Written by Eliana Benador
by Eliana Benador
In order to better understand this complex situation, one must consult the Jewish Torah.
The Torah is not a prayer book. In Judaism we have prayer books exclusively to pray. We have the *Weekday* Siddur or prayer book; we have *Shabbat* Siddur or prayer book, ad hoc for Shabbat. For Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, we have an ad hoc prayer book: the Machzor or, in plural, the Machzorim.
The Torah is the most comprehensive study book ever, made out exclusively of Gd’s lessons of history, geography, survival kit, moral behavioral code, philosophy, judicial system, health and medical issues, human, and animal relation pattern, society structure, seasonal agricultural systems and so much more .
Some of us, learn it, more or less, on a daily or weekly basis, we study passages, we discuss their meanings and symbolism -and there are great Torah sages that have lived through centuries and millennia, and from whom we have inherited their wise approach through their writings and via the oral Torah or Kabbalah.
“And God said [to Abraham], Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son [at this set time in the next year] ... and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.” Genesis 17:15-22
“And the L-RD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land:
The East to West borders of the Land of Canaan were from the
the river of Egypt (the Nile) To the Great River, the Euphrates, Gen 15:18
The North to South borders of the Land of Canaan were from Hamat (which is 100 miles North of Damascus) towards the south to M'rivot-Kadesh 100 miles south of Jerusalem and to the Egyptian river, the Nile.
[This would include all of modern day Israel, the west bank (Judea and Samaria) of the Jordan, all of Lebanon,
and substantial parcels of Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.]
Thus saith the Lord Gd; This shall be the border, whereby ye shall inherit the land according to the twelve tribes of Israel: Joseph shall have two portions.
And ye shall inherit it, one as well as another: concerning the which I lifted up mine hand to give it unto your fathers: and this land shall fall unto you for inheritance.
And this shall be the border of the land toward the north side, from the great sea, the way of Hethlon, as men go to Zedad; Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of Damascus and the border of Hamath; Hazarhatticon, which is by the coast of Hauran.
And the border from the sea shall be Hazarenan, the border of Damascus, and the north northward, and the border of Hamath. And this is the north side.
And the east side ye shall measure from Hauran, and from Damascus, and from Gilead, and from the land of Israel by Jordan, from the border unto the east sea. And this is the east side.
And the south side southward, from Tamar even to the waters of strife in Kadesh, the river to the great sea. And this is the south side southward.
The west side also shall be the great sea from the border, till a man come over against Hamath. This is the west side.
So shall ye divide this land unto you according to the [twelve] tribes of Israel.” Ezekhiel 47:13-21
United Jerusalem belongs exclusively to the Jewish people and to Israel.
Jerusalem is mentioned 667 times in the Jewish Torah and for that matter, Zion -which refers to Jerusalem and sometimes to the Land of Israel- appears 154 times, both together, 821 times. And, every week, Israel is mentioned in each portion of the week, the Parashat Ha Shavua
The Christian Bible mentions Jerusalem 154 times and Zion 7 times. However, writer Moshe Kohn specifies that Jerusalem and Zion do not appear even once in the Qur'an, just "as they do in the Hindu Bhagavad-Gita, the Taoist Tao-Te Ching, the Buddhist Dhamapada and the Zoroastrian Zend Avesta."
On their hand, while Muslims argue that they have legitimate claim to Jerusalem and more, there is absolutely no mention of Jerusalem in the Koran. As a matter of fact, they do not pray towards Jerusalem, ever. It is also never mentioned in any of their prayers. It has also never had any relation with the life of Mohammed -and for that matter, it has no political or scholarly connection with Islam and has never been capital to any Muslim country.
Fact is, that although other cultures, civilizations and countries are mentioned or alluded in the Torah, it is exclusively His Land, the Land of Israel, that actually received precise borders from G-d Himself. None other. Only Israel.
And that alone explains the miracles and the wonders that have happened and continue to happen in Israel. The desert flourished when finally the Jews arrived back home after the European, Nazi Holocaust.
Even amazing Israel war victories are so unexplainable that military strategic courses throughout the world do not teach them because they are just that: unexplainable.
To wrap up, here one of my readers’ comment on my article on the Cern and Israel: The Real Friend Walks In as the Whole World Walks Out:
“The positive contributions to the world by Jewish people are staggering.
It is statistically impossible for so small a subset of people to have made so many advances in every field of scholarly endeavor. Nevertheless, here it is, irrefutably, in black and white.
At a minimum, the world should be saying a humble “thank you”, instead of attacking the Jewish people -and Israel.
Anyone who understands that statistical anomaly will be filled with wonder for these amazing people who have contributed so much to humanity.”
Gd bless Israel, the Land Gd gave to His People, the Jewish People.
Goodwill Ambassador Eliana Benador is a national and international global strategist and the former CEO and founder of Benador Associates. You can find her at the Goodwill Ambassador. Follow her on Twitter, or her political page on Facebook and her business page on Facebook