Mordecai did not bow down or pay homage.” (Esther 3, 2)
“וּמָרְדֳּכַי לֹא יִכְרַע וְלֹא יִשְׁתַּחֲוֶה.”
As we are about to celebrate Purim, it seems that history is repeating itself.
2,500 years ago, the Jewish people were under the rule of the Persian Empire. At that time, the Persian king’s main influencer was Haman, a descendant of the ancient nation Amalek. Amalek represented the first real anti-Semitic nation that wanted to destroy the Jewish People.
Haman had the opportunity because at that time, the Persian king controlled the vast majority of the world. Haman bribed his way to become so powerful. Everyone bowed to him upon his presence except for Mordechai, the Jew. Obviously this angered Haman further, but his plan to rid the Jews, turned the tables against him and his family. (One must read the entire Scroll of Esther to appreciate this great victory over Haman and Amalek.
For the past 45 years, the fanatic Islamic regime has been openly declaring their intent to destroy Israel with the proxies they bribe to assist them. This regime has a national contest to the best deniar of the Holocaust. The UN has done nothing but to appease this sick ideological obsessed regime. Not even condemning them for this vile and ominous threat.
Several months ago, the International Court in the Hague, led by South Africa, had the chutzpah to accuse Israel of Genocide against Israel’s response to Hamas’ brutal murder of 1,400 Israel citizens, and the kidnapping of 248 innocent men, women, children, and babies. On top of that we have over 150,000 Israelis who have been forced out of their homes in the North and South because of terrorist threats.
Today we see throughout the world pro-Hamas barbarian demonstrations, blocking main roads, yet hardly any one is stopping them. No condemnation of Iran or their proxies. The United Nations has become an accomplice to Iran’s declaration of genocide against Israel. Including are the true facts about the United Nations Work Relief Aid, participating as a tool of Hamas.
The world keeps on mounting extraordinary pressure upon Israel to stop their war against the monstrous Hamas.
But just as in the events leading to Purim, today’s Israel’s leadership has the same spine as did Mordechai.
Let us pray that once again G-d will protect TZAHAL , and crown them with success and peace, in defending the people of Israel.
“וּבִשְׁנֵים עָשָׂר חֹדֶשׁ הוּא חֹדֶשׁ אֲדָר בִּשְׁלוֹשָׁה עָשָׂר יוֹם בּוֹ אֲשֶׁר הִגִּיעַ דְּבַר הַמֶּלֶךְ וְדָתוֹ לְהֵעָשׂוֹת בַּיּוֹם אֲשֶׁר שִׂבְּרוּ אֹיְבֵי הַיְּהוּדִים לִשְׁלוֹט בָּהֶם וְנַהֲפוֹךְ הוּא אֲשֶׁר יִשְׁלְטוּ הַיְּהוּדִים הֵמָּה בְּשֹׂנְאֵיהֶם.” (אסתר ט, א).
“On this day the enemies of the Jews had hoped to overpower them, but now the tables were turned and the Jews got the upper hand over those who hated them.” (Esther 9, 1).
A happy Purim to all.
Rabbi Tzvi Berkowitz