- Timeless Warning
- Moshe Ben-Chaim
- Reader: Dear
Rabbi Ben-Chaim, I opened your weekly letter with great anticipation,
expecting to read some words of insight and encouragement.Instead, you
have trivialized the situation in Israel. It's not that I don't agree
with what you wrote. However, people are expecting to understand why
this is happening NOW.
- Based on your "analysis", Hashem
should never have "allowed" the state to be created and
"reward" the seculars with the thought that what they were
doing is right.Certainly the hundreds of Yeshivot, growing every day,
should never have proliferated, under the secular Zionist regime.If
you have nothing to new to say, I think you should leave the answers
to others.Hag Sameach.
- Mesora: You
do not agree with the text of the Shema which forecasts the ousting of
Jews from Israel when they commit idolatry? Doesn't the Prophet many
times admonish the people to keep the Torah when bad tidings hit our
- No new words need to be spoken. The old,
authentic Torah warnings are what we must apply to our current
situation. We don't need a new answer, God gave the answer to us time
and time again through the Prophets. We need to realize through
rational conviction the Torah is true and apply its complete teachings
which need no new points. God knew He taught us a complete and
decisive message when we veered from the Torah in the past. He need
not repeat Himself.
- To earn God's perfect Providence, keep His
- Editor's Comments:
- This reader should understand clearly, that
when the government does not follow halachic rulings - the land will
be filled with problems. Why is that so difficult to understand? These
rulings include who Israel allows to settle in the land, how those
people live and what Israel is obligated to do when those people
oppose the law. However, since the government allows Arabs to corrupt
its land, it must deal with and suffer through those consequences
brought on by those hateful people ( The PLO) and also suffer the
consequences of NOT establishing a government founded on Torah law.
- This is absolutely clear.