Thursday, 3 August 2017

Do not Trust Egypt. They are sending terrorists into Israel!

On the verse (Psalms 40.5) ‘Fortunate is the man who has placed the reliance on G-d’ quoting the last phrase of the verse ‘and has not turned to the arrogant ones’, Rashi comments (Bereishis the 40.23) – “and did not rely upon Egypt who is called arrogant one”. 

Sinai Desert Buffer Zone - surrendered!  

Sinai Peninsula Buffer Zone - 23,000 square miles

Therein lies a lesson for our time. In the past we had to search for a clue; one verse alludes to the Kingdom of Greece, another to the Kingdom of Edom, yet another verse to Rome. In our days of double-fold darkness at the end of the exile, G-d shows everything openly with no need to search for signs: - ‘Do not trust Egypt the arrogant one’. 

We see this openly in the Camp David Agreements to which the Egyptian minister placed his signature. On the very day of signing never was it the intention of the Egyptian signatory to adhere to the agreement. Immediately thereafter he began his violation as is known to all! 

Rashi further comments on the verse ‘The palace cup-bearer did not remember [Joseph]’ - on that very same day. The verse continues: “he [the palace cup bearer] forgot him afterwards”. Even after Egypt saw how the Jews kept their side of the agreement down to the finest detail – generously giving Egypt broad territories - Egypt continued to violate her side of the agreement by penetrating Israel with terrorists from her border! 

Before returning the territories to Egypt [as agreed to at Camp David] the Egyptian border was several hundred miles from Jewish towns unable to send in terrorists to cause harm, G-d forbid.

When however the government returned those buffer zones to Egypt, they brought the Egyptian border closer to Jewish inhabited areas creating an immediate security danger. 

When they ask the Egyptian minister to explain: “Why do you not honor the agreement which you signed?”, he had a ready reply: “In your Torah it is written: ‘Do not turn to the arrogant, do not put your trust in Egypt’. You yourselves were the cause of all this– you placed your trust in Egypt!” 

As we have spoken in the past, all of this comes from an inferiority complex before the gentile. They put their trust in him and wish to find favor in his eyes! Even after they see the results of this conduct – all unanimously agree that a serious mistake was made at Camp David having given back everything in return for nothing. Now, instead of learning from past mistakes and changing future conduct, they continue down the same path!  If they already speak of a committee of investigation, they need to investigate those guilty of the serious sin perpetrated by the signing of the Camp David agreements. 

Ministers must be toppled. 

The main question is: who should replace these men so that this mistake not be repeated? “A man who will put his trust in G-d and not turn to the arrogant!” A Jew who trusts in G-d and conducts himself in accordance with the guidelines of Torah!

                                                                                Public address Parshas Vayeishev 1983 

The menace coming from Damascus could have been averted....

 ...had Damascus been conquered!! Currently they are apprehensive that there are menacing signs coming from Damascus. 

On Simchas Torah we spoke that they should have advanced those last remaining 15 – 20 kilometers and conquered Damascus. At that time there were no impediments in achieving this. Had they done so, the current problems would be non-existent, and all captives would have been freed. There would have been no burdensome efforts necessary to advance those remaining kilometers, as there would not have been any opposition coming from the enemy.

There was no need for the government [of Israel] to command the IDF to withdraw. The reason that was given as to why this command was ordered was because the USA would have been “angry” had they not done so. The gentile nevertheless remained “angry”, and even more so, wishing that Damascus would have been conquered, thereby saving all the pain and tribulations currently coming from there. Damascus would have been conquered and when returned – would have remained a downtrodden kingdom.

The reason for these failures is because they [the government of Israel] bows down before the gentile, fearful they will not find favor in his eyes. 

This is the guiding instruction which we need to learn from the narrative brought down in the Talmud about Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai: not to be fools, reliant on the “kindness of the nations” who are self-serving. Rather, one needs to make the necessary effort with the [ruling] gentile as did Rashbi who traveled to Rome. On the other hand, one must realize that the success of the mission comes exclusively from G-d [one who takes action in accordance with nature is following the wish of G-d because the ultimate salvation is from Him alone]. One must make the appropriate preparations so that deliverance and success follow. The preparations are to study Torah and conduct oneself in accordance with the path of Torah and Torah law, as did Rashbi whose preoccupation was with Torah. 

This is why the Jewish people at that time specifically wanted Rashbi to travel to Rome as their representative to make the efforts on their behalf. Since his total occupation was with Torah study, we can well understand that while in Rome he studied Torah there also. Thereby was he able to draw down a demon as needed – as mentioned before. 

The same holds true today. We need to travel to Washington, as is the Will of G-d – that we act in a natural way. With this, we need to understand that the decisions of the nations are based on self interest, but we must rely solely on G-d. And when we rely upon Him in truth and with perfection, then should the gentile be unwilling to help - we can bring down a demon exactly as did Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.........