5 of the Tenth Month 5767
Six years ago, Rav Binyamin and Talia Kahane HY"D were gunned down next to the town of Ofra in the territory of Binyamin, in front of their five daughters... their son having just been dropped off at school.
The details of what really happened that morning six years ago are shady. A year after their murders some, but not all, of those close to them still wanted to believe that they were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. But, those theories quickly faded away, though, making way for the more realistic understanding that they were intentionally targeted. Only one question remains: Who did it? Arabs? Un-Jews (ie. people who think they are Jews,...but couldn't possibly be)? Or a collaboration of the two?
Whoever killed Rav Binyamin and Talia, could not kill the idea, the Jewish Idea. In commemoration of the sixth anniversary of their deaths, a project Operation Multiply has been launched to distribute Six Million copies of Rav Binyamin Kahane's HY"D Last Letter (fall, 5761). Here is an exerpt:
"...Without the slightest doubt, the Arab denizens will be terrified merely at hearing this news: authority here will no longer rest with the shackled Army which has for so long been the punching-bag of Arab hooligans. Rather, those "monstrous settlers" (and, thank God, the Arab media portray us as the devil incarnate, if not worse) will now take charge.
Without the slightest shadow of doubt, such a step would clear the air here. There will be a complete about-face: this news will, for the first time in too many years, attract youths in their hundreds - at least! - who would come here to help. At long last there will be genuine yishuv ha-aretz (settling of the Land of Israel) and the beginning of Jewish sovereignty over the Land of Israel. This will put an end to the confused stammering and steadfast search for ways of handing over the land to the enemies of God, which have been the greatest obstacles to the Mitzvah which we are fulfilling here with our very being. Can we even begin to imagine the inspiration that this earth-shaking news would give to so many Jews, both 'secular' and 'religious', in Israel and abroad? It has been far too long since we experienced that deep and stirring feeling of Jewish national pride...."
I will add that today, it is clear that the mainstream, Israeli (un-Jewish) media portrays us in much the same way as the Arab media. The rose-colored picture the Mamlakhtim (state religious) Jews and the YeSh"A Council, want to paint of us "settlers" through public relations is absolutely worthless. No one believes them anyway, prefering to believe their PR approach is just a white-wash campaign to cover up what it believed by most Jews and non-Jews, that we're nut-job extremists.
The very fact that the YeSh"A Council (AKA Pesha - criminal; Resha - evil) receives its budget from the Office of the Prime Minister, delegitimizes everything they do, for the supposed "good" of the residents of Yehudah and Shomron.
Reaching out to Jews outside of Israel, informing them of what is really taking place here in their homeland, and providing them with hope and encouragement of Jewish life, with a positive Jewish identity in the [only] Jewish Homeland is positive and well-worth the effort.
Reaching out to the goyim, whether Christian Zionists or others in the so-called "international community" is nothing less than a demonstration of a severe lack of faith in HaShem.
With Women In Green's very dear friend, Jim Vineyard stating publicly that given the opportunity, he will testify of his "faith" to the Jews in Israel, it confirms that dealing with Christians has the potential to bring pollution into the Land, just as damaging as a so-called "gay pride" parade (ie. retzah, avodah zarah, gilu'i arawoth), which the same Women In Green and Ye'Sh"A Council recently protested. Even one Jewish soul lost to the likes of a Jim Vineyard, a "friend" of Israel in exchange for Christian support and validation of our existence, is a price I am not willing to pay.
The ONLY approach to dealing with Christians must be based on that of Rav Binyamin's father Rav Me'ir Kahane ZTz"L HY"D, a frequent guest on Christian talk radio shows:
...If you want to support us, support from afar....
This year, let us honor the memories of Rav Binyamin and Talia Kahane HY"D, advocates of taking pride in being Jewish, by increasing our own Jewish pride, self-esteem, and self-respect, and let us spread this message, which is crucial for the survival of the Jewish People.
Participate in Operation Multiply. Print out Rav Binyamin Kahane's HY"D Last Letter, and help in reaching the goal of distributing Six Million copies, corresponding to the Six Million HY"D of our People who perished at the hands of the Nazis YSh"W, and with the collaboration of both "christians" and Arabs.
Last Year's Memorial Post:
The Fifth of the Tenth Month 5761