Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Religious Exemption to Mandatory Vaccination?

Are you human?

Then you have an automatic Religious Exemption to vaccines. You were endowed this waiver at birth by your Divine Creator.

In fact, it's not even "religious" per se. It's a quintessential human right. It's called body sovereignty.

Every human being is entitled to the inviolable right to decline any medical procedure or needle jab, especially one that carries even the slightest risk, irrespective of its alleged benefits to society, real or imagined.

To be precise, you should not even need an "exemption." Every shot should be voluntary. The very notion of a mandatory vaccine policy is immoral, an anathema to core American values, and a grave violation of the Nuremberg Code.

However, due to unprecedented tyranny in recent times, we are shockingly being asked to "prove" and validate our religious grounds to decline any or all vaccines.

If you'd like to learn more about what Judaism has to say on this matter, I am here to help.

If you're interested in learning more about religious exemption to mandatory vaccination, you are welcome to sign up to my upcoming zoom meeting (Wednesday, June 9th, 8pm) on this topic. You can register at tinyurl.com/ReligiousExemptionLetters

Likewise, if you are clergy and are being asked by your community members for assistance with regard to religious exemption but need some guidance, you are welcome to join this workshop as well.

Please sign up on link above.

If you cannot join this Wednesday, you are welcome to sign up for my email list at tinyurl.com/rabbigreenlist

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Protesting Medical Apartheid at Ohel -- Hebrew




ב"ה

כו סיון ה' תשפ"א

א' לסדר ולא יהיה עוד קצף על בנ"י

לכבוד אגודת חסידי חב"ד העולמי, כאו"א מאנ"ש שיחיו:

איתא בשבת דף נ"ד ע"ב: "כל מי שאפשר למחות לאנשי ביתו ולא מיחה, נתפס על אנשי ביתו. באנשי עירו, נתפס על אנשי עירו. בכל העולם כולו, נתפס על כל העולם כולו" .וכן פסק הרמב"ם בהלכות דעות פרק ו' הלכה ז': "וכל שאפשר בידו למחות ואינו מוחה – הוא נתפש בעון אלו כיון שאפשר לו למחות בהם." וכן פסק הרמ"א ביו"ד סי' קנז ס"א.

אשר על כן:

יש לכל חסיד חב"ד למחות בכל התוקף נגד הנהלת הבית חב"ד אצל הציון הקדוש והנהלת מרכז לענייני חינוך – על אשר אסרו ליהודים מלשהות אצל הציון לשבת קודש שלפני ג' תמוז הבעל"ט. ואין פוצה פה ומצפצף נגד גזירה מזעזעת זו. שומו שמים.

מי הוא זה ואי זה הוא שמרהיב עוז בנפשו להפריד בין חסיד לרבו ולמונעו ממקור מים חיים ר"ל באכזריות ובעריצות, ללא שום היתר או בסיס הלכתי – להרחיק בנים יקרים מעל שולחן אביהם, ולגרום לפירוד לבבות בין אחינו כל בית ישראל באופן כה מבהיל וחסר תקדים... לגרשם היום מהסתפח בנחלת ה' לאמר לך עבוד אלקים אחרים... אין זה אלא דקירה בלב עדת החסידים בכלל ובלב כאו"א בפרט.

ובמכש"כ בתקופה זו שזקוקים אנו לרחמי שמים שעלינו ליזהר ביותר שלא יחסר ח"ו באחדות ישראל ואחדות החסידים, כמו שאומרים ברכנו אבינו (כאשר) כולנו כאחד דוקא, ומכלל הן אתה שומע לאו היל"ת. 

ומה יעשו אלפי התמימים הצמאים להסתופף בצל ד' אמותיו של צדיק עליון נשיא דורנו ולהתחבר יחד באהבת רעים אמיתית כנהוג בהתוועדויות חסידיות ליום קדוש זה, להתחזק באמונתם הטהורה ובהתקשרותם האיתנה לכ"ק אדמו"ר נשיא דורנו? איכה העיזה הנהלת מל"ח ללחוץ על תמימים אלו להיכנע ולציית להוראה אבסורדית ובלתי מובנת להשתתף בנסוי רפואי הכרוך עם חשש סכנה בפועל ו(עכ"פ לדעת מומחים ידועים בתחום)עלול להזיק לפוריות, לגרום להתקף לב, ואף להיפך החיים ר"ל? 

