THE POWAY EFFECT
They still don't get it.
When you boil it down, antisemites view the Jewish People as the conscience of the world, and they want the conscience to go away. So they try to kill it. And all they achieve is the pangs of conscience become more acute than before, and the world becomes a little bit more moral, a little bit better.
In their deranged efforts to do away with G-d's Chosen People, they trigger waves of goodness, kindness, holiness and Mitzvahs.
With his evil act of cruel violence, this 19-year-old has guaranteed that it is only a matter of time before the public school system - that produced this academic genius and moral idiot - reverses direction and starts opening the door to sheepishly invite the Creator back in.
By stupidly blaming Lori Kaye and all the Jews for all the world's problems, he is personally responsible for the marvelous public relations coup unfolding before our eyes, as every network, newspaper and news site in the world finds itself enthralled by the uncomplicated nobility of the ever-so-Jewish-looking rabbi he tried to kill.
By trying for maximum shock by attacking Jews in Shul and hoping to frighten them away from their houses of worship, he will be the reason why so many Jews, who wouldn't otherwise have (necessarily) gone to Shul this Shabbat, will be going and the Shuls will be filled to capacity.
He and his inspirations never got this, and sadly, they still don't. Jewish blood does not drown Jews; what it does is, it waters the roots of universal morality.
The average person must not wrestle with evil. It's like wrestling a smelly, filthy person. You may win but you'll probably be very dirty. No, don't wrestle with evil. Let evil wrestle with itself. And let law enforcement do their job.
Our job is to double and triple our output of good thoughts, good words and above all, good actions. Gentlemen, raise your left arm and strap on Tefillin. Ladies, raise your right arm and kindle the Shabbat lights. Give Tzedakah. Study the Torah. Say the prayers. Be a loud and proud Jew like America's Rabbi, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of Poway, CA. (Continued...)