25 February 2017

Some Very Unusual Clouds – What Causes This?

The once Bizarre is now becoming normal. If that is the case, what will replace the Bizarre?







Have you noticed that clouds are lower today than in the past and it would seem they are continuing to lower. Also clouds are changing in structure and makeup. No longer can we just consider natural clouds but now we have artificial clouds.


http://www.popsci.com/science/article...

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php...

https://www.theguardian.com/environme...

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...

https://www.edf.org/blog/2016/08/24/c...

https://phys.org/news/2016-08-solar-i...

https://phys.org/news/2016-08-thin-tr...

24 February 2017

Parshas Mishpatim – The Slaves Ear: Further Thoughts

The Slaves Ear:  Further Thoughts
By Roy S. Neuberger

Two years ago, I wrote an article entitled “The Slave’s Ear,” in which I discussed the halacha pertaining to a Jewish slave who wishes to remain with his master after the seven-year period of servitude has elapsed. The law, as stated in this week’s Parsha, is as follows: 

“If the eved shall say, ‘I love my master, my (slave) wife and my (slave) children; I shall not go free,’ then his master shall bring him to the court and shall bring him to the door or to the doorpost, and his master shall bore through his ear with the awl, and he shall serve him forever (meaning until his master’s death or the Yovel).” (Shemos 21:5-6)

Another possuk states, “For the Children of Israel are servants to Me. They are My servants, whom I have taken out of the land of Egypt, I am Hashem your G-d” (Vayikra 25:55) The Gemora elaborates: 

“Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai used to expound this verse like a jewel: How is the ear different from all [other] parts of the body? Said the Holy One Blessed is He, the ear heard My voice on Har Sinai at the moment that I said, ‘For unto Me the Children of Israel are servants and not the servants of servants,’ and [yet], this person has [disregarded that which the ear has heard and has] gone and bought a master for himself, [therefore] let [his ear] be pierced.

“And Rabbi Shimon bar Rebbi used to expound this verse like a jewel: How are the door and the doorpost different from all [other] utensils in the house? Said the Holy One Blessed is He, the door and the doorpost were witnesses at the moment that I passed over the lintel and two doorposts [of Jewish homes in Egypt] and declared, ‘For unto Me the Children of Israel are servants and not the servants of servants,’ and then I delivered [the Jews] from slavery to freedom, and [yet], this [Jew] has [spurned My declaration that was witnessed by the door and doorpost, for he has] gone and bought a master for himself. [Therefore] let [his ear] be pierced in the presence of [the door and doorposts].” (Kiddushin 22b)

I find it frightening to observe the number of people using cell phones on the street. We as a society are walking around semi-conscious, slaves to an electronic master. Some people walk around with metal devices attached to their ears so that they can be perpetually connected.

Tonight I entered a large bais medrash where fathers were learning with their children. I saw many beautiful scenes, but I saw a few places where the child was learning, waiting for the father, and the father was so engrossed with his phone that his child was ignored. I was crying.

My wife read about a child who asked his father for a cell phone for his seventh birthday. The father asked why. The child replied, “So I can text mommy.” I once stopped a lady wheeling a stroller and told her – I believe with respect – that she was ignoring her baby by speaking on the cell phone. I was perhaps unwise, but I was crying for her abandoned baby.

As I said two years ago, we are awaiting Shofar Gadol, the moment when the world of Edom disintegrates and a new world, whose center is Har Habayis, bursts upon the earth like a blossom in springtime. We must listen for the Shofar, because, if we fail to hear it, then we may become confused and make wrong decisions, G-d forbid, at a time when our lives are on the line.

Our entire survival has been based on adherence to the words, “Shema Yisroel.” We have to be able to listen, to hear! While other nations live in darkness and think that their survival is based on mundane calculations, we – lehavdil – have survived because we understand that our life is guided only by the will of the Master of the Universe.

We say in the Shema that we are supposed to love Hashem with all our hearts, souls and resources, as we sit in our homes and “uv’lechtecha bederech … while we walk on the way.” Do we believe the words we are saying? How can we love Hashem with all our hearts as we walk on the derech if we are attached to an electronic master?

How can we say “Shema” if we are not listening?

You may think that I am unrealistic, that the world will never listen to my backward opinion.

My friends, we do not see what is coming. Forces are at work which will overpower the entire world as we know it. Dovid Hamelech says, “Ki gavar aleinu chasdo … for His kindness has overwhelmed us.” (Tehillim 117) 

The word “gavar … overwhelmed” means that we cannot prevent it. Radak explains that this Chapter in Tehillim refers to the world after the advent of Moshiach. (Artscroll) The Redemption is coming and no one can stop it.

We are about to enter Chodesh Adar, which contains a mighty Yom Tov called Purim. In Shushan Habira, there was a man named Mordechai, who refused to acknowledge the supremacy of Haman Harasha. Mordechai might have been dismissed as a hopeless innocent who was in mortal danger of being stepped on by the mighty ruler. But Mordechai clung to the G-d of Israel “with all his heart and all his soul and all his resources.” As a result, the mighty ruler, along with his murderous plans, was toppled against all odds, “v'nehefach hu.”

