Ma’aléh Levoná, Samaria, Israel
10 Elul, 5767
Looking at the fearful picture around me
In Part I of this series, I examined how the country is losing its way.
The experts I consult, when looking at all this, these bewildering events around us, do not seem to understand what is going on. They repeat that there will be war on the northern front. They assure me that Israel is prepared for it in the north. Then I wonder if I’m crazy. Am I imagining the dangers I warn of so consistently? Am I the blind one? Do the mainstream media here know what they’re talking about and am I the fool crying wolf?
Then I see Friday’s Jerusalem Post headline. “Fearing missile barrages, IDF modifying Arrow deployment”. I see my fears of a missile war confirmed. I see the predictions of my friend Barry Chamish confirmed. I even see kabbalistic warnings of gas attacks, warnings that are eighteen years old, confirmed.
When the experts don’t understand, and appear to be groping in a mist, I turn to Jewish theories of history and how events in the Tana”kh reflect them. Something usually pops up.
First of all, looking at all these events, one is forced to ask, “mah la’asót?” – What is there to be done? That is where the first clue is to be found.
Traitors appear to control the president’s office, the cabinet, most of the Knesset, the high court, the police, most of the media, the banks and most major companies. Commanders who hate Judaism control the army. The government is planning to legalize surveillance of all telephonic communication, making legal what is already going on. There is a bill to prevent religious Jewish girls from teaching religion in non-religious schools, and another one to prevent Jewish proselytizing here. So, de-Judaizing the only Jewish State on the planet is proceeding apace, along with a systematic weakening of it.
Protests are a useless exercise when directed at politicians who do not give a damn. Armed rebellion gets difficult when so much of the media for communications are under the government’s thumb. Most Israelis tend to agree with people like me, but our voices are being systematically silenced by the media. Even Arutz Sheva’s English site, usually independent, appears to be engaging in self-censorship lately. So, the question is, “where have we seen this before?”
The Jewish theory of history – the lazy hawk riding the thermal
According to the Jewish theory of history, events repeat themselves, but never in the precise way as they occurred the time previous. The theory works this way: historical events are like a hawk or eagle lazily riding a thermal in the desert. The bird circles and circles as it rises, appearing to go over the same ground, but never exactly going over the same spot twice.
The place to seek out “where we have seen this before?” is in the Tana”kh because the Tana”kh deals with events that occurred in this country, where we are now. It is the best source to look in because unlike remains of pottery or tools, the prophetic books of the Tana”kh deal with motive, desire, fear, anguish and all the human emotions that give use to the relics found in archaeological digs. And the prophetic works of the Tana”kh are also written from the prophet’s point of view, not the self aggrandizing view of the records of the pharaohs and potentates who ruled here almost three millennia ago. Even the Book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) has a touch of royal defensiveness to it. King Shlomo (Solomon), its author, wrote,
“If you see oppression of the poor, and the suppression of justice and right in the State, do not be astonished at the fact, for there is One higher than high Who watches and there are high ones above them.”[Kohelet/Ecclesiastes 5:7]
Seeing the present through the past – Isaiah 29
The place in the Tana”kh that yields us the answer to the question, “where we have seen this before?” is found in Chapter 29 of the Book of Yeshayá/Isaiah.
The basic theme of the chapter is the fall of the Kingdom of Israel – that of the Ten Tribes – to the Assyrians twenty eight centuries ago.
Just as it was then, it is now. The institutions of the State are falling apart in front of our eyes. The education system does not educate; the courts dispense injustice; the people who need protection and aid are not protected or aided; the army charged with defending the land, does not defend; the rich oppress the poor; the government does not govern. This is a land where the smartest people are manipulators and everyone else cheats.
We live under spiritual oppression and our voices are being silenced; like the priests and false prophets of ancient Israel, many of our rabbis are thieves and liars (that hurts to write, but it is the truth).
In summary form, this is the warning of Yeshayá/Isaiah 29:
Expect a sudden increase in the Jewish population of Judea and Samaria. A missile war will drive them from the coast as refugees. G-d will kill off those who are determined to stop the settlement of Judea and Samaria. The Geneva Convention and all the other foolishness of man will not stop this movement. Those foreigners who stand against this will die as well.
But the people in the tents as refugees in Judea and Samaria will be the ones who were rich, what remains of the kikeocracy.
The Meforshim (rabbinic scholars) warn – the meek and righteous who lived in Judea and Israel who were powerless rejoiced when the evil oppressors of the people of Israel were overthrown by the Assyrians. The eagle of Jewish history will circle again over the same place, and the weak and powerless of today will rejoice upon the death and banishment of the kikeocracy of the State. That means the president, the prime minister, the members of the high court, many of the commanders of the IDF, many rabbis.
It will occur here as it did in the final days of the Kingdom of the Ten Tribes; we will be attacked, the régime will fall and the meek, poor and powerless will cheer for joy when foreigners overthrow the evil rulers in Jerusalem.
But there will be a difference. This time, the foreign régime will not last; there will be no exile to foreign lands; a Jewish entity, sovereign, free and truly independent, ruled by righteousness, not thievery, will arise upon the ashes of the State of Israel.
Shabbat Shalom from Ma’aléh Levoná.