The cycle of hate has to stop, let US be the ones to end it

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Gregory was always a musician first and a soldier second. Although that was always the brunt of many jokes within his combat unit, no one was laughing today. Gregory's unit in the Soviet Red Army had done the unthinkable while at the Battle of Stalingrad… they had survived. And that really was, not only HIS story, but the eternal and tragic story of his entire people. Gregory was a Jew, and survival was his birthright. This war, what some were calling the second great war to end all wars, was no different. It was just one more calamity that he and his people would have to survive.

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Gregory's unit had pushed through Ukraine and were now upon the heartland of the Third Reich. A sea of German tanks lay before them. Gregory dove into a ditch at the last second while a barrage of tank and mortar fire came screaming through the air. It was then that he noticed something. Although terrifying as the sound of the incoming artillery fire was, it also resembled something extraordinary… music. Gregory shifted his thinking from soldier to musician. The incoming rounds were transformed within his mind to notes and stanzas on a sheet of carefully conducted music. It had order, it had purpose - and more importantly - it had predictability.

Gregory's musical mind allowed both he and his unit to tell where the German rounds where going to strike. He survived.

Gregory would go on into Germany and participate in the liberation of a Nazi concentration camp. Like himself, the Jews liberated from - at least - this camp would also survive, but their persecution was far from over.

Jews caught behind the Iron Curtain lived in a state of fear and denial. Stalin required all Jews to register as such on their state papers. Every time Gregory applied for a job or looked for a place to live, an employer or housing official would take one look at his papers and turn him down over those three letters: J - E - W.

Would the same thing that happened to their people under Hitler continue under Stalin? Gregory, and every other Jew living in the Soviet Union, couldn't eat kosher, they couldn't become Rabbis… they couldn't live as God had commanded them. For them the story was the same as it had been for thousands of years… just survive.

That all changed in 1989… forty years after the Battle of Stalingrad. The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society was helping Jews get out of the Soviet Union and immigrate to Israel and the United States. They provided lawyers, money to find homes, food and even language classes to help them assimilate in their new country. For the first time ever, Gregory and the rest of the Jews that had survived both Hitler and Stalin, could concentrate on more than just survival. They could practice their faith. They could be proud of being who they were. They could finally live.

We have to stand shoulder to shoulder with our Jewish brothers and sisters.

The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society is the oldest refugee assistance organization in the world. Established in the late nineteenth century, they're responsible for assisting thousands upon thousands of Jews. A few years ago, they opened up their services, not just to Jews, but to people of all faiths. Their current CEO was asked recently why they decided to do this and his answer couldn't be more perfect. He said that his organization no longer helps refugees because quote, "THEY are Jewish, but because WE are Jewish."

This is the organization that was attacked on Saturday morning at the Tree of Life Synagogue. Eleven people were killed in the deadliest attack on Jews in our country's history. Stories like Gregory's filled the Synagogue that Saturday morning. The horrors they've collectively endured are absolutely unimaginable, and yet here they were again with one thing on their minds… SURVIVE.

Anti Semitism is on the rise all over the world. We have to stand shoulder to shoulder with our Jewish brothers and sisters. This several thousand year old cycle of hate and living just to survive has got to stop. Let it be OUR generation that ends it.

UPDATE: Here's how the discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.

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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?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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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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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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