05 February 2014

We Are in the Midst of an All-Out War!

5 Adar Alef 5774

I do not believe that there has ever been another time like this in all of Jewish history when we have been attacked by so many from every conceivable side all at the same time.  There is literally no place to turn; no place left to run.

No matter what you wear on your head or what color your clothes, if you are a Jew according to halachah and you believe in, pray to and stand in awe of the G-d of Israel, you are part of the smallest minority on the planet. And yet, YOU are at the center of this all-out war being waged by virtually everyone else in the world.

There is presently not one nation in the world that does not exhibit, on some level, a recognizable and vocal antisemitism (anti-Israel sentiment). It is only going to take a single spark to ignite it into a conflagration, G-d help us!

Around Eretz Yisrael, all the nations of the world, both Eisav and Yishmael, are gathering like slavering wolves awaiting the moment to pounce and the Erev Rav within have taken off both the masks and the gloves as they go on an unrestrained and undisguised attack against Yiddishkeit, intent on uprooting it or watering it down into nothingness.

From being willing to truncate our blessed land and destroy hundreds of thousands of Jewish lives in the process to giving the Christian world a platform to lobby for Christian "aliyah" (G-d forbid) in the Knesset to turning the illegal African immigrants into "asylum seekers" at the turn of a phrase to allowing surrogate-bred Thai infants to be imported by "gay couples" to be raised here as Jews to allowing foreign workers and their families to remain and become citizens because the children grow up from gan believing they are Israelis by every definition and it's too inhumane to divest them of their delusion to the forced drafting of religious women and yeshivah students...  I'm sure there are other methods that don't come immediately to mind.

A line has been drawn in the sand.  Can't you hear the voices of Moshe Rabbeinu, of Mattityahu Hachashmonai, Cohen Gadol calling to us - "Mi l'Hashem elai!"  As Hashem exhorted Yehoshua upon his accepting the mantle of leadership from Moshe, so do I exhort all of us today:  "Just be strong and very courageous to observe and do in accordance with all of the Torah that Moses My servant has commanded you. Do not stray therefrom right or left, in order that you succeed wherever you go." 

For with this, we will win the war and bring peace to the whole world.