Yoseph Janowski
By the Grace of G-d

Make no mistake

The aftermath of the attack by Hamas, when many on the left justified the attack, has shocked people, especially Jews who had considered themselves closely aligned and close friends with others on the left. Now that these former friends are supporting Hamas and condemning Israelis and Jews, it has been a stunning awakening.

When Eli Wiesel first talked to the Lubavitcher Rebbe, he told the Rebbe that he doesn’t know how, after the holocaust, one can still believe in G-d, The Rebbe replied, that he doesn’t know how, after the holocaust, one cannot believe in G-d.

The Germans were so sophisticated in philosophy, ethics, the arts etc. How could they murder millions of innocents? Their mistake was, that they relied on their intellect, and were not subservient to G-d. Their intellect told them that it’s not ethical to murder humans, but their intellect rationalized, that certain people aren’t considered human. Had they been subservient to G-d, then “do not murder” meant exactly that.

The Nazis made a mistake.

Hamas made a mistake.

The extreme (left and right) who are supporting Hamas, and who rationalize that the end justifies the means, are making a mistake.

Only belief in G-d and obeying His commandments, can save the day. G-d told Moses at Mount Sinai, to tell all nations to obey the seven Noahide laws. This includes the law to not murder.

Otherwise, if people rely on their intellect, then, like the Nazis, intellect can justify the worst atrocities.

(The Torah allows killing someone who wants to kill you. Which is why Israel is determined to eradicate Hamas.)

May we very soon see the complete Redemption with Moshiach, when the entire world will know G-d, so that the nations make no mistake when it comes to obeying His commandments.

So that the world will be peaceful.

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