Friday, November 28, 2008

Contact information of Influential Rabbanim and Askanim in Israel and in America



1655 46 STREET
3. RABBI AHARON FELDMAN  Rosh Yeshiva Nir Yisroel
4.  RABBI SHMUEL KAMINETZKY Rosh Yeshiva in Philadelphia, Rabbinic Advisor Chofets Chaim Heritage Foundation)
6.  RABBI YAAKOV PERLOW Rosh Agudath Yisroel of America
1569 47TH STREET
7. RABBI AARON SCHECHTER  Rosh Yeshiva Chaim Berlin
1141 E. 17TH STREET

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From: Avi Shafran <>
Date: Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 9:20 AM
Subject: Re: response to your questions
To: Robin Ticker <>

The following list is copied from

Current members belonging to Agudath Israel

    Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh Alter, the Rebbe of Ger (Hasidic dynasty) (Chairman)
    Rabbi Moshe Yehoshua Hager, the Rebbe of Vizhnitz (Hasidic dynasty)
    Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Horowitz, the Rebbe of Boston (Hasidic dynasty)
    Rabbi Avrohom Yaakov Friedman, the Rebbe of Sadigura (Hasidic dynasty)
    Rabbi Chaim Shaul Taub, the Rebbe of Modzitz (Hasidic dynasty)
    Rabbi Yochanan Sofer, the Rebbe of Erlau

Current members belonging to Degel HaTorah

    Rabbi Yosef Shalom Eliashiv (Co-Chairman)
    Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, the Rosh Yeshiva of the Ponevezh Yeshiva (Co-Chairman)
    Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rokeach (II), the Rebbe of Belz (Hasidic dynasty)
    Rabbi Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz, the Rosh Yeshiva of the Ponevezh Yeshiva
    Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, the Rosh Yeshiva of the yeshiva Torah Ore
    Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, the Rosh Yeshiva of the Maalos HaTorah yeshiva
    Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel (Mir), the Rosh Yeshiva of the Mir yeshiva (Jerusalem)
    Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, the Rosh Yeshiva of the Ponevezh Yeshiva
    Rabbi Meir Tzvi Bergman, the Rosh Yeshiva of the Yeshiva Rashbi

Robin Ticker wrote:


Dear Rabbi Shafran, amv'sh

Thank you so much for responding.

Can you please provide the names of the Eretz Yisroel Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah or the names of the Gedoilim in EY from whom American Agudah are waiting to get direction regarding taking a position?

Gmar Chasima Tova!

Robin Ticker

On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 2:02 PM, Avi Shafran <> wrote:

The American Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah does not generally take positions on matters of Israeli security.  I do not know if the Eretz Yisrael Moetzes has done so with regard to Yehudah and Shomron (or territory in the Negev that was abandoned).

That the Jewish people is entitled to all of Eretz Yisrael, though, is a truism.  Whether or not we have been zocheh at this point in history to be able to exercise that right, however, is a different, and open, question.  My impression is that most Gedolim in Eretz Yisrael are opposed to a Palestinian state (at least in the absence of a sea-change in Palestinian attitudes).

Should those Gedolim in E"Y ask the American Agudah to organize some sort of public expression of a position, we would obviously treat the request with great alacrity.  To date, though, they have not.

Robin Ticker wrote:


Dear Rabbi Shafran, amv"sh

Whatever you send to me should be considered for  public distribution.

Official Questions awaiting official responses:

What is the position of Moetzet Gedolei Hatorah regarding Yehudah and the Shomron in our day?  Are we entitled to this Land today or is this up to the political decisions of the government of Israel which means the establishment of a Palestinian State and the expulsion of the Jews from Yesha..

If you answer that we are not entitled to Yehudah and the Shomron then what should be the answer for the hundreds of thousands of Jews presently living in Yesha.

If you answer that we are entitled to Yehudah and the Shomron then what is Agudath Yisroel doing proactive to mobilize it's people to protest a Palestinian State and keep Yehudah and the Shomron..

What is the position of the Moetzet Gedolei Hatorah regarding territory that have been ceded to the Arabs like Gush Katif and any future negotiations. Are these agreements legal and binding according to the Torah. Have Moetzet Gedolei Hatorah concluded that they are legal agreements altogether.

Dear List,

The following organizations must have extensive mailing lists of Rabbanim,  since they reach tens of thousands of Jews if not more, with the various Torah Lectures on Ahavas Yisroel, Shmiras Halashon, Tisha Baav Programming

I would send them letters return/receipt addressed to the key contact people and ask/plead with them to pass it along to their list of influential Rabbanim. It's a matter of Pikuach Nefesh.

Mr. Michael Rothschild
Executive Director
Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation
361 Spook Rock Road
Suffern, NY 10901



This organizations has worldwide Harbotzas HaTorah Projects and Torah lectures held in USA, Israel, Europe, Canada, South America, Australia, South Africa.  They have hundreds of Rabbanim that have lectured for them and  the Gedolei Hador of Eretz Yisroel have their ear. (Maran HaGaon

Rabbi Elozer B. Bald
Founder and Menahel
Irgun Shiurai Torah
1606-47th St
Brooklyn, NY 11204

cc: Ari Parnes and Reuven Wolf

Fax 718-853-0909

Irgun Shiurai Torah TapeCenter
4609 - 16th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11204


In addition I will try to get contact info for the Kiruv ORganizations like Aarachim, Aish Hatorah, Ohr Sameach.  Unless they show that they believe in G-ds Covenant with our forefathers and a willingness to not stand by in Silence at the Blood of our brothers, their other words of chizuk will not be considered authentic.

