Beyond the Cusp

January 11, 2018

It’s Nothing Personal, We Just Hate You

 

Really, we have nothing against you personally, well, unless you are one of those holy religious types, then yes we do. You see it is just simply by having your kind still around despite all we have attempted to do over the years, well, it’s just not natural. And if it is not natural, then it must be supernatural, and you know what that means. That’s right, it means that your claims about Hashem just might ring true and that is something which bothers us greatly. You see, if what you claim is true and there really is a Supreme Being, Hashem, as you call Him, then the Ten Commandments are valid and truly Divinely given and that scroll of yours, the Torah, is also true and Divinely given. That means that there really exists a standard by which we are supposed to live our lives and that just takes the fun out of life. Add to that the fact that our every step and misstep is watched and kept a record of by which we will be judged, where’s the fun left after that? You all simply demand too much of the rest of us and those of you in Israel just make it all that much worse. Let us explain.

 

You see when you were dispersed throughout our worlds; we could do with you and to you what we pleased because you lacked the will and the numbers to fight back. We could murder you and nothing struck us from out of the heavens, no lightning bolts, no burning hail, nothing. We could steal all your wealth, burn your homes and chase you out of our countries and everything continued without you. We could charge you an extra tax, the Jizyah, force you to walk in the gutter and not contaminate our sidewalks, make you hunch down keeping your heads lower than even our shortest person and deny you any legal rights such that murdering you was no longer a crime. We were free to do anything because our religions which required little of us had replaced yours as the Chosen People; we became the Chosen Ones and you became the cursed, the spawn of Satan. But now you have returned to your ancestral homelands just as prophesized and, according to scholars, you came back exactly as prophesized over two millennia ago. How can we interpret such miracles other than divinely set in stone and executed just as promised by Hashem.

 

As was set out in a recent post, “Ezekiel said the Jews were to be punished for 430 years because they had turned away from Hashem. This was to become the Babylonian exile. The Persians under Cyrus the Great defeated the Babylonians and freed their Jewish captives about 70 years after Judah lost independence to Babylon. This left 360 years which the Jews would require a second exile to fulfill as one must pay Hashem when one strays. In Leviticus 26:18, Leviticus 26:21, Leviticus 26:24 and Leviticus 26:28 the Torah spells things out quite clearly, should the Jews not fully repent their sins they would be punished increased by a factor of seven. Since most of the Jews freed from Babylon decided to live in the Persian society and adopted pagan ways, which is not exactly repenting, their remaining 360 years were multiplied by seven meaning their time in the Diaspora or under foreign occupation became 2,520 years on the original lunar Jewish calendar which translates to 2,484 years. Count from 536 BCE forward 2,484 years and you arrive at 1948.”

 

Further prophesies foretold of the events under which the Jewish State would return. One of the most miraculous was from Isaiah 66:7-8 where it states, “Before she goes into labor, she gives birth; before the pains come upon her, she delivers a son. Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen such things? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children.” Israel did come into being in a single day declared a nation holding her Biblical borders from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, some parts of which were lost yet she survived every attempt to dislodge the Jewish People to this day. That too was the prophesy from Ezekiel 37:1-14 telling of the restoration of the Jewish People using the parable of the Valley of Dry Bones. The prophesy tells of the ingathering of the Jewish People being brought from the four corners and renewed. The prophesy also speaks of taking tribes of Israel (Joseph) and the tribe of Judah and make them one foretelling that the House of Israel will be a united house once more as it is. The verse goes on to say that being observant and true to the Mitzvahs, the Commandments, will be made easy for the people in Israel, something we can attest to as this has been our case as religion has come upon our souls and persons and following the Commandments of Torah have been placed within reach.

