The age old typical arrogance of Jews must be shed voluntarily before God Himself does so. Each of the various
Jewish establishments feels in its heart of hearts that it has the real message. We are no better than the frauds of
every other religion on earth. While arrogance and ignorance currently unite the brotherhood of man, this fact has a
virtue as relevant to human evolution as atheism.
The fact is that we, the nation of Israel, are created for the express purpose of demonstrating that voluntary
compliance with God's laws results in an unsurpassable quality of life hitherto unattained by any nation. The fact that we
have only managed by our efforts to demonstrate how to earn God's prescribed curses should instantly cure us of our absurd
arrogance. The reasons that contemplating our horrible history fails to cure us of arrogance is that we continue to delude
ourselves that our interpretations of Torah are infallible and that there is no direct relationship between our behavior and the
events in our private and collective lives. We have become believers in chance and the notion that bad things happen to good
people when our history is actually to be accurately perceived as it was by our great and faithful leader Joshua ben
Nun who saw the defeat at Ai as a curse. Achan ben Carmi hid a forbidden icon. If anyone saw him do it they
didn't correct him. 36 of our fighters were killed in a battle we should have won without casualties.
God is always in our midst to bless us - unless we insult Him with willful disobedience or with religious
sophistry, e.g., 'if a hammer and chisel make it forbidden; then a hammer and chisel can make it acceptable' as our sages
proclaimed in error and hubris in the Talmud, Avoda Zara 52a. Read Deuteronomy 7:25 if the truth and our salvation matters
Today even our atheistic leaders have adopted delusional sophistry. Restraint is power. I personally thank
God and the old America of World War Two that this doctrine was not acceptable to the likes of Dwight D. Eisenhower and
Our nation is again faced with the decree of destruction and annihilation. We must encourage eachother to
pick up our Torah and read it like an owner operator manual for our souls. If we get it right and work together as the
brothers and sisters we are, then our righteousness will bring us the victory and peace we so desparately need.
May HaShem be kind to us and guide us back into His good graces. And may all of
mankind finally be free from the constraints of egotism so we can enjoy the blessings our Creator can provide if we are at
one with Him.