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Published on: May 1, 2009 04:28 PM
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Jerusalem - The State of Israel is going all out in honor of the Pope’s upcoming visit to Israel. Some say it’s going too far.

The State of Israel has issued new stamps  of churches in honor of the visit, a website featuring a video all but endorsing Christianity, and more. Pope Benedict XVI, 82, is scheduled to arrive in Israel on Monday, May 11, and will leave on Friday, May 15, after having visited President Peres and the Chief Rabbis in Jerusalem, the Grand Mufti at the Dome of the Rock, and more.

Letter of Protest
MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) and Prof. Hillel Weiss of Bar Ilan University have written an open letter of complaint to the President, Prime Minister, Ministers and Knesset Members of Israel. The government appears to be bending over backwards, the letter states, to be the “willing victim of international pressure” to separate the Jewish nation from its land.

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The letter, which has received the support of leading public figures, warns that the Pope’s visit comes attached to strings of support for the Arab cause, and should “therefore not be greeted with great enthusiasm.”

“We wish to strengthen you at this difficult period,” the letter states, “when the sons of Esau and Ishmael ally together, with members of our nation as well, to refuse to recognize the Jewish sovereign claim to the Land of Israel, despite international decisions of the past century.”

“It is not that Israel’s rights are dependent on the consent of the nations of the world, nor have we inherited our Land based on their agreement. Rather, it is ours by force of the Divine Covenant and the favor and oath made by the G-d of Israel with our forefathers and with us.”

“To our great sorrow, the Pope’s visit to our Land at this fateful period is nothing more than a pilgrimage, so that he can prostrate himself at the places his faith considers holy. No one is preventing him from visiting any site he wishes to, under the full political sovereignty of the State of Israel.

“However, this journey has international political ramifications, representing ideological and political support for the side that still does not agree, just like in 1947, to recognize the State of Israel as the state of the Jews and a Jewish sovereign state. This trip should therefore not be greeted with great enthusiasm.

“Many parts of his itinerary – events, the attempt to sign agreements before and during his visit, the State’s bending-over backwards such as the issuance of stamps and grandiose festivals – are not required. They instead appear to be the fruit of willing participation by the victim in the increasing international pressure to expel Israel from its land…

“The visit is part of, and the natural outgrowth of, the pressure exerted by Esau/Ishmael and the previous Israeli government.

“Israel must therefore refrain from declarations, ceremonies and agreement-signings that appear to be support for the long-running pressure to downgrade Israel’s status in our Land.”


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 May 01, 2009 at 04:49 PM Daniel Says:

Terrible!!

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 May 01, 2009 at 04:24 PM Anonymous Says:

Rachmuna Litzlon! This is not the Jewish state.

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 May 01, 2009 at 05:04 PM AAA Says:

REMEMBER!!
This is a jewish state where you cand say 'swine flu' ....
isn't this whole goverment a shtick 'swine' ? ....
it's no news for me in the first place ...

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 May 01, 2009 at 03:50 PM Anonymous Says:

As usaul they would give more honor to this then to a yidishe thing

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 May 01, 2009 at 03:33 PM Anonymous Says:

What a busha

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 May 01, 2009 at 05:47 PM Yid Says:

Emes! Finally, Jews in authority speaking with emes!

B'kommius . . . V'soleechainu m'haira kommius l'artzainu.

Yashar v'koach!!!

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 May 01, 2009 at 06:01 PM Life-Changing Truth Says:

They were the non-Jewish elite of Egypt.

The Erev Rav immersed in divination, exorcism, necromancy, and other forms of moral perversion. They feared and despised the Jews -- who were now strangers among them -- so they influenced Pharoah with a plan: murder the Jewish baby boys. They were Egypt's ruling class, its elite, and they craved one thing only -- power, that is, power to rule over people and control them.

After the Ten Plagues, when G-d revealed Himself in the world, the Erev Rav realized their time for ruling others was over. So they begged Moses to admit them to the Jewish nation because, as Jews, they hoped to wield power over the humble Jewish people. Moses agreed.

