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to us to take up arms or to take vengeance on these nations ourselves. Of course we may defend
ourselves (Sanh. 72a) indeed it is obligatory to do so against attacks but not to exact vengeance. Jews it
has been said are not good haters. Retribution if necessary is from God. “Vengeance is mine” says
God, (Deut. Ch. 32 V. 35) 76 My Journey through the Haggadah by Yekutiel Atkins The completion of the HALLEL
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. , . Not for us O Lord, not for us, but for Your Name give glory for the sake of Your
kindness and Your truth. Why should the nations say, "where then is their God?” Our
God is in Heaven, whatever He wishes He does. Their idols are silver and gold, the
work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but do not speak, they have eyes, but do
not see, they have ears, but do not hear, nostrils that cannot smell, they have hands,
but do not feel, they have feet, but do not walk; no sound comes from their throats.
Those that make them and have trust in them will be...
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