Feed the Cats


Give your leftover food to the street cats who defend against rats and snakes and have the Mitzvah of צער בעלי חיים (Cruelty to Animals).

An army marches on its stomach.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

Just as the IDF protects us against the 2 legged Rats and Snakes, the Cats protect us against the real Rats and Snakes. You need to take care of our other army protecting you from Rats and Snakes by feeding the Cats.

 

We have no other country – אין לנו ארץ אחרת

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14February2015 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/191334#.VOlt3mP1G1E

“Many people around the world ask me, ‘how does such a young country, such a small country, who is attacked by enemies at every turn – how does such a country reach such great achievements?” Netanyahu begins.

Netanyahu then related to a personal story, about his grandfather, Natan Netanyahu Mileikowsky.

“He stood at a train station in the heart of Europe at the end of the 19th century, along with his younger brother Yehuda – two yeshiva [Torah academy – ed.] students,” he recounted. “Suddenly, they saw many anti-Semitic thugs waving batons, screaming, ‘Death to Jews.”

“My grandfather turned to his brother and told him, ‘Run, Yehuda, run!'” he continued. “He tried to chase after the thugs to save his brother. They beat him until he lost consciousness.”

“They left him to die.”

“Before he lost consciousness, lying in his own blood, he thought to himself: ‘What a shame. The descendants of the Maccabees are lying here in mud, unable to defend themselves,” he continued. “He promised himself that if he would survive the night, he would bring his family to the Land of Israel and help build a new future for the Jewish people in Israel.”

Netanyahu then brought the scene back to the present-day.

“I am sitting here now as the Prime Minister of Israel because my grandfather kept his promise,” he said. “Here in the Land of Israel we have returned to what the Jewish nation did not have for thousands of years: security.”

“Security to stand up for ourselves and secure ourselves under our own sovereignty, to protect ourselves with our own power – security not just to survive, but to alloy one of the most advanced countries in the world,” he continued.

“We are a nation that aspires to peace – our hands are extended in peace to all who choose to grasp them,” he added.

“But to our enemies, I say: there is no baton, there is no rocket, there is nothing that can defeat us – because we are united in our faith and in our right to our land – the Land of Israel.”

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The coming into being of a Jewish state in Palestine is an event in world history to be viewed in the perspective, not of a generation or a century, but in the perspective of a thousand, two thousand, or even three thousand years.” (Winston Churchill)

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Examples of Israel taking action to rescue and protect Jews:

Israeli attack on Osirak reactor - Operation Opera (Hebrew: אופרה‎), also known as Operation Babylon, was a surprise Israeli air strike carried out on 7 June 1981, which destroyed an Iraqi nuclear reactor under construction 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) southeast of Baghdad. The operation came after Iran's Operation Scorch Sword that had damaged the same nuclear facility the previous year. Operation Opera, and related Israeli government statements following it, established the Begin Doctrine, which explicitly stated the strike was not an anomaly, but instead “a precedent for every future government in Israel.” Israel's counter-proliferation preventive strike added another dimension to their existing policy of deliberate ambiguity, as it related to the nuclear capability of other states in the region.

Israeli attack on Osirak reactor – Operation Opera (Hebrew: אופרה‎), also known as Operation Babylon, was a surprise Israeli air strike carried out on 7 June 1981, which destroyed an Iraqi nuclear reactor under construction 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) southeast of Baghdad. The operation came after Iran’s Operation Scorch Sword that had damaged the same nuclear facility the previous year. Operation Opera, and related Israeli government statements following it, established the Begin Doctrine, which explicitly stated the strike was not an anomaly, but instead “a precedent for every future government in Israel.” Israel’s counter-proliferation preventive strike added another dimension to their existing policy of deliberate ambiguity, as it related to the nuclear capability of other states in the region.

Operation Entebbe was a counter-terrorist hostage-rescue mission carried out by commandos of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on 4 July 1976. A week earlier, on 27 June, an Air France plane with 248 passengers was hijacked by a hijacker of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – External Operations (PFLP-EO)

Operation Entebbe was a counter-terrorist hostage-rescue mission carried out by commandos of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on 4 July 1976. A week earlier, on 27 June, an Air France plane with 248 passengers was hijacked by a hijacker of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – External Operations (PFLP-EO)

Operation Entebbe was a counter-terrorist hostage-rescue mission carried out by commandos of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on 4 July 1976. A week earlier, on 27 June, an Air France plane with 248 passengers was hijacked by a hijacker of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – External Operations (PFLP-EO)

Since we did not have a strong Jewish state during the Holocaust where Jews could come home to for protection and to fulfill their destiny to serve HaShem:

Night by Elie Wiesel

Night by Elie Wiesel

Some people are still torn as a result of what they had to cope with, Rabbi Krieger says. Auschwitz (Photo: EPA)

Auschwitz (Photo: EPA)

Grand Rabbi - Rabbi Chaim Elazar Wassertheil - the Riminover Rebbe

Grand Rabbi – Rabbi Chaim Elazar Wassertheil – the Riminover Rebbe

From Rabbi Lazer Brody 29March2015 http://lazerbrody.typepad.com/lazer_beams/2015/03/brothers-and-sisters-come-home.html

Brothers and Sisters, Come Home!

For the last seven years, my beloved teacher Rabbi Shalom Arush and I have been pleading with Jews around the world to make Aliya and come home to the Land of Israel. Many of our brothers and sisters, especially in the USA, have been looking at us as if we’re from another planet. Does this remind you of the attitude of European Jews before the Holocaust?

We’re no longer the lone voice. A holy tzaddik in Brooklyn, Grand Rabbi Rabbi Chaim Elazar Wassertheil – the Riminover Rebbe (image, above) – is now calling for all of America’s Jews to leave and go to Israel. He warns of civil war in the USA.
Pesach is coming, and it’s time to leave Egypt. We await you here in the holy Land of Emuna.

The Mitzvah to Live in Eretz Yisrael

One should always live in the Land of Israel, even in a city where the majority are idol worshippers, and not in chutz la Aretz, even in a city where the majority are Jews. (Kesubos 110); also included in the Rambam   (Hilchos Melachim Chapter 5)

Said the Holy One Blessed be He: A small group in the Land of Israel is dearer to Me than a full Sanhedrin outside the Land. (Yerushalmi, Sanhedrin 86)

There are ten measures of Torah in the world. Nine are in Eretz Israel. and one in the rest of  the world. (Esther Rabba)

Better is a dry piece of bread with tranquility in it than a house full of quarrelsome feasts (Mishle 17:1):     Better is a dry piece of bread with tranquility in it: R. Yochanan said, “This refers to Eretz Israel, for even if a person eats (dry) bread and salt every day while dwelling in Eretz Israel, he is assured a portion in the World to Come…Than a house full of quarrelsome feasts: This refers to Chutz LaAretz, which is full of violence and robbery.” (Yalkut Shimoni 2:956)

Settling Eretz Israel is a Mitzvah that encompasses all the Torah, for all those who walk in it four Amot have a portion in the World to Come which is all life. (Or ha Chayim ha Kaddosh Devarim 30:20)

“It is preferable to dwell in the deserts of Eretz Israel than the palaces of Chutz LaAretz” (Bereshit Rabba 39:8).

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You have seen the news of anti semitic attacks in Europe, Canada, the US and Australia.

It’s time to pack up and come home before you are a statistic.

The New Face of Anti-Semitism on Campus

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10 Forms of Antisemitic Activity

  1. Denying Jews Their Right to Self-Determination
  2. Using Symbols and Images Associated with Historical Anti-Semitism
  3. Comparing Jews to Nazis
  4. Accusing Jews and Israel of Inventing or Exaggerating the Holocaust
  5. Demonizing Israel
  6. Delegitimizing Israel
  7. Holding Israel to a Double Standard
  8. Promoting Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Against Israel
  9. Condoning Terrorism Against Jews, Supporting Terrorist Organizations
  10. Targeting Jewish Students for Discrimination, Harassment, or Intimidation
Survey: More Than Half of Jewish College Students Report Antisemitism on Campus  Click to download PDF file Download the Report trinity-Anti-Semitism 24February2015 http://brandeiscenter.com/publications/research_articles/ldb_trinity_college_report
The 10 Campuses With The Worst Anti-Semitic Activity 21Febraury2015 http://www.jewhatredoncampus.org/news/10-campuses-worst-anti-semitic-activity
The Canary Mission database was created to expose individuals and groups that are anti-Freedom, anti-American and anti-Semitic in order to protect the public and our democratic values.The Canary Mission database was created to expose individuals and groups that are anti-Freedom, anti-American and anti-Semitic in order to protect the public and our democratic values. http://www.canarymission.org/

By: Asher Schwartz http://www.jewishpress.com/cartoons/god-will-save-us/ Published: February 16th, 2015

By: Asher Schwartz http://www.jewishpress.com/cartoons/god-will-save-us/ Published: February 16th, 2015

For those who keep insisting that everything is hunky-dory for Jews in the U.S.A. I suggest taking Biden’s message into consideration. Remember that Vice President Joe Biden speeches are written in advance and checked for snafus. This is a very clear message from the American Government that Jews are not full-fledged Americans.

Biden Reveals American Jews Can Only Rely on Israel, Not US

By Ari Yashar, Tova Dvorin 3/30/2015 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/193387#.VRk3mc37tC0

US Vice President Joe Biden

US Vice President Joe Biden

An incredible admission by US Vice President Joe Biden has been revealed, in which he told Jewish leaders that should the American Jewish community be in danger, it has only Israel to rely on – and not America.

Journalist Jeffrey Goldberg reveals in the April issue of The Atlantic how at a [official] Rosh Hashana event in Biden’s home last fall, the vice president told Jewish leaders and Jewish officials in US President Barack Obama’s administration how he met former Prime Minister Golda Meir when he was a young Senator.

“I’ll never forget talking to her in her office with her assistant – a guy named (Yitzhak) Rabin – about the Six-Day War,” he recalled. “The end of the meeting, we get up and walk out, the doors are open, and…the press is taking photos. …She looked straight ahead and said, ‘Senator, don’t look so sad…Don’t worry. We Jews have a secret weapon.'”

Biden states he asked Meir what the weapon was, noting “I thought she was going to tell me something about a nuclear program” – an ironic comment given the US’s recent declassification of documents revealing Israel’s nuclear program in a breach of understandings with the Jewish state.

But according to Biden, “she looked straight ahead and she said, ‘We have no place else to go.'” Addressing his guests at Rosh Hashana, Biden paused for effect and repeated, “we have no place else to go.”

“Folks, there is no place else to go, and you understand that in your bones,” Biden said. “You understand in your bones that no matter how hospitable, no matter how consequential, no matter how engaged, no matter how deeply involved you are in the United States…there’s only one guarantee.”

“There is really only one absolute guarantee, and that’s the state of Israel,” he stated.

Responding to the statement, Corey Robin of Salon wrote how disturbing the statement is, given that it consists of “a sitting vice president telling a portion of the American citizenry that they cannot count on the United States government as the ultimate guarantor of their freedom and safety.”

“The occupant of the second-highest office in the land believes that American Jews should look to a foreign government as the foundation of their rights and security,” she added. “A country that once offered itself as a haven to persecuted Jews across the world now tells its Jews that in the event of some terrible outbreak of anti-Semitism they should…what? Plan on boarding the next plane to Tel Aviv?”

Brothers and sisters, it’s time to contact Nefesh B’Nefesh. Don’t waste any time, for this is the time to leave your Egypt and start a new life in the Land of Emuna.

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Could Hashem be talking to us through the American Vice President? This message was given to the leaders of the American Jewish Community on ROSH HASHANA. It was made public for everybody to hear on 10 Nissan — the anniversary of the day we entered the Land of Israel.

Wesley Clark advocates interning “disloyal” Americans in camps proposed during the notorious Nine Days

20July2015 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-20/general-wesley-clark-suggests-putting-disloyal-americans-internment-camps

Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp established in March 1933 and located about 10 miles northwest of Munich, didn’t start out as a camp for Jews; it started out as an internment camp for “disloyal” individuals, or what Heinrich Himmler called “political prisoners.”

Those early “disloyal” prisoners, according to historian Lucy Dawidowicz, were “social Democrats, Communists, members of other opposition parties, journalists and writers (especially Jews), and various other ‘unpopular’ categories.” It wasn’t until after Kristallnacht in November 1938 that Jews started to get rounded up and sent to Dachau and other camps in Germany because eventually there was no other group in Germany’s eyes more “disloyal” than the Jews.

But could this really happen again today? Could there one day be internment camps for Jews on American soil?

As US Army General Wesley Clark(Ret.) advocates interning “disloyal” Americans in camps, US Army Regulation 210-35 reveals there are already American civilian prison and labor camps on US Army installations. This regulation states that these camps are “currently limited to” inmates from US prisons, but there are “a few exceptions” that could easily include Americans deemed disloyal for political reasons. Couple this with the historical pattern of host countries eventually turning against the Jews no matter how successful, influential, productive and economically beneficial the Jews may have been. After decades and even centuries of relative peace and prosperity, every Golden Age of Jewish life ended in ruins. And with today’s skyrocketing anti-Semitism and a current administration perpetually angry at the Jewish State of Israel, it wouldn’t take much to suspend one’s disbelief that an economic catastrophe (which many economists predict) or a national emergency could be the spark to ignite the dark side of Jewish history on American soil.

To make matters possibly worse is Article 10 in the 159-page Iran nuclear deal. According to Israel National News, Article 10 (which was buried toward the end of the agreement), says the US and the other P5+1 powers will help Iran through “training and workshops to strengthen Iran’s ability to protect against, and respond to, nuclear security threats, including sabotage, as well as to enable effective and sustainable nuclear security and physical protection systems.”

Translation: The US becomes allies with Iran in the event of an attack on an Iranian nuclear facility. When asked if the USA would defend Iran during an attack by Israel, John Kerry replied, “Yes, but that would never happen!” If and when it does happen, Jews who send money to Israel could be accused of “aiding a terrorist state/enemy”, and interned under the Homeland Security Act.

Alarmingly, this would potentially place the US on the same side as Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who recently outlined his strategy to annihilate the Jews and Israel in a new book called “Palestine”. If this were to happen, Wesley Clark’s “disloyal” could take on a frightening new dimension for Jews in America.

Perhaps just as significant as what Clark said during his MSNBC interview was when he said it. His proposal to place “disloyal” Americans in camps occurred during the notorious Nine Days, the Jewish calendar’s most mournful period culminating with Tisha B’Av — the day when both Temples in Jerusalem were destroyed, when Spain expelled its large Jewish population in 1492, when World War I began (which led to World War II and the Holocaust) and when countless other tragedies occurred.

That Wesley Clark’s chilling proposal occurred during the Nine Days makes it pretty obvious this wake-up call is from Hashem. Knowing this and believing that Hashem is doing everything for our absolute best, that the only future we have is in the Land of Israel and that Mashiach is just around the corner is the emuna we need to help us be the ones to make it through.

Tisha B’Av and the threat of a new Holocaust

24July2015 Elder of Ziyon http://elderofziyon.blogspot.co.il/2015/07/tisha-bav-and-threat-of-new-holocaust.html#.VbPTULb7tTA
On Sunday we will mark Tisha B’Av (pushed off a day so as not to be on Shabbat.) It is the saddest day of the Jewish calendar, one that marks several tragedies that happened on that day. mostly the destruction of the Temples.

Usually I write a historical post on Tisha B’Av.

But this year it is hard to concentrate on anything but the danger of nuclear weapons being built for the purpose of destroying Israel.

The genocidal words from Iranian leaders indicate that destroying Israel is their top priority – not the economy, not the war in Iraq, but destroying Israel. They have dedicated an annual holiday just to call for Israel’s destruction. They have ensured that even during sanctions, their payments to Hezbollah remain sacred.

But Israel has a much larger problem.

The US allowed this situation to happen. It was not just naivete in negotiating skills, although that played a part. If the White House truly wanted to minimize the possibility of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon, it would not have given up concessions the way it did. It would not have communicated its message that the military option is impossible. It would not have publicly defended Iran’s cheating on its existing promises.

No, the Obama administration has made a conscious decision that a nation that encourages chants of “Death to America” is a better strategic partner than Israel (and the Gulf states.)

That goal of a long-term alliance with a crazed Islamic theocracy was more important than the goal of erasing nuclear weapons capability. Demands from Iran during the negotiations were not treated with derision but with the respect of a would-be suitor. “Well, of course Iran cannot be expected to cave on demand X, Y and Z – it would not be fair!”

The situation is mind boggling. And now we are in a lose-lose situation, where the options have dwindled down to a nearly meaningless choice. Because President Obama chose the priorities, and those priorities do not include Israel.

Taking a long-term view, this is the direction that the US is going anyway. College students are being poisoned against Israel and they are the leaders of tomorrow. This blog and many others regularly point out the hypocrisy of the “liberals” who embrace Iran and Hamas but it does not make a dent – logic does not enter the picture. As mainstream media uncritically parrots the lies of the Arabs, we can expect the trend to be less and less sympathy to Israel in the coming decades – and more sympathy for those who want to destroy Israel. The US will act like Europe in the not-too-distant future. Israel will be alone, again.

Perhaps prayer on Tisha B’Av is the most logical response.

America Tomorrow

Howard Morton 17April2013  http://www.breslev.co.il/articles/society/current_affairs/america_tomorrow.aspx?id=24281&language=english

America TomorrowWhat the Kabbalist Foresaw

Shortly before his death in 2010, the Kabbalist Rav Yehuda Zev Leibowitz revealed to his student, Rav Shalom Arush, three historic events he foresaw would happen throughout the world.

