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Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 10:00 am

Throughout history and over thousands of years, there always seems to be someone or some group or some government that desires to wipe us out. The startling reality of that fact was recently demonstrated by Rabbi Yerachmiel Milstein during a Discovery program at the Scottsdale Hilton. He pointed out that the two oldest existing calendars belong to the Jews and the Chinese. A few thousand years ago, both Chinese and Jews numbered approximately 11-14 million people. Today, there are approximately the same number of Jews while there are now approximately 1.5 billion Chinese. While our enemies have not succeeded in totally destroying us, we have been prevented by evil perpetrators from becoming as multiple as the stars, as promised in the Torah.  

I believe most people would agree that the current biggest threat of Jewish destruction comes from Iran, which repeatedly threatens to obliterate Israel and kill all Jews.  The current and ongoing nuclear deal with Iran seems to have brought out the best and the worst in our American Jewish communities and its rabbinic leaders. The reaction to perhaps the most serious existential threat to the Jewish people since Hitler has been quite stunning.

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1 comment:

  • CGoldberg posted at 6:54 pm on Wed, Sep 30, 2015.

    CGoldberg Posts: 47

    Thank you, Chaim Jablonowski, for writing this. Far too many Jews, including all those Reformed rabbis you mentioned, have learned precisely the wrong lesson from the Holocaust. They think the lesson is always to come to the aid of "minorities" who appear to be suffering from discrimination, even if it obviously detrimental to Jews. That is why so many Jews support the massive migration of Moslem immigrants to America and to Europe, even though those Moslem immigrants bring with them all the baggage of Islamic supremacism, separatism and antisemitism. That is why so many Jews continue to vote Democrat even though the Democratic Party long ago sold out to the antisemitic leftists and Moslems.

    As you say, the greatest threat to the existence of Israel is Iran,. However, we must add that it is not really Iran that is the problem. Under the Shah, Iran was Israel's friend. In 1979, Iran was forcibly converted into The Islamic Republic of Iran which openly states its adherence to the Koran which requires war against the Jews and war to spread Islam to the entire world. The second greatest threat to Israel and the Jews comes from the Sunni Moslems, especially from the Muslim Brotherhood and its derivative terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda, Hamas and, now, ISIS.

    The religion of Islam is inherently and irremediably antisemitic. Islamic antisemitism comes straight from the Koran and the sayings of their prophet, Muhammad which are taught and preached to one degree or other in every mosque. That is the source of the threat to our existence.

    The proper lesson from the Holocaust, which every Jew should have learned, is, as you wrote, "If we don’t speak up against those who seek to destroy us, we could be destroyed." Those millions and millions of Moslems who follow the jihadist doctrines of Islam are the ones who seek to destroy us. We must speak up against them.