“It turned for them … from sorrow to gladness, from mourning to festival.” (Megillah 9:22)

Our upside down world is also about to flip. Gashmius will land on the bottom and ruchnius on top. At that time, we will need to hear Hashem’s Voice, which is calling out to us right now in the darkness: “Shema Yisroel, Hashem Elokainu, Hashem Echad!”


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Roy Neuberger, author and public speaker, can be reached at roy@2020vision.co.il.

© Copyright 2017 by Roy S. Neuberger

23 February 2017

EMERGENCY UPDATE ON MEIR ETTINGER


Emergency Update About
MEIR ETTINGER
Posted on February 23, 2017 by dvorahrw
Meir Ettinger has been served with a new administrative order, two months before the existing one is due to expire. Now they have added to the order that he is forbidden from teaching Torah. This outrage cannot continue. Please share this post and we must organize a chain of outrage that reaches to the highest levels of this government.

רכז השב"כ איים: "אל תעביר שיעורי תורה"

איש שב"כ הביא למאיר אטינגר צו מנהלי נוסף ואיים עליו
כעשרה חודשים לאחר ששוחרר ממעצר מנהלי וכחודשיים לאחר שהסתיים צו מנהלי-דרקוני שאסר עליו ליצור קשר עם עשרות מחבריו, הגיע נציג שב"כ אל מאיר אטינגר והביא לו צו מנהלי נוסף.

הצו המנהלי החדש אוסר על אטינגר ליצור קשר עם 96 מחבריו, ביניהם גם קרוב משפחתו.

"אחרי חודשיים של חירות יחסית, אתמול התקבל צו הגבלה מנהלי חדש", פרסם אטיגר בטוויטר שלו. "לביקור הצטרף 'עידו' - רכז השב"כ ל'שיחת' איומים. נחשו מה מפריע לעידו...".

בשיחה עם הקול היהודי מפרט אטינגר, כי רכז השב"כ המכונה 'עידו' פתח עימו ב"שיחת איומים" במהלכה מאר לאטינגר כי עליו לחדול משיעורי תורה אותם הוא מעביר וכן עליו לחדול מלהשתתף בהתוועדויות חסידיות. "הוא אמר שאם אני אמשיך להעביר שיעורים והתוועדויות יאריכו לי את ההרחקה מיו"ש".

כנגד אטינגר עומד עדין צו מנהלי האוסר עליו להיכנס לשטחי יהודה ושומרון.

תגיות: מאיר אטינגר, צו מנהלי
עוד בנושא



This is his post from February 19. Maybe this disturbed someone in power. As usual I cannot understand the Ivrit, but if you can, give me a synopsis in the comments. Thank you.

Parshas Mishpatim – Divine Rules Of A Perfect God

Divine Rules Of A Perfect God

This parsha speaks about the Torah Laws; Judges. 
Very interesting, in the news today was: 
"Shaked: Next project –
After three conservative judges appointed to High Court, Justice Minister Shaked clarifies next undertaking: to appoint haredi Supreme Court judge"

(this is an example of seeing within the Parsha a connection to what is happening in the same week)



The Sanhedrin: All 71 Rabbis need to know all the 70 languages

The Law of the Land:  In each country when they designed their Constitution, the main object was to defend society from the criminals, i.e. to protect their citizens.

The Law of the Torah: Also to protect citizens from criminals; plus to protect the criminal. Midda kneged Midda.

And much, much more.

Seven earth-sized exoplanets discovered!?

Seven earth-sized exoplanets discovered!?


GoogleDoodle













Well, what do ya know! 
I think they’ve discovered NIBIRU and her accompanying trousseau !

..

Maybe?

Exoplanet discovery: seven Earth-sized planets spotted orbiting nearby star
Exoplanets found orbiting Trappist-1 raise hope that the hunt for alien life beyond the solar system can start much sooner than previously thought

A huddle of seven worlds, all close in size to Earth, and perhaps warm enough for water and the life it can sustain, has been spotted around a small, faint star in the constellation of Aquarius.

The discovery, which has thrilled astronomers, has raised hopes that the hunt for alien life beyond the solar system could start much sooner than previously thought, with the next generation of telescopes that are due to switch on in the next decade.

It is the first time that so many Earth-sized planets have been found in orbit around the same star, an unexpected haul that suggests the Milky Way may be teeming with worlds that, in size and firmness underfoot at least, resemble our own rocky home.

The planets closely circle a dwarf star named Trappist-1, which at 39 light years away makes the system a prime candidate to search for signs of life. Only marginally larger than Jupiter, the star shines with a feeble light about 2,000 times fainter than our sun.

“The star is so small and cold that the seven planets are temperate, which means that they could have some liquid water and maybe life, by extension, on the surface,” said Michaël Gillon, an astrophysicist at the University of Liège in Belgium. Details of the work are reported in Nature.

A newly discovered solar system just 39 light years from earth contains planets which could contain liquid water. Trappist-1 is a system containing seven planets comparable to Earth. They orbit a small star called an utra-cool dwarf. The distance of the planets from the star means that liquid water could be found on their surfaces.