האם הנהלת מלע"ח הפכה פתאום למוסד מדעי רפואי, המבצע ניסיונות על חסידי חב"ד ותמימים צעירים, ואף מסיתם/מכריחם לקבל זריקה שלא ניבדקה לאורך זמן ואשר קיבלה "אישור חרום" בלבד? לפי התחזית של חברת פייזר, הניסויים אינם צפויים להסתיים לפני שנת 2023. האם הנהלת מל"ח נושאת אחריות לכל היזק שלא יגרם לתמימים ואנ"ש ע"י זריקה נסיונית זו עם סיכוניה הרבים -- לפי עדות כו"כ רופאים מומחים עכ"פ? 

ובפרט ע"פ פס"ד אדה"ז בשולחנו ס' תריח סעי' ה אשר במקום ספק סכנת נפשות אין הולכין אחר רוב חכמה ולא אחר רוב מנין דעות להחמיר (להתענות ביוה"כ) אלא כיון ששני בקיאים עכ"פ חוששים שתענית יכולה להביאו לידי סכנה, חייבים לשמוע לעדותם מול מאה רופאים המעידים שלא יזיק לו, ואפי' אם הרוב הם יותר מומחים, ועאכו"כ בנידון דידן שכמה וכמה רופאים מהמומחים הגדולים ביותר שבדורנו ומופלגים בחכמת החיסונים צווחים ככרוכיא על הסכנה הנוראה שבזריקה זו. ולכן תמוה ביותר שהנהלת מל"ח מצאה לנכון לתמוך בזריקה נסיונית זו ומכש"כ להעניש את כל אלו הנזהרים שלא לקבלה.

ואם כוונתם של מנהלי המל"ח בגזירתם היא למעט מספר המתאספים לאסיפת קודש זו, כתורת הפילוסופים השמאלנים שכנראה מצליחים להטעות כמה וכמה מתושבי מדינתנו, שלהתאסף (ובפרט) לענייני דת מהווה סכנה למתאספים וסכנה לכל העולם כולו - הרי עמדה זו היא נגד דעת תורתנו הקדושה. ואדרבא – מקרא מלא דיבר הכתוב, "ברוב עם הדרת מלך" (משלי יד:כח, כמובא בשוע"ר או"ח סי' צ' ס"י ובכמה מקומות) וכידוע בשיחות רבות של נשיא דורנו בענין הקהל, שהוא ענין עיקרי וחיוני באמונתנו,ועד כמה הורנו להקהיל קהילות ברבים ואין צורך להאריך בדבר הפשוט לכל מחבבי תורתנו הקדושה ושומרי מצוה ועאכו"כ לכל חסיד חב"ד בדור השביעי.

ועוד: אאת"ל שעשו זאת ע"פ עצת כמה רופאים או שצייתו לפקודת הממשלה בזה [אבל להעיר מדברי כ"ק אדמו"ר בשיחת ש"ק פ' בראשית תשנ"ב סעי' ז: ש"דינא דמלכותא דינא" ה"ז רק בנוגע לענינים גשמיים מסויימים (דיני ממונות, מיסים וארנוניות וכיו"ב), אך לא בנוגע לעניני תורה ומצוות שעליהם יש הוראה ברורה בתורה (ובלשון כ"ק מו"ח אדמו"ר: נשמותינו לגלות לא גורשו ולשעבוד מלכיות לא נמסרו) עכ"ל], מ"מ היה להם להגביל מספר המתאספים באופן אחר, לא באופן המתפרש ככפיה על תלמידי הישיבות לקבל זריקה זו כדי לזכות להגיע לציון הק' לשבת דג' תמוז, שהרי לע"ע כבר מאות בחורים הולכים וכבר הלכו לקבל זריקה זו כתוצאה מגזרת המל"ח הנ"ל היל"ת ה' ישמרנו.