The Zohar, however, states that G-d warned Moses that the insincere Erev Rav should be pushed away. But the Zohar also states also that Moses saw that the Erev Rav were the quintessence of evil in the physical world. By converting them, Moses knew he could subjugate their evil and transform them to holiness, thus bringing Moshiach and Redemption.

G-d warned Moses that the Erev Rav were insincere converts to Judaism. Just as they craved power as the elite of Egypt, so too did they crave power as members of the Jewish people. G-d, Torah, Jewish Law, fellow Jews, the Land . . . nothing was or is dear to them except one thing: to grab and maintain power.

That is why almost immediately after the Giving of the Torah, the newly Jewish Erev Rav (the Sages state the Erev Rav were 1.2 million to 4 million in number -- about one-half to more than a million more than the Jews themselves) rebelled against G-d when Moses did not descend from Mount Sinai as expected. They convinced other Jews that Moses had died and then demanded that Aaron the High Priest create an idol.

When Moses' and Aaron's nephew Chur stood up to them, the Erev Rav killed him. Nothing and no one would get in their way.

The souls of the Erev Rav, says the Kabbalah, will animate Jewish bodies in every generation. In this last generation before Moshiach (Messiah), the souls of the Erev Rav will predominate and dominate the non-Erev Rav souls. Consequently, the Erev Rav will promote their agenda of rebellion toward G-d and subversion of G-d's plans for Torah and the Jewish nation.

In fact, if we study Jewish history, we can see clearly that in every generation in which the Jews were pressured physically or spiritually by the Gentiles, it was the Erev Rav of that generation who caved in to the pressure and, may G-d save us, came to help the Gentile oppressors.

The Hellenists of the Chanukah story; the Jewish guests at Achavarosh's feast prior to the Purim miracle; the Jewish Communists who informed on their fellow Jews upholding Torah and mitzvos in Russia; today's worldwide secular Jewish elite, who grovel incessantly before Washington and Moscow; the Leftists, who import every repugnant, Gentile practice into the Land; the stewards of the rebellious State of Israel . . . these are the Erev Rav today.

May G-d have compassion on His people!

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 May 02, 2009 at 09:26 PM Just A Thought Says:

Just a thought........ did anyone think how many stamps will be sold by the State of Israel? Did anyone think that perhaps the sale of the stamps will bring in much needed revenue that can be put to good use? The stamps will be sold to collectors all around the world and will never be used or redeemed. Israel can then use the money for bettering the services that the citizens need. Just a thought......

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 May 02, 2009 at 09:59 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #9  
Just A Thought Says:

Just a thought........ did anyone think how many stamps will be sold by the State of Israel? Did anyone think that perhaps the sale of the stamps will bring in much needed revenue that can be put to good use? The stamps will be sold to collectors all around the world and will never be used or redeemed. Israel can then use the money for bettering the services that the citizens need. Just a thought......

Dee redst shteesem! You're not allowed to use an Avoida Zura to raise revenue. Even if it goes for good reasons.

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 May 02, 2009 at 09:57 PM amazed Says:

Reply to #8  
Life-Changing Truth Says:

They were the non-Jewish elite of Egypt.

The Erev Rav immersed in divination, exorcism, necromancy, and other forms of moral perversion. They feared and despised the Jews -- who were now strangers among them -- so they influenced Pharoah with a plan: murder the Jewish baby boys. They were Egypt's ruling class, its elite, and they craved one thing only -- power, that is, power to rule over people and control them.

After the Ten Plagues, when G-d revealed Himself in the world, the Erev Rav realized their time for ruling others was over. So they begged Moses to admit them to the Jewish nation because, as Jews, they hoped to wield power over the humble Jewish people. Moses agreed.

The Zohar, however, states that G-d warned Moses that the insincere Erev Rav should be pushed away. But the Zohar also states also that Moses saw that the Erev Rav were the quintessence of evil in the physical world. By converting them, Moses knew he could subjugate their evil and transform them to holiness, thus bringing Moshiach and Redemption.

