Bereishit, Today and Decolonization

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The Torah begins by telling us that HaShem began by creating the heavens and the earth. But Rashi’s first commentary on the Torah relates to the land of Israel belonging to the Jewish people. Why would the famous eleventh century Torah commentator begin by telling us this? Because Rashi knew that in the future the nations of the world would reject Israel belonging to us, the Jewish people. Before starting any further commentary he wanted the world to know that in the beginning HaShem created the heavens and the earth and gave the Jewish people Israel. Rashi, was right. Here we are. The time is now. Despite all logical evidence the nations amongst us still reject our right to live in our homeland despite our miraculous return to Israel. Standup against those who reject our birthright and covenant with HaShem. In the beginning it was only HaShem and we are His people who dwell in His land. We are all native to Judea. Decolonize your mind. Decolonize your heart. Decolonize your speech. And decolonize your actions. The time to act is now. Be a decolonized Judean. 
Ethan Benjamin Rubin 
Yaakov Binyamin Ben Beynish.