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"For Zion's sake I shall not hold my peace, And for Jerusalem's sake I shall not rest."

Wake Up Jews, Wake Up Israel
By Ariel Natan Pasko

Your G-D (the G-D of Israel) is calling out to you. Every Kassam that
screams through the sky from Gaza, every Katyusha from Lebanon, is a
reminder. There is more to this world than what your senses can see, feel, taste and measure. There is a G-D in this world, and He is in charge.

Wake up Jews, wake up Israel...

Do you think that your G-D (the G-D of Israel) has brought you back to
his "Promised Land," after your nearly 2,000 year exile to the four
corners of the earth, just for fun and games?

He\'s keeping His promises to your forefathers. The Hebrew Bible is full
of them. It\'s documented; no one in all honesty, who opens the bible up
and reads it, could understand it any other way. Your redemption is
happening as we speak.

The sages of the Talmud, explaining G-D\'s words through His prophets,
already told us that, "The Geulah (redemption) comes through wars."
Megilah 17B.

Wake up Jews, wake up Israel...

There\'s work to be done. It\'s time to return home to the Land of
Israel. It\'s time to rebuild your ancient homeland and your national life. No
power on earth can stop you.

"But you, O\' mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches,
and yield your fruit to My people, Israel, for they will soon be coming
home...For I will take you from among the nations, and gather you out
of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. (Ezekiel

It\'s time to shake off the dust, the spiritual dirt that\'s clogged your
spiritual arteries for so many years. G-D promised spiritual heart

"I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you, and I
will take away the stony heart out of your flesh and give you a heart of
flesh." (Ezekiel 36:26)

After the successful surgery and recovery, the Jewish People will be
revitalized; Jews will fully keep Torah, as you always should have. "My
spirit will I put inside you, and cause you to follow My statutes and
keep My judgments and do them." (Ezekiel 36:27)

Then G-D promises, "And you will dwell in the land that I gave to your
fathers; you will be My people, and I will be your G-D." (Ezekiel

Wake up Jews, wake up Israel...

Hamas, Hizbollah, Syria, Iran, al-Qaeda, the Global Jihad, they are
just pawns in G-D\'s game. The attacks that are coming from Gaza and
Lebanon are just a test of our resolve. Do we really believe in the L-rd G-D
of Israel and his promises? Don\'t forget to keep "Hilchot Melachim, The
Laws of Kings and Their Wars" (part of Maimonides\' code of law, the
Mishneh Torah).

We should already know that this war is for us, i.e. the Jews and
Israel. Our prophets and sages throughout the ages have explained the Torah,
telling us that everything that happens in the world is for the benefit
of the Jewish People. Fight back fiercely and overcome.

That new heart of flesh you have, means you care deeply about the
suffering of your people. That new spirit, is the spirit to defend your
people from evil, at all costs. No more Holocausts.

Simply put another way, if all the world is a stage, then the Jews
(especially those in the Land of Israel) are the lead actors on the stage
of history, and the nations, have their supporting roles, while the
evildoers are props and back round scenery. As our tradition states, G-D
(the great playwright) created the world for the sake of the Jewish
People, and it\'s our responsibility to implement the Torah (absolute
morality), the blueprint of creation, in it.

As our rabbis taught, "Those who are kind to the cruel will in the end
be cruel to the merciful." (Kohelet Rabbah 7:16)

Wake of Jews, wake up Israel...It\'s time to mete out justice to the
cruel evildoers and show the world a people worshipping its G-D.

Ariel Natan Pasko is an independent analyst & consultant. He has a
Master\'s Degree specializing in International Relations, Political Economy,
and Policy Analysis. He also has a degree in Jewish History & Thought.
His articles appear regularly on numerous news/views and think-tank
websites, in newspapers, and can be read at:

(c) 2006/5766 Pasko