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Week of 21 Cheshvan, 5767 / November 12, 2006

Editor: Boruch (Bryan) Ellison

"Issues of World War III" Survey

"What should be the Jewish and Hasidic Gentile response to the memory of former Spanish ruler Francisco Franco?" All respondents favored continuing to honor Franco, as opposed to the plans of the current Spanish government to phase out and dismantle all public honors. Most of those answering the survey question also chose to remove the Christian elements from those honors. There were no "other" answers, and only a single additional comment that essentially repeated that person's choice.

Factual Background:
In 1936, a coalition of Anarchists, Socialists, Communists, and other revolutionary radicals, grouped under something known as the "Popular Front," seized power over Spain largely through massive electoral fraud. Taking advantage of Spain's economic weakness and political instability at that time, they moved quickly to consolidate dictatorial power while legitimate Spanish authorities were still complaining about the cheating. The Communists within the coalition quickly rose to the top and began purging all leftists who would not strictly obey the Communist party line, while political opponents were rounded up and illegally executed.

Within weeks, the new Communist regime was establishing an all-pervasive secret police complete with torture chambers, concentration camps, and weapons for extra-judicial murder on a large scale. Mass murder followed, along with expropriations of businesses and other private property, looting of the national treasury and sending much of that plunder to the Soviet Union under Stalin, and public blasphemy and mass destruction of religious practice and institutions. Dead bodies were dug up and desecrated, religious people and clergy were rounded up and locked inside churches where they died when the buildings were torched, and street mobs of Communists rounded up innocent civilians for summary trials and execution.

As the chaos multiplied, Soviet generals and top military and intelligence officers arrived in Spain, where they personally took charge and directed the anarchy. Soon shipments of Soviet armaments, including guns, bullets, and tanks, were arriving to bolster the regime.

The only force left in the country that could still mount a challenge to the new dictatorship was the military. Hesitating until it was almost too late, some officers finally began a rebellion to overthrow the regime and restore the rule of law. Command of the Spanish patriotic army fell to a reluctant General Francisco Franco, who abhorred military intervention but realized there was no other way to save Spain.

President Roosevelt blocked the United States from sending any aid to Franco's army, so Franco was forced to turn elsewhere for armaments to offset the Soviet military aid going to the regime. Some limited aid was provided by Benito Mussolini, the ultra-Marxist dictator of fascist Italy at the time, and a lesser amount by the National Socialist (Nazi) regime of Germany, both pretending to want to help Franco against the Communists. But Adolf Hitler and his Nazi officials were then secretly working closely with Josef Stalin's regime in the Soviet Union, an alliance that became public just three years later. So the Italian and German forces provided little more than nominal "assistance" to Franco, instead working mainly to help the Spanish Communists consolidate their power while stalling for time and keeping Franco ineffective. In the end, Franco and the Spaniards had to fight on their own.

So at first the war was going in the Communists' favor, and Franco's forces seemed doomed. But miraculously, Franco and his men gradually began turning the tide against superior odds, and by 1939 the Communists and their Soviet commanders found themselves badly defeated — much to their incredulous surprise. The country was liberated, though only after the Communists had murdered hundreds of thousands and had laid waste to most of the country.

Shortly after Franco liberated Spain, the Nazi regime of Germany established an open alliance with the Soviet Union, and both governments jointly invaded Poland later that year and launched World War II. By 1941, the anti-Semitic stands of the Nazi and Soviet regimes were beginning to take a new form: the systematic Holocaust of annihilation of Jews throughout Europe. The Soviet Red Army began machine-gunning Jews by the tens of thousands, while the Nazi SS troops began rounding up other Jews and placing them in concentration camps.

By this time, Franco realized the true nature of the National Socialists, and he swung into action to save as many Jews as possible. He personally gave orders and supervised the drawing up of lists of tens of thousands of Jews in France and Morocco who were coming under Nazi control and faced imminent doom, and he had the Spanish government issue papers identifying all those Jews as Spanish citizens. Having placed those Jews under Spanish protection, he proceeded to threaten the Nazi regime that he would break Spain's neutrality and join the Allies in declaring war on Germany unless those Jews were released to safety in Spain. Reluctant but afraid of Franco's threats, the Nazis did, in fact, allow those many thousands of Jews to go free, and they were saved from the Holocaust.

Spain maintained its neutrality through the end of the war, thus preventing the Axis Powers from gaining access to that strategic land. After the war, it was Franco's government that tried to send supplies and armaments to the Hungarian people during their brave 1956 uprising against Soviet occupation, but he was blocked by the Eisenhower Administration in America. Franco finally passed away in 1975.

Nevertheless, Spain was rebuilt and developed into one of the world's leading capitalist, industrial economies. Repeated attempts by the Communists to destabilize Spanish society and once again come to power have continually failed. Despite subversive, often openly Socialist governments, Spain continues to receive Divine blessing. In other words, the nation has received at least 70 additional years of life (otherwise it would have fallen completely to Communism in 1936 and would never have recovered).

