The Foundation for Constitutional Democracy

11-Jul-2008

The Dearth of Leadership and Water

Filed under: Domestic PolicyJudaism — eidelberg @ 6:23 am

Virtually everyone in Israel is aware of the dearth of leadership in this country as well as its dearth of water; but very few see how the dearth of one is related to the dearth of the other.

For reasons I will not go into here, our Sages held that water symbolizes the Torah. Where there is a lack of Torah there is a lack of leadership.

Indeed, when the Israel neglects the Torah, God hands the nation over not only to the lowest of leaders but to the lowest of peoples—even to a non-people like the fictitious Palestinians.