Friday, December 30, 2005

Friday, December 23, 2005

Rabbanim ages 20-60 need to Speak out on Behalf of Eretz Yisroel

A very disturbing article about Pioneer Youth who were violently attacked by police and then condemned by their own leaders appears in Arutz7.

The Youth under age 20 have courageously been fighting this war for Eretz Yisroel. They are too young to be soldiers. Soldiers in Tanach are between ages 20 and 60.

Let us go back to the sin of the Miraglim. The Miraglim were the leaders of Am Yisroel in the desert. They did not crave the Land of Israel. The commentators suggest that they were satisfied with their spirituality in the desert. Aside from Yehoshua bin Nun and Calev Ben Yefuneh, they melted the hearts of the people and did not speak out for Eretz Yisroel. All the men of that generation ages 20 thru 60, who were the soldiers of that generation, died out as a result (except for Yehoshua and Calev).

I hope and pray and believe that there is still time to rectify the situation in our day.

The Rabbinic Leaders have yet to openly declare (Kupat Hair does an excellent Job in public relations and getting their message across) that Eretz Yisroel is promised to Am Yisroel and that it is fundamental to the Torah.

Am Yisroel is obligated in turn to keep the Mitzvoth in order to bring Kedushah to the Land and blessings to the world.

The Roadmap is in direct opposition to G-d's Covenant in the Bible with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Here is the proof. The boundaries of the Roadmap, the land to be given to an independent Palestinian State fall in the boundaries of Judea and Samaria and Gaza. Judea, Samaria and Gaza are part of the Covenant promised exclusively to the Nation of Israel and this is spelled out in the Torah in several places.

Al Queida has mentioned the failure on our part to claim the Land promised to the Nation of Israel.

Unless a public proclamation is made by our Rabbinic Leaders, how can we dispute the claim that we don't desire the gift that Hashem has bestowed upon us.

It is not too late for the Rabbanim to take a stand and claim Eretz Yisroel for the Nation of Israel. Our claim to Eretz Yisroel is clearly linked with obligations which are the Mitzvoth.

Taking such a stand will be a tremendous Kiddush Hashem and the key to our redemption!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

The Deportees

Yesterday I toured some of the Disengagement deportee homes. Here's my report.

Monday, December 12, 2005

I Confess....


Batya from got me into this. So now I have to confess.

So I confess that:

I hate confessing about anything...

I always think I'm write and never wrong... (forget about spelling)

I hate washing my dirty laundry in public and in private well .... (I'm lucky I have a husband who enjoys doing laundry at all hours of the night...while I'm blogging ...)

but I confess that I complain afterwards that the colors ran...

I confess that sometimes I'm on overload and my brain starts acting a little strange like when my computers memory got overload and nothing seemed to work right and all I got were a bunch of errors that made no sense at all...

So when all this blogging gets me on overload and whose paying much attention to my blog anyway? and the kids can't find clothes to wear in the morning and and supper is ready at bedtime and I can't walk in my basement anymore because the clutter has taken over and my house is begging for my attention, I confess that my new occupation is now "home organization".

Stay tuned for a new blog on that subject....

And my last confession is that I can't think of anyone to tag who has a blog. I can think of people that should have a blog but don't, like Evelyn Haze and my husband...

I confess that I'm new to blogging and I don't know many bloggers yet who I can tag and I'm a bit slow at playing catch but when I catch one, I'll post it. Robin..

And my very last confession is that my last confession wasn't quite my last...

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Yishai and Malka Fleisher - INN Beit El and ITamar


For a connection to Shemittah please see end of this post.

