Israel has selected its representative for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest – Nadav Guedj, winner of the second season of reality TV show "Hakcohav Haba" ("Rising Star").
The 16-year-old will travel to Vienna to participate in the competition. He won the qualification final on Tuesday night over three other finalists: Avia Shoshani, Sari Nachmias, and Iki Levi & Rasta Hebrew-Man. He won the finals with a 79 e – ten points more than the bar set by Iki Levy and; Rasta Hebrew-Men, the other contenders for the top spot.
"This is crazy. Thank you to every single person who voted for me," said Guedj. "I could have done a little better, but I feel that I delivered the goods. I'll keep working on my studies, and at least do my Bagrut (Israel's final exams)." (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Nadav Guedj's Rising Star Victory Song
Sixteen-year-old Nadav is an oleh (immigrant) from France, who moved to Israel with his parents. I found this to be particularly interesting, given the huge amount of publicity over the past year regarding the horrors of Jewish life there, and the battle between pro- and anti-Aliyah voices.
Who knows? Maybe Nadav's participation will call attention to the successes of olim from France, and will help to rally Jews from France, and from all around Europe to pack their bags and get on the plane
You can check out audio samples from Nadav Guedj at what appears to be his "official" You Tube Channel: NadavGuedjOfficial.
"When I Was Your Man" -Bruno Mars
"All Of Me" -John Legend
"Just The Two Of Us" -Bill Withers
"Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi" -Celine Dion
A "Crazy In Love" and "Crazy" (Beyoncé/Cee-Lo Green) mash-up
When the Elections Committee in Israel disqualified Baruch Marzel(Yachad) from running in the next national elections, the following poster appeared around town.
"Tibi Yes. Marzel No? Have you gone insane?" The Committee For Democracy
MK Hanin Zoabiysh"w (Balad) was also disqualified from running, but yesterday both were re-instated as candidates. This is not the first time Marzel has been disqualified, and the decision overturned by the Supreme Court. The same thing occurred, when he ran unsuccessfully in 2006/תשס"ו.
The following report on recent events is so chock full of dots to connect, that my comments have been interspersed between the lines. I have highlighted the only portions of the report worth reading.
The Supreme Court overturned on Wednesday a decision to ban candidates Hanin Zoabi (Balad) and Baruch Marzel (Yachad) from running for Knesset.
The Central Elections Committee voted to disqualify both candidates, but in both cases eight judges ruled against the committee's decision while Deputy Supreme Court President, Judge Elyakim Rubinstein, was of the minority opinion that Marzel and Zoabi's candidacy should be disqualified.
The reasoning for the judges' decisions will be released on another date.
In favor of overturning the election committee's decision were Supreme Court President Judge Miriam Naor and judges Esther Hayut, Hanan Melcer, Yoram Danziger, Neal Hendel, Uzi Vogelman, Isaac Amit and Zvi Zylbertal.
MK Zoabi said following the court's decision, "The court viewed my remarks and actions as acts included in the freedom of speech and within the legal framework. I hope this ruling opens a door for my comments to be listened to as I say them and not to the fraudulent slander. The court exposed the massive gap between what is attributed to me to what I actually say."
Firebrand? Sounds like a compliment to me. Freedom of speech? Israeli citizens only have freedom of speech, when they more or less agree with the government's position, or swing to the left of it, or
Marzel said after the ruling, "It has been proven there is no racism in my positions. This was the left trying to silence me. Leftwing people who objected to Zoabi's disqualification supported my own disqualification. Anyone who thinks Zoabi is okay should go with her, those in favor of Israel's Torah should go with us. I suppose in the end I'll be able to send a bouquet of flowers to anyone who advertised me. I'll continue saying what I think, all within the confinements of the law."
Yisrael Beytenu's Avigdor Lieberman submitted the request to disqualify Zoabi, saying "Zoabi belongs with the terrorists from Hamas." 27 members of the Central Election Committee voted in favor of banning Zoabi and 6 objected. Zoabi was also disqualified by the committee ahead of the 2013 elections but then, as well, the Supreme Court overturned the decision.
Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein was against rejecting Zoabi, determining that while some of the remarks presented with the request to disqualify her were grave and very concerning, and could even be interpreted as supported in an armed struggle of a terror organization, "a close examination of the entire body of evidence tips the scale - not without hesitation - against disqualifying Zoabi."
