Monday, August 6, 2007


When standing at a crossroads - at the metaphorical corner of Shamai & Hillel - what's the right choice?

Shamai always insists on the more stringent path, while Hillel tends towards leniancy.

Our Sages say that in this world we follow the rulings of Hillel and in the Messianic Age we will follow the rulings of Shamai - in other words, right now we have to be realists (Hillel) and when Messiah comes we can afford to be idealists (Shammai).

So does that mean that in the upcoming Likud primaries we should be "realists" and vote for Bibi, or "idealists" and vote for Moshe Feiglin?

Realists will never build an idealistic world, and idealists will never be able to live in a realistic world. History proves this, again and again.

What kind of REAL choices do we have here?

All I can do is quote those non-Talmudic sages, Led Zepplin:
"Standing on my heels on the mountain of dreams, telling myself it's not as hard, hard, hard as it seems"

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