Sunday, October 29, 2006

The UN and the דור הפלגה

The Ran in his Derashos (Drasha א) has an interesting explanation about the הטא of the דור הפלגה. He explains that really they did no sin and that there was no punishment. He says that they wanted to have 1 world government. This is not an aveira but it is something that Hashem does not want. 1 world government means that there is nowhere to run. If Nimrod had ruled the world Avraham would have had nowhere to go. Therefore Hashem split them up and created nations and languages so that there would always be somewhere for the believers in Hashem to run to. The Ran writes that this has applied throughout history to the Jewish people up to and including his time. We know that from the Ran's time until today the same thing has applied. Whenever we were kicked out of 1 country a different country took us in.

Based on this, we should be concerned about the UN and the push to 1 world government. As the Ran says this is not Hashem wants and is bad for the Jews.

1 comment:

pop said...

Its very shver that if you look at verious languages and look for the patterns as to what was derived from what, some of the original 70 langueages appear ro have evolved from other langauages.

This is a steera to the whole concept of the dispersal of the dor haflaga.

Also if you look at DNA (specifically mtrochondrial DNA) it looks like humanity did not come bovel but rather Africa and in a migratory pattern that very much does not suggest a dispersal at that time.

This particulaly troubles me in that it happened after the mabul. So all the terutsim that apply to pre mabul proofs and disproofs dont apply.