22 May 2018

AN OUTRAGE

AN OUTRAGE
by Shalom Pollack
  • Names of border casualties hung at Bezalel Academy *(see below)
  • Arab students at Jerusalem's Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design hang black signs commemorating the 61 dead at Monday's bloody Gaza border protest, 50 of which Hamas said were its people. The above is an *item in today's news.
  • On the same day in Tel Aviv, a group of Jews wearing black wrote the names of these vicious enemies and lit candles for them.
  • And still, on the same day, Jews in London gathered to recite the “Kaddish" for the same cruel determined enemies of the Jewish people.

I have no complaints to the Arab Israeli students expressing their hate for the Jewish country and biting down hard on the hand that feeds and pampers them. As far as they are concerned, if the Jews are stupid and self-destructive, take advantage and keep on taking advantage. Of course, it is the Academy's Jewish administration that deserves close psychiatric study not the Arabs.

I would be interested in learning which syndrome they are diagnosed with. I have surely not figured it out to my satisfaction yet. A really big couch could be prepared for the women in Black in Tel Aviv and the good caring Jews of London.

I don't seem to recall the Tel Aviv idealists commemorating the names of the countless Jewish victims of Arab murder (Jews who were not trying to kill anyone on a border or anywhere else). I have no recollection of caring, clearly very spiritual Jews in London gathering to say the Kaddish for any of the Jewish families murdered in their beds by Arabs.

Is it just my memory or am I right about these people; They are seriously disturbed.

I was walking downtown today when an American TV crew was looking for interviewees. I made myself obvious and he approached me. I was asked if I think there will be any political fall out from the current condemnations about Gaza?
I said "yes, but it was to be expected that the usual voices of morality and restraint like Turkey, Iran, Russia, China Jordan... would express their righteous indignation at this time…one knows if one is doing the right thing by who is condemning you."
I was sure to tell the camera that there is clearly a palpable change of late. There is now a man and his team in the White House and the UN that simply refuses to continue agreeing with the mantra that the" king is clothed" when he most definitely never was.

We feel the winds of change and it gives our leaders the strength to finally stand up to the bullies. In fact, it was not long ago that Israel bribed Turkey into not being too angry with us. This happened after Turkey facilitated the terror ship Marmara and Israeli forces confronted and killed armed terrorists aboard.

Israel did not have the courage to stand up to Turkey and promptly agreed to bribe them to assuage their wrath. Yesterday we said we are not going to take it anymore when we played tit for tat in the diplomatic arena with Turkey. In fact, Israel might now even finally officially recognize the Turkish massacre of the Armenians to the chagrin of the brutal Turks.

The recent broad and devastating IDF attack on Iranian interests in Syria may not have happened with the anti - Israel Obama/Kerry team making life as difficult as possible for us. Iran would have just keep tightening the noose while we were handcuffed by our "friends" in Washington.
Israel's actions at the attempted Gaza border invasion is another example of the refreshing winds of change
It is interesting how political alliances, assumptions, and maps can change so abruptly. For decades, Israel employed a strategy of "jumping over" the ring of hostile Arab states threatening to choke us. We did this partially by cultivating strong ties with Muslim - but not Arab Turkey and Iran.

Today Israel is not threatened by the Arab border states as they are busy with regime survival and their own civil wars. It is precisely Iran and Turkey and their terror proxies who have replaced them.

To what extent can one follow rapid changing strategies, duplicitous politics and the ever-shifting sands of history? And how well can one hope to figure out the sick souls of some of our own lost people?

Thank the Lord, they are a declining minority and are increasingly seen by most Israelis as oddballs at best. They will never again gain power in Israel (God willing).

As far as the “Kaddish" sayers for terrorists overseas, they are a disappearing breed. Large-scale assimilation, late marriage if at all, few children if at all, are already sealing their fate. Their Kaddish is written on the wall. They will occupy a small corner in the dustbin of Jewish mistakes. They will be a queer little footnote in the grand book of Jewish history and redemption which is being written exactly now.

I just look at all of this as so much entertainment and rely upon the God of history Who has miraculously brought us thus far… He has His plan. We are permitted to read only the chapters he allows us to in His good time.

The final chapter is worth waiting for.
www.shalompollacktours.com

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Josh Haston of LandofIsrael also discusses this twisted phenomena, “When Jews Honor Hamas Terrorists":



* See also: Kaddish for Dead [Terrorists] and Names of border casualties hung at Bezalel Academy.

21 May 2018

AGGRESSIVE MISSIONARIES and ASSIMILATION: What Is HaShem Telling Us?

We Just Came to Mt Sinai on Shavuot and Said *Na'asei V'Nishma.
What is HASHEM Telling Us About This Scourge?

15. Behold, I have set before you today life and good, and death and evil,
טורְאֵ֨ה נָתַ֤תִּי לְפָנֶ֨יךָ֙ הַיּ֔וֹם אֶת־הַֽחַיִּ֖ים וְאֶת־הַטּ֑וֹב וְאֶת־הַמָּ֖וֶת וְאֶת־הָרָֽע:
16. inasmuch as I command you this day to love the Lord, your God, to walk in His ways, and to observe His commandments, His statutes, and His ordinances, so that you will live and increase, and the Lord, your God, will bless you in the land to which you are coming to take possession of it.
19. This day, I call upon the heaven and the earth as witnesses [that I have warned] you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. You shall choose life, so that you and your offspring will live; יטהַֽעִדֹ֨תִי בָכֶ֣ם הַיּוֹם֘ אֶת־הַשָּׁמַ֣יִם וְאֶת־הָאָ֒רֶץ֒ הַֽחַיִּ֤ים וְהַמָּ֨וֶת֙ נָתַ֣תִּי לְפָנֶ֔יךָ הַבְּרָכָ֖ה וְהַקְּלָלָ֑ה וּבָֽחַרְתָּ֙ בַּֽחַיִּ֔ים לְמַ֥עַן תִּֽחְיֶ֖ה אַתָּ֥ה וְזַרְעֶֽךָ:
20. To love the Lord your God, to listen to His voice, and to cleave to Him. For that is your life and the length of your days, to dwell on the land which the Lord swore to your forefathers to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob to give to them. כלְאַֽהֲבָה֙ אֶת־יְהֹוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶ֔יךָ לִשְׁמֹ֥עַ בְּקֹל֖וֹ וּלְדָבְקָה־ב֑וֹ כִּ֣י ה֤וּא חַיֶּ֨יךָ֙ וְאֹ֣רֶךְ יָמֶ֔יךָ לָשֶׁ֣בֶת עַל־הָֽאֲדָמָ֗ה אֲשֶׁר֩ נִשְׁבַּ֨ע יְהֹוָ֧ה לַֽאֲבֹתֶ֛יךָ לְאַבְרָהָ֛ם לְיִצְחָ֥ק וּלְיַֽעֲקֹ֖ב לָתֵ֥ת לָהֶֽם:
Devarim 30:15-16, 19-20

