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30 April 2010

The world is heating up for something ...

This year is witnessing a tremendous number of "natural" and "man-made" catastrophes; while the world continues in its path of terror, and the Earth replying:

Accuweather Statement for Washington DC:
Turning up the heat on Shabbos


Another Black Cloud spreading over the Gulf of Mexico - Louisiana (New Orleans-Katrina) 160,000 continuing to pour into the gulf

And in January 2010 there was another oil related catastrophe - Texas (450,000 gal crude)

The world is really heating up

Clinton warns Iran, Syria on threats to Israel
US Secretary of state tells AJC Syrian transfers of weaponry to Hezbollah may lead to war, says Israel facing 'some of the toughest challenges in its history.' Barak: We'll hold Lebanese, Syrian governments responsible for introduction of 'balance-breaking' weapons to Hezbollah

Look, the Satan himself is turning up the heat

Iran: We Also Worry About Nuclear Weapons in the Wrong Hands........In a
strange twist, Iranian leaders say they also worry about misuse of nuclear weapons, call on world powers to reduce terrorist access to bombs....“Nuclear energy for all, nuclear weapons for none,” should be the world's motto, he declared.

The UN on Women's Rights ...

Not my words, this is a Fox News' coverage of the latest at the UN!

U.N. Elects Iran to Commission on Women's Rights

"Without fanfare, the United Nations this week elected Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women, handing a four-year seat on the influential human rights body to a theocratic state in which stoning is enshrined in law and lashings are required for women judged "immodest.""

"Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes," said the respected cleric, Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi."

""Iran's discriminatory laws demonstrate that the Islamic Republic does not believe in gender equality," reads the letter, signed by 214 activists and endorsed by over a dozen human rights bodies.

"The letter draws a dark picture of the status of women in Iran: "women lack the ability to choose their husbands, have no independent right to education after marriage, no right to divorce, no right to child custody, have no protection from violent treatment in public spaces, are restricted by quotas for women's admission at universities, and are arrested, beaten, and imprisoned for peacefully seeking change of such laws.""

29 April 2010

Life is complicated enough on Earth...

Now, NASA says there is
Evidence of Life on Mars
"British physicist Stephen Hawking said this week aliens might be traveling through the cosmos right now - but he warned they might have evil intentions. Hawkings: Aliens may pose risks to Earth - The Coming Storm

NASA scientists last night unveiled compelling evidence of life on Mars. A special mission to the Red Planet has revealed the likely presence of a form of pond scum - the building blocks of life as we know it. NASA unveiled the results of the recent Opportunity and Spirit probes sent millions of miles through the solar system to discover signs of extraterrestrial life."

In an earlier article, a Robot Vehicle sent to Mars for signs of life, captured a picture of a possible 'Gorilla', noting "It's definitely a creature of some sort." To view this 'Mars Gorilla', click on the picture to enlarge it here.

28 April 2010

The Coming Storm ...

The Coming Storm by HaRav Ariel Bar Tzadok: There is a storm coming. A storm with mighty winds and powerful thunder. The lighting will light up the skies and the earth will rumble. This storm is to be very destructive. Yet it will be more destructive upon those who have unleashed it than upon those who were intended to be its victim. This mighty storm, like everything else is still just a part of G-d’s creation and as such it will follow the course of natural law as ordained by Heaven...The Coming Storm

Hawking: Aliens may pose risks to Earth

Astrophysicist says extraterrestrials likely exist, but could be dangerous

British physicist Stephen Hawking says aliens are out there, but it could be too dangerous for humans to interact with extraterrestrial life. Hawking claims in a new documentary titled "Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking" that intelligent alien life forms almost certainly exist — but warns that communicating with them could be "too risky."

Hawking has become one of the world's best-known scientists — not just because of his theoretical work on cosmology and black holes, but also because he has achieved so much while coping with a paralyzing neural disease for most of his life. In recent years he has become a prominent advocate for space travel, contending that humans must journey into the heavens and going through zero-gravity training himself. "Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking" had its television premiere in the United States on the Discovery Channel on Sunday.

