inbow over the Temple Mount and the Mount of Olives
inbow over the Temple Mount and the Mount of OlivesYonadev Horowitz

Yair Lapid has threatened civil war if he and his disgruntled Ashkenazi/socialist/secular minority don't get to determine public policy. In this, Lapid has cast himself as the modern-day Yeravam ben Navat (well, sort of: while Lapid certainly has Yeravam's unbridled arrogance, at least Yeravam was intelligent and well educated.)

The Talmud (Sanhedrin 102a) relates that G-d Himself tried to prevent the secession of the ten northern tribes: “Hashem took hold of Yeravam’s garment and said, “Do teshuvah, then I, you and the son of Yishai will enjoy together the blessings of the Garden of Eden. Yeravam asked Hashem, “Who leads?” Hashem replied, “Why the House of David, of course.” Yeravam rejected Hashem’s plea. “If that’s the case, I’m out.”

By threatening civil war, the radical, secular, leftist minority have arrogated to themselves veto power over a duly elected government pursuing the policy initiatives it was elected to enact. If you don’t like the election results, foment a riot. And make no mistake: this “victory” of the mob will only embolden the demands of the minority. Flushed with victory, I predict that the secular left will allow no compromise on judicial reform, and it will die on the vine under threats of more thuggery. Furthermore, it sets an ominous precedent to which they will most assuredly resort whenever the electorate threatens the power of the oligarchy in the future.

Lapid and his minions have won a tactical victory. They may congratulate themselves because they have subverted the will of the People, but they cannot subvert the Will of G-d.

The miraculous return of a people to their ancestral homeland after 1800 years is not a demographic curiosity; it is the Will of G-d. Within a few a few short years a majority of Jews on the planet will reside in Israel. We are near the tipping point where we will be able to declare unequivocally that the bitter Roman exile has finally come to an end.

For that, too is the Will of G-d.

And the Third Jewish Commonwealth will be proudly Jewish and respectful of Jewish Law and traditions. With every passing year, we see studies demonstrating that Israelis are increasingly observant. More men wearing kippot; more Shabbat candles being kindled; many more children are being born to observant homes. Far more Israelis will find themselves at a Seder table this Passover than in the besieged American Jewish outposts.

And one day, in the not-too-distant future, we will rebuild the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. For that, too, is G-d’s Will.

The nations, of course, are enraged at the prospect of a full Jewish Restoration; of a proud and unapologetic Jewish Nation that is not in thrall to the US or Europe or Russia or China. For if the Jewish vision is true, it puts the lie to the Christian, Moslem and post-modern secular narratives. And so they work overtime to make Israel insecure in its borders; to encourage acts of terrorism, to weaken Israel until she is vulnerable to attack and annihilation – all in the name of “peace.”

But to their shock and dismay, slowly, inexorably, Ezekiel’s bones are stitching themselves back together. No trick, no subterfuge, no strategy that the Nations dream up can do anything to halt the fulfillment of G-d’s Will – not Biden, Blinken, the UN, the Vatican, nor the Arabs; not Iran, not Russia, not China. And those pitiable, misguided Jews like Lapid and Gantz who make common cause with them will suffer the same fate as all the others who stand in opposition to G-d’s Will.

Netanyahu? The most we can say about him is that he’s consistent: he has stabbed his constituency in the back every time he has ascended to the premiership. Why do expect anything different? Regarding Netanyahu, I am reminded of the verse from Megillat Esther: “…if you remain quiet during this crisis, relief and deliverance will come to the Jews from another quarter, while you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows? perhaps you have ascended to leadership for just such a crisis.” Netanyahu’s legacy is on the line; he alone must decide on which side to take a stand.

Yeravam ben Navat is remembered by history as a man of incredible potential who used his gifts to rebel against G-d and mislead millions down the path of worshiping false gods. Today’s Yeravams – including Netanyahu if he continues to dither – will suffer the same ignominious fate.

So, for those many millions of us who choose to live life in synchrony with G-d’s Will, who opt to live under the canopy of G-d’s protection and salvation, I say: take heart and be of good cheer. As we say in Hebrew, Chakeh, Chakeh.” The Divine Plan of Redemption is well underway, and with or without the assistance of Israeli government, Hashem’s Will will be manifest in the world, for on that day Hashem will be One and His Name One. (These ideas are expounded more fully in my sefer [book] v.i.)

Chag Sameach.

Rabbi Mizrachiis the author of a recent book titled: Holistic Judaism: A Radical Rethinking of Our Service to Gcd and our Fellow Man in the Messianic Age. Available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle as an e-Book. He can be reached at [email protected] Twitter: @HolisticJudaism