Responding to the Har Nof Massacre

We may not understand the why, but we do need to know what we are going to do about it.

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(4) joel beck, December 18, 2014 12:43 AM


THe Druze Arab policeman showed courage. As to the other Arabs, Israel is an unwanted intruder in their vision of creating a Sunni Moslem caliphate stretching from Adana (presently in southeast Turkey) to the Nile Delta. The other reason is that Arabs see Haredi synagogues as soft targets; there are no veterans of the IDF in the congregation who could organize a counter-attack. This is not a time for unmanly tears, as at Kishinev and Hebron, but for planning a defense against further displays of Moslem fanaticism. Haredi able-bodied should be trained in self defense, and know how to use a weapon(other than a firearm) that can be used in close quarters, such as in a packed synagogue. All suspicious persons wearing heavy coats must be stopped; they may be hiding explosives underneath. If we cannot deny Mohammed his seventy-two virgins, we can at least make him work much harder for his reward. In Israel, our destiny has been given into our hands; it is by manly and heroic acts that we show ourselves to be worthy of this land.
Hashem has neither love nor forgiveness for any coward among us. Any future unprovoked attack must be met by force, since force is the only language an Arab understands.
It is disgraceful for Jerusalem to weep, when it could be spending its time planning how to repay the next attempt to do us evil with the iron first that runs red with revenge-blood.
Any future outburst of Arab savagery must be commented on by a man, and not a woman, and in the hard language of duty
that a man understands.

(3) Eva, November 30, 2014 9:52 PM

We have to try to find the answers.

When a tragedy happens it us incumbent on us to try to analyze why. We have no prophets, but it is forbidden to say, these things just happen. There is cause and effect in this world. We must seek the answer, and act upon it, improve our ways....

(2) Anonymous, November 30, 2014 6:48 PM

in blessed memory of five victims

Dear compassionate and wise Lori,

With my deepest condolences to the families of four rabbis bereft of life at Har Nof massacre and with my sincere respect to your heartfelt message to all of us, there're few more words of eternal gratitude to add to the fifth victim and his family.

Along with remembering the four rabbis, ZTz'L, there is a place to dedicate acknowledgement and indebtedness to "a Druze Israeli police officer who gave his life for fellow citizens by deliberately drawing the attention of the terrorists to prevent them from continuing their slaughter. His partner shot and killed the terrorists."

The quote above is taken from

May we hear good news, Shavua Tov

(1) Juliette, November 30, 2014 6:08 PM


This was a true heartfelt presentation. Yes, let's continue to visit Jerusalem & comfort those that need it.
Note: It is important to pay tribute to the Druze police officer who lost his life & saved lives.

Ed Kaplan, December 1, 2014 1:34 AM

Start a fund for the policeman's family.

And tell all us how to fund!


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