It says in the Haggadah, "In every generation there are those who rise up to destroy us, but the Holy One, blessed be He, saves us from their hand."
Today is Yom HaShaoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day, and these were the words that came to my mind during the minute of silence we observed as the siren cried out.
Whether it was Hitler, Himmler and Eichmann then, or Nasrallah, Abbas, ISM, PLO, Hamas and Ahmadinejad now, the reality hasn't changed. There are those who have a massive irrational hatred of Jews and the Jewish people, and they work to implement our destruction using whatever methods or tools they are best able to use.
Today, the death of one evil man, Osama Bin, was announced.
I was thinking how the US tracked Bin Laden down for 10 years, and in the end killed him as they should have.
While we in Israel capture the murderers of the Fogels, and we capture other terrorists and then let them sit in jail, only to give them educations, learn more terrorism, and then free them later; terrorists such as child killer Samir Kuntar, who at this point doesn't even approach the evil that exists free in the village of Awarta.
Israel sits and talks peace with the terrorist Arafat (who when he was alive sponsored terrorism even as he spoke with us), with the PA President - a proud Holocaust denier (whose troops killed a Jew just last week who only wanted to pray), and perhaps soon even with Hamas.
With antisemitism on the rise globally, PM Netanyahu said the world hasn't learned the lessons of the Holocaust, the Shoah.
But I wonder if it is not really Israel that hasn't learned the lessons of the Shoah and ultimately what should be done to those who would rise up to destroy us.
But there is consolation in the end.
Regardless of what we do and how bad it gets along the way, and how much we won't properly defend ourselves by acknowledging and destroying our enemies, in the end God saves us from their hands and from ourselves.
There is that.
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