כ׳ לחודש העשירי תשע״ה
Anniversary of the death of Rabbi Moshe ben-Maimon
over 800 years ago
Anniversary of the death of Rabbi Moshe ben-Maimon
over 800 years ago
JPost.com: Twelve dead, four wounded critically in shooting at headquarters of French satirical newspaperAt least two of those murdered, Georges Wolinski and Dr. Elsa Cayat, were Jewish. May God avenge their blood!
Reuters, January 7, 2015
Shooters reportedly say, "We have avenged the Prophet," as they enter offices of Charlie Hebdo with Kalashnikov guns.
PARIS - Hooded gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a weekly satirical magazine renowned for lampooning radical Islam, killing at least 12 people, including two police officers in the worst militant attack on French soil in recent decades.
One of the men was captured on video shouting "Allah!" as four shots rang out. Two assailants are then seen calmly leaving the scene and remain at large.
Charlie Hebdo (Charlie Weekly) is renowned for courting controversy with satirical attacks on political and religious leaders and has published numerous cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammad. The last tweet on its account mocked Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the militant Islamic State, which has taken control of large swathes of Iraq and Syria.
"This is a terrorist attack, there is no doubt about it," President Francois Hollande told reporters after rushing to the scene of the attack. His government raised France's security level to the highest notch and scheduled an emergency cabinet meeting...
...Another 20 people were injured in the attack, including four or five critically. (cont.)
Interestingly enough, Charlie Hebdo is a left-wing magazine, and is not unknown for poking fun at Jews and Christians, as well as Muslims. Read Debbie Schlussel's full report.
JPost.com: Four dead at Paris kosher market after raid; one hostage taker on the run, Hebdo gunman killedAs a result,...
JPost.com Staff, Reuters, January 9, 2014
Report: the hostage taker said he belonged to ISIS and his female accomplice is still on the run, according to CNN.
PARIS - Four hostages were killed and four others were critically wounded as a result of a hostage standoff in a kosher supermarket in eastern Paris on Friday.
One hostage taker, Amedy Coulibaly, was killed during the police raid, but it is believed he had a female accomplice, 27-year-old Hayat Boumeddiene -- who remains at large, according to a CNN report. The report says that Coulibaly and Boumeddiene have been in a relationship since 2010.
During a conversation with local French media during the hostage crisis, Coulibaly claimed to choose the supermarket because it was Jewish and said he was part of ISIS, according to CNN .
French media reported on Friday that the police raided the kosher supermarket where a gunman took at least five people hostage. At least 14 hostages were freed in the raid, press has reported. (cont.)
JPost.com: Landmark Paris synagogue closes on Shabbat for first time since World War II
The synagogue was evacuated during the kosher market siege, Le Monde reported on Friday, and did not reopen for services on Friday night. (cont.)
Why wasn't the Synagogue de Tournelles? Not only does it lie within closer proximity to the kosher market which was under siege, and it is also no stranger to sieges itself. During the anti-Israel, pro-Gaza (AKA: "Israel should lay down and die, and not defend itself.") protests last July, hundreds of Jews were trapped inside, until police arrived to "rescue" them.
And the Synagogue de Nazareth? I could not find any reports on this synagogue either.
Odd, to say the least.
It seems to me the French Jews were doomed long ago...
Washington Times: Muslims segregated from French society in growing Islamist mini-states
Rowan Scarborough, January 7, 2015
A backdrop to the massacre in Paris on Wednesday by self-professed al Qaeda terrorists is that city officials have increasingly ceded control of heavily Muslim neighborhoods to Islamists, block by block.
France has Europe’s largest population of Muslims, some of whom talk openly of ruling the country one day and casting aside Western legal systems for harsh, Islam-based Shariah law. (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
French Jews are still not out of danger. As Yishma'el (Arabs/Muslims) slaughters us, and whoever else gets in the way of slaughtering us, Esau (The West - Progressives and Christians) comes at us with with hugs, reassuring words, and money.
Will all of the French Jews actually leave France? Will they move to Israel? Will some be taken in by the trappings of North America? Many French Jews of North African origin have already ended up in Montreal, yet another bastion of growing Jew-hatred.
How many French Jews, sitting on the fence of self-identification, choose to identify themselves as French, and not as Jews? How many French Jews will respond to the recent, horrifying events, by staying away from all things Jewish, instead of moving closer to their communities?
And worst of all, how many French Jews will heed the words of so-called, European Jewish "leaders" who tell them "not to give up," but to "stay and fight?"
VOA: Charlie Hebdo continuesWho knows how many Jews are still involved. Nevertheless, if there are any, why on earth would they stick around? Probably, because within their ideological minds, they do not have any choice.
Also Friday, the French newspaper Liberation made room for the surviving Charlie Hebdo journalists to prepare the satirical weekly’s next edition. The newspaper plans to print 1 million copies, 30 times its regular run.
Charlie Hebdo journalists and cartoonists have returned under heavy police protection, Reuters said.
"Since a long time, Charlie Hebdo and Liberation are seen, are like brothers. It's like a fraternity," Liberation editor Pierre Fraidenraich said. His paper had welcomed Charlie Hebdo staff after the newspaper was firebombed in 2011.
Fraidenraich said his newspaper would host the Charlie Hebdo team for "all the time they want."
Yishma'el is dangerous. Except to those of us in deep, delusional denial, this is not a secret.
Esau is dangerous, but many cannot, or will not, see this, because of how sneaky they are about it, about seductive, with physical pleasures, avodah zarah, or money.
The Erev Rav, descendants of the false converts who came with us out of Egyptian exile, and their pawns, are still very much around, causing problems from within, and discouraging.
Israeli Government officials appear to be supportive of French Jews, and encouraging their immigration to Israel. Yet, I do hope that nos frères et sœurs juifs français, our French Jewish brothers and sisters, get over their honeymoon period quickly, and do not expect anything from the Israeli Government.
There are well-established French-speaking communities, especially in Jerusalem and in Netanyah, not mention significant numbers of French-speaking families, living in small towns, such as Kokhav Ya'aqov, Eli, Ofra, Kokhav HaShahar, and Alon Shevuth.
I hope that these new immigrants from France listen to these veterans, and glean from their experience, strength, and hope, rather than depending on the government.
But, that can all be worked out later. The time has long passed for French Jews to get on the plane already.
In contrast to the spin on Jewish emigration in the mainstream news, Jews leaving France and the rest of Europe is a good thing, albeit it is happening in a more painful way than necessary. Although the plans of quite a few Jews to relocate to Israel are simply being expediated, many are leaving France not for purely ideological reasons, because Israel is the Jewish People's only true homeland (not France, not the U. S., not the UK, etc.). Rather, they are running for their lives.
Nevertheless, the ends are the same, as they should be, Jews returning to, and re-settlling our Promised Land.
Isn't it ironic how the same Muslims who demand that Jews remove themselves from parts, and eventually all, of our Homeland, are actually causing more and more Jews to come back to it, due to their threats of annihilation.
Their plan will, of course, backfire in the end. The Almighty is on our side, and appears to have had enough taunting of His People. (Ezeq. 36)