by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths
Shemos Chadash - The New Exodus - Parshat Shemos 1:6
The Jews were slaughtered, almost all of that generation. The children who survived returned to the Land of Israel, were fruitful and swarmed and increased and became extremely strong. The Land became filled with them.
A new president was elected in America, who did not know Yisroel. He said to his people, "Look! The nation of Israel are numerous and strong! Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest their influence increase. If another war were to occur, they will defeat their enemies without us and depart from our influence."
So he went to Egypt and spoke shrewdly to set enemies over them to afflict them with burdens. He appointed the enemies of Gaza and Ramallah. He said "The United States can't force peace upon the parties" and then went to Germany and France and said the enemies must be empowered.
The president spoke to his minister of state, saying "speak to the Hebrew midwives" and say to them "Jewish children born in Ariel or Shiloh or Bet El or Efrat or Kiryat Arba or Jerusalem-Ramot or Jerusalem-Ramat Shlomo or Jerusalem-French Hill, you shall put to death for there is no room for them there."
The midwives, however, feared G-d and they did not do what the president of the United States told them. They let the children live. The president summoned them and said, "Why have you done this thing, letting Jewish children be born?"
The midwives said to the president, "Because the Hebrew women are not like the American women. They do not have 2.1 children and a dog. Rather they listen to the words of G-d and His Torah, to be fruitful and multiply, and to settle the Land of Israel."
This parsha has not finished being written. There are those who would say the president hasn't done anything against Israel and all is well. Yet the president has chosen the direction of his major foreign policy... The genocide of Darfur, no. North Korea war rumblings and nuclear weapons that may start a regional war, no. An unstable Afghanistan/Pakistan also with nuclear weapons, no. Russian aggressiveness, no. Dictatorship in Venezuela, no. The nuclearization of Iran, no.
Nope, the major world issue is cutting Israel down to size. Indeed, a new king has arisen that did not know Yosef.
Sunday, June 07, 2009
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