A Yad L'Achim Representative 
On Radio Kol Chai:

Missionaries have invested close to 2 million dollars in a new campaign to trap religious Jews! The missionaries are dressed as “ hareidim" and give out material that looks Jewish and religious - with a kosher phone number. They also have a poster campaign of ‘Komiks' in an ongoing serial. Through these posters, they ask you to respond and then they get your email address, etc., so they can send you their missionary material.

If you see a person, pamphlet, poster, immediately contact YAD L'ACHIM at 1.800.620.640 


We not only have X-tian Missionaries deceptively dogging Israelis, now there are Islamic Missionaries after the Jewish Neshoma:

”The Muslims greeted me with love I never got from my parents, and the women here say, 'You're one of us now,'" she said, giving only her new Arabic first name, Yasmin

**Muslims seek Israeli converts: The bearded men approach Jews in and around the Old City of Jerusalem and try, in polite and fluent Hebrew, to convert them.

"I must tell you about the true faith," said one missionary in a cobblestone plaza outside Jerusalem's Old City. He carried a knapsack full of pamphlets about Islam in several languages, including Hebrew. "You can do with it what you want. But telling you is our duty.” Islamcity


Not only are Israelis, and Judaism threatened by Missionaries, but the State of Israel is threatened. The Assimilation of Israelis into the Non-Jewish minority population causes untold tragedies on Israeli families and their children.

Assimilation Means Losing Your Identity



In this Yad L’Achim Video "It was important to us to emphasize the confusion that a Jewish woman who has married a non-Jew feels regarding her identity,” . . .  from "thousands of conversations with women and girls whom we've helped. When they assimilate and get involved in mixed relationships, they always experience a sense that they have lost the Jewish part of themselves."

"We have files of more than 7,000 women and girls in Israel, sometimes with their children, who turned to us for help in the wake of their marriage to a minority member, here in Israel."

Yad L’Achim: "It is important to us to get a public dialogue going on the subject and to sharpen the message among women and girls that they not get themselves into this situation, as well as to the Government of Israel that it should start acting. Because assimilation isn't just taking place in the United States and Europe, it is also HERE IN ISRAEL, in ever-growing numbers.”

YAD L'ACHIM at 1.800.620.640


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* “na’aseh” — “we will do” and “nishma” — hear (study)”

**At a recent gathering for new Muslims, 55 converts came with their families - five of them native-born Israeli Jews, all of them women, Younis said. One woman, a 20-year-old, converted in June to marry her Muslim husband.

18 May 2018

THE LEMON TREE

THE LEMON TREE
By Roy S. Neuberger

In Israel we have a small garden behind our home. It has a border of soil, maybe two feet wide. Not much space, but there are beautiful flowers. My wife, bli eyen hara, understands plants, and this little garden looks to me like Gan Eden. In the small border of soil, besides the flowers, there are a few trees. One is a lemon tree. 


Please remember that this tree is planted in only a few feet of soil. Every year, delicate blossoms grow in abundance. Their aroma seems to emanate directly from Gan Eden

If I tell you how many lemons grow on this tree, you may not believe it, but I am going to tell you anyway. This spring, we have picked about five hundred lemons. Yes, five hundred beautiful, heavy fruits filled with delicious juice.  Some were the size of oranges. We gave about one hundred and fifty to a tzedakah organization to feed hungry Jews, and there were still more left over for family and friends. And more are coming. There are green, young lemons and dozens or maybe hundreds of tiny fruits, smaller now than a rimon seed, as well as flowers that will b’ezras Hashem become fruits.  

I want to ask you: how does this happen? How does a little tree, planted in a narrow border of earth, produce hundreds of lemons? 

We say in bentching, “bamarom y’lamdu … On high may merit be pleaded … upon us ….” This seems to mean that in the Heavens a fountain of blessings is available to be poured down upon us. If Hashem wills it, bounty beyond measure can enter this world. I am reminded of the Aron Kodesh, whose dimensions are larger than the space allotted to it. There is neither enough soil for this tree nor enough space for it. Where do all these lemons come from? They must come directly from the Source of All Blessings, which is by definition beyond the material world. 

On Shavuos, Am Yisroel stands at Har Sinai, a dry place in a midbar devoid of plant life, and crawling with poisonous creatures. There is no water and no shade. Yet, as the legions of Holy Yidden encamped there, this mountain turned green. Water flowed. “Milifnai adon chuli aretz … Before the Presence of the Master, the earth trembled, before the presence of the G-d of Yaakov, Who turns the rock into a pond of water, the flint into a flowing fountain….” (Tehillim 114)

Then … the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe descended upon the mountain and gave to His treasured people the Torah, the laws governing the universe. He “descended” from the Highest Heavens to bestow endless bracha upon the world.