The NewDesignWorld Press Release Center

had this to say: As only Discovery can create and deliver, viewers will gain access to one of the most coveted locations known to man-the mind of Professor Stephen Hawking.

Marrying the most respected name in science with the most trusted worldwide name in nonfiction media, INTO THE UNIVERSE WITH STEPHEN HAWKING is a landmark television event that will bend the mind, stretch the imagination and unleash the wonder. Cutting-edge effects, digitally enhanced NASA footage and live action combine to bring Hawking's extraordinary vision of the universe to the screen for the first time. Definitive, provocative, surprising and exquisitely beautiful, INTO THE UNIVERSE WITH STEPHEN HAWKING is a fascinating look through the mind's eye of one of the finest brains on the planet….

Physically confined but mentally free to explore and expound on the mysteries of the universe, Hawking takes viewers on a fantastic journey of discovery. Beginning with the birth of our galaxies, Hawking theorizes what the Big Bang can tell us about the eventually end of the universe. Is the cosmos a ticking time bomb? And if so, what are the signs of its future demise?

27 April 2010

Shabtei Zvi, The False Messiah

Shabtei Zvi, The False Messiah
Part Two
How Two Individuals, A Messiah and his Prophet, Led a Nation to Disaster
by Rabbi YY Jacobson

Shabtei Zvi, The False Messiah :
How Did He Capture the Soul of the Jewish World?


"For The Sake of Jerusalem..."

by Rabbi Yaakov Spivak

The crowd that showed up in front of the Israeli Consulate in Manhattan yesterday did so in inclement weather. Comfort was the last thing on their minds. What truly concerned them was the Obama Administration’s attempt to turn Jerusalem into a partitioned ghetto, something that carries with it horrid memories for Jews.

Let me share with you my words to those people who stood in the rain :

“President Obama, we’re here today to tell you something. In Warsaw, they told Jews where we could build, in Lodz they told Jews where we could build, in Paris they told Jews where we could build. You will never tell us where to build in Jerusalem. We are home and Israel is our country. You are not our landlord and we are neither a vassal state nor a banana republic. Our mandate to be here today is none other than our holy Tanach, our Bible which says, ‘For the sake of Zion I will not be silent and for the sake of Jerusalem I will not be quiet.”

26 April 2010

Government sponsored jokes!?

good thing he didn't use the 'm' word!

Volcanos ... flaming fire His attendants

Borchi Nafshi

Bless Hashem, O my soul.
Hashem, my G-d, You are very great;
You have donned majesty and splendor;
cloaked in light as with a garment,
stretching out the heavens like a curtain.

He who roofs His upper changers with water;
He Who makes clouds His chariot;
He Who walks on winged wind;
He makes the winds His messengers,
the flaming fire His attendants;
He established the earth upon its foundations,
that it falter not forever and ever....

Borchi Nafshi - Perek 104 Tehillim
'For Protection Against Enemies'

Bless HaShem, Creator of the Natural World

"David (HaMelech) reacts to his contemplation of the vastness of the natural world, the awe-inspiring wonders of creation. He tells of how the waters once covered the mountains, until G-d gathered them into oceans and set limits so that they would never again cover the earth (verses 6-9). David marvels at how nature is perfectly designed to provide sustenance to all the earth's inhabitants, man and animal alike. The earth not only produces life-sustaining bread and water, but even provides wine to bring people joy and relaxation, and oil for physical comfort (verse 15). The day-night cycle is such that dangerous beasts roam in search for food in the dark of night, when people rest at home, and then return to their dens during the day when humans arise to perform their work (verses 20-23)....

"Similarly, David wishes G-d, as it were, that He should rejoice in His handiwork, that the world He created with such brilliance should progress in accordance with His will, in the manner that He had intended. This will happen only when "sinners are eradicated from the earth" (verse 35), when all people finally recognize the purpose for which they were created, and live their lives in the devoted service of the Almighty."

The Latest Buzz!

