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16 Shvat, 5772 (Feb. 9) Issue 7220

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Who Wants to be a Kingdom of Priests?

"And you will be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation." (From this week's Torah portion, Yitro, Exodus 19:6)

Before the giving of the Torah, before the Ten Commandments, before the most momentous and splendorous ceremony in history, the Creator explains why. Before "Honor your parents", before "Guard the Sabbath day to sanctify it", before all the 'how', G-d explains why He gave us the Torah; why this trek from the House of Bondage to the Land of Israel. What is the destiny? What is the purpose?

"And you will be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation."

Without a nation, a king is not a king. To rule over His world and to lavish His goodness on every corner of creation, the Creator created a treasured nation, bringing it to a special Land so that it can live its life in a special way. In the holy city – the place chosen by G-d, this nation will build the Creator's royal palace. From there His Divine Presence will emanate to the entire world.

But who wants to be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation? Let us just make ends meet! It is not in our hands. G-d's covenant with our Forefathers and the exodus from Egypt locked us into a national commitment from which we cannot flee.

Kaiser Frederick the Great used to debate theology with the French prince, Jean Batisse de Voyeaur: "Please give me a clear proof of the existence of G-d," the kaiser demanded. The prince answered: "I have an exact and irrefutable proof for his majesty. A proof in one word: The Jews." (from the Hidabroot Hebrew website)

The supernatural, meta-historical existence of the Jewish nation is intrinsically bound in humanity's consciousness with the existence of G-d. Like it or not, we are the nation of the Creator and we cannot escape the responsibility that the position entails.

All of humanity longingly desires the message of liberty pronounced by the Jewish Nation when it left the House of Bondage. It craves the message of liberty that descended from Mount Sinai.

We have no choice other than to be ourselves: To choose destiny over mere existence, to choose to actualize our status as a treasured nation and not to deny it, to choose liberty over slavery.

Shabbat Shalom,


Moshe Feiglin


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A Summary of the Primary Elections: By Moshe Feiglin


Take a look at the picture to the right. It was taken on Election Day at the Likud branch in Holon. I do not know the people in the picture. They approached me at the entrance to Netanyahu's tent and it was clear that they had voted for me. They didn't vote for me because of Migron. That entire issue did not even filter into their consciousness. They voted for me because they are searching for meaning, identity, truth and integrity. They overcame their fear and created a true alternative in the Likud.

Every trick and shtick in the book was used and will be used to try to stop this process; to try to take away our right to choose the faith-based alternative. Quite a lot of the votes of these good people were subsequently stolen in the polls. But the fear barrier has been broken; the faith-based alternative for Israel's leadership has filtered through to the hearts of the nation. No trick will help. Nobody can turn off the light at the end of the tunnel.

Vitaly
"I want to thank you," said my neighbor, Vitaly, a senior executive officer in a successful high tech firm who had taken a day of vacation to be an observer at a voting station in the Galil. "Thank you for giving me the ability to express my opposition. Netanyahu is pushing for a two-state solution and if you had not run, I would not have had any way to tell him "No!"

Why does something so simple and clear generate so much complicated reasoning? Why is it so hard to understand the reality in Israel? Why did we have to spend so much time on this campaign offsetting the damage done by those who called upon the Likud voters to do nothing?

Voting Fraud
A long trail of eye-witness testimony has made it crystal clear that the "official" results of the primary were far from exact and that the excellent results of this vote would have been even better for us if all the votes had been properly counted.

Some of the observers that we sent to the polls to ensure that the votes were being counted honestly got more than they bargained for. One observer had to sit on the ballot box to prevent votes from being stolen. Another observer was physically removed from the room in which the counting was taking place. More and more observers have come forward with stories of apparent fraud.

We have worked hard to prove our claims and have filed an official complaint with the Likud. It is important to rectify this situation and to ensure that it does not repeat itself the next time around – and that is what we intend to do!

Thanksgiving
How can we thank all of our dedicated supporters and volunteers for their successful efforts to put the faith-based alternative in the center of Israel's political map? A special thanksgiving get-together is in the works, to be held on Wednesday, 29 Shvat (Feb. 22). We will update with location and more details soon. Please save the date. We want to see all of you there!
 

Moshe Feiglin: The Redemption is not on Automatic Pilot

The following is a clip of Moshe's Feiglin's words in a debate prior to the primaries. To view the video, click on the image. The English translation is below:


The process that is unfolding right now in Israel is wonderful and amazing. I am amazed at the achievements that we have had just like you are, but I am not closing my eyes to the dangers.
I want this process to continue, yet you cannot come and say that there is nothing to worry about.

