Who's to Blame?

Tzvi Fishman,

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Tzvi Fishman
Tzvi Fishman is a recipient of the Israel Ministry of Education Award for Creativity and Jewish Culture. His many novels and books on a variety of Jewish themes are available at Amazon Books. Recently, he has published "Arise and Shine!" and "The Lion's Roar" - 2 sequels to his popular novel, "Tevye in the Promised Land." In Israel, the Tevye trilogy is distributed by Sifriyat Bet-El Publishing. He is also the director and producer of the feature film, "Stories of Rebbe Nachman," starring Israel's popular actor, Yehuda Barkan. www.tzvifishmanbooks.com ...

Who is to Blame?

In the aftermath of the election in Israel, it could be that the political Right and the religious may lose their control over the government. Who is to blame for this distressing possibility? Not Bibi. Not Otzma Yehudit. Not the Noam Party. No, no, no. The blame lies with the religious Jews and Zionists of the Diaspora. If they were to give up their important positions as couch potatoes, sideline quarterbacks, Israel Analysists, Jewish Educators, Congregation Rabbis, and move to Israel and vote, then the religious and political Right in Israel would be the clear majority by far. I am not speaking about the liberal Democrats, the assimilated, intermarried, reform, progressive, nor the Spoiled College Brats and Jewish Princesses, who don’t have Aliyah on their radar screen at all, but about the religious Jews and American Zionists who truly care about Israel, know about the great mitzvah to live here, but who prefer to live and vote in Gentile lands. I not talking about the sincere people who would like to come on Aliyah but who can’t because they have to take care of ailing parents, or for some other justified reason, but rather about the million religious and Zionist Jews who could come, but don’t because of the inconvenience or difficulty. If they were here, the whole political map would be different. The Arabs would abandon the country in flight, and true Torah Judaism would replace the worship of pluralism, the fear of the Arabs, and the eagerness to give up our Land.  What a tragedy! Instead of voting in the elections of the State of Israel, they vote in the elections of America, France, England, Mexico, South Africa, Canada, and Australia, and give their power to the nations rather than to the Jews.

True, tens of thousands of votes went into the trash in the recent Israel election, but it’s nothing compared to the million votes that remain in the garbage dump of galut.