The wedding invitation stated that in the cities of Judah and the outskirts of Jerusalem, the voices of brides and grooms would still be heard. The prophet had guaranteed it.
And yet in polite and supposedly sophisticated circles in America today it is acceptable to say George Bush is akin to a Nazi and that America is becoming Nazi-like.
How did terrorism transform itself into freedom fighting and what are the reasons it has emanated from the Muslim world?
Needless to say, not much in the way of mathematics, history, or even basic fluency is being learned.
The vicarious and direct thrill over the Ramallah lynching, the mutilation murders of the boys in Tekoa, the frenzied dancing during the World Trade Center attacks - all would seem to imply that the so-called Palestinians suffer from clinical sadism.
I've written it before and I'll write it again: It's time to unleash the IDF in its full might and glory - particularly the Israeli Air Force, just as we Americans used our amazing air power in Iraq and Afghanistan.
I held on to the familiarity of her eyes, their wisdom untouched by the ravages of the illness. They seemed to know her fate before we were willing to accept it.
The bombings of the past few weeks have given me pause. In the midst of the so-called cease-fire, I'd lost the calluses that built up over the Thousand Days, and the once-familiar gory scene slides through my skin like a sharp rock.
As Arnold Schwarzenegger scrambles to convince voters that he is more than a muscle-man married to a Kennedy, he would do well to emphasize the realism of his Terminator filmsover the surrealism of California politics.
But there is more to the man than opposition to abortion, gerrymandering in Texas and bare-knuckles politics in Washington. He is also a fervent Christian Zionist.
Any wall can be breached, climbed over, undermined, tunneled under, or flown over. It will not deter enemies from firing rockets or mortars over the wall.
Later, after the first intifada "broke out" in December 1987, many among the leadership were traced back to that prisoner release.
The bumps on the path to implementing the road map must be smoothed out in order for us to proceed -- not in the direction you Israelis stupidly envision, but in the direction so clearly specified in our organization's charter.
In the 1940's and 50's, I was told, the rabbi whose rulings were cited in thousands of homes across North America was R. Henkin.
"Until now, pronouncements about a Jewish National Home had only been words on paper; but now they rose before us embodied in the person of a Jewish High Commissioner...Many of the Jews present had tears in their eyes."
Immediately, some skeptics began to point out inconsistencies between the two photos.
It is just one more of those unpleasant facts of life that the anti-Israel lobbies of the planet have no real interest in the well being of the Palestinians, but are merely motivated by hostility to Jews.
When the Jews stray from the way of G-d, they will be driven out of their land into exile.
You might wonder why I seem so surprised by what I found in a notoriously liberal bookstore in a notoriously liberal city.
The Jews insisted on staking a claim to a barren little place that no one else really wanted.