Nov 28, 2022Liked by Yisrael M. Eliashiv

As Justice Louis Brandeis warned, "The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding." Olmstead v. U.S., 277 U.S. 438 (1928) (Brandeis, J., dissenting).

IMHO, you are a wonderful man of zeal; and an inspiration to me.


I come from a liberal, reform background. I went to temple but was never Bar Mitzvah'd. My temple was just that reformed.

It was only after the 2nd Intifada that I began take my Judaism seriously, seeing what I thought was the reincarnation of the old hatred. And, what I saw, were liberals leading the charge.

As I read more and more about our liberal universities, about liberal Europe's support for Palestinians and their propaganda against Israel. About the democrats appointing people who twisted the truth about Israel, of NGOs and their hatred for Israel, it became clear to me that secular Jews were leading the charge and setting the stage for what is likely to come and what has already happened. The cold-blooded murder of Israeli children, their mothers and fathers; the attacks on Haredi here and in Europe. And the frightful escalation of all of this leading to G-d knows what.

And then, as you mention, there are the Madoffs, Boeskys, Sam Bankmen-Freids, ad naeuseam - all Jews in name only. Jews whose every action is an affront to Judaism's teachings. And joining these Jews are the liberal self-hating Jews who devote their lives to blaming their own people and Israel for every conceivable made-up sin. They being the enemies from within.

Isn't it our responsibility to not muddy the waters, but to see things clearly and to express things clearly too? This is not to suggest we do it with anger (as I just have) but with compassion and clarity. The other option might be to ignore it. To live our lives fully and righteously.

Anyway, my disorganized take on the issues you raise.

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