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Donald Trump has already won … as a father of our spiritual awakening


Donald Trump may or may not win the US presidency but he has already won an acknowledgement of great many in the US as a father of the truly Judeo-Christian spiritual awakening.

The great many in the US, as well as many BREXIT-minded people of Europe, have found in Donald Trump a spiritual leader who has clearly expressed their depressing feelings that the great Judeo-Christian Western civilization is losing its greatness. Donald Trump has demonstrated it convincingly by analyzing the changes in political and social realms of the US that have brought the US on the road of moral and economic degradation, and he suggested political and social restructuring that may return the country on the path of continuing greatness.

The spiritual awakening on the human moral wellbeing

From the very beginning, the US was a country of Judeo-Christian moral principles. The Torah/Bible Ten Commandments was the guiding principles for the government legislative work. Those principles led to

  • A small government with limited power – since a human government cannot become an all-mighty god-like entity (The First Commandment says, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me”)
  • An individual responsibility of government leaders for their decisions affecting the nation (The Third Commandment says, “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain”)
  • An all-mighty family with the power to decide how to live, help the others and educate the children (The Fifth Commandment says, Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee)
  • A minimal government taxation mainly for providing safety and security for the public and not for government enrichment and empowerment (The Eighth Commandment says, Thou shalt not steal”)
  • No government-imposed wealth redistribution from the truly fortunate to the less fortunate (The Tenth Commandment says, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s).

Both religionists and atheists supported the Judeo-Christian morality – they had different opinions not on the morality but rather on the source of this morality.

Both religionists and atheists supported the Church-State separation to preserve spiritual competitiveness among various religious denominations.

However, in the last century all these moral Ten-Commandment-based Judeo-Christian moral principles – step-by-step – were abandoned and replaced by the extremely nice sounding “human rights and social justice” principles that brought

  • The big government which restrict severely the individual freedoms and play a role of an all-mighty god – with the two political parties, Democratic and Republican, working together to enrich and empower themselves to the detriment of the people
  • The lack of individual responsibility of government leaders since they are judged not by the results of their decisions affecting the nation but rather by politically-correct slogans of their political parties
  • The government-imposed regulations on the family that are ruining the traditional family
  • The tremendous taxation burden that makes the big government an economic monopoly suppressing private businesses
  • The government-imposed redistribution of wealth that is destroying the incentives for creating the individual wealth.

Although the majority of the nation has not liked the loss of traditional Judeo-Christian morality, the majority was silent since the big government was able to a sort of dope the population by the freebies and politically correct slogans – with the help of the big news media, which in essence has become a part of the big government.

Donald Trump has spelled out all that clearly and convincingly. Moreover, he described the ways to stop the degradation and restore the greatness of the country as was in the glorious past. That was a truly spiritual awakening for the people on the human moral wellbeing.

The spiritual awakening on the human economic wellbeing

From the very beginning, the US was a country with the best economy in the world. The best economy led to the best material well-being for American citizens. Budget deficit, national debt, stagnant economic growth, government welfare system were unknown. Why? Because the country had a free-market economy which was encouraging everybody to get involved in economically productive work to make his/her family richer, to be personally responsible for the result of his/her actions, to do charitable work and not to covet something that was in possession of your neighbor. The politicians were not enriching themselves by working in the government – they were making a decent living like everybody else.

In the last century all these Ten-Commandment-based Judeo-Christian free-market economic principles – step-by-step – were abandoned and replaced by the government controlled economy – controlled through myriads of regulations, taxes, tariffs, litigations, globalization rules, politically-correct opinions, etc.

The first time in the American history, the children are less well off than their parents, a great number of people are not working and survival of a great many depends on government freebies.

The majority of the nation has not liked it. However, this majority was silent since the big government was able to convince the majority that is the best they can have – and the big government has done it with the help of the big news media, which in essence has become a part of the big government.

Donald Trump has help the people understand we can do economically much better if we reduce government control of the economy to restore the true free-market economy. That was a spiritual awakening for the people on the human economic wellbeing.

Donald Trump has help the people realize that the replacement of one political party by the other in the course of democratic elections would not restore our moral and economic wellbeing – both political parties, Democratic and Republican, have become a part of the big government suppressing the people. Donald Trump has help the people realize the unusual nature of the current presidential election – that is a historic opportunity to replace the power of the big government by the power of the people and restore the greatness of the country and wellbeing of the people.

Indeed, Donald Trump has already won … as a father of our spiritual awakening.

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The Rabbis should follow the Pope Francis fundamental undertaking


At his presentation at the US Congress, Pope Francis did not speak about Jesus Christ and the basics of Catholicism and Christianity in general. He spoke about One God for everybody – Jews and Christians, Catholics and Protestants, Muslims and Hindus and Buddhists, Religious and Non-Religious. He spoke about what unites all of us as unique human individuals created in the image and likeness of God.

And what unites us is the universal moral principles of the Torah, which are valid and true for all humans as One God’s guidance for building a better world for everybody. Those Torah principles are treasured by all spiritual streams of Judaism and Christianity. However, in addition to those Torah principles, each spiritual stream created something else that distinguishes it from the others and defines its own way in searching for God’s truth.

At the beginning of his presentation, the Pope Francis reminded the two fundamentals of the Torah. They are the story of Moses who brought the God’s guidance from God to all humans in the Torah, and the most important concept of the Torah that all human individuals have to treat other human individuals in the way they would like to be treated – because God created all humans in His image and likeness as equals.

In the rest of his presentation, the Pope described the challenge of addressing the contemporary world problems through the prism of treating everybody in the image and likeness of God. The underlying thought in the Pope’s presentation was clear – all contemporary world challenges have to be resolved, based on the Judeo-Christian moral principles. The Pope’s presentation reminded us the Church-State separation should be understood correctly: it is the separation of official religious institutions from official government institutions – it is not the separation of Judeo-Christian morality from legislative work of government institutions.

The Pope listed the most urgent contemporary challenges, which should be addressed through the prism of Judeo-Christian morality such as

-Mass immigration in search for hope and happiness,

-Righting wrongs,

-Combating violence,

-Seeing in the world not just Good and Evil but all shades of God-guided behavior,

-Not replacing tyrants by other tyrants,

-Fighting poverty and hunger,

-Preserving and strengthening traditional families,

-Preserving Nature created by God, etc.

There are two basic ways to address all those challenges:

–the Judeo-Christian Bible-based way through individual and collective charity/mitzvah and

–the way through government-forced redistribution of wealth.

The Judeo-Christian way creates opportunities and hope for everybody – rich and poor, whites and blacks, religious and non-religious, and a sort of community unity. The government-forced redistribution of wealth creates disunity and feeling of envy and entitlement. And that is a contemporary political battle field in the USA, Israel and many other countries.

The very important underlying message of the Pope: religious people and their leaders have to get involved in the politics to preserve and strengthen there the Judeo-Christian moral principles. And our rabbis should not be scared to follow this message.

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