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    • zeev
    • 21.10.09 | 18:00 (IST)

    "Not all Jews will be frightened by threats of a bi-national state" (Sam) I guess you are right. Sad but true. There will always be people choosing to ignore reality and play the ostrich. "The Torah tells them to settle and settle they will." (Sam) There will also be false teachers to tell their flocks what God really intends. And people deluded enough to forget all common sense and take them at their words. 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= Will you enlight me Sam: Where is it written that to deserve 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: Palestinian official: We're ready for talks with U.S., but not Israel
    First published 02:00 21.10.09 | Last updated 12:23 21.10.09
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