By: 'Michelle Nevada'
Q: What is
the difference between G-d and
A: G-d doesn't think he is Sharon.
finished reading the most gut-wrenching quote I have ever read, supposedly from
the mouth of Sharon, in which he says, "It is time to divide the
Really? . . .
and who are you, or President Bush, or any of the other four "Quartet" leaders
to say that it is time to divide the land--the land given to me and my children
and my children's children by the Original Owner, G-d? Sure, maybe there are
those among us who would like to think that Sharon and the other cabinet
ministers who voted with him are making a "tactical" move, and that there is no
possibility that the "Palestinian" state will ever exist. This idea is made of
two ingredients: the belief that the PA is incapable of stopping terrorism, and
the hope that our leaders have not gone completely insane.
However, I am
not letting them off the hook with this "tactical move" idea. Unfortunately, the
word that comes to my mouth is "heretic." Only someone who has lost all
religious understanding, only one who believes that G-d is somehow in the same
league with fairys and imaginary friends, could have voted to divide the land of
Israel--even for a "tactical" reason. These are men who no longer fear G-d, it
seems to me, and the whole idea of a group of these men leading Israel is so
painful and disgusting that I feel, right now, like I need a shower.
I feel like a
widow that has just learned that her beloved committed some heinous crime, and I
hide from the television news and the newspaper headlines that scream the
betrayal of this government against the birthright of all Jews.
Now, I knew
that Lapid was a heretic. He has single-handedly lead the charge to throw G-d
from the land of Israel. To see that he and his minions have voted for the Road
Map Plan is absolutely no surprise, and I have to at least congratulate the
Shinui for being absolutely honest about their intentions from the first, even
though the people who voted for them might not have actually believed them.
Those who voted for this party might have been a little irked by the religious
right and felt that Shinui would be a nice counterbalance to the right-wing
religious parties, but I believe strongly that the people who did vote for
Shiuni do, in some part of their being, still love G-d and Mitzvot. I think that
many of them may be ashamed of the vote they gave to these madmen, or at least I
hope so. But that is my hope speaking now.
disappointment is at the feet of those I didn't see as heretics before: Likud.
No matter how much someone wants to play a tactical game to win PR votes with
the peoples of the world, there is something dark and slimy lurking in the
corners of a vote to divide the land of Israel, even for "tactical" reasons.
Such a vote clearly shows me that these ministers fear the UN more than they
fear G-d, and I shake to consider the ramifications of such a vote--not
Will fire and
brimstone come from the sky? Well, it is possible. More likely is that those who
stood behind Israel, who looked to her to maintain her strength, who saw the
election of Sharon as a positive thing, will now buckle. Their spirits will
flag, and they will find the whole idea of supporting a country that is suicidal
to be less than savory. Inside the country, there will be those who are faced
with a tragic decision: protecting themselves or protecting their homes, their
life's investments, and the most important religious sites known to Judiasm.
Meanwhile, the Arabs will become emboldened, and they will begin taking over the
homes and farms of Israeli citizens. After all, they have just been told that
the lie they told has been believed, and they now own the land that they have
lied about so long. The lie has won, and they are victorious.
Q: What is
the difference between G-d and
A: Only G-d can protect us from what Sharon has done.
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