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31 August 2017



Tropical Update: Models show BIG CAT 5 to form in Atlantic - East Coast Heading
(two videos describing Irma and possible Tornado in Mississippi)

August 30, 2017: Another major hurricane appears to be brewing in the Atlantic Ocean.It is predicted to become a Category 5 Major hurricane. Right now the GFS and the GEM have it going into the east coast of North America. Strong, very strong models...stronger than Harvey

Full Tropical Update/Tornado Warning Mississippi!

* EndofDays blog estimates Harvey as First of the end of days' Plagues to hit the World: "The one advantage that we have over all of the Great Sages of Ages past, is now that the first Plague of the Final Redemption has occurred, we can begin to look at this Final Redemption with 20/20 hindsight slowly as each plague occurs.”




The Torah deals with temptation in this week’s reading. Temptation is a constant factor in human existence. Usually we do not carry out the acts that tempt us simply because of lack of opportunity and not necessarily because of our piety. People are watching, the police are in the vicinity, the circumstances currently conspire against us being successful in this tempting but illicit venture. However there are times when these outside inhibitions are not present to deter one from succumbing to the temptation presented.

At such times the Torah seems to imply that it will be very difficult to deny the temptation completely. During war and battle, the soldiers’ inhibitions are released. The Torah therefore proposes to channel the fulfillment of this temptation rather than attempt to deny it completely. Because of this unusual set of circumstances, occasioned by war and its attendant violence and human callousness, the temptation of a defenseless attractive woman captive will be so overriding that the Torah restricted it but did not deny it completely.

There is too much opportunity present here. The Torah is well aware of the frailties and weaknesses of human behavior. It never demands the impossible from God’s creatures. But it does impose a set of rules and a sense of discipline regarding all area of life’s activities. The set of circumstances posed by the Torah at the onset of this week’s reading is a paradigm example of the Torah’s attitude and instructions in all other like matters.

Yet in spite of all of the above, the Torah warns the Jewish soldier that there are unpleasant results and sad consequences to one’s succumbing to temptation even in “permissible” circumstances. No stable and lasting family life can be built upon such wanton initial behavior. Even acts that cannot be initially categorized as being forbidden or illegal can engender dire results later for the person who perpetrates them.

This is true in commercial life as well as in personal affairs. One should always restrain one’s self from pushing the envelope too far. Every act of human behavior potentially carries with it unseen and far reaching consequences. The rabbis always advocated caution in all matters in life – in speech, in behavior and in decision-making. One should never stand too close to the edge of any precipice, whether moral, physical or spiritual.

Everyone’s life experiences validate this wisdom of the sages of Israel. Don’t sit too close to the fire lest one be singed by it. Don’t lean over the fence lest one may fall. Don’t always justify giving in to convenient temptation for there will always be unforeseen and in most cases very negative consequences.

In a world that somehow overvalues risk taking, prudence and caution are not especially favored. Yet this week’s Torah reading illustrates, in a graphic fashion, the wisdom of restraint. The advent of the month of Elul only serves to reinforce these ideas in our hearts and minds and most importantly, in our behavior.

Shabbat shalom
Rabbi Berel Wein


Planet X Location Revealed-Earth Tilts-Sea Retreats-Weather intensifies
There is photographic evidence produced during the Great American Eclipse that strongly suggest the presence of a planetary body approaching the point of perihelion with the sun.

FEMA Prepares for Black Sky Event Across America-Warning Signs of a Planet X Nibiru Pole Shift
Earth EX 2017 is a joint exercise by the federal government to make preparations in anticipation of mass power outages across the United Sates, which would occur as a result of a "black sky" event that would bring society to it's knees.

Yellowstone Supervolcano Alert-Heatwave and Wildfire Chaos-Greenland Heating Up
A Newsweek article published an alarming report that observers had recorded more than 1,500 earthquakes on the western edge of Yellowstone National Park as part of an ongoing “swarm” currently in its seventh week. The swarm began on June 12 and as of August 2 a whopping 1562 events have been registered by the University of Utah's seismograph station.

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked Speaks . . .

My aspiration is to see Israel as a strong and prosperous nation-state that fulfills its promise for the existence and success of the Jewish people

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked spoke today (Tuesday) at the opening of the Israel Bar Association conference opening the judicial calendar held at the David Intercontinental Hotel.

The Minister opened her remarks and said: "In Israel of 2017, a state whose legal regime is a tangle of individual rights with no reference to its basic laws as the nation-state of the Jewish people, Zionism has become a legal dead zone. Questions about it are irrelevant. National challenges are a legal blind spot, which, according to the accepted view today, should not be taken into account, certainly not to decide when questions are raised concerning the individual.

"The question of the Jewish majority is never relevant. It is irrelevant when we talk about African infiltrators who settled in south Tel Aviv and established a city within a city while pushing aside the neighborhood's residents, and the response of the Israeli legal system is repeated disenabling of the law that seeks to deal with the phenomenon. It may be that had the Zionist idea been situated in a real way on the table, yesterday's ruling may have looked different.

"Zionism is also irrelevant when a long-standing mission like the Judaization of the Galilee, which has accompanied us since Zionism's inception, is abandoned in the Kadan judgment (where the Supreme Court ruled that the policy of leasing land to Jews only constitutes prohibited discrimination), all in the name of a system of protecting individual rights," Shaked added.

