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30 June 2018

BIRTHRIGHT

A group of five activists from the far-left IfNotNow Jewish organization infiltrated a Birthright group currently in Israel this week and offered a tour of Hebron to other members of the group with the "Breaking the Silence" ( This  extreme Left group, heavily funded by the EU is dedicated to exhibiting t Israeli soldiers and officers in the very worst possible light and possibly lead to legal action against  them.).

"IfNotNow", which says it seeks to “end American Jewish support for the occupation,” launched a new campaign this week called "Not Just A Free Trip", in which it says it is using “a diversity of methods” to teach Birthright participants about “the daily nightmare of Occupation.”

It appears that one of the methods is to actively infiltrate Birthright groups without the organization’s knowledge, and influence the other participants regarding the political conflict with the Palestinians by offering them tours and other activities without Birthright’s permission.

The above story appeared today.  So now, the famous "Birthright" free trip to Israel is being used as a Trojan horse by misguided brats to undermine  Israel and besmirch its defenders and people.

"Birthright" funded by well-meaning Jews whose aim is to preserve Jewish identity and pride amongst a population that is largely ignorant of their Jewish identity and are fed consistent anti  - Israel propaganda, finds itself now a tool for the opposite.
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"Birthright" is basically a Liberal, PC organization, extremely careful about not being perceived as too "partisan" or even too "Jewish”.

I know because, as one who has guided these groups on a number of occasions, I am no longer asked to do so. I am blacklisted on Birthright (as I am on many other organizations and companies who lose sleep over being accused of being too nationalistic or partisan).
Nuance, diversity and "feeling the other" are some of the house rules.

I broke those rules some years ago.

I recall clearly the morning that I was scratched from the Birthright list
It was just after the "Oslo" calamity when one morning the general manager himself showed up to see for himself if there is indeed a guide who is suggesting questioning the current consensus - the wisdom and humanity of the recently signed Oslo accords with the terrorist  Arafat and his minions.

It was Mr. Brug himself, the brother of the then prime minister Ehud Barak (give away the Golan to Assad, flee south Lebanon in the middle of the night, offer Srafta 97% of Judea Samaria...) who was there to inspect and question me.(I wonder how he got that job?) In answer to his questions did not veer from the truth and so I was never asked back again.

The political Commissar was outraged. All organizations who operate "Birthright" including the OU will not hire me for fear of their superiors who hold the purse strings.

I recall all this today as I read the first item about the spoiled brats who proudly, as celebrities, fell into the arms of the waiting traitors of "Breaking the Silence".

So what will happen now?

I am sure that Birthright is embarrassed and worried about this precedent. They should be.
What is the solution? Extreme vetting? Refund demands? A well-funded PR campaign explaining how Birthright really does present all sides? Extreme surveillance of the group at all times?

All the above might very well just encourage the martyr/celeb attraction of the rebel being ignorant, selfish, ingrate as they are.

What about this idea? What about just telling it like it is. What about explaining why we are indeed right and they are wrong. It is really very easy. I do it all the time. Of course, that was my last job at times but no matter, I am here to talk about it..

In my experience, this is what makes Jews proud of who they are and of their embattled Jewish country.

Only this

If called upon, I will give free seminars to Birthright guides and detox them from the fears that have accompanied them for so long.

PC has not worked. Young people can tell when they are being told the whole truth or when hearing a prescribed script.

Let's make our young people proud and give them the tools to tell it like it is.
PC be damned

The facts are on our side. Use them.
I guarantee great results

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29 June 2018

Parshas Balak – Torah Tavlin



TORAH TAVLIN
By Roy S. Neuberger

Why do people hurt themselves? 

People have been hurting themselves for 5778 years, since our first parents hurt themselves profoundly in Gan Eden and bequeathed a life of suffering for their children until the end of time. 

We tend to think of ourselves as normal and sensible, yet we hurt ourselves constantly. And this does not refer just to minor pain, but in fact to the most grievous, almost unbearable mental and physical trauma imaginable. And we do it to ourselves! This, my friends, is preposterous and absurd … yet it is true. 

There is in fact a reason. There is a terrible enemy called the Yetzer Hara. In daily life most people ignore the Yetzer Hara, but one should not ignore it, because it is worth all our strength to defeat this enemy. 

And we know the cure! “My son, I have created the Yetzer Hara and I have created Torah ‘tavlin’ … as its antidote.” (Kiddushin 30b) It is so simple! Yet, since the Yetzer Hara will do almost anything to separate us from Torah, it is the fight of our lives!

I want to try to illustrate the almost irresistible power of the Yetzer Hara. There was a great enemy of Israel named Balak. It is interesting that our Parsha is named after him rather than Bilam, because Bilam appears to be the main player in this week’s huge drama. But, upon examination, this does not prove to be the case. “The Sages say that Balak was a great sorcerer, even more than Bilam, and he performed his sorcery by means of a certain bird called ‘Yadua.’ [For this reason, he was called ‘Balak ben Tzippor,’ since he was] the ‘son of a bird.’ He was able to see things through the sorcery performed with a bird…. The bird was his ‘father’ and ‘mentor.’” (Or Hachaim on Bamidbar 22:3)

All the ensuing troubles which came to Israel, the curses, the attempt to destroy us, which almost succeeded, the attempt by the daughters of Moav to corrupt us with the resultant death of 24,000 Bnai Yisroel … all this came about because Balak ben Tzippor could “see” the future through his sorcery. Can you imagine that our Great Nation was almost destroyed by one man who could prophesy through means of a bird? What is the frightful power that he possessed? 

