Friday, July 14, 2006
THE UPS and DOWNS of TZFAS
Of course, like everybody, we are all concerned about our fellow Jews in both the North and South of our beloved Eretz Yisrael. Please take out a few minutes to say a short prayer, a chapter of Tehillim [Psalms], or whatever, in whatever language you're comfortable, for our captured soldiers:
Ehud ben Malka - אהוד בן מלכה
Eldad ben Tova - אלדד בן טובה
as well as Gilad ben Aviva (in Gaza) - גלעד בן אביבה
In response to my earlier post about the Tzfas Klezmer Festival, I had the following e-mail exchange with a fellow blogger [B]:
B: Isn't it usually after 9 Av?
yitz: Yes, but this year they decided to make it BEFORE the Three Weeks. It just finished...let's hear good news!
B: Good timing! They didn't want/need the bein hazmanim crowd?
yitz: Yes, in the words of Arutz 7:
In another providential development, the three-day klezmer music festival, which saw Tzfat packed with tens of thousands of visitors, also came to a close less than 40 hours prior to the attack.
I don't know what their reasoning was. I am not privy to the thought processes of Iriyat Tzfat, sorry! But maybe Hashem was guiding them...
SO, to top things off, Arutz Sheva has a wonderful pictorial recap of the Klezmer Festival, with audio links as well. [I've only linked to the first hour, there are more links on the Arutz 7 page].
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