Since the election of Netanyahu, all the analysts and “experts” warn us that if “God forbid” the peace process does not continue, then “OY VEY” from the American reaction…
If this was only the “experts” talking, we would be able to understand. The real problem is that we hear the same “tunes” from so many religious Jews: “Yes, it is our land, and we must treat the enemy according to how Torah commands us, but…but what will America say? And how will we manage with out their aid?”
FELLOW JEWS! “WHAT WILL AMERICA SAY” IS THE CARDINAL SIN OF THIS GENERATION!
This is by no means an exaggeration. The underlying root and cause for all our national sins is lack of faith in God. It is lack of belief that God indeed gave us all that he gave us in this generation, including victory after victory over cruel and massive enemies, and that He really can defend us if we hearken to His voice and actualize the national mitzvot He commanded of us – from settling the land to disinheriting the gentiles from it! But alas, apparently even those who resound the praises of God with their lips, grip the sword of fear in their hands. The slightest threat from America – and their knees start shaking!
It really is the sin of the Golden Calf renewed! “America is your god, Oh Israel!” It is the sin of the spies all over again! “We are not able to go up…for they are stronger than we”. Not for nothing do the sages tell us that “than we” is The Master of the Universe himself!
Is it not true that religious Jews says this? Do they not say that Amerca is stronger than us – than the Lord? WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO US! Who brought us to the Land with wonderous miracles in the first place? Who gave us the strength to win so many wars against such impossible odds? Will we be blind and not see it? WHY DON’T WE BELIEVE IN GOD?
Jews! Let us know who we are! Let us know the source of our strength – and say to America: If you stand at our side during our redemption – it will be good for you. And if you try to bother us and steal from our portion – than your fate will be a bitter one!
“WE SHOULD GO UP AT ONCE AND POSSESS IT; FOR WE ARE WELL ABLE TO OVERCOME IT”!!
In memory of the great Bible commentator the holy “OHR HACHAAIM” (Yohrtzeitis 15 of Tamuz), here is what he had to say about the connection between isolation from the gentile and security:
“And Israel dwelleth in safety” – When? When she is isolated. And the word”and dwelleth” is a continuation of what is written above it, that ‘And said: Destroy’, that God commanded Israel to wipe out all the inhabitants of the land, and by so doing, ‘Israel dwelled securely – in isolation’ (Deuteronomy 33:28)