I want to share the following message with the world:
We are not victims. Everyone needs to know, Jews are not victims.
We are the Chosen People because we have chosen good.
Everyone, Jews and non-Jews alike, always have a choice. Sometimes our choices are very limited by our circumstances. But life is about choosing whether we want to bring evil into the world, or goodness and holiness.
Mrs. Chaya Levine is the director of women’s programming for Ner LeElef. Her husband, the late Rabbi Kalman Ze’ev Levine, was one of five people killed this week when two terrorists attacked worshipers in a Har Nof synagogue.
The widows of the four Har Nof synagogue terror attack victims issued a letter calling for the coming Shabbos as a day of ahavas chinam (loving others freely without judgement). See a translation and the original letter in Herbrew below:
We turn to acheinu Bnei Yisrael wherever they may be. Let us all come together to increase the rachamei Shomayim shown to us! Let us all accept upon ourselves that we will increase love and brotherhood – between each person and his fellow, between community and community, between major group and major group.
Our request is that every individual should see to it to accept upon himself on Erev Shabbos Parshas Toldos, to sanctify this coming Shabbos as a day of ahavas chinam. It should be a day that we refrain from all kinds of divisive conversation, lashon hora, and rechilus.
This will be a great uplift to the souls of the heads of our families who were slaughtered for the holiness of His Holy Name.
May Hashem look from above, see our affliction, wipe away our tears, and say, “Enough!” to our sorrow.
May we merit to see the arrival of Moshiach Tzidkeinu, speedily in our days – Amen, Amen.
Signed with a broken and crushed heart:
Mrs. Chayah Levine and family
Mrs. Breina Goldberg and family
Mrs. Yaakovah Kupinsky and family
Mrs. Bashi Twersky and family
Original translation appeared at cross-currents.com.