Tisha B’Av: The Jewish People Live — Betar & Ze’ev Jabotinsky

by Ronn Torossian | July 27, 2012 12:01 am

On Tisha B’av, the Jewish day of mourning for: the destruction: of the First and the Second Jewish Temple, the: Betar Fortress: was destroyed by the Roman Empire during the Bar Kochba revolt. The destruction of Betar in 135 put an end to the last Jewish revolt against Rome, and effectively quashed any Jewish dreams of freedom with the expulsion of the Jews from the Land of Judea.

Many years later, in 1923: Ze’ev Jabotinsky[1]: founded the Betar movement – a Zionist youth movement which remembers the Jewish fort of Bar Kokhba (as well as Joseph Trumpeldor, the leader of the Jewish settlers that were killed at Tel Hai defending against Arabs). Jabotinsky’s Betar created new, proud,: tough Jews[2]: who were trained to be “proud, generous, and fierce” for the Jewish people.

With Tisha B’Av approaching, it is vitally important to remember the words of: Ze’ev Jabotinsky[1]: which are still so relevant today:

o: : : : “Silence is despicable, it leads to a loss of flesh and blood.”

On the eve of Tisha B’Av lets recall the words of: Ze’ev Jabotinsky[3]: in his writings on Samson:: : “Tell them [the Jewish People] three things in my name, and not two: they must get iron [i.e. weapons]; they must choose a king; and they must learn to laugh.”

The Jewish people is eternal — Am Israel Chai.

Ronn Torossian[4]: is a Jewish philanthropist who owns a NY PR Firm,: 5WPR[5].

  1. Ze’ev Jabotinsky: http://www.jewocity.com/blog/jews-heed-the-words-of-zeev-jabotinsky-silence-is-despicable/2427
  2. tough Jews: http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/04/17/the-top-10-toughest-living-jews/
  3. Ze’ev Jabotinsky: http://digitaljournal.com/blog/16032
  4. Ronn Torossian: http://www.businessinsider.com/author/ronn-torossian
  5. 5WPR: http://www.inc.com/inc5000/profile/5w-public-relations

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