31 October 2019

They Are Brave and Making a Statement




Statement of Prof. Kedar as Reflected in Bible Codes

The political landscape is on fire now
as one can see from this:

Parshas Noach

The Torah, in this week's reading, describes the rainbow as becoming the symbol of God's covenant with the humankind, that the world will not be destroyed by another flood. The appearance of the rainbow in the narrative of Noach and his emergence from the ark does not mean that the rainbow was created then. According to rabbinic tradition and the unchanging laws of nature, the rainbow existed from the time of original creation itself. What is significant is that the Torah points out to Noach that the rainbow now has a great significance to humanity and is not to be observed and thought of as being merely another of the great many phenomena that we call nature.

Rather, when human beings see a rainbow, they should be reminded of God's covenant with us and how we are all descended from one family that was the progenitor of humankind, as we know it today. One of the interesting things about the rainbow is that when Jews view it, they are bidden to recite a blessing. This is meant to teach us that the wonders of nature are constant reminders of our relationship to our Creator and our obligations that that entails. Because of this, Jewish tradition also teaches us that we are not to stare at length or directly at a rainbow because the rainbow represents God's presence in our world and should not be subject to prolonged stares.

This lesson is true in all areas of human life and in our relationship to nature. Pantheism promulgated the idea that nature itself is God. That is a misrepresentation of the true relationship between the Creator and what was created. Judaism teaches us that we are to see the wonders of the planet that we inhabit as part of God's scheme in creating the world and that we react to seeing those wonders through the prisim of the Torah that the Lord has granted to Israel.

Viewing nature without Torah insight and background is again reverting to pantheism. That is the meaning of the Mishnah in Avot that one should not interrupt one's study of Torah in order to admire a beautiful phenomenon of nature. Nature is to be viewed through knowledge and understanding of Torah and not as something that is distinct and unrelated to Torah and its values.

Seeing nature devoid of any moral backdrop diminishes the wonders of nature and the grandeur of the world in which we live. A rainbow without the message of the Lord to Noach loses much of its beauty and a great deal of its meaning. In the Talmud we find that great and noble people were themselves compared to the rainbow, because in a noble person one can also link the nature of the Creator that fashions that person. Everything in life and in nature, as well as our judgment of human beings should always be viewed from the perspective of Torah and eternity.

Shabbat shalom

Rabbi Berel Wein

*UPDATE – Whodonit

As we near the twenty-fifth anniversary of the assassination of Yitzchak Rabin, political sensitivities are awoken anew.The Left has never stopped using the annual memorial event in order to paint everyone who disagreed with him and his politics with the wide brush of at best accomplices in the murder.

Rabin was the prime minister who owns the revolutionary and super controversial Oslo accords which tore the country apart(and tote thousands of Jews apart quite literally) from the moment that PLO chairman Yassar Arafat was welcomed on a red carpet into our midsts in 1993.

Yigal Amir, a law student at Bar Ilan university shot him in order to "stop Oslo”. He was constantly incited to do so by a "close friend" – an official government agent provocateur whose code name was "champagne”. Avishai Raviv was his real name. He knew. He was silent. He allowed it to happen
Many questions have been raised about the incident itself. Questions were raised about exactly who when where and how the deed was done.The questions are far better than the answers.Much of the information that was exposed before the court of inquiry is still sealed to this day.

Which brings us to the latest media item; Dr. Mordechai Kedar, Professor of Mid East studies at Bar Ilan university announced that he feels that Yigal Amir might not have been the one who killed Rabin. He explained that his information comes from a series of conversations he had with Dr. Nachum Shachaf. Dr. Shachaf is an award-winning (Israel prize, Ministry of Science prize) physicist who had dedicated many years researching the Rabin assassination. As interesting as the statement by Dr. Kedar is the response of the mainstream media and the "establishment" including his own Bar Ilan University. In short, he is being labeled everything from a lunatic to a demon.His university distanced itself from him and has already canceled his participation in an academic conference abroad.

See also: arutzsheva: Kedar summoned to (Bar Ilan) disciplinary committee over Rabin claims
(no one is allowed to question the DS “narrative”. we see that happening in many places. “the ones that scream the loudest are the ones in trouble.)

Twenty-five years have passed and still, any challenge to the "official" version of those events is treated as a "counter-revolutionary,” like in the good old Soviet Union.

How would an academic or anyone be treated in the USA for challenging the accepted narrative on Lincoln's assassination, or that of Kennedy? Weird, dumb, interesting. Take your pick. Grounds for killing a career? Marking a person as an "enemy of the people”?

Why is this so in today’sIsrael? Because the "Left" has used the Rabin assassination as their permanent political/cultural weapon to silence anyone who does not support his "legacy". For the Left, it is enough to simply mention the word Rabin to feel they have the moral high ground in any political debate. The "Right" killed him and with him, the "Peace”.  "If he had only lived all would have been perfect. "Oslo " was just about to prove itself. "The "Right" was too obtuse to understand that.

Dr. Kedar explained that according to the research he was exposed to, the assassination was arranged by a "high-level politician" (I did not say his initials may have been S.P.) who feared that Rabin was about to turn his back on the Oslo process in the wake of its bloody results thus far. One wonders, why are the files still sealed on the official investigation?

Why indeed?

Thank you, Dr. Kedar, for shining a light on not just an open historical question but on the reality of Israel today.


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* [someone] saw a video of Rabin walking into the car and then some few years later the xrays from emergency room were revealed which showed that the shots were from the front onto the chest. Thus the delay in arriving to the emergency room. […] The doctors in emergency room were threatened to secrecy. The shin bet was responsible to provoke anti religious sentiment amongst the people which it did. [partial commentary about this topic]

30 October 2019

News Flash

The assessment of America and all the (Deep State) military bases spread all over the world in different countries is one of the pledges/promises that President Trump told the American people that he would work toward Bringing the Troops Home. His assessment is that we don’t need to police the world. Each country needs to do what is right for its citizens.

It has been the evil elements in the US Government that seeks dominance of resources and the propping up of the Bankers’ fiat system that has invaded country after country to maintain their hegemony. President Trump is in the process of “Clearing the Swamp.” Of course many have heard that expression, but do not really know what that entails.

