Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Arutz 7 (Israel National News) Fail!

כ"ג לחודש החמישי תשע"ז

Arutz 7 has been involved in in kinds of shenanigans, forcing me and other bloggers to cease citing their reports. But this fail of theirs takes the cake, forcing me to mention me to mention them here.

Last night, one side of the pedestrian walking bridge connecting B'nei B'raq and Giv'at Shmu'el was knocked down by a truck. Arutz 7's Hebrew site reported on this accurately.

 Arutz 7's English site did not.

The bridge that collapsed was not the bridge at the Giv'at Shmu'el "Coca-Cola" Junction, but rather the next bridge north. The report appears to have been fixed, at least by midnight last night.

So, the writer made a mistake. Big deal, right? We all make mistakes.

But, c’mon! All the writer had to was to look at Arutz 7’s Hebrew counterpart’s report posted 15 minutes earlier. Not sure of the exact names of the bridges? Maybe the names are different in Hebrew than in English? (By the way, they’re not.) A quick search on Google Maps or Ymaps in Hebrew would have confirmed

Since 2005, I was invited to be interviewed by Arutz 7 four times. And I am happy to say that each time I turned them down. None of these radio talk show hosts even knew who I was, except that some of them knew that I had a blog (big deal!), a blog which none of them had ever bothered to read before inviting me to be interviewed. I don’t know about you, but this sounds pretty desperate to me.

I recall the time not too long after Arutz 7’s founding, the self-sacrifices of Rebbetzin Z. Melamed, David Shapira, and others suffering raids on the station in Beth-El and worse. Such times are long since over.

Around the time of the expulsion of Jews from Azza (Gaza/Gush Qatif) and the Northern Shomron in 2005/תשס״ה, then future MK Ya’akov “Katzeleh” Katz reported threats from outside of Israel to cease donations to the Yeshiva’s foundation, due to Rabbi Z. Melamed’s canceling of Rabbi Shlomo Aviner’s class at the Yeshiva. Rabbi Aviner’s rulings on taharath hamishpahah (family purity) were under scrutiny by a Beth Din (rabbinical court) set up by Rabbi Modechai Eliyahu ztz”l, issues which today have never actually been clarified.

Tensions in Beth-El rose due to disagreements over how IDF soldiers should deal with orders to remove Jews during the impending expulsion. Should soldiers follow them? Refuse them? Pretend to be sick?

But, I digress…

As time went on, Judeo-Christian Values were being pushed by the head of the English division.

Cheerleaders for Christian “Friends of Israel” were being propped up as rock stars.

In 2010, I had the opportunity to witness just how many of the reports on their their news flash make their way to the site. News feeds are set up from other Israeli new sources in Hebrew, and they are translated. As far as I know, this is legal, and other news sites do this too. But, doesn't YNET, for example, pay a fee to the Associated Press [AP]? Just sayin'.

In all fairness to Arutz 7, according to one confidential source, close to a former head of the English division, donations, including donations from Christians, flow first through the Yeshiva’s foundation, then trickle into the Arutz 7. He also claims that what the “news” station receives is not very much.

But, who knows? Maybe Christians will feel sorry for Arutz 7 and pump some money into the station. Stranger things have happened.

And before Arutz 7 complains about this post, someone from over there should thank me for the free publicity.

Monday, August 14, 2017

למה דוד חי חסדאי יושב בכלא?/Why is David Chai Chasdai Sitting in Jail?

כ״ב לחודש החמישי תשע״ז
English follows the Hebrew.

"All of us are with
the Prisoners of Zion"
בית משפט העליון החליט להשאיר את דוד חי חסדאי במעצר עד תום הליכים בבית סוהר מאחורי סורג ובריח וכל "חטאו"
הוא שדיבר עם חבריו שנאסר עליו לדבר איתם מצד השב"כ בצו מנהלי צו המתנהל ללא משפט וללא הצגת ראיות,

דוד חי מצטרף לעוד נערים יהודים שיושבים בבתי סוהר בחשד שדיברו עם חבריהם והפרו בכך את הצו מנהלי שקיבלו ללא שעשו כל פשע!!!

דוד חי חסדאי
David Chai Chasdai
עשר אגורות (2¢):
זאת לא פעם הראשונה נערים יהודים נמצאים בכלא בגלל הדיבורים עם חברים.

מאיר אטינגר נכלא בגלל המאמרים שהוא כתב, וכנראה גם מפני שהוא נכד של הרב מאיר כהנא הי״ד. וגם אסרו לו לדבר עם חברים שלו.

בשנת תשס״ו/2006 חודשים אחרי הממשלה גירשה את כמעט 10,000 יהודים מביתם ומאדמתם בחבל עזה ובצפון השומרון, שלוש נערות יהודיות מכפר תפוח ישבו בכלא בגלל ההשתתפות שלהן בהפגנות נגד הגירוש, וגם לא אמורות להשתחרר עד תום התהליכים ״מפני שהן ידברו עם תושבי הישוב שלהן.״ ומה היתה הבעיה אם הן היו מדברות עם השכנים שלהן? אולי הן יצליחו להשפיע להם.

אוי ואבוי!

אולי מי שעדיין טוען שמדינת ישראל היא מדינה יהודית ״דמוקרטית״ יתעורר כבר לראות שזה בכלל לא נכון, ובנוסף אין דבר כזה ״זכות לדיבור חופשי.״

לצערי, כנראה שלא.

All of us are with the Prisoners of Zion:
The Israeli Supreme Court has decided to leave David Chai Hasdai in detention until final court proceedings imprisoned behind bars for all of his "offenses."

David Chai spoke with friends he was forbidden to by the Shabba"k (Israeli secret police), which was implemented without any court ruling nor any presentation of evidence.

David Chai joins other Jewish boys who are sitting in jail on suspicion of talking to their friends and thereby violating the administrative order they received without having committed any crime!!!

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
This is not the first time we have seen Jewish youth imprisoned for exercising their right to free speech, such as speaking to their friends.

Meir Ettinger was imprisoned for the articles he wrote, and probably also because he is Rabbi Meir Kahane's hy"d grandson. He was also forbidden from speaking with a list of 100 of his friends and acquaintances.

In the year תשס״ו/2006, months after the Israeli Government expelled almost 10,000 Jews from their homes and land in Gaza and the Northern Shomron (Samaria), three teenage girls from K'far Tapu'ah sat in prison because of their participation in demonstrations against the expulsion, and were also not supposed to be released until final court proceedings "because they will talk with the other residents of their town." And what was the problem if they were to speak with their neighbors? Because they might have influence over them.

OMG! (eyes rolling)

Perhaps those who still claim that the State of Israel is a Jewish, democratic state will wake up and see that this is not at all the case, and that there is no such thing here as "freedom of speech."

Unfortunately, the probably won't.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

יהודים בטורקיה תעלו לארץ ישראל מייד!/Jews in Turkey, Move to Israel Now!

ג' לחודש החמישי תשע"ז
English follows the Hebrew.
הזירה הדתית מתלהטת: שני מקרים של הפגנות מאיימות ואף אבנים ובעיטות בדלתות בתי כנסת באיסטנבול בסוף השבוע. "או שהציונים ייקחו את עצמם בידיים, או שנחזור לפה", איים מנהיג מקומי - בזמן שהנשיא מתסיס סביב אירועי הר הבית

איתמר אייכנר: 23.07.17

תי הפגנות מאיימות ואף פעולות ונדליזם נגד בתי כנסת בטורקיה, שנראה כי יצאו לפועל בתמיכה שקטה של המשטר - בצל אירועי הר הבית, מדאיגות מאוד את הקהילה היהודית במדינה.

בלילה שבין חמישי לשישי התקיפו את בית הכנסת "נווה שלום" באיסטנבול עשרות מפגינים, השליכו אבנים לעבר בית הכנסת, בעטו בדלתותיו וניסו לפרוץ פנימה. המפגינים ביקשו למחות על הצבת המגנומטרים בהר הבית וקראו קריאות "אללה אכבר".

בכניסה לבית הכנסת נאם מנהיג מקומי של מפלגת "האיחוד הלאומי", קורסאט מיצ'אן, והאשים את ישראל ב"הטרדת אחינו הפלסטינים ופגיעה בחופש הפולחן שלהם". הוא הוסיף: "או שהציונים יקחו את עצמם בידיים, או שנחזור לפה שוב". חלק מהמפגינים צעקו "אם לא תיתנו לנו להיכנס למקום הקדוש שלנו, לא ניתן לכם להיכנס למקום הקדוש שלכם".

