Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Yeshiva or Hebron - Give Me Hebron

So the Rabbis have ordained that Yeshivas serve superior to Eretz Yisrael [and the yeshivot in the Shtachim].

Thats like Moshe Rabbeinu [upon being banned from Israel] saying to Hashem, "you know, fine...I'll just go to BoroPark instead, mah ichpatli? - Eretz Yisrael - Shmeretz Shmisrael"

Unfortunately, Moshe didn't say that, and this is a bad bad move. One 100% political, and again, politics and geulah have nothing in common. I would have thought that yeshivot are supposed to stand for geulah. Maybe when mesechta Sota [no less] says in the End of Days the Beis Midrash will turn to znus - well, here is the znussiest of znuss: bad politics that seek to dismantle Israel.

I would be more positive if there was something positive here, but, there simply isn't.
A word to the wise is sufficient [will (have to) suffice].

Israel National News:

The heads of United Torah Judaism, the Ashkenazi hareidi party, may be taking a turn toward the left wing in a bid to forestall a bid to force yeshiva students into military enlistment and national service.

According to Maariv, UTJ is preparing a document listing its principles for the coalition negotiations. The principles reportedly will include a green light for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to make territorial concessions in exchange for "preserving the yeshiva world" and maintaining the status quo regarding enlistment of hareidim.

Until now, the party has been seen as part of the right wing bloc, which is opposed to territorial concessions.

A source in the party told Maariv, however, that UTJ will now support uprooting isolated communities in Judea and Samaria, as well as a construction freeze outside the "settlement blocs." It would also vote in favor of halting the flow of budgets for Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

These positions, the newspaper reported, may make it easier for the prime minister to offer U.S. President Barack Obama concessions regarding Judea and Samaria settlements when Obama visits Israel in March.

The press leak by UTJ regarding its plan to change tack regarding the settlement enterprise is an obvious warning to Bayit Yehudi and the religious Zionist sector to "rein in" Bayit Yehudi leader MK Naftali Bennett, whose pact with Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid appears solid. Lapid heads a mostly secularist party and wants to force most hareidi men to enlist into military or national service. He refuses to even sit in the same government with hareidi parties.

Bennett is using the pact with Lapid to exert pressure on Netanyahu, who has been treating him with undisguised coldness, not deigning to meet him until after he had met all other potential coalition partners and even some opposition party leaders. This, despite the fact that Bennett has consistently said he supports Netanyahu as prime minister.


Anonymous said...

Never could understand how the ultra (chareidim)tend to go left. As far I can see, going politically left is the antithesis of Torah! It's true that Torah is what has kept us going as a nation, but they seem to forget that Torah is not complete without Eretz Yisrael. We are one - Hashem, Torah, Bnai Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael. Our tefilot for the last 2000 years is to return home. Until we are united as one nation in our holy EY with Torah leading us and with our total emunah and bitachon in Hashem, we are divided. Find that the Ashkenazic faction of the chareidi world, is even more unconcerned with Eretz Yisrael than the Sephardic faction of the chareidi world. Read from Reb Dov Bar Leib, that the chareidim are the erev zeir, the gilgulim of the 10 spies and their followers (the story of the 10 spies and those who sided with them) and were content in living in the desert, as they didn't have to do anything. They were fed manna, no worry about clothing or anything else and were very happy to learn Torah in the midbar. Why did they need a Land of their own was their thinking. We all know what a sin that was! That part of Torah is what the chareidim seem to have forgotten. But we cannot blame them totally because the labor zionists are truly the erev rav and have shown to be, in a way, the worst of Torah's enemies, thus the enemies of, especially, the chareidim. Now everything is coming to a head. We pray for the Geulah b'rachamim al Yisrael!

Genoism said...

if they are saying to stay in yeshivos outside of israel its probably because they don't want students drafted. There's always a lot more going on behind the scenes than 99% of the people realize.

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