There is the clear instruction of Jewish law regarding a situation whereby gentiles besiege a Jewish city. Even should they demand no more than stubble for their animals, even if in truth this all they want; even if they are only in a state of preparedness having not yet advanced,– the Torah commands to take up arms even on the Shabbos and take a firm stand on the borders in order to close off any entry of gentiles into the Land of Israel. This command of the Torah, is not some inexplicable law but one within human reason.
That the land should not be laid open to them, may G-d protect us, this will save lives!
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Anyone who wishes to interpret the Jewish law differently is on a collision course with Jewish law, opening up a road of life-threatening danger. Jewish Law makes no distinction of location of such a city or area of land. Should it be in time of exile [such as now], or whether at a time when the Temple stood, whether outside the land of Israel, whether a city mostly inhabited by gentiles or where gentiles are no more than a minority, or in Israel; the ruling is that if we are faced with a situation whereby the land lies open [to the enemy], there is no room for human calculations. Only ‘The word of G-d must stand for eternity’, and ‘They make plots which will be annulled, they construe plans which will have no standing, for G-d is with us’.
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And so it will be, that the Jewish Nation lives and will continue so, both in body and soul with their Torah, as is the Will of G-d, and will study the Torah as is G-d’s Desire, and those studying will grasp the correct law as Torah lays down [without taking note of this one or that one’s advice, as it is well known who is his advisor and his personal interests in offering such advice]. As we have stated, all bad situations will become null and void retroactively, because G-d is with us. As the verse continues, ‘until old age I [G-d] will hold you’; that all negative situations G-d Himself will shoulder. The verse in Isaiah ‘Those who trust inG-d, will have renewed strength; one who trusts in G-d and performs His Will, G-d will exchange his previous weakness for His Powers. An exchange, a gain, as Torah prescribes.
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