אחד המפגינים בעט בדלתות בית הכנסת, ושני מפגינים טיפסו על הדתות ותלו שלטים שעליהם תמונות של כיפת הסלע. בקהילה היהודית נדהמו מכך שזמן קצר לפני ההפגנה עזבה את המקום ניידת המשטרה שמאבטחת דרך קבע את בית הכנסת – שבעבר היה יעד לפיגועי טרור. (המשך...)

עשר אגורות (2¢):
האם אתם קראתם מספיק מהשטויות האלה? האם אתם עדיין רוצים לנסוע לטורקיה לחופש?

החלק הכי המצער הוא לא שהמוסלמים הטורקיים המחזיקים בסטנדרטים כפולים כאלה בלבם כמו הערבים כאן בארץ.

אלא החלק הכי המצער הוא שאנחנו, היהודים, עדיין מאמינים שאפשר לגור "בשלום" עם בני ישמעאל, פרא אדם, ולשיטות דיפלומטיות בסגנון תרבות המערב יש סיכוי להצליח להביא אותנו למצב של שלום איתם. אפילו שהשיטות כאלה לעולם לא הצליחו, חוץ מתקופות זמניות.

וגם הייתי אומר שעצוב מאוד שאנחנו היהודים עדיין לא נטשנו את העניין המגוחך של פלורליזם דמוקרטי. רוב היהודים, גם כאלה החובשי כיפות והמתגוררים בארץ ישראל, עדיין לא מוכנים לשמוע את זה, קל וחומר לא לקבל את זה.

והם טוענים שהעניין הזה מופיע בתורה? אם כן אז איפה? או הם סוף סוף הפסיקו לנסות להוכיח לפי התורה?

כשאני עליתי ארצה לפני 20 שנה, פגשתי כמה עולים חדשים מטורקיה שלמדו באוניברסיטה. אני הייתי עצוב כששמעתי שהרבה מהם "חזרו הביתה". האם המצב הנוכחי בטורקיה ישפיע להם לחזור לישראל ולהביא איתם יהודים אחרים? או הם יישארו בטורקיה, בתקווה שהמצב ישתפר, כלומר, עם ראשיהם בתוך בור בחול. וכשהמצב כן ישתפר, האם הם ישכחו בקלות את היום שבו בתי הכנסת שלהם הושחתו? ... למרות שזאת לא הפעם הראשונה, ובוודאי לא תהיה הפעם האחרונה.

הנשיא ארדואן
כמו שכתבתי כבר למעלה, שאר בכלל לשווה לכם לקרוא את שאר המאמר הזה של YNET, חוץ ממסקנתו:
נשיא טורקיה רג'פ טאיפ ארדואן גינה בשבת את "הפעולות המופרזות" שישראל עשתה בדיכוי ההפגנות כמחאה על הצבת המגנומטרים. ארדואן כינה את שלושת הפלסטינים שנהרגו במהומות "שהידים". הנשיא הטורקי נמנע מלגנות את רצח השוטרים בהר הבית וכינה את הפיגוע "תקרית".
נראה לי שאני כתבתי מספיק.

YNET: Jews in Turkey under attack over Temple Mount crisis
Temple Mount crisis escalates into religious rift abroad, as Muslims in Turkey block entry into, and vandalize synagogues, threatening to 'come back again' unless Israel changes its policy. 

Itamar Eichner, 23.07.17

Two threatening demonstrations and mounting cases of vandalism against synagogues in Turkey—apparently carried out with the regime's tacit support against the backdrop of the Temple Mount crisis—are raising concerns among the country's Jewish community.

On the night between Thursday and Friday, dozens of demonstrators attacked the Neve Shalom synagogue in Istanbul, threw rocks at the synagogue, kicked its doors and tried to break in.

Attacks in Turkey
At the entrance to the synagogue, a local leader of the Great Union Party, Korsat Michan, spoke out and accused Israel of "harassing our Palestinian brothers and damaging their freedom of worship."

"Either the Zionists get a grip, or we will come back here again," he said.

Some protesters shouted, "If you do not let us enter our holy place, we will not let you enter your holy place."

As protesters kicked the doors of the synagogue, two demonstrators climbed up the building and hung signs with pictures of the Dome of the Rock.

The Jewish community was stunned that the police patrol car—which regularly protected the synagogue as it is a target for terror attacks—had left the area shortly before the demonstration started. (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Read enough of this tripe? Do you still want to travel to Turkey for a vacation?

The sad part isn't that the Turkish Muslims, like their Arab counterparts, hold such double standards dear to their hearts.

The sad part is that we Jews still believe that will can live "in peace" with these animalistic descendants of Yishm'ael.

I would also say that it is also very sad that we Jews have not yet to abandon the ridiculous concept of democratic pluralism. But, most Jews, even those with kippoth and residing in Eretz Yisra'el (the Land of Israel) are not ready to hear this, let alone accept it.

Where do they claim such a concept can be found in the Torah anyway? Or have they finally stopped trying.

But, I digress...

When I arrived in Israel 20 years ago, I met some Turkish Jews who were attending university here. I sad to hear that many of them "returned home." Will the current situation motivate them to come back to Israel, and bring many other Turkish Jews with them? Or will they remain in Turkey, hoping that the situation will improve, in other words, with their heads in the sand. And when the situation does improve, will they so easily forget the day their synagogues with vandalized? ...even though this wasn't the first time, and certainly will not be the last.
The Jewish community was stunned that the police patrol car—which regularly protected the synagogue as it is a target for terror attacks—had left the area shortly before the demonstration started.
Will they be stunned the next time, and police car leaves the scene? Will they be stunned the next time, when the police car is involved in the attack?

President Erdoğan
Like I said, the remainder of this report is not worth reading, except perhaps the report's conclusion:
On Saturday, Erdogan condemned Israel's "excessive force" in suppressing the demonstrations in protest against the placement of the metal detectors, calling the Palestinians killed in the riots "martyrs." 
The Turkish president refrained from condemning the murder of policemen on the Temple Mount, calling the attack "an incident."
'Nuff said.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Ambassador Dave Sharma, Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

ב׳ לחודש החמישי תשע"ז
Dave Sharma
YNET: 'If Israel abandons the values of democracy, it will lose world’s support'In a farewell interview, Dave Sharma, Australia's ambassador to Israel, talks about the security ties between the two countries and the need for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement both sides would benefit from, and announces that 'by the end of 2018, it will be possible to fly from Tel Aviv to Sydney directly.'

Itamar Eichner, 06.07.17
Dave Sharma, who finished his four year service as as the Australian ambassador to Israel last month, left his replacement a list of tips for survival in the Jewish state.

“Australia has snakes, sharks, spiders, etc. Here in Israel, I explained to him, there are no dangerous animals, at least not outside the Knesset,” says Sharma with a charming smile as he continues to lay out his tips.

“Do not wear a suit; ties in Israel are only for funerals and official events. The tuxedos should be pushed deep into the back of your closet, you will not need it.

“You must learn some Hebrew phrases. If anyone says to you, 'It will be alright’—start worrying. The word ‘balagan’ means something isn’t working at all, but in the end it somehow works out.

“There is no such thing as a line in Israel. And it’s a waste of time to stand in one, because everyone will cut you and try to get ahead, and you’ll be the sucker who finds himself at the back.”

Sharma, 41, was sad to leave Israel. If he could, he would have extended his term another year, but he already received a one-year extension, the maximum possible. During his time here, he managed to acclimatize to Israel, fall in love with the country, and get to know it in depth. One might say that he is one of the most Israeli ambassadors to have served here, and perhaps the most popular as well. (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
You are welcome to waste your time reading this entire piece on recent, and now former, Australian Ambassador to Israel, Dave Sharma, with all of its raising of hasbarah (publicity; from the Hebrew for explanation) and the importance of how Israel looks in the eyes of non-Jews onto a pedestal, and back handed compliments. Or you can just follow me, in reading between the lines of the most significant sections of this piece.

But, first, it is no secret that bloggers and journalists alike often attempt to find unflattering photos of their subject, their targets caught in the act, if you will, to bring home their message of their hit pieces. But, who knew that Dave Sharma would provide such an unflattering photo of his own accord? (see above) Perhaps  didn't have a choice, as it seems that this is the official Australian Foreign Ministry's photo of him, and where I ended up finding it only posts profile photos in black and white. So, go figure.