If you don’t think this can happen in today’s world, think about our lemon tree. The Master of the World comes down, even to this very day, and bestows endless bracha upon us. Physical limitations are no impediment to the will of the Ribono shel Olam

Moshe Rabbeinu was “kvat pe.” Presumably, someone with a speech impediment should be the last person on earth to transmit Hashem’s Torah to the entire world. Moshe Rabbeinu was the greatest communicator in history, and he couldn’t speak clearly! How could this be? 

Dovid Hamelech was “the mightiest of kings, the most pious of the pious, wisest among the wise, humble among the modest and the most glorious of poets who sang praise before G-d. Notwithstanding all this, no one suffered as much anguish in his life as Dovid…. Dovid himself testified (Tehillim 69:5) to his anguish: ‘Those who hate me for no reason are more numerous than the hairs of my head.’” (Kitov: Book of Our Heritage) 

This is Dovid, the eternal king of Israel, father of Moshiach, who was born and died on Shavuos

It is not normal that Moshe Rabbeinu should be the Father of All Prophets. It is not normal that Dovid should be the Father of Moshiach. It is not normal that Am Yisroel should continue to exist as the Torah Nation two thousand years after we were cast into a Golus which scattered the crushed nation to “arba kanfos ha’aretz… the four corners of the earth.” It is not normal that a little tree planted in a little garden in Yerushalayim should yield delicious fruits by the hundreds. 

“Rabos machashavos b’lev ish … many designs are in man’s heart, but only the counsel of Hashem will prevail.” (Mishlei 19:21) Is it possible for G-d to descend once more to earth and give His People the Torah? Is it possible that the Bais Hamikdosh will stand once more upon Har Habayis? Is it possible that all Israel will once again be “k’ish echad b’lev echad … like one man with one heart?”

Not only is it possible, but it is impossible that it will not happen!

“[When] Dovid was born … a dark cloud filled the sky in a manner that had never before been seen…. No one – save Hashem Himself – knew where the light was concealed. This veil – the last before the great revelation – was the thickest of all. G-d took the light of Moshiach and concealed it from every living eye. In deep darkness He hid the light …. Indeed, Dovid’s secret was concealed from his father and mother, from all the people who lived in his time and even Shmuel Hanovi, who did not recognize Dovid’s abilities even after he first saw him, until Hashem told him, ‘Rise! Anoint him, for this the one!’” (Kitov)

The sky is dark and redemption is deeply concealed. But dawn is near. Please, Hashem, send the Novi now to anoint our Redeemer, the Son of Dovid, and may he reign soon in our days! 



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

© Copyright 2018 by Roy S. Neuberger

Meir Ettinger – What's going on?

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    ג' סיון תשע"ח - 09:39 17/05/2018
What's going on?
The set of values ​​that the Supreme Court justices and the leaders of democracy tried to instill in us led us and them to madness, national suicide, and loss of identity

The days of the Sefirat HaOmer of the year have come to an interesting public storm around the "cessation clause" and the status of the High Court of Justice, but for now we have had enough public and media storms, but we can not imagine that this discussion will pass so quickly.


In fact, in this debate over who is growing up? The Knesset or the courts, we are not with any of the parties, or if we say otherwise: we are with both sides - that is, we accept the claims of each party against the second.


Supporters of the court believe that democracy needs balance, following the wishes of the majority can severely undermine minority rights, or other basic values. The masses may sometimes (and as has happened many times in history) trample on moral values, relying on a democracy that expresses only democratic voting and majority rule, a society based on tendencies animalism.


Supporters of the Knesset argue that the values ​​according to which the justices rule and want to intervene in the will of the majority are not agreed upon. That the judges' arrogance to place their values ​​and considerations above the will of the people is not based on social consent or on absolute values, but on a political agenda that expresses the tyranny of a small political camp that has succeeded in controlling the courts.


Without a doubt, most of the debate is not based on striving for truth. There is a struggle between two political groups that might have been replaced by a different political reality if they had been involved in the same debate. To the fundamental question that arises in the public debate between the supporters of the "disengagement clause" and the "Supreme Court defenders" - what prevails over what, the will of the people or the judicial review?


It is clear that both sides are right; following the will of the majority can lead the people to moral decay and intimidation. On the other hand, giving the minority power to set moral standards and cancel the decisions of the majority is an opening for minority domination of the people and political bias.


This question leads us to the path that we are taking in the days of the counting of the Omer, the path from the exodus to freedom, and the liberation from the burden of strangers to receive the Torah and mitzvot at Mount Sinai.


The set of values ​​that the Supreme Court justices and the leaders of democracy tried to instill in us led us and them into madness, national suicide, and loss of identity. It turns out that such values, values ​​determined by human beings, are extremely imbalanced. The world of seven superfluous wars, and narrow nationalism, espoused tolerance and the rights of the individual, and from his narrow point of view he could not balance between identity and openness, loyalty and tolerance. This extremism aroused the wrath and intuition of the people, who wished to limit the artificial domination of this extreme and unnatural approach.


It turns out that this reality was created by the fact that those so-called 'absolute' values ​​were determined by human beings, people who are prevented from past experiences, and are consistently able to see the world in the view of the 'temporal life' of what is right now. On the contrary, they become the users of the power and dignity of that extreme elite, and in effect created a dictatorship of democracy.


The only thing that can prevent a person from concealing him is to accept the yoke of the commandments and laws of God, laws that are above his desires and choices, and are not determined according to his opinion. Faith in the Torah from heaven teaches man that there are absolute values ​​that he can not change. In a truly Jewish state, the Basic Laws express the acceptance of the Torah by the Jewish people, with the understanding that in order to fulfill the purpose of creation, we must accept Divine laws that limit our choices.


In contrast to the laws of flesh and blood, the laws of the Torah not only express our understanding or perception of the world, on the contrary, in the vast majority they express what we have not yet understood, and direct us to new understandings and heights that we could not reach alone.


