Sunday, October 01, 2006

blessed and peaceful yom kippur to all

who await the arrival of our Messiah. i refer you to isaiah 53.

here are a few comments i read in this month's "levitt letter":

golda meir:

"we can forgive the arabs for killing our children. we cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. we will only have peace with the arabs when they love their children more than they hate us."

author unknown:

"if the arabs laid down their weapons, there would be no more war. if israel laid down its weapons, there would be no more israel."

once again, if you do not receive the levitt letter, you are missing out on one of the very best free publications on the planet.

as zola used to say, "pray for the peace of jerusalem."

29 comments:

The Merry Widow said...

And may all of our observent Jewish friends have an easy fast and may they be written in G*D's Book this year!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

Always On Watch said...

Note that Jews don't riot or self-mutilate as they celebrate Yom Kippur. What a contrast with the celebrants of Ramadan!

Blessed Yom Kippur to those celebrating it! May your observance bring you spiritual peace, and may this year bring earthly peace as well.

Steve Harkonnen said...

My apologies for posting a totally unrelated item here, but in regard to your question on my blog about the Pollard case, I have answered it. You may be surprised at my reply.

If you have any further questions, you can email me steve_harkonnen@yahoo.com

Thanks and have a peaceful Yom Kippur.

Russet Shadows said...

Well said. One thing I can say is that the Jewish holy days will not be marked by mosque burnings, incitements to murder, nor marches of goose-stepping IDF soldiers. The contrast between Jews and Muslims could not be clearer and yet witness the same, tired, "cycle of violence" droning by a forever-bored media who would rather that we all be slaves.

nanc said...

i wonder why more people don't realize these facts, aow and russet?

steve - i trust your take on pollard - if you have the inside scoop, my knowing about it would just give me sleepless nights. that's why i said i was torn.

JINGOIST said...

Thank you nanc, this truly is a day of atonement for all of us. We should take personal stock of our behavior, especially those things we did wrong and make a promise to ourselves and G-d to do better this coming year. He gave us a moral roadmap, and as you Christians are well aware our free will leads us astray sometimes. It's a continuous struggle, especially for those of us who produce testosterone. :-) Thanks for the wonderful post nanc.

May He give you and your family good health, happiness and fortune in the coming year.

Morgan

eyesallaround said...

Happy Yom Kippur!

nanc said...

thank you everybody!

jewish world review had some great write-ups for this day.

G-d be with us all.

Indie67 said...

but but if we appeased the Arabs, maybe they wouldn't be so hateful. (Said completely in jest.) The quotes in your post succinctly point out the truth of the matter. Raise your children on hate all their lives, as adults they will continue to hate.

beakerkin said...

Yom Kippur is a day for reflection
and it is unique. I remember telling Northwind that returning to NYC is not a good idea. She didn't understand the type of holiday Yom Kippur is.

I am certain she will have some choice words when I return. Sometimes I forget that my NYC life is the norm

Elmer's Brother said...

Isaiah 53 is my favorite chapter in the Bible. I have the reference tattooed on my right arm.

Happy Yom Kippur to all our Jewish friends.

nanc said...

elbro - isaiah 53 must be one of the MOST prolific chapters in the entire bible. if i were to have a tat - why i'd probably have it tatted on me somewhere i'd see it every time i noticed myself!

nanc said...

everybody pretend you don't notice madze if he shows up...we'll teach him to be late with the next yom kippur post!

Mad Zionist said...

One thing I can say is that the Jewish holy days will not be marked by mosque burnings, incitements to murder, nor marches of goose-stepping IDF soldiers. -Russet

I would be thrilled if there were mosque burnings. As far as the goose-stepping soldiers, don't tell the poor Jew who was beaten and jailed by the Israeli police for blowing the shofar on Rosh Hashana at the Kotel.

Nanc, working on the YK post, but I'm fried after a long fast day. It may have to wait until tomorrow. Either that or it will suck.

nanc said...

don't pay attention to the hungry jew at the bottom of the page...the one above this post...no, no, no...

this ought to make him post THE yom kippurest post of all time!

The Merry Widow said...

Poor MadZ, abuse from "The Dame of Doom", it's not all her fault though. KuhnKat kept calling her nice, he is sooooo in trouble!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

Steve Harkonnen said...

Forgive my ignorance, but....

Why is God being spelled as G*D?

nanc said...

steve - it is out of respect for our jewish friends. it is an abomination to use the Lord's name in vain, so the jew doesn't by not spelling it out - just a safeguard.

it's like me saying "dayam" when i mean "damn".

His name is YHWH - no vowels, sometimes pronounced Yahweh. christians say "Jehovah" more often than not.

Mad Zionist said...

Many Orthodox Jews, including my own Rabbi, spell the name as "God". However, their are others who do hold to the G-d spelling, though it is unnecessary from a religious perspective.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Hosea Chapter 4...

(don't mind me, I'm just making Nanc scramble for her Bible, hehehe)

The Merry Widow said...

Mr. B.- OUCH! You talking about America? Or the world at large? It applies both ways. I'm thinking II Timothy 3, myself.
Steve- I love G*D so much, respect HIM and reverence HIM too much to treat HIM with laxity! It's just me showing my Holy Fear of HIM!
HE is my Father, but I just can't be flippant. Thats all.
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw
P.S. HE does too have a sense of humor, HE has made me laugh too!

nanc said...

yes, beamish - 4:6 in particular - now you've had it - you done with lamentations yet?

Kathy said...

" Christians say 'Jehovah' more often than not"

Not this Catholic Christian Nanc.
Always been GOD to me!!
My God and my ALL!

Mad Zionist said...

nanc, I posted parts one and two of Shabbos/Yom Kippur just for you and you haven't shown up to comment once on either post? For shame...

nanc said...

kathy - oops - after i read that i meant to say christians are using the term "Jehovah" MORE now as it is a very powerful name of G-d. example, Jehovah-Jireh, Jehovah-Shalom. psalm 83:18 attests to this name.

and, no - before you ask i do not belong to the death cult "jehovah witnesses"...

nanc said...

oh, yes i have madze! i read them from work and commented there today - i wouldn't miss one of your posts - EVER!

Warren said...

just testing

nanc said...

why, yes you are!

KATHY said...

You crack me up Nanc... You are one funny lady!

Ps No one can PKAK like you do..
Try as I might .. Just come close..