Parshat Chukat-Torah thoughts on current events – 2010
The world revolves on an even axis of mercy and judgment. These are the two legs that support the world. When someone has reached the level of feeling G-d, he can easily see these attributes and know how Hashem is relating to him, either in mercy (Chesed) – when he receives the gifts of bounty of health and happiness (the Good Side) or when he is given a test, G-d forbid and he has to overcome the hurdle of judgment -Din (also known as the Other Side).
When we pray to Hashem, it is usually done through supplication, an expression of mercy. We also do mitzvoth, good deeds, in happiness always because chesed “makes the world go around” and we are actually copying Hashem, who showers down bounty upon His creations. Din is what gives the unending bounty pouring down its shape. It contracts and actually puts up walls to contain the good in this world. Peace is a time of chesed. War is a time of Din.
Our holy Rabbis told us long ago that the mighty warrior who will fight the final war prays in the aspect of Din and actually descends into the throat of the Sitra Achra (The Other Side). He does this in order to redeem lost souls and ultimately destroy the entire realm of evil. This type of prayer causes the Other Side to vomit up all of the damaged souls and prayers it has swallowed, until at last, evil vomits up its very life force. This comes up in the form of converts and righteous gentiles who join the Jewish people in their day of war and redemption. G-d’s radiance and glory will then become revealed, shining so great a light even in the darkest of dark unholy places. The final phase of this process is when total truth is revealed by the Mashiach and the entire world is at peace.
As the boats from Lebanon, Germany and Iran are about to dock on Israel’s ports in the guise of “chesed” and “humanitarian aid”, those true to G-dliness know that this is just Din and a ploy to fool the world. This evil is supported by the “throat and mouth of the Other Side” – the media. Friends, there is a lot to do to fight the holy war. First, we have to pray like mighty warriors. Second- flood the State Department with letters, Third- let the truth be known. Most people are just so soaped up by the CNN and the BBC that they are not free thinkers. Free them. We urge our readers to join the Itamar Israel Support Group on facebook. Let your voice be heard !
Shabbat Shalom, Leah Goldsmith