Two of them have already materialized — namely, the “Arab Spring” uprisings and the fact that Netanyahu was unable to attack Iran when he wanted to.

The third prediction Rav Yehuda Zev revealed to Rav Shalom Arush has not yet occurred. Hopefully it never will.

That third prediction is especially alarming. When Rav Lazer Brody originally announced Rav Yehuda Zev’s three predictions in a January 2012 “Lazer Beams” posting, Rav Brody chose not to disclose the third prediction.

That was more than a year ago. With economies crumbling, anti-Semitism skyrocketing and North Korea and Iran notching up their nuclear threats, the world is seemingly about to erupt. Literally. So with Rav Brody’s permission, I’m relating here Rav Yehuda Zev Leibowitz’s third prediction — which is no longer a secret.

But before I do, it’s important to first get a brief glimpse of who Rav Yehuda Zev Leibowitz was.

Rav Yehuda Zev was said to be one of the 36 hidden righteous people of the generation. Born in 1921, Rav Yehuda Zev studied in his youth under the famed Rav Yoel Teitelbaum in Satmar and was the only member of his family to survive the horrors of the Holocaust. After immigrating to Israel, he studied with leading Kabbalists and authored works on Kabbalah. Though he concealed his greatness and preserved his anonymity most of his life (his neighbors considered him a simple Jew), the heads of yeshivas knew him as an extraordinary holy and pure man. It was also known he could work wonders.

So what was this holy Kabbalist’s third prediction (the only one that has not yet taken place)?

That the Jews in America would be targeted and attacked.

Call it a holocaust. Call it state-sponsored pogroms with a 21st century, technological twist. Call it whatever you want; it’s one of the most worn-out plots in history: the Jews enjoy a “golden era” in whatever exile-land they happen to be living in and it turns horrifically sour. It’s happened too often before, and it takes a lot of suspension of disbelief that Jewish citizens of the U.S. are somehow immune to it.

Yet the obvious question remains: Would the United States government today actually kill its own citizens?

Shockingly, the answer appears to be yes.

In the beginning of this year, NBC News obtained a 16-page, confidential Justice Department white paper that justifies the killing of American citizens by targeted drone strikes. All without an arrest. All without trial. And all in the name of national security.

The white paper states that if an American poses an “imminent threat of violent attack against the United States,” he or she “does not require the United States to have clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future.”

Not only that, but the white paper reveals that an “informed, high-level official of the U.S. government” can authorize the killing of that American.

Who is this “informed, high-level official”? A senator? A police chief? A Chicago alderman? The white paper doesn’t say. But what it does say is that the only thing this unnamed official has to do to knock off an American citizen is to “determine” that this citizen has “recently” been involved in “activities” threatening an attack on the U.S.

The Justice Department white paper calls this a “lawful killing in self-defense.”

Andrew P. Napolitano, author of seven books on the U.S. Constitution and a former judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, disagrees.

In a recent Fox News article, Napolitano wrote that under the Constitution, the only time the president (not to mention any “high official”) can order a lawful killing is by “using the military when the U.S. has been attacked,” “when an attack is so imminent that delay would cost innocent lives” or by “using the military in pursuit of a declaration of war enacted by Congress.”

What makes the targeted drone-killing of Americans especially dangerous is that it clearly opens the door to genocide. All it takes is for some “high officials” to decide one day that Jews in America pose a threat to the country.

And if the idea of singling out Jews in the 21st century sounds far-fetched, take a look at today’s Hungary. Lawmaker Marton Gyongyosi of Hungary’s third-largest political party, Jobbik, called on the Hungarian government to compile a “list of Jews” he believes “present a national security risk to Hungary.”

This implication that by merely being a Jew poses a security risk sounds like Nazi-era rhetoric. But it was uttered less than five months ago.

And much more recently than that, the Jews of Greece are also finding themselves at increasing risk. A headline from an April 2013 issue of The Times of Israel exclaims: “Greeks Find Cause of All Their Woes: The Jews.” The subhead continues: “As Greece’s economy teeters on the brink, virulent anti-Semitism is making an alarming comeback.”

Could that possibly happen here in the United States?

Many economists warn of a near-future financial collapse in the U.S., and historically Jews are always the first to be blamed. After all, who would be easier to blame for an economic disaster than the Treasury Secretary (Jacob Joseph Lew) and the Federal Reserve chairman (Ben Shalom Bernanke)?

Finally, there’s the concept of emunat chachamim (faith in the sages). If the Kabbalist Rav Yehuda Zev Leibowitz said there will be a catastrophe for the Jews in America (and he was right about his other two predictions), then it doesn’t seem prudent to ignore the warning.

So what should those of us in America do then?

Let me quote Rav Lazer Brody:

“If you don’t plan to make aliya in the near future, do two things:

1. Start praying every day that you and your family will be able to make aliya;

2. Do what you can to spread emuna — that way, you are Hashem’s shaliach (emissary) wherever you are.”

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Alyah : mode d’emploi http://www.jewishagency.org/fr/aliyah/program/7618 Choisissez celle qui vous correspond et inscrivez-vous sur notre site Internet en cliquant ICI ou par téléphone, en appelant le Global Center au 0800 916 647 (si vous entendez un message vocal d’accueil, vous devez patienter jusqu’à ce que quelqu’un vous réponde). Le Global Center est joignable 6 jours par semaine, de 7h00 à 19h00 (du dimanche au jeudi) et de 8h00 à 12h00 le vendredi.

Alyah : mode d’emploi http://www.jewishagency.org/fr/aliyah/program/7618 Choisissez celle qui vous correspond et inscrivez-vous sur notre site Internet en cliquant ICI ou par téléphone, en appelant le Global Center au 0800 916 647 (si vous entendez un message vocal d’accueil, vous devez patienter jusqu’à ce que quelqu’un vous réponde). Le Global Center est joignable 6 jours par semaine, de 7h00 à 19h00 (du dimanche au jeudi) et de 8h00 à 12h00 le vendredi. Reports in Israel on Friday indicated that the Jewish Agency received hundreds of calls from French Jews seeking to make aliya (immigrate) to Israel. A French family of new olim deplaning upon their arrival on the First Home in the Homeland program

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The Jewish People Policy Institute-Raising Jewish Children 2017

 

Is there a future for non-Orthodox American Jewry?

In other words “Will Your Grandchildren Be Jewish?

In summing up the marital and parental status of American Jews, The Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) study (http://jppi.org.il/new/en/article/english-raising-jewish-children-research-and-indications-for-intervention/english-introduction/) shows that among all non-Orthodox Jews in the 25-54 age group, just 15% were married to a Jewish spouse and had Jewish children.

Jerusalem Cats Comments: [See Rabbi Sacks’ on Why Civilisations Fail]

From aish.com INFOGRAPHIC: Will Your Grandchildren Be Jewish? comments:
6) Mike, June 14, 2017 2:08 AM
Some sobering statistics.
The reform movement has caused incalculable harm to the American Jewish community. I saw it with my own eyes when I was a member of a reform synagogue. There is no line that they will not cross, no tradition that they will not abandon when it suits them. They pay lip service to the mitzvahs, but rarely perform them. Children are not stupid. They see what their parents do on Shabbos. They know when their Rabbi is being a hypocrite. Yiddishkeit must be lived in the home in order to be passed to the next generation. Orthodox mothers make it their mission to keep a kosher home, while reform mothers go to PTA meetings and serve KFC for dinner. An orthodox father puts on tefillin in the morning, while a reform father watches TV. The orthodox family goes to Shul on Shabbos, while the reform family goes to Walmart. It is very simple, if you abandon the Torah you will be cut off from the Jewish nation.

Table 6 Family configurations for all non-Haredi American Jews ages 25-54

jppi.org.il Table 6 Family configurations for all non Haredi american Jews ages 25-54 http://jppi.org.il/new/en/article/english-raising-jewish-children-research-and-indications-for-intervention/english-family-engagement-and-jewish-continuity-among-american-jews/english-family-configurations/ *raising children as non-Jews

jppi.org.il Table 6 Family configurations for all non Haredi american Jews ages 25-54 http://jppi.org.il/new/en/article/english-raising-jewish-children-research-and-indications-for-intervention/english-family-engagement-and-jewish-continuity-among-american-jews/english-family-configurations/ *raising children as non-Jews

intermarriage in the US vs. Israel If you want a Jewish spouse and have your children marry Jewish spouses make Aliyah

To quote the study: “The entirely Jewish, multi-person family is truly the “gold standard” of Jewish family configurations. Among non-Haredi inmarried* Jews with Jewish children at home, we find the following high levels of Jewish engagement indicators: seder attendance (95 percent); fasting Yom Kippur (84 percent); attending High Holiday services (87 percent); belonging to a synagogue (72 percent); and giving to Jewish charities (87 percent). On all these indicators, the inmarried* with Jewish children home out-score all other family configurations. The next most active groups are the inmarried with no Jewish children at home and single parents raising Jewish children.”

*marriage within one’s own family, race, or other grouping : endogamy

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: There were about 4 million Jews in the U.S. as of 2001
6,419,000 Jews in Israel as of 2016

 To quote the study: “… we see less and less Jewish engagement. Judaism is becoming more significant in non-Jewish environments, but Jewish belonging in the next generations of mixed families is not guaranteed. Their youth are distancing. They are less inspired by their own roots and often over simplify the challenges faced by Israel. Many are attracted to anti-Israel groups on campuses and elsewhere.”
“The family patterns of American Jews in many ways resemble those of American non-Jews with comparable socio-economic, educational, and occupational profiles. Researchers of family and religion have long demonstrated that peak ethno-religious involvement is associated with life-cycle status, especially with marriage and children.10 Across religious groups, maritally-intact couples with school-age children at home display relatively high levels of religious engagement, however that engagement is measured. Conversely, the absence of children – along with divorce, widowhood, and non-marriage – are associated with depressed levels of religious engagement.
Moreover, spouses of any religion who share ethno-religious backgrounds are more likely to raise children who, in turn, grow up to marry and raise children in that particular religious tradition.11

” The patterns of marriage and childbearing reported above combine to produce rather small numbers of Jews whose family circumstances are conducive to their own Jewish engagement and to the likelihood of their contributing to Jewish demographic continuity. ” “The finding that children of two Jews are more likely to replicate aspects of the home they grew up in comports with the research literature generally showing that more religious Americans and intra-group marriage exhibit more traditional family patterns.19

Table 8 Jewish identity indicators for non-married, intermarried and inmarried non-Haredi Jews, 25-54

Table 8 – jppi.org.il-Jewish identity indicators for non-married, intermarried and inmarried non-Haredi Jews, 25-54-2017
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The intermarried, non-married, and inmarried report very different levels on every Jewish identity indicator available on the Pew survey. The non-married substantially out-score the intermarried, and the inmarried substantially outscore the non-married. As the tables below show, the gaps in Jewish engagement indicators between the Jews who are inmarried and those who are intermarried are truly enormous.
To take a few examples (Table 8): As we move from intermarried to non-married to inmarried, we find increases in feeling that being Jewish is very important: 25 vs. 40 vs. 63 percent; for having mostly Jewish friends: 8 vs. 22 vs. 48 percent; for belonging to a synagogue: 12 vs. 25 vs. 70 percent; and, most critically, for the percent of one’s children being raised in the Jewish religion: 20 vs. 46 vs. 94 percent.
Among those raising their children as non-Jews, levels of Jewish engagement are truly quite low. None of these respondents reported synagogue membership, and just 3-5 percent belong to a Jewish organization, have mostly Jewish friends, feel very attached to Israel, or feel being Jewish is important to them. Somewhat larger numbers attend a Passover Seder (28 percent) and give to some donation to a Jewish charity (15 percent).

Table 9 Jewish identity indicators among those with no children, non-Jewish children and Jewish children, non-Haredi Jews, 25-44

As might now be expected, those with Jewish children at home in turn out-score those with no children, and even more substantially out-score those with non-Jewish children in their households. In every measurable way, the presence of Jewish children – and raising children as Jewish-by-religion – both reflects a prior commitment to Jewish life and, as well, the positive influence of Jewish children upon Jewish engagement. Engaged Jews raise Jewish children, and parents of Jewish children are more engaged in Jewish life.

As might now be expected, those with Jewish children at home in turn out-score those with no children, and even more substantially out-score those with non-Jewish children in their households. In every measurable way, the presence of Jewish children – and raising children as Jewish-by-religion – both reflects a prior commitment to Jewish life and, as well, the positive influence of Jewish children upon Jewish engagement. Engaged Jews raise Jewish children, and parents of Jewish children are more engaged in Jewish life.

The Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) study (http://jppi.org.il/new/en/article/english-raising-jewish-children-research-and-indications-for-intervention/english-introduction/) shows that among all non-Orthodox Jews in the 25-54 age group, just 15% were married to a Jewish spouse and had Jewish children.

Table 10 Jewish identity by family configuration, all non-Haredi Jewish Americans ages 25-54

Raising Jewish children has a profound impact on personal Jewish identity. For decades, research showed that American Jews become more involved with Judaism after they marry and especially after they give birth to and begin to raise their children

Raising Jewish children has a profound impact on personal Jewish identity. For decades, research showed that American Jews become more involved with Judaism after they marry and especially after they give birth to and begin to raise their children.

“Marriage to Jews and the raising of Jewish-by-religion children are key to the current and future Jewish vitality of American Jewry, as well as to its transmissibility. The family first, and then community and friendships, create the conditions for formal and informal Jewish education to take place. The impact of spouses on each other, and of parents and children on each other, and of close and even loosely tied friendship circles, continues to matter.25” “Numerous studies, including a recent qualitative study of Jewish fertility goals, show that most Jewish women continue to hope to have children “someday.” However, many do not assign childbearing chronological priority, and encounter unexpected infertility, often having no or fewer children than their expected family size.26

Jerusalem Cats Comments: How can you raise Jewish Children without having children early? What do you want a College education (filling your head with fluff which you will never use) or Children? Get Married young and start making and raising Babies.

Jerusalem Cats Comments: How can you raise Jewish Children without a good Jewish Education?

“One factor which the majority of research and, hence, policy planning in the field of Jewish education has not paid sufficient attention to is social networks. Our research shows that American Jews may say they feel disconnected from other Jews; yet, they are actually influenced by their Jewish social circles. Similarly, educators have tended to emphasize the role of parents in making educational decisions for their child and overlooked the importance of Jewish social networks in motivating children to continue their Jewish education. Our research shows that Jewish friends and social networks, especially during the teen years, influence decisions to attend Jewish schools and Jewish educational programs. This new understanding of the power of social networks suggests that the direction of influence in the teen years is from friendships to education to family involvements. A strong Jewish social network in the teen years is a predictor of college friends and choice of Jewish marriage partners.”

Jerusalem Cats Comments: How can you raise Jewish Children without Jewish peers? If you want Jewish teenagers then you need to raise then with Jewish Peers in a Jewish Schools and in a Jewish State with Jewish Holidays and a Jewish Week.

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Even the most secular teenager in Israel has a better Jewish education then anyone outside of Israel.

 To quote the study:

“When Jews lived in societies in which they had a lot of contact with each other (and very little with non-Jews) they and others usually thought of themselves as “born into” Jewishness. Jews amassed ethnic social capital through daily experience, in the form of ethnic languages, food, music, stories, texts, arts and culture, religion and rituals. These individuals who shared ethnic social capital also tended to value similar things, and to feel an affinity for each other.”

You can only do this in Israel.

“In terms of predicting adult Jewish connections, statistical studies show that every year past the bar mitzvah year “counts” more than the year before. Receiving formal Jewish education from age 16 to 17 more accurately predicts adult Jewish connectedness than receiving formal Jewish education from age 15 to 16. Quantitative and qualitative research suggest that having mostly Jewish friends in high school is a motivator for continuing formal and informal Jewish education and a predictor for marrying or partnering with a Jew and forging strong Jewish connections. Conversely, when teenagers stopped attending Jewish schools after bar and bat mitzvahs, both they and their parents (in separate interviews) reported that their family Jewish observances and activities such as Shabbat service attendance gradually declined.””This is a growing group. Successive studies have underscored the fact that in 1960, 77 percent of American women and 65 percent of men below the age of 30, had accomplished the five sociological milestones of adulthood–”completing school, leaving home, becoming financially independent, marrying and having a child.” Today, fewer than half of women and one-third of men fit that fully adult profile The proportion of Americans aged 25 to 34 who have never been married exceeds those married. The Jewish identity gains that result from a Jewish education during the teenage years are significantly undermined when young American Jews remain single for a decade or longer after college. These young American Jews between the ages of 22 to 35 require programs tailored to their distinctive form of Jewish attachment.”

When Jewish education succeeds, it is most often a story of the more, the more.

Jewish education is part of the ongoing building of Jewish social capital. No one educational strategy provides a permanent Jewish inoculation for all Jews, but all educational strategies work best when they include the reinforcement of a social network.”

“But for some Jewish populations who miss these serendipities, the story is more like, the less the less. Some Jews are geographically isolated in childhood, and have few Jewish friendship circles, and do not get sent to Jewish camps that might enrich their Jewishness on many levels [What about a Jewish Day School or Full Time Yeshiva Program of stead of Public School?]. Some are the children of weakly identified Jewish parents; some of these Jewishly “impoverished” families, in terms of Jewish social capital, are intermarried families, especially where the mother does not identify as a Jew. Weak Jewish identification often gets worse with each generation that is remote from Jewish social networks and Jewish education, creating a cycle of poor Jewish social capital.”