Seriously? What on earth could have tipped the scales in Zoabi's favor, when her remarks were grave and very concerning, and could even be interpreted as supported in an armed struggle of a terror organization?"
The Central Election Committee also disqualified Marzel, number four on Eli Yishai's party list, claiming he was inciting to racism and never renounced the ways of the Kach movement. Seventeen voted in favor of disqualifying him while 16 voted against.
The request to bar Marzel from running was submitted by The Coalition against Racism, which said following the decision to ban him, "The Election Committee made a moral, important and just decision to disqualify the candidacy of the student Baruch Marzel, exactly as it disqualified his spiritual teacher Kahane at the time. Racism has no place in the Knesset.
And Tibi and Zoabi support for "cousins," who happen to believe in the annihilation of Israel and the Jewish People does not qualify as racism?
Lieberman: Letting Zoabi run - a mark of disgrace
"I hear all of the things being said about the two appeals and how everyone are laughing all the way to the Knesset and dress up for the month of Adar," Judge Elyakim Rubinstein said during the hearing at the Supreme Court on Tuesday. "On Zoabi you say it's hard to determine she supports terrorism and Marzel - it's hard to determine he supports racism. I'd expect you to determine where the line is drawn on this issue. I'd expect you to say what the bar is. The question is, is what looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, not a duck?
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said of the court's decision that "allowing Hanin Zoabi the possibility to return to the Israeli Knesset is a mark of disgrace on Israeli democracy, that doesn't know how to act like a defensive democracy when the need arises.
"The Supreme Court's decision is regretful and outrageous because anyone with two eyes can see Zoabi has broken the law that says those who support terrorism and an armed struggle against Israel or rejects the existence of Israel as a Jewish state are forbidden from serving in its parliament.
I am no fan of Lieberman, but once in a while, he does have something intelligent to say, and when he does, he is right on the mark.
"The repeated decision by the Supreme Court to again and again change the decision of the election committee on disqualifying the candidacy of Arab MKs who support terror against Israel, raises the need to legislate the law anew in a way that the court won't be able to do it anymore, and Yisrael Beytenu will do so soon as the new Knesset is sworn in."
Adalah director Attorney Hassan Jabrin, who represented Zoabi, said that "the gap between the harsh and racist discourse at the Election Committee, which brands Arab MKs as supporters of terrorism, to the decisions of the court, which overturns the disqualifications every time, attests to the flawed considerations at the heart of the committee's decisions. The Election Committee's meetings and its decisions cause a tremendous damage not just to Arab parties and candidates, but seriously hurt the basic rights of Arab citizens, primarily the right for political representation, the freedom of expression, equality and dignity."
Pray tell, who is the Head of the Elections Committee?
Judge Salim Jobran, an Arab. True, he is a Maronite Christian Arab, and not a Muslim. So, which words to describe Judge Jobran could Hassan Jabrin be keeping to himself? "Collaborator," perhaps?
The head of the joint Arab list, Aiman Uda, said: "I'm glad the Supreme Court protected the values of democracy and prevented the dangerous and demagogic attempt by the right to disqualify the candidacy of the Arab MK Hanin Zoabi. The attempt to bar her from running is another way in which the right is trying to push out and exclude the Arab population from the Knesset and from circles of influence. Unfortunately for them, the joint list's success, as the polls show, is our victory over racism and hatred."
(eyes rolling) This just one of the countless example of the blatant, double standards not only supported, but encouraged, by the Erev Rav controlled, Israeli Government.
It's all part of its desire to destroy us from within.
We should not be too concerned, though. Its pride will eventually be its downfall.
Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir, who represented Baruch Marzel, said: "The court's decision on Zoabi and Marzel is half right. In my humble opinion, there was no doubt Zoabi needs to be disqualified and not allow the Israel hater to run in the Knesset elections. There's no place to compare her to an Israel lover like Baruch Marzel, especially since the evidence against her was strong and established while against Marzel there was nothing, only a vexing and political petition by the radical leftwing who don't know what democracy is."
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Sure, the real joke here is the apparent dedication to Hellenist Democracy of all those involved in these pre-election scene-stealers.
