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From: Editor Zionsake
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Sent: Sunday 25 April 2004 6:37 AM
Subject: Democracy vs. Jehovah's minorities doing His will

In spite of the slight chance of the "rightwing" winning this referendum about PM Sharon's sell-out to his global masters, it would serve us well to note that the God of Israel has mostly had to operate with faithful minorities of his people - whereas the "will of the majority" (democracy) basically always led to disaster. Take the following examples:
Ex 23:2 "Don't join mobs intent on evil. When on the witness stand, don't be swayed in your testimony by the mood of the majority present, and do not slant your testimony in favor of a man just because he is poor. TLB (Tyndal's Living Bible)

Aaron's golden calf: Democracy: Ex 32:21 Then he [Moses] turned to Aaron. "What in the world did the people do to you," he demanded, "to make you bring such a terrible sin upon them?" 22 "Don't get so upset," Aaron replied. "You know these people and what a wicked bunch they are. 23 They said to me, 'Make us a god to lead us, for something has happened to this fellow Moses who led us out of Egypt.' 24 Well, I told them, 'Bring me your gold earrings.' So they brought them to me and I threw them into the fire, and . . . well . . . this calf came out!"

God's minority: Ex 32:25 When Moses saw that the people had been committing adultery-at Aaron's encouragement, and much to the amusement of their enemies- 26 he stood at the camp entrance and shouted, "All of you who are on the Lord's side, come over here and join me." And all [only] the Levites came.

Only 2 of the 12 spies sent into the Promised Land had positive reports.
Num 13:32 So the majority report of the spies was negative: "The land is full of warriors, the people are powerfully built, 33 and we saw some of the Anakim there, descendants of the ancient race of giants. We felt like grasshoppers before them, they were so tall!" TLB  (See "...the Sin of the Spies" below)

The devastation king Ahab brought on Israel:

1 Kings 19:13 And a voice said, "Why are you here, Elijah?" 14 He replied again, "I have been working very hard for the Lord God of the armies of heaven, but the people have broken their covenant and have torn down your altars; they have killed every one of your prophets except me; and now they are trying to kill me too." ...(God's minority:) 18 And incidentally, there are 7,000 men in Israel who have never bowed to Baal nor kissed him!" TLB

It will therefore be an exception to the rule should God's people win this referendum. Even then, of course, the defeatist minority can still get a Knesset Plenum majority to surrender parts of Judah and Ephraim's inheritance to Ishmael and Essau's (Esav's) descendants - and their bloodthirsty moon god, Allah.

Whatever happens, though, we've hopefully reached the point where the God of Israel will bring down the "whitewashed wall" of the "peace" schemers - and them with it (Ezekiel 13:10-14). This referendum might, therefore, very well also serve His purpose to separate His sheep from the goats.

The most likely scenario that could elevate the situation out of control of the political schemers could be (a) a collapse of the Temple Mount due to natural phenomena or an attack on it, like a bomb blast (by the Arabs to start another jihad), and/or (2) a missile attack on Israel by Syria and Hezbollah - no doubt also involving the terrorist Palestinian forces.

The only way Israel will survive as a state and a nation is from an all-out war that will totally defeat her enemies before the world powers can intervene - as in Isaiah 17.

Sincerely for Zion's sake
Evn Perach
Editor Holy Land Inc. Christian Zionist sites Holy Land Inc. Christian Zionist sites - Jerusalem

Ezekiel 13:10 "'Because they lead my people astray, saying, "Peace," when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash. 11 therefore tell those who cover it with whitewash that it is going to fall. Rain will come in torrents, and I will send hailstones hurtling down, and violent winds will burst forth. 12 When the wall collapses, will people not ask you, "Where is the whitewash you covered it with?" 13 "`Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: In my wrath I will unleash a violent wind, and in my anger hailstones and torrents of rain will fall with destructive fury. 14 I will tear down the wall you have covered with whitewash and will level it to the ground so that its foundation will be laid bare. When it falls, you will be destroyed in it; and you will know that I am the LORD.

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by Zalman Baruch Melamed
April 26, 2004 / Iyar 5, 5764
In this article:
1. A Value-Added Campaign
2. House-to-House With the Spies
3. What People are Hearing
4. Providing the Leaders With Strength

A Value-Added Campaign
The Face-to-Face campaign - that which the residents of Yesha (Judea, Samaria and Gaza) are currently waging with the Likud membership on behalf of the Land of Israel - has a value above and beyond that which we see in the polls. 

