Restoring Courage Recap Part 3

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On August 22nd, 2011, Glenn brought Restoring Courage to Jerusalem with the second event - Restoring Courage: The Courage. From the old train station Glenn was again joined by a huge crowd of people eager to stand with Israel!

Raj Nair kicked off the event with a live pre-show, as he explained what would be going on that night to the GBTV audience. He also explained why Glenn selected the old train station as the venue for the second event, as it represented the expansion of Jerusalem beyond the walls of the Old City. When Glenn took the stage moments later, however he joked, “There are only so many places that can hold this many people.”

The events of the night focused on the events of the Holocaust, with the train tracks of the venue paralleling the train tracks of Auschwitz. The opening prayer also contained many allusions to the events of the 1940s and the attempted genocide of the Jewish people. But even with the sad subject matter, the focus was on those who helped the Jewish people when half the world was out to destroy them - people like Corrie ten Boom and Oscar Schindler.

Glenn then brought out Jon Voight onto the stage to a huge ovation.

“Several years ago I visited Israel and spent time with the victims of suicide bombers, and gave honor to those I would call martyrs, who by sheer miracle, survived barbaric attacks by the Palestinian terrorists in Israel,” Voight told the audience.

“What I witnessed would tear my heart out. Many were without limbs. Many lost children, wives, and husbands. How did we come to a time when the slaughter of innocents, blowing the brains out of babies, even genocide, are acceptable means to a political end? I feel complete outrage at anyone who could make excuses for this barbarism, and I feel complete contempt for anyone who is not intelligent enough to see that this propaganda in the media, painting the Palestinians as poor victims, is capable of destroying the Jewish nation in Israel.”

“We are witnessing a new type of Holocaust, and good people of all faiths should express outrage, and demand the truth be heard: the Palestinian radicals have only one prayer on their lips, and it is to kill and rid every Jew, young and old, from Israel.”

“Tonight, let us pray for courage to stand up and fight against all this antisemitism that has found its way to all the evil-doers. And let us pray for peace - but with the understanding that we will not bend to terrorism in any shape or form for the sake of peace,” he said.

“Very few did what Jon did. We called, I asked, he accepted,” Glenn said as he returned to the stage.

Glenn then began to introduce the film that would be discussed this evening, Kleiner Rudy.

“Last night we talked about love, tonight I want to focus on it’s polar opposite: fear,” Glenn said.

Glenn began to talk about his visit to Poland, where he met a woman who at sixteen years old in the Polish ghetto became one of the “Righteous Among the Nations,” and he asked her how something like the Holocaust could happen. How could people, no matter their language or place in the world, allow something like that to happen?

She told him that while everyone has the seed to be one of the “Righteous Among the Nations”, they must water it with God. She also said the righteous don’t suddenly become righteous, they hold fast as the rest of the world goes over the cliffs.

Glenn said that he later met a man who had been saved by that woman in his New York office. He didn’t want to remember. Glenn, knowing he could never tell someone else what they should do after going through such a horrific experience, nevertheless encouraged him to do so. While Glenn doesn’t know if he will do so, he wanted to the audience to hear the story of someone who had gone back.

He then asked the audience to watch Kleiner Rudy, which tells the story of Rudy Wolff.

The description for the film follows:

Rudy Wolff, an eighty-five-year-old Holocaust survivor, invites his granddaughter, director of the film, to join him in visiting his German birthplace. Once there, Wolff meets his childhood friends, giving us a first-hand glimpse into the after effects of the Holocaust, such as how do Germans deal with their past? How do Jews handle forgiveness and reconciliation? Is it in fact possible to accept, understand and forgive?

Glenn then invited Michelle Teery, Rudy’s daughter and director of the film, Mike Evans, David Brog, and Rabbi David Greenblatt to the stage for a panel discussion.

Following the panel discussion, Glenn was joined by the descendant's of Rudy Wolff, showing the power and impact that saving just one life could have on the world. Benjamin Wenzelberg, a extremely talented young vocalist, sang as the audience participated in a candle ceremony before Dr. Mullins closed the event with a song.

Look for more coverage on these events today and throughout the week.

Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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