B"H - This me/us being Neturei Karta accusation business often comes up and of course I call it name calling a) because that's what it is and b) because there are macroscopic differences in outlook between them and us, namely the haredi tradition refutes the concept of a modern Jewish state, we don't, with the added irritant of them collaborating with our enemies, which is a huge error and something which we would never do. However let me draw the attention here to the fact that more than anyone else, it is the Zionists worshiped State of Israel and not NK that is responsible for the direct and indirect empowering of our enemies. At the final analysis the question is indeed very simple: As Jews do we want to give a hand to and support the current Erev Rav, secular, anti-Torah State entity by saying all sorts of silly things, like it is a seed, or that redemption is a process or that it is the best of all that is possible or that it is a vessel to be filled with what is good or that we must be realistic and Torah is not realistic and so on, or rather just DO the Jews by doing the required mitzvot of the Book and leave the running of the show to Hashem? One of the reasons I love Rosh HaShana is because in our liturgy this is the occasion to proclaim Him what He is and what we tend to forget during most of the year, King that is, of the universe! Throwing up in the air logical solutions to OUR problems is not the Jewish Way! Doing Torah is. even if it is not logical, not practical, not realistic or considered not beneficial. These alternative solutions and practices go under the name of Zionism and it is not a question of semantics to distinguish, as we should, between the two: It is a question of hard substance! Judaism worships Hashem, Zionism the "renaissance of the Jewish People", as Rav. Kook put it, a self-serving, intrinsically reform turn! Believe it or not, and today it is difficult to believe, there are sources that prohibit even the reading of Rav. Kook books. I'm referring to Rav. Alfandary who brings down Rav. Yedid Yosef HaLevi, a staunch opposer of the Kookist reform-stream. I happened to firmly believe that the issue of the bringing in xtians to the Shomron and elsewhere is the tip of the iceberg, the most visible sign of a much wider phenomena, that is of the bankruptcy and unsustainability of what has became known as the Religious Zionist stream, a maybe difficult to detect but nevertheless new religion, in my view.
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