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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Holocaust Day Today

We remember the 6 million people who died in the Holocaust every year. This remembrance is called Yom HaShoah, or, the day of the Holocaust. It's a sad day. One way 12,000 Jews, Poles and World War II survivors remembered was to have a March of the Living at Auschwitz-Birkenau honoring the 12 million's memory. This is in Poland and is the 17th year of having such a march.
Here, 1.1 millions Jews, Poles and Gypsies "Roma", and probably homosexuals died. Auschwitz was liberated by the Russians in January 1945.

We have a happy holiday called Purim. It commemorates the survival of the Jews of Persia "Iran" when a despot, an advisor of king Ahashueros named Hamen, plotted to kill all the Jews in the kingdom, which was extensive. Queen Esther pleaded with her husband and saved the Jews by exposing the plot, and this resulted in Hamen's execution along with his seven sons.

It is said that history repeats itself. That's twice that we have survived two plans of being exterminated off the face of this earth. Do you wonder that we have taken the new threat from Iran very seriously? Again, they are planning on our total destruction, this time with an atomic weapon.

Iran says, in the land of the sun where solar energy should be reigning, that they need atomic energy for fuel. We have a sneaking suspicion that they want it for weaponry. There is a Uranium Conversion Factory just outside the city of Isfahan, 410 kilometers south of Teheran. It is suspected that a plant to make weapons is underground and would be scattered in many buildings to avoid detection. Scientists suspect that they will have this nuke technology by next year, instead of by 2010. We're already into May of 2008. Iran is also backing the terrorists in their endeavors to destroy Israel. Many of the weapons found bear Iran's stamp.

The Israeli army is facing it's greatest challenge to protect the existence of Israel. Yes, I remember this day. I pray for Israel and its IDF to have the greatest courage and fortitude and wisdom that they can possibly have. They have vowed that never again will a holocaust happen to us.
Reference: Jerusalem Post

"For we have been sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain and to be exterminated. "

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