We don’t want to start Shabbos without acknowledging the unification of Jerusalem. Here is a fine post by Treppenwitz.
There is talk by the current Israeli government of dividing Jerusalem. Have they forgotten that Jordanian snipers used to sit on the walls of the Old City and casually shoot at Jews?
Have they forgotten… everything?
I recently read General Uzi Narkiss’ account of the historic battle and subsequent liberation of Jerusalem. Every soldier should read this book for General Narkiss’ analysis of the overall military strategy, the political roadblocks, and the often bloody hand-to-hand battles are masterful.
Ehud Olmert and every member of the the Israeli Parliament should read this book for it brings home the disaster a divided Jerusalem was and always will be.
Karen and I wish all our friends a lovely and meaningful Shabbos.