Monday, August 14, 2006

מלים כדרבנות

My Eshet Hayil has a striking ability to pithily say what many of us are feeling. In the wake of the ceasefire, she writes:

I am astounded. I don’t know what to say. WE have abandoned God and He has abandoned us.
He brought us a miracle in 1967 and we sent it back. We don’t want it. We want to be loved. We want to be like all the others. We want diplomacy. We want things that make sense. But nothing makes sense.
Citizens hide in bomb shelters, while soldiers are told to go home. Bombs fall on and destroy our homes and our government offices, but we restrain ourselves. We take our own people and throw them out of their homes to show the enemy that we can do it better with less loss of life. We convince ourselves that the unthinkable is correct. We have no rights to this land, to our lives.

Without G-d we are right.

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