G-d warned Moses that the Erev Rav were insincere converts to Judaism. Just as they craved power as the elite of Egypt, so too did they crave power as members of the Jewish people. G-d, Torah, Jewish Law, fellow Jews, the Land . . . nothing was or is dear to them except one thing: to grab and maintain power.

That is why almost immediately after the Giving of the Torah, the newly Jewish Erev Rav (the Sages state the Erev Rav were 1.2 million to 4 million in number -- about one-half to more than a million more than the Jews themselves) rebelled against G-d when Moses did not descend from Mount Sinai as expected. They convinced other Jews that Moses had died and then demanded that Aaron the High Priest create an idol.

When Moses' and Aaron's nephew Chur stood up to them, the Erev Rav killed him. Nothing and no one would get in their way.

The souls of the Erev Rav, says the Kabbalah, will animate Jewish bodies in every generation. In this last generation before Moshiach (Messiah), the souls of the Erev Rav will predominate and dominate the non-Erev Rav souls. Consequently, the Erev Rav will promote their agenda of rebellion toward G-d and subversion of G-d's plans for Torah and the Jewish nation.

In fact, if we study Jewish history, we can see clearly that in every generation in which the Jews were pressured physically or spiritually by the Gentiles, it was the Erev Rav of that generation who caved in to the pressure and, may G-d save us, came to help the Gentile oppressors.

The Hellenists of the Chanukah story; the Jewish guests at Achavarosh's feast prior to the Purim miracle; the Jewish Communists who informed on their fellow Jews upholding Torah and mitzvos in Russia; today's worldwide secular Jewish elite, who grovel incessantly before Washington and Moscow; the Leftists, who import every repugnant, Gentile practice into the Land; the stewards of the rebellious State of Israel . . . these are the Erev Rav today.

May G-d have compassion on His people!

wow! so interesting...when are you giving your next dvar torah? I'd like to come hear it sounds like youre the moshe of our times

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 May 02, 2009 at 10:10 PM bigwheeel Says:

...It's a one way love affair (between the secular Jewish inhabitants of Israel and the pope). The pope goes out of his way to show his "neutrality", as did his predecessors. The former pope paul VI went out of his way, on his visit to "the Holy Land" not Israel, in every step that he took that the message shouldn't be conveyed that he favors "the zionist entity"!!!

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 May 02, 2009 at 09:02 PM Anonymous Says:

Is there a way to protest?

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 May 02, 2009 at 08:55 PM shlimiel Says:

Very very appropriate. After all hertzel "the choze" did convert to christianity... This is what he "envisioned". so be it. If the shoe fits, wear it. Its time for all the observant jews to recognize it & stop trying to "toivel" the cockeroach, its won't become kosher!!

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 May 02, 2009 at 08:53 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
Life-Changing Truth Says:

They were the non-Jewish elite of Egypt.

The Erev Rav immersed in divination, exorcism, necromancy, and other forms of moral perversion. They feared and despised the Jews -- who were now strangers among them -- so they influenced Pharoah with a plan: murder the Jewish baby boys. They were Egypt's ruling class, its elite, and they craved one thing only -- power, that is, power to rule over people and control them.

After the Ten Plagues, when G-d revealed Himself in the world, the Erev Rav realized their time for ruling others was over. So they begged Moses to admit them to the Jewish nation because, as Jews, they hoped to wield power over the humble Jewish people. Moses agreed.

The Zohar, however, states that G-d warned Moses that the insincere Erev Rav should be pushed away. But the Zohar also states also that Moses saw that the Erev Rav were the quintessence of evil in the physical world. By converting them, Moses knew he could subjugate their evil and transform them to holiness, thus bringing Moshiach and Redemption.

G-d warned Moses that the Erev Rav were insincere converts to Judaism. Just as they craved power as the elite of Egypt, so too did they crave power as members of the Jewish people. G-d, Torah, Jewish Law, fellow Jews, the Land . . . nothing was or is dear to them except one thing: to grab and maintain power.

