My Rant: The World Going to Hell in a HandBasket
I could go on, but I'm getting sick.
How can anyone say that everyone should 'make aliyah' after reading something like this?! It is no safer in Israel than in the U.S.; and I don't see 'Hashem watching over us' any more than any other people. People are shot in American malls and schools by lone, deranged shooters, or at marathons by home-grown jihadists; Israeli women are sexually harassed in buses by Ultra-Orthodox Jews and Arabs alike, and young men are stabbed to death by Arab teenaged terrorists. And 6,000,000 Jews were murdered through genocide by the Nazis, while the world looked away and did not allow rickety boats loaded with Jewish refugees to land on their shores. If it hadn't been that we were bombed by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor, I doubt the United States would have put itself out to rescue the persecuted Jews, who had literally--before the State of Israel--NO place to go.
We are living a delusion, and it's time we woke up: the Jews who really seem to be the living embodiment of "Jewish values" are mainly the traditional, Modern-Orthodox (as opposed to Ultra-Religious) and secular Jewish activists: those in, for example, organizations such as the JDC (see previous post) which support humanitarian efforts globally, and those who are highly educated and do medical and scientific research, resulting in inventions that benefit mankind, such as video capsule endoscopy, "the world's first solar window," and a baby sensor to help prevent crib deaths, to name just a few.
I think many of us are not facing reality. I am so livid and almost full of despair at everything that is happening - it doesn't look as if Hashem is running the show-it looks as if we are. And we'd better acknowledge this and shape up. Before we all go down together...