The passing of Rabbi Benny Elon is difficult for all lovers of Zion. His Jordan is Palestine peace plan was the first famous plan that did not contradict Torah prophecies. That should tell you right there how good he was to both Heaven and people; desiring peace for humans and in a way that did not risk offense to God.
PM Netanyahu said of him, “My wife and I express deep sorrow at the passing of Rabbi Elon, a lover of the land of Israel, a rabbi and educator, former MK.
"The Rabbi was a man with a pleasant temperament, who worked in his public life both inside and outside the Knesset for the nation of Israel, the Torah of Israel, and the land of Israel. May his memory be a blessing.”
But he was more than that.
Whether or not Rabbi Elon's peace plan becomes the vehicle of the prophesied peace of the future, the outstanding character displayed to publicly stand for a kosher peace plan when everyone else could only talk about how much to divide the Promised Land, is an act of righteousness of historic proportions. It is not an exaggeration to say that he laid a foundation for a peace plan that Moshiach could accept. A kosher peace idea became a topic of daily discourse in the secular State of Israel because of him. That is bringing the study hall to the street and allowing all to share in the ways of peace that Torah brings with it.
Rabbi Elon was the Abraham of peace planners, the first author of a peace plan who did not wage a secular war against God. The Torah would only be given to Moses, but the first covenant to the Jewish people was given by God to and through Abraham. Rabbi Elon will not only be missed, he is simply irreplaceable.
"The Lord gave and the Lord took, may the name of the Lord be blessed."