I just finished listening to a fabulous program on Arutz7 - Yishai and MAlka Fleisher. Their first guest was Yossi Maimon who spoke about Beit El also the home of Yishai and Malka Fleisher. Yossi mentioned that in Parshas Vayetzei this past weeks Parsha, Yaakov Avinu left his father's house and was confronted by Elifaz who was instructed by his father Eisav to kill him. Yaakov Avinu suggested to Elifaz that instead of killing him, that he give Elifaz all that he owned and Elifaz should spare his life. Elifaz agreed. It was in this penniless state that Yaakov Avinu laid down to rest with only rocks as his pillow. Yossi Maimon said that Yaakov Avinu was the first refugee. It was in this state, owning nothing of his own, Yaakov Avinu had a dream where Hashem appeared to him and promised him that He will be with him and that once again he will return him to this Land. Breishis Perek 28 Pasuck 13 "And behold! Hashem was standing over him , and He said "I am Hashem, G-d of Abraham your father and G-d of Isaac, the ground upon which you are lying, to you will I give it and to your descendants. Your offspring shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall spread out powerfully westward, eastward northward and southward, and all the families of the earth shall bless themselves by you and your offspring. Behold, I am with you; I will guard you wherever you go and I will return you to this soil; for I will not forsake you until I will have done what I have spoken about you."

Yossi mentioned that if you go on top of the water tower in Beit El there is a magnificent view of all of Israel. On a clear day you can see the hills of Moav to the East and the Ocean to the West.

Yaakov Avinu returns 23 years later to the same place loaded down with posessions. In Perek 31 Pasuk 17 it says "Yaakov arose and lifted his children and his wives onto the camels. He led away all his livestock and all the wealth which he had amassed - his purchased property which he had amassed in Paddam-aram - to go to his father Isaac, to the land of Canaan."

Yaakov Avinu then prays to Hashem " Perek 32 Pasuk 10 "Then Jacob said "G-d of my father Abraham and G-d of my father Isaac; Hashem Who said to me "Return to your land and to your relatives and I will do good with you - "I have been diminished by all the kindnesses and by all the truth that You have done Your servant; for with my staff I crossed this Jordan and now I have become two camps. Rescue me, please from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau, for I fear him lest he come and strike me down, mother and children. And you had said "I will surely do good with you and I will make your offspring like the sand of the sea which is too numerous to count."

Yaakov Avinu recognizes the miracle that has happened and that G-d has been true to His word. Yaakov Avinu has returned with much blessings, far from his original state at this site when he davened from Beit El with just his staff.

In Parshat Vayishlach, Yaakov Avinu fights with the Sar of Eisov and is victorious. At this point his name is changed to Yisrael. Yishai Fleisher pointed out that before, the name Yaakov represents someone that knows of his worth but has to somehow subversively keep claim to it. Now Yaakaov Avinu has earned the name that symbolizes dignity and self worth. Embedded in the name Yisroel is the word Sar which means prince. Yakov Avinu deals with Eisav and goes to settle in Shechem.

How fortunate are Yishai and Malkah Fleisher to live in Beit El constantly being reminded of the fulfillment of Hashem's promise to Yaakov Avinu . In fact Yishai Fleisher invited Yossi Maimon to a Hachnasas Sefer Torah on the hill of Beit El near the water tower, I believe today.

Yaakov Avinu settles in Shechem. How fitting that the program's next guest was Leah Goldshmidt of Itamar, a settlement facing Har Grizim and Har Eival overlooking Shechem. Leah mentioned that there is a very strong connection with the residents of Itamar and to Yosef Hatzadik. She discussed the Moshiach Ben Yosef and Moshiach Ben David. Yosef symbolizes material wealth. She said that ISrael today with it's many choices of leben have reached material wealth. It is now the time to bring Moshiach Ben David. The forces are out trying to prevent Moshiach Ben David's arrival. If I understood correctly, she said that the destruction of Yosef's tomb symbolizes the end of an era where Yosef(materialism) is the primary ruler.

She quoted Breishit Perek 48 Pasuk 22 "And as for me, I have given you Shechem - one portion more than your brothers, which I took from the hand of the Emorite with my sword and with my bow". Leah said the Achad means that we, Am Yisroel must be united as one and even if many of our brethren do not see eye to eye. I am not sure I understand what Leah was suggesting by this.

