Though the surgery on my arm was a month ago, it’s still weak and typing for too long causes it to ache, so I have to keep this brief.
A few scattered thoughts about the Poway atrocity.
The congregants displayed amazing courage under fire. Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, the Chabad leader of the shul, lost two fingers to gunfire as he herded the children to safety. Bleeding and in pain, he continued to put the safety of the children first.
Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, threw herself in front of Rabbi Goldstein, thus shielding him from the gunfire and losing her life.
Almog Peretz, who is from Sderot, one of the most heavily shelled areas of Israel by the Jew-hating Islamists of Gaza, also grabbed as many children as he could and got them out of danger. He was shot in the leg.
His brother-in-law, Israel Dahan, used a table to shield the children. His daughter, eight-year-old Noya Dahan, was hit in the leg.
Two men who recently discovered their Judaism took defensive measures that probably saved many lives. Army veteran Oscar Stewart rushed the shooter, screaming “I’m going to kill you!” He did this armed with nothing but courage. The shooter, a coward, panicked and ran away.
Jonathan Morales, an off-duty Border Patrol agent, drew his revolver and fired as the shooter fled in a vehicle.
No one knows how they will respond under fire. But in the Poway synagogue on the last day of Passover, uncommon courage was in evidence everywhere.
The attempt to blame President Trump for this and other shootings is a blood libel.
The liberal media have turned Donald Trump into the hated Jew. They blame him for, well, everything. Which is exactly how Jew-hatred functions.
The liberal media and the Democrat Socialists (but I repeat myself) once again lecture that guns are the problem.
Rabbi Goldstein asked Officer Morales to bring his service revolver to synagogue in case anything like this ever happened. You see, Rabbi Goldstein is a Torah Jew who knows that the problem is not weapons, but human evil.
Because this was an Orthodox shul, you can bet that an overwhelming majority of the congregants support President Trump.
At the funeral for Lori Gilbert-Kaye, everyone stood and sang God Bless America. Because in spite of the rise of anti-Semitic attacks and the legitimization of Jew-hatred in the Democrat Socialist Party, America is the greatest country in the world.