ולאור גודל הפשע שבהחלטה זו פונים אנו לכל א' וא' מהנהלת מוסדות הנ"ל, ולעדת אגו"ח העולמי בכלל  –

שהרי כל מי שלא מביע דעתו נגד מזימה זו ואינו מוחה מעומק ליבו ובמר נפשו ש"מ דניחא לי' ר"ל  – 

וממילא:

אנו, החתומים מטה, מוחים בכל התוקף נגד אלו שהעיזו לעשות כן ועליהם לבטל גזירתם זו מיד, ולפרסם זאת ברבים.

בתפילה לגאולה האמיתית והשלימה, גאולת כל אחד ואחת מישראל, ללא יוצא מן הכלל, כמ"ש ואתם תלקטו לאחד אחד בני ישראל, בנערינו ובזקנינו בבנינו ובבנותינו, קהל גדול ישובו הנה.

דניאל גרין
מיכאל גרין


Stop Medical Apartheid at the Ohel


B”H


26 Sivan 5781


To the worldwide Chabad community, to each and every member of Anash יחיו:

Our Sages taught in Shabbos 54a: “Anyone who had the capability to protest the (inacceptable) conduct of the members of his household and did not protest, he himself is held responsible on account of the members of his household. If he is in a position to protest the conduct of the people of his town (and fails to do so), he is held responsible on account of the people of his town. If he is in a position to protest the conduct of the whole world (and fails to do so), he is held responsible on account of the whole world.”

The Rambam rules accordingly in Hilchos Deos 6:7, and so does the Ramo (in Yoreh Deoh 157:1).

Therefore, it is incumbent upon every single Chabad chossid to vehemently protest the recent misdeed committed by the administration of Ohel Chabad Lubavitch, and by the administration of Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch under whose auspices the former mosad operates. We refer here to the recent announcement that effectively bans Jews from spending this Shabbos – eve of 3 Tamuz – at the tziyun. No one has protested this grave action as of yet, and the silence is astonishing. Shomu Shomyaim.

Who dares to drive a wedge between a Chossid and his Rebbe, cutting him off from the source of living waters, with such cruelty and tyranny, with no halachic imprimatur, basis, or precedent? How dare they attempt to estrange beloved children from their father’s table and to cause an unprecedented division between fellow Jews in such a brazen and shocking manner? Who will take responsibility for the beloved tmimim and anash who have been “driven out today from cleaving to G-d’s heritage, saying, 'Go, worship other deities',” as King David lamented? This brazen action is a stab in the heart of chassidus Chabad as a whole, and in the heart of every single chossid individually.

How much more so must this act be protested during our current times, when we need Heavenly mercies more than ever before. How much more so must we be more careful than ever to ensure that no Jew be left behind and to preserve the fragile unity of our People and the unity of all chassidim. As we say: “Bless us, our Father, all of us together as one.” The Rebbe taught us that this means: “When does our Father bless us? Specifically when we are all together as one.” And from the positive, one may infer the negative, Heaven forfend.

What should the thousands of tmimim do who are thirsting to spend this auspicious Shabbos in the presence of the tzaddik, the leader of our generation, and to join in with others in Farbrengins as is customary on this holy day?

How did the administration of Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch dare to pressure these tmimim to comply to unreasonable and incomprehensible policy that calls on them to submit to an experimental drug that entails significant risk? Of course, Merkos is well aware that this medical procedure carries the risk of blood clot, lifelong injury, and death, and according to numerous medical experts, also carries the significant risk of lifelong infertility. Has Merkos all of a sudden become a medical organization that conducts medical experimentation on Chabad chassidim and young tmimim, attempting to coax and pressure them to receiving an injection that isn’t FDA-approved!? (According to the FDA’s own website, this product has NOT undergone adequate testing to qualify for official FDA approval, and the testing phase will not be concluded before 2023 according to the Gregorian calendar). Moreover, according to countless medical experts, this product is HIGHLY toxic and should be avoided at all costs. Is the hanholo of Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch agreeing to bear responsibility for any and all side-effects that will be suffered by the tmimim and anash as a result of this expermintal product they are taking at Merkos’ behest!?

Surely Merkos is well aware of the psak din of the Alter Rebbe, the Baal HaTanya and Baal HaShulchan Aruch, and first Rebbe of Chabad, in Orach Chayim 618:5. In a place of possible mortal risk, we err to the side of caution. If there are two experts warning that fasting might present risk for a patient, it is categorically forbidden for him to fast, even if there are another hundred experts who maintain that fasting poses no such risk. It doesn’t matter, since we are required to heed the warnings of the two against the reassurances of the hundred with regard to possible mortal risk. How much more so in our case when the most qualified independent scientists and medical experts in our generation have cautioned earnestly about the dire risks associated with this product, and are begging people NOT to take it under ANY circumstances.

