Restoring Our Faith speakers speak out on Hamas/Israel

by Lenore Broughton

So much has happened since we gathered a month ago for the Restoring Our Faith Summit. How blessed we were to be together in the hours following the worst attack on the Jewish people since the Holocaust. To hear from Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Rabbi Ari Lamm and other faith leaders and scholars as they discussed how our strength, as people of Jewish and Christian heritage, is to pray together for those in the midst of this terrible struggle and to live out what we believe.

Little did we know of the vicious antisemitism that has since invaded our cities and is particularly prevalent on college campuses. In our last letter, we encouraged everyone to sign petitions that support the dismissal of college professors who have used social media to foment hatred toward the Jewish people. Now we see Jewish students threatened and even barricaded in buildings with protestors outside calling for their death.

It is a scary time in America. We are all deeply troubled by the violence and hate we are seeing filling our streets and feel helpless to stop it.

As we learned at the summit, amid these vicious attacks and violent antisemitism in our midst we must continue to work together to restore faith in God.  The one true God, who is love and not hate, life and not death. As Meir Soloveichik wrote in a recent opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal, “Israel’s culture cherishes life while Hamas and its allies worship death.”

Many of our ROF speakers have written about the situation in the Middle East and the repercussions here in the United States.  We thought you may wish to read what they wrote.  Please see their important articles below.

Mary Eberstadt

Catholics Against Anti-Semitism

Rabbi Soloveichik

Simchat Torah and the Jewish Love of Life

Antisemitism and the Jewish Identity

Liel Lebovitz

American Banlieue

I once fell for the Columbia prof who celebrated Hamas’ massacre – he has the power to infect

Rabbi Lamm

Unorthodox Podcast: Moving Forward, Together

Gerald McDermott

Christians Have a Duty to Hate the Evil of Hamas

It is in this moment that we must come together in prayer and commitment to the truths of the Bible and reinforce these truths in a culture that seems upside down. We would also like to call your attention to the ‘March for Israel’ taking place in DC next Tuesday, November 14 hosted by Jewish Federations of North America. Read more about it here.

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  1. This won’t be a popular comment, but since you’re evoking the Holocaust perhaps you’d like to address the genocide and displacement of the Palestinians?

    • Similarly, perhaps they can explain how the Israel government had a special arrangement with Pfizer, spoken of openly by Netanyahu, using its population as guinea pigs, at best. Dr. Vladimir Zalenko, an orthodox Jew, brought this to their attention after they had “vaccinated” almost their entire population.

      • Just like most countries, right? The taxpayers in GB, Germany and the US involuntarily paid for the vaccines and the contracts in each country had similar clauses, and were required to release the pharmaceutical companies from liability. They were very questionable agreements yet the politicians pushed the so called vax on everyone. And despite the fact that the CDC knew the gene therapy shots were not only ineffective as early as July 16, 2021, they had also identified 80,000 breakthrough infections among 7 million fully vax “immunized” Medicare beneficiaries, with a 10 % hospitalization rate and a 3% death rate. And Fauci, the CDC, Biden and many others kept pushing them and still are pushing them despite the number of excess deaths. Fortunately for us, our Constitutional rights most likely kept Biden from forcing it on everyone..but he tried didn’t he, and succeeded in many instances. The critical question I ask, is who was responsible for forcing the leaders of sovereign nations to carry out their vaccine agenda.

      • @ Tyler

        And this is supposed to mean what? While I think a horrific mistake was made by Israel in jumping on the vax bandwagon, I understand their initial rationale. Everyone was scared. Videos were coming out of china showing people dropping dead on the streets. So Israel, which has 100% health insurance coverage and a complete electronic data base as well as a reasonably varied population, offered itself up to Pfizer; vax response and impacts in exchange for being early adopters of the vax(which they paid for). It was an extremely unfortunate decision imo, but it is what it is. And yes, Dr Z tried his best to get them to reconsider but they wouldn’t listen. He was a priceless human being may he rest in peace.

      • That is horrible. Pharmaceuticals must be curbed. However, similar is done here in the U.S. Unvetted vaccines, “anti-psychotics”, etc., etc. This doesn’t invalidate a country.

