12 December 2019

Boruch Dayan HaEmes

The Levaya of Moshe Hersh Deutsch HY”D was held at 8:00PM at the Satmar Bais Medrash on Rodney Street in Williamsburg.

The Levaya of Mrs Leah Mindel Ferencz HY”D was held at 8:00PM in Jersey City.

Misaskim thanks the Medical Examiner and federal, state and local law enforcement for their incredible compassion and understanding of Jewish customs to ensure a timely funeral.




President Trump Once Again Acts to Protect The Jewish Nation
Trump Signs Executive Order vs Antisemitism

I will always celebrate and honor the Jewish people," said US President Donald Trump at the White House Hanukkah reception [this will make MiriamEdelson even happier. Listen to her speak"
“This is our message to universities. If you want to extend the tremendous amount of federal dollars that you get every year, you must reject, reject antisemitism and you will never tolerate the suppression, persecution or silencing of the Jewish people," he said. "We have also taken a firm stand against the BDS."

Specifically, the order is aimed at federally-funded universities and colleges and will require the Department of Education, when reviewing whether there has been a violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, to consider this widely accepted definition of antisemitism as part of its assessment of whether an incident or activity may be antisemitic. As such, according to an explanation of the EO provided by the Anti-Defamation League, criticism of Israel could be considered antisemitic if it becomes “intentional, unlawful, discriminatory intimidation and harassment against Jews.”

The IHRA defines antisemitism as “a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. The Department of Education could cut federal funding for institutions that fail to remedy antisemitic incidents that fall under the title.

Source: JPost

11 December 2019

UPDATE: A War on Jews: No Longer Individual Antisemites . . . Tactics Have Changed

Frightened Jewish Community Demanding Basic Answers
VERY SAD UPDATE: Video/Photos at YWN 

YWN With the Jewish community – literally – under attack for the past three years, with one hate crime after the next, the fear is sinking in. Making matters worse, is the slow response in giving the community valid information. . . Why can’t we be told the identity of the shooters? Why did two individuals arrive in a rented U-Haul truck, armed to the teeth, and open fire as if they war entering a war-zone?

Where is the Attorney General of NJ? Why can’t the community receive basic information in a timely manner? Nearly 20 hours since this brutal attack, and NOTHING? Leaving the community in the dark for 20 hours is wrong, dangerous, and causing fear.

Targeted Attack
Two terrorists, cased the Kosher Grocery
300 rounds of ammunition 
and 3 pipe bombs in their van

INTERVIEW:  One of the first responders from a Jewish organization on the scene of Tuesday’s deadly shooting in a kosher grocery store in Jersey City said authorities had found some 300 rounds of ammunition and three pipe bombs in a van linked to the shooters

Speaking with Arutz Sheva Wednesday morning, Isaac Wollner, a member of the local Chesed Shel Emes organization, said the shooting took place in the heart of Jersey City’s small Hasidic community, which Wollner said numbers around 80 to 90 families.

"I came here about an hour after the shootout finished. I was one of the first to respond to the command,” said Wollner. "It's a very small community. . .”

Reminds one of the shootup and siege at the Hypercacher kosher supermarket in Paris
and the Teacher and three children killed at the Jewish Ozar Hatorah school in the French city of Toulouse.

Wolner said the grocery store was in the center of the local Jewish community, next to schools and a local yeshiva. Students in an adjoining unit found shelter in the basement, locking themselves in for hours until police had secured the store.

"About an hour after the whole shooting stopped, they allowed them [the students] to go out, to another beis medresh [yeshiva study hall] two blocks down."

"They only removed the bodies about an hour and a half to two hours ago [around midnight local time]. They removed the bodies from the building, and deemed the building unsafe, since they rammed the building with a big truck. They haven't let anybody in yet to do the cleanup."

"Right after everybody was released from the building and taken to another building, a lot of volunteers from many different organizations came together to support everyone with mental health and comforting,” continued Wollner.

"Chesed Shel Emes brought in a whole truckload of food, because this is the only grocery here, so a lot of people from stores, bakeries, sent food."

Wollner added that a U-Haul van found nearby contained some 300 rounds of ammunition and three pipe bombs.

We have just witnessed an “organized” and “premeditated antisemitism against Jews” the likes of which have just upped the terrorism to a more dangerous level

"As far as if it was targeted or not, the investigation is ongoing. The mayor from Jersey City sent out a tweet that it was a targeted attack. He didn't specify that it was against Jews, but he did write 'targeted attack'."

"New York Mayor de Blasio did say that it was a targeted attack. The [attacker] had in his van 300 rounds of ammunition with three pipe bombs. So I don't know if he was targeting this small community...with 300 rounds of ammunition, but that's what he had in his truck."

Four people were killed Tuesday, aside from the shooters, after the assailants gunned down an undercover cop, identified as Joseph Seals, in a cemetery less than a mile away from the JC Kosher Supermarket – the sole kosher grocery store in Jersey City.

The two shooters opened fire inside the supermarket killing three civilians, including 33-year-old Leah Minda Ferencz, and 24-year-old Moshe Deutsch.

During a shootout later with police, both the suspects were killed. Three police officers were wounded, along with one civilian.

Police said they recovered a stolen U-Haul truck, inside of which they found an incendiary device that has been turned over to the bomb squad for examination.


Unresolved Questions:

Was there a warning beforehand? 
Were authorities on the look-out for trouble?
Is this the beginning of a “european type assault” on Jews?
Are the “shooters” American or foreign? It does resemble other terror attacks in Europe (Germany, England, France, etc.)

Who is G-d That We Daven to? And the Prelude to Mashiach

A new shiur from Rabbi Mendel Kessin Shlit”a is something every Jew must listen to and incorporate into their Mitzvah kavana.  The Rabbi is a fascinating presenter of Torah and hashkafa. Some discourage those who try to imagine who or what G-d is. But Rabbi Kessin lays out the Torah sources that beg us to seek this closeness to HaShem.

