DEAR Friends, amv'sh
Failure of the Major Orthodox Jewish Organization in America to express our entitlement to Eretz Hadodesh and be an integral player towards the Settling of the Land of Israel.
It has been so frustrating for me after years of calling and calling Rabbis and Major Jewish Organizations such as Agudath Yisroel of America, the OU and the Young Israel, the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation etc. etc. etc. only to be treated politely and respectfully to my cries to please end the Silence and speak out for our entitlement to Eretz Yisroel. I always sensed that our respectful Rabbinic Leaders agreed with me 100% regarding our entitlement to Eretz Yisroel. Can they blatantly ignore what is so clear in the Torah? Yet there was that awful silence as the people of Gush Katif were thrown out of their homes. There was no public protest or statement of clarity to the perpetrators of this terrible tragedy inflicted upon our dear brothers by our very own. In fact many of the religious parties chose to be part of a coalition in the gov't in return for various subsidies. There was no public protest to the progrom of our precious children in Amona. No outcry of pain and anger toward the gov't of Israel as those Kassam Rockets showered on the people of Sderot and the army as per their instructions looked the other way, nor any apology to the people of Gush Katif for allowing their expulsion to happen and there was no resolution to not allow it to happen to another community in Judea and Samaria or the Golan. Yes these worthy organizations will collect for the poor. (Their askanim will find it quite difficult in the future to support the hundreds of thousands of displaced people chas veshalom, as was quite apparent after the Disengagement from Gush Katif or the War with Lebanon.)
PIDYON SHVUYIM not a priority
And today as I write this email, there is no attempt to publicize or act upon the travesty of justice of the imprisonment of Rifka Meirchik whose crime was stubborn refusal to recognize a corrupt Judicial System that persecutes those that settle our heartland. There is no outcry of Pidyon Shvuyim for the Chalamish brothers, lovers of Eretz Hakodesh, defenders of the security of the residents of Yehuda and Shomron for doing what they were supposed to do which is defend our rights to live securely on the Land. Jonathan Pollard, who acted on behalf of his brethren when the United States gov't failed to share important intelligence with Israel is still languishing in jail and we continue to tolerate it with an occasional protest that is ignored and we fail to persist in our protest.
We are powerless is their excuse.
Our leaders and organizations say they are powerless and refuse to publicly even validate the legitimacy and justification of the struggle of our brave brothers and sisters that have taken upon themselves the unfair burden of the rest of us to settle and defend our Land. Instead our leaders are silent while others successfully portray the struggle as a religious extremist fringe element of the Jewish population. It is politically correct to speak of the tragedy of Mercaz Harav Kook and the martyrs but not politically correct to speak of the policies that led to this and other tragedies and G-d forbid portend future tragedies of the same sort.
The World Committee for the Land of Israel is a spark that will hopefully turn into a flame to unite all Jews to recognize our precious gift Eretz Yisroel and speak out with Komemiut, uprightness for the Torah and for Am Yisroel in Eretz Yisroel. No longer will the Mainstream Jewish Organization in the Diaspora hold us hostage, or steal the actualization of yearning of hundreds of thousands of Jews in an applied manner towards Yishuv Haaretz. The goal of the World Committee for the Land of Israel is to practically invest our resources and efforts in being an integral part of the settlement of Eretz Yisroel in this historical time. No longer will we allow our Jewish Organizations to divert the pure intentions of our people to go nowhere except to memorialize the dead and into empty prayers of hypocrisy.
Let us stop this absurd expression of yearning for something that we have been given and proceed with the next step of fulfilling our historic mission of keeping the Chukim and Mishpatim in the Land of Israel with a burst of passion. G-d has kept His promise and we have witnessed a miraculous return to Zion in our generation. Now we are expected to fulfill our part of the agreement.
Invest our energies to settling Israel rather than putting in stronger roots into the Diaspora
Here in America our Jewish energies are diverted to investing our lives in the Diaspora and obtaining American aid for our Yeshivas here in the Diaspora and obtaining aid for our worthy programs in America so that we have no energy left to cry out in despair against the American Foreign Policy that is strangling the lives of our brethren in Israel. Maybe we fear that speaking out against American foreign policy will jeopardize the funding for the government aided programs or our tax exempt status as non for profit organizations. Meanwhile the lives of our brothers and sister living in Eretz Hakodesh are in danger at the mercy of their enemies that our surrounding them at an alarming rate, These enemies have armed themselves with sophisticated weapons coming from Iran funded by monies of Arab countries that have become so rich from the American consumer. Where is all our money for gas going if not to aid terrorists?
