" ספק, saffek."
|Kehilat Yaakov Synagogue, Har Nof, Jerusalem, where two Palestinian terrorists attacked worshipers at prayer, killing four and a policeman who tried to stop them, Nov. 18. 2014. (Photo credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO/FLASH90/Times of Israel)|
Chazal say that our eternal enemies, Amalek, can sniff out our weaknesses and that's when they attack. In another couple of weeks will be Shabbat Zachor, the Shabbat before Purim when we are commanded to remember what Amalek had done to us.
“Zachor Et Asher Asa Lecha Amalek BaDerech Betzetchem MiMitzrayim”“Remember what Amalek did to you on your way out of Egypt! (Dvarim 25)”On the Shabbat that precedes Purim, two Torah scrolls are taken from the ark; one for the regular parsha and one for the Maftir – ‘Remember what Amalek did to you’ (Dvarim 25). Because of this reading, it is called, Shabbat Zachor (Remember). The Haftorah also deals with Amalek.The great weakness of Modern Zionism has always been the yearning for peace between Jews and Arabs in the Land of Israel. This made us more accommodating and accepting of the terror and cruelty that Arabs have exhibited from the very beginning until this very day. And it has also caused a "guilt complex," because most Jews, dangerously, believe that Arabs have equal if not stronger rights to be here in the Land of Israel.
There is a mitzvah in the Torah to remember Amalek and his descendants and to orally recall their iniquity. We are to tell our children in each generation what the people of Amalek did to us during our departure from Egypt. This mitzvah will be fulfilled completely only when we shall have caused Amalek’s memory to perish, and their name to be erased from the world, together with the slightest remnant of anything that bears their name. As the Torah says: ‘Remember what Amalek did to you on the way, upon your departure from Egypt’… ‘You shall erase the memory of Amalek from beneath the heavens, you shall not forget.’ Upon which the Sages have expounded: ‘Remember,’ orally – ‘You shall not forget,’ in your heart. (OU)
Modern, Liberal (with a capital "L") philosophy cannot accept the Biblically based concept that the Jewish People are the One and only One Chosen People of Gd.
For well over a century, ever since the very beginning of Modern Zionism, the return of the Jewish People from all over the World to the Holyland to establish a Jewish State, there have been attempts to placate the Arabs. There have been three very dangerous results:
- Arabs from all over have been attracted to live in the Land of Israel, greatly increasing the once minimal population. And even if they themselves had recently arrived from Syria, Egypt etc. they all claim that their families have lived here forever.
- Arab terrorism against Jews became an accepted, because the Arabs know that they are lightly punished and treated as ordinary criminals, if punished at all.
- By accepting Arab rights to be here and inventing an Arab nationalism which is called Palestine, sic, Jewish Rights to the Land of Israel have been marginalized by Jews and non-Jews alike.