Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tisha B'Av 5769 - II

This poster, appeared all over Jerusalem earlier today - the eve of Tisha B'Av.

"Speak to the heart of Jerusalem and cry out to her, that her fighting be ended, that her iniquity be pardoned."

Why was the First Temple destroyed? Because of three things – idolatry, incest and bloodshed. Why was the Second Temple destroyed? Because there was unfounded hatred.

And what, heaven forbid, will lead to the destruction of the Third Temple?
The settlements, fanaticism and occupation.

For these I mourn

For the settlements that were built in the heart of Palestinian territory and that keep peace and quiet from our land. For the settlements that were built, with or without permit, and that turn us into the loathsome scum among the nations. For the outposts that were built by deception and by turning blind eyes. For Jerusalem, the joy of the land, that has been turned into a city of strife and quarrel. For the continued investment and construction in the settlements, that will ultimately lead to one state for two people – and thus put an end to the Zionist enterprise.

Seek peace, and pursue it.

Not for Obama. Not the world.

The settlements are our problem.

The posters are in the style used by the ultra-Orthodox to warn the faithful of some outrage - like a new parking lot opening in Shabbat, or a store whose kashrut is suspect, or calling on people to oppose the gay pride march, or warning against the opening of a night club.

The posters where put up by Peace Now.

Source: Ynet


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Syd:

Thanks for posting this.

Elaine (Mtn View, CA)

10:52 am  

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