The Minister emphasized: "The system of individual rights in Israel is something that is almost sacred to me, but not when it is disassociated from all context, not when it cuts itself off from Israeli uniqueness, our national missions, our identity, our history, our Zionist challenges. Zionism does not have to continue to universally bow its head to the explicit system of individual rights, and on the way be cut off from Knesset tradition and the legislative history that we all know. Since the rights revolution, we have stopped seeing ourselves as a community, as a body that is indeed made up of various different components, but has a national worldview and shared aspirations that unite it. We have lost the ability to say 'we'. Our national uniqueness has become a hollow symbol and an empty vessel - we have been fashioned as a system of millions of individuals.

"The legal system in Israel ceased at that hour to take part in the war for the very existence of the state and for the ability of the Jewish people to conduct community and state life. Only a moral and political revolution of a magnitude similar to that experienced in the 1990s, one that would reaffirm Zionism's achievements and its central positions since its inception can reverse the problematic trend," Shaked noted.

According to her, "The Basic Law that Israel, the nation-state of the Jewish people, which will be passed in the Knesset's next session, does exactly that: It is a comprehensive change, a moral and political revolution, a new paradigm for everything we have undergone in the past half-century. It transforms Zionism and the foundations of our most basic and deep identity from the dead ground of our legal system to their rightful place under the central spotlight.

"Rights will cease to be a matter imported here in crates that are unloaded from ships in the port according to pre-determined specifications in an unknown manner, according to an invitation that we, members of the Israeli Knesset, representatives of the public in Israel, have not issued. Fundamental rights will once again be a matter deeply rooted in our unique system.

"My aspiration is to see Israel as a strong and prosperous nation-state that fulfills its promise for the existence and success of the Jewish people, and on the other hand grants in practice all the individual rights to which it has committed itself in the Declaration of Independence, the most formative document of our nation, for all its citizens: Jews, Druze, Muslims, Christians, our obligation to which of course there is not, and can not be, a political dispute."

30 August 2017

President Trump in Corpus Christi with the Governor of Texas

Trump arrives Texas 

Houston Flood Houston prepared?

We Must Be Grateful To G–D for all the Goodness.
There is something that shakes you inside and brings tears when one witnesses people helping people, and rescue crews saving people.  

Houston Floods - Proud Texans come together 
to Help each other - God Bless America #Houston

Dams Overflowing & Flooding To Get Worse.


Large Atlantic Storm Coming! 
Full Tropical Update


[a/k/a Rome, MD]

This Hurricane/Storm is on a Mission! 

UPDATE MAP August 30

29 August 2017

Hurricane Harvey: A First Person Account

Hurricane Harvey: A First Person Account
And how you can help (below).
by Henny Ephron, in collaboration with others affected by Harvey
Also Robert Levy with a short video of the United Orthodox Synagogue in Houston

A friend of mine asked me to describe what is happening in our city of Houston right now, so that people could understand the impact of Hurricane Harvey. To help me give others perspective, she sent me a link to an article that described the 9 trillion gallons of water that fell across Houston and Southeast Texas as “four miles square and two miles tall” if it were to be collected in a container.

A more accurate and terrifying description of what we are experiencing is the reality of people you know coming so close to drowning in their own homes, making the news as a rescue story and grasping how poorly it could have ended. Seeing so many people lose their homes, their cars, and all their possessions from a relentless barrage of water that almost took their lives.

In Meyerland, where the flooding was more devastating, boats were utilized for lifesaving rescues. People had more than five feet of water inside their homes. At United Orthodox Synagogues, the same volunteer recovery team led by Jenelle Garner after the Memorial Day flood, joined forces again before Harvey hit, only to be challenged like never before. Her teenage sons, Yari and Akiva, and a friend Noah, rescued many people yesterday in an inflatable boat. Garner stated that they stopped counting how many people they rescued after the first 15, and continued to rescue people on airboats past midnight. Even though the veterans of previous floods of this area built raised homes to prevent future flooding, they too were severely flooded and needed to be rescued along with families who had taken shelter with them. Robert M. Beren Academy, the local day school, has been acting as a shelter for these families who have been displaced.


The Texas Medical Center in Houston, the largest in the world, battered by the hurricane and some hospitals were forced to evacuate. MD Anderson Hospital, a leader in cancer care with patients from all over the world, was flooded with three feet of water and forced to close outpatient care and postpone surgeries. Roads turned into rivers, the airports closed, and the city largely shut down and is inaccessible. Full article at Aish.com


You can help by donating through one of these links:

Jewish Federation of Houston
Jewish Federation

Jewish Federation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
Federation Relief Fund

Chabad Lubavitch Center Texas Regional Headquarters
Chabad Houston

The OU Disaster Relief Fund for Houston
OU Disaster Relief Fund

“WEATHER WARS” “Mother Nature” or the Hand of G–D

Laying the Foundation for World RectificationRosh HaShana and Succot

An aspect of guilt is beginning to set in among some American minds. “Weather wars” theorists claim Hurricane Harvey was engineered, “steered” toward Houston as a “weather terrorism” weapon. (blaming the “other”) Instilling this in their minds lays the foundation to be brought to the eventual realization that there is a Creator in the World and that Man’s actions are accountable.  (Rosh Hashanah is when Mankind is judged, and Succot: on Hoshanna Rabba is when water is judged)

We are witnessing the non-believers devising ways and means to explain away how the Earth is seemingly being attacked by “climate change”. Gore is half right, in that the cause IS mankind, but not for what he thinks. The reason is that mankind is going against the Creator’s Will with their atheistic attitudes and behaviors. And the Nations of the World are against Eretz Yisrael and His Children, Am Yisrael.



