Rav Avigdor Miller on Proposing Aliyah For Others

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Q:

Why shouldn’t all the frum Jews go to Eretz Yisrael and vote out the irreligious Jews and we’ll take over the country?

A:

You’re asking a good question.  Why shouldn’t we all go to Eretz Yisroel?  But I’ll ask you a better question. Why don’t you go right now and do it?  Why are you telling us to do it? Why don’t you do it?  The answer is, it’s easy to talk.

First of all, if I would go to Eretz Yisroel, who would be saying the lectures here Thursday night? If Rav Kalmanowitz goes to Eretz Yisrael, what would happen to the Mirrer Yeshiva?

Besides, many people have to ask themselves, “What will happen to myself if I go?” You have to make a living.  How will you make a living?  You want to serve in the Israeli army? You want to go on shooting expeditions in the Levanon? And therefore it’s not so easy to do that.  It’s just a theory. 

And many people have duties here.  You have married children.  You have to supervise your married children.  You can’t forsake them.  You have to see that they go in the derech hayashar.  Many obligations people have!  It’s not easy to do.  It’s easy to propose, that’s all.  That’s why I say, all those who propose they should go.  And you’ll find that most of the proposers don’t go themselves.  Most of the preachers who tell others to go are right here.  And therefore the first question we’ll ask when they tell us to go, is what I asked this gentleman over here: Why don’t you go and do it right now?

TAPE # 701

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