30 August 2019

A State of Blindness

BS"D
A "STATE OF BLINDNESS”
By Roy Neuberger

Our parsha opens with the word, “re’eh… See.” Why is this word needed?

Hashem is telling us to open our eyes.

“All human beings are presumed to be in a state of blindness until the Holy One, Blessed be He, enlightens their eyes.” (Midrash Rabbah Beraishis 53:14) The Midrash brings this when commenting on Hagar’s failure to perceive the well which was right in front of her eyes. (Beraishis 21:19) These words constitute the formula we recite if we have lost something.

Often we do not see what is directly in front of us. This is true not only with physical objects but – even more significantly – in matters of ruchnius[1].

“These are the ordinances that you shall observe to perform in the Land that Hashem, the G-d of your forefathers, has given you, to possess it, all the days that you live on the Land. You shall utterly destroy all the places where the nations that you are driving away worshiped their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills, and under every leafy tree. You shall break apart their alters; you shall smash their pillars and their sacred trees shall you burn in the fire; their carved images shall you cut down and you shall obliterate their names from that place. [But] You shall not do this to Hashem, your G-d….” (Devarim 12:1ff)

We are required to perceive the difference. We are not like the other cultures. We are called “Am levadad yishkon … a nation that will dwell in solitude.” (Bamidbar 23:9)

After the recent shootings in the United States, I saw an article advocating a national day of introspection so that the United States can try to achieve a sense of unity and perspective, the way Am Yisroel, lehavdil, attains unity and perspective on Tisha B’Av.

My friends, we are not permitted to confuse ourselves with other cultures.

This was the confusion which enveloped the Children of Israel in Biblical Egypt, when at least eighty percent identified with Egyptian culture and refused to follow Moses out of Egypt. And this was the confusion which enveloped the Children of Israel in Europe, when the reformers wanted to assimilate into non-Jewish society and take the remembrance of Yerushalayim out of Jewish hearts. “When Hashem your G-d, will cut down the nations, to which you come to take possession from them … and you will … settle in their land, beware for yourself lest you be attracted after them ... and … seek out their gods…” (Devarim 12:29)

It is time to open our eyes and perceive the emptiness of the culture in which we are submerged.

“Since Elul is the last month of the year and immediately precedes Rosh Hashanah, it was established as a time for repentance…. From ancient times, these have been days of reconciliation between G-d and Israel. (Book of Our Heritage)

Hashem assures us!

Afflicted, storm-tossed, unconsoled one, behold, I shall lay your floor stones upon pearls and make your foundation of sapphires ….” (Haftaras Re’eh) All will be well for us if we separate from falsehood and come back in teshuva to our Father and King.

[1] Spirituality

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Rabbi Winston Parshas Re'eh

See that I place before you this day a blessing and a curse… (Devarim 11:26)

IT’S A COMMON expression in probably all languages. A person can be talking to someone for a while, and all of a sudden, in order to make a point, they’ll say, “Look…” as if to better grab their listener’s attention, even though they already have it. They probably don’t even know they said it, or even what they mean by it. It can be kind of automatic.

In general, people will start a sentence with, “Look” as a way to focus people on the point they want to make. It’s a way of saying, “Pay attention to this. This is what I really mean to say, which you will also see if you look more closely at the matter.”

Moshe Rabbeinu has been talking to the people non-stop since Parashas Devarim. The ENTIRE book is a one-day discussion, though we read it in 11 episodes. True, he could be saying “See!” now in this week's parsha because some people may have been losing their concentration. More than likely, he is trying to take the Jewish people deeper into the following matter.

The following is from a chapter in an upcoming book called, “Not So Bad:

Redemption has been hotly anticipated for almost 6,000 years—by CREATION. It EXISTS for redemption, because it cannot fulfill its reason to be until it occurs. As long as exile remains a reality, Creation hobbles through history.

Mankind too. Mankind was created into Paradise, the ORIGINAL and far more ULTIMATE version of redemption. Having been expelled LONG ago from Gan Aiden, it has been mankind’s mission to return there—we were MADE for it—and can’t be happy until we do.

That’s why we CHEAT. It’s either that or live depressed, which many do. We are wired to be happy, and when we’re not, especially for extended periods of time, or for reasons we can’t accept, we break down. We either give up, or find ways to fake it.

There is no greater pleasure in life FOR EVERYONE than being closely connected to G–D. If that sounds like religious marketing and advertising, it’s only because those who have failed to grasp this, have done their VERY best to make it seem that way. This way, they can avoid the need to earn the right to return to Paradise, and make a lot of money off a lot of people who haven’t.

What people also don’t understand is how EVERY other pleasure in life, is just a very watered down version of the original one. The pleasure they enjoy from anything, even illicit pleasures, is the spark of G–D within it with which they have interacted spiritually. Unearned, and how much more so if stolen, it can only be fleeting, resulting in an insatiable desire to have more and newer ones.

Fortunately for man, Creation offers many.
Unfortunately for man, Creation offers many.

The first statement does not need an explanation. The second one does. It’s the reason why we’re still in exile, 5,778 years later, and making Creation pay for it as well. People are born, raised, and live according to the wrong idea of pleasure and fulfillment. Consequently, mankind greatly under-strives, settling for far lesser forms of pleasure and quality of life.

Noach in his time understood this, but failed to impress the people of his time with it. Avraham succeeded somewhat in showing this incredible truth to his generation, but it didn’t stick. Their intellectual capacity was not great enough to counter the magnetism of the sensual pleasures of the physical world.

Hopeless, at least for the time being, G–D turned away from the bulk of mankind. He chose instead to build a NEW nation from Avraham, one that could grow up with THE TRUTH from the beginning. Clearly the world was not going to change. Success depended upon the creation of a nation that didn’t NEED to change, just improve.

