Friday, December 21, 2012

Jews in the West Bank?

by Rabbi Aron Moss

Question of the Week:

As a believing Christian, I made a recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land. I was profoundly disturbed by the Jewish state and its criminal occupation of the West Bank. The international community has condemned this time and time again. How can you justify usurping land that belongs to others?

You are entitled to your opinion on the matter. But I hope you are consistent in your beliefs. Being that you oppose a Jewish presence on the West Bank, I assume you will not be participating in any Xmas celebrations during the coming days. According to your view, there is no reason to be merry on December 25.

The Christian holidays celebrate an event that you have named a criminal act - the birth of a Jewish baby to a Jewish family in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. Your views should not allow you to have any part in this cheer, for if you did you would be giving retroactive approval to a Jewish settlement on the West Bank that dates back more than two thousand years.

Perhaps you will be joined by the UN and other humanitarian organizations around the world condemning any celebrations that are connected with this controversial birth, as such events would be recognizing the rights of a Jewish family to live on what you see as occupied territory.

However I must warn you, by espousing this view and not celebrating, you will be vastly outnumbered. The international community, by celebrating Xmas, expresses support for the fact that the West Bank has always been the home of the Jewish people.


Anonymous said...

i think if you are a sincere xtian, check the xtian history of devastating cruelty and hipocrisy. i should know, having been a xt for 40 years. and a stauch xtian at that. if you say this Land belongs to others than the jews then in no way can you be a xtian as the man you pray to is a jew who said in each of the 4 gospels, that he came to uphold moses law and not a dot of it would be changed. so now, where do you stand, by jesus your man god or paul, the founder of this false belief. you should be ashamed of yourself , there is nothing for israel to be ashamed. in fact they have made a mistake in still keeping usurpers in their land, giving them money and well paid jobs, while at the same time killing their people. you xtians hold jc in one hand and the missile in another to kill all those who stand in your way. By Hashem's grace, the xtian days are numbered, so wake up and seek the truth or face your maker with your lies and get the judgement thats long over due to us gentile nations. i just pray that from now on Hashem will block all unworthy people from stepping foot in the holy land, and based on your writing, you included. and also take your fight to the US, who have usurped the land of the american indians, and the british, another huge xtn population who colonised so many nations and took their wealth before giving them their independence and that that thousands of hindus, and other races they killed for their expansion policies, all in the name of jesus. and i can list alot more. as a xtian, clear the baggage in your back yard, dont worry about israel. while you are it, solve the gay marriage problem and a host of other practises being carried out in xtian countries and which is wrong in your xtian bible, which is actually a xtn re make of the holy tanach. G-d is israel's guardian and He knows how and when to correct His nation.

Anonymous said...

'so wake up and seek the truth or face your maker with your lies and get the judgement thats long over due to us gentile nations.'

You said it, sister!

rabbi david katz said...

a map of israel w/o tzfat?! have u gone mad?!

Anonymous said...

A believing Christian? As opposed to an unbelieving Christian? Is it possible to be an unbeliever and still be a Christian? Not really but millions are just that. Phonies.

Anonymous said...

oooo! well said 10rainbow!

Anonymous said...

i missed adding that one can download free, a book called the Hollow Inheritance. i have heard of many xtns who gave up their faith after reading this and know one first hand a catholic in calif. whose whole family is of staunch catholic background, after reading this book, it shook him greatly and he started delving for the truth and is today a noahide, together with his wife. his family is still with the catholic faith. one day the truth will reach all, as it did to us who became noahides with israel as our teacher. The rabbi in wrote it well about israel;
'G-d and hence israel's goal is not to convert anyone; rather to help people discover the truth so they convert THEMSELVES. may G-d open your heart through the holy torah. blessings.

Leah said...

Pshhhhhh! I love it! So concise- to the point!

meshia said...

When I read the comment by the " Christian " it felt like a sword through my gut. I am a Christian a true Bible / Torah believing Christian and the one who commented is so far from the truth I can't understand how they justify their comment . Israel is the ONLY nation that God ever gave to a people it is the Jewish people's inheritance FOREVER! As a Gentile I am so grateful that The Lord allowed me to be grafted in to a JEWISH COVENANT and people. Every promise in the Bible , every hope, every prophesy is directly related to God and the gathering of His people. I do not even begin to know how to apologize to the Jewish people when I hear someone confess to be a Christian and then spew that kind of vomit.

Tidbits of Torah said...

Meshia - gentiles xtians are "Not grafted" into the covenant that Bnei Yisroel has with our G-d. Never can be as you say.

ט כֹּה-אָמַר, אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה, כָּל-בֶּן-נֵכָר עֶרֶל לֵב וְעֶרֶל בָּשָׂר, לֹא יָבוֹא אֶל-מִקְדָּשִׁי: לְכָל-בֶּן-נֵכָר--אֲשֶׁר, בְּתוֹךְ בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. 9 Thus saith the Lord GOD: No alien, uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into My sanctuary, even any alien that is among the children of Israel.

I thought this as an xtian. I am now a Torah Jew - since 2004