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      by Tzvi Fishman
      Tzvi Fishman was awarded the Israel Ministry of Education Prize for Jewish Creativity and Culture

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      Before making Aliyah to Israel, Tzvi Fishman was a Hollywood screenwriter. He has co-authored 4 books with Rabbi David Samson, based on the teachings of Rabbi Kook, Eretz Yisrael, Art of T'shuva, War and Peace, and Torat Eretz Yisrael.

       

      Tishrei 24, 5769, 10/23/2008

      American Jews - What Are You Waiting For?


      Can't you see the writing on the wall?

      Our Sages ask why did Hashem begin the plagues in Egypt by striking the Nile? They explain that when Hashem decrees the destruction of a nation, He begins by destroying the nation's gods. The Egyptians worshipped the Nile, so the Nile was hit first with the devastating plague of blood.

      World Trade Center z"l

      In a similar light, America received a first, warning blow with the destruction of that seemingly invincible symbol of the god of capitalism, the World Trade Center. 

      Let's face it, the motto, "In G-d We Trust," was just a big lie. America trusted in money. Money was the pagan god of America, and now with the Big Crash, the worship of the dollar has been debucked as just another counterfeit scam.

      So dear brothers, get out while you can. But a ticket while you still can afford one. Come home to Israel before all of your dollars aren't worth any more than Kleenex. Come before your split-level houses are worthless, and the angry, poverty-stricken rednecks blame the Jews and chase you homeless into the streets. Come to the Land where "the eyes of Hashem are upon it from the beginning of the year to the end." Come to the Land where "In G-d We Trust" is real.