 

But these are the exact things which have so frightened so many and within their hearts, a great discomfort lay and for this, they blame the Jews. Blaming the Jews for any discomfort, disease, strife or difficulty had become so second nature that it became second nature, as natural to the non-Jew as breathing. The fact that the Jewish People now have their ancestral lands almost completely returned unto them and they posses a military which is effective so above its level of fighters and equipment that it is sobering and difficult to explain without invoking Hashem. This too has set the gentile, both Christian and Muslim on edge, for if the Jews remain the Chosen People, then what does this do to their claims of replacement of the Jewish People? This sets many on edge, as they must question what this will mean to their faith. But there is a group who are even more perturbed, the secularists and especially the leftist secularists. These individuals and as a group, have replaced the Divine with the mundane, with the government, as the entity which gives life and sustenance to the people. The fact that Hebrew prophesies are being visualized and what was foretold two-thousand to two-thousand-seven-hundred years back have come to pass and not only come to pass but have played out exactly as foretold. They try and explain these phenomena with the directives of the League of Nations and the United Nations but they know that these events come from a far different source. The fact of such frightens them and is shaking the very core of their beliefs. The saddest part is that many of these secularists claim they are practicing Jews but have replaced Torah with leftist propaganda and Marxist principles. These Jews will be lost and never will return without even greater miracles, and we would not rule such out.

 

Still, what is the purpose of the growing anti-Semitism, the growing hatred shown the Jews? This could be the mechanism by which the remnants of Jews will be forced from Europe just as anti-Semitism along with anti-Zionism and anti-Israelism caused the majority of Arab nations to purge their societies of the Jews forcing them into exile. Most of these near one-million Jews resettled in Israel with small percentages making their way to France, Britain, and the United States, most often only if they had relatives who would sponsor them. Lacking such relatives, the vast majorities are now living in Israel and unlike the Arab refugees, these Jews were welcomed and somehow were managed to be interwoven into Israel despite any inconvenience, cost or other difficulties. This could be what will play out with time in Europe as we can already see areas where no Jew dare tread for fear of life within many major European cities. Such areas are more wide spread than are the Muslim communities as things are reaching the point where many Jews if religious must either hide their religiousness when leaving Jewish neighborhoods and traveling into the general public if they wish to avoid conflict.

 

But there is far more resulting from the reestablishment of Israel. Many Europeans, Islamists and, to a lesser extent currently, Americans are raising the specter of anti-Semitism once again. Large sectors of this is well disguised and those coming to hate the Jews claim that it is not the Jews they are against, it is the occupation of the Palestinians. They are not anti-Semitic or even really anti-Israel or anti-Zionist, they are anti-settlers, anti-occupation and pro-Palestinian Arab. They will say that all they want is for the Palestinian Arabs to be given their fair share and the small amounts which they claim. If pressed they will claim that all they desire is for the Palestinian Arabs to be granted their state in 22% of the land. They will often, out of ignorance, add just the West Bank and Gaza. The 22% which Mahmoud Abbas demands is the remaining 22% of the British Mandate which is everything which is not Jordan. He states that the British Mandate must be seen as a whole and complete entity and that the Palestinians are due the 22% of the Mandate west of the Jordan River. This leaves no Israel. Many knowingly agree with this demand realizing it would destroy Israel, something they support. They know that if Israel is destroyed, then there exists no Divine Entity and thus their secular beliefs are validated. This would permit them to return to their lives, as they desire to live them, without any overreaching moral code.

 

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

 

They desire to live as people lived before the Ten Commandments were handed down at Mount Sinai. They desire to live as did the Greeks, Romans, Persians and those ancient idolatrous religions with their pleasure driven societies. The secularists are opposed to the Jews and also to the Christians who they see as simply a different form of Jewish morality. This is evident in the normalization of homosexual relations to the point beyond where even the Greeks and Romans went, considering same-sex marriages. The Greeks and Romans still married women even if just to procreate and had their young boys for lovers. This was what was stated in all too many schoolbooks even in the 1950’s and 1960’s. The legalization of abortion and the permitting such up until the point of birth with some pro-choice students thinking it’ is morally acceptable to kill a child after birth up to the age of five. Many blame these ideal on the reading of modern ethicist falling after their influences with the likes of Peter Singer as part of required reading in many college courses. How such thoughts are much different from the child sacrifices as were offered to Baal by the Babylonians, another of the wonderful societies from antiquity. Such beliefs run so contrary to the teachings in the Torah and throughout the Bible that they only cause more antipathy towards the Jews as the originators of religious morality. The society, in many aspects, just wish to return to some slightly more civilized form of barbarity where personal pleasure and the pursuit of self-gratification are the only real concerns and let the others take care of themselves. The secularist passes off all requirements to care for the indigent, the elderly, the disabled to the government such that they just pay taxes and otherwise need not care about the plights of their brothers and sisters.