So far he is in the process of Bringing Troops Home (which he was attacked [DS[ for doing so) from many countries. This process could be recognized as what Rabbi Kessin shlit”a explained to us about Eisav doing Teshuva in the End of Days.

Listen to Rabbi Kessin and The Teshuva of Eisav.

Also

Rabbi Kessin on The Scope of the Redemption Process

Rabbi Kessin on the Purification of America

The complete series by Rabbi Kessin of The 21st Century, which includes a pretty comprehensive overview: The 21st Century



Persecution of RELIGIOUS IDF Soldiers by the IDF

PLEASE HELP THIS MOTHER PROTECT HER SON AND THE OTHER NAHAL HAHAREDI IDF SOLDIERS BY CALLING OR WRITING TO ISRAELI POLITICIANS

Dear People of Israel,

As an Israeli-American and the mother of a Netzach Yehuda (Nahal Haharedi) soldier serving in the Shomron, I am writing to protest the treatment of my son and his comrades who are sitting in jail for the past week over an altercation with several Bedouin.

On the way back to their base after attending the funeral of Asher Hazut, the brother of one of his roommates, my son and his fellow soldiers stopped at a gas station near Rahat. One of the soldiers was cursed and threatened by Bedouin men and he called for backup. When his comrades came to his aid, an altercation ensued. No injuries were reported. But 14 Netzach Yehuda soldiers were arrested and held in jail. Ten of them are still there. They are being threatened by other inmates. They have been interrogated for hours, on more than one occasion, and were not allowed to sleep for an entire night. The Bedouin are at large and were never taken into custody.

My son and his fellow soldiers endanger their lives daily to protect Jews living in Bet El, Shiloh, and the surrounding yishuvim. On August 23, 2019, our son had come home for his bi-weekly Shabbat. After the terror attack at Ein Dolev that Friday morning, which killed Rina Shnerb and injured her father and brother, he was called back to duty. Over Rosh Hashanah, he entered the home of one of the terrorists responsible for this attack and aided in his capture. These soldiers serve in some of the most perilous situations in the IDF.

When a soldier walks through Mea Shearim and is harassed by the locals, riot police appear within minutes to protect the soldier and throw the local offender in jail. Why on earth, when our sons stop at a gas station and are harassed by local Bedouin men, do the soldiers end up in jail? Where is the perspective? Where is the justice?

Having made aliya to live in Eretz Hakodesh, it pains me immensely to see this discrimination and travesty of justice. It makes the families of these soldiers think twice about sending their other sons to the army. If these young men can’t protect themselves, and if they don’t have the support of their officers, why should they risk their lives, reputations, and freedom?

I call upon the Prime Minister, the Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi, and all Israeli citizens concerned with justice and equality to ensure immediate release of all the jailed Netzach Yehudah soldiers. To ensure that our sons are able to protect their country and their people with dignity and respect.

Rivka Levron, MD, PhD
Originally viewed at YWN

AND IN THE JERUSALEM POST:

Protect us with dignity and respect

As an Israeli-American and the mother of a Netzah Yehuda (Nahal Haharedi) soldier serving in the Shomron, I am writing to protest the treatment of my son and his comrades, who have been sitting in jail for the past week over an altercation with several Bedouin.

On the way back to their base after attending the funeral of Asher Hazut, the brother of one of his roommates, my son and his fellow soldiers stopped at a gas station near Rahat.

One of the soldiers was cursed and threatened by Bedouin men and he called for help. When his comrades came to his aid, an altercation ensued.

No serious injuries were reported, but 14 Netzah Yehuda soldiers were arrested and held in jail.

Some 11 of them are still there.

They have been interrogated for hours, on more than one occasion, and were not allowed to sleep for an entire night. The Bedouin are at large and were never taken into custody.

My son and his fellow soldiers endanger their lives daily to protect Jews living in Bet El, Shiloh, and the surrounding yishuvim.

On August 23, our son had come home for his bi-weekly Shabbat. After the terror attack at Ein Dolev that Friday morning, which killed Rina Shnerb and injured her father and brother, he was called back to duty.

Over Rosh Hashanah, he entered the home of one of the terrorists responsible for this attack and aided in his capture. These soldiers serve in some of the most perilous situations in the IDF, endangering their own lives.

When a soldier walks through Mea She’arim and is harassed by the locals, riot police appear within minutes to protect the soldier and throw the local offender in jail. Why on earth, when our sons stop at a gas station and are harassed by local Bedouin men, do the soldiers end up in jail? Where is the perspective? Where is the justice?

Having made aliyah to live in Eretz Hakodesh, it pains me immensely to see this discrimination and travesty of justice. This discrimination will make other families think seriously about their religious sons serving in the IDF.

I call upon the Prime Minister, the Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi, and all Israeli citizens concerned with justice and equality to ensure immediate release of all the jailed Netzah Yehudah soldiers so that our sons are able to protect their country and their people with dignity and respect.

RIVKA LEVRON, MD, PHD
Betar Illit
JPost

Turkey, Syria, Iran and the Kurds AND ARMENIA – The Sykes Picot Arrangement

Turkey is looking for trouble. And they might just get some.  “U.S. HOUSE RECOGNIZES ARMENIAN GENOCIDE, BACKS TURKEY SANCTIONS. The Democratic-controlled House voted 405-11 in favor of the resolution, which asserts that it is U.S. policy to commemorate as genocide the killing of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.” JPost 
[the Plan was set in motion already]

The Kurds and Assyrians

"Maunsell's map", the British government's pre-World War I ethnographical map of the area covered by the agreement.



As originally cast, Sykes-Picot allocated part of Northern Kurdistan and a substantial part of the Mosul vilayet including the city of Mosul to France in area B;
Russia obtained Bitlis and Van in Northern Kurdistan (the contemplated Arab State included Kurds in its Eastern limit split between A and B areas). Bowman says there were around 2.5 million Kurds in Turkey, mainly in the mountain region called Kurdistan.

Partitioning of Ottoman Turkey according 
to the aborted Treaty of Sèvres

Partitioning of Ottoman Turkey according to the aborted Treaty of Sèvres


Sharif Pasha presented a "Memorandum on the Claims of the Kurd People" to the Paris peace Conference in 1919 and the suppressed report of the King–Crane Commission also recommended a form of autonomy in "the natural geographical area which lies between the proposed Armenia on the north and Mesopotamia on the south, with the divide between the Euphrates and the Tigris as the western boundary, and the Persian frontier as the eastern boundary".

