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UPDATED August 25th 2015
It says in our parsha “Judges and officers shall you appoint in all your gates, which Yhv”h elohech”a gives you, for your tribes; and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.” (16:18)
With the establishment of the State of Isreal in our days. For the Jewish people, these words once again take on a very important and urgent significance. As in our parsha is the original “Political science”. A unique system of “checks and balances” between kings, Prophets, Priests and Sages. The foundations of Rabbinic authority are from our parsha.
The prophet Hosea warns us concerning this:
”Hear the words of YHVH oh children of Israel, for YHVH has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, for there is neither truth nor loving kindness nor knowledge of ELOHEME in the land” (4:1)
The land is given to do righteousness and justice upon but instead the opposite is being done swearing and lying, thus says the Radak. You should know that the sages teach us three things are given on condition, the land of Israel, the Holy Temple and the kingdom of David. ” These are given on the condition you keep my covenant”.1 The land is God’s, on this condition he gave it to us. It is not an outright gift. Our presence in the land of Israel depends on our observing the commandments. Rabbi Arbanel says that the phrase ” inhabitants of the land ” tells us of GOD’s concern with commandments pertaining to the land. The land is the source of GOD’s mercy to the poor who are major beneficiaries of the laws pertaining to the land. We need leaders of the Jewish people whose primary concern is looking after the well being of Israel and NOT managing their own personal finances, lining their pockets with gold. We need blessed leaders who genuinely are God fearing with a Holy mission to fulfill. When a politician, judge or anyone in a civic position acts with spiritual purpose, working his public role for a Divine mission and objective, then the driving Holy force will transform evil to Good in this world and make the world a better place to live in.
But a politician whose actions are guided by only “what’s in it for me”, this is the reason for there being so much dissatisfaction with public officials all over the world.
Israel is supposed to be a country created by God to be a teacher of mankind. In Chupat Eliyahu we learn 3 gifts GOD gave to Yisrael, but they are recieved through yesurim (sufferings). These gifts are Torah, Aretz Yisrael and Olam Haba. The building of the bait ha Mikdash (the Holy Temple) is an inheritance in merit of Torah learning.2 One must never forget that the Ramba”m teaches in his Mishna Torah that the Jewish people when they enter the land of Israel are responsible then to fulfill 3 mitvot (laws): Appointing a king over themselves, to wipe out the descendants of Amalak and build GOD’s House (the Temple).3 The last of the 613 commandments in the Torah, is that every Jew must write a Torah scroll as it is written “And now, write this song for yourselves, and teach it to the Children of Israel, place it in their mouths, in order that this song shall be a witness for Me among the Jewish people.” In this week’s parsha we are told that the king of Israel must write a copy of the Torah scroll and keep it with him. This is a special obligation for the king, A Jewish king is commanded to have two Torah scrolls: one to place in his treasury and one to carry with him always. The Torah scroll in the treasury shows that the Torah is our nations greatest treasure, for the truth it embodies and it stands as a witness to the supernatural experience all the Hebrews shared at Mount Sinai. When the king returns to his treasury and would look into this Torah it would remind him of the highest ideals, as there stands the Torah in its Pristine Holy nature above and beyond this world. As when a person encounters the realities of life one’s ideals may become tarnished. The message of the Kings second Sefer Torah, kept in his treasury is to remind him and preserve the lofty principles that worldly concerns threaten to block from one’s understanding and vision. The Talmud explains, prophets outlived kings, because power and authority “buries its bearers.” Rashi says, When one arrogently conciders themselves greater than other people, one’s time on earth is cut short. So it is written in our parsha “That the king may learn to fear the GOD, so to keep all the words of this teachings. so that his heart be not haughty over his brothers… and that he may long endure in his kingship “ . One of the secrets to a long life is not see oneself above other people but be with them.
The prophet Micah says:
”Hear this You heads of the house of Yaakov, and you rulers of the house of Yisrael who condemn justice and pervert all that is straight ” (3:9)
The Radak explains that this rebuke is directed at the heads, the rulers of Israel, because of their perversion of justice. The Metsudat David comments that what ever is straight, these judges say is crooked. When will they learn 4000 years of Jewish history clearly shows us Israel only prospers when they and their leaders observe the Torah. to deny this is to deny Jewish history and the Bible itself.This is obvious to anyone who reads the Bible.when A coalition of 350 rabbis labeled the former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as ”anti-Jewish” and “hostile to Judaism” following his orders to act against two synagogues and a Chabad mobile unit. How can such a man come to stand as the leader of the nation of Israel ? How can Israel police officers trample young protestors while on horseback like what happened in Atzmona ? The leaders of Israel cannot be allowed to make a desecration of the name of God by their actions. Of this the Prophet Isiah warns us :
14. Therefore hear the word of the Lord, you scornful men, who rule this people who is in Jerusalem.
15. (K) Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come to us; for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hidden ourselves;
16. Therefore thus said the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation; he who believes shall not make haste.
