By Gary M. Cooperberg of A Voice from Hebron
Submitted by Ira L. Jacobson
From: Alan Dershowitz
Date: July 16, 2012 3:52:40 PM EDT
To: Richard Freer
Subject: Re: What is a Jewish Leader?
"If Jewish law were to prohibit the giving of land to non Jews in order to save lives--which it does not, at least according to Rav Soloveichik--it would not be worthy of being followed."
Thank you for forwarding to me your response from Alan Dershowitz. It is a classic example of arrogance displayed by alleged Jewish leaders who assume that they are above the rest of us, and even above their Creator!
The good professor declares, unabashedly, that Jewish Law that he personally disagrees with is not worthy of being followed! It is one thing to argue about what Jewish Law requires of us, but to unequivocally state that should the Law go against his personal beliefs it should not be followed is pure blasphemy!
Thus he places his own personal morality above Jewish Law, and only then does he make a feeble attempt to prove that Jewish Law agrees with him. He refers to Rav Soloveichik without offering any explanation. This is the work of a true demagogue.
Jewish Law certainly places life above almost anything. We are required to desecrate the Shabbat in order to save a Jewish life. But there are also instances when we are required to give up our lives rather than violate the Law. Rather than commit murder, sexual offenses, or deny our Creator, we should choose martyrdom.
War is likely to result in the death of soldiers. It would seem that Dershowitz would forbid going to war as it is clearly a danger to life. Yet our Torah has a special commandment to defend the Land of Israel by going to war if necessary.
Land for peace, and two states for two peoples, are concepts designed to defeat Israel. Nearly all Jewish governments have failed to realize this fact and attempted to make peace by giving away Jewish Land to our enemies. Not only has peace never resulted from such moves, but we were consistently rewarded with only more loss of life to terror. Look at the wonderful peace we have from Gaza today.
I daresay that were the Jewish government to act according to Jewish Law genuine peace would result. Why are we so afraid to give Peace a chance?
With Blessings from Hebron,
Gary M. Cooperberg
Project Shofar seeks to bring this message to those who choose not to see. It is incredible that the majority, both in the Exile and even in Israel, fail to see the obvious. They prefer to believe in the nonsense that we can make peace with those who seek our destruction rather than to accept the reality that with us is the greatest power in the world Who wants us to make real peace simply by accepting and demonstrating the fact that He and only He is in charge.
Gary Cooperberg is planning another speaking tour to the states in mid October. If you would like to invite him to speak in your area feel free to send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org