Yet, the new Australian ambassador's official photo looks just fine (considering). Change of photo policy perhaps? Or just a poor choice on the part of Dave Sharma and and his people?

Let us begin the analysis of Ambassador Dave Sharma's farewell interview from the (never disappointingly left-wing) YNET.
During his time here, he managed to acclimatize to Israel, fall in love with the country, and get to know it in depth. One might say that he is one of the most Israeli ambassadors to have served here, and perhaps the most popular as well.
Acclimate? Fall in love? Get to know it in depth? You mean from his bubble in Hertzlya Pitu'ah, known for its limousine liberals? Yes, he loves it so much, that he encourages us to give a big chunk of it away. Even though it is not ours to give away (It's The Holy One's, Blessed Be He), and not to mention continually reinforcing Arab terrorism, by caving into their demands.
“There is no such thing as a line in Israel. And it’s a waste of time to stand in one, because everyone will cut you and try to get ahead, and you’ll be the sucker who finds himself at the back.” 
(sigh) This hasn't been true for almost 20 years, at least in the big cities. Thanks for the throw in of the self-deprecating comment, YNET! Actually, the Ambassador said it, so it was more like a nasty kidney punch.
"I do not blame the media. There is a conflict they need to cover. But I think everything else happening in Israel is not being covered. If you do a Google search on Israel, you see confrontations at checkpoints, terrorist attacks, IDF operations in Syria: People think this is all that happens in Israel. even though there are hundreds of other things happening here."
Granted, the Israeli Government needs to stop being wishy-washy, stop making the same mistakes about "more talk" and "more prisoner releases" and "more land giveaways" will make one damn bit of difference with these descendants of Yishma'el, and furthermore, make up its mind already as to whether Eretz Yisra'el (the Land of Israel) belongs to it or not, stop Can it be changed, or is it a lost cause? There are terror attacks all over the world now, but other places are not branded in this manner.
The day after the attack in Sarona, you went with your embassy staff for coffee at Max Brenner. Why was it important to do that?

"It was a gesture of solidarity with the people of Israel. We wanted to say that if you are not afraid, we are not afraid. We received amazing and heartfelt responses from the Israelis, but we did not do it for the responses. We wanted to do something meaningful.”

(eyes rolling)
The youngest, Daphne, is four years old and has lived most of her life as an Israeli. Sharma says his daughter has a warm Israeli temperament and only eats Israeli food (bourekas, shakshuka and hummus). 
See how easy it is to become "Israeli," even when not Jewish? The Israeli government, or rather those higher on the food chain than the Israeli government, have watered down "Israel" so much, it has made it so much easier for them to bring a replacement population of mostly non-Jews from the Former Soviet Union, foreign workers from India and the Philippines, as well as African insurgents, including the Black [Non-] Hebrews. Who will be next? Evangelical Christians from the U. S.? (link)
When he [David Sharma] speaks about Israel, his eyes light up, as if he were a Zionist or a Jew—even though he is not.
Not a Jew? We knew that. Not a Zionist? We knew that, too. Anyone who believes that Israel must be like every other nation, and give away at least some of its Divinely promised Land could not possibly be a real Zionist. But not a Zionist, even according to the definition of the Labor Zionists who hijacked the term? Unclear.
"We have also succeeded in advancing the hi-tech relations between the two countries
Translation: We have also succeeding in exploiting the State of Israel's desperate need for love and validation from the outside. And why shouldn't they love that we love them? After all, we almost never condemn building in the settlements (see below).
Ambassador Sharma says the Australian army is also involved in defending Israel's borders. There are Australian soldiers among the UN forces in the Golan Heights and in southern Lebanon. An Australian commander leads the multinational force in the Sinai Peninsula, both overseeing the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt and taking part in the war against ISIS in the peninsula. 
For the last time, I will say that I never want to hear anyone tell me that foreign troops are not stationed in Israel. They are!

Oh, and the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt?  Gee. I wonder why the ambassador didn't mention Jordan as well. Did he know something was going to break down with that in advance, or is it simply in Arab nature to react in a violent tantrum anytime it gets upset? You be the judge.
Australia is now considered one of the friendliest countries towards Israel. It is one of the only nations to consistently support Israel in important votes at the UN and it almost never condemns Israeli construction in the settlements.

"We support a two-state solution and the establishment of a Palestinian state,...”
Seriously?! Sorry, Dave, but you cannot have your cake and eat it, too. A country cannot be considered one of the friendliest countries towards Israel while at the same time supporting the giving away of its Divinely promised lands to a people and country which do not even exist.

Along with his love for Israel, Sharma is concerned about anti-democratic things happening in the country. “Israel’s strength and its ability to survive depends on the vitality of its democracy, its liberal and pluralistic nature, its freedom of press and freedom of expression, no less than its military superiority,” he says. "Values such as separation of powers and the free press, the fact citizens and organizations can criticize government policy without being outlawed or arrested—all of this makes Israel unique in the Middle East and grants it international legitimacy. Israel depends on the support of the West, which is based on shared values, shared morality and common governing methods. If Israel abandons these principles, in 20-30 years, it will not enjoy the same legitimacy and support it enjoys today.” 
Liberal and pluralistic nature, its freedom of press and freedom of expression...?

Oh, Dave! Where were you all this time you were ambassador to Israel?! In the bubble of Hertzlya Pitu'ah? With your head in the sand? (same thing, really) You actually missed the torture of settler kids in Shabba"k (secret police) custody? The court orders, based on police a  recommendations forbidding suspects to talk to their friends? Where is the freedom of speech and expression in that?

Shared (Western) morality? This is undoubtedly code for that whole Judeo-Christian Values crap rearing its ugly head again.

Legitimacy and support it enjoys today? First of all, what legitimacy and support? The Australian Government supports the giving away of Land Divinely given to the Jewish People. One of our greatest friends indeed! I'm sorry. Did I say that already? Well, it bears repeating.
According to Sharma, “The democratic nature of Israel is as important as its Jewish nature, and I don't think you need to strengthen one at the expense of the other. Today, Israel's Jewish nature is expanding at the expense of its democratic and pluralistic nature. When you see things like this happening, it becomes increasingly difficult to identify with Israel from the outside. This is bad hasbara.”
Democracy? deMOCKracy be a nation like everyone else? We all know what that means: Globalism, assimilation of the the Jewish People into oblivion. (daughters...sons Gen.) There's that word again, "hasbara" (From Heb. root for explanation; public relations). The problem with this opinion of Dave Sharma is not that he believes that Israel should be like any other deMOCKractic nation. (Did you get that one?) The problem is that most members of the Israeli Government, Israeli citizens, and their rabbis agree with him.
The hospital (Ziv Medical Center, Tzfath) has treated more than a thousand Syrians wounded in the civil war raging in the neighboring country. When the ambassador first came to Israel, he was surprised to learn Israel was treating citizens of an enemy country.
Well, I'm not in the least bit surprised. More publicity, more opportunities and more fruitless attempts of the Israeli Government at obtaining love and validation for our very existence, from non-Jews. See? Israel is quite capable of committing suicide. We do not need any outside nation to assist us in our own destruction. Just great...
I'm hoping to have Qantas do a pilot of direct flights to Israel this October, as 3,000 Australians are arriving on charter flights for the 100th anniversary events marking the liberation of Be'er Sheva from Ottoman rule in World War One (by ANZAC, Australian and New Zealand Army Corps).
Of the 3,000 Australians expected to arrive this fall, how many will be Jews who are not in the least bit interested in actually living here? How many will be Christians scoping out the Land, while handing out a flier or two, taking advantage of Israel's commitment to the freedom of religious expression? Oh yeah, and how much slobbering and groveling will the Israeli Government do over Australia and New Zealand, even though the "liberation" was for the British Empire, and certainly not for the Jews? (eyes rolling)
Based on the amusing video that the embassy produced, in which Sharma leaves a list of tips for his successor, he certainly can consider a career in acting.
Yeah? Well, maybe Dave Sharma should have considered acting as a career before he took on the post of ambassador to Israel.

The unfortunate truth is that Dave Sharma is like every other foreign diplomat. He is either here to deliver suggestions orders from the government he represents, or to formulate them himself, and then deliver them. And his youthful appearance, supposedly positive attitude toward Israel, and ability to say a few phrases in Hebrew is supposed to cause us to praise him slobber all over him, all the more?

