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Young Israel Focuses on Zionism

Jan. 20, 2008

The National Council of Young Israel, an umbrella body for 150 modern Orthodox congregations throughout North America, urged followers to focus on Jerusalem this past Sabbath.

The dissemination of liturgical and study material to member synagogues for a "Shabbat Yerushalayim" comes as the National Council has taken a lead in rallying Diaspora Jewish opposition to any concessions on Jerusalem in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

To read the full story, go to JTA.

Our comment:

We are saddened by this latest effort of the modern Orthodox movement to keep its members in the dark about the Torah subjects of exile and redemption, for their political purposes.

Jews opposed to Zionism must increase their efforts to distribute Torah material in English to the Young Israel synagogues.