Yihiyu LeRatzon Imrei Pi Vehegyon Libi Lefanecha Hashem Tzuri Vegoali. posted on Shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com
An Open Letter to Distinguished Rabbanim: (please read till end since there are powerful links to Caroline Glicks and PMW's latest posts)
It seems to me...
There is an inverse correlation between
- The Nation of Israel, Am Yisroel's public willingness to claim Eretz Yisroel as her G-d given entitlement and
- a rise of antisemitism and terrorism throughout the world.
You may argue, on the contrary! Our enemies express outrage with our claim to Har HaBayit (Temple Mount), Mearat Hamachpela (Cave of the Patriarchs), Kever Rochel (Rachel's Tomb) and Kever Yosef - (Josef's Tomb) and we fear hostile and violent antisemitic reprisals against Jews and the State of Israel with such "provocative" statements,
My thoughts regarding this argument is that when we speak out publicly and forcefully, we effectively bear the brunt of their hostility and thereby absorb/deflect it from the rest of the world. What I am suggesting is that by our Silence, there is a void, a Chillul Hashem which allows antisemitism and terror to spread with nothing to keep it in check. .
Do not get me wrong. I am in no way suggesting that Jews or Israel be the scapegoat and bear the brunt for mankind. Nor do I believe that Hashem wants us to be the martyrs for mankind Exactly the opposite! I believe that this IIS the case when we are silent! (Maybe just maybe G-d makes it that way because we should/could have somehow been more proactive.) Alternitively, was Moses wrong for confronting Pharaoh even though it triggered a severe backlash?
Rather, I am suggesting to speak loudly without fear with Emuna Pshuta, words of simple faith, words of Truth, words straight from the Torah and then have faith in our Father in Heaven and trust that He will come through with His Protection from our enemies and He will keep His Promises of Peace and Prosperity when we do more than lip service to keep and follow the Torah.
Many have asked Gedolim of Moetzet Gedolei Hatorah to make a public statement regarding Am Yisroel's rightful entitlement of Eretz Yisroel including all of Yehudah and Shomron as per the Biblical Boundaries delineated in Parshat Masei.
We have been told by the Gedoilim that "of course this is obvious and there is no need to make a public statement. We have nothing to gain by such a statement" They imply that there is lots to lose. (backlash, antisemitism, loss of gov't funded programs etc...)
Let me suggest that alarming recent developments have indicated that indeed there is an urgent and desperate need to go public. It seems to me that our Silence merely delays a backlash which is allowed then to grow in strength and number. iT SEEMS CLEAR TO ME THAT with Hashem's help, when we brace ourselves, the backlash subsides and then there is relative peace that follows. Sometimes even miracles :) Examples of strong backlash which dissipated occurred after the destruction of the nuclear sites in Iraq, Syria and somewhat after Operation Cast Lead. There are many such examples. When we bend over backwards to protect "Arab rights to the land" like in Jenin, we are libeled and our efforts are labeled and reported as a progrom and a massacred). ( I believe the Goldstone report was mida keneged Mida, G-ds payback to the gov't of Israel as a result of Israel's refusal to back the settlers in Judea and Samaria when they rightfully defend themselves against Arab aggression. The High Court has ruled against them again and again and many times turn the victims of Judea and Samaria into the aggressors.) Likewise I am confident that America has been and will be taken to task when they act in self defense. (poetic justice because they in turn did not support Israel's right of self defense. However, this is no consolation to anyone)
Our enemies unite in declaring our "Occupation" of Palestine and their rights to the Land. This is their justification of Jihad otherwise known as the "Armed Struggle for Liberation".
The following brings proof and support to the claim that Our Silence as per Israel's Entitlement of all of Eretz Yisroel has given birth to a terror supporting Organization here in America. Note this organization CAIR, is less than 10 years old and current events is indicative as per how dangerous an organization it is becoming. Google CAIR and see for yourself (but trust me, the following will not come up as a top link).
Some facts About CAIR
From Chapter Three Muslim Brotherhood entitled Fronting for Hamas
"From its founding by Muslim Brotherhood leaders, CAIR conspired with other affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood to support terrorism."
U.S. Justice Department
In October 1993, Ohmar Ahmad a well educated, radicalized, member of Brotherhood's Palestine Committee born in a Palestinian Refugee Camp, and a leader of IAP (Islamic Association of Palestine) called to order a secret Hamas summit at a Courtyard by Marriot Hotel in Philadelphia. There IAP and Holy Land officials came up with a scheme to disguise payments to Hamas terrorists and their families as charity. Wiretaps record them stating the need to deceive Americans about the true objectives.
Missing was a media office savvy enough to advance their radical agenda of supporting violent jihad abroad while institutionalizing a Shariah theocracy at home. This was the origin of the birth of Washington based CAIR (Council of American-Islamic Relations) CAIR was first mentioned by name in Brotherhood documents as part of a July 30, 1994 agenda of the Palestine Committee. CAIR is thus directly connected to the Hamas network inside America.
