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March 02, 2003

Chabad Rabbi's Views on Israel



Jews are about 2% of the American population (5.6 Million) and shrinking. More Jews are dying than being born on a daily basis. Of that 2% hardly 5% is orthodox or practicing Jews.

Chabad-Lubavitch is the largest Jewish organization in the world and is not only orthodox but also hassidic or "ultra-orthodox." The reason being that they are the only Jewish group that performs missionary type work throughout the world to bring Judaism to all points of the globe. In just about every state and city in the United States you can find a "Chabad House."
Lubavitchers are from a town in Russia called Lubavitch. They moved to America at the turn of the century and their last and now deceased spiritual leader was the fourth Lubavitcher "Rebbe." He had no children and thus has not been replaced with a new leader but his work ("living life with joy and God") continues and grows.

The Rebbe has spoken often of how important the Land of Israel
is to the Jewish people. At a gathering in 5750/1990 the Rebbe
spoke about the importance of maintaining possession of every inch
of the land, saying:

"Just as the Jews are G-d's chosen people, Eretz Yisrael [the
Land of Israel] is G-d's chosen land, a holy land given to the
Jewish people, those living on the land at present, and those who
are presently living in the Diaspora.

"No one is entitled to give up any portion of Eretz Yisrael to
gentiles. Maintaining possession of these lands is the only path to
peace. Succumbing to the pressure to surrender them will only
invite additional pressure, weakening the security of the Jewish
people and exposing them to danger. Heaven forbid that the
government in Eretz Yisrael should consider surrendering any
portion of Eretz Yisrael that G-d has granted us."

If this is the view of the "ultra-orthodox" or hasidic that the secular or Leftists Jews in Israel hate is that then the reason they hate them?

Do the Secular / Left really think giving into the fake demands of their murderers time-after-time will bring them peace ever?