Rav Yaakov Perlow, Noveminsker Rav shlita
Rosh Agudath Yisroel of America
Agudath Yisroel of America
42 Broadway Suite 1400 New York, NY 10004
Tel 212-797-9000 Fax: (212) 254-1600
cc: Avi Shafran Director of Public Affairs for Agudath Israel

Rabbi Pesach Lerner shlita
Executive Vice President of the National Council of Young Israel
The Council of Young Israel Rabbis USA: - CYIR,
111 John Street, Suite 450, New York, New York 10038
Tel: 212-929-1525 Fax: 212-727-9526

Mr. David Olivestone shlita
Director of Communications and Planning
The Orthodox Union
11 Broadway,
New York, NY 10004
Tel:: (212) 563-4000 ♦ Fax: (212) 564-9058

Rabbi Krinsky shlita
Chabad Headquarters
770 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Tel: 718 774.4000 / fax 718 774.2718

Rabbinical Council of America
305 Seventh Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, New York 10001
Phone: 212-807-9000
Fax: 212-727-8452

Rabbi Basil Herring
Executive Vice President
Phone: 212-807-9000 x 5
Rabbi Shlomo Hochberg

Rav Hershel Schachter of YU

Tuesday, November 25, 2008



I just came back from Israel today after the AFSI tour throughout Yesha.  The facts on the ground are very grave indeed and happening very quickly and people even in Yesha are unaware of how the government is working very effectively with facts on the ground towards the establishment of a Palestinian State.  For example, our tour group was subjected to a roadblock going from Hevron to Ashkelon and we were asked to give our passports as if it were between 2 different countries.  It was still an unsophisticated checkpoint since the machine didn't work properly and it didn't seem that the people knew what they were doing.  The signs were only in Arabic and the inspectors did not seem the typical Israelis but rather a mix of Border police.  It was quite unsettling. New signs are going up along this new forming wall (the future border of the "Palestinian State") stating that the development is funded by USAID or European Union etc.  Many illegal Arab houses unoccupied at the moment, without windows are being built at an alarming rate with this influx of money coming from outside sources to establish facts on the ground.  Also yesterday the government sent around 250 Yassam Police to evict a family from a Caravilla in Nitzan from Gush Katif (Please note that Nitzan is within the Green Line)  Apparently, a family moved from a Caravilla to a house.  Another family wanted their bigger Caravilla and moved into it.  Leaving a smaller Caravilla to be removed.  For this terrible "crime" they sent in 250 Yassam Police, riot horses etc to remove this family who wanted less cramped quarters.  While Arabs are allowed to build illegally w/o permits all over the place. Jews are bogged down with bureaucracy, their natural grown contained and permits very hard to come by. Immoral and illegal orders have been implemented to expel Jews from settling the Land of Israel.  But the letter below clearly clarifies how far the government is willing to go and it is our duty to publicize the truth before it becomes too late.  

We asked Dror Vanunu, Gush Katif Leader what could stop a future expulsion from Yesha  He replied that if the Rabbanim would come out with a strong psak for soldiers to disobey illegal and immoral orders to expel their fellow brothers in Yesha, it would be effective to prevent another expulsion. Mr. Sones wants a Psak of the Rabbanim to tell the ravshatzim (those responsible for the security and weapons of the residents) to disregard any order to confiscate the weapons of the residents of Yesha and for reasons of Pikuach Nefesh make sure that they are returned if confiscated. .

These are intolerable acts and we can take our cue of the establishment of the militia men in the 13 colonies.

Let us legitimize the justification of our bretheren in Judea and Samaria to fight a fair and just war in their struggle of freedom of religion and their right to assert our rights as loyal and tax paying citizens of the State of Israel.

I would like the Rabbanim to suggest that the entire Nationalist Camp join in one party party in a platform of Unity  for Yesha and against the establishment of a Palestinian state.  Splintering into Likud or any other party does not allow a strong force to present our case.  Also they can use their influence to convince the people that for their very survival they must urge everyone to fight for Yesha as a priority to fighting for their very own community or Organization. United we Stand, Divided we fall.                                                                . 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Israel Kaplan <>
Date: Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 1:33 AM
Subject: Rav Lior
To: Robin Ticker <>

Hi Robin
Please read urgent letter sent by Mordechai Sones to the Rabbi of Yishuv Nachliel,
Rabbi Uriel Houbara
 On Thu, 11/20/08, Israel Kaplan <> wrote:
From: Israel Kaplan <>
Subject: Subject: Israel Govt. Confiscating Weapons From Yishuvim
To: "IZZY" <>
Date: Thursday, November 20, 2008, 7:03 PM

16 Cheshvan 5769
14 November 2008

To: Rabbi of Yishuv Nachaliel, HaRav Uriel Houbara, shlita

From: Mordechai Sones

Re: Confiscation of Resident�s Weapons and Danger to Life

Shalom u�Vracha,

We are hereby bringing before the Rav an urgent request for a ruling regarding pikuach nefesh (saving of endangered lives), detailed as follows:

Because our communities and the roads leading to them are constantly surrounded by danger, a sudden army or government order to confiscate our weapons would appear calculated to signal an official willingness to place our lives and the lives of our families in greater danger.

Recently, the army committed a surprise weapon confiscation that has stripped our communities of what little defenses we had. Therefore, it has become clear that there is complicity at the highest levels to abandon Judea and Samaria, including Arab attacks, targeted evacuations, and evictions of outposts and other yishuvim ("settlements" � "yishuv", sing.) to help maintain process momentum.