“WEATHER WARS” theorists claim Hurricane Harvey was engineered, “steered” toward Houston as a “weather terrorism” weapon“ Mike Adams of NATURAL NEWS states: [. . .] a growing number of observers, websites and analysts are concluding that Hurricane Harvey was “engineered” and made into a “weather weapon” through a combination of ground-based temperature manipulation tools and “chemtrail” seeding.

"Yes, it sounds absurd at first, until you realize that Al Gore tells us that human activity controls the climate every day. It’s called “climate change,” [. . .] Weather modification, in other words, has become the de facto belief of climate alarmists. The entire mainstream media routinely insists that hurricanes, droughts, floods, snowstorms and tornadoes are all unintentionally created by human activity.

"Adding to the intrigue of all this, Bill Gates announced serious funding for “seawater-spraying cloud machines” designed to generate rain-producing weather systems for targeted communities [. . .]

Mike Adams debunks this “weather wars” theory, but only goes so far as “Mother Nature”. He says, "The history of hurricanes shows that Mother Nature generates them without any human engineering at all.”


The Name Elokim (G–D) is the Gematriah 86.  It is also the Gematriah of HaTeva (the natural world i.e. “nature"). Elokim is obviously G–D's Name of Judgement, often Strict Judgement. [Aleph Lamed Hey Yud Mem Sofit = 86 and Hey Tet Vet Ayin is also 86.]

The gematriah of the word Kos (Kaf Vav Samech) is also 86.  So each cup of wine at the (PESACH) Seder x 4 equals = 86 x 4 = 344 years, the number of years from the Covenant between the Parts when Avraham was 70 years old until we were enslaved in Mitzraim. It is from that Kos that we do not drink that the Ten Plagues of G-d's Wrath were poured out on Mitzraim. True, we take the drops of wine from the second Kos, but the second Kos is quickly refilled.  The Grapes of G–D's Wrath come from the fifth Kos that we do not drink. There were an additional 86 or a fifth 86 years where we were enslaved and beaten through suffering in Mitzraim. Some say that Eliyahu drinks that Kos at the End of Days ....

Isaiah 63:

מִי-זֶה בָּא מֵאֱדוֹם, חֲמוּץ בְּגָדִים מִבָּצְרָה, זֶה הָדוּר בִּלְבוּשׁוֹ, צֹעֶה בְּרֹב כֹּחוֹ; אֲנִי מְדַבֵּר בִּצְדָקָה, רַב לְהוֹשִׁיעַ. 1 ‘
Who is this that cometh from Edom, with crimsoned garments from Bozrah? This that is glorious in his apparel, stately in the greatness of his strength?'--'I that speak in victory of righteousness, mighty to save.’--

ב  מַדּוּעַ אָדֹם, לִלְבוּשֶׁךָ; וּבְגָדֶיךָ, כְּדֹרֵךְ בְּגַת. 2 'Wherefore is Thine apparel red, and Thy garments like his that treadeth in the winevat?’--

ג  פּוּרָה דָּרַכְתִּי לְבַדִּי, וּמֵעַמִּים אֵין-אִישׁ אִתִּי, וְאֶדְרְכֵם בְּאַפִּי, וְאֶרְמְסֵם בַּחֲמָתִי; וְיֵז נִצְחָם עַל-בְּגָדַי, וְכָל-מַלְבּוּשַׁי אֶגְאָלְתִּי. 3 'I have trodden the winepress alone, and of the peoples there was no man with Me; yea, I trod them in Mine anger, and trampled them in My fury; and their lifeblood is dashed against My garments, and I have stained all My raiment.

ד  כִּי יוֹם נָקָם, בְּלִבִּי; וּשְׁנַת גְּאוּלַי, בָּאָה. 4 For the day of vengeance that was in My heart, and My year of (the Final) redemption has come.

An American Patriotic Song: Mine eyes have seen the Glory of the Coming of the L-rd.  He has trampled out the Vintage where the Grapes of Wrath are Stored . . . . Americans have forgotten where their patriotic song comes from.  It comes from the 5th cup of wine.  The Name Elokim has five (5) letters.
[graciously from Dov Bar Leib of endofdays blog]

ROSH HASHANA is when the Jews are judged. 
SUKKOT is when Mankind is judged. 

 In the prophets as well as the Kabbalistic sources, we find that SUKKOT has a special relationship with the messianic era and a unique connection to the nations of the world. As the spiritual climax of the year, sukkot is full of deep allusions to the messianic era - the spiritual climax of world history. 
The Vilna Gaon (Sefaria)

Another allusion to the connection between Sukkot and the Messianic era can be found in the Haftarah for Sukkot which describes the prophecy of the war of GOG and MAGOG.