This, my friends, is the Yetzer Hara. If you think you are bigger than the Yetzer Hara, you are so mistaken! If you think you can ignore the Yetzer Hara, you are so mistaken! If you think that you have defeated the Yetzer Hara, you are almost certainly not only mistaken but in great danger, 
G-d forbid! 

Recently, I had to stay in the hospital. This came as a major shock. I went to the doctor because I had been in pain for several days and had not been eating. My doctor looked at me and said, “You are seriously ill. You are going right over to Emergency Room. Don’t be surprised if you need surgery tonight!” That was a shock! I was quite shaken up. Before I knew it, I was in the emergency room. 

The Gemora says, “A person is obligated to bless [G-d] for the bad just as he blesses [Him] for the good, as it says: ‘And you shall love Hashem, your G-d, with all your heart … with the good intention and the evil intention … even if he takes your life … whatever measure He metes out to you….” (Berachos 54a)

I tried to keep this in mind through all the pain and perplexity, the needles and the beeps and the doctors and nurses. And – you know what? – it’s not easy! How do you accomplish this? 

One of my enduring memories is the leviah of Rabbi Moshe Dov Stein zt”l. Just before his petira, one of his sons asked him, “Tattie, how are you feeling today?” to which he answered, “Baruch Hashem, worse!” Please contemplate these words. This man was not suffering from a cold. He was about to die and he knew it. Yet, he blessed Hashem! Here is a person who believes “b’chol levavcha…. With all his heart” that whatever Hashem does is good!

I received a powerful lesson in the hospital. It was very difficult to bless Hashem for my condition. I had no kavana. I could not say it with enthusiasm. 

But, actually, I realized that I could still say it. 

Maybe to say it without enthusiasm is a first step toward saying it with enthusiasm. I hope so. Because that is how I said it. And then I began to think about Balak and all the mighty and terrifying forces of tumah that he tried to summon against Israel, chas v’Shalom. And I started to think about the towering tsunami of tzouris that appears poised to devour us today, and I started to realize that this is the answer. 

It is all l’tova! There is nothing they can do to us! If we ensconce ourselves in Hashem’s protection – which means His Torah – and make this our world, then all will turn out to be a bracha. I thought about all the trouble that Am Yisroel has battled over the millennia and all the trouble that I personally have battled, and I realized that it has all led to bracha and to the all-encom-passing embrace of Hashem! He is taking care of us! He is watching over us! Whatever it is – “bad” or “good” – He is with us totally. 

“Please be revealed and spread upon me, my Beloved, the shelter of Your peace. Illuminate the world with Your glory, that we may rejoice and be glad with You. Hasten, show love, for the time has come, and show us grace as in days of old.” (Yedid Nefesh)   

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

© Copyright 2018 by Roy S. Neuberger

Parshas Balak – Bilaam said to Balak . . .

Parshas Balak
by Rabbi Pinchas Winston 


Bilaam said to Balak, "Build me seven altars here, 
and prepare for me seven bulls and seven rams.” 
(Bamidbar 23:1)

THE TALMUD SAYS something that could easily be taken for granted, but shouldn’t be. It has so much to say about how Hashgochah Pratis works, and clearly few people know it, based upon their approach to Jewish history.

From the Talmud:

Rav Yehudah said in the name of Rav: A man should always occupy himself with Torah and the commandments even if it is not for their own sake, because from [occupying himself with them] not for their own sake he comes to do so for their own sake. As a reward for the 42 sacrifices which Balak, king of Moav, offered, he merited that Rus should come from him and from her descended Shlomo . . . (Sotah 47a)

The first part of this statement requires discussion, but is certainly understandable. Torah is powerful and has a way of impacting even people who do not intend to be impacted by it. So as bad as it is to learn Torah for the wrong reasons, it is still better than not learning it all, because doing so can lead to learning it for the right reasons.

Just how far does this idea go? There must be many examples over the course of Jewish history of those who sat down to learn Torah for the wrong reasons, and ended up learning it for the right reasons. I’ve personally witnessed some of these stories.

However, the Talmud doesn’t turn to such examples to make its point. It doesn’t even use a story about someone learning Torah or performing mitzvos for the wrong reasons. Balak never did come to do either for the right reasons. Instead, he had a descendant he would have preferred not to have if he knew who she would be.

In fact, Balak probably wouldn’t have offered his 42 sacrifices if he knew at the time that eventually they would result in the ancestress of Moshiach. He offered them as a bribe to God, to allow him to harm the people God said to leave alone. Why does he deserve ANY reward at all?

He didn’t. And, he certainly would NOT have considered it a reward to provide the family line of Moshiach Ben Dovid. Even in the World-to-Come, where a person no longer harbors the evil feelings he had in this world, Balak will not have the satisfaction of knowing that he set in motion the birth of the righteous Rus, since he had no intention of doing so.

Rather, the Talmud is teaching an additional lesson with its example of non-altruistic intentions leading to altruistic results. It is teaching that a good act, even if done for the wrong reasons, will ultimately have a good result. Perhaps not for the person who did it, and they certainly won’t be rewarded for it if it had not been their intention, but for Creation as a whole. Offering sacrifices to the RIGHT God, even for the wrong reason, had a RIGHT effect.

It all comes back to this idea of energy which, by definition, is spiritual. God is the Source of all energy, so by definition every thing has to be spiritual, even if it can act very physical. Energy may flow from a waterfall to a generator and then through wires to a house, but it is God Who supplies the energy in the first place. It doesn’t just exist in Creation by itself.