The dance of the Erev Rav's various puppets continues, and I'm not even talking about the candidates.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's (Likud) call for mass aliyah (immigration to Israel) of Europe's Jews has been the target of criticism. Political pandering? Propping himself up as the "Mr. Security" candidate? Securing Likud voters for future, if not the current elections? After all, the Left has been accused of doing the same, by recruiting non-Jews in the Former Soviet Union for aliyah, as well as encouraging special status, if not citizen arrangements for foreign workers.
Here is another example of criticism toward the Prime Minister.
Jair Melchior, Denmark's chief rabbi, said he was "disappointed" by Netanyahu's call for immigration following the attack.
"Terror is not a reason to move to Israel," he said.
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Although not specifically written as a response to the Danish Chief Rabbi's odd remark, the following comic does fit part of the bill.
Asher Schwartz, The Jewish Press, February 16, 2015
But, how can the Danish Chief Rabbi's "Terror is not a reason to move to Israel," comment be responded to in full? After all, aren't there terror attacks in Israel, just like there are in Denmark, France, England, Belgium, and elsewhere?
And, he is not the only European rabbi who seems to think so.
The day after the deadly terror attack at a synagogue in Copenhagen, European rabbis described the atmosphere in the continent's Jewish communities as a "battle on terror in our homeland."
European countries' chief rabbis, city rabbis and community leaders warned Sunday that Europe's Jews were subject to anti-Semitic persecution and anti-religious legislation, which prevented them from living a safe Jewish life in the continent.
They once again demanded the continent's leaders increase security around all Jewish institutions. meanwhile, they said they were not taking any risks and were preparing to defend themselves.
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, president of the Conference of European Rabbis, condemned the "horrific terror attack," which he said "is both sickening and a sign of the worsening extremism spreading across Europe."
Criticizing European leaders, Rabbi Goldschmidt said that "the Jewish community in Denmark is a microcosm of what is happening to Jewish communities across the continent. On the one hand they are under attack from extremist Muslims who see every Jew as a legitimate target, on the other hand, freedom of religion is curtailed by the government, religious slaughter has been forbidden and the parliament is in discussions about the future of religious circumcision.
"I truly hope that this latest attack will lead the people of Denmark to rally behind the Jewish community just as they did in 1943, securing the future of the community," he concluded. (cont.)
This is absolutely disgraceful! There is no excuse for such a comment!
Denmark is not "our homeland." Neither is anyplace else within Europe.
And Rabbi Goldschmidt and rabbis like him pray for the return to Eretz Yisra'el, and the rebuilding of the Holy City of Jerusalem, three times daily??!!
Even though he is correct when he states that "...they are under attack from extremist Muslims who see every Jew as a legitimate target, on the other hand, freedom of religion is curtailed by the government, religious slaughter has been forbidden and the parliament is in discussions about the future of religious circumcision."
And so, his solution is this?? "I truly hope that this latest attack will lead the people of Denmark to rally behind the Jewish community just as they did in 1943, securing the future of the community?"
Rabbi Goldschmidt needs to review his European Jewish history. Otherwise, he is destined to repeat it, and lead European Jews to do the same.
Danes put their Jewish neighbors on boats, and scurried them across the to supposed safety in "neutral" Sweden. But, many of them made it into Nazi hands anyway. Of course, this is all moot, because the ISS, the Islamic State of Sweden is hardly an option.
But, I digress...
Here is the result of the influence of "rabbis" such as Melchior and Goldschmidt. I hope that they are not motivated by concerns over holding onto their prestigious positions. In other words, no Jews left in Europe, no need for European rabbis. I would at least hope they were not as shallow at that, and simply suffered from a self-destructive hasqafah (perspective).
The man suspected of killing two people in shootings in Copenhagen was identified in several Danish media outlets on Sunday as Omar El-Hussein. Reports in Lebanon said he was the child of Palestinian immigrants from Ain al-Hilweh, a refugee camp in Lebanon...
...Denmark's small but vibrant Jewish community rebuffed Israel's call to emigrate on Sunday after an attack on Copenhagen's main synagogue that shook the sense of security Scandinavian tolerance had long provided...
...As in the French case, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Denmark's 2,500 Jews they would be welcome in his country. "Israel is your home," he said in Jerusalem.
"We appreciate the invitation, but we are Danish citizens, this is our country," Dan Rosenberg Asmussen, chairman of the Jewish Society in Denmark, told Reuters as he offered condolences to mourners at the synagogue. (cont.)