This shiur is explained as thus:
Who is G–d, Part One
Although this shiur (class) is part of a dedicated series, it covers material from the missing shiurim at the beginning of the Derech Hashem series. The material not covered here is the Hakdama (introduction), in which the Ramchal summarizes his method of systematic learning and retention of material. Rabbi Kessin has dedicated videos of this method in videos and playlists on this channel.

Please share this with your friends and any Jew you may come into contact with –

It is not enough to ask “will Mashiach come this Shabbos or next Shabbos?”  (Mashiach does not come on Shabbos) While this gets your attention, there is much more serious thinking and soulful preparing to be done by every devoted Torah Jew before Mashiach arrives.

In 21st Century #49 | The Era Before Mashiach..... the Rabbi gave us a prelude to the (not so distant) future scenarios of what we can expect and look forward to as Mashiach makes his appearance.

Now in this series, “Who is G-d!” We are being taken a step closer. Masterfully, Rabbi Kessin is leading us through his exemplary shiurim, to actually prepare our neshomas for this reality (only in our world, but for the future world).

I believe this is what HaShem wants us to do in preparation.

An interesting aside, as I watched The Rabbi my eyes caught a sort of whitish glow on the Rabbis forehead in the place where the 'tefillin shel rosh' lays. Yes, it could be the lighting, but that exact spot did appear whitish on his forehead, not his cheek or chin, but that spot. That’s all I am saying.

Missiles, Missiles and More Missiles: This Calls For Bunker Buster Action

Secret Iranian Subterranean Armory Revealed

Iran is building a tunnel to store missiles in eastern Syria, near the border with Iraq, according to satellite imagery revealed by Israeli intelligence company "ImageSat" on Tuesday. According to the report released by the company, the tunnel is being used to store missiles and long-range weapons and is located at Imam Ali Air Force Base.

The tunnel is estimated to be approximately 121 meters long, 4.5 meters wide and 4 meters deep. The report also showed that construction of the underground base and border crossing will allow Iranians to transfer equipment, weapons, and fighters easily across the Iraq-Syria border. arutzsheva

Photo released by the U.S. State Department of Iranian missile
parts seized in the Arabian Sea on November 25, 2019
U.S. Releases 
First Photos of 'Sophisticated Iranian Weapons' Seized en Route to Yemen

'Significant hoard' captured in the Arabian Sea is further proof of Tehran's efforts to inflame conflict in the region, top U.S. official says. haaretz

World's Fastest Supersonic Cruise Missile, developed by Russia and India, Is Sold to Philippines  (what are they going to do with this?)

The Philippines is on course to become the first foreign nation to acquire BrahMos, the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile, which was jointly developed by India and Russia, according to a report. “As far as the Philippines Army is concerned, the consensus on the BrahMos system is a done deal,” a source familiar with the talks told the Hindustan Times.

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10 December 2019

NIBIRU and Her Orbiting Satellites

[Let’s not forget about this]

THE NEMESIS STAR SYSTEM INC: No Neutron star is involved.. its the gravitational connection between the comet and NIBIRU.. That really controls the comet.. To even suggest that a neutron star is inside the comet is absurd and rediculous.. Only an idiot could even suggest that. please like the video.. It helps others to see the truth..


The objects in the footage are parts of the comet..

NASA Fails To Hide Planet X,Real and Fake both Eclipsed in Russia planet x news 24 (from Jeff P)

Fish are Gone From Alaska Fishery

Readers may wonder why I bring such information to my blog – It’s because there is going to be a deadly FOOD SHORTAGE because nefarious entities are ruining (destroying farming) the world’s natural food chain, the one that was given to us by G–d. These folks are anti-G–d, anti-earth, anti-sanity.

Fish ALL GONE! Gulf of Alaska Fishery to Close for First Time Ever, Sea Birds Affected In Mass

Starting last Month, thousands of short-tailed shearwaters birds migrating from Alaska were washing up dead on Sydney's iconic beaches

Extremely low cod numbers have lead feds to close the Gulf of Alaska fishery for the first time ever. In an unprecedented response to historically low numbers of Pacific cod, the federal cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is closing for the 2020 season. It’s a decision that came as little surprise, but it’s the first time the fishery was closed due to concerns of low stock. “We’re on the knife’s edge of this over-fished status,” North Pacific Fisheries Management Council member Nicole Kimball said during talks in Anchorage Friday afternoon.

Is this truly the case? Are there other factors involved? Anything like 5G or Fuku Radiation tied in??

09 December 2019

Winter is Finally Here – Snow, Flooding and More Rain on the Way

Snow accumulations in the upper Golan Heights

Kayaking in Ashkelon

The stormy weather caused damage and flooding in Ashkelon Sunday night. After a few hours of intense showers in the city, residents found themselves trapped in their flooded homes, as rescue teams were working to release trapped civilians. The municipality blames the flooding on the “unusual” amount of rainfall, but some residents suggest “it’s an urban failure of more than 20 years, the drainage here is not good and they don’t fix it.”

FLASH! Hate Crime!

Hate Crime!
Yet another hate crime!
Arab property was damaged allegedly by Jewish youths.
The Left and its media mouthpieces are howling once again.
Hate, hate, hate!
How long will the haters be tolerated by the racist religious fanatics and the fascist right-wing government? In the midst of the all-encompassing anti-hate noise/crusade I ask myself :
When Arabs attack Jews (about a hundred times more often than the opposite) does the Left-wing storm raise their righteous and furious howl, "stop the hate crimes”!?  (spoiler - no)

Just yesterday in the "mixed city" of Lod, Arabs lynched the community rabbi, dragging him out of his car and severely beating him in front of his traumatized screaming small children.
I am still waiting for the righteous and ferocious howl on the Left to be raised about this horrific hate crime.
Was it really a hate crime?
For some reason, when Jews are viciously attacked by Arabs it is not the result of Arab hate for Jews. It is not even necessarily a "nationalist" inspired attack. Who says that it was not just a "normal" dispute? These attacks do not interest the enlightened warriors for justice. There is no howl!  But when a Jewish youth spray paints on Arab property...woohoo, this is the existential threat to the country and its democracy and every means necessary to quash his threat must be employed!
We get it.

by Shalom Pollack
Shalom Pollack Tours

rabbi dragged out of his car, beaten in central Israeli city of Lod.  Police in central Israel have arrested an 28 yr old Arab man suspected of assaulting a rabbi in the [ISRAELI] city of Lod on Sunday.
The 28-year-old suspect was arrested, questioned, then released to house arrest, after he allegedly dragged Rabbi Itamar Ben-Yaakov out of his car Sunday and beat him, following an apparent dispute in a parking lot in the city of Lod. Rabbi Ben-Yaakov, the rabbi of the Eshkol neighborhood in Lod, had driven to pick up his children from a daycare center, when he found his car blocked by an Arab woman who had exited her vehicle.