According The Pew Research Religion and Public life project : Orthodox Jews are more likely than American Jews of any other denomination to have traveled to Israel; 77% have done so, followed by 56% of Conservative Jews, 40% of Reform Jews and 26% of those who have no denominational affiliation.

From aish.com INFOGRAPHIC: Will Your Grandchildren Be Jewish?

Are American Jews facing an existential threat?

by and Published: June 10, 2017 http://www.aish.com/jw/s/INFOGRAPHIC-Will-Your-Grandchildren-Be-Jewish.html
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Why Civilisations Fail

What is the real challenge of maintaining a free society? In Parshat Eikev, Moshe springs his great surprise. Here are his words:
Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God . . . Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery . . . You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” . . . If you ever forget the Lord your God . . . I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed. (D’varim 8:11-19)
What Moshe was saying to the new generation was this: You thought that the forty years of wandering in the wilderness were the real challenge, and that once you conquer and settle the land, your problems will be over. The truth is that it is then that the real challenge will begin. It will be precisely when all your physical needs are met – when you have land and sovereignty and rich harvests and safe homes – that your spiritual trial will commence.
The real challenge is not poverty but affluence, not insecurity but security, not slavery but freedom. Moshe, for the first time in history, was hinting at a law of history. Many centuries later it was articulated by the great 14th century Islamic thinker, Ibn Khaldun (1332- 1406), by the Italian political philosopher Giambattista Vico (1668-1744), and most recently by the Harvard historian Niall Ferguson. Moshe was giving an account of the decline and fall of civilisations.
Ibn Khaldun argued similarly, that when a civilisation becomes great, its elites get used to luxury and comfort, and the people as a whole lose what he called their asabiyah, their social solidarity. The people then become prey to a conquering enemy, less civilised than they are but more cohesive and driven.
Vico described a similar cycle:
“People first sense what is necessary, then consider what is useful, next attend to comfort, later delight in pleasures, soon grow dissolute in luxury, and finally go mad squandering their estates.”
Bertrand Russell put it powerfully in the introduction to his History of Western Philosophy. Russell thought that the two great peaks of civilization were reached in ancient Greece and Renaissance Italy. But he was honest enough to see that the very features that made them great contained the seeds of their own demise:
What had happened in the great age of Greece happened again in Renaissance Italy: traditional moral restraints disappeared, because they were seen to be associated with superstition; the liberation from fetters made individuals energetic and creative, producing a rare fluorescence of genius; but the anarchy and treachery which inevitably resulted from the decay of morals made Italians collectively impotent, and they fell, like the Greeks, under the domination of nations less civilised than themselves but not so destitute of social cohesion.
Niall Ferguson, in his book Civilization: the West and the Rest (2011) argued that the West rose to dominance because of what he calls its six “killer applications”: competition, science, democracy, medicine, consumerism, and the Protestant work ethic. Today however it is losing belief in itself and is in danger of being overtaken by others.
All of this was said for the first time by Moshe, and it forms a central argument of the book of D’varim. If you assume – he tells the next generation – that you yourselves won the land and the freedom you enjoy, you will grow complacent and self-satisfied. That is the beginning of the end of any civilization. In an earlier chapter, Moshe uses the graphic word V’NOSHANTEM, “you will grow old” (D’varim 4:25), meaning that you will no longer have the moral and mental energy to make the sacrifices necessary for the defence of freedom.
Inequalities will grow. The rich will become self-indulgent. The poor will feel excluded. There will be social divisions, resentments and injustices. Society will no longer cohere. People will not feel bound to one another by a bond of collective responsibility. Individualism will prevail. Trust will decline. Social capital will wane.
This has happened, sooner or later, to all civilisations, however great. To the Israelites – a small people surrounded by large empires – it would be disastrous. As Moshe makes clear towards the end of the book, in the long account of the curses that would overcome the people if they lost their spiritual bearings, Israel would find itself defeated and devastated.
Only against this background can we understand the momentous project the book of D’varim is proposing: the creation of a society capable of defeating the normal laws of the growth- and-decline of civilisations. This is an astonishing idea.
How is it to be done? By each person bearing and sharing responsibility for the society as a whole. By each knowing the history of his or her people. By each individual studying and understanding the laws that govern all. By teaching their children so that they too become literate and articulate in their identity.
Rule 1: Never forget where you came from.
Next, you sustain freedom by establishing courts, the rule of law and the implementation of justice. By caring for the poor. By ensuring that everyone has the basic requirements of dignity. By including the lonely in the people’s celebrations. By remembering the covenant daily, weekly, annually in ritual, and renewing it at a national assembly every seven years. By making sure there are always prophets to remind the people of their destiny and expose the corruptions of power.
Rule 2: Never drift from your foundational principles and ideals.
Above all it is achieved by recognising a power greater than ourselves. This is Moshe’s most insistent point. Societies start growing old when they lose faith in the transcendent. They then lose faith in an objective moral order and end by losing faith in themselves.
Rule 3: A society is as strong as its faith.
Only faith in God can lead us to honour the needs of others as well as ourselves. Only faith in God can motivate us to act for the benefit of a future we will not live to see. Only faith in God can stop us from wrongdoing when we believe that no other human will ever find out. Only faith in God can give us the humility that alone has the power to defeat the arrogance of success and the self-belief that leads, as Paul Kennedy argued in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers (1987), to military overstretch and national defeat.
Towards the end of his book Civilization, Niall Ferguson quotes a member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, part of a team tasked with the challenge of discovering why it was that Europe, having lagged behind China until the 17th century, overtook it, rising to prominence and dominance.
At first, he said, we thought it was your guns. You had better weapons than we did. Then we delved deeper and thought it was your political system. Then we searched deeper still, and concluded that it was your economic system. But for the past 20 years we have realised that it was in fact your religion. It was the (Judeo-Christian) foundation of social and cultural life in Europe that made possible the emergence first of capitalism, then of democratic politics.
Only faith can save a society from decline and fall. That was one of Moshe’s greatest insights, and it has never ceased to be true.


Parshat Ekev, 5777: Securing Our Future

The “Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel is a classic. But looking at the meaning behind the song, there is so much depth. You have a choice either the Cellphone, Internet and the Computer or Shabbat and family

 

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Jerusalem 2019

2019 has always been a key date in Science Fiction, such as Blade Runner or The Running Man, But technology has caught up to fiction. What technology will we use in the Beit Hamikdash? These are just a small samplings of some ideas.

Nokia Kosher Cell PhoneOne thing I would like to see is more use of Computerized voice messages with Kosher Phones of stead of requiring to have a Smart Phone. If Google can do it why not banks and others that use text messages for security codes?

Besides the use of Bar Code have RFID Tags or Smart Cards on everything, Have everyone who is in the Beit Hamikdash wear a Photo ID Smart Card, both for  Kohanim, Levim and for visitors. Color Code everything and have Color lines leading to major places like a bus map. Have voice and sound markers like at crosswalks in Israel (I know, Israel is years ahead of the US and Europe with aiding the Blind and Disabled). Israel already uses Electric Wheelchairs at the Kotel.

For Korban Pesach: The use of Commercial vacuum seal bags for meat. (The bag is very strong and they have been using it for decades with wholesale meat.) The inner bag is completely Kosher and Tahor, with all the Kashruth seals. A second outer Textured Foil ChannAl Vacuum Bags for insulation and Kashruth double wrapping. A Third Standard Rip proof FedEx outer bag with the Name and Address of the owner along with “Care and Handling” instructions in Hebrew, Yiddish, Arabic, Russian, English, French and Spanish with illustrations. Finally the outer carrying bag with handles.
For Korbanot that are brought in by their owners: Have an advanced CT Scanner that will detect any metal object that the animal has eaten or any thing else that will disqualify it. Have the CT Scanner use AI (Artificial Intelligence) to quickly check the animal.
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Eretz Yisrael in the Haftara by Rabbis Ethan Eisen and Tuly Weisz

Jerusalem’s Oldest Charity and the Secret to its Restoration

From his home in Liadi, Russia, Rabbi Shnuer Zalman, the first Lubavitcher Rebbe, established in 1788 the Kolel Chabad soup kitchen in Jerusalem. For more than two and a quarter centuries, Kolel Chabad has been the personal tzedakah of each succeeding Lubavitcher Rebbe. The long lasting and beloved institution dispenses not only food and drink to those who need it most, but helps Yerushalayim assume its vital role as the “city of righteousness, faithful city” as described in our haftara.
The Shabbat preceding Tish’a b’Av is known as Shabbat Chazon, taking its name from the opening words of the haftara. Chanted to the tune of Eicha, the Navi Yishayahu employs the same lament as Yirmiyahu, “How (eicha) the faithful city has become a harlot?! (1:21).
How indeed?
What is the Chazon (vision) of Yeshayahu? Although the opening passage of Yeshayahu does not detail Jerusalem’s devastation, it does contain the underlying reason for the destruction, while at the same time offers the solution for its restoration.
“Learn to do good. Devote yourselves to justice; Aid the wronged. Uphold the rights of the orphan; Defend the cause of the widow… If, then, you agree and give heed, You will eat the good things of the earth; But if you refuse and disobey, You will be devoured by the sword” (v. 17, 20).
As Hashem’s capital city, Yerushalayim exists on a different set of values. The Torah’s strategic defense plan for Jerusalem does not focus on metal detectors or riot police, but righteousness and justice.
The first ruler of Jerusalem is Malki-Tzedek, king of Shalem (B’reishit 14:18), and the ruler of the city when Bnei Yisrael entered the land as a nation was Adoni-Tzedek (Yehoshua 10:1). The Radak (ibid.) explains, “for Jerusalem is the place of justice and peace; it cannot tolerate injustice and oppression and abominable acts for long.”
Not only were the ancient kings of Jerusalem called ‘Tzedek’, but the city itself is referred to by seventy names, many of which refer to its inherent sense of justice. “Ir HaEmet” (Zecharya 8:3), “Nevei Tzedek” (Yirmiyahu 31:22), and in our haftara, “Ir HaTzedek” and “Kiryah Ne’emana” (Yeshayahu 1:25) – all reinforce the values essential to the Holy City.
The call for Yerushalayim to be a haven for the vulnerable goes beyond feeding the poor and needy. Our tradition goes even further and looks out for those who we ordinarily shun. Chazal offer a remarkable interpretation of a central verse in our haftara:
“How (eicha) the faithful city has become a harlot! – she had been full of justice, righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers!” (1:21). The Talmud (Sanhedrin 35a) explains that the “murderers” in this verse actually refers to those sitting in judgment. When trying a capital case in Yerushalayim, the judges must be extremely prudent and not act hastily in their decision making.
According to Rabbi Chanina, any court that finalizes a capital trial in a single day, and does not wait overnight to issue a final ruling, is considered murderous. Rashi explains: the court waits overnight to find a reason to acquit the defendant. Failure to uphold this procedural precaution, in the eyes of the Navi, is tantamount to murder. Yeshayahu here blames the judges of Yerushalayim for failure to be concerned with the most vulnerable members of society. Even someone on trial for murder is entitled to extreme compassion by the judges of the community, how much more so the widows and orphans! .
The return of righteous leaders and judges who will lead the people to relentlessly pursue justice on behalf of the vulnerable allows for Hashem to return His presence to the city and the Holy Temple:
“Then I will restore your judges as at first, and your counselors as at the beginning; after that you will be called ‘City of Righteousness’, ‘Faithful City’. Zion will be redeemed through justice, and those who return to her through righteousness” (v. 26, 27).
On the Shabbat before Tish’a b’Av, we read the words of Yeshayahu to not only recall that the absence of righteousness led to the destruction of Yerushalayim, but to remember that its presence will lead to its rebuilding.
It is particularly noteworthy that the oldest, continuously operating institu- tion in Israel, which predates the first Zionist Congress by more than a century and the founding of the State by nearly two, is a soup kitchen. The legacy of Kolel Chabad stands as a proud testament to the restoration of Yerushalayim in our generation.

Rabbi Tuly Weisz is the director of Israel365 and editor of “The Israel Bible”; Rabbi Dr. Ethan Eisen is a psychologist and a new Oleh, as well as a rebbe in Yeshivat Lev Hatorah. Please send comments to Haftarah@TheIsraelBible.com

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Using Technology in the Third Beit Hamikdash

From: The Temple Institute

Integrating Modern Technology into the Holy Temple
http://www.templeinstitute.org/technology-and-the-holy-temple.htm

WILL MASSIVE DIGITAL SCREENS allow worshippers to observe the work of the Kohen Gadol from a great distance? Will escalators carry pilgrims up to the Temple Mount courtyards? Will special buses designed in such a way that they can’t be tainted by spiritual impurity be employed to transport Passover pilgrims and their Pascal offerings? These, and many other fascinating and challenging questions were raised at this year’s 29th annual Temple Institute Passover Symposium, under the banner of “Integrating Modern Technology into the Holy Temple.”

THE SIZABLE AUDIENCE which turned out on Wednesday afternoon, March 31st, the first day of chol hammed Pesach, (the intermediary days of Passover), was rewarded with a learned and lively presentation by six leading rabbis and educators, each focusing on specific aspects of the Holy Temple, its architecture, and the Divine service, and how it can be enhanced and facilitated through the introduction of today’s cutting edge technology.

WILL THE BEIT MOKED – THE CHAMBER OF THE HEARTH, the dormitory for the kohanim who are serving in the Holy Temple, still house a large fireplace, or will central heating render the hearth obsolete? Will Passover pilgrims be able to roast their Passover offerings in electric ovens? Do such ovens fulfill all the strict halachic (Jewish law) requirements of what constitutes roasting?

OVER THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED YEARS AGO, when the children of Israel left Egypt, they brought with them the most cutting edge technology of their day, and led by Betzalel, they employed all of their skills and worldly knowledge in the construction of the Tabernacle and the vessels that would be used in the Divine service. Throughout the nearly one thousand years that the two Holy Temples stood, technological advancements took place that helped to facilitate the performance of the Divine service and to enhance the beauty of the Holy Temple.

MOST FAMOUS OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS WAS THE MUCHNI, a separate water reservoir added to the copper laver, solving a problem of water becoming impure if left in the laver overnight. This mechanism was conceived of, designed and executed by none other than the Kohen Gadol of that generation, known as ben Kattin.

CENTURIES EARLIER KING SOLOMON had designed the “great sea” massive water basin which stood outside the first Holy Temple. The historic refurbishing of the second Holy Temple ordered by Herod took advantage of the latest first century CE science and technology.

AS DISCUSSED AT THE SYMPOSIUM, Torah is very specific concerning the dimensions and materials of the various service vessels. The same principle holds true for the basic layout and structure of the Tabernacle and later the Holy Temple. However, where the Torah does not designate specifics, for example, as to what decorative enhancements can be incorporated into the vessels, the artists and artisans are granted free creative license.

NO ONE BUT THE KOHEN GADOL is permitted to enter the Holy of Holies, and he enters it only one time a year, on Yom Kippur. But could a camera be placed within the Holy of Holies, allowing others to witness the Kohen Gadol when he places the burning incense pan before the ark of the covenant? Would this constitute “seeing the Holy of Holies,” which is strictly forbidden, or would viewing the Holy of Holies via a camera be considered as seeing indirectly, and would that then render it permissible?

THIS IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE of a wide range of issues raised at the symposium, all of which will need to be addressed when the Holy Temple is built.

IN ADDITION, AN ANIMATED THREE DIMENSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN for the Lishkat HaGazit, the Chamber of Hewn Stone, the seat of the Great Sanhedrin, commissioned by the Temple Institute was shown to the public for the first time. Half in the sanctified courtyard, and half in the profane, just as it was in second Temple times, the new design also calls for the two story structure to be half underground, incorporating within it a parking facility for the seventy one judges, and a viewing gallery for the public.

AMONG THE DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS WAS ISRAEL’S serving Minister of Science and Technology, Rabbi Professor Daniel Hirshkovitch, a mathematician by profession, who explained how sophisticated mathematical principles can be employed to reveal essential knowledge concerning the design and dimensions of some of the vessels referred to in Torah, but whose precise measurements weren’t delineated. In turn, Rabbi Professor Hirshkovitch revealed the great knowledge of mathematics, physics and engineering possessed by our ancestors.

IN ALL, IT WAS AN ABSORBING AFTERNOON for all who attended. When we talk about and plan the rebuilding of the Holy Temple, we are not talking about an archaeological restoration in which no effort is spared to painstakingly recreate an ancient edifice. The Holy Temple of tomorrow will be a living viable center of worship for all mankind, incorporating all the relevant 21st century technological advancements which can be used to enhance the service and enrich the experience of the pilgrims, and most importantly, give honor to G-d. May we build it soon!

These are interesting questions indeed. However, would the use of such technology minimize the miraculous nature of the third Beit Hamikdash? Would the use of such technology minimize the serenity and holiness of the third Beit Hamikdash?

For the first question, I’ll provide 2 reasons why it does not:
1)The very use of such technology is miraculous in and of itself if you compare it to years past.
2)We can say that we do what we need to do – let Hashem do what He needs to do. Other – even greater – miracles will occur. Technology wouldn’t be to minimize the miracles – it would be used to help Kohanim keep track of Korbanot, which is something we need nowadays in our lower state that we did not need 2000 years ago. If Hashem provides a miracle that makes the use of computers obsolete, I’m all for that!

