The Convergence Ghetto Mentality PlanPrior to the Holocaust, the Jews endured such harassment that when they were told to move to the ghetto, they did so willingly. They knew it would be crowded and unsanitary, but at least they would be<I> safe</I>. The rest is history.
Love Me, Love Me NotThe main issue on which the settlers should be focusing is not "who loves me and who loves me not". The main issue is security.
The Demonization of the FringeThe calamity at Amona could only have been carried out after the general public in <I>Eretz Yisroel</I> and in America had been convinced, to the point of being brainwashed, of the unlawfulness of the "extreme-right-fanatical-fringe-element", known as "settlers".
Police Chief Karadi Outshoots PaladinThroughout Hevron you can see Arabs building grand structures, all without permits and without penalty from the government. Only Jews renovating the inside of existing structures on Jewish property are harassed and, at the same time, prevented from obtaining proper permits.
Who's Who, According to the RambamThe Rebbe expresses his disapproval that his correspondent has ceased associating with Jews whom he refers to as those who scoff at and rebuff the Torah.
The Dispersal PlanWith all these connections with Gaza's Arabs, you can hardly call the plan a "disengagement". So, where does the disengagement apply?
Countering the Crawford CombobulationLast summer, in an act of <I>achdut</I> (unity), the grand human chain linked Gush Katif with Jerusalem, by the joining together of Jews with different backgrounds, assorted attire and diverse opinions.
What Can I Do From America?It involves signing your name, but not on a check. Oh yes, you can do that too, but there is another plan that is not mutually exclusive with signing checks.
"Yertle the Turtle" TheoryI picture Ariel Sharon as Yertle the Turtle, ruling only by the fact that other turtles are stacked one upon the other, allowing themselves to be used as a throne to elevate the King Turtle, who cares not about their welfare.
Likud Loyalty: Landau Style - Pt. IIIt was not long ago that Ariel Sharon was the champion of the settlements. Once in power, he became the footstool of the Left. Were Uzi Landau to assume any position of power, would he be any different?
Likud Loyalty: Landau Style - Pt. IUzi Landau is the head of the faction within the Likud party that opposes the Gaza-northern Samaria expulsion plan. But he has stated that he is not anti-Sharon, just anti-expulsion. What is that? I'll tell you what it is. It is a contradiction.
The Psychological BattlefieldThe disengagement plan needs uncertainty and doubt in order to succeed. One of the battles to fight the disengagement is that of confidence, certainty and determination against the forces of ambiguity, submission and resignation. Reinforcing the armor of confidence is needed to protect against the persuasive onslaught of hostile concepts and tactics.
Spaghetti-Spined PoliticiansTwenty seven years ago, on Shushan Purim of 1977, the Lubavitcher Rebbe spoke out very strongly against forming any partnership with a government that goes against the decisions of the rabbis, against the Torah - essentially, against G-d.
Likud MKs Fiddle While the Land BurnsThe secular government in <I>Eretz Yisroel</I> has threatened the Jews of Gush Katif with expulsion, has just destroyed Mitzpeh Yitzhar, and is preparing to destroy other strategic outposts; Noam Federman is assumed guilty after being proven innocent, and the Prime Minister is openly re-wording his plan to convert the Jewish towns of Gush Katif to a Hamas stronghold. All this with the loyal suppor
Aza Awareness 101The teenagers, without exception, told the reporters they all wanted to live in Netzer Hazani or a neighboring community when they set up their own homes. When asked if they were frightened by living there, the answer was: ?Only people who do not live here are afraid. If you want to lose your fear, then come live here.?
<i>Eretz Yisroel</I> is StrongI visited with friends and chatted with hitchhikers. I toured a well-established outpost, self-sufficient as an organic farm, and spoke with the young men living in an outpost that consisted of a few tents and an army guard (on location to make sure there would be no construction). I saw a quality of life that was Jewish, strong and proud.
The Kahane <i>Shul</i> is Our <i>Shul</I>Get that? The rabbi was overseeing the removal of a <i>sefer Torah</I> from a <i>shul</i> in <i>Eretz Yisroel</I> (the Land of Israel), and he was there to make sure it was in compliance with Jewish Law.
The Voice of YaakovNot so long ago, the term ?settler?, was a coveted title in <i>Eretz Yisroel</i>. The Zionists were living their dream of settling the land. But Zionism turned out to be an empty religion. Another of the many offshoot movements and philosophies that have led Jews astray over the centuries. I must admit that, were I even older than I am, had I been a young adult in the ?40s or ?50s, I probably woul
Noam Federman?s CrimeIn his book <i>The Revolt - The Story of the Irgun</I>, Menachem Begin teaches us the importance of prestige to a controlling entity....
The Outpost ExchangeWhen I first read the news that several outposts were going to be given permits and saved from evacuation, I started to feel pleased? but at the same time, something did not seem right.
Get Offa? My CloudWhen reading the news from <i>Eretz Yisroel</I>, I often gasp, sigh or cry, sometimes I even yelp or scream, but I have never actually felt sick. Never, that is, until a little over a week ago, when I saw a headline stating that the Honorable Mr.Yosef Lapid was voicing an opinion about Netzarim.
The Return of the YevsektziaWhere are the Yevsektzia today? Officially they have disappeared. Where is Judaism to be found in Russia today? It is flourishing, mushrooming, bursting at the seams. Twenty years ago, Jews wishing to visit Russia for religious reasons would conceal their true intentions with well-planned cover stories.
From Underground to OverpoweringIn fact, one of the members of the alleged ?Second Jewish Underground? was questioned about it during his interrogation. The suspect told his interrogator that his rabbi had organized a Jewish underground. The interrogator perked up; finally, <i>he</i> would be the one to get a lead, something to incriminate at least one of the suspects. ?What was his name?? the interrogator eagerly asked. ?Yosef
Outlaws and Outposts?The first three times you build an outpost, you do it cheaply,? Yitzhar resident Michael Buktzin told me. ?After it has been taken down and rebuilt three times, it is worthwhile to invest a little more and put up a decent home.?
Fact Finding in Gaza?At a time when there is no money to support single mothers? our presence in Gaza is an unbearable burden.? With this heart-rending statement, put forth by MK Dalia Itzik, members of the Labor party embarked on a fact finding mission to Kfar Darom in Aza (Gaza).
For Sale: Mortar UmbrellasMortar umbrellas for sale? Is there really such a thing? No. But the concept has become a reality. Simply because, in Gush Katif, it is raining mortars.
Cult or CulturedWhen cult leader, Jim Jones, mapped out a road to destruction, most of his followers remained loyal. They had invested so much, they trusted his judgment and they were no longer thinking rationally. It was not long before Jonestown became a graveyard. Jones, who attracted followers by promising peace and love, chose an alternate path. The path of suicide.
Danger AheadFirst, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon speaks to the left-wing newspaper and tells them what they want to hear. Then, he clarifies his words for the right-wing media saying what they want to hear. Since then, journalists have had lots to discuss, giving all the different interpretations of what Sharon ?really? means.