The Russians gave up territorial claims following the Bolshevik revolution and at the San Remo conference, the French were awarded the French Mandate of Syria and the English the British Mandate of Mesopotamia. The subsequent Treaty of Sèvres potentially provided for a Kurdish territory subject to a referendum and League of Nations sanction within a year of the treaty. However the Turkish War of Independence led to the treaty being superseded by the Treaty of Lausanne in which there was no provision for a Kurdish State.

The end result was that the Kurds, along with their Assyrian neighbors, were included in the territories of Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran.

29 October 2019

"Enemies of the State” on Baghdadi

*Washington Post proves why Trump calls media “enemies of the state” — paper praises ISIS leader killed by U.S. special forces 
[they are not the only ones, LA Times, NYTimes , even a disillusioned blogger]


"religious scholar, austere” = the Democrats (DS) have changed his moniker so many times just to discredit President Trump [what a joke]

Why do I write about this? Because the Islamic State was/is a servant of the DS; and the world is threatened by their existence. President Trump rid the world of one of these ghastly terrorists, but there are many remaining – next.

And one of the writers for the Jerusalem Post, 
has had the ingnominious pride to write:

HATE THE ISIS LEADER, BUT DON’T REJOICE AT HIS DEATH:
"Still, we should not rejoice in Baghdadi’s death. There should be no spontaneous celebrations outside the White House as there were when president Barack Obama announced the death of arch-butcher Osama bin Laden. It would have been better if Baghdadi had never been born. It is not a cause for celebration when evil is defeated. Rather, we bow our heads in silent resignation amid the ferocious determination to eradicate evil wherever it is found.” JPOST

"While bin Laden orchestrated the deadliest militant attack in U.S. history, the killing of al-Baghdadi — who helped the IS group at its height control more than 34,000 square miles of territory in Iraq and Syria — was “the biggest there is,” apnews

  • First of all, we can rejoice at the downfall of evil.
  • And, bin Laden died in a hospital months, or years, prior to the staged event of his capture and burial at sea.
  • And Obama did nothing after (releasing him and others from a prison) in order to utilise Baghdadi in the DS driven acts of war (tearing countries apart), in all the years of his presidency.
  • It took President Trump one year (with the aid of ‘friends’) to eliminate this scourge from the world.
None other than David HaMelech says:
Brochos 10a
He perceived the downfall of the wicked, and he spoke songs of praise regarding that time. Let sinners cease from the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless, my soul - Hashem Hallelujah!


and in Tehillim 104:35

35  להיִתַּ֚מּוּ חַטָּאִ֨ים | מִן־הָאָ֡רֶץ וּרְשָׁעִ֚ים | ע֬וֹד אֵינָ֗ם בָּֽרְכִ֣י נַ֖פְשִׁי אֶת־יְהֹוָ֗ה הַֽלְלוּיָֽהּ:

Sinners will be destroyed from the earth and the wicked will be no more; my soul, bless the Lord. Hallelujah. 



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* Headline source
WashingtonPost graphic

28 October 2019

California on Fire . . . again



Fire conditions statewide made California “a tinderbox,” said Jonathan Cox, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Of the state’s 58 counties, 43 were under red flag warnings for high fire danger Sunday.

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in response to the wildfires, powered by gusts that reached more than 102 mph (164 kph). apnews

apnews The communities are in an area where a 2015 blaze killed four people and burned nearly 2,000 homes and other buildings. . . The cause of the fire near the Sonoma County town of Geyserville has not been determined. But PG&E has said a transmission line in the area was not shut off and malfunctioned minutes before the fire began Wednesday night.



apnews  The biggest evacuation was in Northern California’s Sonoma County where 180,000 people were told to pack up and leave, many in the middle of the night. . . To prevent its power lines from sparking in the high winds and setting off more blazes, Pacific Gas & Electric said Sunday that preventative shut-offs impacted 965,000 customers and another 100,000 lost electricity because of strong gusts, bringing the number of residents impacted by blackouts to nearly 2.7 million people.



HERO Mike Costlow tries to save his neighbors homes by spraying water on them during the Kincade fire in Windsor, California, on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. Mike defied the evacuation order and has been staying home to protect his house and his neighbors homes.Photo: Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle



cbsnews. Hurricane-force winds created blowtorch-like conditions overnight in Northern California as the Kincade Fire continued to rage Sunday. As of 6:30 p.m. PT, the fire had burned more than 54,000 acres and was only 5% contained. . . Approximately 180,000 people are under evacuation orders, the Sonoma County Sheriff tweeted. "This is the largest evacuation that any of us at the Sheriff's Office can remember. Take care of each other,” The Kincade Fire grew to more than 54,000 acres on Sunday but the containment had gone down to 5%.

Tree still standing?













California’s New Normal: 
Wildfires, ash and power outages could last a decade [?]

The window of Soda Rock Winery burst from the heat after the fire jumped
Highway 128 fueled by strong gusting winds as the Kincade Fire
burns outside Healdsburg, Calif., on Sunday, October 27, 2019.

Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle
seattletimes HEALDSBURG, Calif. – Ryan Schmaltz raced in his Ford F-150 down Highway 101 two weeks ago during the first set of rolling blackouts here to pick up the only industrial generator available within 60 miles.  Without it, the winemaker risked losing 160 tons of fruit, much of it zinfandel. He couldn’t cool the grapes to temperature with glycol or mix the wine in tanks of up to 3,700 gallons. At the height of the winemaking season, the family-owned winery would be paralyzed. But now, as yet another blackout rolls through Sonoma County, he needs to fire up the generator again. He is worried he won’t know how to operate such a complicated machine. So he called an electrician.


Calif. Wine Region

“We just can’t wait, and we know it’s gonna happen again,” Schmaltz said in an interview inside a 7,000-square-foot storage cave, one of the only places at Bella Winery where it was safe to breathe without an air mask as new fires raged a few miles away.










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WHY IS THE WIND COMING 
FROM THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION?




27 October 2019

ISIS Chief Bakr al-Baghdadi’s End Like That of Saddam Hussein – Two Evil and Brutal Terrorists

The greatest President that America has not had in a long time announced today/night:

President Donald Trump announced the death of ISIS chief Bakr al-Baghdadi from the White House Sunday, after the US reportedly killed the ISIS founder in northwestern Syria.

