Why is the Jewish State so NOT Jewish

Why does the Jewish State act so NOT Jewish?

During the Seder night I closed my eyes and contemplated the historical roller coaster the Jewish nation has ridden for the past 2000 years. I then thought about current events in modern day Israel. As I opened my eyes, I found my family staring at me with wonder. It took me several seconds till I realized that while I was contemplating the contrast between the Jews throughout history and the Israelis, I accidentally screamed;

For over two thousand years, Jews have prayed and bled the dream of returning home to the Land Of Israel. At least three times a day during prayer and several additional times during grace after meals, Jews pray and yearn to return home to the land of Israel and to rebuild Jerusalem.
We have traveled the world throughout history and faced Anti-Semitism throughout Europe as well as Africa (Arabian lands). The Jewish nation has been split and spread throughout the world for over a millennium, and yet, Jews have always kept the dream of returning home to the land of Israel alive.

In 1948, after the world had once again betrayed the Jewish nation by allowing Hitler’s dreams to become a reality, the Jews, on G-d’s merit alone, were able to return to the land of Israel and start the rebuilding of the Jewish homeland.

Whether you are a Christian, Muslim, or even a dead atheist, one can not argue the right of the Jews to the land of Israel, every last inch of it.
We were not on vacation for two thousand years.
We were kicked out and persecuted over and over by different nations of the world.
The Romans raped us, stole our lands, and handed them over to the Christians who built churches over synagogue grounds and attempted to destroy the Jewish nation by forceful conversions!
Then came the Muslims, who, till this day, have no respect for others. Not only did they build their mosques over places of Jewish worship, they made sure that no reminisce or witness of a Jewish population remained.
They built their gold dome over the place of the Temple Mount and till today, continue to destroy artifacts from the time of the temple!

In 1948, the Jewish nation finally returned home!
Unlike the British, who are British by virtue of their living in Britain, or Americans who are identified by the fact they live in America, we, the Jews, are identified by a moral and ethical code.
Unlike every other nation in the world, the nation of Israel is not named after the land but rather the land of Israel was named after the nation.

If someone in the world believes the LAND OF ISRAEL rightfully belongs to anyone other than the NATION OF ISRAEL then they must also believe George Washington’s white horse was BLUE!

The sad truth is that I do not expect the world to heed to Jewish law or belief.
I do not expect the world to understand and help the Jewish people.
It has never happened before and it will probably not happen till the times of the Messiah.

I don’t have the need or obligation to convince the world that I have a right to my home any more than I would have to convince the US to bomb the train tracks in AUSCHWITZ!
It is either a waste of my time or such an obvious thing that one should not have to explain it.

What does bother me however, is the opposition from home.
Jews who have chosen to stand against other Jews and against the return home to Israel.

How has it happened that Jews whose ancestors were undeniably religious (go back a max of 75 years) are now shouting bloody murder against Jewish settlers of the Land of Israel?
How has it happened that the majority of Jews living in the State of Israel call themselves “secular”? How has it happened that when a Jew moves up to a desolate mountain he is branded a fascist radical while a Jewish prime minister who rips 8,000 Jews from their homes, digs up graves of Jews, and actually succeeds in implementing Jude rein in Gaza is considered a hero?!?!

It was these questions that kept me busy throughout the holiday of Pesach.
As if I needed proof to my claim that something is strange and bothersome about modern day Israel, the Supreme Court decided to put the topping on the cake. A week before the Passover holiday the high court of ISRAEL (high court of Israel? HA! Maybe of America Or Greece, Or Rome. I am not sure anymore) decided that it was unconstitutional not to allow people to sell Chometz in restaurants!

For G-d’s SAKE!! It is unconstitutional to SELL CHOMETZ on PESACH!!

Then again, it all depends on what your constitution is!

The court went on to explain that we (the religious) can’t force our traditions and customs on others.


First of all, Israel can and does force customs on the population, and second if Chometz is OUR custom then the land of Israel also belongs to us (the traditional Jews).
There is no Jewish state without Judaism!