After the woman refused to let him pass, Rabbi Ben-Yaakov called police, while the Arab woman called her relatives. [arrest the woman on “incitement charges" Shortly thereafter, two Arab men approached Rabbi Ben-Yaakov’s car, pulled him from the vehicle and knocked him to the ground and began to beat him. Rabbi Ben-Yaakov suffered light injuries during the attack. arutzsheva

President Trump, Welcomed by Sheldon and Miriam Adelman, Serenaded by The Shalva Band

President Trump Delivers Remarks at the Israeli American Council National Summit 2019, is welcomed by Mr. and Mrs. Adelman. Also the Shalva Band performs and Trump is very moved and warmly appreciates them.

Stand for Kedushas haAretz

The “End Days” are here and one must decide on which side to align oneself with. One must stand up for kedushas HaAretz.

HaGaon HaRav Zilberstein: One Must Protest on Shabbos Even If It Will Cause Police To Be Michallel Shabbos

Eisav, Lavan, and all the anti Religious want an end to HaShem and our Torah. If one does not protest, one is counted among the desecrators of Torah.

I see a child enveloped in flames. The bystanders are afraid; they do nothing, or else they are only trying to save the building. I see the child. I rush in. Should I first ask my neighbor whether he, too, sees the child? Should I worry whether, in my haste, I am jostling someone, or perhaps hindering the salvage of the building by running in? Perhaps I am causing a draft, fanning the fire?

“‘But,’ you might ask, ‘what if you are too late? What if the building collapses on top of the child in a roaring conflagration before you reach it?’ To this I reply: ‘Were I to be buried under it, I would at least have done my duty.’” (Rav Shamshon Raphael Hirsch, Letter Nineteen, The Nineteen Letters).

The move to start running busses on Shabbos clearly comes from a strong feeling on the part of many in Israel that they don’t want religion forced on them. 70 years of no transportation on Shabbos has not brought people closer to Torah. It has only re-enforced their feelings against religion which is why there is such a push to have public transportation on Shabbos. Maybe the religious should stop trying to force religion on those who don’t want it. Compulsion does not work. YWN

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Stern Visits Machane Yehuda On Erev Shabbos To Encourage Store Owners To Close In Time For Shabbos

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi HaGaon HaRav Aryeh Stern Shlita visited Machane Yehuda close to the beginning of Shabbos in the hope of encouraging store owners to shut earlier during the winter months when Shabbos begins so early. YWN


08 December 2019



By Yonoson Rosenblum in Mishpacha Magazine | DECEMBER 4, 2019
What fuels the climate change activists — science or politics?

Alarge group of Harvard and Yale students occupied the field during halftime of the annual Harvard-Yale game on November 23 to celebrate their virtue by demanding that the two universities divest all fossil fuel stocks. I assume that not one of the 40 or so students arrested by the police, who took an hour to clear the field, has any substantial knowledge of even one of the 20 or so disciplines subsumed under climatology or the history of climate change throughout human history. (That is also true, incidentally, of myself and well over 99 percent of those who write confidently about climate change.)

If pressed, the students would have simply cited the alleged "scientific consensus" on anthropogenic global warming and shouted down anyone who challenged the existence of such a consensus. For good measure, they would likely have accused the challenger of "threatening" them.

No such consensus exists. In September, 500 scientists and professionals in climate-related fields sent the Secretary-General of the United Nations a "European Climate Declaration," in which they noted, inter alia, that the computer climate models upon which the predictions of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports are based have consistently failed as predictive tools. They therefore "are not remotely plausible as policy tools" and further ignore that enriching the atmosphere with carbon dioxide (CO2) is beneficial.

A little over a decade ago, environmental scientists Dennis Bray and Hans von Storch polled 530 colleagues from 27 countries and asked them to express their agreement with the statement "climate change is primarily the result of anthropogenic causes," i.e., human behavior, on a scale of one to seven. The average, 3.62, came down almost exactly at the middle — not that scientific issues are determined by majority vote.

Such consensus as exists refers primarily to the IPCC and the allocation of university research funding. Guy Sorman of City Journal reports that in a 2005 conversation with Rajendra Pachauri, the director of the IPCC, the latter told him that he recruited only climatologists convinced of the carbon-dioxide warming explanation.

Dr. Judith Curry, former chair of the department of earth and atmospheric sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, left academia and the world of government-funded research, she says, because "climatology has become a political party with totalitarian tendencies. If you don't support the UN consensus on human-caused global warming, if you express the slightest skepticism, you are a climate-change denier [i.e., akin to a Holocaust denier]... a quasi-fascist who must be banned from the scientific community.... Those daring to take an interest in possible natural causes of climatic variation — such as solar shifts or the earth's oscillations — aren't well regarded in the scientific community, to put it mildly."

But why ignore natural causes? The earth's temperatures have been at various times much warmer than today. Climate change alarmists point to rising sea levels as proof of impending doom from anthropogenic warming. But as Professor Richard Lindzen, the Albert P. Sloan Professor Emeritus of Meteorology at MIT, notes, sea levels have been rising since the end of the last ice age.

Dr. Curry points out that from 1910 to 1940, before the dramatic increase in carbon emissions, there was a warming trend, and from 1940 to 1980, the earth experienced a sustained cooling period, even as carbon emissions jumped, giving rise to "consensus" predictions of an impending ice age.

And we may well be entering a similar cooling period. NASA satellites have recorded a heat loss from the thermosphere (the upper layer of the atmosphere), which is consistent with observations that we are entering a period of low sunspot activity, similar to that which coincided with the period from the mid-17th to early 18th century known as the Little Ice Age.