On the contrary. A neutral, even a hostile, government, which attempts to order us around, is at least being true to itself, and is no big surprise to us. For Esau hates Ya'aqov. And I no longer buy the "western nations naivete and ignorance" excuse, either. A fallafel-eating foreigner with a smile on his face, whose government wants us to give away land and make other concessions to people who want to eradicate us, is nothing more than a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Kitten Training 1

כ״ד לחודש הרביעי תשע״ז

Operant Conditioning is applied to modify behavior, either to increase it or to decrease it, through reinforcement or punishment.
Positive Reinforcement means adding a a desired stimulus to increase a behavior.

Negative Reinforcement is often confusing to people. It actually means to take something away, as oppose to mean something unpleasant. For example, putting on a seat belt takes away that annoying beeping sound, encouraging an increase in our seat belt putting on behavior.

Positive Punishment does not, in fact, mean something like making some each too uch ice cream. Rather, it means adding something undesirable, such as the proverbial, electric shock.

Negative Punishment means punishing by taking something away, such as your child's dessert, cell phone, or car privileges. Because maybe that'll teach 'im!
In the case of this kitten, I used food to increase the "coming close to me" behavior.

Other factors are involved, of course, such as the kitten's habituation (getting used) to my presence.

By pairing lip smacking/kissing sound (stimulus) with the food (positive reinforcement), and I can train this kitten to then come to me, in the absence of the reinforcement (food).

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Guest Post: היהודים סוף סוף מתעוררים?/Are Jews Finally Waking Up?

כ"ב לחודש הרביעי תשע"ז
English follows the Hebrew.

אחרי שני שוטרי מג"ב נהרגו בהר הבית ע"י מחבלים ערבים ואזרחי מדינת ישראל, פעיל למען הר הבית מיכאל מילר כתב:

מיכאל מילר
Michael Miller
אני רוצה לקחת את ההזדמנות עכשיו להודות למחבלים ערבים, בני דודים הישמעאלים שלי, לדבר אחד: סוף סוף, סוף סוף, יהודים כותבים פוסטים בפייסבוק על המצב הביטחוני בהר הבית (מי/מה/מתי/איפה/מדוע/ואיך) ו"מתעוררים"?? למציאות הגועלת נפש/על הפנים במקום שיחפרו של ראשיהם באדמה כשהם עושים 24.7. כמה מתאים שהם מבצעים את הפיגוע במשך ה"3 שבועות" המפורסמים ומזכירים לנו מה עדיין חסר לנו במדינה "היהודית" שלנו. 
שאלה ממש אחרונה: מתי היית הפעם האחרונה שאתה/את ביקרת בהר הבית??? אכן, ככה חשבתי...

After two Israeli Border Police officers were killed on Har HaBayith (the Temple Mount) last week by Arab terrorists and Israeli citizens, Temple Mount Activist Michael Miller wrote:
I would to thank the Arab terrorists, my Yishmaelite cousins, for one thing: finally Jews are posting statuses about the temple mount situation (who/what/when/where/why/how) and are "waking??" up to the reality instead of burying their heads in the sand like they do 24/7. How fitting they do it during the 3 weeks and REMIND US WHAT WE STILL LACK IN THIS "JEWISH" COUNTRY.

One last question: When was the last time that YOU visited Har HaBayit???...That's right...I thought so...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Western Wall's Blocked Compromise

כ׳ לחודש הרביעי תשע״ז
YNET Op-Ed: A state denying its own people
Op-ed: The government took a historic agreement on the Western Wall and threw it in the faces of millions of Jews around the world. In an anti-Zionist move, it proved to its people—and to its enemies—that Israel is no longer the Jewish people’s state. 
Yizhar Hess, 26.06.17 
We made a mistake. We believed the government, we believed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, we believed that we must finally stop this quarrel between us over the Western Wall, and we accepted a compromise agreement. But the government’s decision on Sunday, a cynical—even vicious—decision, took this historic agreement and threw it in the faces of millions of Jews around the world, adding a slap.

Listen carefully, Jews of the diaspora: Not only will you have no share or claim to the Western Wall, but conversion in the Jewish state will be performed exclusively according to the Orthodox Judaism. 
We made a mistake. We wanted to make Jerusalem a matter of consensus again, so that we Jews would finally stop fighting with each other over something that belongs to all of us. But we were deceived. The compromise agreement made us give up the right to pray in an egalitarian manner at the Western Wall that we know. We have been fighting for this for decades, but out of a sense of historical responsibility and—let’s admit it—the huge pressure we have been under, we acted against our natural instinct, and perhaps unwisely agreed to compromise. (cont.)

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
All you need are the first, few paragraphs of this op-ed. You can read the rest of the above rant -- which is completely devoid of anything even remotely Jewish -- if you really want. Or you can go do something more productive with your time.

Now, let's go through first, few paragraphs, step by step, shall we?
In an anti-Zionist move...

First of all, what is Zionism?

Zionism is the concept that the Jewish People has an inherent connection to Eretz Yisra'el (the Land of Israel), and that it is ours, and no one else's. The concept of Zionism originated where, you may ask? Hertzl? The United Nothings United Nations? The Balfour Agreement?

None of the above.

Zionism originates from The Holy One, Blessed Be He, who promised us this Land, and transmitted this promised to us through His Holy Torah, given to Moshe Rabbenu.

The Torah is also the only justification for the Jewish People's claim to the Land, not because we were here first. We weren't. The Canaanites were, and they The Almighty took it away from them. Any declaration or law created by humans, which allows, encourages, proclaims, or enforces the Jewish People's connection, to Eretz Yisra'el, and any claim it has to settle and reside here can be revoked by humans, just as easily as it was created.

And we are seeing this happen right before our eyes: the Oslo Death Accords, the establishment of the Pseudostinian Authority [PA], selling and giving away land to Christian groups, preparation for man-made borders with a "security" fence, etc.

In a nutshell, these people seem to want to equate Zionism with Democracy, or in the State of Israel's case, deMOCKracy. But, more democracy later....
Listen carefully, Jews of the diaspora...
Jews of the diaspora? As if they should have any say in the matter? Why on earth should they have a say? Furthermore, these people go off on democracy and being a nation like are the other nations. Yet if that is the case, why on earth should those of us actually living here (on the front lines) allow them to be involved? Because of their financial support money? (shohad/bribe)

Democracy, or in the State of Israel's case, deMOCKracy (Yeah, I know I said that already.) is a Greek system of governance, Greek as in Hellenist, as in the assimilated, Hellenist Jews we fought against, and defeated, in the war which culminated with the re-dedication of Beth HaMiqdash (the Temple), and the creation of the holiday of Hanukkah.

These Jews, or rather "Jews," are running scared,...they know that t
Because of sham conversions, acceptance of "patralineal descent," and even intermarriage according to their own definition, how many of these "liberal Jews" are even Jews to begin with?
Listen carefully, Jews of the diaspora: Not only will you have no share or claim to the Western Wall, but conversion in the Jewish state will be performed exclusively according to the Orthodox Judaism.
Conversions? One may not convert to Judaism through bodies which are not Jewish, and even if they were, their "judges" are disqualified from serving in such positions, due to their various distortions and denials of the Torah, primarily the Oral Torah, and other heretical beliefs, not to mention their gender. In the recent list released by Israel's Chief Rabbinate, of those individuals whose statements of "proof of Jewishness" are no longer accepted, women were conspicuously absent. Why? No need. It is already a given that they are disqualified from providing such eiduth (testimony).

If one wants to "convert" to "Conservativism" or "Reformism," by all means, let them. After all, these religions are not Judaism. So, what do I care? Unfortunately, the Israeli government, as well as the [non-]Jewish Agency, accepts paperwork from these groups' clergy for the purposes of nationality.

Orthodox Judaism? As if there were any other kind... I think he means Torah-observant Judaism, which is, of course, redundant.

Fill the land up with those who actually think they are Jewish, so as to battle against the Torah from within.

Tantrums win out.
We made a mistake. We wanted to make Jerusalem a matter of consensus again, so that we Jews would finally stop fighting with each other over something that belongs to all of us.
Well, you see that's the whole point, isn't it? Does it really belong to you? Yet, again, I have to ask, just how many of you are Jewish?