With the cries of a rift on the verge of democracy heard in the background, it is permissible to think seriously whether democracy has indeed come to an end - the one that was originally chosen only as the least bad option. Progressed the world beautifully, brought freedom, economic well-being, and greatly reduced wars. And now, like many forms of government, and previous worldviews, which were beautiful for the moment, and useful to promote the world in certain areas, and naturally plagued him in other areas.


The opportunity that the majority of the public understands the limits of the form of government today, the fact that after decades more and more people understand that the "democracy" supposedly intended to take care of citizens can become a tool in the hands of arrogant tyrants disguised as compassionate people who take care to impose their visions of the world on the public 'ignorant'.


The Jewish people have a message in this field: no laws of flesh and blood, the Torah that we received on Shavuot, free and free will, the "Basic Laws" of the Jewish people, were given to us to create a "kingdom of priests and a holy nation,” to a kingdom that not only expresses "the least bad option," but manages to move the nation forward.


The role of the king who does not always stand for the election of the people - in the executive branch, alongside elected officials - is to introduce the world of absolute values, to attach the Torah to its heart, and to listen to the public's heart. As part of the considerations of the executive branch itself. And "to force all of Israel to follow in its path" - as the Lubavitcher Rebbe explained that the intention was to impose coercion on the path of pleasantness and "crying”.


UPDATE: However, the decision to accept the yoke of Torah and mitzvot can be accepted only with full freedom, after the liberation from all the Egyptians who restrict us. In the exodus from Egypt, the Israelites were commanded to "draw and take away" - your hands withdrew from idolatry before they were freed from servitude to prejudice. Only a person and a free people can accept the yoke of the Torah. It is precisely a person who is free to do the right thing for him, understands better than anyone else, why he needs external help and assistance, and for those who set limits and advice from above.


The days of the Sefirat HaOmer are days of marching from the Exodus from Egypt in which we set out for freedom until the holiday of receiving the Torah in which we accept the yoke of the Torah. In the middle there are 49 days of freedom in which the option was given to choose whether we want to receive the Torah or not. The journey of counting the Omer ended with the declaration: "We will do and we will hear" - accepting the yoke of the Torah from love.


These days symbolize a process that begins with freedom from slavery to Egypt, freedom that gave us full democracy - the ability to do whatever we want, and to meet us with our animal instincts, [We] are aware of the defects that we have in the Supreme Sefirot and in all creation, even without notice, when we march without restraint. It is precisely this acquaintance of the person with himself that leads him to accept with joy and free choice the Torah on Pentecost.


These days when the public understands the limitations of a democracy that has come to an end can be the beginning of a revolution in which we will grow up and thank You for the way it brought us to Our freedom, and the possibility of accepting the Torah voluntarily and with love. If we know how to look at our limitations and our humiliation, we will see that instead of overcoming ourselves in order to impose our will, we need an overcoming of the kind of "hero who conquers his will," the heroism of accepting the yoke.





Meir Ettinger – איזהו מתגבר?

איזהו מתגבר?

סט הערכים שאותו ניסו שופטי בית המשפט העליון וכוהני הדמוקרטיה להנחיל לנו, הוביל אותם ואותנו לכדי טירוף, התאבדות לאומית, ואובדן זהות