    • Alex

      There is no genocide of the Palestinians. In fact their numbers have skyrocketed since 1948; sort of the opposite of genocide. And displacement? There’s a lot of Arab communities both within Israel, Judea/Samaria and Gaza(100% Arab). Oh and as for “Palestinians “, that’s what they started calling themselves in recent years. In fact while some descend from people living in present day Israel, Gaza and J/S, many have migrated in there from Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and other countries, in search of a better standard of living that Israel would provide. They don’t seem to be too displaced to me. I think your antisemitism is showing.Have a nice day.

      • @ VT Independent;

        The first section of the Nuremberg Code:

        “The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject there should be made known to him the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected; and the effects upon his health or person which may possibly come from his participation in the experiment.”

        If there were ONE country on the face of the earth, VTInd., that is aware of the Nuremberg Code, which country would that be? One that “offered itself up to Pfizer,” in light of experience with IG Farben?

        “Mistakes were made” is not going to cut it, any more than the wide-eyed wonder over the mysterious 7-hour stand-down and conspicuous lack of border security on October 7th.

        What was the Balfour Declaration?

        Who was Gislaine Maxwell’s father?

        In which country is Hamas incorporated?

        “People were scared” will also not be sufficient defense. This was (is) 5th Generation warfare, and plenty of people fell victim to it. But others, like Dr. Z., who were vilified at the time of their dissent, have now been vindicated. There are now, similarly, voices in the wilderness, such as Max Igan and David Icke, who are providing different perspectives from those of the war machine that feeds on the division it sews.

    • It isn’t genocide. You’re either ignorant or lying. Over 2 million(!) Palestinians live in Israel with full citizenship. This includes healthcare, education, college if desired, etc. The violent resistance movement has been funded by Russia, formerly called “the Soviet Union”. The reason for strict, horrible measure taken by Israel in the West Bank and Gaza is the war which power brokers have perpetuated.
      I myself believed the lies for 4decades. I have 4 times been physically assaulted by fanatic supporters of Israel. They were wrong to attack physically, regardless.
      In recent years my point of view shifted due to simple research.
      You spout cliches’. Give your reasoning?

    • To Alex A.:
      Maybe you should start with the definition of “genocide”. Then let’s go to “displacement” and to wrap it up, how about “Palestinian”? Then we can discuss. Until then, it’s all a lot of lip flapping.
      According to Webster Online Dictionary:
      “genocide: the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group”
      “displacement: the act or process of displacing : the state of being displaced”
      “displace: to remove from the usual or proper place”
      “Palestinian/Palestine: region in southwestern Asia bordering on the eastern Mediterranean population 3,764,000
      NOTE: Palestine dates back to ancient times, and over the centuries its boundaries, which have mostly been unofficial, have fluctuated and have been disputed or indistinct. It approximately includes or has included what is now Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, extending eastward either up to or beyond the Jordan River. Palestine was a part of the Ottoman Empire from 1516 to 1917. It was an official entity during the period 1923–48 under the mandate granted to Great Britain by the League of Nations to establish a responsible government in the region.”
      Also note, the OED, unabridged, printed in 1933 and updated in 1961, does not even list the word Palestine, Palestinian. I know this because I own it.
      So, make your case using the accepted definitions above or use better judgement when commenting.
      Pam Baker

  2. Aside from division tactics and information warfare on this subject that has everyone distracted and raging to and fro: did anyone catch what the Pope declared this week? Did anyone notice (late term) abortion rights is Ohio? Did anyone notice the VA legislature flipped? Did anyone notice the prostitution ring busted in DC, VA, and MA? Human carnage, human suffering, and human sacrifices are going on everywhere, not just in Gaza. The globalists have one last shot to push the new world order (as Papa Bush stated many times in the early 1980’s.) Don’t mistake for one second as they are losing control, they have no qualms to slaughter millions more with tacticle nuclear weapons, bioweapons, or all out combat with explosives and military style weapons. The war is good vs. evil. The evil is infiltrated throughout the globe, but we are now down to the end game in a region where recorded time began. The fight for humanity and human dignity on all fronts is what we must focus on. Both sides need to back up and look at the big picture before it is too late for millions more here and abroad.