Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Massacre At Mercaz Harav Yeshiva

The Jews of Israel can't depend on the government to protect them. As the holy sages of the Talmud say in Sotah, "Upon whom can we rely? We can only rely upon our Father in Heaven."

As an act of faith we should increase our recital of Tehillim/Psalms, make daily declarations of penance towards
Hashem/God and anyone we may have hurt, be diligent in avoiding desecrations of God's name, such as dishonesty, plus I would suggest two security oriented policy changes at yeshivos, (especially by large yeshivos):

  1. Plain clothes armed guards (could be filled by yeshiva faculty with army experience)
  2. Divided lunch schedule, only 50% of the students are in the lunch room at any one time.

Hashem will help us! Fear only Him.

The massacre will not likely affect the secular government, but it can and should affect the Torah world.

The gedolim (leading sages) should be respectfully mobilized in demanding,

  1. An end to Shas party participation in the Olmert government. The time for new leadership has long since arrived.
  2. A weekly prayer rally gathering in Yerushalayim/Jerusalem that Hashem should have mercy and send us moshiach tzidkenu/our righteous messiah, as soon as possible.

Hashem will help us! Fear only Him!

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