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25 June 2014

Why Must This Be So?

There is in the news two provocative situations where women married to men that are now in either a vegetative or brain-dead medical status are seeking a divorce so they can begin new lives or be free to remarry, and the Rabbis for and the Rabbis against issuing divorce rulings are fighting it out as one may know them to do so brings me to ask . . .

Why must there be so much contention, fighting and negativity surrounding anything involving girls and women (single or maried), whether involving education, praying, volunteering for inclusion in the defense of our country, or seeking the end to an otherwise dead marriage union? 

Why isn't this situation concerning females (not including divorce) left to be determined by the parents and the Jewish religious group that one belongs to (not including divorce), and not a universal dogma applied to ALL females. 

Each Jewish individual upon reaching halachic adulthood (12 for females and 13 for males) has an obligation to be true to their conscience (and that pintele yid buried within) which includes the 613 laws that were given them by G-d. Even observing the 613 laws is up to the individual, which I agree is the right and righteous thing to do.

And so the fight goes on . . .

18 June 2014

What do you make of this? I'm Flabbergasted!

I cannot attest to the impartiality of the writer or the truthfulness of supposed statements made by Torah Rabbanim, but if accurate, I'm thoroughly flabbergasted. This is the entire article in English, not the Maariv article which is in Ivrit. You won't read about what "they" are saying anywhere else if you don't read Ivrit. Read this in contrast to the previous post, about Torah Sources relating to Our Boys that have been kidnapped, stolen fron their parents, friends and the Torah they were studying. How narrow a viewpoint is the below article?

Haredi Newspaper Says Three Zionist Orthodox Teens Kidnapped 
Because Israel Wants To Draft Haredim

Yated Ne'eman, the daily newspaper that serves as the mouthpiece for the mainstream non-hasidic Ashkenazi haredi faction headed by supreme haredi rabbinic leader Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman, wrote today in an extended editorial that the three boys kidnapped by Arab terrorists on the West Bank Thursday night were were kidnapped by the “military draft law" that (at least on paper) forces haredi men to serve in Israel’s military like all other Jewish Israelis, Ma’ariv reported.

The editorial was reportedly written by Israel Friedman, the paper’s assistant editor in chief.

Friedman wrote that “the government is doing all it can to eradicate Judaism and Jews.” He also insisted that as bad the draft law was, there were also about 30 proposed new laws that are meant to ‘destroy’ various aspects of Judaism the government is trying to pass, as well. All this is why the three teens were kidnapped, he claimed.

“We are [all] guilty. All Israel is responsible for it,” the editorial said. But it went on to stress that it was learning and keeping the Torah that keeps the earth and its inhabitants safe from war, and when the government tries to diminish Torah scholars [i.e. all haredi yeshiva students] by forcing them to serve in the military, “ country is exposed to disasters. [like Thursday’s terrorist kidnapping].…Statistically, every time they tried to hurt those who study Torah, peace is undermined. Now when [the government] enacted the [military draft] law, even if the ways of Heaven are hidden and we can not calculate tit for tat, but obviously, something undermined local security. Because of the government, Israel has become a more dangerous place for its inhabitants."

Yated Ne'eman went on to say that when the Government of Israel is trying to make “an organized kidnapping of Torah scholars from their studies.” This causes the earth to want to “vomit us” out because the government is “trying to harm the real guardians [of the country; i.e., haredi yeshiva students]…the country is exposed to terrible dangers [as a result] and occasionally horrific bills [i.e., the kidnapping] are submitted to us for repayment."

Source:  Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

Excellent Torah Sources In Connection to Our Boys

From Shirat Devorah Messages in Their Names, and Psalms Chapter 72 תְּהִלִּים

From Yeranen Yaakov: An interesting connection to Moshe Rabbeinu kidnapped victims shown to Moshe/Yaakov?

From Akiva (for a Refuah Shleima) at Mystical Paths, a Message from Rabbi Ginsburgh:

"All Jews are responsible for one another," and when Jews are captured by a cruel enemy it is "a time of sorrow for Jacob," i.e., for the entire Jewish People, and with God's help we will soon be redeemed from it. At such a time, the Jewish nature to love all Jews comes to the fore together with our heartfelt prayers to God. We all join together in our prayers that God will guard and protect the captives and bring them home healthy and well, as the verse states, "And sons shall return to their borders."

"Repentance, prayer and charity, remove the evil decree." Every one of us should increase in charity and good deeds, while praying for the welfare of the captives and the success of those who are concerned with rescuing them, as they repent for what they need to rectify. However, every one of us is also a part of the whole of the Jewish People; we must therefore also repent on the public scale - beginning by clarifying the Torah's opinion on public issues and stating it clearly, until we appoint a rectified leadership that will act according to the Torah. Our prayers too should be accompanied by repentance, and by making efforts to rectify the situation on the practical scale.