Therefore, whenever a person does anything, they are tapping into Divine energy to accomplish it. If it is a holy act, they draw from the Divine Source directly. If they perform an unholy act, like witchcraft, then they draw from it indirectly. Because of the impurity associated with the act, the energy has to be rerouted away from its holy Source, and to give the impression that witchcraft has power of its own, to test the belief of those turning to it (Chullin 7b).

How far does this idea go?
VERY far.

This is why some extremely destructive acts by some of the worst enemies of the Jewish people have eventually resulted in something very positive. It had been Hitler’s, ysv”z, plan to exterminate the Jewish people, but instead he inadvertently accelerated the next stage of redemption. When people say that “Eretz Yisroel was built upon the ashes of the Holocaust,” they don’t realize to what extent this is true.

We are well aware that the Nazis went to great trouble and expense to concentrate Jews in specific locations, either in work or death camps. What people do not realize is that this was only possible after “ingathering” Jews from around Europe, after detaching them from their homes and communities. It made redemption and aliyah more attractive for all those who could not think in those terms previously.

The Nazis also made a point of numbering every Jew, regardless of religious affiliation. The Germans did not care how religious a Jew thought they were or wanted to be. They laid down the rule: a Jew is a Jew is a Jew, something we had forgotten and let get in the way of our national unity.

They also made a point of reducing each Jew to their most basic reality. They took away all differences that previously separated one Jew from another, religious and material, until we were all basically the same. Even intellectual differences were eroded over time because of the constant cruel and inhumane treatment. It was “Achdus,” the name for Jewish unity, but from the other side of reality, the evil and impure side.

It is debatable as to what positive results came from such evil and destruction. And, there will be an accounting for how much blood had to be spilled to make it possible, something that should have happened positively, from the side of good and holiness. We can only talk about what we see, and that is, the Jewish homeland is back in Jewish hands, and built up in preparation for the Final Redemption.

Some will argue that there is nothing positive about the modern, secular State of Israel, certainly not from a Torah and redemption point of view. They would have been impressed had Torah Jews been the ones to re-found the Jewish commonwealth, and established a Torah government on the land.

THAT, the Ramchal and the GR”A explain, is only possible when the merit exists for such a fantastic turn of events. THAT is the kind of story end that results when a significant amount of the nation does teshuvah first, and the leaders somehow manage to get their followers in line, and with each other. That was not pre-war Jewish people at all.

So, as the Ramchal and GR”A explains, when that is the case, then the Jewish people must first sink as low as the dust before they can finally rise once again. They must hit the lowest of lows before they can finally move back in the direction of redemption. And even then, they explain, the people only have to do a minimal amount of work to rise up again, the bulk of the salvation being God’s only. That has certainly been the last 80 years, and now we await Moshiach Ben Dovid to take us the final distance.

So, in the end, unbeknownst to Balak, he helped lay the foundation thousands of years ago for the redemption for which we are anxiously awaiting. Let it be OUR sacrifices that help finish the job, from the side of holiness.

On that note, for those who already contributed to my charidy.com campaign this week, to HELP with the redemption process, I thank you very much. For those who would still like to, the campaign runs until Thursday night, b”H. Here’s to redemption, the proper way!

What is “Palestinian"?


*HEADLINE: 

 “Palestinian” is an Antisemitic Word”



 CORRECT HEADLINE (is)

 “Palestinian is an Antisemite” 








* this is the headline topic for a newstalk radio program on JewishPress.com 

28 June 2018

Parshat Balak – The Real Need for REFORM

BS”D 
Parashat Balak 5777
Rabbi Nachman Kahana

Balak, the Midianite was appointed king over Moav for the duration of the national emergency; he invites the notorious Bilam to save Moav from the existential danger called the “Jewish problem”.
Bilam arrives and Balak requests him to aid in the war effort by cursing the Jews that they be defeated in battle. The blatant question is: Balak could have arrived at the same resolution to his problem by requesting Bilam to bless Moav to win the war, rather than cursing the Jews to lose the war, why didn’t he?
The answer is: we are dealing here with pathological anti-Semites who are more interested in destroying the Jewish nation than in advancing their own interests.

Jewish Anti-Semites

History repeats itself, as we find ourselves in a similar situation today. The UN is busy condemning Israel for every pretext under the sun rather than dealing with life and death situations in the Arab world. Hundreds are murdered daily in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen; but who cares in the face of the ultimate international disaster if Shulamit would build another toilet for the kindergarten in Kedumim.
Am Yisrael is used to goyim who are anti-Semites; they get it through the milk of their mothers; however, we are always shocked when confronted with Jewish anti-Semites. Jews who intend and perform in ways meant to weaken the Jewish presence in the world, especially Medinat Yisrael.
If one wishes to be non-observant it is between him and God. However, when individuals band together to create a movement to weaken the Jewish nation, that is called self-hate and self-anti-Semitism. We have been dealing with such a movement for over 200 years; it is called the Reform movement.
What began as an attempt to bring Jewish life into the modern age, the early German-Jewish reformers of the mid-19th century emphasized the universal ethical teachings of the prophets. They denied that ritual observance was ordained by God and therefore inviolate, but viewed halacha as a means to reinforce the prophetic ideals of justice, freedom, and peace.
The early rejectionists of Halacha and the unique status of Jews as God’s chosen people, and in fact their rejection of God the Creator, has degenerated into a movement where most of their younger generation is now anti State of Israel, and would not shed a tear if the Medinah did not exist.
However, what disturbs me with the Reform movement is their lack of intellectual honesty.
Reform implies that the reformer is well versed in the matter that he believes requires reforming, and he has an agenda for how to rectify its present shortcomings.
However, contemporary leaders of the reform movement and certainly their parishioners might be well versed in psychology, sociology and history of the Catholic church, but have little or no knowledge of Judaism. To reject 3300 years of traditional Judaism without even knowing what it is, is the height of anti-intellectualism.
The honest way to approach the so-called need to reform Judaism is to live a one-year cycle as a Halachic person, Shabbat, kashrut, family purity, Torah study, attending bet knesset and visiting Israel. At the end of which time one can decide that all the previous generations of tens of thousands of learned rabbis and millions of their congregants were primitive in their thinking, archaic in their traditions, oblivious to the needs of society, and unsophisticated in their approach to their fellow human beings. The rabbi of his temple is a man of today; so sophisticated that he can enjoy eating pig and lobster, so enlightened that he can marry together Tom and Mike, and so open minded that he understands and even justifies Arabs murdering Israelis sitting in a bus.