Regarding the second question – would technology minimize the serenity and holiness of the Beit Hamikdash – this is a matter of taste.

We use technology in our Mikdeshei Me’at nowadays – we have atomic alarm clocks to tell us when HaNeitz HaHama is, we have electronic signs telling you when to say Mashiv Haru’ah, etc. Some may argue that when we have our real Beit Hamikdash, it should be no different. After all, we’re not Amish.
Others, however, may contend that the Beit Hamikdash should be a place free of anything worldly. Shoes cannot even be worn – how can we display computers and video screens? It will make the place look like a cross between a slaughter-house and a business office – not the holiest place in the world.

It will be interesting what will be decided. May it be rebuilt soon – במהרה בימינו אמן.

From Dixie Yid:

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Guest Post – Technology in the Third Beis Hamikdash

http://dixieyid.blogspot.co.il/2013/03/guest-post-technology-in-third-beis.html

I have had conversations with people of the years about how technology would be incorporated into the third Beis Hamikdash when it will be built. But my friend wrote up a “handbook” for those offering korbanos in the third Beis Hamikdash, imagining in detail what it would be like, and incorporating many halachos in the essay as well. So enjoy the below guest post and IY”H, may we be zoche to see how technology will be incorporated soon in our days!

Bais Hamikdash Tech Update
Due to several documented mix ups with korbanos, the Mikdash Committee has instituted new technology and procedures.
First, all animals to be sold for sacrifices on the Temple Mount area have already had magnetic bar codes firmly affixed to their hooves. Birds have a smaller tag attached to the right foot. Anyone bringing in their own animals for korbanos will have similar bar codes affixed in the examination area. There will be no additional charge for this service.
All of the Klei Shares have embedded tags as well.

Next, korbanos need to be registered on the system with full owner information and korban designation before offering. This can be done online, by cellphone app, or on one of the dedicated terminals installed on the base of the temple mount. Any changes in owner information (particularly for korban pesach group status) needs to be completed before shechita. No exceptions.

Owner information will be checked with Department of Health records in real time. A chatas whose owner has died will not be offered.
Temurah registrations, while discouraged, will still be accepted by the system.
All Kohanim On Duty have been assigned small portable scanners. Before shechita, the KOD must scan the animal as well as the Kli Shares to be receiving the blood. If the animal is in the wrong location (i.e. slaughter in the north is required), the system is programmed to alert the KOD with both audio and visual alerts.

Several help stations have been strategically placed throughout the Azarah. If the KOD has forgotten which avodah he needs to perform or where, he can just scan the kli and a full diagram will come up.

For semicha, the owner(s) will receive a text message when their animal is ready to go. They will then enter the azarah and proceed directly to the automated hoist number of their korban, perform the semicha, and leave. More viewing of the avodas can be done by the AzarahCam at any time.
Due to concerns about tahara and chometz, we will no longer allow people to bring flour, oil, wine, etc. from home to be offered (with the exception of the kohen gadol). Therefore, we have purchased all the supplies needed for menachos and sell them using our system.

The system will go like this. The person purchasing a mincha will enter their information and the korban needed, whether it is challos or wafers, deep fried or shallow fried, kohen owned, etc. A ticket will be generated and sent to the bakery to fill the order. For a minchas nesachim, the ticket will not be generated until the blood of the associated korban is sprinkled. The bakery employee will place the finished mincha in the window facing the kodesh in an ordinary container.

The kohen will take the mincha, scan it for the owner info, and place it in a kli shares while verbally consecrating it for its owner. He will then proceed to perform the proper avodah of the mincha. The system will assist in reminding the kohen of the proper procedure, whether it needs waving, hagasha, kemitza, etc. with audible alerts. Any questions on identifying a particular mincha can be easily resolved with a quick scan of the kli.

A korban Todah will be prevented from being slaughtered until all the loaves have been baked.
Non Jews are not required to pay for minchas nesachim.

Salt will be added to all offerings at no charge.

The system will also arrange the proper order of offerings. This has previously been a very difficult principle to achieve by hand. For example, chatas blood comes before olah blood, but olah limbs are offered before chatas sacrificial parts. The queuing will be done automatically and signal the nearest KOD to perform the next avodah. Audio and visual alerts will warn any KOD about to perform an avodah out of order.

Additional tags will be affixed to the cut up parts of the korban in the flaying area, near the sinks. Absolutely NO meat is to be placed in the Mikdash Refrigerators without proper tags.
The Mikdash Refrigerator doors have sensors as well. Notifications will be sent out for any meat that is nossar, which will now be easy to locate.

Tracking the hides are important for determining ownership. Depending on circumstances, the hide may belong to the mikdash, the kohanim, or the donor. We will auction off each hide and track the sale price to the owners. At the end of each day, all of the kohanim that swiped in (even those with a mum that performed non-avodah labor, but not Mikdash employees) will be automatically credited their share by direct deposit.

 

Cooking pots have been tagged as well. Pots have to be koshered after use with korbanos, within the time frame allowed for eating the korban, unless the pot is used for another korban, which resets the clock again. This system will track each pot and signal those needing koshering.

 

The mizbeach has been outfitted with special metal-free sensors. As the kli filled with blood approaches for sprinkling, the KOD will be gently prompted as to which corners to approach and the proper order, and whether sprinkling needs to be done above or below the red line. Similarly, birds post melikah will be sensed if the sprinkling is about to be performed in the wrong place.
After the afternoon Tamid has been offered, the system will go into lockdown mode, and no further sacrifices may be brought until the next morning. Any blood waiting to be sprinkled is to be placed in one of the oscillators until the morning. The next shift of kohanim will be able to identify the blood through the tag on the kli.

The Ulam has sensors installed at the doorway to prevent any korbanei chutz from entering lifnim accidentally.

Sensors and alarms have been set up around all the exits. If a korban that is not allowed to leave the area approaches the exit, an alarm will sound. Similarly, the system will guard against theft of Mikdash property.

Outside in the Ezras Nashim, large screen displays have been installed with real time information on offering status. Text or email alerts to the owners are available at no extra charge.

The Mikdash Bank

Previously, there were 13 ‘horns’ that held coins used for purchasing sacrifices for when the altar was unoccupied. The Kohen entering the room where they were stored had to enter there barefoot in clothing without a hem or pockets etc. -a difficult procedure. We have eliminated this, and set up a Mikdash Bank, with multiple accounts. Balance and activity information is openly available online. All donors will receive a receipt number that can be tracked, with their name listed if they desire. Any withdrawals will list the kohen signing off on it, as well as the tag number of the animal purchased. The main branch of the bank is located near the base of the Temple Mount, eliminating the need for private money changers.

Tisha b’Av: The Third Holy Temple Plans Have Begun

Raise a Red Heifer in Israel / לגדל פרה אדומה בארץ ישראל

Blueprints and Computer Animation of the Sanhedrin Chamber of Hewn Stone

Historic Reenactment of the Omer Barley Offering

The Temple Institute Videos

Accessible Jerusalem

September 11, 2016
By Loren Minsky

The Israeli people are known for an outgoing willingness to help anyone on the street, and this extends without question to those needing disability access, such as assisting blind people with walking sticks to cross streets, and patience when awaiting the wheelchair door on a public bus. This approach comes from an overall Middle Eastern warmth, as well as the fact that many war veterans suffered injuries leading to disabled access needs.

Of note, in December, 2012, the Knesset passed a comprehensive law requiring most venues to be handicap-accessible by 2018, from wheelchair access to hearing and sight impaired services.

Do keep in mind that while most people are happily supportive, the Jerusalem streets might not be: Jerusalem is hilly, with sidewalks often narrow or nonexistent. The Old City streets and sidewalks, in particular, are largely cobblestoned and unstable. At the same time, most major museums and attractions and several hotels cater for the disabled. In addition, there are transportation options available.

Tourists can learn more about accessible Jerusalem restaurants and Jerusalem attractions on itraveljerusalem.com. We’ve put together a list below of additional helpful contact information for organizing best accessibility.

Access Israel – Information and Activism on Disabled Access in Israel

Started by someone who needed disability access in Israel, the Access Israel site offers comprehensive information on tourism sites, accommodation options, restaurants, events and taxis that are accessible to special needs travelers.

Phone: +972-9-7451126
More info here and here

Yad Sarah

Yad Sarah (http://www.yadsarah.org/index.asp?id=106) offers transportation to and from Ben Gurion Airport, intracity and intercity transportation vans, and specific services for tourists in need of disability services. In addition, they offer all kinds of medical equipment for rent, from oxygen to walkers and everything in between.

Phone (Tourism Desk): 972-2-644-4664
Email: tourism@yadsarah.org.il

Egged Buses – List of Accessible Jerusalem Bus Lines

Egged offers many accessible intercity lines in Jerusalem with a rear entry door set up with automated wheelchair access.

Car Rentals for Special Driving Needs

Many rental car companies provide cars for special driving needs – contact your preferred rental car company for more information.

In particular, the Eldan Car Rental company offers 1600 cc automatic cars with left or right-hand controls – best to reserve 10 days in advance.

Read more about car rental here.

Milbat

Milbat has a site in Hebrew offering products that ease the daily life of those with disabilities, and also assisting with transportation options.

Phone: +972-3-5303739

 

New York City – Hester Street 100 Year later

What has happened to the religious Jewish life to the immigrant families that landed in New York City 100 years ago?

 
 Jews in New York had a great history. However they have forgotten  their roots in Judaism and have gone off the path. Of stead of concentrating on Torah education and Talmud they concentrated on “Science” and “Social Justice”. Of stead of raising a Jewish Family with Torah with the mother being proud that her son is  a Rabbi, they want their son to be a Doctor or Lawyer. What has the Reform produced in their “Rabbis”? What do they do to grow and develop the Jewish Family of stead of worrying about everyone else. Just look at the news and see all the intermarriage. Some will say “What is the big deal about intermarriage?” If you want to have a family who will pass on the Jewish life, Customs and Ways. Who will teach your children about Shabbat and the Holidays if they don’t live them day by day with the family? Who will teach them morals and ethics but by learning them by being with their parents by watching them live and interact with others? Life is not a video game but something you actually have to do. Remember you learn more from your parents by watching them then from a formal book education. We all carry “baggage” from our families while growing up, some good and some that needs to be looked at.

From Pew: A Portrait of Jewish Americans 2013

Trends in the Size of the Jewish Population

Using the 1957 Current Population Survey as a benchmark, it appears that the number of adult Jews by religion rose about 15% over the last half-century, while the total U.S. population more than doubled over the same period.12 As a result, national surveys that repeatedly have asked Americans about their religion (Gallup, the American National Election Studies, the General Social Surveys and the American Religious Identification Surveys) show a decline, over the long term, in the percentage of U.S. adults who say their religion is Jewish…

Caroline Glick The American Jewish Community’s Moment to Choose

 Examples of what has happened to Jews in New York City:

Friday, March 4, 2016

Guest Post: Greek Jews Syrian Jews

* * * Greek NYC Jews and Syrian NYC Jews * * *
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.co.il/2016/03/greek-jews-syrian-jews.html?spref=fb

a short historical essay by

the moderator of the Derech Emet Yahoo Group:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DerechEmet/
that teaches a big lesson about Jewish continuity.

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Over the past 35 years, I noticed that the highest intermarriage rates [between Jews and non-Jews] are found in communities where Reform Judaism is most dominant, and the lowest intermarriage rates are found in communities where Reform Judaism does not exist.

Around the 1920s [of the Common Era], tens of thousands of Jews came from Greece to New York City, and tens of thousands of Jews came from Syria to New York City. In the 1920s, the numbers of Greek Jews and Syrian Jews in New York City were approximately equal. Their observance of Jewish rituals was also approximately equal.

Around that time, the Greek Jews of NYC decided to follow Reform Judaism, while the Syrian Jews followed Orthodox Judaism.

By the 1980s, the Greek Jews of NYC [and the USA] were so few in number that there was only ONE Greek Synagogue in NYC, and that ONE Greek Synagogue functioned mostly as a museum. The very few Greek Jews of NYC were intermarrying with Gentiles at a very high rate, and very few participated in any kind Jewish activities. One Greek Jew who I personally spoke to had decided to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day instead of Purim.

By the 1990s, the Syrian Jews of NYC had grown exponentially, with many new synagogues that did not exist in previous decades, and more-than-enough new Syrian Jews to fill those new synagogues with active members. Their rate of intermarriage with non-Jews was LESS THAN ONE PERCENT [<1%].

By year 2015, the Greek Jews of NYC were so few in number that their community had basically ceased to exist. They had no schools, and only that one synagogue which mostly functioned as a museum.
By year 2015, the Syrian Jews of NYC continued to grow rapidly, with less than 1% intermarriage and many new synagogues that did not exist in the 1990s. The number of schools run by-and-for Syrian Jews also increased dramatically.

The Syrian Jews of NYC also added new mikvahs to their infrastructure, while the Greek Jews of NYC had no mikvahs.
By year 2015 the Syrian Jews of NYC had two of their own monthly magazines, while the Greek Jews had none.
In the early 1980s the Greek Jews still had their own social club, called The Pashas. In 2017, I could not find The Pashas with Google, despite several attempts to search for keywords like “Pashas” and “Greek Jews”. The Pashas seem to have vanished.
In dramatic contrast, the Sephardic Community Center (which is misnamed, because it is really the Syrian-Jewish Community Center) has often been filled to capacity or near-capacity since it was built in year 1982, which is impressive, when you consider the large size of the SCC building.

The Sephardic Bikur Cholim (which is misnamed, because it is really the Syrian-Jewish Bikur Cholim) is very active with many programs and its own building. The Greek Jews of NYC do not have their own Bikur Cholim organization.
Between 1980 and 2015, more than a dozen new siddurim and machzorim were published by Syrian Rabbis. Total number of Greek siddurim and machzorim published between 1950 and 2017: zero.

Initially, the only significant difference between the Greek Jews of NYC and the Syrian Jews of NYC was that the Greek Jews chose Reform Judaism while the Syrian Jews chose Orthodox Judaism.
Less than a century later, the Greeks Jews [of NYC], who chose Reform Judaism, have vanished; while the Syrian Jews [of NYC], who chose Orthodox Judaism, enjoy a rapidly-growing community and seem to have a bright future.

PS: This short essay reveals a piece of Jewish History which is known to only very few individuals.
Therefore, I feel it is my responsibility to publicize it, before it becomes forgotten.

PS: The Persian Jewish community of NYC, which has never known Reform Judaism, also has an extremely low intermarriage rate. While I do not have exact statistics for Persian Jews, their intermarriage rate seems to be so low that it cannot possibly threaten their future.

 Is this what has happened to the religious Jewish life?


Sophia’s the pomeranian’s Bark Mitzvah w/Lee Day & Rabbi Otis on Nat Geo Wild Spoiled Rotten Pets

The Jews are dieing because of Jewish intermarriage

Jewish intermarriage

Jewish intermarriage

From Pew: “The new Pew Research survey finds that, overall, 56% of married Jews have a Jewish spouse, while 44% of Jewish respondents are married to a non-Jew. Among Jews by religion who are married, 64% have a Jewish spouse and 36% have a non-Jewish spouse. By comparison, Jews of no religion are much more likely to be in mixed marriages; just 21% of married Jews of no religion are married to a Jewish spouse, while 79% are married to a non-Jewish spouse.”

They are also marrying later:

Remaining in the nest is also a trend for young men – in fact, even more so when compared with their female peers. Last year, 42.8% of young men lived with their family, a higher share than women but not one that surpasses the highest rates on record like the women’s share does. Read more at http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/11/women-not-leaving-nest-record-number.html#v2EhRRwkDu22MEkA.99

Remaining in the nest is also a trend for young men – in fact, even more so when compared with their female peers. Last year, 42.8% of young men lived with their family, a higher share than women but not one that surpasses the highest rates on record like the women’s share does. Read more at http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/11/women-not-leaving-nest-record-number.html#v2EhRRwkDu22MEkA.99

Protester burn Israeli flag outside DNC, Byron Tau/ Wall Street Journal

Protester burn Israeli flag outside DNC, Byron Tau/ Wall Street Journal

My test for whether people are really "pro-Israel" stands, and J-Street has flunked.

My test for whether people are really “pro-Israel” stands, and J-Street has flunked.

The Jewish Soul is dieing because of Materialism and Assimilation.

An American Passover Greeting Card 2015 A family was ordering a McDonald's like Clown Passover Happy Meal Voice on Speaker: "Welcome to the Seder Shack. May I take your order?" Father: "Yes, We'll have three Matzo Meals, some Maror Nuggets with the special Seder Sauce, and a SuperSize kosher grape juice shake." Son: "Dad, don't forget the collectible Elijah cation figure!" The Card States: "Passover in the not-so-distant future."

An American Passover Greeting Card 2015
A family was ordering a McDonald’s like Clown Passover Happy Meal
Voice on Speaker: “Welcome to the Seder Shack. May I take your order?”
Father: “Yes, We’ll have three Matzo Meals, some Maror Nuggets with the special Seder Sauce, and a SuperSize kosher grape juice shake.”
Son: “Dad, don’t forget the collectible Elijah cation figure!”
The Card States: “Passover in the not-so-distant future.”

