While the COVID 19 virus continues to cause havoc to the world Economies, Health services and Society at large bringing death in its wake we can’t help noticing that the Jews of the Diaspora continue to grab hold of the exile even as they experience being cut off from access to the Jewish Homeland.

They ignore the wake-up call! as COVID 19 attacks their health, businesses, and communities. They persist in disassociating themselves from their nationality while embracing assimilation and eventually loss of identity.

Surely Jewish leadership sees this catastrophe unfolding before their eyes surely they won’t allow their fellow Jews to commit national suicide while they look on in silence blind to the urgency of the moment.

Yet this is exactly what they are doing where we need resourceful leadership committed to the welfare and survival of seven million Jews we have instead leadership that misleads their charges with virtual solutions and fantasies, that has no bearing on reality as they continue to offer bogus solutions, promising a happy Jewish future in London, New York, Paris, Melbourne … when in reality the diaspora Jew is being led to annihilation.

What’s to be done before its to late for the vast number of Jews to escape the coming horror.

Firstly Jewish leadership must reverse its failed policy’s that encourage Jews to live in the diaspora and reject the outright hostility shown by so many leaders orthodox and secular alike towards making aliya to the Jewish State.

Everything else flows from that one action of Return to the Land of Israel the only place where the Jewish people can fulfill their shared destiny.

If our leaders fail to reverse course our people will continue to decay under the corrupt influence of the exile.

No Jew should think they can escape the obligation of Returning to the Land of Israel. The Holocaust is a constant reminder of that.

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)