Rabbi Avigdor Miller
His written works include
- Rejoice O Youth! (1962),
- Torah Nation,
- Behold a People,
- Sing, You Righteous,
- Awake My Glory,
- Praise My Soul,
- Exalted People,
- The Beginning (1987),
- A Nation is Born (1991),
- A Kingdom of Priests (1994),
- Journey into Greatness (1997), and
- A Fortunate Nation (2001).
Excerpts from Sing, You Righteous 46. A. Does not Zionism, or the State of Israel, present ideology which could preserve the Jewish identity?
G. Even if it did, this would be a purely artificial ideology and could not appeal to a. rational and truth-seeking mind. What right do atheists have to claim a 1and, unless by force of arms? It is not an ideology but 1111 organization, and it cannot logically demand allegiance. There is no reason, according to such an artificial ideology why Jews should not lose themselves among the gentiles by assimilation and that JS why a number of their leaders took gentile wives–. It is logical result of this lack of rational foundation that so many of the Israeli-born youth leave the country and are lost among the nations. The State of Israel presents the greatest peril to Jewish existence in history. 47. A. How is that possible?
G. Never before were Jews under the influence of such a powerful group of Jewish atheists. The Yevesekzia (Jewish communists) in Russia combated Judaism and urged assimilation, and they ruined millions of sows. But the leaders of the State of Israel speak Hebrew and proclaim themselves the true Jews, and they declare that no belief in G-d and in a Torah is necessary to be a genuine Jew.
48. A. Then gentiles who settle in the State or Israel and support it are also to be considered as Jews.
G. This is precisely what the Government of Israel is doing. To facilitate matters, they have arranged (by means of the religious Zionists) for easy conversion-procedures whereby non-Jews are certified as genuine Jews. Thus the world becomes flooded not only with Jewish atheists who speak Hebrew and are supremely confident in their genuine Jewishness, but also with an unlimited number of true gentiles who speak Hebrew and are certified as Jews by the Israel government. What Human and Titus could not do, the Israelis are attempting: the first could only attempt to destroy the physical existence of Israel, but the State of Israel is attempting to counterfeit the term Jew and to erase all boundaries between Jew and non-Jew. No true seeker is deceived by these men; it is solely the self-seekers or those who seek to escape from the Torah who have any interest in Zionism or secular Hebraism. The assimilated Jew seeks a sedative for his conscience, and he therefore welcomes Zionism and Israel as an easy and meaningless substitute for true Judaism.
Actually, the State of Israel solves nothing. All "problems" remain the same, and new ones are created.
1) The Arabian lands have been rendered uninhabitable for Jews;
2) constant wars with neighbors must be waged, incurring huge military expenditures and loss of many lives, in addition to constant peril;
3) it has exacerbated Jew-hatred in the nations, due to Arab influence and also to embroilment with the foreign policy of the nations;
4) and the proponents of the State of Israel – attempt to kindle a fire under the Jews in all lands in order to make their position untenable so that they emigrate to augment the population of the new State. (For example, Ben Gurion's statement in the N.Y. Times 4/22/1963. "Jews are in truth a separate element in the midst of the peoples among whom they live an element that cannot be completely absorbed by any nation. for this reason no nation can calmly tolerate it in its midst").
Excerpts from Awake my Glory (Chapter: The Leaders of Israel)
748. The lilliputian accular leaders and the reform rabbis have blindly led the masses into perilous paths, and it was they that poured oil on the Nazis’ wrath and turned it into a catalysm.
"They ridiculed the humble ways of the old generations and they mocked the Torah-way of placating the nations by restraint and quiet diplomacy, and thus the majority of Jewry were misled into the policy of Nationalism and of demanding their rights with vociferousness. This was at a time when most of Europe lay helpless under the feet of the evil Hitler and his allies who clustered around him. At that time these unthinking men (the Jewish leaders) rose up in their places as security in the free lands and they cast ridicule upon Hitler and enraged him by their irresponsible demonstrations and speeches and they kindled his wrath by the reckless boycott. All this was in the year 5693 (1933) when the nations where still at peace with this evil one (Hitler) and there was no way other than humility and negotiation by persuasion. But these self-ordained leader acted according to the opposite of wisdom and the opposite of the oath imposed by G-d (not to arouse the nations by open opposition), and they had a great share in arousing the frenzy of the mad dog to the highest degree. (Min Hametzar, Rabbi M. D. Weissmandl).
749. How different the results would have been had the people given car to the Torah-Sages! Following the wise precedents of Torah-history, and motivated solely by unselfish principles (unlike the demagoguery and notoriety-seeking of the Reformers and other anti-Torah elements) the Torah-leaders were successfully establishing contacts with Hitler’s lieutenants and might have rescued millions, if not for the non-cooperation of the powerful and wealthy leaders, and also because of outright obstruction (read Perfidy by Ben Hecht if you can find a copy which was escaped the attention of the Zionists). When leaders are not doves, but ravens and buzzards’ the masses are not favored by G-d’s approval.
754. The Zionst leaders together with the Reform rabbis aided substantially in the destruction of the European Jews.
In July 1938 President Roosevelt convened the Evian Conference to consider the problem of Jewish refugees. At that time a German offer was made to release Jews at $250 per person. The Jewish Agency, headed by Golda Meir, decided to ignore the offer.
At this conference, the delegation from the Jewish Agency made no effort to influence the United States or any of the 32 other participating nations to open their gates to admit German Jews.
755. When a shipload of Jewish refugees on the Danube river were refused permission to disembark anywhere, Henry Montor the leader of the United Jewish Appeal explained that they could not be allowed to sail the Holy Land because Palestine cannot be flooded with old people or with undesirables. (Feb. 1, 1940).
