Love and Hate


The massive explosions of glaring hatred against Israel, Zionism and Jews all over the world have taken many by surprise. They cannot but remind us of the hatred systematically aroused by the Nazis in the 1930’s culminating in the evils of the Holocaust. We may well wonder where all this may lead. Taunting, cursing and actual wanton violence against Jews are now everyday occurrences throughout “civilized” Europe and America, and many Jewish people are seriously considering moving elsewhere.

The Nazis persecuted the Jews in the name of the “purity of the Aryan race”, drawing on hundreds of years of Christian rage against the Jews for adamantly refusing to accept their replacement theology. Today the demonstrations in support of the so-called “Palestinians” are spearheaded by Muslims, who likewise cannot tolerate Jews on account of their refusal to accept the primacy of the Moslem “prophet”. The latter-day return of the Jews to our ancestral land and their vibrant, G-d-given success in so many fields simply fly in the face of both of Cinderella’s two big ugly sisters and are an unforgiveable offense against their insatiable arrogance.

The unholy alliance

It is ironic that the violent Muslim radicals leading the world in Jew-hatred have forged an alliance of convenience with the dumbed-down, useful idiots who make up the woke political left of contemporary Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. What could be more absurd than the sight of woke, scantily-clad, heavily tattooed LGBTQ students and agitators, draped in keffiyehs, marching through cities and occupying campuses, chanting Arabic calls to murder Jews, and prostrating to Allah, without realizing that if they publicly acted out their sexual perversions in Iran, Qatar or the like, they would by lynched within minutes.

It is hard to understand how the imagination of these woke western Marxists has been captured by the image of the savage, masked, machine-gun-toting Arab “resistance fighter” who is actually such a coward that he keepd his face hidden and whose sole claim to valor is that he kills and decapitates defenseless babies, little children and unarmed civilians, raping and plundering for the sake of his noble cause.


When I was in my mid-teens, I read some of Karl Marx’s writings, which allegedly provide the foundation for the political theories of the woke professors and students who have been protesting Israel’s war against the Hamas terrorists. I do not recommend spending your precious time trying to grasp the real meaning of the convoluted gobbledygook used by these spoiled, inarticulate, snotty-nosed brats, who entirely lack all knowledge of history or the ability to think critically. Essentially, they claim that the State of Israel is a “puppet” in the hands of a clique of putative white colonial masters who have been and continue to systematically oppress the indigenous people of the land, and for that reason any Israeli man, women or child, or for that matter, any Jew, is a legitimate target for indiscriminate terror.

As you and I both know, this is so far from the truth that it is not worthy of rebuttal. In fact, this is not even an authentic Marxist idea, because conditions in society and economy across the world have entirely changed since Marx’s time, and the classic colonial model no longer applies. Today the real enemies and exploiters of the oppressed masses are hidden actors (the “Deep State”) under the control of massive investment giants such as Blackrock and Vanguard, in whose hands most of the world’s wealth is concentrated.

Since they also control all the mainstream media, they have the power to obfuscate matters and spin their picture of “reality” in any direction they choose. The governments they control have abrogated to themselves more and more powers over the personal lives of their citizens, who under the guise of a “pandemic”, were coerced into submitting to extended lockdowns and forced injections of poisonous vaccines into their bodies, with catastrophic results that are becoming more apparent every day. Now these governments are in the process of ceding the democratic rights of their citizens to supranational bodies such as the World Health Organization and the United Nations, against whom their citizens will have no redress. At the same time, governments are voting for enormous “aid packages” for Ukraine which are never properly audited and most of the funds of which end up in private pockets.

If the protesters on the campuses were genuinely concerned about all the downtrodden and exploited across the world, they would surely revise their political agenda. But no matter how many facts and compelling evidence are placed squarely before them, they refuse to see beyond their blinkered eyes, since they are the product of decades of systematic indoctrination by their professors, who are masters of destructive criticism yet incapable of contributing anything constructive. The future of Academia is bleak indeed.

It is clear that the campus occupations were far from spontaneous, as evidenced by the large numbers of identical tents that sprang up suddenly in so many different locations across North America, and the fact that on many campuses, a majority of those arrested were not registered as students at the campus in question. All the evidence suggests that these demonstrations had been planned for months if not years.

If so, who has been paying for all these protests, and why are they seeking to whip up hatred against Israel, Zionists and Jews precisely now, to the point where people are so enraged that they want not only to curse and vitiate them but to attack and physically harm them?

Deflecting attention

Throughout history, Antisemitism was used by unscrupulous players to deflect attention from other evils they wished to hide. The mainstream “legacy” media prefers to ignore many suspicious developments that call for serious investigation yet are dismissed as wild “conspiracy theories”. You might have thought that those virtue-signaling “Marxists” who claim to see evil and corruption behind the State of Israel and her struggle to survive would have addressed several burning current issues that may pose far greater long-term danger to humanity than the dying Palestinian cause. Could it be that hidden forces who are driving forward an evil agenda are simultaneously seeking to divert everyone’s attention from what they are actually doing by flogging the same dead horse of the “Palestinian cause” day after day?