That is why almost immediately after the Giving of the Torah, the newly Jewish Erev Rav (the Sages state the Erev Rav were 1.2 million to 4 million in number -- about one-half to more than a million more than the Jews themselves) rebelled against G-d when Moses did not descend from Mount Sinai as expected. They convinced other Jews that Moses had died and then demanded that Aaron the High Priest create an idol.

When Moses' and Aaron's nephew Chur stood up to them, the Erev Rav killed him. Nothing and no one would get in their way.

The souls of the Erev Rav, says the Kabbalah, will animate Jewish bodies in every generation. In this last generation before Moshiach (Messiah), the souls of the Erev Rav will predominate and dominate the non-Erev Rav souls. Consequently, the Erev Rav will promote their agenda of rebellion toward G-d and subversion of G-d's plans for Torah and the Jewish nation.

In fact, if we study Jewish history, we can see clearly that in every generation in which the Jews were pressured physically or spiritually by the Gentiles, it was the Erev Rav of that generation who caved in to the pressure and, may G-d save us, came to help the Gentile oppressors.

The Hellenists of the Chanukah story; the Jewish guests at Achavarosh's feast prior to the Purim miracle; the Jewish Communists who informed on their fellow Jews upholding Torah and mitzvos in Russia; today's worldwide secular Jewish elite, who grovel incessantly before Washington and Moscow; the Leftists, who import every repugnant, Gentile practice into the Land; the stewards of the rebellious State of Israel . . . these are the Erev Rav today.

May G-d have compassion on His people!

Whoever you are you wrote a beutiful piece. Israel is going down the toilet and there is nothing jewish about the state. If all the yeshivos in Israel closed down g-d forbid within 24 hours Israel would be destroyed from within. The only thing keeping Israel together is frum people learning and doing mitzvos.

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 May 02, 2009 at 08:42 PM merkin Says:

Reply to #8  
Life-Changing Truth Says:

They were the non-Jewish elite of Egypt.

The Erev Rav immersed in divination, exorcism, necromancy, and other forms of moral perversion. They feared and despised the Jews -- who were now strangers among them -- so they influenced Pharoah with a plan: murder the Jewish baby boys. They were Egypt's ruling class, its elite, and they craved one thing only -- power, that is, power to rule over people and control them.

After the Ten Plagues, when G-d revealed Himself in the world, the Erev Rav realized their time for ruling others was over. So they begged Moses to admit them to the Jewish nation because, as Jews, they hoped to wield power over the humble Jewish people. Moses agreed.

The Zohar, however, states that G-d warned Moses that the insincere Erev Rav should be pushed away. But the Zohar also states also that Moses saw that the Erev Rav were the quintessence of evil in the physical world. By converting them, Moses knew he could subjugate their evil and transform them to holiness, thus bringing Moshiach and Redemption.

G-d warned Moses that the Erev Rav were insincere converts to Judaism. Just as they craved power as the elite of Egypt, so too did they crave power as members of the Jewish people. G-d, Torah, Jewish Law, fellow Jews, the Land . . . nothing was or is dear to them except one thing: to grab and maintain power.

That is why almost immediately after the Giving of the Torah, the newly Jewish Erev Rav (the Sages state the Erev Rav were 1.2 million to 4 million in number -- about one-half to more than a million more than the Jews themselves) rebelled against G-d when Moses did not descend from Mount Sinai as expected. They convinced other Jews that Moses had died and then demanded that Aaron the High Priest create an idol.

When Moses' and Aaron's nephew Chur stood up to them, the Erev Rav killed him. Nothing and no one would get in their way.

The souls of the Erev Rav, says the Kabbalah, will animate Jewish bodies in every generation. In this last generation before Moshiach (Messiah), the souls of the Erev Rav will predominate and dominate the non-Erev Rav souls. Consequently, the Erev Rav will promote their agenda of rebellion toward G-d and subversion of G-d's plans for Torah and the Jewish nation.

