Weekly Sidra: Beshalach (when [he] let go)
Torah Portion: Shemot / Exodus 13:17-17:16
Haftorah: Shofetim / Judges 5:1-5:31
So may all Your enemies perish, O Lord! But may His friends be as the sun rising in might! And the land was tranquil forty years. (Judges/Shofetim 5:31)
The old saying goes “If you can’t beat them, join them”. This is an old proverb which means that if your adversaries are stronger than yourself, it is better to join the adversaries.
In this week’s Torah portion we see the final defeat of the Egyptian army by the hand of Hashem. The Haftarah portion is the Song of Deborah which ends by proclaiming death to all the enemies of Israel and blessing for our friends.
I do not hate Muslims, Christians or other non-Jews. However, the Torah is very clear that the enemies of Israel will be destroyed. In our politically correct society many people including Jews want to play nice in the sandbox with our enemies. Israel has also acquiesced to the demands of others. They have given up the Temple Mount, Gaza and much more all in the name of peace.
Israel has always been willing to negotiate with the Palestinian Authority; however, they are unwilling to negotiate with Israel unless they get everything they want including Jerusalem. It is time for Israel to stop capitulating to everyone else’s demands. It is time for Israel to take a stand and say enough is enough!!
I currently live in Canada, although I do desire to make Aliyah to Israel one day. I thank Hashem for our Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He is one of the few leaders who stands firmly with Israel. While on the other hand you have Mr. Mubarak Hussein Obama is always trying to tell Israel what to do. The proof is like night and day.
The American economy was decimated during the recent recession and continues to struggle. Canada on the other hand was barely affected. One is a friend to Israel and the other a foe. It is no coincidence.
A day of reckoning is approaching when Hashem will judge the nations of the earth. The enemies of Israel will be destroyed and the friends will rise up with might.
The question is whose side will you be on?
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