To read more and see diagrams and video: Guardian/Science

FLOOD UPDATE: What is an Atmospheric River? (re Oroville and Nevada)


UPDATE: Watch: Aftermath – Drone video captures the extensive flooding in San Jose, California INNews

(CNN)While floodwaters in the northern California city of San Jose were receding Wednesday, the mayor said they were contaminated and residents of 14,000 households ordered to evacuate should not yet return home. The residences under the mandatory evacuation are near a creek that appears to have been breached, Mayor Sam Liccardo said. Tens of thousands of more homes are under voluntary evacuation notifications. One resident slept in his car instead of going to a shelter.

"We woke up at 1:30 in the morning, cops knocked on the door of our apartment. My wife got the dog out of there and I parked in the parking lot. Yeah, I slept in the car," Santos Aguilar told CNN affiliate KGO.



"This is not about rain, this is about Anderson Dam," Liccardo said. "Obviously, the rain contributed to the overflowing of Anderson Dam but what we have is truly unique. We have evacuation areas that exceeded the 100-year flood zone. This is not a flood we would typically anticipate. What happened at Anderson Dam is the cause."

Anderson Dam, just southeast of the city, is at 103% of capacity and the water level at the reservoir is still 2.2 feet above the top of a spillway where water flows out of the reservoir. Read more: SanJoseFlood


An “atmospheric river” continued to batter parts of Northern California on Tuesday, causing widespread flooding. The heavy rains prompted the National Weather Service to warn of a dam failure outside Carson City, Nevada, saying that it was “not a drill” and that residents should “move to higher ground now.”

But less than 90 minutes after issuing the alert, the agency changed its report to say the retention basin in Dayton, Nev., had not failed. Instead, it was full and overflowing into drainage areas, the weather service said. However, Lyon County, Nev., emergency officials warned that the situation could change in the next few hours.


What are atmospheric rivers?

Atmospheric rivers are relatively long, narrow regions in the atmosphere – like rivers in the sky – that transport most of the water vapor outside of the tropics. These columns of vapor move with the weather, carrying an amount of water vapor roughly equivalent to the average flow of water at the mouth of the Mississippi River. When the atmospheric rivers make landfall, they often release this water vapor in the form of rain or snow.

Infographic: The science behind atmospheric rivers (NOAA)

















Although atmospheric rivers come in many shapes and sizes, those that contain the largest amounts of water vapor and the strongest winds can create extreme rainfall and floods, often by stalling over watersheds vulnerable to flooding. These events can disrupt travel, induce mudslides and cause catastrophic damage to life and property. A well-known example is the "Pineapple Express," a strong atmospheric river that is capable of bringing moisture from the tropics near Hawaii over to the U.S. West Coast.


NOAA research (e.g., NOAA Hydrometeorological Testbed and CalWater) uses satellite, radar, aircraft and other observations, as well as major numerical weather model improvements, to better understand atmospheric rivers and their importance to both weather and climate.
Scientific research yields important data that helps NOAA's National Weather Service forecasters issue warnings for potential heavy rain and flooding in areas prone to the impacts of atmospheric rivers as many as five to seven days in advance.

For more information: noaa

22 February 2017

King David's Title Deed to Jerusalem

THE RECORDED DEED TO JERUSALEM

[Who else has such a brave Mayor who defends the integrity of Israel’s Capital, Jerusalem, In the Eye of the Storm (Yerushalayim)]

While the Obama administration harmed its ally by strengthening its enemies, if President Donald Trump holds to his promises perhaps things will change going forward. But there is already talk of backpedaling.

Days after United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 condemned Israeli settlements in the “occupied Palestinian territory” of Judea, Samaria and east Jerusalem as a “flagrant violation under international law,” JERUSALEM MAYOR NIR BARKAT issued a strong rebuke: the mayor and his planning-committee director announced the committee’s intent to approve construction of 618 previously planned housing units in east Jerusalem – a first step toward an additional 5,600 units in the city. “I’m not ever going to stop building. No construction will be stopped by me as mayor,” he said.

Jerusalem was the Jewish capital 
during that time (3,300 years), 
NEVER a capital of any Arab or Islamic entity.

Barkat is “politically correct” in the most positive sense of the phrase. He is also legally and historically correct. In property disputes over land ownership, lawyers search property records for deeds, liens and related issues to identify the real legal owner(s). They also use mandatory “discovery” to demand that the opposing party provide all relevant documents, inspections and depositions that pertain to the dispute. In the courtroom, the presiding judge determines whether the proceedings and evidence of both sides are represented in a fair and balanced way.

The US abstention on Resolution 2334 and secretary of state John Kerry’s specious rhetoric laying out his two-state agenda were mockeries of the these basic processes and premises of justice. As further evidence of the resolution’s shaky legal grounds, it conflicts with tenets of international law in the Palestine Mandate, UNSC Resolution 242, the Oslo Accords and Camp David Summit.