Fundamental rectification of the Jewish People's security in the Holy Land begins by recognizing our right to the Land. A rectified Jewish leadership must first of all apply full Jewish sovereignty over all areas of the Holy Land currently in our possession. Proclaiming our right to the Land is the deepest expression of our love of the Jewish People and our love of the Land of Israel, and also expresses our gratitude to God for the good land that He has given us. Declaring sovereignty will allow us to stand tall, together with our sense of justice and resoluteness as we fight against the enemies of the Jewish People. This must be a resolute and uncompromising war against terrorists and against those who send them, according to Jewish morality, with all the power that God has given us to dissolve the false hopes of the enemy completely; hopes that encourage terrorism.

It hurts to say this, but we cannot remain silent: the severely faulty Israeli defense policy, such as the reckless release of terrorists, or negotiations with a tendency to surrender or submit to our enemies, weakens our ability to successfully fight against every knife-wielding terrorist. Such terrorists act on encouragement from, and as agents for, the heads of the enemy with whom the government conducts negotiations; lending us the painful feeling that our prayers are coming up against a wall of iron, God forbid. In contrast, during times when the Jewish People have stood firm against the enemy and have not submitted to terrorist leaders, we have been blessed with amazing assistance from Above, and God has answered our prayers and brought success to our endeavors.

May God allow that the spirit of strength and self-sacrifice that beats in the heart of the nation increase and grow ever stronger, and then we will see the fulfillment of the verse, "For Havayah your God, accompanies you to fight for you against your enemies to redeem you." Amen.

It is good to add the following chapters of Psalms to our prayers at this time: 17, 20, 23, 113, 121, 130 and 150.
The names of the three boys are:

Naftali Frankel (Yaakov Naftali ben Rachel Devorah)
Gilad Sha'ar (Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim)
Eyal Yifrach (Eyal ben Iris Tesura)]

17 June 2014

Now Is The Time ...Seize It!

While the whole world is in chaos, Hashem's Master Plan, voices of sanity speak loud and clear.
Some excellent opinion pieces. Will the Government finally do what is right for the people, Israel, and the world

Israel has two choices: Either abandon the peace process or continue the slow death of trying to appease the very people holding the knife to its throat.

"Israel has allowed its sovereignty to be eroded bit by bit, and unless the Jewish state extricates itself from this insanity, the international community will go on perpetuating the two-state lie until Israel is weakened to such a point whereby the real “solution” of its enemies can be actualized" Peace Process Hoax.

Palestinians and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

"How does the this Palestinian unified leadership relate to the requirement of article 35 of the convention to take all appropriate measures to prevent abduction, sale or trafficking in children, or the obligation in article 36 to protect children against all forms of exploitation prejudicial to their welfare? No less relevant is article 37 of the convention prohibiting torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment of children, unlawful or arbitrary deprivation of their liberty and imprisonment, requiring humane treatment and respect for their dignity and needs instead." Height of Hypocrisy.

Time to topple the Palestinian Authority

"This bestial act is a painful reminder of a simple yet incontrovertible truth: our struggle with the Palestinians is not a battle over borders, it is a clash of civilizations. It is a contest between good and evil, right and wrong, truth and falsehood. It will not be solved by signing a piece of paper, holding a joint press conference, or even sharing a couple of beers." Topple the Palestinian Authority

10 June 2014

What Our Early Americans Said ...

George Washington At The Constitutional Convention 1787 - Public Domain 
Vladimir Lenin once said that "without big banks, socialism would be impossible."
What our Early Americans said:
#1 "A wise and frugal government… shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government." — Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801
#2 "A people... who are possessed of the spirit of commerce, who see and who will pursue their advantages may achieve almost anything." - George Washington
#3 "Government is instituted to protect property of every sort; as well that which lies in the various rights of individuals, as that which the term particularly expresses. This being the end of government, that alone is a just government which impartially secures to every man whatever is his own." – James Madison, Essay on Property, 1792
#4 "Banks have done more injury to the religion, morality, tranquility, prosperity, and even wealth of the nation than they can have done or ever will do good." - John Adams
#5 "To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it." — Thomas Jefferson, letter to Joseph Milligan, April 6, 1816
#6 "The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If ‘Thou shalt not covet’ and ‘Thou shalt not steal’ were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society before it can be civilized or made free." — John Adams, A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America, 1787
#7 "I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. If we run into such debts, we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and in our comforts, in our labor and in our amusements." - Thomas Jefferson
#8 "Beware the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry." - Thomas Paine
#9 "If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy." - Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper, November 29, 1802
#10 "All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise not from defects in the Constitution or Confederation, not from a want of honor or virtue so much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation." - John Adams, at the Constitutional Convention (1787)
#11 "The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale." - Thomas Jefferson
#12 "Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood." – John Adams, 1765
#13 "If ever again our nation stumbles upon unfunded paper, it shall surely be like death to our body politic. This country will crash." - George Washington
#14 "I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our Constitution. I would be willing to depend on that alone for the reduction of the administration of our government to the genuine principles of its Constitution; I mean an additional article, taking from the federal government the power of borrowing." - Thomas Jefferson
#15 "When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." — Benjamin Franklin
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