by Chana Besser
The President of the US said
he was worried about the survival of Israel. Tell him not to worry. Tell
him that we have a G-d, and that this is a family issue, between G-d and
His Jewish Children.
It's hard for him to understand because the President comes from a different
religious system. In his system, there is good and there is evil. But
we are Jews. And we know that all is One. The Creator of the Universe
controls all evil, and uses it as His tool to bring about only Good.
It's good for America to support Israel. "Those who bless you will
be blessed." It is good for their economy, for their health, for
their protection from terrorism or devestating weather disasters. But
tell the president he should stay out of the arena when it comes to looking
for solutions. Because Our Creator has already made the solutions very
clear to us.
The relationship between the Jewish people and our enemies is different
from any other nation on earth. Our enemies will turn to love us when
we are holy. As soon as we catch on to this, and stop trying to pretend
that we only have to be good generic human beings, like the other nations
of the world, peace will come.
There isn't anything the president of the US can do about it, except maybe
ask the Prime Minister of Israel, the male Members of Israel's Knesset,
and every Jewish male worldwide to put on tefillin. (Ditto for the other
mitzvot.) He might suggest that the beautiful daughters of Israel put
on a little more clothes and light Shabbas candles. (Ditto for the other
mitzvot.) He might urge them, in the interests of America and all the
other nations of the world, their safety from terrorism, their economy,
as their fate is dependant upon the spiritual behavior of the Jews.
Other than that, there isn't anything the president of the US can do.
Because he didn't stand at Mt. Sinai and we Jews did. And it seems that
now is the time that Our Creator has come to collect on the promises that
our Jewish souls made to Him back then.
G-d's infinite patience has seeminly worn out, not because He doesn't
have any more patience -- that would make Him less than perfect, and we
know His patience and His love is without limit. Simply because the time
has come to move to the next spiritual level of development, and we Jews
need a little nudge to catch up with the program, for our own good and
for the world's good.
The whole world is focused on Israel, mostly to criticize us. Watch and
see how fast that criticism and hatred turns to admiration and praise
once we honor those commitments we made at Mt. Sinai. There are so many
mitzvot. If you haven' before felt compelled to uphold them, and you are
Jewish, which one will you choose to start today? Where will you learn
how? If you know them and practice them, which one will you do more purely
today, which one will you study today? The world depends on us Jews. So
tell the president not to worry.