This is the three week period of mourning for Jews right before the 9th of the Hebrew month Av.
The 9th of Av is the saddest day of the Jewish calendar. On that day the loss of the Temple of Jerusalem is mourned.
In the 3 week period leading up to the 9th, every tragedy ever befallen the Jewish people is remembered.
This is the time when the Jews, as all people should, remember to whom they belong.
When we forget this fact and the fact that God wants nothing more than to have a relationship with us, man goes astray.
It’s been a week since the murders in Tennessee. And the geniuses in the White House have come up with quite a few really smart ways to keep our protectors safe. Like not wearing uniforms or closing the blinds at recruiting stations. You know the same bending over backwards Americans always have to do when someone attacks us. No-one ever says the thing that makes the most sense, like wiping them off the face of the planet.
I wonder if Obama and crew will close the blinds next time someone sends over a drone to say hello.
Of course ever in a prone position ready to please any America haters, the New York Times in order to prove to Muslims there are no hard feelings after this shooting, dedicated the front page to a supposed discovery of a long lost Koran in England.
The NYT calls this a “joyful moment for a faith that has struggled.”
If I’m not mistaken, the Times meant to say the people living anywhere near a Muslim or Muslim country.
Whatever you call it, to me this “discovery” is just scratchier toilet paper.
Mayor Ed Murray was concerned that not enough Muslims were buying homes. So he decided to waste taxpayer money to find out why. Ed could have easily hopped a bus to the nearest mosque and asked a cleric, or better yet picked up a phone, but what kind of liberal would he be if he was ever caught having a practical thought?
It seems Muslims are forbidden from paying interest on their loans, so said loans must be made to appear not to contain interest. Muslim banks normally inflate the cost of anything and deduct the offending overage and use it as interest when the loan is paid. And because of this “structuring” of the loans the cost of a house turns out to be much more than you or I would pay. First of all, is anyone surprised a liberal would take part in the fleecing of a constituent and second could the homes being sold be in the Middle East?
New citizens are now allowed to omit certain parts of the oath of allegiance. The phrases “bear arms on behalf of the U.S.” and “perform noncombatant service” in the Armed Forces are no longer requirements.
So new citizens will never have to fight to defend a country that not only gave them refuge, but provided for all their needs while they learned to assimilate. Not to mention having the privilege of living in what used to be, before Obama, the best country on the planet. Yet they are exempt from having to defend her.
Speaking of Obama, he just went on British Television to bash Americans and our lack of common sense on gun control. And to lament on congressional failure to increase gun control legislation. It must be horrible for him having to go all the way to England and whine over such unappreciative subjects, oh, I mean Americans.
And it’s happening, folks! First gay marriage becomes the law of the land, now the state of Kentucky is insisting pastors in its youth division stop calling homosexuality sinful, and firing those who will not deny their faith and its tenants. And before anyone says, “Well no-one should force their religious convictions on anyone else,” – please consider that we’re talking about juveniles and juveniles who have been abused or sexually assaulted and pastors who are not even allowed to question these children about their sexuality. This is a test run to stifle clergy all over America.
So the three weeks leading to the 9th of Av is to remind us what life is like when we take God out of the picture. Given what’s happened since Obama took the oath of office maybe we should make every month Av?
Next week begins the seven weeks of comfort when we reflect on the privilege of being His.
Remember to whom you belong.