There are millions of Jewish Pharaohs, perhaps the Jews for their sake and that of the Palestinians need only one Moses to deliver both people to freedom.
Today April 19th and for the next 7 days, Jews all over the world, secular, religious, reform, orthodox, atheists, Zionists, anti-Zionists, supporters of two states solution, supporters of Aretz Israel, Democrats, Republicans, Socialists, Capitalists, Trotskyites all celebrate this year Passover, the Jewish holiday for the Jewish calendar year 5771 (2010-2011) commensuration the Exodus from Egypt and their flight to freedom from slavery, intimidation, and humiliation at the hands of the Egyptian Pharaoh. Of course the Jews had two powerful friends on their side (not the US, or England) but G-d and Moses.
Every year and specially during the Holy Month of Ramadan, I make it a point to complete reading the Holy Quran as part of the Holy month of worship and reading the Holy Quran. Reading the Holy Quran one can see the importance that Allah/God put on the story of Moses, the Jews and the Pharaohs, and the story is repeated over and over, perhaps Allah is telling us message that we all remember.
Freedom for the Jews from slavery and from the cruel rule of the Pharaohs is story that we all need to remember, specially the Jews. Passover is one such important occasion, where the story of the flight from Egypt is not only celebrated but also told to children as part of their Jewish history. Having attended couple of the Passover dinners with our neighbors it is not only the rituals but also the stories of the Jews, of Moses and the Pharaohs that are told and remembered and much appreciated.
For over 44 years, the Jews all over the world celebrated Passover, also celebrating the Jewish Occupation but never remembering the millions of Palestinians under Occupations living the lives of the Jews of ancient Egypt, humiliated every day, their homes confiscated and destroyed, their water wells are poisoned, their land and farms confiscated and burned by Jews and I have to wonder if the Jews around the world remember the Palestinians on these special days of Passover and how the Jewish Occupation affects their daily lives? Perhaps modern days Jews should add thousands of Yom Kippur to their calendar years to repent for a Jewish Occupation that refuses to go and celebrated.
Everywhere around the world and with few exceptions, there are only Pharaohs among the Jewish communities especially in the US. I have to wonder whatever happened to Moses and why there are no Moses among the Jews these days? A Moses who can lead them out of being lost in modern day Israel, who can speak with the Pharaoh of Israel and command him to “let go of the people” and who can speak up against injustice, cruelty that represents the Jewish Occupation.
I always wonder if the Jews when celebrating Passover and with it their story and escape to freedom, why they simply forget to wonder what they are doing to the Palestinians? And why they do not speak up and stand up like Moses did when he stood up to the Pharaoh.
In newspapers, in think tanks, in television and media, in politics, in the US, in France, in England certainly in Israel there are only Pharaohs as if Moses was a fictional character that never existed.
Will the rabbis and the synagogues this year dare to speak up and dare to be Moses as they speak of the Jewish Occupation and the needs of the Jewish Pharaoh to let the Palestinian people go, to be free and live with freedom and dignity in their homes, free from fear, free for house demolition and confiscations of homes and ethnic cleansing and target assassination and seeking to reign in wild criminal Jewish Settlers.
What Jews need more than ever, a Moses, millions of Moses among their communities here in the US and around the world and especially in Israel? The world only see millions of Jewish Pharaohs, flying F-15 dropping cluster and phosphorus bombs, tank commanders shelling housing blocks, 100, 000 strong Pharaohs among AIPAC, with take no prisoners attitude.
Perhaps modern day Jews do not need millions of Moses, perhaps they only need one, one who dares to speak up and challenge the Pharaoh that ruled Israel now and rule the US. Closing the entire Occupied West Bank and putting millions of Palestinians in actual prisons during Passover should remind the Jews of the need for a Moses.