Torah, given exactly 500 years after the birth of Avraham, helped with that. It provided new structure for an ancient wisdom, a guided means to an endgame known since G–D spoke to our first ancestor.
The fundamental difference? Clearly Torah does not shun physical pleasure AT ALL. Indeed, so MANY mitzvos inherently promote the greatest of material enjoyments.

Shabbos.
Yom Tov.
Relationships.
The list is long.

Rather, the ESSENTIAL and ETERNAL difference in approach to life that Avraham Avinu discovered, and then passed down to his son Yitzchak, who later passed it on to his son, Ya’akov, etc. was this:

Physical pleasure is not the GOAL of life. It is a wonderful BY-PRODUCT of doing the will of G–D.

The goal in life is doing the RIGHT thing, the G–DLY thing. Our core is spiritual, so we are, in essence, spiritual. We crave spiritual success, and would know this automatically if the drives of the body, which is only clothing for the soul, weren’t so “loud.”

The truth is, physical pleasures are even MORE enjoyable when they are spiritually-justifiable. We can argue that point and fight against it, but we can’t change it because it is the way we were MADE, as the Torah says:

And G–D created man in HIS IMAGE; in the IMAGE OF G–D He created him… (Bereishis 1:27)

So there.

As the mishnah says, this world is only a corridor to the next world. It means that whatever pleasure we enjoy in this world, it pales compare to the pleasure we’re in for in the World-to-Come. And THAT pleasure will be COMPLETELY spiritual. 

Shabbos is kind of bridge between both worlds, the present one and the one to come. It is considered to be one-sixtieth of the World-to-Come, to indicate that one can, if they observe Shabbos in holiness, experience additional levels of spiritual pleasure from physical activities.

This is because, and this is REALLY important to know, the things we enjoy can provide varying levels of pleasure. The level of pleasure is based upon the person performing the pleasurable act, and the manner in which it is done. The more spiritually capable a person is, the more they are “permitted” to access deeper levels of pleasure.

This is both a secret and not a secret. Righteous people know this and live by it, which is why they require SO little to get SO much out of life. The rest of the world experiences it from time-to-time, when they add a spiritual element to their physical experience. But they just don’t understand it well enough to apply it to their everyday lives.


Besides, they are constantly being told by the media that TRUE pleasure comes from physical pleasures WITHOUT spiritual connection. And most people are either too naive or unquestioning to realize they are being conned out of a higher quality of life. And this approach has spilled over into the Torah world as well…

(More next week, b”H).

Rabbi Kahana Re'eh – Open Your Eyes and See


BS”D 
Parashat Re’ai 5779
Rabbi Nachman Kahana

Open Your Eyes and See!


Devarim 11,26-28:
ראה אנכי נתן לפניכם היום ברכה וקללה:
את הברכה אשר תשמעו אל מצות ה’ אלהיכם אשר אנכי מצוה אתכם היום:
והקללה אם לא תשמעו אל מצות ה’ אלהיכם וסרתם מן הדרך אשר אנכי מצוה אתכם היום ללכת אחרי אלהים אחרים אשר לא ידעתם

26) Perceive (comprehend)! I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse
27) The blessing if you obey the commands of the Lord your God that I command you today;
28) And the curse if you do not obey the commands of the Lord your God and turn from the way that I command you today by following other beliefs, which are foreign to you.

It is apparent from these verses that there are four possibilities in the Creator-Yisrael relationship:
1- “…if you obey…” – life will be a blessing
2- “…if you do not obey…” – then life will be a curse
3,4- “Perceive! I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse”, when life is 3- a blessing disguised as a curse, 4- when life is a curse disguised as a blessing. For example:
The Israeli public and, certainly, our political leaders who are more privy to what is happening, are angry and frustrated at the double standard applied by the “enlightened” peoples of the world against the Jewish State.
Many Western European institutions and personalities are leading the movement to isolate Israel by boycotts, divestments and sanctions. The revulsion is intensified by the fact that they assert their moral indignation only against the Jewish State.
Where are the demonstrations on behalf of the Tibetans, Syrians, Kurds, Armenians, and Ukrainians? Where are the boycotts against the Chinese, the Russians, the Cubans or the Turks?
At “Black September” Jordan murdered more “Palestinians” than those killed in Israel in 120 years; with no threats of BDS.
However, if one has “Jewish eyes” he will discern that the double standard is a blessing in disguise!
How?
There is a powerful, subconscious compulsion behind the double standard which the Christian and Moslem countries are imposing against the Jewish State. It is their painful, destabilizing, maddening perception based on the Jewish nation’s quantitative and qualitative survival record that we are indeed God’s chosen people. Therefore, they must make every effort to prove that the Jews and the Jewish State are immoral and non-spiritual, and not only are we not God’s chosen but we are unworthy of even being included in the family of nations.
The hatred shown to us by these anti-Semites is a glaring expression of their own awareness that we are indeed God’s chosen people; for the more they attempt to negate the historical facts laid down at Mount Sinai and isolate us, the greater is their frustration as the Jewish State goes from success to super success, from victory to greater victory.
Here is HaShem’s blessing – the visible truth – arising out of man’s attempt to curse, as the prophet Yishayahu (54,17) said 2500 years ago:
כל כלי יוצר עליך לא יצלח וכל לשון תקום אתך למשפט תרשיעי זאת נחלת עבדי ה’ וצדקתם מאתי נאם ה’

No weapon forged against you will prevail, and every accusing tongue will be silenced
This is the heritage of the servants of God, and this is their vindication from me, declares the Lord.

