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The Complainers are Alive and Well in America

To all my blogger colleagues in America: if you want to complain about things in Israel, at least come live here, and play your part in the building.
Moses Strikes Water from a Rock, by Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665).

Moses Strikes Water from a Rock, by Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665).

In contrast to this comes the true approach to Torah of, “Everything that the Lord said, we will do and listen” (Shemot, 24:7). We will do it whether it pleases us or not; whether we intellectually understand, or whether the matter is above our limited human logic and reasoning; whether we agree with the way things are, or whether we have criticism. When the Torah is seen in its true light, there isn’t any criticism of the way Hashem does things. In place of criticism comes Divine attachment, harmony, and complete Emunah.

So, to all my blogger colleagues in America: if you want to complain about things in Israel, at least come live here, and play your part in the building. Remember, if you are not a part of the solution, you’re a part of the problem.

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." For the past several years, he has written a popular and controversial blog at Arutz 7. A wide selection of his books are available at Amazon. The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not represent the views of The Jewish Press


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6 Responses to “The Complainers are Alive and Well in America”

  1. Mildred Bilt says:

    And of course there's not a single complainer in Israel about American Jews. Or about American politics. Or about the American newspapers. Or about American synagogues. Or American universities. Or American international relations. Or American leaders. Or Amercan writers including Jewish American writers. OY

  2. Roger Stephen Roth says:

    You know for thousands of years Jews have gone through a great deal of suffering. But I think positively speaking despite problems in the 21st century the Jews of this generation have the best quality of life as opposed to our ancestors. Today Jews have the state of Israel, Jews have won many nobel prizes, become world famous athletes, doctors, lawyers, multi billionaires, movie stars and you name it. I feel proud of my generation and how far things have come to combat ignorance that existed for many years. It is great to see Judaism being respected in the world among those who are educated. Yes there are still problems even in the middle east, but overall in the bright side I think the Jewish people world wide and Jews have come a long way.

  3. Mata Orna Nmcva says:

    There is just this one year left to come home. Same way there was just one night in Egypt the last night. So mister Oy, it will be OY vavoy for all, that do not come on time home…

  4. Wal, shet mah mouth! Ain’t thet th’ truth.

  5. Yehuda Cohen says:

    It just amazes me that Diaspora Jews who live in Miami, which has the highest violent crime rate in America, could say that life couldn't be better for the Jews. It doesn't take much education to protect yourself and family by leaving high crime cities but it takes a lot of illusions to stay.

  6. Bloggers that offer their criticism here and elsewhere are not merely venting they are sometimes also trying to open minds and educate in order to help.

    Blind Faith in Torah and or mythology not tempered with cold reason can and has had disastrous consequences for Israel.

    For example, Thomas Freidman, in his writing on the Lebanese-Israeli invasion,
    pointed out that Israel had a view of Lebanon as really being a Christian country similar to Israel being a Jewish country and capable of ruling Lebanon and making a peace treaty with Israel.

    This view is one of many myths that were or are popular at the time.

    You also, have a mythical view of what Israel can and should do.

    You thought that Israel should have a massive bombing of Gaza, I think I remember a nuclear bomb in the last battle. You believe that actions like Dr. Baruch Goldstein are laudable and should be repeated.

    If leaders of Israel followed you there would be no Israel.

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Tzvi Fishman, author of the Jewish Press blog Felafel on Rye and author of more than a dozen books.
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