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Rabbi’s Blog: In Good Faith...

01/24/2024 07:03:42 PM

Jan24


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Dear OZ family,
 
The media is reporting about negotiations that are underway for the release of Israeli hostages in Gaza. We can expect Israel to be presented as the hardliners preventing a deal from being made. We can expect Arabs who are being held for acts of terrorism to be held as moral equivalents with Israeli hostages. Israel is expected to bargain in good faith with Gazan leaders who promise to visit Oct. 7th on Israel again and again. Israel is expected to bargain in good faith with leaders who speak in Arabic to their own people, how they will never recognize a Jewish State, and that they will never relinquish the struggle to drive all Jews out of Israel. Those in academia who call for the eradication of Jews from the “River to the Sea” side with these murderous leaders. Make no mistake, an Arab presence from the River to the Sea is genocide for the Jews. All you have to see to know that are the large signs that appear in front of Arab towns that warn Jews to turn back, because if a Jew drives into the town they will be killed. Israeli hospitals are filled with Arab doctors and nurses, Israeli courts have numerous Arab judges, A Muslim woman recently won the Miss Israel contest, and I can go on and on, and academia, media, and hundreds of anonymous government staffers call Israel apartheid. It’s Orwellian.
 
We cannot be silent as Israel is daily maligned. I am attaching below a list of politicians that need to hear from us. Let them know that Israel cannot be pressured into concessions with an entity that is still sworn to her destruction. I have also included below a list of soldiers who have been killed. The ration to the American population is like losing 10,000 soldiers and having 20,000 seriously wounded in a short time. These numbers are devastating, and we must redouble our efforts to help Israel in her time of need. If you can’t make it with us on our mission in February, please donate generously to the Israel advocacy fund, that will be distributed to the most needy places in Israel. Donations can be made to the OZ Chesed Fund and earmarked for Israel.
 
Stay well and be safe
 
Rabbi Allen Schwartz
 

 
Rabbi Allen Schwartz
Congregation Ohab Zedek
118 West 95th Street
New York, NY  10025-6604
Phone 212.749-5150, ext 200 
E-mail ras@ozny.org
Website:  www.ozny.org

 
Courage and bravery: These are the 221 soldiers who heroically fell in the war:
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A list of the New York Congressional Delegation:
 
1st
R
1530 LHOB
(202) 225-3826
Armed Services|Homeland Security|Small Business
2nd
 
 
R
2344 RHOB
(202) 225-7896
Financial Services|Homeland Security|Ethics
3rd
 
 
- Vacancy
R
1117 LHOB
(202) 225-3335
 
4th
 
 
 
R
1508 LHOB
(202) 225-5516
House Administration|Homeland Security|Transportation and Infrastructure
5th
 
 
D
2310 RHOB
(202) 225-3461
Financial Services|Foreign Affairs
6th
 
 
D
2209 RHOB
(202) 225-2601
Appropriations
7th
 
 
D
2302 RHOB
(202) 225-2361
Financial Services|Natural Resources|Small Business
8th
 
 
D
2433 RHOB
(202) 225-5936
 
9th
 
 
D
2058 RHOB
(202) 225-6231
Homeland Security|Energy and Commerce
10th
 
 
D
245 CHOB
(202) 225-7944
Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Fed Govt|Oversight and Accountability|Homeland Security
11th
 
 
R
351 CHOB
(202) 225-3371
Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic|Ways and Means
12th
 
 
D
2132 RHOB
(202) 225-5635
Judiciary
13th
 
 
D
2332 RHOB
(202) 225-4365
Appropriations|Budget
14th
 
 
D
250 CHOB
(202) 225-3965
Oversight and Accountability|Natural Resources
15th
 
 
D
1414 LHOB
(202) 225-4361
Financial Services|Select Comm on the Strategic Competition US and China
16th
 
 
D
345 CHOB
(202) 225-2464
Education and the Workforce|Science, Space, and Technology
17th
 
 
R
1013 LHOB
(202) 225-6506
Financial Services|Foreign Affairs
18th
 
 
D
1030 LHOB
(202) 225-5614
Armed Services|Transportation and Infrastructure
19th
 
 
R
1207 LHOB
(202) 225-5441
Agriculture|Transportation and Infrastructure|Small Business
20th
 
 
D
2369 RHOB
(202) 225-5076
Energy and Commerce|Science, Space, and Technology
21st
 
 
R
2211 RHOB
(202) 225-4611
Armed Services|Education and the Workforce|Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Fed Govt|Intelligence
22nd
 
 
R
1022 LHOB
(202) 225-3701
Education and the Workforce|Transportation and Infrastructure|Science, Space, and Technology
23rd
 
 
R
1630 LHOB
(202) 225-3161
Agriculture|Oversight and Accountability|Rules
24th
 
 
R
2349 RHOB
(202) 225-3665
Science, Space, and Technology|Ways and Means
25th
 
 
D
570 CHOB
(202) 225-3615
Appropriations|House Administration|Joint Committee of Congress on the Library
26th
 
 
 
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