The Real Need for Reform

So, for the enlightened Reform Jew who might seriously attempt to know what he is reforming, let’s start at lesson number one.
When putting the pieces of a puzzle together, the first and most important objective is to build the four sides of the framework, so here are four of the major rudiments of Judaism.
1- There is an infinite entity that created all that exists ex nihilo (from nothing), including time itself. Don’t attempt to analyze or even contemplate what infinity means, it will drive you mad, just as one should not stare at the sun which will cause permanent blindness in less than a minute. Darwin’s Theory of Evolution has been proven wrong by leading paleontologists because the 13.7 billion years that our planet is in existence is too short a time for randomness to evolve man from a lone atom.
2- That entity which we call God, imposed His prerogative as Creator to select the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to be His chosen people. All the ancient empires and modern day would-be empires that conquered vast regions of the world believing that their “Reichs” would last 1000 years are gone. Whereas the Jews – God’s chosen people – are alive and thriving in our ancient home land after 2000 years of exile, and are experiencing unprecedented miracles in every walk of life.
3- God revealed himself at Mount Sinai and presented to the Jewish nation His 613 mitzvot (commandments) to insure our unique sanctity. God has been our continuous guardian even at times when the Jewish people acted in a manner inappropriate for a holy nation, and were forced to pay for our indiscretions. The return to our ancient home land is the highest expression of God’s love for the Jewish people.
4- Death is the final stage of our physical appearance in this world, however the eternal Jewish soul lives on in another dimension. It is here that each Jewish soul is shown to what degree he or she lived their lives according to the dictates of the Creator through the Torah. It is here where reward and punishment are decided. A Jew who does not reach out to the Torah, being content with hiding behind the hollow excuse “my rabbi never told me” (because the Reform rabbi did not know or did not believe), will be hard pressed to answer for his sins.
In conclusion:  What really is in need of reform is the Reform Movement itself. The door is open to all who wish to return to the Jewish way of life; to reconnect to the 3300 year long chain of Jews beginning with our father Abraham and continuing to the end of days.
Shabbat Shalom,
Nachman Kahana
Copyright © 5777/2017 Nachman Kahana

Summer Camp Has Begun




















Afterthoughts of a Non-Political Visit by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge

Afterthoughts of a Non-Political Visit by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge

“The duke is not a political figure,” Quarrey went on. “He’ll be here to see a little bit of the country and to get to meet some of the people here.”

England's Prince William refused to meet with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat in the Old City over fears that such a move would be interpreted as support for Jerusalem being Israel's capital. According to the Hadashot report, William would only agree to meet with Barkat at the British Embassy in Ramat Gan.

British Prince William said Wednesday that "Britain stands by Israel and works to preserve its future and prosperity."

“I’m very glad our two COUNTRIES work so closely together and have had success stories with education and relief work in the past, so, long may that continue,” the royal told Abbas

An Interesting Synopsis
Prince William's visit to Israel is elegantly, royally late—by several decades. Finally, the regular group of naysayers at the British Foreign Office has been defeated, and courtesy of Prime Minister Theresa May's government, Israel is receiving an official visit from a member of the most well-known family in the world. This is an important gesture—even if it's a late one—to mark Israel's 70th Independence Day.

In political terms, it's true: Prince William, like the rest of the family, is a chess piece used to achieve the strategic goals set by the British government.

But there is symbolic meaning here—by virtue of the continuity of the monarchy in the British Isles from the days of William the Conqueror. One of the biggest mistakes made by the elites in the West is the contempt toward symbols that create meaning and identity. In the era of globalization, the British monarchy is nevertheless more popular than ever; perhaps because people need anchors of tradition in a fast and changing world.

The British feeling of isolation is further increasing because when turning to its great partner across the Atlantic Ocean, the United States, they encounter President Donald Trump. The British premier's relationship with Trump is worse, according to rumors, even than the relationship between German Chancellor Merkel and Trump. YNetnews

27 June 2018

Secrets of the Coming of the Messiah in Parshas Balak

Rabbi Yehuda Richter covers this week’s Parsha and its relevance to the 17th of Tammuz and (once more) Mashiach

17th of Tamuz - Fasten your seat belts


The Rabbi brings us astounding news from Maimonides, the Rambam, in his “Kings and Wars” on the secrets in this week’s Parshat Balak with Bilaam

The Calf (Ox) was made on the 16th of Tammuz, and Aaron says “Tomorrow (future) will be a holiday.”

The Arizal said that the 17th of Tammuz and the 9th of Av will become yom tovim when Mashiach comes.. and the 21 intermediate days will be like a chol hamoed!

Balak set up 42 altars (possibly 42 = the 42 letter name of G–d)

and much, much more.



