Look at Solomon's Temple, the most splendid structure in history. We would still be there if not for sinat
hinam (free floating hatred). We have had ample opportunity in the past 2500 years to stop doing what is so annoying to God -
2500 Yom Kippurs. God can't even stop us from crashing and burning on every curse in the Tanach. What is wrong with us ? We
are so damn smart, but so damn stupid. We just think we're God's gift to the world. We dress up and strut around, but toe
the line our enemies draw. We pray like bullrushes in the wind, read the Torah at breakneck speed and then fres like
there's no tomorrow. We have buildings named after our parents and our sages, but at everyone of those 2500 Yom Kippurs
we stand in tennis sneakers, bang our breasts and lie to God.
We are an extemely confused people.
We mistake meekness, piety and weakness for humility. So we have thousands of arrogant, stupid, halachikally
compliant Jews whose arrogance is an affront, a libel and an embarrassment to Heaven and strains our credibility in the world
in which we live.
We have a cavalier attitude to other peoples laws and protocols so we break civil laws, and endanger the
community with our dangerous driving and use of other potentially harmful tools. And then think the world is anti-Semitic.
The world recognizes you as false representatives and a threat to normal society. Other people try to drive and use tools
safely. They practice safety in all things, but God's chosen are above that and are perceived as such.
And then we mistake certitude for arrogance, so that when one of us presents Torah perspectives on our lifestyle,
it is dismissed and the messenger is branded as an arrogant self hating Jew when in fact it is the pious pretender who not
only hates himself, but prepares the ground work for the next punishment God always uses to curse our misrepresentation of
His Torah and the lifestyle of lies we insist He accepts. Remember Moses was humble and gave orders to a king with absolute
certitude. Joseph did not mince words when he interpreted dreams or corrected his brothers. The Chinese have a saying that
humility is matched with vigorous action. But the orthodox Jew who has 2000 plus years of training from rabbis still
thinks that being meek, pious and speaking with a soft voice is humility and that someone who expresses his humble nature
with certitude is the arrogant one. This is one of the many disconnects from reality typical of the observant Jewish world.
We are a nation disconnected from reality and also from our destiny, i.e., the reality of our life in the future and the future
world ushered in by the moshiach. We pray for this constatnly while we prevent it from occuring! This can genuinely be considered
a national psychosis.
God listens to our confessions, our prayers and our calls for the coming of Moshiach and the Olam Habah.
But HE sees that our actions and feelings are disconnected from our prepared texts which we recite in His ears ad nauseum!
He gave us our nation back twice, once 2400 years ago and the second time 59 years ago. A goy would
have learned his lesson by now. Even a cat would learn. And probably a fish would learn too. But Israel has the soul of a
vegetable - you cut it up and it doesn't care. If it's not his worry, he feels nothing. He might throw some loose change,
but that's it.
This nation never once blushed on Yom Kippur!!!
So if we still believe we're right then we're egotists under enthrallment by satan and our dwelling place
is hell. Hell is where you can go to a fancy dinner and not finish it because all hell breaks loose. That's been our history
and that will be what you give your precious children.
