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  1. Don't the Satmar blatantly reject the state of Israel?
    According to Wikipedia the Satmar believe: the Zionists violated the three oaths, and thereby caused the Holocaust, as well as all wars, terrorism, and violence in modern Israel, and most anti-Semitism around the world since that time, as a result: "…it has been these Zionist groups that have attracted the Jewish people and have violated the Oath against establishing a Jewish entity before the arrival of the Messiah. It is because of the Zionists that six million Jews were killed."
    Why would Israel want them? Aren't the Arabs bad and ungrateful enough?

    Comment by Anonymous — January 21, 2014 @ 9:43 PM

  2. prophecy being fulfilled.

    Comment by Karen Bryant — January 21, 2014 @ 11:49 PM

  3. Israel is –or at least seems to be–overrun by secular Jews, atheists, and worse than that Christians. I would like to see all of these replaced by religious Jews of any type. I won’t go otherwise.

    Comment by Shemaya Shiloh — January 22, 2014 @ 1:20 AM

  4. now i know why technology is assur – good thing this video is mindless and unconvincing – not to mention blatant am haaratzus – they can't even properly quote the passuk!

    Comment by Rabbi Joseph Kolakowski — January 22, 2014 @ 3:49 PM

  5. The oath you speak about was broken by the nations long before the mass aliyah to Israel. You got to read the 1st book of the 5 books of Moses. :Those who bless the Jews will be blessed and those who hate the Jews will be cursed. Which side to you want?

    Comment by Ronny Mol — January 22, 2014 @ 4:04 PM

  6. It's a typo baby. But, I am glad to know the video is reaching Telz! But why is it a good thing for the video to be mindless and unconvincing? As Jews, shouldn't we want the video to be effective at getting people talking again about living in Israel? I guess it was since here we are! See you in the Good Land…

    Comment by Micah Gimpel — January 22, 2014 @ 5:29 PM

  7. Micah Gimpel the Gemara in Sanhedrin 98a is very clear that Moshiach will not come until there is no Jewish State – so those of us who want Moshiach to come are not convinced by a poorly produced video – we want Moshiach and world Peace, not constant wars that have already killed over 20,000 of our brothers and sisters in vain – HY"D

    Comment by Rabbi Joseph Kolakowski — January 22, 2014 @ 5:33 PM

  8. Rabbi Joseph Kolakowski Sorry but that is not a compelling assessment of Sanhedrin 98a. The daf is jam packed with machlokes and somehow you confidently distill this one foundation of foundations. Just to caution before responding with too much gusto, Rebi Chanina states that the Moshiach will not come so long as there are Jews that are Gasei Ruach (haughty? / arrogant?). I am simply saying the source you suggest is not obviously claiming a single Jewish view on Moshiach. So with that “source” neutralized, shouldn’t the discussion focus on the value of living in the land per se? Who cares how poorly produced the video is (although I think it's quite impressive!) Does Hashem want Jews living in the Land of Israel? Does He want Jews to populate as plentiful as the stars as in the land He so promised to Avraham? If yes, then people should hope and even make efforts to move their life to Israel. If not, I would question the text of the Torah you read and wish you long, happy and healthy life in the land of your choice otherwise known as “nidachim” cast away (from the land of Israel).

    Comment by Micah Gimpel — January 22, 2014 @ 11:09 PM

  9. If they come for the right reasons, they might cahnge their orientation. Who would have thought, a decade or two ago, that a Haredi brigade of soldiers would be such a success! When you believe that you represent a Torah true perspective there is always hope. We can never give up on a Jew only because they think differently than we would like…

    Comment by Micah Gimpel — January 22, 2014 @ 11:13 PM

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