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Will God Turn Off All The Lights of The World?

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“After that I could never pass a dead man without stopping to gaze on his face, stripped by death of that earthly patina which masks the living soul. And I would ask, who were you? Where was your home? Who is mourning for you now?” Ernst Toller

Sadly, history repeats itself. Even more tragic, mistakes of the past are repeated with very little hesitation or interference from what should be an intelligent life form. We should know better.

If the human race is racing anywhere, it is backwards at warp speed. In an effort to lighten the mood of this Postcard, and I can’t imagine even the great Mel Brooks or Carl Reiner could achieve that considering the subject matter, I will add a joke.

Two Jews walked into a bar.

Oops. Forget it. Couldn’t happen. Not because Jewish people don’t drink, but because two Jews could never agree on which bar to enter.

An average day of news watching or reading stories features the rise of anti-Semitism, demands by Muslim students to remove Christian religious symbols in one’s own church, acceptance of Shariah law, shouts of “blame the Jews and drive them out of America” and “Israel is an apartheid state that performs egregious acts against innocent Palestinians.”

Whoa, one’s head almost spins with the insanity and evil of it all. The fact that crazy, horrible people exist is no great revelation, the fact that no normal voices rise to shout them down, extremely troubling.

Seeking to rid my psyche of anti-German sentiment throughout my life, I have often tried to convince myself that all Germans did not agree with Hitler. They were swept up in the blanket of evil that engulfed the country.

A generous notion to be sure and one that enables forgiveness and the will to move on.

In recent years I have accepted the new reality that is Germany. Even applauded its sensible and logical demeanor as a country in a Europe weighted down with an oppressive Muslim presence.

Watching today as the insane in the streets of America espouse their hateful “blame-the-Jews” rhetoric, I am not as surprised by their hatred, as by the fact no one is speaking out against this evil.

The President of the United States refuses to refute their hate speak. As the leader of the greatest nation on earth, he should shout loud and clear that hatred will not fester on his watch. Yet, through his silence and support, he enables the divisive and dangerous behavior. One must wonder if he sees his job description as the great enabler of hatred.

Friends I speak with are waking up to this new reality. One that is frightening and impossible to process.

I, and many others, have long been aware of the rise of anti-Semitism. The murders of innocent Jewish people in Europe and all around the globe, and the anti-Jewish ravings in the world, especially the United Nations, evil’s greatest purveyor on the planet.

Now it is too late to fight the rising tide.

The spread of Jewish hatred has made it impossible to find a safe harbor.

Where shall the Jews run? To Israel? Or back to Germany?

Are we safe anywhere when the bombs of the world are pointed in our direction? Waiting patiently to explode and conquer once and for all the dangerous and troublesome Jews? There are 14 million Jewish people in the world, half in Israel. Are our enemies waiting until we are all driven there to finish their evil agenda?

Where shall our children go?

Where will they be safe from the evil that is now infesting itself into our midst?

The world is now drinking Kool Aid laced with the flavor of anti-Semitic apple.

Man has devolved and will continue to do so?

Who is powerful enough to stop the hatred?

Who is smart enough to convince the Jews to stop self-destructing?

Who is caring enough to prevent another Holocaust?

Sadly, I cannot answer these questions, yet I seek with all my strength someone who can. If there is an answer, can it be found in time to save the Jewish people?

The greatest tragedy for our children is that while our enemies danced, the Jewish people played the music. While they gathered their armies, the Jewish people gave them gold to buy weapons. While they threatened to destroy us, the Jewish people joined in the chorus chanting for blood.

Where is the hope for a people that contribute so greatly to its own demise?

The anti-Semitism in Europe is quite expected. The Catholic Church has espoused this hatred for centuries and of course Europe is all too willing to awaken that hateful effort at a moment’s notice.

Soon the Catholic Church will disavow their handiwork, but the groundwork and seeds of hate were planted eons ago.

The Catholic Church and the United Nations are brothers in arms. Each aiding the other in their ultimate goal: to create a Jew-free world.

Of course whom will they blame for the ills of mankind when the Jews are gone? Sadly, many will not be around to know the answer. The Final Solution seems to be on the rise again.

Hate is the new “in” thing with governments and humankind.

There is a story in the Torah about mitzvahs. Each time a good deed is done a little light goes out and falls on the earth. There it sits until the moment the Messiah comes. At that time God will turn off all the lights on earth and only the goodness will shine.

If there is more light than darkness, man will be saved. If not…

I am afraid evil has far exceeded the light and good people have a world of catching up now.

It is up to the sane of planet earth to make goodness their goal. To stop the hatred, stop allowing tyrants to starve and murder children, and accept kindness and love into their hearts. To evolve at last into humankind’s highest form, not to sink to its lowest level once again.

Otherwise, it won’t be long until the lights are turned off for good.

Norma Zager is a Jewish woman who lives in the USA.

In the series “Postcards from Israel,” Ari Bussel and Norma Zager invite readers throughout the world to join them as they present reports from Israel as seen by two sets of eyes: Bussel’s on the ground, Zager’s counterpoint from home.

Israel and the United States are interrelated – the two countries we hold dearest to our hearts – and so is this “point – counterpoint” presentation that has, since 2008, become part of our lives.

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