“Last night, the United States brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. He was the founder and leader of ISIS, the most ruthless and violent terror organization anywhere in the world.”





“The United States has been searching for Baghdadi for many years. Capturing or killing Baghdadi has been the top national security priority of my administration.”

Trump said the US suffered no casualties in the operation, while a large number of ISIS fighters were killed along with the terror group’s leader.

“US special operations forces executed a dangerous and daring nighttime raid in northwestern Syria and accomplished their mission in grand style. The US personnel were incredible. I got to watch much of it. No personnel were lost in the operation, while a large number of Baghdadi’s fighters and companions were killed with him.”

“He died after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way. The compound had been cleared by this time, with people either surrendering or being shot and killed. Eleven young children were moved out of the house and are uninjured. The only ones remaining were Baghdadi in the tunnel, and he had dragged three of his young children with him. They were lead to certain death.”

“He reached the end of the tunnel, as our dogs chased him down. He ignited his vest, killing himself and the three children. His body was mutilated by the blast, the tunnel caved in on it in addition. But test results gave certain, immediate, and totally positive identification. It was him. The thug who tried so hard to intimidate others spent his last moments in utter fear, in total panic and dread, terrified of the American forces bearing down on him.”

“Our forces were in the compound for approximately two hours, and after the mission was accomplished, we took highly sensitive material and information in the raid, much having to do with ISIS – origins, future plans, things that we very much want.”

“Baghdadi’s demise demonstrates America’s relentless pursuit of terrorist leaders, and our commitment to the enduring and total defeat of ISIS and other terrorist organizations. Our reach is very long.”

The president added that the US would keep up its fight on the ISIS terror organization, and would "continue to pursue the remaining ISIS terrorists to their brutal end."

"That also goes for other terrorist organizations. They are also in our sights."

Baghdadi "died like a dog. The world is now a much safer place.”

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CNN tries to absolve the responsibility of Obama from ISIS (partially shared with Bush).

Sorry, Democrats: Obama Is More Responsible For ISIS Than Trump

President George W. Bush, at the end of his Presidency, warned America of the risk of withdrawing precipitously from Iraq. Nevertheless, the United States military forces, under the direction of then President Obama, quickly started a withdrawal from Iraq that was completed in 2011. Not coincidentally, by April of 2013, the Islamic State of Iraq had united with al-Nusra Front to form Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

At that time, ISIS was confined to the immediate area of Iraq and Syria. President Obama famously referred to ISIS nine months later in January of 2014 as the “JV team.” Just over a year later, however, according to ABC News, on “the second anniversary of the declaration of its Islamic ‘caliphate,’ or kingdom . . . the group has gone from obscurity . . . to the world’s most brutal terrorist network, not only responsible for thousands of deaths in the Middle East but also linked to hundreds more in dozens of terrorist plots in the West.”

Trump (2016): "I meant that Obama founded ISIS, literally."

"Had it not been for Bush’s catastrophic decision to invade and occupy Iraq in 2003, in defiance of international law, the world’s most feared terrorist group would not exist today. ISIS is blowback.”
To be clear, then, ISIS is blowback from the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. And don’t just take my word for it. Listen to David Kilcullen, a former adviser to both Gen. David Petraeus and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, considered to be one of the world’s leading counter-insurgency experts. “We have to recognize that a lot of the problem is of our own making,” Kilcullen told Channel 4 News in March 2016. “There, undeniably, would be no ISIS if we hadn’t invaded Iraq.”the intercept.



UPDATE: VIDEO on Moshiach #3? – END OF EREV RAV IN 5780




UPDATE: NEW VIDEO from Yuval Ovadia

ממשלת הזלה לא תקום !! --- גילוי מדהים לגבי העתיד

5780 – A Year of Retribution – A Scorpion’s Sting



"Most Americans don’t realize it yet, but in just a few weeks we will witness one of the most critical moments in American history.

"Right now the Democrats in the House of Representatives are drafting articles of impeachment, and it is expected that there will be a vote by the end of this year. If President Trump is impeached by the House, that will set off a chain of events that nobody is going to be able to control, and if the U.S. Senate ultimately decides to remove Trump from office, all hell will break loose in America." - Snyder”
There will be NO IMPEACHMENT (no real evidence), its all a “Show”.

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The bottom line is that the evil ones in the US Government (D) are hysterical and panicking because there’s enough evidence to convict many of them for TREASON (and other horrific sins), which is punishable by DEATH.  This is the reason for the phony and false impeachment show; because there is nothing but lies and fabrications being foisted (to force upon or impose fraudulently or unjustifiably)  upon the public by the corrupt and complicit Media (MSM). The guilty are trying desperately to eliminate President Trump and will do whatever they can to do so. The President and the Patriots have the goods on them and will soon bring them under the full weight of military law.

Unfortunately there are some misguided souls who are blinded by and intellectually poisoned by the DS agenda that splashes its fabricated and contorted lies in the mainstream press to be printed in many newspapers all over the world, and in Israel. These papers will be held responsible for their slander as an accomplice. NOTE: Both the US and Israel are experiencing retribution scenarios and are mirror images of each other (vis-a-vis the DS and the Erev Rav)


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Rand Paul Warns There Are GOP Senators More Loyal to Deep State Than Trump

"Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) took aim at several unnamed Republican senators on Monday night, telling Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that many of his GOP colleagues are more loyal to the so-called “Deep State” than to the president while criticizing Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for not doing more to investigate Democrats.” [is Paul one of them, is this a warning]




26 October 2019

Parshas Bereshis 5780 – The Gift of Teshuva

Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat? (Bereishis 3:11)

TESHUVA IS ALWAYS necessary. Torah expects perfection. Man is imperfect. Teshuva—repentance—fills the gap. Torah teaches us the right way to live. Life shows us how to stray from it. G–D revealed to us how to make amends and do things better the next time.

It’s more than a gift. It’s a MIRACLE. We take teshuva for granted, as if it is a constitutional right. The truth is, as Adam HaRishon once thought, mistakes should be the end of us. WE may not think it is fair, and WE may not like it. But does that stop courts from locking up the guilty, or even from executing them? 