 

Ancient Child Sacrificial Ceremony Giving of the First Born or Virgin Child to Ba'al so as to Appease the Wrathful Idol

Ancient Child Sacrificial Ceremony Giving of the First Born or Virgin Child to Ba’al so as to Appease the Wrathful Idol

 

Genesis told mankind that yes indeed, we are our brother’s keeper, and it did not wait that far into the book before making that very point. It was Genesis Chapter 4:9 where it states, “And the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” And he said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”” Hashem goes on to impress that we are indeed responsible for our brethren, all of them, woman, man, child, any who are distressed are our responsibility. That is a great responsibility which takes great effort; it is far more fun to entertain ourselves with distractions. This too is another chapter for the hatred of the Jews and their return to their ancestral homelands making the existence of the Divine too obvious to ignore. Defeat Israel and the prophesies are broken and thus there is no Divine Entity over all creation. Physics, Chemistry, Cosmology, Mathematics and the rest of the hard sciences prove how everything came into being and they do not find anything miraculous about the universe, do they? Well, perhaps science has mathematically proven the existence of the Divine, of Hashem. For the record, Dr. Gödel put it through his equations:

Ax. 1 {P(φ)∧◻∀x[φ(x)→ψ(x)]} →P(ψ)
Ax. 2 P(¬φ)↔¬P(φ)Th. 1.P(φ)→◊∃x[φ(x)]Df. 1.G(x)⟺∀φ[P(φ)→φ(x)]
Ax. 3 P(G)Th. 2.◊∃xG(x)Df. 2.φ ess x⟺φ(x)∧∀ψ{ψ(x)→◻∀y[φ(y)→ψ(y)]}
Ax. 4 P(φ)→◻P(φ)Th. 3.G(x)→G ess xDf. 3.E(x)⟺∀φ[φ ess x→◻∃yφ(y)]
Ax. 5 P(E)Th. 4.◻∃xG(x)”

Clear-cut as it can be and so easily and obviously, honest, we have no clue what Dr. Gödel was even trying to postulate, let alone know what this means, but it just might make more sense to someone else. For us, the return of the Jewish People and the continued existence of Israel despite all the things throughout the world working to destroy her and the Torah are all we require to believe and worship the Divine, to pray and hope that Hashem will treat us with kindness and a forgiving nature. Meanwhile, even should the entirety of the rest of the world stand against Israel, as long as we have Hashem and the blessings which accompany the country of Israel as a result, we will have little cause to worry. It is only if we have transgressed and acted with willful sinfulness that our need for concern should be awakened. Fortunately, Hashem usually sends at least one strongly felt and impossible to ignore warning, somewhat like a divine shot across the bow like say a large meteor striking within Israel or the Earth opening up and swallowing an entire neighborhood, something minor like such. A kind of repent now message from on high. Otherwise, we may just be going to do fine and live here for what will be nearly an eternity, if not an actual eternity.

