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    • zeev
    • 30.09.09 | 19:38 (IST)

    "We will live and endure and prosper in the land of Israel." (Jew) Rabbi Yehuda Gelman said, "We can desire the Land of Israel with great yearning, but that does not constitute sufficient merit. [...] To deserve the Land we must become a society of spiritual excellence in all spheres of life, a nation of decency, in government and personal relations. Obsessive concentration on Eretz Yisrael should yield to concentrating on creating before God a meritorious nation." www.yeshiva.org.il/midrash/shiur.asp?cat=58&id=4825&q= Now will you tell us, where is it written that to deserve and prosper in all the Land, we have to rule a foreign and stateless people? What is so "meritorious" in that? And what kind of "spiritual excellence and decency in government" is this?

    from the article: Settlers marketing East Jerusalem homes for 22 Jewish families
    First published 01:15 27.09.09 | Last updated 08:11 27.09.09
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