The Midrash tells us that G–D wanted to make the world according to din—judgment. It was only when He saw that the world could not survive without mercy that He added that to the program as well. 

What? What is that supposed to mean? If we were talking about human creators, it would be understandable. As much as we try and get things right the first time, we’re not omniscient. We can’t plan for EVERYTHING.

But we’re talking about G–D here. He IS omniscient.  Better yet, He’s BEYOND time. There is no Past and Future by G–D, only Present. This means that He already knew before He made the world that mercy would be necessary for it to continue to exist. In fact, he made man to NEED it, and the world to SUPPORT it. So why mention that mercy was a last-minute revision?

To teach us something REALLY important. The midrash is teaching us that as much as we NEED mercy, and DEPEND upon it just to survive, this is far from ideal. More importantly, we are being told that mercy is far from FREE. The Midrash is reminding us that the backbone of Creation is din, and that G–D is about justice, STRICT justice. 

This means that when life is all said and done, you will always have gotten what you “paid” for AND paid for what you had gotten. Payment might not always have been on our terms, and according to our schedule, but G–D has His way of collecting debts. 

And here’s the surprising part: it’s actually what WE want. Well, at least our SOULS. Our BODIES love mercy. They love to have their “cake” and eat it too. Fair is only important to them when THEY feel cheated. Honesty is only important when THEY are being lied to. Judgment is only good when they do it to others, not when it is applied to them.

The soul, however, is truth, G–DLY truth. It’s the part of us that feels wholesome when we take responsibility for our mistakes in life, when we right the wrongs we caused. It’s the soul that wants to connect to G–D, whose “seal” is emes—truth, and therefore wants only emes for itself:

This is exactly in line with what Rebi Yehoshua ben Levi has said: “What [is the meaning of] what is written, ‘Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain clothes it with blessings’ (Tehillim 84:7). ‘Passing’ is an allusion to men who transgress the will of The Holy One, Blessed Is He; ‘valley’ [is an allusion to these men] for whom Gehinom is made deep; ‘of Baca’ [signifies] that they weep and shed tears; ‘they make it a place of springs,’ like the constant flow of the altar drains; ‘the early rain clothes it with blessings,’ they acknowledge the justice of their punishment and declare before Him, ‘Master of the Universe! You have judged well, You have condemned well, and it is good that You have provided Gehinom for the wicked and Paradise for the righteous’.” (Eiruvin 19a)

The truth is that the goal of life actually is to spiritually grow past the need for mercy, to MERIT din. That’s right, MERIT din. It’s the only way to guarantee that we don’t have to pay for our mercies on the other side of history, in Gehinom, in preparation for the World-to-Come. 

This is why the great Rebi Akiva was so GRATEFUL for his means of death. To everyone else looking on—then and now—he was “simply” tortured to death in one of the cruelest ways possible. Even his own students questioned his “positive” attitude to his horrific situation.

But he answered them that he had waited all of his life for such a moment, for the chance to serve G–D with “all of his life.” It “pleased” him, in spite of his intense personal suffering, that G–D found him WORTHY of STRICT JUSTICE on literally the last day of his life.

This is why the Talmud not only ends the heart-wrenching account with praise of Rebi Akiva, but with a Heavenly promise of safe passage to “Chai Olamim—Eternal Life,” WITHOUT any need for Gehinom first. His means of departure from this world cleaned his slate, something that will have happened to few people throughout history.

Hence, the Talmud in SO many places has only high praise for yesurim—suffering. And this is why all of this is such a MAJOR discussion that must be studied and appreciated by everyone. Skipping it only results in a lot of personal disappointment and a confused perspective on life.

The point is that since din is the way the world SHOULD run:

But what is the reason for silencing him if he says “Your mercies extend even to the bird’s nest”? Two Amoraim in the West, Rebi Yossi bar Abin and Rebi Yossi bar Zebida, give different answers. One says it is because he creates jealousy among G–D’s creatures, the other, because he makes the traits of The Holy One, Blessed Is He, mercy-based, when they are really [Divine] decrees. (Brochos 33b)

Teshuva is a miraculous gift that can NEVER to be taken for granted. This is true every day of the year, throughout all of history. But as the Talmud makes clear, it is certainly something not to be underestimated as we quickly head towards the last redemption:

Rebi Eliezer said: “If the Jewish people repent, they will be redeemed. If not, they will not be redeemed.” 

Rebi Yehoshua told him, “If the Jewish people repent, they will be redeemed, but if not, they will not be redeemed?” “Rather,” [Rebi Yehoshua countered,] “The Holy One, Blessed is He, will set a king over them, whose decrees will be as difficult as those of Haman, causing the Jewish people to repent, and in this manner [G–D] will bring them back to the right path.” (Sanhedrin 97b)


What are we waiting for? The next Haman?

25 October 2019

Rabbi Kahane – Parashat Bereishiet 5780

BS”D 
Parashat Bereishiet 5780
Rabbi Nachman Kahana

Connections

The mathematical formula for calculating the number of connections between a given number of objects is n times (n-1) divided by 2. Accordingly: on the premise that every Torah mitzva connects with every one of the other 612, the number of connections formed (613 x 612 divided by 2) is 187,578.
The great Moshe Rabbeinu, and perhaps other illustrious Torah scholars knew how to decipher the inherent meanings of all the 187,578 Torah connections, which no one is able to perform today.

