Anachnu Maaminim Bnei Maaminim..... Much material of this email was taken from the Sefer "Halacha Berurah" whose author is Rav Yisachar Dov Rumpler a Belze Chasid later greatly influenced by the Lubavitch Rebe documenting the events of the time in the months preceding the Hitnatkut from a Chareidi perspective.
To: Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel and Rabbi Leibish Becker, amv"sh
This past week we have placed numerous phone calls to the Agudah Office asking you to please meet with us and with David Ha'Ivri liason of the Shomron Community Council. We were disappointed to be told that Agudah was unable to fit us, activists for Eretz Yisroel "into the schedule" this week. We were however given a meeting date on Friday June 11th. Unfortunately, by that time David Ha'Ivri is back in Israel.
We appreciate Agudah's albeit reluctant willingness to meet with us.
(Many of our names can be found in the CC list after media list). Many names you will recognize, because we are dedicated members of the Jewish community volunteering our time night and day, taking the time once again out of our busy schedules to meet with Agudah at Agudah's earliest convenience because we understand the urgency of this matter. This is Ait Tzara for the Jewish people and for which according to the Shulchan Aruch one is even permitted to be Mechalel Shabbos and not wait till after Shabbos in order not to come to the situation that might weaken Jewish claim to the Land of Israel. (Shulchan Orech Siman Shin Chaf Tes Seif Vav)
Please reconsider a meeting with David Ha'Ivri this week because the series of events in the Shomron is scary reminding us of the destruction of Gush Katif and Amona. There are orders in place for the destruction of Beit Yehonaton, destruction of Od Yosef Chai in Yitzhar, a Beth Medrash and shul, and the destruction of 46 structures chas vechalil which from painful past experiences of such nature had devastating effects on families and is Gezeila Pshuto Kemashmao and creates a situation of Pikuach Nefesh to millions.
Where is the Geshrai? (Shulchan Aruch taf kuf ayin vav seif aleph)
UMordechai Yada es Kol Asher Naaseh...Vayetzi Besoch Hair Vayizak Zeaka Gedola Umara..
Ki Im Hachareish Tacharishi LaEish Hazos Revach Vehatzala Yaamod Layehudim... Umi Yodea Im LaEish Hazos Higaat Lamalchut?
As Queen Esther tells Achashveirosh, "For we have been sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain and to be exterminated. Had we been sold as slaves and maidservants, I would have kept quiet for the adversary is not worthy of the king's damage." (translation Stone Chumash)
The ideological father of the Palestinian Authority is
www.palestinefacts.org/pf_mandate_grand_mufti.php the Mufti of Jerusalem, partner to Hitler, Yemach Shemo.
Iran under the despot Mahmoud Ahmadinejad another admirer of Hitler Yemach Shemo and Holocaust denier, is very close to producing nuclear weapons and US intelligence is unable to determine exactly when. However all now agree that the time is too close for comfort. This was the jolting message from John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the UN and Michael Steele Republican National Committee Chairman. John Bolton spoke at the Ateret Cohanim Dinner and Michael Steele at Central Park concert this past Sunday. This Iranian despot would not hesitate to use his nuclear muscle on Israel given the chance. The message of these Righteous Gentiles to us was that what is good for Israel is good for America! Destruction of the settlements in the heart of Israel is to the detriment of Israel! Blessings to the world flow through the Jewish people as is written in the Torah and the Prophets.
Surely Hashem is waiting to fulfill His promise to protect His Nation Israel. How can we give away and shame our Bechora, our inheritance as did Aisav lehavdil for a pot of lentils (educational subsidies and empty promises of peace to satiate our desire for peace)
We all know what happened to Sederot after the communities of Gush Katif were destroyed. Let's think about Ben Gurion airport, Bnei Brak, Kiryat Sefer, Beitar Illit .... Perek Peh Gimmel in Tehillim says it all.
It is still not too late to meet with David Ha'Ivri since he is scheduled to be here this whole week. He deserves our admiration and support for representing a community that is on the front lines in the Shomron, a temporary buffer zone for us here in Brooklyn and throughout the Diaspora. Let us in the Diaspora learn from the sharp rebuke of Moshe Rabbeinu to Shevet Reuvein, Gad and Chatzi Shevet Menasheh "Acheichem Yatzu LaMilchama VeAtem Teishvu Po?" , Your brothers go to War and you sit here?
