28.1.12

A Melamed Thought And Comment

B"H

A Melamed thought:

Q: In a situation where the General Staff of the I.D.F. makes a decision forcing soldiers to transgress halacha, is there a mitzvah to serve in the army? Is it proper to sign the petition not to enlist in the army until the issue is straightened out?

A: It is a great mitzvah to serve in the army for the purpose of defending the nation and the Land, a mitzvah which is equal to all the other mitzvoth combined, for two reasons. First, anyone who saves a life is regarded as having saved an entire world (Mishna Sanhedrin 4:5), all the more so when dealing with saving the lives of the entire Jewish nation from their enemies. Second, the mitzvah of settling the Land of Israel, of which serving in the army is an important component, is equal to all the other mitzvoth (Sifrei, Re'i, parsha 53).

Therefore, it is a mitzvah to enlist in the army, and when a soldier receives an order which contradicts halacha, he should refuse to obey. (Rambam, Laws of Kings 3:9). Nevertheless, in extreme cases, there is room to consider a temporary postponement of enlisting, with the intention of rectifying the situation, as the Sages said in regards to Moshe Rabbeinu breaking the tablets – "Sometimes the cancellation of the Torah, is its' foundation" (Talmud Menachot 99b).

In practice, a large number of men from the Haredi sector and 'ba'alei teshuva' (newly religious) do not enlist, figuring that it is impossible to fulfill the mitzvoth properly in the army, and a decision similar to that of the General Staff, will likely strengthen this trend significantly. Consequently, on rare occasions there is room to consider postponing enlistment, so as to ultimately bolster recruitment. Has the time come for such a protest? I'm not sure. In every protest, there is room to weigh the advantages and disadvantages.

In any case, the high road is to enlist into the I.D.F. in order to defend the nation and the Land, and yet, to refuse orders that contradict halacha.

One thing is clear: It is incumbent upon the public leaders to do their utmost to publicly cancel the shameful decision of the General Staff, which was passed without any noticeable protest from the I.D.F. Rabbinate. Our great fear is that the public leaders will not act properly, and even obscure the public outcry, thus thwarting its impact, and in the end, the stain of this disgraceful decision forcing soldiers to transgress halacha will stick to the I.D.F., and the numbers of those abstaining from enlisting will increase.
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Comment:

It seems to be an oversight to declare that the "IDF defends the nation and the Land". In reality the IDF defends only the State of which it is the army of. It seems to be even bigger of an oversight to declare that the IDF is a tool in "settling the Land of Israel". As it happens the IDF is the only official army in the world at present that lets itself be used to destroy Jewish housing, because it is Jewish or synagogues, because they are places of Jewish worship or entire Jewish communities for the same, inadmissible, anti-Jewish, anti-Torah, G-d denying evil reason. In the light of this it indeed seems to be a sin to serve the IDF and to swear in to serve any non-Torah institution involved in the hastening of the anti-divine plan: We swore in in Sinai, for all generations! Jews therefore simply have to serve Hashem, not replacement, non-Torah entities, like the Zionist State. We are created to be Hashem-ists, not Buddhists, xtians or Zionists. The fact that Hashem blesses the State and its IDF (because it fights [some] of Israel's wars) does not mean we as ordinary Jews should or can or allowed to or authorized to do the same as He, for we are Jews, commanded not to deviate from Torah! How do you know Melamed that this State is not a Golden Calf State and its army is not a Golden Calf army? If it was just that, aren't we warned not to dance around it?!

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24.1.12

Those Sanctions Won't Work On The Short Run Either

B"H

- Someone still has to explain to me what connection is there between nukes and economics? Is North Korea's economy booming? The fact is that economy matters only to Western, materialist societies and to thier arrogant "leaders" who think the whole world works the way they think. Well, it is not.

- This is talkback #2 on Israeli campaign worked
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Don't Let Cement-Zionism Replace Judaism!

