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Young Israel, Prevention is The Best Medicine

By Batya Medad
6/1/2009, 12:00 AM

Not all that long ago, I blasted the OU for its promotion of galus, diaspora communities instead of promoting aliyah. I also ranted, because they prefer giving the Gush Katif DP's charity, instead of trying to prevent Disengagement.

Don't think that the Young Israel Movement is immune to my criticism.

Young Israel Movement Launches Shavuot Food Campaign for Gush Katif Evacuees ISRAELI POLITICAL AND RABBINIC LEADERS PLEDGE TO SUPPORT A UNITED JERUSALEM

Isn't prevention the best medicine? What's the point of promoting a "united Jerusalem" without opposing the destruction of Jewish Life, Jewish communities and sovereignty in the rest of the Land of Israel? Isolating Jerusalem and allowing a 22nd Arab State, one with a raison d'etre , clear aim/purpose/goal of destroying the State of Israel should be totally condemned.

The Young Israel was, also, silent before Disengagement, and now they enjoy giving food baskets to the innocent Jews banished/exiled/displaced from their homes.  Why don't they see the connection between their passivity before Disengagement and the security problems in southern Israel?

A "food basket" doesn't make up for it!