There are other indications that a Palestinian State is planned to be announced in the coming year. In the past, Israel government officials promised they would not uproot "a single yishuv". Their betrayal of that promise is especially significant as they also stressed that they never said they would not allow the Palestinians to chase us out themselves or slaughter us in a first strike attack. Credible military eyewitnesses have reported Palestinian first strike capability within 20 minutes of every yishuv in Judea and Samaria.

As the world�s attention is focused on Gazan missiles, IDF counter-strikes, evictions of outposts, and Israeli political intrigue, the coming abandonment of Judea and Samaria is being obscured in a craftily orchestrated international protest against Israel�s building of the wall � as if it were an Israeli trick for pushing back the Green Line here and there � and not an instrument to facilitate the carving off and eviction of the Jewish communities that should be protesting the fact that they happen to be on the "wrong side" of the wall to make a Jew-free Palestine.

All of the nine major tyrannical regimes of the twentieth century confiscated the weapons of the populations they planned to murder or terrorize en masse.

The nine regimes are listed below:
Ottoman Turkey
Nazi Germany
Yugoslavia (the former)

Of the nine regimes, not one announced its intentions to its victims. All the victims were deliberately fed disinformation until the last minute in order to induce them not to resist.

This may explain the transparent story repeated by each ravshatz (Civilian Security Coordinator and IDF-Settlement Liaison), including our own, Mr. Ilan ben-Shabbat, that our weapons are "not actually being confiscated; they will merely be under lock and key with me in the gun rooms, to be distributed in an emergency". 1

Although the IDF often promises weapons to be made available to the Yeshans (Judeans and Samarians) once a PA onslaught is imminent, the order to release and distribute such weapons would depend on an Israeli cabinet decision.

A PA first strike�s chances of success would increase if a handful of IDF officers issued orders to the yishuv ravshatzim not to resist, but to evacuate. Such orders would have to come from the top, of course, i.e. the Prime Minister him/herself.

Knowledgeable disinformers may in fact not know the government�s full strategic picture of implementing the betrayal, but have been briefed in meetings with IDF officials on talking points, and guided on what lies to put out facilitating such a betrayal to ensure maximum surprise and shock value against those being disarmed and attacked.

As a matter of fact, six years ago, this same Ilan ben-Shabbat, then able to speak the truth without the constraints imposed by his paymasters in the army, went on record in the community�s weekly newsletter more than once, saying:

"Weekly Newsletter, Yishuv Nachaliel; Parshas B�Ha�aloscho (and also) Shelach, year 2002:

"Message from the Ravshatz:

"In light of the current situation and after investigations that were performed after all the infiltrations into yishuvim in the past months, the one who succeeded in stopping or significantly delaying the terrorists were those who encountered them first and were carrying their weapons. In light of this, I request of all those in the yishuv who have guns to always carry their weapon with them at any given time. I know that this is not easy but doing this could save lives.

"Shabbat Shalom, Ilan"

The Ravshatzim are therefore stuck in the middle; they have a difficult job, they are loyal citizens, and they are the constant target of kvetching instead of meaningful community support. This will only undermine their ability to stand up for you to make the clear and right decision at the vital moment.

The government�s goal is the successful evacuation of Judea and Samaria, with as little casualties (to themselves) as possible.

The methods they are using against us to achieve this goal:

Planting false hopes for Yeshans to cling to and postpone plans to resist;
manufactured sense of hopelessness;
appearance of fait accompli when it has not yet occurred;
betrayal of trust;
dividing yishuvim against each other;
cut off support from rest of Israel;
element of surprise; and,
shock of betrayal -
are all designed to produce one key end-result: Jewish paralysis to allow for the swift collapse of Judea and Samaria.

Meanwhile, on the frantic night of the eviction, several contradictory thoughts, emotions, pressures, and confused loyalties will have been calculated to create extreme psychological stress and paralysis for each ravshatz:

A phase of sustained killings, terror, and other harassment which is gradually demoralizing the general population and especially the ravshatzim and their families for years;

Sudden intensification of such incidents;
The ravshatz�s knowledge of the yishuv�s lack of independent defensive capability;
Recent orders from the IDF to leave;
Fresh demonization of "settlers" in Israeli and world media with newly invented stories of Jews caught planning attacks or atrocities under the auspices of the GSS "Road Safety Committee";

At a certain point of peak violence and stress the ravshatz may receive notification that truck convoys have been pre-positioned near the yishuv to evacuate families as Palestinian Authority armored vehicles advance toward yishuvim, as agreed upon in the Oslo Accords2, is coordinated with the IDF retreat to clear the way for Palestinian declaration of statehood.

These same techniques used successfully to betray and abandon the SLA in Lebanon, and the residents of both Yamit and Gaza, are being used against us in Judea and Samaria. SLA Commanders could have saved Southern Lebanon but were given orders from the IDF to betray and abandon their positions. The ravshatzim may be given similar instructions in face of PA attack.

Just like the one night when SLA platoon commanders could have saved the SLA, so will the Ravshatzim have a brief chance to save Yesha (Judea and Samaria).

Under these circumstances, the ravshatzim will unfortunately be the ones upon whose shoulders will rest the terrible decision if our community will survive as a community after a sudden stroke of eviction or abandonment.

The day may come when the ravshatzim will have to give the orders to open the gun rooms and help � or at least allow - the Yeshans to engage in effective nonlethal resistance against an IDF-led eviction, or effective lethal resistance against an Arab first strike.

