Latest update: July 11th, 2012
This is a juvenile way of thinking. In contrast, Rabbi Kook would say, we believe in God, understand that He is Master of the World, and thank Him for the gift of the renewed Jewish State. At the same time, we realize that rebuilding a nation it is a colossal undertaking and that there are problems along the way. That’s why we are working hard and trying to improve everything that we can, just the way we are supposed to behave in God’s great plan for the world, to do our part to perfect His Creation. We realize that growth is a slow developing process. What can we do? A large chunk of our work force is missing. They have chosen to live out their lives somewhere else, in foreign gentile lands, and wait for Mashiach – while the Israelis do all the work – so they don’t get any dirt on their Florsheims.
To be continued tomorrow…Tzvi Fishman
About the Author: Tzvi Fishman was awarded the Israel Ministry of Education Prize for Creativity and Jewish Culture for his novel "Tevye in the Promised Land." A wide selection of his books are available at Amazon. His recent movie "Stories of Rebbe Nachman" will be available soon as a DVD.The author's opinion does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Jewish Press.
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