Sunday, February 7, 2010

Response to Terror

An eerily similar yeshiva terrorist attack happened 52 years ago (April 11, 1956 - 7:12PM during preparations for the evening prayer) in the Chabad-Lubavitch village of Kfar Chabad in central Israel. Back then, an Arab gunman walked into the synagogue of the village's agricultural school and opened fire on a crowd of immigrant students and their teachers during Maariv prayers. He killed five children and one teacher, and injured 10 others.
Several days after the Kfar Chabad attack, the Lubavitch Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, sent a telegram to the village's residents. Significantly, it contained only three Hebrew words. This is an excerpt from the 2002 film by Jewish Educational Media, "Pioneers." The Torah Response to an act of Terrorism. The series covers the story of Chabad Chassidic settlement in the Holy Land.

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