BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jewish religion
teaches that Jews are in exile by Divine Decree and may emerge from exile
solely via Divine redemption. All human efforts to alter a metaphysical
reality are doomed to end in failure and bloodshed. History has clearly
borne out this teaching.
Zionism, by advocating a political and military end to the Jewish
exile, denies the very essence of our Diaspora existence. The religious
Zionists have taken the Torah, a book of Divine law which teaches justice,
peace and piety, and transformed it into a vehicle for their political
goals, a source for their claims to a piece of land. These claims took
their latest form this week, when, to our sorrow, the Zionist falsification
was brought to the world's eyes by the media.
In conjunction with President Bush's visit to the State of Israel,
several rabbis of the extremist Zionist settler community penned a letter
to the President, asking him to stop "putting pressure on the Israeli
leadership" to make land concessions to the Palestinian Authority.
The letter read in part:
"In the name of the people of Israel, the Land of Israel, the Torah of
Israel and the G-d of Israel, we demand that his honor the president cease
the pressure on the State to hand lands to the Arabs... Honorable
President, you must not be remembered in history as Nebuchadnezzar and
Titus who destroyed Jerusalem. You must surely remember that America does
not benefit from causing damage, Heaven forbid, to the Jewish people and
its land. If you help the wholeness of our holy land, we promise you and
your country endless blessings."
Signed: Rabbis Dov Lior, David Druckman, Yaakov Yosef, Shmuel Eliyahu
and Shalom Dov Wolpe.
Jews Against Zionism condemns this latest act of chutzpah and
ingratitude. The writers of this letter call themselves rabbis and speak in
the name of the Jewish religion, but the world must not allow itself to be
fooled. They are radical politicians and militants advancing their own
agenda, for which they are distorting the Holy Torah and jeopardizing Jews
"It is a pity that these men wear yarmulkes and black hats, for it not
Judaism that drives them but a foreign ideology," said Rabbi Hersh
Lowenthal. "They claim to represent the Torah of Israel and the G-d of
Israel, but actually their ideology is to flaunt G-d's decree of exile and
take over the Holy Land at a time when the Torah forbids us to have it."
For these extremists, the age-old Jewish tradition of speaking
respectfully to gentile leaders is gone, to be replaced by a new standard
of belligerent claims and dark threats. According to them, America has been
punished in the past and may be punished again for not complying with the
wishes of a small group of ultra-Zionist fanatics.
We look forward to the Messianic Era, when Jerusalem will be "a house
of prayer for all nations" (Isaiah 56:7)
Additional information concerning the position of True Torah Jews may
be found at 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