Monday, March 27, 2006
A whole lot of nothing
The Agudath Israel of America is on a major damage control campaign these days. It seems like they were told off by donors for not standing up against the disengagement last year, and now they're trying hard to make up for it. At least in Israel the Agudah sold out for money for Yeshivos and child stipends, but in America what was their excuse for not standing up against it?
Now they suddenly remembered their "brothers" in Gush Katif! Here's what this week's "HaModia" had to say:
This Year your brother lost his home.
(yeah, we know, but where were you?)
He lost his job.
(what did you do about it?)
He's your brother. He needs your help.
(suddenly we're brothers?)
Agudath Israel of America GUSH KATIF PESACH FUND.
THERE CAN BE NO DISENGAGEMENT FROM ANOTHER JEW'S PAIN.
Then they go on to say that it's in answer to a call from Gdolei Yisroel in Eretz Yisroel to help ease the Pesach burden of the Jews of Gush Katif! The same Rabbonim who couldn't make it to a Tefillah rally at the Kosel days before. The same Rabbonim that were dancing on these people's blood, clarifying their so-called positions on Zionism and that the Jews in GK should rethink their priorities re: Zionism and that the Jews there were wrong to put their trust in the secular governments! The hypocrisy is just awesome!
What can I say? I'm skeptical. I doubt the sincerity of this Schnorr campaign. It's not Agudah lingo. Maybe I'm wrong, I've been wrong before.
נישט אומזינסט זיינען מיר ניט אגודיסטען