Synagogue Hostage Crisis: Israeli Rabbis Warning To US Jews, “Return To Israel Now”


He shall be a wild ass of a man; His hand against everyone, And everyone’s hand against him; He shall dwell alongside of all his kinsmen.” Genesis 16:12 (The Israel BibleTM)

On Saturday,  a gunman entered Congregation Beth Israel in the city of Colleyville, Texas as they were beginning their Shabbat prayer service via Zoom and Facebook at 11 AM. The gunman took four Jews (including the rabbi) hostage. One male hostage was released at 5 PM. After an 11-hour siege, police charged the site and freed all the hostages.

In Israel, several leading rabbis monitoring the event united in an emergency message to American Jews – ‘Come home to Israel.’

then they shall know that I am the Lord their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left none of them [a]captive any longer.” Ezekiel 39:26


The live stream, being watched by more than 8,000 people, was taken offline at about 2 PM but during the video, the man was heard ranting angrily, occasionally talking about religion. The man repeatedly mentioned Islam and used profanities. He was heard asking for his “sister” to be released from prison. The man said several times that he didn’t want anyone to be hurt though he also said repeatedly he believed he was going to die. He also spoke about his children.

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