זכריה י״ד
(א) הִנֵּ֥ה יֽוֹם־בָּ֖א לַֽה' וְחֻלַּ֥ק שְׁלָלֵ֖ךְ בְּקִרְבֵּֽךְ׃ (ב) וְאָסַפְתִּ֨י אֶת־כָּל־הַגּוֹיִ֥ם ׀ אֶֽל־יְרוּשָׁלִַם֮ לַמִּלְחָמָה֒ וְנִלְכְּדָ֣ה הָעִ֗יר וְנָשַׁ֙סּוּ֙ הַבָּ֣תִּ֔ים וְהַנָּשִׁ֖ים תשגלנה [תִּשָּׁכַ֑בְנָה] וְיָצָ֞א חֲצִ֤י הָעִיר֙ בַּגּוֹלָ֔ה וְיֶ֣תֶר הָעָ֔ם לֹ֥א יִכָּרֵ֖ת מִן־הָעִֽיר׃ (ג) וְיָצָ֣א ה' וְנִלְחַ֖ם בַּגּוֹיִ֣ם הָהֵ֑ם כְּי֥וֹם הִֽלָּחֲמ֖ו בְּי֥וֹם קְרָֽב׃

(ט) וְהָיָ֧ה ה' לְמֶ֖לֶךְ עַל־כָּל־הָאָ֑רֶץ בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֗וּא יִהְיֶ֧ה ה' אֶחָ֖ד וּשְׁמ֥וֹ אֶחָֽד׃

(יא) וְיָ֣שְׁבוּ בָ֔הּ וְחֵ֖רֶם לֹ֣א יִֽהְיֶה־ע֑וֹד וְיָשְׁבָ֥ה יְרוּשָׁלִַ֖ם לָבֶֽטַח׃

(טז) וְהָיָ֗ה כָּל־הַנּוֹתָר֙ מִכָּל־הַגּוֹיִ֔ם הַבָּאִ֖ים עַל־יְרֽוּשָׁלִָ֑ם וְעָל֞וּ מִדֵּ֧י שָׁנָ֣ה בְשָׁנָ֗ה לְהִֽשְׁתַּחֲוֺת֙ לְמֶ֙לֶךְ֙ ה' צְבָא֔וֹת וְלָחֹ֖ג אֶת־חַ֥ג הַסֻּכּֽוֹת׃

Zechariah Ch 14

1)  Behold, a day of the LORD cometh, when thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 2)  For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, but the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3)  Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when He fighteth in the day of battle.
9  And the LORD shall be King over all the earth; in that day shall the LORD be One, and His name one.
11 And men shall dwell therein, and there shall be no more extermination; but Jerusalem shall dwell safely.
6  And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations that came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.


Many years ago the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe said that in the era of Moshiach there will be disasters through water. This will bring the nations to a recognition of the power of G-d, preparing them for the revelations of the RedemptionProphecy: Raging Waters 


SE Texas rivers to RISE by 50ft (highest recorded level in history)
interesting comment at endofdays blog discussion of the FLOOD:  Harvey is from the root רוה meaning to saturate, as in:  כי אם הרוה את הארץ (Yishayahu 55:10). It usually comes with a positive connotation, since water is Chesed. But, as in Noah's days, the wicked deeds of the generation can cause the water to burst its boundaries and turn into Din. (also note the number 50)
Reb Dov Bar-Leib said...The Nun Sofit in כִּי מִן-הַמַּיִם מְשִׁיתִהוּ. is like a 50 inch measuring stick facing downward, measuring the amount of water. Will the amount of rain reach 50 inches? The first plague of Blood in Mitzraim lasted seven days. This might not end until Friday.

August 28, 2017: The Brazos River and the Colorado River will rise by an astonishing 50ft in just a matter of hours, prompting immediate mandatory evacuations anywhere near these rivers. 35% of Ft Bend County is expected to be flooded. A nuclear power plant south of Bay City is also in the path of this historic flooding as it sits next to the Colorado River near Matagorda.

*Chemical Leak* spurs emergency "TAKE COVER"! - *Nuclear Reactors* in heavy flood zone!
August 28, 2017: La Porte, Texas had a brief scare when an emergency chemical leak spawned "hunker down/take cover" measures for citizens near the area of LaPorte, all of this as flood waters continue to rapidly rise.
STP Nuclear Power Facility is sitting right next to the Colorado river that is expected to reach record flood stage in less than 2 days. Will they reactors flood. That was the ultimate demise of the reactors at Fukushima, the flood waters overwhelmed their ability to keep the rods cool, losing control of the facility. Hopefully that will not be the scenario here.

One Weird Anomaly From the Flood
CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca tweeted a photo from Houston as the ants formed a protective island in the high water.

28 August 2017




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Meir Ettinger – New Article 8/21/17 (YEHUDA GLICK’S A house of prayer for all peoples)

בית תפילה לכל העמים

טור זה נכתב כהמשך לפולמוס שנערך כאן באתר 'הקול היהודי', סביב סוגיית עליית הר הבית ודבריו של יהודה גליק בנושא

טור זה נכתב כהמשך לפולמוס שנערך כאן באתר 'הקול היהודי', סביב סוגיית עליית הר הבית ודבריו של יהודה גליק בנושא.
לפני שאתחיל שני גילויים נאותים, ועוד אחד בסוף.
1. למרות שאני משתוקק לעלות להר, ונושא המקדש יושב על ליבי. עליתי בפועל בכל חיי, רק פעם אחת בלבד, מאז - או שאני מבוקש על ידי המשטרה, או שהורחקתי מעיר הקודש כולה, או שבכלל ישבתי בכלא.  בחג הפסח האחרון, שחל בחודשים ספורים שבהם השלטון הואיל בטובו לאפשר לי להגיע לעיר ילדותי, ניסיתי לעלות להר, אבל הדבר לא התאפשר 'מפני היד שנשתלחה במקדשנו'
2. הגילוי הנאות השני, שאני חב טובה מרובה ליהודה גליק, שדיבר נגד המעצר שלי, למרות חילוקי הדעות, ולמרות שכתבתי נגדו בבמה זו עוד לפני מעצרי. מקריאת תגובתו לדברים שהתפרסמו כאן בשמו, אפשר להרגיש כי בכל מה שקשור לפן האישי ניכרים דברי אמת. דווקא לאור זה חשוב לי להדגיש נקודה מסוימת.

