According to that eminent authority on what God believes, Rabbi Sam White, the Lord took time out from dealing with issues in the Universe in order to make certain that Ramat Shlomo was Jewish. “”God gave us the land of Israel.” Of course, the land until 1967 was under the control of Jordan, but, unfortunately for Arabs, God was never on their side, he was for the people of Israel and He wanted them to have all the land from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean. If you doubt that, go to the nearest telephone booth and give God a call. British reporter, Rupert Cornwell spoke to inhabitants of the area and inquired if they were willing to compromise on land issues in order to secure peace with Palestinians. Nechani Rabinovich, a young mother with her baby, summed up the prevailing view among fellow Jews in the area by noting, “I don’t think this will bring peace, and I don’t think we have a partner.” Actually, she made quite clear even if a “partner” did emerge, “This is our land. God gave it to us.”
I must admit confusion because for decades my attempts to communicate with God have never proven successful. I try all hours of the night and day and can not even receive a busy signal, all that happens is silence. I assume it is the same silence that Jews in Auschwitz experienced, but, then again, they were seeking justice and explanations concerning horror. The jews of Israel seek a more mundane object — an inexpensive house. I assume God co-signs for each new house.