Shemos (Exodus), Second Book of the Hebrew Bible, This week’s Parsha, Mishpatim 23: 20-32

Dispersion of (Israel’s) Enemies and Conquest of the Land

Sixth Reading (Shishi)

20  (When you will sin with the Golden Calf, the Shechinah will not accompany you personally, rather) I send an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that  I have prepared to give you

21  Beware of him and listen to him, for My Name is associated with him. Do not rebel against him for he will not forgive your transgression (since he never sins himself)

22  But, listen to His voice and do all that I say, I will be the enemy of your enemies and if I will oppress your oppressors.

23  For My angel will go before you, and bring you to the Amorites, the  Chitites, the Perizites, the Cana’anites,  the Chivites, and the Jebusites, and I will destroy them.

24  Do not bow down to their gods  Do not worship them and do not follow their practices. Rather you should demolish (their Gods) and completely shatter their stones (upon which they stand on so they can bow down to them).

25  You shalt worship God, your God, and He will bless your food and your drink. I will banish illness from among you.

Seventh reading (shivii)

26  (If you obey My WiII) then there will not be a woman who miscarries or a barren woman in your land. I will cause the days of your lives to be full..

27  I will send My terror ahead of you and I will throw all the people among whom you will come, into confusion. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and flee from you.

28  l will send the hornet swarms before you (that strike them in the eyes and inject venom into them) and they will drive out the Hivites,  Canaanites, and the Hittites from before you.

29  I will not drive them away from you in one year, lest the land become depopulated and the beast of the field become too many for you (to contend with).

30 Little by little I will drive them away from you until you increase and can occupy the land.

31 I will set your border from the Reed Sea to the Philistine (Mediterranean) Sea, and from the desert to the River Euphrates, for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hands, and you will drive them away from you.

32 Do not make a covenant with them or with their gods

33 Do not let them live in your land since they may cause you to sin against Me, in that you will worship their gods, which will be a trap for you.

(PS   Hashem did not have a “bold” on his computer but I did) jsk

(Please open the link below showing the river Euphrates as the given eastern border of the Jewish nation. The land encompassed a large portion of present day Syria, extended well into Iraq and Jordan did not even exist – well before the British carved it out of the Balfour Declaration and artificially created an entire nation to satisfy their colonial ambitions.

Moses made no such claim on all this land. He did reluctantly give the land East of the Jordan River to the tribes of Gad, Reuben and 1/2 of Mannasseh. Gad and Reuben had begged for the land seeing it extremely well suited for the grazing of their  large herds and flocks of livestock.

Present day Israel does not claim even that land but would be content just to keep only that land given to them by Hashem between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea – a very small percentage of Hashem’s original dedication.  The “Palestinian” Arabs would have to make do with the 21 Arab countries with thousands of miles of oil rich land they already have! By the way, they would simply be going back to Arab lands they lived in for centuries before they themselves came to Israel after the British conquered it in WWI and the Jews “made the desert bloom” shortly after that) jsk

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