Let me be clear about this…In defense of our geo-political roots, Israel must remain vigilant and strong. There can be no compromise. We cannot and shall not succumb to expedient geo-political pressures in the name of peace. We should surround Israel with this barrier, rooting out tunnels, as if we were protecting our homes against termites. Not only for our benefit, but also for the benefit of all the righteous of the Nations of the world. To these ends, we should ask that the United Nations strive for these kind of solutions on only those which are geo-politically expedient.
These roots do not belong only to us. We are charged to protect them for what lies ahead of all of us.
This being said, each and every Jewish soul should reach for even a higher standard, utilizing this protection for tapping the internality of our spiritual roots. The metaphors within the torah are just not flowery language; they are loaded with enormous spiritual potential. If we let them, they will inspire us to weed out and compost hatred, for supercharging the Light that we draw through these roots. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was correct in saying that you cannot fight hatred with hatred, only with love. We, as Jews have a mission to ionize all of this hatred within us and around us into Love. This is what being a Light onto the Nations is all about. We need to focus our Light onto the Righteous of the Nations of the world and become good spiritual community gardeners, to weed out hate and sow the seeds of peace. Not just in theory but in action, not with olive branches, but with hands on social action projects for community gardens that will fill our bodies ands wells as our souls.