The Ramba"m goes a step further suggesting that even if you are all really of Jewish matrilineal descent, it doesn't matter. I'll let you look this one up yourselves (Mishneh Torah, Laws of Repentance 3:14-27). Oh, and don't forget to look it up in an uncensored version.

Of course, this is just talking about many of your "leaders." Most of you do not know

I'm sorry to hurt your egos. But, Judaism is all about asking questions. If you have been turned off by rabbis who do not answer your questions, or cannot even say "I don't know the answer, but I can research it," then continue your search for someone who can provide you with sources to support his view, and who will not make you feel stupid or embarrassed. If you have encountered rabbis who have done this to you, they you were right not to bother with them.

But, if you really believe that Judaism is your heritage, and not just some wall, you owe it to yourselves to continued you search.

But, I digress...

While we were still in Egypt, the Erev Rav (mixed-multitude/false converts) cried when they were told that we were journeying to Eretz Yisra'el. Why? Because not being from any tribe, they would not inherit. They did not feel any connection to the Land. And ever since then, their descendants have been causing us problems, one of which has been not only to forsake the Land, but actively chop it up and give it away. After all, what do they care?

Whereas true converts accept the Will of HaShem.
We made a mistake.
Yeah, you made a mistake alright. Besides not truly investing your time and energy, blood, sweat and tears by actually residing in Israel, by intermarrying -- including marrying those with sham conversions -- is that unlike the "ultra-orthodox" and "settlers," as you call us, you are not having enough children.

The Left saw this coming ages ago, and so has actively had to recruit goyim from the Former Soviet Union, airlift Christians from Ethiopia, grant special status to foreign workers, and facilitate the flow of infiltrators into Israel from Africa, in order to counterbalance the population growth of Torah-observant Jews.

But, this has still not been enough. Neither has the indoctrination into diehard State loyalty through the State's educational system and IDF service. While the religious mamlakhtim (diehard State loyalists) continue to throw their kippahs off during army service, the Haredim and few [real] "settlers" allowed into the IDF do not.

Be careful what you pray wish for. Because if you want democracy, then  you will have to live with the results consequences. Most of the Haredim and residents of Yehudah and Shomron (Judea and Samaria) -- the proper names of these communities -- commit the greatest crime of all.

We vote.

Oh, and by the way, when will you finally wake up to the fact that Arabs consider Tel-Aviv to be a settlement, just as much as Hevron or Beth-El?

I would say that it is only a matter of time before we vote you out of power. However, history has shown that anytime we start winning, while playing by the rules that is, you simply change the rules.

You see, you are right when you say that...
Israel is no longer the Jewish people’s state. 
The State of Israel is not controlled by the Jewish People. מי שמבין יבין

I don't count the fading Shabbos and Kashruth laws, and the Prime Minister occasionally donning a kippah and reading from the Tana"kh (The Bible). Does he really mean it? I mean REALLY mean it?

And so, I guess this will force us to wait a little longer...
For you to intermarry some more and assimilate out of existence.

For those of you in Israel, for you to run away to Europe or to the U. S., when the situation gets too tough for them.

Or for you to wake up finally, do teshuvah (repentance), and join us.
Unfortunately, I am not optimistic about seeing too many take this last opinion, and so I am not holding my breath.

My only consolation is that these people are fighting over the parking lot a wall of Har HaBayith (Temple Mount), and so they are too busy to concern themselves with Har HaBayith itself.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Truth About the Black Non-Hebrews

י״ח לחודש הרביעי תשע״ז

The Black Hebrews are actually the Black NON-Hebrews. Let's call 'em what they really are, because they are certainly NOT Jewish.
"The Black Non-Hebrews include thugs who beat up Jewish senior citizens in the '70's in Chicago. They came to Liberia, were kicked out of Liberia, and settled in Dimona in the Negev Desert. They have been allowed to stay here, only because they threatened mass-suicide, until the Israeli government caved."

-paraphrased from Rabbi Me'ir Kahane hy"d, in a response to a question about this community on talk radio.
Currently, they enjoy defacto autonomy. New members appear to come to Israel at will, or with their leadership's permission. Some now live in Tel-Aviv and other cities.

They make up observances according to their leaders' decisions and "interpretations:"
Fasting on Shabboth
Polygyny, in defiance of Israeli Law, while Jews are prohibited from this practice
Tying a blue braid on their [closed] shirts and pants as if these were tzitziyoth
Making a new date for Pesah
They are a complete mockery of Torah and Israel. They are koferim (deniers of some or all of the Torah), just like the Christians and Muslims (Mishneh Torah, Laws of Repentance 3:17).

Once, I confronted one of their youth, selling CD's next to the central bus station in Jerusalem. He was very clear when he yelled back at me, proclaiming that they are the "real" Israelites, and that we are the fakes,...and he was talking about all of us, not just one particular subgroup.

Of course, there are now several infiltrators into Israel from Africa, who lay claim to our heritage and birthright, and wander around South Tel-Aviv and other areas in Israel, threatening Jews.

That all being said, there are some who have successfully escaped this community, have come to realize the lies they were living, and have gone through proper conversion.

Read more about the Black Non-Hebrews at Tomer Devorah.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Israel Back to the Beach 5777!

מוצש״ק פר׳ בלק תשע״ז

Beach season has been well-underway in Israel, and that includes the Hof HaNifrad (Separate Beach) in Tel-Aviv. Tel-Aviv's religious beach is located just north of the Hilton Hotel, down the hill from Gan HaAtzma'ut Independence Park.

Men's days are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Women's days are Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Other separate beaches in Israel divide the days up like in Tel-Aviv. Others stagger the mornings and afternoons instead.

One of the criticisms of the beach's designation as a religious/separate beach is the lack of a mehitzah (divider) on its south side. It was dilapidated and in disrepair, and so why finally taken down, but has yet to be replaced. From where I was standing, nothing "exciting" can be seen anyway. Nevertheless, it should be rebuilt.

Ironically the next beach south which can be seen right underneath the Hilton Hotel has been gradually developed into the unofficial gay beach. You can see the rainbow roofed shaded areas which were just never taken down after an annual celebration.

This beach sports a volleyball net, which was in use most of the time I was there on the day  of these photos.

So was the gym equipment.

But, the most exciting scene of the day was the "purple flag," indicating the presence of meduzot (jellyfish). There were quite a few of them too. I, myself, was stung, or shot at, or whatever jellyfish do.

The are very hard to see, like glass in water. Even though when they get beached, their color is a milky white.

The lifeguards will occasionally catch them to show the beach goers, especially the kids, in order to educate them about this beach hazard.

One thing I noticed which was new this year was at the snack bar. It seems that it still carries the usually ice cream novelties and junk food. But, it has also added four different beers on tap!

Be careful, though, as alcohol can be dehydrating.

Enjoy the beach!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

הכהן שבירך את ברכת הכהנים על הר הבית נעצר/Cohen Arrested on Temple Mount for Priestly Blessing

ה׳ לחודש הרביעי תשע״ז
English follows the Hebrew.
הסרטון ע״י ארנון סגל

Video by Arnon Segal
"This dear priest paid the price of being arrested for saying the Priestly Blessing (Num. 6:24-26) on Har HaBayith (the Temple Mount). What fun for the State of Israel."
 (Tip Credit: Michael Miller)  

עשר אגורות (2¢):
המלחמה הקרבים על הר הבית ממשיכים. ישמעאל (הערבים/המוסלאמים) רוצה את זה. שתי החלקים של עשו (הנוצרים וגם השמאלני מערב העולם) רוצים את זה. ויש יהודים שרוצים לאחד את ישמעאל עם עשו ולקחת את זה ביחד. (מומלץ לבדוק את מה ש קול התור ועוד קורא ליהודים כלא.)

ולדעתי מדינת ישראל לא רוצה את זה. או לפחות לא רוצה שאף מחזיק את זה.

יש רק מעט יהודים שמשתדלים להחזיק את הר הבית. ובגלל המדינה הם רק יכולים לפעול לאט לאט ובידיים עדינות, ולפעמים מוסרים את נפשם למען ההר דרך ישיבה בבית הכלא.

דרך אגב, אתם שמתם לב לאיזה יהודים עלו להר הבית עם הכהן? יהודים תורנים וחרדים יחד, וזאת אחדות ישראל. ואחדות ישראל כזאת היא ממה שכוחות השלטון לא רוצים להתקיים.

