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bsonal destruction. At other times, and it is becoming a bgreater phenomenon in our times, it leads to the concept b‘Let my soul die with the Philistines,’ and the self-hating bindividual becomes wrapped up in mindless and heedless banarchy, wishing to destroy as many others as possible so as bto take them with him. In the one case, we find the young bJew turning inward. He seeks escape, he seeks self-destruc- btion through drugs, through hedonism, or through suicide. bIn the other, he seeks his death and the death of all against bwhom he lashes out by joining revolutionary groups and bthrough mad explosives.

b“How sad! What a waste and a tragedy! If the young Jew bonly understood what he possesses and what he throws baway! The Jewish Defense League is committed to redeem- bing our youth with love and with pride—Hadar.

b“For the JDL member, Hadar also means a revolution in bhis own life. A Jew must be moral and the JDL member must bpractice this in his everyday life. He does this in his behavior bto fellow human beings; in the way he speaks, softly and bcourteously; in the way he walks, proudly yet not arrogantly; bin the respect which he demands from others and which he bgives them.

b“Hadar is also translated into the relationship between the bJewish Defense League member and his leadership and bphilosophy. The Jewish Defense League represents an ideal band a philosophy and, therefore, whether it be an office or ban officer of the organization, respect must be accorded to bthe status and to the ideals which these represent. The bJewish Defense League leader has been chosen to guide. He bmust be shown the respect which his office demands.

b“In turn, the Jewish Defense League leader must show bthat same respect to those whom he trains, that every guide bworthy of the name shows to those whom he would mold band teach.

b“And, of course, there is the pride in knowing that one is bin the ranks of those who understand and perceive the breality of Jewish life; who have been called to duty and bsacrifice; who have answered that call because of an inner bcompulsion of love of people. Be proud that you are in the b 

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