It's in the middle of the night. Your children are fast asleep. There's a thumping at the front door. Your spouse rolls over in bed, so you quickly put your bathrobe on and run to the door. Your heart is suddenly stuck in your throat: look who's at the front door, the individual in the above image…
But no, our story isn't accurate - he'd doubtedfully knock at the front door. He'd either blow it open with a grenade or shoot throughthe lock with a Kalatchnikov bullet.
Does this sound like an Ali-Baba tale to you? This would have been reality for all the communities in the south of Israel who were exposed to the Hamas kidnapping and terror-takeoff tunnels that were just now becoming operational.
Breaking News, 10:30 AM, south of Israel
The roads have just been opened after ten terrorists infiltrated Israel through a tunnel earlier this morning, splitting up into two groups. One planned to attack Erez and the other was headed toward NirAm. Below is a rare video documentation of the terrorists hiding in the grass after infiltrating Israel, and their shootout with the IDF. Thank Hashem, all the 14 terrorists were eliminated. The terrorists were planning a murder-kidnapping spree in the Gaza-border villages. See for yourself:
People don't imagine what a cruel enemy we're up against. The holy Klausenberger Rebbe of saintly and blessed memory, remarked, "The Nazis killed my wife and my eleven children. I suffered from them in ways that defy description. Yet, the Ishmaelites outdo the Nazis when it comes to cruelty. I shudder to think what will be." Holy eyes see far. Today, with the war in Gaza, we begin to understand what the Klausenberger Rebbe was talking about.
There's only one way to fight the darkness of Hamas and the Jihadis - that's with the light of emuna. The Hamas tunnels are only physical manifestations of the stern judgments against our people. With emuna, we not only mitigate all of them, but we bring the full redemption of our people as well. Help us fight this battle. Help us spread emuna all through the IDF - a spiritually strong soldier is a victorious soldier. He must be strong to overcome the fierce dark-side enemy. Give him your support, and make a generous contribution to Emuna Outreach right now. The immediate return on your investment is a spiritually stronger IDF and Rav Shalom Arush's blessing as well. Click on the "donate" button on the top left-hand toolbar of this site.
This week's Torah portion is Masaei - read about it in The Land of the Faithful.
Also featured this week:
Rabbi Shalom Arush - The Key to Redemption
Dr. Zev Ballen - Daniel
Racheli Reckles - Is He the Right Guy?
Rivka Levy - Questions, Questions
Howard Morton - Van Paassen's Obsession
Yael Karni - Cruise Control
Pray for the welfare of our soldiers and our populace under fire. G-d bless for a good week. Don't take a peaceful night's sleep for granted - just ask anyone in the south of Israel.