Tomorrow, August 6th 2009 is the 64th anniversary of the first nuclear/atomic bombing over Hiroshima at 8.15 am., local time.
A so-called gadget “Little Boy” was nuked up as “a song of death” (Baghavad Gita (11,32) read by J.R. Oppenheimer on July 16, 1945 citing his personal translation of the text:
“I am Death, the destroyer of the worlds”. The exact version should have been: “I became Time and my task, at the present, is to destroy” in a place called “Trinity” where the scientists blew up the first nuclear bomb.
While the Nazis were collecting the hair of exterminated victims murdered by Zyklon B gas in order to make soap, the cream of the crops of the modern scientists launched the process of some future possible Sodom without being gods. They were Jews and Christians and referred to some alien famous poetry. They were fascinated by a hopeless spirit of destruction. How strange and even bizarre that these scientists chose August 6th, the day on which the Western Churches celebrate the Jesus' Transfiguration: as he was speaking with Moses and Elijah, he appeared whiter and brighter for a short while of eternity, eternal life with God (Matthew 17:2).
At the present, we are all nuking each other potentially, from Modern Persia that would displace the Israelis as refugees to the European Community in search of its Christian (and Jewish, if any…) background to some nuking software in Libya. The aliens are cooking the world into a sort of fragmenting micro waver, while we segment Eretz Israel\ארץ ישראל into ethnic and cultural self-searches. Still, “the Lord of Hosts established the world by His wisdom, and by His understanding stretched out the heavens… and He makes the mist rise from the ends of the earth” (Jeremiah 51:15-16).
Adorno's statement that, after Auschwitz people or at least European nations would be terribly frightened to eventually face more hideous and horrible than death, a sort of second death is never compared with the parallel historic situation that was happening in Hiroshima at the same time. Just consider what is going on at the present: we have spent about years of constant obsession about the Shoah. The European nations and Community, the European Churches - in particular the Catholic Church - cannot get out of that dizzy circle, nor reach any kind of "repair". In any case, all attempts to to come to some definition of the Shoah is today problematic. It mostly focuses on the difficulty of the Churches to cope with the event. In that respect, Dr. Janusz Korczak was right to declare that the European nations will be profoundly affected for a long period of time smells of death that came out of the extermination camps.
The world has apparently overcome the parallel event of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuking of a bomb that they then dared to call "Trinity site process" carried out on the day of a feast of anticipated proof of the resurrection of all mankind, the Transfiguration.
In Hebrew, “Chag\חג” means “feast” as also “chagigah\חגיגה” which is very “festive”. We love feasts. Israeli society loves to joyously celebrate events with balloons and bubbles, cakes and simple gifts. We may not be very conscious that our feasts are like elliptic dances stretching out to more and more wisdom. Thus, they participate in the expansion of space inside of creation, intruding like whirling circles. “Chagog\חגוג = to dance, whirl, go circling, wheel”. The TaNaKh says: “I was there when He drew a circle on the face of the (void) deep / Ani bechuko chug al pney tehum\אני בחוקו חוג על פני תהום” (Proverb 8:27).
Thus, God “sits above the circle of the earth / chug haaretz and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers”. Many things draw back to “circle” without framing in Hebrew: “Kadur = circle, round, ball, pill” as in “kadur haaretz\כדור הארץ = earth, globe” or “kadur regel\כדור רגל = football” that may often be used to say that there is a messy situation or conflicts.
“Kadar\כדר = to be arched, rounded” as in: “The sign of eggs of clean birds (sign of life) arched on the top and rounded, i.e. rolling” (Hullin 64a). The Gospel, in particular the Book of Apocalypse / Revelation, scrolls up and down the same gyrating movement in the vision of the 24 elders sitting around the Throne of glory. They elliptically unfold the scroll of eternity that “love is strong and even stronger than death. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a raging flame” (Song 8:6).
av Aleksander [Winogradsky Frenkel]
August 5/July 23, 2009 – 15 deAv 5769 - ט"ו דאב תשס"