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It seems that God is reshuffling all the decks for the New Year, 5769. It is happening in politics, in the world economy, in international relations and, most likely, within each and every one of us.
Our support in the Likud is now very broad-based and is not at all limited to the people who registered for the Likud through Manhigut Yehudit. Our outreach within the Likud has spilled over into the rest of Israeli society. As I have written countless times before, the Likud is a microcosm of Israeli society at large. The processes developing in the Likud are also taking place throughout Israel. Many more challenges still await us as we aim for leadership of the Likud. But it is clear that the path from leadership of the Likud to leadership of the entire nation will be considerably shorter than the path to the top of the Likud has been.
We are at the threshold of a number of very important struggles. If no new government is formed soon in Israel, we will be going to general elections, which will be preceded by Likud primaries for the Knesset list. Even if a new government will be formed, its future is hazy and we will nevertheless need to prepare for Likud primaries – which will take place no later than a year from now.
If general elections are not held soon, the Likud will hold elections for the Likud Central Committee. We must prepare ourselves for this important race. The Likud Central Committee is a highly influential body. For example, when it became clear that Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal to parachute non-Likud, leftist celebrities into the top slots in the Likud would never make it past the Likud Central Committee, the proposal evaporated. Currently, Manhigut Yehudit has a significant number of members on both the Central Committee and the various other Likud committees. It is of utmost importance that we increase our strength in these committees in order to gain even more influence.
Another challenge that awaits us in the New Year is the restoration to active status of those Manhigut Yehudit people who have let their Likud memberships lapse. The Likud secretariat has decided to allow those people who stopped paying their dues to renew their membership status and will permit them to vote immediately (without serving another 16-month waiting period).
Our political activism is creating a Jewish revolution. Slowly but surely, we are bringing about a changing of the guard, ridding Israel of the tired, faithless and uninspired leadership that has led the State of Israel to date. Slowly but surely, we are transferring the leadership of Israel away from the elite that has controlled us since the birth of Zionism. We are restoring this leadership to the Jewish majority. That is why the ruling elites are trying so hard to remove me from the Likud Knesset list. They want to preserve their control, and they see me as a threat to that control.
5769 will be a revolutionary year. We are doing all that we can to prepare for the greatest revolution of all – the faith-based revolution.
We sincerely thank the thousands of Manhigut Yehudit supporters who constantly inject us with the strength to continue our struggle to provide Israel with authentic Jewish leadership. May God bless you all with a year of good health, happiness and fulfillment, and may all your aspirations become reality in the very best way.
I pray that we will have the merit to lead our nation in the coming year with genuine love of Israel and complete loyalty to God, the Land of Israel and the nation of Israel.
Shanah Tovah U’metukah.
Moshe Feiglin is the founder and president of Manhigut Yehudit, the largest faction inside the Likud party. Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership) strives to restore Jewish values, pride and integrity to the State of Israel. For more information or to order Feiglin’s newest book, The War of Dreams, visit www.jewishisrael.org.
The release of the murderers of Jews has become a fact of life. At first, they explained that it would bring peace. Today they tell us that it will strengthen the good terrorists in their fight against the bad terrorists, and that it will help the progress of negotiations. Nobody buys it, but nevertheless – as if it were some sort of heavenly decree – we continue to release them.
The answer to that is hidden in the realm of our denial of our Jewish identity. We have rejected our Jewish identity and have enlisted the cruelest of our enemies to help us be rid of it. We called it a “peace agreement,” or “separation,” or “disengagement,” or who knows what; but it is all one and the same. It is the drive to purge ourselves of the Land of the Bible and the people faithful to it, the people who interfere with our denial of our Jewish identity.
And it works. We have denied our Jewish identity to such an extent that we now tolerate the murderers of Jews. We release them time and again to preserve our illusion of normalcy.
Return to Jewish values, Jewish identity and the Land of Israel mean a return to Divine morality. Our sages expressed Divine security morality in the adage, “One who comes to kill you, arise and kill him first” (Sanhedrin 72).
It is imperative that we return to the life-giving values of the Torah. Our security culture must be motivated by the principle that potential aggressors will be attacked before they have any chance to cause us harm. The battle must move from within our cities to enemy territory. An aggressive security stance is not only necessary, but also Jewishly moral. When this principle is applied in our security culture, it will, with God’s help, bring Israel genuine and long-lasting security.
It is difficult not to laugh when the media widely reports that Kadima will act to prevent the losers in its upcoming primary from defecting to a different party. It is like holding a Weight Watcher’s meeting in the middle of a bakery. The entire corrupt Kadima party is nothing more than a party of defectors.
Those expecting our situation to improve under the leadership of Shaul Mofaz or Tzipi Livni are in for a major disappointment. The “advantage” of Olmert as opposed to his future replacement is specifically the thick smog of corruption that envelops him. The investigations taking place against Olmert have made it difficult for him to pass fateful strategic decisions. In Israel, “brave strategic decisions” are a euphemism for just one thing: the wholesale auction of the Land of Israel, destruction of settlements, and entrusting Israel’s enemies with the security of its citizens.