So if you want to be in an undivided, heavenly Jerusalem, then just stop being snooty. Yes, that's
all. And each time you catch yourself being snooty; fast for a week and only drink water or juice. That'll change the habit
- I think. You want to remain snooty, then stay in hell. Just warn your children. They deserve a chance to get out of satan's
planet hell and back to God's Creation of faith, voluntary compliance with the Torah and blessings of every kind. Just help
them overcome the arrogant, sterile piety they've been trained to regard as holiness. Teach them to be men of God who fear
only Him and humbly and greatfully live by His laws and allow themselves to be filled with His Holy Spirit. Give them a chance
to make the revolution of truly living as God's servants who form project of His Spirit. Let them be glad in the company of
cheerful men, whose certitude and vigor is a direct expression of their faith, belief and life in the context of God's intentions
as He reveals it in the written Torah and the the writing of Israel's prophets and the rest of the Hebrew Bible. Encourage
them to open their eyes and minds and hearts to the written Torah and allow God to reveal His Presence to them. Let them be
blessed with life in the Olam Habah even though you insist on remaining in hell for another year. Your legacy of two thousand
plus years of being a false witness, of God's ever more horrible punishments for living lives which are a hilul HaShem
( a desecration of God's Name ) does not have to be your children's legacy. Let them inherit the blessings of God, the Land
of Israel, the life of God's chosen servants whose souls and bodies are animated by His Spirit, and who's every breath and
feeling and thought and act is in harmony with their Creator and not the rabbis whose thousands of years of soft spoken (and
not so soft spoken) arrogance and failure to live according to God's true Torah have led us to HELL time and time again. I
can imagine Rabbi Yehoshua speaking in the Sanhedrin, during the controversy with Rebbe Eliazar, regarding the earthen
oven which had the dead lizard in it. What arrogance he must have had. To say, before his peers and God, that the
Torah doesn't come from heaven and that we rabbis are going to decide what the law of God will be !!!!! is this
the voice of a humble servant of God or is the arrogance of a defiant heretic posing as a faithful Jewish teacher representing
the Creator's Laws. If you don't want to snap out of this rabbinically created hell, at least give your children a chance
to rediscover their God and His Torah and live with His blessings. Set them free to live under God's generous heaven. Do not
keep them in the prison of our rabbis' false religion, and the mythology that your lives are what God wants of all
Jews; and that the Holocaust and pogroms, and crusades and expulsion from Spain and England and Israel were not
punishments for the evil and treacherous misrepresentation of the God who created us to be His faithful servants.
What is it about us that hasn't changed and that keeps us in hell ? Take a long, hard look at yourself.
Your God is the exemplar of Torah - His Torah - not the Chelmishe one of the schlemiels, by the schlemiels and for the schlemiels.
So if we're tzellem Elokim, if we are the true corporate representatives of God and Torah, how come we're not singing and
dancing in the courtyard of the most glorious building on earth ? If you think you really have it, how come your
enemy's dust is blowing off our Temple Mount where they pray and onto the cellar level where you pray ?
When you take that long, hard look at yourself, ask yourself, " Is this Judah, God's pleasant plant ? Of
course not, God cherishes, loves and blesses His pleasant plant. An arrogant fool, He curses. Do we really think we're the
wise and understanding nation with God so near that the goyim are supposed to admire ? So when you're looking at yourself,
consider that the Maccabbees freed the Temple from a powerful enemy, but you can't even free it from our own dysfunctional
Yes, "Happy Chanukah" you say, but you're facing another chorban because even when God gave you a taste
of victory, you don't have the integrity and honor to treat Him and His laws with respect. So you are again cursed with the
spirit of schlemieldom and are at the mercy of the forces of hell which are once again poised to break loose upon us. Stop
getting bleary eyed in the yeshivas and kollels and start mastering the marshall arts. You will need the skills to survive
the coming decree. Your ancestors in Bavel were able to study and fight off their enemies - remember that little detail about
the Purim story ? Will you be able to do the same ? The answer today is "No!" So don't waste a single unforgiving
minute that God allows us to prepare. Eat right, exercise, practice survival skills like 'crav maga' and stop
being obnoxious, arrogant, self important little imposters faking Torah compliance. Open your hearts to your families and
neighbors and become the community of brothers and sisters God demands that we become. Transform your business practices to
reflect God's intentions instead of the yetzer harah, .i.e., the ego's. Learn how to create business ventures which comply
with God's Torah and His Spirit. Start thinking in terms of brotherhood. Dedicate study time to transforming are established
business practices to true Torah business practices. ( If you need ideas, read the articles in Torah Universe or e-mail us.
) From this moment forward you and your brothers'; interests are of equal importance to you ! Do it now
- immediately - because it's time !