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
The war battles over the Temple Mount continue. Yishma'el (Arabs/Muslims) wants it. Two facets of Esau (Christians as well as the Western leftist/"progressives") want it. Some Jews want to unite Yishma'el with Esau, and take it together. (I suggest you see what the Kol HaTor and others call such Jews.)

And in my opinion, the State of Israel does not want it. Or at least does not want anyone to have it.

There are only a few Jews who are truly trying to keep the Temple Mount within our possession. But because of the State, they are only able to act very slowly and with kid gloves, and sometimes even sacrifice themselves for the sake of the Temple Mount by sitting in prison.

By the way, did you pay attention to which Jews ascended Har HaBayith? Torah nationalists and Haredim together. Now that is Jewish Unity, the unity which the powers that be feel truly threatened by.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Protest Against Christian Missionaries in Jerusalem/הפגנה נגד מיסיונרים נוצרים בירושלים

מוצש״ק פר׳ קרח/ראש החודש הרביעי תשע״ז

English follows the Hebrew.

השבוע בני נוער הגבעות ובחורים חרדים התאחדו להפגין נגד יהודים ״משיחיסטים״ (מנוצרים) בכנס של מיסיונרים נוצרים בבניין כלל במרכז ירושלים. אני מעדיף לקרוא לבניין כלל את שם הקינוי ״מרכז הנוצרים בירושלים.״ (לקורא את החסבר על זה כאן באנגלית).

עשר אגורות (2¢):
מצחיק עד כמה הנוצרים מנסים "להשתלב", ולדבוק בעם היהודי ובארץ ישראל שלנו, שהיא למעשה אחת המטרות שלהם (לכבוש את ארצינו כולל הר בית או איתנו או בליעדינו), לא מכירים ולא נדונים. עם זאת, הם נכשלים בצורה אומללה.

כל הכבוד לבחורים האלה על המאמץ הזה. אני לא יודע שיהודים האלה שהשתתפו בכנס הזה באמת משומדים (אלה שהם באמת יהודים, ולא פשוט חושבים שהם יהודים וטועים). כנראה, יש ליהודים האלה הדין של תינוק שנשבה (ילדים שנחטפו וגדלו על ידי גויים), כפי שהם לא למדו מספיק על יהדות כדי ״להשמיד״ את יהדות.

הנוצרים האלה, כמובן, אינם מבינים את התורה בכלל. פשוט אי אפשר. לא משנה כמה פסוקים הם יודעים בעל פה באנגלית, או אפילו בעברית, כיוון שהם חסרים ממנה. חסרה להם תורה שבעל פה. היהודים הראשונים שהובילו את הבאים של יש״ו (ימך שמו וזכרו), המשיח השקר והאלים השקר, סילפו או דוחו את תורה שבעל פה.

הפוסט הנ"ל של פייסבוק מזכיר את שאול. אל תתנו לשם הזה לבלבל אותכם. זה לא שאול המלך, אלא שאול מתרסיס, כי פול יה "אחד הדמויות הראשיות הנוצריות, אשר מפיצים תעמולה נוצרי ופיתוח את המיתולוגיה שלהם, מיתולוגיה שאפילו לא היתה חשדה או מקורית, אלא שנקחו ממצרים, בבל, ומפרס, ושהתקיימו הרבה לפני הנצרות (קרא על זה כאן באנגלית)

הנצרות היא אחד המחליפים של רומא, שעדיין קיימת כיום, רומא והמערב הם צאצאיהם של עשו, אחיו של יעקב, ולא יעקוב עצמו.

יש לו עשיו ירושה, אבל זו לא ארץ ישראל, ולא תורת ישראל, ובוודאי לא נשמות ישראל שלנו.

ועכשיו, אני שואל אותכם, מישהו ראה בסרטון הזה את החלק הכי חשוב והכי ״מסוכן?״

נוער הגבעות ונועא חרדי מפגינין ביחד. אין איום לשמאלנים ולמתנגדים לתורה האחרים יותר חזק מאחדות כזאת.

(Click to enlarge)

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
This week Hilltop Youth and Haredi Youth came together to protest "messianic Jews" at a FIRM [Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries], at the Klal Building in Downtown Jerusalem, which would be more aptly named the Jerusalem Christian Center. (Read here to learn why.)

Funny just how hard the Christians are trying to "fit in," and to latch on to the Jewish People and our Land, which is actually one of their goals, not often acknowledged nor discussed. Yet, they fail miserably.

Although these boys should be commended for their efforts, I don't know that these Jews -- those of them who are really Jewish, and just duped into thinking that they are -- are truly meshumadim (apostates). Rather, they are more likely to have the din (status) of tinoq shenishba (captured children, raised by goyim), as they don't know any better.

These Christians, of course, do not understand the Torah, no matter how much they may have memorized verses in English, or even in Hebrew, as they lack half of it. They lack Torah sheb'al Peh (Oral Law), which the first Jews to lead the following of Yesh"u, the acronym which means "may his name and memory be blotted out",  the false messiah and false deity, distorted and or rejected.

The above Facebook post mentions Sha'ul. Do not allow the name to confuse you. This is not Sha'ul HaMelekh (King Sha'ul), but rather Saul of Tarses, that it Paul ysh"w one the Christians main figures, who spread Christian propaganda and newly developing mythology, mythology that wasn't even original, but borrowed from Egypt, Babylonia, and Persia, to name a few, and which came well before Christianity. (Read about this here)

Christianity is one of the replacements of Rome, still in existence today, Rome and the West being descendants of Esau, Ya'aqov's (Israel) brother, and not Ya'aqov himself.

Esau has his inheritance, but it is not the Land of Israel, not the Torah of Israel, and certainly not the souls of Israel.

Now, did anyone notice the more important, and probably the most "dangerous" part of this video?

Hilltop Youth and Haredi youth protesting together. If anything is more dangerous to the Labor Zionist, anti-Torah establishment, it's this.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Esau vs. Yishma’el: The UK vs. its Muslims, part 1

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The Guardian: London attack: 'Aggressive' and 'strange' suspect vowed to 'do some damage'
One dead and 11 injured after van ploughs into Muslim worshippers in Finsbury Park in fourth UK attack in past three months

Vikram Dodd and Matthew Taylor, June, 2017

A man from Cardiff is believed to be responsible for a terrorist attack that left one person dead and 11 injured when a van he was driving ploughed into a group of worshippers near a mosque in north London.

Darren Osborne, 47, is alleged to have shouted “I want to kill all Muslims – I did my bit” after the hired van hit a crowd that had gathered to help an elderly man who had collapsed near a mosque.

The Met said a 47-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder in the immediate aftermath of the incident, which occurred near two mosques in Finsbury Park after late prayers in the small hours of Monday morning.

On Monday neighbours in Pentwyn, where Osborne had lived for several years, described him as “aggressive” and “strange”. They said that over the weekend he told a 10-year old Muslim neighbour he was an “inbred” and had been thrown out of a local pub for getting drunk “cursing Muslims and saying he would do some damage”.

Witnesses to the attack said it had occurred after a small crowd had gathered around a man who had collapsed outside the Muslim Welfare House near the Finsbury Park mosque, when the van ploughed into them at around 12.20am.

One man, who did not want to give his name, said he and his friends had stopped to help the “elderly man” who was lying on the ground.

“In seconds this terrible thing happened,” he said. “Within a minute a van with speed turned to where we were and ran over the man who was laying on the floor and the people around him. Around eight or 10 people got injured, some of them seriously. Thank God I’m safe but my friends got injured.”

Onlookers said the driver then got out of the van and shouted “I want to kill all Muslims” before he was wrestled to the ground. (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
I have no doubt in my mind that Osborne will be used as an excuse for the British government to monitor, criticize, and quash unwanted speech. The government will apply the “you need us” strategy in order to convince the masses that new restrictions on speech will be "for their own good."

Whether Osborne is a nationalist, an unstable nut, a pawn, or just fed up and drunk, his actions will be used to support increased restrictions on the populace.

The Guardian: 'Hero' imam praises group that saved Finsbury Park suspect from angry crowd
Mohammed Mahmoud was among men who flagged down police van to ensure mosque attack suspect was not seriously harmed  
Harriet Sherwood, Damien Gayle and Alice Ross, 19 June 2017
In the chaos and terror of the moment, events might have taken an even darker turn.
Outside the Muslim Welfare Centre, three men wrestled to the ground the driver of a van which had ploughed into people leaving the mosque. 
Amid confusion, distress and anger, a crowd gathered. Fists and feet struck out. Suddenly a voice shouted: “No one touch him – no one! No one!”

