" Thou comest to me with a sword and a spear and a shield, but I come to thee in the name of the L-rd of Hosts, the G-d of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast humiliated..." (I Samuel, 17:45-47)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Battle Continues

Chanukah may be over, but the battle continues. We should remind ourselves that the Maccabees waged a brutal guerrilla warfare for thirteen years. It wasn't the "won and done kind of deal" as most Jews think. The battles we face today are even more daunting. While the Arabs are trying to exterminate us along the model of their Amalekite forebears, the mixed multitude is aiding and abetting their genocidal plans. The Hellenists aren't content with just destroying the Jewish soul. Now the Jewish body has to go as well.

Essentially, we are facing the enemies of Purim and Chanukah at the same time. The solution is simple, and yet it is not. It requires us to face unpleasant realities that tend to put a damper on our plans for an easy and tranquil life.We need to realize that we have a long battle on our hands. It would help the cause if the truly Torah observant among us started to fight. It would also help if we began to discern between the charlatans posing as religious leaders, and real religious leaders.

A reminder to those who don't know what to look for:

Matityahu and the Maccabees are the Jewish model, not the idol-worshiping, appeasing, collaborating, bearded mamlachtim who wear the l'vush (garment) of the G-d fearing Jew, but march to the beat of Barak's pagan drum.

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