| February 19, 2008
To His Excellency Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah
To the Distinguished People of Lebanon
May the Almighty's blessings be on all of you, your families,
and all our esteemed brethren in Lebanon.
We speak to you as the voice and messengers of true Jewry — the
Jewish people, true to the Almighty's Torah, from around the
Less than a month has passed since we have addressed an
open letter to Dr. Al-Zahar, and the people of Gaza and the
rest of Palestine.
In this letter, with the help of the Almighty, we expressed
our hurt, sorrow and frustration in regard to the atrocities
perpetrated by the wholly illegitimate (according to the laws
of the Torah, the Jewish Law) state of "Israel."
We stated that we have addressed Dr. Al-Zahar personally
to offer our condolences and commiserate with his loss. We
further stated that in truth we should be offering our condolences
to every family that has incurred a loss through this evil
entity, the Zionist state of "Israel", but tragically the list
of victims is daunting. What we should have stated is that
we should personally write and personally visit each and every
inhabitant of Gaza and the entire Palestine to express the
feelings of our hearts and our entire being, our sorrow, felt
at the suffering of this innocent nation at the hands of an
entity that is declared, ruled, and sealed by the Holy Torah
and our Rabbinical authorities, as totally forbidden.
Furthermore, all the Palestinian people, their relatives
and offspring, spread out around the globe, must hear and feel
our empathy, our support, our constant and intense prayers
offered up to the Almighty, for them. For after all, we know
that every one of these people has been deeply affected by
the Zionist State.
Your Excellency, Sayyed Nasrallah, our feelings in regard
to the people of Lebanon, are exactly the same.
We have heard you speak just recently at the funeral of
the assassinated Mr. Imad Mughniyah and many times previously.
Hence, we know that you and your organization are deeply aware
that there is a distinct difference between Zionism and Judaism
and that there is a large segment of Jewish people, whether
in occupied Palestine or throughout the world, who are entirely
opposed to Zionism and the state of "Israel".
Further, a delegation of our Rabbis were guests in your
magnificent country of Lebanon, and were hosted by your organization,
the Hezbollah. We were there to attend the Conference of the
International Union of Parliamentarians for the Defense of
the Palestinian Cause.
The respect and graciousness that was extended to our group
was beyond exemplary. At that time, thanks to the Almighty,
we had the opportunity to see and experience at first hand,
the fact that the Arab and Muslim people despite their long-suffering
at the hands of Zionism have not fallen prey to the influences
We were confronted with love and friendship wherever we
turned. Concern for our comfort was the first priority of every
individual, wherever we traveled throughout Lebanon. Only then,
after these good people were assured of our well-being, were
we shown the suffering that they have incurred through the
Zionist occupation. To our surprise and to their praise, this
was all shown to us, without any accusations directed at our
Rabbis or the Jewish nation.
The Muslim and Arab people obviously still remember that
we don't have a religious conflict and that we have co-existed
in harmony for hundreds of years. Many obviously understand
the difference between Zionism and Judaism.
May we just mention three very moving experiences that we
had in Lebanon that has left an indelible impression on our
We went to the former Khiam detention center and saw the
shocking tortures that the Lebanese have suffered so many years,
and that the world ignores. (We have heard that the Zionists
destroyed this detention center entirely in the recent incursion
in Lebanon to obliterate any memory of these tortures.)
We visited the sad confines of the Sabra and Shatila refugee
camps; we spoke to the Palestinian people there and lit candles
at the Martyrs Square, where the infamous massacre was perpetrated.
At these two places our tears flowed at these needless and
tragic sufferings that are ongoing and are contrary to any
logic or human rights (which we refer to as Godly rights).
Then we had the opportunity and the privilege of holding
a demonstration against Zionism and the state of "Israel",
right across the Zionist occupation, at Fatima's Gate, the
connecting point of Lebanon and the Zionist occupation. Of
course, many of our brethren who reside in the Zionist occupation
constantly demonstrate against the state from within at great
personal cost. They are brutally beaten or arrested, etc.
Also, we want to make you and our brethren, the people of
Lebanon, aware that after the recent Zionist attack on Lebanon,
Jewish people throughout the world joined in demonstrations
in support of the Lebanese people. In Canada, U.K. and the
U.S. we of the religious Jewish community had our Rabbis speaking
at almost all the main rallies to express our vehement condemnations
and opposition to the cruel and murderous attack on Lebanon.
