Compromise is Suicide

We suffer from an inferiority complex.

Batya Medad,

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Unfortunately, we Jews, as a group, suffer from a terrible inferiority complex. It's known as the "ghetto mentality." We try to be nice. We want to be liked, and we think that compromise is the path to approval by others.

Those of us who disagree and see no reason to beg for the "affection" of other nations are called "dangerous right-wing extremists" and worse. The media and ruling politicians never waste any opportunity to warn the public that we will cause war and endanger the nation. And, unfortunately, the public believes them. That's the nature of most, following whomever seems strong. That's
Those of us who see no reason to beg for the "affection" of other nations are called "dangerous right-wing extremists."
why our politicians want Condoleezza Rice and George Bush to tell them what wonderful brave leaders they are when they are leading us to possible destruction, G-d forbid.

The Old City of Jerusalem is a good example of the dangers of compromise. Jerusalem is our holiest city, and the Temple Mount, Har HaBayit, where our Holy Temple stood, is the holiest place of all.

The Christians and Muslims consider Jerusalem one of their holy cities - not the holiest by a long shot. What attracted them to Jerusalem originally? They wanted their theology to replace Judaism as the means to worship the "One G-d." Both of those religions adopted our ancient Biblical history and then added to it. Judaism is the original. They only claim our holy sites as theirs because those sites' original holiness is Jewish.

As long as we survive, we show them as failures.

In today's Jerusalem, Jews pray at what is known as the Western Wall, HaKotel HaMa'aravi. It is not the holiest spot for Jews; it's just an outer wall of the Temple compound as expanded by Herod. Development of the actual Temple compound by Jews would be very complicated, though far from impossible. The rabbis and community leaders, also in pre-state times, decided that "sharing" the Old City with the Muslims was the easiest way; that's compromise.

Whoever thinks that the Arabs will be satisfied with our precious Har HaBayit is mistaken. There are Arab leaders now preaching that the Western Wall is Muslim, too. At the same time, the Vatican is pushing to take over Mount Zion. They're trying to make deals, big money deals. Last year, we managed to stop it, but the Vatican keeps trying.
They want the alleged location of the "Last Supper," but, honestly, what was that "supper"? It was the Passover Seder conducted in a place holy to Jews, near King David's Tomb. And why did Jesus eat there, if he actually did eat there? Because he was a Jew. After his death, his followers developed a new religion around him.

Israeli leftists keep saying that the Arabs will give us peace if we just give them some of our land. The major problem with that theory is that the Arabs themselves haven't promised peace in exchange for the land the leftists are willing to give over. They keep repeating a
What attracted Christians and Muslims to Jerusalem originally?
nd repeating that they want all of Israel, to the last inch (or centimeter, which is actually smaller).

Compromise won't work. It will only cause destruction. It is suicide.

In just under a week is Purim. In Shiloh, we read the megillah (Scroll of Esther) four times, since we celebrate the holiday for two days, rather than one. I've become quite familiar with the narrative after twenty-five years of quadruple readings.

The captive Jewish People joined King Achashverosh in his celebrations, compromising their religious precepts, thinking that it would ingratiate them with the rulers. But what happened? Were they safe?

We all know the answer. Haman schemed to get King Achashverosh's approval to murder every Jew, young and old.

G-d saved us through Hester Panim, His "hidden face." He "arranged" things, so that Mordechai and Esther were in the right place at the right time.

"Mi shenichnas Adar, marbim b'simcha." - "When the month of Adar begins, joy is increased."