Posted by: Gregoryno6 | September 24, 2014

Rosh Hashanah.

From Bret Harte at Morning Mail:

Today is Rosh Hashanah. The Jewish New Year. Literally it translates as “head of the year”…

Right now in Israel Benjamin Netanyahu has wished Israelis a happy Rosh Hashanah. Like every other politician in the world at other New Years.

But this year is something different. Netanyahu held back until the last moment to give something additionally symbolic to this day packed with symbolism. For he announced that for the first time, Israel was now home to six million Jews.

Nobody bothered to announce on earlier Rosh Hashanahs that there were five million or four living there; and it is a safe bet that no one will announce something on Rosh Hashanah when they hit 7 million. For six million is the accepted figure for the number of Jews in Germany Poland France etc that Hitler murdered in pathological hatred.

And Netanyahu is sending a message to Muslims and world bigots on Rosh Hashana that Jews are still here. They are still a force. The message was almost defiant – “They did their worst” and we are still living, we were beaten and we rose again.

Read on. It’s not just Israel that’s ‘still here’.

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  1. Great guy, like Father like Son. I like both.

    On 9/24/14, The mind is an unexplored country.


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