The group's leadership was plucked directly from IAP and the Palestine Committee. In fact all three CAIR incorporators - Ahmad, Awad, and Rafeeq Jaber have held senior position of the IAP. New name, same old management
IAP (1993) CAIR (1994)
Omar Ahmad (President).................................................Omar Ahmad (President)
Nihad Awad (Public Relations Director)........................Nihad Awad (Secretary, Treasurer)
Source Articles of Incorporation, BY laws CAIR, District of Columbia, 15 Sep, 1994,7;FBI documents
Recently, CAIR: Muslim's Lawsuit Says Oklahoma Amendment Violates Constitution and is anti-Islam. Awad's lawsuit, which is based on his own Shariah-compliant will, says SQ 755 violates the First Amendment's Establishment Clause that bars government bodies from making laws "respecting the establishment of religion." It is evident to those that voted for the Amendment that they did so in order to protect basic Constitutional rights when they conflict with Sharia law.
In addition, it was just in the News that The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has issued a travel notice to Muslim airline passengers, warning them that new regulations from the Transportation Security Administration violate certain religious rules.
According to CAIR, the TSA's new "enhanced pat down" policy should be limited to searching only around Muslim women's head and neck if they are wearing a hijab.
( Surely CAIRS objection will compromise TSA's ability to spot a potential shahida defined as a woman who dies for Allah like Ayyat al-Akhras - a 17 year-old girl - who murdered 2 Israelis in a Jerusalem supermarket on March 29, 2002. She has a PA children's summer camp in her name. fact from Itamar Marcus, Palestinian Media Watch)
ABOUT MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD
This is a theological war.
When Am Yisroel fails to conquer Eretz Yisroel from the Canaanites, Hashem says that the end result is that Hashem will do to us what should have done to them. Bamidbar 33:55.
Perhaps we can learn retroactively from what our enemies say and do so that we can act accordingly.
So what we can learn from the Muslim Brotherhood?
Let me suggest that the Jewish Credo be:
- Hashem is our G-d,
- Moshe Rabbeinu is our quide,
- The Torah is our Constitution,
- Torah Shebeal Peh (Oral Law - Shivim Panim LeTorah "Shivim Panim Latorah" (Bemidbar Rabba 13:15). The phrase in its entirety is, "There are 70 faces to Torah; turn it over and turn it over for everything is found in it. Rrabbinic maxim declares, shivim panim laTorah — there are seventy faces to the Torah. That is to say, there is a multiplicity of interpretations to any one word or verse in the Torah. and Eilu VeEilu) is our way To this day Jewish law almost always agrees with the school of Hillel. Why? The Talmud (Eruvin 13b) explains that…"the words of both schools are the words of the living God—elu v'eilu divrei Elohim Chayim," but the law follows the rulings of the school of Hillel largely because he studied the views and opinions of others and humbly quoted their words before their own. The sages tell us that in their disputes Hillel and Shammai were arguing for the sake of heaven, that is to achieve the highest good and therefore both their viewpoints will live forever. and
- LIFE for the glory of Hashem, is our greatest ambition. (LeTaken Olam BeMalchut Shakai as said on Rosh Hashana and Aleinu)
The Nation of Israel must act to protect our Land and our Torah and if Jihad is their way and if death is our enemies ambition, we will help them achieve their goals when they provoke us to the point where we respond as any Sovereign Nation must respond in order to protect its Sovereignty.
They believe that the entire world belongs to Allah and Allah has chosen Islam to rule over the entire world with Sharia Law.
We too believe that the entire world belongs to G-d (As it says in the Torah Shmot 19:4-6 ('ki li kol ha-aretz') and Vayikra 25:23-24, (also look at first Rashi of Breishit)
The Covenants with our Forefoathers declare that Hashem has chosen Am Yisroel to inherit the Land (Eretz Yisroel) and Am Yisroel as a Nation is obligated to keep the laws, commandments and precepts in the Torah
The Nations of the World, the Umot Haolam must abide by the 7 Noahide Laws.
This is the key for the Blessings of Mankind. Breishit 12:3
|And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse, and all the families of the earth shall be blessed in you."||ג. וַאֲבָרֲכָה מְבָרְכֶיךָ וּמְקַלֶּלְךָ אָאֹר וְנִבְרְכוּ בְךָ כֹּל מִשְׁפְּחֹת הָאֲדָמָה:|
When HaKal Kol Yaakov, Yakov's voice is light, Islam takes over with a distorted message that is dangerous to mankind.
Our major Jewish Organizations have Washington offices. Collectively our databases of shuls, Rabbanim and Yeshivoth and members reach the hundreds of thousands. Add to that the Kiruv Organizations and our outreach reaches the millions. Add to that our Noahide friends and that number reaches in the hundreds of millions. We have many Print and Radio Media Outlets.
Surely, we can lobby Congress by using ammunition provided free of charge by Caroline Glick the esteemed honoree and speaker at the Hebron Flotilla. As Caroline so eloquently pointed out, after 2,000 years we are finally back on center stage. If we pool our resources there is no limit to what we can accomplish! Let's get to it!
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
Other ammunition to lobby Congress are the PMW Bulletins. See their latest post! Demonization of Israel in staged bloody scene in PA TV program
These comments are reflective of my having lived in Hebron in the 1980s and are a direct consequence of the burning desire at that time to understand the Mitzvah of Shemittah
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.