This week features:
Menachem Av: Father Knows Best & the Best is Yet to Be
Stop Your Sobbing Israel, Pick Yourself Up Off the Floor, The Still Small Voice Says Build!
It is the month of Av and the perennial housing shortage in Israel is once again making waves as protesters are taking to the streets. But this year’s righteously indignant ringleaders are the very same people representing the very same organizations that exactly six years ago orchestrated and applauded the forced homelessness of ten thousand Jewish souls from Gush Katif. Yes, these are the same folks that fight to destroy every Jewish house, kindergarten, synagogue or gazebo that a Jew, any Jew, dares to build in Judea and Samaria. Yes, these are the very same self-indulgent cadres that wage war against Jewish neighborhoods in the heart of Jerusalem. And yes, these are the very same hire political guns who DO NOT WANT TO BUILD A HOUSE FOR HASHEM! These would-be architects of a G-dless world possess a mixed-multitude of college degrees, but anyone who has taken Housing 101 knows that the root and the cause of all our housing ailments is in the fact that we still have not solved our Creator’s housing problem. The prophet Chaggai said it best: “Is it a proper time for you yourselves to sit in your ceiled houses, when this house is in ruins?” Tough words of rebuke, but uttered with love in our hearts!