Steven Joel Sotloff הי’’ד

Chazal say יש קונה עולמו בשעה אחת … some people achieve their highest point in one moment (viz רבי אלעזר בן דורדיא in Gemora Avoda Zora).

When you read this account of how he davened, and fasted on Yom Kippur, that’s one great thing. That it was reported is a monumental Kiddush Hashem. We won’t begin to understand why he seemingly had to go through Gehenom at the hands of those lower than low חיות עמלקים but I can’t help but feel singularly inadequate sitting in Melbourne, in relative comfort, when he is the “Egla Arufa“, על קדושת השם. I don’t believe for one moment that they didn’t realise he was Jewish or had no suspicion in that regard, although murdering Foley first might be seen as them not knowing. An Algerian (Berber) colleague of mine at University said to me today that the USA should “napalm the whole ISIS”. I didn’t say it. It was a non violent intelligent Berber. Obama described them as a cancer.

The real question is who is going to deal with these monstrous decrepit sub-humans? They actually apologised for “releasing the video”. The release was a “mistake”. 


Author: pitputim

I've enjoyed being a computer science professor in Melbourne, Australia, as well as band leader/singer for the Schnapps Band. My high schooling was in Chabad and I continued at Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh in Israel and later in life at Machon L'Hora'ah, Yeshivas Halichos Olam.

2 thoughts on “Steven Joel Sotloff הי’’ד”

  1. HI Isaac,

    You can actually see Gog U Magog developing. The war between Yishmael and Esav. It is very scary. I don’t know if it was the Vilna Gaon or the Chafetz Chaim who said that the third world war or the war of Gog U Magog would last 18 minutes. It will be nuclear. The only thing we can do is daven that we are not caught in Chutz Laaretz when it happens. Come to Israel….and immediately. Sell your houses and cash in your savings and come. There is no other place!

    Thanks for the post – Lenny


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