Parting is difficult

We have just completed the holiday of Shemini Atzeret (Eighth day of Assembly) and this coming Shabbat we shall commence a new yearly cycle of Torah readings with parashat Bereishiet. Shemini Atzeret and Bereishiet appear to be mutually exclusive, but I suggest the following connection between them.
Rashi in Parashat Emor quotes the Midrash that there is no historical or spiritual reason to declare the day following Succot as a holy day with its own set of Temple sacrifices and prohibitions on certain activities as with other holidays. So why Shemini Atzeret? The answer given is that HaShem says to Am Yisrael
קשה על פרידתכם.++
We have been together so long, beginning with the month of Elul, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and all of Succot, and now we are parting. Your departure (from my presence) is difficult for me, so stay one more day”.
Question: The departure of Am Yisrael from our intimate connection with the Almighty is as difficult and traumatic for us as it is for Him, so why does the Creator make the difficulty into a personal one saying “it is difficult for Me”, when in fact it is difficult for both parties?
To answer this, we have to recall what I have written regarding the Ushpizin who visit our succot daily.
The critical factor in any succa is its schach (the leafy roof), which is governed by three Halachic conditions: (1) it must be from the vegetable family (grown from the earth); (2) it must be detached from the earth when it is placed upon the succa; and (3) it must be an entity that cannot acquire tuma, thus invalidating all edible materials such as bread or fruit for schach.
The Zohar (Emor 103a) and kabbalists revealed that during Succot, the souls of the seven great leaders of Israel, Avraham, Yitzchak, Ya’akov, Moshe, Aharon, Yosef and King David appear in every kosher succa as ushpizin (guests). Some claim that each one appears individually on his respective night, while others claim that they all appear together with one serving as the leader on his respective night.
Is it not bizarre that these tzadikim leave their places in Gan Eden to visit our humble earthly succot?
So, I suggest the following:
These great souls do not leave their places in Gan Eden; but rather the great sanctity of the succa becomes an extension of the heavenly Gan Eden where we go to meet with them! This explains the three halachot of the schach mentioned above (vegetable source, detached from the ground, and cannot acquire tuma), which are the very same characteristics of the earthly Gan Eden, as described in the book of Bereishiet. As a garden, it was part of the earth, but its ephemeral, spiritual nature detached it from the natural laws that govern the Earth and there was no tuma in Adam and Chava’s Garden. (I believe the intention is only to the succot in Eretz Yisrael, just as the earthly Gan Eden is in Eretz Yisrael). Accordingly, while we sit in a kosher succa we are enveloped in the sanctity of Gan Eden, and while we are not conscious of it our eternal souls are.
At the end of 8 days, our succa reverts to being a hut with a thatched roof which is no longer connected to Gan Eden, and we the Jewish people replay HaShem’s age old expulsion of Adam, Chava and of all humanity from the Garden of Eden.
Humanity’s expulsion was HaShem’s decree that man should from that time on “eat bread by the sweat of his brow” and suffer the rigorous demands of competition and lust imposed upon him by the curse of expulsion; and that women should bear the pain of childbirth.
So, in fact when HaShem says to Am Yisrael “your departure is difficult for Me”, His intent is that our departure from the Gan Eden of the succa parallels man’s departure from Gan Eden which HaShem Himself had to impose because of Adam and Chava’s sin. Hence the creator is expressing His difficulty as a personal one by saying “your departure (from the succa-Gan Eden) is difficult for me because I imposed upon humanity the punishment of banishment from Paradise”.
Shabbat Shalom,
Nachman Kahana
Copyright © 5780/2019 Nachman Kahana

24 October 2019

Another *Jewish Baby . . .

A sad drama has been playing out over the last few days.While many Jews were celebrating our Torah with dance and song, another side of society in Israel was brought into focus.

It seems that a twenty-three-year-old Jewish woman from Ashkelon had a daughter with an Israeli Bedouin. This is not a unique occurrence. Thousands of Jewish girls fall for the temptations of Arab men, often ending with lives of deprivation and abuse in the closed world of the husband's village and clan. Few escape once they are trapped.

The story that grabbed headlines was not that of the increasing number of Jewish girls falling in "love" with Arab men. For many secular Israelis, this is simply no one's business. In fact, some high profile Jewish - Arab relationships have been treated as the ultimate social success stories. They are celebrities.

The relationship (that is no one's business) in the news today ended in abuse, torture and the death of a baby girl.The baby born of the Bedouin was in the "care" of her young mother and her new boyfriend- another Arab; this one from Hebron.He did not abandon the baby as her Bedouin father did but rather abused her and eventually murdered her in a fit of rage against his Jewish girlfriend.

The secular, progressive media that laud intermarriage is now lamenting the tragedy and asking the most obvious question(to them). "Where were the social services"?They see nothing tragic with what happened until the baby's cruel murder. They see no connection. The phenomena of trapped Jewish women and children in Arab relationships do not interest them and are not possibly linked to this story at all.

The same media wage a relentless war against Jews who try to nip this in the bud; to prevent Jewish girls from making that first tragic step.Those making these efforts are portrayed as the very worst small-minded, racist fanatics.

I wonder if the parents of the young tragic trapped mother would agree today? If only their daughter could have been helped and saved from the hell she slid into. If only their grandaughter were alive today and may I be so bold to say, - in a "normal Jewish home". I am presuming to read their thoughts.

Our Torah specifically warns us against this malaise. The Bedouin and the Hebron Arab would not even have been living amongst us if we followed the Torah's clear instructions and admonitions.

Alas, where were the social services?
When will we learn?

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Ashkelon: Tragedy
6 Year Old Yael - Commentary to this tragedy: by DD: "The driver's here in Israel think about one thing - themselves. They are road demons and there is definitely road rage but no one reports it. . . .Upon initially building the connecting highway of Route 1 which connects points north to Jerusalem had been just two lanes which I saw was going to be too small considering all the cars on the road traveling to & from Jerusalem. The government has now wasted more money to intelligently expand it in some places to 3 -4 lanes. Motorcycle drivers slip through cars to get to the front of the line so that they can jet off as the light turns yellow NOT green. This is not permitted in the US but here in Israel it seems to be an accepted policy which has to be stopped. With the advent of SUV's you have these monsters bearing down on you at high speeds with a lot more weight than an average car. People don't know how to drive them but want them as their friends have them. This little girl was killed by a driver who most likely doesn't know the power of the monster they are driving. This is a moshav so speed limits should be set low as there are always kids riding their bikes or scooters in the streets of the neighborhood. Once again, Arutz 7 doesn't tell us who the driver was."

Nachal Chareidi Soldiers Arrested – Bad Headline

Bad Headline – Prejudicial Treatment

14 Nachal Chareidi Soldiers Arrested for Attacking Bedouins in a Gas Station Brawl

The soldiers in custody are from the Kfir Brigade of Netzach Yehuda, and they were taken into custody on Tuesday by military police.

[…]  According to the soldiers’ version of what occurred, they stopped in the gas station and a group of Bedouins began to taunt and curse them, with one even stating, “come soldier and I’ll stab you!” Their NCO commander wanted to take that man into custody, and this led to a commotion. When the Bedouin tried to attack the NCO, the soldiers came to his side to protect him. A brawl developed. When they searched the pockets of the man who threatened the commander, they learned he was not carrying a knife.

