The Sin of Expulsion: Background

During the 10 days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur , I wrote a word of Torah entitled “Unesaneh Tokef 5766: Emphasizing the Intense Kedusha of the Day” in which I spoke of the comparison of the recent government of Israel decree of expulsion of Jews from Jewish land and the handing over of these lands to an avowed enemy bent on our destruction, and the dire threats of 1,000 years ago made by the Bishop of Mainz against the Jews unless they complied with his demand that they convert to Christianity. This decree brought R’ Amnon of Mainz to ask the Bishop of Mainz for 3 days to consider the demand.