"The list of crops that depend on honeybees is long:
citrus fruits,
macadamia nuts,
alfalfa hay and seed,
cotton lint,
cotton seed,
legume seed,
sugar beets

"Ohio State University's state honeybee specialist, James Tew, told the Dayton Daily News, "The average person should care. Bees of all species are fundamental to the operation of our ecosystem."

"....According to the United States Department of Agriculture, a full one-third of the human diet depends on honeybee pollination of crops – especially fruit, nut, VEGETABLES, and seed protection in the US....

The 2010 prognosis doesn't look good, Jeff Pettis, research leader at the USDA's Bee Research Laboratory, told Discovery News.

"We obviously think it's more complicated than we first believed as in we don't believe that we're looking for a single virulent pathogen, although that can't totally be ruled out," Pettis told Discovery News. "At first we were thinking that we'd find a single causative agent, a virulent pathogen sweeping through the bee population, and that doesn't appear to be the case."

Is this Bee Armageddon?

23 April 2010

Happy Earth BirthDay

Earth Day is V.I. Lenin's Birthday

Born: 22 April 1870
Name at birth: Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov
Died: 21 January 1924
Birthplace: Simbirsk, Volga

Best known as:
Founder of Bolshevism and the force behind the Russian revolution
Name at birth: Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov

20 April 2010

Too funny for words... Ah Soh Funny heh heh!

I wonder if Israel could import this new 'disease' and develop a VACCINE for all New Immigrants?

Briton 'gets Chinese accent after bad migraine'

British woman has suddenly started speaking with a Chinese accent after suffering a severe migraine, she said in comments quoted by British media Tuesday.... her distinctive West Country drawl - replaced with a Chinese twang, even though she has never even visited the country.

Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS) has been documented around the world and is usually linked to a stroke or traumatic brain injury. It was first recorded in the early 20th century and there are thought to be only a couple of dozen sufferers around the world.

Pesach Revisited

A little late in the season but not too late for the (hysterical) truth
Pesach Sheni 14 Iyar - April 28

World Jewry ... Pikuach Nefesh

Pidyon Shvuyim


Dear Friends,

On Friday, April 9th, the government issued a sentencing memorandum urging the court to impose a life sentence on Sholom Rubashkin. This recommendation comes despite the fact that Mr. Rubashkin is a non-violent first time offender, who made timely interest payments to the lender bank until his plant was raided and who did not intend to cause loss to the bank. All the immigration charges were dropped, and the only other charge unrelated to bank fraud was that his payment to cattle owners occasionally came late.

The life-sentence recommendation disregards entirely Mr. Rubashkin's exceptional record of charity and good deeds and that he is the father of ten children, including a severely autistic 16-year-old son, all of whom depend on him greatly.

In their sentencing memorandum, Mr. Rubashkin's defense counsel pointed out, that in a recent bank-fraud case in St. Louis involving a similar loss to the same bank (US v. Mark Turkcan), the imposed sentence was one year and a day.

Mr. Rubashkin's sentencing is scheduled for April 28th and 29th before District Court Judge Reade. In addition to praying on his behalf (Sholom Mordechai Halevi Ben Rivkah), community leaders are urging concerned individuals to help in the following manner:

1. Raising Awareness in the Legal Communities. It is important that Judge Reade and the prosecutor learn that the legal and judicial communities are aware of this travesty and are concerned about the upcoming sentencing. Professor Paul Cassell, a former federal judge, has drafted a letter to Judge Reade detailing how a lengthy sentence would be disproportionate and unreasonable. Several retired judges, law professors and former prosecutors have drafted a similar letter to Judge Read. Please e-mail dearjudge@justiceforsholom.org
or call 888-614-6996 ex. 1, if you are aware of any former prosecutors, retired judges or current law professors who may be inclined to sign such letters.

2. Raising Public Awareness. If you have connections with journalists, talk show hosts, potential op-ed writers, blog managers, etc., please email media@justiceforsholom.org
or call 888-614-6996 x 2.

3. Join the Equal and Fair Justice For Sholom Campaign. To volunteer, please visit www.justiceforsholom.org
or call toll Free Number: 1-866-614-6996.

