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YNET Op-ed: National-religious revolution is completed
Israel's new police chief, Roni Alsheich, joins a long list of senior appointments in politics, in the government, in the defense establishment and in the media of people who were raised in the Religious Zionism movement, controlling the direction of Israel.
Yoaz Hendel, 09.29.15
If there is a revolution, it has been completed. The national-religious Jews are already here. The new police chief, Roni Alsheich, completes a long series of senior appointments in politics, in the government, in the defense establishment and in the media of people who were raised in the Religious Zionism movement. (cont.)Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Yoaz, I believe that you are mistaken about the National-religious revolution having been completed.
You see, the Religious Zionists who see Roni Alsheich's appointment as Israel's Police Chief as a victory for what you call "the revolution," are not real Religious Zionists. Many will go so far as to suggest that there is no conflict between the Torah and Israeli law, or come very close to saying so. They have this crazy idea that democracy, or in the case of the State of Israel, deMOCKracy, has something to do with Religious Zionism, Religious Nationalism, or whatever you want to call it.
It doesn't. Democracy is a Hellenist concept. You know Hellenism, don't you? It's that force of assimilation the Maccabees fought against. Their victory and the subsequent re-dedication of the Beth Miqdash (Temple) is commemorated annually in the form of a holiday you may have heard of, called Hanukkah.
Israel's new police chief may wear a kippah, but he is still a former member of the Shabba"k (Israeli Secret Police), and the Shabba"k is all about enforcing loyalty to the State, not loyalty to the Torah.
When we have an accepted Sanhedrin and King in place, and the Temple has been rebuilt, or, at the very least, the altar, we have begun to move in the direction of Torah governance, have annexed Yehudah, Shomron, Azza (Judea, Samaria, and Gaza), have plans on the table to conquer the rest of Eretz Yisra'el, including Southern Lebanon, and the search is on for the true identity of Amaleq is underway, THEN you can say that the National religious revolution is completed.
בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, כָּרַת יְהוָה אֶת-אַבְרָם--בְּרִית לֵאמֹר: לְזַרְעֲךָ, נָתַתִּי אֶת-הָאָרֶץ הַזֹּאת, מִנְּהַר מִצְרַיִם, עַד-הַנָּהָר הַגָּדֹל נְהַר-פְּרָת. אֶת-הַקֵּינִי, וְאֶת-הַקְּנִזִּי, וְאֵת, הַקַּדְמֹנִי. וְאֶת-הַחִתִּי וְאֶת-הַפְּרִזִּי, וְאֶת-הָרְפָאִים. וְאֶת-הָאֱמֹרִי, וְאֶת-הַכְּנַעֲנִי, וְאֶת-הַגִּרְגָּשִׁי, וְאֶת-הַיְבוּסִי. (בראשית טו,יח-כא)
In that day the Lord made a covenant with Avram, saying: 'To your seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates.' the Kenite, and the Kenizzite, and the Kadmonite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Rephaim, and the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Girgashite, and the Jebusite.' (Gen. 15:18-21)Until then, those identifying as Religious Zionists (National Religious), who believe as you, that Ron Alsheich's appointment is an indication of progress in the so-called "National Religious Revolution" are just deluding themselves.
If, of course, by "National Religious" you mean mamlakhti (die-hard State loyalist), propagated by luminaries such as Rabbis Yuval Cherlow, David Stav, Eli Sedan, and Shlomo Aviner, then I will stand corrected, and declare you to be 100% correct. Their "revolution" of their made-up religion does, in fact, appear to be making progress, with the appointment of Roni Alsheich.