Saturday, June 09, 2007

How we can be Metaken (Fix) the Chait HaMiraglim (the Sin of the Spies)

 
bs"d
 
Dear Rabbi Wallis (Arachim), Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel (Agudath Yisroel of America, mf770 (please forward to Rav Eliashiv's office) and Rav Pesach Lerner (Young Israel), amv"sh
 
Can the Gedoilim please come out with a statement that is based on Torah fundamentals asserting our claim to Eretz Yisroel.  The points that are basic are as follows:
 
1. The Land belongs to G-d.
 
2. G-d chooses the Nation of Israel to be the rightful stewards of the Land.  Even when the People of Israel  sin, G-d does not forsake His Promise and will Remember His Promise to the People of Israel.  This Statement if very prevalent among Religious Christians.
 
3. Eretz Yisroel was Promised to our forefathers Avraham Yitzchok and Yaakov and to their seed as an Everlasting Covenant.
 
4.  The borders of Eretz Yisroel are delineated in Parshal Masei.
 
5.  Only Am Yisroel are obligated to keep the Commandments that are dependant on the Land thereby bringing peace and security and blessings to the Nation of Israel and to the Nations of the World.
 
I am convinced that each one of the Gedoilim  would agree to these basic points.  It would be even difficult for a Satmar Chasid to disagree with something so fundamental to Torah Shebichtav. 
 
Yet when it comes to agreeing to put ones signature to these basic fundamentals of Judaism we are hitting stone. 
 
Rav Eliashiv's confidant, Rav Efrati said that Rabbanim of Stature (I would include each one of the recipients of this email to fall into this category and others for whom I do not have email such as the Noveminsker Rebbe, Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky,Rav Matisyahoo Solomon,  Rav Shmuel Berenbaum etc.)  should approach Rav Eliashiv with such a request and it will be considered.  Yet when we approached Rabbanim of stature such as the ones mentioned we are told that it is not proper to tell Rav Eliashiv what to write.  However, if Rav Eliashiv would endorse such a statements than so would the other Rabbanim sign on.. 
 
 
This  email is to let you know that Rav Eliashiv is waiting for each one of us who was present at Sinai along with Hamonei Ham to also  take that courageous leap and declare what is Emes and  basic to our religion.  Am Yisroel are not occupiers.  In fact it's quite the opposite!      Will you please help us with this campaign? 
 
This seems to me to be the test and task of our generation.
 
Sincerely, Robin Ticker




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