Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Memories Long Gone

"What is crooked will not be able to be straightened, and what is missing will not be able to be counted" -Shlomo HaMelech
Nothing to me is sadder than a Jew who begs for the love of the non-Jewish nations. He is like a grabbling fool who is desperate to change who he is, yet in the end he fades from existence. It is as though he never was. Think about it. Where are the secular Jews from times gone? Where are those Jews who gave in and converted to Christianity or Islam? Where are those Jews who loved the thought of acceptance more than they loved the concept of being Jewish? Where are those Jews who hated the thought of being a nation apart? Tell me, where are these Jews who did everything that they could to be loved by the non-Jews? Show me their seed! In truth, they have departed, and their descendants are no longer Jewish. They are a like a faded memory. You do not miss a faded memory, because you do not know that you ever had it. A Jew who pursues the acceptance from the non-Jew, outside of the adherence of Torah, is like a dog chasing its tail. It’s an endeavor that amounts to nothing and in the end results only in exhaustion. The only way to be like the goyim is to cease being Jewish altogether. An apple tree does not grow coconuts, nor will acceptance for a Jew be found by abandoning that which makes him different… the covenant.









8 Comments:

Blogger Greg said...

Tovya: I certainly think so too. As if it wasn't enough to be hated by the world we're witnessing a trend in which Jews are accepting Gentile ways and attaining a new level of complete disafran-chisement from Judaism.

To keep this from happening every one of us-perhaps starting with myself-must commit to the Jewish faith with a strong heart and a love for Israel.

בתקווה,איתן

p.s. if u have a minute this morning, check out Olah Chadasha's SOS.(She's listed as Olah Chadasha/Oleh Chadash on my blog and has some interesting stuff.

1/24/2006 06:04:00 PM  
Blogger Stevin said...

Exactly!! The nations persecute, hate, destroy, create false religions and subvert Judaism (Christianity) all in the hope of dragging Jews away from the Covenant. HaShem has promised us a joy eternal if we follow the Covenant eternal.
Judaism is my faith, and everyday I'm more and more convicted to proclaim my desire to follow it, and encourage other Jews to do so, also. Lest they wallow in obscurity and destruction. Obscurity=destruction.

1/24/2006 07:22:00 PM  
Blogger Tovya @ Zion Report said...

Eitan:

I agree completely. Starting with each of us, we should all grow closer to Hashem, and keep our decsendants Jewish.

Stevin:

I agree with you completely as well. I find it odd that Leftist Jews are so anti-Orthodox, yet the only reason why they are still Jewish today is because of their ancestors who were frum.

1/24/2006 07:30:00 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Tovya: I can't for the heck of it understand leftist Jews in their repugnant hate of everything Jewish. Maybe it's the guilt complex, maybe it's just their ignorance. The important thing is that we, as right wing Jews keep believing and stay strong and united.

Forever Jewish, Eitan.

1/25/2006 02:44:00 AM  
Blogger ifyouwillit said...

As I have heard it said - assimilation is finishing the job hitler started.

1/25/2006 04:40:00 AM  
Blogger Tovya @ Zion Report said...

Eitan:

That's a good question that I am yet to find an answer for. But you are 100% right.

IfYouWillIt:

That's so true. It's just sad that so many unknown people in history assimilated, and their descendants have missed out on being Jewish.

1/25/2006 04:48:00 PM  
Blogger KevinE said...

Reformed Judaism is basically a stepping stone to assimilation. I went to a reformed "temple" one time and it was more like a Baptist Church. There were instruments and singers on microphones. There was music blasting. And this was on Shabbos! Thats why keeping traditions is so important. It has kept us together as a people.

1/26/2006 12:59:00 PM  
Blogger Tovya @ Zion Report said...

Kevin,

I agree. The organ music is what gets me. And the fact 98% of what the rav says is in english.

About the only thing that is said in Hebrew is the first part of the Shema, and maybe Kaddish if you stick around afterwards prior to oneg.

1/26/2006 08:06:00 PM  

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