  • ג' סיון תשע"ח - 09:39 17/05/2018

ימי ספירת העומר של השנה נקלעו לסערה ציבורית מעניינת סביב "פסקת התגברות" ומעמדו של בג"ץ.  אמנם לבינתיים כבר הספיקו לחלוף עלינו סערות ציבוריות ותקשורתיות משמעותיות לא פחות, אבל ניתן לשער שהדיון הזה לא יחלוף כל כך מהר.
למעשה בוויכוח הזה בשאלה מי גובר? הכנסת או בתי המשפט, אנחנו לא נמצאים עם אף אחד מהצדדים, או אם נאמר זאת אחרת: נמצאים עם שני הצדדים – כלומר מקבלים את הטענות של כל אחד מהצדדים בגנות התפיסה השנייה.
מצדדי בית המשפט סבורים שהדמוקרטיה זקוקה לאיזונים, הליכה אחר רצונו של הרוב יכולה לפגוע קשות בזכויות המיעוט, או בערכים יסודיים אחרים. יותר בשקט הם גם טוענים שהרבה פעמים העם יצרי, מונע מנטיות שליליות ומשולהב על ידי תעמולה זולה, ההמון יכול לפעמים (וכפי שקרה פעמים רבות בהיסטוריה) לרמוס ערכים מוסריים, אם נסתמך על דמוקרטיה שמבטאת רק על הצבעה דמוקרטית ושלטון הרוב, תיווצר חברה שמבוססת על נטיות בהמיות.
מצדדי הכנסת טוענים שהערכים על פיהם פוסקים השופטים ורוצים להתערב ברצונו של הרוב, אינם מוסכמים. שהיהירות של השופטים להציב את ערכיהם ושיקול דעתם מעל לרצון העם, אינה נסמכת על הסכמה חברתית או על ערכים מוחלטים, אלא על אג'נדה פוליטית, שמבטאת עריצותו המיעוט של מחנה פוליטי מצומצם, שהצליח להשתלט על בתי המשפט.
ללא ספק, רוב רובו של הוויכוח אינו מבוסס על חתירה אחר האמת, יש כאן התגוששות בין שני קבוצות פוליטיות שיתכן שאילו היו נקלעים לאותו הוויכוח במציאות פוליטית שונה היו מחליפים את דעותיהם, בלי לשים לב בכלל... למרות זאת, יותר נכון, כן להתייחס לשאלה העקרונית שעולה בוויכוח הציבורי שבין תומכי "פסקת ההתגברות" לבין "מגני בימ"ש העליון" – מה גובר על מה, רצון העם או הביקורת השיפוטית?
ברור ששני הצדדים צודקים, הליכה אחר רצונו של הרוב יכול להוביל את העם לניוון מוסרי והתבהמות, ומצד שני נתינת כוח למיעוט לקבוע אמות מידה מוסריות, ולבטל על פיהם את החלטות הרוב, היא פתח להשתלטות מיעוט על העם, ולהטיה פוליטית.
שאלה זו מצעידה אותנו למסלול שאותו אנחנו צועדים בימי ספירת העומר, הדרך מהיציאה לחירות, והשחרור מעול הזרים לקבלת התורה והמצוות במעמד הר סיני.
סט הערכים שאותו ניסו שופטי בית המשפט העליון וכוהני הדמוקרטיה להנחיל לנו, הוביל אותם ואותנו לכדי טירוף, התאבדות לאומית, ואובדן זהות. מסתבר שערכים כאלו, ערכים הנקבעים על ידי בני אדם, הם חסרי איזון בצורה קיצונית. העולם ששבע מלחמות מיותרות, ולאומנות צרה, חרת על דגלו סובלנות וזכויות הפרט, ומנקודת המבט הצרה שלו לא הצליח לסגל איזון בין זהות לפתיחות, ובין נאמנות לסובלנות. קיצוניות זו עוררה את זעמו והאינטואיציות של העם, שחפץ להגביל את השתלטותה המלאכותית של גישה קיצונית ולא טבעית זאת.
מסתבר שמציאות זו נוצרה מעצם העובדה שאותם ערכים כביכול 'מוחלטים' נקבעו על ידי בני אדם, אנשים שמונעים מחוויות העבר, ומסוגלים באופן עקבי לראות את העולם במבט של 'חיי שעה' של מה שנכון כרגע, ערכים כאלו לא מסוגלים לעצור את התבהמותו של האדם. להפך, הם הופכים למשמשים את יצר השררה והכבוד של אותה אליטה קיצונית, וייצרו למעשה דיקטטורה של דמוקרטיים.
הדבר היחיד שיכול למנוע מהאדם את התבהמותו, היא קבלת עול המצוות והחוקים האלוקיים, חוקים שנמצאים מעל לרצונותיו ובחירותיו, ואינם נקבעים על פי דעתו. האמונה בתורה מן השמים מלמדת את האדם, כי ישנם ערכים מוחלטים שגם הוא לא יוכל לשנותם. במדינה יהודית באמת, חוקי היסוד מבטאים את קבלתו של עם ישראל את התורה, מתוך הבנה שכדי להגשים את תכלית הבריאה, עלינו לקבל על עצמנו חוקים אלוקיים שיגבילו את בחירותינו.
בשונה מחוקי בשר ודם, חוקי התורה אינם רק מבטאים את הבנתנו או תפיסת עולמנו, להפך, ברובם המוחלט הם מבטאים את מה שעוד לא הבנו, ומכווינים אותנו להבנות ופסגות חדשות שלא היינו יכולים להגיע אליהם לבד.
כשברקע נשמעים זעקות שבר על קיצה של הדמוקרטיה, מותר לחשוב ברצינות האם אכן לא הגיע קיצה של הדמוקרטיה – זו שמלכתחילה נבחרה רק כאופציה הכי פחות גרועה. קידמה את העולם בצורה יפה, והביאה חופש, רווחה כלכלית, והפחיתה את המלחמות בצורה ניכרת. ועכשיו, כמו הרבה צורות שלטון, ותפיסות עולם קודמות לה, שהיו יפות לשעתן, והועילו לקדם את העולם בתחומים מסוימים, וכדרך הטבע הסיגו אותו בתחומים אחרים.
ההזדמנות שבו רובו של הציבור מבין את מגבלותיה של צורת השלטון היום, העובדה שהנה אחרי עשרות שנים יותר ויותר אנשים מבינים שה'דמוקרטיה' שנועדה כביכול לדאוג לאזרחים, יכולה להפוך לכלי בידיהם של עריצים יהירים שמתחפשים לאנשי חמלה שדואגים לכפות את תפיסות עולמם ההזויות על הציבור ה'נבער'.
לעם היהודי ישנה בשורה בתחום הזה: לא חוקים מעשי בשר ודם, התורה שאותה קיבלנו בחג השבועות מתוך חירות ורצון חופשי, 'חוקי היסוד' של העם היהודי, ניתנה לנו כדי שנצליח לייצר "ממלכת כוהנים וגוי קדוש", מדינה כזו שתוכל להוות דוגמא לכל העולם, לממלכה שאינה רק מבטאת את "האופציה הכי פחות גרועה", אלא מצליחה להצעיד את העם קדימה.
תפקידו של המלך שאינו עומד תמיד לבחירת העם - ב"רשות המבצעת", לצד נבחרי הציבור, הוא להכניס את עולם הערכים המוחלטים, להצמיד את התורה אל ליבו, יחד עם ההקשבה לרחשי לב הציבור ("ליבו לב כל ישראל"). כחלק ממערכת השיקולים של הרשות המבצעת בעצמה. ו"לכוף כל ישראל ללכת בדרכה" – כפי שהסביר הרבי מלובביץ' שהכוונה לכפייה בדרכי נועם ו"בכיף". 
אלא שאת ההחלטה לקבל את עול התורה והמצוות, אפשר לקבל בצורה נכונה רק מתוך חירות מלאה, לאחר השחרור מכל המצרים שמגבילים אותנו, ביציאת מצרים נצטוו בני ישראל "משכו וקחו לכם" – משכו ידיכם מעבודה זרה, לפני שמשתחררים מהשיעבוד לדעות הקדומות, מהנאמנות לערכים זרים, כמעט ואין סיכוי לקבל את עול התורה. רק אדם ועם חופשיים יוכל לקבל את עול התורה. דווקא אדם שחופשי לעשות כראוי בעיניו, מבין טוב יותר מכולם, מדוע הוא זקוק לעזר וסיוע חיצוני, ולמי שיציב לו גבולות ועצות מלמעלה.
ימי ספירת העומר הם ימים של צעידה מיציאת מצרים שבה יצאנו לחירות עד לחג קבלת התורה שבו אנחנו מקבלים את עול התורה. בתווך ישנם 49 ימים של חירות שבהם ניתנה האופציה לבחור האם אנחנו רוצים לקבל את התורה או לא. המסע של ספירת העומר הסתיים בהכרזה: "נעשה ונשמע" – קבלת עול התורה מאהבה.
ימים אלו מסמלים תהליך שמתחיל בחירות מהשיעבוד למצרים, חירות שהעניקה לנו דמוקרטיה מלאה – יכולת לעשות כל מה שאנחנו רוצים, והפגישה אותנו עם היצרים הבהמיים שלנו, כך בכל יום אנחנו מתוודעים לפגמים שאנחנו פוגמים בספירות העליונות ובבריאה כולה, גם בלי לשים לב, כאשר אנחנו צועדים נטולי עול ורסן. דווקא היכרות זו של האדם עם עצמו, מביאה אותו לקבל בשמחה ובבחירה חופשית את התורה בחג השבועות.
ימים אלו שבהם הציבור מבין את מגבלותיה של הדמוקרטיה שבאה אל קיצה, יכולים להוות תחילה של מהפכה, שבה נתבגר ונדע להודות לה על הדרך שבה היא קידמה אותנו אל חירותנו, ולאפשרות לקבל את התורה מרצון ומאהבה. אם נדע להסתכל על מגבלותינו, ושפלותנו, נבחין שבמקום להתגבר כדי להשליט את רצונותינו, דרושה לנו התגברות מהסוג של "איזהו גיבור? הכובש את יצרו", גבורה של קבלת עול.

