainly does – and I’m a human being.
“The women, men, children, elderly people and soldiers who were kidnapped, tortured, raped, humiliated and murdered on Saturday by Hamas in sovereign Israel were human beings too.
“Those who did it to them are not.
“Imagine what kind of rational and ethical gymnastics you have to do to justify the cold-blooded murder of teenagers at a music festival; or watching a child, perhaps 5 years old, being prodded with a stick and made to cry for his mother in Hebrew while children of a similar age laugh and mock him? We don’t know that child’s fate and for all we know what followed may have been much worse. It’s depraved. To even enter a conversation about these disgraceful facts with a rehearsed retort about territory or Gaza being an “open-air prison” reeks of moral bankruptcy.
“If you wail and scream about your land, dignity, rights, oppression and poverty but are willing to murder, rape, kidnap, torture or humiliate children; then I don’t have to listen to your reasons. When the video footage, photographs and stories of Saturday’s carnage come not from “Israeli propaganda” but from the Hamas terrorists themselves, then how am I to read anything else into it but that you want credit for these atrocities? You want me to know you did it. You want me to know you are proud of it. You want me to see you for who you are. Well, I do.
“So, if you swarmed the Israeli Embassy in London, waving Palestinian flags and calling for genocide; if you went down to Times Square to celebrate a victory for decolonisation against “apartheid Israel”; if you sang along to “gas the Jews” chants at the Sydney Opera House or hung a “one settler, one bullet” Palestinian flag over Grayston bridge in Johannesburg then you’re telling me who you are. Well, I see you – and you’re my enemy.
“I’m one of those people who believe civilisation is a real thing, and I’ve resisted the poison of moral relativists in the humanities departments of universities across the west who think that being nuanced about the idea of civilisation versus barbarism is a signal of intellectual prowess or critical self-reflection. ….. They too, are my enemies.
“It is always interesting to note that only western liberal democracies tolerate and give succour to the most heinous arguments and positions in public protests. You couldn’t picket on the side of quite laudable things like education for girls in Taliban Afghanistan … or against the death penalty in Saudi Arabia. The Ayatollahs of Iran wouldn’t allow women to protest the hijab there under threats of violence. But London, New York, Sydney and even Johannesburg will embrace marches where people actively call for genocide. This is not how allies behave.
“Perhaps when the dust has settled we can examine the insidious links between Anglo-American leftism and antisemitism, between Europe never reckoning with what happened in the holocaust and their growing Muslim populations, and between ignorant regimes like mine in South Africa and their determination to stand alongside the worst human rights abusers in the Middle East.
“For now, it’s no big mystery that this has nothing to do with the existence of the State of Israel and everything to do with Jew-hatred – that great, festering wound in the side of humanity from which all prejudice flows. It has been there for thousands of years and every time we think it has healed, some monstrous collective claws it open again.
Hamas aren’t hiding the ball. Their leader, Ismail Haniyeh (safely skulking in Qatar) made this clear. He celebrated dead Jews, not territory won, nor Gazan lives saved.
I’m afraid there are only two sides in a war – your allies and your enemies. On September 11th 2001, I knew whose side I was on. I feel the same today.”
From Rabbi Chananya Weissman:
“Israeli Government: Sorry About That”
Times of Israel: “Miki Zohar, the Likud's culture and sports minister [of all people] issued an apology on behalf of the government to the residents of the southern communities slaughtered by Hamas on Saturday and to those who paid the ultimate price.
“The preparations were not in place for an attack like this…. The government, the state, was not ready for an attack like this,” Zohar says on Army Radio.“In the name of the government of Israel, and in the name of the whole State of Israel, we ask your forgiveness for what happened. Because the responsibility is on the government of Israel and the whole State of Israel.”
“That's right, folks, they're sorry. Mistakes were made. Sorry we let you down. Let's move on now.
Since Ms. Zohar and her colleagues are clearly too distraught to get into the details of their little boo-boo — after all, our pain is their pain, plus they are also busy saving the planet with Klaus and company — allow me to issue a more detailed apology on behalf of the apologists:
Dear people who were slaughtered,
We're sorry we (officially) were caught totally by surprise. Although this attack was planned for many months, and we have some of the best intelligence in the world, they sure fooled us, and you paid the ultimate price. Whoops.
We're sorry we ignored warnings from top foreign officials in the days leading up to the attack. We thought they were kidding, and we didn't want to scare anyone. It's not like this was a new strain of flu they were raising the alarm about.
We're sorry we ignored warnings from soldiers stationed at the border that Hamas was training in plain sight for just this sort of invasion. We thought they were bluffing, or getting in some exercise, or just enjoying some paragliding in the sun. Did you ever go paragliding? It seems really fun.
We're sorry we removed the surveillance balloons from the border. In hindsight that was pretty dumb, but who could have known?
We're sorry we cleaned out the armories from the border communities, leaving them unable to defend themselves. But look on the bright side. At least the guns weren't stolen by terrorists. And guns are really unsafe; you might have had an accident. So it's a wash.
We're sorry you got incinerated by thermobaric weapons, and shot, and beheaded, and raped to death, and then had your dead bodies looted, while the skies were clear and you were stranded for around eight hours. That is completely unacceptable, and we are working hard to make sure the world condemns it in the strongest of terms.
We're sorry they took so many videos of it without your consent and posted them all over social media. That must be really embarrassing. We're urging everyone not to watch these videos, because they are extremely upsetting, and if too many people get extremely upset it would endanger our ability to keep endangering you.
We're sorry we didn't send out a single helicopter to mow down the executioners. We still haven't come up with a good excuse for that one, but we said we're sorry, so don't be a jerk about it.
Look, this is a hard time for all of us. This is not the time to ask questions. The time to ask questions is when we say so. At that time, we will appoint people to ask questions and we will help them draw the right conclusions, and we will promise to do better, and that will be the end of it.
Asking questions now will hurt morale, especially the morale of people who are trying to protect you who didn't protect you when you were being slaughtered, and that would make you a threat to the state, and then an apology from you wouldn't be enough.
So, please, in the name of the State of Israel, we're sorry. Now get lost.
PS: Since many people don't trust us, we're working on making it illegal not to trust us (see here). Specifically, if you accuse us of letting this happen on purpose, we'll lock you up and take away your stuff. This isn't like all those threats we made against the people who incinerated you, beheaded you, and kidnapped you. This time we mean it.
To keep us safe.”
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Bottom line: There is so much more here than what meets the eye, and millions of innocent people are the victims in another very evil plot, surely part of the same broader wicked scheme as the deadly covid shots.
We have ONLY G-d to rely on. There are no governments to save us.
Pray to the Creator and to Him alone. Pray hard to be spared from the punishment which will be unleashed upon all the Evil.
Here is the article I published last week, noting lives saved from the massacre miraculously, as a result of Sabbath observance:
Let’s try to get our spiritual affairs in order, as time is short.
P.S. Rabbi Smith sent me a detailed video which I have not had the time to watch. I know he’s a wonderful person with deep concern for humanity, so I am posting it here even though I haven’t viewed it yet.
“Solutions and Hope for the Land of Israel and the World.”