I was invited to speak tonight at the major Chabad event at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv. The planned event in Tel Aviv touched off a firestorm of debate because it will include gender separation. One leftist politician has promised to legislate a bill prohibiting gender separation. Another promised that this will be the last event of its kind.
I will gladly attend – not only because of my family connection to Chabad and my love for this grand movement,
But because of my struggle for liberty in Israel.
Because liberty is not only the right to take your clothes off.
Liberty is also the right to dress modestly.
Liberty is not only the right to deny G-d’s relevance in our lives.
Liberty is also the right to profess faith in G-d.
Liberty is not only the right to curse.
Liberty is also the right to bless.
Liberty is not only the right to tattoo one’s body.
Liberty is also the right to don tefillin.
Liberty is not freedom.
Liberty is responsibility.
The Chabad movement lovingly takes responsibility for every Jew.
Chabad breathes the pure air of liberty
More than all the politicians who oppose the event.