By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Israel 365—
On Monday, an improbable sight appeared as delegations from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, wearing traditional Arab garb, took part in the public lighting of the Hanukkah menorah at the Kotel (Western Wall) in Jerusalem.
“Who would have believed that peace would come to our home in such a glorious way? It is a Hanukkah miracle to see a delegation from the Emirates and Bahrain that is taking part in the candle-lighting,” Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch said at the ceremony.
Health Minister Yuli Edelstein agreed that the event was a miracle but, just like the original Hanukkah miracle of the victory over the Seleucids, that it came about through hard work.
“Now too, we haven’t relied on a miracle, Edelstein said to the people gathered at the event. “Many have worked day and night, in the full sense of the word, in order to bring this miracle closer.”
TRUE SONS OF ISHMAEL REPENTING TO RECONNECT WITH THE SONS OF ISAAC
When first asked about the Abraham Accords, Rabbi Nachman Kahana noted that this agreement would bring the Bnei Yishmael (the sons of Ishmael) to Israel, perhaps for the first time.
“The Palestinians are not the real Bnei Yishmael, Rabbi Kahana said. “The Palestinians are the result of all the nations that passed through the Fertile Crescent. With the Bedouins of this region and the true Arabs of the Persian Gulf, there is no mixing of blood. They were separate from the Persian and the Greeks.” Continue Reading….