Thursday, July 05, 2012

How's Your Donkey Vision?

By Moshe Feiglin

"And the donkey saw the angel of G-d" (from this week's Torah portion, Balak, Numbers 28:25)

Sometimes even a donkey clearly sees what smart people can't. It is no surprise. Human intelligence is always accompanied by human fault. Moreover, true wisdom is not possible without humility, currently known as intellectual honesty.

Even donkeys understood where the Oslo Accords would lead. The masses protested and warned of the consequences. But the eyes of the "wise" men were blinded and they were unable to see the drawn sword of the angel of reality who was standing in their path.

The entire country is bickering over the question of the draft for the ultra-Orthodox and Arabs. Even a donkey can see that there is no reason for compulsory induction of either of these groups. In other words, we are about to bring down our government over a problem that doesn't exist and a demand that behind which nobody really stands.

But that is how it goes when human drives overshadow wisdom. Even a donkey will see what you no longer can perceive.
Shabbat Shalom

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