A new week, a new month, a new government, all right before Pesach- and what exactly does the name of this important holiday- chag mean? Peh- mouth; sach-speak- not something that we as a Nation were free to do while in bondage in Egypt. This is not referring to common speech, but freedom of worship to the L-rd of Israel- to speak to HIM.
We have been blessed in our generation despite the lack of perfection and indeed the many difficulties, challenges, and even dangers. We were born into freedom in our own Land. We can freely worship, we can learn Torah and live as true Jews in our eternal homeland.
Yes, there are many challenges and much work ahead of us in order to be able to truly liberate our Land especially in the “Heartland ” of Israel – the Biblical Land of our forefathers. But we are here and we are here to stay no matter what the difficulties, whether from within our own country or from outside.
Is our leadership perfect? Far from it, but we do hope that the leadership of the Jewish Nation will open its’ eyes and be able to not only protect the lives and future of the Jewish people in our Land, but also learn from past mistakes when due to world pressures amongst other reasons, horrific mistakes were made that endanger our safety and the sanctity of our Land.
The continued landslide of agreements with the PA , giving up Land, and release of murdering terrorists are amongst some of the fatal mistakes of past governments. It is past the time to have our elected leaders protect our lives and future and not be persuaded by pressure, threats or economic sanctions to capitulate to the dangerous demands, and it is my prayer that in future the government of Israel will act wisely and ensure our sanctity and future safety not only of us who live here, but the Jewish people wherever they are.
The only way to ensure the safety of the Jewish Nation is to ensure the safety of Israel. I pray that each member of the government of Israel will be worthy of representing the best interests of the State and Nation of Israel and of all citizens of Israel no matter what race or religion. For if those who sit in the government do not implement this grave responsibility it will endanger our existence – all of our futures no matter who we are here in Israel.
It is my prayer that the government of Israel will honor the enormously grave responsibility that the members of Knesset bear, along with the Supreme Court, and truly represent the best interest of ensuring and protecting the values and safety of our Land and people for now and forever more.