Thursday, September 17, 2015

Islam Cometh - 1979

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Written:  March 9, 1979

It comes as a shock only to the little people, blinded by their materialism and wallowing in their Western fleshpots.  Like some awesome spectre, the shadow of the black-shrouded imams and kadis and ayatollahs of Islam sweep across the world scene in an awesome display of magnetism and hypnotism that sweeps up tens of millions of people in its hysterical grip.  How is it possible for an old man living thousands of miles away to exercise such a power over millions?  More to the point, how is it conceivable that this mob was able to drive out a Shah and paralyze a country without any serious challenge from one of the most powerful armies in the world, equipped with billions of dollar worth of the most modern, sophisticated weapons available?

And now, from all over the Middle East and beyond, come the militant cries of a militant Islam.  In Pakistan, the military government decrees Islamic law to be the law of the land.  In the Sudan, students march and call out cries of “Allah” is great!”  All over Africa and Asia, Islam is on the march and the pathetic Polish adviser to Carter calls on his sophisticated Columbia University and State Department “experts” to make yet another study – this time of an Islam that cometh.

It is, again, a shock only to the ignorant, the blind, the ones who removed G-d and religion from any relevance to modem life.  It is an ignorance shared by gentile and Jew alike, and too many “religious” Jews are partners to it.  What is happening MUST BE and it is part of an era of the beginning of the redemption, with all the needless and unnecessary tragedies that accompany it, and that we bring upon ourselves.

The final chapter is being written not only in Jewish history but in that of the world, and the “measure of sin is full” (Yalkut, Bamidbar, 743; Rashi, Genesis 19:20).
A world that refused to recognize the L-rd or to “know” Him is facing the proof of His existence and Omnipotence. A world that arrogantly thought that G-d was dead, impotent, irrelevant, in His “proper” place, is on the verge of being shaken and smelted in the Divine furnace.  For all the sins, there is now the time of payment.

Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre . . . because your heart has grown proud and you have said, ‘I am a god! I sit in the seat of G-d, in the heart of the seas’; yet you are man and not G-d, though you have set your heart as the heart of G-d . . . Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon you, the most terrible of the nations, and they will draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom, and they will defile your brightness.  They will bring you down to the pit, and you will die the deaths of them that are slain in the heart of the seas.  Will you yet say before him that slays you, ‘I am G-d’?  But you are a man, and not G-d, in the hand of him that slays you.” (Ezekiel 28:2, 7-10)

The arrogance of a world that saw in itself the master of its own fate, blessed with the ability to create and produce and determine its own future.  That declared: “G-d did not create me, I conceived Him!”  That joined in the cry of an arrogant Pharaoh:  “Who is the L-rd?  I know not the L-rd!” For this world that found Him irrelevant and scorned His majesty and kinship, there is now a time of payment.

For the unbridled materialism!
And they shall make a spoil of your riches, and make a prey of your merchandise; and they shall break down your walls, and destroy the houses of your delight . . . . I will put an end to the multitude of your songs, and the sound of your lyres shall be heard no more . . . Then all the princes of the sea will descend from their thrones, remove their robes, and strip off their richly
woven garments; they shall clothe themselves with trembling . . .  and they shall take up a lamentation for you, and say of you: ‘How are you destroyed . . . the renowned city . . . she and her inhabitants, who had set their terror upon all those round about.’” (Ezekiel 26:12,13,16,17)

The throwing off of the yoke of Heaven, the refusal to rise above the animal and to attain the holiness that was the purpose of the creation of man.  The wallowing in desire and pleasure and self-indulgence, to the exclusion of spirit.  The turning of man into animal and the negation of Creation’s destiny – all part of the arrogant refusal to “know” the L-rd.

For all their evil, their murder, cruelty and oppression; for their torture and persecution of the people of Israel!  “Behold, I am against you, Mount Seir . . . . I will lay your cities waste, and you shall be desolate, and you shall know that I am the L-rd.  because you have had a perpetual hatred and have hurled the children of Israel to the power of the sword in the time of their calamity; therefore as I live, says the L-rd G-d, I will prepare you to blood, and blood shall pursue you” (ibid,35:3-6).

“Because you have clapped your hands and stamped with your feet and rejoiced with all the disdain of your soul against the Land of Israel . . .  I will destroy you, and you shall know that I am the L-rd.”  (ibid.,25:6,7)

The culmination of the uprising against the L-rd and His people Israel is, too, the culmination of G-d’s fury and vengeance as He makes His name known so that He shall stand alone on that final day.  The hatred of the L-rd and of Israel MUST find the nations raging and coming together in an alliance, no matter what their differences are. From one end shall come forth those nations that scorn and deny any G-d.  From the other end shall come the hordes of those who proclaim the power of a G-d that is not the L-rd of Israel.  Both shall join together, an Ishmael and Islam linking hands with a Jew-hating Christianity of the West, an both marching against the ALL Mighty with a Red atheism that is Communism.  Whatever their differences are, they are joined by hatred of the ALL Mighty and His people.