 

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April 10, 2013

Promise from a Zionist to the Internationalist Jew

To my brothers and sisters who are once again taking the path of transformation of man and society while dismissing those who have chosen to reestablish G0d’s gift and strengthen Eretz Yisroel to be our home and refuge when evil raises up once again. As you put your faith in the potential of goodness in mankind, please understand that I prefer to stand with the goodness of G0d. You go ahead and paint with your words a wonderful picture of a world that you can see right around the corner if only mankind would join you in your quest for the perfection of mankind. Me, I will celebrate the perfection of the L0rd and try to perfect simply myself through His laws and Torah though I know that at my best I will fall short. You search out that which is most noble within man and dream your dreams which cannot be until the day that was promised comes. You try and make the world perfect while I will remain content to pray to the L0rd our G0d to bring forth the day when he transforms mankind making him perfect. You keep your faith in mankind and I will remain faithful to the L0rd our G0d.

But allow me to tell you that you are not taking a new path which many of our fellow men have taken from the beginning of time always with the same disastrous results. Let me regale you with just a few examples from history from many ages in which men attempted to perfect the world and stand as gods themselves. One of the earliest stories of men so employed were those who in their folly attempted to build a tower to the heavens so they too could be as G0d. They met with the confusion of their languages and the tower never really got off the ground. The builders of the Tower of Babel met an end that was the most fortunate likely as theirs was such an innocent and misguided folly that the L0rd could not see to be harsh with them. But put them back in their place He did with a kind hand; others have not been as fortunate.

Through the ages there have been utopian visionaries and utopian societies which had the answers to all of mankind’s problems. Some were fortunate enough to have their efforts rewarded with a following but none ever succeeded while others brought into existence some of the most horrid and oppressive governances ever witnessed by man. Two of these in modern times were the Soviet Communists and the German National Socialists. One proposed to have the most equitable and egalitarian economic system where all labor and wealth were to be shared equally by all within the society. Of course, with time we found that the few at the top of the power structure and the enforcement divisions proved to be just a little more equal than the rest. Even so, the eventual result of this dream was that man is not yet, nor ever likely to be, a perfect creature and the workers realizing the promise of an equal share independent of effort chose not to put out maximum effort and production declined and eventually everybody was getting an equal share of next to nothing. The other was going to breed the perfect society by the use of eugenics and planned breeding. The aim was to produce a super race of perfect humans who would rule over the lesser beings. Only the superior race would be considered human and all the others were subhuman to be used as worker animals and nothing more. This was not an acceptable route to perfection and the world eventually resisted and defeated this utopian nightmare. Just like Captain Nemo who set out to stamp out the violence of war using his advanced submarine the Nautilus; his produced result was even more horrific than what he was fighting against as he made victim of all without any differentiation between those who defended good and those who were evil. In every instance when man has sought to form a perfect society he has always fallen short because mankind is inherently imperfect.

When the next utopian society descends into a chaotic anarchical chaos or produces a singular elite which supersede their theoretical limitations taking dictatorial oppressive control and you turn to seek help, we will be here to offer refuge for you are still our brothers and sisters and in serving G0d we will not forsake you as He will not allow you to be forsaken. We may do so with a heavy heart because we had tried to warn you that your dreams would end in a nightmare but you insisted. We actually wished you would have succeeded and formed that perfect utopian society and would have welcomed such a result. But, just in case, remember we will always be here to love and care for you as you recover from your folly no matter how many times you insist you can master the frailties of man. This is how it will be for it is how it has always been. Please do us one favor please; do not ask that we participate in your utopian schemes and leave us with our dated, tried and traditional ways if for no other reason than as a place of safe haven in case your attempt to build your vision of heaven corrupts and fails as then you will need us and wish to seek our help. We cannot join your efforts and be your safety as those are mutually exclusive as your ideas are destructive to our ways. Your views of truths and solutions to problems are antithetical to ours and both cannot exist together in the same state. Ours is the state gifted us so we may live lives as dictated by Torah and G0d’s will and that is how it must be. We hold no animosity for you; we just are unable to adopt your desired changes in what must be. We will remain here and be for you a safety net for we can no more refuse you than we can refuse our right hand. Take your dreams and our best wishes and may we both attain what we seek and be there for each other when times of need or troubles darken our shores. We will pray for you even if you wish we would not, for that is our way.

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