Episode 176 – Rabbi Bruce Dollin
When Jews experience problems, and boy do we have problems with Hamas now, it is helpful to know what a wise Rabbi, well versed in the Torah, has to say. We have that here.
For nearly three decades, Bruce Dollin was Senior Rabbi at the legendary Hebrew Educational Alliance in Denver. Rabbi Dollin provides valuable knowledge, advice, and predictions in the aftermath of last Saturday’s bloodthirsty attack by Hamas on Israel.
Rabbi Dollin explains how Colorado’s community can best respond. There was an outpouring of love and support last Monday night at Denver’s Temple Emanuel and Rabbi Dollin recalls what moved that crowd to give Denver Mayor Mike Johnston a standing ovation.
The long simmering nature of the Hamas - Israel conflict is explained with the wise Rabbi providing many Mosaic Law references to proper Jewish responses during dire wartime circumstances. Jewish law demands certain prayers and procedures when captives are taken.
Discussed are the Amalek and their Jew-hating allies unalterably opposed to Jewish people existing in Israel, or anywhere. The charter of Hamas boldly states its Jew hatred and Israel can no longer tolerate this terror group next door – or anywhere. Iran, Qatar, and Russia are also discussed.
The performances this week of President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Tony Blinken are reviewed, and praised. The complicated Bibi Netanyahu situation is analyzed – including memories of the infamous Iran Nuke Deal and his 2015 Capitol speech.
The world is changed given the barbarity and severity of the Hamas attack on the Jewish State of Israel. Rabbi Dollin is confident that Israel and her allies will beat back these enemies. Rabbi Dollin knows Israel.
Rabbi Dollin has long fought anti-Israel indoctrination on college campuses. Dollin organized a memorable protest in 2002 at Colorado College against Hanan Ashrawi, an advocate of terror against Israel. College campus anti-Jew hatred remains problematic for Israel now. https://www.nytimes.com/2002/08/30/us/invitation-to-palestinian-draws-protest-at-colorado-college.html
The significance of the (10/7) day of Hamas’ shameful ambush (Shabbat/Simchat Torah) gets analyzed. Fascists cannot abide human freedom, the type embodied by Torah and the Jewish people. Jews value life here on Earth. Israelis must now fight back, through their tears.
Troubadour Dave Gunders has a rare sad song appropriate for this week titled Ain’t No Way You’re Coming Home. Ominous current situation is reviewed. Ain’t no way to sugarcoat it. We’ve got the blues.