Overall trends of Jews in America

  • 79% intermarriage rate.
  • 67% of Secular Jews are not raising their children Jewish
  • 71% of intermarried families & 32% Jews had a Christmas tree
  • 70% of children that didn’t receive a Jewish education (ie, went to public schools) ultimately intermarried.
Pew-2013-Denominational-Identity-by-Age

Compared with older Jews, younger Jews are more likely to have no denominational attachment and somewhat more likely to be Orthodox Jews. http://www.pewforum.org/2013/10/01/chapter-3-jewish-identity/

 

From Pew: “Compared with older Jews, younger Jews are more likely to have no denominational attachment and somewhat more likely to be Orthodox Jews.” [In other words the younger Jews have gone away from the Conservative/Reform and have either dropped out of the Jewish Community or have returned to their roots and become a Baal Teshuvah. ]

Jews by religion are more likely to have participated in these kinds of programs than are Jews of no religion.

Jews by religion are more likely to have participated in these kinds of programs than are Jews of no religion. http://www.pewforum.org/2013/10/01/chapter-3-jewish-identity/

Let’s start from Square One. If you DO NOT differentiate yourself as a Jew by living in a Jewish Community, by keeping Kosher (Real Kosher not “Kosher-Style”). By keeping Shabbat and the Holidays of stead of working 7 day a week like a Slave. By sending your children to a Jewish Day School of stead of Public School. To dress as a Jew of stead of a Goy (non Jew). Then how will your children know that they are Jewish? I will not even go into making Aliyah which is the real goal of Jews for the last 2000 years of not having an independent country to call their own. You can water something down till it is nothing and you can not tell what it is. This is the current state of Jews in America. Reform Judaism is so watered down that anyone with a brain will realize that they are now a Goy a non Jew and act like it. Just look at the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, who married a non Jew and now acts like a non Jew, or they can take action to correct the matter and return to their real Jewish roots becoming a Baal Teshuvah. Namely to return to your People, God and Country.

Assimilation adds hatred to the people of Israel in the Land of Israel and throughout the world. Jews who live with non-Jews will convert them properly and marry them, if they want to receive a soul from heaven. Do not to say ‘we are modern,’ modern is rebellion against the Holy One, Blessed be He. Those who do not observe the Commandments are against the Holy One, blessed be He.

The Jews who live outside the land of Israel, the Creator of the world begged you many times already to immigrate to the Land of Israel now, it is urgent! You have the opportunity to come up now with great property, like they left Egypt with great property. Today it’s exactly the same. Today you can still leave with great property, but if you do not leave, in a while you will be expelled by anti-Semitism, ISIS, the refugees and the infiltrators; you will be expelled from all over the world.

Message from Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi, shlita, Parashat Tazria-Metzora, 27 Nissan 5777 (23.4.17)

The choice is yours. “The Red Pill or the Blue Pill”.

“You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”

You are in the Matrix! You have felt it for all your live. It is like a splinter in your mind. So follow the white rabbit. Don’t worry about over-sleeping and being late for work. You’re soon to find out your job or career or whatever is irrelevant anyway, once you come to the realization that modern society is merely the modern day equivalent of the Colonial American slave plantation, just with benefits like a corner office and vacation time. It’s your choice, The Blue Pill or the Red Pill. – from the movie The Matrix


The Kumatrix: Aliyah Revolution

 Where are the Reform children, the Reform Schools?

Not to worry the Reform and other non Torah ways are dieing out in America.
According to the Pew Research Institute survey of American Jews; http://www.pewforum.org/2013/10/01/jewish-american-beliefs-attitudes-culture-survey/ The total fertility rate (TFR) for US Reform is 1.7 /Secular 1.4 (Replacement is 2.3). Compare this to Israeli Haredim rate is 6.9. (Many Haredim women have 17-21 Children in Jerusalem)
The Reform will be very surprised by the new data by the Pew Research Center Israel’s Religiously Divided Society http://www.pewforum.org/2016/03/08/israels-religiously-divided-society/

From Pew:”Among married Jews, those who have Jewish spouses are much more engaged in the Jewish community in these ways than are those married to non-Jews.” http://www.pewforum.org/2013/10/01/chapter-3-jewish-identity/

By several conventional measures, Jews tend to be less religious than the U.S. public as a whole. Orthodox Jews are a clear exception in this regard, exhibiting levels of religious commitment that place them among the most religiously committed groups in the country.

By several conventional measures, Jews tend to be less religious than the U.S. public as a whole. Orthodox Jews are a clear exception in this regard, exhibiting levels of religious commitment that place them among the most religiously committed groups in the country.

US 2013-Fertility rate

From Pew:”Among married Jews, those who have Jewish spouses are much more engaged in the Jewish community in these ways than are those married to non-Jews.” http://www.pewforum.org/2013/10/01/chapter-3-jewish-identity/

American and Israeli Jews: Twin Portraits From Pew Research Center Surveys

Most American Jews are part of organized Jewish denominations or “streams,” which include the relatively large Reform and Conservative movements as well as Orthodox Judaism. In Israel, only about 5% of Jews identify as either Reform or Conservative. Instead, Jews in Israel generally place themselves into one of four informal categories of Jewish religious identity. These labels – Haredi (ultra-Orthodox), Dati (religious), Masorti (traditional) and Hiloni (secular) – are not connected to formal Jewish organizations or denominations, but instead are loose identity groups (similar, for example, to an American Christian calling herself an “evangelical” rather than a “Southern Baptist”).
http://www.pewforum.org/essay/american-and-israeli-jews-twin-portraits-from-pew-research-center-surveys/

intermarriage in the US vs. Israel If you want a Jewish spouse and have your children marry Jewish spouses make Aliyah

Pew Research Center http://www.pewforum.org/2016/03/08/comparisons-between-jews-in-israel-and-the-u-s/

Pew Research Center http://www.pewforum.org/2016/03/08/comparisons-between-jews-in-israel-and-the-u-s/Pew Research Center

Ben Shapiro: Why Jews Vote Leftist?

New Reform curriculum: Further alienating Jews from Israel?

Framing Israel: The Distortions of the New Boycott-Driven School Curriculum

Max Samarov & Amanda Botfeld Researchers, StandWithUs  10January2016 http://www.thetower.org/article/framing-israel-the-distortions-of-the-new-bds-driven-school-curriculum/

The next phase in anti-Israel academic indoctrination is already here – at Hebrew schools across the country.
A new curriculum for Reform Hebrew schools in the United States, already being used by more than 10 such schools, is threatening to alienate young Jews further from Israel than they already are.

Produced by Reform Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman, the new Kindergarten-12th grade course of study is entitled “Reframing Israel.” Assuming that the default approach to Israel among Jews is positive and sympathetic, the title does not bode well for supporters of Israel.

it is crucial to note that the main author and the majority of contributors to Reframing Israel are part of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. This includes the writer of the curriculum’s “historical overview of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
Below is a short summary of these examples by which the new Reform curriculum attempts to “reframe Israel” in the minds and hearts of young, relatively-uninformed Jews:

  •  The historical relationship between the Jewish people and Israel is downplayed. It is never comprehensively stated that Jews are indigenous to Israel; that Israel is the birthplace of their identity, language, religion, and culture; that Jews maintained a continuous presence in Israel for over 3,000 years; and that exiled Jews maintained their unique connection to the land throughout their history.
  • The overview whitewashes the centuries of the institutionalized oppression, discriminatory taxation, and violence that Jews faced under Muslim rule across the Middle East, including in the Holy Land. Anti-Semitism is mentioned only in relation to Europe, and not the Middle East.
  • In “teaching” about Israel’s War of Independence in 1948, the new course states that the Arabs who originally attacked the Jews were “no match for the well-trained and equipped Haganah” – ignoring that these Arab forces were British-equipped and supported, and were able to besiege Jerusalem for weeks at a time. It might be added, too, that the Jewish yishuv did not see great success in repelling the Arab offensives, and only when the British left and the Arab nations attacked did the Jewish side begin, slowly, to emerge victorious.
  • The controversial account of the Deir Yassin “massacre” is covered uncritically, while the numerous accounts of Jewish civilians being killed by Arabs during the war are never mentioned. Deir Yassin is where Arabs shot at Israeli food-transports bringing food to besieged Jerusalem. In addition, it is by now well-known that not 250 villagers were “massacred,” but rather between 100-120 were killed in bitter, house-to-house fighting.
  • Israel is blamed for the Palestinian refugee issue, but Arab leaders are not held responsible for the simultaneous dispossession and plight of 850,000 Jewish refugees from Arab states.
  • The curriculum’s overview states that “neither side embraced” the 1937 Peel Report, which called for the establishment of a tiny Jewish state and a much larger Arab state. It does not point out, however, the differences between the parties’ respective “lack of embrace”: The Arab leadership unequivocally rejected any possibility of Jewish statehood, while Zionist leaders signaled that they were interested in negotiating.
  • Regarding the UN’s 1947 Partition Plan, the overview states that the Jews celebrated it, while the Arabs rejected it. It explains the Arabs’ objections – yet does not explain why many Jews did not accept it. For instance, it notes that the “recently-arrived” Jews made up 30% of the population yet were awarded 56% of the area – but does not mention that 70% of the Jewish land was arid desert, or that Jerusalem was to be an internationalized city, or that many of the Arabs were just as recently-arrived as some of the Jews.
  • Yasser Arafat’s rejection of a far-reaching Israeli peace offer in 2000 is presented as an Israeli “claim,” rather than a known fact. Similarly ignored is an Israeli offer in 2008 to give up almost all of Judea, Samaria and Gaza for peace, and its rejection by Mahmoud Abbas.
  • The BDS movement – which calls for the “right of return” for “Palestinian refugees and their descendants” – is presented entirely uncritically: BDS is described as having “attracted significant global support,” with opposition coming only from “Jewish organizations” – when in fact Western political leaders, major American academic institutions, and the mainstream Jewish community oppose BDS.
  • “Most egregious,” write Samarov and Botfeld, “is how the violent racism of prominent Palestinian leaders and organizations is whitewashed or ignored.”

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The Mitzvah to Live in Eretz Yisrael

One should always live in the Land of Israel, even in a city where the majority are idol worshippers, and not in chutz la Aretz, even in a city where the majority are Jews. (Kesubos 110); also included in the Rambam (Hilchos Melachim Chapter 5)

Said the Holy One Blessed be He: A small group in the Land of Israel is dearer to Me than a full Sanhedrin outside the Land. (Yerushalmi, Sanhedrin 86)

There are ten measures of Torah in the world. Nine are in Eretz Israel. and one in the rest of the world. (Esther Rabba)

Better is a dry piece of bread with tranquility in it than a house full of quarrelsome feasts (Mishle 17:1): Better is a dry piece of bread with tranquility in it: R. Yochanan said, “This refers to Eretz Israel, for even if a person eats (dry) bread and salt every day while dwelling in Eretz Israel, he is assured a portion in the World to Come…Than a house full of quarrelsome feasts: This refers to Chutz LaAretz, which is full of violence and robbery.” (Yalkut Shimoni 2:956)

Settling Eretz Israel is a Mitzvah that encompasses all the Torah, for all those who walk in it four Amot have a portion in the World to Come which is all life. (Or ha Chayim ha Kaddosh Devarim 30:20)

“It is preferable to dwell in the deserts of Eretz Israel than the palaces of Chutz LaAretz” (Bereshit Rabba 39:8).

This is what you are missing not living in Israel. A very very large family that really cares about you!

בית מקדש שלישי בירושלים Third Beit HaMikdash Holy Temple in Jerusalem; And rebuild Jerusalem the holy city soon in our days! Blessed are You, O Lord, Who will rebuild Jerusalem in His mercy.

בית מקדש שלישי בירושלים Third Beit HaMikdash Holy Temple in Jerusalem
And rebuild Jerusalem the holy city soon in our days! Blessed are You, O Lord, Who will rebuild Jerusalem in His mercy.

3rd Temple Golden Menorah

3rd Temple Golden Menorah

Efrat Chief Rabbi Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, a Kohen himself, gets measured for his own set of Kohanim garments

Efrat Chief Rabbi Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, a Kohen himself, gets measured for his own set of Kohanim garments

lLamb Korbanot (Temple offerings)

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Gal Gadot – גל גדות
I am sending my love and prayers to my fellow Israeli citizens. Especially to all the boys and girls who are risking their lives protecting my country against the horrific acts conducted by Hamas, who are hiding like cowards behind women and children…We shall overcome!!! Shabbat Shalom!
#weareright #freegazafromhamas #stopterror #coexistance #loveidf

IDF Praying at Western Wall

IDF Praying at Western Wall

Rabbi Hier :’Jewish Diaspora is dependent on Israel’

Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of Simon Wiesenthal Center says to Arutz Sheva that without Israel there will be no more Jews.
Yoni Kempinski, 26/04/17 17:25
Rabbi Marvin Hier, the founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, was chosen to be the first non-Israeli citizen to light the ceremonial torch on Israel’s Independence Day next week.

Rabbi Hier spoke with Arutz Sheva about the honor he felt in being given the role. He said that the Jewish Diaspora is now dependent on the State of Israel for its survival.

“I had the privilege, one time in my life, to meet [Israel’s first Prime Minister] David Ben Gurion,” he said. “I’ll never forget what he told us.”

Rabbi Hier recalled that Ben Gurion told the group of American youths: “Tell your parents and grandparents, thank them for supporting the State of Israel, because without the Diaspora, we would not have been able to create the State of Israel.”

“But he said, ‘tell them also, there will come a time when the Diaspora will be totally dependant on the State of Israel.

Rabbi Hier said that “that time is now. If, God forbid, something happened to the State of Israel, every Jew living in chutz la’aretz (outside of Israel) – there would be no Jews. We are all dependent on the State of Israel.”

 

Next Year in Jerusalem

Pesach (Passover) seder is in a few days.

What does Next Year in Jerusalem mean to you?

If you are not living in Israel, you need to move to Israel NOW!!
Look at all the things you are missing.

Pesach Shopping

You know exactly what you can buy in every Store. and in many store everything is without Kitniyot.

The White plastic film covering the shelves of Chametz is what our local store dose, but a lot of stores remove all Chametz completely weeks before Pesach.

All the Dairy is Kosher for Pesach at least a week before Pesach.

I personal like Rami Levi Mehadrin in Givat Shaul, Jerusalem. The products have no Kitniyot.

A Country of Chessid (Kindness)

The IDF helping with Pesach Food Boxes for the poor.


Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yosef “Today thank God most of the nation of Israel is here in the land of Israel.”

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Be sure to try out a Wonder Pot-סיר פלא. It is great when you do not have a Kosher for Pesach large oven. You can use it like an oven on the stovetop.

Wonder Pot (Hebrew: סיר פלא‎, seer peh-leh) is an Israeli invention for baking on top of a gas stove rather than in an oven. It consists of three parts: an aluminium pot shaped like a Bundt pan except smooth-sided rather than fluted, a hooded cover perforated with venting holes, and a thick, round, slightly domed metal disc with a center hole that is placed between the pot and the flame.A Wonder Pot can be used to bake cakes, casseroles, rice, potatoes, apples, and even meat and chicken.

Pesach Wonder Pot סיר פלא Recipe Baked Potato סיר פלא-תפוחי אדמה

  • Place 6 – 10 small or Medium Potatoes in the bottom of the Wonder Pot סיר פלא, they can even be standing up,
  • Place lid on and Bake on Medium Heat
  • Check the Potatoes
    Medium Potatoes – 1 hour: If they are soft and done. If not fully baked cook for another 30 minutes

You can also Cut up Potatoes, Yams, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Beets, or any vegetable into chunks or slices. Drizzle Olive Oil on top and Bake

wonder-pot-baked-potato

Wonder Pot-סיר פלא-potato-תפוחי אדמה

Pesach Wonder Pot סיר פלא RecipePotato Knishes

first boil the clean potatoes

first boil the clean potatoes

Chop up fresh onions and fresh large garlic then Brown then together in Olive oil be sure to use fresh garlic of stead of the small dried garlic from China

Chop up fresh onions and fresh large garlic then Brown then together in Olive oil
be sure to use fresh garlic of stead of the small dried garlic from China

Be sure to use fresh garlic of stead of the small dried garlic from China

Be sure to use fresh garlic of stead of the small dried garlic from China

After boiling the Potatoes, drain the Potatoes and peel them

After boiling the Potatoes, drain the Potatoes and peel them

Mix everything except matzoh meal then roll into big balls and roll in matzoh meal

Mix everything except matzoh meal then roll into big balls and roll in matzoh meal

The Wonder Pot: bottom flame heat diffuser, the Pot and top cover with holes to let the heat out

The Wonder Pot: bottom flame heat diffuser, the Pot and top cover with holes to let the heat out

Place the heat flame diffuser on the center of the burner facing down so that the center dimple is facing down and the rim is up

Place the heat flame diffuser on the center of the burner facing down so that the center dimple is facing down and the rim is up

Place The Wonder Pot, סיר פלא, on top of the flame heat diffuser so that the bottom grove of the pot is on the rim of the flame heat diffuser.

Place The Wonder Pot, סיר פלא, on top of the flame heat diffuser so that the bottom grove of the pot is on the rim of the flame heat diffuser.

Put the Potato Knishes in wonder baker all around, and bake for ½ hour and check and then another ½ hour til cooked, check so it doesn’t burn. Use a medium flame. Absolutely delicious.

Put the Potato Knishes in wonder baker all around, and bake for ½ hour and check and then another ½ hour til cooked, check so it doesn’t burn. Use a medium flame.

Use a medium to low flame. Absolutely delicious.

Use a medium to low flame. Absolutely delicious.