My understanding is that according to Rashi, Yaakov Avinu says that he is giving to Yosef Hatsadik the extra Chelek portion that he received from Eisav. True, Beit David(from Shevet Yehudah) and Beit Yosef(from Shevet Efraim) must be united as one. The time has come for the Calev's of our generation(Calev was from Shevet Yehudah) to take a stand for our covenant and say that G-d has promised us the Land of Israel. In Yehoshua, Perek 14, Calev is not humble or timid. He is quite upfront and came with all the elders of Shevet Yehuda, with dignity to Yehoshua the Leader of Am Yisroel 7 years after the conquering of Eretz Canaan and the time when the Land was being portioned out to all the Shevatim.

In Yehoshua Perek 14 Pasuk 6) "The Children of Judah approached Joshua in Gilgal, and Caleb son of Yefuneh the Kenizzite said to him, "You are aware of the matter that Hashem told Moses, the man of G-d, concerning me and concerning you in Kadesh-barnea. 7)I was forty years old when Moses, the servant of Hashem, sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land, and I brought him back a report as was in my heart. 8)My brethren who went up with me melted the heart of the people, but I fulfilled [the will of] Hashem, my G-d. 9)Moses swore on that day saying 'Surely the land on which your foot trod will be to you as a heritage, and to your children forever, because you fulfilled [the will of] Hashem, my G-d. 10)And now behold - Hashem has kept me alive as He had spoken, these forty five years, from the time HASHEM spoke this word to Moses when Israel went in the Wilderness; and now, behold, I am eighty five years old today. 11) I am still as strong today as I was on the day that Moses sent me. As my strength was then, so my strength is now for war - to go out and to come in. 12)So now, give me this mountain of which HASHEM spoke on that day, because you heard on that day that the Anakim were there and that the cities were large and fortified. Perhaps Hashem will be with me, and I will drive them out, as Hashem had spoken."

Calev was extremely upfront. He did not sound very humble when he talked about his strength and asked to conquer Hebron, a strong and fortified city, single handedly. His intention was to show that Hashem will fulfill the promise that He had made because Calev fulfilled the will of Hashem. Calev was so convinced that Hashem was with him because why else would Calev have retained his strength if not to single handedly take Hebron. What just came to mind was that in 1967, Hebron surrendered to a single chief Rabbi at the time).

How is this connected to Shmita? Hashem has promised us via our Avot, via the Covenant, Eretz Yisroel. This is fundamental to our Torah. Just like Calev spoke up for Eretz Yisroel we too must speak up for the Covenant and for the Mitzvot of the Torah. Yaakov Avinu was penniless when he had the dream of Beit El. Hashem promised that his offspring will inherit the Land. Yaakov Avinu knew that the promise Hashem made to him 23 years prior was becoming a reality. Now he actually had offspring and posessions while before he was single and penniless. Yaakov Avinu says Breishis, perek 32, pasuk 11 "Katonti Mikol Hachosadim".

Yishai Fleisher quoted from Vayikra Perek 26 Pasuk 13 the word Komemiyut anad translated it as dignity.

Komemiyut comes hand in hand with "following My decrees and observe My commandments" (Pasuk 1). This dependance is repeated again and again. In Parshas Behar when it talks about Shemittah and Yoveil it talks about security. Shemittah is the key for Kommeyut together with Yoveil. But for Yoveil we need to know who the tribes are and what their Nachala is. If we knew exactly what our nachala was, then we would all be displaced. If we found out that we were living in a Nachala that was not ours we would need to return it to the rightful owner in the Yoveil year. However, I am sure it would not be another disengagement void of dignity and pride. It would be with love, knowing that we are simply returning to the place we can best actualize our purpose on this earth. For this to actually happen, we need to first identify all the tribes and then act in unity.

How did Efraim rise to power to begin with? They stood up to Rechavim from the House of David when the Kingdom of David began to stray from the mitzvot and the Laws of Hashem Unfortunately, Efraim and the rest of the ten tribes also worshipped idols and strayed from the proper path. (See the Haftorah of Parshat Vayetzei) Hashem promises that He will not forsake Efraim.