It came from Mohammed Mahmoud, the mosque’s imam, later hailed as the hero of the day. He urged the crowd to be calm and restrained until the police arrived.

Speaking to reporters on Monday afternoon, Mahmoud said he had not been the only one urging restraint. “It wasn’t me alone, there were a group of brothers. They were calm and collected and managed to calm people down and to extinguish any flames of anger or mob rule that would have taken charge had this group of mature brothers not stepped in.”
He said he had just finished leading prayers in the mosque when “a brother came in, quite panicked, and said that somebody had run over a group of people and tried to kill them”. 
He added: “We arrived at the scene within minutes and we found the assailant on the floor. He had been restrained by around three people. 
“We found a group of people quickly started to collect around the assailant. And some tried to hit him, either kicks or punches. By God’s grace we manage to surround him and to protect him from any harm. We stopped all forms of attack and abuse towards him that were coming from every angle.

“A police van drove past so we flagged them down and we told them the situation. There’s a man, he’s restrained. He mowed down a group of people and there’s a mob attempting to hurt him. If you don’t take him, God forbid he might be seriously hurt.”

He added: “There was a mob attempt to hurt him, so we pushed people away from him until he was safely taken by police.” 
The man was unscathed, he said. 
In a statement Toufik Kacimi, the mosque and welfare centre’s chief executive, praised Mahmoud’s bravery and courage, which he said “helped calm the immediate situation after the incident and prevented further injuries and potential loss of life”. He later said he was “the hero of the day”.

Mahmoud had told him that others had helped to calm people down. “The crowd was extremely angry, unhappy, so some people started acting violently too,” said Kacimi.

One of the men who held the suspect on the ground, 29-year-old cafe owner Mohammed, said: “The imam came from the mosque and he said, ‘Listen, we are fasting, this is Ramadan, we are not supposed to do these kinds of things, so please step back.’ 
“For that reason this guy is still alive today. This is the only reason. If the imam was not there, he wouldn’t be there today.” (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
The actions of these Muslim "heroes" will be exploited  British government, just like it will exploit Osborne, in its ongoing campaign of convincing the masses that Muslims residing in the UK are not an actual threat,…in spite of the hate speech and incitement flowing out of British mosques in the form of "sermons."

They knew that hiding the anger and violent attitude of this community's members would not be realistic. Or perhaps, they banked on the average British citizen to identify with the anger of the community over the attack. Natural enough reaction, right?

I wonder if anyone in this community was tipped-off informed that Osborne was coming. After all, wouldn’t 11 Muslims being “sent to heaven as martyrs” be a small price to pay for such positive publicity? Or perhaps, a mistake was made, and they weren't cleared out in time. Or maybe, some of the victims were simply due to be eliminated. Who knows?

Also, did any of you happen to notice that...
...the hired van hit a crowd that had gathered to help an elderly man who had collapsed near a mosque.
A man just happened to have collapsed, just before Osborne's arrival? How convenient.

 On second thought, if the British government functions in the same way as the American, Israeli, and other governments, then have operatives and informants working within various mosques. After all, the powers that be may want the masses to fight each other, in a classic “divide and conquer’ and “keep the masses distracted” approaches. However, they certainly would not want risk the safety of their own lives, thus the importance of monitoring, and when necessary restricting, communications, and maintaining control, particularly over defined areas of conflict.

Oh, and by the way, one of the Centre's projects is, of course, to aid the "Syrian refugees." No surprises there. (See video below)

Monday, June 19, 2017

Unanswered Questions about the Terror Threat on Three Los Angeles Synagogues

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Jewish Journal: Bomb threats shut down three L.A. synagogue locations on Shabbat
Eitan Arom | Jun 10, 2017 | Los Angeles

Three Los Angeles synagogue campuses were shut down following a series of online bomb threats, disrupting normally scheduled Shabbat activities on June 10.

The Glazer and Irmas campuses of Wilshire Boulevard Temple as well as University Synagogue in Brentwood were closed shortly after 8 a.m., according to Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Officer Mike Lopez. By about 12:45 p.m., LAPD cleared all locations to reopen.

“K9 units responded to the locations to make sure to render all locations safe,” Lopez said. “At this time we have no credible threats.”

Rabbi Morley T. Feinstein of University Synagogue said a staff member “found an email that was beyond nasty — horrific language, and threatening” in a temple email account and its executive director, Lisabeth Lobenthal, called the police. (cont.)

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Wilshire Blvd. Temple
Glazer Campus
I don't really want to be the one,...but I'm going to be the one who asks this first question.

1. Did anyone else notice that none of these threatened "Jewish" institutions were Torah observant? Rather, they are Reform institutions.

2. Would they have not known of the threat if no one had checked synagogue email accounts on Shabboth aside? (Something which is forbidden by the way -- A-hem!)

3. Does this mean that the one threatening these synagogues knew that they were not Torah observant, and so would check email on Shabboth?

Wilshire Blvd. Temple
Irmas Campus
4. If this were a Muslim terror threat, wouldn't the Muslim go after Jewish communities more ideologically aligned with policies of the current Israeli Government? Or perhaps the Muslim didn't do his homework?

5. The irony here is that if a Muslim, or anyone, wanted to kill as many Jews as possible (God forbid!), then these communities were very poor choices, indeed. Because of the sham "conversions," and rampant intermarriage, just exactly how many members of these communities are actually Jewish?

6. Or, perhaps, the Muslim did do his homework, knew that email would be checked on Shabboth, and while many members were on site, and that it is the members of these communities who wield the real power?

University Synagogue
7. If this were a Muslim terror threat, wouldn't this serve to support the notion -- that everyone in Israel except the Left knows -- Muslim terrorists do not like leftist Jews anymore than they like those demonized as "right-wing extremists/religious fanatics?"

In fact, I have on occasion have an Arab tell me that they know that the "extremists" about the Land and their ideology. (Yes, I have actually met and worked with Arabs in my life, unlike most limousine liberals.)

But, I digress...

How much do you wanna bet that this was perpetrated but a nut, a disgruntled, former member?

False flag threat to gain sympathy? Nah. At least I hope that the Reform leaders would be a lot more creative if they were to have planned such an event.

And to those of you Jews who are legitimately on a spiritual search, and maybe have had it with the so-called "Orthodox," here are some suggestions.

If any rabbi cannot answer your questions, is afraid to say he doesn't know, but he can check for you, move on to the next candidate.

If he tells you because the Torah says so, ask him to explain to you how that is and where he derives this from. If cannot answer, unwilling to take the time to check, or worse, move on.

But, when you find someone with whom you can relate, even if he provides you with answers which you not necessarily like (eg. why you can't eat authentic pepperoni pizza or why you can't drive to the beach on Shabboth), be open-minded (you know, like the left is always claiming they are), and keep listening. Don't worry, you can keep shopping around.

But, just remember, we are here on this earth not to do what "feels" good or right; we are here on this earth to do what IS good or right,...which does not always feel good.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Jewish Daily Backward

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I received the following e-mail message from the Jewish Forward. Did you receive it, too?
Hi, A Conservative Rabbi is performing interfaith weddings, despite the Conservative movement's law against it. He knows that this decision risks his title as a Conservative Rabbi. Does this signify a shift in the Jewish community at large for dealing with intermarriages?

The conversation around intermarriage in the Jewish community is important, and one that I know is near and dear to your heart. The Forward wants to hear from the Jewish community. If you have stories, anecdotes, or memories that you would like to share and have published in the Forward, please send them to community@forward.com. Conversely, if you believe that accepting non-Jewish spouses is problematic for Jewish continuity, please tell us why - and share your stories, too.


(Name Withheld)
The Forward, Social Media Intern

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Let's start from the beginning, shall we?
A Conservative Rabbi... 
I'm just going to touch this one. It would take to long....
...is performing interfaith weddings, despite the Conservative movement's law against it.
About 18 years ago, I actually overheard a woman use the term "Conservative halakhah," halakhah being Torah Law. Most believe this to be an attempt to gain legitimacy as a Torah-based denomination of the religion known as Judaism. The reality is that this feeds the breaking down of a Jew's respect for Torah. Whereas the so-called "Reform Movement" originally rejected Torah sheb'al Peh (Oral Law), and later summarily decided -- according to Western feeling-based logic -- that halakhah was no longer binding, the Conservative Movement's strategy has been to encourage the belief that the Torah is as pliable as you want it to be. At least the Reconstructionists are intellectually honest, by applying the [ridiculous] rule that "The past has a vote, not a veto."