Another example of man’s curse from which arises HaShem’s blessing:
The State of Israel is weary and fearful with every military acquisition made by an Arab country. Since we cannot acquire the quantity of arms which fill the facilities of our neighbors’ armies, we strive to maintain a qualitative edge. However, it is predicated in military circles that quantity becomes quality when the figures reach over three to one. A great pilot can expect to be victorious when combatting 2-3 enemy planes; beyond that number he is in serious trouble.
The total quantity of weapons given to our neighbors by the United States, Russia, England, France etc., is beyond 4 to one and in some cases 10 to one compared to Israel.
Here is the curse! Where is the blessing that arises from the curse?
These great quantities of weapons are used daily to fan the fires of hatred between the Arabs and themselves. In Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Sinai desert, Yemen, Somalia, Mali, Saudi Arabia, Turkey. Every day our Arab enemies murder their own Moslem Sunni and Shiite co-religionists and become less focused on Israel.
Even in times when large segments of the Jewish nation do not observe the Torah mitzvot and the quality of harsh justice (midat hadin) demands its full expression, our Father in heaven reluctantly decrees a curse upon His children, and very carefully and with great dignity imbeds a cloaked blessing in the decree.
What is happening today is a replay of sorts of what transpired in ancient Egypt, where the Torah (Shemot 1,12) states:
וכאשר יענו אתו כן ירבה וכן יפרץ ויקצו מפני בני ישראל:

But the more they (the Jewish people) were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread
This will be the pattern of our history for the foreseeable future. We will face one danger after another, and in every case HaShem will extricate His children Yisrael. Until the time when the cumulative miracles being performed for the Jewish nation in Medinat Yisrael will leave no room for doubt that we are and always were the exclusive nation of the Creator.
And the fourth case of a blessing and a curse, when the curse is disguised as a blessing, for example:
A beautiful, spacious home in a nice Jewish neighborhood in London, Buenos Aires, Lawrence. Two cars in the driveway and an income of over a quarter million dollars a year. Children in day-schools, in universities. Daf Yomi with a great talmid chacham teaching. Pesach in any one of the high-end hotels which is not embarrassed to relieve you of 25-30 thousand dollars for the eight days.
Or, an adequate home or nice apartment in any one of the yeshiva communities, where your soul feels uplifted daily, especially under the tutelage of an outstanding rosh-yeshiva who upholds the belief that soon the Mashiach will come and bring an end to the Jewish suffering, and whisk every Jew back to Eretz Yisrael to the 10 room house with adjoining Olympic pool, in the Rechavia section of Yerushalayim.
Here are two instances of blessings which conceal an extreme curse. Because the individuals involved have been sentenced to life imprisonment in the penitentiary of galut, with no chance of parole.

Parashat Re’eh from beginning to end is Eretz Yisrael

Chapter 12,1 states:
אלה החקים והמשפטים אשר תשמרון לעשות בארץ אשר נתן ה’ אלהי אבתיך לך לרשתה כל הימים אשר אתם חיים על האדמה:

Moshe Rabbeinu tells the nation that the mitzvot of HaShem are to be fulfilled in Eretz Yisrael, the land that HaShem, the God of our fathers, has given us for an inheritance.

Chapter 14,2:
כי עם קדוש אתה לה’ אלהיך ובך בחר ה’ להיות לו לעם סגלה מכל העמים אשר על פני האדמה
For we are a hallowed people, chosen by HaShem to be His chosen nation because of our inherent spiritual nature.

The Land was chosen and sanctified by the Creator. He chose the descendants of Avraham, Yitzchak and Ya’akov to live in the Land to serve as the torchbearers of His presence in this world.
Happy and blessed are the descendants who have kept the faith by returning to the Land and fulfilling the call from Sinai with no lame excuses.
How very sad that so many Jews are duped to believe fantasies that keep them incarcerated in that penitentiary of galut.
May Hashen open their eyes as the parasha demands with the word “Re’ai” – see. That they should see that their religious life is compared to a driver whose foot is pressed on the accelerator pedal down to the floor while the gear is in neutral or even in reverse.
Shabbat Shalom and a meaningful, sincere Chodesh Elul.
Nachman Kahana
Copyright © 5779/2019 Nachman Kahana

29 August 2019

Democratic Union Having a Breakdown?

Stav Shaffir and her **Insane “new *Green Deal” 
[just look at the craze in her eyes – sound familiar]


STAV SHAFFIR OFFERS A 12-YEAR 
GREEN ECONOMY [NIS 290 billion over 12 years] PROGRAM FOR ISRAEL

Israel Democratic Union party released on Tuesday a program meant to place Israel on the cutting edge of the global effort to save the planet. The plan, released on Tuesday, includes the gradual limitation on the use of privately owned cars in cities and a growing investment in public transportation; shifting the cities’ landscape (depopulation) to high-rise building; investing in and implementing new green-energy-producing technologies (5G radiation)  and the gradual decrease of meat consumption (imitation foods). [this is nothing more than a diabolical plan to “control everything” by a “few”, this is not democratic, its Technocratic – the new war on human life]

the Arabs will not go for this, but will endorse it for the Israelis

Red Terror on the Loose 

Israel Hayom journalist Yehuda Shlezinger was scheduled to interview Democratic Union leader MK Stav Shaffir, but the interview was canceled at the last minute.

"I've never had such a thing happen to me," Shlezinger wrote on Twitter. "I arrived for a magazine interview with Stav Shaffir. Her spokesperson was waiting in the entryway and said: 'If it doesn't go on the cover, there's no interview.' I left. It's insane.” arutzsheva

Kan journalist Orit Navon interviewed Shaffir on Facebook Live and said afterward that Shaffir completely ignored all the questions posed to her during the interview.

"Imagine what it's like to sit in front of a person who completely ignores your presence," Navon said. "At a certain point I stopped and told her, 'Listen, there's a problem, I'm sitting here in front of you and you're ignoring me. You're talking like I'm not here and it's already offensive on a personal level. What are you doing?’” 