Not much I can say about my brothers and sisters in Denmark, except that they are doomed, and that this saddens me.
Jews are supposed to live in Israel, if at all possible, not in Denmark, nor anywhere else in Europe.
In the 1930's and '40's, Rabbi Yissachar Shlomo Teichtelhy"d warned Jews of the dangers of the Nazis, and encouraged them to abandon Europe for a new life in Israel. In his quintessential work Em HaBanim Smeicha, this once anti-Zionist brought countless sources to support that it was not only permissible to immigrate to Israel, but that it was preferable to any other destination.
And, now that gates to Eretz Yisra'el have been opened, and have remained open, ,
Now that the gates to Eretz Yisra'el have been reopened since 1948/תש"ח. Even after countless challenges to our claim to our Homeland, and even to our lives, such as during the Six-Day War and the Yom Kippur War, its gates have remained open.
There is no excuse for any knowledgeable Jew not [to put forth his best efforts] to live in our true Homeland of Eretz Yisra'el.
Any comic written to follow the one posted above, should say that God gave us instructions as to what to do to defend ourselves while residing in Eretz Yisra'el, but we have not been following them in full. The Israeli Government has favored Western approaches in dealing with our security issues, rather than Torah approach. Instead, we have heeded the concerned of the "international community," not wanting to offend them. Even though our mere existence offends them anyway.
We, the Jewish People, have been suffering the consequences of its actions. Fortunately, Rabbi Teichtal teaches that the power of such individuals, the "non-kosher birds," as he calls them, over Eretz Yisra'el will be temporary,
Nevertheless, this is the difference between the physical dangers of living in galuth and those found while living in Israel.
Eretz Yisra'el is where we are supposed to invest our time, money, blood, sweat, and tears, even our lives, not in Denmark, nor anywhere else in Europe or the rest of the world.
Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama expressed solidarity Monday with Denmark after two shootings that shocked the Nordic nation, and vowed to confront anti-Semitism and assaults on freedom of expression together with Copenhagen.
Faced with the spectacle of European Jews being again targeted by extremists, just over a month after similar attacks in Paris, governments were scrambling to reassure their Jewish communities.
The first victim, 55-year-old filmmaker Finn Norgaard, was killed when a gunman opened fire during a debate on free speech on Saturday.
The same attacker then targeted Copenhagen's main synagogue, killing 37-year-old Dan Uzan.
During a telephone call, Obama and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt "agreed on the need to work together to confront attacks on freedom of expression as well as against anti-Semitic violence," the White House said in a statement.
It said Obama offered his condolences for the victims and expressed "American solidarity with our Danish allies."
Obama also welcomed Denmark's participation in a three-day, high-level summit he is hosting this week to share best practices and agree on a plan of action to counter radicalization, recruitment and incitement to violence, the White House said.
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Anyone else remember these photos of our newly committed, terror-fighting, superheroes, at the funeral for Nelson Mandela. just over a year ago?
British PM David "be more sensitive to Islam" Cameron, Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt, U. S. President Barack Obama
Is this appropriate behavior for world leaders at a funeral? Is this appropriate behavior for anyone at a funeral?
PM Thorning-Schmidt and Pres. Obama, with an unamused First Lady Michelle Obama.
If this isn't flirting, then I do not know what is.
Anyone else as confident as I am in their latest declaration of commitment to fighting terror?
Obama's comment about the recent attack on a kosher market in Paris being random, not necessarily an attack motivated by Jew-hatred reduce my confidence even further.
A British neo-Nazi group is planning a rally against the “Jewification of Great Britain” in one of London’s largest Jewish communities.
The group, Liberate Stamford Hill, veiled its planned March 22 protest as merely a protest against the Shomrim, a voluntary neighborhood watch program in the Stamford Hill neighborhood, which protects the community’s high concentration of Jews. (cont.)
The Bradford Reform Synagogue
(adapted from photo by John Yeadon, Wikimedia Commons)
British synagogue in the northern England town of Bradford last week appointed an unlikely candidate to its council: a Muslim man.
The Reform temple, which was built in the late 19th century, had fallen into disrepair by 2013 and only with the help of the city’s Council for Mosques did the Jewish community raise enough money to get it back in working order.
