Shmuel Neumann, Ph.D.
The world was coming to an end in three days. The entire earth
will be flooded. The Pope called out to mankind to accept Jesus
in these last three Days. The Moslems decided that they had
three days to wage war for Islam supremacy. The Rabbis declared:
"We have three days to learn how to live under water."
So let's go with the flow. It was unnatural and not part of the
divine plan for Jews to immigrate to Israel and have no
connection with "The Land". So many commandments can only be
fulfilled by the Jewish farmer. The division of Israel, ordered
in the Bible, was specifically a division of small
self-sustaining farms. The average Israeli looks askance at an
American immigrant who seeks a house with a lawn and back yard.
Are you crazy? What do you need it for? Even a half dunam
(eighth of an acre) is too much to garden. Most Israelis live in
Despite what is, it is not in the divine plan. The kibbutz and
moshav was not in the divine plan and should fail. Megalopolis
that breeds every perverse "alternative lifestyle" was not the
divine plan and should fail. High density housing projects that
does not sufficiently provide adequate privacy is not the divine
plan and should fail. Settlements, closely packed house clusters
with large tracts of abandoned land surrounding it is an
abomination and should fail.
The divine plan is owner operated small farms. This can be done
by Jewish law. By Jewish Law, every piece of the entire Land of
Biblical Israel and Jordan, parts of Lebanon and Syria belong to
some Jew. The problem is we do not know who owns what as the
inheritance from the time of the exile became obfuscated over time.
By Jewish law, all we have to do is for every Jew to verbally
relinquish his ownership over what he inherited and his
inheritance is put into the pot that is divvied up by lottery.
Those of us that are here must take our inheritance. Of course,
this includes the entire Judea, Samaria and almost all of Gaza.
We must take possession of our inheritance to own it. We must
not allow any parts lie fallow. This is the religious roadmap plan.
The divine plan did call a number of settlements to house those
who did not get a portion of land, the Levites. Some of these
cities were cities of refuge. So let us donate all settlements
to the Levites who have no share in the Land, and subdivide the
Land into lots proportionate to the population of world Jewry.
By simply donating the settlements to the Levites and moving out
throughout the length and breadth of Judea, Samaria and Gaza,
the military will be unable to perform the heinous disengagement
as they will be overly preoccupied observing and defending these
As the anti-religious Israeli government is not likely to comply
with the divine plan, it is our obligation to buy all land we
can and set up these small farms. For the first time in
thousands of years we have the opportunity to fulfill Biblical
commandments that can only be fulfilled by a farmer who owns his
farm. Let's not again miss the opportunity to miss an opportunity.
Land is available for sale and we must pool our resources. Those
that have leads of land for sale should post them on
www.perpetual.homestead.com and those that can afford it, should
buy. Others can farm your land if you are unable to. Many young
families would be grateful to be subsidized to start a farm and
would glad to be your tenant farmers, paying their rent as a
share of their produce. They, on your behalf, fulfill the myriad
commandments that can only be fulfilled by the farm owner.
Even if we do not purchase the land, there is abundant unowned
abandoned land to farm. It is perfectly legal to homestead in
these areas. In fact, it is our divine obligation to homestead
all abandoned land. It is perfectly legal to farm it and build
the one farm house on each farm. It is legal by Israeli and
Jordanian law and was legal by Turkish and British law. Farm
clusters rather than settlements provide security and secure
large tracts of land
(see www.yesha.homestead.com). There are six and a half dunam
in Judea, Samaria and Gaza. If each farm is a modest 60 dunam, it
takes 100,000 farmers to farm every square inch. There are portions
that are desert, so in actuality, it will take much less.
Anticipating this as their worse case scenario, the apoplectic
left and blatantly Anti-Semitic State Department insists that
Jewish outposts be demolished. Well they can demolish homes and
synagogues as many times as they want, but they do not uproot farms.
There is an internet rumor that a kabalistic rabbi predicted a
tsunami will destroy all of Gaza and kill all the Arabs that
So the Jews must find plants that like salt water.
Shmuel Neumann, Ph.D., is actively involved in creating
communities for English-speaking Jewish immigrants and in an
emigration program for Palestinians. He currently resides in the
Our special thanks to the author for submitting this article. A. G. S.