 "From all the politicians I've met from the right, left and center, this was without a doubt the strangest [interview] on Facebook Live I've done. Seriously, leave politics. Start with learning how to conduct a conversation with someone who is not you.”  arutzsheva


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* "Sustainable Everything” = UN Agenda 21, UN Agenda 2030, 5G (fake-reporting) = Internet of Thing$, Cell Tower Radiation, Chemtrail Toxicity Aluminium/Cadmium/Lead/Nanos, Social Programming and the end of life as we have all ever known i.e. Very Against G-d and His Creations.

** When leftist anti-G–d ideology goes too far.

UPDATE: MONSTER ERUPTION AT KAMCHATKA and Dave Dobbs Explains

MONSTER ERUPTION AT KAMCHATKA (SHIVELUCH) — ASH FIRED TO 70,000 FEET (21.3 KM) — “VEI 5/6 CONFIRMED” — GLOBAL COOLING

electroverse: The recent strong explosive activity at Kamchatka (Shiveluch) volcano, Russia climaxed over the weekend as a VEI 5/6 monster of an eruption rocked the mountain, and there’s likely more to come.


The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Anchorage reported on a volcanic ash plume rising to a staggering 70,000 ft (21300 m) and moving at 10 kts in NNE direction — particulates ejected to altitudes above 32,800 feet (10km), and into the stratosphere, have a direct cooling effect on the planet.

This eruption at Shiveluch produced a “huge stratospheric injection” says Diamond, of the Oppenheimer Ranch Project. “We’re talking Plinian, Ultra-Plinian — one of the largest eruptions of the last decade.”

Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.

The recent global uptick in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, a waning magnetosphere, and the influx of Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.

Check out these link for more info:
principle-scientific
research gate




Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift:  the cold times are returning, in line with historically low solar activity.



Dave Dobbs: Massive Shiveluch volcano eruption and earthquake in UK - trajectory crystal clear
Discussion on MrMBB333's latest shot and what an earthquake in England means. Apologies with the qualify of the video but sent from my phone

The last time Shevaluch went off on the 22nd of February 2019 (earlier this year) an earthquake struck in the uk. We are seeing the longitude aspects of where the object was in February right now…again as it comes in. We are one thirteenth of it cycle closer to it than we were back then. It seems Sanfrancisco might not have to be as worried as Europe

28 August 2019

WHAT’S UP APP?

inconceivable
What’s the Meaning of This??
Giving away $5,000 to sign up to "YWN WHATSAPP"?
the following appears on Yeshiva World News under each news item:


Won’t this get you kicked out of Yeshiva?
Yeshivos are banning talmidim from owning “Smart Phones” 
and YWN advertises this?

SMART PHONES ARE NOT SMART
THEY CAUSE BRAIN CANCER
*CAUSES THE “CARING” ASPECT OF THE BRAIN TO ERODE
[the *higher functions of the brain, i.e. compassion are damaged]
SMART PHONE ADDICTION WILL LEAD YOU 
NOT TO SHAMAYIM, But …
BE SMART DITCH WiFi

A husband and wife from Bnei Brak were apprehended by police on motzei Shabbos in Ramat Hasharon with thousands of shekels worth of drugs in their vehicle. . . They were carrying 700 grams (24.5 ounces) of marijuana and tens of thousands in cash along with a number of smartphones. YWN

LISTEN TO AN EXPERT TELL YOU WHAT THE DANGERS ARE:


[Text to video] A recent independent investigation by the Tribune was conducted to test radiofrequency radiation emission from popular smartphones. The testing, which followed federal guidelines at an accredited lab, showed radiofrequency radiation exposure from the iPhone 7 measured over the legal safety limit and more than double what Apple reported to federal regulators from its own testing. 
The Tribune’s testing represents one of the most comprehensive independent investigations of its kind, and the results raise questions about whether cellphones always meet safety standards set up to protect the public.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which is responsible for regulating phones, states on its website that if a cellphone has been approved for sale, the device “will never exceed” the maximum allowable exposure limit.
After reviewing the lab reports from the Tribune’s tests, the FCC said it would take the rare step of conducting its own testing over the next couple of months.
“We take seriously any claims on non-compliance with the RF (radiofrequency) exposure standards and will be obtaining and testing the subject phones for compliance with FCC rules,” agency spokesman Neil Grace said.
To see the full report along with charts, company responses and an overall risk assessment, click here.
Perhaps the most alarming point of the Tribune’s study is that ‘allowable’ emissions of radiofrequency radiations are associated with cancer. In 2018 The Nation wrote an exposé titled 5G smartphones cause cancer; Big Wireless doesn’t want you to know. The piece chronicles the wireless industry’s decades-long, global campaign to war-game science, manipulate media coverage, and massage government officials into convincing the public that cell phones are safer than independent science suggests.
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*Dietrich Klinghardt MD, PhD (medical expert)

Banned From What’s App!

Have you heard about the Chinese 
“Social Credit System”?
The Race is On to 5G and The Internet of Things.
[A new form of Behavior Modification]

Uh-oh: Silicon Valley is building a 
Chinese-style social credit system
In China, scoring citizens’ behavior is official government policy. U.S. companies are increasingly doing something similar, outside the law. fastcompany

Have you heard about China’s social credit system? It’s a technology-enabled, surveillance-based nationwide program designed to nudge citizens toward better behavior. The ultimate goal is to “allow the trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step,” according to the Chinese government.

In place since 2014, the social credit system is a work in progress that could evolve by next year into a single, nationwide point system for all Chinese citizens, akin to a financial credit score. It aims to punish for transgressions that can include membership in or support for the Falun Gong or Tibetan Buddhism, failure to pay debts, excessive video gaming, criticizing the government, late payments, failing to sweep the sidewalk in front of your store or house, smoking or playing loud music on trains, jaywalking, and other actions deemed illegal or unacceptable by the Chinese Government.