A Young Chassidish Man With an Amazing Voice

A Young Chassidish Man With an Amazing Voice

Not a Duke but a Prince of Hashem


HISTORIC: Chassidic Singer Lands MAJOR Record Deal With Universal Music Group
[Listen to his amazing voice 
(before the Fast and after Tisha b”Av]










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26 June 2018

THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE VISITS THE MIDDLE EAST

The Visit to the Middle East by a Nice Young British member of the Royal Family is Being Used by Britain via the British Ambassador to Insert the British Once Again in Middle East Affairs
  • Is this a Political Double Cross; Who are the Voices Behind this political maneuver?
  • Was this discussed between PM Netanyahu and PM May on his recent visit to England?
  • Does this mean that the Oslo Accords is no longer valid; what prior governing statutes or law will be enacted? (enter the British)
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According to the Oslo Accords, Judea and Samaria are not "Occupied Palestinian Territories", but "disputed territories" whose status is to be decided as the outcome of permanent status negotiations.

[By Ezequiel Doiny at arutzsheva] The British ambassador to Israel on Thursday defended describing Jerusalem’s Old City as being part of the “Occupied Palestinian Territories” in the itinerary for Prince William’s upcoming visit to Israel and the West Bank.

“All the terminology that was used in the program was consistent with years of practice by British governments. It’s consistent with British government policy,” Ambassador David Quarrey said.

However, didn’t Ottoman Rule and the laws that applied then, 
become the prior governing laws?

This is untrue: According to the Oslo II Accords signed in 1995 between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (and brokered by the Quartet of which Britain was a member, ) the 'West Bank' is not "occupied Palestinian territory".

Oslo II divided the "West Bank" into Areas A, B, C:

Area A - under full civil and security control by the Palestinian Authority): about 3% of the 'West Bank'

Area B - under Palestinian civil control and joint Israeli-Palestinian security control: about 22% of the West Bank lands (but A and B have 96% of the Arab population).

Area C - under full Israeli civil and security control: initially about 72–74% of the 'West Bank' land, but only 4% of the Palestinian Arab population. All the Jewish communities in the 'West Bank' are located there.

Calling the 'West Bank' and Jerusalem's Old City "Occupied Palestinian Territories" is not "consistent with years of practice by British Governments" as Ambassador Quarrey [stated]. [. . .]

What is consistent is British support for the Arabs,
"Britain's imperial history in the region left an important institutional legacy in the Foreign Office...Britain maintained very close relations with Gulf Arab rulers, and there remained large number of diplomats learning Arabic and spending much of their carers in one of Britain's 22 missions to Arab States. By contrast there are relatively few diplomats with experience of Israel. Given the importance of contacts in the Arab World, a posting in Israel was for many years regarded as an unhelpful career move for a British diplomat…"


To further understand Britain's anti-Israel bias it is important to consider how the British invented the Arab Kingdom of Jordan.

In 1916, before WWI ended, the British and the French signed the secret Sikes-Pikot agreement defining their proposed spheres of influence in the Middle East if they won the war. According to the agreement, France was allocated to Northern Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, while the British would rule over Palestine and southern Iraq.

The McMahon-Hussein correspondence (1915) reveals details of a secret deal between Sir Henry McMahon, High Commissioner of the UK in Egypt, and the Sharif of Mecca, Hussain Bin Ali, by which the British would give control of lands captured from the Ottoman Empire to the Arabs (Palestine was included within the boundaries that were proposed by Hussein) if the Arabs assisted the British in fighting the Turks during WWI.

In 1921 the UK created the Emirate of Transjordan (Jordan) in the land of Mandatory Palestine east of the Jordan River and appointed Abdullah, son of the Shariff of Mecca, as King of Jordan. Britain also appointed Abdullah’s brother Faisal as King of Iraq. Jordan was officially under British Mandate Palestine and obtained independence in 1946.

The Palestinian Arabs already have a State in Jordan, the Palestinians and Jordanians are one people. On November 24, 2017 Petra, the official Jordanian news agency reported that “Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, on Friday said that Jordanians and Palestinians are “one people living in two states”, appreciating His Majesty King Abdullah II, who spared no occasion to defend the Palestinian cause and Jerusalem before the world. The Palestinian leader’s remarks came as he received Amman Mayor, Yousef Shawarbeh, in Ramallah, in the presence of Jordan’s ambassador in Palestine Khaled Shawabkeh…”


Here they come again: 

Perhaps the British want to inter(fere)vene in the Middle East as an (overt) act against President Trump’s supporting the Jews and Israel. The British have ‘interfered' with most of the world’s countries and they are no better off for it.

A new study has found that at various times the British have invaded almost 90 per cent of the countries around the globe. The analysis of the histories of the almost 200 countries in the world found only 22 which have never experienced an invasion by the British. telegraph


Among these was the British colonization of the Americas Wikipedia. And we know how that turned out. Maybe after Iran (Rial Collapse) Britain will be next?



Who Is Really A Jew In The Eyes Of God – Mussar Topics


Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi - on What a Real Jew is not
(scene is representative, not actual)



Gentile Converts Replace Lost Jews That Disobeyed God 
(Erev Rav, Traitors, Spiritual Holocaust)



Proud To Be A Jew (Who Is Really A Jew In The Eyes Of God)



The Huge Destruction Of Liberalism

25 June 2018

They Will Stop at Nothing to Bring Down PM Netanyahu

“They" Will Stop at Nothing to Bring Down PM Netanyahu
NETANYAHU SAYS FRAUD ACCUSATIONS AGAINST WIFE "BREAK RECORDS OF ABSURDITY"

"For the first time in history, a wife of a leader is indicted over food and take-out trays," said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

[i also find this absurd. Maybe the chef and helpers were not talented an not on a par for creating a menu appropriate for  political figures the PM was entertaining?]

