Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Prominent Rabbis Against Disengagement

The Rabbinical Congress for Peace

By the Grace of G-d Adar I, 5765


An Urgent Call to All Rabbis, Jewish Communal Leaders, and Friends of Israel Throughout the World,

"For the sounding of wailing is coming from Zion: 'How have we been plundered? We have been shamed tremendously, for we have abandoned the land; our own dwellings have cast us out'" (Jeremiah 9:18)

Open your eyes and see what the government of Israel is planning to do:

Jewish communities that are more than three decades old will be destroyed;
Torah centers and yeshivos will be torn down;
Cemeteries where terror victims lie will be given over to the very hands who slew them;
Parents and grandparents, young children and flowering youth, will be driven from their homes; and
Businesses and corporations employing thousands will be closed.
A victory will be granted to terror.
Our enemies will celebrate in the streets and be encouraged to further acts of violence.

Jews throughout the land of Israel will be endangered when the bases of terror will be brought closer to their homes and thousands of terrorists will be set free. Success that our foes could never dream to achieve will be granted to them.

For what? What is being given in return? There are still terror alerts throughout Israel. Rockets and mortars are still falling on Jewish homes. Suicide bombers are still blowing themselves up in the heart of Israel murdering innocent Jews.

"Do not stand idle while the blood of your brother is endangered" (Leviticus 19:16). We must object by raising an outcry, fasting and giving charity. As in all times of difficulty an extra measure of Psalms including Chapters: 20, 83, 103 should be recited daily.

The emperor has no clothes. But the media in Israel are so slanted that they celebrate his parade through the streets while exposed.

You can help! Raise an objective voice. Speak in the name of our Torah and our Jewish tradition.

Tell the government to stop. Speak to your congressmen and senators. Let the media throughout the world know. Let an outcry be heard so that the heroes risking their lives and fortunes in Israel will take heart.

"They will contrive a scheme, but it will be foiled; conspire a plot, but it will not be realized, for G-d is with us" (Isaiah 8:10).

Rabbi Avrohom Yaakov Friedman, Rebbe of Sadigura and Member of Council of Torah Sages
Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Horowitz, Bostoner Rebbe and member of Council of Torah Sages
Hagaon Rabbi Binyomin Yehoshua Zilber, Member of Council of Torah Sages
Hagaon Rabbi Meir Mazuz, Rosh Yeshivas Kise Rachamim
Former Chief Rabbi and noted Kabbalist, Hagaon Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu

1 comment:

Batya said...

good enough for me

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