Depopulation: Many experts in medicine and other fields are convinced that there is a well-advanced covert plan to significantly reduce (=kill off) a large part of the world’s human population, and that one of the means of doing so is through creating false health scares and then bullying the public into taking deadly vaccines. Attempts to estimate and publicize damage caused by the Covid vaccines have been stymied by governments in Britain, Holland, U.S.A., Canada, Australia and New Zealand, indicating that the conspiracy reaches the highest levels of government.

World Government: The World Economic Forum, an unelected body of representatives of the wealthiest, most powerful forces in the world, is taking the lead in pressuring all members of the United Nations to pursue an agenda that will bring the entire world population under a single global government whose draconian decrees will turn all but the world’s wealthiest elite into powerless serfs and drudges who are forced to forgo meat consumption, use of fossil fuels and much more in order to halt “climate change” and “save the planet”. As part of this campaign, governments in Europe and N. America are implementing steps to destroy small farms so as to centralize food production, leaving consumers entirely dependent on government.

Woke Culture: The Marxian ideology that has taken over the educational system from the level of university faculty, staff and students all the way down to juniors and nursery toddlers goes hand in hand with a culture of sexual morality, or rather sexual immorality, that flies in the face of traditional Judeo-Christian modesty and civilization. Woke culture has not spread spontaneously but has been systematically promoted by the entertainment industry and those who control it, with enormous funding for the lavish satanic productions that are the new normal. While society officially frowns on pedophilia and child sex trafficking, there is abundant evidence that both are rampant at the highest levels of our societies and enjoy protected status for the benefit of those who practice them.

Mass Migrations: The real colonization today is that of the advanced western nations by hundreds of thousands and indeed millions of migrants of mostly military age, under the very noses of the native inhabitants of those countries and with the active collaboration of the governments in question. Patriots in Britain, Europe, and America are waking up in horror at the spectacle of barbarians flooding their cities, receiving free housing, phones and pocket money from the authorities, and who roam the streets fighting, mugging, raping and stabbing. The nationalists are calling for mass deportations, but these seem unlikely any time soon, and western “civilization” has changed forever.


Meanwhile the Russia-Ukraine war rages on, with daily reports of mass civilian casualties on both sides not to speak of military losses and sheer destruction. France, Germany and other countries want to expand the war. China is preparing for war against Taiwan. N. Korea wants to destroy S. Korea… yet not a word of protest is heard from the Palestinian “solidarity” movement, who will happily scream their lungs dry over a lost cause – because there never was a Palestinian state and their never will be.

Love and Hate

G-d loves His people Israel and He gave us a Land – a most amazing land, full of wonder and beauty. Like every precious gift, it comes with conditions: the Covenant. For true love is jealous. The Lover wants only the best for His Beloved, and since the Lover is entirely good, He may therefore not allow His Beloved to look elsewhere for even one brief moment, lest she stray and loose the perfect good He wants for her. Therefore, if she should stray, He finds ways to bring her back to Him – even with “the sword that avenges the vengeance of the Covenant”.

G-d gave the Land of Israel to the people of Israel, and the Torah is our deed of possession. Every Jewish schoolboy knows that the nations of the world have always accused us of stealing the land (see Rashi on Genesis 1:1 and Judges chapter 11), just as the “pro-Palestinians” claim today, without knowing a shred of actual history.

But our possession of the Land is not dependent on world public opinion or a United Nations vote or any other human stance. After entry into the Land under Joshua, Israel were exiled twice for our sins: once by the Assyrians and Babylonians, and a second time by the Romans. But no more than two exiles were prophesied by the prophets. On the contrary, the War of Gog and Magog, which puts the seal on Israel’s possession of the Land for all eternity, actually takes place when the exiles return after the second exile (Ezekiel 38:8). The protracted wars against Jews and Israel in the last centuries would seem to be the fulfilment of this prophecy.

I would not rely on any Torah sage who definitively predicted the timing of the final redemption. However, I have heard that the Lubavitcher Rebbe held that all the souls that needed to be incarnated to facilitate this have already come into the world. We have also seen amazing miracles and wonders in the present war that strengthen our faith that God is with us and protecting His people.

The hatred of the “pro-Palestinians” for Jews and Israel is the same as the endemic hatred of the Serpent for G-d’s choicest creation: Adam (see Ezekiel 34:31). The hatred of the Serpent was the hatred of the Four Kings for Abraham (Genesis ch 14), the hatred of the Egyptians for Israel (Exodus 1:12), the hatred of Goliath for David (I Samuel chapter 17) and the hatred of Haman for Mordechai (Esther 3:6).

“For strong as death is love. Harsh as hell is jealousy… Many waters cannot quench the love and rivers cannot drown it…” (Songs 8:6-7).

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Avraham ben Yaakov

Avraham ben Yaakov is a Torah teacher based in Safed Israel & author of translations and commentaries on Bible, Hassidut, Kabbalah, Spiritual Growth, Health & Healing.

By Avraham ben Yaakov

Avraham Ben Yaakov

Avraham ben Yaakov Greenbaum is a Torah teacher in Tz’fat (Safed) in Israel’s Galilee, and author of translations and commentaries on Bible, Hassidut, Kabbalah, Spiritual Growth, Health, Healing and the Environment.

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