In light of the above, it is most astonishing that the administration of Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch has brazenly seen fit to publicly endorse this experimental product and force it upon their adherents and tender youths!

The only possible explanation for this bizarre abuse of authority is that they had perhaps been advised by doctors to minimize the number of attendees due to alleged “public health policy” concerns. The thinking is that gatherings (and specifically religious gatherings) pose risk to all attendees and to the entire world. Oddly, this leftist-agenda philosophy seems to have influenced many in the population, and it seems that the administration of Merkos has fallen prey to it as well. Of course, this position is in stark opposition to our holy Torah. To the contrary, Judaism asserts that “B’rov am hadras Melech – The King’s majesty is demonstrated in large groups” (Mishlei 14:28, and cited in the Alter Rebbe’s Shluchan Aruch, Orach Chayim 90:10 and elsewhere).

The Rebbe’s talks and writings abound with the primary importance of gathering Jews together, especially during Hakhel but also at all times. How many countless times did the Rebbe instruct us to be "makhil kehilos b'rabim" (assemble Jews in public gatherings)? Gathering Jews is a quintessential tenet of our religion. It is not “non-essential” or superfluous, Heaven forfend. This concept ought to be elementary to every observant Jew who cherishes the Torah, and especially to every chossid Chabad in the seventh generation.

However, even if this were indeed the case, then the Ohel Chabad Lubavitch administration could have easily curtailed attendance another way without doing so in a way that is publicly perceived as coercive measures upon the tmimim and yeshiva students to submit to this injection in order to be deemed worthy of spending Shabbos Gimel Tamuz at the Ohel. Alas, as of this writing, it’s been reported that hundreds of students have already lined up to get this experimental injection in compliance with the decree from Merkos. Hashem yishmor.

In case this action was at the behest of the city or state officials, let’s recall the Rebbe’s timeless words spoken on Shabbos Parshas Bereishis, 5752: “The principle dina d’malchusa dina – ‘The law of the land is your law’ – applies only in regard to specific material matters, e.g., business law, taxes, and the like, but not in regard to the Torah and its mitzvos. In regard to the latter, we have the clear assurance of the Previous Rebbe that “our souls were not sent into exile… The principle, ‘Do not challenge the nations’ is not relevant in this context, for this principle can never override an explicit teaching of Torah law.” The principle of “B’rov am hadras Melech” is an explicit teaching of Torah law and oft-repeated in halacha. 

In light of the magnitude of recklessness that this debased policy represents, we hereby turn to every single member of the administrations of these two aforementioned mosdos, and to the worldwide family of Chabad chassidim – since, as mentioned above, whoever does not speak out against this breach and public chilul Hashem effectively communicates his tacit approval, rachmono litzlan – 

Consequently, we the undersigned hereby protest with every fiber of our being against the reckless deeds of those responsible for this insolent exploitation of the tmimim and anash. We call upon them to immediately cease and desist and annul this shocking decree at once.

We conclude with a prayer for the true and complete Redemption, the geulah of each and every single Jewish person without any exception, as it states: “And you shall be gathered one by one, O children of Israel” (Isaiah 27:12) “We shall go with our young and our old, with our sons and our daughters” (Ex 10:9) and “a great multitude will return there” (Jer 31:7).

Signed:

Rabbi Daniel Green
Rabbi Michoel Green

Monday, May 31, 2021

Truth Saves Lives!



"Love your fellow as yourself" – Rabbi Akiva said: “This is a significant all-embracing principle in the Torah.” [1]

Hillel said: “This is the entire Torah, and the rest is commentary.” [2]

“Loving your fellow” does NOT mean to sit back quietly and courteously while hundreds of your friends and relatives expose themselves and their children to serious risk of lifelong injury, infertility, or death, for no just cause and with no informed consent. It does NOT mean to remain silent while your friends and relatives become morally compromised by being complicit with tyranny, marginalization and persecution of a new unvaccinated minority.