[…] A father of one of the soldiers, Ron Tuval, told KAN Reshet Bet Radio correspondent Kalman Lipskind “They soldiers were returning from a levaya of a young man killed by lightning. They stopped to freshen up in the gas station at about 1:00AM. A group of Bedouins were sitting there, and an exchange of words began.

“At the end, they all returned to the minibus and one of the Bedouins began to shout and taunt them, including ‘come soldier and I’ll stab you in the heart’. My son, the [Non Commissioned Officer] commander of the force, approached him and arrested him. The Bedouin man tried to grab his gun.”

Attorney Itamar Ben-Givir is representing one of the soldiers. He released the following message to the media. “Once again, soldiers are being abandoned. The Commander did what was expected of him and protected himself and his soldiers. If he ran, it would be called negligence and lawlessness, but apparently, the IDF prefers dead soldiers rather than soldiers who perform their duties. It is a scandal. Only in Israel is it the default to arrest soldiers”, with Ben-Givir having extremely harsh words for military police.


Source: (YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem) YWN. [sounds like this news report (?) was written by an erev-rav hater of religion.] Even arutzsheva didn’t publish this!

23 October 2019

5780 = Teshuva = Son of Jessie

The End of Contemptuous Government in Israel

Rabbi Hama bar Hanina says:

Judean Answer to Erev–Rav Governments? “Settler Heroes” – “Unhinged Youth Rebels”

Do We Have the Makings of a Growing Contingent of “Settler Heroes” Able to Lead a Government? And Able to Attract Supporters; Could They Attract “Regular Israelis”? And Are There Other Israelis  That are Fed-up With the “System” of Erev Rav Leadership That Rules Like a Non-Jewish Nation. 
Is it Time for a Judean Leadership to Bring the People Back to the Torah Way of Living?

WHAT IS THE UNDERLYING TRUTH BEHIND THIS ARTICLE?

timesofIsrael and The leadership of the hardline West Bank settlement of Yitzhar reportedly cut its communications with the entire upper echelon of Israel Defense Forces officials last week, before a series of violent riots that have seen settlers attack and injure soldiers.

Unrest between settlers and the military has escalated in and around Yitzhar since last Wednesday, with multiple incidents of rock-throwing and vandalism, as well as arrests of settlers and threats to senior commanders.

DOES THIS LOOK LIKE THE “YOUTHS” ARE IN CONFLICT WITH THE IDF?
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AND WHY?

LOOKS MORE LIKE COMPLAINING
ATTACKING?
The Kan public broadcaster reported Tuesday that less than 48 hours before Sunday morning clashes in which a soldier was struck by a rock, the Yitzhar secretariat issued a notice to residents saying the community was freezing its communications with the army over the latter’s refusal to cancel an order temporarily evicting one of the local residents from the settlement.

“Due to the fact that, unfortunately, the secretariat’s request [from [head of the IDF’s Central Command Maj. Gen. Nadav Padan] to cancel the administrative order against Yitzhar resident Neria Zarog was not approved, the community is freezing the communication with the army — apart from emergencies — from the level of brigade commander and up until that situation is changed,” the statement said.

It added that the decision did not include the routine activities to secure the settlement’s security.


Neria Zarog (c) with his wife and child in front of their home in the Kipa Sruga outpost, a neighborhood of the Yitzhar settlement in the northern West Bank. (Avraham Shapira)

In its letter to Padan last month, the Yitzhar secretariat warned of “unrest” if he doesn’t overturned his decision to sign off an administrative order barring 21-year-old Zarog from most of the West Bank for three months, pending a hearing. The administrative order allows Zarog to reside in the Kochav Yaakov settlement where his parents live, but bars the married father of two from being in contact with 16 friends from Yitzhar.

According to a defense official who spoke last month to The Times of Israel on the condition of anonymity, Zarog is a “violent extremist well known to security forces” who has taken part in altercations against Palestinians as well as IDF troops. Zarog has denied participating in such activities.

Zarog has refused to leave the area despite the order against him and was seen Monday night in Yitzhar dancing with Samaria Regional Council chairman Yossi Dagan at a religious event.

His [Zarog’s] fate appears to be at the root of the current unrest.

A pair of arrests last week further angered hardline residents of Yitzhar and the surrounding outposts — the first on Wednesday, when security forces nabbed a teenager suspected of starting a fire in a Palestinian-owned field located near his home. The minor’s attorney claimed the arresting officer from the Golani brigade had used unnecessary force in apprehending his client, who was released two days later to house arrest.

That evening, a second teen was arrested in the Yitzhar area after the army said he had threatened Golani infantry brigade commander Lieutenant-Colonel Ayoub Kayouf.

The military said that the incident was taken care of with the cooperation of the Israel Police and local settler leadership, leading to the arrest of the youth.

While there had been reports that the Yitzhar youth had assaulted Kayouf, the leadership of the settlement reiterated in a statement that there was no suspicion that the minor had physically attacked the officer, and touted its cooperation with the authorities. The statement railed at the timing of the arrest — on Friday night, during the Jewish Sabbath — calling it “a gross violation of individual rights as well as the sanctity of Shabbat.”

Also on Wednesday, Israeli rights groups reported that a gang of masked settlers armed with crowbars violently assaulted a group of activists, among them an 80-year-old rabbi [reform], who were assisting Palestinian farmers in the northern West Bank with their harvest.

The situation escalated overnight Saturday, when some 30 settlers hurled stones at troops and punctured tires of military vehicles in the Kumi Ori outpost next to Yitzhar, according to the IDF. One soldier was lightly injured by a rock and received medical treatment at the scene, the military said.

The army responded by using riot dispersal means and firing in the air. No arrests were announced.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is also defense minister, and politicians and other officials from both sides of the political divide denounced the violent incident. Labor-Gesher leader Amir Peretz on Monday demanded a powerful Knesset committee convene to address the attack on soldiers by settlers, calling it “terror in the full sense of the word.”

On Sunday, a Border Police battalion was ordered to take up position near the Yitzhar settlement as a deterrent against further violent activities by residents of the outposts in the area, Kan reported. The border guards were similarly deployed in April 2014, after a string of attacks and acts of vandalism from the Yitzhar settlement and surrounding outposts, including one case in which residents attacked an IDF encampment.

