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G-d is in our Midst: A Torah Thought for Parashat Beha’alotcha by Moshe Feiglin

Sing and rejoice, daughter of Zion; for, I will come, and I will dwell in your midst says G-d. And many nations shall join themselves to G- d on that day, and shall be My people, and I will dwell in your midst; and you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent me unto you. And G-d shall inherit Judah as His portion in the Holy Land, and shall choose Jerusalem again. Be silent, all flesh, before G-d; for He is aroused out of His holy habitation. (From this week’s reading of Prophets, Zecharia 2: 14-17)

Behold I will come and dwell in your midst. True, you thought that you could live here without Me. You thought that you could be “normal” like all the other nations. Your left hand replaced me with socialism and universalism. Your right hand banished me with nationalism and state supremacism.

The non-Jews whom you so desperately wanted to imitate are waiting for My message of redemption and they are sure that you are the bearers of My word.
On the one hand, they turn their backs on you, deny that you have a legitimate right to exist and arrest your leaders in Europe. If you are not My daughter, they wonder, what are you doing in My royal palace? On the other hand, they are counting on you to bring them closer to Me when I will dwell in your midst.

You have fled your destiny, you have denied your connection to Jerusalem.
You surrendered it in 1948, you gave your beating heart – the Temple Mount – to the Moslem wakf in 1967 and now – you have abandoned my children who cling to the Mount to the terror mobs of the wakf. But I will choose Jerusalem once again and nobody will dare protest – not Iran and not Washington. Nobody will utter a word when I will restore My presence to Jerusalem.

Shabbat Shalom,

Moshe Feiglin


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