Parshat Shlach: Missing the Mission
The Rarest Gem

The Kite-Kid Commandos: Fields of Fire

Fields of Fire
The South of Israel along the Gaza border is ablaze. Over 12,ooo dunams (3,000 acres) of agricultural fields, forests and nature preserves have burnt to a charcoal crisp from the newest terror weapons from Gaza - the incendiary kites. Beyond the millions of dollars of damage, we've lost trees, flora and fauna that have been nurtured for years in this desert climate of ours.

Hashem's message here is a showstopper.

Israel boasts (that's one of the problems) the world's highest-tech military. It has F35 stealth fighters that Russian radar can't detect. It knows how to jam Russia's newest anti-aircraft system. It has a home-grown anti-missile system that's one of the world's best, nuclear capabilities, spy satellites that can photograph a bee gathering pollen from miles up in space. The list goes on...

But mighty Israel can't stop a 14-year-old kid with goat poo on his sandals who builds a kite for less than a dollar, sets it on fire, and sends it up in the prevailing winds that blow in off the Mediterranean from Gaza and eastward to the fields of southern Israel. Despite the hi-tech answer to the kites that Israel flaunts - the anti-kite drones - many kites sneak past and do their dire damage as you see in the above photo.

The Gaza kite-kid commandos are the new heroes of what the terrorists call, "The Resistance." They've drawn blood in a way that the Hamas missiles haven't even succeeded. The kids are proud that they are independent of Hamas and the Jihad. Who founded this unit?

Hashem did, just as He does everything else in the world.

But why?

As the south burns, the Israeli government continues - this very week - with its gay parades and its nationally-sanctioned abominations. Hashem hates that. Israel thinks that its hi-tech will save it. Hashem says, "You're wrong!" Only teshuva and emuna guarantee our national security. The hi-tech military, with its own debauchery and mixed gender units, just ain't deliverin' the goods against the kite-kids from Gaza. Israel is burning - only teshuva and emuna will extinguish the fires. Blessings for a peaceful Shabbat.


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Unless we as Am Yisrael in Ha’Aretz make teshuvah of all our aveirot will not see the geulah. Tel Aviv is s sitting duck for Iran. Maybe this is the retribution if HaShem to get ys to make t’shuva ?

Esther Rachel

kites, air comunication, filled with burning
fuel, lust, innocent children. Creating damage
to the land if Israel that generations built.

Besides the gay parade, etc, what else does
this mean?
the texting, child predators, chat rooms, +
what about Shabbat?

Yakov Butterfield

It is not just the south but also the Armon Hanatziv area of Jerusalem.

Lazer Brody

Aryeh, your comment is amazing - before he died, Rabbi Yehuda Zev Leibowitz zatza"l said the same thing about Tel Aviv.

Tal Rotstein

May be the fruit grown in these fields does not constitute proper kosher food.Or maybe does not observe shimtah.

Hadassah Miller


Could this then also apply to the number of Churches in Israel as well? Where does Idolatry fit into this? Or is this something that is going away but until the Moshiach?

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