לכל העמים או לכל הדתות?

יהודה גליק צודק כי בית המקדש נועד להיות, מרכז הקדושה האוניברסלי "בית התפילה לכל העמים". בכל פעם שניבאו נביאינו על הימים שבו אור התורה יגיה חושך וערפל האומות, מוזכר חזון זה בהקשר של בית המקדש, שיהיה מגדל-אור של התורה ויופייה.
הסיבה לכך היא הפוכה מכפי שגליק מציג. בבית המקדש היתה כתובת ברורה בחיל, גזענית ובוטה, שקראה לבני אומות העולם שלא להיכנס לפנים מהחיל. דווקא הבדלה זו, היא שמאפשרת את הפיכתו של המקדש, לכזה המושך אליו את בני האדם מכל קצוות תבל.
המסר המהדהד בכל פעם שהתורה מדברת על המקדש היא חובת ההבדלה, הלווים מצטווים שוב ושוב לשמור את משמרת הקודש, כדי למנוע מיתה כתוצאה מאי זהירות בקדושתו.
מורנו הבעש"ט לימד כי כל תהליך תיקון מורכב משלוש שלבים: הכנעה-הבדלה והמתקה. את ההכנעה וההמתקה כולנו מכירים עוד לפני בואו של הבעש"ט, התוספת שהוסיף "ההבדלה" - היא שמאפשרת לשלב בין היראה לאהבה, בין הכסופים למקום המקדש, התאווה שלנו לדירה בתחתונים, למורא המקדש ולזהירות ולהקפדה על כללי ההלכה.
אותה ההבדלה עליה אנחנו מברכים כל שבוע, היא שמאפשרת לנו לשמור על עצמנו מצד אחד מפני התבוללות וטמיעה בגויים, להילחם באויבינו ולהכניעם. ומצד שני לפתוח את הדלת אל "הנוכרי אשר יבוא מארץ רחוקה ושמע את שמעך".
הסכנה היא כאשר "בית התפילה לכל העמים", הופך ל"בית תפילה לכל הדתות" – "במסגרת זאת אני רואה חובה לשתף פעולה גם עם בעלי אמונה לא יהודים מכל הדתות. כשאני רואה מוסלמי או נוצרי מתפללים בהר הבית זה משמח אותי ביותר – זו הגשמת נבואת הנביאים", כתב גליק.
על העבודה הזרה אמרו חז"ל ש"ותרנית היא", מה שאינו אמת גם אינו קנאי. "האמת היא אחת אבל השקר יש הרבה", לימד ר' נחמן מספר פעמים בליקוטי מוהר"ן. אנחנו חוזרים על כך שלושה פעמים ביום בתפילת "עלינו לשבח", הרומזת כמובא בספרי הראשונים לאיסלאם ולנצרות, שאיננו משתחווים "להבל וריק = ישו (ימ"ש) או לאל לא יושיע = מחמד. מצהירים כי "ה' הוא האלוקים אין עוד מלבדו" ומקווים כי "האלילים כרות יכרתון, וכל בני בשר יקראו בשמך"
"התגשמות נבואת הנביאים", כתב יהודה, אלו נביאים?
ישעיה שאמר "כי קצר המצע מהשתרע"? (ישעיה כח,כ) – "רבותינו דרשוהו על עכו"ם שהכניס מנשה להיכל קצר המצע הזה מהשתרע מהשתרר עליו שני רעים" [רש"י]?
או ירמיה שקונן "לא האמינו כל מלכי ארץ כי יבוא צר ואוייב בשערי ירושלים"? או "וה' אלוקים אמת הוא, אלהים חיים ומלך עולם מקצפו תרעש הארץ"?
נכון. הרמב"ם חותם את ספרו הגדול בהסבר כי הדתות המבוססות על אמונה באל אחד, הם חלק מתהליך ה"מיישר דרך לבואו של המשיח", חס ושלום, שהכוונה לא לעודד את מאמיניהם להחזיק בהבלים ובשקרים שלהם, ולמי שיש לו ספקות שיפתח אגרת תימן, "כללו של דבר אין מניחין אותן לחדש דת ולעשות מצות לעצמן מדעתן ".

