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Brooklyn, New York July 23, 2007
The Central Rabbinical Congress of U.S.A and Canada has called for a mass demonstration on Tuesday, July 24th at 2:30 PM in front of the consulate of the State of Israel at 800 2nd Ave, New York, to protest the brutal behavior of the Israeli police against religious Jewry in the State of Israel, as well as their legal system's discrimination against religious Jewry.
Originally posted by subz
These protesters can hardly be fobbed off with the usual 'anti-Semite' refrain.
The Jewish people, from its inception, has been unique by its identity as a religious entity.
The Jews in ancient times were banished from the land of Israel because they had failed to fulfill their obligations to the Al-mighty. Every Jew acknowledges this in his prayers (Umipnei Chatoeinu Golinu Meiartzeinu). They accepted the penalty of exile and were at that time expressed sworn by the Al-mighty not to accelerate their redemption on their own, and especially not to rebel against the nations under whose rule they were found. To the contrary, every Jew is commanded to pray for the peace and well being of the government of which he is the subject.
Through all the years of exile, pious Jews as individuals were attracted to reside in the Holy Land because of its innate holy character and the opportunity it offered for the observance of various precepts bound in the land. Jews as a whole continue to pray that the Al-mighty return his Divine presence to the Land of Israel, by the coming of the Messiah, who will build His Temple, from whence will emanate Divine Wisdom and ultimate spiritual fulfillment of the entire human race.
Originally posted by marg6043
I think this Jews see the same thing that we American citizens that disagree with many of the Israeli tactics see.
I find commendable what they are doing, at least it will be not name calling.
Bravo for them.
Originally posted by Gramlengo
I would suggest a research before anyone starts guessing the reason Orthodox Jews are protesting against Israel.
The only reason they do that is because there are some streams in Judaism, mostly the ultra-religious ones that believe an Israeli state should not exist until the coming of the Messiah because only then the Israel can exist, according to their belief.
It has nothing to do with the Israeli situation with the Palestinians, Israeli tactics or any particular government in Israel.
Read up on "Neturei Karta" on wikipedia or whatever.
Originally posted by frailty
Where do you go from here? Should the Jews just let the Muslims in even though there may be even bigger atrocities against their own people if this happens? Is there anyway that Muslims can co-exist in Israel without their dying need for it being an Islamic state?......