Attention: Askanim at Arachim, Aish Hatorah, Ohr Sameach (via their website), Hakhel, Irgun Shiurei Torah, Aaron Mandel
Hundreds of thousands of Jews are reached through your Outreach. 'Will we disregard our Covenant with Hashem and the threat our Brothers and Sister in Judea and Samaria are facing. Will we be able to look ourselves in the mirror and enjoy peace in our homes if a similar scenario to Gush Katif happens to those in Judea and Samaria?
As key educators bringing the messages of our Rabbanim to the masses, please be aware of some of the concerns that many have.
There is a strong activist movement that is increasingly growing disillusioned with the Gedolei Hador because they are not speaking out publicly for Torah in the face of a Chillul Hashem which is the message of President Obama's speech. .
It appears as if the Gedoilim have abandoned their brothers and sisters in Judea and Samaria and are turning a blind eye to the very real threat facing all of Israel.
KIryat Sefer and Matisyahoo , Chareidi communities are feeling the threat as well. Their communities have a freeze on natural growth just like the communities in Judea and Samaria.
A painful lesson of the Holocaust is that evil and its associated terror face all of those that were silent when their brothers and sisters were facing this same evil. Silence is not inactive or benign. It merely allows growth of the cancer to spread. This silence enables evil to gain in momentum and eventually succeed in striking those that naively and mistakenly felt secure while their brothers and sisters homes and lives were methodically destroyed under the pretense of democracy, good faith, and false promises.
There are various ways to fight Obama's administration and their determination to establish a Palestinian State. It is no secret that Hamas and the Palestinian Authority find much kinship with Nazi Germany. That is the evil that is behind the mask called the Roadmap.
It's the short long road that we must take to challenge Obama effectively and the evil Roadmap rather than taking the longer short road. The short long road is taking the time to unite all Jews before protesting the Obama Administration. The strategy for uniting Am Yisroel is to first enlist the support and partnership with the Torah believers and then via outreach the secular and unaffiliated Jew. In this point in time, rather than fight Obama, etc. we must face our own brothers and sisters square on, and win the internal battle of fighting the Sin of the Spies also known as the Chait Hamiraglim from our midst leading the Nation astray.
The Torah Portion read in Eretz Yisroel;. this week is Parshat Shlach, the Parsha which speaks of the Sin of the spies. In the Diaspora this Torah Portion is read next week.
In order to fight this internal battle against the Sin of the Miraglim we are calling upon the religious Jewish Print Media who pride themselves on broadcasting the message of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah as well as the major Jewish organizations,
A fear has gripped those that subscribe to the Rabbinic tradition to be in any way critical of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah. Yet, the Moetzes have, by their silence and misplaced humility, enabled those who promote a Palestinian Statehood accomplish this nefarious goal. The religious Jewish Papers are continuously choosing to empower the Gedoilim and treat them with awe which in turn keeps the grip these leaders have on the masses very tight. The religious Jewish Media will not report any material that would reflect negatively on their leadership. AFter all they have been told that this constitutes Lashon Hara and shows a lack of Emunas Chachamim.
This in turn, has translated into a Jewish Nation being paralyzed from asserting our Jewish Identity based on the Torah out of fear of losing the good graces of the powerful key leaders who dictate what constitutes "Daas Torah".
Apparently "Daas Torah" does not see that addressing the situation facing Judea and Samaria as noteworthy of our public attention in any concrete form and their sage council is that the only effective thing to do is prayer and teaching and learning Torah continually. (Tefillah, Lilmod Ulelameid) There is no public recognition that in order to keep, do and observe the Mitzvoth of the Torah in its fullest (Lishmor, Laasos Ulekayeim) and minimally for Mitzvoth Telyot Baaretz, we require the physical Land of Israel.
Those that determine what is "Daas Torah" are the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah.
We implore you, the Religious Jewish Radio Media to be the voice of Judea and Samaria and the 300,000 residents who live there, to lobby the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah to end their Silence and use your medium, the radio and your wide listening audiences to do so. Please ask your listeners to call the members of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah and speak to Rabbanim who have influence with the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah, and to call the Agudath Yisroel of America and each of the Rabbanim or spokespeople of the Moetzes individually if they have their contact information. Plead with them to speak out for our Covenant with Avraham, Yitzchok and Yaakov and about our entitlement to Eretz Yisroel as an everlasting inheritance. They can be mezakeh the Rabim to yearn and love Eretz Yisroel and to be metaken the Chait Hamiraglim.