אהבה = קנאות

לכאורה על מה המהומה? לא עדיף להתאחד סביב העלייה להר, ולהיאבק עליה, במקום לפתח פולמוסים על קוצו של יו"ד?
מהעובדה כי בתורה מודגשת פעמים רבות כל כך חשיבות ההבדלה בכל הקשור למקדש, מסתבר שלא מדובר בדבר מקרי. ההבדלה היא היא הדרך למקדש. לא לחינם קבע הרמב"ם כי ישנם שתי מצוות הקודמות לבניין המקדש - מינוי מלך ומחיית עמלק (המקבילות לסדר הכנעה-הבדלה-המתקה, ראו בספר מלכות ישראל).
המקדש, הוא מקום האהבה בין עם ישראל לקב"ה, בהגדרה חריפה נקרא אף "חדר המיטות", כמשל לעומק האינטימיות והסוד, שבעובדה כי אנחנו – בשר ודם בונים בית ודירה למי שהשמים ושמי השמים לא יכלכלוהו.
כמו זוג המתחתן, לא יכולה להיות חתונה ללא נאמנות, הקנאות והאהבה הם שני הצדדים של  המטבע. "ויתור" בנושאים מעין אלו, אינו ויתור, אלא פירוק האהבה, פירוק המסתיים בגירושין. חז"ל אומרים כי ביום שבנה שלמה את בית המקדש, הביא לביתו את בת פרעה, ובאותו היום ירד גבריאל ונעץ קנה בים, על אותו שרטון נבנתה רומי שהחריבה את בית המקדש השני...
ובעצם. על מה כל המאבק על ההר? הרי מי הם אותם 'היד שנשתלחה במקדשנו' כרגע? חבריו של יהודה גליק למפלגה, שיושבים בספסל הממשלה, ומדוע? בדיוק מאותה הסיבה, מהפחד מפני 'מלחמת דת'.  ומהו כל קיומנו כעם אם לא כמלחמת דת? "הביטו אל אברהם איכם ואל שרה תחוללכם... כי אחד קראתיו" – קראנו לפני שבוע, על מייסד האומה, שעמד מול כל האלילים וניפץ פסיליהם.
נכון. בית המקדש הוא מקום האהבה, אך יותר מכך הוא מקום היראה – לא לחינם נקראה העיר ירו-שלם, ולא אהבת שלם. כי בניין המקדש דורשת יראת חטא, דיוק, וכוונה. ויותר מכל הכרה כי לא אנחנו נושאים את הארון, אלא הארון נושא את נושאיו.

גילוי נאות שלישי

לאחר ששלושה יהודים נעצרו והודו בחטיפת התגמול של נער ערבי מבית חנינא לאחר חטיפתם של שלושה נערים יהודיים בגוש עציון., פרסם יהודה גליק, פוסט שקורא להטיל עליהם עונש מוות, שכלל הצהרה כי הוא מתנדב להשתתף בהוצאתם להורג.
אני לא רוצה להיכנס לשאלות משמעותיות, השייכות לעולם הערכים, ולדרך ההתמודדות עם טרור. גם בגלל שמדובר בנושאים מורכבים וכבדים, שהתקשורת קלת הדעת איננה יכולה להתייחס אליהם במלוא הרצינות, ובעיקר כי מדינת ישראל איננה מאפשרת, לעת עתה, דיון ציבורי על עמדת התורה בנושאים כעין אלו.
מה שכן אפשר לדבר עליו הוא כי דבר פשוט וברור הוא, שחור על גבי לבן, באותו הרמב"ם אשר מצוטט שכתב שמעלים את המת עצמו להר הבית, נפסק שרק מי שהורג בן ישראל – נהרג. כלל זה נכון, בכל מקרה ובכל מצב. זוהי ההלכה, וזאת התורה לא תהא מוחלפת. מובן, כי מי שהורג יהודי כזה, בניגוד והפך ההלכה, הוא רוצח לכל דבר ועניין. גם אם עולם הערכים הליברלי רואה כיום את הדברים הפוך. נכונותו של אדם לרצוח יהודים בניגוד להלכה! בגלל מחוייבותו לעולם הערכים הליברלי אותו אימץ, היא דוגמא קיצונית לעיוות.
[הבהרה לקורא מנדלבליט. למרות קשיים בהבנת הנקרא בקרב פרקליטות המדינה. אין טור זה מעודד או תומך במעשה. אלא רק מתייחס לעמדת ההלכה לאחר מעשה, התייחס לטור זה כמו לטור שעוסק בשאלה האם להטיל עונש מוות למחבלים].
בעיני, זוהי רק דוגמא, למחויבות לעולם ערכים לא- תורני, והכפפת התורה לעולם ערכים זה. הרב כהנא הי"ד דיבר על תופעה זו שקרא לה מודר-דוקסיה. דוגמא זו מצטרפת ליחס לאלאור אזריה, בניגוד לכלל שקבעו חז"ל כי "הבא להורגך השכם להרגו", התורה כידוע אינה עוסקת רק כשר ואסור ובשבת אלא רחבה מיני ים.
לדעתי, ישנו קו אחד הקשור בין שני הנושאים. נכון, צדיקים רבים, לפני השואה התנגדו לציונות, רבים מהם צדיקים שאת מימיהם אנו שותים, ומתורתם חיים. אפשר לזלזל בהם ולהפטיר כי הרבנים הם אלו שתמיד מעכבים את הגאולה, אך נדמה שהיום, כאשר אנחנו רואים את פירותיה של אותה התנועה, ניתן להסתכל על הדברים גם בצורה אחרת.
מי יודע אולי ראו הם, כי אותם אנשים אשר הובילו את המפעל הציוני, הם שיאסרו על יהודים להתפלל בהר הבית, הם שיהפכו להיות "מהרסיך ומחריביך", ועוכריו של מפעל שיבת ציון. מי יודע? אולי אילו היינו מקשיבים להם, ועולים לארץ רק בקדושה ובטהרה. מי יודע אולי אז היה לנו כבר בית מקדש, ולא היינו צריכים להתחנן להציץ איך ערבים משחקים כדורגל בהר הקדוש?
דבר אחד ברור, כי אם ניצמד היום להלכה, אם ניצוק את הכיסופים למקדש בתוך כלים של יראה, ונאמנות להלכה - זו תהיה דרך הנראית ארוכה, אך היא הרבה הרבה יותר קצרה.