The new “squeaky clean” prime minister will place himself or herself at the service of those who set Israel’s national agenda (in other words, the “enlightened” leftist elite), and the spring of new peace initiatives will go into full bloom.
Israel needs a social revolution. It needs a revolution that will replace the rule of the leftist elite that undemocratically perpetuates its hold on power. Israel needs a revolution that will empower the Jewish majority to set the national agenda according to its Jewish values.
As of now, the only group making serious progress toward these goals is Manhigut Yehudit.
The preceding column appeared in the Yisraeli newspaper in July 2007. Sadly, it is just as pertinent today.
Moshe Feiglin is the founder and president of Manhigut Yehudit, the largest faction inside the Likud party. Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership) strives to restore Jewish values, pride and integrity to the State of Israel. For more information or to order Feiglin’s newest book, The War of Dreams, visit www.jewishisrael.org
“We must demonstrate against [Ehud] Olmert,” said the voice over the phone.
“Why?” I asked.
“Because he is going to give up the Golan Heights.”
“I won’t be demonstrating,” I answered. “I won’t demonstrate against Olmert or against the media, not even against the justice system. I won’t demonstrate against giving up the Golan Heights. I don’t demonstrate against the missiles falling in Ashkelon and I don’t demonstrate against the firebombs thrown all too frequently at the entrance to my hometown. And even when Olmert will announce that he is surrendering Jerusalem, I will not demonstrate.”
I don’t demonstrate because I have nobody to demonstrate against. I don’t demonstrate because the father and mother of Zionism are long dead and buried. I have no national father to yell at. I have no political mother who will have mercy on me.
I am simply here alone, completely alone – with only myself. Who will I demonstrate against? The air? I can only demonstrate against myself, and berate myself for the things that I could have done to change our leadership – and didn’t do.
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For the Jewish people, real life begins when they enter the Land of Israel. The intense experience of the exodus from Egypt (receiving the Torah and 40 years of wandering in the desert) was like a divinely inspired boot camp – preparation for entering the Land of Israel.
Our recent Torah portion of Shelach relates the tragic episode of the spies who discouraged the Israelites from leaving the desert boot camp to enter the Land. Our modern-day will to leave boot camp is not faring much better. The moment of truth is here, and our recruits are running away from the challenge. The entire world is in awe of the Godly resources that have been invested in our nation. The entire world anticipates our nation’s message – the wonder of the fusion of the divine and the mundane.
Western culture has created a religious world outside the parameters of the mundane. Eastern Islamic culture has created a religious world outside the parameters of the divine. In contrast, the message of the Jewish nation is the message of the connection between the divine and the mundane. That connection can occur in only one place – in the Land of Israel. But instead of inspiring the world with our message, the Jewish nation prefers to “admit” that the others are right – that the fusion of the divine and the mundane is impossible, after all.
The message that we are currently giving the world is that there is no such thing as the Torah of the Land of Israel, that the Torah is at most just another religion and that, like all other religions, it exists only outside of reality. Sometimes nations make mistakes. But when a nation ignores its divine destiny, the price is severe. The sin of the spies hounds us until this very day, and is repeated to this very day – particularly among the religious. While the religious will go head to head with the government to prevent the building of a highway over suspected Jewish graves (and that is fine), they will remain absolutely silent when the Temple Mount – the earthly palace of the King of the world – is plowed under. Better for the palace to remain in heaven!
And some who call themselves religious Zionists are doing no better. We proudly proclaim that religious Zionism has a new message for our nation, but in our hearts, we do not believe that the Torah that we learn is relevant outside the study halls. That is why so many religious Zionists fight against Manhigut Yehudit. They prefer their own desert boot camp, and do not understand why it spells political death.
Polls show the religious Zionist National Union party – with all its sub-parties – in a steady state of decline. The fact that the decline continues despite all the “unification” efforts to prop up the party shows that (although the leaders of the religious Zionist public may not yet feel it) the religious Zionist public is voting with its feet against the exile religious mentality. It is slowly but surely groping its way toward the Torah of the Land of Israel – toward reality and our Jewish destiny.
Moshe Feiglin is the founder and president of Manhigut Yehudit, the largest faction inside the Likud party. Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership) strives to restore Jewish values, pride and integrity to the State of Israel. For more information, or to order Feiglin’s newest book, The War of Dreams, visit www.jewishisrael.org.
Manhigut Yehudit’s Human Mosaic
To learn more about Moshe Feiglin and Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership) or to order Moshe Feiglin’s newest book, “The War of Dreams,” visit .
Manhigut Yehudit, of course, has a solution: authentic, Jewish leadership for Israel. Nothing else will work. I will have more on the growing momentum of the faith-based option following this article.
Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
By Raanan Shaked
To learn more about Moshe Feiglin and Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership), and their plan for Israel’s future – and to order Feiglin’s newest book, The War of Dreams- visit http://www.jewishisrael.org/