Some things are so repulsive we don’t discuss them. Some sins are so far beyond the pale we make believe they don’t exist. Some activities hidden until just a few years ago are now flaunted. There is no shame any more. The world no longer blushes. They proudly parade their abominations.
But there ought to be one place in the world which is still sacrosanct. There ought to be one people who understood that the morals of the Torah speak to Jews for all time. Despite how far Jews have fallen they ought to understand that the behavior in the holy land must be different. You would think they haven’t forgotten that Yerushalayim is the eternally holy city.
Has Zionism sunk so far that there is nothing left which is sacred? Has our people really descended to the lowest level of tumah? Are they really so far gone that there is no longer any sensitivity for the world of G-d, as has been accepted for the centuries since Sinai?
We must raise our voices in protest of the Chilul Hashem, of the profaning of that which is holy. We must do what we can to raise the level of holiness and purity among our people. We must demonstrate that this is not our way. We must raise our voices in prayer that the profanity not be a cause for further horror to rain down upon our land.
We mourn the loss of innocence, of chastity, of morality, of decency; we mourn the loss of what we hold dear. We pray that we will be able to bring up our children pure and holy in a defiled world. We pray that we will be able to hold fast against incursions which seek to undermine our virtues and dull our sensitivities to holiness, piety and sanctity.
We pray that our loyal and fidelity to Torah be inviolate and untainted. We pray that we remain uncontaminated from the poisons which seek to entice and ensnare us in terminal traps.
We pray that Hashem give us the moral strength and fiber to withstand the onslaught of all that it ant-ethical to our beliefs, teachings and customs which have held our people fast in the centuries of the exile.
(This article was written by Rabbi Pinchos Lipschitz, Editor in Chief Yated Neeman.)