We must address these issues now, to ensure the survival of your community and Judea/Samaria as a whole � for as we know, Judea and Samaria must stand together - lest Israel fall.

Whether your ravshatz will stand with the group for abandonment and betrayal, or stand with us for the rescue of our yishuv and our country has become the question. We are not the ones forcing this question. The diplomatic appeasement by our government to many other nations sworn to our national destruction has created this question. For us the only question remains either to surrender, or to draw the line with our lives rather than going like sheep to the slaughter.

Because we Yeshans have not been providing the answer, the answer is being made FOR us, which will further demoralize us. So unless we draw the line, it will be drawn for us in an indefensible way. If we don't draw this line now, there are no other lines for Israel to draw.

The world recognizes people�s right to defend their homes against aggression, and once they fail to defend those homes, the world also recognizes that they have forfeited the legitimacy of their claims to them. In 1948 the Arabs were told by their own armies to run and they ran. By the world�s criteria, they lost their claim to the land when they ran.

Yeshan's willingness and preparation to defend themselves against lethal or nonlethal attempts to evacuate them is Yesha's key to survival at this point.

The amount of time people in yishuvim will have to hold will be temporary � it will be limited. The Iraqi army will not come against us � PA forces plus PA eviction units will have limited time.

If the first strike/eviction against yishuvim is not a fait accompli within a day or two, Yeshans still wavering whether to evacuate may begin finding the courage to resist.

The key factors affecting yishuv survival are the weapons, training, and organization to withstand an assault; the food, fuel, and ammunition to outlast a siege; plus an organized system to provide early warning for when an assault would take place.

We are asking the Rabbis to present this information to the ravshatzim, and to make clear to them that the laws of Pikuach Nefesh obligate them to commit to their historical role in saving Judea and Samaria. When the mad night of betrayal comes, they will be the ones who can empower, or at least not interfere in Yeshans self-defense. And effective Yeshan self-defense is what it will take to buy that crucial 24-48 hours for Israel to reject the policy of acquiescence in abandonment. While the battle to collapse the abandonment policy continues, those inside the yishuvim already understanding the threat can take practical countermeasures.

If the Yeshans do not summon the courage to take effective countermeasures against eviction, they will have acquiesced in their own betrayal by default.

And in the eyes of the world we will have forfeited the moral right to our homes and our land.

Because the hills on which our homes sit are the strategic backbone of Israel, our obligation to defend them goes beyond our obligation to protect our property from theft. The survival of Israel itself is at stake.

Despite official attempts to confiscate and limit the weapons and ammunition available to yishuvim, each yishuv still has more weapons, ammunition, and trained personnel on hand than was available for the heroes of the Warsaw ghetto uprising.

In the historical sense, it was their heroism that placed these resources in our hands, and it would be immoral for us to squander them in paralysis when Israel�s own survival is at stake.

But by exposing the covert eviction preparations, we can diminish the political support for the abandonment of Yesha and eliminate the element of surprise.

If we adopt effective countermeasures, we can neutralize the threat of eviction.

If all the Rabbis will cooperate, with full support of the community, in ruling thus to all the Security Coordinators, it will make it much easier for each ravshatz to know that he is not alone � on the contrary, many ravshatzim are extremely concerned about the situation � we understand the difficult situation in which they have been placed by the government, and we wish to strengthen and encourage them to do the right thing.

Therefore, we are urgently requesting an Halachic ruling from the Honorable Rabbis based on the unbiased, unbribed (former) testimony of the greatest yishuv security experts there are � the ravshatzim themselves - that confiscation of our weapons constitutes a grave and immediate danger to the people of our communities, both within the yishuv and on the roads, and pikuach nefesh overrides everything.

We therefore request that the Rabbis rule that as a matter of pikuch nefesh, the ravshatzim must immediately return all the weapons and equipment to all the residents like before, and to inform the army that they cannot be party to a deed that will endanger all the families who rely on them and trust in them, because it is the ravshatz�s job is to protect them.

With much respect,

Mordechai Sones

cc.: Rabbis of the Jewish People in Every Place

Residents of Judea and Samaria

416 824 2858
416 256 2858
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Urgent Action Alert! - PMW - Hamas and Fatah the same - Stop the "Peace" process and millions of $'s to PA


Re: Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) Report

PMW monitors what comes out of the Palestinian media. It is crystal clear from their reporting that there is no significant difference between what Hamas teaches their children and what Fatah teaches their children. 

Besides working to stop funding to the PA, let's stop promoting the "Peace Process". 

Let us begin in our shuls and our very own Jewish Media and our very own Malcolm Hoenlein. .

Malcolm Hoenlein is a very well respected Jewish Politician.  The Yated and Hamodia promote Malcolm Hoenlein as does Nachum Segal.  There is standing room only in religious shuls when he speaks and the audience is mesmerized.  Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky values Malcolm Hoenein's opinion on foreign affairs.

Yet Malcolm Hoenlein, in spite of all his knowledge regarding antisemitism has supported Oslo and Annapolis and was an active member of the negotiating team in Annapolis.  He is actively engaged in negotiating and promoting the Peace Process and the organizations with whom he has close affiliation endorse the establishment of a PALESTINIAN STATE!  

Is it any wonder that the Yated and Hamodia did not take the side of the settlers when the Federman family were beaten and thrown out of their home in the middle of the night.  Is it any wonder that the Orthodox and Chareidi newspapers did not shout with outrage at the destruction of the Federman and Tor homes or  when Elisheva Federman was arrested a week later and dehumanized  when they took DNA samples from her for alleging kicking the police officer that perpetrated this immoral and illegal military operation against her family. 

