Constant text messages arriving via my phone, bombardment of the media, discussions with family and friends, we've reached a saturation point with this 2019 Israeli election. Good thing it ends tonight at 10 pm. By then all decisions will be locked in.
It's interesting that the Hebrew root word for elections is בחירה - "choice." Unfortunately, I do not find any of the current choices acceptable. After Yachad, which ticked all the boxes for me, was eliminated, all that was left was Rabbi Mazuz's instruction to support UTJ. I wanted to and I was even still thinking about this morning, but I just can't get past this part of their platform...
UTJ has said that it is willing to join coalition governments that are dedicated to engaging the Palestinians in peace negotiations and was a member of the coalition government that carried out the disengagement from the Gaza Strip. (Source)Even for all the good UTJ stands for, I can't get past this. Even though I know and understand that ultimately Hashem determines everything, it's still hard to resist all the hype and not participate. If there was anyone at all that I could support in good conscience, but there just isn't.
Waiting and anticipating and really looking forward to Mashiach's arrival - by Pesach?