Only One Jewish Nation

19 April 2010

Israel ...Wonderful Eretz HaKodesh

Rafi at Life in Israel has an utterly amazing post on the Gra about the 5th of Iyar and the 27th of Iyar. A must read!

And while we are into nostalgia, here are two wonderful videos that I posted last year of the early days in the creation of Tel Aviv and Eretz Yisrael

And to see the magnificance of the Home Hashem gave us:

And you can join Issac and his family as they once again visit the Land of Israel:

For those observing Sefira, you can turn down/off the audio portion, but Isaac's video does not have much music, but does have explanations.

18 April 2010

From Iceland to Iowa!


"No time behind bars for imam in NYC subway plot..."

dodges jail time in NYC subway-plot case but is ordered to leave US within 90 days..."

The IMAN (a foreigner) in Subway Bomb Plot is sentenced to………………..”deportation to A FOREIGN COUNTRY”?

Is this the act of a benevolent country?

“You don't have to stay in jail, but you [also] can't stay in the country…”

That's what a federal judge told the Afghanistan-born imam linked to the suspects in the aborted suicide plot to bomb NYC subways.

Ahmad Afzali (NOT A US CITIZEN), pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, was sentenced to “time served and faces a self-deportation,” meaning that he has 90 days to leave the United States.

Rubashkin family business RAIDED BY 600 FEDERAL agents, local police, buses and helicopters …. We have been witnessing seemingly reprehensible behavior on the part of the prosecution that seemingly deceptively manipulated accusations, mendaciously contrived presentations, restricted favorable testimony, seeming anti-semitic legal professionals, sloppy lawyers; biased judicial oversight, collusion with pre-raid plans pre-designed testimony against the accused and seemingly govt-backed, plotted and/or supported………….

But this man, with 10 children, one who is disabled, is not worthy of Bail to his own home????
NO, instead
Deprive him of his US legal rights
Due him as a US citizen
Deny him bail
Because he may flee to a Foreign Country?????
Sure, without a passport, with ankle irons, and a 24/7 guard.
Then, Govt. Demands a Life Sentence????

Just trying to keep a family-owned business afloat!!
That’s right, go after the little fish while THE BIG FISH GO FREE.

Is this the act of a benevolent country???

I, mean, they didn’t ask for Trillions in BAILOUT LOANS; his best friends weren’t Citibank, Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearns, JP Morgan-Chase, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mae, or plain Wall Street Financiers!

Did someone put koolaid in DC’s water?

No longer benevolent!
Clearly it’s 1939 all over again! [in the govt’s aggressive and pugnacious pursuit of Jews]

17 April 2010

All Races Serving G-d Together

People of each skin color have their own corresponding characteristics and talents, in which they excel in their service of God. In the Messianic era, all the nations of the world will unite in their service of the One God of Israel. In the Torah portion of Noah (Genesis 6:9 - 11:32) the Torah focuses on Noah's children -- all of mankind -- in our individual yet united service of God. The types of skin color are learned from the two Torah portions of Tazria and Metzora.

All Races Serving G-d Together

Harnessing Chaos

In his famous dissertation of 28 Nissan, 5751, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, explained that the way to bring Mashiach is by harnessing the great lights of the world of chaos, and channeling them into the perfected vessels of the world of rectification. On a practical level this means that when we invest our energies into bringing the Mashiach, our plan of action must stem from new and creative thinking, from a place outside the framework of conventional wisdom. Our actions, as well, must follow this pattern. The Rebbe urged us to probe the yet "uncharted" areas of our minds, of the Land of Israel and of the world, and to channel the immense energies in those places into compelling, rectified action to bring the Mashiach.

The pinnacle of Mashiach's work is when he will unite all of humanity to serve God "with one shoulder." When working toward the final redemption, we must also turn our energies into lovingly bringing all the nations of the world to rectified service of God.

Is Mashiach White?

