Ishmael, Esav, and Yaacov To Meet in Annapolis
By Tzvi Fishman
11/12/2007, 12:00 AM
Tzvi FishmanBefore making Aliyah to Israel, Tzvi Fishman was a Hollywood screenwriter....
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What a wonderful Torah we have! It’s the only book of Truth in town. All the other supposedly “holy” books of the nations are mere fairy tales and fanciful legends, ancient comic books written by creative conmen whose deceitful musings managed to deceive the rest of humanity, severing the world from its Creator, and bringing great darkness and evil to mankind instead of true Divinity and light.
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In contrast, the Torah of the Jewish People is the word of G-d. The Almighty Himself is the author. The Torah is the only true, Divine code of law, created by G-d and given to His Chosen People. As we say at the end of our morning prayers, “Blessed is our G-d who created us for His glory, and distinguished us from the mistaken ones, and gave us the Torah of Truth.”
In contrast, all of the world’s Korans, Kama Sutras, Greek Mythologies, New Testaments, Sufi Ways, Tao Te Chins, and Rigvedas, are the inventions of crafty charlatans and hucksters. Their imaginative tales are filled with falsehood, spiritual impurity, and idol worship.
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Some religious canons, like Christianity and Islam base themselves on the Jewish prophets, then take off on magical mystery tours whose flying horses and virgin births lead to a sick and immoral world, festering with murderous crusades, mass atrocities, and 9/11s in the name of their religions and beliefs.
Only the Torah can lead the world and its demented civilizations back to its true Creator. Because only the Torah is G-d’s one and only truth for the world. The history that unfolds in the Torah is the one and only true history. Just look at the stories of our holy Forefathers in the Book of Bereshit. They are a microcosm of today, a blueprint of our times, the historic genetic codes that dominate world headlines. Avraham is father of the Jews. His wild beast of a half-son, Ishmael, is father of the Arabs. Avraham's grandson, Esav, the red monkey of a man, is the ancestor of Edom, the Romans, Germans, Russians, Englishmen, and Americans of today. Avraham's other grandson, Yaacov, became Israel. In a nutshell, the whole history of the world is the battle between Ishamel, Esav, and Yaacov for world dominion. While Ishmael and Esav long for material dominion, to subjugate the world under their swords and material cultures, Yaacov longs for a spiritual dominion, to uplift the world to the knowledge and service of G-d. It's a battle to the finish.
Today, Ishmael is the same wild ass of a man that he was in the days of our forefathers. Esav is the same cunning murderer whose lips are filled with pretty words and speeches, but whose hands are filled with blood. Both of them despise Yaacov until this very day and long to trick him, cheat him, kill him, and steal his Divine inheritance and Land. Two weeks from now, the three will meet in Annapolis. Make no mistake. The Torah’s truths are eternal. It is the same Ishmael, the wild ass of man, who will be a wild ass no matter how well he speaks and how nice he looks dressed in a suit and a tie. And Esav is still the great pretender, with lying words on his tongue and a dagger always ready to strike.
Only Yaacov is not the real Yaacov. The Yaacov who will be at Annapolis representing the Jews is a sad shadow of the Yaacov of old, a treacherous imposter who, instead of defending his Divine heritage, is negotiating to give it away. But G-d will help. The Eternal One of Israel will not lie. His will for the world will win out in the end. Yaacov will wake up from his 2000 year slumber. Yaacov will stir like a proud lion and throw off the yoke of the goyim. Yaacov will cast off the chains of the exile, rise up and roar like a lion. The Torah of truth will shine forth from Zion, and in its splendorous light, all of the world’s false cultures and doctrines will be obliterated from the earth. On that day, Ishmael will flee from the Holy Land in shame, and the arrogance of Esav will be shattered. The agreements of Annapolis will be like shredded papers discarded on the wind, and the whole world will come to know that there is a living G-d in Israel, and that only His Torah is truth.
Amen, may it be soon.