Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fwd: Moshe Feiglin on Yom Yerushalyim From Yad Vashem Zionism to Temple Zionism


Rabbosai.  We can not have Zionism without religion.  And when Torah is left out of the equation, the spirit of Hashem is missing and the left takes over.

Dear Rabbanim of Moetzet Gedolei Hatorah, amv"sh

You are leaders, you have the ability to lead.  We saw from the Asifa in New York, you have the power to bring masses of Jews together. You have taken the first step to insist on holiness in the Internet world. May Hashem put the proper spirit in you to continue to lead in the path of Torah. Please join with the Rabbinical Congress of Peace to educate and raise the flag of Torah for all the Nations to see. The Internet is a tool whereby the message of Torah can be carried far and wide.  If we fail in our mission to be a guiding light to the nations of the world, a false message that Israel occupies Palestinian Land is being broadcast.  We all know this is false. This false voice is getting louder and louder. This false voice calls for Israel's destruction

Torah and Zion go together.  Ki MiZion Tetze Torah Udvar Hashem MiYerushalyim. Whoever believes in Torah must be a Zionist in the true sense of the word. 

Can we remain Silent????? Either it's the voice of Torah or if not, chas vechallila  it is the voice of destruction, void of Hashem full of lies and distortions permeating the world. 

If we simply davan for Siata Dishmaya but remain silent on the sidelines we can not fulfill our mission of being a Kingdom of Priests and a Holy Nation.  It is our raison d'etre as Jews and  being G-d's chosen nation to show the way and we can not escape our obligations under false modesty. We have no choice but to become a coach for the players in this international field. We are Hashem's messengers. We are Chosen for this task. We need to do so for our own survival and the survival of the other Nations as well. We can not sit on the fence anymore. 

Rabbis to EU Ambassador: Torah Doesn't Allow Giving Up Land


In response the Ambassador said to the Rabbis:

"They [Judea and Samaria] are indeed occupied territory under international law, where Israel is the occupying power," Standley told Arutz Sheva.

"Under international humanitarian law, the Geneva Conventions, the occupying power has certain obligations and certain prohibitions, including having its population settle the occupied territory," he added. "And this is why, under international law, including the interpretation of the European Union, it has,… there should not be settlement by Israel or by Israelis in the occupied territory."

Torah is truth. Religion is the key and Islam is the false religion.The Lubavitcher Rebbe says the Truth must be spoken whether or not we are effective.   Hashem Oz LeAmo Yiten Hashem Yevarech as Amo BaShalom!

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From: E Kowalsky <>
Date: Thu, May 24, 2012 at 11:55 AM
Subject: From Yad Vashem Zionism to Temple Zionism

Truer words were never said – V'techezena Ainaynu B'Shuv'cha L'Tzion B'Rachamim
From Yad Vashem Zionism to Temple Zionism

28 Iyar, 5772
May 20, '12

Translated from the Makor Rishon newspaper

Some people still think that the reason that our national train continues to speed down the Oslo track is because of the people at the helm. Begin surrendered the Sinai Peninsula because he was tricked. Netanyahu hugged Arafat because he is pliable. Sharon destroyed Gush Katif because he is corrupt. And the list goes on. But the truth is just the opposite. The Right continues to slide down the slippery slope of the "peace process" not because of the weakness of its leaders but despite the fact that its leaders are eminently capable. Who can compare to Menachem Begin's dedication to the Nation of Israel? Who is a greater war hero and builder of the Land than Sharon? And can we really compare the human gallery that the other parties have to offer to the talent of Binyamin Netanyahu? Netanyahu likes to boast of the achievements of his ministers, and he is right. The executive arm of this government is functioning well and Israel enjoys one of the most professional and effective governments that it has ever known.

We should not be searching for the failure of the Right in its chosen leaders, but rather in its ideology. The ideology of the classic Right must ultimately drag it to destruction. For the political Right is the right hand of Zionism. And Zionism's current creed, that it "has no connection to religion" is really much more appropriate to the Left than to the Right. That is the root of the reason why Zionist legitimacy remains with the Left despite the fact that the majority of Israelis are rightist and traditional.