It's done

It’s done

Pesach Wonder Pot סיר פלא Recipe

Potato Knishes

5 Cups mashed potatoes

3 eggs

¾ Cup matzoh meal

salt and pepper to taste

chopped up fresh garlic optional

2 onions

olive oil to line pot

Brown onions and garlic (if using) in pan. Mix everything except matzoh meal and roll into big balls and roll in matzoh meal, place in wonder baker all around, and bake for ½ hour and check and then another ½ hour til cooked, check so it doesn’t burn. Use a medium flame. Absolutely delicious.

Carol Umbehocker’s Delicious Squash Kugel for Passover

Baked Squash Kugel for Passover

3 lb. (1.36 Kg) Yellow summer squash

½ Cup chopped onions

½ Cup Matzoh meal

2 eggs

1/2 Cup of vegetable oil or 1 stick margarine (Kitniyot) divided in half

1 teaspoon Salt or to taste

1 Tablespoon. sugar

½ teaspoon pepper to taste

Wash and cut up the squash. Boil until tender. Drain thoroughly, then mash. Add all ingredients to squash and ½ stick of melted margarine.

Melt remaining margarine. Pour mixture into baking dish then spread melted margarine over top and sprinkle with matzo meal.

Bake at 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C for 1 hour or until top is brown.
TOP

Try fresh steamed vegetables as a side dish

Try the Potato Knishes with steamed vegetables

Try the Potato Knishes with steamed vegetables

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Pesach Wonder Baker Pot סיר פלא Recipe-Wonder Pot Classic Cake By: Yaara Holtzman

http://www.kan-naim.co.il/artical.asp?id=4462

“מתכוני פסח מיוחדים ל”סיר פלא

זוכרים את ’סיר-הפלא יש לו תחייה מחודשת מכינים בו עוגות, שאגב לא מביישות אף אופה מקצועית, על… הגאז!

מאת: יערה הולצמן


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זוכרים את ’סיר-הפלא?’ כן, סיר המתכת העגול עם החור, שהסבתות שלנו, השתמשו בו בימי ה’צנע’? ובכן, יש לו תחייה מחודשת! היות ולהרבה משפחות אין תנור מיוחד לפסח ולא כולם נוהגים להכשיר את התנור הרגיל. לפיכך, מכינים עוגות, שאגב לא מביישות אף אופה מקצועית, על… הגאז!

 

 

עוגת ’סיר פלא’ קלאסית

החומרים:

  • 6 ביצים מופרדות
  • 1 כוס סוכר
  • ¾ כוס קמח תפוחי אדמה
  • ¾ כוס שמן
  • 1 כוס אגוזים קצוצים
  • 1 כפית קינמון
  • 1 תפוח עץ או גזר
  • 1 אבקת אפיה

אופן ההכנה:

מערבבים את החלמונים עם ¾ כוס סוכר ומוסיפים את קמח תפוחי האדמה, האגוזים, אבקת האפייה, השמן והקינמון. מגררים תפוח עץ או גזר ומוסיפים לתערובת.

בנפרד, מקציפים את החלבונים עם ¼ כוס סוכר. מוסיפים לתערובת בתנועות קיפול.

משמנים את ’סיר הפלא’ ושופכים פנימה את התערובת. סוגרים את הסיר. מחממים את טבעת המתכת המיוחדת שרוכשים עם סיר ’ואופים’ ע”ג אש בינונית – נמוכה, למשך ¾ שעה.

עוגת שלוש שכבות

החומרים:

  • 6 ביצים מופרדות
  • 2 כפות קקאו
  • 2 כפות קמח תפוחי אדמה
  • 1 חבילה קוקוס
  • 3 כפות שמן
  • 2 כפות יין
  • 1 אבקת אפייה

אופן ההכנה:

להקציף חלבונים עם 1 כוס סוכר. בנפרד להקציף חלמונים עם ½ כוס סוכר. להוסיף לתערובת החלמונים שמן, קקאו, קמח תפוחי אדמה ויין.

Cake_sirpelaמחצית מקערת החלבונים המוקצפים להכניס לקערת החלמונים בתנועות עטיפה. לקצף החלבונים הנותר להוסיף את הקוקוס.

לשמן את ’סיר הפלא’ ולשפוך את מחצית מתערובת החלמונים לסיר.

להוסיף את קצף החלבונים והקוקוס ולשטח על גבי השכבה השנייה בעזרת כף.

לשפוך את יתרת תערובת החלמונים מלמעלה. לסגור את הסיר. לחמם את טבעת המתכת המיוחדת שרוכשים עם הסיר ו’לאפות’ ע”ג אש בינונית – נמוכה, למשך ¾ שעה.

* הכותבת יערה הולצמן, למדה עיצוב, ועבדה בתור ארט-דירקטורית וקופירייטרית במשרדי פרסום שונים. כיום היא עסוקה בעיקר בגידול ילדים, בישול וספונג’ה, ובין לבין היא גם “חוטאת” בכתיבה.

* מובא באדיבות אתר aish של “אש התורה” שהיא רשת בינלאומית וא-פוליטית של מרכזים לחינוך יהודי.

Special Passover Wonder Pot recipes

{This is a traslation into English via Google}
Remember the wonder pot has a reassertion prepare cakes, which by the way is not put to shame even a professional baker, the … gas!
By: Yaara Holtzman

Remember the ‘wonder pot?’ The metal pot with a round hole, our grandmothers, used during H’tzna? Well, it has a revival! Since many families have no special oven for Passover and not all of them tend to use the regular oven. Therefore, make cakes, which by the way is not put to shame even a professional baker, the … gas!

Wonder Pot Classic Cake

Ingredients:

6 eggs, separated
1 cup sugar
¾ cup potato flour
¾ cup oil
1 cup chopped nuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 apple or carrot
1 baking powder

Preparation:

Mix the egg yolks with ¾ cup sugar and add the flour, potatoes, nuts, baking powder, and cinnamon oil. Grate an apple or carrot and add to the mixture.

Separately, beat the egg yolks with ¼ cup sugar. Fold add to the mix.

Grease the ‘Wonder pot and pour in the mixture. Close the pot. Place the metal ring on the Burner Flang facing up, put the Wonder pot on the ring and bake ‘with on medium heat – Low, for ¾ hour.

Three-layer cake

Ingredients:

1 ½ cup sugar
6 eggs, separated
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 tablespoons potato flour
1 package coconut
3 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons wine
Baking powder 1

Preparation:

Whisk egg whites with 1 cup of sugar. Separately whisk egg yolks with ½ cup sugar. Add the egg yolk mixture of oil, cocoa, flour, potatoes and wine.

Half a bowl of whites put in a bowl of egg yolks wrapping movements. Egg whites add the remaining coconut.

Lubricate the ‘Wonder pot and pour half of the egg yolk mixture into the pot.

Add the egg whites and coconut and flatten onto the second layer with a spoon.

Pour the remaining egg mixture on top. Close the pot. Place the metal ring on the Burner Flang facing up, put the Wonder pot on the ring and ‘bake’ with on medium heat – Low, for ¾ hour.

* The author Yaara Holtzman, studied design and worked as art director and copywriter in various advertising agencies. She is currently busy with raising children, cooking and mop up, and in between is also a “sinner” in writing.

Excerpted courtesy of a aish of “Aish HaTorah” which is an international network and a-political centers of Jewish Education.

From epicurious.com Here is a Torte without Potato flour or Potato Starch that normally contains Sulfites used as a preservative or whitening agent that is lethal to asthmatics.

Mock Chestnut Torte

by Marcy Goldman | Epicurious 1998

A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking

Mock Chestnut Torte
Yield: Makes 14 to 18 servings

ingredients

Torte

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted Passover margarine
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes, fresh or canned
  • 1 teaspoon Passover rum extract (optional)
  • 10 ounces good-quality semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Chocolate Ganache Glaze

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

Toppings

  • (optional)
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • Curls of semi-sweet chocolate
  • Pureed strawberries or raspberries

preparation

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch springform pan with baking parchment.
Torte:
In a mixing bowl, cream the unsalted margarine or butter with the 1/3 cup sugar. Blend in the egg yolks, then the mashed sweet potatoes, rum extract (if using), and cooled chocolate.

In another bowl, with clean beaters, whip the egg whites gently until they are a bit foamy. Then add in the salt and whip on a higher speed, slowly dusting in the two tablespoons of sugar to form stiff, glossy (but not dry) peaks. Fold one third of the egg whites into the sweet potato/chocolate mixture and work them in well to loosen the batter. Then, gently fold in the remaining egg whites, blending well but taking care not to deflate the mixture. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 40 minutes. The cake rises and looks dry, and slightly cracked on top when done. The middle should be soft but firm. Cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then remove to a wire rack. At this point, the cake can be frozen for up to a month. Even if serving it the same day, chill the cake for an hour or two before finishing it with the ganache glaze.
Chocolate Ganache Glaze:
In a double boiler, bring the water to a gentle boil and add the chopped chocolate all at once. Remove from the heat and stir briskly with a wire whisk until all the chocolate melts and you have a thick glaze or sauce-like topping. Refrigerate for an hour or so. (You can also make this ahead and refrigerate it for up to a week or two. Simply warm it to the right temperature for glazing the cake.)

Invert the cake onto a cardboard circle or cake board so that the smooth, flat bottom faces up. Do not be dismayed if this is not a high cake — it is a torte and is meant to be a little less than statuesque. Pour the glaze over the cake and, using a metal spatula, even out the glaze and spread it along the sides.

Instead of the glaze, you can also simply sift some cocoa over the top of the cake or decorate it with curls of chocolate (using a vegetable peeler and a warmish chocolate bar). The cake can also be offered with a pureed raspberry or strawberry sauce, garnished with chocolate shavings, or left as is, with a citrus leaf, a sweetheart rose, or several berries in the center.
Source Information
Reprinted with permission from A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking by Marcy Goldman. © 2009 Whitecap Books, Ltd.


Real Pesach in Jerusalem

The Passover Recipe That You DON’T Want to Miss!


Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yosef “Today thank God most of the nation of Israel is here in the land of Israel.”

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Now that the majority of Jews are in their homeland we can have Korban Pesach!

Bring out the Mint jelly!

Kotel, Western Wall, Jerusalem, Shavuot



Holy Temple Myth Busters: Part I – Introduction

Published on Dec 19, 2016

We must wait for Moshiach to build the Holy Temple. Fact or myth?

The Holy Temple will descend ready-made from heaven. Fact or myth?

Building the Holy Temple will cause World War III. Fact or myth?

Rabbi Chaim Richman provides the answers from the sources of Torah wisdom to these questions and many more in this multi-part series which will bust all of the myths that have come to clutter Jewish thought concerning the building of the Holy Temple and its significance to the entire world.

This video was made possible in part by the Shraga family of the USA, and by the Temple Institute, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization .

Jerusalem is the center of the World

SOURCES:

*breaking the glass: BT Talmud Berachot 30,31

*fruit was lost: Sotah 9, 12

*all the Torah’s commandments are for all of israel to fulfill – Rambam, Igeret HaShmad (Letter on Persecution), Yitzchak Shilat Edition, Volume I, pp. 57-58

*Rambam, Sefer HaMitzvot, Positive Commandments number 20

*Rashi on BT Sukkah 41:a, Ezekiel 43:11 (“so that they keep: They will learn the matters of the measurements from your mouth so that they will know how to do them at the time of the end.”)

The sources can also be found at https://www.templeinstitute.org/holy-…


Holy Temple Myth Busters: Part II: Falling from Heaven

Published on Feb 6, 2017

The Holy Temple will descend ready-made from heaven. Fact or myth?

Rabbi Chaim Richman provides the answers from the sources of Torah wisdom to this question and many more in this multi-part series which will bust all of the myths that have come to clutter Jewish thought concerning the building of the Holy Temple and its significance to the entire world.

This video was made possible in part by the Shraga family of the USA, and by the Temple Institute, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

Jerusalem is the center of the World.

SOURCES FOR THIS VIDEO:

Rambam, Sefer HaMitzvot, Shoresh Shlishi

Rambam, 13 Principles of Faith, Introduction to Tractate Sanhedrin

Rambam, Igeret HaShmad

Deut. 29:28

Rambam, Hilchot Yesodei HaTorah 9,1

Sefer HaIkarim 3:16

Maharal Tiferet Yisrael 51

‘clearly according to halacha it is a mitzva for Israel to build the Beit HaMikdash, Rambam Hilchot Beit HaBechira 1,1

Aruch L’Ner on Sukkah 41.A, on Rashi ‘Ei Nami’

Rambam, Sefer HaMitzvot 20

Or HaChaim on Shemot 25:8

Sifre BaMidbar, 92

S’Mag, Positive Commandments 163

Sanhedrin 17.b, Shavuot 15.a, Jerusalem Sanhedrin 1,3,

Rambam Hilchot Beit HaBechira 6,11

The Mitzvot are for Israel to Fulfill (G-d commands, we fulfill); G-d does not do the commandments:

Ramchal Derech Hashem 1:2:2; Makot 23b; Devarim 6:24-25; 30:11; Bereshith Rabbah 44:1; Vayikra Rabbah 13:3; Tanchuma, Shemini 8; Midrash Tehillim 18:25; Yalkut Shimoni 2:121; Rambam Moreh Nevuchim 3:26-27; Avodat HaKodesh, Chelek HaAvodah 3; Shnei Luchot HaBrit, Shaar HaGadol 1:48b; Maharal Tiferet Yisrael 7.

Opinions of Rashi/Tosafot: Sukkah 41:a, Rosh Hashana 30:a, Shavuot 15:b

source for information about R. Y. ben Chanina B’reishith Rabbah 64

Ezekial 43:11, Rashi says ‘so that they will know to do them’

source for R. Yehiel of Paris…Kaftor Va’Ferach, Rabbi Ashtori HaParchi, Chapter 6

The sources can also be found at https://www.templeinstitute.org/holy-…


Holy Temple Myth Busters: Part III: Mashiach vs the People

Published on Mar 23, 2017

We must wait for the messiah to build the Holy Temple. Fact or myth?

Quoting directly from Israel’s most illustrious sages, Rabbi Richman explodes myth after myth concerning Moshiach and his role in the building of the Holy Temple.

From previous chapters in the Temple Institute’s Holy Temple Myth Busters Series:

The Holy Temple will descend ready-made from heaven. Fact or myth?

Building the Holy Temple will cause World War III. Fact or myth?

Rabbi Chaim Richman provides the answers from the sources of Torah wisdom to these questions and many more in this multi-part series which will bust all of the myths that have come to clutter Jewish thought concerning the building of the Holy Temple and its significance to the entire world.

This video was made possible in part by the Shraga family of the USA, and by the Temple Institute, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

SOURCES FOR THIS VIDEO:

Maimonides Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Beit HaBechira 1,1

Maimonides Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Melachim 11,1

Maimonides Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Melachim 12
Malachi 3:1

Pesikta Rabati 36

Maimonides, Sefer Igeret HaShmad

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Holy Temple Myth Busters: Part IV: Korban Pesach: To Be Or Not To Be?
Published on Apr 3, 2017
The Passover Offering is a thing of the past. It’s not relevant today. Fact or myth?Quoting directly from Israel’s most illustrious sages, Rabbi Richman explains why it is not only possible to bring the Korban Pesach today, but it is imperative to do so.From previous chapters in the Temple Institute’s Holy Temple Myth Busters Series:We must wait for the messiah to build the Holy Temple. Fact or myth?The Holy Temple will descend ready-made from heaven. Fact or myth?Rabbi Chaim Richman provides the answers from the sources of Torah wisdom to these questions and many more in this multi-part series which will bust all of the myths that have come to clutter Jewish thought concerning the building of the Holy Temple and its significance to the entire world.This video was made possible in part by the Shraga family of the USA, and by the Temple Institute, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.SOURCES FOR THIS VIDEO:Exodus Chapter 12Numbers 9:13Kritot 22:bRambam Hilchot Teshuva 8, 1Rambam Hilchot Biyat HaMikdash, Chapter 4, 7Chasam Sofer Responsa, Yoreh Deah #236R. Ashtori HaParchi, Kaftor V’Ferach, Chapter 6Ya’avetz Responsa, Section I, #99Maharatz Chajes, Kuntrus Acharon, Avodat HaMikdash 76Rambam Hilchot Beit HaBechira Chapter 6, 15Rambam end of Hilchot Klei HaMikdash, Maharatz Chajes Kuntrus Acharon Chapter 2HaRav Tzvi Hersch Kalisher, Drishat Tzion, Additions to Ma’amar Kadishin, Ma’alat Eretz Noshavat 5, Neilat Sha’arim

Rambam Hilchot Beit HaBechira Chapter 7, 23

HaRav Yitzchak Itinga, Respona Mahari, Sec. I, Orach Chaim 88

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Kohanim are ready

Kohanim are ready

These sheep are in Jerusalem outside our window

Arab Sheep grazing on Jewish Jerusalem land

Arab Sheep grazing on Jewish Jerusalem land

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Why Civilisations Die

In her recent “The Watchman’s Rattle”, subtitled ‘Thinking our way out of extinction’, Rebecca Costa delivers a fascinating account of how civilisations die. Their problems become too complex. Societies reach what she calls a cognitive threshold. They simply can’t chart a path from the present to the future.

The example she gives is the Mayans. For a period of three and a half thousand years, between 2600BCE and 900CE, they developed an extraordinary civilisation, spreading over what is today Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Belize with an estimated population of 15 million people.

