Monday, June 26, 2006

Networking

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Due to weather and other considerations, the RCRF cruise was relocated to a restaurant. Strong activists came. There was networking. Future brainstorming and networking are planned. This is grassroots and when we unite we are stronger than what we can do individually. To become more involved please leave your email address in the comments. As one of the participants said she became a whole army. She related how following the expulsions she went to a hotel where some of the refugees were deposited. They had no real food except for cake and cookies. She rounded up 10 Breslov boys and they brought in borekas and food and fruit and vegetables and Chamin for Shabbos. As she put it, she became an army.

Each person spoke about their particular focus or organization. I spoke about ending the Silence about the Biblical Claim to the Land. The Bible is the no. 1 reason for the struggle. Security lapses and humanitarian atrocities are consequences for not speaking out for the Torah. If we really have a yearning to keep the Mitzvoth, there is no way we could even contemplate giving away our land.

2 comments:

Rafael V. Rabinovich said...

While it is indeed important to establish the Torah relevance of keeping Eretz Yisrael in Jewish hands, it is equally important to emphasize the vital need for Eretz Yisrael HaSheleimah.
It isn't a wim of the religious public, nor is it a blind, egotistic nationalist demand. It is relevant to the lives and safety of the Jews, both inside the Land of Israel, and all other the world.

Robin said...

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For sure! I remember learning that Avraham bought the cave of Machpela for 400 silver pieces of merchant money. The Gur Aryeh discussed how in another place it discusses the monetary value of a person relating to Eved Ivri. If I remember correctly, after calculations, the 400 silver coins were equiv. to 600,000 times the value of each person. That means that each and every Jewish soul has a chelek in Chevron. Also, Eretz Yisroel was divided between the 12 tribes (not the tribe of Levi but Ephraim and Menasheh each received their own portion.) If we only knew which tribe we were from we would have a closer clue as to which is our divine ordained inheritance lies.