God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

~ Numbers 23:19 ~

Let the reader consider the following observation by Professor Phyllis Chesler considered by Shofar staff in light of Scripture.

Ms. Chesler's observation is excerpted from an article by her, Op-Ed: Jewish Athletes Under Siege in Germany, that appeared in the August 6 edition of Arutz Sheva (Please note that karma in its fullest sense is not a biblical concept. Apparently, what Ms. Chesler had in mind is the principle of sowing and reaping.) ~ Editor

Professor Chesler

"Fifteen years ago, when I began to focus on the 21st century rise of anti-Semitism, anti-Americanism, and the nature of a "Perfect Storm" alliance between a Western intelligentsia and radical Islamists, I realized that Europe may be reaping its terrible, karmic destiny. It perpetrated a genocide upon six million assimilated, non-violent, peaceful Semites (the Jews) and has now inherited a whirlwind of millions of non-assimilated, hostile, and violent Semites: the illiterate, jihadist Muslims, who prey on their own women and dissidents as well as on all infidels."

The Scriptures

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.

~ Galatians 6:7 ~

For they sow the wind and they reap the whirlwind. The standing grain has no heads; it yields no grain. Should it yield, strangers would swallow it up.

~ Hosea 8:7 ~

Godís promise to Abraham concerning him and his covenant line:

The one who curses you I will curse.

~ Genesis 12:3 ~

Godís promise of curse for curse in kind (eye for eye, tooth for tooth) for those who plunder the tents of Jacob (verse 18):

Therefore all who devour you will be devoured; and all your adversaries, every one of them, will go into captivity; and those who plunder you will be for plunder, and all who prey upon you I will give for prey.

~ Jeremiah 30:16 ~

(Passages are in the New American Standard version.)

Prof. Phyllis Chesler
The writer, a Shillman-Ginsburg Fellow at the Middle East Forum and recipient of the 2013 National Jewish Book Award, is the author of sixteen books, including Women and Madness, Woman's Inhumanity to Woman, and The New Anti-Semitism. She has written four studies about honor killing. Her latest books are An American Bride in Kabul (Palgrave Macmillan) and Living History: On The Front Lines for Israel and the Jews. Professor Chesler may be reached at her website

The statement by Ms. Chesler that appears in this article is excerpted from her article, Op-Ed: Jewish Athletes Under Siege in Germany, which appeared in the August 6, 2015 edition of Arutz Sheva International News at

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