Fatach terrorists are mistaken to jeer Israelis for running away from being murdered. What that really exposes is their own disregard for human life.
No, we’re not cowards for refusing to die. Even in the genocide factories of the Nazis, the concentration camps, we entered the gas chambers with our heads held high. But, we hate death because we deeply know the value of the life of every person. Each human’s death is an irreplaceable waste.
Look at the funerals of Jews murdered by terrorists. Family and friends speak the highest praise of the victims. No anger, no hate, no revenge. Such murders are between us and G^d. The murderer is irrelevant.
I mentioned recently that Jews get tougher under attack. But, we never pick death or killing unless we must. Tough doesn’t mean indifference to dying or killing because life is too precious and holy (special).
Religious Jews believe that our lives are not something for us to forgo or give away for nothing. G-d has given us our lives to safeguard, not to squander them. Human life is holy beyond any earthly value.
We are obligated to kill in defense or self-defense as a last resort to prevent imminent murder. Not from anger. Not from hatred.
Even when obligated to execute capital cases, we rather leave it to G^d.
A cornerstone of Judaism is to seek life and protect all human life.
I think that moderate Muslims and Christians also loathe death and dying.
One of the things we need to teach (almost) fanatical Gentiles around us is to really come down to earth. Stop longing so much for the Afterlife. ‘While you’re in the school, take the curriculum.’
Don’t long for a bloody End-of-Times War. Pray for an easy Redemption.
It’s easy to be a dead (supposed) star. Now try to be a living hero. Making commitments that last a lifetime. Becoming a more patient, tolerant, empathetic, loving, giving, friendly, dignified, wise person. That’s a hero.
G^d doesn’t need you as a martyr. Neither for a good or a bad cause. He created us with the expectation that we’ll be His representation on earth.
If you still wish to secure a maximum Afterlife, love all of G^d’s other kids. How could the King like you if you show no love for His Prince(sse)s?
Have a good life. To life!