30 April 2007

Nisiya Tova! Bye my Friend, Li'Hitraot!

HOMELAND BOUND!

My friend Rachel flew off this afternoon to her new HOME in Yerushalayim.
From after Pesach until today, I was helping her, practically and emotionally.
It takes a great deal of courage to begin life anew in our ancient HOMELAND.

Life on planet earth is being shaken from its stupor, with one country fighting another, with families disintegrating, and misconceptions being unraveled inside the heads of arrogance, while rivers overflow, and winds blow tumultously - the weather as it unfurls its fury all at the bequest of the One who Rules.

And while all this is consuming the minds of intelligensia,
humble and loving neshomas are flying HOME
HOME to our Beloved HOMELAND.

18 April 2007

THE EINSTEIN CONNECTION?

Albert Einstein speculated that -

"IF THE BEE DISAPPEARED OFF THE SURFACE
OF THE GLOBE, THEN MAN WOULD ONLY HAVE
FOUR YEARS OF LIFE LEFT."



The Independent
Published: 01 March 2007.

EINSTEIN and the HONEY BEES?

MYSTERIOUS EVENTS IN RECENT MONTHS HAVE SUDDENLY MADE
EINSTEIN’S APOCALYPTIC VISION SEEM ALL THE MORE TOPICAL.

WHERE HAVE ALL THE HONEY BEES GONE?

For unknown reasons, bee populations throughout Germany are disappearing — something
that is so far only harming beekeepers. But the situation is different in the United States,
where bees are dying in such dramatic numbers that the economic consequences
could soon be dire. No one knows what is causing the bees to perish,
but some experts believe that the large-scale use of genetically modified plants
in the US could be a factor.
  • more here



  • In 24 states throughout the country, beekeepers have gone through similar shocks
    as their bees have been disappearing inexplicably at an alarming rate, threatening
    not only their livelihoods but also the production of numerous crops,
    including California almonds, one of the nation’s most profitable
  • nyt article


  • "Some scientists suggest that our love of the mobile phone could cause
    massive food shortages, as the world's harvests fail.
    They are putting forward the theory that radiation given off by mobile phones
    and other hi-tech gadgets is a possible answer to one of the more bizarre mysteries
    ever to happen in the natural world — the abrupt disappearance of the bees that pollinate crops."
  • science article


  • Colony Collapse Disorder (or CCD) is the name of the phenomenon
    that describes the massive die-off affecting an entire beehive or bee colony.
    The BBC has referred to it as VBS (VANISHING BEE SYNDROME).
    It was originally apparently limited to colonies of the Western honey bee
    in North America, but European beekeepers have recently claimed to be observing
    a similar phenomenon in Poland and Spain, with initial reports coming in from
    Switzerland and Germany, albeit to a smaller degree. The cause (or causes)
    of the syndrome is not yet well understood and even the existence of this disorder
    remains disputed. Theories include environmental change-related stresses,
    malnutrition, unknown pathogens, mites, pesticides such as neonicotinoids,
    disease[ genetically modified (GM) crops or electromagnetic radiation
    (such as cellular phone signals[6]).
  • Wikipedia



  • I was going to post this yesterday afternoon about this,
    ANOTHER COUNTDOWN MOMENT,
    but because I decided to wait, my blogger friend,
    NAVA of dreamingofmoshiach.com,
    covered this very well. Nava, here's my take.

    15 April 2007

    ANOTHER "COUNTDOWN" MOMENT

    Did We All Miss This One?

    "DEBKAfile EXCLUSIVE: THE HALT OF JEWISH IMMIGRATION TO ISRAEL
    IS ONE OF TWO KEY ARAB PRE-CONDITIONS
    FOR ENGAGING THE JEWISH STATE IN PEACE TALKS!
    March 29, 2007"

    REAL CHUTZPA?
    OR IS THIS A WARNING FROM ON HIGH TO ADD TO THE THREAT OF THE DISSOLUTION
    OF EL AL AIRLINES AND OUR SECURE FLIGHTS TO ERETZ HAKODESH?

    Whatever we do to elevate our Neshomas during this year's
    COUNTING OF THE OMER please add to that list, a current PASSPORT
    and as 'Blessed to be Yerushalmi' advised, to open a "file" with the
    Israel Aliyah Center - even if you're not sure when and if you are going!

    Are we taking our ability to go to Eretz HaKodesh too lightly?
    How many "warnings" do we need before we get the message?

    12 April 2007

    HOW DID DATHAN AND ABIRAM MERIT TO BE REDEEMED?

    Moshe Rabbeinu confronted Dathan and Abiram who were fighting one another.
    One lifted his hand to hit the other, and Moshe called him a rasha!

    How did a rasha merit to be redeemed and be included in the Geulah?

    Well it seems that despite the despicable behavior of Dathan and Abiram,
    - and the matter became known to Moshe - they did merit to be eventually redeemed
    because they BELIEVED in the GEULAH, they did not give up HOPE.

    The remaining four fifths of yidden that did not make it out of the Night of Darkness
    had GIVEN UP HOPE in the redemption and therefore did not make it out of
    that thick Darkness of that Night (loss of Bitachon, loss of Emuna).

    We need to focus on "the finish line" and continue preparing for our departure from this golus
    with a valid passport, packed suitcases, and a huge dose of
    EMUNA in HASHEM.

    This Pesach at the Seder, I announced that "Lifne" (before) Shana HaBa (I want to be ) B'Yerushalayim!

    Personally, I'd rather be on our Holy Land of Israel where Hashem watches over Her
    from the beginning of the year to the end of the year (only Hashem),
    than in a foreign nation under the influence of a foreign sar (ministering angel/malach).