On Monday, the IDF declared the site of the attack to be a closed military zone, meaning only residents would be allowed to enter and exit the area.

Multiple settler leaders on Sunday denounced the violence and attempted to disown it, claiming that it had been instigated by teenagers who had mostly come from outside Yitzhar and don’t represent local residents. The Yitzhar secretariat said it would take action to kick them out.

However, less than 48 hours after those clashes, on Monday evening, a group of 10 settlers again threw rocks and bottles of paint at Border Police in the same area.

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Commentary:

*פרשנות צה״ל צריך לבחון מחדש את יחסו לאלימות המתנחלים "The residents of Yitzhar serve in the reserve, volunteers and good Zionist people. It is unfortunate that there are rioters who take out the libel of the community and harm the entire settlement enterprise," the leader of the Jewish Home Party, Rafi Peretz, said on Sunday. Former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked also noted that Yitzhar is leading the country in a number of kidney donations from living people. Major General Peden also adhered to this line, and in criticizing the events of the violence on Saturday night, insisted that the attack was carried out by a "handful" of outlaws who did not represent Yitzhar as a whole. Peter Lerner, a former IDF spokesman for the foreign media, called Paden's statement "weak.”  Source: zman

*Think about Gush Katif and who were the ones that ousted the people from their homes and till this day no replacement community was ever built for the. Think of all the outposts that were built with synagogues and who were the force that came with bulldozers and destroyed their homes and their communities. These were Israelis destroying Israeli property owned by other Israelis. The IDF is to blame for a lot of wonky compass misfunctions as you had the likes of Benny Gantz who hates the settlers do the destruction as he smiled. He's not a builder of Israel but a destroyer of Israel. [while some former residents of Gush Katif have relocated, most are not]

*Where was the condemnation and call to action of the chief of staff two days ago when soldiers in an IDF jeep weer nearly lynched in a storm of stones thrown by hundreds of terrorists "near Ramallah" and the soldiers did not respond? why aren't those terrorists being violently arrested the next day? Why are those soldiers not in the brig for failure to respond?

*The Oslo generals look the other way when Arabs attack our soldiers and the soldiers are afraid to defend themselves because [o]f the insane rules of engagement. The Jews are defending themselves from a government that uses the army against them. If the Shabak gets involved we know that they will torture the Jewish teens using gestapo tactics the way they did with the youths tortured to admit to an Arab on Arab crime.

22 October 2019

5780 – The Year IRAN Will Attack Israel chv”s

AN OMINOUS BIBLE CODE
 IRAN WILL ATTACK 5780




Purpose:  Teshuva > Redemption

THE TORAH WILL NEVER CHANGE

This is from a Drashah for Simchas Torah by Harav Binyamin Gittelsohn, Zt”l 
(5611/1851 – 5692/1932)

When Avraham blessed Yitzchak, he ended with the words “yitein,” as the passuk says, “And Avraham gave all that he had to Yitzchak” (Bereshis 25:5). When Yitzchak blessed Yaakov, he began with what Avraham ended off, as the passuk says, “And Hashem should give to you from the dew of the heavens…” (ibid. 27:28). When Yaakov blessed his children, he began his blessing where Yitzchak ended, as it says “And Yitzchak called Yaakov” (ibid 28:1), and Yaakov began with “And Yaakov called his children” (ibid 49:1). Just as Yaakov ended his blessing with “v’sos,” as it says, “And this is what Yaakov spoke them” (ibid 49:28), Moshe began his blessing with “v’sos,” as it says “V’zos habrachah…” (Devarim 31:1).
Midrash Rabbah (ibid)

When Moshe came to bless Klal Yisrael, the Torah and Hakadosh Baruch came to bless them as well. “V’zos habracha” refers to the Torah, as the passuk states, “V’os haTorah” (Devarim 4:44). “Asher beirach Moshe” refers to Moshe Rabbeinu. “Ish HaElokim” refers to Hashem, as it says “Hashem ish milchamah.” Why all these? Since “the three-stranded rope does not snap easily” (Koheles 4:12).
Midrach Rabbah (ibid)


Source:  Hamodia, INYAN Magazine, 11 Tishrei 5780

Rambam Laws of Avoda Zara Chapter 10

The G-d of Israel commanded us regarding non Jews "Lo Yeshvu BeArtzecha" - "They shall NOT live in your land" Exodus 23/33 
Rambam Laws of Avoda Zara Chapter 10, Halacha 6....When, however, Israel is in power over them, it is forbidden for us to allow a non Jew involved in foreign worship among us. Even a temporary resident or a merchant who travels from place to place should not be allowed to pass through our land until he accepts the seven universal laws commanded to Noah and his descendants, as [Exodus 23:33] states: 

"They shall not dwell in your land" - i.e., even temporarily.
A person who accepts these seven mitzvot is a ger toshav. A ger toshav may be accepted only in the era when the [laws of the] Jubilee Year are observed. In an era when the [laws of the] Jubilee Year are not observed, however, we may accept only full converts [to Judaism].

18 October 2019

Hoshana Rabbah and Judgment

Hoshana Rabbah and the Final Day Of Judgment



  • 7th Day of Sukkot
  • 7 "Hoshanot"- Torah circuits of the Bimah with the Lulav and Etrog. The Sifrei Torah are returned to the Ark. 
  • Cantor wears a Kitten and uses Nusach from High Holidays
  • The Lulav and Etrog are laid aside and five willow stalks (Aravot) are taken and are beaten five times on the floor.
  • Erev Hoshanah Rabbah features late night or all night Torah study, especially the Rambam's Mishneh Torah and Psalms.
  • There is a strange superstition that on Hoshana Rabbah, the souls of the dead return to earth and travel the length and breadth of the ten worlds. 
  • There is a superstition that one who looks at their shadow in the light of the moon on Hoshana Rabbah can obtain a prophecy about their wellbeing in the year ahead. 
  • There is a tradition to have a festive meal on Hoshana Rabbah. 
  • The laws and features of Hoshana Rabbah are concealed and were revealed by the three Second Temple Prophets Chagai, Malachi and Zechariah.


  • Wishing All Klal Yisroel a Gitte Kvitel