This was beside the demonstrations that were orchestrated solely
by our Jewish religious communities globally.
We now turn to Your Excellency, Sayyed Nasrallah ever so
humbly, and ask you to accept our words and to convey these
words with the following message to the citizens of Lebanon
and to the Palestinian people in refugee camps in your country.
May we reiterate that we speak to you as the voice and messengers
of true Jewry — the Jewish people, true to the Almighty's
Torah, from around the world.
Although we are limited in the means of expressing our deepest
and true feelings, by the barriers of words, nevertheless,
the Jewish people humbly offer to you and all of Lebanon, Gaza
and the entire Palestine, a few words, to attempt to convey
our support, deepest sorrow and heartfelt sympathy that we
all feel for you, in this present tragic and traumatic time.
Once again may we state it would be only proper and fitting,
that we personally write to and address each and everyone who
has fallen victim of the Zionist state of "Israel". Unfortunately
and how tragic, the list of victims is daunting.
May our few and humble words be a message of consolation,
friendship, loyalty and support to you, the people of Lebanon,
and to the people of Gaza and the entire Palestine.
True Jews around the world, of course including in the entire
Palestine, never have and with the help of the Almighty, never
will accept the ideology of Zionism and never will recognize
the realization of its heretical plan, the state of "Israel".
Our sole bond is with the Almighty and His Torah. Our sage's
state that we are required to emulate the Almighty, "just as
the Almighty is compassionate, so are we to be compassionate."
We always have and always will, with the help of the Almighty,
remain unaffiliated and estranged from this aberration and
the will of Satan, "Zionism and the state of Israel".
May we remind you, that the Almighty has clearly and explicitly
commanded us, the Jewish people, since the destruction of the
temple, around two thousand years ago, to be humble and loyal
citizens in every country in which we reside. Furthermore,
we are not to rebel against nations, we are not to attempt
to end our exile. We are forbidden to create our own state
or own entity.
We are to pray for, yearn for, and wait patiently for, the
day when the Almighty will reveal his glory throughout the
At that time, all humanity together, will go up to the Holy
Land, in harmony and brotherhood, to serve the Almighty in
joy and peace.
Around one hundred years ago, the Zionists began arriving
in Palestine in order to bring to fruition the realization
of their dream, the transformation of Judaism from a religion
into a nationalism. And so began the sorrowful and bitter history
of the rebellion, the mutiny against the Almighty, which eventually
evolved into the illegitimate state of "Israel".
Since the creation of the state of "Israel", the Palestinian
people and at a later date, the Lebanese people have continuously
suffered indescribably. They have been oppressed, beaten, murdered,
humiliated, displaced and expelled.
Although, this letter and the present moment, is not the
proper place and time to delve into the issue of our personal
suffering at the Zionist regime's hands, still we feel it is
necessary to bring these facts to the Arab people's attention.
Our sages state that to know that many people share ones suffering,
alleviates the suffering somewhat. Also, it is to demonstrate
to all, the sincerity in our opposition to this tumorous growth
on the Jewish nation — the so-called state of "Israel".
Therefore, let us state that since these sinners and atheists,
Theodore Herzl and his cohorts, raised their repugnant voices
in promulgating their ideology of the devil, the heresy of
Zionism, Jewish people too, have suffered indescribably both
physically and spiritually at their hands.
Our G-d fearing brethren throughout the entire Palestine,
have been and are continually beaten,
murdered, imprisoned and oppressed, since
the beginning of Zionism up until today(2).
They are and have always been the victims of these same perpetrators
of evil, who are oppressing the Palestinian
and Lebanese people.
Let it be known that our true leaders, the Rabbis and Sages
in Palestine, the Middle-East, Europe, and throughout the world,
have vociferously and most fervently expressed their total
opposition to Zionism and the state of "Israel", since its
inception. They have decried and condemned all the evils that
it has wrought, the oppression of the Palestinian people, and
more recently the Lebanese people. They have decried the oppression
of the religious Jews and the state of "Israel's" constant
attempts, at eradicating and destroying anything that is G-dly
and religious. They have tirelessly and fearlessly publicly
demonstrated, at great self sacrifice, their opposition to
this rebellion against the Almighty.
