by Reb Nati at Mystical Paths
The modern use of the Hebrew word atzmayi, meaning independence or self reliant, is also used today as Yom HaAtzmaut, Israeli Independence Day. The only way to be truly independent is to have Emunah, and Bitachon in Hakodosh Barachu, and in His Torah and His Tzaddik Emet!
61 years ago we were gathered after the Holocaust. The secular zionist bolshevik erev rav created a state for the 'new Jew', one devoid of Torah and Hashem with emunah in his rifle and plow. For the State of the New Jew, G-d and Torah were part of the problem of the world hating us, one they set out to solve.
Those pioneers truly had emunah, emunah in their own righteousness. The tzaddikim saw this and opposed it, the creation of a secular state with ideals of emunah in the strength of our hands and turning our back on G-d. They built walls, literal and cultural, around their enclaves to prevent the secular onslaught they knew would come. And come it did.
Initially it was direct state action, stripping schools of teaching Torah, forcing immigrant children into secular education, literally kidnapping children from their parents. A generation later, as their emunah failed to transmit (for broken sick emunah may be strong but does not transmit) it changed to materialism and goyish music, TV, sex and drugs and a devotion to out-Western Western culture.
While their type of emunah has failed and the 'new Jew' turned out to love a nice sports car and big screen TV, while the purpose has failed the goals have not been withdrawn. Torah and Hashem are still in the cross hairs. We see this with the third “Independence Day” since the sinful destruction of the Jewish communities of Gush Katif and the Northern Shamron. We don't need to wonder as we hear they are about finished giving away the kever (tomb) of King David and other completely Jewish holy sites to the Pope...in advance of the total giving of Jerusalem to the Ishmaelites. It appears more obvious every day that this is a recurring theme in our history. Now with the Holy city Jerusalem it's right out of the prophets.
What does it mean to be independent?
Politically, economically, physically, spiritually. We can look at the first golus (exile), the Egyptian. We went because of famine, we stayed because it was comfortable, and became slaves. This indicates dependency, not independence. And we have been trying to return to this status, as slaves, ever since. "So you want to go back to Eygpt, where it is so safe and secure"?!
Wake up! We are so helplessly dependent on this world, we are so addicted to this system of things. Otherwise, we would cry out like we did in Egypt. ENOUGH!!!
We do not seem to be ready or able to admit that two thousand years of frustration, annihilation and failure has caused us to become ill - 'Choleh Nefesh' - spiritually sick. We suffer from neuroses, the cause of which is we are separated from our source, Hashem. The root of all our souls, we are what the shrinks like to call co-dependent on the junk of this world. And as we resist reconnection to Hashem, because we would have to separate from the things we are comfortable with. We yet again prove that we are not ready to be unplugged from this matrix of this world.
Our forefathers set the example of the correct course of action. With strong Emunah and Bitacon 'faith and trust' we shall cry out to our Father in Heaven, as we did in Egypt and at the sea and many other times throughout our history and He has been and always will be faithful and just to us! And He will from this as well!
We need to realize that we are all dependent on Hashem or we would not exist for one moment. It is only those who can see and understand this that are truly independent in this world.
So prove it now!!! Call out to Hashem and ask for the redemption now! And do not forget to thank Him for all that you have!
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