Not only were they master potters, weavers, architects and farmers. They developed an intricate cylindrical calendar system, with celestial charts to track the movements of the stars and predict weather patterns. They had their own unique form of writing as well as an advanced mathematical system. Most impressively they developed a water-supply infrastructure involving a complex network of reservoirs, canals, dams and levees.

Then suddenly, for reasons we still don’t fully understand, the entire system collapsed. Sometime between the middle of the eighth and ninth century the majority of the Mayan people simply disappeared. There have been many theories as to why it happened. It may have been a prolonged drought, overpopulation, internecine wars, a devastating epidemic, food shortages, or a combination of these and other factors. One way or another, having survived for 35 centuries, Mayan civilisation failed and became extinct.

Rebecca Costa’s argument is that whatever the causes, the Mayan collapse, like the fall of the Roman Empire, and the Khmer Empire of thirteenth century Cambodia, occurred because problems became too many and complicated for the people of that time and place to solve. There was cognitive overload, and systems broke down.

It can happen to any civilisation. It may, she says, be happening to ours. The first sign of breakdown is gridlock. Instead of dealing with what everyone can see are major problems, people continue as usual and simply pass their problems on to the next generation. The second sign is a retreat into irrationality. Since people can no longer cope with the facts, they take refuge in religious consolations. The Mayans took to offering sacrifices.

Archeologists have uncovered gruesome evidence of human sacrifice on a vast scale. It seems that, unable to solve their problems rationally, the Mayans focused on placating the gods by manically making offerings to them. So apparently did the Khmer.

Which makes the case of Jews and Judaism fascinating. They faced two centuries of crisis under Roman rule between Pompey’s conquest in 63 BCE and the collapse of the Bar Kochba rebellion in 135 CE. They were hopelessly factionalised. Long before the Great Rebellion against Rome and the destruction of the Second Temple, Jews were expecting some major cataclysm.
What is remarkable is that they did not focus obsessively on sacrifices, like the Mayans and the Khmer. Instead they focused on finding substitutes for sacrifice. One was gemillat chassadim, acts of kindness. Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai comforted Rabbi Yehoshua, who wondered how Israel would atone for its sins without sacrifices, with the words, “My son we have another atonement as effective as this: acts of kindness, as it is written (Hosea 6:6), ‘I desire kindness and not sacrifice'” (Avot d’Rabbi Natan 8).

Another was Torah study. The sages interpreted Malachi’s words (1:11), “In every place offerings are presented to My name”, to refer to scholars who study the laws of sacrifice. (Menachot 100a). “One who recites the order of sacrifices is as if he had brought them” (Taanit 27b).
Another was prayer. Hosea said, “Take words with you and return to the Lord … We will offer our lips as sacrifices of bulls” (Hosea 14:2-3), implying that words could take the place of sacrifice. “He who prays in the house of prayer is as if he brought a pure oblation” (Talmud Yerushalmi, B’rachot 5:1).

Yet another was T’shuva. The Psalm (51:19) says “the sacrifices of God are a contrite spirit.” From this the sages inferred that “if a person repents it is accounted to him as if he had gone up to Jerusalem and built the Temple and the altar and offered on it all the sacrifices ordained in the Torah” (Vayikra Rabba 7:2).
A fifth was fasting. Since going without food diminished a person’s fat and blood, it counted as a substitute for the fat and blood of a sacrifice (B’rachot 17a). A sixth was hospitality. “As long as the Temple stood, the altar atoned for Israel, but now a person’s table atones for him” (B’rachot 55a). And so on.

What is striking in hindsight is how, rather than clinging obsessively to the past, sages like Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai thought forward to a worstcase-scenario future. The great question raised by Tzav, which is all about different kinds of sacrifice, is not “Why were sacrifices commanded in the first place?” but rather, given how central they were to the religious life of Israel in Temple times, how did Judaism survive without them?
The short answer is that overwhelmingly the prophets, the sages, and the Jewish thinkers of the Middle Ages realised that sacrifices were symbolic enactments of processes of mind, heart and deed that could be expressed in other ways as well. We can encounter the will of God by Torah study, engage in the service of God by prayer, make financial sacrifice by charity, create sacred fellowship by hospitality and so on.

Jews did not abandon the past. We still refer constantly to the sacrifices in our prayers. But they did not cling to the past. Nor did they take refuge in irrationality. They thought through the future and created institutions like the synagogue and house of study and school that could be built anywhere and sustain Jewish identity even in the most adverse conditions.

That is no small achievement. The world’s greatest civilisations have all, in time, become extinct while Judaism has always survived. In one sense that was surely Divine Providence. But in another it was the foresight of people like Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai who resisted cognitive breakdown, created solutions today for the problems of tomorrow, who did not seek refuge in the irrational, and who quietly built the Jewish future.

Surely there is a lesson here for the Jewish people today: Plan generations ahead. Think at least 25 years into the future. Contemplate worst-case scenarios. Ask what we would do, if… What saved the Jewish people was their ability, despite their deep and abiding faith, never to let go of rational thought, and despite their loyalty to the past, to keep planning for the future.

JerusalemCats Comment: On the other hand you have this:

This is a very short clip of a much longer video from the The Ruderman Family Foundation on facebook.


Israeli MP Amir Ohana, explains the israeli priority 

From Esser Agaroth: Rashi suggests the possibility that only 20% of Israel left Egypt, at the time of our great exodus from there. How so?
וַיַּסֵּב אֱלֹהִים אֶת-הָעָם דֶּרֶךְ הַמִּדְבָּר, יַם-סוּף; וַחֲמֻשִׁים עָלוּ בְנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. (שמות יג,יח)

But God led the people about, by the way of the wilderness by the Red Sea; and the children of Israel went up (hamushim) armed out of the land of Egypt. (Ex. 13:18)

On the word hamushim, he offers an alternative translation to “armed.”

דבר אחר: חמושים אחד מחמשה יצאו, וארבעה חלקים מתו בשלשת ימי אפילה.

Another thing: one fifth of five [fifths] left, and four parts (fifths) died in the [plague of the] three days of darkness.

Several sources, such as the Kol HaTor, suggest parallels between our exodus from exile in Egypt and how we will complete our exodus from the current exile of Edom, including the possibility that only four fifths of us will make it out this time as well.

Who knows? There might even be three days of darkness. However, this time final time around, will these days of darkness necessarily be physical?

Instead, they could be spiritual, and unfortunately, the may have already begun for European [or American] Jewry.

May our recalling of the exodus from Egyptian exile this Pesach (Passover) inspire those Jews still entrenched in Europe, to complete their own Exodus.

JerusalemCats Comment: Something to think about: What percentage of Jews made it out of Spain in 1492. 10%? What percentage of Jews made it out of Europe in 1939 before the Holocaust. 10%?

From Holocaust Encyclopedia

The Jewish communities of eastern Europe were devastated. In 1933, Poland had the largest Jewish population in Europe, numbering over three million. By 1950, the Jewish population of Poland was reduced to about 45,000. The Soviet Union had the largest remaining Jewish population, with some two million Jews. Romania’s Jewish population was nearly 757,000 in 1930 and fell to approximately 280,000 (1950). Most of these demographic losses were due to the Holocaust, the rest to postwar emigration from Europe.

Before the Nazi takeover of power in 1933, Europe had a vibrant and mature Jewish culture. By 1945, most European Jews—two out of every three—had been killed. Most of the surviving remnant of European Jewry decided to leave Europe. Hundreds of thousands established new lives in Israel, the United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, South America, and South Africa.


Caroline Glick The American Jewish Community’s Moment to Choose
As for the risks living in Israel with Hamas, Fatah (PA) and the other crazies;

To quote General George S. Patton

“The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. “

 “You (the Arabs) have a choice, The peace of prosperity or the peace of unburied death. The choice is yours”

Just look at all the attacks to the Jewish Community in the US!

Come home to Israel while you still can.

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Mistakes That Destroy The Marriage (A Must Watch Lecture)

 

Sydney, It’s time to come home

Bibi Netanyahu:”I want you to continue studying Hebrew. Be proud Jews. Be proud Australians. And come to Israel.”

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been mobbed by Jewish primary school students during a visit to Moriah College in Sydney.
23 Feb 2017 – 5:24 PM  UPDATED YESTERDAY 5:24 PM
They were told to be on their best behaviour. They were told to sing in their most beautiful voices. And most importantly, to smile.

But the excitement was just too much for hundreds of Jewish primary school children to remember the messages from their head teacher when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walked into their assembly hall at Moriah College in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

Up leapt dozens of children from the neat lines they were sitting in on the floor, while dozens more school choir members jumped down from a tiered stand where they had been patiently waiting, sending Mr Netanyahu’s huge security team into a spin.

As the grim-faced, dark-suited security guards tried unsuccessfully to stop the mini mob, Mr Netanyahu grinned and shook their hands and gave them high-fives.

Squeals of excitement rang out as he and his wife Sara made their way to some seats at the side of the hall.

The Netanyahus were accompanied by Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy, who are regular visitors to Moriah’s high-security Bondi Junction campus as it sits in the heart of the prime minister’s Wentworth electorate.

After listening to the choir sing Jerusalem of Gold, Israel’s unofficial national anthem, Mr Netanyahu had some questions for the children.

“How many of you want to come to Israel?” he asked. A sea of arms reached into the air.

“How many of you speak Hebrew?” Again, more arms went up.

“Here’s what I want to ask you to do. I want you to continue studying Hebrew. Be proud Jews. Be proud Australians. And come to Israel.”

As he bid them shalom, the children cheered and leapt to their feet to swarm around him so they could have pose for photos while some chanted his nickname, “Bibi, Bibi”.

Finally he managed to make his way out of the hall so he could drop by on a Hebrew lesson and deliver a speech to the college’s high school students.

The young children he left behind in the hall were buzzing with excitement.

But their head teacher wasn’t quite as happy.

“I think you could have behaved with a bit more decorum,” she told them.

Hundreds of high school students in a separate auditorium restricted themselves to standing ovations for Mr Netanyahu after he delivered a speech focused on the “fierce courage” of the Jews and their determination to have their own homeland in the state of Israel.

“Jews were transformed as the Jewish state transformed Jewish history and Jews’ destiny,” he said.

“You are part of that destiny. You are part of the reborn Jewish people.”


PM Netanyahu and Australian PM Turnbull Visit Moriah College in Sydney

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RARE- Rabbi Meir Kahane HY”D “Jews MUST make ALIYAH to Israel!”

 

BDS Know the Facts

From the Leftist:


Dr. Einat Wilf on Zionism – Full Interview

How can the Jews honestly deal with these crazy people, you can’t!

This is what Israel had before the leftist Peace Plans

Israel and land re-liberated in the 1967 Six Day War

Israel-Map-after-Six-Day-War-1967

Israel Map after Six Day War of 1967

Our Historic Homeland Land under King David

Map of the 12 Tribes of Israel

Map of the 12 Tribes of Israel

The Arabs and their Leftist Supporters need to grow up, get a life and think of the bigger picture of the Middle East. Forget about the past and think of your future. Unless your future is Death like Hamas. The Jews of Israel need to develop the land of Israel and forget about the Arabs. The Arabs Claim Nakba, the Jews that were expelled from Islamic countries have the same claims against the Islamic Countries.


Why Are There Still Palestinian Refugees?


The Nakba of Arabic Jews

The Arabs and their BDS leftist supporters completely ignore Syria


The War on Syria’s Children


The secret history BDS hides from you

BDS at the Extremes

A story in Commentary about choices and behaviors within anti-Trump organizations pointed me towards this interesting (and accessible) piece of academic research that discusses experiments on the impact extreme tactics have on popular support for political causes and organizations.

The paper looks at what “counter-normative, disruptive, or harmful” political tactics do for two key goals of any social movement: (1) raising the profile of a movement and its causes and (2) gaining support from the wider public (which can take the form of increased membership, donations, or general friendliness towards the movement’s goals).

In theory, profile-raising and support-building should go hand-in-hand since the public needs to know about a group and understand its mission and purpose before they can support it.  But in our media-saturated age, it often requires extreme tactics to gain attention – especially when competing with other causes, or with other individuals and organizations claiming to represent your issue.

This is where extreme tactics such as “inflammatory rhetoric, blocking traffic, and damaging property” come into play since such rhetoric and actions are likely to get you on the nightly news (as well as more web site hits and social media likes) than quietly cultivating the public through rational discourse.  But, as it turns out, even those friendly to causes such as animal rights, Black Lives Matter or the anti-Trump movement (the subjects of the study linked above) become less likely to support those causes if their proponents turn to such extreme tactics.

In the meaty discussion section of their piece (starting at page 17 if you want to skip the description of their experiments), the authors of the study try to answer the question of why social movements turn to such tactics, given that they seem to be empirically counterproductive.  One explanation they suggest is that participants don’t understand or appreciate the negative impact of extreme tactics, confusing increased attention with increased support.

The authors also qualify their findings by pointing out that some activists might have goals outside of winning popular support, towards which extreme tactics might make sense, priorities such as “winning funding, impacting powerful elites, psychologically empowering disadvantaged individuals, fostering commitment in existing supporters, and cathartic expression.”

To this list I would add another item drawn from experience dealing with the decades-long extremism of the BDS “movement:” fantasy-politics in which the public does not even exist to protestors, except as props in a drama taking place within the protestor’s own individual and collective heads.

Scientific evidence that the BDSer’s choice of tactics is likely to limit their effectiveness is a useful thing to know.  But such insights can also guide our choices in fighting against BDS and other forms of anti-Israel propaganda, highlighting the importance of tactics and language that will make those we want to persuade feel not just good about us but good about themselves for supporting our cause.

Comment: In other words the BDS protesters are Violent and CRAZY!

JerusalemCats Comment: To the BDS Nazis and their supporters:
You have no idea how evil the terrorist are that you are supporting.

  • They will kidnap your children,
  • They will murder your children,
  • They will murder you anywhere in the world,
  • Whatever Race or Color,
  • Man or Woman,
  • Gay or Straight,
  • Rich or Poor,
  • Liberal or Conservative,
  • Democrat or Republican.
  • It does not matter what they call themselves – Hamas, Fatah, Hezbollah or ISIS, They are all the same.
  • Our main enemy is not Hamas, Fatah, Hezbollah or ISIS but the real Puppet-masters; The US and The EU

This is what the Arabs Can get if they have a brain and each sect and tribe can live in “peace”

One proposed map if the Middle East

 The Arabs need to think twice before their Imams scream “Kill  the Jews”


islamic preacher tells arabs to stab jews. brings a sharp blade. knife

If they want death and destruction then treat them like the Nazis that they are. Do the same thing to them as the Allies did to Nazi Germany in World War 2.

Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini and Adolf Hitler December 1941

Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini and Adolf Hitler December 1941
Haj Amin al-Husseini who was, in many ways, as big a Nazi villain as Hitler himself. To understand his influence on the Middle East is to understand the ongoing genocidal program against the Jews of Israel. Al-Husseini was a bridge figure in terms of transporting the Nazi genocide in Europe into the post-war Middle East. As the leader of Arab Palestine during the British Mandate period, al-Husseini introduced violence against moderate Arabs as well as against Jews. Al-Husseini met with Adolf Eichmann in Palestine in 1937 and subsequently went on the Nazi payroll as a Nazi agent. Al-Husseini played a pivotal behind-the-scenes role in instigating a pro-Nazi coup in Iraq in 1941 as he urged Nazis and pro-Nazi governments in Europe to transport Jews to death camps, trained pro-Nazi Bosnian brigades, and funneled Nazi loot into pro-war Arab countries.
On 20 November1941, al-Husseini met the German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop and was officially received by Adolf Hitler on 28 November.
Al-Husseini’s own account, as recorded in his diary, states that Hitler expounded his view that the Jews were responsible for World War I, Marxism and its revolutions, and this was why the task of Germans was to persevere in a battle without mercy against the Jews,
According to the official report of the meeting, on November 28, 1941, Adolf Hitler told Husseini that the Afrika Korps would “liberate” Arabs in the Middle East and that “Germany’s only objective there would be the destruction of the Jews.”
“SS leaders and Husseini both claimed that Nazism and Islam had common values as well as common enemies – above all, the Jews,” the report states.
In fall 1943, it says, Husseini went to the Croatia, a German ally, to recruit Muslims for the Waffen-SS.

This is what the Arab Nazis want to do.


NWO: Eugenics


Methods of Depopulation

READY TO ROAST MARSHMALLOWS, KIDS?: A Gaza summer camp. Were any of these children among the “civilian casualties” that Hamas is claiming? (screenshot: from a Reuters slideshow in June)

READY TO ROAST MARSHMALLOWS, KIDS?: A Gaza summer camp. Were any of these children among the “civilian casualties” that Hamas is claiming? (screenshot: from a Reuters slideshow in June)

Jewish Students need to defend themselves against the BDS thugs. Know your rights; You are not a Dhimmi, a Floor Rag or a Target for Nazis. Defend yourselves! If there is “Blood on the Street” make sure that it is their “Blood on the Street” and not yours. Learn to protect yourself. Create a local JDL (JEWISH DEFENSE LEAGUE) chapter, learn self defense, Join the IDF before University with the Lone Soldiers Program.

Colleges and Universities cannot, for even a moment, tolerate or excuse the violences advocated by the BDS twisted totalitarian mindset. The BDS thugs should be made to pay for encouraging a campaign of violence on campus. BDS is not “Free Speech” under US law. (United States v. O’Brien). BDS is illegal in Israel and BDS Threats of violence and intimidation against the Jews and their supporters are illegal everywhere.

