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      Hollywood to the Holy Land
      by Tzvi Fishman
      Tzvi Fishman was awarded the Israel Ministry of Education Prize for Jewish Creativity and Culture

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      Before making Aliyah to Israel, Tzvi Fishman was a Hollywood screenwriter. He has co-authored 4 books with Rabbi David Samson, based on the teachings of Rabbi Kook, Eretz Yisrael, Art of T'shuva, War and Peace, and Torat Eretz Yisrael.


      Adar 12, 5768, 2/18/2008

      In Summary

      Before turning to other matters, and letting my fellow Arutz 7 bloggers carry the ball for a while, here is a summary of our latest discussion and corollary points that arose from it:

      1. We have reaffirmed beyond a shadow of a doubt the halachic determination of the Ramban, and of all the early and later authorities of Jewish Law, that it is a Torah obligation for a Jew to live in the Land of Israel throughout all generations (Ramban, Supplement to the Sefer Mitzvot of the Rambam, Positive Commandment #4; and Pitchei T’shuva,  Shulchan Orach, Even Haezer, 75:3, sub-section 6).

      2. We have further established beyond a shadow of a doubt that it is a total waste of time to read the talkbacks of Mike from Virginia and sk from the USA, not only because they often contradict the teachings of the Torah, but also because they are based on mere cyberspace knowledge of what goes on in Israel, which is about as authentic as the gridiron experience of a living-room quarterback.

      Living Room Quarterbacks

      3. We have also made perfectly clear, based on past, proven experience, that frontal attacks on mistaken rabbis merely serve to entrench them and their followers in their mistaken opinions, the same way that attacking Couch Potatoes incites them to strike back even more vituperatively with their excuses and misleading views.

      In conclusion, to all of our faithful readers in Israel and truly loved brothers in exile, l’hitraot. We are going fishin’ right now for bigger game.