We won’t allow anyone to undermine Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal unified capital. Everyone who really knows about the Seder and Haggadah for Pesach (Passover), knows that for thousands of years we sing “Next year in the rebuilt Jerusalem!” This is in recognition of Jerusalem’s ancient and eternal status as the Jewish Nation’s capital. In fact, this has been true for a thousand years before the Muslim religion was created or any Arab had even come to Jerusalem.
In addition, Disney’s video erroneously says that after escaping slavery in Egypt, the Jews “found their new home that they called the Holy Land.” The fact is that the ancient Israelites had been enslaved in Egypt after having come there from the Holy Land of Israel seeking food during a long famine. Thus, the return to Israel was not to find a “new home” but rather to return home — to the Land of their forefathers and foremothers — with Jerusalem as its capital!
You can read more below. You can also see the linked Disney video in IsraellyCool’s original article and support that site’s cause here.
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Disney Can’t Hide Their Contempt for Jewish Tradition in Hiding “Jerusalem”
Article Courtesy: IsraellyCool.com by David Lange
The Disney channel’s In the Nook recently featured a Pesach/Passover special. See if you can spot the reinvention of Jewish tradition they promulgate.
The answer is of course that is not what we say at the end of the Seder. We say “Next year in Jerusalem.”
And others have noticed too.
We are deeply dismayed that #disneychannel is running #Passover PSAs that replace the traditional refrain “Next year in Jerusalem” with “Next year in the Holy Land.” This is a deliberate negation of Jerusalem as the eternal Jewish capital.
— B'nai B'rith Int’l (@BnaiBrith) March 30, 2021