Tzvi Fishman,

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Tzvi Fishman
Tzvi Fishman is a recipient of the Israel Ministry of Education Award for Creativity and Jewish Culture. His many novels and books on a variety of Jewish themes are available at Amazon Books. Recently, he has published "Arise and Shine!" and "The Lion's Roar" - 2 sequels to his popular novel, "Tevye in the Promised Land." In Israel, the Tevye trilogy is distributed by Sifriyat Bet-El Publishing. He is also the director and producer of the feature film, "Stories of Rebbe Nachman," starring Israel's popular actor, Yehuda Barkan. www.tzvifishmanbooks.com ...


Get ready for the avalanche of long-winded, highly intellectual and abstract explanations of this week's Torah portion, Shoftim, centering on the great ideals of morality and the justice, and how the Jewish People are the beacon of light to the world, blah blah blah....

Read what is says: "Judges and police officers you shall set in all of your gates, which the L-rd your G-d gives you, in all of your tribes."

Just where are these gates? Not in Paris and Brooklyn. You can't have Jewish judges and Jewish policemen enforcing Torah Law in Paris and Brooklyn or even Boca Raton. The simple truth is that Hashem gave us the Torah to keep it in Eretz Yisrael. We can't keep the Torah anywhere else. The few ritual commandments we perform in the Diaspora isn't the Torah - just scraps of the Torah that we continue to observe so that we don't forget our heritage completely in the darkness of Gentile lands and Gentile cultures that the Jewish People and their Diaspora Rabbis so love. Read the portion and note how many times it says that Hashem wants us to observe the Torah in the Land of Israel, our inheritance, the place He chose and gave us for ever and ever - the Land of Israel, my friends, not America and France! The Land of Israel.

Israel, my friends, not America and France! The Land of Israel.