Friday, August 19, 2005

Disengagement's Questions

What happens if the Arabs make life uncomfortable in the rest of Yehudah and Shomron?

What happens if the Arabs make life uncomfortable in Jerusalem?

What happens if the Arabs make life uncomfortable on Rechov Sheinkin in Tel Aviv?

What happens if the Arabs make life uncomfortable in Ramat Aviv Gimmel?

What is the one place in Eretz Yisrael that is worth keeping?

Where do we go when we have given everything away?

At what point will we say enough is enough?

At what point will we stop ceding territory to pacify our enemies?

At what point will we regret dragging our brothers and sisters from their homes?

At what point will we realize that Disengagement was a horrible mistake?

18 Comments:

At August 19, 2005 at 7:37:00 AM EDT, Blogger Pit Bull said...

Someone has to take the first step toward peace. I think most of your questions about how much is enough is just rabal rousing.
I am sure if this doesn't work Sharon won't give everything away.

 
At August 19, 2005 at 8:04:00 AM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Pit Bull: I respectfully disagree.

 
At August 19, 2005 at 8:55:00 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

'God does not forbid you from showing kindness and dealing justly with those who have not fought you about your religion and have not driven you out of your homes. God LOVES JUST DEALERS.'

as you can see the above verse doesnt apply to you israelis...so the fighting will continue untill you return ALL the land.

 
At August 19, 2005 at 9:18:00 AM EDT, Blogger Fat Asian Baby said...

No matter what kind of holy activity you are engaged in, you must never fail to be concerned for another person.

What is the just alternative?

 
At August 19, 2005 at 9:21:00 AM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

I don't have all the answers, just many questions.

 
At August 19, 2005 at 9:34:00 AM EDT, Blogger PsychoToddler said...

The Jews have taken many first steps towards peace. The arabs have taken none. On the contrary, every step the Jews have taken has led to more violence and more demands.

The arabs will be happy only when Israel is destroyed and the Jews dead or subjugated. There is no making peace with that.

 
At August 19, 2005 at 9:52:00 AM EDT, Anonymous naju said...

'the merciful are shown mercy by the All Merciful. show mercy to those on earth and God will show mercy to you.'

 
At August 19, 2005 at 9:52:00 AM EDT, Anonymous naju said...

'the merciful are shown mercy by the All Merciful. show mercy to those on earth and God will show mercy to you.'

 
At August 19, 2005 at 9:56:00 AM EDT, Anonymous naju said...

'and whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will not be accepted from him and he will be one of the losers in the hereafter.'

 
At August 19, 2005 at 12:03:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simple Jew,
We need some more positive thoughts for erev Shabbos. I can't take the sadness, and it's a Mitvah to be happy on Shabbos!

BTW, Here is a nice article on the subject at hand:
http://www.algemeiner.com/generic.asp?ID=451

 
At August 19, 2005 at 12:30:00 PM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Annonymous:

I agree its a mitzva to be happy on Shabbos. Although right now I am thinking about these people:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=88232

 
At August 19, 2005 at 1:04:00 PM EDT, Anonymous chabakuk elisha said...

Oy, SJ,
There are indeed painful times.
Everything is in G-d's hands, and we can only pray. Chazal tell us that even seemingly terrible events are for the good - it is only that at times the good is hidden.
This is why many Tzaddikim would often give blessings with the phrase "Tov Haneira Vehanigla - Visible and revealed good." May we, and our brothers & sisters in the Holy Land truly see only visible and revelaed good, Amen.
With warm wishes for a visibly Good and uplifting Shabbos Nachamu - with true Nechoma.

 
At August 19, 2005 at 1:52:00 PM EDT, Blogger Mirty said...

from Source : God promised Abraham, "I will give to you, and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojourning, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession."

God also covenanted with Ishmael, regarded as the father of the Arab people. However, that promise was for nationhood, not land.

For the past 3,000 years there was always a Jewish presence in the Holy Land. Israel is at the core of Jewish identity and peoplehood; the land shapes the Jews' self image and character as a community covenanted with God.

Indeed, to repudiate the link between the Jews and the land of Israel is to repudiate the Bible itself. To denigrate the centrality of Israel for God's people is to distort God's Word.

 
At August 19, 2005 at 2:20:00 PM EDT, Blogger Jack's Shack said...

Good questions- I wish I had an answer.

 
At August 20, 2005 at 3:06:00 PM EDT, Blogger yitz said...

Hey SJ,

Why do you have all this advertising in your comments above? Please remove them after Shabbos is over by you, thanks!

As to your questions, I think that psycho-toddler anwered them quite well!!!

Looking for real peace in Yerushalayim & all of Eretz Yisrael!

 
At August 21, 2005 at 8:01:00 AM EDT, Blogger yitz said...

Thanks for removing all that spam!!!

 
At August 21, 2005 at 8:54:00 AM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Yitz: I wish I knew a way to prevent it. I could prohibit annoynmous comments, although that would stop people who don't have blogs from commenting altogether.

Any suggestions?

 
At August 24, 2005 at 11:24:00 AM EDT, Blogger yitz said...

About removing spam - check out Mirty's place at:

http://mirty12.blogspot.com/

Hopefully that should help. I'm gonna post this on your most recent post, in case you don't go back this far to check!

 

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