|May 14, 2020|
|Jerusalem is in a constant state of renewal and renovation as it once again finds glory. Pictured is the renovated Mamilla Mall at the entrance to the Old City (Shutterstock)|
|So the elders of the Yehudim progressed in the building, urged on by the prophesying of Chagai the Navi and Zecharya son of Ido, and they brought the building to completion under the aegis of the God of Yisrael and by the order of Cyrus and Darius and King Artaxerxes of Persia Ezra 6:14 (The Israel Bible™)|
וְשָׂבֵי יְהוּדָיֵא בָּנַיִן וּמַצְלְחִין בִּנְבוּאַת חַגַּי נביאה [נְבִיָּא] וּזְכַרְיָה בַּר־עִדּוֹא וּבְנוֹ וְשַׁכְלִלוּ מִן־טַעַם אֱלָהּ יִשְׂרָאֵל וּמִטְּעֵם כּוֹרֶשׁ וְדָרְיָוֶשׁ וְאַרְתַּחְשַׁשְׂתְּא מֶלֶךְ פָּרָס
v’-sha-VAY y’-hu-da-YAY ba-NA-yin u-matz-l’-KHEEN bin-vu-AT kha-GAI n’-vi-YAH uz-khar-YAH bar i-DO uv-NO v’-shakh-LI-lu min TA-am e-LAH yis-ra-AYL u-mi-t’-AYM KO-resh v’-dar-YA-vesh v’-ar-takh-SHAS-t’ ME-lekh pa-RAS
The autonomy of the Jewish people has often been subject to the blessings or restraints of foreigners. Cyrus’s edict to allow the People of Israel to return to the Land of Israel and rebuild the Beit Hamikdash was a ray of hope in a bleak time. Persian approval of Jewish authority constituted a remarkable turning of the tide for the exiled Jews. Though construction of the Temple was temporarily halted, it was eventually completed in the sixth year of the reign of Darius, with his permission.
The British Government’s 1917 Balfour Declaration possessed similar promise when it declared: “His Majesty’s government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object.” In fact, Harry Truman said of his May 1948 recognition of the State of Israel as president of the United States: “I am Cyrus.” In all these cases, it was non-Jews serving as God’s agents who facilitated the return of the Jewish people to Eretz Yisrael.
Today, we see that the approval for a Jewish State has been an enormous blessing upon the world. Now, many countries not only stand with Israel, they collaborate and create incredible breakthroughs for mankind! Most recently, with the incredible work Israel has done to fight COVID-19. Israel will continue to be a blessing on the world as long as we allow her to be!
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