  • The Bible clearly defines ancient boundary lines and one of the oldest title deeds in the world is recorded in the Tanach, where King David purchased the future site of the Jewish Temple from Araunah the Jebusite for 600 gold shekels. David’s son, King Solomon, built the First Temple on that site. There’s ample additional biblical, archeological, religious and historical evidence of Israel’s abiding connection to Jerusalem that pre-dates Palestinian claims. The Jews governed Israel for a thousand years, and lived there continuously for the past 3,300 years. According to Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs researcher Nadav Shragai, Jerusalem was the Jewish capital during that time, never a capital of any Arab or Islamic entity.

Despite Israel and the Jewish people’s deep and abiding historical, cultural and religious connection to Jerusalem, the Palestinians, who began to define themselves as a people only about 100 years ago, insist they will never sign a peace deal that does not include Israel’s surrender of east Jerusalem, including the Old City and the Temple Mount. (Under international law, this area is disputed, not “occupied.”) Meanwhile, the Palestinians continue to deny Israel’s right to exist and incite violence and terrorism against her. As Dr. Joel Fishman wrote, “It is simply not possible to build [a state] on a foundation of myth and ignorance.”
Mayor Barkat and many others rightly identified the previous administration in Washington, DC, as being anti-Israel long before Resolution 2334 reared its ugly head. Over the past eight years the US has pressured Israel to halt “illegal” Jewish construction in eastern Jerusalem. In recent years Barkat slammed the Obama administration for criticizing Israel’s plans to expand the suburb of Ma’aleh Adumim – an effort to provide affordable housing in the over-crowded capital. “I don’t know of any city in the world whose regulator is the US president,” the mayor remarked. Efrat mayor and pro-settler leader Oded Revivi added, “Israeli building policies are set in Jerusalem, not New York.”

Based on the latest news reports, it now appears that the Trump administration is starting to waffle on the topic of settlements. Let’s hope these news reports are mistaken, as they so often have been.

What country doesn’t have the right to its unified capital, and to develop and build it? I pray the Trump administration will focus its efforts at the UN against terrorism and stand strong on Israel’s side against any and all attempts to delegitimize the only democracy in the Middle East.

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The author, Earl Cox, who served in senior level positions with four U.S. presidents, is an international Christian broadcaster and journalist whose articles appear in major magazines and newspapers and whose pro-Israel daily television and radio commentaries are aired around the world. 


Source: JPost

Thank You From the People of Amona (UPDATE)





In addition herewith is a special article about Amona:


Exclusive: My week with “the settlers,” Israel’s heroes: Part I
by Giulio Meotti

Arutz Sheva's popular Italian columnist spent a week in Judea and Samaria, visiting Jewish communities and speaking to residents. He has given us the record of his impressions.

At night, the “settlement” of Elkana has the breath of an invisible city. Come morning, Jewish children are everywhere. Trees have been planted by the thousands, as if the earth, once rough and sterile, had been forced to turn green and fruitful. Elkana was my base for a week to discover the “terra incognita” of Israel, Judea and Samaria, the territories which the whole world would like to take away from the Jewish State.

The “settlers” are the hawks who do not want to lower their wings, those about whom the United Nations passes resolutions, those whom the labels of Europe and Obama’s admonitions have tried to drive away from their homes. In June, they will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their presence in Judea and Samaria.

Everybody speak of Israel, few to Israel, fewer still to the “settlers”. Their towns look like fortified American suburbs, as if these pieces of Western civilization had fallen victim to some absurd storm in the middle of nowhere.

These Jewish towns are a kind of silent and tidy Switzerland.

Elkana dominates the view of Petach Tikva (literally, the beginning of hope) which is located inside the Green Line and is the first purposely established village of Jews who came to Palestine in 1878, not to die or be buried in the “land of the fathers”, but to fight and live. You turn the corner and you see the “gederot”, the barbed wire fence which literally surrounds the community. Out of the gate it is really another world.

Outside the security fence, you find the most idealistic “settlers”. In the "territories", moving towards the east, towards Jordan, is a way to demonstrate your firmness on the subject. We talk about 100,000 Israelis living outside the thousand kilometers of barriers, walls and fence that seal the other par of the Jewish State. The geography of fear has been generous with Israel: from the northern border with Lebanon to the last centimeter in the south, the lives of Israelis every day are tied to insecurity. In the 'territories," you are always close to the border, close enough to have it sneaking into homes, cars, dreams and the nightmares of those who live there.

The “West Bank”, as the world calls it, is the most contested land in the world, it covers 5,600 square kilometers, like Liguria, one of the smallest Italian regions. The Israelis now control 40 percent of this region, according to the Oslo accords. The Palestinian Arabs use these roads, there are no roadblocks and almost no checkpoints, while the Jews cannot enter the Palestinian villages. They would be lynched, as were two reservists who strayed into Ramallah. Is this the “apartheid” the world talks about daily? No? Why not?