Is this statement by a Jewish Forward intern a mistake in composition? Or does the "Conservative Movement" really believe that its Committee on Laws and Standards really possess the same authority as the Sanhedrin (Highest Rabbinical Court)?

And by the way, the prohibition against intermarriage is Torah Law, not "Conservative Law,..." whatever that is anyway.
Does this signify a shift in the Jewish community at large for dealing with intermarriages?
Jewish community? How many of those members of "Conservative" communities are even Jewish? Sure, some of them are safeq (status in doubt). But, with all of those non-Jews duped into believing that they are Jewish, not to mention all those who went through this process just to get married.

But in this trend takes off, well there will be even less Jews identifying as "Conservative," because many of them will not actually be Jewish. That's for certain.

The "Conservative Movement" has already so the above announcement regarding "converting" students with Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers, who attend their schools. I still do not understand why. These children are not Jewish. End of discussion. How does giving these kids "conversions" helping anything, save for easing the Jewish father's guilt?

I know you're just "doin' your job." So,...

I wonder how many of them are even Jewish? Sure, some of them are safeq (status in doubt), but in this trend takes off, well there will be a lot less Jews identifying as "Conservative." That's for sure.

Let us not forget the non-kosher gittim (bills of divorcement), which are supervised by those who disqualified from doing so, and that is given the assumption that such individuals even bother to give a get. To clarify, if a proper divorce is not executed between a couple, they still considered married. If one of the couple "marries" another Jew without a proper divorce, any children resulting from the relationship are very likely to have the very problematic status of mamzer. Roughly translated as bastard, a mamzer is severely limited as to who he or she can marry according to halakhah. That's actually halakhah, and not the distorted, overly viable, and fake version some Jewish "leaders" are pushing.

The "Conservative Movement" isn't about the breaking down of a Jew's respect for Torah; it is about the breaking down of the Torah itself.

But, wait! The e-mail message continues...
The conversation around intermarriage in the Jewish community is important, and one that I know is near and dear to your heart. The Forward wants to hear from the Jewish community. If you have stories, anecdotes, or memories that you would like to share and have published in the Forward, please send them to community@forward.com.
If the conclusion of paragraph were cut off, it wouldn't sound so bad, would it? In fact, it would be quite appropriate to ask for readers' opinions regarding a particular topic. Now read on...

Conversely, if you believe that accepting non-Jewish spouses is problematic for Jewish continuity, please tell us why - and share your stories, too.

Clearly this reveals the Jewish Forward's opinion on the matter, and it is not the "against" opinion either.

This publication may considered to be "progressive," but with messages such as the one above, it is helping to move the Jewish People in another direction, and that direction isn't forward. This is why I believe the Jewish Forward should actually be called the Jewish Backward instead.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Since When are Car Rammings and Stabbings Exclusively ISIS Style?

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FoxNews.com: London Bridge attack: Former law enforcement officials react
Brooke Singman, June 03, 2017

The London Bridge incident is being investigated as terrorism, and former U.S. law enforcement officials are not surprised.

Just two weeks after the deadly attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, the United Kingdom is responding to as many as three different incidents, including a van crashing into a crowd at the London Bridge and a series of stabbings reported at nearby Borough Market.

It appears to be ISIS related—this is the result of the West not recognizing that we are at war,” former member of the FBI National Joint Terrorism Task Force, Steve Rogers, told Fox News. “The United Kingdom Is learning that they must change their rules of engagement and their national policies regarding immigration.”

Former deputy secretary at the Department of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush, James Norton, told Fox News that this attack, reportedly occurring in multiple locations throughout London, is similar to that of the Paris attacks in November 2015.

“This is another ISIS style attack that we have seen in France, using vehicles as a weapon, as well as knives and other day to day items as weapons of terror,” Norton told Fox News. (cont.)

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
My friend Destination Greenhill sent this link to me, and asked,...

"Why are they calling this an ISIS style attack?"

Excellent question.

The short answer I gave him was to choose from a list of possibilities....
A. They are idiots.

B. They ignore the news reports of car (and tractor) ramming and stabbing attacks on Jews in Israel by Arabs, both by those illegally occupying sections of the Jewish homeland, known as Yehduah and Shomron (Judea and Samaria), and those carrying Israeli citizenship.

C. They think that Arab attacks on Jews are not really attacks. After all, they are only Jews!

D. All of the above
Sure, the "they" making the ridiculous comment was only person. Nevertheless, the total neglect of identical attacks by calling them ISIS style is not not in the least bit surprising. I am positive that he is not the only one who has been processing world events in this manner.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Esau's Threat: Judeo-Christian Values Revisited

 י״ב לחודש השלישי תשע״ז

This was posted on Facebook:

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Judeo-Christian values? Really? You can read here to know what I think about so-called Judeo-Christian Values.

One commenter on this post even suggested that...


No. It's not. It's Torah against anti-Torah. And, yes, distorted Torah is anti-Torah. As the Ramba"m states:

 שלושה הן הכופרים בתורה: ... והאומר שהבורא החליף מצוה זו במצוה אחרת, וכבר בטלה תורה זו, אף על פי שהיא הייתה מעם ה', כגון הנוצריים וההגריים. כל אחד משלושה אלו כופר בתורה. (משנה תורה, הל׳ תשובה ג,יז)
Three [types] are the deniers of the Torah: ... And the one who says that the Creator replaced this commandment with a different commandment, and that this Torah was already nullified, even though it was from The Almighty, such as the Christians and the descendants of Hagar. Each of these three denies the Torah. (Mishneh Torah, Laws of Repentance 3:17)

Esau (the West - Malbi"m) are not our friends.

There isn't any quantitative difference in the threats/dangers between Esau and Yishmael (Arabs/Muslims), only qualitative. Esau's weapons and strategies (eg. smiles, money, lying, tricks) are simply different than those of Yishmael's. Esau's descendants are not our friends.

The Kiss of Esau

And Esau's kiss IS his bite. (Gerer Rebbe) Thus, the trickiness of Esau. He has many faces. Just as he adapted his strategies to conquer his brother Ya'aqov, Esau's spiritual descendants have adapted their strategies to conquer Ya'aqov's descendants.

Do not forget that one of the eventual goals of Esau is to take the Land of Israel which it believes is rightfully his (theirs). The Vatican is acquiring parts, as are the Greek and Russian Orthodox churches.

The Evangelicals, as well as those who have "evolved" beyond that have been sneaking into Israel left and right, with the goal of staying, attempting to blend in with "settler" appearing clothing, and by "volunteering" to work the Land.

There are even those of Esau's descendants who have invented a recent movement, fake Israelites (Christians calling themselves "Ephraimites"), as a way of getting a foothold on our Land.

These group all desperately attempt to separate themselves from the Vatican and the Orthodox. Even though they all worship the same false deity, and hold the same Christian mythological texts as divine. And they all have countless "right-wing, religious" Jews fooled, Jews who have been blinded by their co-dependent need receive love and existential validation from the outside.

The progressives want Israel too. In their case, they want Israel to be part of the secular, global community of humans, absent of nationalistic ties. But that's another story for another time.

The using of the phrase Judeo-Christian values is just another one of Esau's strategies to latch onto Ya'aqov (Israel).

However, the phrase also feeds the Jews' co-dependence desperate need for acceptance by the non-Jews, and a sense of belonging among them.

I remember there was a time when this called nothing less than assimilation.  So, the fact that most of these Jews cover their heads all of a sudden makes this acceptable? These Jews believe that they can "handle" the Christian theology thrown in their faces, because their emunah (faith) is so strong?

Christian missionizing is not the [only] issue.

They want our Land. And its Jews, knowingly or unknowingly, who are helping them to gain a foothold in Eretz Yisr'ael., counter to the halakha (Torah Law).
שנאמר "ולא תחונם" (דברים ז,ב), לא תיתן להן חניה בקרקע (משנה תורה, הל׳ עבודה זרה וחוקות הגויים י,א-ט)
...As it is said, "do not have mercy" (Deut. 7:2), do not allow them to gain space in the Land... (Mishneh Torah, Laws of Foreign Worship and Non-Jews 10:1-9)
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