Special Bulletin 12-2011
October 07, 2011
Crystal Night Remembered
by Rick Joyner
In just over a month from now, on November 10, 2011, many of our neighbors will remember a painful day from their past – to them it is known as 'Kristallnacht' or 'Crystal Night'. As Edmond Burke stated, “Those who do not know history are destined to repeat it.” What took place on November 9-10, 1938 brings the story of Crystal Night into our present and it is now our responsibility to remember. The horrors it released across Europe carried Western Civilization into some of its most uncivilized times. This must never be forgotten so that it may never be repeated.
On "Crystal Night," or "The Night of the Broken Glass," Jewish homes, shops and synagogues were ransacked across Germany, and many were burned, as storm troopers and civilians attacked Jewish property with sledgehammers, rocks and anything with which they could cause damage. Ninety-one Jews were killed and 30,000 Jewish men were taken to concentration camps, beginning the atrocity that would eventually lead to the murder of six million Jews - one of the darkest times in human history.
To remember this evil and incomprehensibly terrible tragedy, The Oak Initiative is again setting aside the month of November to honor our Jewish neighbors. We are asking all of our Oak Initiative chapters and members to contact their Jewish neighbors, Jewish synagogues, or cultural centers and let them know how much we appreciate them and are honored to have them as neighbors. We also want to express our belief that the Jewish people have fulfilled the promise of God to Abraham that his descendants would be a blessing to every family on the face of the earth. If you can, please purchase and give to them a gift of crystal as a token of our appreciation for them, and how we are resolved to stand with them and never let the tragedy that befell them in Europe ever be forgotten, or happen to them again.
Afterwards, we would enjoy hearing stories and testimonies of your results. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and share them with us.
We encourage you to also watch the following video from Don Finto on The Importance of Israel.
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