We live in wonderful, fascinating times of exhilarating technological breakthroughs. We are truly blessed with so many avenues of information and knowledge available to us all, such as we would never have dreamed of just a few years ago. More than ever, we are given choices as to what kind of knowledge we want to focus our attention on and how to apply it. Yet, for all those new blessings, most everyone complains of feeling stressed out, having to run, perhaps feeling anxious and depressed with too many cares, and often worse. There is also a general basic fear looming about. We try not to think about it so often, but it stays there: the fear of the increasing threat of a nuclear war. Perhaps there has never been a time in history as dangerous as today. We need protection more than ever. No one wants to see a replica of what happened in Europe and the world during World War II, or live through even worse events of global destruction. Here we are again, just as it has happened many times before in history, when the primal target chosen by those in arrogant and threatening
power is towards the Jewish people. This unique people’s mission has been to strive to bring the light of intelligence, wisdom, healing and new beneficial, creative, initiatives to our world, as opposed to brutal oppression, lies, brainwashing and aggression.
Through the immense courage, commitment, inspiration, faith and hard work of countless Jewish people, we are now living in Israel. Our tiny country is so tiny it can hardly be found on a world map. six million people live in israel. One in a thousand, in the world’s population of 6 billions. Yet we are strong, thriving more than ever. We have no idea how much Divine intervention is working on our behalf. Our miracles of protection are abounding every day and with every attack from our enemies. How could we survive without them? How could mankind survive without Divine help? In the course of 3,300 years of Jewish history, great Prophets, spiritual Masters and sages have exhorted us to remember our connection with the Infinite One, Master of Creation, to know our bonding with this awesome, supreme Power that sustains us with Life and Love. They warned us and implored us to remember our great destiny. Each century, each generation, they emphasized the timeless Torah instructions:
“Love God, your Creator, with all your heart, all your soul, and all your resources” “Serve Him with joy” “Love your neighbor as yourself” “Be kind to your fellow men, deal righteously with them.” “Keep learning and absorbing the truth of sacred teachings and instructions of Torah Wisdom” “Choose life”. They told us: this is our recourse, our protection, this is our inspiration, our strength, purpose, health and success, this is our high destiny and our deliverance. May we be privileged to remember our true purpose and destiny. May we remain faithful to it in all of our endeavors, our plans, projects and creative relationships. May we remain committed to serve the Almighty One with love and to care for our fellow human beings with kindness, compassion and joy. Our history is filled with the examples of generous, exceptional Jewish people who together have filled the world with the light of good judgment, courageous actions, wisdom and a great labor of love to make life easier for others.