28 Adar I 5771
Someone sent me an article. I read it. I appreciate the thought behind it, but I cannot agree with its conclusions. It's typical of most articles about Israel these days. It's politically based. Israel is in dire straits and the "only solution" is, of course, a political one. So many Chicken Littles running around in circles screaming that the sky is falling---Israel is falling!
We walk around all day looking at the ground. Look up! See the big picture from Heaven's perspective! Everything is a message! Heaven is screaming at us and we walk around like the blind and the deaf, looking at the ground.
Why are the nations intent on "delegitimizing" Israel? Very, very simple. If Israel thinks it can be a nation just like all the others, separate and apart from Torat Yisrael, then its existence has no legitimacy in the eyes of Heaven and the nations just reflect that reality. Why do the nations blame us for all the world's ills? Very simple. Because they are our fault. Everything in the world happens, for ill or for good, because of us and for our sakes. So say chazal.
We replaced Hashem with non-gods and He placed upon us the threat of being replaced by a non-people---the so-called Palestinians. Read my lips: There are no political solutions to spiritual problems. There is only one solution and you've heard it so many times that it has lost all meaning. Your ears are numb to its truth---teshuvah, teshuvah, TESHUVAH!
The "settlers" have declared war on the Israeli police. Yesterday, they held a "Day of Rage," blocking intersections and burning tires in protest of police brutality against them in their ongoing opposition to government building policies in Judea and Samaria. Don't you get it? Hashem does not want more "settlements" if they are just going to be carbon copies of the ones that already exist! Why expand this illegitimate Jewish project in the Middle East if it's not going to fulfill the purpose for which it was created?
We've lost sight of our real reason for being here---to build a Torah-based society functioning according to the Creator's instructions, thereby sanctifying Hashem's Name before the entire world. What's going on in the world at large is a reflection of what is going on in Israeli society and right now it can be summed up in one word---chaos! It's not just Israel, but the whole world depends on us getting our act together. Think about it.
Shabbat shalom and chodesh tov~