17 May 2018

The Profound Meaning of the American Embassy’s Move to Yerushalayim

BS”D 
Parashat Bamidbar
The Profound Meaning of the American Embassy’s move to Yerushalayim
by Rabbi Nachman Kahana

Between the years 1970-72, I served as the Assistant to the Minister for Religious Affairs of the State of Israel, Rabbi Dr. Zerach Warhaftig ob”m.

It was a very interesting and enlightening period in my life, as I witnessed the inner workings of our government and met the movers and shakers of the Medina. In this position, I was privileged to make my small contribution to the national effort.

It was that period of time right after the Six Day War when the government relegated the task of restoring the plaza area adjacent to the Kotel to the Minister for Religious Affairs.

Rabbi Warhaftig published a public tender to architects to present their ideas for the Kotel plaza. After several months, five world-renowned architects met in his office to present their suggestions. Also present were the general director of the ministry, others and me as the minister’s assistant.

Each presented their interesting and original concepts, but I saw that the minister was not impressed by any of them.

When everyone had finished, I requested permission to present my idea for the entrance to the plaza.

I said that 2000 years ago, the Roman general Titus destroyed the Holy Temple, exiled the Jews and organized a mammoth military parade in Rome. In the parade, he exhibited the Jewish captives and also many of the vessels he took from the Temple. Titus then gave the order to construct the famous, or infamous, “Arch of Titus” that stands to this day in Rome.

The arch has on it engravings of the downtrodden Jewish captives and vessels, and etched upon it are the words Judea Capta – Judah is Captive.

I said that the entrance to the Kotel plaza should be through an exact replica of the arch, but on it would be etched the words Judea Libra – Judah is Liberated.
This would bring some sort of closure to the tragic historical circle of our people, when there is not a single Roman left alive and we Jews are again sovereign over Yerushalayim. It could have been a great symbol of Aisav’s downfall in contrast to the eternal life of his brother Ya’akov.

I was disappointed that my “closure to a tragic historical circle” was rejected. But little did I know that HaShem had bigger and better plans for Aisav’s recognition of the spiritual supremacy of Ya’akov.

On the day of this writing, May 14, 2018 – exactly 70 years to the day that Medinat Yisrael was declared – the leader of the Aisavic western world, President Donald Trump, gave honor to the Jewish state by declaring before the world that the holy city of Yerushalayim is the capital of the Jewish nation forever.

The symbolic act performed by President Trump – and supported by tens of millions of fundamentalist Christians who are well versed in the Bible – was recognition by the descendants of Aisav that the Children of Yaakov are God’s chosen people and that the symbol of our bond with the Almighty is the city of Yerushalayim.




In Closing:
The prophet Ovadia chapter 1,21
ועלו מושעים בהר ציון לשפט את הר עשו והיתה לה’ המלוכה:


Deliverers will go up on Mount Zion to judge the mountains of Aisav.
And the kingdom will be the Lord’s.



Shabbat Shalom,
Nachman Kahana
Copyright © 5778/2018 Nachman Kahana

Parashat Bamidbar – Message from Nir Ben Artzi

The Rambam (Rabbi Maimonides) clearly states the criteria for identifying the true Moshiach:

  • From the dynasty of King David
  • Studies Torah and does Mitzvos, following both the Written Torah as well as the Oral Torah
  • Gets all the Jews to follow the Torah in all its details
  • Fights the wars of G-d (in a peaceful way, through teaching the nations about G-d)
  • Moshiach will ultimately achieve the eternal victory of goodness, build the Holy Temple and gather all the Jewish People from around the world.
  • (See Rambam, Laws of Kings and their Wars and the King Moshiach 11:4; talk of the Rebbe King Moshiach Shlita, Vayigash 5752 (1991))
Due to many requests, we are providing the following in English only. Remember, one is not to believe anyone is the Mashiach until Eliyahu comes to announce and annoint.

BDS
Message from Nir Ben Artzi shlita
Parashat Bamidbar
Sunday, Yom Yerushalayim, 28 Iyar 5778

(cursory light proofing, some language needs defining; Hebrew to English not smooth.)

