Tuesday, July 8, 2014

New Olim not delaying their move to Eretz Yisroel despite war!

Nefesh B'Nefesh Co-Founder and Executive Director Rabbi Yehoshua Fass said he was inspired by the determination of the new arrivals, who did not delay their move in spite of the challenging security situation.

"The Olim who’ve chosen to make Aliya to Israel during these challenging days are real heroes, and each one of them fills our heart with pride and great inspiration," he said.


Anonymous said...

Wow, true heroes and role models.
In their zchut, Israel should have hatzlacha with their Gaza campaign bezrat Hashem. Look who's moving in and who's moving out now. Great inspiration and pride. Way to go.

Anonymous said...

At first I was worried about Hezbollah attacking from the other side but I think they wouldn't dare now because Syria already has them against a wall and an Israeli counter-attack at this point would probably mean the end of Hezbollah.

Anonymous said...

EXCERPT from Jerusalem Post_______________

World Jewry denounces Satmar Rebbe ************

Several prominent European ultra-Orthodox Rabbis also censured Teitelbaum.

“I did not think that my heart could break anymore after the discovery of the bodies of our three boys. But after hearing the words of this great rabbi, my heart is now even more broken,” Polish Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich said.

“In general, even if you believe that ideologically he’s right, which I definitely do not, it’s tasteless and it’s even worse [to say] that during the shiva [mourning period] when people have an open wound,” Ukrainian Chief Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bleich said.

Would Teitelbaum have blamed the Jews killed during the Holocaust “when the same anti-Zionists said don’t go to Israel, and therefore they stayed in Europe and were killed?” he asked.

The grand rabbi’s “ill-advised” comments “caused additional pain to the mourners of the three young martyrs, who are already suffering so greatly, simply for fulfilling the mitzva of settling the Land of Israel,” said Robert Levi, chairman of the board of the National Council of Young Israel, a modern-Orthodox national synagogue network in the US.

David Ha’ivri, a former spokesman for the settlement movement, said that Teitelbaum “should not be considered a rabbi” and called on his followers to bar him from any leadership positions and prevent him from speaking publicly.

Both Uri Regev, a reform rabbi who heads the Hiddush religious equality NGO in Jerusalem, and Dr. Efraim Zuroff, a Nazi-hunter and director of the Jerusalem office of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, echoed Ha’ivri’s comments.

“If you despise us so much, why don’t you just get out of our lives?” Regev asked, while Zuroff said that if anyone must repent, it is the Satmar movement.

“The ‘rebbe’ should resign and do the entire Jewish world a great kindness,” Zuroff said.

Such words bring disgrace to god, ultra-Orthodox Rabbi and MK Dov Lipman said, adding that Satmar can “choose the path of hatred and bringing disgrace to God while the rest of the Jewish people choose unity, love and bringing sanctity and glory to God’s name.”

“There is nothing new in the position of Satmar that the State of Israel poses a danger to the spiritual well-being and to the security of the Jewish people.

What deserves attention is the fact that the Satmar Rebbe implies that living within the boundaries of the Green Line is safe. This subtle change might signal that one day they will recognize the Jewish state as well, but it might take them another 60 years,” Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, head of the Conference of European Rabbis, quipped.

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Poster's comment to article above__________________

brenrod· Top Commenter (signed in using yahoo)

Kyryat Joel is designated the poorest town in america. they alll feed of public welfare, Kiryat Joel is trying to annex non jewish towns who are their neighbors......so how can THEY lecture Jews residing in the Jewish land of Israel. They are hypocrites and parasites. They should be cast out of the Jewsih collective and NEVER be allowed into Israel. They did the same in the holocaust, telling Jews not to go to Israel but instead to die in the ovens. They are fake Jews.

Anonymous said...

I only now noticed this posting now. I'm proud to say that an acquaintance of mine who just retired from a certain profession made Aliyah with his family on this very Monday night's flight.
Kol Hakavod, hatzlacha and bravo bravissimo to you and your wife and kids Mr L--------.
Just as an aside--- Mr. L is a modern orthodox talmid chacham, not a rabbi,an educated worldly man worked in a non-Jewish environment for the most part,believes in gedolim and believes in the obligation if not mitzvah of living in Eretz Yisrael. He and his missus , as he told me, made this decision quickly over supper one night and here he was on a plane with the other brave people making Aliyah in spite of rockets and mayhem.
Hope to see you soon B"EH.

I'm talking off my ever present Derby for a minute to honor Mr. & Mrs. L....