Source: INNews

EPA SCIENTIST: FLUORIDE LOWERS IQ OF CHILDREN

Former senior EPA scientist confirms that fluoride lowers the IQ of children

The United States started adding fluoride to its drinking water soon after the end of the Second World War, and for over 70 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confidently asserted that this practice is necessary to prevent tooth decay. Interestingly, the U.S. is one of very few countries that still maintains that adding fluoride in this way prevents tooth decay. CDCNews

The CDC maintains that several studies have demonstrated that the fluoride which naturally occurs in groundwater is essentially the same as the sodium fluoride that is added to our drinking water. The CDC’s website claims: “The metabolism of fluoride does not differ depending on the chemical compound used or whether the fluoride is present naturally or added to the water supply.” Fluoride Research

Nonetheless, in 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) amended its Public Health Service recommendations to mandate that fluoride levels not exceed 0.7 milligrams per liter, rather than the 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams per liter that had been recommended for the previous 50 years. The reasons supplied for the change included an increase in instances of dental fluorosis – a yellow or brown staining of the teeth caused by fluoride – as well as the fact that Americans are being bombarded with fluoride from several different sources, which was not the case in the past.

A new meta-analysis conducted by researchers from New Zealand, and led by William Hirzy, Ph.D., a former senior EPA scientist who assessed risk for the agency, has found that the fluoridation of water is directly linked to a reduction in the IQ of exposed children. The study was entitled Developmental neurotoxicity of fluoride: A quantitative risk analysis towards establishing a safe daily dose of fluoride for children. The study compared the fluoride exposure of groups of children with low IQs to those whose IQs are higher and found that the higher the exposure to fluoride, the lower the IQ.

The study conclusion reads: “The information now available supports a reasonable conclusion that exposure of the developing brain to fluoride should be minimized, and that economic losses associated with lower IQ’s may be quite large.” FluorideNews

In 2012, scientists from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health published a study entitled Impact of fluoride on neurological development in children. For the study, which was published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers conducted a systematic meta-review of studies from China, where the risk of fluoridation has already been well-documented. A team that included lead researcher Philippe Grandjean, adjunct professor of environmental health at the Harvard School of Public Health, analyzed the IQ levels of 8,000 school-age children exposed to fluoride in their water supply. Their conclusion? “High fluoride content in water may negatively affect cognitive development. The average loss in IQ was reported as a standardized weighted mean difference of 0.45, which would be approximately equivalent to seven IQ points for commonly used IQ scores with a standard deviation of 15.”

One can only hope that the growing body of evidence revealing the damage of fluoridating water will start to sway public favor to the point that more pressure is applied to the CDC and other relevant federal agencies so that there can be a change in official policy in this regard. Until then, it is more important than ever to ensure that you are filtering your family’s drinking water through a very high-quality water purification system.

Fluoridewhich was first used by the Nazis to keep the Jews weak and unable to rebel in the concentration camps of World War II.

Fluoride Alert: 97% OF WESTERN EUROPE HAS REJECTED WATER FLUORIDATION

DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROTOXICITY OF FLUORIDE: A QUANTITATIVE RISK ANALYSIS TOWARDS ESTABLISHING A SAFE DAILY DOSE OF FLUORIDE FOR CHILDREN

Impact of fluoride on neurological development in children

Former EPA Senior Scientist Confirms Fluoride Lowers Children’s IQ

SOURCE FOR ALL:  Natural News

No study exists to show that vaccine ingredient Thimerosal is safe


W H Y ??

Everyone wants to know WHY? Why weird weather; why catastrophes, why people committing murder, why is the world in such a turmoil?

It is highly recommended that one listen to the latest English Audio from the Autistics, Binyamin Golden at TomerDevorah because therein we learn that what is causing the weird weather, deaths of fish in the oceans, animals dying and birds falling from the skies  – is due to the approaching Planet X and its seven accompanying planets/moons etc., which is heating up the core of the Earth, which is warming the oceans [and creating electrical charges affecting our atmosphere].

And that there is expected soon a tragic event (my paraphrase of some comments by Binyamin). Could it be related to Massive Lake of Molten Lava Under the US

21 February 2017

WORLD ANTISEMITISM AGAINST JEWS AND HASHEM

WORLD ANTISEMITISM AGAINST JEWS [AND HASHEM]
(a war of words)

We are on the plank leading to the abyss. The abyss of the World waging war against Hashem, His Children, Truth and Goodness.

The biblical roots of anti-semitism:  It is a halacha, Eisav hates Yaakov. We are also witness to the Palestinian obsession with annihilation of the ‘State of Israel’ which includes, of course, the Jews.


And Esau ran toward him and embraced him, and he fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.
and embraced him: His compassion was moved when he saw him prostrate himself all those times. — [from Gen. Rabbah 78:8]

and kissed him: Heb. וֹיֹשֹקֹהֹוּ. There are dots over the word. There is controversy concerning this matter in a Baraitha of Sifrei (Beha’alothecha 69). Some interpret the dots to mean that he did not kiss him wholeheartedly. Rabbi Simeon ben Yochai said: It is a well known tradition that Esau hated Jacob, but his compassion was moved at that time, and he kissed him wholeheartedly.
His compassion was moved when he saw him prostrate himself all those times. — 
[from Gen. Rabbah 78:8]

Heb. וֹיֹשֹקֹהֹוּ. There are dots over the word. There is controversy concerning this matter in a Baraitha of Sifrei (Beha’alothecha 69). Some interpret the dots to mean that he did not kiss him wholeheartedly. Rabbi Simeon ben Yochai said: It is a well known tradition that Esau hated Jacob, but his compassion was moved at that time, and he kissed him wholeheartedly.