Let us be a Jewish Media Watch and find out why the Jewish Press did not find the Federman story newsworthy (old news is not the same) and what kind of news coverage was reported by the Yated and Hamodia. 

Then ask Malcolm Hoenlein how come he considers Oslo binding (what about Bris Bein Habesarim - G-d's Covenant with Abraham) and why was he at Annapolis? If he clearly believes as a right wing Torah Believing Jew, what business does he have representing the Conference of Presidents whose very influential members are leftists who endorse the Peace Process and a Palestinian State. He is getting bashed by the left for not being enough of a leftist and by us for representing the left. 

Our suggestion to him is to quit his job and get off the fence and  stay true to his personal convictions.

The bottom line dear Jews is as follows:

As Orthodox Jews, readers of the Torah, how can we disregard G-ds Covenant with Israel?

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From: kati <>
Date: Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 7:20 AM
Subject: Fw: URGENT: Please Take a Moment to Fight Anti-Israel Terror
To: chayawitkin <>, Robin Ticker <>

: Monday, November 10, 2008 4:00 PM
Subject: URGENT: Please Take a Moment to Fight Anti-Israel Terror

This email contains an action alert regarding an extremely critical situation, the crux of which may be understood in the following two sentences: "THE WORLD was incensed when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced his vision of a world without Israel, and there were calls to put him on trial. Yet when Abbas's TV teaches Palestinian children the identical vision of a world without Israel, Western countries run for their checkbooks to keep funding him." (An excerpt from the linked article, "Why is West funding Abbas' hate TV?" by Itamar Marcus of Palestinian Media Watch -



Please take this simple action:


1.)   Open a second email window


2.)   Copy and paste the following email addresses to the address line:, 


3.)   Copy and paste the following email address to the Bcc line:


4.)   Copy and paste the following to the Subject line:
Norway: Stop Funding Terror!


5.)   Copy and paste the following to the text area of the email:
Norway's current government, as chair of the committee that co-ordinates international funding, has a moral obligation not only to immediately cease funding the PA hate machine, but to recommend that the entire international donors' group cease funding the Palestinian Authority, and make renewed funding conditional on the rewriting of PA schoolbooks and a change in the PA worldview.


6.)   Then type your name, city and state (if you reside in the U.S.) or name, city & country and send it. 


Please send this to everyone on your email list, and urge them to do the same.


Thank you for your past EFFECTIVE action, and in advance, for this one.



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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

An open letter to Avrohom Ben Yosef, Mayor of Hebron.


To: Avrohom Ben Yosef, Mayor of Hebron,  amv"sh

cc: Noam Arnon, Dovid Wilder, Simcha Hochbaum, Yossi Baumol

(please forward to Noam Arnon and Simcha Hochbaum since I do not have their emails)

This calls for an open debate since it affects all of our lives and not only Hebron.

The purpose of my letter is  to impress upon the Hebron community for which you are their leaders the importance of being more proactive in the fight for Yesha.  I realize that there is no group doing more than the Hebron community to settle Yesha. The love of EY in Hebron is the role model for each and every Jew. 

Shouldn't that be enough you ask?

Hashem wants that love and activism for EY actualized in every Jew in the rest of the world as well.  This is the way to be mezakeh (bring worthiness to)  Am Yisroel (The Nation of Israel) and to prevent further evil decrees against Am Yisroel . Hebron is in the forefront of the battle.

It is my impression that Am Ysroel haven't a clue of what this battle is all about. Am Yisroel must have a better understanding that this is their battle and join.

What is happening in Yesha is not being reported in a timely fashion or at all and in a negative way.  Yesha is fighting a losing battle unless we call in the reserves.  Prior to the expulsion of  Gush Katif,  the women in Netzarim insisted on no protesters coming into their community since it would destroy their daily routine.  They said, just davan (pray) and send  us money. So they kept a few weeks more of their routine but then what?

If Yesha goes under so does Hebron.   A Palestinian State translates into Yesha's demise. Yesha's demise is Hebron's demise and the demise of Kiryat Arba, Itamar, Elon Moreh, Beit El etc etc.. Therefore we must unite to battle the establishment of a Palestinian State.  If Yesha goes under so does Eretz Yisroel and then so does the haven for all Jews throughout the world.  So every Jew is affected and must be more proactive to join this batttle. 

But worldwide Jewry are clueless that their input and activism is wanted and needed.  They think that donating to particular organizations will suffice in doing their share. And the organizations are competing for these funds.

 We are not talking about competing organizations.  We are talking about our collective survival.  And if there's a hole somewhere we all sink and each hole is a danger to the entire ship.  Every provocation against the settlers of Yesha is another small hole in our ship.  It needs to be addressed. We need to join forces and get the support and backing of  loyal supporters in the Diaspora of each and every organization in Yesha  be it the Hebron Fund, A/F of Hebron Chabad, A/F of Shavei Hebron, A/F of Yeshiva Kiryat Arba, A/F of Beit El etc.... All these databases combined makes a huge force that must then mobilize to reach out to the Jewish community at large throughout the world. I am talking about speaking out  regarding our entitlement to YESHA. and protesting vehemently a Palestinian State in all our correspondance. If this force would reach out to the Chareidi community and the chareidi leadership, we can then bring in a force of hundreds of thousands of caring Jews to join the fight against a Palestinian State. It is doable.

