Thursday, January 8, 2015

What Is A True Jewish Leader? by YJ Draiman

What Is A True Jewish Leader?

The Torah (The Jewish Bible) clearly expresses the true character traits necessary for leaders of the nation. It is not great rhetorical skills that will help a person succeed in leading "The Nation of Israel". The gift of self-expression is not a necessary component in the skill set of national leaders.

A Jewish leader is one who is meant to represent the nation as a whole, externally and internally, expressive ability is no more than an impressive external trait that occasionally has the power to cover for an internal void. That is not what sets apart the leader of the Jewish nation. A Jewish leader must have the ability to withstand external pressures and protect his people and the Jewish nation at all times.

The Jewish nation that appeared on the stage of history thousands of years ago did not begin as a nation with an impressive external appearance. On the contrary, for long periods, the Jewish people lacked military and political abilities. However, since its inception, the Jewish nation has represented a huge world of moral, ethical and just values, values which the entire world learned, some more and some less, and spread to cultures everywhere throughout the world .

A leader of the Jewish nation is not meant to stand out as having an impressive external appearance, but rather a significant internal appearance that also expresses the special characteristics of Jewish culture and humility. Moshe (Moses who lead the Jewish people out of Egypt, after hundreds of years of slavery and oppression. Moses who lead the Jewish people during their Exodus from Egypt, were attacked by various nations. Hence, the Jewish people had to learn how to defend themselves. Thus with the help of the almighty they were victorious), the Jewish nation’s first leader Moses, was “heavy of mouth and heavy of tongue,” and with this he signaled for us the correct path and the worthy considerations which should guide us as we choose our nation’s leadership.

A true leader of Israel has to lead from a platform of absolute faith. He cannot be just a politician. He has to embrace the history of the Jewish people and Israel. A leader of the Jewish nation has to understand what the Jewish people had to endure for thousands of years and still endure today in order to survive.

A true leader must act from a foundation of humility and perseverance; understanding the welfare of Israel and the Jewish people should be the foremost reason before any action is taken. One must lead by action and example and not by rhetoric.

A faithful Jewish leader must be one who will not compromise Jewish values.

YJ Draiman

A true leader of Israel has to have fortitude and determination to overcome internal and external obstacles!

He must stand relentlessly behind the defenders and supporters of Israel.


  1. The Arab/Palestinian Terrorists aka "Palestinians"
    Israel is at war for its very survival. Our enemies are sociopaths, pathological liars. There is absolutely no way to negotiate a "peace" with them, because PEACE is the antithesis of what they aim for.
    The irony is that when they do tell the truth, people all over the world, including Israel interpret their words into a very PC politically correct distortion. The truth is that the two main so-called Palestinian sic "political groups," Hamas and Fatah are really the same in terms of ideology. They both promote terror against Israel and Jews. They have no desire to live in peace with the State of Israel. When they express support for the "two state solution" it is to create such a weakened Israel that totally destroying it, Gd forbid, wouldn't be a problem.
    You cannot make peace with people who promote terror and violence, teach their children from childhood to hate and become suicide bombers.
    It is time to expel the Arabs to where they came from, the neighboring Arab countries including resettle them on the 75,000 sq. mi. of Jewish owned land confiscated by the Arab countries when they expelled over a million Jewish families, and that includes Jordan which is 80% Arab/Palestinians.

  2. The delusion of peace with a terrorist organization must be stopped. Face reality, there is no one to make peace with. The past has proven, it only increases terror and violence. It is time to reverse all concessions and take care of the safety and security of Israels population at all costs.
    There will never be an Arab-Palestinian State West of the Jordan River. The British violated the post WWI treaty and gave everything east of the Jordan river to the Arabs as a new state on Jewish historical land, it comprised 78% of the land originally allocated to the Jewish people, while the Arabs received over 5 million sq. mi. of territory. The Arabs also expelled over a million Jewish families and confiscated all their assets including 75,000 sq. mi. of land which is 6 times the size of Israel.
    I think the question that needs to be asked is who we share most of our values with. Are they with Israel or with the Arab street? Every rational argument would be with the Israelis. I wish I could convince people that know amount of toadying or sympathy (not empathy, no rational mind can contemplate empathy with openly anarchic people, who embrace death and destruction with such luster) will win them over. They would cut your throat with relish and gloat about afterwards. Hamas and the P.A. does not strive to create a climate of harmony and prosperity, instead they strive to starve and to goad their populace to a vengeful purpose. They have succeeded in gulling the west with tactics that our forbears would have seen right through (they are so transparent and ham fisted). Is latent anti-Semitism still making our elite ignore the obvious?

    (Eretz Yisrael) THE LAND OF ISRAEL
    By David Ben Gurion
    “No Jew has the right to yield the rights of the Jewish People in Israel. No Jew has the authority to do so. No Jewish body has the authority to do so. Not even the entire Jewish People alive today has the right to yield any part of Israel.
    It is the right of the Jewish People over the generations, a right that under no conditions can be cancelled. Even if Jews during a specific period proclaim they are relinquishing this right, they have neither the power nor the authority to deny it to future generations. No concession of this type is binding or obligates the Jewish People.
    Our right to the country – the entire country – exists as an eternal right, and we shall not yield this historic right until its full and complete redemption is realized.”
    This quotation of David Ben Gurion made at the Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland in 1937, more than 65 years ago.