We are now also witnessing the eruption of anti-semitism in various countries in the world [UN, UNESCO, Sweden, So. America, Europe (have i left out anyone?) and most recently the US and Canada.]

In Canada, the new Prime Minister (enamoured over the past 8 years) has taken a quasi-Obama approach, and as a result we now see a rise in antisemitism in Montreal, Toronto (and elsewhere).


In the US we are witness to antisemitism against a Trump appointee, David Friedman as US Ambassador to Israel. The so-called Reform(ers) have come out against him, and now we also have a Senator come out glaringly against Friedman, by raising the canard of loyalty to the US, because he is Jewish. Of course, we cannot leave out the antisemitism against Jonathan Pollard and Rubashkin, both under federal and state department legal abuse. 5 Anti-Friedman US Ambassadors Hostile to Israel, Supported Iran Deal



WHITE HOUSE CONDEMNS BOMB THREATS TARGETING JEWISH CENTERS

The White House responded to a reporter’s query about the latest string of bomb threats called in to Jewish community centers by saying “these actions are unacceptable.”

“Hatred and hate-motivated violence of any kind have no place in a country founded on the promise of individual freedom,” reads a statement, attributed to White House press secretary Sean Spicer, that was shared Monday afternoon by NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander. “The President has made it abundantly clear that these actions are unacceptable.”

Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, who is Jewish, condemned the threats in a Tweet that pointed to the fact that the targets were Jewish. JPost

“America is a nation built on the principle of religious tolerance,” she said. “We must protect our houses of worship and religious centers.” She ended the tweet with the hashtagged acronym for Jewish community center, “#JCC”.

Earlier in the day, 11 Jewish community centers across the United States were targeted with false bomb threats, the fourth such wave of harassing phone calls in five weeks.

On Monday, February 20, the JCC Association of North America said that since Jan. 9 there have been 69 bomb threat incidents at 54 JCCs in 27 states and one Canadian province. ALL WERE HOAXES. [me: here we have targeted slander (Media Matters)  being used to create dissension to discredit the White House; but we see that Ivanka is learning fast about antisemitism JPost


SENATOR MENENDEZ AND THE POLLARD EFFECT
Caroline Glick: Pollard’s disproportionate punishment is a powerful expression of official, state-sanctioned antisemitism in America.
“Friedman is a Jewish attorney. He is unapologetic about his support for Israel. The fact that unlike his liberal Jewish predecessors, Friedman does not make his support for Israel contingent on Israel’s willingness to appease the territorial and other demands of the PLO, made him the subject of withering criticism at the hands of several Democratic lawmakers.”

“While unpleasant, the scathing criticism Democratic senators leveled against Friedman was within the bounds of legitimate debate. [. . .] What was not within the bounds of legitimate debate however, was a question that Democratic Senator Robert Menendez posed to Friedman. 

Noting that Friedman is “very passionate about Israel,” Menendez asked Friedman to assure the senators that his loyalty and commitment lay with the US, rather than with Israel. Menendez’s query was beyond the pale because it wasn’t about Friedman’s positions. It was about his Judaism. Inherent to Menendez’s question was a barely disguised insinuation: Jews who are passionate about Israel cannot be trusted by their fellow Americans. There are many distressing aspects to Menendez’s decision to use an antisemitic line of questioning against Friedman
. It is distressing, for instance, that liberal Jewish groups like the Anti-Defamation League did not condemn the liberal lawmaker for trafficking in antisemitism.

Pollard is proof of American antisemitism. . . .Pollard though is not unique. Korean Americans, Japanese Americans, Italian Americans, French Americans, Irish and German Americans have also transferred American secrets to foreign governments with which they felt a kinship. To the extent they transferred secrets to states that are allies of the US, they received prison sentences that ranged on average between two to five years and served their terms in minimum security prisons until they were released back into society and free to leave the US.

Pollard, in contrast, was railroaded by the US justice system. He was given a life sentence and served for 30 years in maximum security prisons. He spent his first 10 years in prison in solitary confinement. [like Sharansky in Communist Russian prison]. Every day Pollard is subjected to prejudicial treatment by the US justice system is another day that the US is officially persecuting an American Jew, not because he breached his oath to protect US secrets, but because he did so as a Jew. [me everything Caroline says is so potent, it is unwise to paraphrase her]  Caroline Glick in JPost.


THE NYT: ANTISEMITISM POLISHED

The New York Times has published an article on Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, that implies he holds a certain, extreme position.

The article, “For Kushner, Israeli Policy May Be Shaped by the Personal,” paints an important picture about the life of Jared Kushner, who is now overseeing aspects of Mideast policy. In a subtle jab, the Times says this about a specific viewpoint .

