21 December 2017

"Thank and Praise"

3 Tevet 5778

Just because Hanukah is over doesn't mean we stop thanking and praising HKB"H for His continuing beneficience. Today, we have another special cause for thanking and praising the Creator of the World. We have witnessed a great act of justice with the release of Sholom Rubashkin from prison. And for this we thank and praise HKB"H.

Do not make the mistake of thinking anyone has done the Jews any favors. This was an injustice which has now been corrected. However, there is yet another injustice that weighs on America and it has been waiting much longer to be corrected. That, of course, is the unjust sentence and treatment of Jonathan Pollard. May we soon see our brother Yehonatan freed from his house arrest and the shackle of his GPS monitor, freed to come home to Eretz Yisrael. May the Almighty heed our prayers and accept our request with favor.


  1. As the US President, Donald Trump corrected a miscarriage of American justice in the Sholom Rubashkin case. I, as an Israeli Jew, do not owe any debt of thanks to him for that.

    And since I do not at all want the US Embassy relocated to Jerusalem or see any value whatsoever in his questionable formal recognition of Jerusalem as our capital, I don't feel I owe him any debt of gratitude for those things either.

    Deal with it.

  2. BZK, that was not just for you. There were a couple of others with similar views. I am somehow betraying Hashem and the Jewish people as a whole if I refuse to bow to Eisav Trump. Well, I live in the tribal territory of Binyamin and he did not bow to Eisav and neither will I.

    Funny how you all admire the straight-talking no-holds-barred Trump or Nikki Haley, but from another Jew....

    This blog is not here to win any popularity contests.

  3. You are not alone. Two more voices of reason. See here and here.