Christians Leaders speak up quoting Tanach while the Jewish Leaders are silent or condemn them.
I have seen courageous Christian Leaders such as Hagee, Hutchinson, Vineyard, Hellman speak up with clarity regarding G-d's promise to Israel. And it's a real disgrace that there have been Jewish or so called Jewish Leaders that condemn them since they are an obstacle to the "Peace Process" based on the "Land for Peace" recipe .
Promote Huckabee for Republican Vice Presidential Running Mate for McCain.
I have listened to Huckabee, a G-d fearing man say what we the Jews have not publicly said. He speaks with clarity and conviction regarding the rights to the Land to Israel given to our ancestors by G-d. He speaks out with logic and reason against a 2 State Solution. He speaks of Americas dependency on oil that is feeding the terrorists. Don't these these words deserve our endorsement and promotion?
Now is the time for us Jews to express our admiration for his courageous stand for truth and convince McCain to accept him as the Vice President running mate and to embrace the words of Hagee and all those that love freedom and Democracy and Israel's right to their Land for the benefit of humanity.
I am not a political person and do not speak up for what is politically correct. But when a politician speaks up for Torah then I will do whatever I can to embrace their platform and promote it.
From: Nadia & David Matar [mailto:email@example.com]
Subject: MUST READ!! Rabbi David Algaze's speech at Central Park, Sunday
If more and more Rabbis and public figures would speak like Rabbi David
Algaze spoke in Central Park, the Jewish People would be in much better
Kol Hakavod Rabbi Algaze!
Ruth and Nadia Matar
Women in Green
Subject: MUST READ!! Rabbi David Algaze's speech at Central Park, Sunday
June 1, 2008
Speech at the Concert in Central Park
June 1st, 2008
Rabbi David Algaze
I HAVE COME TO ASK A QUESTION, A SIMPLE QUESTION, ONE THAT HAS BEEN
FORGOTTEN IN ALL THE TALK ABOUT PEACE IN ISRAEL.
WHO DOES THIS LAND BELONG TO?
WE HAVE AN ANSWER AND IT IS THE ONLY ANSWER. LET US SAY IT OUT LOUD,
LET THE WHOLE WORLD HEAR IT. LET NO ONE, NOT EVEN US, HAVE ANY DOUBT
THIS LAND IS MY LAND, IT'S YOUR LAND IT'S OUR LAND.
IT'S THE LAND OF OUR FATHERS; IT IS THE LAND FOR OUR CHILDREN.
THIS IS THE SIMPLE TRUTH WE ARE BEING ASKED TO FORGET AND IGNORE. BUT
WE WILL NOT FORGET IT, WE WON'T BETRAY OUR LAND. WE SAY TODAY AND
EVERY DAY: "IF I FORGET THEE
JERUSALEM LET MY RIGHT HAND BE PARALYZEDS."
THERE IS A REASON WHY THIS LAND IS CALLED THE PROMISED LAND. AND DO
YOU KNOW WHY? BECAUSE IT IS PROMISED TO OUR FATHERS AND IT IS
PROMISED TO OUR CHILDREN.
HOW CAN WE GIVE IT AWAY? WE DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO GIVE IT AWAY.
G-D SAID TO OUR FATHER ABRAHAM OVER AND OVER AGAIN: THIS IS YOUR
LAND; I HAVE GIVEN IT TO YOU. HOW CAN WE FORGET THIS? IT IS REPORTED
THAT PRESIDENT TRUMAN, THE FIRST U.S. PRESIDENT TO RECOGNIZE AND
SUPPORT THE STATE OF ISRAEL, OFTEN CITED THE VERSE IN DEUTERONOMY
(1:8) "BEHOLD, I HAVE GIVEN THE LAND BEFORE YOU, GO IN AND TAKE
POSSESSION OF THE LAND WHICH THE LORD HAS SWORN UNTO YOUR FATHERS
THROUGH ABRAHAM, THROUGH ISAAC AND THROUGH JACOB."
TRUMAN REMEMBERED, MANY CHRISTIAN PREACHERS REMEMBER, DARE WE BE THE
ONES TO FORGET?
WE CREATED THE WORLD COMMITTEE FOR THE LAND OF ISRAEL JUST TO SPREAD
THAT SIMPLE TRUTH THAT THE LAND OF ISRAEL BELONGS TO THE JEWISH
PEOPLE AND WE WILL NOT PART WITH IT. THIS IS OUR LAND AND WE WILL NOT
BARTER IT AWAY. PERIOD.
