28 Iyyar 5782 | 43rd Day of the Omer | Jerusalem Day
כ"ה אייר ה'תשפ"ב | מ"ג לעומר | יום ירושלים
|Depiction of Hoshea haNavi. From Mosaic Magazine, a 2015 article|
...and instead of being told, "You are Not-My-People," they shall be called Children-of-the-Living-God. — Hosea 2:1b*
The Haftarah after a Parashah is, so to speak, the "final word" on the subject at hand, written by mostly others in the Tana"ch, mostly Prophets. Even an Israeli secular-style dictionary defines the root verb of "haftarah (הפטרה)," which is "hiftir (הפטיר)," as "ending (one's words)."**
We just read this haftarah, Hoshea chapter 2 almost to the end, on Shabbat BaMidbar (the first portion of Numbers).
To those people who name-call the Jews who live in the Holy Land "occupiers," "fake Jews," "colonialists," "thieves," "the wrong color" and so on and so forth ad infinitum, ad nauseam:
Do you know that you are fulfilling an end-time prophecy by participating in the lowering-down of regular, law-abiding, commonly-decent Jews?
Hoshea's own family as depicted was, in a real sense, a part of this prophecy, whether it was a real family or a parable; his children were called the negative names "Lo-Ruhama" (unpitied) and "Lo-Ami" (not-my-people) to show the unsympathetic feelings people would have against us, the descendants of many generations, whether good or bad. HaShem was showing Hoshea through his family how he saw the behavior of Israel, the nation, in the prophet's time. Could he continue to love his wife even though she was running around with other men?
As a prophecy, it acknowledges that we will be called all kinds of negative names down through the ages. And if you should be so fortunate as to live to experience the last clause in the verse, you will hear it said of us "Children of the Living G-d" — the most positive thing that can be thought of.
Us, and not some "other" of your choice. I hope you realize that you might drop dead from shock. You see, I'm not a prophet, but I'm warning you now. This will happen.
I'm not involved with any group or person that says "I'm warning you" but means "I'm planning to do this to you." However, The One Above can, and will, do what He wants, when He wants to.
Torah scholars learn that the prophecies that end well for our people must come true. Those that don't end so well are warnings for us to return to our Heavenly Father and live according to His ways; so, they don't have to occur.
But they will, if we don't do teshuvah! And it is not for antisemites to get involved in. It's pretty clear to me and to many of my fellow Jews that you know next to nothing about having a relationship with G-d over thousands of years.
We cannot deny our sins. The rest of the haftarah notes just a small part of them; at the end, we will be called back to Him, and we will answer, "My Husband!"
And the non-Jews who stand against us now can escape their punishment if they take warnings like these seriously before the prophecy gets fulfilled, whether they convert to Judaism or remain obligated only to the 7 Noahide Laws.
To answer the title question, if you're still a Jew-hater by the time the prophecy gets fulfilled, you won't be able to participate in any of the positive aspects of its actualization.
It's not up to me to convince you; but if you care about your future, make your decision to get away from it now.
*translation by Sefaria
**Oxford English-Hebrew / Hebrew-English dictionary, 1994, Kernerman Publishing Ltd. and Lonnie Kahn Publishing, Ltd., page 68, Hebrew-to-English. Hardback.
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