Like Karbonot and all the other Mitzvot we can not do until we have a Beis Hamikdash, we yearn for Moshiach to come so that he can reveal to us our ancestral heritage.

How else can we keep the Mitzvah of Yoveil?

Yes we want to be disposessed.. but only by keeping the Mitzvot and not Chas Vesholom from other outside forces.

(translations from the Stone Edition of Chumash and the Rubin Edition of Yehoshua).

Adopt a Gush Katif Family Program

You probably already recieved this but...just in case
Shavua Tov.
----- Original Message -----
From: Ruthi
To: Rochelle Sassen Schaffer
Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2005 8:21 PM
Subject: Fw: [OhaveiEretzYisrael] Adopt a Gush Katif Family Program

----- Original Message -----
From: Lee Caplan
Sent: Friday, December 02, 2005 12:09 AM
Subject: [OhaveiEretzYisrael] Adopt a Gush Katif Family Program

Shalom everyone. The following idea proposed by Naomi Ragen sounds like a terrific idea, and it is just in time for Chanukah. As we celebrate the chanukas hamizbeach of the Chashmonaim, how appropos it would be to help our brethren make a chanukas habayis as they try to rebuild their lives. If you have any doubts as to whether or not they really need our help, one look at the orange bulletin below should dispel those doubts. They truly need our help. Please consider getting involved in this wonderful idea and getting others in your community to join in that effort. We must take steps that will really help our brethren, and this seems to me to be that kind of opportunity. I hope you will agree. If you do, please contact Naomi. at:

----- Original Message -----
From: "Naomi Ragen"
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 10:34 PM
Subject: Adopting a Gush Katif Family

> Dear Friends,
> I woke up this morning with the following idea on how to
> help the precious families of Gush Katif. I would like to discuss it
> with all of you. What if synagogue congregations, and(why not?)
> pro-Israel Christian congregations all over the world adopt one
> family from Gush Katif and become responsible for their needs until
> they are back on their feet. This would include writing and speaking
> to family members either personally, or through a volunteer
> interpreter. It would include having the entire congregation
> write letters on behalf of the family to the Israeli
> bureaucrats. It would include being active in pursuing the
> Israeli politicians overseeing this (remember, this is an
> election year. Politicians are fundraising among the Jews
> of the world. You have leverage). It would involve sending
> care packages of clothing. And yes, cash. But it wouldn't
> be overwhelming, because it would be one family helped by
> hundreds of families.
> I would prepare an application and put it on my website for any
> congregation interested in participating. You could fill it out and
> e-mail it to me, and I would then ask local volunteers to find
> suitable families interested in participating.
> If we can make a "shidduch" between the congregations and
> the families that will lead to each congregation (and thousands and
> thousands of people all over the world) being intimately involved with
> the difficulties each family faces materially, politically and
> bureacratically, so that the powers that be will not be able to claim
> that all is well, that alone will be worthwhile. This is a way to
> give immediate help, to personalize and publicize the plight of
> families.
> If you think your congregation would participate, please let me know.
> Naomi

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English Orange November 28, 2005 / 26 Cheshvan 5766,

