Whats the difference? AND TO ME?
What country has laws DEMANDING you be HAPPY at least SOME times?
What country or town has laws that YOU MUST HELP OTHERS?
OK - Morality? WHERE DO YOU SEE MORALITY TAUGHT TODAY?
South Africa? Saudi Arabia? FRANCE? the UN?
Do not oppress the widow or the orphan!
DO NOT BRIBE (and to judges - do not decide based on the politically correct!)
And G-d sent Moses into the clouds above Mount Sinai ... while the elders were put on hold ...
no more "that's how it has always been done" - BUT HOLY LAWS
There are laws with feeling and there is wisdom in how to apply them
NOBODY IS PERFECT - BUT STRIVE FOR PERFECTION
AND no one may hide behind the ALTAR OF HASHEM - if they commit perfidy!
(May Im Mizbe hee tekach - a murderer ... ISIS ... the UN ... the League of Nations and those who try to steal ISRAEL
by claiming YUDENREIN - the peoples who conquerred the Middle East by murder and forced conversions -
and still aspire to continue ...)
NOBODY IS PERFECT - BUT STRIVE FOR JUSTICE our portion shouts to us.
(and tells us to get ready for PURIM in 2 weeks with JOY!)
May the Almighty guude our actions and spread love of justice to the world -
and the Almighty love of JOY and THANKS
Love and Shabbos and PURIM WISHES
Rabbi Andy Eichenholz