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The Road to Peace: Part 2

Talk Like a Jew

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The Road to Peace: Part 2: Talk Like a Jew

The nations of the world are watching and waiting: “When will Jews begin to say what they’re really thinking about the Land of Israel?” When a Jew starts talking diplomatic jargon, begging the nations to take more and more land, thinking that in this way he’ll find favor in their eyes – the non-Jew doesn’t believe him, because he’s not talking like a Jew.
Land for "Peace", Lubavitcher Rebbe
The Road to Peace: Part 2
Talk Like a Jew
Disc 96, Program 384

Event Date: 19 Kislev 5742 - December 15, 1981

The nations of the world are watching and waiting: “When will Jews begin to say what they’re really thinking about the Land of Israel?” When a Jew starts talking diplomatic jargon, begging the nations to take more and more land, thinking that in this way he’ll find favor in their eyes – the non-Jew doesn’t believe him, because he’s not talking like a Jew.

The facts are: No peace was achieved by the handing away of vital security resources in the Camp David Accords. The only thing achieved is more pressure on Israel, because no one wants to make peace with someone who is weak. If Israel wants to be respected on the international stage, then it must have actual, not merely theoretical, strength.

May it be that Jews will reconnect with the soul of Torah, and fulfill G-d’s commandments in action. Then we will witness, even while still in exile, the fulfillment of the verse: “When you follow My decrees and observe My commandments and perform them... I will set peace upon the Land.”

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