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Mamelukes and Mongols: 1250-1260

The decade beginning in 1250 provides a succession of dramatic events in Egypt, Palestine(Israel), Syria and Mesopotamia. In 1250 the last sultan of Saladin’s dynasty is murdered in Egypt by the slaves of the palace guard. This enables a Mameluke general, Aybak, to take power. …

In the following year, 1258, Baghdad and the caliphate suffer a devastating blow. Mongols, led by Hulagu, grandson of Genghis Khan, descend upon the city and destroy it. The Middle East appears to be open to conquest and destruction.

In 1259 Hulagu and the Mongols take Aleppo and Damascus. The coastal plain and the route south to Egypt seem open to them. But in 1260 at Ayn Jalut, near Nazareth, they meet the army of the Mameluke sultan of Egypt. It is led into the field by Baybars, a Mameluke general.

In one of the decisive battles of history Baybars defeats the Mongols. It is the first setback suffered by the family of Genghis Khan in their remorseless half century of expansion. This battle defines for the first time a limit to their power. It preserves Palestine and Syria for the Mameluke dynasty in Egypt. Mesopotamia and Persia remain within the Mongol empire.

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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).

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Enriched with content provided by hundreds of faculty members across the world, Israel in the Academy aims to educate, inform, and empower those who believe in the existence and legitimacy of a secure and democratic homeland for the Jewish people

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Jeursalem Cats Comment: the above educational Cat-thus-logosite is pro “2 State Solution”; We are for the Jewish People to settle in their original tribal homeland of Israel on both sides of the Jordan river, see map.

Israel and the Academy provides:

  • a series of handy fliers addressing hot-button issues in debates and controversies on campus and community alike, including responses to the main arguments of the movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction (BDS) Israel
  • substantial packets for more detailed reading and research on selected topics, from apartheid to “pinkwashing” to the two-state-solution
  • Op-Eds and essays both new and reprinted that give access to individual voices addressing issues under wide discussion
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Six Days of Miracles


The Gnomist

Angels of relief

This Incredible Team Can Build a Hospital Anywhere In Just 12 Hours

idf-field-hospital-1 Immediately following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the IDF sent a team of 122 medical workers, 45 physicians, and 95 tons of equipment to set up a field hospital to provide high quality medical relief. The 60-bed field hospital treated nearly 1,600 patients, performed 85 surgeries, and delivered 8 babies over the duration of the aid mission.

The IDF has set up similar humanitarian missions to both Haiti and the Philippines.

Managing the Chaos After The Worst Mass Casualty Disasters

During these humanitarian crises, independent medical teams from around the world came to provide what care they could. The result was chaotic. Inexperienced and unequipped delegations were treating thousands of patients.

To better coordinate care and to ensure that field hospitals are properly equipped and trained the World Health Organization has started a process that permits only certain field hospitals to provide medical treatment during humanitarian crises.



The World Health Organization has taken notice of the IDF’s commitment to providing high quality medical relief in disaster-struck areas. Our hospital, along with nine others, has been selected for this designation (final approval is pending).

As part of the approval process, the International Health Organization sent a team of observers to a recent IDF Field Hospital training exercise. The exercise placed a major focus on the logistical aspects of building and operating a field hospital with little warning and under immense stress.

When Saving Lives – Every Detail Matters

The field hospital is a massive logistical and medical undertaking. The hospital can treat more than 200 patients per day and has 12 emergency medicine stations, 3 operating facilities, a blood bank, advanced laboratories, and imaging equipment. Its capacity is equivalent to a traditional hospital.


“We have to have to be completely independent in terms of logistics,” explained Col. Dr. Ofer Merin, Commander of the IDF Field Hospital (and head of the trauma unit at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center). “We need to manage our own food and electricity (solar) supplies. We also need to be able to fix our own equipment. If something goes wrong during an humanitarian aid mission, we can’t rely on anyone else to help. We can’t expect to find resources at the scene – we simply need to find a way to manage.”

The field hospital staff also places focus on the speed at which the field hospital can be available. Disasters can’t be predicted. The field hospital staff needs to send an advance team to scout the area and determine the immediate needs in the affected area.



Once the full team arrives, half of the members start constructing the hospital while the others treating the victims. From start to end, the field hospital construction takes only 12 hours to complete. Speed is key to saving lives.

After every humanitarian mission or training exercise, the team evaluates their work in order to improve for future endeavours.

“The IDF Field Hospital is a military and national treasure,” Col. Dr. Ofer Merin said. “We’ll continue adding more staff and more capabilities to ensure our ability to provide the best, most inclusive medical care possible.”