The prophets and sages describe Mashiach as a leper. (To learn more about Mashiach as a leper, listen to Harav Ginsburgh's audio lecture: The Messianic Power to Cure) When discussing leprosy, (tzara'at), the Torah says (Leviticus 13:2): "When a person has on his flesh…." The word used for "person" is adam. The Arizal explains that adam is the most lofty synonym for "person," and refers to an all-inclusive soul. Even Moses is generally referred to in the Torah as ish ("man"), which has a more individual connotation. If Moses himself is considered ish, the Arizal concludes, then the only possible candidate for the higher title "adam" is the Mashiach, the quintessential all-inclusive soul. But why is the Mashiach a leper?

Tzara'at ("leprosy") is a disease of the skin in which the affected area of the skin turns pure white. The numerical value of the Hebrew word Mashiach is 358, equal to the value of or lavan, "white skin." Just as the color white includes all the colors of the spectrum, the Mashiach with his white, leprous skin includes all the skin colors of the world.

There are four basic colors of skin; white, red, yellow and black. These skin colors correspond in turn to the four letters of God's Name, Havayah and to their corresponding powers of the soul.

skin color letter of Havayah power of soul

white yud wisdom (chochmah)

red hei understanding (binah)

yellow vav loving-kindness thru

foundation (chesed - yesod)

black hei kingdom (malchut)

People of each skin color have their own corresponding characteristics and talents, in which they excel in their service of God.

White Skin: Service of God with the Faculty of wisdom
Chochmah, "wisdom," is the male-principle, called "Father" in the intellect. Corresponding to the world of Emanation, chochmah is the innovative and essentially unpredictable force that produces spontaneous insights. The inner essence of chochmah is bitul, "self-nullification." The essence of bitul is negating one's "self" in total nullification to God. When one's mind is not preoccupied with ego, it is clear and open to become a conduit of Divine wisdom.

Thus, the special talent of people with white skin is to serve God by nullifying their ego and connecting to the Divine. As such, they are particularly predisposed toward new and innovative Torah insights, which can be nurtured to maturity through the companion power of chochmah -- binah.

Red Skin: Service of God with the Faculty of understanding
Binah, "understanding," is the female-principle, called Imma, "Mother" in the intellect. Corresponding to the world of Creation, binah is the cognitive force that absorbs the nuclear "seed" of chochmah and articulates it into fine detail. Once having attained the mature understanding of binah, the soul swells with delight at its achievement. Thus, the inner essence of binah is simcha, "joy." It is the essential response of the soul to accomplishment.
The special talent of people with red skin is to serve God with joy; particularly joy that stems from having nurtured the insights of chochmah into full and mature understanding.

Yellow Skin: Service of God with the attributes of the heart
The emotional attributes are called Ze'er Anpin, "Son," and correspond to the world of Formation. The full complement of character attributes, lovingkindness, might, beauty, victory, splendor, and foundation, consists of both the emotions of the heart and one's subsequent behavior. The inner powers of these attributes are love, awe, beauty, confidence, sincerity and truth. The special talent of people with yellow skin is to serve God with the full array of their emotions and actions in a perfected and rectified manner.

Black Skin: Service of God with the Faculty of kingdom
Malchut, "kingdom," is called Nukva, "Daughter." Corresponding to the world of Action, malchut is the ground into which the full creative force of "foundation" is implanted, transforming it to fuel for the perfection of reality. The inner essence of malchut is shiflut, "lowliness." This quality guarantees that one's actions in life are motivated by the highest standards of justice and righteousness, unconcerned with personal gain or advantage.

The special talent of people with black skin is their exceptional sense of holy service of God, with no thought of personal benefit.

All in the Family

The purpose of the Mashiach is to unite the Jewish People as one loving family whose every action is inspired by the Torah. The Jewish People will then have the tools with which to unite the entire world to serve God as one family.

One of the main strains of leprosy is called sapachat, which means "annexation." Mashiach will first annex to the Jewish family all Jewish souls, no matter how far they have strayed from their source. The apex of his labor will be when all the peoples of the world -- each with their unique talents and qualities -- are annexed to the family of servants of the One God of Israel.

Read more by Rav Ginsburgh at inner.org

16 April 2010

The Obama Blockade

The British White Paper on Palestine

There was one hope: Palestine. In 1917, in the Balfour Declaration, Britain declared its intention to favor the establishment of a Jewish State in the Middle East. What better time than 1939 to make good on that promise and allow Europe’s Jews a haven from the death chamber’s of Auschwitz, Treblinka and the like.

