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Aug 22, 2012

Letter To The Editor: Our Responsibility

I saw this interesting Letter to the Editor yesterday in the weekly free edition of Mishpacha newspaper..

The Jewish Nation is now entering the beginning of the month of mercy and selichot. In the sefardi shuls the tunes of selichot can already be heard and by the ashkenazi shuls they are trembling from the sound of the shofar.
There is no doubt that this last year has been one of the stormier ones that haredi Judaism has known visa vie the State and the general public in Eretz Yisrael.
It is known what the gedolim said about the passuk "The eyes of Hashem are on Eretz Yisrael from the beginning of the year until the end", that the conclusion of the year has special divine assistance in Eretz Yisrael.
In normal days, the words "national responsibility" and "mutual responsibility/gaurantorship (ערבות)" arent always appropriate for us, but in these days when the eyes of the general public are fixed on our backs, when every movement of ours is analyzed, registered and filed, it is our obligation to pay attention and be careful to remember that in the public domain we are the messengers of the community, and we are the shofar, the megaphone, of Hashem in this world.
Shaul Weissman, Bnei Braq
I thought his approach was interesting, if not a bit haughty and demeaning..

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4 comments:

  1. "vis-a-vis", not "visa vie".

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  2. Such arrogance.

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  3. Maybe a little arrogant, but I agree with him regarding אחריות לאומית ...

    ... it would be great if this Elul and next year, all the Charedi boys that are required to report to Lishkat Giyus for initial enlistment would go peacefully and begin the process of doing their duty to the State of Israel.

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  4. http://thepartialview.blogspot.com/2012/08/can-you-give-meshulach-less-than.html

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