Sunday, July 31, 2011

It’s That Time of Year – Again
by: Schvach Yid

Tonight begins the Hebrew month of Av, the Moslem month of Ramadan, and we Yiddin began Sefer Devarim (Deuteronomy) this past Shabbos during Mincha.

Whenever someone burdens me with the question of how we Jews, as the Chosen People, have had such a tormented history, I simply tell the curious antagonist to read Deuteronomy. The answer is there, in its entirety.

Israel National News (Arutz Sheva) reports that the Moslem month of Ramadan will be a time of increased violence against Jews, ie, terrorist attacks in Israel. There's nothing new in that news. I don’t know if daylight fasting for 29 consecutive days will stir the frustrations of Moslems, who perhaps might express those frustrations with their holiest of their annual observances by assaulting us Jews who are in mourning over the calamities of Jewish history, but in preparation for this possibility, here’s the line up for the coming lunar month: