The evening of September 28th, with friends, we celebrated Rosh Chodesh and The Feast of Trumpets Trumpets is also, according to Rabbinical tradition, the beginning of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. According to Exodus, 12:2 the first month of the year is Nissan but the Rabbis apparently see it differently. We had a party anyway; and a teaching. The get together was very nice.
Meanwhile, in New York and around the world, the drama builds leading to the eventual vote of the United Nations Security Council concerning Israel and Palestine. Last week Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Prime Minister, challenged the UN General Assembly, asking how they can seriously hope for a negotiated settlement when one of the sides does not recognize the other’s right to exist. The pro-Palestinians seem to be saying…
We would love to reason with you but then we’ll have to kill you.”
No one in power among the diverse and often quarreling Palestinian leadership has ever said or will likely ever say that Israel has the right to exist as a Jewish state. It’s the only item the Arab-Muslim world seems to be able to agree upon. Israel must die.
“Well, then,” the United Nations seems to be saying. “let’s start there.”