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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rav Lior, Netanyahu, and Geula

Arutz Sheva:

Rabbi Dov Lior, the chief rabbi of Kiryat Arba and one of the leading religious-Zionist rabbis, called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to stand firm in the face of pressure of those who demand a continuation of the freeze on construction for Jews in Judea and Samaria.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Rabbi Lior wrote: "You have merited the task of representing our nation in one of the most difficult periods in the process of our nation's redemption, and therefore you are obliged to stand as a rock in the face of all of our enemies who seek to hurt us.

"In this difficult hour for the State of Israel, which is facing harsh pressure from the nations of the world, and especially from the 'western power,' to give up our right to our historic homeland, I am taking the step of wishing you 'chazak ve'ematz' (be strong and firm) from the heights of the Judean Mountains, the birthplace of the Kingdom of Israel, the place where our holy Forefathers rest, and the location in which Israel's greatest leaders lived and acted in the past.”

Rabbi Lior wrote of the spiritual fortitude of Israel's forefathers, and wished the Prime Minister “that you will merit to take in from the greatness of these people the mental strength and ability to stand firm.

"I have no doubt that if you exhibit resolution, the nations' wickedness will subside and G-d, the Lord of Israel's Hosts, will help you find your way out of this whole entanglement and you will merit to sanctify the Name of Heaven throughout the entire world.

“There is a G-dly commandment in the Torah not to fear or tremble during wartime."

See also R' Dov Bar Leib's comment on a recent post of mine.
See also this post from almost 2 years ago.
See also this post from last year.
See also this recent Geula Perspectives post.


At Tue Nov 16, 02:47:00 PM 2010, Blogger Devorah said...

Just to let you know : That last link to Geula Perspectives takes us to the wrong place...

At Tue Nov 16, 02:51:00 PM 2010, Blogger yaak said...

Thanks. Fixed.

At Tue Nov 16, 05:20:00 PM 2010, Anonymous Berebi said...

The Americans will fall on their faces once again. Bibi will not ask for a 3 month freeze extension until he gets an American proposal in writing. The Americans will never give such a proposal in writing because they know that they are lying and that a 3 month freeze is not enough to accomplish anything. Also the arabs are being way too greedy and they are insisting on a freeze of East Jerusalem which of course they will never get. Remember Zechariah 12:2, "I will make Jerusalem like a cup of poison to the nations around her."
I guess this is what the prophet meant. Our love for Jerusalem is what will save us in the end.

At Wed Nov 17, 01:58:00 PM 2010, Blogger Neshama said...

Wonderful, I'm so happy to read this; it is time to watch events much more closely. Thank you all for posting, and giving many of us chizuk!


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