Thursday, 25 December 2014

The Fall of Beit Shaul and the rise of...

When politicians lose, not much changes in the world. Afterall most politicians expect at one point and time for their "star to fade."  What happens when a system collapses?   Beit Shaul as a structure took 7 years to collapse.  Our modern day Beit Shaul has been around since before the State.  It is a Malchut C'mo Kal HaGoyim.  Collapse might seem extreme to many, but collapse is what the system that has ruled here is doing. Just look at the news.

Both left and right do not agree on much, but their leaders understand the status quo cannot be maintained.  The left would like us to be shrunken version of some Western vassal state with nice beach front property, shredding the Jewish nature of the state.  The right undestands that the current ruling apparatus in the state is merely a spring board for the next stage in the redemptive process.

Beit Shaul was more than a kingdom it was a mentality, tht status quo as an imperitive.  Dawid represented more. He was beyond status quo and sought ro implement a revolution within the physical confines of the internal psyche of the Nation. Am Yisrael is redemptive in nature; breaking through the natural order of things to bring about fundamental change to our inner and external experience.

Today there is a "Centrist." They would like to keep thing the same, but make improvements based on the current structure. They will not win this election, the Nation understands that we live in a world where we have to initiate some sort of change or be changed by our circumstances. The question isn't whether we are viting for change in this election, it is what kind of change we want.

Ultimately the change we truly desire is not found in politics, but if we must vote to push things forward then we should vote for the path which opens the door to the true and final redemption.

There are five Messianic activities drawn from the Rebbe's teachings within his Mashiach campaign (according to HaRav Yitzhak Ginsburgh):

  • Shleimut Haaretz
  • Strengthing Religion
  • Tesuvah our of Love
  • Spreading Pnimeut HaTorah
  • Tikun Olam B'Malchut Shakai (Spreading 7 Mitzvot Bnei Noach)

When voting and in our personal lives as well as National, we must keep these 5 in mind. Only then will true change occur the way we envision it.