China’s social credit system has been characterized in one pithy tweet as “authoritarianism, gamified.” [“on steroids”]

Here are some of the elements of America’s growing social credit system.

The New York State Department of Financial Services announced earlier this year that life insurance companies can base premiums on what they find in your social media posts

PatronScan helps spot fake IDs—and troublemakers. When customers arrive at a PatronScan-using bar, their ID is scanned. The company maintains a list of objectionable customers designed to protect venues from people previously removed for “fighting, sexual assault, drugs, theft, and other bad behavior,” according to its website. A “public” list is shared among all PatronScan customers. So someone who’s banned by one bar in the U.S. is potentially banned by all the bars in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada that use the PatronScan system for up to a year. (PatronScan Australia keeps a separate System.

Airbnb—a major provider of travel accommodation and tourist activities—bragged in March that it now has more than 6 million listings in its system. That’s why a ban from Airbnb can limit travel options. Airbnb can disable your account for life for any reason it chooses, and it reserves the right to not tell you the reason

You can be banned from […] WhatsApp if too many other users block you. You can also get banned for sending spam, threatening messages, trying to hack or reverse-engineer the WhatsApp app, or using the service with an unauthorized app. WhatsApp is small potatoes in the United States. But in much of the world, it’s the main form of electronic communication. Not being allowed to use WhatsApp in some countries is as punishing as not being allowed to use the telephone system in America.

If current trends hold, it’s possible that in the future a majority of misdemeanors and even some felonies will be punished not by Washington, D.C., but by Silicon Valley. It’s a slippery slope away from democracy and toward corporatocracy. In other words, in the future, law enforcement may be determined less by the Constitution and legal code, and more by end-user license agreements.


NOW THIS:

China Finally Snuffs Out a Beacon of Liberal Thought and Democracy
Beijing’s Unirule Institute, founded to promote economic liberalization and democracy, set to shut down after a quarter-century, citing government pressure (WSJ)

Unirule Institute of Economics founded to promote economic and political liberalisation. One of China’s only independent thinktanks has been ordered to shut down, another sign of the dramatically shrinking space for public debate under the government of the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping.

The Unirule Institute of Economics, one of China’s few remaining outposts of liberal thought, said in a statement on Monday that local authorities had declared the thinktank “unregistered and unauthorised.” Chinese liberal thinktank forced to close after being declared illegal

China is making a transition from arbitrary rule of law to rile of law, and we’re an example of that,” Jiang Hao, a public policy researcher for the organisation, told the New York Times last year. In its statement on Monday, Unirule said the ban on their organisation was a “serious violation” of China’s own laws, including the constitution, which maintains citizens’ rights of freedom of speech, publishing and association.

AND THIS:

China’s Potential New Trade Weapon: Corporate Social Credits
Program will reward or punish companies for their behavior, but foreigners worry Beijing will use it to impose political orthodoxy on international firms (WSJ)

Russia Just Fired Nuclear-Capable Missile From North Pole, Another from Within Arctic Circle

Is Anyone Watching Russia?

Early on Saturday morning the peace and tranquility of the Arctic, hundreds of miles from the nearest signs of human activity, was shattered. A Russian submarine punched through the ice near the North Pole and fired a Sineva type intercontinental ballistic missile. Meanwhile, around 1,000 miles further south, yet still within the Arctic Circle, another Russian submarine launched a Bulava type intercontinental ballistic missile from beneath the surface of the Barents Sea. The timing and location of these tests may be intended to send messages both internally and to the rest of the world.




Source: Forbes

27 August 2019

What is The Solution to This Dilemma?

These are the nice looking young Arab men who one meets in stores, as trusted workers in your home, Kosher chicken pluckers, Sodastream co-existence employees who become the nice looking terrorists dedicated to killing Israelis/Jews, here in Eretz Yisrael, or in the USA, Afula, or in the (“settlements”) communities of Yehuda and Shomron. Eliminated! What awaits them where they will be sent?


Maybe their mothers are Jewish; once upon a time young innocent (ignorant) Israeli girls, courted by, lavished gifts upon, and finally brought “to the village” to be married (60,000); thereafter made pregnant, beaten for behavior, treated as dirty Jews. What will become of their neshomos?

Maybe their mothers are Jewish, but they will never know unless by a dying bedside. What will become of their neshomos?

Maybe their mothers are just Jew hating Arab women from the village who promote their “terror ideology”.

What is the solution to this dilemma?

We need to daven (pray) to HaShem to release this yoke and gezera from upon our necks. To help guide our not yet believing sisters and brothers to return to You. We want the fulfillment of the 
Geula b’Rachamim.

We Are in The Last Days of This World . . .

“See,” says Moses to the people of Israel, “I place before you today a blessing and a curse”—the blessing that will come when they fulfill G‑d’s commandments, and the curse if they abandon them.  (Deuteronomy 11:26, Parshas Re’eh)
Freedom of choice has been granted to every man: if he desires to turn toward a good path and be righteous, the ability to do so is in his hands; and if he desires to turn toward an evil path and be wicked, the ability to do so is in his hands . . .

