By Esther Kay | moshiach.ru
October 18, 2021 Anno Domini
Translated from the Russian
“Red-skinned friend of Israel” (original headline)
“We want to talk about co-operation between the Cherokee people and the people of Israel, and living in Alabama, we strive for a united and indivisible Jerusalem.”
The Indians of North America gathered in Atlanta (or, as they say, in the District of the Red Wind) to argue on the topic – “Do we not belong to the tribes of Israel, which the exile scattered throughout the world? We feel that we are very similar to the Jews in our destiny – we were expelled, destroyed, and we were reborn again and returned to our homeland. ”
Ms. King represented the Federation of Small Jewish Communities in North America at the Alabama Indian Rally. The Cherokee tribe was introduced by Mr. Smith. Ms. Dadon, Israel’s consul in Atlanta, also wanted to visit, but she limited herself to a letter of welcome.
Historically, there were indeed Jews among the first European settlers. For example, the present Montgomery began with a Jew named Abraham-Mordechai. In principle, it is easier to prove that the Indians themselves do not understand why they have sympathy specifically for Israel: after all, they could, on the contrary, support the concept of the Palestinian myth of an oppressed people, etc. However, the Indians of Alabama emphasize that it was the Jewish people who were oppressed and it was they who were deprived of their homeland for centuries, but never lost touch with it.
Israel is a friend of the Redskins … perhaps in the sense that the lessons of history were, in fact, similar. In the United States, before 1967, the Indians could not even receive a full school education at all, and, according to them, they did not want to see them in the state: the motto was “either let them die or assimilate” … Indeed, such situations for Jews are almost an everyday reality in any country where the hand of Providence has thrown them.
Even now, the Indians do not really fit into the life of the United States and Canada as ordinary citizens, their soul requires something different.
They are unlikely to be satisfied with the ceremonial Zionism of today’s Israel, and the role of a Christian missionary “for the sake of the Jews” will not suit them. They need to be taught the 7 Laws of Noah and show them the depth of the Hasidic approach to the Torah. The Cherokee Indians have shown an interest in Israel, but that does not mean that friendship will go beyond the surface of a political agenda. No one doubts the existence of the Jewish people and their contribution to world culture. And the Cherokee may well study some aspects of Jewry that appeal to all nations and do everything in their power to lead to the uncovering of Moshiach, which will give the world a real unification.
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