BDS is about Hate and Antisemitism

BDS leader succinctly describes what they consider “success”
Haaretz has a piece about how a large number of artists are coming to perform in Israel this year despite the BDS movement:
Most Israeli producers say that the boycotters like Roger Waters have failed:…
But Haaretz also had to interview BDSers as well. Like Ronnie Barkan:“One can note a significant change in the way the world perceives Israel. It’s now seen as a leper state maintaining a cruel occupation, apartheid and a colonial enterprise. This is what is believed on all campuses in the United States and even in some Jewish communities there. Communities are becoming increasingly critical of Israel’s crimes, with the fastest-growing organization being the Jewish Voice for Peace…”

Here he admits the entire point of BDS is to portray Israel as a “leper state maintaining a cruel occupation, apartheid and a colonial enterprise.”…
It is very simple. BDS is about crazed, irrational hate, that has far more in common with antisemitism than with human rights. And Ronnie Barkan shows this perfectly.


Palestinian Media: Fake News, Real Harm. But Why?

All About the Facts

FLOTILLA: We Con the World

The Truth About Jerusalem

The names of the three boys who were kidnapped on Thursday night have been cleared for publication. They are Naftali Frankel, 16 from Nof Ayalon near Modi'in; Gilad Shaar, 16, from Talmon in the West Bank near Ramallah, and Eyal Yifrach, 19 from Elad in central Israel near Petah Tikva. Naftali Frankel is a dual American-Israeli citizen. Please Pray for Them Yaakov Naftali ben Rachel Devorah Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim Eyal ben Iris Teshurah

Hamas kidnapped and Murdered 3 teenage boys in June 2014 which started the Gaza War. The names of the three boys who were kidnapped on Thursday night 12June2014 ט״ו בְּסִיוָן תשע״ד have been cleared for publication. They are Naftali Frankel, 16 from Nof Ayalon near Modi’in; Gilad Shaar, 16, from Talmon in the West Bank near Ramallah, and Eyal Yifrach, 19 from Elad in central Israel near Petah Tikva. Naftali Frankel is a dual American-Israeli citizen.

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL HOME FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE- JUNE 30, 1922

For the last one hundred years the 70 Nations and the leftist have been trying to bring peace to the Middle East without luck. How about going back and trying the original options. Build a Jewish State for Jews, by Jews, with Jewish Torah Laws, Jewish Labor, Torah Courts and a Torah Government of stead of a bad recreation of the Leftist countries of Europe.

The U.S. Congress in 1922

March 7, 2008  |  Eli E. Hertz http://www.mythsandfacts.org/article_view.asp?articleID=100

On June 30, 1922, a joint resolution of both Houses of Congress of the United States unanimously endorsed the “Mandate for Palestine,” confirming the irrevocable right of Jews to settle in the area of Palestine—anywhere between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea:

“Favoring the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.

“Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the United States of America favors the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which should prejudice the civil and religious rights of Christian and all other non-Jewish communities in Palestine, and that the holy places and religious buildings and sites in Palestine shall be adequately protected.” [italics in the original]

On September 21, 1922, the then President Warren G. Harding signed the joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish National Home in Palestine.

Here is how members of congress expressed their support for the creation of a National Home for the Jewish people in Palestine – Eretz-Israel (Selective text read from the floor of the U.S. Congress by the Congressman from New York on June 30, 1922). All quotes included in this document are taken verbatim from the given source.

CONGRESSIONAL RECORD

1922 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NATIONAL HOME
FOR
THE JEWISH PEOPLE

JUNE 30, 1922

HOUSE RESOLUTION 360
(Rept. NO. 1172)

 

Representative Walter M. Chandler from New York – I want to make at this time, Mr. Speaker and gentlemen of the House, my attitude and views upon the Arab question in Palestine very clear and emphatic. I am in favor of carrying out one of the three following policies, to be preferred in the order in which they are named:

(1) That the Arabs shall be permitted to remain in Palestine under Jewish government and domination, and with their civil and religious rights guaranteed to them through the British mandate and under terms of the Balfour declaration.
(2) That if they will not consent to Jewish government and domination, they shall be required to sell their lands at a just valuation and retire into the Arab territory which has been assigned to them by the League of Nations in the general reconstruction of the countries of the east.
(3) That if they will not consent to Jewish government and domination, under conditions of right and justice, or to sell their lands at a just valuation and to retire into their own countries, they shall be driven from Palestine by force.

“Mr. Speaker, I wish to discuss briefly each of these alternatives in order. And first let me read the now celebrated Balfour declaration of date of November 2, 1917, during the progress of the Great War, and afterwards incorporated in the preamble of the British mandate authorized by the League of Nations. The Balfour declaration was in the following language:
His Majesty’s Government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine or the rights and political status enjoyed by the Jews in any other country.

“If this is not a condensed and at the same time a complete bill of rights both for the Arabs of Palestine and for the Jews who intend to remain in their present homelands outside of Palestine, I have never read or seen one. It is conceded by the Arabs themselves that the present government of the country under the British mandate and through the Zionist organization as an administrative agency is infinitely better than the government of the Turks who were chased out of the country by Allenby, the British general. It is probably better than any that the Arabs could create and maintain for themselves.

“I respectfully submit that the Arabs in Palestine should be and would be happy and content under the present government of that country if it were not for Turkish and Arab agitators, who travel around over the land stirring up trouble by making false representations concerning the true character of the Zionist movement, and by preaching a kind of holy war against the immigrant Jews who arrive from day to day. The Arabs are well represented in the personnel of the present Palestine administration, which has recognized their language as one of the official languages of the country, and has given official standing to the Moslem religion.

“In the second place, if the Arabs do not wish to remain in Palestine under Jewish government and domination there is plenty of room outside in purely Arab surroundings. The British Government and her allies made overtures and gave pledges to the Arab people to furnish them lands and protect their freedom in consideration of Arab alliance with the Allies during the World War. That pledge has been kept. The Hedjaz kingdom was established in ancient Arabia, and Hussein, Grand Sheriff of Mecca, was made king and freed from all Turkish influence. The son of King Hussein, Prince Feisal, is now the head of the kingdom of Mesopotamia [Iraq], and Arab predominance in that country has been assured by the Allies to the Arab people.

“Mesopotamia is alone capable of absorbing 30,000,000 people, according to a report submitted to the British Government by the Great English engineer, Sir William Wilcocks. Arab rights are also fully recognized and protected by the French mandate over Syria. There are also several flourishing Arabic cultural and political colonies in Egypt. In short, the Arab-speaking populations of Asia and Africa number about 38,000,000 souls and occupy approximately 2,375,000 square miles, many times larger than the territory of Great Britain. In other words under the reconstruction of the map of the east, the Arabs have been given practical control of Greater Arabia, Mesopotamia, Syria, and parts of Egypt, which gives them an average of 38 acres per person. If the Arabs are compelled to leave Palestine and turn it over entirely to the Jews, it is admitted that the Arab race would still be one of the wealthiest landowning races on the earth. Therefore, I contend that if they will not consent to live peaceably with the Jews, they should be made to sell their lands and retire to places reserved for them somewhere in Arabia [Saudi], Syria, Mesopotamia, or Egypt, that suit them best, and where they can worship Allah, Mahomet [Muhammad], and the Koran to their heart’s content. After all is said, the fact remains that the Arabs have more lands than they need, and the Jews have none. I am in favor of a readjustment under the Balfour declaration, without too great regard to nice distinctions in the matter of the question of self-determination. This thought brings me to my third proposal heretofore mentioned, that the Arabs should be driven out of Palestine by the British and Jews, or by somebody else, if they will not listen to the voice of reason and of justice.

“I shall probably be told that, regardless of the question of land and property rights, the Arabs have an interest in the holy places around Jerusalem. Admitting that their claims in this regard are just, there should be no trouble along this line. There is no reason to believe that Jews and Christians would deny them access to the holy places in the pilgrimages that they might desire to make from their Arab countries. But if the rights of the Jews to their ancient homeland are to be made dependent, as a final question, upon Moslem interests in the holy places around Jerusalem, I am willing and prepared to repudiate these rights entirely and to shut the Arabs out altogether.”

Zuheir Mohsen

– Palestinian politician
Zuheir Mohsen (19361979) was a Palestinian leader of the Syria-controlled as-Sa’iqa faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) between 1971 and 1979.

Quotes https://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/Zuheir_Mohsen

*The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism. Yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity exists only for tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.
*James Dorsey, “Wij zijn alleen Palestijn om politieke reden”, Trouw, 31 March 1977.

 So in the last one Hundred years the Arabs have rejected Option one. Israel needs to take Option Two and Three.

Israel gives away land for fake “Peace Plans”, US gets Disasters

List of Middle East Failed peace proposals

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Name of Storm or Disaster

Results

Faisal–Weizmann Agreement (3 January 1919)
San Remo conference (19 to 26 April 1920)
Peel Commission (July 7, 1937)
Peace proposals of Count Folke Bernadotte (1948)
1949 Armistice Agreements
UN Security Council Resolution 242 (November 22, 1967)
Jarring Mission (1967–1971)
Allon Plan (July 26, 1967)
Rogers Plan (1969)
Camp David Accords (1978)

Anwar Sadat wearing a nazi tie while negotiating with Moshe Dayan

Necktie diplomacy: meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem in November 1977, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, wearing a nazi tie, and Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan discuss a potential peace treaty between their respective Countries.

Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty (March 26, 1979)  Israel gave away the Sinai

Yamit (Hebrew: ימית‎‎) was an Israeli settlement in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula[1] Population: 2,500 people. Yamit was established after the 1967 Six-Day War until the Sinai was handed over to Egypt in April 1982. All the homes were evacuated and bulldozed.[2]

Three Mile Island

 The Three Mile Island accident was a partial nuclear meltdown that occurred on March 28, 1979, in reactor number 2 of Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station (TMI-2) in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. It was the most significant accident in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant history.[2] The incident was rated a five on the seven-point International Nuclear Event Scale: Accident With Wider Consequences.[3][4]
Fahd Plan (1981)
Reagan Plan (September 1, 1982)
Fez Initiative (September 9, 1982)
May 17 Agreement, a failed attempt of peace between Lebanon and Israel (1983)
Madrid Conference of 1991

1991 Perfect Storm

This legendary storm traveled 1000 miles the wrong direction and sent 35 foot waves slamming directly into President Bush’s home in Kennebunkport, Maine.

 Oslo Accords (September 13, 1993)

More than 1,600 Israelis have been murdered and another 9,000 wounded since the signing. [27]

Hurricane Emily (1993)

Hurricane Emily on August 31, 1993 caused record flooding in the Outer Banks of North Carolina while remaining just offshore. It dissipated on September 6 to the southeast of Newfoundland.
President Clinton met with President Assad of Syria to discuss the possibility of Israel giving up the Golan Heights. (January 16th, 1994)

1994 Northridge earthquake

Northridge Earthquake, CA, January 17, 1994 — . FEMA News Photo

M 7.2 Earthquake* Damage occurred up to 85 miles (125 km) away, with the most damage in the west San Fernando Valley, and the cities of Santa Monica, Simi Valley and Santa Clarita. The “official” death toll was placed at 57;[14] More than 8,700 were injured [19] Total damage $13–$44 billion[3]
* Reported as 7.2 Old M Scale
Israel–Jordan peace treaty (1994)
 Wye River Memorandum (15–23 October 1998)

1998:  Hill Country, Texas

Oct. 17–19, 1998: Rainstorm. Hill Country. A massive, devastating flood set all-time records for rainfall and river levels, resulted in the deaths of 25 people, injured more than 2,000 others, and caused more than $500 million damage from the Hill Country to the counties south and east of San Antonio.
Camp David 2000 Summit (2000)
The Clinton Parameters (December 23, 2000)
 Taba summit (January, 2001)

Road map for peace (24 June 2002)

Elon Peace Plan (also known as “The Israel Initiative”) (2002)
The People’s Voice (July 27, 2002)
  Arab Peace Initiative (March 28, 2002)
Road Map for Peace (April 30, 2003)

May 2003 tornado outbreak sequence

The May 2003 tornado outbreak sequence in the United States was a series of tornado outbreaks that occurred from May 3 to May 11, 2003. Tornadoes began occurring over the affected area on April 30, but the most prolific continuous period was the seven-day period of May 4–10. There were 401 tornado reports in 19 states and 1 Canadian province.[2]
Isratine AKA One-State Solution (May 8, 2003)
Geneva Accord (October 20, 2003)
Sharm el-Sheikh Summit of 2005 (February 8, 2005)

Gush Katif -Tisha B’Av 5765 (2005)

Close to 10,000 Jews were expelled from their homes in the Gaza Strip and parts of northern Samaria.

 

Hurricane Katrina

Surge damage in Pascagoula, Mississippi

Surge damage in Pascagoula, Mississippi

Israel sent an IDF delegation to New Orleans to transport aid equipment including 80 tons of food, disposable diapers, beds, blankets, generators and additional equipment which were donated from different governmental institutions, civilian institutions and the IDF.[149]

2006 Franco-Italian-Spanish Middle East Peace Plan
Two-state solution
Three state solution
Israeli Peace Initiative (April 6, 2011)
Barack Obama told Israel that there must be a return to the pre-1967 borders (May 19, 2011)

2011 Joplin tornado

22May2011 a half-mile wide EF-5 multiple-vortex tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri. According to Wikipedia, it was “the costliest single tornado in U.S. history.”

Arabs give Israel WAR

Conflicts considered as wars by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (as they were named by Israel) are marked in bold.[3]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Results Israeli commanders Israeli losses
Israeli Prime Minister Defense Minister of Israel Chief of Staff of the IDF IDF
forces
Civilians
War of Independence
(1947–1949)
 Israel Egypt Egypt
 Iraq
Jordan Transjordan
Syria Syria
 Lebanon
Saudi Arabia
 Yemen
Flag of Hejaz 1917.svg Holy War Army
Arab League ALA
Victory

David Ben-Gurion
Yaakov Dori
~4,000
~2,400
Sinai War
(1956)
 Israel
United Kingdom United Kingdom
France France
Egypt Egypt Victory

  • Sinai demilitarized, UNEF deployed.
Moshe Dayan
231
None
Six-Day War
(1967)
 Israel  Egypt
 Syria
 Jordan
Iraq Iraq
Victory

Levi Eshkol
Moshe Dayan
Yitzhak Rabin
776
20
War of Attrition
(1967–1970)
 Israel  Egypt
Soviet Union Soviet Union
Flag of Palestine - short triangle.svg PLO
 Jordan
Both sides claimed victory

Golda Meir
Haim Bar-Lev
1,424[4]
227[5]
Yom Kippur War
(1973)
 Israel  Egypt
 Syria
Iraq Iraq
 Jordan
 Algeria
Morocco Morocco
 Saudi Arabia
 Cuba
Victory[6]

David Elazar
2,688
None[8]
Operation Litani
(1978)
 Israel
Lebanon FLA
Flag of Palestine - short triangle.svg PLO Victory

  • PLO retreat from South Lebanon.
Menachem Begin
Ezer Weizman
Mordechai Gur
18
None
First Lebanon War
(1982–1985)
 Israel
Lebanon SLA
Lebanon Lebanese Front
Flag of Palestine - short triangle.svg PLO
Syria Syria
Lebanon Jammoul
InfoboxHez.PNG Hezbollah
Flag of the Amal Movement.svg Amal
Tactical victories, strategic failure[9]

  • PLO expulsion from Lebanon.[10]
  • Collapse of Maronite-Israeli alliance.
Ariel Sharon
Rafael Eitan
657
2-3
Security Zone conflict
(1985–2000)
 Israel
Lebanon SLA
InfoboxHez.PNG Hezbollah
Flag of the Amal Movement.svg Amal
Flag of Lebanon.svg Jammoul
Defeat[11]

  • Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.[12]
Shimon Peres
Yitzhak Rabin
Moshe Levi
559
7
First Intifada
(1987–1993)
 Israel Flag of Palestine - short triangle.svg Fatah
Flag of Hamas.svg Hamas
Oslo I Accord

Yitzhak Shamir
Dan Shomron
60
100
Second Intifada
(2000–2005)
 Israel Flag of Palestine - short triangle.svg PA
Flag of Hamas.svg Hamas
Victory

  • Palestinian uprising suppressed.[13]
Ariel Sharon
Shaul Mofaz
Moshe Ya’alon
301
773
Second Lebanon War
(2006)
 Israel InfoboxHez.PNG Hezbollah Stalemate

Ehud Olmert
Amir Peretz
Dan Halutz
121
44
Operation Cast Lead
(2008–2009)
 Israel Flag of Hamas.svg Hamas Victory

Ehud Barak
Gabi Ashkenazi
10
3
Operation Pillar of Defense
(2012)
 Israel Flag of Hamas.svg Hamas Victory

  • Cessation of rocket fire into Israel.
Benjamin Netanyahu
Benny Gantz
2
4
Operation Protective Edge
(2014)
 Israel Flag of Hamas.svg Hamas Both sides claim victory

Moshe Ya’alon
67
6
Jerusalem (2015)[Edd]  Israel Flag of Palestine - short triangle.svg PA Ongoing

And gave the rest of the World Terror

List of Islamist terrorist attacks

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


What’s Holding the Arab World Back?

The 2 State Solution is DEAD!

 

Children at Play

As life imitates art. we found a chair in the trash, with the cats looking at it very closely in the afternoon. We are waiting for nightfall to see if Captain Cat sits in the chair and looks up at the sky.

Standard Trash Dumpster

Dumpster Diving anyone