The recent comments made by MK Meir Cohen of the Yesh Atid party in the Knesset Plenum are not only shameful and disgusting but also deeply disturbing. It is truly appalling to witness a Jewish MK denouncing the Torah world and attacking Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich for supporting haredi education. These comments not only reflect a self-hating attitude but also demonstrate a lack of understanding of the importance of Torah study and mitzvot in the Jewish faith.
The Torah and its teachings have been the cornerstone of the Jewish nation for millennia. It is the Torah that has guided and protected our people through countless trials and tribulations. The miracles and interventions of Hashem are evident throughout todays war on Hamas and our history as a nation, it is the Torah and mitzvot that have been our protector time and time again.
The protection and support provided by the Torah and mitzvot extend not only to our spiritual well-being but also to our physical safety. The Torah study and observance of mitzvot have played a crucial role in safeguarding the lives of our soldiers and the identity of the Jewish nation which Hamas and the world envy so much. The miracles and divine interventions that have occurred on the battlefield, from the protection of tzitzit to the observance of Shabbat are a testament to the power and significance of Torah values in the protection it reflects on the Jewish nation.
It is deeply concerning to see a Jewish MK aligning himself with those who seek to undermine and destroy the values and teachings of the Jewish people and are ashamed of their heritage. The comparison made between MK Meir Cohen's comments and the hate demonstrated by Hamas and the UN is not an exaggeration. The attacks on Jewish Identity and Torah education denouncing the essential bond and identity of the Jewish people are akin to the actions of those who seek to oppress and eradicate the Jewish nation because of our identity as identity as G-d's chosen nation.
The call for unity and pride in our Jewish identity is more important now than ever. Despite the challenges and persecution that we face, it is the Torah and mitzvot that have kept us united and resilient as a people for thousands of years. The support for Torah education and the recognition of the importance of Shabbat and Torah observance is not only a source of strength for the Jewish nation but also a testament to our survival against all odds and the essence of our survival.
It is important to stand in solidarity with Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich and others who support Torah education and values and denounce those who are ashamed of their heritage and study of the Torah teachings. Their unwavering commitment to preserving the essence of our faith and identity is commendable and should be celebrated.
MK Meir Cohen's remarks are not only divisive but also dangerous and should be denounced. It is imperative for all Jews to come together and reaffirm our pride in our heritage and identity. The protection and survival of the Jewish nation are inherently linked to the Torah and its teachings, and it is our duty to ensure that they are upheld and respected
Kudos to Bezalel for supporting Torah study.
As proud Jews, we must reject the divisive and self-hating attitudes coming from the left that seek to undermine the importance of Torah education and values and encourage upport for those who envy our Jewish identity. We must unite and embrace support for the Torah and mitzvot, recognizing that Torah study’s profound impact on our history and our future. It is through the preservation and observance of the Torah that we will continue to thrive as a people and uphold our strength and resilience in the face of Hamas and all those seeking to destroy us.
Duvi Honig is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber Of Commerce