Sarah Netanyahu: Fraud case based on false testimony


The prime minister’s wife’s lawyer Yossi Cohen argued in defense of the fraud indictment filed against her on Thursday that it was based on false testimony given against Sarah Netanyahu by a former housekeeper Meni Naftali.

He has already confessed to wrongdoing.

The allegation of fraud in aggravated circumstances filed by the state attorney in the Jerusalem magistrate’s court referred to orders of meals for the official prime minister’s residence from high-end restaurants at state expense to the value of INS350,000 (App. $100,000), while a cook was employed there. The alleged outlay took place from September 2010 to March 2013.

 Yossi Cohen further argued that the amount could easily be reduced to one-tenth of the total, given the cook’s times off duty for holidays, sick leave or Saturdays, leaving a sum too paltry for an indictment. Mrs. Netanyahu had formerly offered to reimburse the state for any sums in question. The prosecution is not expected to ask for a jail sentence for the prime minister’s wife – more likely public service. DEBKA


Sarah Netanyahu:  [. . .] Not Mentally Fit to Stand Trial

Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is probably not mentally fit to stand trial, the head of the Movement for Quality Government in Israel, attorney Eliad Shraga, said on Saturday.

“The truth that nobody wants to say must be spoken,” Shraga said at a cultural event in Beersheba. “That woman is probably not mentally fit to stand trial.” Shraga suggested that this is something many people think but do not say aloud, including in his view, Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit and Sara Netanyahu’s lawyer, Yossi Cohen. Both men, Shraga said, “hinted to this truth.” [Mandelblit should stand down or be replaced if this is what he believes: biased personal opinion clouds his professionalism]

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24 June 2018

ILLEGAL ALIENS FATALLY SEPARATE AMERICAN PARENTS FROM CHILDREN

HYPOCRISY:  'OBAMA KEPT THEM IN CAGES, WRAPPED THEM IN FOIL’: 
"Trump hits back at critics with images of children in Obama-era holding centers.(Drudge)  
[Trump] We do a much better job while at the same time maintaining a MUCH stronger Border! Mainstream Fake Media hates this story."
“Its very sad that Pelosi and her sidekick Cryin Chuck Schumer want to protect illegal immigrants far more than citizens of our country. (DailyMail–no link).  9 Times MS-13 Gang Members Posed as Minors, Used Kids to Enter U.S. Illegally.”  Breitbart




Illegal Aliens Fatally Separate American Parents From Children

In 2008, Colorado separated a Jewish boy from his parents.

Marten Kudlis was separated from his parents while waiting for his mother to bring him his ice cream. The 3-year-old boy who had just been playing in the park never got his ice cream.

Instead Francis Hernandez, an illegal alien driving 81 miles an hour, slammed into a pickup truck, killing the two women inside, and smashing it through the glass wall of the Baskin Robbins.

Blood and broken glass covered the floor. Little Marten, who had just learned to ride a bike, died of a slashed jugular vein and was buried with a teddy bear.

Francis Hernandez had been arrested 16 times in 5 years without ever being turned over to immigration authorities. That failure to enforce immigration law separated a little boy from his family forever.

Advocates for illegal migration claim to be outraged by family separation. They want illegal alien invaders like Francis to go on separating American children from their families. What the fake news media falsely calls family separation is just arresting illegal aliens like Francis instead of releasing them. When previous administrations failed to enforce border security, they separated American children like Marten and many others from their parents forever. And the blood of those children is on the hands of the posturing politicians, activists and pundits who want to unite illegal aliens and separate Americans.

In February 2018, the United States government separated Grace Aguilar from her parents.

Grace was a bright and cheerful 6-year-old girl. While she was sitting by her favorite tree in the front yard of her family home, Maximino Delgado Lagunas, a Mexican illegal alien who had already been deported twice, ran her down.

The illegal alien's blood alcohol limit was three times the legal limit. He had been arrested before for a DUI, but was put back on the street by local cops instead of being turned over to immigration authorities.

Sanctuary city policies separated Grace, whose parents had tried to have children for 8 years, from her parents. The illegal alien who killed her had been deported twice, once under Bush and once under Obama. The combination of lax border security by these two administrations and local sanctuary policies permanently separated the little girl and her parents. Unlike the illegal migrants whose plight is playing out on every cable news channel, the Aguilar family will never get their daughter back.

16-year-old Kayla Cuevas and 15-year-old Nisa Mickens were separated from their parents when they were battered with baseball bats and butchered with a machete in a suburban cul-de-sac by illegal alien MS-13 members.

The brutal illegal alien assault left the bodies of the African-American teenage girls, who had been out celebrating Nisa's birthday, barely recognizable.

“There are days where you feel like you want your world to end, just like your child’s,” Kayla's mother said. “Then you realize you have a new purpose: to fight, so that your child’s death is not in vain.”

10-year-old Alena Clay was separated from her family while walking down a bike lane with her 16-year-old sister and two other girls. Juan Carlos Ortega-Santos, an illegal alien, had no driver's license, no insurance and his blood alcohol level was far over the limit. 16-year-old Tyeisha Lacy, Alena's sister, pushed an 8-year-old girl out of Juan's way. But Juan slammed into the two Lacy girls killing them both.

"He will never know the extent of the damage he did," Lakeenya Lacy, Tyeisha's mother, said in court. "You did not just take their lives. You took other people's lives with them."

4-year-old Ellie Bryant and 22-month-old Grayson Hacking were separated forever from their mother when Margarito Quintero Rosales slammed head on into their car. Ellie, Grayson and Courtney Hacking's husband, Peter, were all killed.

