Jew, don’t Vote Religious, don’t Vote Nationalist, Vote Religious-Nationalist


[Be-Ahavah U-Be-Emunah – Vaera 5773 – translated by R. Blumberg]

 

Even an irreligious nationalist party – i.e., a secular party – is good.

But it's incomplete.

Even a religious nationalist party -- i.e. a Charedi party -- is good.

But it's incomplete.

An individual person has to be physically and mentally complete.

Otherwise he won't survive.

All the more so a party.

Because a party educates the Nation.

It leads it from the present to the future.

It builds the future on the basis of the present.

Secular parties are occupied with the present.

With the economy and security -- but not with eternity.

And a Charedi party is occupied with eternity.

With Torah and Mitzvot -- but not with the present.

But without concern for the present, there can be no Torah.

And without building the Land, there can be no Torah.

And without Torah, there can be no concern for the present.

Even the rebuilding of the Land will collapse.

All of the parties are good,

but a party means responsibility.

Like in the Army.

There is short range, medium-range, and long-range.

Parties are not judged based on words,

but based on deeds,

not based on promises

but based on facts.

And what we could do in the past

we can do in the future

and all the better.

Education -- we've done it.

Building the Land -- we've got.

Security -- we've done it.

Welfare -- we've done it.

That's Ha-Bayit Ha-Yehudi – "The Jewish Home”.

The home for every Jew

religious or secular

Charedi or traditional

Ashkenazic or Sephardic

Yemenite or Ethiopian

Right or Left.

The Jewish Home is large and spacious.

For dealing with the present and with eternity.

My classifications here

regarding religion and nationalism

are superficial.

The foundation of Jewish life

and of Jewish survival,

includes both.

Really, they are one.