What is it that they used to tell us?
"There is nothing to worry about, the process of redemption is on auto-pilot. We learned the writings of Rabbi Kook, and we know that everything will be alright. We’ll build settlements, go to yeshivot, and serve in elite combat units in the army. Our political, judicial, and academic leaders don’t understand what we are doing because they haven’t learned Rav Kook’s writings like we have. We know that the redemption is on auto-pilot, and the only direction is up."

We were stricken by the expulsion from Yamit, by the expulsion from Gush Katif, yet we did not understand.
We continued to say, "There is nothing to worry about, everything is in order, because we have 13 Nobel Prize winners." I’m really happy that we have 13 Nobel Prize winners, and I can mention even more amazing achievements.

But you cannot say, "Amazing things are happening here, and that is why there is nothing to worry about." There is something to worry about. I also believe, like you, that we are in the process of redemption, but if we don’t do our part, and leave everything up to G-d, we will absorb one blow after another. We are, in fact, absorbing these blows, constantly.

I would just like to remind everyone here:
Who built Gush Katif? The Labor party.
Who built Yitzhar? The Likud.
What is being built today in Judea and Samaria? The Arab city of Rawabi and the separation fence. And when you drive to Jerusalem, you must pass through an international crossing. If we succeed in building a house inside a settlement, even at this point in time, when the government has already lifted the settlement construction freeze, we think it’s an amazing achievement.
I agree with you that, in terms of the big picture, our current strategic reality is the reality of redemption. But on a tactical level, when looking at our daily lives, we are seeing that the state of Israel and its leaders are pushing us away from the Divine and miraculous redemption, and leading us into a state of retreat.

Today, in the settlements, we are fighting a war of survival, if you haven’t noticed.
A war of survival!
We hope that Netanyahu will stop trying to delay the Outpost Law [to legalize settlement outposts], just so that Migron will continue to exist. I have news for you. With Gush Katif, Peace Now did not petition the Supreme Court to have the settlements destroyed [unlike with Migron, which is being threatened because of a Peace Now petition].

There is a real problem. There is a conscious decision by the Israeli leadership to retreat, to dismantle these great achievements in all fields, not just with the settlements. I have focused on the settlements because that’s what is hurting us the most right now, but in reality this retreat is affecting all areas of life, including education and culture.
There is this big fan that they’ve put before us that is blowing away all of the amazing achievements that we’ve attained, and trying to scatter and break them all down. Now, we can try to run around and catch one of these things as the wind carries them away, and get an Outpost Law, or hold a protest that will stop another retreat. I’m not against these types of tactics. I also used them. I established "Zo Artzenu" ["This is Our Land," which held nationwide protests in the 1990’s] to try to stop the Oslo Accords, but someone at some point must take hold of this big fan and turn it in the opposite direction.

That is why I established Manhigut Yehudit:To put together a new agenda, to give the public some sort of goal, some kind of alternative to the current path that we are on. To come to the Jewish public in Israel with some sort of hope - a vision towards which we can work.
It’s not enough to sit in the cockpit of a plane, behind the controls, and constantly focus on evading the next anti-aircraft missile fired at it. The plane needs to have some sort of destination toward which to fly.

 

In the News


Jerusalem Post: Feiglin: 800 of my Votes Disappeared in the Likud Primary

Likud activist Moshe Feiglin's campaign for the Likud leadership appealed the results of last Tuesday's primary race against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday after the Likud published official results.

The results published were the same as last week: 48,490 votes (76.79 percent) for Netanyahu and 14,660 (23.21%) for Feiglin.

A Feiglin associate said he had proof that some 800 votes for Feiglin had not been counted by the Likud.

The appeal will be heard by the head of the Likud's election committee, retired judge Yehoshua Gross.


INN: Feiglin: Despite Voting Tricks, I Scored a Great Achievement

Moshe Feiglin tells Mark Kaplan why those who tried to hold him back are failing: I received most of my votes outside Judea and Samaria.

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Ascent to Temple Mount

Join Moshe Feiglin and Manhigut Yehudit this Sunday, 19 Shvat (Feb. 12) for our monthly ascent to the Temple Mount. We will thank G-d for our success in the primaries and pray for the future. Meet at the entrance gate to the Kotel at 7:30 after all halachic preparations, immersion in the mikvah, and non-leather shoes. If you have any questions on the proper preparations, please contact a qualified halachic authority or The Temple Institute. Looking forward to seeing you there!
 
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