The British, however, reneged on their promise, and, through the White Paper, severely limited Jewish immigration to Palestine. Ships were turned back, their human cargo damned to the smokestacks of the concentration camp crematoria.

That is one of the reasons Israel is so important to Jews. Israel is an insurance policy against the Hitlers and Stalins of this world. This younger generation of Jews may not realize it as much as the older generation, but they are fooling themselves if they think it can’t happen again. There is no “that was then and this is now.” On the contrary, “now” is more like “then” than ever. Europe is fast becoming overrun by Islamic radicalism, and anti-Semitism seethes behind every rock.

If, indeed, it won’t happen “here,” it will be the first time in recorded history that Jews would not have to be ultimately uprooted. Such a belief in Jewish imperviousness to yet another expulsion exceeds the boundaries of optimism, and dives headlong unto a sea of dangerous naiveté and recklessness.

By attempting to halt Israeli building in the Jewish capitol of Jerusalem, Barak Obama is trying to establish his own kind of blockade. The nightmare scenario is one where Jews need to collect on their Israel insurance policy and flee their native land for the land of their forefathers. Let us not kid ourselves, if there is not enough housing and sanitary facilities for the once again refuge-seeking Jews, Israel will have no choice but to limit entrance into the country.

Barak Obama’s blockade will have had terrifying consequences.

Read more by Rabbi Spivak at

The Earth is Speaking ...

4.9 earthquake in the north of Utah earlier today.
Largest in the last 18 years.
Hope it's not a prelude to the big Yellowstone one!

Utah earthquake also felt in Wyoming and Idaho
4.9 earthquake occurred in Utah ... the largest earthquake in Utah since 1992 when a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the Saint George

This is near Yellowstone National Park
which is really a Gigantic Sleeping Whopper Volcano ... sleeping!

Just Google or Yahoo! "Utah earthquake"

Seismic Justice ....

The Birth of a Purim Volcano

A volcanic eruption in Iceland (that began in March), has thrown up a 6-km (3.7 mile) high plume of ash and disrupted air traffic across northern Europe, and has grown more intense .... [The] glacier continued to spew large amounts of ash and smoke into the air and showed NO signs of abating after 40 hours of activity ...
...geophysicist at the University of Iceland

The eruption began in March but subsided earlier this week when a magma conduit became blocked, building up pressure ... finally escaping through the volcano's main crater.

"The seismographs are showing that since this morning the intensity of the eruption seems to be growing," ...
Hot fumes had melted up to a third of the glacial ice covering the crater, causing a nearby river to burst its banks, and frequent explosions on the floor of the crater sounded like bombs ....

Tectonic adjustment? Further cooling...?


Seismic Midda K'neged Midda to Britain for the
British Advertising Standards Authority
offensive and insulting
about Yerushalayim
Or is this in retaliation for Obama's insulting and arrogant behavior toward the Prime Minister of Eretz HaKodesh?
Or a warning to those who rioted over the Holy Hurva Synagogue
and collective wrath over the world's fraudulent and treacherous scheming
over Eretz HaKodesh
and Yerushalayim


Email from Shomayim?

CNN -- Authorities in several Midwestern states were flooded Wednesday night with reports of a gigantic fireball lighting up the sky, the National Weather Service said.

13 April 2010

Blessing G-d's Fruit Trees

There is a mitzva to make a brocha on a fruit tree, once a year, when it starts blossoming.
According to some, it can only be said in the month of Nisan (which is almost over).

According to others, it can be said other times also. Ask a qualified Rabbi what to do if you don't say it in Nisan. Here is a list of fruit trees in frum neighborhoods in the USA and Canada, made available by Misaskim.

This and much more at Zchus Avos.

Israeli Sues For 1M NIS (Covid) Compensation

  After Getting Handicap Allowance For COVID Vaccine Side Effects, Israeli Sues For 1M NIS Compensation JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A 69-year-old ...