Many years ago I attended a shiur where R. Akiva Tatz taught that Yishmael is the tip of Esau’s spear.
After all, it is Esau who funds the entire Palestinian mission to destroy Jewish sovereignty in Israel. When the Arabs fail to pay pledges, the EU and America fill the gap.
Why? What on the Earth for? Is it really about oil?
I think not.
For Yishmael to fall, Edom must fall. Without a handle, the spearhead loses its power and falls down.
In this regard, this year’s nine days were very strange:
1. Stock Markets crash
2. London burns
3. Gold booms
And, not to mention, the recent earthquake that cracked the Washington monument, and the recent hurricane that left millions without power or water for weeks (my sister in Pound Ridge, NY is one of them).
Edom is cracking. Caesaria is falling. Yerushalyim is rising.
Anyway, for all of you who might have been wondering where I’ve been for the past few months, been real busy working on moving family to Israel. Traveled to EY in July for my final pilot trip – amazing!! – and made the decision to live with the other Mexicans from my town of Enchilada who live in RBS-A. Wife and I packed our first boxes today! G-d willing, we leave parshat Lech Lecha (might as well be epic about it).
I am mammash going to be an immigrant in my own homeland! Not speaking hebrew well is tough. Ger anochi b’aretz. But I know enough so that in business meetings with my Israeli partners, other people start spewing in Hebrew and I just smile and stay silent – they think I understand! Another dimension of the Pirkei Avot’s maxim that silence leads to wisdom.
Also had my first meetings for a green food production business I hope to get started in E”Y. I really like working with Israelis – the air has made them wise, and when they act with integrity in business, there are none better. I pray to Hashem that someday I, too, might merit to successfully do business in E”Y.
Anyway, time for dinner.
You should all be blessed and protected.