B"H

- Mesika: “They are all together here in unity and love of Israel.”
ABY: Love of Israel or love of Hashem?! A unity in the love of Israel is meaningless if void of love of Hashem! Don't let cement-Zionism replace Judaism!
- This is talkback # 1 on 'Joseph the Righteous' Unites Jews at Shechem
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20.1.12

Obama: "Iranian economy in shambles"

B"H

- ABY: So what? Since when economics and nukes are related? North Korea's economy isn't in shambles? Economy only matters to materialists and Westeners, which the Iranians are not: Elementary.

- This is talkback # 34 on Obama: Iranian economy in 'shambles'
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15.1.12

Most Italian Jews Are Assimilited

B"H

- For example, Fiamma Nirenstein mentioned here is secular, an ex comunist and Jewish only nominally. Even many "religious" Jews desecrate Shabbat and don't keep kosher. Let's cut with this cover-up: There is very little Jewish life in Italy and even that is contaminated with "inter-religious dialoge" and popes visiting synagouges, wearing their huge golden crosses followed by their bishops and ordinary xtians doing the cross sign inside our places of worship. Wake up Jews, stop the cover-up!

- This is a censored talkback on Op-Ed: Interview with Vitttorio Segre: Jews Under Berlusconi
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14.1.12

The Best Four Minutes Shiur Ever!

B"H
- One of Rabbi Kahane's famous quotes is: "There is the illusion of the world and the reality of the Torah." Very good. So, how does it work? Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi explains it in four minutes.

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13.1.12

Lapid's Urgent Need For A Constitution

B"H

- We already have a Constitution: Torah! Jews cannot have any constitution other than the Torah. We are not in Uganda, we are on the Holy Land here!

- This is talkback # 10 on Where is the money?
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The "Chief Rabbinate" Is Not Kosher

B"H

- Per definition, the whole secular State apparatus' "rabbinate" is traif. We are in front of a great deception, by which chief "rabbis" bring korans to muslims, say army orders override halacha, give xtians resident alien status and so on with all the nonsense. Evidently Hashem wants to responsibilize each and every one of us for our own actions: A divine process of selection is going on, to separate the Jews from the erev rav: Just because someone grows a beard and puts a kipah on, it doesn't mean he is Jewish.

- This is talkback # 45 on Rabbinate's new enemy: Häagen-Dazs
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Kapos Executing Pogroms!

B"H

- The fact that Israel executes pogroms calls for a massive re-thinking of the State and of its "legality". Torah must not be allowed to be stepped on.

- This is a censored talkback on Watch outpost evacuation: 'Barak created next price tag generation'
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11.1.12

Not Zionist Nor Jewish

B"H

- If Shomron governor Gershon Mesika thinks that cementificating the Shomron the way the rest of the country is cementificated is a good idea, well, he is wrong! "Possessing the Land" does not mean pouring cement over it. It means to bringing more and more Torah on it! That's right, if Mesika brings in more and more xtian evangelists, instead of Torah, we'd be a lot better off without him, his builder son and his corrupt, self-promoting, self-indulgent, xtians-supported ilk.

- This is talkback # 8 on Shomron Council Pleased With Peace Now Report
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9.1.12

Huge Suffering And Anger In The Shomron

B"H

- Eliezer Melamed is anything but one of "Religious Zionism's most prominent leaders". He lost much of the support of the people and of the rabbis he once had over his controversial innovation of letting Shomron governor Gershon Mesika-supporter missionaries set up base in his Har Bracha community. Many Jews won't even enter Bracha today, because of the idol worshipping there. Melamed's new ruling, that xtians are to be considered "righteous gentiles" and therefore eligible to be granted "resident alien" status, just because they say they "love us", causes huge suffering and anger amongst the Jews in the Shomron and not only. Some even say that the American evangelists are being brought in by and for Mesika and ask for his resignation: Mesika, if you bring in xtians to the Shomron, we are better off without you!