Some teachers told students that “Palestinian” was a made-up identity, a label adopted for political reasons. [sic! how correct]

It is a fact that before the 1920s, the term “Palestinian” did not apply to Arabs living in the area. It was the term used to describe Jews and Christians. Any implication that the “Palestinians” are a specific identity with a deep history is wrong. There is no evidence of an Arab people calling themselves Palestinians before the 1920s.

Prominent Middle East analyst Daniel Pipes points out in “The Origins of the Palestinian Arabs”:

MOSLEMS WEST OF THE JORDAN DIRECTED THEIR ALLEGIANCE TO DAMASCUS, WHERE THE GREAT-GREAT-UNCLE OF JORDAN’S KING ABDULLAH II WAS THEN RULING; THEY IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS SOUTHERN SYRIANS. IN JULY 1920, HOWEVER, THE FRENCH OVERTHREW THIS HASHEMITE KING, IN THE PROCESS KILLING THE NOTION OF A SOUTHERN SYRIA.

ISOLATED BY THE EVENTS OF APRIL AND JULY, THE MOSLEMS OF PALESTINE MADE THE BEST OF A BAD SITUATION. ONE PROMINENT JERUSALEMITE COMMENTED, JUST DAYS FOLLOWING THE FALL OF THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM: “AFTER THE RECENT EVENTS IN DAMASCUS, WE HAVE TO EFFECT A COMPLETE CHANGE IN OUR PLANS HERE. SOUTHERN SYRIA NO LONGER EXISTS. WE MUST DEFEND PALESTINE.”

The idea that Palestinian identity is based on modern politics is not an extremist view held by a handful of teachers. It is a sound, academically-based claim that carries the weight of historical evidence. Read more here JewishPress.


UN SECURITY COUNCIL

“We will not repeat the mistake of [Security Council] Resolution 2334 [which castigated Israel for settlement building], instead we will push for action on the real threats in the Middle East.” “Haley mentioned Hezbollah’s illegal buildup of rockets in Lebanon, the money and weapons Iran provides to terrorists, strategies for defeating ISIS, and holding Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad accountable for the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of civilians. None of these issues was raised at the (Security Council ) meeting, Haley noted, yet the council did find the time to castigate Israel.”   Read the remainder of infractions denounced at US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.


ALLAHU AKBAR IN TIMES SQUARE FEBRUARY 19
[me: is that a ‘rabbi’ speaking at the “Today, I am a Muslim too”?]

















Muslims and Muslim sympathizers protested Donald Trump today in New York’s Times Square. Chelsea Clinton boasted about being there with her daughter, Charlotte. Hamas darling, Linda Sarsour was also there spreading hysteria and propaganda about President Donald Trump. 



There was also a loud Arab call to prayer during this protest in NYC. In an Islamic call to prayer (adhan), the Muslim is shouting Allahu Akbar which translates to ‘G-d is greater’ or ‘G-d is greatest’. They mean that their ‘god’ is greater than your god and/or the government. This is a blatant act of Islamic supremacy. GatewayPundit


LET’S GET THE FACTS ACCURATE

Obama and Democrats described the Muslim immigrants as "women and children”. The Red Cross: 72% are men of fighting age.


















ASTUTE OBSERVATIONS BY READERS:

It is increasingly distressing to witness what seems to be a leftward slide by The Jerusalem Post. However, I was momentarily humored by two separate items in your February 19 issue.

The editorial “Trump in denial” seemed to blame the US president for the rise in antisemitism in America. But the antisemitic acts are being committed mainly on college campuses by the Left, not by Trump supporters! Why not place the blame where it belongs – on the Democrats?

Then, in the news article “Reform Jews oppose Friedman as US envoy,” JTA quotes the president of the Union for Reform Judaism, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, as saying that David Friedman is not qualified to be an ambassador. That’s the same Rick Jacobs who is a champion of J Street, the New Israel Fund and a host of other leftist causes.

So one guy who is surely not qualified to be a rabbi is labeling an eminently qualified attorney as being unable to represent the views of his client, the president of the United States.

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“Top US officials contradict Trump on two-state solution”
[just WHO” are these top officials?? 'Media Matters' again?]

[. . .] according to these officials, “the United States remains committed to a two-state solution.” This raises two questions: Why are US officials so adamant in sticking to a policy that has failed dismally for the past 50 years, and Why does the US, together with the EU and the UN, have policies at all on the matter?

There is no US policy on the independence movement in Spain’s Catalonia. There is no US policy on the plight of Western Papua, which was illegally seized by Indonesia. There is no US policy on Scottish independence from Britain. So why is there a US policy on the Arab-Israeli conflict?

It was refreshing to hear President Donald Trump announce he was in favor of a policy that Israel and the Palestinians could agree on, whether it involved one state, two states or whatever. Nothing could be more positive in resolving the problem than letting the interested parties know that if they want a change, they must agree upon it themselves rather than rely on the vain hope that some external force will impose a solution in their favor.

It is well known that Israelis in general are averse to ruling another people but are even more averse to allowing an inimical state to be created that could or would threaten their security. Resolving this in a way that is acceptable to all the parties is difficult, but not impossible. However it can only be worked out by the parties themselves, without external interference.