756. On Nov. 25, 1940 the Haganah commanders ordered the blowing up of the ship Patria in Haifa Harbor as a protest against England’s plan to send refugees to Mauritius instead of to Palestine, and thus 272 Jewish refugees perished.
757. On Dec. 17, 1942 both houses of the British Parliament declared readiness to afford temporary residence for endangered persons, but on Jan. 27 a spokesman for the Zionists stated that the Jews opposed the motion because Palestine was omitted.
758. The New York papers (Feb. 16, 1943) publicized Rumania’s offer to the 70,000 Jews of ))Trans-Dniestria(( at the price of $50 each. On Feb. 24, Stephen Wise the president of the American Jewish Congress and leader of U.S. Zionists publicly denied the authenticity of the offer and declares that no collection of funds would seem justified. The Jewish Agency in England also ridiculed the news of the Romanian offer. But Undersecretary of state A. A. Berlo affirmed privately that the Rumanian government had actually made such an offer to the State Department. Some time later, when all the Jews who could have been rescued had been annihilated, the facts of the offer were confirmed by Bartley Crum, an expert on affairs of the Near East, who declared that the 70,000 Jews could easily have been transported through Turkey by a few days travel in trucks, but the State Department had refrained from publicizing the news of the offer due to Jewish (Zionist) pressure.
759. On Feb. 18, 1943 Yitzhak Greenbaum, chairman of the Rescue Committee of the Jewish Agency declares at a Zionist Executive Council in Tel-Aviv: When they asked me: Could you not give me money from the United Jewish Appeal funds for the rescue of Jews in Europe? I said No! And I say again, No! One should resist this wave which pushes the Zionist activities to secondary importance.
760. In 1944 the Emergency Committee to Save the Jewish People called upon the United States to establish a War Refugee Board. Stephen Wise came before an especial committee of Congress to object to this proposal.
761. In 1948 President Roosevelt planned to open gates of America to 150,000 refugees, and Great Britain agreed to follow suit. When Roosevelt’s emissary Morris L. Ernst came to England, the Zionist leaders declared: This is treason. You are undermining the Zionist movement. As a result, Roosevelt informed Great Britain that the project must be abandoned: We cannot put it over because the dominant vocal Jewish leadership won’t stand for it.
762. In 1947 Congressman William Stratton sponsored a bill to grant immediate entry to the U.S. of 400,000 displaced persons. The bill was publicly denounced by the Zionist leaders, and it was therefore not passed.
763. On Feb. 23, 1956 J. W. Pickergsill, the minister of immigration was asked in the Canadian House of Commons: Would we open the doors of Canada to Jewish refugees? He replied: The government has made no progress in that direction, because the government of Israel… does not wish us to do so.
764. On July 15, 1971 the Zionist leaders, through Herman Weissman the president of the Zionist Organization of America, successfully opposed an effort in the U.S. Congress to allow 30,000 Russian refugees to enter the United States.
765. But when we turn to view the deeds of the true leaders of Israel we see an entirely different picture.
The Sages of our people, following the principles of Torah, concentrated all their thoughts and efforts on the saving of Jewish lives. The Vaad Hatzalah was organized by the Torah-leaders, and they toiled to raise money and to carry on negotiations and to send help to their suffering and imperiled brethren. They were not supported by the wealthy, they were ignored by the big Jewish organizations and they were opposed and slandered by the irreligious. But it was they, and only they, who actually succeed in rescuing many Jews and bringing them to a safe haven.
766. Had Jews in America, Canada, England, Australia, South Africa and Switzerland and elsewhere followed the Torah-leaders, the story would have been entirely different. Rabbi Weissmandl of Nitra poured out his heart’s blood in the effort to save Jewish lives, but the reform (assimilationist) and Zionist leaders of the deluded Jewish masses in the free countries turned a deaf ear to his impassioned entreaties.
767. Because the Jewish populace of Eastern Europe, like those elsewhere, had ceased to regard the ))Gedolei-Torah(( as their leaders and spokesmen (740), and they had given prestige and power to atheists and enemies of the Torah, now in their hour of bitter need they were given a taste of the bitterness of non-Torah leadership. At the famed Kastner trial it was revealed that the Zionist leaders in Hungary, in cooperation with the world Zionist leaders, had betrayed the Jewish masses and had prevented them from taking steps to save themselves by flight over the nearby border. At the same trial it was also revealed that Joel Brand, the emissary who went to meet the Zionist leaders, in Turkey and Palestine, to plead for a relatively small ransom fund to save many Jews from annihilation was deceived by the chief Zionist leaders and was maneuvered by their trickery into a British prison, where he languished in despair until all those that had sent him were wiped out.
768. Rabbi Weismandl sent urgent and impassioned appeals for small funds to stave off the deportation of thousands. The assimilationists and Zionists of Switzerland and other neutral countries and of the rich countries and of the rich communities overseas refused his request. The Reform rabbis and the disloyal, to whom the public Jewish funds were entrusted, scorned the messages which Rabbi Weissmandl smuggled out at the risk of his life, and they allowed the masses of Slovakian and Hungarian Jews to be transported to the German killing-centers.
769. It was because European Jews put their trust in atheistic Zionist leaders that these leaders everywhere became the lackeys of the Nazis in all the Ghettos. They were the machinery, which served efficiently in the task of keeping the Jews docile and of persuading and coercing them to be sent off to their deaths. No Torah leader ever cooperated with the Nazis in the destruction machinery.