Spain's current government is led by a President who "formerly" belonged to the Communist Party, and who has filled top positions with fellow leftists. They're currently in no position to bring down the government and restart the chaos, but they are certainly trying to destroy the memory of widely popular Franco in the hope of weakening anti-Communist sympathies in Spain.

Relevant Torah Principles:
1) The Torah authorizes Jews to form alliances with gentile governments, even idolatrous ones, that fight against or protect from the enemies of the Jews. On this basis, the Alter Rebbe (founder of the Chabad Hasidic movement in Russia) allied his Jewish followers with the Christian, somewhat anti-Semitic Czar in order to defeat the monstrously evil Napoleon Bonaparte and the French Revolution he represented. This does not, of course, imply any endorsement of Christianity or any other idolatry, but is purely for the purpose of defeating a common enemy.

2) The Torah further instructs Jews to support whatever legitimate (i.e., non-Communist) gentile government rules over them, for that government protects Jews. Pirkei Avos ("Chapters of the Forefathers") 3:2 mentions, for example, the obligation to pray for the peace (stability) of gentile governments.

3) Non-Jews, of course, are obligated under the Noahide Laws (the commandment of Justice) to establish and maintain a system of orderly law. This includes taking up arms and fighting, when necessary, against Anarchists and Communists who plunge the system into chaos.

4) The Lubavitcher Rebbe has further noted that gentiles have an additional obligation to help protect Jews from their enemies, for the Jewish people is the "priesthood" for the entire world; it is specifically through the Jews that gentiles receive their knowledge of G-d's Law and the substance of their mission. And today, when the enemy of the Jews — Amalek — is also the enemy of all mankind, it is doubly incumbent on gentiles to fight Amalek.

The fact that Franco's purpose in leading the revolt against the Communist regime was to fulfill the Noahide commandment of Justice may itself have been a major factor in receiving G-d's blessing for success (although, as a Christian, he certainly did not know about the Noahide Laws as such). But undoubtedly the larger merit was the fact that, less than five years later, he would play an instrumental role in saving tens of thousands of Jewish lives from the Holocaust. For these reasons, G-d intervened with miracles to save Spain and grant victory to Franco, and He has blessed and protected Spain for decades since.

Without question, Jews and Hasidic Gentiles stand in solidarity in honoring Franco's memory and his legacy.

But it would also be an excellent idea to divorce that legacy from the Christian trappings that surround it. Franco's memorials are often composed of Christian symbolism, including a fancy church carved into the side of a mountain. Thus Jews and Hasidic Gentiles should also fulfill their obligation to proselytize gentiles away from Christianity into the Noahide Laws, and thus ultimately free Franco's memory from that unnecessary idolatry.

And now for this week's survey question:

Should more opportunities be opened up for women to serve in the military, including in combat positions?

(1) We should aggressively recruit more women into the armed services in all positions.
(2) Women should be able to serve, but not in combat.
(3) Women should not be allowed in the military at all.
(4) Other

If the above links don't work, send your response to survey@noahide.com and manually type in your answer.

Only one answer per e-mail address will be accepted; only e-mail addresses on our subscription list are eligible. Please send your input by Tuesday, November 28th, 2006, 12pm PST.

Subversion Alert

This week:
Confusion at the Bogus "Sanhedrin"

In recent months, the subversives working in and around the interfaith "Sanhedrin" have been generating confusion and disinformation regarding just who's in control.

Depending on which source you listen to, you'll either hear that Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz (the agent of Moscow with close ties to the Soviet KGB posing as a "Torah scholar") has stepped down as leader and has been replaced by Rabbi Yoel Schwartz (a leading agent of the Communist-front Root & Branch Association, with ties to various Communists and Communist agencies); that Steinsaltz remains officially in charge, but that Schwartz is now running most meetings; or that Steinsaltz retains his leadership completely.

The confusion results from conflicting bits of disinformation being circulated by the Communist agents in the "Sanhedrin" or in the Root & Branch network. The ongoing exposure of their subversive affiliations and agenda has caused so much damage that the Moscow-controlled "Sanhedrin" has been rendered almost totally non-functional. It now rarely issues any high-profile announcements, and has largely faded from public view while the Soviet KGB struggles to find some way to salvage the "Sanhedrin" for its interfaith, religion-merging goals. The problem is, they can't very well use the "Sanhedrin" quietly to push Marxist or ecumenical objectives when those goals are being loudly and constantly exposed.

So it seems that they haven't exactly decided who should be in charge. Steinsaltz has been caught red-handed in the interfaith merger game, and his ties to the Soviet KGB are increasingly obvious; Schwartz is weighted down with the baggage of his Root & Branch ties and his equally sinister connections to various Marxist and Communist agents. And there doesn't seem to be any other Communist agent whose subversive links couldn't be easily uncovered. Or in any case, as soon as any other phony "rabbi" would make his Marxist moves, he'd be equally exposed and neutralized.