In addition to other short-term benefits, the Face-to-Face door-to-door campaign has the value of compensating for and repairing, to some extent, the infamous Sin of the Spies.  Our teacher and former Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Avraham Shapira has pointed out that the famous work Eim HaBanim Semeichah by Rabbi Yisachar Teichtal writes some very timely things about this point.

House-to-House With the Spies
The book in question was written by a learned rabbi in Europe during the Holocaust years.  Though he was brought up and schooled in the anti-Zionist yeshivot and ideology of early-20th century Europe, he came independently - but with the help of many traditional Jewish sources - to the realization that as many religious Jews as possible must return immediately to the Land of Israel, despite the irreligious nature of the Zionist movement. 

In the passage beginning on page 256 of Eim HaBanim Semeichah (p. 396-403 in the English edition, translated by Moshe Lichtman, published by Kol Mevaser Publications, 2000), Rabbi Teichtal quotes the Medrash describing the methodology used by the Ten Spies.  The Spies had been sent by Moses to scout out the Land, but instead acted to weaken the nations resolve to enter the Land.  Each of the ten - leaders of their respective tribes - went from house to house, acting faint and falling down and crying, explaining that they were sick with worry over the terrible things that would happen to their sons and daughters when they entered the Land - and they would then start crying again, and the household members would cry along with them.  And thus they would do in each and every house," Rabbi Teichtal writes, "sparing no effort until every house in the tribe was crying over the entry to the Land of Israel, and all were one unit against the Land.  This is what is referred to in the verse, "Our brothers melted our hearts," and when Moshe said, "You murmured in your tents."

Rabbi Teichtal continues and writes that the way to repair this terrible Sin of the Spies is to do the same type of thing that they did - i.e., to go from house to house, without being lazy and without calculating the time or trouble it will cost, and to speak to every Jew on behalf of the Land of Israel.  If we take this course of action, he writes, then with G-d's help we will be able to turn all of Israel into one pro-Land of Israel sector - and this will be the correction of the Sin of the Spies, and we will thus pay up our debt regarding this bad loan of the this terrible sin.

So writes Rabbi Teichtal in Eim HaBanim Semeichah, 60 years ago.  And today we see his words coming true, with the Yesha residents' Face-to-Face campaign gaining momentum and piling up good will and positive feedback.

What People Are Hearing
The results are welcome and blessed.  People are hearing for the first time that Prime Minister's disengagement plan is not a disengagement from the Arabs; in that respect, things will remain as they are.  Instead, they are learning, the plan calls only for the uprooting of blossoming Jewish communities built and populated by the wonderful pioneers of Gush Katif.  When people hear the truth, it makes an impression.

People are hearing that Arik Sharon is taking this path because he thinks that the nation has no more strength, that the nation is weak.  Sharon himself says he wishes the people were strong, and that then he would be able to take a different path.  We must therefore show him that he is wrong, that we are in fact a tough and resilient nation.

The media, which are controlled by the extreme left-wing, are that which create the impression of national weakness - but in actuality, whenever we are tested, our true character of strength is revealed.  When there was a wide-scale call-up of reserves after the Passover Seder massacre in Netanya two years ago, the response was over 100% - even more people showed up than were called!  The press was taken by surprise.  According to its reports, no one wanted to fight, and national will and drive had dwindled to nothing.  But in actuality, we saw that our nation is strong.  As we explained to the thousands of people whom we have met in their homes, we must vote against the evacuation and retreat, and against the uprooting of Jews from their homeland.

It appears that every time we strike out at the terrorists and weaken them, ideas begin to fly about agreements and understandings.  This is what happened with the catastrophic Oslo Agreements, and the same type of catastrophe can be foreseen with the current ideas of concessions and retreat.

It must also be kept very much in mind that the plan as it stands includes a full stop on all development in Yesha communities - a near-total building freeze, and with nothing in return. 

Providing the Leaders With Strength
What we must do is to give strength to the government to be strong - and this can be done by the Likud members who vote against the plan. 

These true and simple words penetrate the hearts of the Likud members. 

The way to defeat terrorism is not by giving up, but by settling the Land and by holding fast onto it.  This is the path we must take - and this is how we will atone for and repair the Sin of the Scouts.