(It would be nice to have a REAL translation)
A house of prayer for all peoples
This column was written as a continuation of the controversy that took place here on the Jewish Voice website, about the issue of the Temple Mount and Yehuda Glick's remarks on the subject.

Before I start two proper discoveries, and another at the end.

1. Although I desire to ascend the mountain, and the subject of the Temple sits on my heart. I have actually gone up all my life, only once, since then-either I'm wanted by the police, or I've been expelled from the Holy City, or I've even been in jail. Last Passover, which took place in a few months when the government was kind enough to allow me to reach the city of my childhood, I tried to go up to the mountain, but this was not possible 'because of the hand that was implanted in our temple'

2. The second proper disclosure, that I owe great favor to Yehuda Glick, who spoke against my arrest, despite the differences of opinion, and despite the fact that I wrote against him on this stage even before my arrest. From reading his reaction to the things that were published here in his name, one can feel that with regard to the personal aspect, there is truth. It is precisely in this light that it is important for me to emphasize a certain point.

To all peoples or to all religions?

Yehuda Glick is right that the Temple was meant to be, the center of universal holiness "the house of prayer for all peoples". Each time our prophets prophesied about the days when the light of the Torah will reveal the darkness and fog of the nations, this vision is mentioned in the context of the Temple, which will be the light tower of the Torah and its beauty.

The reason for this is the opposite of what Glick presents. The Temple had a clear, racist and blunt address in the Corps, calling on the nations of the world not to enter the army. It is precisely this distinction that enables the Temple to be turned into one that draws people from all corners of the earth.

The message that resonates every time the Torah speaks of the Temple is the obligation of separation. The Levites are repeatedly instructed to preserve the sacred vigil in order to prevent death as a result of a lack of caution in holiness.

The Ba'al Shem Tov taught us that each process of correction consists of three stages: submission, sweetness and sweetness, all of which are familiar before the arrival of the Baal Shem Tov, the addition added by the Havdalah - which enables the combination of fear and love, Our apartment in our [?], the sanctity of the Temple and caution and observance of the rules of Halakhah.

The same distinction we welcome every week enables us to protect ourselves from assimilation and assimilation among gentiles, to fight our enemies and to bring them into submission. And on the other hand to open the door to "the stranger who will come from a far land and hear your hearing."

The danger is when the "House of Prayer for All Nations" becomes a "prayer house for all religions" - "In this framework, I see a duty to cooperate with non-Jewish believers of all faiths. The realization of the prophecy of the prophets, "Glick wrote.

"The truth is one, but the lie has a lot," Rabbi Nachman taught several times in Likutei Moharan. We repeat this three times a day in the "Alenu Le'shabah" prayer, which suggests in the first books of Islam and Christianity, that we do not bow down to "vanity and emptiness = J" or "God is not saved". Declare that "the Lord is no more besides Him" ​​and hope that "the idols are cut off, and all flesh shall be called on your behalf"

"The fulfillment of the Prophets' prophecy," wrote Judah, "are these prophets?"

Isaiah who said, "Because the platform is shorter than the stretch"? (Isaiah 28:20) - "Our Rabbis demanded it for the idol that Menasseh brought into the palace of this short platform, from the one who fell from two righteous comrades" [Rashi]?

[Chabad Isaiah 28:20 – For the bed is too short for one to stretch, and the ruler-it shall be narrow when he enters.]

Or Jeremiah who lamented, "Did not all the kings of the land believe that a narrow and enemy would enter the gates of Jerusalem?" Or "Gd is true, God is life and the King of the universe is the earth will shake the earth"?

Right. Maimonides concludes his great book with the explanation that religions based on faith in one God are part of the process of "straightening through the coming of the Messiah," God forbid, that the intention is not to encourage their followers to hold their nonsense and lies, In general, they do not allow them to renew their religion and make matzos for themselves. "

Love = fanaticism

Supposedly what the fuss about? Is not it preferable to unite around the pilgrimage to the mountain, and fight over it, instead of developing polemics on the thorns of Yudam?

The fact that in the Torah the importance of Havdalah is emphasized so often in everything related to the Mikdash does not seem to be coincidental. Havdalah is the way to the Temple. It was not for nothing that Maimonides determined that there are two precepts that precede the building of the Mikdash - the appointment of a king and the living of Amalek (the parallel to the order of submission - the halakha - the sweetener).

The Temple is the place of love between the people of Israel and God. By definition, even the "bedroom" is used as a metaphor for the depth of intimacy and secret that the flesh and blood are building a house and an apartment for those whom heaven and heaven can not possess.

Like a couple who marries, there can be no wedding without loyalty, fanaticism and love are both sides of the coin. "Giving up" on such matters is not a concession, but the dissolution of love, a dissolution that ends in divorce. Chazal say that on the day that Solomon built the Temple, he brought Pharaoh's daughter to his house, and on that day Gabriel descended and stuck a barrel in the sea. On the same rock was built a Roman that destroyed the Second Temple ...

