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Archive for September 17th, 2007

G-d, Distance and The Days of Awe

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on September 17, 2007


G-d is Compassion. He looks at our efforts to rectify our ways during The Days of Awe. Even if it seems that while we are taking a hard look at ourselves and attempting to make changes, that He might be distant, He is really never closer than when we seek to correct what we have messed up, because that is when we need Him the most.

If He really was distant from us, then how can He say:

Isa 1:18

“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the L-RD; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

“let us reason together” – that is not the words of Someone who has distanced Himself from someone – it’s the words of Someone who desires to bring us through the work of self-reflection and honest assessments of our wrongs, our life stories and our doubts, walking side by side with us. At the end of that walk what used to be sullied, soiled and broken will be clean, pure and healed.

There’s midrash about a king who had a son.

The son had left home a long time ago after a fall-out with his father, and had moved a long way away from where he came from. The king, his father, sent out messages telling his son to come home. One of those messages  reached the son, and he responded “I can’t, it’s been to long and it’s too far to walk”. The King then sent another message saying “It doesn’t matter, you start walking now and I will meet you on the road where ever you are and we will walk the remaining stretch together”.

That’s G-d for us – meeting us on the way, walking with us and reasoning with us about what we have been doing with out lives the past year, so we can come to peaceful, healing and constructive conclusion on Yom Kippur.

Posted in Compassion, Distance, G-d, Isa 1:18, midrash about a king who had a son, The Days of Awe | 2 Comments »

For the Better of Man Kind…

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on September 17, 2007


“The ethnic cleansing that the Nazis did, to purify the race, to better man kind, wasn’t what the Nazis were doing.

They were killing people to gain power and control people.”

BC, get real – the only reason the Nazis killed the Jews, the homosexuals, the mentally ill and handicapped, the physically disabled, political dissidents etc were so they could have a Pure German Volk – and Lebensraum for that Volk.

“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”

“The art of leadership… consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention.”

“The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence.” From Adolf Hitler Quote

“[The Jews’] ultimate goal is the denaturalization, the promiscuous bastardization of other peoples, the lowering of the racial level of the highest peoples as well as the domination of his racial mishmash through the extirpation of the folkish intelligentsia and its replacement by the members of his own people,” (Adolf Hitler in “Mein Kampf 1 Volume – quote taken from Teacher’s Guide“)

“On the contrary, the German people were of the highest racial purity and those destined to be the master race according to Hitler. To maintain that purity, it was necessary to avoid intermarriage with subhuman races such as Jews and Slavs.”(From Teachers Guide to Adolf Hitler)

To claim that Hitler and the Nazis did what they did for power and control is down right ridiculous – and it is a falsification of the facts of Antisemitism in Europe in the first half of the 20th century. As well as offensive.
S(o)B

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