A Letter to the Jews of the Diaspora

Dear Jews of the Diaspora I have been thinking about you and I can’t escape a recurring thought. Why are you still there? What are you waiting for? Surely 73 years is long enough for you to make arrangements to come home and if that’s not long enough then the last 2,000 years surely have been long enough.

Yet there you sit comfortably if somewhat anxious in your chosen exile. Seemingly oblivious to the upheavals about to descend on your self-satisfied communities. Your countries of choice are raising their voices in opposition to the State of Israel and more recently voicing their dissatisfaction with you dear Jew of the Diaspora. Seriously are you willing to gamble your lives on the Galut? Do you really think things have changed for the better? Can you risk history will not repeat itself with all the horrors of the Nazi nightmare?

The odds are not in your favor nor are they likely to be. This is a time for courage and audacity a time to go home to Eretz Israel. The window of opportunity does not stay open forever who knows how long before it closes on a desperate people.

You must choose between staying in someone else’s home as a guest who has overstayed his welcome and coming home to your land avoiding impending catastrophe in the Galut.

The choice has always been yours while the commandment has always been an obligation.

Its time to go home.

Yours Sincerely, a concerned Jew

Yosef Yigal Drever

Yosef Yigal Drever and Sylvia Drever co-founded Achdut HaLev in 2006 to reach out to the Jewish community's around the world providing support in learning Torah and promoting the 'Return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel.' Yosef Yigal made Aliya in 2014 while Sylvia his wife is an Israeli. In late 2014 Achdut HaLev concentrated all its resources towards Aliya and the rebuilding of Eretz Yisrael. Excluding none and embracing all. The commandment to settle the Land of Israel is equal in importance to all the Torah Commandments all together: (Sifri Deut 12:29)