Our father our king, our father, the Jews and the whole world. Today, Sunday, the Holy One, Blessed is He, gives rain, a blessing to the whole Holy Land. It is a special day, Jerusalem Day - the light of the world, the light of Israel and the light of the world. There is a tube of light above Jerusalem to the sky, where the hidden light is found, and this light spreads light to all the Land of Israel and to the whole world and resurrects it. Today's rains, 28 Iyar 5768 - rain showers, this is a special day for the people of Israel!

Tomorrow is the opening of the embassy in Jerusalem! The Holy One, blessed be He, reveals to the IDF the tunnels in time, and the Holy One, Blessed be He, helps the IDF to act, to do and succeed in every mission. Unbuilt things, special things! All the enemies that disturb, the Creator of the universe beats everyone and subdues them without feeling it.

The people of Israel go from Chayil to Chayil, from the time that Israel had its 70th birthday! There were three elements and now there are four elements! From the 70th birthday to the end, until the Mashiach is revealed in the near future, everything good, blessed and successful will continue to succeed in the Holy Land. The people of Israel who live in the Land of Israel will stop suffering! Israel's 70th Birthday - The Tikkun has ended from the beginning of the world! The people of Israel The Jews who live in the Land of Israel will cease to suffer and will only be good and good, and this good will spread to all the world and the whole world will bow down and kneel to the Holy Land! The Embassy of the United States will be in Jerusalem, after which everyone will want to transfer the embassy to Jerusalem because they understand that from the land of Israel where the Jews live and where Jerusalem is located, the world is alive and breathing and blessed.

All over the world, Chaos and Gog and Magog, except for the Holy Land. The Greater Land of Israel, the creation, the pure, and the holiness go from life to death to infinity. The world, apart from Israel, will receive severe blows and blows from the four natural elements and conflicts within countries - to expel the Jews from Europe, the United States, Africa and Asia, who will come to live in the holy land of Israel. Protected and guarded, will travel to peace and return safely. The others who live abroad, connected to material and money and do not want to immigrate to Israel, are in danger, and they disturb the Holy One, blessed be He, in the matter of redemption and Mashiach.

Moshiach is found, working and working day and night. He is troubled by why the people of Israel do not understand the power of the Holy One, blessed be He. With all the miracles and wonders he does for them, some of them do not understand. To understand - the intention to fulfill the Ten Commandments, to be a good Jew who practices the way of the Land, to go to Torah and to love your neighbor as yourself - that is all of the Torah.

The Jews on the left return the Jews from the right in repentance. And the right is trying to bring the left back to the right. We must rejoice in the Holy Land every second and every moment, for all the goodness that the Holy One, Blessed be He. The disturbances that exist in a number of places in Israel and within borders are so that the Jewish people will wake up. So that they will not enter into complacency and do bad deeds, so that they will adhere to the Holy One, Blessed is He.

It is not obvious how the Holy One, blessed be He, gave a pipe to all the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces to the navy, the air and the land. He gave them knowledge, wisdom, wisdom and knowledge.

Just let us understand, Putin, Trump and Netanyahu - an angel speaks through them and they do not feel anything. The heart of a king is in the hand of God. The angels speak among themselves and manage the world.

What the IAF did in Syria, the discovery of the tunnel ahead of time, and also that Israel won the Eurovision, which we understand without arguing at all - that's all, the Holy One, blessed be He!

Let us not forget - the Holy One, blessed be He Himself, does all this! Let no man take pride in himself. Honor and pride to the Holy One, blessed be He.

If the Creator did not have an angel in Poland to love the Jews and go with the Jews, he would say to Netanyahu, 'You have nothing to get here.' If the Holy One, blessed be He, did not have an angel to accompany him without feeling, he could not utter a single word!

Trump who is entirely with the people of Israel and the Jews in the Holy Land, and speaks what speaks - an angel speaking from his throat! So please dear Jews all over the world, you will understand, these are angels who speak of the Holy One, blessed be He. Do not take pride in yourself, do not take pride in yourself. Everything begins from the Holy One, Blessed is He, He helped and He helps and helps. One hundred percent is all from the Holy One, blessed be He, and not from a human being. So we should not be proud of things that do not belong to us, they belong to the Master of the Universe!

We will recognize the good, praise and praise the Holy One, blessed be He, who helps the IDF discover tunnels in time and in the air force to bomb, without any harm, that binds all the presidents and peoples of the world to the benefit of Israel, Blessed is He who helps the entire people of Israel, so it is good to thank the Holy One, blessed be He, and to acknowledge the goodness that He does to us, to the Land of Israel, to the Jews and to every person in private. The land and the sea, the angels accompanying them, the hosts of the Lord accompanying them, do not worry, you will always succeed!

The tunnel that was blown up on Saturday, they had already found, had already crossed the border. They wanted to surprise us today or Monday, this week, on the day of the inauguration of the US Embassy, ​​but the Holy One, Blessed be He, opened the ears and eyes of the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces through the devices and discovered in time miracles miracles!

Let the whole world know that no one can defeat the IDF, the armies of the Lord, the angels of the armies of the Lord, are connected to them, from the 70th birthday of the State of Israel!

[Those] Who work in atomic plants in Iran - thirty percent of them are transplanted. In real time, they have the ability to blow up the entire plant that Atom manufactures in Iran. Special people who had been harnessed to blow up the atomic plant if they were to launch a nuclear missile.

Iran died of fear that they had sent missiles into Israel and fell on Syrian soil. Their sword shall come in their hearts, and their bow shall be broken. They say, "The hand of the Lord is in the matter."
In the Holy Land of Israel there is no fear of Iran. The IDF must be alert and ready to strike at them, “[He who] comes to kill you,  kill him [first]." The IDF,  every movement of Iranians - to dismantle and destroy.

