Ayala Metzger, daughter-in-law of hostage: ‘Time is our enemy, and theirs’

Ayala Metzger, whose father-in-law, the elderly Yoram Metzger, is currently captive to Hamas in Gaza also speaks to protesters at Paris Square in Jerusalem, naming other hostages to whom she is connected.

“You are their voice, and they need us,” she says. “Time is our enemy, and theirs. And everyone who wastes time,” she continues, “is also our enemy.”

Orly Erez-Luhovsky, of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, addresses protesters as well.

She quotes both the Israeli Declaration of Independence as well as standard religious sources about the value of life and about the redemption of hostages, and this week’s Torah portion.

She denounces National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir and Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, far-right members of the government.

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