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17 December 2017

UPDATE: Devorah HaNavi who Judged Am Yisrael Under a Palm Tree

Devorah HaNavi who Judged Am Yisrael Under a Palm Tree

Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time. She used to sit under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim; and the sons of Israel came up to her for judgment. (Judges 4:4,5)

Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam sang on that day saying, “That the leaders led in Israel, that the people volunteered, Bless the Lord! … In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath; in the days of Jael, the highways were deserted, and travelers went by roundabout ways. The peasantry ceased, they ceased in Israel, until I, Deborah, arose, until I arose, a mother in Israel. … Awake, awake, Deborah; Awake, awake, sing a song! … Thus let all Your enemies perish, O Lord; But let those who love Him be like the rising of the sun in its might.” And the land was undisturbed for forty years. (Judges 5:1, 6, 7,12, 31)

'We will not return bodies of terrorists'
'Government doesn't intend to return bodies of terrorists as long as our citizens & soldier's bodies in their hands. Just will not happen.’ [arutzsheva]

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked:

"I read the entire verdict on the bodies of terrorists; there's no doubt that the minority opinion is more logical and more established," 

"The government doesn't have to accept this ruling and will ask for another hearing. It must be clear, the bodies of terrorists will not be returned. There should be two tracks, as I said, either another discussion, which is the preferred route, or legislation,”

Ayelet Shaked in ArutzSheva
Court rules state must hand over bodies 
of terrorists killed in terror tunnel - 
or pass law permitting 
military to hold terrorists' remains.


Anonymous said...

If Shaked is saying not to return the bodies of the terrorists then, B'H, there is at least a smidgen of normalcy in that unsupreme court. But we still cannot compare her to the tzdkut, kedusha, heroism & brilliance of Devorah Haniviah. Lapidot is what her husband, Barak, was called because he used to prepare the wicks for the lighting of the menorah.

Neshama said...

Well, I expected this kind of response. You are correct. But, I couldn’t help posting this, because no one else has the guts to do the right thing. Sometimes it takes a good woman to put others in their place.

In a way she does remind me of her. Our world situation is vastly different from Deborah’s, but Ayelet is brave and tries to do the right thing for Israel. I’m not comparing their personal lives, just the fact that they JUDGE.

Neshama said...

Another thought. If Devorah HaNavia were here today, no man would look at her, or go to her for a “Judgment”, she’d have to be behind a mechitzah to teach anyone anything, and maybe even be told to stay home with the kids. :-)