Israel’s Message of Liberty

Tags: Passover, Arab world, Tradition, Yom Haatzmaut, Am Yisrael, Politics

By Moshe Feiglin

Liberty means taking responsibility for your fate. Slavery means depositing your fate in the hands of others. In other words, the more that other people control your fate, the less liberty you enjoy. In order to be free, you must allow as few people or systems as possible to run your life. The ultimate free person is he who is controlled by no one – especially not himself. Dictators - those humans who have transformed themselves into gods - are actually the most enslaved people on earth.

Does the Nation of Israel, the nation that suffered slavery to humans in Egypt and made the difficult transition to exclusive service of G-d have a message of liberty for the billions of modern day slaves? Israel has the key to true liberty – the service of no one or nothing but G-d. That message though, is currently buried under layers of self-deception. To illuminate the world with its message of liberty, Israel must transform itself into a free country.

What is a free country? According to the definition of liberty above, a free country is a country in which most of the authority is in the hands of the citizens, who have true freedom of choice.

In today’s Israel, the citizen has no influence over any of the country’s power hubs. Yes, he can vote for the parliament, but his vote has no significance. The fate of the country is not determined in the parliament, but by the media, the State Prosecution and other power hubs that all work together. None of these mechanisms are elected by the public or profoundly affected by its criticism.

In the authentic Jewish liberty state, the citizen is responsible for his fate.

When the State of Israel is freed of its built-in bondage, when we return to ourselves and establish the authentically free Jewish state, the Jewish message of liberty born of exclusive service of G-d will illuminate the world.

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Tags: Passover, Arab world, Tradition, Yom Haatzmaut, Am Yisrael, Politics