11 March 2008

Maybe "Zionism" IS the Problem

Apparently nothing has yet been learned by those who proclaim themselves the "leaders" of the "right-wing, Zionist-religious camp." Can you imagine how long we will lie here and bleed before these people understand the Torah response to terrorist atrocities? We do not have that kind of time. We will bleed to death first, G-d forbid!
...At a gathering of the Yeshivot Bnei Akiva movement in Ramot Shapira, in the Jerusalem corridor, the revered Rabbi Chaim Druckman - long-time head of Yeshivat Or Etzion and teacher-rabbi in Merkaz HaRav - said, 'We would have expected to hear the heads of our state declaring: For every yeshiva student who was murdered, we will start a new yeshiva; for every boy killed, we will start another Jewish community or neighborhood in the Negev, the Galilee, the Shomron and Hevron, and that for every person who dies for the sanctification of G-d's Name we will bring another 1,000 new olim [immigrants]. These are the proper Jewish Zionist responses to these terrible murders, at the same time as dealing militarily with the terrorists. Our youth can carry out these missions and is waiting for them."

...Women in Green, too, called for the immediate establishment of eight new Jewish towns throughout Judea and Samaria as "true Jewish Zionist revenge." The organization says that this is especially fitting "in light of the fact that Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav symbolizes Jewish settlement in Yesha. At this time, when the Olmert government continues to cave in to the Arab enemy by continuing to negotiate the matter of a new Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem, eight new Jewish towns will send a clear message to the entire world: The sons of Haman and their henchmen will not deter us and will not stop our settlement enterprise; we will rather strengthen and enhance our loyalty and attachment to the entire Land of Israel."
The TORAH Response:

Shemot 23,
31. And I will make your boundary from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert to the river, for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hands, and you shall drive them out from before you.
32. You shall not form a covenant for them or for their gods.
33. They shall not dwell in your land, lest they cause you to sin against Me, that you will worship their gods, which will be a snare for you.

Bamidbar 33,
51. Speak to the children of Israel and say to them: When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan,
52. 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.
53. You shall clear out the Land and settle in it, for I have given you the Land to occupy it.
55. 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.
56. And it will be that what I had intended to do to them, I will do to you.

Devarim 9,

1. Hear, O Israel: Today, you are crossing the Jordan to come in to possess nations greater and stronger than you, great cities, fortified up to the heavens.
3. You shall know this day, that it is the Lord your God Who passes over before you as a consuming fire He will destroy them, and He will subdue them before you; and you shall drive out them and destroy them quickly, as the Lord spoke to you.
The so-called religious leaders are as impotent as the political leadership. How can we ask Hashem to send us Mashiach when we can't even acknowledge philosophically how the enemy is to be defeated!!

And as for Amalek...

WIG: "The sons of Haman and their henchmen will not deter us and will not stop our settlement enterprise; we will rather strengthen and enhance our loyalty and attachment to the entire Land of Israel."
The "sons of Haman" are AMALEK!! There is only ONE WAY to deal with Amalek---

Devarim 25,
19. [Therefore,] it will be, when the Lord your God grants you respite from all your enemies around [you] in the land which the Lord, your God, gives to you as an inheritance to possess, that you shall obliterate the remembrance of Amalek from beneath the heavens. You shall not forget!

Shmuel I 15,
2. So said the Lord of Hosts, 'I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid (wait) for him on the way, when he came up out of Egypt.

3. Now, go, and you shall smite Amalek, and you shall utterly destroy all that is his, and you shall not have pity on him: and you shall slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.' "


  1. I agree with your idea, that we must wipe out Amalek, and yet, I sympathize with the idea that we must beat the Arabs by furthering our settlements and strengthening our Judaism. Rav Kook, the founder of the Merkaz Harav Yeshiva, wrote:

    "-The purely righteous do not complain about evil, rather they add justice.
    -They do not complain about heresy, rather they add faith.
    -They do not complain about ignorance, rather they add wisdom. "
    Arpilei Tohar p. 39

    Of course we must take revenge against the Arabs and drive them out, but that is not enough. We must strengthen our ties to the Land.

  2. 1. You can't "beat" the Arabs with settlements at the same time the government is dismantling them.

    2. The quote is lovely but not relevant to the subject.

    3. It's not about "revenge" at all. It's about fulfilling a Mitzva d'Oraita whose violation the Torah says will bring defeat and exile.

    4. We don't need more settlements without first driving out because one without the other is an invitation to bloodshed and that is certain and also a violation of the mitza to guard your life.

    Absolutely EVERYTHING should be geared now...every action, every effort, every resource, every thought, every prayer...to replacing this government with a God-fearing one.