100 days later: 426 Families still living in hotels and their possessions are held in an army base Uprooted in one week, abandoned already for 3 months
· approx.1700 families lost their homes this past summer
· about 10,000 people were ripped out of their homes and lives in seven days
· 100 days have elapsed since the forceful relocation
· 2200 people are currently unemployed
· 50% of the 'caravillas' promised by the Sel"a Authority are still not ready
65% of the uprooted remain in "immediate solution" quarters intended for the first week only
105 families presently live in tents
dozens of youth have yet to find suitable educational solutions
approximately 700 families live in various temporary quarters such as caravillas, caravans and other temporary structures
size of a caravilla is between 60 to 120 square meters. (646 sq. ft. to 130 sq. feet)
some families with 12 members are housed in a single caravilla
$500 is the average rental fee for a caravilla
caravillas can hold, at best, up to 50% of the family's belongings
24 containers holding entire family possessions have totally disappeared
4 homes were totally destroyed together with the house contents
the majority of the families are not permitted access to their storage containers and have to buy new basic supplies to the amount of tens of thousands of shekels
over the summer some expensive furniture was irreparably damaged by the extreme temperatures without proper storage conditions.
more than 300 agricultural farms were wiped off the face of the earth
only 20 have been relocated
0 residents received the promised severance pay
merely 13% were deemed eligible to receive a temporary advance of living allowance.
families that were living in rented homes in Gush Katif/Northern Shomron, according to the expulsion- reparation law are NOT eligible for any monetary assistance
Singles living in the expelled areas are not eligible for any reparations
about 600 families are today living in hotel rooms and educational institutions
the hotel dwellers are not entitled to basic rights like hosting guests in their rooms, internet access, telephone use...
3 washing machines are available for the use of the Moshav Katif people and 3 washing machines are allocated for Netzer Chazani people (several hundred people!)
2 telephone lines on average available for the use of the refugees in the various hotels. At some hotel no personal calls are allowed at all
35% of the evacuees are still living in hotels
hundreds of children above age 7 have started wetting their beds (nearly 45% of all children)
many heart attacks have occurred as a result of the expulsion crisis
many suicide attempts as a result of the disengagement
4 girls between ages 16-19 are in a locked hospital ward because of their extreme emotional state
10 youth are in clinical depression and do not leave their rooms
thousands of children who returned to the classrooms have dramatically dropped their grades
many families are still charged to pay back mortgages on their non-existent houses
Homesh expellees have been billed by the electric company for cutting off the electricity
Only within the past two weeks has the disengagement authority been willing to give recognition to communities rather than to individuals
Only within the past two weeks has the disengagement authority been willing to give recognition to communities rather than to individuals
about 400 families have gone off on their own, spread throughout the country, cut off from their communities and their support system
Neveh Dekalim alone has been forced to split up into 13 different locations around the country against their explicit request to remain together, long before the expulsion.
Evacuation of the Northern Shomron communities allows for a territorial contiguity of the Arabs from Schem (Nablus) through to Jenin, a distance of tens of kilometers.
28% of Israel's land has, in effect, been abandoned by her citizens
3000 coats intended for the evacuees were stolen from the warehouses.
Ministry of Education does not subsidize the temporary schools that have been established around the country
75% of the Expellees are still without jobs
Students who missed the summer exams are being barred from taking make-up exams.
0 refugees have been moved of their own free will
25 thriving and flourishing communities have been totally wiped out
38 bodies were removed from their graves. Their families had to go through the trauma of reburial and sitting Shiva AGAIN
Synagogues were destroyed
ten thousand citizens are thrown out of their homes, without their possessions, ignored totally by the government
There has been NOT one solution for any single citizen!!!

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Friday, December 09, 2005

The Orange Revolution

Orange Revolution

In the same way that documented all aspects of the "Disengagement" process, I hope and pray that we will merit to document the "Engagement", one I call "The Orange Revolution".

Please visit and subscribe to the site. We'll post every article and news item we feel is part of the grassroots movement to "reconnect" the Jewish People to the Torah and the Land of Israel.

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Sunday, December 04, 2005

The Covenant - The Muslim sees what we fail to see


Tashbh Sayyed understands that the Covenant means that both parties accept upon themselves duties and obligations. It's time for the Nation of Israel to stand up and finally accept upon themselves their willingness to keep the commandments and thereby be worthy of G-d's gift to us. How come we have yet to acknowledge that the Land of Israel is fundamental to the Covenant and that we dare not betray our mission and role as the Nation of Israel among the Nations of the World.

