BROOKLYN, N.Y., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent claims by
Evangelical Christians that the State of Israel is the fulfillment of a
biblical prophecy and the upcoming series on Christian Zionists airing on
CNN beginning this week has caused great alarm among many in the
traditional Jewish community.
Torah-true Jews feel that these Christians' sympathy is misplaced. They
are putting their resources into strengthening Jewish settlements in the
West Bank, which in reality is a battlefield where many Jews have lost
their lives. Traditional Jews believe in the Talmudic teaching that one
should not "put all the eggs in one box." G-d did the Jewish people a
kindness when He scattered them around the world; bringing all Jews to one
place only endangers them and is no blessing.
We are commanded by the prophet Jeremiah (29:7), "Seek the peace of the
city where I have exiled you, and pray to G-d on its behalf, for with its
peace you will have peace." The Jewish people can be redeemed from exile
only by Divine redemption; only then can there be world peace.
The often-quoted verse, "And I will bless those who bless you" (Genesis
12:3), means that all people in the world should bless and befriend the
Jews if they want to earn G-d's favor. Historically, those gentiles who
welcomed Jews into their country and allowed them freedom to practice the
Torah and full rights were considered friends of the Jews. Anti-Semites
were those who expelled Jews from their country and wanted them elsewhere.
"Gentiles who wish to merit G-d's blessing are encouraged to continue being
good neighbors to the Jews in their home countries, not send them off to
the State of Israel," said Rabbi Hersh Lowenthal of True Torah Jews.
Additional information concerning the position of the Anti-Zionist
Orthodox Jews may be found at http://www.truetorahjews.org.
ABOUT TRUE TORAH JEWS
True Torah Jews is dedicated to informing the world and in particular
the American public and politicians that all Jews do not support the
ideology of the Zionist state called "Israel" which is diametrically
opposite to the teachings of traditional Judaism. We are concerned that the
widespread misconception that all Jews support the Zionist state and its
actions endangers Jews worldwide.
SOURCE True Torah Jews