Instead, genuine love for your fellow behooves you to speak out incessantly and beg your fellow to heed your dire warnings about the grave errors of their ways. It requires you to send your fellow actual data about the serious risks of this experimental injection and the unjust policies of states enforcing it.

Genuine love means to not remain silent in your earnest attempts to educate your fellow and advocate for his welfare and the welfare of his child.

Loving your fellow means to vociferously caution him about the "most lethal, toxic biologic agent EVER injected into a human body in US history." [3]

It means to call out fellow Jews and rabbis who have become complicit in the unjust enforcement of this biologic weapon and the unethical marginalization and persecution of individuals who decline it.

Loving Chabad means to demand a change in leadership when the current corrupt leadership has betrayed its calling.

Loving Judaism means to demand competent rabbis who will stand up for the truth and not kowtow to tyranny and falsehood.

Loving the Rebbe means to protest when his holy words are cynically misconstrued to sanction a lethal biological weapon and an immoral draconian policy that threatens to tear our people asunder into two camps, or to render a significant number of Jews as social outcasts and pariahs, Heaven forfend.

Loving rabbis means to not sit by idly while misinformed, indoctrinated rabbis threaten to recklessly endanger his entire community with a medically unnecessary experiment. True love means to challenge him and oppose this grave error with every fiber of your being.

Loving rabbis means to hold them accountable.

If you choose to remain silent at this perilous time, then you have sadly missed the point of the entire Torah.

If your zeal for political correctness and social courtesies causes you to look the other way while millions of unsuspecting innocents are walking to their deaths, you simply do not love your fellow at all, let alone “as yourself.”

The Torah requires us to communicate the truth to an unsuspecting individual about to inject or ingest a toxic agent: "Don't stand by over your brother's blood." [4]

Of course, this does not preclude a basic modicum of respect and avoidance of ad hominem wherever possible. That is a given. 

Nevertheless, true love of your fellow behooves you to speak out and loudly oppose this extraordinary assault on klal Yisroel and humanity.

Rogue dictators and their rabbinic accomplices must step down or at least be ignored. If you truly loved them, you’d attempt to prevent them from abusing their authority to unjustly expose their kehila to unfathomable and irreparable harm. Especially if the rabbis are on government payrolls and have obvious conflicts of interest (“נגיעות”).

Please, in the name of loving your fellow, stop being silently complicit.

Speak out now before it’s too late.

This is the whole point of the Torah. It may well be that for this crucial moment in time you were created.

Will you rise to the occasion?

Recall Mordechai the Jew's fateful words to Queen Esther:

"Do not imagine to yourself that you will escape... (the fate that will befall the rest of our people)

"For if you remain silent at this time, relief and rescue will arise for the Jews from elsewhere, and you and your father's household will perish; and who knows whether for a time like this you have attained sovereignty?" [5]

G-d has endowed you with body sovereignty, but loving your fellow as yourself means educating others about their own body sovereignty and freedom to choose what's truly safe for their own bodies.

Please don't remain silent at this time.


Notes:

[1] Talmud Yerushalmi Nedarim 9:4 based on Leviticus 19:18

[2] Shabbat 31a. See also Tanya ch. 31.

[3] Dr Peter McCullough, MD, board-certified cardiologist and professor of internal medicine at Texas A & M University Medical School

[4] Leviticus 19:16

[5] Esther 4:13-14

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Make Memorial Day Matter Again

 


Sober reflections on Memorial Day 2021.

On this auspicious day, we remember the men and women who paid the ultimate price in defense of our liberties.

These heroes didn’t sacrifice their lives to defend freedoms that we would so obsequiously surrender at the whims of autocrats

They didn’t die in fearless devotion so that we could cower in panic over the slightest fear of death, real or imagined.

They didn’t boldly stand up to serve only for us to be held hostage by a repressive corporatist regime that suppresses free speech and tramples our First Amendment in the name of pseudoscience.

These men and women didn’t selflessly forfeit their lives so that we might selfishly expose our young children to extraordinary medical risks for no other reason than to make us feel safer.

They didn’t die defending our homeland only for us to spinelessly comply with apartheid and tyranny right here in the land of the FREE and home of the BOLD.

Takeaway:

This Memorial Day, let’s stop merely remembering but start emulating.

