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Ten years later, we look back at the 9/11 terror attacks and ask what we have learned as Jews, as Americans and as people.

The Covenant

The Covenant

A Jewish Reflection on 9/11

Topics: September 11
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman, a senior editor at, also heads our Ask The Rabbi team. He is the author of Bringing Heaven Down to Earth. To subscribe to regular updates of Rabbi Freeman's writing, visit Freeman Files subscription. FaceBook @RabbiTzviFreeman Periscope @Tzvi_Freeman .
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September 12, 2014
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! Thank you for posting and Shabbat Shalom,
Frannie Sheridan
September 11, 2012
Thank You
Thank you, Rabbi, for creating this. It seems 11 years later that we have forgotten how unifying this terrifying moment was, and while we looked to G-d in the moments following this attack, it seems that the terror has faded away, and with it went America's clinging to G-d.

May we never forget this moment, this day. May we always turn to G-d, cling to Him and His Torah.

G-d Bless America.
Bozeman, MT
February 15, 2012
I've just read a book called 'The Harbinger' by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn and he likens what happened in Israel to what's happening in America today. G-d gave them 9 harbingers or warnings of impending judgment upon them if they wouldn't repent for turning from Him and His commandments. This is what has happened in the US and unless there is a genuine repentance and turning back to G-d and His commandments, we will suffer the same fate as apostate Israel did. This book is a MUST read for anyone wanting to know the truth of 9/11 and what God was saying to America.
Millarville, AB, Canada
January 3, 2012
Dear Rabbi Tzvi freeman,
Thanks inspiring people with this.
victor fatherheart consoler
234, Nigeria
January 2, 2012
i cannot beilve people wrote this comments about g-d.
who kept you alive today? what are you doing in this world?
who kept you healthy?
hates the ones, who hate g-d
January 2, 2012
dear ananymose from new york, NY.
you wrote a comment :'wheres g-d where al these people die". g-d id the one that made these people die. what do we know? were nothing next to the beuty and grace of g-d, and next to all he does. he had his reasons.
what do we know?
your comment was very strong, because i do not feel it's fair to say about g-d such a thing.
think. who created you? if you have kids, then who created your kids? who made these children so special, beutyful and inocent? do you have a wife?
who gave her to you?
who's the one that let you have her?
your alive? who made you alive? who made you rich? and if your poor, you cannot say why.
'cause g-d knows what he does, even if WE don't understand it.
we dont need to.
were nothing next to g-d.
be in touch (by answering my comment!)
sarah g.
sarah g.
123, 456
January 2, 2012
Searching for TRUTH
Solomon ben Yakov Goldman is so correct! Like every story/picture there are always two sides and while what he says is so correct, there is also the impressive beauty that comes form suffering - and the goodness that comes out of that suffering and pain. The goodness is beauty beyond words.
Yes, why does Bush and his cronies continue to go unchecked. Their crimes are among the worst in modern world history. G-d forgive them, but they should be paying the price for their crimes.
Wellington, New Zealand
January 1, 2012
The Covenant on 9/11
WONDERFUL! so beautiful! I'm impressed! Absolutely terrific - I will send it on to my friends.
Thank you!!!
Pond Eddy, NY
January 1, 2012
Searching for the TRUTH
This VIDEO reminds me of the propaganda that was perpetrated upon the world,, particularly the >USA back in THAT time. From videos, to eye-witnesses, to explosives and demolition experts, to scientists in various fields.........many say there is compelling evidence that 9/11 was NOT perpetrated in the manner presented by the US GOV. If you're trying to promote spirituality, then the 1st thing one should do is investigate the TRUTH of these very disturbing events, including the MASS KILLINGS of innocent men, women and children in IRAQ and AFGHANISTAN. We should NOT merely accept any authority regarding these kinds of events, as it was a PSYCHOLOGIAL OP intended to inflame citizens of the USA/allies, to go to WAR (for oil and opium poppies in Iraq and Afghanistan, respectively). G-d gave us a mind to help determine truth from falsehood. As a JEW, I'm very very disturbed about whats been going on in the USA, but especially why BUSH and administration were not indicted for WAR CRIMES.
October 3, 2011
I have only 1 word to say- WOW!!
emotional. amazing. I loved it, I was with tears in my eyes. I alwayse wanted to know about 9/11. I felt it was a tragedy I would like to know about, and from this I learned so much.
chana bracha
western, massachusets
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