On September 11th, 2001, people fighting a meaningless fight attacked America, in a senseless and cowardly terrorist act carried out against the American people. The point seems to be death and destruction and nothing else. Apparently, these individuals are willing to die to advance the political agendas of leaders who hide in cowardice. I would ask; if this type of senseless death and destruction is a path to Allah or the afterlife, as they have been led to believe, why then do their leaders hide from it?
We have all been affected by this horrible murderous act. The tragic loss of thousands of innocent people should serve as an awakening call to all of humanity, especially to every legitimate and decent democracy of this world, that we will not negotiate with evil. Rather, we must recognize it for what it represents -- a dangerous and deadly threat.
The Western leaders, who until now failed to distinguish between the righteous and the evil in the Israeli struggle against the Palestinian Authority, must now act appropriately and decisively; first of all to deal with those who would kill innocent people, and second; to reinforce those values that hold life sacred.
As the President of the United States said, "We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts, and those who harbor them." I hope and pray that those words will ring true and that those responsible AND their allies will soon realize what a foolish and terrible mistake they have made. Hopefully, these acts will not go unpunished.
America will continue doing business as usual, but with a seething anger and outrage towards these enemies of freedom and their allies who dance in the streets with them. All those responsible for the senseless deaths of innocent civilian men, women and children, in America AND in Eretz Yisroel (Israel), will be held accountable wherever they are and justice will be served.
In the meantime, We at TORAH
TOTS, together with all of Klal Yisroel, would like to express
our deepest sympathies and our heartfelt condolences to the families and
friends of the men, women and children who perished in this tragic and
horrendous way. We grieve the loss of life and innocence that arises from
wanton hatred. May
And to all those who have
been wounded in this barbaric act, we pray that
Our thoughts and prayers
go out to everyone, many of whose lives have been changed forever. We
have suffered a tremendous loss as both a nation and a society, but we
will persevere. It is important that we stay focused on positives, and
Reuven A. Stone
We offer the following Psalms in prayer for all who were affected by Tuesday's tragedy: