Category: News and Politics
This blog will most likely bring some questions about what I believe - so let me go ahead and clear these things up ahead of time.
First off - I am not a Zionist. I do not hold to the beliefs that Zionists hold to.
Having said that there is a however - I do believe in Bible prophecy and I believe that what is going on right now is a part of that prophecy.
Another thing I believe is that if enough people act - we can change things - even put off prophecy for a future time so that we "push it forward" so to speak.
Now, in case you don't know - there have been meetings going on in which there has been a discussion about dividing the state of Isreal. Now, to me this sounds a lot like this.....
Joel 3:1-2 (Amplified Bible)
1. FOR BEHOLD, in those days and at that time when I shall reverse the captivity and restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,
2. I will gather all nations and will bring them down into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, and there will I deal with and execute judgment upon them for [their treatment of] My people and of My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations and [because] they have divided My land.
It is my opinion that this dividing of the land is something that should not be done.
Now I have said all that to get to this.....
I received this email today and I want to pass it on. If you also believe that dividing the land of Isreal is wrong - say so to someone that counts. Email addresses are provided at the bottom of this post.
Live Love - but stay informed.
ATTN ENGLISH SPEAKERS: THE "JEWISH HEART" EMAIL CAMPAIGN BEGINS
Negotiations on how to set up a Palestinian terror state just a bike-ride away from Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and Israel's sole international airport are ongoing as we speak (the goal of Annapolis is to finish these this year -- 2008). The mother of this idea is said to be the Israeli government (although the Israeli government never agreed to set up a Palestinian state given that terror is still ongoing) - but the father is George Bush.
Therefore, American Jewish organizations must speak up against the two-state solution. So far, even the Orthodox have not bothered to do so. All English speakers should make the following Jewish Heart email campaign a top priority.
The Jewish Heart email campaign is the brainchild of FaigeRayzel, a well known American Hareidi activist on behalf of Eretz Yisrael. It is embarrassing to report that up until now, this outspoken woman activist has been working all alone to obtain statements from the Orthodox Jewish establishment organizations on behalf of Judea and Samaria. For example, here is her shortened report on recent conversations with 2 prominent Hareidi-American rabbis:
"I attended the AJOP Convention in Baltimore. I was privileged to speak with R' Kamenetsky the Rosh Yeshiva of Philadelphia and R' Feldman the Rosh Yeshiva of Ner Yisroel. I caught the Roshei Yeshivoth in the hallways, surrounded by many. I approached R' Kamenetsky and asked "What is the position of the Rabbonim regarding the 2-state solution, the abandonment of Yesha." He smiled but didn't respond. I spoke about a Mishneh which discusses how daylight is determined (for purposes of sacrifices) in which Hebron is a key player. I said: "Doesn't this show that in order to start the Avoda in Yerushalayim you need Hebron?" Rav Kamenetsky smiled as did all those surrounding him. I then waited until others had finished talking with Rav Feldman and asked him also: "What about Yesha?". Then, in a Question and Answer session, I passed the question "What is the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah position regarding territorial concessions in Yesha?" From Rav Kamenetsky's answer it seemed he was sympathizing. On his way out, once again I managed to get a few words with Rav Kamenetsky. I mentioned what Rav Feldman had said and asked Rav Kamenetsky to please relay certain information to Rav Feldman. Rav Kamenetsky agreed."
FaigeRayzel has asked everybody to please email the major American Orthodox Jewish organizations as follows (even better -- write your own email):
Distinguished Leaders of Young Israel, OU, and Aguda USA: Aren't Agudath Yisroel of America, the National Council of Young Israel and the Orthodox Union (OU) against a Palestinian "Homeland" and the destruction of the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria? THEN, PLEASE SAY SO! Make a Public Statement so that President Bush will hear you. Don't just say so quietly to yourselves. He thinks you support his Roadmap! Your constituents have faith in you to represent them, to be their voice. As a United Torah Voice tell President Bush that the Roadmap (the Two State Solution) is contrary to Torah. In the Torah, the Land of Israel is Promised to the Nation of Israel exclusively and is not to be shared with Palestinians or any other Nation.
Alternatively or in addition, point out: It is perfectly obvious that a new terror state -- just a bike-ride away from Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and Israel's sole international airport -- threatens the existence of the ONLY Jewish state in the world; whereas there are over 20 Arab states in the world already. Also, as pointed out recently by Nobel Prize laureate Prof. Yisrael Aumann, forceable deportation of tens of thousands of people (including Jews) is a crime against humanity. In many cases, the Jews who are at rish to undergo this suffering are first-degree relatives of your own members; it is unthinkable for you to fail to prevent their suffering: Please delay no further in speaking out on their - and Israel's - behalf.
The email addresses of the Public Affairs Departments at Aguda USA, Young Israel and OU are:
You can also call:
Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel and Rabbi Avi Shafran, Public Affairs Deptl, Agudath Yisroel USA: 212-797-9000
Rabbi Pesach Lerner, Young Israel: 212-929-1525
Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, OU: 212-563-4000
Thank you!!< P>