Even the raw data of temperature upon which Global Average Temperature (GAT) is based is highly questionable. Seventy percent of the earth's surface is water, and most of the measurements are based on interpolation between stations. And the recording stations are too frequently in places that inflate the temperature — e.g., near airport landing strips or in built-up urban areas. Aware of the problem, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration set up a network of 114 pristine temperature stations in the lower 48 states in 2005. The recorded data since then show no warming.

BUT EVEN IF ALARMISTS were right about anthropogenic warming, their policy prescriptions are economically and practically insane. Nor do they believe their own hysteria. Former president Obama is famously pronounced his 2008 nomination "the moment the oceans began to slow their rise and the earth began to heal." Yet he recently put down $15 million on a mansion on Martha's Vineyard, a coastal island that would be a prime candidate for submersion by rising sea levels.

If the alarmists believed their own 12 years to doomsday scenarios, they'd be pushing the rapid expansion of nuclear energy — the only non-carbon producing form of energy. Yet almost all reflexively oppose any reliance on nuclear energy, despite dramatic recent advances in developing cheaper, smaller, and safer nuclear plants.

Not one Democratic presidential candidate openly repudiated Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposed Green New Deal, and several have endorsed it, even though it would bankrupt the United States and end all industrial development, without making a dent in overall carbon emissions. By far the largest polluters — China, India, and Brazil — would still do little to reduce their emissions. A brilliant strategy if we all want to end up in Chinese re-education camps.

Indeed, American capitalism has proven the best engine of carbon emission reduction. The fracking revolution has simultaneously enabled America to reduce carbon emissions more than any other country, by switching to natural gas from coal and petroleum, and to achieve the once-deemed-impossible goal of energy independence. Diogenes had a better chance of finding an "honest man" than one would have of finding a Democratic supporter of fracking.

Unrealistic "green" mandates drive energy prices through the roof. In 1992, Germany committed to reducing carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2020. It will not come close. But electricity rates in Germany, as a result of its Energiwend (energy transition) commitment to wind and solar power, have reached nearly three times the US average. The Minnesota-based Center for the America Experiment did an economic study of the cost of a proposal to use 50 percent renewable energy sources by 2030. It found that doing so would cost the state $80 billion on infrastructure by 2050, increase the average family's electric bill by $1,200 annually, and reduce the state's "GNP" (gross national product) by $3 billion per annum, while costing 21,000 jobs.

Too frequently, the obsession with renewables only results in higher carbon emissions. Federally mandated ethanol requirements for gasoline proved a boon for corn farmers and led to skyrocketing world food prices. But the process of producing ethanol, it turns out, releases more CO2 than it saves. Sir John Beddington, former chief science advisor to the British government, notes that to meet European Union renewable directives, countries increasingly have to burn wood, which releases four times as much carbon dioxide as electricity or natural gas per megawatt-hour and 50 percent more than coal. And in cutting down vast numbers of trees, the world is deprived of forests that serve as vast carbon sinks.

DR. CURRY EXPLAINS the elites' devotion to climate change alarmism. It serves their opposition to capitalism and industrial development, and their preference for world government, run by experts, over democratic nation states. That strikes me as right. To that indictment, I would add one other charge: hatred of human beings. Population control frequently ranks at the top of the climate alarmists' agenda.

Danish statistician Bjorn Lomborg long ago argued in The Skeptical Environmentalist that with the $150 billion dollars that enforcement of the Kyoto Treaty (predecessor to the Paris Accords) would have cost annually, and which would have resulted in, at most, a .2 degree reduction in world temperature by 2100, we could purify all the water in the world and save tens of thousands of lives annually.

I wonder if the virtuous Harvard-Yale demonstrators thought of that?

A DAY'S WAGES: Farms "Like Lambs To The Slaughter" - Grand Solar Minimum

An excellent and soulful video by Christian of Ice Age Farmer

As damages from the flooding in US Midwest surpass $5.3 billion -- affecting farmers across the nation -- and more flooding is expected in 2020, it is time to step back and take stock of what is happening. The war on farmers -- the war on our food -- is a silent war with quiet weapons, meaning we must work to SEE what is going on: farm after farm lost.

KISSINGER said, Control food and you control the people.





#I want to tell you a true story. Me and my wife went grocery shopping. We went to Costco then we went to Vons for our meat. It has been probably 6 or 7 months since I personally went shop with my wife? she normally does the grocery shopping for the house and I go every once in a while. When I walked into Costco I was simply amazed at the amount of food but really surprised at the low prices. I was thinking to myself how could the producers of this food sell this food for such a low price, especially when the crops last year was completely wiped out? and this year they were decimated along with the cattle? It really made me think, and really made me realize we are in big trouble, I mean big big trouble. Because I know the farmers and ranchers can not sell all this produce and meat for this low price, they just can't. they have to be losing billions of dollars overall. It really suprises me that there is still so much food on the store shelves. It even made me think? It there really a problem? I personally know farmers and ranchers, I have family in California and the mid-east they crow crops of vegetables and in California they grow citrus,nuts, and avocados and all if them are in financial trouble. They are hurting bad, and it can't continue, they will be out of business in the next year 2020 unless they raise the prices alot or get help from the State they have their farm or ranch in or the Federal government. Period, in not they will be bankrupt for sure 100%. Some of my family have been farmers for over 100 years and I personally was raised on a small ranch until I was 14 years old, so I know about ranching and farming. My late uncle. My dad's brother. His family has two cattle ranches, the big one is in Oklahoma and the smaller ranch is in north Texas. The ranch in Texas is more of a breeding ranch, were they insinuate the heffers and raise premium bills and they do DNA stuff. The ranch in Oklahoma is just a pure cattle ranch, were they take the cattle from Texas to live and graze until they are taken to market. My uncles family cattle operation is a small one compared to the big ones out there, I'm thinking 25,000 head of cattle, in the last 8 months they are down to about 12,000 head, they lost more than half their cattle, most drown in a big flood they had this last spring and the ranch is in big big trouble financially????? sure they had insurance that paid from some of the losses but much more than cattle was destroyed and sure they had some insurance for that also but with raising anything it's the time and bredding cycles you can't get back no matter what you do. Anyways this comment totally depresses me. We are in high trouble, I mean BIG, BIG trouble. This stores might be packed this years end with food and meat at cheap price. But only because the government and their price setting, the government is 100% screwing our great farmers and ranch, it's sad and makes me want to cry and totally pisses me off at the same time. I'm also "SCARED" because I know what's coming to our Country and the World. I have Children and Grandchildren and that is who I'm scared for. Screw myself, it is what it is, but my kids, my grandkids, what does the future hold for them? They will not have the same life we all have had, it's going to get nasty, not just a little inconvenience, but all out mad max. Think I'm exaggerating??? Think again, take a real hard look at the evidence, no food? What would you do to feed your starving child that is crying because he or she is hungry. GOD I hate writing this. But this will be the reality of things to come. So, please if anything prepare yourself and your family for what is coming. God Bless you and your family and may God Bless the United States of America.