In fact, if we study Jewish history, we can see clearly that in every generation in which the Jews were pressured physically or spiritually by the Gentiles, it was the Erev Rav of that generation who caved in to the pressure and, may G-d save us, came to help the Gentile oppressors.

The Hellenists of the Chanukah story; the Jewish guests at Achavarosh's feast prior to the Purim miracle; the Jewish Communists who informed on their fellow Jews upholding Torah and mitzvos in Russia; today's worldwide secular Jewish elite, who grovel incessantly before Washington and Moscow; the Leftists, who import every repugnant, Gentile practice into the Land; the stewards of the rebellious State of Israel . . . these are the Erev Rav today.

May G-d have compassion on His people!

Whatever you are smoking, I'd like to try some, please!

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 May 02, 2009 at 10:24 PM Anonymous Says:

thank you rabbi wolpo for putting up such a great leader like Dr. michael ben-ari

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 May 02, 2009 at 10:20 PM Just A Thought Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

Dee redst shteesem! You're not allowed to use an Avoida Zura to raise revenue. Even if it goes for good reasons.

You may be correct. But why make the assumption that allowing the pope to visit Israel is as you say "Avoida Zura". I am pretty certain that all through history many leaders of various world religions travelled the world with entourages and the people that had businesses in those areas benefitted financially because of their visits. If they were jews did they transgress? I think not. Secondly, I know of many businesses located on 47th street that manufacture gold tzelems. Those businesses are owned by Jews of all walks of life but dominated by chasiddim. That is probably less correct than what Israel is doing, don't you think? Or what about the chassidic owned business that send out religious prayer icons through mail order? Your spelling of the term "Avoida Zura" identifies you as a member of a chasiddic group. Without meaning to insult any one group of jews should we not look to clean up our own back yard before offering to clean up your distant neighbors? Just a thought.....

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 May 02, 2009 at 11:31 PM Izzy Says:

Israel is not going down the toilet. Bh there aren't so many Jews that believe in your stupidity.

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 May 03, 2009 at 12:19 PM Mr&Mrs AmHaAretz Says:

Are the current "princes" and people of Medinat/ Eretz Israel unaware of the historical horrors being preserved in the ritual of the Roman Catholic mass?

While Jewish-people-around-the-world, for 2000 years, have been collectively persecuted and murdered for the false accusation of "deicide (sic)",by Christians, especially by the predecessors of Mr. Pope and his Catholic inquisitors, in "passion plays" and movies by Mel Gibson, the murder/ torture by crucifixtion of the Jewish-person-they-claim-they-consider-their-deity is re-enacted repeatedly, several times per day, every day, in millions of churches by catholic priests, globally, because the scriptures and tradition of Mr. Pope teach that via the re-enactment of the brutal murder of this Jewish person on the cross, and then partaking of his "transubstanciated" flesh and blood in the ritual of "communion" (which Catholics believe to be real and not merely symbolic), that Catholics will obtain eternal life.
To put it bluntly, sacrificing & eating a Jew leads to eternal life – is their foundation belief.

Do the leaders and the people of Israel really want to give OFFICIAL sanction, respect, and honor to such a ritual in the homeland of the Jewish people?




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 May 03, 2009 at 10:57 PM matzahlocal101 Says:

Reply to #9  
Just A Thought Says:

Just a thought........ did anyone think how many stamps will be sold by the State of Israel? Did anyone think that perhaps the sale of the stamps will bring in much needed revenue that can be put to good use? The stamps will be sold to collectors all around the world and will never be used or redeemed. Israel can then use the money for bettering the services that the citizens need. Just a thought......

if collectors are going to buy, they're going to buy whatever is printed. They should print stampe commemerating the auto-de-fe, the desecration of the host, the blood libels, the pogrom, the crusades, the inquisition, etc. Then let the christians complain. Sorry if the facts offend you. the serial murder of millions of jews by christians for mor then a millenia offends me too.

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