Yoseph Janowski
By the Grace of G-d

Power of the Past

These days, many are looking at what is happening around them, and are carefully considering their choices for the future.

Bastions of power and influence have been shaken. Humility permeates. ‘Same old’ is no longer the case. Nobody knows what the future may bring.

It’s a new world. As we watch things develop, we are fascinated by how the unpredictable unfolds, and so quickly. It gives us opportunity and reason for reflection.

As we move forward, the voices of the past beckon.

We are not alone. We have the past, the experience of those who are older, to guide us.

“Ask your father, and he will tell you, your elders, and they will inform you.” (Deuteronomy 32; 7)

The Abrahamic Accords remind us of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Sarah, Rivkah, Rachel and Leah. The birthplace of belief in G-d, the beginning of Monotheism.

Throughout the centuries, the Jewish people have survived because of one thing, and one thing only: their adherence to the Torah. We didn’t have a common country, nor did we have a common language. But for two thousand years we survived because we were loyal to G-d and His commandments.

Some factions adopted foreign beliefs, and they disappeared from the Jewish nation. The Torah was the one thing that united us, and kept our Jewish identity intact and alive.

Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders and they will inform you.

As we look around us, and we see empires in danger of tottering, we come to understand that our security, identity, and happiness, depend not on foreign ideologies, but on our own tried and tested truth, manifested by our devotion to G-d.

And we anticipate the complete Redemption, when our strong loyalty to G-d will be revealed for all to see, as His rulership is acknowledged and accepted by the entire world.

May it happen very soon.

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