Opinion Arutz7

A Muslim in a Jewish Land
Part I
by Tashbih Sayyed
Dec 01, '05 / 29 Cheshvan 5766

...I was confident that Israel cannot be racist or discriminatory since it is based on the idea of the covenant between God and the Israelites, in which both parties accepted upon themselves duties and obligations, underlining the fact that power is established through the consent of both sides, rather than through tyranny by the more powerful party.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Inspiration - When It Seems Too Much to Bear


This article appeared in Country Yossi Family Magazine November 2005 page 39.

A man was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light and G-d appeared. Hashem told the man He had work for him to do and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin.

G-d explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might. So, this the man did, day after day. For many weeks he toiled from sun up to sun down, his shoulders set squarely against the cold, massive surface of the unmoving rock, pushing with all of his might.

Each night the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out, feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain.

Since the man was showing discouragement, the Satan decided to place adverse thouhts into his weary mind. "You have been pushing against that rock for a long time, and it hasn't moved."

Thus he gave the man the impression that the task was impossible and that he was a failure. These thoughts discouraged and disheartened the man.

Satan said, "Why kill yourself over this? Just put in your time giving the minimum effort, and that will be good enough."

That's what the weary man planned to do; but decided to make it a matter of prayer and take his troubled thoughts to G-d. "Hashem" he said, "I have labored long and hard in your service, putting all my strength to do that which you have asked. Yet, after all this time, I have not even budged that rock by half a millimeter. What is wrong? Why am I failing?"

Hashem responded compassionately, "My child, when I asked you to serve Me and you accepted, I told you that your task was to push against the rock with all of your strength, which you have done. Ner once did I mention that I expected you to move it. Your task was to push. And now you come to Me with your strength spent, thinking that you have failed. Is that really so?

Look at yourself.

"Your arms are strong and muscled, your back sinewy and brown, your hands are callused from constant pressure, your legs have become massive and hard. Through opposition you have grown much, and your abilities now surpass those which you used to have.

"True, you haven't moved the rock. But your calling was to be obedient and to push and to exercise your faith and trust in My wisdom. That you have done. Now I, my child, will move the rock."

At times, when we hear a word from G-d, we tend to use our own intellect to decipher what He wants, when actually what G-d wants is just simple obedience and faith in Him. By all means, excercise the faith that moves mountains, but know that it is still Hashem who moves the mountains.

When everything seems to go wrong...just P.U.S.H.!

When people don't act the way you think they should ... just P.U.S.H.

When the money is "gone" and the bills are due...just P.U.S.H.!

When people just don't understand you... just P.U.S.H.

P - Pray
U - Until
S - Something
H - Happens.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Agudah Convention - Activism for Eretz Yisroel


This past Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend I attended the Agudah Convention together with Evelyn Haies of Rachel's Children Reclamation Foundation. From past years we knew that the sessions and speakers are of high quality. We suspected that advocacy on behalf of the people of Gush Katif, or against the Roadmap would be on the back burner. We were hoping to at least raise awareness.

We sat in the activism session. Other sessions included infertility, shiduchim, kiruv etc. We got a chance to speak up. Evelyn spoke up about Kever Rochel and about her work for Rachel's Children Reclamation Foundation. I spoke about how impressed I was of the Organization Agudath Yisroel and how powerful a voice they would be if Rav Shteinman and Rav Eliashiv would make a statement (Kol Korei) that Eretz Yisroel is promised exclusively to the seed of Avrahom Yitzchok and Yaakov and we in turn must keep the commandments. This Covenant is in direct conflict with the Roadmap Plan. The Covenant and the Roadmap are mutually exclusive. When I went over to Chaim Dovid Zwiebel who was one of the chairs of the session he pretty much said that unless the Rabbanim in Eretz Yisroel speak up, they are paralyzed to do anything.

After the session we passed around literature to the attendees. I passed around a letter which I wrote to the Rabbanim of Agudath Yisroel.


An open letter to the Rabbanim of Agudas Yisroel,

G-d in his Covenant with Avraham Yitzchok and Yaakov says that the Land is for the people of Israel exclusively. Am Yisroel in turn is obligated in the Mitzvot.