THE REBIRTH OF ISRAEL IN ITS LAND IS AN EVENT HARD TO UNDERSTAND. THE
WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN SOMETHING LIKE IT. THE STORY OF OUR RETURN IS
WITHOUT PARALLEL. JEWS NEVER LEFT ISRAEL VOLUNTARILY AND THEY
RETURNED WHEN THEY COULD. WE NEVER ABANDONED THE LAND ENTIRELY
EITHER, THERE WERE JEWS THROUGHOUT HISTORY IN THE LAND. IT IS A
MIRACLE AND AS WITH ALL MIRACLES WE NEED TO BELIEVE IT TO SEE IT.
LET US BE CLEAR: THE JEWS HAVE RETURNED TO OUR LAND.
WE DID NOT COME AS CONQUERORS. WE DISPLACED NO ONE. THE NATIONS OF
THE WORLD MANDATED THE RETURN. ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE SINCE MANY TIMES
RESCINDED AND DIMINISHED THEIR ASSURANCE, THE RETURN HAS BEEN LEGAL
THE LAND WAS A DESERT BEFORE THE JEWS RETURNED. CHURCHILL ONCE
REMARKED THAT THE LAND BELONGED TO THE JEWS BECAUSE THE ARABS
DESTROYED THE LAND, WHEREAS JEWS CREATE THE LAND.
THIS IS A LOVE STORY BETWEEN A PEOPLE AND ITS LAND LIKE NO OTHER. NO
OTHER NATION EVER CREATED A STATE IN THE LAND, AND THE JEWS NEVER
CREATED A NATIONAL HOMELAND OUTSIDE OF IT. THE LAND ONCE FLOWING WITH
MILK AND HONEY, WHEN THE JEWS PARTED, REFUSED TO GIVE ITS FRUITS. THE
BEAUTIFUL LAND BECAME A WASTELAND. WAITING FOR HER CHILDREN.
WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE LAND AND THE LAND SMILED UPON US WHEN WE
RETURNED. WOULD ANYONE DESERT HIS OR HER MOTHER? CAN WE THINK OF
LEAVING THE LAND VOLUNTARILY IN THE HANDS OF STRANGERS?
THIS IS OUR LAND, AND WE WILL NOT BETRAY HER.
THE STORY OF GUSH KATIF PROVES THIS. THE LAND THE ARABS CALLED
"ACCURSED," AS SOON AS THE JEWS CAME, BEGAN TO YIELD THE MOST
BEAUTIFUL FRUITS, FLOWERS AND PLANTS. THE TINY PORTION OF LAND IN
GAZA YIELDED AT ONE TIME MOST OF THE AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS OF ISRAEL.
YET, WHEN THE JEWS LEFT, THE LAND BECAME USELESS AGAIN. EVEN THE
INSECTS PARTICIPATED. THE VEGETABLES THAT HAD BEEN ONCE FAMOUSLY
BUG-FREE, BEGAN TO DEVELOP BUGS. THE THRIVING BUSINESSES OF GUSH
KATIF LANGUISHED IN THE HANDS OF THE ARABS. EVEN THE SAME MANAGERS,
WHO HAD WORKED UNDER THE JEWS AND HAD ALL THE EXPERTISE TO MAKE IT
GO, COULD NOT DO IT. WHY? THE LAND DID NOT COOPERATE.
THE LAND WAS LOYAL TO THE JEWS, ARE WE GOING TO BE FAITHFUL TO THE LAND?
THERE IS A NEW CAMPAIGN IN THE JEWISH PEOPLE, A DANGEROUS AND
INEXPLICABLE DEMENTIA. IT IS CALLED "LAND FOR PEACE" IT WAS TRIED IN
OSLO, IT WAS TRIED IN WYE, IT WAS TRIED IN TABA, AND NOTHING WORKED.
THINGS ARE GETTING WORSE. WHEN TIME AFTER TIME A PROBLEM IS NOT
RESOLVED, IS IT NOT REASONABLE TO SUSPECT THAT IT MAY BE
IRRESOLVABLE? AT LEAST IN THE MANNER IT IS PLANNED?