Be of good courage and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our G-d.  (Sam. II 10, 12))

Rabbi Zalman Baruch Melamed is the Dean of Beit El Yeshiva Center Institutions and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arutz Sheva Israel National Radio.


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A Sense of Reality = What God Decided & Wants

By Moshe Feiglin
02 March 2004

Manhigut Yehudit

Fifty-six years ago the Jews decided to establish a state. America, which initially supported the idea, sensed the Arab opposition and retracted its support. The entire world stood aside and left the tiny Jewish country to its fate. They all waited to see how seven Arab armies would continue from the point where Rommel was halted in El Alamein, and add to the six million Jews murdered in Europe another six hundred thousand Jews in Eretz Israel. An embargo was imposed on the sales of arms to the new Jewish State which attempted to defend itself. Weapons purchased by Jews in the US (from Second World War surplus stocks) were confiscated in the port of New Jersey before they could be sent to Eretz Israel.

There had never before been such a desperate, dangerous, and hopeless attempt to establish a state. Only a few of the 600 Jews taken prisoner by the Arabs in the War of Independence remained alive. The Arabs made no effort to hide their intentions regarding the fate of the Jews during that war (or during the wars that followed it).

They were sentenced to death with terrible cruelty. The leader of the Arabs in Eretz Israel, Haj Amin el Husseini (the same family) received training in German concentration camps for the construction of gas chambers. An area had already been allocated for the death camps to be constructed in Eretz Israel, in a special place in the Dotan Valley, not far from my home in Karnei Shomron where I am writing this. Against all the odds, the State of Israel arose and became a well-established and strong country in the region.

Over the last ten years the entire world, led by Israel itself, has been attempting to establish another state between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean, an Arab state for the same Husseinis.

However, in contrast to the case of the Jews, this time the entire world is enthusiastically supporting the idea. Not merely supporting, but raising funds for the Arabs, and supplying weapons. The CIA is training the terrorists in special camps.

They are given well equipped military bases, international recognition, support from the media, and ports and airports are being built for them.

Never before has an ethnic group of any kind received a country on such a red carpet.

But, amazingly, the Arab state in Eretz Israel is not being established.

It seems that reality in Eretz Israel has its own rules: it is directly linked to the wishes of the Creator. Whatever matches His wishes is realistic, even if the entire world is recruited in order to do the opposite. This is of course true at all times, but in our time, in Eretz Israel, the Holy Land, it is felt immediately.

Again and again the apparently "realistic" people are hitting our heads against the wall. They think that their brand of logic matches reality. For them the country is only a piece of real estate (as Rabin said about the Golan Heights), a bargaining counter for negotiations. Those who do not take the Creator's wishes into account, are denying reality, and the price of the denial by our leaders is unbearable.

We know that there is always hope for Israel. We know that our Father in Heaven has not returned us to our country for the third time in order to destroy the renewed Jewish presence in the land of the Patriarchs. The latest version of the Return to Zion is not a macabre joke of the Creator.

So why do we need Manhigut Yehudit? After all, everything will turn out all right anyway.

It is possible to regard belief as something divorced from reality. Such a religious attitude characterized the Jewish people through the exile until the appearance of Zionism, and it still characterizes important sections of it. This disconnected attitude is not a real Jewish one, and it led entire Jewish communities to destruction during the period of the Holocaust. Those Jews who believed that the Jewish people would return to their country in a miraculous way were right, but what a terrible price was paid for belief divorced from reality.

Authentic Jewish belief is not divorced from reality. On the contrary, it defines reality and obligates us to act in order to realize it.

Reality is the wishes of the Creator in His world. The reality is that there is G-d, that there is a nation indicating Him by its very existence, and that there is a country chosen by G-d for His nation only, and that only in it and from it the sons of the Creator can carry out their universal mission.

This is the reality, and our task is to expose it and realize it.

There is at the moment only one political body acting in coordination with this reality.

This is Manhigut Yehudit. This correlation with reality is becoming clear even to those who were opposed to the movement in the beginning. Like a surfer who rides the wave instead of fighting it, Manhigut Yehudit correctly understands the reality and is advancing Israel and the Jewish people towards a safe shore.

Join in the wonderful challenge of Manhigut Yehudit and avoid unnecessary suffering for our people.

Be realistic, and join Manhigut Yehudit.

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