You remember a few weeks ago when there was that massive tehillim rally held in downtown NY as a reaction against the planned draft of yeshiva students? It wasn't enough to say tehillim in your own beis medrash or yeshiva -- it had to be done b'farhesya and b'rov am so it would be picked up by the major news outlets.
So where's the tehillim rally being held now?
Where and when is the gathering b'rov am taking place, so that every major
news outlet shows the thousands and thousands of Jews coming together in support of
the State of Israel?
What about renting Citifield or Yankee Stadium? Surely the threat to human life can't be less
important than avoiding the Internet, could it?
We could just gather to say tehillim – no politics involved.
That being said, when the time does come to involve politics, I eagerly await the
condemnation of ymach shemam Obama and Kerry by every Jewish organization for
their constant calls for "restraint" on the part of Israel and even recognition of Palestinian sovereignty even as
our enemies rain missiles down on our civilian populations. I await the
condemnation of Obama y’mach shemo for failing to say a word for days about the
kidnapping and brutal murder of Israeli teens, in sharp contrast to his and his
wife’s reaction to the kidnappings in Nigeria. I await the condemnation of
Obama's y’mach shemo ridiculous op-ed printed last week in Ha’aretz that
revealed his naïve views of the peace process. His warm words for the
Palestinians and transparent dislike of Israel and Jews could not have been
Unfortunately, I have a feeling it will be a long wait…