Thursday, March 05, 2009

Check Your Diaspora Mentality At The Door

9 of the Twelfth Month

The following is a response to a comment from Devorah of Efrat (#24) on Tzvi Fishman's latest post on Arutz 7, "Homosexuality, Missionaries, and Internet Porn."

Devorah said, "Tzvi, are you trying to start World War 3? We have enough trouble with the Arabs as is."
Tzvi is absolutely right. As Ellen Horowitz, Tomer Devorah, and The Key To Redemption have constantly tried to warn us [often on deaf ears], we must fight against this treat, and indeed have misswoth to do so.

Your attitude is so common within the Modern Orthodox and mamlachti (unconditional state loyalist) worlds. Leave your galuth (diasporan) mentality in galuth please.

We live in Eretz Yisrael and do not have to take it from Yishma'el (Arabs/Islam) OR Esau (Christians and much of the West).

Here, we are not "good, little Jewish boys and girls on our best, politically-correct behavior," in constant fear of the goyim hurting us, or "worse," rejecting us from their society.

Rather, we are a nation living in our own Land, promised to us by the Almighty, living by OUR rules, the Torah.

You are familiar with the Torah, aren't you?

4 comments:

Comrade Tovya said...

Great post, I couldn't agree more. Time to stop cowering to the goyim and stand in awe of Hashem instead.

Ben-Yehudah said...

Thanks. :-}

Batya said...

And remember that Chutz L'Aretz rabbis aren't qualified to posken on anything concerning aliyah in Israel.
Do I have to spell out why?

Ben-Yehudah said...

I was told that even Rav Moshe Feinstein referred to Rav Avraham Shapira ztz"l as Dayan Eretz Yisrael.

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