Mike Curtiss (31
Oct 2011) "Even
Those Who Don't Believe Admit It's a Miracle"
Most of Israels made up of secular non-believing Jews.
Israels orthodox population is no more than 10% of the
population. Just to relax those stiff necks God goes before
us testifying of His all powerful love and protection. Wow,
this story is only one example of His mercy and grace.
What a glorious Saviour we serve. God bless you all. When
the situation is most dire, call upon the name of the Lord
and be saved.
'Even Those Who Do Not Believe Admit It's a Miracle'
For 40 years, prayers were held at an
Ashdod synagogue every Sabbath. This week was the first
exception – and the congregation was saved.
By Yoni Kempinski
and Gil Ronen
10/30/2011, 9:36 PM
A classroom in a special education school
in Ashdod has served as a makeshift synagogue on
Sabbaths for 40 years running.
Throughout those years, not one Sabbath prayer was
missed. Until this last Sabbath. And that was what saved
the congregants from a Gaza missile that struck the
synagogue's courtyard Saturday.
Netanel Mor Yosef, a member of the congregation,
explained to Arutz Sheva:
"The synagogue is active, but only on the
Sabbath, for the past 40 years. Not a single Sabbath
prayer session was ever missed until this week. Then
synagogue's gabbai (treasurer-manager) underwent an
operation during the week and was unable to
come to open the synagogue doors. So there was no
service, of course. Then we saw that the missile had
lodged a direct hit. Normally, the
area surrounding the spot where the missile
hit would be full of people during all of
those hours on Shabbat.
"Thank G-d this was a visible
miracle, the synagogue was closed, the congregants and
the residents acted in
accordance with the Home Front's instructions and the
great damage that should
have happened was averted.
"No one thinks about the Kassam itself. All day long
the talk is about the miracle, how it happened, and
everyone – even those who are not believers –
is unanimous in agreeing that what occured was a
miracle. A great miracle - without doubt.
"From here we call on all the residents to become
stronger [in their faith], and also to listen to the
[Home Front Command's] instructions, we do not disparage
that, but we saw a great miracle here and one cannot
ignore this reality. I invite everyone to come and see,
and the miracle will become more tangible to them."