Betar - Tagar Canada is a Zionist youth movement, built on, and inspired by, the teachings and life work of Ze'ev Jabotinsky and the dedication and heroism of earlier generations of Betarim. Its mission is to prepare Jewish youth to become knowledgeable, committed, and effective leaders.

Historical and Investigative Research: The Problem of Jewish Self-Defense - The Crisis of 1933

In 1933, ordinary Jews all over the world banded together and came within an inch of destroying the Hitler regime. They did not fail. Their leaders failed them.

New immigrants shape their identity around the Altalena story

Dr. Mark Radotzky: "I came to live in a Jewish state, and in the ideological search I came to Ze'ev Jabotinsky" he said, referring to the right-wing prestate leader.

Living in Terror

Let me ask you a hypothetical question. What do you think America would do if Canadian soldiers were firing dozens of missiles every day into Buffalo, N.Y.? What do you think our response would be if Mexican troops for two years had launched daily rocket attacks on San Diego — and bragged about it?

Fabricating an emotion

Note: The following article was written by a 92-year old who, among his many other accomplishments, was a member of South African Betar in the 1930s, served on the High Command of the Irgun in the 1940s, helped found the Herut party, served in the Knesset from 1949 to 1951, and wrote a 2-volume biography of Jabotinksy entitled “Lone Wolf”. … it is a well-known part of the character of Arab fantasy that the inventor of a story comes to believe it himself. A charming little tale from Arab folklore tells of a man whose afternoon nap was disturbed by the noise of children playing in the courtyard below. He went out to the balcony and called, "Children, how foolish you are! While you are playing here, they are giving away figs in the marketplace." The children rushed off to collect their figs, and the man, pleased with his invention, went back to his couch. But just as he was about to drop off, a troublesome thought aroused him: "Here I am, lying around, when there are free figs to be had in the marketplace!"

Shiloh in the Hills of Ephraim

Yisrael Medad: "For me, there is no more potent verse than Joshua 18:3: 'How long will you be slack to go in to possess the land, which the Lord, the God of your fathers, has given you?' It reverberates, today, in the hill country of Ephraim, Samaria, and Judea, the spine of the Jewish heartland."

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