Remember the lessons of Jewish communities sacrificed from Gaza to test Arab sovereignty

Kfar Darom, Gaza Strip - Aug 18, '05:  Israeli activist leader Colonel Moshe Leshem waves the Israeli flag as Israeli riot police break onto the synagogue roof where hundreds of resistors had barricaded themselves during the expulsion from the veteran Gaza Strip Jewish community of Kfar Darom. Hundreds of expulsion-opponents barricaded themselves behind barbed wire in this Jewish settlement's synagogue - as security forces dragged screaming residents out of homes. Settlers elsewhere burned houses, fields and tires in protest of Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.  (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)
This week in August 2005, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's government forced Israelis to withdraw their 30-years-in-Gaza lives - as a step towards demonstrating their willingness to co-exist in peace with Palestinian Arabs.  Instead of reciprocating, Palestinian Arabs burned the synagogues and launched ongoing rocket attacks from closer to Israeli population centers, requiring Israel's Operation Cast Lead incursion to stop rockets from Gaza in 2008. 



Mrs. Rivka Goldschmidt, a Gush Katif expellee, told a Gush Katif Museum audience in NYC - her family's story of building communities in Gush Katif- only to be forced to dismantle them some 30-years later.


Watch Mrs. Goldschmidt's referred-to, Jewish women's prayer-appeal for divine intervention from removing Jewish families from lands holy to Jews- for political pressure by Muslims Covenant-keeping, pilgrim Jewish women pray their unswerving devotion to God's will - in the face of the failure of their resistance against the destruction of their temple and civilization in Gush Katif's Neve Dekalim, August 2005.   




Translation of "Tefillah Le'Ani" "Tefillah le'ani ki-ya'atof, ve'lifnei Hashem yishpoch sicho. 
A prayer of the afflicted man when he faints, and in front of Hashem he pours forth his supplications.

Hashem, shema se'fillasi, ve'shav'asi ei'lecha savo. 
L-rd, hear my prayer, and my cry - to You let it reach!

Al tas'teir panecha mi'meni be'yom tzar li. 
Do not hide Your face from me on the day of my distress."  (Tehillim 102:1-3) 

The Rambam writes, "It is a Mitzvah from the Torah to cry out to Hashem for help...whenever trouble strikes the community." 

The Sefer HaChinuch adds: "And someone who is in difficult circumstances and does not call out to Hashem to save him has violated this mitzvah of prayer...for it is as if he has removed himself from the overseeing of Hashem." (Courtesy, "Know the Words" ) 

Watch speech of Israeli colonel resistance-leader to Christian Zionist, Days of Elijah, in 2007:  Moshe Leshem: Forfeiting Israel? 

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