Countless edicts have been issued from our saintly leaders
requiring the Jewish people, true to the Almighty and His Torah,
to distance and estrange themselves from this sinful and illegitimate
state of "Israel" and all the evils that emanate from it.
Thank the Almighty their message has been heard around the
world by many God-fearing Jews and they have obeyed. What's
more, untold thousands have stood by their Rabbis and many
thousands continuously demonstrate fearlessly, till today,
throughout occupied Palestine and throughout the world, against
the state of "Israel".
All of the above is well documented, but stifled by the
powers of the Zionist media control and
by the intimidation of all who dare to confront or reveal the
One more issue is important to mention, beside the many
commandments in the Torah of doing good and the requirement
of emulating the Almighty "just as He is compassionate, so
must we be", and besides the clear prohibitions against Zionism.
We are exceptionally sensitive to the Palestinian and Lebanese
people's plight, for we the Jewish people, have just recently
experienced extreme discrimination and all the tragic sufferings
in the concentration camps in Europe. Our close relatives have
suffered indescribably and died there. Also we know and have
experienced what it means to be displaced as we have all been
uprooted from our original homes and dwellings throughout Europe.
This of course compounds our understanding and feelings for
the Palestinian and Lebanese suffering.
To date, it seems to our human and limited comprehension,
that this evil entity, the state of "Israel", will, G-d forbid,
never cease to exist and it will continue to exude its evils,
on the innocent and G-d fearing people under its control.
However, remember and comfort yourselves, our brethren in
Palestine and Lebanon, there is a great and exalted, benevolent,
Master of the Universe, who truly controls the world. He can
and will end this suffering!!
In the Torah it states, that transgressing against the Almighty,
will not be successful. This state of "Israel", according to
the Almighty's Torah, must and will eventually end.
Let us all pray and beseech Him, to bring about the total,
peaceful and speedy dismantlement of this illegitimate state
soon in our days. With the Almighty's benevolence, may He make
this happen, without any further pain or suffering. Amen.
Please convey this message to each and every one of your
brethren suffering under this oppression of "Zionism — Israel".
Especially important, please convey this message to the bereaved
relatives of the fallen victims, the wounded and maimed, and
most certainly to the ones languishing in Israeli prisons and
to the ones lying in pain in hospitals.
Convey to them our solidarity and words of comfort and support.
We are humiliated by the actions of those who use our name,
and our hearts are rent by what is happening to them.
We implore you to convey the message to the people in Lebanon
and Palestine, that there are untold thousands of Jews worldwide
and in Palestine who stand with you and who entirely oppose
Zionism and the state of "Israel" and bear no responsibility
for the actions of the Zionists. Educate your people that when
you meet Jewish people, do not consider them your enemy. We
all serve the one God.
Once again, we constantly pray — worry and hope for
May we merit to see soon in our days, the total, speedy
and peaceful dismantlement of the state of "Israel".
May the Almighty bring upon us the words of His prophecies
when all men will serve Him in harmony, peace and joy. Amen.
Very truly yours,
Rabbi Moshe Dov Beck
Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss
Rabbi Meir Hirsh
Rabbi Ahron Cohen
Washington, DC - 12 Aug 2006 - http://www.nkusa.org/activities/Demonstrations/2006Aug12DC.cfm
Montreal, Canada - 06 Aug 2006 - http://www.nkusa.org/activities/Demonstrations/2006Aug6Montreal.cfm
London, England - 30 Jul 2006 - http://www.nkusa.org/activities/demonstrations/2006July30London.cfm
New York City - 28 Jul 2006 - http://www.nkusa.org/activities/Demonstrations/2006July28nyc.cfm
Jerusalem, Palestine - 27 Jul 2006
Washington, DC - 25 Jul 2006 - http://www.nkusa.org/Activities/Demonstrations/2006July25DC.cfm
Toronto, Ontario Canada - 21 Jul 2006 - http://www.nkusa.org/activities/demonstrations/2006July21Boston.cfm
New York City, NY - 18 Jul 2006 - http://www.nkusa.org/activities/Demonstrations/2006July18IsraeliConsulate.cfm
3 For some of the information and photos see: www.nkusa.org