I'm with you 110%, Cosmic.Tovya, Yishar Koach!
I read that article yesterday, and it really made me mad when I read it. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE America, but my loyalty is with Israel first... because I'm a JEW.
I'm a JEW first. I daven shacharis, mincha, and maariv everyday.. I'm shomer shabbos, I keep glatt kosher Why? Because I'm a Jew first.
America has been a wonderful country to me, and I thank G-d everyday for the blessings that my family came here prior to WWII, so we never had to experience the Shoah...
With that being said, there is only one Jewish nation in the world where I know I am always welcome, and that is Eretz Yisrael.
So, had I been Mr. Pollard, I would have done the same thing in a heart beat. [Here I disagree. He should not have passed classified material to anyone without receiving the permission of his superiors.] He did the right thing, and unfortunately, he embarrassed (and possibly implicated) a lot of Israeli and American politicians by providing information to the only truly loyal and dependable U.S. ally in the world.
Pollard isn't a traitor, he's a hero, and the shame of injustice hangs over the head of every U.S. president and Israeli prime minister who has failed to release him like he deserves.
And shame on the writer of this story for speaking so poorly about a man who loved his people enough to take the risk of saving Jewish lives. G-d bless Jonathan Pollard.
Friday, February 13, 2009
The Healthy American Jew
My friend Tovya left the following comment on my recent post, "The Sick American Jew". Although I have a few reservations (I put them inside square brackets), his comment shows us how the healthy Jew sees himself: