Tuesday, December 12, 2023



Ki moun ki te Jida oswa Yehuda? Yehuda oswa Jida se te katriyèm pitit gason Jakòb la li te ye, pitit gason Izaak la, pitit gason Abraham nan, chèf Letènèl sou Latè a (Jenèz 23:6), Yehuda se pitit Jakòb, tout pèp Izrayèl la jodi a, jwif yo, yo konnen, pawòl Jide a se te teritwa li nou te konnen an ak abitan li yo se jwif yo nou konnen an; epi youn nan desandan Yehouda yo pral Mesi a ( Jenèz 29:35 ; 49:8–12 ).

Yehudah se yon tribi ki desandan Jida, ki gen teritwa tribi ki rele Jida (Yehudah) te vin tounen nwayo wayòm David la epi, apre wayòm nan te divize an Izrayèl ak Jida, wayòm sid Jida a, ak Jerizalèm kòm sant li.

Poukisa Yehuda ak pitit gason l yo te rete jwif yo jouk jounen jodi a?

Ki merit Yehuda genyen?

Ki rekonpans Yehudah pral resevwa nan men Etènèl la paske li te kenbe flanbo Tora a vivan ak tout ansèyman sakre Etènèl la?

Nan Haftarah Shabbat ki tonbe sou Hanukkah (Zak 2:14-4:7) nou jwenn yon lide sou rekonpans Yehudah ak jwif yo.

Nan haftarah sa a ki li sou Shabbat Hanukkah nou jwenn yon vizyon sou Menorah an lò nan tanp lan nan lavil Jerizalèm. Fòme yon pati nan yon pwofesi ki te kominike pa pwofèt Zakari a yon ti tan anvan konstriksyon Dezyèm Tanp lan.

Haftarah sa a kòmanse ak yon deskripsyon byen klè sou lajwa ki pral genyen ann Izrayèl lè Bondye etènèl la finalman retounen vin etabli Jerizalèm, li di nou konsa:

"Chante, fè kè nou kontan, pitit fi Siyon an, paske mwen pral vin rete nan mitan nou, mwen menm Seyè a di."

Jou sa a, anpil nasyon pral atache ak BONDYE epi yo pral tounen pèp Bondye a, e Bondye pral rete nan mitan nou. Lè sa a, n'a konnen se Bondye ki gen tout pouvwa a ki te voye m' ba ou.
וְנָחַ֨ל יְהֹוָ֤ה אֶת־יְהוּדָה֙ חֶלְק֔וֹ עַ֖ל אַדְמַ֣ת ־יְהוּדָה֙ חֶלְק֔וֹ עַ֖ל אַדְמַ֣ת ־ימַ֣ת ְמַ֣ת יששבַ֣ת ַ֨ל ָחַ֥ר ע֖וֹד בִּירוּשָׁלָֽ͏ִם׃
BONDYE pral reklame Jida kòm yon pòsyon espesyal nan Tè Sent la—epi l ap chwazi Jerizalèm ankò.
הַ֥ס כׇּל־בָּשָׂ֖ר מִפְּנֵ֣י יְהֹוָ֑ה כִּ֥י נֵע֖וֹר מִפְּנֵמ֣י ֽׁוֹ׃ {פ}
Fè silans, tout moun, devan BONDYE!
Paske [Bondye] leve soti nan kay ki apa pou Bondye a.

Friday, December 1, 2023


Read below to learn about his conversion story to Judaism as he shares his own story to the Israelis media.

You will discover the amazing story of a wonderful Gaza man who all he wanted was to live. He wanted to live a normal life of a human being with dignity and respect for the life of others; and so he grew up to find out the only way realize his simple dream was to leave Gaza all together for good. And so he planned escaping to Israel and converted to Judaism and found life, love and an adoptive family.

Dor Shachar, said in an interview with the Israeli Media:   

"In Gaza, there are no such a thing as a citizen who opposes Hamas. To prevent this from happening, If necessary, the Terrorist and indoctrinators will murder any one and that include Jews, Christians, and even their own Muslim brothers,"  

I was born in Khan Yunis, in the Gaza Strip, birth name was Ayman Abu Suboh, this my story of how I escaped to Israel, converted to Judaism, got married as a Jew to a Jewish woman and now we live in the city of Rishon LeZion in Israel.

