Sunday, October 23, 2016

State of Israel Must Stop All The Sniveling and Begging!

I just don't understand why we Jews keep thinking that we can somehow, charm, rebrand, beg, convince etc. ad nauseum people, countries, diplomats, journalists, media and so on to accept and support us and the State of Israel.

Italian PM Matteo Renzi addresses
Knesset‏. photo credit:
Every time someone comes up with a pro-Israel statement, we start cheering as if the Moshiach has arrived, or even louder. The truth is that I see our acceptance of the real Moshiach as more difficult for many Jews to fully accept and show enthusiasm for than the welcome we give to those like the Italian  Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
In a dramatic twist, Italy vows to oppose UNESCO’s Jerusalem resolutions
These resolutions are “incomprehensible, unacceptable and wrong,” Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi told an Italian Radio station during a visit to Brussels.
Stephen Harper touches the Western Wall,
I hope you haven't forgotten that barely a few months ago, my Canadian friends had been bragging that their country was so completely and loyally pro-Israel. Yes, that's when Stephen Harper was Prime Minister. And then, all of a sudden, Justin Trudeau defeated him, and instantly, Canada had a very different policy vis a vis Israel.

International support for Israel is at best fickle, and it's mostly fake. When foreign leaders and diplomats make speeches in Israel or for large/important Israeli or Jewish organizations/institutions, they pay good morning for speeches that will get them a lot of applause.

The recently deceased Elie Wiesel was one of the foremost speechwriters for such occasions. Yes, he certainly wrote lovely speeches which warmed the soul and gave the impression that the one at the microphone truly cared about Jews and Israel. But all the speeches, even the best and most professionally and convincingly performed (worthy of an Oscar) are totally meaningless.

Our salvation will not come from any of these "powerful" people. 

There is only one source for Salvation, and that is Gd Almighty! And Gd will only step in when we recognize that and pray to Gd and not to all these people and others.

We're about to celebrate the last holiday of the Tishrei, New Year Holidays, Simchat Torah, when we joyously celebrate the fact that Gd gave us the Torah the bylaws to live by. We must activate them in our lives. It's not enough to dance around with a Sefer Torah in our arms, we must make the mitzvot the mainstay of our lives. That is how we can get Gd to activate Salvation, Redemption Speedily in Our Days, Gd willing.

Chag Sameach to All!

this photo is from Independence Day
I just wanted something joyful in the synagogue for illustration


Netivotgirl said...

Bravo on a superb post! Every word is 100% true!! Kudos my dear and Chag Sameach!

Shiloh said...

"The truth is that I see our acceptance of the real Moshiach as more difficult for many Jews to fully accept and show enthusiasm for than the welcome we give to those like the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi."

Correct! The one anointed by God. We wont like it.

Batya said...

NG, thanks so much!
Shiloh, I have no doubt that in June, 1967, the Moshiach was here and waiting for the Jewish People led by the rabbis to ascend Temple Mount to pray and build the Holy Temple. When the keys were given to the Islams, the Holy One went back to wait.

Shiloh said...

Sorry, but he or whoever you think was not identified by God. But we don't believe in the Creator actually being with us.

J. Eric Andreasen said...

Thank you. A worthy, powerful, and timely exhortation.

Batya said...