|Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669, Daniel in the Lions' Den |
Drawing with pen and brush - Art and The Bible
I'm part of a people and a nation persecuted by its customs and its determination to be free
In the past, as our history shows, we never accept slavery and oppression, we always had the desire to be free. Our history has over 5000 years. During this period, almost 2000 years, we were prevented from returning to live in the land of Israel as descendants of a nation and a united people. We returned to earth in 1948 after the Nazi persecution and oppression of anti-Semitic world (many nations and peoples, not only the Nazis, betrayed us) and then rebuild our identity with a free country, modern and democratic. But still, other nations and leaders of different religions try in always blame us the ills of the world, trying to beat us to take negative our freedom and right to exist.
Why we are always accused and guilty in the past 2000 years?
It may be that:
- Our self-determination to follow the laws of one God, our One Lord, Whoever taught us the precepts of our conduct of life? This offends other people?
- Our determination in to never accept the rule and power of kings who styled themselves the right to be chosen by the doubtful his god?
- Our determination not to accept that a single man to be our leader because he received only a realm of family inheritance or by conquest of war? Not even David, a man symbol for the Jews, went unscathed in our trial when he sinned against Uriah.
- Our determination not to accept as true Messiah (Mashiach) our brother Jew named Jesus (Yeshua)?
- It was our determination not to accept that men and women were deified as saints by Catholicism? Or becouse we do not accept Catholicism as the only truth after Jesus?
- Was also not considered fair to Islam, we jews, not consider Muhammad the Messiah of the Muslims?
For nearly two thousand years after the second destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem in 70 d.C, where they were killed almost 1 million Jews, the survivors were expelled from wandering around in all corners of the earth. Yet, never accept other gods, nor mud, nor of gold, never accept be enslaved by the Kings or other authoritarian regimes. Other millions of my brothers died because of that, but We never lost hope that one day our One Lord would bring us salvation in life, even if it was for our distant descendants, we never lost the hope because we endure for a better world, even which means we should suffer humiliation at all sides.
It is this self-determination of all of us that offends others cultures?
When we choose a leader he should be for us a good example, never accept leaders tyrants, never in our history of more than 5000 years had a leader even be described as evil and tyranny. Because of that then we would accept the tyranny of others? The humble faith and grace that falls upon a leader must be good and sweet as our God teaches, A true leader can not be a proud, bitter and spiteful in his heart.
In all ages of history on earth, other peoples and nations accepted or be ruled by patriarchal reign of tyranny, or religious or totalitarian. And now where are they? How they live their descendants? - Most of them lost their identity, their children lost their freedom, their women were vilified, their men have died in vain in wars and struggles senseless. Leaders that disappeared and been forgotten, bringing the oblivion of his people and his nation. We Jews, we may be different in this regard.
Our habits and desire for preservation, may be threat to authoritarian governments and religions that surround us. Nations where not there is complete freedom, nations and peoples where their women are still sold as slaves. a world where a woman can not bathe in public waters in bathing suits, there where women can not show your bare arms. Nations where sheiks, ayatollahs, clerics, presidents, rich and influential, self-styled masters of truth and the ideals of the exclusive rights of political faith and religious preaching. Similar to its offer submission and servitude as a destination for life, offer an immobile society where a poor man can never rise socially and to be free. Nations that do not offer equal rights to its people, there, where a rich man can have several wives and a poor man might buy only one. It is there, where they teach that killing innocents is going to heaven free from sin and entitled possess the eternal riches and virgins ... These lands only the powerful can enjoy freedom, welfare and wealth? Our culture and way of life, threatened their? Do they fear subjects infected with the "Jewish virus"?
Oh! Evil men. Until when they will try to throw us to the lions?
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