Rosales had been previously deported and had no license. He was sentenced to two years in prison.

15-year-old Genesis Cornejo-Alvarado was separated from her parents when two illegal alien MS-13 gang members killed her in a satanic ritual after previously raping her and a 14-year-old girl.

11-year-old Abigail Robinson and 6-year-old Anna Dieter-Eckerdt were separated from their parents while playing in a pile of leaves. Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, who ran them over, was an illegal alien and one of Obama's DREAMERs. Despite killing the two girls, she was released from jail and allowed to apply for a Social Security number and a work permit. And that is exactly what illegal alien advocates want.

When illegal aliens separate a child from her parents, no power on earth can undo that separation.

The sheriff's department and volunteers searched hundreds of acres for 14-month-old Owen Hidalgo-Calderon. The body of his mother, 18-year-old Selena Hidalgo-Calderon, had already been found.

Evarardo Donoteo-Reyes, a Mexican illegal alien who had already been deported twice, and convicted once of illegal entry, was charged with moving her body.

10-year-old Kayla Gomez-Orozco went missing after church. Her body was later found in a well. The accused murderer was Gustavo Zavala-Garcia, her previously deported illegal alien uncle, who allegedly sexually assaulted her, beat her with a blunt object, choked her and then drowned her in the well.

But sometimes illegal aliens don’t even bother separating parents and children. Marco Tulio Hernandez Ramirez was driving his employer’s van when he slammed into the Cannon family's Toyota Camry.

His blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit, he didn’t have a license and was driving on the wrong side of the roadway. But the illegal alien survived to become a 40-year burden on taxpayers. 5-year-old Rose Marie Cannon didn't. Neither did Katherine Cannon and Russell Cannon.

Rose Marie had been given a dollar to spend as the family headed out to do their Christmas shopping.

“And she died with that dollar in her hand," Louise Cannon, Russell's mother, said. "That's the most heartbreaking thing."

"He gave them the death sentence," she said of Ramirez.

But it wasn’t only Ramirez who did that. Ramirez had been deported before, but there he was back again. The failure to enforce immigration laws separated Rose Marie forever from her family.

America is full of angel dad and moms whose children were separated from them by illegal aliens.

Ray Tranchant was separated forever from his 16-year-old daughter Tessa, when Alfredo Ramos, a drunk illegal alien, slammed into the back of their car.

"My idea of heaven", Tessa had written in her journal, "is a nonstop vacation on a tropical island … all the people I love would be there with me."

Ray Tranchant has been fighting to prevent other American families from being separated from their child.

And he’s not alone.

The victims are all around us. These are only a handful of their stories. They are members of every race and religion. Some were born in this country and others came here as legal immigrants.

Either we can detain illegal migrants crossing the border or we can let them all in. We can take the Merkel way out and hope that the family that pays the price for illegal migration isn’t our own.

There are no apologies or excuses necessary for detaining illegal aliens who illegally cross the border. Even if we set aside minor matters like national sovereignty and the rule of law, the stories of these murdered children provide ample justification for arresting every single illegal migrant.

Either we separate illegal migrants from this country. Or they will go on brutally tearing families apart. And if we allow them to use children as human shields, then American children will pay the price.

President Trump has called the media the “enemy of the American people.” It’s not just the enemy. Its manicured hands are covered in the blood of American men, women and children. The media advocates for drug dealers, for Islamic terrorists and for illegal aliens. The more Americans they kill, the more the media cheers them on. The media’s lies aren’t just tearing apart the country, they’re killing children.





Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

23 June 2018

THE LEFTISTS HAVE FALLEN OVER THE CLIFF OF DECENCY

The Leftists and Erev Rav Jews of America have fallen over the cliff of decency:

Donald Trump Jr.’s Daughter Chloe Threatened:
‘We’re coming for Chloe, too’
On Wednesday actor Peter Fonda, brother of Hanoi Jane Fonda,
threatened Donald Trump’s 12-year-old son Barron . . . .
Hollywood writer Pat Dussault responded to Peter Fonda’s threat of Barron Trump by going after POTUS’ granddaughter and Donald Trump Jr.’s daughter Chloe

Source:  GatewayPundit but do not read it, because it is too insanely gross.


CAROLINE GLICK: THE PERIL OF POLITICIZED ANTISEMITISM

"Google search of the terms “Trump Nazi,” brings up 70,900,000 results.

"His daughter Ivanka is Jewish. His daughter-in-law is Jewish. Half his grandchildren are Jewish and his non-Jewish ex-daughter-in-law is half Jewish.

"How many Nazis have Hanukka celebrations in their homes starring their Jewish grandchildren?

"Beyond his *Jewish immediate family, Trump has shown extraordinary friendship to the Jewish state. It isn’t simply that Trump kept the promise none of his predecessors kept and moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem, although that would have sufficed to prove his friendship.

"Trump shows his friendship and respect for Israel every single day.”

So what explains the 70,900,000 results to the “Trump Nazi” Google search? "US government policy of separating illegal immigrant minors from their illegal immigrant parents.”

[At this point I recommend reading "Illegal Aliens Fatally Separate American Parents and Children” by SultanKnish]

Trump signed an Executive Order banning OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PRACTICE [the Obama administration separated children from their parents, placed them in cages and wrapped them in aluminum foil]  US government policy separating illegal immigrant minors from their illegal immigrant parents. (edited for brevity)

[Id like to suggest something here. Maybe give DNA tests to these male teenage children to see if they really belong to their so-called parents, and are not just teenagers trying to enter on their own. Like the Muslims into Europe?]


