|Rosh Hashanah prayer by Arthur Szyk|
There's been an attack on a synagogue in Halle, Germany, today, which is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the year.
I am on my way to work and can't summarize all the news coverage here. If you Google Halle, Germany, you will find the most recent accounts.
Also, someone sent in a link to this blog that took to me a page with some of the most vile, anti-Semitic material I have ever seen. It was Nazi quality hate, but it's being published in the 21st century. I did not post that comment.
In his play Wesele, Stanislaw Wyspianski wrote, "Let there be war the whole world over, as long as the Polish countryside is peaceful, as long as the Polish countryside is quiet."
He wasn't really wishing war on the world. He was expressing grief at all of the attacks on Poland, and the uprisings, which occurred, when Poland was under occupation, once per generation.
I wish I had his poetic gift, and I wish I could say something equally as poetic to Jewish friends.
God, let our Jewish friends know peace and security, and let all the anti-Semites have their confrontation with truth.