Right now is the time for courageous rabbis to step forward and declare Steinsaltz, Schwartz, and other subversives posing as "orthodox" Jews under a ban of excommunication — while the enemy is paralyzed and uncertain what to do. The enemy's hesitation won't last forever; at some point they'll start moving aggressively, ramming their interfaith, Marxist agenda down our throats in a desperate lunge before time runs out. So now's the time to act.

(Note: The underground Communist apparatus and its aboveground tentacles are actively engaged in subversion in all sectors and institutions of society today. Its agents would dearly love to know the full extent of our information, which would assist their disinformation efforts. Consequently, we do not divulge all our facts or sources. These profiles are intended only as a warning to the wise to monitor the individuals and groups exposed here, and to avoid their influence.)

Have Some Jewish Leaders Betrayed the Torah?

A small number of "refusenik" rabbis, and a large number of rabbis endorsing JAHG-USA's PLO-defunding campaign, remain unprofiled in our newsletter. But we've decided to suspend our "Hall of Shame" and "Hall of Fame" features — for the time being, anyway. By now, you've already read numerous such profiles, and the story is nearly always the same: Those Jewish leaders who refuse to sign the PLO-defunding Proclamation never have any legitimate excuse, and sometimes they even agree with the JAHG-USA campaign. And those who do sign (who greatly outnumber, and often out-rank, the "refuseniks") have positions of leadership and authority that speak for themselves. So we don't see any pressing reason to continue these repetitive, time-consuming features, unless something unusual comes up or a reader asks about one of these leaders.

You can see a complete list of JAHG-USA endorsers and "refuseniks," together with their affiliations and the dates of their decisions, at our PLO-defunding web site. The list includes those we've profiled in this newsletter, plus many that we haven't.

By now you get the point. Most Jewish leaders, when asked, do sign our Proclamation and thereby declare that everyone — including you — is obligated to get involved in the campaign today.

You know what you have to do.

We need more volunteers to approach nervous, spineless "refusenik" rabbis to ask them why they refused, and to lobby them to change their mind. With even just a little pressure, we can quickly turn many of them to endorse the PLO-defunding campaign. Let us know that you're ready to help by visiting our volunteer page at http://www.attacreport.com/plo/volunteer.php.

Terrorism Update:

Summary of PLO-related terror attacks these last two weeks, Wednesday (November 1) through Tuesday (November 14): A firestorm of nearly 100 Kassam missiles was launched from the PLO-occupied Gaza Strip, while PLO-affiliated units of terrorists attacked indiscriminately with bombs, firebombs, rocks, bricks, and gunfire. A number of heavy gun battles ensued between Israeli troops and terrorists, with the PLO getting much the worse of it.

The PLO was directly involved in the majority of these attacks, insofar as credit was publicized. The PLO's main Fatah group attempted a suicide bombing that was intercepted by Israeli authorities and prevented. But the Fatah's Al-Aqsa Brigades participated in the gun battles against Israeli soldiers and also helped launch Kassam missiles at residential, civilian targets.

The PLO's Palestinian Authority (PA), which it tightly controls, worked directly and also with the PLO-funded and -coordinated Islamic Jihad in kidnapping and torturing at least 6 Arabs, including 2 palestinians, for failing to show enough enthusiasm for the PLO's Marxist revolution. At least one news report stated that 4 of those hostages were then murdered — the PLO's usual practice in enforcing its reign of terror over Arabs — but that report can't be confirmed as of yet.

And the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), an umbrella front for coordinating the various terrorist groups under PLO command, also attempted to organize a bombing but failed when the explosive went off prematurely. The PRC continues to hold hostage Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier kidnapped months ago.

The Islamic Jihad and Hamas, both funded and coordinated by the PLO, meanwhile launched Kassam missiles, engaged in shootouts with Israeli soldiers, and dispatched a teenage girl on a suicide bombing.

The PLO and its Fatah group not only openly conducted much of the terrorism, but their leaders publicly boasted of their plans to escalate terrorist violence all throughout Israel — and specifically against American targets. "Death to America!" they announced, declaring all Americans to be legitimate targets of terrorism.

Yet shortly after these brazen announcements, President George Bush pushed harder than ever for massive new American military aid (including guns) to those same PLO and Fatah terrorists, and to bring even more such terrorists from outside Israel into the Gaza Strip. No, we're not kidding; he actually stepped up his efforts to aid the PLO right after they announced Americans would now be targeted!

Visit our PLO-defunding site, at www.attacreport.com/plo/volunteer.php, to help pull the rug out from under George Bush's open treason against America.

Casualty count for this last week (not counting dead & injured terrorists):

(Sources: various Israeli and American news agencies)

Letters to the Editor

(Part 1 of a letter with several questions regarding Hasidic Gentile religious observance):
"…I read that Noachides may not keep Shabbat, nor even call it 'Shabbat,' but they may call it a 'Thanksgiving to [G-d].' If this is the case, may we still light any candles and have our Friday night meal, along with challah and wine? May we say 'hamotzi' without the handwashing, and what about 'borei p'ri hagafen'?…" — LW.

Our response: Without getting into all the sources and details (unless someone wants to ask more specific questions about this), we'll just give the following points as a rundown of the answers:

To be continued…

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