Gratitude. Recognizing the good. Being aware of the positive. Finally a president said “no” to Israel’s enemies. And for that, we must be thankful.
Standing up to Israel’s Enemies
Many world leaders try to appease Israel’s enemies. But President Trump has done the opposite. He infuriates them, and he does not care. And the truth is, a strong leader cannot really care what others think because then he will always be swayed by public opinion instead of morals and values.
Israel knows it is a moral and just country. It is not that the Jewish state needs other world leaders to support it because of that. It is just a matter of right vs. wrong. And President Trump knows that the Jewish state is right. Trump knows that the Jewish nation belongs in Israel. For that, Israel is eternally grateful.
Gratitude is the Best Attitude
Being grateful is a major component of Judaism. The first thing a Jew says when he wakes up in the morning is the prayer of “Modeh ani l’fanecha.” Those first three words mean, “I thank You.” We thank G-d before we do anything else.
And throughout the day, the Jewish people thank G-d after eating, during prayer, and it is also common to hear a Jew respond with “Thank G-d” when asked how he is doing.
Judaism is infused with the idea of Hakarot Hatov – recognizing the good. And that is exactly what we have to do here: Recognize the good that President Trump has done for the state of Israel.