וָאֶתְחַנַּן, V'Etchanan, Deuteronomy Chapter 7 דְּבָרִים
"Wow!" I said. "All that peace process is totally forbidden, midiraTa, straight from the Torah!"
You can't get much clearer than that!
Nu, we read this part of the Torah every summer. Why hadn't anyone noticed? How can a person claim to be Torah observant and still insist that we "make peace with the Arabs?" Am I nuts? I found the words I had remembered. They are clear. I suggest you read the Biblical text further, because these instructions are among the most important G-d gives us:
G-d doesn't mince words. The key to our survival is following this demand, simple commandment from G-d. Our security won't come from treaties with the Arabs nor any other foreign power. It will just come from G-d and following G-d's instructions.
As a People, things happen to us that don't make sense. Let's start with our continued existence. No other People, Nation, religion has lasted longer or wandered as much and returned to our own Land. Actually, there is no other people like the Jewish People which is so intimately tied through history and religion to one small piece of land. We the Jewish People are unlike any other.
That's the truth, the pragmatic truth.
Have a Good Week