One of the basic tenets of those who have opposed the State of Israel has been that the State violates the “Three Oaths” as found in the Talmud in Masechta Kesuvos 111.

The Talmud says:

“Why/What are these Three Oaths? One, that Israel should not storm the wall (Rashi interprets: forcefully). Two, the Holy One adjured Israel not to rebel against the nations of the world. Three, the Holy One adjured the nations that they would not oppress Israel too much.”

Based on the above, the argument was advanced that Israel’s declaration of Yerushalayim as its capital violated the second of the oaths, namely, “Israel was not to rebel against the nations of the world.”

Since no country recognized Israel’s right to Yerushalayim, we were violating the oath as we were “rebelling” against the “nations of the world.”

Today, the United States and the President have publicly proclaimed that Yerushalayim is the undisputed capital of the Jewish State of Israel. Today, because of that recognition by the strongest nation on the world, the United States of America, under the direction and leadership of the greatest and strongest leader of the world – the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump – this theological issue has been resolved.

The recognition of the status of Yerushalayim by the strongest nation of the world was achieved today through the formal consecration and elevation of the former consulate in Yerushalayim to the status of the official Embassy of the United States of America. As of today, the greatest and most powerful nation in the world formally and publically proclaims: “Yerushalayim is rightfully the capital of the Jewish State of Israel.”

We are no longer “storming the wall,” nor are we to be considered “rebels against the nations of the world.” As of today, we have the backing and support of the greatest and strongest of the nations of the world in our claim to Yerushalayim as our capital!

We have davened for three thousand years for not only to be able to return to Zion; but, also for the fulfillment of the prophecy of Tzephania:

צפניה פרק ג

בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֔וּא יֵאָמֵ֥ר לִירֽוּשָׁלִַ֖ם אַל־תִּירָ֑אִי צִיּ֖וֹן אַל־יִרְפּ֥וּ יָדָֽיִךְ

“On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, ‘Have no fear! O Zion, let your hands not be slack.’

יְקֹוָ֧ק אֱלֹהַ֛יִךְ בְּקִרְבֵּ֖ךְ גִּבּ֣וֹר יוֹשִׁ֑יעַ יָשִׂ֨ישׂ עָלַ֜יִךְ בְּשִׂמְחָ֗ה יַחֲרִישׁ֙ בְּאַ֣הֲבָת֔וֹ יָגִ֥יל עָלַ֖יִךְ בְּרִנָּֽה

‘The Lord your God is in your midst a Mighty One Who will save. He will rejoice over you with joy. He will be silent in His love. He will jubilate over you with song.’”

Let us rejoice together with Hashem, as the prophet says, “Have no fear! O Zion, let your hands not be slack.” As Hashem is “jubilating” over Yerushalayim “with song,” we must emulate His happiness and join Him in song and jubilation on this historic day.

May we be privileged to see the consecration of the Third Beis HaMikdash swiftly and in our days!


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