The time has come to reevaluate our priorities.  Your priorities (and correct me if I am wrog) are  particular projects in Hebron which I agree are very important.  Each of the other organizations have their own priorities.

My position is that the priority in Hebron, in Kiryat Arba, in Itamar  in Ariel and in every community or orginization in Yesha should be the fight for the survival of Yesha.  Because if Yesha falls then all Yesha  projects go as well. 

Each person under house arrest and each house destroyed in Yesha is a litmus test in the eyes of the gov't fight against Yesha in order to establish a Palestinian STate.  According to David Bedein they are monitoring our collective response.  When we as a community fail to respond, the gov't is empowered to continue its campaign of deligitimizing Yesha and picking the next guinea pig..  .

Maybe if we would have stopped it when the others guys were  put in administrative detention they wouldn't have hit Beit Hashalom now. Noam Federman, Dahtia Yitchaki, Moattot arim and WIG are out there fighting for this battle as they were for the others in Yesha.  But their collective voices weren't strong enough apparently to stop this trend.  Even if the Hebron Community joins it won't be enough.  We need to get the community at large in the Diaspora and EY to join our battle for Yesha. 

 If the Hebron Fund team temporarily redirects their focus and puts their focus on fighting for Yesha and against a Palestinian State, this fight for Yesha can only serve to raise the stature of the Community of Hebron in the eyes of its Benefactors.  It will also be a role model for the other Yesha organizations. It might even serve as a role model for the right camp political parties such as Moshe Feiglin, Benny Elon, Tsafrir Ronen, Eldad etc to join together under the common denominator of our entitlement for EY., .

 The Hebron Dinner is an opportunity to speak out for Yesha and against the establishment of a State of Palestine.. Money for advertising for this Dinner has already been allocated. Let the advertising speak out for Yesha and against a Palestinian State as well. Money raised helps support the community of Hebron.

I don't feel that there is a choice of priorities in this time. It's Yesha or nothing.   I don't believe that  there will be viable  projects in Hebron chas vechalila  unless the Community of Hebron united with others seriously takes on the battle and  a PR campaign as per our entitlement of the entire Land of Israel including Yesha. 

Sincerely, Robin Ticker

Thursday, November 06, 2008

A must see video of the Rebbe of Lubavitch - Torah's Mandate to Defend Yourselves


Please Watch this video of the Lubavitch Rebbe;

o Torah's Mandate: Defend Yourselves


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From: Israel Kaplan <>
Date: Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 1:42 PM
To: IZZY <>

Elisheva Federman was whisked away by police on Tuesday as she was walking in the street to pick up her daughter from the nurseryIN NATAN SHARANSKY'S BOOKS, THIS WAS THE STANDARDS THAT THE RUSSIAN ADOPTED.  ONE MINUTE YOU WERE WALKING ON THE STREET AND THE NEXT MINUTE YOUR GONE FOR INTERROGATION. 

They want DNA samples of everyone and they will get them by bending the law or breaking it. They don't care. And all the people who love to scream "fascism" are silent and those who indignantly defend 'rule of law' know nothing about it. There is no rule of law in Israel. The police violate the law. The Courts violate the law. The whole criminal justice system violates the law and the Members of Knesset violate the law. How can they demand that people obey the law? Who should obey the law if not they?
Ya'akov Golbert,
Advocate and Attorney at Law(Israel)

This an action worthy only of a fascist state.
It is profoundly anti-semitic, brutal and obscene.
Investigations and punishment should begin.
The government is making war on its
Jewish people.
Herb Sunshine,
Attorney at law (USA)

Police Humiliation of Elisheva Federman

'Every Woman Who Heard te News was Totally Shocked'

Cheshvan 7, 5769, 05 November 08 01:05
by Hillel Fendel
( Dozens of Hevron women descended on the local police station Wednesday morning, protesting the police humiliation of Elisheva Federman.
Elisheva Federman was whisked away by police on Tuesday as she was walking in the street to pick up her daughter from the nursery. In her words:
"Ten days after they destroyed my house and threw me and my family out while beating us, they decided they must justify what they did by accusing me of attacking a police officer...
"At the police station, after they questioned me and accused me, they said that in light of the accusations, they have to take a DNA sampling from me [- something that is usually done only for murderers and rapists, the interviewer commented]. I didn't agree, since I didn't murder anyone, so they said that they don't need me to agree and they could take it by force.
"They brought me into a room, and brought in a policewoman to take some hairs from my head, and gave me a choice: Either I would allow her to take the hairs and the policemen would not look, or I could resist, in which case, the policemen would watch as she takes my hair-covering off and takes the hairs. I was of course not anxious to get beaten again by the policemen, after what I experienced last week, so I said I would not resist. The policemen left, leaving the door open, and she took off my hair-covering off and took out ten hairs from my head."
Reactions to the news in Hevron and elsewhere were furious. "Every woman who heard this was totally shocked," said Hevron resident Anat Cohen - and after hearing the report of the humiliation, Cohen and dozens of other women burst into the local police station.
"We decided we could not allow this to go without a response," Cohen later told Arutz-7. "For the policewoman to look Elisheva in the eye and say, 'If you don't let us take off your hair covering, we will take it forcefully,' is the crossing of a grave red line. This is a blow at the elementary human rights of dignity and a woman's honor."
Jewish Law prohibits a married woman from appearing in public with her hair uncovered. Beyond the legal requirement, however, it is considered a deep violation of her modesty and privacy to have her hair uncovered in public.
"We arrived at the police station with signs and we protested," she said. "We went inside, and the policemen immediately jumped on us and pushed us outside, where we continued to demonstrate for about an hour."
She noted that the police "told Noam [Elisheva's husband] after the destruction last week that if she does not come on her own for a police investigation, they would 'pluck her up' on the street in the middle of the day - and that's what they did."
DNA testing of Jews has happened only once in recent memory, Elisheva Federman said: "A few years ago, a man had some hairs taken from his beard, but the police were roundly criticized and they did not do it again - until now... It is all totally legal, as the policemen said, but it's just another brick in the wall dividing between those who come to expel and humiliate and Israel's most loyal sons."