Tachlis. Can the Agudah make a public statement (Kol Korei) supporting this statement?

Interesting Proofs for those of you who enjoy Geometry:

Hypotheses: The Roadmap Plan and the Covenant are mutually exclusive.

1. Given: The Covenant says that G-d gives the Land of Israel to the Nation of Israel as an eternal inheritance exclusively.
2. Given: The boundaries of the Land of Israel are promised to Abraham and then promised to Moshe and Yehoshua and is spelled out in Tanach.
3. Given: The Roadmap calls for an Independent Palestinian State within the recognized territorial boundaries of the Land of Israel including Judea, Samaria and Gaza which are a subset of the boundaries intersected by the various boundaries spelled out in Tanach
4. The Roadmap Plan and the Covenant are mutually exclusive

Either the Roadmap is the way to go or the Covenant is the way to go. If we choose the Covenant we must oppose the Roadmap. If we choose the Roadmap then by extension we oppose the Covenant. What do our Rabbi's or Jewish Leaders choose? I would first ask Rav Shteinman and Rav Eliashiv. I would also ask the Rebbe of Belz, the Gerrer Rebbe, the Vishnitz Rebbe and all the Chasidic Rebbe's.

No protest to the Roadmap is implicit agreement with the Roadmap or interpreted by the hundreds of thousands of followers as such.


Robin Ticker

Another Hypothesis: The Blessings on the world can only come about when Israel has rights to the Land.

Given A: The Land of Israel is promised in a Covenant between G-d and Avraham Yitzchok and Yakov as an eternal inheritance of their seed.
Given B: Am Yisroel are obligated to keep the Mitzvoth of the Torah
Given C: Many Mitzvoth can only be done on the Land of Israel.
Given D: Only Am Yisroel is obligated to keep the Mitzvoth that can only be done on the Land of Israel
Given E: The Nations of the world will be blessed via Am Yisroel when they keep the Mitzvoth of the Torah

1. Only Am Yisroel are obligated to keep these Mitzvoth. (given D)
2. Am Yisroel must have the Land in order to keep these Mitzvoth and by extension if Am Yisroel does not have access to the Land then they are unable to keep these Mitzvoth(Given C)
3. The Blessings of the World can only come when Am Yisroel keep the Mitzvot. (given E)
4, Therefore, the only way Blessings can come to the world is if the Land of Israel is in the hands of Am Yisroel.

Once we have the Land of Israel then potentially we can bring Blessings to the world.

Once we have the Land of Israel and keep the Mitzvoth then the world will be blessed.

The next question is:

When we owned the Land how do we keep the Mitzvoth that are pertaining to the Land as prescribed by the Torah.

How do we follow the Mitzvoth pertaining to the 7 year Shmita cycle as best as possible?

Bikurim - What do we do when there is no Beis Hamikdash and the Kohanim are dispersed?
Leket Shikcha and Peeh? Do the poor (Ger Yasom and Almonah)have easy access to the fields
Year 1 and Year 2 Maaser Rishon and Maaser Sheni. Maaser Rishon. What do we do when we do not have a Beis Hamikdash and the Leviyim are not exactly working their shifts? Support Torah Institutions? Also, for Maaser Sheni should we opt for trips to Israel/Jerusalem in these years rather than support orphanages and widows and strangers?
Year 3 Maaaser Rishon and Maaser Ani
Year 4 Vidui Maaser
Year 4 and Year 5 Maaser Rishon and Maaser Sheni,
Year 6 Maaser Rishon Maaser Ani
Year 7 Shmita without Pruzbul and Heter Mechira, Vidui Maaser
Hakhel (Sukkot following Shmita year)
Yovel May Moshiach come and tell us which tribes we belong to. Then we will all be displaced.
I am in the middle of reading Worldstorm by Roy S. Neuberger. I am finding it fascinating.

In this book he says, that it is G-d that makes the rules. When man chooses to make up his own rules that circumvent or defy G-d's rules he gets into deep trouble.