Tzemach Yehudah Richter
Tzemach Yehudah Richter

Surfside Miami & Entebbe: The 17th Of Tammuz To July 4 : 9/11 = Tisha B’ Av


September 11, 2001 – New York City – WTC (World Trade Center)

When 9/11 took place nearly 20 years ago, the whole world witnessed United Airlines Flight 175 crashing into Tower Two (the South Tower) of the World Trade Center (WTC) at 09:03. Everyone saw it because all cameras were focused on the burning North Tower due to  American Airlines Flight 11, striking the upper floors of Tower One (the North Tower) 17 minutes earlier.

June 25, 2021 – Surfside, Miami – Champlain Towers South

Surveillance camera footage clearly shows the building collapsing in at least two stages. That reminded me of how the WTC fell, although the Surfside disaster took place in a much shorter time span.

IDF Search Team Leader Still Optimistic Survivors Can Be Found

In an article appearing in TOI Wednesday, Israeli search team head Col. Golan Vach maintains there is still a chance of pulling people out alive from rubble. He also said his team-built 3D model of site before they flew out.

Reminding Us All Of The Miracle That Took Place In Entebbe

On 27 June, 1976, an Air France Airbus A300 jet airliner with 248 passengers had been hijacked by two members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – External Operations (PFLP-EO) under orders of Wadie Haddad (who had earlier broken away from the PFLP of George Habash),[8] and two members of the German Revolutionary Cells. On July 4, 1976, the miracle took place when the IDF killed all hijackers.

The Mossad built an accurate picture of the whereabouts of the hostages, the number of hijackers, and the involvement of Ugandan troops from the released hostages in Paris.[63] Additionally, Israeli firms were involved in building projects in Africa during the 1960s and 1970s and while preparing the raid the Israeli army consulted with Solel Boneh, a large Israeli construction company that had built the terminal where the hostages were held.[64] While planning the military operation the IDF erected a partial replica of the airport terminal.

This Year-

June 27 Was The 17th Of Tammuz – The Beginning Of The Three Weeks

July 4 Will Be This Sunday And Mark American Independence Day

July 18 Will Be Tisha B Av And The End Of The Three – Week Mourning Period

9/11 Can Also Mean Tisha B Av In The Hebrew Calendar

When we mention the month of Av and the 9th day, we say Tisha B’ Av, which in English translates to “The Ninth Day Of Av”. Since Av is the 11th Month in the Jewish Calendar, then the phrase we all use “9/11” can refer to Tisha B’ Av as well.

Remembering Number 110 = נס (Miracle)

Here Are A Few Examples Related To The Surfside Collapse Where Either The Number 110 Appears Or Is Implied

Number Of Apartments Destroyed = 55 Multiplied By Two Towers Or Sections That Collapsed On The Video = 110.

Miami-Dade Fire Chief Alan Cominsky said the work has been extremely difficult, but “we’re out here 110%.” He also said ““These are the times that are the most difficult. We are here to do a job. We are here with a passion. Hopefully, we have some success.”

If A Miracle Took Place At Entebbe On July 4, Why Can’t It Take Place At Miami Surfside?

The IDF is now working at the Site along with other rescuers. We all saw the open Miracle at Entebbe when the IDF rescued the hostages by themselves. Now they are well supported by many other teams so history can and does repeat itself.

Simply put, Miami Surfside is populated by many people of all religions, who, no doubt, are continuing to pray for a “Miracle” knowing that there is “Hope”. That must also apply to people in many other countries around the world.

Now is the time that each and everyone of us should pray that a “Miracle” does take place and as many victims as possible are rescued alive.

The Rescue Teams are doing the best they can, it is up to us to support them with our prayers and encouragement that we truly believe in “Miracles”.

As I pointed out previously, Hubert Humphrey would be 110 years old if he were alive today. I am positive he would be praying along with all of us for “Miracles” that this number represents.

We all continue to pray for “Miracles” and strongly believe there is still “Hope.”

About the Author
Born and raised in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. Married to a South African, we lived in Johannesburg from 1979 to 1996. Made Aliyah with our seven children on Parshat Lech Lecha. BSB Accounting Degree from the University of Minnesota. Investment Portfolio Manager /Fundamental And Technical Analyst. Wrote in-depth research on companies, markets, commodities for leading financial publications. Served in the US Army Reserves Semi Retired spending quality time with my wife, children, grandchildren and attend Kollel while analyzing current events as they relate to Torah and Mitzvahs.
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