#Many thank-you's go to you for mentioning Bosnia, which like other war damaged countries is, along with all other European Nations, now facing agricultural collapse due to heavy out of season snows, horrific winter snows, frightening hailstorms, flood rains & a commonality of life threatening winds + deliberate & malevolent government decisions leading to disaster after disaster. Many of our leaders seem hell bent on collapsing their countries while at the same line lining their own pockets..

#When you talk to the older Germans they will do almost anything to keep the farmers in the black and it's because they've seen starvation. They know the true value of growing food and what happens when you can't. When I see the farmers in Canada growing canola it's such a joke to me. I don't consider that's real food. The nutritionist will tell you that when you hydrolyze canola oil you mess it up compared to olive oil. Farming is big business. There are people here farming 60+ quarters of land. They don't really care about the land they're renting or the glyphosate in the food chain.

#Frightening news, so many unaware! Our parents' generation who lived thru WW2 see the signs in climate plus farming & food/media nazis AND a repeat of signs & signals before WW2.

#and still on a daily basis in the good ole ussa they throw out thousands of pounds of food a day at every grocery store in every state. perfectly good food. due to a bruise, or a nick or anything. meat, dairy cheese ewggs vegies fruits. thousands and thousands of pounds of food goes in the trash. people need to wake up. soon when there is nothing left, maybe then they will be up in arms on how this should have been top priority - horse feed went up 5 dollars a bag in less then 5 months. hay shortages everywhere. some bales are 7-9 dollars for a small sq bale. folks wont be able to afford it. so they will end up at slaughter for human consumption in europe. we are in trouble folks.

#If I remember my history correctly, this is the exact same set up as in the late 1920's. The farm economy had fallen off a cliff well before the stock market crashed.


06 December 2019

Parshas Vayeitzei – Climb the Ladder

Climb the Ladder
By Roy S. Neuberger

My friends, I don’t think we are allowing ourselves to understand the gravity of world events. If we would contemplate what is happening, then our davening would be different and every thought would be directed toward personal, national and world survival.
Several weeks ago, we read, “Yitzchok entreated Hashem opposite his wife” (Bereishis 25:21). These tefillos concerned life itself, the very future of our nation. Obviously, they were deep and passionate. And “Hashem allowed Himself to be entreated,” because “Hashem desires the prayers of the righteous” (Yevamos 64a).
Today it is appropriate for all of us to daven with the understanding that our lives are at stake. I want to emphasize here that my davening is far from where it should be; I am not satisfied with my tefillah. It is frightening to me how often I make a brocha without thinking about what I am saying. This needs constant attention and awareness. If we want to survive into the age of Moshiach, we need to cry out to Hashem “bechol levovcha uvechol nasfshecha … with all our heart and soul.”
The foundations of the world are shaking. Orange juice! We take for granted that this American staple will be available plentifully for our breakfast. Is it an accident that a microscopic organism that has traveled from China is destroying the Florida citrus industry? 
Okay, that’s just one industry. There are many more.
My friends, we must open our eyes. The way of life we have come to know and expect is shaking and trembling. Years ago, I remember Rav Moshe Shapiro zt”l writing that we cannot expect a “normal” existence anymore until Moshiachcomes. To bring home this point, our people are under siege around the world.
In this week’s parsha, Yaakov Avinu sets out from the home of his parents, bereft of all possessions (see Rashi on Bereishis 29:11). He is totally alone, under attack by dangerous enemies who want to destroy him. All has been taken from him, except his connection with his Father in Heaven. Who could be more alone than this heroic man of destiny?
In the utter darkness, he sees a ladder ascending toward Shomayim
This is our one hope. This is the story of Am Yisroel. 
We are alone in a hostile world. All we have is our connection to Shomayim. This is everything, but we have to hold on to it with all our strength. We have to daven like Yitzchok and Rivkah. We have to dream like Yaakov. We have to climb the ladder. It is all we have.

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

© Copyright 2019 by Roy S. Neuberger

Rabbi Winston – Parshas Vayaitzei – Antisemitism, We’re All The Same

And he heard the words of Lavan's sons, saying, “Ya'akov has taken all that belonged to our father, and from what belonged to our father, he has amassed this entire fortune.” (Bereishis 31:1)