Rabbanim of Eretz Yisroel have been crying out to Rabbanim and Jewish Organizations in Israel and the Diaspora to help raise our voices and to do whatever we possibly can to wake up the Jewish people and lobby Washington to stop pressuring Israel. (Please see attachment of letter of Chief Rabbi Moshe Shlomo Amar to the Major Jewish Organizations in the Diaspora and the letter written by the Rabbinical Congress of Peace prior to the Expulsion from Gush Katif. ) It is also clear that initially many Gedoilei Hatorah and Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah were against the "Hitnatkut". (see attachments and Hamodia article of 12 Cheshvan 5745 (2005) )
On 24 Teves 5745 (2005)Hamodia reported that 290 million Shekalim was allocated to the Yeshivoth in return for UTJ joining the Coalition thereby leaving the 8,000 Jews of Gush Katif on their own. Please review the attachments of an anguished outcry of Chareidim who attempted to prevent the tragic expulsion from Gush Katif.
In 2007 Rav Perlow went especially to Eretz Yisroel asking a Sheila regarding division of Yerushalyim and Rav Eliashiv clearly gave a Psak against dividing Jerusalem and we must proclaim it Bechol Hatokef (Agudah Convention 2007, Motzei Shabbos address by Rav Perlow). At the time activists for Eretz Yisroel Hashleim were disappointed that no message was stated against a Palestinian State. However, that would have been politically incorrect and in opposition to American Foreign Policy of the times which promoted a Palestinian Statehood but still supported a United Jerusalem.
Odelia Jacobs has documentation that Rabbi Morgenstern in Eretz Yisroel was told the same by Rav Eliashiv regarding our obligation to become activists in this matter. . Now that there is a construction freeze also affecting Yerushalyim, where is the outcry in Agudah against current events in Ramat Shlomo and construction freeze in Yerushalyim.
Thank you for your time and consideration and for reviewing the attachments.
HaGaon HaRav Ben Zion Grossman of Migdal Haamek in an interview with Eretz Yisroel Shelanu said:
The brothers of Yosef Hatzadik said to one another (Breishith 42:21) "Indeed we are guilty concerning our brother, inasmuch as we saw his heartfelt anguish as he pleaded with us and we paid not heed. That is why this anguish has come upon us" When the State of Israel destroyed tens of settlements, abandoned thousands of Jews, and gave their lands to murderers who set fire to their Shuls, and the Chareidi community sat and was quiet, many said in their hearts: this won't happen to us. and behold, it happened, and today within Yerushalyim they are not building, and in Chareidi settlements they are demolishing homes"
Articles of Interest:
The Black Cloud: Gush Katif threatens to returnA new-old, and worrying, phenomenon has just returned to Judea and Samaria's horizons: attempts to raze dozens of fully-built homes, as opposed to occasional shacks. Here's a Haaretz report -- they have good pro-Palestinian sources! :http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israel-to-demolish-west-bank-construction-freeze-violations-1.289538. --
Court rejects Beit Yehonatan appeal
By JPOST.COM STAFF 25/05/2010
Jerusalem court orders eviction, demolition to begin immediately.
The Jerusalem District Court rejected the latest appeal against the slated
sealing of Beit Yehonatan, a Jewish seven-story building constructed without
a permit in the mostly Arab southeast Silwan neighborhood, Israel Radio
reported on Tuesday.
Judge Nava Ben-Or ruled against the residents' appeal to delay the sealing
order, stipulating that it should be carried out immediately.
The court order, which calls for Beit Yehonatan's residents to be evicted
and the building to be sealed, has been delayed for over two years, due to
internal squabbling within the municipality regarding the larger issues of
building codes and their enforcement in east Jerusalem.
The building is named for Jonathan Pollard and was built in 2004 with funds
from the Ateret Cohanim organization.
As tax paying Americans we need to address the following matter:
Could US-Trained PA Military Turn Guns on Israel?http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/137674#replies
Let us learn from the story of Kamtza and Bar Kamtza. The Rabbanim were silent when they witnessed the anguish of their fellow Jew. Let this generation be metaken, correct the the humbleness of Zechariah Ben Avkulas by speaking out without fear for Hashem's Torah and for the Emes.
This email is L'Ilui Nishmat Yisrael ben David Aryeh ob"m (Izzy - Kaplan) a great activist and lover of Eretz Yisroel, Am Yisroel and the Torah. Yehi Zichrono Baruch.