- This is a censored talkback on Rabbi urges troops to defy orders.
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5.1.12

The State And Its IDF

B"H

- That the State and its IDF orders Jews out of Judea and Samaria is only the last proof of a series of proofs that neither the State nor the IDF are Jewish.
- This is talkback # 5 on 12 settlers temporarily banned from West Bank
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2.1.12

Giulio Meotti's Important Errors

B"H

- Meotti, you should have mentioned that Jethro was a convert to Judaism, whereas these xtians we are forced to deal with are fanatic worshippers of their man-god, yeshu. They come to Israel because of him, not because of us. These xtians definitely are NOT like Jethro and mixing Jethro with this covert missionizing è fuorviante, misleading, Meotti. The differences between Jethro and the xtians coming to us now are like the difference between day and night and should make any collaboration with them a taboo for every Jew. Unfortunately this is not the case and people get corrupted by the perceived economic, financial and political benefits. This is anything but new and we know how Hashem deals with these issues. Some innovators even claim today that these xtians are "righteous gentiles", which they certainly are NOT: A gentile can become "righteous" in only one way, by loving Hashem, our G-d, not by loving us. If a gentile accepts Hashem's universal message, the Seven Noahide Laws upon himself, fine, he can stay with us on the Land under certain circumstances. But if he continues to worship his false man-god, than he cannot and those who facilitate him are committing a serious crime, according to Jewish Law. How can a gentile love us if he hates Hashem anyhow? The fact that the secular Yad Vashem museum issues “righteous gentile” certificates to people who helped us does not mean any xtian can be considered that just because he says he loves us and hands over a check or provides other benefits which, by the way, we are not allowed to accept; Not in public and not if it’s not strictly for survival.

- This is a censored talkback on Israel and the Christians
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1.1.12

On Prof. Shevach Weiss

B"H

- Prof. Shevach Weiss, a former Knesset speaker and a Holocaust survivor: "Those who choose to go there must be people with pathological problems, something that is not within my profession but complete madness requiring a medical diagnosis."

- ABY: Stalin said the same of his opponents and, because he could, locked them up in mental institutions. Let's be clear on this: This statement of Weiss alone would justify not one but a hundred riots. This whole campaign against Jewish Jews is anti-Semitic. The Golden Calf State treats its Jews as did the nazis treated theirs before Kristalnacht! Finally this truth is out and in an obvious and in a visible form, so even the less sensitive can understand. Beware seculars, the more you hammer the issue, the worse you look!

- This is talkback # 62 on Minister: Haredi Shoah display 'insane'
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Re: # 47

B"H

- What you are saying Charles is correct. Yet, as a man who sees the divine design in this world, I don't think there is much point in so called Jews willingly doing the anti-Torah thing on the Land of Israel. The whole purpose of Hashem linking the Children of Israel to this Land of Israel in the first place is to separate us from the goyim, from the nations, so that we can "do" the Jews, that is to be His holy people without their negative influence. If we behave like them, this project loses significance and we might as well be in Uganda or where we came from. In short, Jewish nationalism makes sense only if it is Jewish. If it is just another nationalism, it is useless and indeed outmoded. I think that is at least one of the reasons why there is so much confusion.

- This is talkback # 51 on Haredi use of Holocaust symbols denounced
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A Lesson To Those Who Keep Insinuating The State Is Jewish

B"H

- Don't push your luck. More and more people, religious and secular, understand who you are and what you are.
- This is talkback # 43 on Haredi use of Holocaust symbols denounced
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Good Thing

B"H

- A rabbi is a rabbi if he stays under Torah, nothing else. That military "rabbis" come clear and say that they are in fact no rabbis, is a good thing. They maybe are officers educated or well versed in Torah, but they are no rabbis and soldiers as well as the general public should understand this.
- This is talkback # 1 on IDF rabbis: Orders precede Halacha
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