Thursday, February 14, 2008

Dangerous Times, Rabbi Wolpo video , Rav Eliashiv, Rav Shteinman

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Edmund Burke Irish orator, philosopher, & politician (1729 - 1797) ...
Not only is Rabbi Wolpo speaking up regarding dangerous times. So is Rav Eliashiv and Rav Shteinman.  see below
From: aliza karp <>
Date: Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 5:33 PM
Subject: Rabbi Wolpo Video - please share
To: shlaimoshaaretz <>

Rabbi Wolpo on Video
In 1965, the Catholic Church reclassified the Jewish people in a document they call Nostra Aetate.
Nostra Aetate (Latin for "In Our Time") is the historic document that, in 'The Jewish Chapter', established the theological foundations for reconciliation between the Roman Catholic Church and the Jewish People.
Nostra Aetate renounced the centuries' old canard [a false or baseless, usually derogatory story, report, or rumor] that the Jewish people collectively were a deicide [the act of killing a god] nation, guilty of killing God.
It took the Catholic Church 1,965 years to upgrade the Jewish people from being classified as murders.
Former Prime Minister Yitzchok Rabin was murdered in 1995, almost 13 years ago. I wonder if it will take another 1,952 years before religious Jews and their Rabbis will be exonerated from the murder they did not commit.
The official version of the Rabin assassination identifies Yigal Amir as the guilty perpetrator. Amir was affiliated with a right wing political group. It is a known fact, as confirmed by the courts, that the leader of the group - a very influential person in Amir's life - was an agent of the Shin Bet [internal security service], not an orthodox rabbi.
Through media and hype, orthodox rabbis were blamed for the murder. They were accused of incitement because they publicized the dangers that Rabin was putting Jews into and they called him a traitor. The dangers that the rabbis predicted have evolved from speculation to reality. If the definition of a traitor is a person who commits treason by betraying his or her country, then Rabin is a traitor. He broke the laws of his country that deal with terrorists and he broke the trust that people placed in him to do his utmost to bring safety to his constituents.
I think the best way to describe the reaction of the rabbis to this accusation, is by calling it fear. The rabbis were afraid to take a stand and challenge the canard. They turned their backs on the people in danger and focused on more politically correct issues.
With the rabbis silenced, subsequent Prime Ministers are free to act in a traitorous way without having to worry about religious leaders, men of influence, challenging their acts. To point out a traitorous act became akin to murdering a Prime Minister.
The headline of the January 11th edition of the Forward newspaper read, "Rabbi's Incitement Against Olmert." Incitement means to provoke, to stir up some action. The article was written by Nathan Jeffery and was published and posted elsewhere in addition to the Forward.
Upon close examination of the article there is no reference to the accused rabbi of actually inciting. The accused rabbi is Rabbi Sholom Dovber Wolpo. Rabbi Wolpo is the Rav of the Chabad Synagogue of Kiryat Gat, founder and director of the organization HaMateh HaOlami Lema'an HaAm VeAaretz, founder and director of, and prolific author and speaker in matters of Halacha and Shlaimos Ha'Aretz.
Rabbi Wolpo's words that caused the ruckus, point out the laws defining a traitor and the punishment if found guilty by a court of law. If there were any incitement in his words, it is Wolpo asking his listeners to pressure the police to bring the Prime Minister to justice according to the law.
The article by Jeffery is only a sample of how the media, in many places and languages, responded to Wolpo. In his article Jeffery writes, "Wolpo's outburst is so problematic because incitement to violence by rabbis has become the ultimate taboo, since rabbinical injunctions were blamed for inspiring Yitzchok Rabin's assassination in 1995."
This part of the article is surprisingly accurate. The rabbis were blamed. There were no facts to back the accusations. It was not proven or even substantiated that the rabbis were to blame – but they were blamed.
'Incitement to violence by rabbis' is how the public views any statement against a Prime Minister by an orthodox rabbi. Calling for the arrest and trial of someone giving weapons to the enemy at the time of war is an absolute 'incitement to violence,' according to the media, if the one calling happens to be an orthodox rabbi.
Rabbi Wolpo is not willing to wait another 1,952 years for the media to release a statement that they no longer accuse rabbis of killing Rabin. Lives are in danger!
A video clip has been released featuring Rabbi Wolpo, the one rabbi who is not afraid to speak the truth. On the video Wolpo expresses sincere concern and compassion about the security of Jews living in Eretz Yisroel. He is more afraid of destruction than being blamed. He is calm and composed and tells the facts… the truth.
Rabbi Wolpo has one agenda. He wants to prevent another Holocaust. There are now approximately six million Jews living in Eretz Yisroel. On his video Wolpo explains how, if the government carries through with its plans, all six million lives will be in grave danger.
Odelia Jacobs wrote me this email.
Dear Robin,
    I just finished speaking with Rav Kook, Chief Rabbi of Rechovot.
Rav Kook told me that he met personally with each one of the
Gedolei Hador amongst the list, Rav Elyashiv, Rav Shteinman.....
and he also met last week with Rav Perlow and they all urged
us to do our hishtadlus in tefila and actions on behalf of Eretz Yisrael.
They mentioned that these are dangerous times, worse then
pre Holocaust!!!!!
Please ask Rabbi Bloom why the Aguda in NY still remains silent and
does not follow the lead and request of the Aguda in Israel???
                                                    Odeleya Jacobs

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