Friday, February 13, 2009

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Rabid

by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths

It's been 75 years since the world went mad, and the madness has started again. In the name of religious freedom, those who value the concept would allow a religion in the midst of it's 2nd fanatical age to rampage within their countries and directly target another peaceful religion.

While those few remaining from the last madness still walk around with numbers of death tattooed to their arms, the 70 wolves would gladly sacrifice the little lamb to the rabid pack off to the side to avoid a confrontation.

It started as an excuse, with those who never liked the little lamb collaborating. Boycotts and insults followed. Business deals broken, academic arrangements severed. It was all so prim and proper.

But the hunger of the rabid pack was awakened. Seeing their hunger not only accepted but encouraged, their rabid nature came to the fore. Insults moved to threats, threats to beatings and vandalism. In the last madness, this took years. This time...months.

Next the beatings of the lamb in France, threats to the lamb's businesses in England, vandalism of the lamb's houses of worship in Chicago and South America will move to (G-d forbid) broken bones, and then worse.

Those among the little lamb who remember and learn their books know "in every generation they rise up against us." But many have forgotten. For those outside the pasture, it's been 75 years since the last madness - the elderly grandmother remembers or maybe the great grandmother remember, if they're still around. For those in the pasture, it's been 35 years since the wolves threatened to overrun - dad who fought a battle of existence is nearing retirement. The others sing of peace or worry about prosperity. They can't imagine being under threat, while the rabid wolves are already circling.

The little lamb must return to the Shepherd for safety. But the rabid pack will draw blood, if not from the meat of the lamb then by turning on the other packs. Not only the lamb has forgotten, but so has the world. The rabid pack NEVER goes quietly, inviting it to nest in your living room will end painfully.

The madness has come again.

From the Shepherd's green pasture,
Shabbat Shalom

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Akiva,
After all that?
Well, Shabbat Shalom to you, too.
Yesha Galluzzo

Neshama said...

We hear your revulsion.
Rabbi Yaakov Spivak Shlit"a on one of his radio programs said that the past 40 or so years has been an anomaly; we had it very good. But now it's over. JewishRadio
History will pick up where it left off.
Some of us are ONCE AGAIN becoming victims of rabid anti-semitism. For those of us who were born in this era of goodness the reality of Eisav sonei Yaakov is quite alarming.

We need to pay attention to the headlines, it is not unreasonable to read the simanim (signs & wonders) blaring at us.
The Lesson of the Yuds

Shiloh said...

After that Yesha, it's finished. We wait for the big war, that's it. Shabbat Shalom.

Anonymous said...

the "little lamb" image was hijacked by xns long ago. your points are valid, but maybe the image is too easily linked to the xns.

Shiloh said...

Annon, who cares what the xtns think or do. If they steal something, we need not ever change our ways because of it.

Rik Heller said...

This all echos of a movement. The political landscape is complicated by the small minds on each side, longing for days of yore and slamming the hopeful. I read my own people's small minds here. I for one am amongst the later hoping the culty minds find and expand both the ideas and the acts of 'gemulat chassidim' to be worthy of your energy.

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