I WAS “TREATED” last week to a video clip of some right-wing church newscaster commenting on the upcoming impeachment proceedings in the United States. The caption read, “Schiff and friends have given ammunition to the Jew haters!” And it was not exaggerating in the least.
A “Jew coup” was what the talking head called it. He blamed the attacks on President Trump as being Jew-originated, and then warned his “fellow” Americans to prepare. “The Jews are coming for you,” he said, “and wherever they have, millions of Christians have always been killed.” A classic falsehood and misrepresentation of history.
As I finished the clip, I wondered if the guy had since been arrested, but doubted it. I also wondered how many hundreds of thousands, if not millions of Christians have watched this masterful presentation of age-old church-generated vicious anti-Semitism, and bought it. “Guys like that still exist?” I asked myself out loud.
And then I turned my attention towards the subjects of the videos. I wondered if they had ANY inkling of how much danger their high profile and want-to-be-future-president tactics were endangering the Jews in America. I doubted that too, because people in such positions usually look at themselves as Americans much more than as Jews.
And when I was told about another American Jew who had been living a despicable life until his recent death, and all the negative publicity it created, I gulped a second time. He harmed so many people and his crimes involved so many high-ranking officials, for and against him, that his Jewish affiliation must have come up negatively on many occasions.
An anti-Semite doesn’t really care if a Jew believes in G–D or not, or holds of Torah from Sinai or rejects the idea. A Jew may take note of this with respect to another Jew, and a religious one may look at a non-religious one as being “almost gentile.” But a non-Jew, especially an anti-Semitic one, puts ALL Jews into one and the same category called “Jew,” and ascribes all the conspiracies and plots against the Christian world to the WHOLE lot.
Then my mind went to the next level, the G–D level. We all know the only way to get many Jews to leave exile, comfortable OR painful, is through excessive anti-Semitism. At least that is the way it has worked for the past 3500 years or so, going all the way back to Ya’akov Avinu in this week’s parsha:

And he heard the words of Lavan's sons, saying, “Ya'akov has taken all that belonged to our father, and from what belonged to our father, he has amassed this entire fortune.” And Ya’akov saw Lavan's countenance, that he was not disposed toward him as [he had been] yesterday and the day before. (Bereishis 31:1-2)

The truth is, this was not EXCESSIVE anti-Semitism. It didn’t have to be. Ya’akov was one of the few people who understood it, what it was and where it came from. He knew that as much as Lavan and his sons couldn’t stand him, and had to restrain themselves from harming him, it was really G–D Who had His hand on the valve of anti-Semitism. 
In fact, that was EXACTLY how Ya’akov knew that it was G–D Who controlled the flow of hatred towards him. He was never fooled by the civil behavior of his father-in-law and brothers-in-law. He had no pretenses about their motivations and plans, which is why he knew that G–D was the One who had been keeping them at bay for the past 20 years.
Therefore, when Ya’akov Avinu saw that civility begin to dissipate, he knew it wasn’t just Lavan having a bad day. It was Lavan being himself, which meant that G–D was stepping back somewhat, from overturning Lavan’s inherent hateful nature. Ya’akov comprehended that it meant that history was at a turning point, and that it required a change in his own plans as well.
This is why on a dime, he decided to leave Lavan’s home with all that he had. Anti-Ya’akovism meant that G–D was saying that his work was coming to an end, he had no more business there, and therefore no longer required any special Divine intervention to protect him. If he stayed, Ya’akov understood, he was on his own.
It is incomprehensible how, as a nation that has experienced so much anti-Semitism since its inception, that we do not spend time on this part of the Ya’akov story. The Talmud says that Mt. Sinai is called what it is because sinah—hatred of the Jewish people began there (Talmud 89a). Should we not spend some serious time understanding what this means, and how it can affect us throughout history, especially since the Torah tells us to (Devarim 32:7)?
How is it possible that a people with such a tortured history can take that history so lightly? One of the main lessons of the Holocaust is how man can be so “civilized,” and yet so murderous when it comes to the Jews. How can we turn our backs on such an important survival message?
Even secular Jews. Just take a look at history. Secular Jews may distance themselves from their religious brothers and sisters, but the anti-Semites of history haven’t. A Jew is a Jew is a Jew, they continue to say. When the Christian reporter called it a “Jew coup” against President Trump, he did not make a point of distinguishing which Jews he meant because in his mind, we’re ALL the same.
He’s not alone. We’re also all the same in G–D’s mind, so-to-speak. In terms of halachic culpability, it will depend upon what a person could have known about Torah but didn’t. But in terms of who belongs to His nation, it is all of us, and we really have no way, short of prophecy, to know who belongs more than whom. 
This is why when they have come for us, they have come for ALL of us altogether. They don’t come on behalf of themselves, as much as they think they do. G–D will deal with them for who they are and what they do, but let that not cloud the absolute reality. Anti-semitism is not a form of racism. It is a means of Divine communication. When it happens, we’re best to give an ear to G–D, not to the anti-Semites. When it gets to the point that we have to watch out for THEM, it’s because we didn’t turn an ear to G–D when we should have, as Ya’akov did in this week’s parsha.

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Rabbi Kahana – Vayaitzai: Polar Opposites

Parashat Vayaitzai 5780
Rabbi Nachman Kahana

Polar Opposites

ויצא יעקב מבאר שבע וילך חרנה וגו’