What was the idea, the tremendous force that established the State of Israel against all odds? What was the spirit that restored the Nation of Israel to history? It was the shaking off of religion that was considered – justifiably – to be the noose hanging the Jew above reality, never allowing the Jewish Nation to connect with the ground under its feet.

And here I must provide a short explanation for those readers who have raised an eyebrow: When the Holy Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed, the national Jewish connection to reality was sundered. The Temple, the perfection of the world in the Kingdom of the Almighty, is the ultimate purpose of our national existence; it is also the axis around which the daily lives of the individual and the collective revolved. The Temple provided a timeline, the thrice yearly ascent to Jerusalem, an entire annual cycle of life.

Jewish sovereignty without the Temple is like a state without a capital, a parliament, national holidays – without anything. Religion in its present configuration was the most successful start-up in history; the virtualization of the Nation of Israel; it was the preservation of its national existence outside reality until its return to Zion and the building of the Temple.

But in the course of 2,000 years the virtualization became an existential consciousness. The Lamentations that we recite on the 9th of Av have their set place on our bookshelves, ready and waiting for the next year. The Mashiach has been transformed from the symbol of vibrant Judaism interacting with every level of reality into a non-intrusive Santa Clause who makes no demands. And who is also the greatest delayer of the coming of the Mashiach.

The Zionists who cut the religion umbilical cord suddenly felt the earth under their feet; they sensed it responding to the national flexing of muscles. Suddenly, we were a normal nation. A monumental redemptive energy that was suppressed for 2,000 years burst forth after the disconnection from religion. That energy carried the Zionist revolution on its back. It inflated the sails of the ship until after the Yom Kippur War, Entebbe and the Right's victory in the 1977 elections - and that was the end.

It was only logical that when the Zionist spirit dissipated, it was specifically the Right that led the great retreats. For while Begin did retain the strong nationalism of Jabotinsky, what connection did he have to the Sinai? Not the Left's plow and not the Bible. He hurriedly called upon Laborites Moshe Dayan and Ezer Weitzman to join him so that he would enjoy legitimacy for the move that looked like the end of Zionism, but was really its natural outcome; the actualization of the dream of normalcy. The self-destruction mechanism built in to Zionism was triggered. IDF bulldozers destroyed an entire chain of settlements in the Sinai. Now they are on their way to Ulpana Hill. Moshe Dayan was replaced by Ehud Barak, Weitzman by Shaul Mofaz – the principle was determined then.

When the floodgates were opened by Begin, the Left had nothing to do but to become more and more radical. So in a right-left-right-left movement – the right hand dismantling and the left hand pushing and pulling - Zionism was pushed closer and closer to the edge of the abyss.

In truth, when G-d is outside the game, this is the only possible outcome. We can consider ourselves great heroes, real "killers" who will always defeat the entire world. But there is a limit to how much the lone sheep can continue to live surrounded by all the wolves.

Much more important: When there was (Zionist) spirit, the pre-State Palmach fighter thought that he would always prevail – and he was right. But when Zionism melted and G-d remained outside, the only thing that brings the people out into the streets is the lower price of Israeli chocolate in London, normal and comfortable existence and nothing beyond that. When no alternative leadership holds up a vision of destiny, the only thing the public can expect from the leadership is to calm the situation at any price; to sustain its connection to the world; to preserve normalcy; to neutralize any landmines that may smear our uniqueness right back into our faces. Simply put, the public expects its leaders to retreat, retreat and retreat from any possible battlefront. Ulpana Hill, security prisoners, Ahmadinijad, the Shalit deal: Without destiny, all that is left is to retreat to the constantly shrinking remnants of existence.

Now we have the broadest coalition ever in Israel searching for meaning. It wants maximum governability and minimum destiny; maximum economy and security and minimum international legitimacy.

It is not the leaders of the Right. It is much bigger than them. It is the spirit that is missing. We must progress from the Zionism of existence to the Zionism of destiny; from Zionism of Holocaust memorial Yad-Vashem to Zionism of the Temple.



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