We are in the last days of this world as we know it, and permit me to say, there should be no “vacation” from our duty to bring Mashiach.
  • We bring him by doubling-down on Torah study and gemilus hasodim, acts of chessed and charity.
  • It is no longer life as “usual”, because the usual is “unusual”.
  • Doing the usual leaves one a target for sakona, accident or death.
  • One must be blinded to not see what is happening.
  • Children need to be told serious things, and they will accept them, in some cases better than the adults.
This is serious business. Antisemitism is rampant, education of Jewish children is being threatened with learning secular ways or get arrested. No joke. Not teaching them secular studies brands children as truants, and lands parents in jail — so threatens NYS Ed Dept! At the same time children (girls) are being denied entrance to Jewish schools! Educating Jewish Children
  • Chosson Critical After Airbag Failed to Deploy In Head-On Crash On Israel’s Route 89  YWN. The family asks that the tzibur be mispallel for Shmuel Chaim ben Sheindel Tziril
  • Nasty Graffiti Painted In Broad Daylight At Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim  YWN
  • Anti-Semitic graffiti painted on walls of Connecticut synagogue arutzsheva
  • Police investigating possible hate crime after anti-Semitic graffiti painted on exterior walls of a synagogue in Connecticut. arutzsheva
  • DESPICABLE: “Holocaust Shirts” Bearing Image Of Man Being Shot Into Mass Grave Sold On Amazon UK  YWN
  • German soccer fans call sporting director a 'Jewish pig'
  • German soccer team refuses to acknowledge its fans over anti-Semitic and racist chants. arutzsheva
  • The Supreme Court on Sunday evening disqualified Otzma Yehudit members Baruch Marzel and Bentzi Gopstein, preventing them from running in the September 17 elections to the 22nd Knesset. arutzsheva  Disqualified for saving Jewish youth from intermarriage!
Israeli (Haifa) court blocks concert featuring Mordechai Ben David
Court [cowardly] bars men-only Haredi concert in Haifa which was set to feature Mordechai Ben David, Motty Steinmetz [cowardly, hours before event]. Anti-Religious, anti-Jewish, anti-semitic Haifa Court ruling. Yes, its anti-semitic, because Wikipedia meanings: 2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of the Semites. 3 : jewish

Israel’s Attorney General, Avichai Mandelblit, [cowardly] offered an opinion to the court in support of the IWN petition, arguing that the City of Haifa had failed to justify its support for a show catering to men only:  [hypocritical: truly a state of all its citizens (sic!)]

United Torah Judaism MK Uri Maklev lambasted the ruling, calling it proof that Israel's Haredi community was being "persecuted”. "The Haredi community is being persecuted by various parties and organizations,” . . .

"Today, the court gave legitimacy to these hate-groups. The hypocrisy is just unbelievable of these people who say 'Live and let live' while highhandedly and arrogantly intervening in the public life of the Haredi community to the point where they don't allow [interfere in] the Haredi community to follow its beliefs and way of life."

26 August 2019

Educating Jewish Children Part II

Do you see a Correlation?
Recognize the Irony?
Teach All My Children Torah or You Will Not be Able to Teach Any
New York State Education Department Means Business
New York’s Yeshiva Crisis (read Part I)

*Mishpacha: “The regulations, as written are so extreme that not a single yeshiva or girls school in the community, even the more liberal Modern Orthodox schools, will be able to abide by the details. To those who say yeshivas need to improve secular studies, that is an ongoing debate. But these new regulations will permanently alter the character of Orthodox schools.”

Mishpacha:  “. . . Yeshivos that do not comply with the impossible-to-fulfill regulations will have their licenses yanked and parents will be informed by the local school authority that their child is truant. If parents persist in sending their children to yeshivah, they could potentially face arrest on child-neglect charges. This, unfortunately, is a very real scenario.

[potentially, child neglect could prompt Social Services to yank the child from the parents and place the child with a secular family for a forced secular education. the potential future of Jewish children.]

To understand more about what this tragedy entails, please grab this issue of Mishpacha Magazine, read up, and write those letters to Board of Regents.

Anyone who once learned in a NY Yeshiva or who has children or grandchildren in the Yeshiva system can send a letter. Fathers and Mothers may each send their own letters, as can each member of the family who has graduated.

Mishpacha Magazine (Issue 774, 20 Av 5779): Metro and Beyond by Yochonon Donn

Educating Jewish Children Part I – The Mirror Article in Part II

The sister magazine to Mishpacha for Shabbos reading, *Hamodia, in their “Prime" publication, was the topic of
THE CHILDREN LEFT BEHIND: 
The Moment of Truth
Hamodia Prime:  "The summer is ending. School buses are revving up. But some parents still don’t know if their children will make the bus. Hamodia talked – and listened – to educators, parents, and community askanim to raise awareness of the problem, and look at some possible solutions."

Articles included:

Out of Sync, Out of School by Rabbi Binyomin Zev Karman

Finding a Place for Every Jewish Child by Rabbi Binyomin Zev Karman
”You must teach to the student’s strengths," and not to his weaknesses,” declares *Rabbi Dr. Joel (Yosef Shimon) Rosenshein, a noted psychologist who works extensively in helping children who are not succeeding in School. If a student does not learn, its the responsibility of the teacher to find a way to help the student learn.. If we would follow this approach and realise that it is our responsibility to supply a Torah education to each and every Jewish child in this manner, then we would be able to find a place in the classroom for every Jewish child.”

Back to School, (articles) as told to Yosef Herz
  • The School Administration View
  • A View from a member of an Acceptance Committee
  • What is our goal
  • Making it in the System by Mrs Tizvia Friedman, mechaneches at Nefesh High School
This situation is never ending, and occurs every end of summer.  Actually, this seems to be a problem with Girls Schools. The articles about young girls not being accepted to this or that school, or any school for that matter, is horrendous. We see these article about America and Israel, among the Orthodox and Hasidic schools and seminaries.  
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*at the time of writing I was unable to find anything online about Dr Rosenshein (that I could copy), so I typed the above paragraph from the magazine, since its public reading, I hope it is ok. I have since received permission, so therefore the link above on his name.

Hamodia Prime, 20 Av 5779, Vol 22 No 1074. One can find both Mishpacha and Hamodia magazines wherever Jewish periodicals are found where Jewish newspapers are sold.

25 August 2019

UNTREATABLE TOXIC SALMONELLA

MIDDA KNEGED MIDDA

The CDC is Being Challenged 
[is science being trumped by its own scientific experiments?antibiotics not working]

The CDC reported the results of a study conducted on Salmonella Newport that was not responding to two oral agents that are frequently recommended to treat Salmonella infections.

