קח”ר: present of racism, we must take care of those who need our protection.

תא”ל אלי שרמייסטר, צילום ארכיון: דובר צה”ל

Primary education officer at MRV and IDF commanders to mark the holiday weeks: “we need to fight injustice and hatred and to adopt foreign too, Giselle and the immigrant poor.”

תאריך: 12/05/2013, 18:39    
מחבר: תא”ל אלי שרמייסטר

This week we should mention the holiday weeks. This holiday is one of the three legs,
Specifies the end of counting of the Omer which began with Pesach, the coming of the first temple and the day was given according to the Jewish tradition, the Torah to the people of Israel. This fabric is no stranger to meanings encompassing Israel holidays usually involving various meanings, history and values.

It seems that Mount Sinai is one of the founding moments of the most important of the Jewish people. When my son Israel became a nation and culture intertwined numbers and values. Between
If we include those watchmen Torah and mitzvot or not, we cannot ignore
The influence of number of books on our lives; Whether we believe that Mount Sinai has occurred or not, we cannot ignore the influence on our culture.

For other meanings of Chazal tied when determined that on the morning of Pentecost day call
In the book of Ruth. This scroll focused on intricate story of Elimelech fell from the country and settled in Moab. A few years went the father died and after
His death bore sons (Mahlon and MIL) oaviot women (and neck). After ten years went to their two sons, and the family decided to return to the land of Israel. One of Ruth chlotia, refused to return to her and insisted to continue with her to the land of Israel. In Israel, the two women lived lives of poverty until Ruth met Boaz, the local field of close family. Boaz and Ruth were married and seed born King David.

The decision to call in the book of Ruth is precisely on the day of Pentecost and probably not accidental and apparently is
What is the relationship between Ruth’s story to story of holiday? Different sails indicate the period of occurrence of Ruth (wheat harvest) equivalent to that specified
Holiday. Other commentators indicate that King David was born and died in weeks.

But there may be another layer in the Center stands an important statement in relation to the other’s place: the stranger, Hagar, the poor in our society. The law it is the weeks filed a brief on Wed and amothia is for insiders; This is life theory
To say bold and meaningful statements regarding everyday life. This doctrine refers to those who choose to tie the fate of fate as did Ruth and ordered to drive.
Her respect.

Unfortunately we have witnessed recently are visible and hidden trends of racism and xenophobia in the IDF and Israeli society: “price tag” on the high damage, harassment of skinned only skin colour, the principle of equality between Jews and non-Jews serving shoulder to shoulder, etc.

As commanders we recognize these symptoms and to protect those who need our protection. We must remember the important message it to imdono in atzmdata of Chazal Ruth for weeks: the law can only take one heart, one when we are connected to our efforts and also the stranger, immigrant and poor and fighting injustice and hatred.

Translated from Hebrew

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