In this world, the truth is scarce. While there is an abundance of falsehood, there is only one “Torat Emet”. This is how G-d created the world. In every aspect, He chose only a handful. And so, He chose the Jews, who are the “fewest of all people” (Dvarim 7). And only to this few did he give the truth, so that they will cling to it, and distance themselves from the gentiles and their false concepts.
And now we have come to a generation in which not only is the entire world immersed in falsehood, but even the Chosen Nation itself which was given the Torah truth, does not recognize the truth! The truth is even absent amongst observant Jews, as the exile and it’s foreign concepts have penetrated the Yeshiva halls. In addition, the “fear of the goy factor”,which has become the ultimate halachic authority, has castrated the Torah almost entirely on a national level. The Torah dons sackcloth and ashes, as entire halachot and concepts of Torah have disappeared.
But most outrageous are the developments over the last few years: that one who insists on clinging to the vanishing truth and spreading the law which everyone else ignores – finds himself “banned” and sometimes jailed. The “halacha” has become a criminal offense in the hands of the hellenists. Basic Torah concepts are now “racism” or “sedition”, despite the fact (and because of the fact) that these halachot offer the only solution to the crucial problems of today. The non-believing Israeli governments who have no solutions are scared to death of this, and so they fight against the truth!
There was one man who stood alone his entire life spreading the truth amongst the masses. Rabbi Meir Kahane, HY”D, stood in the city squares, and screamed the truth despite all the harassment he suffered, warning the people up to the very last minute of his life, as he was shot to death while talking to Jews after a lecture.
Our destiny is to continue in his way. Without “cheshbonot”. Without”excuses”. And most importantly, without fear. In the name of democracy they can deprive the truth of it’s most basic rights – but they can never stop us from expressing it, because we are not afraid of them.
This is “Darka Shel Torah”. For years, people would tell Rabbi Kahane and afterwards continued to tell us: “Be realistic. Change a little. Hide part of the message. You won’t get anywhere this way”. But we knew that without the absolute, uncompromising truth, we will be just like all the rest – and then who needs us around in the first place! Today, as we standwitness to the cold and brutal treason of the “Great Hope”, who everyone had”built upon” over the last four years, it finally becomes clear that it is precisely the unadulterated truth without political maneuvering which represents the only light at the end of the dark tunnel we are in today. And so, perhaps out of the bitter can come the sweet. But it depends on us.
And so, we decided that this Shabbat should be “Shabbat Darka Shel Torah”, where you, too, can take part in the circulation of Torah truth. After all, we are nothing more than your messengers. We say what you think. And so we turn to all our readers and supporters this Shabbat with two requests:
- Take part in the circulation of this sheet in places where it doesn’t get to.
- Donate generously to the circulation of the Torah truth.
We are not allowed to express ourselves in the media. We also do not have the fat budgets which the government allocates to other parties to finance all the parsha sheets you see around you in your shul. But we have – You! We receive our vitality from Am Yisrael – and they get their vitality from us. Sort of like an “Issacar and Zevulun” agreement.