Hamas launched another Grad rocket at Israel this morning. For those who don't know, Grad rockets are even more destructive than the already lethal Kassam rockets. (Pat Buchanan (ye'mach sh'mo v'zichro) may disagree, but the aging Silver-Shirt nazi lacks the cajones to put his money where his mouth is and spend a month or two in S'derot. As an aside, I would encourage people to fire Kassams at Buchanan's house. In the absence of that, I hope G-d gives him a painful, terminal disease.) The latest rocket hit the town of Be'er Sheva. Last night a Grad rocket hit Ashkelon. Thank G-d no one was killed, although the attack on B7 reportedly left one person moderately wounded. Most likely, from shock. The left wouldn't tolerate one Kassam on Haifa or Tel Aviv. But S'derot is expected to tolerate this insane nightmare as a day-to-day way of life.
It shouldn't matter whether the target is the economically depressed and impoverished town of S'derot, which has a dearth of people with Ph'd's in "Post-Zionism", the cradle of elitism in Haifa or Tel Aviv, or some empty barracks in the rural Negev. Every rocket that Hamas launches at Israel is an act of war that warrants their annihilation. And they are growing bolder every day. They thumb their noses at Bibi and continue to reign terror on the South, while our clueless PM responds with muted military actions that amount to nothing. And then he has the gall to publicly apologize to the Arabs and the rest of the antisemitic world for accidentally hitting "civilians." Bibi learned nothing from Purim this year. There was no t'shuva g'mura (or otherwise) for him. The lesson of Purim is clear. Kill Amalek or be killed. Drown Gaza in blood and fire or face extermination. There are no innocent civilians among Amalek. Gaza should be seen as one big bullseye to pound until nothing breathes. From the North, South, East, and West, Israel is under siege from her enemies. Within and without. Soon there will be sirens throughout the country. Wailing day and night as rockets from the north, south, and beyond reign death and destruction upon our heads.
Pesach is almost upon us, and we have another opportunity to absorb critical Torah lessons, about authentic "Jewish freedom", (which isn't a celebration of liberty per-say, but about liberation from man) and Jewish vengeance. We celebrate the opportunity and obligation to proudly wear the yoke of Heaven and become servants of Hakadosh Baruch Hu. And yes, we celebrate the destruction of past enemies and call for further vengeance against today's nations who continue to slaughter Jews and spit at the Heavens. The classic statement of chazal articulates this idea in the Haggadah.
"Pour Out Your Wrath Upon The Nations, Who Know You Not."Let it be this year. Death To Amalek!