Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The 1929 Hebron Massacre (audio post)
In this audio post, I read a letter from a man who was studying in the Hebron Yeshiva when the Arabs massacred the town's Jews in 1929. (Fortunately, he was in Jerusalem at the time of the slaughter.) In 1994, he submitted the letter to The New York Times, as a response to Arabs in Hebron who were denying that a pogrom ever occurred. The anti-semitic Times didn't see fit to publish it. I first read it in The Jewish Press many years ago, and when I stumbled upon a copy the other day, I decided to read it as an audio post. After all, this week's portion of the Torah deals with our first encounter with Amalek. It's a sobering look into the world of Arab savagery and unbridled Jew-hatred. A necessary look into the malignant world of today's Amalek.
*Update: As I posted this audio, I checked Arutz Sheva, and was happy to hear that the soldier was not injured by the Arab who tried to stab him. Happiness turned to disgust when I read that the animal ( who was seriously wounded) was being treated at the Shaarei Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem. Keeping this cockroach alive was probably more important than dealing with some elderly Jew's complaints of chest pain.