YET THERE IS A CAMPAIGN AFOOT INVOLVING ALL MAJOR JEWISH
ORGANIZATIONS TO GIVE THE LAND AWAY. WHEN WE GIVE AWAY JUDEA AND
SAMARIA, WE ARE GIVING AWAY THE CORE OF OUR LAND, THE HOLY PLACES
WHERE OUR HISTORY EVOLVED. WE ARE GIVING UP ONLY JUDEA? WHAT WOULD
JEWS BE CALLED IF WE GIVE UP JUDEA? AND THOSE INTRUDERS WHO WILL
OCCUPY JUDEA, WOULD THEY NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE CALLED JUDEANS AS
WHEN WE GIVE UP THE LAND, WE GIVE UP OUR HISTORY, WE GIVE OUR
IDENTITY AND WE GIVE UP OUR SOUL.
WE HAVE COME TO STOP THIS MADNESS. TO SAY TO THEM:
WE ARE TIRED OF EXPULSIONS, WE ARE TIRED OF POGROMS, AND WE ARE TIRED
OF SUICIDE BOMBERS AND INDISCRIMINATE MURDER IN THE STREETS. WE ARE
NOT GOING TO SPEAK OF THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS; WE ARE GOING TO SPEAK OF
OUR LEGITIMATE AND INALIENABLE RIGHTS. WE WILL NOT ENDANGER OUR
PEOPLE WITH FOOLISH DREAMS THAT HAVE BEEN TRIED AND DISCREDITED OVER
AND OVER AGAIN.
THERE IS A SPIRIT OF FEEBLENESS AMONG US. OUR LEADERS HAVE LOST THE
WAY. THEY KNOW THAT THERE IS NO HOPE FOR A PEACEFUL ARAB STATE IN THE
LAND OF ISRAEL. NEVERTHELESS THEY INSIST BECAUSE THEY HAVE FORGOTTEN
THE ESSENTIAL: THIS LAND BELONGS TO US. THEY FAILED AND YET THEY KEEP
TRYING WITHOUT REMORSE AND WITHOUT SHAME.
TO THEM WE TELL THEM: ENOUGH. ENOUGH OSLOS, ENOUGH WYES, ENOUGH
LIFTING OF ROADBLOCKS, ENOUGH RISKING THE LIVES OF OUR INNOCENT
PEOPLE, ENOUGH OF SDEROT, ENOUGH!
IN OUR LONG HISTORY, WE WITNESSED THE DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH
COMMUNITIES BEFORE. BUT THIS TIME IS WORSE, MUCH WORSE. THIS TIME WE
WANT TO HELP THE DESTRUCTION ALONG.
AFTER HITLER, WE VOWED "NEVER AGAIN" BUT TODAY OUR LEADERS, OUR
RABBIS, OUR MAJOR JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS ARE ALLOWING WITH THEIR
ACTIONS AND THEIR SILENCE, THAT WE HEAR "EVER AGAIN."
WE NEED TO RISE AND TELL THEM "NO!"
THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT IN ISRAEL WITH THE AID OF WEAK-MINDED JEWISH
LEADERS IN THE DIASPORA HAS EMBARKED UPON A PROGRAM THAT MAY SIGNAL
THE DESTRUCTION OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL. WITH A BLEND OF HASTE AND
SUBMISSIVENESS, WITH DECEIT AND SELF-DECEPTION, THE PRESENT
LEADERSHIP OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE HAS SUCCEEDED WHERE ITS MOST BITTER
FOES HAVE FAILED. THEY ARE ENDANGERING THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE
ZIONIST ENTERPRISE THAT WERE ATTAINED WITH A SACRIFICE AND DEDICATION
UNPARALLELED IN HISTORY. OUR LEADERS ARE PLAGUED WITH AN
IRRESPONSIBLE SHORTSIGHTEDNESS AND ARE RUSHING HEADLONG INTO ACCORDS
WITH PARTNERS THEY KNOW ARE DECEITFUL.
WE PROTEST. THE WORLD COMMITTEE FOR THE LAND OF ISRAEL HAS COME TO
OBJECT AND REFUSE THESE PLANS OF THE DEMENTED AND THE PATHETIC.
WE NEED TO REPUDIATE ANY PLAN THAT INVOLVES BETRAYING OUR LAND. WE
MUST OPPOSE ANY PROGRAM THAT PUTS OUR POPULATION WITHIN THE RANGE OF
THE KASSAM. WE HAVE TO STAND AGAINST ANY SUGGESTION THAT PLACES OUR
CHILDREN AT RISK. WE DID NOT RETURN TO ISRAEL TO RELIVE THE TRAGEDY
OF POLAND AND GERMANY. IF OUR LEADERS ARE TIRED, LET THEM STEP ASIDE.