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008




Dear List, amv"sh

There you have it. See below response from the IDF."The IDF will continue to enforce the law in Judea and Samaria, as it did in this instance. "

Let's agree to disagree.  The IDF is enforcing an immoral and illegal law in Judea and Samaria. Testimony clearly contradicts that this was done in a moral or legal fashion. That is why our protest is so important to prevent future demolitions!

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From: Israel Kaplan <>
To: IZZY <>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 21:38:12 -0700 (PDT)
Letter sent from IDF spokesman in response to query below about the IDF destruction of Federman home:

In Response to Query


Yesterday a number of structures, which were built illegally and without required permits, were dismantled near Kiryat Arba.  The removal of these buildings took place under supervision and after the issuance of legal orders.  As part of these processes, the inhabitants of these illegal buildings were given the opportunity to put forth their claims and peacefully leave the structures. 


However, they chose not to do so and instead continued to break the law.  While a petition was submitted to the Supreme Court of Israel regarding some of the buildings, they were rejected.


Removal of the buildings was done only after property and other belongings were removed from them in an organized manner.  Evacuation of the buildings was done at night to reduce the chance of a crowd grathering and unnecessary friction.


The IDF will continue to enforce the law in Judea and Samaria, as it did in this instance.

North American Desk
Foreign Press Branch
IDF Spokesperson's Unit
9 Itamar Ben Avi Street, Tel Aviv
Tel:  +972 (3) 608-0236

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More on: Federman's home destruction Sorry for annoying you with the gritty details.


I know that getting so many emails is very annoying. However, this can be a litmus test for future house demolitions unless we react in a forceful manner.  Elisheva Federman's interview about what happened is posted on the Hebron website.

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From: דב <>
Date: 2008/11/5
Subject: Federman's home destruction
To: דב <>

Noam Said the damages  are about few hundreds thousand Nis.

It should be published that the high officers of the police and the army cheated their stuff by saying them lies. The soldiers that were commanded to stay around the Federman's home wee told that there is information about an Arab terrorist, and therefore they have to prevent any one to enter the Federman's area. To the policemen they told a story that they are taken to the south and after they moved southward a long way, the officers told them that the target was change beside, the officers collected all the mobile telephone from all the policemen. And then they brought them northward to Fedrman's home.

The troops also began the preparation Saturday in contradiction to the general order that canceling the holyness of Saturday should be done only in a case of a war or danger for life. The result is that the next time soldiers and policemen will not trust  their officesr which mean less power to the security forces.


The policemen broked their frigder, computer, etc. and put them on a truck bringing them to nowhere. They ask him to tell them were to put his furnitures back, but Federman knowing that  they are bandit's and they will lie in the court that is was broken after Fedrman's received them ask to show them where they are to the  appraiser . They refused. And instead they invented a new story, They told him that he should pay for the storing and transportation 20000Nis (about 6000$)…, The real value of transportation and storing is about 2000Nis (about 600$ her in Israel). He refused to this deal, also because he knows tht the loose their value.

When they fulfilled the orders they throw all the holy books on the floor and destroy the house on all what remains there including his Tefilin  and his children Tefilins.

Now the police dedicated about 50 policemen (Which cost about 15000 Nis a day) to keep the place in order to prevent any way of rebuilding the place. The family is their in the cold nights.

Arabs around are doing the same but the police is not even dare to think about destroying their houses,

Big part of the destroyers were nonJews, Druze's and Arabs policemen.

They beat him and the family members for nothing.

About 50000-60000 Nis that Noam has in his home were "Disapears", Two policemen tried to steel his Radiodisk from his car but when they saw that they are watched they runaway.


From: Winston MidEast Analysis []
Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 5:05 AM
To: Emanuel A. Winston
Subject: OLMERT ACTIONS OUTRAGEOUS forwarded with comments by Emanuel A. Winston

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OLMERT ACTIONS OUTRAGEOUS forwarded with comments by Emanuel A. Winston, a Middle East Analyst & Commentator

As more of this hideous story emerges about the pogrom against the Federman and the Tor families, I am sickened by a government that can only be compared to the regimes of past tyrants. There is nothing normal about the Olmert government that seems in league with foreign interests and in no way represents the citizens of Israel and the Jewish people. In fact, there is every indication that the Government of Kadima has abandoned their role as a Government and has, instead, turned governance over to the Bush-Rice regime for the explicit purpose of completing their vile plan to drive the Jewish citizens of Judea and Samaria.

The Olmert-Kadima Government has accepted orders from a foreign government whose ultimate stated goal is to re-partition the Jewish nation of Israel and turn a large section of the Jewish ancestral homeland, pejoratively called "the territories" or "the West Bank" over to the Muslim Arab Palestinians for their new State.