Yasher Koach to Yishai Fleisher, Tovia Singer, and Tamar Yona for doing so much and we encourage them to continue to do as much as possilbe in this regard.
Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah
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The Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah (also abbreviated as Moetzes or The Moetzes) מועצת גדולי התורה ("Council of [great] Torah Sages") is the name for the councils that are the supreme rabbinical policy-making bodies of the two Ashkenazi Haredi political groups in Israel, Degel HaTorah and Agudat Israel, and for the social and political group in the United States that serves as the highest ranking rabbinic policy board of the Agudath Israel organization. In Israel, the Moetzet Chachmei HaTorah speaks for most Haredi Sephardi Jews.
Those rabbis who are on the Moetzet are usually the most important rosh yeshivas ("heads") of yeshivas as well as Hasidic Rebbes who are also regarded as the Gedolim ("great/est") sages of Torah Judaism.
 In Europe
Prior to World War Two, there was only one such body, serving the World Agudath Israel organization in Europe.
 In Israel
Prior to Degel HaTorah's break from Agudat Israel (because of the dominance of the Hasidic groups), there was only one Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah in Israel; with the breakaway (led by Rabbi Elazar Shach), two separate, yet at times complementary, Moetzes's were created.
The Haredi Sephardi Jews of Israel had also at one time followed the leadership of Agudat Israel when it was still a body that spoke for most of Israel's Haredim. However, with Rabbi Shach's assistance, the Haredi Sefardim broke with their Ashkenazi counterparts and established the Moetzet Chachmei HaTorah ("Council of [wise] Torah Sages") that in turn became the source for the formulation and expression of the policies and agenda of the Shas political party in the Israeli Knesset. Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef would become the main leadership figure of this council.
 Past members
- Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer (Chairman)
- Rabbi Zalman Sorotzkin (Chairman)
- Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Alter (Chairman)
- Rabbi Yisrael Alter (Chairman)
- Rabbi Simcha Bunim Alter (Chairman)
- Rabbi Pinchas Menachem Alter (Chairman)
- Rabbi Elazar Menachem Shach
- Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach
- Rabbi Boruch Shimon Schneerson
- Rabbi Yisroel Don Taub
- Rabbi Avrohom Yehoshua Heshl Twerski
- Rabbi Binyamin Zilber
 Current members belonging to Agudath Israel
- Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh Alter, the Rebbe of Ger (Hasidic dynasty) (Chairman)
- Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rokeach (II), the Rebbe of Belz (Hasidic dynasty)
- 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 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
 In the United States
In the United States, Agudah's policies and leadership are directed by the council, which is comprised primarily of rosh yeshivas and Hasidic rebbes. Formerly known as the Moetzes Chachmei HaTorah, the body was started in 1941. It sets all major policies and guides the organization according to its precepts of Da'as Torah.
 Past members
- Rabbi Aharon Kotler (Chairman)
- Rabbi Moshe Feinstein
- Rabbi Yaakov Kamenetsky
- Rabbi Gedalia Schorr
- Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman
- Rabbi Mordechai Gifter
- Rabbi Yitzchak Hutner
- Rabbi Baruch Sorotzkin
- Rabbi Mordechai Shlomo Friedman of Boyan
- Rabbi Yisrael Spira of Bluzhev
- Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik
- Rabbi Eliezer Silver
- Rabbi Menachem Mendel Zacks
- Rabbi Elya Svei
 Current members
- Rabbi Simcha Bunim Ehrenfeld
- Rabbi Yitzchok Feigelstock
- Rabbi Dovid Feinstein
- Rabbi Aharon Feldman
- Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Horowitz
- Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky
- Rabbi Aryeh Malkiel Kotler
- Rabbi Avrohom Chaim Levine
- Rabbi Yaakov Perlow (Chairman)
- Chacham Yosef Harari Raful
- Rabbi Aaron Schechter
I was listening to two radio programs very early yesterday morning Israel time. They were both from the US