Traditional Jews Question Evangelical Support of 'Israel'
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.
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