Resistance to antibiotics is rare in human cases of Salmonella, though most Salmonella patients don't actually need antibiotics at all. For those who do, doctors are concerned that commonly recommended treatments won't be effective in the future if there are more antibiotic-resistant strains, *Ian Plumb, an epidemiologist in CDC’s Enteric Disease Epidemiology Branch, and an author on the study, told USA TODAY.

"Salmonella Newport is one of the most common types of Salmonella, which is a major cause of foodborne illness in the United States,"

This particular, antibiotic-resistant strain wasn't detected until 2016, said Plumb. It has since been detected on multiple occasions in cecal and beef samples along with a mix of queso fresco and Oaxaca cheese in the United States and Mexico.

Last year, there were 255 cases in the United States spread across 32 states, between March 2018 and June 2019.

For patients infected with this strain of Salmonella Newport and who need antibiotic treatment, alternative drugs may need to be considered,"

We know that any use of antibiotics, in people, animals, and the environment, can lead to the development and spread of resistant bacteria,"

In the last few years, he said, there has been increased awareness about antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which can limit treatment options, said Plumb. So, when this happens, it can be a reminder to consider antibiotics a "precious resource" that should only be used in humans and animals when necessary.


*Quoted material from Ian D. Plumb, MBBS
Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Infections with Decreased Susceptibility to Azithromycin Linked to Beef Obtained in the United States and Soft Cheese Obtained in Mexico — United States, 2018–2019
cdc.gov

UPDATE: Jewish Blood is NOT CHEAP

Rabbi Eliyahu: 
"How can Terrorist kill People Again in the Same Place?"

arutzsheva Rabbi Eliyahu praised the family's strength. "I met a family here which is strengthened by the pain. It's hard to say such a thing when you are still in the shiva, but you really see the pain and how they use the pain to grow stronger. I hope that from this place the government will also draw strength."

The rabbi also noted that the site of Friday's bombing attack, the Ein Bubin spring next to the town of Dolev, was also the site where Danny Gonen was murdered by a terrorist in 2015. "The first thing I thought about was Danny, who was killed in this place, and I spoke to his mother - Deborah Gonen. Her pain was sure to return, so I called her to comfort her. She is also from Lod and her son was killed in this same place. Surely, when an attack is repeated twice, it requires the government to reconsider how the same mistake was made multiple times. *How can they treat terrorists with kid gloves, give them nice conditions in prison, release them with payments to families and expect no terrorist attacks."

"We unfortunately know that attacks took place everywhere. Everywhere a Jew goes, they kill him, whether in Israel or abroad, whether in France or Tel Aviv. In the Dolphinarium, in Afula or elsewhere. We should not give them excuses. Jewish blood is not cheap anywhere, whether here or in the settlements.”

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* because they travel the same roads over and over again, looking for victims
* because the govt is afraid of a wild stampede of knives in our cities
* because the thirst for Jewish blood is an epidemic of hate 

UPDATE:
NITZAN HOROWITZ ATTACKS RABBI ELIYAHU
AND SMOTRICH SETS HIM STRAIGHT

Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich responded, "Nitzan Horowitz, don't you dare say a word about Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu. Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu is a Torah giant! He's a hero with his wonderful work in many areas. And how do you say it in your campaign? To be the greatest of opponents to sexual violence, without fear - this is Rabbi Shmuel - this is courage!

"And yes, also to fight for the integrity of Israel and the Jewish people is courage. And to tell the truth when it is not the most popular is courage. And to establish a rabbis' association which is active in bringing all different types of people closer to Judaism - religious and secular - is courage."

"You are brave on Facebook, he's brave in life. That's why you and your friends will continue to grumble, and he and we will continue to act, with courage."

"And the truth is, if you knew him and you had the courage to admit the truth, you would say the same thing. But you live on stigmas and you don't even have the courage to meet him one-on-one and listen. The loss is entirely yours," concluded Smotrich.

NIBIRU UPDATE and Earth Anomalies

This Is What It's All About Now...Not The Coming Flyby
Not all the sightings have been documented by some, so watch what Dave shows: 



Nobody is sure WHY this is happening - Never before seen in RECORDED history! [71000 fires: the burning off of wood causes the ash-smoke into the atmosphere which creates I believe creates a cooling effect. [May be related to the GSM (grand solar minimum) and/or NIBIRU thrashing through our atmosphere.]





CLIMATE UPDATE

Foot of Summer Snow BC, Hurricane Drought; Crypto Nations



Over a foot of snow (35cm) has fallen in British Columbia western Canada, so much of a rare season event it caught provincial park staff and campers off guard forcing the closure Fort Nelson and Muncho Lake Park - Stone Mountain. Hurricane season in the Atlantic is far short of expectations although experts tell us that climate change will result in more frequent storms. A look at which countries are adopting cryptocurrency fastest across the globe. Winter is Coming Cycles of Change Presentation: A comprehensive PDF slide presentation with accompanying MP3 narration of the slides by David DuByne, author of Climate Revolution. Over an hour of detailed explanation and documentation of the rapidly approaching periods of life-changing Cold we will soon experience.


ICE AGE FARMER: China Stocks Up - UK Panics - Cartels Seize Avocados - Fake Eggs - Crop Losses

24 August 2019

China’s IronSand — Aggressive, Distrustful Dragon

Is the composite in the cars being sold to Israel that smash up, curl up, disintegrate and kill too many passengers unnecessarily.

Many times I have commented about something not natural about all the car accidents and the disintegrating body frames of these cars. I just found out (but cannot divulge source) that the “steel” that China sends to America (and probably other nations for smelting into “steel” for the building of airplanes and cars) is defective and known "to crumble away in auto accidents”. It is made from "ironsand mined" on the southeast coast. [American steele is hard]

[a great way to undermine your enemies in the air and on the ground]

This is an example, “Two people about the age of 20 were killed on Monday evening after their vehicle colliding with a post next to the Arad landing strip.” were they in a car? Collided with a post? What does that mean? If a car, did it “collapse or crumble” around the post, disintegrating?

