Not known amongst outsiders is that my people prepare for death in two ways. The most common way is the affirmation of faith. The Shema is found in Cinema in unlikely places as the Sands of Iwo Jima or in most fiction.
Less well known is the proclimation of belief in the Messiah, Ani Mamin. This was the song that I sang as I departed lower Manhattan. I was never in any real danger, but nobody knew that at the time.
The notion that the buildings could fall hadn't dawned on me yet. I was a survivor of the 93 explosion we were told the buildings couldn't fall. Still even then we knew this was no accident and we did not know what was next. Shocked and dazed and fleeing home the song Ani Mamin just came naturally to me.
Hebrew is not my native language but I do not struggle to sing that haunting melody.
The Jews like Christians believe in the Messiah, just we are waiting for him to show up and Christian await his return. The Messianism is more commonly associated with Chasidic sects.
I am mostly secular, but when my time ended I reverted back to faith as I knew it. What will the Marxist poultry sing in his hour "the internationale" or an obscure song from a French Film nobody has ever heard of.
The singing of the haunting Ani Mamin is ironic. Messianism in a vortex of death. The best of man brought out by an act of pure evil. Patriotsim reborn amidst the smell of pure evil and sedition and bigotry from the usual culprits in Union Square.
The day of 9-11 was filled with contrasts and irony. The weeks ahead saw the far left stab America in the back and blame the Jews in Union Square. If one checks the Newsmax archives blaming the Jews and Israel started on 9-13.
My faith was in the Country I love and serve, my faith was in the messiah to come, my duty was to the woman I love and to my family. This is who I am and what I am about.
While I affirmed my faith so did the sons of treason and sedition. Their faith in a genocidal failed philosopher and the means justify the end were on display then. At the time we believed 15,000 of my fellow NYers were incinerated by the Sons of Allah.
The Sons of treason held a Nuremburg rally and blamed Israel, the Jews and a Capitalist Cabal for the worst attack in American history.
I have my faith, you have yours, but the Sons of Marx have theirs. They imagine that sowing division and siding with our enemies will usher in their Utopia and your hell.
If you ever needed to know that they are evil just remember Union Square on that Satuday amidst the smell of pure evil,they struck. NYers were incinerated by religious zealots and the Sons of Treason blamed the Jews, Israel, Capitalism and everyone except the actual culprits.They have no faith, they are a cult of political opportunism.