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They said it’s to protect us all
From those monsters who have the gall
To use a human being as
A shield.

 

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These monsters constantly attack
When we dare to try to fight back
The world cries out. Seemed our fate
Was sealed.

 

So our fortress came to be
To give us all security
But how can we feel safe with them
Out there?

 

They slip through small forgotten holes
Knowing they’re out there takes its toll
The fact we need protection brings out fear.
With help from G-d it does its task
It shields us from each hate-filled blast
We must defend our people. That’s
Not wrong.

 

More than ever now Heaven knows
This fortress we cannot dispose
This bandage for a war that still
Goes strong.

 

A barrier – but at what cost?
Childhood and innocence lost
A battlefield has now become
Our home.

 

For now all we can do is pray
That sometime soon there’ll come a day
When we no longer need
An Iron Dome.

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  1. ATT: JEWISH AMERICAN COMMUNITY– WE ARE SOFT TARGETS NOW
    IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT EVERY JEWISH DAY SCHOOL NEEDS TO TRAIN ITS CHILDREN IN HAND TO HAND COMBAT AND FIREARMS. EVERY JEWISH PARENT NEEDS TO BE AWARE THAT THEIR CHILDREN ARE SOFT TARGETS WHEN THEY PARTICIPATE IN THE JEWISH WORLD. IN SHULS TOO, THERE NEEDS TO BE POLICE SURVEILLANCE AND ARMED GUARDS
    It is the committed Jews here that are targets, they are the ones who have the children in Jewish learning programs, and they are the ones who have built centers for Jewish youth to congregate, but now we have to be vigilant. We cannot afford to believe that it wont happen here—of course it will, why wouldn’t it.
    Jews here in the states need a Jewish “defense” league like JDL but without the politics- strictly ab out our self defense . Completely legal in every way. Our people need to have the right to bear arms and protect themselves. The second amendment allows this to happen—I believe Jews should take advantage of the right.
    In California one can apply for a CCW (concealed carry weapon)
    The Jewish day schools should be teaching combat and firearms to all students from the age of 5 and up. Basic street fighting. We as a people now need military style training- either we can defend ourselves or we will be prey like the Jews were in Europe.
    Being confident physically raises one’s self esteem- Feeling empowered does wonders for survival and self awareness.
    All Jewish Federations need to be involved in this pursuit, and they need to fund it. They have billions of donor dollars and it is being wasted on programs like Olive Tree Initiative, dialoguing with student Muslims and Jewish students, and taking trips to Ramallah. How does this fortify our children? Our children in college here are basically being neutered. Feedback?

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