IF THEY FEEL EXHAUSTED AND DRAINED, LET THEM MAKE ROOM FOR A NEW
GENERATION THAT REMEMBERS THE DREAM OF ABRAHAM AND HAS THE COURAGE TO
FIGHT IN OUR DEFENSE.
THIS IS NOT TO SAY THAT WE DO NOT WANT PEACE. WE SHOULD BE ZEALOUS IN
THE PURSUIT OF PEACE, BUT WE SHOULD BE NO LESS FIERCE IN THE DEFENSE
OF OUR LAND.
WE EXTEND OUR HAND IN PEACE TOWARDS ALL OUR NEIGHBORS. OUR HANDS
CONTAIN NEITHER RANCOR, NOR HATRED NOR WAR.
BUT THEY ALSO CONTAIN NO LAND.
WE OFFER PEACE, A REAL GENUINE PEACE. NEVERTHELESS, OUR PEACE IS NOT
THE PEACE OF BEGGARS. IT DOES NOT GIVE AWAY OUR CHERISHED LAND. WHAT
OTHER NATION IN THE WORLD GIVES AWAY ITS LAND? WE WILL NOT GIVE AWAY
OUR LAND NO MATTER WHO COUNSELS IT OR WHO PROFITS FROM THIS BETRAYAL!
OUR FIRST FATHER ABRAHAM HAD TO UNDERGO TEN TRIALS. THE LAST OF WHICH
WAS TO BURY HIS DEAR WIFE SARA. THE TRIAL WAS THAT ALTHOUGH G-D HAD
PROMISED HIM THE ENTIRE LAND OF ISRAEL, HE DID NOT HAVE EVEN A PLACE
IN WHICH TO BURY SARAH. YET, HE, THE OWNER OF THE ENTIRE LAND, DID
NOT COMPLAIN. HE HAD NO LAND NOW BUT HE STILL KEPT THE HOPE. IT IS
IRONIC THAT OUR FATHER ABRAHAM, WHEN HE DID NOT HAVE THE LAND, KEPT
THE HOPE AND WE WHO POSSESS THE LAND ARE THINKING OF GIVING IT AWAY.
THE WORLD COMMITTEE FOR THE LAND OF ISRAEL CALLS UPON THE JEWS OF THE
WORLD TO RALLY AROUND OUR BEAUTIFUL MOTHER, THE LAND OF ISRAEL. WHEN
ESTABLISHED JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS ARE PATHETICALLY ACCEPTING AND EVEN
CALLING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ARAB STATE IN THE LAND OF
ISRAEL-- IT IS TIME FOR US TO SAY NO!
IF THEY HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED OR WORSE, WE WILL NOT ALLOW TO BEING
BRAINWASHED. THE GIVING AWAY OF LAND TO CREATE ANOTHER ARAB STATE,
THIS ONE IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL IS WRONG. IT WAS WRONG WHEN THE ARABS
WANTED IT, IT WAS WRONG WHEN JESSE JACKSON SUGGESTED IT, IT WAS WRONG
WHEN OUR ENEMIES SUGGEST IT AND IT IS STILL WRONG!
HASHEM OZ LE'AMO YITEN, HASHEM YEVARECH ET AMO BASHALOM!
G-D SHOULD GRANT US THE STRENGTH TO STAND UP TO OUR ENEMIES. IF WE
DO, THEN WE WILL MERIT THAT HE BLESSES US WITH LASTING PEACE.
I CALL UPON ALL JEWS AND GOOD PEOPLE EVERYWHERE TO RALLY AROUND ERETZ
ISRAEL, THE LAND OF OUR FOREFATHERS AND OUR GRANDCHILDREN. DO NOT
LEAVE HER, DO NOT BETRAY HER. THIS LAND CAN BECOME THE RALLYING POINT
FOR ALL JEWS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE. LET US ALL BE
BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND IN THE DEFENSE OF OUR LAND, WE WILL BECOME
ONE NATION AGAIN.
WHEN ALL JEWS ARE UNITED, NO FORCE ON EARTH WILL EVER CONQUER US. LET
US UNITE, BROTHERS AND SISTERS, AND LET US HAVE THE HOPE OF ABRAHAM
THAT THIS LAND IS OUR LAND NOW AND FOREVER.
Rabbi David Algaze
To hear this speech live, www.israelnationalnews.com . Click on radio and then on Israel Day Concert. Rabbi Algaze's speech may be found in Part 3 of the concert.
Also please read Caroline Glicks article in the Jerusalem Post showing disgust at the Jewish leaders of AIPAC for shunning Hagee and CUFI
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