by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths
Israeli election day...
Shas tells me if I'm for G-d, vote for them.
United Torah Judaism tells me if I'm religious, there is no other choice.
National Union (settler/zionist land-of-Israel party) has sent an election monitor to the central Israeli Arab town.
Ra'am Tal (United Arab List) has sent an election monitor to Bet El (in the West Bank).
Ashkenazi Gedolim say you must vote United Torah Judaism or you're not religious. Sephardi Gedolim say you must vote Shas or you're not for G-d, and say that if you vote for Israel Our Home you are voting for THE DEVIL. Chabad Rabbonim say you should vote for National Union (zionist/settler/national religious), as they are closest to the Rebbe's words on the Land of Israel, and have the blessings of at least 1 charedi gadol. Israel Our Home says they want Israel's government religious institutions under the control of the national religious!
The Holocaust Survivors party says they want to legalize marijuana, the Marijuana Party wants to increase pensions for holocaust survivors. The Greens Party wants to support the Ministry of Religion, and the Religious Balance Party supports environmental concerns as being required by the Torah.
The major right wing party wants to form a government with the major left wing party and is talking left wing, while the left wing peacenik party ran the last war in Gaza. And the centrist party seems to have lost on all issues and is only running on their candidate being a women, though she's consistently voted against all feminist and equal rights legislation over her whole political career!
All I can say is...most entertaining elections ever!
May Hashem grant the resulting leaders wisdom to bring Israel peace and safety, and closer to Torah and Hashem.
BS"D - בסיעתא דשמיא