17. Judgment also will I lay by a line, and righteousness by a plummet; and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18. And your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then you shall be trampled down by it (Chapter 28)
Israeli Politicians promise strong policy and deliver like leftists. Lies has been the “modus operandi” since the Oslo accords. Theres no need to give the Fatah Palestinian Authority money to pay an entire year’s salary to 3,500 members of Hamas’s terrorist forces. amounting to $16 million.Who can imagine a worse desecration of graves of Jewish martyrs who died in the Arab terrorist attacks than releasing terrorists as “good will gestures”, It says in our parsha :
: “And if they reject your peace offer, but will make war against you, then you shall besiege them painfully;” (20:12)
The former head of the Israeli army Ehud Barak many times has said its time to give away parts of Jerusalem, they want to give Parts of Yahudah and Shomron to the terrorists. What do they want, more rockets ?
Once American presidential candidate Mike Huckabee when in Israel stated “it concerns him ”that some in the U.S. tell Israelis they can’t live where they want in their own country.” , “a Palestinian state in the middle of the Jewish homeland is ”virtually unrealistic.”, It should seem pretty obvious to any rational person now. As Fatah and hamas are together in the Palestinian government together and Hamas openly calls for the killing of all the Jews and not stopping war with Israel till they seize all the land of Israel and that goal is accomplished. Nothing is gained by pretending the Palestinians are people who peace can be made with, especially with the Terrorist Islamic state now at Israel’s Syrian border. TODAY THE P.M. OF THE UK EVEN RECOGNIZED THAT RADICAL ISLAM (ISIS, HAMAS ,ISLAMIC JIHAD) IS A THREAT TO ALL HUMANITY.
We need to focus on as Moshe Ya’alon and others have been arguing that even unauthorized outposts ”are completely legal,” and we need to look into the organization Peace Now and other foundations for taking money from foreign powers intent on swaying Israeli public opinion and government policies.
We need to do more Mitzvot and good deeds so to nullify the power of the evil inclination which is the S”M (S”M is the abbreviation of the name of the angel of destruction. It is forbidden to pronounce the names of any angel except for those recited in general daily prayer and whose names we also give to people.) But If, God forbid a person is overwhelmed by the power of the evil inclination to at certain point it may require, God forbid, a person to need the death penalty by the sword to atone for their sin. As by the death penalty the power of the S”M in him is cut off and nullified.
This is what is written, (Isaiah 34:5) “For my sword has been sated in the heavens.” First my sword will be sated in the heavens from the blood of the minister of Edom which is the S”M, and afterwards, “It shall descend upon Edom.” This means upon His nation below (similar to what is written “And on that day that Hashem will deal with the hosts of heaven above and upon the kings of the earth upon the earth.” (Isaiah 24:21)
The sword of the Holy One Blessed be He is the sword of the death penalty at times even when there is not a Sanhedrin to sentence people to death, like in our days the judgement is make by Holy One Blessed be He and carried out by the four letters of the name of God.
It should not be that the Israeli government allowed Sderot to be a “ghost town” and those who remain to be killed by Hamas hands because of their failure to act strongly. It is time the Israeli government stop supplying their sworn enemies with water, electricity and food. Let their patron state Iran build for them power plants and water desalination plants, instead of giving them weapons. Now is the time to seal the Palestinian entity off and deal with it as with a enemy state: ban Palestinian migrant workers, stop issuing any visas to Palestinians, block all shipments, and wage total war when attacked. Israel must retaliate with full force upon any infringement of Israeli security. Isreal must fulfill the words of our parsha “Judges and officers shall you appoint in all your gates, which Yhv”h elohech”a gives you, for your tribes; and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.” (16:18). Then we will see as its written in our parsha “I will raise up for them a Prophet from among their brothers, like you, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall declare to them all that I shall command him. “ (18:18) With our righteous mashiach quickly in our days.