Shachar continues: 

"In Gaza, the people are affiliated with organizations such as Hamas, the Islamic Jihad, Fatah, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine [PFLP], and many others. All these organizations are criminals who support the killing of Jews. Some of these organizations have infiltrated the Gaza Strip. What everyone needs to know is that this is a religious war; the ideal goal of these people is to take over the entire world."

When Shachar was a child growing up in Gaza he was taught in their brainwashing doctrines that Jews were all murderers, land grabbers who stole his ancestors' homeland and that he needed to fight them to the very last drop of blood. 

He went on saying: 

"I remember an incident about some Israeli soldiers who had joined us for a soccer game in the neighborhood. I was maybe around 6 years old," 

Shachar recalled. 

"After the game, one of the soldiers called me, and he placed something in my hand, and closed it for me.

"After a few seconds, I opened my hand and I found a candy. I quickly opened it and it was so tasty. I took the candy wrapper home and showed it to my dad; I just wanted him to buy me candies like that. But my father asked me about the origin where I got this wrapper, and I explained to him that I got it from the Jews, from the soldiers. 

He got up, and in his anger, he warned me:

"Don't you ever take anything from the Jews, be aware next time because those Jewish soldiers could poison everything they give you."

Education in Gaza was focused on martyrdom, not life skills

When Shachar had turned 7 years old, he recalled that all the students of his classroom were prepared welcome a new teacher at school who came in with brilliant idea, she was very excited to present to us what in her words was going to be a very special lesson for that day. Shachar was very happy to be in finally in school, because in his mind that would eventual culminate with him one day fulfilling his dream to be a doctor, he thought to himself, hopefully this new teacher would groom me in preparation to further my education to become a doctor. 

However, his bubble quickly bursted as that teacher started talking and explaining how the Jews were murderers of children, men, women, and the elderly. And she went on puking her anti Jews venom: "The Jews stole your grandfather's land, and you have to fight for get the land back, and whoever dies in that struggle will be a martyr and that person will have the privilege to get into paradise. And the straw that broke the camel's back was that she concluded by saying that Jews even had three legs."

Exactly At that moment, Shachar felt sick. Immediately felt that his happiness had turned into a nightmare, and he told the teacher that I didn't feel well and needed to go to the bathroom. But the response that he got was a slap on the cheek and he was lead to the principal's office on the act. The principal asked him to stand facing the wall and gave him a slap and flog his back with a rubber whip:

"oh man that beating really hurt, I am still marked by it. Then the principal demanded that my father come to school with me. The next day, my father came with me to the school and went into the principal's office. He scolded me and told me that I needed to kill Jews."

Then Shachar was asked: Is it possible that your father was influenced by the ideology of the PFLP, which was active during that period, or did he genuinely believe in what he was taught? Did your father ever change his views?

Shachar explained that his father worked in Israel for 27 years, and despite all that time spent in Israel, he at home, preached and advocated for the murder of Jews. Even in the schoolbooks, it was written that we should behave this way because Jews took the land from the Palestinians. 

"My father took all this indoctrination really serious, so when I got home, I saw that my father had hung a rope from the ceiling and threatened to hang me. He also lit a gas stove there and threatened to burn me. My mother was not allowed to intervene."
And regardless of all of his father's threats and intimidation, Shachar did not align with his father's views and demands. 

Someone sees in this a similarity with the story of Abraham Avinu. In which way? Well, although Shachar never heard any Deity's voice ordering him to leave Gaza; In hindsight, it's like the biblical instruction that God gave to Abraham in the Parashat 'Lech Lecha' – 'Go away from your homeland and from the house of your father in to the land that I will show you.' 

In fact Shachar feels like a messenger of the Jewish people. His mission is to warn Jews of dangers. 

"We are all messengers in this world."



When Shachar had turned 11, he finally got exposed to Israelis Jews for the first time as he boarded a bus travelling  to Israel without his parents' knowledge. And commented about his main curiosity at the time:

"I was so curious to see and I told myself this is my chance to discover those Jews with three legs, I want to see this thing with my own eyes. 

