I’ve been grieving these last couple days. I’ve been grieving the destruction of Amonah. The destruction of homes in Israel by us. By my police, by my Government. Oy, how we’ve sinned! How have we’ve gotten to such a low level? To שפל השפלים! I’m ashamed and disappointed, how can my people , that I love so much turn there back on there fellow brothers? This is what happens when we aren’t based on the Torah, on the TRUTH. We make up our own ideals, our own IDOLS. 

My heart breaks thinking of the children of these families, torn away from there home, town and world. Will they ever be able to forget such a trauma? The soldiers and police that they look up to so much, turning there backs on them? The poor mothers having to answer there children’s why’s? When there is no answer.

Last night while reading my Tanach this passages stood out to me and offered the comfort that I needed:
4 “You have been a refuge for the poor,
a refuge for the needy in their distress,
a shelter from the storm
and a shade from the heat.
For the breath of the ruthless
is like a storm driving against a wall
5 and like the heat of the desert.
You silence the uproar of foreigners;
as heat is reduced by the shadow of a cloud,
so the song of the ruthless is stilled.
6 On this mountin the Lord Almighty will prepare
a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
the best of meats and the finest of wines.
7 On this mountain he will destroy
the shroud that enfolds all peoples,
the sheet that covers all nations;
8 he will swallow up death forever.
The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears
from all faces;
he will remove his people’s disgrace
from all the earth.
The Lord has spoken.
9 In that day they will say,“Surely this is our God;
we trusted in him, and he saved us.
This is the Lord, we trusted in him;
let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”
10 The hand of the Lord will rest on this mountain;
but Moab will be trampled in their land
as straw is trampled down in the manure.
11 They will stretch out their hands in it,
as swimmers stretch out their hands to swim.
God will bring down their pride
despite the cleverness[a] of their hands.
12 He will bring down your high fortified walls
and lay them low;
he will bring them down to the ground,
to the very dust.”( Isaiah chapter 25)

Amonah was located at the top of a mountain, 901 meters above sea level. Here’s is a good video that explains briefly the story of Amonah

Please keep us in prayer! Pray for the families and for a change of heart in my people.

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”img_0733

Shabbat Shalom!



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