If our heroes put themselves in harm’s way to defend our liberties, then we surely ought to rise up to topple tyranny NOW.

That means by not complying with tyranny in all its iterations.

Va((ine mandates, mask policies, censorship policies, whether state or corporate, are ALL tyranny and have absolutely NO place in the Land of the Free.

Please don’t trivialize the deaths of our heroes by paying lip service to their ultimate sacrifice while continuing to sit by in complacence and apathy while your fellow Americans are marginalized, persecuted, and pressured to submit to an experimental medical procedure with NO informed consent.

For crying out loud… this is United States of America here… what has happened to us!? Wake up from your slumber. It’s time to rise up and defend our precious liberties, before it’s too late.

Wishing you a meaningful Memorial Day… 

Please make it meaningful by fighting to save our precious freedoms NOW.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Reject Religious Rona Radicalism

The US and Iran are both theocracies.

Both force a significant portion of the population to cover their face.

Both discriminate against a significant portion of the population.

Both are dominated by religious fanaticism and ruled by Supreme Leaders (like Ayatollah Fauci) whose fatwa pronouncements may not be challenged, irrespective of how illogical and unsubstantiated they might be.

Both issue dictates that must be obeyed by all or expect to “pay the price” (Biden’s words).

In both countries, academia, medicine, and houses of worship all walk in lockstep with government. The vast majority obeys the state narrative unquestioningly.

In both countries, the population is held hostage in the grips of a fear-mongering state media.

In both countries, the data is massaged to conform with state narrative.

Both regimes came to power through a bloody revolution. In the Rona revolution, the killings were carried out by hospitals. The Rona regime assisted in the carnage by banning life-saving therapies like HCQ and ivermectin.

Both revolutions required taking hostages. The Rona revolution condemned the sick and elderly to die in solitude.

Both are guilty of significant human rights violations, especially against defenseless women and children.

Both are guilty of crimes against humanity. Iran aims to commit genocide by proxy – Hamas’ rockets and other Arab projectiles projected upon a civilian population. The US aims to commit democide by proxy – with a different type of זריקה” – injections injected into its unsuspecting population.

Both censor “apostasy.”

Both reward their citizens for obedience. The US doles out free donuts and french fries.

Both penalize heretics. Iran jails the Islam-hesitant. The US fires the vaccine-hesitant.

Iran: no hijab, no job.
US: no jab, no job.

Welcome to the Rona Republic of America, a Regime Ruled by Radical Rona Religiosity.

Time for a reckoning and counter-revolution.

Rebel.
Refuse Risky RNA and Recombinants.
Resist Repressive Restrictions.
Reject Rona Radicalism.

Don't Support Apartheid


Lots of well-meaning individuals are complying with tyranny in order to “return to normal” without realizing that in effect, they are being complicit in the enforcement of a dystopian “new normal.”

For example, a friend told us that she respects the right of those who decline injections (especially experimental ones that involve significant reported risk), but she has personally decided to take it in order to visit family overseas.

I was aghast at the obvious inconsistency – or dare I say, hypocrisy – of her position:

If you truly respect the right to decline an injection, why are you cooperating with an unjust policy that effectively amounts to coercive measures to impose this very injection?

Don’t you understand that the minority who resists the shot will NOT be allowed to visit family overseas, or -- ultimately -- even to board a bus to visit family in the next borough?

Do you realize that by complying and making use of your coveted “privilege status,” you are lending your approval to a discriminatory policy that’s inherently unjust and unethical?

Your participation in medical apartheid will only serve to further marginalize a new persecuted minority, one that’s sadly shrinking each day due to people like you who yield to tyranny.

I appreciate that you wish to visit your relatives overseas. So stand up and fight for your rights instead of groveling obsequiously before authoritarian injustice.

Sheesh.

Don’t be part of the problem.

Stop cooperating and be the solution.

Why would you even consider patronizing an airline that bans healthy people simply because of their medical/moral/ethical personal choices, in grave violation of HIPAA laws?

What kind of person are you? Don't you have any moral principles? Where is your integrity and basic human decency?

Grow a spine and stand up for the truth.

Say no to tyranny.

Say yes to individual rights and informed consent.

Please don't be offended by my gentle rebuke.

Friends don't let friends support apartheid.