I arrived at 6:30 in the morning and saw a couple walking in Rishon LeZion. They passed by me, and I looked closely, searching for their third leg, "

"I knew it, it was all a fairy tail!. "

"Towards evening, he went back home in Gaza and when he saw his father. It was very strange because he was only supposed to be back on Thursday. Something or someone caused him to return sooner. 

And so he asked me where I had been, and I told him, with the sheep. 


"He told him, 'Don't lie to me!' But he didn't punish him; he just asked the boy to go to sleep. He knew the boy had been to Israel; because the people on the bus, some of those people maybe recognized him, and probably told him that they the boy went to Israel. 

The next day, Shachar's father took him along to accompany him to the construction site where he worked. And he allowed the boy to prepare concrete and to carry it in buckets over a long distance. It was very heavy, but it didn't matter to him."

And as Shachar turned 12 his father took him for good to become one of the workers in the construction sites inside Israel. But at age 13 he ran away from his home in Gaza, and did not return to the Gaza strip untill he reached the age of 19 or so.


Shachar managed to find a job, he got hired as a security guard at a construction project in Rishon LeZion, where he met Nissim, who would later become his adoptive father, Mamash like his angel. Shachar had also another adoptive Jewish family, Gur, and Amira Tzabar, and he is in touch with both families.

About Nissim, he said, "He is realy like an angel For me, he to me like the type of father that I never had. People like him cannot be easily found. That's why I said we are all messengers, and as far as I'm concerned, God sent me an angel. Later, he and his wife taught me to read and write Hebrew; they taught me to love."

Afterward, Nissim had invited him to celebrate the Passover Seder with him and his family, and then Shachar decided to become Jewish. 

"I told him I wanted to be Jewish. 

He said: Hold on there; what did you say?' 

and I repeated the words. But he was so surprised by what came out of my mouth. He told me that whoever is Jewish remains Jewish, whoever is Muslim remains Muslim, and whoever is Christian remains Christian, but I didn't accept that.

“After when Nissim finally understood my intentions and so my determination, he himself set up a meeting with the rabbinate for me. The rabbi agreed to convert me but demanded a special letter from the family because I was a minor. I explained to him that I had no contact with my family, and if I asked them for such a letter, they would kill me. He advised me to wait until I turned 18."

I was disappointed. A year later, at the age of 17, a Palestinian murdered a girl named Helena Rapp in Bat Yam [in 1992], shocking the entire country. The government decided to expel all the Arabs so that there would be no revenge. Every time I saw the police, I would run away. After three or four months, the government decided to bring in workers over the age of 40, which meant that I became an illegal worker."

"At the age of 18, I went to a rabbi at the rabbinate and told him I was 18 and asked him to convert me. He said that because of the security situation, I needed special permission from the state to stay. I returned to live at the construction site. One day, a police patrol stopped me there, and they arrested me. I ran away naked because I was in the middle of taking a shower. When they asked me why I ran away, I told them I was scared.

"I told them I wanted to be Jewish. They took me back to the construction site and told me to stay there. They gave me their phone number and told me that if I saw illegal Arabs, I should report them, and I agreed. They emphasized that if another officer arrived, I should tell them I was from Kafr Qasim because they were allowed [since this municipality isn’t in Judea and Samaria, but rather within the Green Line].”

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But then the plans got messed up, as Shachar tells it. "At the age of 19 and a half, I injured my leg at the construction site, and they took me to the hospital. I had no insurance, and the police investigated where I was from. The hospital demanded a high amount for the treatment, and I asked the contractor who employed me to pay at least part of the amount, and in the end, he agreed. He asked for my address, and after 40 seconds, he called me and said he would come downstairs to pick up the money. I went down, and about four or five policemen wanted to approach me and stopped me. I told them I was from Kafr Qasim. Nevertheless, they took me to a four-hour interrogation, and I asked them to contact my handling officers, and they said they didn't know me at all. They took me to court, and there I said I wanted to convert and that I had been in the country for seven years. The judge sentenced me to 45 days in prison and an additional conditional sentence of ten months for three years. There were Palestinian Arabs in court who were waiting for a trial, and they heard everything I said and knew exactly what they were going to do to me. They took me to the prison in Beersheba, to the wing of Arab prisoners with blood on their hands, real people, and they beat me up. Then the inmates put me in the Jewish cell.

