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Thursday, 24 April 2014

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yoav

Lazer please contact el al to send 100 emergency flites from ukraine to tel avive aborting all other of el als worlwide activities for the next 2 weeks . This is sakana gedola !! If one doesnt who will? Avot The rewards of this mitzvah is great . yoav

Mor

I read all your blogs Rabbi, and towards the end of each article you say for the Jews to come back home to Israel, but it's so difficult to live in Israel. At the end of the day, we do not have the emunah like big tzadikim. We somewhat struggle in America (which is easier to live than Israel).

Yosef

It is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY easier and cheaper to live in Israel. Just don't move to "Little America". Come up North, where life is simple. Leave your gashmius and preconceptions behind. I am living on less than half of what I needed in the US, and have a life that is immeasurably richer.

The problem is affording to make the move. With everyone in the US in major debt, jobs disappearing, and helping funds becoming more hard to come by, the doors are almost closed for US Jews.

Likewise, the real problem for Ukrainian Jews, who are even poorer, is how to fund a move. Any suggestions Rabbi?

Lori

The current administration of the US is antisemitic and slowly destroying our country. How any Jew voted for Obama is beyond my comprehension. I pray that we will be able to reverse much of the damage that has been done when this administration is gone.

S

Call yourself a freedom fighter and Obama will support you.

Rachav Davida

Amein! All Jews world wide need to come home!

Yoel B

I have no brief for Ukraine, but you may be falling for Putin's disinformation. In any case, the "highly authoratative" Global Research Centre is a hard left anti-Israel and even antisemitic site.

Here's from a "research associate" there. Yes, you read it right: Hamas is the victim:

"Israel is a serial aggressor. Its lawlessness can no longer be tolerated. Mass outrage and world pressure must build for a global campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions until its human rights abuses stop, its war crimes are punished, its occupation and colonization end, Palestinian refugees have the right to return, and the people of Gaza and the West Bank achieve their long-denied self-determination rights in an internationally recognized sovereign state, free from Israeli oppression. For people of conscience, that’s Resolution One for the new year."

http://www.globalresearch.ca/blaming-the-victims-the-dominant-media-vilify-hamas/11579

And from a few years back: B'nai Brith Canada "singles out a discussion forum, moderated by Chossudovsky [the founder and principal of Global Research,] that contains messages with such titles as 'Jewish Lies of Omission (about the 'Holocaust')', 'Jewish Hate Responsible For Largest Mass Killing at Dachau,' and 'Did Jews Frame the Arabs for 9/11?' None of the postings are written by Chossudovsky himself."

Shua Cohen

I'm sorry, but I just don't get it. Rabbi Lazar, you correctly draw attention to the rabid antisemitism that has reared its ugly head in Ukraine, and correctly urge the remaining Jews to leave that vile country. YET...you fully support the incomprehensible Jewish pilgrimage to Uman each year, which pumps hundreds of thousands of dollars, shekels, euros (etc.) into the pockets of people who hate us. I am one of those who believe that there is absolutely NO halachic or hashkafic justification for this annual trek to Uman (especially by those who make a yerida by leaving the Eretz HaKodesh to a land of tumah), and the current situation makes the case for ending this pilgrimage even stronger. You can't have it both ways. Only when you decide to support an end to the Uman extravaganza which brings thousands of Jews flowing INTO Ukraine, will you have any credibility in your call for the Jews to get the heck OUT.

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