“For behold, Your enemies make a tumult and they who hate You have lifted up their head.  They plot deviously against Your nation . . . . They have said: ‘Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no longer remembered.’  For they have consulted together with one consent: they are united against You: THE TENTS OF EDOM AND THE ISHMAELITIES . . . “ 

The day of desecration of the L-rd is coming to an end and His humiliation will be no more. Precisely the obsessive hatred of the nations that unifies them will be their downfall.  For the ALL Mighty opens the way for them, seduces them to put into practice that hatred which is in their hearts:

“And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say . . .  behold I am against you, Gog, the prince, leader of Meslech and Tuval; and I will lead you astray, and seduce you . . .  and will bring you against the mountains of Israel . . . . YOU WILL FALL UPON THE MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL, you and all your cohorts and the peoples that are with you . . . .  And I will dispatch a fire against Magog and against those who dwell         confidently in the islands, and they shall know that I am the L-rd.  So will I make My holy name known that I am the L-rd.  So will I make Mu holy name known in the midst of My people Israel.(Ezekiel 39: 1-7)

The measure of sin is full and the fire and Holocaust approaches for the earth.  The rise of Islam and of militant Christianity and arrogant Marxism is the way of the ALL Mighty in this final chapter, as he gives them the height of power so that they may fall to the depths of destruction.  Their cup of poison overflows so that they may drink all the more deeply of it.  Khomeini and the Nazis and Moscow ill swell with pride and power so that the sounds of their bursting into destruction will be heard by an entire world that cowers in fear as it finally “
knows” that “I am the L-rd, the Holy One in Israel”  (ibid., 39:7).

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Kahane on the Parsha

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

ELUL 1977

R A B B I   M E I R   K A H A N E


2 Elul 5737 - September 2, 1977


The Jewish calendar is full of notations, red letter days that are meant to be both particular reminders as well as part of a uniform one:  time is passing; the sands of life have run out just a bit more; the beard is a little grayer and the limbs just a touch heavier.  Time.  The Jewish calendar is a watchman of time, ram’s horn that blows not once a year but every time that a new time cycle begins.

Every week is marked by a Sabbath that notes not only the end of the week passed but the beginning of a new one. It is both a reminder of seven full days passed out of our life – so soon! – as well as the opportunity to make the next period fuller, more meaningful, a reason for being.

Every month is marked by a Rosh Chodesh, the consecration of the new beginning of yet another lunar cycle.  The wheel of heaven has revolved yet another thirty days – so soon! – and we are that much older.  The L-rd now gives us another month to prove that we are also that much wiser.  It is not only another month, it is a new month.   Above all, it is called Rosh Chodesh, the “head” of the month.  Is there perhaps here a hint to see how much wisdom has filled our heads during the mistakes and sins of the past one…?

And every year has its Rosh Hashana, that peculiarly Jewish day in which there are no parties and drinking and abandonment of restraint; in which there is no hilarious laughter and noise that is a frantic and frenetic attempt to convince all (and oneself) that he is happy; there is no frantic clutching at pleasure before it escapes and – worse - before I pass on; too soon, too soon.  There is Rosh Hashana, the time past.  Another year gone by – already?  So soon! – and it is a time to see what the gray hairs and the added wrinkles and the slower reflexes have taught us.  Rosh Hashana is one step closer to the gateway out of this world and into the next one.  It is a time to rehearse the speech that we will make – all of us – some day, before the Supremes of Courts, as we attempt to explain the meaning of our lives below.

Life is too short for fools.  It is too long for those who know it was not given for happiness (if that comes, how wonderful, but how often does it appear, only in insignificant measures and at rare times, as drops of rain that fall on a parched desert leaving no impact, changing nothing so that the traveler never knows it fell).  Life was given for holiness and sanctity, so that we might rise above ourselves; so that we might consecrate and hallow that animalism within us that threatens at every moment to escape and express itself in selfishness, ego and greed – sins that are themselves only the corridors to the crimes of cruelty and hurting others.  Life is not a happy thing – it is a beautiful thing, and when one becomes the artist and artisan of that beauty that is called holiness, when one practices the supreme holiness that comes of loving and giving of oneself.

“Ani  l’dodi  v’dodi li…”  “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine…” the words of the greatest of love poems, Song of Songs; great because it is that purest of love, between the Almighty and the House of Israel.  Consider them, for do they not contain the essence and the secret of true love?  “I am my beloveds and my beloved is mine.”  When I am my beloved’s, when I give to her and give of myself and live to do for her and make her happy – then I am guaranteed that she is mine for she will, in turn, be doing the same for me.  The lovers who think of giving to each other must receive from each other.  This is love, this desire to give, this desire to sacrifice and do for the other.

Not for nothing was the Song of Songs called by the incomparable Rabbi Akiva, “the Holy of Holies” of all the books of the Bible.  For the kind of love expressed in it IS holiness.  Holiness is to escape from the selfishness and greed of the animal; it is to smash the passions and desires of the ego; it is to master the will that makes man seek only his own gratification.  And is not love just that, in practice?  Is not love exactly that, if it is true love?

And not for no reason did the rabbis see in the Hebrew letters of the month of Elul the first letters of “Ani l’dodi v’dodi li – I am my beloveds and my beloved is mine.”  Elul is the month of Tshuva, return and introspection.  It is the month of scraping away the ego that has settled and crusted on our hearts and souls.  If Passover calls for searching out he leaven in the home, Elul decrees removing it – the yeasty and bloated ego – from the soul.  It is a time to note the calendar, the graying and aging, and to realize: Not for nonsense was I born and not with nonsense must they bury me.

Be good.  Love.  Love selflessly; cease speaking evil, cease thinking evil; cease searching out evil in your fellow human beings.  Cease seeking to grow at the expense of others.  For one who climbs on top of the man he has just chopped down is not taller.  He is the same dwarf standing on his victim’s height.  Be wary lest you hurt the one you love.  Think before you act towards the other person.  Be good as a person, as an individual, and your part of the world will become holy.  Then, if others emulate you, the world will suddenly and automatically turn beautiful and hallowed.  It is Elul.  Think of your beloved – all the people of the earth – and think of your particular beloved.  Give of yourself and you will receive that which no amount of grasping and scheming can ever bring you: self-respect.  Love the other and you will learn to like yourself.  Be holy, for the One who made you is Holy and for this He placed you on this earth.  It is another Elul, yet another one.  How many more are left?

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