LET'S HEAL ISRAEL!
By Nechama Sarah Gila
Israel needs emergency healing! The symptoms we are suffering are clear
The Torah simply states over and over again that the land of Israel was
given by G-d to the people of Israel. "And it shall be when you come
into the land which the Eternal thy G-d has given to you for an inheritance.
(Deuteronomy 26:1). We were not told to negotiate the land.
However, today our own leaders are prepared, in a fascist manner, to
immediately expel our fellow Jews from their homes and communities, built
on the land we were given by G-d and hand it over to an enemy that has
vowed our total destruction. There is a serious neurological malfunction
here reflected in the gap between the Torah and the deranged perceptions
of those in power and their supporters.
The Zohar, one of the most core books of the Kabbalah, states that Israel
is the heart of the world and that the Jewish people are the heart of
humanity. Yet, we are connected to all of humanity. Our wholeness is for
the sake of the entire world. The Kaballah also uses the metaphor of Israel
being the brain of the world.
Let's go more deeply into the spiritual anatomy of humankind. Gaza is
part of the land inheritance of the tribe of Yehuda. Yehuda was the tribe
of kings and according to the Kabbalah he is connected to the right leg
of humanity. The right leg, in the peak of its physical and spiritual
functions symbolizes assertion and clarity of where we stand, literally
A healthy right-leg stance reflects a commitment to live according to
one's deepest integrity. Such integrity, which upholds the law of the
utmost sensitivity and value of life-all life, is cultivated through the
wisdom of the Torah. When our lives are an expression of the deepest values
of the Torah we claim the right for all of us to live on the earthly plane
with dignity and sensitivity to human life. But, first Israel needs to
claim Yehuda's eternal inheritance in Gaza. The heart (or brain) must
be intact in order to send healthy messages out to the rest of the body
Right now, Israel, the heart/brain of humanity, is semi-conscious. She
does not know who she really is and why she is really here. In this dark
state, Israel is not only amputating her own right leg but the right-leg
of all of humanity. Not only that, we are giving in to a population of
hateful murderers whose venom seethes through the veins of terrorists
who are infiltrating the entire globe. The richly developed farm and residential
land is now being given to the Palestinians who are now being funded by
wealthy self-hating Israeli Jews to develop hotels and casinos! Their
money hunger is corrupting the land where wholesome Jewish communities,
based on Torah values have been thriving.
The United States, still unconscious from the traumatic message of 9/11,
is assisting in enforcing this deadly amputation of the right leg of all
of humanity. Instead the U.S. is dealing peripherally with the problem
by putting all her aggressions in Iraq.
The Torah says that we are a nation of priests, a light unto the nations.
The majority of Jews today cringe at this expression and even scoff at
the simple words of the Torah. Why do so many of us shun this role and
choose to be self defeating- denying our spiritual mandate?
The Torah was given to us in seventy languages at Mt. Sinai. Israel is
the people who preserve and carry out its precepts. We are not racists.
Jews from all races can and do join our nation of priests. The righteous
converts and B'nei Noah (righteous non-Jews who follow the seven Noahide
commandments as prescribed by the Torah) remind those of us who carry
the birthright that being a Jew is a serious responsibility.
We are commanded to live according to truth expressed through words,
paradigms and metaphors that extract the collective psyche of mankind
from the destructive -isms and philosophies which fragment humankind.
The Torah leads us to the ultimate peace (shalom). "Shalom"
has the same root in Hebrew as "shlemut" wholeness. When
all pieces of the puzzle are in their proper place, when all of our limbs
are intact, when all of Israel is in their inheritances, all of humanity
will be healthy, whole and at peace.
Time is of essence! Israel and her true friends and supporters must act
now! We each need to use our unique, G-d given talents to prevent this
deadly disengagement, harmful to Israel and all of humanity. Please communicate
the urgency of this message to whoever you can in the way you know best.
We have been given free choice and the ability to stand for what is true
and righteous. Do not fall into the illusion that tragedy which befalls
on Israel is "G-d's will"! Express your stance. By so doing
we may be able to save the right leg of Yehuda!
Nechama Burgeman is the authoress of The Twelve Dimensions
of Israel and Israel and the Seventy Dimensions of the World (a
Kabbalistic approach to an Enduring World Peace). Her website is www.NechamaSarahGila.com.