" 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)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

On My Mind: Mamlachti Curiosities

  • I've noticed that many mamlachtim are wont to refer to the irrelevant goyim of "America" as Amalek, but are reticent to do so when referring to the Arabs, who are surely the real thing. They confuse Esau (and his many different heads) with Amalek, and in the process, they show that they neither understand the former nor hate the latter enough. Different beasts.
  • I've noticed that many mamlachtim exhibit the popular Israeli proclivity for superstition and paganism masquerading as Judaism. Specifically, they go gaga for prominent sephardic charlatans who have "reputations" for performing miracles, but when it comes to genuine sephardic gedolim such as Rav Kapach (of blessed memory) they show a noticeable lack of interest. (Could it be because the former gadol opposed the so-called Kabbalah movement, and mamlachtim are obsessed with mysticism?)
  • Mamlachtim conveniently forget that Rav Tzvi Yehudah (of blessed memory) had many students, not just the token select few they choose as their leaders, who incidentally enough, always march in line with the "mixed multitude." Even when the government orders explicitly violate the teachings of Rav Tzvi Yehudah.
  • Many mamlachtim are ignorant about the basic Halachot which prohibit goyim from residing in Israel. With the Kookists, everything is about land. Good. But there are also halachot which tell us to throw the goyim out. While they always parrot the former issue, they never mention the latter. 
Despite their many good qualities, (love of the land, willingness to fight and die for it, acknowledgment of G-d's miracles) the fact remains that too many mamlachtim are pawns of the erev rav. They need to repair their deot if they wish to hasten the redemption, instead of delaying it. 

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