The proof that the State of Israel can force someone to adopt customs is the closing of shops on Yom Hazikaron and Holocaust Remembrance Day.
I am not Chareidi, I served in the army and have lost a handful of friends in battle so I hope no liberal leftist is going to start giving me lip about the fact that I don’t respect the dead!
It has nothing to do with respecting the dead. It has to do with the way the country chose to respect the fallen.
Standing like dominoes during a siren, what is that?
What good does that do for the dead?
What honor or respect does it show the fallen soldiers of Israel when the whole country comes out and stands like…scarecrows?

If Israeli society decides that the standing during a siren is the way to do it, fine, but why am I considered an infidel if I don’t accept their made up customs?

What if I have a different custom? What if my custom is to sit and learn or to say a prayer? What if I don’t adopt the imbecile ways of a new made up Israeli secular religion? Am I still accepted as a law-abiding citizen of the State?
If you live in Israel the answer is NO!
Every Holocaust Remembrance Day, the press enjoys going out to chareidi neighborhoods to film Chareidi hoodlums who enjoy the attention the press crusaders give them.
Why does the press do this every year? What does it prove?
Either the press wants to spread the hate towards religious Jews (although the Majority of religious Jews adopt the custom of standing) or the Israeli society is trying through social pressure and embarrassment to force the whole world to accept their customs or face the wrath of the press!

When it come to Chometz…well that’s a different story, the wrath is on those who are trying to preserve a law and a tradition that’s deeply rooted in the books of all books and in the real and only Jewish constitution; THE TORAH.

How is it, that after two thousand years of praying and yearning to return home, we are destroying the home we have finally succeeded in returning to?
The answer has been staring all the readers right in the face. The secular Israeli movement believed they could build an Israel that would be separate from the Jew.
This idea has been around since the birth of modern day Israel. When Hertzl had a vision of a Jewish state, it was one that was based on ethnic Judaism rather than religion.
Hertzl himself did not have to face this question since the Jewish State was still in its inception stages.
Another reason why this problem did not arise was, Jews at the time were fighting Anti-Semitism and had no time on their hands to destroy themselves.

By the time Ben Gurion was making Hertzl’s dream a reality the bout between Jewish vs. Israeli had already begun.
The Secular Israelis who despised (and despise) Judaism were working on an ethnical Jewish homeland free of any Jewish responsibility.
If you ate bagels, lox, and cream cheese then for the secular Israeli movement you were a Jew!
There was no need for religious responsibility or connection.
For this reason the idea of creating a state in Uganda was created.
Why would a Jew build his home in Uganda? How could the Zionist entity even dream of a JEWISH homeland anywhere else besides ISRAEL?
The secular movement was looking at the problem from another angle. How can the Jewish people build a state in the biblical land of Israel and stop people from becoming biblically Jewish?

Even the Secular movement understood, that when the idea of a Jewish State separates itself from Jewish tradition it becomes a ludicrous idea.
The secular Zionist movement is a ghost movement free of any historic rights, traditions, or obligations, and without historic or religious rights the movement was forced to find a desolate area that nobody cared about and Uganda fulfilled that need.

Unfortunately for the secular Zionist movement, the idea of a Jewish homeland outside the Land Of Israel was one that any proud Jew who cherished Jewish tradition was not willing to accept.

So how is it that the Jewish state is so UNJewish? The answer is simple; Israelis, not Jews, are running the country. This does not mean that the leaders are not biologically Jewish; it just means that they have chosen the Israeli over the Jewish.
The secular Israeli has succeeded on building a state….but not a Jewish one.

This battle between Judaism and secular 'Israelism' is still going on and although the secular Israeli has been fighting hard and winning several battles their ghost reign is coming to an end.
The secular Israeli has succeeded in uprooting Jewish ideas from a full generation and has been triumphant in causing great ignorance when it comes to Jewish tradition but now the younger generations are asking questions.
“Israel, what for? Why? Put my life on the line, for what?” Jewish homeland, my parents hate religion!” See you can turn a Jew secular but he will always be Jewish.

As long as this state tries to escape it's Jewish connection, it will continue to limp and struggle. The secular State of Israel will always be a dying shadow when compared to the rich and proud history of the Jewish people and traditions that have been around for over 3,000 years.


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