No Disengagement from Another Jew’s Pain

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7 Responses

  1. Jewish Observer says:

    I agree that Agudah’s efforts here should be applauded and encouraged. if we are really sincere about the actual cause of unity in klal yisroel let us not make Agudah feel “self conscious” about doing the right thing

  2. Steve Brizel says:

    This is certainly a step in the right direction. There is a lot of buzz re a parlor meeting for Kehilos HGush in the Five Towns that is sponsored by many of the rabbanim and RY and at which R Krohn and RHS will both be speaking.

  3. David Miller says:

    Excuse me? Didn’t UTJ (Agudah) prop up the government for the disengagement in exchange for money for their yeshivos?

  4. TzviNoach says:

    Maybe they want to atone for having enabled the disengagement. Or maybe they want to deflect attention from that. If you want to help through a group that’s been with the people of Gush Katif before, during and after the disengagement, try the National Council of Young Israel (www.ncyi.org).

  5. Jewish Observer says:

    “If you want to help through a group that’s been with the people of Gush Katif before, during and after the disengagement, try the National Council of Young Israel”

    but what if one wants to help through a group that is connected with daas torah?

  6. Bob Miller says:

    Which is more important today, getting urgently needed money to the victims by whatever means or attempting to shame some of the givers?

    “Where were you when X happened? But where were you when Y happened?…” ad infinitum. This divisive type of interaction is a root cause of our present exile. Get over it!

  7. YosefW says:

    David Miller wrote: “Excuse me? Didn’t UTJ (Agudah) prop up the government for the disengagement in exchange for money for their yeshivos?”

    In response: 1- Agudah in America is not affiliated very strongly with UTJ. Anyone within the community can recognize many issues in which their opinions will differ.
    2- More to the point: what does the decision about the disengagement (made by rhe Torah leaders of UTJ) have to do with helping out those dislocated?! A decision was made that this is the best move for the country; nonetheless (and all the more so) we must help out those hurt by that decision (even though they disagreed with it). There is no contradiction at all! This appeal (endorsed by the major gedolim in E.Y.) can only be applauded.

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