And in fact. What is all the struggle on the mountain? After all, who are those "hands that were implanted in our Temple" right now? Yehuda Gluck's friends, who sit on the government bench, and why? Precisely for the same reason, from the fear of a 'religious war'. And what is our entire existence as a people, if not as a religious war? "Look at Abraham and you, and Sarah will cause you ... because I have read it" - we read a week ago about the founder of the nation, who stood before all the idols and shattered their statues.

Right. The Temple is the place of love, but more than that it is a place of fear - not for nothing was called the city of Yeru Shalem, and not a complete love. That building the Temple requires awe of sin, precision, and intent. Above all, we know that we do not carry the ark, but rather the ark carries its subjects.

Third due disclosure
After three Jews were arrested and admitted to the kidnapping of three Arab youths from Beit Hanina after the abduction of three Jewish boys in Gush Etzion, Yehuda Glick published a statement calling for the death penalty, which included a statement that he was volunteering to participate in their execution.



Hurricane Harvey update:  South Texas… non-preppers hurting badly as food, water, power and emergency services FAIL
Sunday, August 27, 2017 by: Mike Adams 

(Natural News) News from inside Hurricane Harvey:

Local towns are experiencing so much flooding that some are cutting off municipal water supplies.

This is on top of the power grid outages, cell phone outages, store closures and widespread road closures that have taken place here in the last 12 hours.

For the time being, everyone is on their own, with little available outside help. I’ve seen tweets of people pleading to be rescued as their homes flood, and those are the lucky ones who still have bandwidth access. Many people are completely cut off with no services at all: No electricity, no municipal water, no 911 response services, etc. As much as I want to help these people, I can’t even get to them (and neither can anyone else).

Hurricane Harvey is a strong reminder that prepping is the best insurance you can buy. While surrounding areas had no power, I cranked up my John Deere tractor with a PTO generator, providing power to my entire property for the cost of about two gallons of diesel per hour. This tractor-generator setup is virtually EMP-proof as long as you’re using an older tractor, like the one shown below. I call it the “ultimate backup generator” arrangement, and it’s mobile by design (photo courtesy of Steambrite.com)

Quick list of services that have been cut off or FAILED

This is in no way a criticism of emergency response services in Texas, by the way. Governor Abbott is doing a fantastic job, and local responders are also on the ball, saving lives by the hour. Texas has a powerful spirit of survival and preparedness, and that’s why the body count has been so low, given the “end of the world” prognostications we’ve been hearing from the media.

Despite the best efforts of everyone involved, however, this storm is flat-out brutal in terms of the volume of rain it’s dropping on a concentrated area. The flooding is truly reaching apocalyptic levels, and no government, no matter how motivated, can stop a 25-foot wall of water rushing over the banks of a creek or river. (Be sure to follow more news on disaster preparedness at Disaster.news.)

With that in mind, here are some of the services that have been cut off. Let this be a reminder to everyone that in a dire emergency, you may not be able to rely on anyone but yourself. You may be cut off from help just like we’re seeing across much of Texas right now:

  • Municipal water is being turned OFF due to rising waters and possible contamination from septic systems (cholera, anyone?). Electrical services are failing as winds snap off heavy branches that take down power lines. Local power companies then have to fight the wind and rain to repair lines in extremely low-visibility conditions.
  • 911 services are totally overloaded in some areas. Calls are simply going unanswered.
  • Emergency responders such as police and sheriff deputies can’t reach you anyway.
  • Many ROADS are completely flooded over, bringing transportation to a standstill and causing massive traffic jams.
  • Hospitals and emergency rooms are functioning on emergency power, but that only helps if you can reach them.
  • Medical transport helicopters are GROUNDED due to extremely high winds and very low visibility. Only Coast Guard pilots are trained to operate military-class helicopters in such conditions. For anybody else, taking to the skies in a helicopter is “power line suicide.”
  • Food deliveries to local grocery stories are disrupted, and many shelves have been emptied out. Food supplies may be disrupted for an entire WEEK.
  • The entire city of Houston has declared it will shut down for a full week. No government services. No passport processing. No DMV. If you need something from the city of Houston, you’re out of luck.
  • Fuel deliveries are also being disrupted, and some gas stations are near empty. Once the roads are usable again, we will quickly see lack of fuel becoming a serious problem.
  • Cell phone services are on and off in some areas, mostly due to the density of the rain. This means if you need to call 911, you really can’t. It’s one more reason to be prepared to solve your own problems.

Despite all these failures, we’ve been just fine because we are always prepared with food, water filters, backup power, emergency medicine, self-defense firearms, radios, flashlights and so on.

The people who are hurting the worst are those who are not preppers, and many of those people think “prepping” is “stupid.”

Suddenly the tables are turned, it seems. Over about the last 36 hours, nearly everyone in Texas gradually came to realize that preppers are the real geniuses. Prepping, it turns out, is the best insurance you can buy.

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60+ inches of rain forecasted - 

West Houston - Epic Flood

August 27, 2017: *Buffalo Bayou* - Barker and Addick reservoirs are filling rapidly, nearing capacity for the first time, putting thousands of homes and entire communities at risk. A controlled release will begin tonight at 2am. If NOT, a 30ft wall of uncontrolled water could breach

Gators, coffins and snakes:  What 60 inches of rain and a hurricane storm surge could dredge up

Rabbi Winston – Shlach Lecha and 2000th Issue

THIS IS OFFICIALLY the 2,000th edition of Perceptions , boruch Hashem , a personal milestone. It is hard to believe that I have done this 2,...