The report of Ya’akov’s departure from Beer Sheva is seemingly superfluous when the important factor in the now developing episode is that Ya’akov went to Charan. Rashi explains that the Torah is informing us that not only does the arrival of a tzaddik leave a deep spiritual impression on the environment, but so too does his departure leave a deep spiritual abyss in the people. Ya’akov’s departure from Beer Sheva and Eretz Yisrael left a gap which would not be filled until his return 22 years later.
The leader of the Williamsburg Satmar community, as apart from his brother, the leader of the Monroe Kiryat Yoel Satmar community, arrived in the holy land. Ten days later he departed. The only newsworthy item being that he distributed five million dollars to organizations that claim that they do not accept Zionist government funding (I am skeptical).
There was no spiritual message that this leader of many thousands of anti-Medina Chareidim delivered on his arrival to anyone outside of his limited flock of adherents; however, on his departure he left a deep impression on those who, for a variety of reasons, are far from Torah observance. They were plunged even deeper in the negation of anything that smacks of kedusha and Yiddishkeit.
Everything and everyone that Hashem brings into the world serves a purpose, significant or not. So, what does the anti-Medina and anti-Zionist message of Satmar (a town in Hungary which means Saint Mary) accomplish to serve our generation?
I suggest:
The episode of the Meraglim (scouts) who refused to enter Eretz Yisrael seems a bit bizarre to be true. These 12 men were the best that Am Yisrael had, at the time. They were the tribal leaders who personally experienced the wonders of Hashem at the ten plagues; the splitting of Yam Suf; as well as the death of the entire Egyptian army that was about to pounce on the newly freed slaves but ended with them at the bottom of the sea. The scouts stood at the foot of Mount Sinai listening to the call of Hashem in the first two commandments. Nevertheless, when they returned from scouting the land, there was an about-face that affected six hundred thousand of the nation’s men between the ages of 20 and 60; convincing them to rebel against Moshe and Hashem.
It seems implausible that such a departure from the truth could come about with men who were so spiritually gifted and maintained such venerable positions in the national hierarchy. It was totally irrational that men who were looked upon with reverence and saw before their very eyes that Hashem was with the nation at every turn, could suddenly deny the reality of life that was theirs.
Similarly, the Satmar point of view is bankrupt; but the followers are blind like in the story of the “King’s clothing”, when the little boy called out “look, the King is naked”.
The Satmar and others who share his views, cling to the debunked idea that the Jewish people are prohibited from raising even a finger towards what is known as “auto-emancipation”; but must remain in galut until Hashem calls for us to return. No Medina, no mass aliya, no political activity towards self-rule. Just eat, drink, be happy and make money until Hashem sends his emissary to whisk us off to the holy land, or until the goyin send us up the chimneys of their death camps – whichever comes first. And preferably we should lie on our backs and hand the land over to those who would continue the Nazi mass murder of our people.
Hashem did not send a miracle maker to the generation of Ezra, yet they returned to rebuild the second Bet Hamikdash, which stood for 420 years.
Jews became politically active towards the goal of national independence towards the end of the 19th century, and the Medina was established in 1948. Had we begun our trek towards self-rule 100 years earlier, the Medina would have come about in 1848 and we would be today not 10 million in the world, but 100 million Jews!
Medinat Yisrael with its 7 million Jews and its unprecedented military victories and scientific, economic and spiritual development could never have come about without the hand of HaShem at the helm. Never has a nation returned to its ancient homeland after thousands of years of being away, as we have. The great tragedy of the Satmar and their influence in the Chareidi world is their inability to admit that they erred. They will continue to oppose even the Mashiach if he comes without a shtreimel, speaking Hungarian Yiddish.
I often speak to people who follow the Satmar dead-end and I go away with a sick feeling. When bringing up the agony of the Shoah and the almost immediate establishment of the Medina, how many times have I heard from them that there is no reason to discuss the Shoah nor the Medina, because it was clear that the Shoah was decreed by Hashem, and the Medina is the will of the Satan.
Indeed, these people confirm that the episode occurred.

An Unbridgeable Wedge

The Chareidim who long to see the negation of the Medina take me back to the mindset of one of my rabbis at the Rabbi Jacob Joseph Yeshiva High School, in New York.
The leading yeshiva high schools established a basketball league. For three of the four years I studied there, I was on the RJJ team and enjoyed every moment – win or lose.
This particular rabbi opposed our yeshiva being part of the league and was especially unhappy with me. He claimed that the league was fargoyisht (for goyim) and every member on the team was a “loser”. His problem with me was that I was a “player” and also a “learner,” and upon graduation even received the Talmud award.
We played once every two weeks. That rabbi who I really liked and maintained a relationship with far after I left the yeshiva when we both made aliya, he to Bnei Brak and I to Yerushalayim, was always informed as to the league’s progress. Whenever we won a game, he would start out the morning class by saying “the yeshiva lost it”, and when we lost, he would say “the yeshiva won it”.
Back to the anti-Medina Chareidim. They rejoice at the Medina’s failures and are saddened at its triumphs. I am happy to report that they are much more saddened than joyful, for the Medina’s successes far outweigh our failures.
In conclusion: Rav Nachman of Breslaw said, “The entire world is a very narrow bridge”. Our Jewish world is even narrower: where with one false move one can find himself suffocated by the obsolete dogmas of yesteryear which history has long ago passed over, or by the intoxicating freedoms of super liberalism which incarcerate the conscience and equate immoral unnatural behavior on the same level as the great ethical ideals of Yehadut.
Our parasha reveals a lesson in human behavior: brothers, even twins can be polar opposites, apart in the world of ideas. Unfortunately, the realities of life often create an unbridgeable wedge between them. Case in point: Nine Satmars (and some other Chareidi groups) would never include a religious-Zionist talmid chacham to complete their minion of ten. Nine religious-Zionists would always invite them, but they would not come.
Shabbat Shalom,
Nachman Kahana
Copyright © 5780/2019 Nachman Kahana

Teach Our Children

TEACH OUR CHILDREN by Shalom Pollack

Israeli Student Scores Fall in International Test, While Arabs’ Scores Drop the Most

The gaps between Jewish and Arab students were particularly glaring, with the Arab failure rate more than double the Jewish one

The above "Haaretz" newspaper headline is at the top of the news today particularly in Leftists print and electronic media.At first glance, this is yet another example of institutionalized Israeli (Jewish) discrimination against Israel's Arab population.How is it that the Arab sector is so far behind the Jewish one?

That is indeed a very interesting question.
The obvious accusation would be discriminatory funding for Arab education in Israel.

Well, that is not it. Budgets for Arab education has been conspicuously very high - higher than Jewish students per capita.Arab participation in higher education had risen much in recent years. The Arab enrollment in the Technion and Haifa University is indicative of this trend; around thirty percent of the students are Arab. Other universities are similar.Remember, the Arab population of Israel is around twenty one percent.

Contrast this with the ‘blazing’ headline in the JPost: 
 “Deficient education and demographics —Massive reform - with no more exemptions for Haredim - is urgently needed
(Skewed opinion, prejudicial?)

Indeed they are given preferential consideration in order to raise the number of Arab students and to maintain their performance.

In other words, they are pushed into the universities.So why indeed do the Arab children fall behind their Jewish counterparts in Israel?

Israel as a country falls in the middle range of the eighty countries in the "OECD" group - the more advanced countries of the world.Israel would rate much higher on this list if not for the Arab sector that brings down the average level of Israeli academic achievement.

Let us take a look around the Arab world. None of the many Arab countries come close to Israel's ranking and achievement even with the Arab sector weighing it down.One wonders, is there something about Arab society as reflected in all the Arab countries that do not lend themselves to academic achievement.Perhaps the various political structures or investment in education or physical facilities in the Arab lands may shed light on the answer?

