Jews Of The Diaspora In Critical Meltdown!

It’s been 67 days since the horrific attack of October 7, where some 1,300 Jews were slaughtered at the hands of Nationalist Arabs bent on killing and raping as many Jews as they could find.

Since then, a bloody conflict has raged between the Jewish State and Arab Nationalists in Gaza and on Israel’s northern border. The end is not in sight; however, the beginning of the end is on the horizon.

One of the consequences of October 7 and its aftermath has been the impact on Jewish life in the diaspora. Jews have been traumatised by the extreme Jewish hatred shown towards them by a large percentage of their fellow citizens in Western countries. They are confronted daily by hysterical social discrimination and every form of moral discouragement. Seventy-eight years after the Holocaust, Jews felt relatively secure in a more tolerant but also more ambivalent atmosphere where Jews felt at home.

This moment of tranquillity in Jewish history has come to an end and left many Jews asking why this has happened. How could this happen? In the main, they are a generation that lives the Holocaust vicariously and believes it can’t happen again. They believe they have taken every conceivable step to fit in with gentile society consciously and unconsciously. They have adopted the values of their environment with unheard-of rapidity and success. Yet once again, it has all proved to be unavailing.

They now experience that uneasy feeling their grandparents knew as a daily reminder that they are only here under sufferance until the host country rolls up the welcome matt. They now know that they are despised by the outer world.

What was once only whispered by those harbouring an uneasiness, which rational argument failed to dispel, is now bubbling to the surface and permeating daily discussion where once the unwanted truth lay concealed, which was better not mentioned yet this reticence to confront the truth of Jew-hatred just lying beneath the surface is the centre of the entire problem. The diaspora is built on a lie and survives through Jewish collaboration with that lie. The diaspora is Exile and not a homeland. The hosts are turning upon them and pursuing them with growing ferocity. Todays Jew can’t understand this, they are so thoroughly identified in their own minds with the natives that these outbursts of Jew hatred seem gratuitous and cruelly unjust. They harbour a deadly illusion that they are truly part of the gentile country they live in.

Tragically, their illusions are being shattered, and they are at a loss for what to do. Yet, there is an answer to their dilemma. Moving to the Jewish State of Israel will liberate them and vanish the dark hour that is descending on the world. It’s time diaspora Jews believed in the validity of the Israel solution and stopped using the arguments against Aliya as an excuse for averting their thoughts from difficult choices.

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)