Tamar Adelstein

Going Back to Gaza for Good – The 10th Shleimus HaAretz Conference for Israel

'מטה 'צדק לעוטף - Mateh Tzedek LaOtef (Administration for Justice for Gaza Envelope)


Despite the sticky heat and rainstorms, a great crowd of people showed up in support of GOING BACK to GAZA for GOOD! – the theme of this year’s 10th Shleimus HaAretz Conference for Israel, convened on June 30th at the Juneberry Tree Art Gallery in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

The conference is one of many activities Crown Heights Women for the Safety and Integrity of Israel arranges since being founded in the aftermath of the unfortunate signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993.  I serve as coordinator for the organization.

Held annually in the lead up to the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Yom Hillula (day of passing) on Gimmel Tammuz (July 9, 2024 this year), the conference honors the Rebbe’s legacy of leadership under the banner for Shleimus HaAretz – preserving Israel’s territorial integrity in order to protect Jewish lives – Pikuach Nefesh and also gives special recognition to those resolute individuals and groups from across the Jewish community whose steadfast efforts bring the Rebbe’s message to fruition.

As I also serve as chairwoman for the Juneberry Tree Art Gallery, our team collaborated with our gallery’s consultant Dr. Miriam Leah Gamliel to curate the fabulous display of fine art paintings and pen and ink drawings for the conference submitted by local prominent artists including: Yitzchak Lloyd Bloom, Shua Raskin, Adar Tzipporah Feller, Gabriella Broome and Rivka Brooks.  Before going on to the main event for Israel, attendees enjoyed a fascinating discussion with the artists, who are also generously donating a percentage of their sales in support of Nachala and Regavim. To learn more about the exhibit and the gallery: The Juneberry Tree Art Gallery:

Indeed, we could not think of any brighter shining stars for Shleimus HaAretz than Nachala, the Settlement Movement in Israel, their equally energetic affiliates in the newly formed Knesset Caucus for the Return to Gaza and the very dynamic professionals at Regavim, Israel’s top organization dedicated to preserving and protecting Israel’s national interests via public policy and legislation.

The following links open to the above groups’ presentations:

Tomorrow’s Gaza – Nachala:

Naysayers, pessimists and even antagonists will find their negativity making a U-turn toward new hope for the future after looking through the very grounded, common-sense and absolutely necessary plans Nachala and others have prepared for the big DAY AFTER in Gaza.

Drafted in coordination with and fully endorsed by the communities, towns and cities situated along or not far from Gaza, those residing there know with a certainty that only a strong Jewish presence in Gaza supporting full Israeli military control will curtail and prevent Hamas and their evil cronies, including the Palestinian Authority and its string of terrorist forces, from trying to attack Jews again.  Their peitition עצומה – צדק לעוטף deserves everyone’s signature and support.

Well-known spokeswoman for Gush Katif Anita Tucker detailed the new map for Gaza, presented here, earlier this year with  the pro-Israel group American Friends for a Safe Israel which can be watched in the link below.

Can Gush Katif Be Reclaimed (Feb 14 2024):  

Crown Heights Women for the Safety and Integrity of Israel was pleased to help launch MAKE PEACE by Rabbi Elisha Pearl.  This very thorough and well-written study of the Rebbe’s writings, correspondence and talks includes a wealth of historical footnotes; no doubt the book will play a central role for Chabad on Campus and other Jewish programs helping Jewish students navigate their way through the pervasive anti-Semitism infecting higher education since October 7th. .   That being said, we feel we would be remiss not to suggest Jewish students instead enroll in Touro University, Yeshiva University or Stern College where they will get an excellent, if not even better, college education.

MAKE PEACE is published by YONA PRESS, an imprint of Sichos in English; to purchase a copy:  Make Peace: A Strategic Guide for Achieving Lasting Peace In Israel – Paperback Edition

We recently recalled an old film of Rabbi Meir Kahane HY”D, speaking in 1986 at the National  Press Club.  Refined and well-spoken, Rabbi Kahane calmly carries on articulating the Rebbe’s message for Israel even after being doused in red dye by an intruder.  Let it be known that Rabbi Kahane maintained a close relationship with the Rebbe, keeping the Rebbe fully informed of all his activities. Israeli – Arab Relations:

As always, the Rebbe’s prescient words of wisdom remain relevant no matter the passage of time.  We conclude with the Rebbe’s message for peace in the Land of our Inheritance:    REBBE THE LAND OF OUR INHERITANCE: and specifically in Gaza:  “Full Security Control In Gaza”:


About the Author
I am originally from Buffalo, NY and although I did not have a religious upbringing I always felt a strong connection with Yiddishkeit and Eretz Yisroel. I still get chills recalling the moment the Rabbi announced that Israel had been attacked on Yom Kippur. In the weeks that followed, even though I really didn't understand all the details, I was the one student in my 10th grade Social Studies class who challenged our German-American teacher when he said Israel would be wiped out. Interestingly, the rest of Jewish kids in the class who came from much more Jewishly -oriented homes than I were silent. Years later I met one of them and was astounded to find out how they were all silently cheering me on. On the day the Jews were "disengaged" from Gush Katif, I was stopped in the grocery store (in Buffalo) by a little Jewish lady who whispered to me that she didn't think it was right what Israel was doing. Which just goes to show that there is a vast silent majority of Jews who agree with the Rebbe's approach to peace.
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