A Neturei Karta Statement on
November 9, 2006
The Glory of Mercy of the Almighty fills the universe. He
is the center of existence and of the lives of all men. We
are summoned to serve Him and obey His law in a spirit of joy
If this is done, all will be well. It will be well for us
as individuals and as members of groups and nations and
The rejection of Divine Law and its good and just norms
can only yield tragedy.
Today in the Holy Land in the holy city of Jerusalem just
such a sorrowful tragedy is being played out. A march is planned
that will advance the absurd and evil notion that the most
basic elements of Divine moral law, accepted by all nations
down through the ages, are a source, not of peace and blessing
but of “oppression,” G-d forbid.
The public acceptance and assent to perversion as a “legitimate” way
of life is cruel and barbaric. It wars against the very decency
that lies at the root of life’s spiritual and material
bounty, purity and happiness.
Thousands of Jews and many others have taken to the streets
of Jerusalem to protest this planned desecration.
But at root the desecration is a symptom of far greater
evils. It is a symptom of all the materialist rejections of
the Divine that have plagued our people over the last two centuries.
This rejection has spawned the evil of Zionism with its rejection
of the Divine plan of exile and redemption and its cruelty
and arrogance towards other nations.
Without the light and true kindness of Torah there will
be, Heaven forbid, rebellion and cruelty and, yes, perversion.
With humility and compassion in our hearts we humbly pray
that those Jews and all people ensnared by these evils should
repent and realize that they are the victims of pernicious
propaganda. When returning to Torah and the Divine plan they
will find that which they seek, truth and beauty, family and
empathy and then and, only then, will they be able to be truly
gay, in the real sense of the word. May the Almighty grant
that it be so, speedily in our days.