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As an aside:

The same Washington Post that accused 200 web sites of being puppets for Russian propaganda actually TAKES money from… Russia Natural News

WILD US WEATHER WREAKS HAVOC IN TEXAS

WILD STORM WREAKS HAVOC IN TEXAS

Severe storms and possible tornado leave 40,000 without power in San Antonio, topple a train off its tracks in Austin and shuts down Houston airport while flattening areas of Texas

A powerful storm ripped through Texas beginning late Sunday, moving through San Antonio and Austin before making its way to Houston on Monday morning

In San Antonio, a tornado warning was put in affect around 10pm for some areas of the city and multiple reports came in of one touching down in Alamo Heights

Over 40,000 are without power and at least 150 homes damaged in the wake of the storm, during which 0.43inches of rain fell in less than 30 minutes
















Wind gusts were recorded at 80mph overnight and managed to topple a train of its tracks in Austin, were there were few reports of major damage

The storm is now in Houston, where the city's two major airports announced ground stops on Monday, halting all incoming flights. So far no major injuries or deaths have been reported as a result of the storm as crews now get to work dealing with flooding and downed live wires





















The bulk of the devastation seems to have resulted from the strong winds, which ripped the roofs off homes and trees out of the ground while even managing to flatten some structures. Power lines were also hit hard by the storm, resulting in the power outages which occurred across San Antonio.

A transmission tower was badly damaged overnight as well, with the winds dragging the top half of the structure to the ground as its power lines were ripped out and bending the tower in half. 

Source: DailyMail (no link)

Massive Lake of Molten Carbon Discovered Under the US

A massive lake of molten carbon the size of Mexico is discovered under the US

"Upper Mantle Melting
Is this a Gigantic Catastrophe in the Making?













  • Situated under western US, 217 miles (350km) beneath the Earth's surface
  • Scientists used world's largest array of seismic sensors to map area
  • Melting carbon covers an area of 700,000 sq miles (1.8 million sq km)
  • Upper mantle could contain up to 100 trillion metric tonnes of melted carbon
  • Its discovery challenges what researchers have assumed about how much carbon is trapped inside the planet
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"[A]ll countries, all Presidents and Heads of Governments: If you go against the Holy land, if you want to harm Israel and the Jews in Israel, or take parts of the land of Israel: the Creator, under oath, will hit them immediately, within a few days, with severe blows that did not exist until now from the time of Egypt to now, because free will in the world has been decreased and the Creator wants to install his reign on this earth.” R’ Nir ben Artzi

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The area on this map also includes the Oroville Dam above Sacramento 
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The deep carbon reservoir discovered will eventually make its way to the surface through volcanic eruptions and contribute to climate change albeit very slowly, but a sudden release could have dire consequences.

The study, conducted by geologists at Royal Holloway University in London, used a huge network of 583 seismic sensors that measure the Earth's vibrations, to create a picture of the area's deep sub surface. Known as the upper mantle, this section of the Earth's interior is known for by its high temperatures where solid carbonates melt, creating distinctive seismic patterns.

What they found was a vast buried deposit of molten carbon, which produces carbon dioxide and other gases, situated under the Western US, 217 miles (350km) beneath the Earth's surface. As a result of this study, published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, scientists now believe the amount of CO2 in the Earth's upper mantle may be up to 100 trillion metric tons.

Source: DailyMail [no link]

Why It Could Spell Disaster
  • If just a fraction of the carbon found by the Royal Holloway team were released into the atmosphere, it could have grave implications for the planet.
  • Just one per cent of the CO2 stored would be equivalent to burning 2.3 trillion barrels of oil.
  • If a substantial amount was released all at once, it could bring about an environmental disaster on the scale of nuclear warfare.
  • One scenario in which this could happen is through the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano.
  • The volcano at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and Montana last erupted 640,000 years ago.
  • If it were to erupt, it would be one thousand times as powerful as the 1980 Mount St Helens eruption and have the potential to blanket the US in a 'nuclear winter'.
Upper Mantle: ScienceDirect

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UPDATE ON OROVILE DAM

Government severely misjudged strength of Oroville emergency spillway, sparking a crisis. “There is no way to rationalize running water down a hillslope with deep soils and a forest on it and weak bedrock,” said Jeffrey Mount, a UC Davis emeritus professor of geology and expert on California water. Federal and state officials said the cause of the spillway’s near-failure was under investigation.

Continued erosion of Oroville Dam’s main spillway part of ‘normal process,’ state officials say

USGS records small Earthquakes near the Oroville Dam

Two small Earthquakes were recorded near Lake Oroville in the last 24 hrs, which appear to be a result of the fast lake level changes, and the subsequent release of pressure from water weight. Note the two yellow dots on the USGS map below:

















The predicted earthquakes due to extreme lake level change have started. 2 in the last hour. 300,000,000 pounds of water has been removed in two days, that will cause the earth to jiggle a bit. These were predicted and should not cause any problems.



Rain damage is Wakeup Call to fix . . . infrastructure

FLOOD FEARS RENEWED AS CALIFORNIA BRACES FOR ANOTHER STORM