Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Gilad Shalit is Home!
Blessed are you God who frees the captive. Today is glorious day for the Jewish people. A captive son has been returned to his homeland and to his family.
There is no moral equivalence between the 1,027 terrorists released and Gilad. Gilad, as opposed to those for whom he was exchanged, was held without medical care, international observers were barred from seeing him, and he was denied all basic human rights. Yet he persevered and has be returned back to a jubilant people who places human life before all other values. For Israel, human life is an end, not a means and that is why the Jewish State has taken such heroic measures to secure Gilad's return.
You can read more about Gilad's return here.
May his family and all the people Israel be blessed with peace and security.