Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Kashering A Government

29 of the Third Month 5768

Last Shabbath, a friend of mine was talking about different ways to approach the Israeli governmental system. One is to find ways to influence its development positively, so that it eventually evolves into a Torah-based system of governance. The other approach mentioned was to step aside, wait for it to implode, and then be part the Torah-based system which arises from the ashes.

I said to this friend that the first approach sounded like he wanted to kasher something, like a kli (vessel) which needed to be immersed in boiling water, if not blow torched.

He said yes.

So, I then asked, what if the Israeli government is more like a kosher animal which has been shehted, is then opened up and found to be have problems render it unfit for Jewish consumption, in which case, it cannot be "kashered?"

We must decide whether the Israeli government is an empty vessel, or not kosher at all.

Either way, the future does not look very promising.

1 comment:

SnoopyTheGoon said...

I would go for the blow torch. But then, we'll have an empty vessel. No one of these cockroaches will fill in the chairs knowing that they are going to be torched next...

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