Hachrazah 5770 Teves 1
The following is opinion and commentary by the speaker of the court. It is not a binding decision, and no vote was taken, but reflects issues currently being discussed by the court.
Informal translation from Hebrew of the 1st Teves, 5770 (18 December 2009) statement:
1 Tevet, 5770
Seventh Night of Chanukah
Actions of Rabbi Eliezer Melamed compared to those of the Maccabees
Rabbi Eliezer Melamed did not bow and he did not prostrate. One can assume that his actions will be compared to those of the Maccabees in every Chanukah.
We can rely on the grace of G-d that G-d will show the way to all the heads of Hesder Yeshivas, that they have the ability to remove the yoke of Ehud Barak, and to remove the yoke of Aharon Barak and the bloated justice system, and to remove the yoke of Barak Obama, and the Jews that ingratiate themselves to him, Hellenists both in the Diaspora and in the Land of Israel.
The Sanhedrin’s Court (Special Court for Matters Concerning the Nation and the State) declared, the week before the freeze, that the sovereignty in Judea, Samaria, and all other places in the land that have been redeemed belong to the Jewish Nation that resides in these lands. Any government which does not merit to recognize the Jewish sovereignty of these holy parts of the land, does not have an inheritance in the Holy Land, the Land of Israel, until it mends its ways. It is incumbent upon the government, as hinted by Justice Minister Ya’akov Ne’eman, to apply the laws of Torah, per the advice of the Sanhedrin (Special Court for Matters Concerning the Nation and the State), which instructed to establish in every community a court of at least three.
Everyone who wishes to serve G-d is called upon to join the authentic nation of Israel, free of the Hellenist yoke, and their foreign allies.
And to Defense Minister Barak, let it be said: Go away, darkness and blackness. You are an example of a corrupt statesman who preaches adherence to law while violating the law yourself. Barak’s (who well known for retreating), your advancement in the army was on a political basis, for your headquarters failed in stunning manner in the battle of Sultan Yaakub, which you commanded with great negligence. This cost the lives of many Hesder soldiers who gave you their trust, and paid for that trust with their lives. Since that time, all the failures of the security services have been the result of your approach which has succeeded to destroy even your political home. During Operation Cast Lead, which now was a full year ago, the boys of the Hesder Yeshivas proved that the IDF rests on their spears. In place of victory, you preferred the defeat brought by Goldstone Report, you preferred to neglect the Gaza Strip, not to finish the war, to strengthen the boldness of Hamas, and to bring the horror of Gilad Shalit. Thus you have strengthened Iran and the enemies of Israel. Now you look for a pretext to trouble their friends, throughout the Holy Land, the cradle of our forefathers, in Judea and Samaria. This is in order to please your Arab voters in your party which brought you to power, to find favor with feudal lord Barak Obama, and to win his political support for your personal political advancement.
Without hesitation and without blinking, we instruct the public to be strengthened in Torah study and to listen to the law of Torah, to be distance from the secular courts, and to continue at full speed to build eternally in all of the land of Israel.
Rabbi Professor Hillel Weiss – Speaker of the Court
Rabbi Dov Stein – Secretary of the Court
- Declaration of the Jewish Nation's sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, and Application of the principles of Torah (Kislev 5, 5770, 22 November 2009)
- Hesder – A framework for religious Zionist soldiers who serve in the IDF for longer time, part of which is devoted to Torah studies.
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