Our Father, our King
Our Father, our King, nullify the design of thise who hate us.
Our Father, our King, thrwart the counsel of our enemies.
Our Father, our King, exterminate every foe and adversary from upon us .
Our Father, our King, seal the mouths of our adversaries and accusers.
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Posted: 7 Tishri 5761, Friday Oct. 6, 2000
"Peace" with the Palestinians...
How is it that when the truth is right in front of us, we choose to ignore it?
As the Palestinians riot, destroy, and burn Israel, over Rosh HaShannah and during the Aseres Y'mai Teshuva (Ten Days of Repentance), and the nations of the world condemn Israel for acting in self-defense, perhaps the emes (truth) will finally dawn upon us that we create our own undoing. We have been granted one of our most fervent desires, the Land of Israel, and yet we allow it to be corrupted and bartered. Corrupted with a vision of being like the other nations which is the heart of Barak's "secular revolution" and bartered with the B'nei Yishmael (Palestinians), as if it is nothing but dirt (chas v'shalom), in exchange for a dubious "peace".
Why are we in this terrible position?
Unfortunately, the Rabbis of the Diaspora have failed to direct the Jewish People in a key mitzvah that applies today as much as it applied when it was given by H"S" --"GO IN AND POSSESS THE LAND". The only reason Jews MAY NOT live in the Land of Israel is if there is a lack of TORAH or jobs. Neither is lacking. So why do not the Rabbis poskin (rule) that we must all make Aliyah immediately?? We are in possession of Eretz Yisrael, something that we have davened (prayed) for since the churban ha'bayis! Yet, there are about 1 million Torah Observant jews living in Chutz Le'artez (outside of Israel).
And every day the foothold of the Torah in Eretz Yisrael is being eroded by the likes of Ehud Barak (yimach shmo). If every Frum yid picked up and moved to Eretz Yisrael with all our resources, instead of simply sending our children to learn there or going on a vacation, Moshiach may finally emerge. We have been lulled into complacency by the easy life America has afforded us. We must remember that when H"S brought hoschech (darkness) during the makkos mitzrayim (the plagues), 3/4 of the exiting Jews were slain, because they did not want to leave the relative comfort of Mitzrayim for an unknown. Even when Moshiach comes, how many Frum yidden will choose to stay in Chutz Learetz?