Masters of disaster, IDF field hospital may be recognized as world’s best

World Health Organization considers giving Israel its highest rating for emergency medical teams, something no other country has achieved
By Judah Ari GrossOctober 18, 2016,

Israel’s military field hospital, regularly dispatched to disaster zones to provide humanitarian relief — and to win the Jewish state some rare international brownie points — may soon be awarded the World Health Organization’s highest ranking, which would make it the first in the world to be so recognized.

In 2013, the United Nation’s WHO created a set of criteria to classify foreign medical teams in sudden onset disasters, on a scale from one to three. No country has yet to receive the top mark and “only a handful in the world could even think of” doing so, according to the lead author of the classification system, Dr. Ian Norton.

Last month, a WHO delegation visited Israel to assess the IDF Medical Corps’ field hospital, a sprawling 26-tent structure, during a large-scale exercise in northern Israel to determine if Israel would indeed be the first to score a “Type 3,” Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Ofer Merin, commander of the field hospital, told The Times of Israel.

The field hospital is “not just some medics and doctors spread out in the field,” but is a “national treasure” that has the capabilities of an advanced, permanent hospital, but can be set up almost anywhere in under 12 hours, Merin said.

Israeli disaster relief delegations — some of them led by Merin — have been some of the first and largest to arrive at the scenes of natural disasters. Teams from the IDF Medical Corps and Home Front Command provided rescue and medical services after an earthquake in Turkey in 1999, an earthquake in Haiti in 2010, a typhoon in The Philippines in 2013 and, most recently, an earthquake in Nepal in 2015.

A Type 3 classification would cement Israel’s position as a world leader in emergency medicine and prove to both friends and foes that the Jewish state knows how to handle catastrophes.

The classification could also allow Jerusalem to continue to be among the first in line to respond to disasters in the future, a position its diplomats and other politicians relish, but one which has drawn accusations of “rubble-washing” — or using its disaster relief effort to boost its international standing….

The story of IDF’s first humanitarian rescue mission: Mexico

September 19, 2016

When disaster strikes in the world, the IDF is there to lend a hand, regardless of the distance. Here is where it all began.

On September 19, 1985, Mexico City experienced its strongest earthquake to date. The earthquake affected almost all of Mexico and beyond, reaching as far as Houston, Texas. The capital, Mexico City, was hit the hardest.

The Aftermath

The impact of the earthquake was catastrophic. More than 100,000 buildings were seriously damaged. Over 150 buildings were completely demolished. 150,000 people lost their jobs, 250,000 people lost their homes, and 10,000 people lost their lives. In addition, the water system was polluted resulting in a lack of fresh drinking water. The aftermath proved to be the worst in Mexico’s history.

Humanitarian Aid

A few days after the earthquake, the IDF sent a well prepared rescue team to Mexico to aid in the relief. The Search and Rescue Unit delegation included 22 doctors who brought tons of humanitarian supplies and medical equipment. Upon arrival, our soldiers worked for 40 consecutive hours. Approximately 3,500 people were extricated from the debris, even 10 days after the hit.

Since then, the IDF’s Home Front Command has sent 21 delegations to 15 different countries. The IDF is committed to saving and protecting the lives of the citizens of Israel and of victims around the world.

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He’s really most sincerely dead


Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead
“The Wizard Of Oz” soundtrack
Munchkins: Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!
Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.
Wake up – sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.
Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead. She’s gone where the goblins go,
Below – below – below. Yo-ho, let’s open up and sing and ring the bells out.
Ding Dong’ the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know
The Wicked Witch is dead!
Mayor: As Mayor of the Munchkin City, In the County of the Land of Oz, I welcome you most regally.
Barrister: But we’ve got to verify it legally, to see
Mayor: To see?
Barrister: If she
Mayor: If she?
Barrister: Is morally, ethic’lly
Father No. 1: Spiritually, physically
Father No. 2: Positively, absolutely
Munchkins: Undeniably and reliably Dead
Coroner: As Coroner I must aver, I thoroughly examined her.
And she’s not only merely dead, she’s really most sincerely dead.
Mayor: Then this is a day of Independence For all the Munchkins and their descendants
Barrister: If any.
Mayor: Yes, let the joyous news be spread The wicked Old Witch at last is dead!
Israel Matzav could not have said it better:
There was much that Peres did in his later years with which I disagreed. Oslo (which was done behind Yitzchak Rabin’s back). His treatment of Jonathan Pollard. His playing fast and easy with Jewish lives to achieve his goals. His undercutting of Begin on the Osirak attack. In fact, his undercutting of Israeli governments generally in his later years, including during his term as President (a position he turned from an honorary position into a political one). And he was reviled by many in Israel.

Jerusalem Cats Comment: Everything is for the Good, Whether we realize it or not, both the Good and what looks like the Bad.

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Speaking about Automation:

And speaking of labor-reducing capital projects, this week in Iowa, Case unveiled their first autonomous tractor complete with cameras, radar, GPS and tablet remote control but it’s missing 1 key thing…a seat for a driver.

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