The Government of Israel has 'de facto' and 'de jure' given up its slim mandate for the right to continue ruling the nation in any capacity. Perhaps there is no precedent for a government to give up or transfer its authority to another nation - except through conquest as in the case when Germany conquered France and turned part of its sovereignty over to the Vichy - to run the government under control of Hitler's Germany. In the case of Israel's present Government, having chosen to turn her sovereignty over to a foreign government (denials notwithstanding) against the will of her people and her Knesset. The Olmert Government has, indeed, given up her authority and transferred it to a foreign power which may meet the criteria of treason.



Now the brave new world order of Israel has added nursing mothers to its list of threats to the safety and continuation of Bolshevik Israel

Shlomo Yrachmiel Elias

From: Robin Ticker [] Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 7:32 PM
To: do4israel



I just spoke to Marta Ramati, Elisheva's mother a few moments ago. She confirmed that Elisheva is arrested and was not allowed to nurse her baby.

Also a few days ago, Tamar Edelstein interviewed Elisheva Federman for her radio show on Shleimus Haaretz and Elisheva said that they twisted the arm of her baby at the time of the expulsion from her home. I asked Tamar, who also spoke with Marta this morning and called me about it, what the charges were against Elisheva and Tamar said that she thinks it's because Elisheva kicked a police officer when they came in the middle of the night and beat up and arrested her husband and assaulted her and her kids and destroyed their home. ( Whether or not this allegation is true, personally, if it is true, didn't he deserve a kick?)

                            THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!

Marta said that it the opinion of many that it's just a matter of time but they will also evict the residents of Beit Hashalom either forcefully like the Federman's home or use the excuse that it's too dangerous for them and then close it off as a military area.


Elisheva Federman released - update from D Jacobs

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From: <>
Date: Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 2:30 PM

Please pass on.
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Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2008 13:51:45 EST
Dear Izzy,
I just got back from the former Federman Farm. The destruction is worse than the pictures.
We don't know why Elisheva was arrested but she was finally released.
David Jacobs

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008



I just spoke to Marta Ramati, Elisheva's mother a few moments ago. She confirmed that Elisheva is arrested and was not allowed to nurse her baby.

Also a few days ago, Tamar Edelstein interviewed Elisheva Federman for her radio show on Shleimus Haaretz and Elisheva said that they twisted the arm of her baby at the time of the expulsion from her home.  I asked Tamar, who also spoke with Marta this morning and called me about it, what the charges were against Elisheva and Tamar said that she thinks it's because Elisheva kicked a police officer when they came in the middle of the night and beat up and arrested her husband and assaulted her and her kids and destroyed their home. ( Whether or not this allegation is true, personally, if it is true, didn't he deserve a kick?)


Marta said that it the opinion of many that it's just a matter of time but they will also evict the residents of Beit Hashalom either forcefully like the Federman's home or use the excuse that it's too dangerous for them and then close it off as a military area.

Monday, November 03, 2008

HEBRON IN CRISIS! BREAKING NEWS! Fwd: משבר! לקרוא עכשיו!Crisis! Read now!

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From: <>
Date: 2008/11/3
Subject: משבר! לקרוא עכשיו!Crisis! Read now!


Dear Fellow Activists, amv"sh

Last week they cruelly destroyed the Federman's house in Hebron.  Please go to the Hebron website and see heart wrenching  videos. 

There was not a strong protest or awareness in the media run by leftists here in New York  regarding the 500 Fatah police that were deployed to Hebron the same day they destroyed the Federman's house. . At least the people on my block in Flatbush had no clue.   I don't even think this news made it into the Jewish Press! Only those that get such emails and go on the Hebron website or read it in The Views know about this.

In Israel the Leftist media is working overtime to paint the settlers and those that wish to daven on Har Habayit in places that are allowed as violent, JDL vigilantes, haters of the Israeli gov't etc.  They have no problem sending the Yassam Police on them. They of course don't bother covering the news of the facts of how the settlers have been abandoned by the IDF and left to defend themselves and then arrested and jailed for settling the Land and protecting themselves.  They don't bother mentioning that these are loyal citizens of the State of Israel that should have rights.  Of course they don't really speak  about our Biblical and historic rights to the Land.

This email from Mattot Arim was sent 2 hours ago. Jews, men women and little children, are possibly being expelled this very moment from Beit Hashalom in Hebron.  Please call the very wonderful people of the Hebron Fund, and ask them that your money be used right now to raise awareness of what is happening in Hebron and that should be the major focus now up through and including their  Dinner.  Public awareness about Hebron is priority.  Parshat Chaya Sara is in the consciiousness of people.  Hebron Fund and the American Friends must speak out with clarity against the gov' of Israel and their policies.

While much money is being spent to promote the 60 year Gala  anniversary of a State of Israel, the spouse that is out to destroy you, why not use the money for Hebron to advertise the truth of what's happening in Hebron this very moment and against a Palestinian State and for the rights of the citizens of Yesha..

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משבר בבית השלום Bet haShalom in Crisis

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Bet Hashalom crisis:


* If you can come to the house -- come now. 0524295557 for brief questions.


* Contact the High Court of Justice immediately: "50 MKs have asked u NOT to remove legal Jewish owners of BetHashalom. Don't mock justice and democracy!!" Contact info: 02-6759648 fax. SMS:  0506-255106  0506-256700  050-5331563. email: 


* SMS to all suitable Knesset members (use list of  cell phone numbers above, in the Hebrew): "BEVAKASHA RUSH DACHUF TO BET HASHALOM! TODA RABA! (your name)" 


The house is totally legal. There are many little children there. So - thank you for your help


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