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So this is why it can be said that the American Leftists exhibit and spew insanity in their hatred for President Trump. They accuse the Far-Right (i hate that term) Republicans of having Nazi leanings, when they, the Leftists, sound just like the Fuhrers spewing their insanity about the Jews.












* Trump learns Torah secretly (as if with Rebbe in the Cave) and maybe, like Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus wikipedia he may join the Jewish People. We shall see what develops.

22 June 2018

FIRE

Fire

By Roy S. Neuberger

Every day in davening we say: “V’ha’ofanim v’chayos hakodesh … Then the Ofanim and the holy Chayos… raise themselves toward the Seraphim facing them. They offer praise and proclaim: Blessed is the glory of Hashem from His Place.” What are Ofanim, Chayos and Seraphim? They are heavenly beings, but how are we to relate to them? 

Avraham Avinu was familiar with malachim. “[Hashem] sent malachim to him in the form of men.” (Rashi on Beraishis 18:1) Yaakov Avinu was familiar with malachim: “And Yaakov sent malachim before him to Esav his brother….” (Beraishis 32:4) 

But what about us? Can we understand? 

There is no intrinsic reason why we should not be aware of the presence of malachim. Every night we echo the words of Yaakov Avinu: “Hamalach hagoail … May the angel who redeems me from all evil bless the lads….” (Beraishis 48:16) And every Friday night, we welcome the Shabbos angels into our home. We have to take these words seriously. 

Those familiar with my personal story will remember that, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on January 10, 1966, in the dramatic moment when I first “met” Hashem, it seemed to me that there was a heavenly being present who was “redeeming me from evil.” Maybe it was imagination; maybe it was real, but I never ceased to believe in the reality of these holy messengers. Many years later, when I would watch the bus taking our children to school, I would ask the malachim to accompany them. I believed in this … and still do. 

Rabbi Moshe Grossman Shlita”h told me the following story he heard from Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz zt”l, who heard it from Rabbi Yitzchok Hutner zt”l. As a young boy in Hungary, the Satmar Rebbe learned Sefer Yechezkel, in which the Novi describes the scene in Shomayim: “a great cloud with flashing fire and brilliance surrounding it. From its midst, like the color of the Chashmal from the midst of the fire ….” (Yechezkel 1:4) The word “chashmal” inspired awe and trembling among the cheder boys. Decades later, when the Rebbe heard that the word “chashmal” was being used in modern Hebrew to denote “electricity,” he was shocked. How could the name of a Heavenly Being be demoted to such common usage? 

Rabbi Meshulam Halevi Jungreis zt”l told us that, in Hungary, they would never blow out a candle, because the sound you made with your breath is the name of an evil malach

My friends, there is an entire spiritual world we do not see. 

This week we read about a fiery serpent placed on a pole. (Bamidbar 21:8). “Anyone who was bitten [by the serpents] would look at it and live.” But how does this work? Chazal ask: “Does [the image of] a serpent cause death or … restore life? Rather, when Israel looked upward [at the fiery serpent] and subjugated their heart to their Father in Heaven, they were healed. But if not, they perished.” (Rosh Hashana 29a) 

I want to point out that the fiery serpent Hashem commanded Moshe to make is called “saraf.” It mirrored the “fiery serpents” that were biting the people, but it also had the name of a malach, as we mentioned above. 

Over the last few weeks, our enemies have unleashed a new fiery weapon upon our brethren near Gaza. Fields and forests have burned, and a defense against this primitive weapon has not been completely effective. When we see fire in the sky we should take a lesson from this week’s Parsha. It is a sign that we must look upwards toward Shomayim and subjugate our hearts to our Father in Heaven. My friends, we have to understand that this is everything. “Ele v’rechev v’ele vasussim … Some with chariots and some with horses, but we – in the Name of Hashem, our G-d, we call out!” (Tehillim 20) 

What does it mean that our ancestors looked at the fiery serpent and lived? How does that work? I would like to say this: Moshe took copper, “nechoshes,” which is spelled with the same letters as “nachash,” and it became a fiery serpent. (See Bamidbar 21:9) When you see a fiery serpent, it is a sign that the fiery serpents which bit the people were sent from Shomayim

It was no accident that the serpents bit the people. When you look at the fiery, copper serpent on the pole you realize that the serpent on the ground that bites people emanates from Hashem just the way the fiery serpent emanates from Hashem. Every incident in this world is directed from Heaven. If the serpent bit you, it is because Hashem authorized the serpent to bite. And if you realize that, then you know that you can change your behavior and remove the cause of the serpent biting you! This is called “teshuva!” That is why looking up at the burning serpent will save your life. “[The Torah] always removes harm by [means of] that which harms, and heals the sickness by [means of] that which sickens.” (Ramban on Bamidbar 21:9)


If fire is sent against us, we have to look toward Heaven. 



When we understand that all things come from Hashem, we will be protected. Summer is the season of danger and the season of teshuva. If we look toward Heaven, we will not be afraid, “For behold, a day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the wicked people and all the evildoers will be like straw, and that coming day will burn them up, says Hashem, Master of Legions, so that it will not leave them a root or branch. But a sun of righteousness will shine for you who fear My Name, with healing in its rays…” (Malachi 3:19-20)

May the sun of righteousness shine upon us soon! “When the wicked bloom like grass and all the doers of iniquity blossom, it is to destroy them to eternity!” (Tehillim 92)


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Roy Neuberger, author and public speaker, can be reached at roy@2020vision.co.il.
© Copyright 2018 by Roy S. Neuberger

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Added (by me) picture of Fire from sfgate