The Exiled Mentality = Mediocrity, Inferiority and Complacency.

This mediocrity, inferiority and complacency become narrower as the diaspora Jew accustoms themselves to the non-Jewish host culture. It has the bitter taste of death, a cemetery for the dispossessed. They do not recognise that the exile is a descent into the grave, and no matter how many times the gentile world pounces on the Jewish carcass to devour the last shred of flesh, they persist in holding on to the beast of prey, somehow trusting the leopard has changed its spots.

One day it’s the Golden era of Spanish Jewry. The next Poland, a Jewel in Torah learning and now the gulden medina the United States of America, where every Jew is free to assimilate and disappear into the great American dream.

Two thousand years of exile have dulled their senses, and they cannot free themselves from the Galut, weighed down by the exiled mentality that whispers so quietly, Jew, you are our guest. You must behave yourselves if you wish to continue living at our pleasure.

Consequently, Jews have become slaves of gentile culture and refuse to acknowledge their mission in this world and the future Messianic Kingdom.

They fail to realise that the initiative and merit required to bring this Kingdom about rest with them and their brothers and sisters already living in Eretz Israel.

They cannot comprehend their unwillingness to go up to the Promised Land prolongs the exile and places every Jew at risk. They are blind and deaf to the Gemara Ketubot 110b where the sages teach: A man should always choose to dwell in Eretz Yisrael, even in a town inhabited mostly by non-Jews, rather than in a town abroad, even if it is peopled chiefly by Jews. This is because he who dwells in the Holy Land is considered to have a God, while he who lives outside of the Land is as one who has no God.

Jew of the Galut how much longer will you refuse to leave your homes and businesses and the material comfort that has seduced you into believing the exile is your real home.

If you only realised that returning to the Holy Land would hasten the actuality of all our hopes and those of the forefathers, Avraham, Yitzhak, and Yaakov, indeed their voices echo down the centuries to our time and engage us, the Jewish people, to embrace the obligation to go up to Israel.

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)