"After 45 days, they deported me to the Erez Crossing. They placed me in a small cell, and I remember that all the time, a man with murder in his eyes came into the cell. Afterward, they took me for questioning in the Gaza Strip and asked what I had done in the seven years in the country, and I told them I had been a guard. They hung me upside down, cut me, kicked me, sprayed hot and cold water on me, and then put me down again and asked what I had done.”

This went on for half a year. “Finally, they took me to a family in Khan Yunis. I wandered around Khan Yunis for a whole month, hungry and in the same clothes. I entered houses and stole food: bread, onions, tomatoes, whatever there was. I worked in Gaza, saved some money, and ran away from there again. I went to Egypt, from Egypt to Turkey, and from there, I arrived in Israel with a Palestinian Authority passport. The police caught me and took me back to the Erez Crossing. Fortunately, the policemen took me down a bit before the crossing, so I escaped, took a taxi, and returned to Rishon LeZion. It was a miracle for me," he said.

Asked about starting all over again in the same place, Shachar answered that this time it was different. “I started working as a security guard in Rishon LeZion, in a shopping center. After two months, there was a break-in at the warehouses where I worked, and I reported the break-in. The police commended me and wanted me to testify. The investigator praised me and said I was a good citizen, but she also said that I was detained and handcuffed. The next day they took me to court. The judge asked me to speak, so I stood up, spoke, and cried. She listened to me; I told her everything, from my childhood until that day. She released me on the bail of my adoptive father."

After seven years, he received approval to study Judaism and convert, and he studied at a Yeshiva. “After ten months, they sent me for an examination, and I couldn't answer everything. The rabbi said I should go to the Machon Meir Yeshiva [to study more before converting], so I packed my bag and went there immediately. I studied with Rabbi Oury Cherki, and after a few months, I underwent the final conversion process and succeeded.”

He received an Israeli ID number and card. “I also received a draft request in the mail and my IDF profile was 97 [the highest level of medical qualification in the IDF pre-enlistment exams], and I was destined for the paratroopers. During that time, I gave an interview to an Israeli newspaper, and they asked me what I would do if I were ordered as a soldier to evacuate settlers. I said I would refuse because I only wanted to protect the country's borders. Following this, they decided not to draft me."

Asked about the Hebrew name he chose to adopt, "Dor [meaning generation in Hebrew] represents peace and goodness, and Shachar means morning.”

Shachar, who has also written a book about his life, "From Khan Yunis to Mount Sinai," and lectures about it, was not surprised by the level of cruelty that Hamas militants reached on October 7. "When I was a child and went to the market with my mother, I saw that they beheaded those who claimed to have collaborated with Israelis. They cut off their heads and hands, and hung them on electricity poles, dragging them on the road while they were attached to cars. I was not surprised at all," he said, adding that there aren't many peace-loving people in Gaza. "Most of them no longer live there but emigrated to other countries.”

Shachar shared that he remembers that his grandfather used to tell him when he was a child that when he grew up, “I would have to kill Jews and reclaim Jaffa because it is our inheritance. It's a matter of generations being raised like this."

Regarding his biological family, Shachar explained that “if something happened to them, it wouldn’t bother me. My family is here in Israel. They taught me to love instead of hate, taught me to enjoy life and not die, and to become a suicide bomber.” Of the Palestinians, Shachar said “They used to throw stones [at Israelis] during my childhood, then came the Oslo Accords because Israel wanted peace with the Palestinians. The weapons they [the Palestinians] received were turned against Israelis. We disengaged from the Gaza Strip and in return have been suffering from missiles ever since."

Asked if he is optimistic about the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations, Shachar immediately answered “No. As a child, I saw a lot of violence, and difficult scenes that are hard to describe. If this is how they treated their people, you can understand exactly how they did and will treat Jews.”

Shachar is one out of 2 billions grains of sand on the Seashore, his light was bright enough to be counted amongst the stars of heaven. Like in the promise of the Eternal God in Genesis 22:17:

"indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your offspring like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies.."