Why Did It Happen?

Our sages say that Achav was king of Israel because his father Omri built the city of Shomron. Whoever builds towns in the Land of Israel merits governing the Land.

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Moshe Lerman,

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Why does the Left still rule over us? How is it that the failure of Oslo was not the political end of those who initiated it? How is it that the Left determines government polices more than ever, even though they lost the elections in a dramatic way?

The World Bank recently issued a report that lists the governmental system of Israel as the most corrupt after Italy. A horrendous Chillul HaShem. We are supposed to build an exemplary society!

Therefore, it is as clear as a blue sky that the end of the regime has been decreed. We all hoped that it would happen through failure of the Disengagement Plan. However, from a spiritual point of view, the opposite makes a lot of sense.

Our sages say that Achav was king of Israel because his father Omri built the city of Shomron. Whoever builds towns in the Land of Israel merits governing the Land.

It is clear that in Israel there are two groups of builders with such merits: the secular Left and the religious settler movement. Governmental control will go from the first to the second. This is the background of the turmoil of today.

So, why does the Left still rule, against the odds? And why does Ariel Sharon rule? Wasn't he the most despised politician of Israel? Surely, also he is ruling against all odds. The answer is that the Left and Sharon have huge merits, akin to the merit of Omri and Achav. They built many towns in the Land of Israel.

In order to replace the current regime, its merits had to be canceled. Spiritual merits are canceled only by opposite acts. The merits of acts of building are canceled by acts of destruction.

What is behind the events of today is the transferal of merits from the expellers to the expelled. The expellers: Sharon, Shimon Peres and his Labor party. An Ashkenazi Hareidi party is also part of the government, and also they can be considered carriers of ancient merits of building the Land.

In this view, though it may seem unlikely, we should soon see that the power of the expellers, first and foremost the leftist elite, has been broken. The new elite will be the settler movement. In parallel, the current Hareidi leadership must and will be replaced by the Sanhedrin.