17 AUGUST 2005
As reported in Manhigut Yehudit's weekly update:
The following is a true story, told to me in first person: The chief prosecutor in one of the many court cases against the protestors recognized one of the defendants as his childhood friend. They began to debate when the prosecutor said, "We will push you into a corner and then you will have to choose between G-d and between the State.
25 August 2005
Some Serious Truth
Although I view Manhigut Yehudit's methods for attaining power to be hopeless and disagree with their ideas for how to bring the nation into submission to Torah Law, I certainly can agree with their assessment of the nature of our shared struggle:
"It is not by chance that Islam refers to Israel as "the little Satan " and to the US as "the great Satan." In Arab eyes, Israel's war against the Arabs is the invasion of Western civilization into their territory. Israel represents -- and at this point also sees itself -- as the foundation of Western values and culture in the Middle East.
...Only Judaism has the correct balance between the cruel strength of Islam and the excessive, warped pacifism of the West. "
11 September 2005
Baruch Dayan Emet
(Ynetnews) Former Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu ruled Sunday that Jews should tear their clothes in a traditional sign of mourning as the last Israeli soldier leaves the Gaza Strip.
(Ynetnews) The IDF has concluded a farewell ceremony in the Gaza Strip, and the final Israeli soldiers and equipment are expected to leave Gaza soon.
Jewish Gaza is no more ... riiiiiiiiip .... Baruch Dayan Emet---blessed be the True Judge.
Is "The State" the "Golden Calf" of the 'Erev Rav'?
They are called 'Erev Rav' because they are the heads of the Jews in exile, and therefore they are called 'rav.' (Likutim HaGra)
"Before the arrival of Moshiach, most of the rabbis will be from the Erev Rav, ...." (Divrei Chaim, Parashas Vayakhel, 'Omissions')
In the holy book Toldot Yakov Joseph (Parshat Nasso) written by Rav Yaakov Joseph of Polnoye, of blessed memory, says that now in the years of the coming of Mashiach the evil inclination concentrates on the leaders and Rabbis and not on each individual, because if the leaders fall into the net of the evil inclination thereby straying from the right path, then they will bring down with them the masses that follow those leaders.
Moshe Feiglin is no 'Erev Rav', although in the following thoughtful and thought-provoking article he inadvertently identifies many of them.
If We Desire Life
by: Moshe Feiglin
...We could have learned virtually all of today's lessons after the destruction of Yamit and the other Sinai settlements. But we didn't. Instead, we continued to follow the same leaders -- Begin, Sharon, and Refael Eitan -- who destroyed Yamit, and the same leaders and rabbis of the Religious Zionist camp who avoided looking reality in the eye and changing their way of thinking. In Gush Katif, we reaped the results of our refusal to deal with the reality of the expulsion from Sinai. If we do not do serious and penetrating soul searching now, we will continue to reap more expulsions.
Those proposing original suggestions will be attacked by supporters of a specific sector who will accuse them of deviation from the true path and ruining things for everyone. The same rabbis who gave the keys to Gush Katif to Chief of Staff Halutz and Police Chief Karadi (who justifiably now praise them) will continue to confuse the young people and explain that we have actually won and that we should not fear a long road, at the end of which Redemption will come...
The very same Yesha Council will continue to organize for the same public the same useless demonstrations that achieve nothing except the perpetuation of their leadership. The very same MKs (who generally came from the same Yesha Council) will propose to the leaderless public the identical political platform that failed in the past, and will lead it again to the same collective failure (and personal success).
There is no alternative. Despite the tremendous desire not to argue and to avoid conflict, we must confront ourselves and do the soul searching that the Religious Zionist establishment will not volunteer to carry out of its own accord.
...For many in the Religious Zionist community, this fascist approach that regards the State of Israel and its institutions as a supreme value, has become real idol worship. Precisely the best and most devoted people have fallen into the trap of several populist rabbis and adopted this form of idolatry.
A stranger observing how in Netzarim the commander of the eviction forces was given the honor of being the Sandak (godfather) in a circumcision ceremony the day before the perpetration of the crime, or how the evictors and the evictees fell into each other's arms against the background of the destruction, or how a very well-known rabbi hit and pushed a resident of Neveh Dekalim who dared to try and block the path of a sacred vehicle (an IDF jeep) that came to destroy his home, would come to the conclusion that he was in a madhouse.
...In my humble opinion the settlements were established on the basis of this form of idolatry, and for this reason were destroyed.
14 SEPTEMBER 2005
Speak to the children of Israel and say to them: When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan, you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their temples, destroy their molten idols, and demolish their high places. You shall clear out the Land and settle in it, for I have given you the Land to occupy it.
... But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the Land from before you, then those whom you leave over will be as spikes in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they will harass you in the land in which you settle. And it will be that what I had intended to do to them, I will do to you.
For anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear and a mouth to proclaim it throughout the world, THIS is why we have now been driven out of Gaza and THIS is why our places of worship lie in ruins!!
"Settling" the Land without driving out the Arabs was NEVER enough and hear me clearly---driving them out without destroying their places of false worship is ALSO not enough!! Know this in advance because when Ben David comes, he will give orders to do it.
And make no mistake!! This applies as much to churches as it does to mosques!!!!!
This is an obligation not on individuals, but upon the nation. This is JEWISH jihad!
Do not blame the Arab enemy, the blame rests upon us and our leaders. It is for THIS that we must do teshuva this Elul.