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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wanted: Ahdut!

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The past few days have been the most painful ones for me to watch in Israeli politics since I can remember.  While I openly supported Eli Yishai's new party, I am not at all happy to see what has happened to the Shas party in the past few days.  I am even more disturbed by the use of a video of Rav Ovadia for political purposes to besmirch Aryeh Deri, which ultimately caused him to resign from the Knesset.

As I noted 3 years ago and again 2 years ago, the weeks of Vayigash and Vayehi which should have the highest amount of Ahdut - seem to consistently lately have the lowest.  Last year also, the Mahloket between factions in the Ashkenazi Yeshiva world was at its peak and Rav Matisyahu Solomon Shlit"a warned people against getting involved in that Mahloket during Parshat Vayigash.

This year is unfortunately no exception.

May we change our direction and display Ahdut to one another and stay far away from mahloket so that we can achieve Geula, בב"א.


At Wed Dec 31, 02:57:00 PM 2014, Blogger Devorah said...

Amen. Perhaps the political parties will join to form a new one called Achdut.

At Wed Dec 31, 04:34:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Proves politics is antithesis to all that's Jewish. Politics is a game for power and the Jewish nation needs a true leader (Moshiach) under the guidance of Torah. Since every Jew perceives himself a 'chief', there can be no achdut in this powerplay. The truly religious cannot win at the game of politics when it's being controlled by those who have no G-D (leftists) and will try their best to undermine, one way or another, while taking pleasure to see machloket among the religious factions. This seems to be another sign that Moshiach is just around the corner. Let's hope so, but it does hurt seeing all this disunity in the meantime.

At Thu Jan 01, 12:35:00 AM 2015, Blogger Esser Agaroth said...

On a similar note, I am disappointed that Yishai have not joined with Ben-Ari.

Neither make the threshold (apparently) alone, but perhaps they would together.

Although I have positive things to say about MK Yoni Chetboun, and the combination of "Haredi" and "Religious Zionist" candidates, we need more ahduth. Adding a well-known, Ashkenazy candidate would have been good to see, too.

When that happens, I think it could be a formidable force of Torah minded MK's.

At Thu Jan 01, 03:28:00 AM 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Real Achdut would require all the religious parties to unite: Bayit Yehudi, UTJ, Shas, Yishai, Ben-Ari. It would then also require people like Feiglin & Hotoveli to join them as well.
Ben-Ari has declared that he wants to scream out from the opposition, no matter who wins. This is hardly a sound policy. The right should join with the Likud to keep them on the RIGHT side of the map! -- yitz

At Thu Jan 01, 03:34:00 AM 2015, Blogger Esser Agaroth said...

Feiglin - yes.

Hotovely - NO WAY!

I have been following her. On the surface, yeah, she looks ok.

But, read carefully, and you will see that she has favored democracy over Torah, more than once.


Feiglin at least has a strategy.

In the Likud primaries, I chose to vote for Yariv Elkin rather than religious Hotovely.

Blog post forthcoming...

At Thu Jan 01, 03:46:00 AM 2015, Blogger Devorah Chayah said...

In my view, this whole scenario is part of a birur process which is meant to separate the real Jews from the Erev Rav. True unity will be found among all those who value the Torah, People and Land of Israel and who will join together despite their outward differences. It's not so much a pulling apart as a re-alignment, because there's no true unity between Torah-loving people and anti-Torah forces even if they belong to the same political party.

Yoni Chetboun said it's the first time in the history of the state that the public has been offered such a choice as Eli Yishai's new party. If it lives up to the energy it is generating, it could become the gathering place for those who are ready and willing to follow Mashiach once he is revealed.

At Thu Jan 01, 03:48:00 AM 2015, Blogger Esser Agaroth said...

Devash, I think that you could very well be right about the first part, and I hope that you are right about the second part.

At Thu Jan 01, 12:11:00 PM 2015, Blogger Neshama said...

It's funny, but I believe Devash is very correct about the first part, but about the second, we will have to wait for all the birur to finish and see who is left upright !

At Thu Jan 01, 06:05:00 PM 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual, am in agreement with both Esser Agarot and D'vash.


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