They are taking out an ad in this Sunday's Washington Times with the following (this is an excerpt):
TRADITIONAL JEWS APPALLED BY CONNECTION TO ISRAEL
Traditional Jews are much troubled by the increasing frequency of references to Jewry and their supposed connection to Israel in political and media rhetoric such as was heard at the recent political conventions. Politicians seem to feel that this topic is of great interest to all American Jews and that to win the Jewish popular vote they must come out in favor of the Zionist state. Focusing on this issue only serves to inflame anti-Semitism, an historically essential component to the advancement of Zionism, while endangering traditional Jews who, as a result of the public,s mistaken belief that all Jews are Zionists, are wrongly and unfairly blamed for the deplorable actions of the secular state of Israel.
Zionism, by advocating a political and military end to the Jewish exile, denies the very essence of our Diaspora existence. We are in exile by Divine Decree and may emerge from exile solely via Divine Redemption. All human efforts to alter a metaphysical reality are doomed to end in failure and bloodshed. History has clearly borne out this teaching.
I sure agree with the rabbi when he says that "human efforts to alter metaphysical reality are doomed... " Absolutely right. This is where I go off on a rant about the christian zionists in this country. They are deliberately trying to fulfill a perceived prophecy about armageddon. They think they know what god has planned and when he plans to do it. This is so wrong in so many ways. It's dangerous and when it mixes with politics, oh baby.
It goes on and explains how Zionism is not Judaism. I don't know about all of the article because I'm not Jewish, but I would be interested as a concerned world citizen how this sits with American Jews. Most of the Jews I meet, except for the really conservative ones which are few and far between in NY, think that Ariel Sharon is out of control. ... But, Read the rest
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