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Hitler & Me

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PerhapsnootherpersoninfluencedJudaismandIsraelin
thelastcenturymorethanAdolfHitler.Hisactionsand
wordsarebehindeverybookandinthebackgroundof
everyshul.Theyarethesoundtrackininvisiblespeakers
onthebeachofTelAviv,attheWesternwallin
JerusalemandinthecheckpointattheWestBank.Iwant
tohaveadialogwiththeguy.

ShmaYisrael,
Listen,ohIsrael,
themostimportantJewish
prayer,statingtheunityofGod.


FlowerGirl

Myolderone
She'snotevensixyet
IcantellherthatHitler
Wasaflowergirl,
Afamousone.
She'llbelieveme,
Shewouldn'tquestionmyauthority.
I'dbeherownpersonal
holocaustdenier.
I'llprotectherfromknowing
I'llkeepthegaschambersaway
Fromherpreciouslittlesoul.

Flowers!FlowersforShabbat!

Freud:Andthenwhat,Adolf?
Hitler:Hewas,like,withthebelt...

AdolfHitlerwasheavilybeatenbyhisalcoholicfather,
Alois.FreudescapedAustriaaftertheNaziannexation
andfourofhissistersdiedintheholocaust.Ameeting
betweenFreudandHitlercouldhavesavedthelivesof
approximatelyfiftymillionhumanbeings.

ThoushaltnottakethenameoftheLordthyGodinvain
(the
thirdcommandment,Exodus20:6).

Accordingto2013Pewlandmarksurvey,73%of
AmericanJewsconsiderrememberingtheholocaustas
anessentialpartoftheirownsenseofJewishness.19%
citeobservingJewishlawasessentialand42%see
"havingagoodsenseofhumor"asanessentialpartof
theirJewishness.
In2014theIsraeliMinisterialCommitteeforLegislation
approvedanewbillmakingtheuseofNazisymbolsand
anyillegitimateuseofthewordNazipunishable.This
legislationwouldbethemostfarreachinghatecrimelaw
yetintroducedinIsrael,carryingasixmonthprison
sentenceandNIS100,000($28,000)fineforoffenders.
Arab,IsraeliandAmericanleaderscompareoneanother
toHitleronaregularbasis.

WithoutHitler,mygrandparentswouldn'thave
immigratedtoIsraelandmyparentswouldn'thavemet.
WithoutHitlertherewouldbenoIsraelandnoIsraeli
Palestineconflict,andIwouldn'thavedoneamandatory
armyservice.WithoutthearmyserviceIwouldn'thave
becomeawriterandartist.Iwouldn'tvisittheUSwitha
JewishArabtheatregroup,wouldn'tmeetAnathereand
wouldn'thaveMaayan,SashaandZakai.Thankyou,
Adolf.

Traitor!

In1997BenjaminNetanyahutoldafamousRabbithat
theIsraelileftforgotwhatitistobeJewish.In2008,a
shorttimebeforeIleftIsraelIsawabigredsignin
JerusalemthatsaidLeftistsareTraitors.Itaffectedme
deeply.Inthepastfewyearstherewerenumerouscases
ofverbalandonlinelifethreatstowardsleftists,including
callstosendthemtothegaschambers.Recently
participantsinanantiwarrallywerebeateninTelAviv.

DeathtoArabs!,DeathtoArabs!,DeathtoArabs!,acommon
callinKahaneandotherrightwinggroupsdemonstrationsin
Israel.


Gottistdergrte


Thewolfwilllivewiththelamb(Isaiah11:6)

GandhiwrotetwoletterstoHitler,urginghimto
reconsiderhisactions.inthesecondletter(Dec.24,
1940)hediscussthepossibilityofswitchingtheBritish
heelforaGermanone.GandhidescribetoHitlerthe
Indiannonviolentresistancethatcanwithoutdoubt
matchitselfagainstacombinationofallthemostviolent
forcesintheworld.Hesignedbothlettersyoursincere
friend,M.K.Gandhi.


Hitlerandyou


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