Thursday, July 28, 2016


We said, “Never again,” but it’s happening once again before our very eyes. If there was anything we should have learned from Adolph Hitler, it is to listen to what our enemies are saying.

For years, Hitler had said that he wanted to get rid of the Jews. Yet, we refused to listen. There were even Jewish groups in Germany who had supported Hitler, despite his threats.

However, the Muslims are speaking even more directly about the extermination of the Jews than had Hitler, but we are not listening. Unbelievably, there are Jewish groups in the USA who are still supporting Islamic rights to speak their hatred on College campuses. Meanwhile, they refuse to hear their threats or look at what they are doing, even as tens of thousands of Jews are fleeing Islamic violence in Western Europe.

Do we not know? Have we not heard? When I warn Jewish groups about the encroaching genocide, they respond, “This is not our focus.” When I warn individuals, they treat me as if I am an Islamophobe.

Well, perhaps there is a legitimate threat. Perhaps, in some sense, we are responsible for our own impending sorrows. Our ears are shut. We refuse to listen to the warnings, both from our G-d and from our enemies. We have even turned our backs on God, the very thing that the Prophets of Israel had continually warned Israel against. Moses had warned:

·       Deuteronomy 8:15-18 Beware that you don’t forget the God who led you through the great and terrible wilderness with the dangerous snakes and scorpions, where it was so hot and dry. He gave you water from the rock! He fed you with manna in the wilderness (it was a kind of bread unknown before) so that you would become humble and so that your trust in him would grow, and he could do you good. He did it so that you would never feel that it was your own power and might that made you wealthy. Always remember that it is the Lord your God who gives you power to become rich, and he does it to fulfill his promise to your ancestors.

However, we no longer trust in G-d. We have willfully forgotten Him. We have closed our ears to Him as we have towards our enemies. Instead, we have placed our hope in our own resources – our successes and abilities, albeit given to us by G-d. However, through Moses, G-d promises:

·       Deuteronomy 4:27-31  And the LORD will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be left few in number among the nations where the LORD will drive you… But from there you will seek the LORD your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul. When you are in tribulation, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, you will return to the LORD your God and obey his voice. For the LORD your God is a merciful God. He will not leave you or destroy you or forget the covenant with your fathers that he swore to them.

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