Another Example: In a fatal vehicular accident at Shokat Junction in the Negev between two trucks, a bus and three private vehicles,
Smashed to smitherines, after being plowed into by a semitrailer. The cars being built of (irons and) “steel” are defective from the moment they leave the factory. One used to be semi-protected by the steel frame of a car that was hit. But nowadays they are designed to be death traps, as witnessed by the crushed and crumbled remains after driving on Israeli roads. Not only do passengers have to worry about speeding weapons, they have to fear disintegrating within their mobile incinerator on wheels. Buy sturdy German cars.

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My other suspicion is that when they make “stainless steel” pots, etc, that they incorporate NICKEL into the formation. NICKEL SILVER is toxic.

Wikipedia: What is Nickel Silver: Nickel silver, Maillechort, German silver,[1] Argentan, new silver, nickel brass, albata, alpacca, is a copper alloy with nickel and often zinc. The usual formulation is 60% copper, 20% nickel and 20% zinc. Nickel silver is named due to its silvery appearance, but it contains no elemental silver unless plated. The name "German silver" refers to its development by 19th-century German metalworkers from the Chinese alloy known as pakto. All modern, commercially important nickel silvers (such as those standardized under ASTM B122) contain significant amounts of zinc, and are sometimes considered a subset of brass.

"According to the Merck Manual, prolonged contact of copper alloys with acidic food or beverages (including boiling milk) can leach out the copper and cause toxicity. Long-term, low doses can lead to cirrhosis (of the liver). It is also the case that many people have allergic reactions to nickel, causing a weeping rash that will not heal as long as the metal is in contact with the skin.”

So therefore, do not buy any stainless steel that is made in China. Its a big thing in Israel, with so much imported from China.

The quantum revolution is coming, and Chinese scientists are at the forefront
https://www.greenwichtime.com/business/article/The-quantum-revolution-is-coming-and-Chinese-14342081.php

Beijing is pouring billions into research and development and is offering Chinese scientists big perks to return home from Western labs. China's drive has sparked calls for more RandD funding in the United States, and helped trigger concerns in the Trump administration that some types of scientific collaboration with China may be aiding the People's Liberation Army and hurting U.S. interests.

The United States must be prepared for a future in which its traditional technological predominance faces new, perhaps unprecedented challenges," the Center for a New American Security wrote in a recent report about China's quantum ambitions.
Quantum technology seeks to harness the distinct properties of atoms, photons and electrons to build more powerful tools for processing information.

Last year, China had nearly twice as many patent filings as the United States for quantum technology overall, a category that includes communications and cryptology devices, according to market research firm Patinformatics. The United States, though, leads the world in patents relating to the most prized segment of the field - quantum computers - thanks to heavy investment by IBM, Google, Microsoft and others.

What is Quantum Tech?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_technology



23 August 2019

Parshas Eikev – Hashem Does Not Want to Destroy Us

HASHEM DID NOT WISH TO DESTROY YOU!
By Roy S. Neuberger

The Satan is pushing against us. As Dovid Hamelech says, “You pushed me hard that I might fall, but Hashem assisted me.” (Tehillim 118)

People are so pressured that it is difficult to think clearly, but we have to try to understand what we are doing. We begin the week with “ata chonantanu … You have given us intelligence ….” If we do not use our G-d-given intelligence, then how will we get through the week, let alone through life itself?

In this Parsha, Moshe Rabbeinu states a simple yet life-saving thought: “Hashem did not wish to destroy you.” (Devarim 10:10) 

This, my friends, is the only reason we exist, because Hashem wants us to exist!

I hate to read the news, but I am aware of some things which are happening. I want to point out two news items which I believe are related:

Item One: the State of New York is trying to destroy our yeshivos

Item Two: the State of Israel, lehavdil, destroyed a shul in the week before Tisha B’Av.

We have to try to understand what is going on in the world in order to preserve our lives. “For the Land to which you come to possess it, it is not like the land of Egypt that you left, where you would plant your seed and water it on foot like a vegetable garden. But the Land to which you cross over to possess it is a Land of mountain and valleys. From the rain of heaven it will drink water, a Land that Hashem, your G-d seeks out. The eyes of Hashem your God are always upon it from the beginning of the year to year’s end.” (Devarim 10:10-12)

Who gives us the Land? Who gives us life? Who protects us from the legions of our enemies? When are we going to wake up?

There is a category of disease known as “autoimmune conditions,” meaning that one is essentially allergic to oneself. We have become allergic to ourselves, our very Essence! The Source of our existence is the Ruler of the Universe Who watches over us and protects us at all times, Who feeds us directly from “the rain of heaven.”

Why do we attack the Source of our Life? Are we crazy?

In fact, we are not intrinsically crazy, but the Satan is pushing us hard, as in Mitzraim, where the Children of Israel were unable to hear the words of Moshe Rabbeinu because of “shortness of breath.” (Shemos 6:9) 

But Hashem wants us to live!

“This shall be the reward when you hearken to these ordinances and you observe and perform them: Hashem, your G-d will safeguard for you the covenant and the kindness that He swore to your forefathers … He will love you and bless you! …. You will be the most blessed of all the peoples!” (Devarim 7:12)

Our life is in our hands. “Lo bashamayim hi … it is not in Heaven!” (Devarim 30:11-14)

“Shake off the dust! Arise! … Wake up! Wake up!” (Lecha Dodi)


The Days of Redemption are near! 


Golden grain sprouts after the Negev drinks rain from Heaven!

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

© Copyright 2019 by Roy S. Neuberger