Russia, Putin loves the Jews, has great value for Jews living in the Land of Israel. Putin tells the Israeli government: "Do not hurt any Russian soldier. I close my eyes and you are right." Putin tells the Israeli government: "Do not hurt any Russian soldier. I close my eyes and you are right. 'All Muslims are sealed and living stupidly. If they were wise and intelligent, they would not interfere with the source of the blessing of the Land of Israel'. "

Trump sees the Jews living in the Land of Israel and the Holy Land as the crown of kingship and the Holy of Holies, Trump knows the power of the Jews.

In Egypt, Sisi must eliminate all the Da'esh, the extremist Muslims and the Hamas because they are multiplying and their plan is to hit him in the Aswan Dam, to blow up the land of Israel. Him and topple Sisi from power. Sis will keep yourself from being poisoned with food. Sisi, will invest in the economy, not with weapons and ammunition. Sisi, they will open factories and jobs in Egypt. To change the way so that you will not have a revolution in Egypt, because their plans to turn Egypt and hurt you.

The Holy One, Blessed be He, says to all peoples in the world that whoever hates and opposes Israel will lose the world. They have a salary, use them against the IDF, hurt them and destroy their lives because of money.

Abu Mazen counts all the time the money he receives from the donors, the guard for his children and any activist who is afraid of him - giving him money.

In East Jerusalem, the West Bank, The IDF and Jewish citizens need to be vigilant. There are cruel people who brainwash their people to harm the Jews.

Jordan, the king of Jordan, will listen to Israel - gain, not listen - will fall.

Syria is a training ground. Anyone who wants to shoot, bomb and kick in Syria. Syria will be destroyed.

Turkey, Erdogan with one leg outside. Lived in fear that they would not kill him. Kills many people in Turkey. He is not healthy in body and soul, confused and making mistakes. [Israeli news states that Israel gave Turkey info about ISIS]

Iran, over 90% of the people who live there love the Jews. Iranian women - go out to demonstrations, you have endless power. If you want to live and save your children, make large demonstrations to overthrow the cruel regime that wants to kill all of Iran. After the fall of the government you will have a life of dignity, a life of happiness and wealth.

The European countries are full of troubles, with the Iran contract, they want Iran to explode with this agreement. They have trouble, trouble and trouble with all the infiltrators and refugees who devour them every day.

Gog and Magog in Europe. A defensive wall around Israel's borders.

The Holy One, blessed be He, asks the people of Israel to thank and believe in the power of the Holy One, Blessed be He, and to fulfill the Ten Commandments. The Blessings of Heaven, all the Rabbis blessed the Holy One Blessed be He, who gathered on Friday at the Western Wall [and India?] to the Holy One, blessed be He. Who will continue to do so in droves every day, the IDF will rest and through their prayers all the nations around that want to harm the Jewish people will be harmed.

Assimilation Assimilation destroys the connection of the Jews, and all those who are married to gentiles - to convert them urgently - it is good to refresh the shelters, to clean them and clean them, says the Holy One, Blessed be He: "The shelters will serve the Jews to study Torah. They are expensive from Metula to Eilat, clean, cultivate and arrange electricity and sewage and prepare them for synagogues and Torah study. Din in the world.

"Iranians who come to Syria - dig a burial pit for themselves - resentment, complaints, anger and anger - put a sick person into his body, listen to the Holy One, blessed be He, and receive everything with love.

The Mashiach is hidden, in the meantime hidden, and on the day he is like the people of Israel, and Mashiach allows everyone to feel normal, the Mashiach is humble, doing everything for the sake of Heaven and the glory of God. People in Israel and abroad know exactly who the Mashiach is. Mashiach lives and breathes like everyone else. When all will confess that he is the Mashiach - everything will be opened, there will be peace and quiet and direct guidance through our Mashiach to the people of Israel, to the government of Israel and to the entire world!

The joy of the Torah in this week, which will come to us as a blessing, will be as if for the first time!




If you Touch a Jew, You Are Touching the Apple of the Eye of Hashem

Christianity, the Talmud, and the Kabbalah

 By Rabbi YY Jacobson

lumdishe video

A timely SCHOLARLY (in depth) Shiur since we have been witnessing a strong non-Jewish presence in connection with the relocation of the American Embassy in the Arnona neighborhood of Jerusalem. Many Israelis are very concerned about the X-tian “influence” and the many Israelis that seem to be “connected” (in a not good way) to this phenomenon. Herewith is an explanation from an expert about the early influence and the one they profess to follow.



Christianity in the Talmud and the Kabbalah. Who Was Yeshu? The Rabbinic, Kabbalistic and Chassidic Sources. This lecture was presented on December 25, 2014, in Ohr Chaim Shul in Monsey, New York.

SOME COMMENTS

This Rabbi is awesome! I love his speeches. Brilliant man.

This was amazing. BLOW AWAY lecture. Feel so much richer for it. In studying 1st and 2nd century this material should be considered by modern historians. Unfortunately they would probably lose their positions in the Universities. Sigh.....so grateful for your sharing this.

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ATROCIOUS EVENT AT ELDERLY NURSING HOME

ATROCIOUS EVENT AT ELDERLY NURSING HOME

On the website of the Gil-Ad Nursing Home in Ramat Gan, a warm home is guaranteed to tenants. But a resident who lived there underwent a blood-curdling experience over the weekend: a rat invaded her room and ate part of her ear, reports journalist Rotem Elizera in Yediot Achronot.

The incident took place on Friday night. The nursing staff heard loud cries coming from one of the rooms. When they entered, they were horrified to find a terrified old woman lying in her bed while a rat was sitting on her head gnawing at her ear. A preliminary examination revealed that a large part of the woman’s ear was torn by bites. Experts say rats are smart animals that can enter structures relatively easily through openings they find or even just through the window. YWN

SOLUTION:

Cat patrol in nursing home
















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