There are some poor and there are some super-rich Arab countries where funding is not an issue; similar to the huge budgets allocated in Israel for the Arab sector.Yet the Arab world lies at the bottom of the scale of academic achievement as do Israeli Arabs.

Isn't it interesting that in every part of the world, Jews are at the top of academic achievement?
Percentages of Jewish success in every population (if allowed to compete) is simply off the charts. This is truly a unique phenomenon today as it is historically. Simply some parts of the world are known for intellectual ability while others are less.

The case at hand is the Arab world but there are others.

Repeated studies have shed light on the IQ levels of different ethnic groups. Jews are always on or near the top.

This is what research has found. It simply validates what is clearly observable in our daily lives. The "People of the Book" are indeed just that. Studies validate it.

Maybe a part of the huge amount of money is being misspent in the Arab sector. This would not be an exception to the rule. Perhaps the famous patrimony, clan interests, and corruption are where some of the funds disappear?

Perhaps the culture of a zeal for learning for which the Jewish people are famous is less pronounced in Arab culture.

Maybe the Jewish parent has something to do with results?
Or maybe Jews are just smart?

Did I really say that?

05 December 2019

Mosque Being Renovated at Entrance to the OLD CITY

'Muslim Provocation in the Jewish Quarter’

arutzsheva: Jewish residents of the Old City of Jerusalem are protesting the renovation of a mosque in the Jewish Quarter which has been out of use for nearly a century, calling the decision to put the mosque back into use a deliberate provocation.

The Sidna Omar Mosque was built in the 14th century, next to the Ramban synagogue, which was built in the 13th century, on Jewish-owned property, after the owner converted to Islam. The mosque has been out of use since the early 20th century.

Last month, however, the Jordanian-based Waqf, or Islamic trust, which maintains Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem, began renovation work on the Sidna Omar Mosque, prompting fears among Jewish residents that the Waqf is looking to reopen the mosque after nearly a century, despite the fact that there is no Muslim population in the vicinity of the mosque.
  • This will create such tension and terror especially when Jewish attendance at the HURVA might coincide with “their” activities in said ‘mosque’ next door!
  • Can you see the thousands and thousands of arabs emptying into the courtyard? 
  • Imagine the kosher eating places being pelted with rocks after “their” war-shiping!
  • Watch when both edifices empty out at the same time! Clashes predicted!
  • Why does the Jerusalem municipality and the Old City representatives get together to PREVENT TERROR? (this spells the end of this mayor’s reign)
  • No one dismisses this as nothing more than a PROVOCATION to DISRUPT Jewish residency in the OLD CITY!
  • Can one imagine the loudspeakers daily blasting at 5 am?  
(w/out explosives)

Speaking with Arutz Sheva, Efraim Holtzberg, who has lived in the Jewish Quarter for four decades, called the move a “provocation” aimed at disrupting Jewish life in the area.

“The opening of the mosque in the Jewish Quarter is the most flagrant violation of the status quo,” said Holtzberg. “The Jewish Quarter is the top Jewish tourist attraction in Jerusalem, with two million tourists each year. Why violate the balance in the Quarter?”

“For almost a century the mosque was abandoned and was not used,” continued Holtzberg. “Putting it back into use is a Muslim provocation. Bringing it back into use would draw large numbers of Arabs into the Jewish Quarter on Friday [the Muslim holy day] and especially on Ramadan, and [Jewish] residents of the Quarter would have to get increased security, and there is always the concern that terror could raise its head.”

“Unfortunately, the government and the City of Jerusalem are asleep at the wheel on this. Just recently, a plan was approved for the Waqf to open a big Islamic center at the end of HaKotel Street which would seriously harm the character of the Jewish Quarter.”

But Shoshana Selavan, chairwoman of the Jewish Quarter administration, said that a senior Waqf official had assured her that despite the renovations, the Sidna Omar Mosque would not be opened for mass prayers, and that the renovations were needed after the building suffered water damage from last year’s rains.

The Sidna Omar Mosque is not the only one in the Jewish Quarter to be renovated, however.

Residents of the Jewish Quarter also expressed concern earlier this year over plans to reopen another long-abandoned mosque, this time on Chabad Street, at the entrance to the Jewish Quarter.

Penina Seidel, the wife of the well-known Jewish outreach organizer Jeff Seidel, has lived in the area for 36 years, and also expressed concerns that the reopening of the mosque could make life difficult in the Jewish Quarter.

“Obviously there are mosques everywhere in the Old City of Jerusalem, we aren’t debating the fact that the city is holy to everyone. But this mosque is located right at the entrance to the Jewish Quarter. After so many years of being out of use, the [mosque] is now in the advanced stages of [renovation], all they have left to do is install the speakers.”

“We see this as an infringement on our privacy and the independent life of the Jewish community in the quarter. The authorities haven’t taken any of our appeals seriously, they just direct us from one office to another.”

No New Neighbors on Our Borders!

Bennett at Air Force Base:
'We won't accept any new neighbors on the State's borders'
[one guess who that is]

[Our] Defense Minister visits Hatzor Air Force Base,

'We embark on extensive economic campaign after terror operatives all over world.’

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett visited Hatzor Air Force Base today with Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin and with participation of Hatzor Base Commander Brigadier General Brigadier General Nir Barkan and other senior officials.

Bennett spoke of his decision to sign a first executive order of its kind aimed at limiting economic activity of individual terror operatives and carrying out "targeted economic thwarting".

"Activity against terrorists isn't only in the field but also through the pocket," the Defense Minister explained. "Today we embark on an extensive economic campaign after terror operatives all over the world.

"Everyone who harms us, we will chase him, whether it is at the ATM that won't give him money, or at the airport when they won't board, or at the entrance to a country that refuses them entry. We'll chase the terrorists so it becomes unwise to kill Israelis."

The Defense Minister also addressed Iranian establishment in Syria making it clear that Israel would fight against it. "We have excellent fighters, pilots, and soldiers. The State of Israel is determined to face the Iranian effort to build on our borders. We won't accept any new neighbors on the borders of the State of Israel."


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