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I apologize!

By Tzvi Fishman
10/8/2008, 12:00 AM

On the eve of Yom Kippur, I would like to apologize to Diaspora Jews for having called you Couch Potatoes, Cry Babies, Bed Wetters, Squawkers, Modern Day Spies, Grasshoppers, Toy Soldiers, Monday Morning Quarterbacks, Sideline Kibbitzers, Cyberspace Jews, Internet Jews, Virtual Jews, Two-Faced Hebrews, Galut Lovers, and Chickens.

Couch Potatoes
Cry Baby
Toy Soldiers
Monday Morning Quarterbacks
Sideline Kibbitzers
Modern Day Spies
Cyberspace Jew

I did it hoping that the shock would help you to face the hypocrisy of Jewish life in the Diaspora. But I acted improperly. Remorsefully, I ask your forgiveness. I know that deep in every Jewish heart is the longing to live in the Land of Israel, as we proclaim at the end of our Yom Kippur prayers: "Next Year in Jerusalem!"

May you all have the opportunity,courage, and faith to actualize these words.

Shana tova.