Sunday, December 27, 2009

More on a Torah Republic in Judea and Samaria Yehudah vs. Yosef


In light of some of the comments I have received to my former post
let me respond.

 Rabbi Stein commented that the Rabbanim get their money from the gov't and therefore can't respond forcefully.  David Bedein suggests a massive PR campaign to the Israeli Public to prove to them that what the gov't plans to do to Judea and Samaria will directly compromise their own security.  Chashi said that what I propose is a last resort. 

I propose an autonomous government self supported based on Torah and Mitvoth.  We need G-d on our side to help fight our battles.  Why would a fancy PR campaign convince when the dangers to all of Israel are obvious and don't convince? Everyone knows that the assault of Sderot followed the expulsion of Gush Katif. It does not take a rocket scientist to put 2 and 2 together.

My dear friends, The fact of the matter is that we are blinded by money and by our stubbornness not to make the observance of Torah the key point.  And to Chashi I ask, shouldn't we act before our ability to act is taken from us?

Let me suggest serious deliberation about the establishment of a working prototype, a model political Torah Autonomy in Judea and Samaria. It's best to start small in order to iron out the details and fix issues that arise before it is on a large scale. It seems to me that the majority of Israeli's are not spiritually, psychologically or emotionally ready for a Torah republic.  It's revolutionary.  Let the Jews in Judea and Samaria be the first to try living a Torah Autonomy and with Hashem's help they will be a shining light for the rest of Am Yisroel in Eretz Yisroel and then model a society that is a Mamlechet Kohanim VeGoy Kadosh.

Parshat Vayigash brings the conflict of two Kings Yosef and Yehuda face to face.  According to Breishis Rabba Yehuda faces this conflict with prayer, willingness to appease Yosef but if necessary prepared to fight.  (taken from the Midrash Says Parshat Vayigash)

How appropriate is this weeks Haftorah, read Chanuka time to the current events at hand and speaks about the divide between Judea and Israel and the final redemption.  The Haftorah  from Yechezkel speaks about the unification of the tribes of Yehudah and the tribes of Yosef  under the Leadership of Moshiah.  Moshiah is  from Shevet Yehudah, the Davidic dynasty who unites the Jewish people  under Torah Law and ultimately this brings peace and prosperity to all of mankind.

Let us keep sacred in our hearts and mind the ultimate redemption and unification read in this weeks Haftorah of Parshat Vayigash from Sefer Yechezkel.

It seems to me that in order to fulfill this prophesy of Yechezkel, some rift, some divide  between Yehudah and Yosef needs to be in place in order for the unification to happen.

Now back to the present:

There needs to be a way where the gov't of Israel gets real consequences, Midah Keneged Midah.  I am not talking about Nekama.  I am talking about taking away sources of funding that they are presently receiving from those who will suffer as a result of their policies. I am also talking about hurting the IDF before they get a chance to hurt us to the point where we will be unable to defend ourselves or do anything about it except carry resentment and ill will.  If the gov't of Israel chooses to destroy homes, businesses communities and the property of their citizens who are residents of Judea and Samaria, they should not reap the benefits of these citizens taxes.  Also, since the communities in Judea and Samaria benefits the entire Israel from a security standpoint, all Israelis should  withhold tax money from the Israeli gov't in order to help support Judea and Samaria thereby defending themselves as well. Many Israeli citizens would downheartedly agree that their security would be greatly compromised with an unchecked Palistinian State and the absence of Jewish settlement. The assault on Sederot and Southern Israel after withdrawing from Gush Katif is proof. I am sure that David Bedein and the Israel Resource Center would be helpful in PR in this respect.

As the government of Israel becomes a puppet of foreign powers, and stops representing the Jewish people and the Torah, stops protecting it's tax paying citizens and as a result creates major security concerns, then Jewish Leadership must take over.

The terror attack this past week against Rabbi Meir Avshalom Chai perpetrated by released terrorists is another example of how policies of the government is endangering its citizens.

Therefore, Judea and Samaria needs to be governed autonomously.  They need a governing body based on Torah,  they need services, and a militia .  The Hesder Yeshivoth united should stop sending their boys to the IDF while they are intent on expelling Jews and instead enlist them in the Judean Authority militia governed by Torah law whose purpose is to protect Jews. Needless to say, the IDF and the Judean Militia should work hand in hand in defending Jews. Hesder  Yeshivoth should receive their funding from the Judean Authority and not the State of Israel..

If the State of Israel sees that we are serious in Judea and Samaria, they will hopefully see that they are outnumbered and stop the freeze, stop plans of expulsions and future dangerous prisoner exchanges.  If however, they choose to be stubborn about this, then we must be prepared to fight them, with Hashem and our Torah guiding us. Yisroel Betach BaHashem Ezram Umeginum Hu.  We have no alternative.  We daven, we tried to appease and we are prepared to fight a war.  (Just like Yakov Avinu in preparing with his fight with Eisav and Yehudah in Parshat Vayigash).

The recent appeasement  of the Hesder Yeshivot did not work. 

In response to Barak's stubborness to exclude Rabbi Melamed and the Yeshiva at Har Bracha, all Hesder Yeshivot must unite and say we are all Har Bracha and not Har Kelala.  We agree with and stand with Rabbi Melamed.   We will advise our sons not to join the IDF or be part of an operation that expels Jews. Furthermore, we will actively do our best to defend our G-d given entitlement to live on our Biblical Homeland and fight against Kassam or Yassam or any Mishtara that threaten us. .

As I suggested in my previous email is a Judean Autonomy whereby the residents would pay local municipal  taxes.  Israeli's, businesses and private citizens that wish to support the communities in Judea and Samaria should withhold  taxes for the gov't and instead at the very least put it in Escrow until the gov't shows that they will protect the rights of the residents in Judea and Samaria and put an end to the freeze.  If the gov't insists on the freeze, let  this money go to establishment of a Torah Republic of Judea and Samaria ir whatever it's called.  I am against using youth, women and children as our front line.  I am against massive arrests that will put us and our families at the mercy of a Barak and his henchnan.  We were naive once.  We trusted that they wouldn't harm us because we believed them to be our brothers. We know now that many weren't even Jewish. Why be stupid again? We saw how the Judicial system treated young girls who had an ideological protest.  We saw what they did to unarmed kids at Amona, Those clubs and riot horses were not child's play. 

Torah must take the leadership position.

Let us take into account that once a military operation against the Jews in Judea and Samaria by Barak and his people  is in place chas vechalila any counter move will be much harder.

All comments to these ideas are most welcome. In fact the greater the discussion on the legitimate right of the residents of Judea and Samaria to form their own Autonomy given the series of intolerable acts against them, the greater is the deterrent for the government of Israel to implement expulsions.  This will be posted  on  Please feel free to comment there so that others can see your opinion.

Thank you for reading and Shavua Tov!

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