It has been almost 2200 years since the Maccabees refused to capitulate to a pagan Seleucid empire. Whose emperor, Antiochus IV, forced out of Alexandria by the Romans, began one of the first religious persecutions in recognized human history.
Forcing the Hebrews to sacrifice to a pagan god by killing and eating a pig that had been slaughtered on the most sacred altar was too much for the priest Mathathias to bear. In a demonstration of devotion and love for the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Mathathias killed the emperor’s acolyte and declared that the Hebrew people will no longer submit to the cruelty of emperor Antiochus.
Adam Milstein shares this same proud heritage with the Maccabees as well as all Jews. It is this inherent dignity that brought the sovereign state of Israel to its current place in a global reality. In this steadfast tradition Adam Milstein offers to all Jews the heritage of five thousand years of theological history that has been strife with calamity, misfortune, and suffering to bring about a strengthened and dedicated Jewish people.
In a recent interview with the great Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mark Levin, commentator and constitutional lawyer, asked,
“What is the number one country that poses the greatest threat to Israel?”, the prime minister replied, “Iran”.
The prime minister then asked, “Would you like to know the top three threats to Israel?”. Levin said “Yes, tell me the top three countries that are a threat to Israel.”, to which the prime minister replied, “Iran, Iran, and Iran.”
Adam Milstein understands, as all Jews understand, that in order to remain sovereign, in order to combat the forces of evil, it is important to have powerful, loyal, and true allies. In parallel with that declaration, it is without a doubt one of the great moments in the history of the Jewish faith that President Donald Trump, in May of 2018 will move the United States Embassy to Jerusalem, the true capital of Israel.
On the seventieth anniversary of Israel’s independence, President Donald Trump will stand with prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to declare to the world that the United States is the great friend of Israel.
Adam Milstein sees this as a first step in ridding the plague of extremism that constantly rears its ugly head through violence and bigotry. It is the pride and courage of the Jewish people that for centuries have overcome the most heinous of adversities to emerge a stronger more dedicated faith. Adam Milstein as well as all Jews shares the same heritage as the great Maccabee family and will continue their “walk in the desert”, with God.