To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE


SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

What is The Bar Mitzvah of September 11th?

Tuly Weisz : Sep 12, 2014  Breaking Israel News

The country with the strongest military needs to man-up and take decisive measures against the brutal terrorists no matter what they call themselves be it al-Qaeda, ISIS, ISIL, Hezbollah or Hamas.

kakaA Jewish boy celebrating his Bar Mitzvah this coming Shabbat would have been born following the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11th, 2001. Born already in the post 9/11 world, today's Bar Mitzvah boy has lived his entire life under the shadow of Islamic terrorism. When I was the rabbi of a synagogue, I had many opportunities to speak to Bar Mitzvah boys and explain to them the significance of the milestone they had reached. Thirteen years following 9/11, I believe that America can learn many important lessons from a Bar Mitzvah. (Photo via Wikipedia)

Jewish tradition recognizes that maturity comes after thirteen years. The religion doesn't make demands on kids who are free to goof around, and cuts some slack to children who are often somewhat immature and naive. "Bar Mitzvah" in Hebrew literally means "son of commandments" because when a boy turns thirteen years old (or a girl turns twelve), he becomes obligated to accept and fulfill the 613 commandments of the Torah and joins his place as a responsible member of the Jewish people.

I would often tell Bar Mitzvah boys that while they might still feel like a kid, in God's eyes they are now a man, responsible for their behavior. They must be more mindful of the consequences of their actions and inactions and recognize that they are now a role model for younger children who look up to them.

Thirteen years ago in an incredibly audacious act of war, Al Qaeda jihadists caught America off guard by hijacking four planes simultaneously and killing close to 3,000 innocent people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, PA. Shaken to the core and not fully aware of the dangerous realities presented by Islamic terror, America often responded over the past thirteen years like a child. As a result of this administration's frequent childish behavior, Islamic jihadists have become greatly emboldened, terror organizations are quickly developing into terrorists states and the world is a lot more dangerous place than it was thirteen years ago.

Upon the Bar Mitzvah of September 11th, America needs a rabbi who will remind the great superpower that it is responsible for its actions and inactions and that it must serve as a role model to the rest of the world. The country with the strongest military needs to man-up and take decisive measures against the brutal terrorists no matter what they call themselves be it al-Qaeda, ISIS, ISIL, Hezbollah or Hamas. These terror groups all have the same jihadi ambitions and pose an urgent threat to freedom everywhere in the world...

Read more of this commentary here.







SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

Quick-Thinking KFC Worker Helps Save Alleged Kidnapping Victim after She Secretly Slips Him Note 'Begging for Help'

US Congresswoman Introduces Resolution to Label Israel's Founding a 'Catastrophe'

Buffalo Shooter Wore Same Nazi Symbol as the Ukrainian Military

Kansas Town Reverses Decision Removing 'In God We Trust' from Police Cars after Community Uproar

Nursing Moms Step-Up during Baby Formula Crisis: 'To Whom Much is Given, Much Will be Required'

Gates-Funded Research Has Created a Bird Flu Virus Capable of Becoming the New COVID-19

URGENT: Proposed US Amendments to World Health Organization Treaty Would Erode American Sovereignty

Texas Teen Goes to Bathroom at NBA Game, Is Found 10 Days Later Sold for Sex in Oklahoma Hotel

Michigan Court Blocks Enforcement of 1931 Abortion Ban That Would Take Effect if Roe is Overturned

Massive Cross-Border 'Sophisticated' Major Drug Tunnel Found Linking Tijuana to San Diego: '4 Feet In Diameter and About Six Stories Deep'

Report: Biden's DHS' Disinformation Governance Board on Death Watch after Operations 'Paused'

Recount Required in Pennsylvania Senate Race as Trump-backed Dr. Oz, McCormick Neck and Neck

Elon Musk Says He'll Vote Republican in Midterm Elections

The One-Two of Elon Musk and Project Veritas Might End Twitter

'Jesus Has All Authority': Candace Cameron Bure Says 'Powerful Enemy' Attacked Her Home

Tens of Thousands of Youth Shout 'Fill Me, Holy Spirit' at The Send Crusade

'Why Did You Choose to Have Me?': Fox News Host Asks His Mom On-Air Why She Chose Life after Getting Pregnant as a Teen

5 Lies Abortion Supporters Spread About Overturning Roe And How to Counter Them

Michael Flynn Files $50 Million Claim against Feds in Prelude to Lawsuit over Russia Probe: 'Of All of President Trump's Appointees, the Obama White House Hated Flynn the Most'

Pivotal Pennsylvania Primary: Why It Could Hold the Key to US Senate



Search the Articles Archives

Keyword:  
Author:  
Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year



BCN Plus

Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner


Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor


BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
 
 

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.


Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.

editor@breakingchristiannews.com