It’s the fourth election in under 2 years – and no-one in my house can be bothered to vote.
Even before Covid 19, it was a struggle to go and vote, and usually I’d only make the effort if I got a push from a big rabbi to do so.
But this time around, probably even that isn’t enough.
The only person I want to vote for is Moshiach, but my daughter told me if I try to write that on a blank ballot I could end up nullifying all the other votes in the box.
(Which honestly, still doesn’t sound like such a bad idea.)
So I’m not voting for anyone – and I’m praying God will rescue us from all these horrible politicians that are just a puppet show put on by The Powers That Be, to distract us from the fact that actually, democracy and free choice are an illusion.
And not just here in Israel – everywhere in the world.
Back in April 2019, during the election that was held then, Rabbi Berland said this, after the atzeret (gathering) he’d called in Hevron, that was attended by 10,000 people:
“WE WANT MELECH HAMOSHIACH. BH, BIBI WAS ELECTED, BUT WE WANTED MELECH HAMOSHIACH TO BE ELECTED. AFTER THIS KIND OF ATZERET, WE WERE SURE THAT MELECH HAMOSHIACH WOULD COME, BUT BIBI WAS CHOSEN INSTEAD OF MELECH HAMOSHIACH.”
This time around, I’m not making the same mistake, of thinking any politician, any political party is going to change anything fundamental.
We need to ‘vote’ for Moshiach, and no-one else.
All this politicking is just an ingenius Amalekite idea, to take us away from the idea that God runs the world, and that prayer, charity and teshuva are the main ways we can ‘affect’ that process.
Back in September 2019, around another one of Israel’s elections, I wrote this:
Here’s a snippet:
A little while back, this site ran THIS interview with Rabbi Eliyahu Meirav, where he gave his eye-witness account of Rav Kaduri saying 40 years ago that Moshiach is imminent:
“When there will be will elections, but there won’t be a government.”
It seems that could be happening twice in a row, and that a third election (without any government being formed…) could conceivably be on the cards.
And that reminded me of this, from the Talmud, Tractate Sanhedrin 98a:
Rabbi Simlai says in the name of Rabbi Elazar, son of Rabbi Shimon: The son of David will not come until all the judges and officers will cease to exist from among the Jewish people, and there will be no more autonomous government in Eretz Yisrael, as it is stated: “And I will turn My hand against you and purge away your dross as with lye and take away your base alloy. And I will restore your judges as at the first” (Isaiah 1:25–26).
There’s more. A little later on, Sanhedrin 98a continues:
Rabbi Yosei ben Kisma’s students asked him: When will the son of David come? Rabbi Yosei ben Kisma said: I am hesitant to answer you, lest you request from me a sign to corroborate my statement. They said to him: We are not asking you for a sign.
Rabbi Yosei ben Kisma said to them: You will see when this existing gate of Rome falls and will be rebuilt, and will fall a second time and will be rebuilt, and will fall a third time. And they will not manage to rebuild it until the son of David comes.
That piece set out how the Gate of Rome is really the State of Israel’s government – located at the heart of the ‘Jerusalem Gateway’ project.
Whatever happens now, or appears to happen, the ‘government’ is broken and will stay that way, and there will be no real ‘governance’ here until Moshiach shows up.
May it be soon.
And even if permanent PM Kim Il Netanyahu apparently gets in again, somehow, it will just be like what happened to Haman at Queen Esther’s feast: the final up, before the final and permanent ‘down’.
Let me leave you with this, in the meantime, from Remy.
(Not shmirat eynayim friendly, but still very funny.)
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