Will this threatened separation between Israeli Jews and Diaspora Jews prove to be the final birur before Mashiach comes?
Israeli Orthodox Jews have not moved an inch from what has always been. It is the Diaspora which comes now and insists on changes which will harm Torah, Torah Jews and the Land of Israel. Their Diapora ways are not Jewish. They violate Jewish law and promote Western culture and norms. It is they who are separating from us! Not the other way around. We are just standing our ground!
Where are the voices of Orthodoxy in the Diaspora? Why are there no reports of them attempting to offset the outcry of the renegades who are appealing to Congress and the Trump Administration against their brothers in Israel? Why is no one announcing publicly that this separation at the Kotel and the need to convert (for the sake of the convert him or herself!) in a manner acceptable to all Jewry is our norm and has been for centuries?
The following concerns a "Jewish" American, not an American Jew. He thinks he can use money to get his way. This is the method America employs around the world to advance its own agenda. The Jews in America have assimilated this idea. It's called a BRIBE!!
Tycoon withdraws funds from Israel amid Kotel, conversion crisisPlease, Mr. Fisher! Keep your money!! If Israel needs it, HKB"H will get it to us another way, because it all comes from Him anyway! We Israeli Jews who are faithful to our Holy Torah do not want you and your kind to have this merit any longer. Furthermore, it seems your money anyway supports organizations with anti-Torah views. Better for us that your money remain in America.
“As you know, I actively support Israel,” [Isaac] Fisher began. “But I wish to inform you that my support is being suspended until the Israeli government changes its decision on the Kotel and conversions.”
Op-ed: Despite the injustice suffered by Jews in the US and other countries, the holy site’s fate won’t be determined by those who don’t live here. Without the active involvement of Israeli Jews, the public domain will be shaped by those who care more—in this case, the Haredim. ...At the moment, this battle is headed towards a major knockout.It's a lot more than just the Chareidim! They want it to be a war between Chareidim and all other Jews. I and my family would never be considered Chareidi or accepted into a Chareidi community, but our hashkafah is the same because it is TORAH hashkafah!! We have always stood side by side with our Chareidi brothers at public demonstrations and we will continue to do so in the future because real Jews unite around the TORAH.
Excellent article: The Right to Religious Expression - within the bounds of the Higher Law.