Yoseph Janowski
By the Grace of G-d

One People

Now that Prime Minister Netanyahu has delayed the judicial reform, I’m thinking that this affords an opportunity to peacefully find a proper balance.

Maimonides writes that when someone finds themself at one extreme, they should reach for the opposite extreme, and this will enable them to find the optimum middle.

So perhaps the recent judicial reform momentum has been constructive in this sense. The country now sees clearly that things need to change, and probably all parties will now seriously and sincerely try to reach a compromise that will work for everyone.

In Ezekiel chapter 37, the prophet describes the complete Redemption, when the departed will rise. Then G-d tells Ezekiel to take two pieces of wood, representing Judah and Joseph, and to put them together to become one. G-d explains that He will gather the Jewish people from among the nations, and will bring them to their land, and make them one nation on the mountains of Israel, and there will be one king for them all, and they will no longer be two nations, and they will never again be halved into two kingdoms. “And they will be My nation, and I will be their G-d, and my servant David will be their king … And the nations will know that I am the Lord Who sanctifies Israel.”

Perhaps the above prophecy is describing a soon-to-be-realized scenario, when the entire Jewish nation will collaborate, work together peacefully, and become united as one nation.

Interestingly, there is a youtube video titled “The Rebbe and Bibi Netanyahu: Don’t Be Intimidated,” in which the Lubavitcher Rebbe tells the future Prime Minister that he will have to struggle with 119 others (in the Knesset), but that surely he won’t be intimidated by this, because G-d is on this side. And the Rebbe wishes Netanyahu blessing and success with G-d’s mission.

As the Prime Minister now embarks on this mission to unite our people, we wish him much success, as we eagerly anticipate the fulfillment of Ezekiel’s prophecy, when we will dance and rejoice with our anscestors, as one people. May we see it very soon.

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