One of those who helped in acquiring funds was Jani Rashid, the head of diversity and cohesion at Bradford Council’s children’s services. To thank the Muslim community and solidify their partnership, the chair of the synagogue’s board, Rudi Leavor, told the British Jewish News outlet, “We thought it would be a splendid idea to co-opt Jani to the Council. When the proposal was put to him he assented immediately.” (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
This is what I see in this report is that:
1. The so-called "Reform Movement" rejects the separate and distinct nature of the Jewish People, in favor of assimilation, and solidifying its "partnership" with goyim in galuth (exile), including Muslims. A Muslim was invited to be a guest speaker at a "Conservative" synagogue in Paris last Yom Kippur. No surprises here. A possible trend?
2. The Bradford Synagogue raised enough money to get it back into working order, only with the help of the Muslim community.
3. This community has now fooled itself into remaining in galuth, continue its investment in galuth and in the land of its exile, instead of working toward leaving for its only, true homeland, Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel).
4. This community is doomed, thanks to its "Jewish" leaders.
Many segments of the Jewish People are focused on the outside for its emotional and existential validation, but also when it concerns threats to its future. We are ready to slobber over "the other" in gratitude, or to blame "the other" any threats directed toward us. But, self-examination seems to be out of our reach.
The Nazis wanted to destroy us in one felled swoop.
"Response to unilateral declaration of Palestinian state must be immediate bilateral negotiations" says Reform Judaism...
...Movement Chief Executive, Ben Rich, says: "Reform Judaism places the highest importance on respect for the 'other'. This is a core value of our Movement, which means that we support a two State solution for Israelis and Palestinians as the only possible basis for a just and lasting peace between our two peoples, and between Israel and its neighbours.
"As the two sides veer from violence to political paralysis, it is patently clear that the only way in which a just and lasting peace can possibly be achieved is through serious bilateral negotiations. We would not want to see the vote thwarting, or seen as a substitute for, the necessity for direct talks.
"We need to move past this moment to the meaningful, bilateral negotiations which are responsibility of everyone seeking peace in the region."
Movement Chair, Stephen Moss CBE, adds: "Those of us who love Israel and value its security need to look beyond the current diplomatic issues to the long term based on a negotiated two state solution. "
Has Stephen Moss never seen this photo?
PA President Mahmud Abbas's "vision of peace," absent of Israel.
Grand Mufti Al-Husseini with Hitler May their names and memories be blotted out!
What about Arafat's emblem of "Palestine," which encompassed ALL of Israel, not just Yehudah, Shomron, and Azza (Judea, Samaria, and Gaza)?
While, he and his flunkies want to chop up, and give away our Divinely promised homeland, which not ours to divide up and give away, the Arabs are giggling behind his back, decrying, "That stupid, pathetic Jew! What a sucker!"
Has Moss not heard of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem's collaboration with the Nazis? Or does he really believe that Arabs can change? How many more Jews have to be shot, bombed, or missiled, before they "change," Mr. Moss?
There are nuances which separate the more conservative, UK Reform
Movement from the UK Liberal Movement, and its counterpart in the U. S. and elsewhere. But, the
overall approach of inclusion, rather than the Torah-dictated separation
and distinction, and their joining at the hip through the World Union
for Progressive Judaism [WUPJ], lead to the same results: through
intermarriage, quasi-conversions, acceptance by many of patrilineal
descent, assimilation, giving away of Eretz Yisra'el, one piece at a time, and supporting our sworn enemies, physical and spiritual, we are being destroyed from within.
I am continually dumbfounded by how these people are able to pass this
kind of crap off as "Judaism." They forsake our Divinely promised
Homeland. They reach out to Yishma'el (Arabs/Muslims) and attach themselves to Esau (The West in its various forms), attributes of the Erev Rav (Kol HaTor).
When Jews do make it to Israel, the minions of the liberal movements are here, ready, and waiting, and with their claws digging deeper into the Israeli public school system. The leftist, Israeli courts are enamored by them.
Organizations, such as Lehava and Yad LeAchim, are demonized as racist. Even though they fight to prevent Jewish women from entering a life of misery, and Jewish men from being seduced into a life without Jewish children, and even seduced into entering a trap, leading to their deaths.
Liberal Jewish, spiritual leaders, who are comically called "rabbis," are probably not even culpable for their actions. They are hardly aware that they have been designated as bearers of their
masters' false message, panned off as a "legitimate Torah perspective," and brainwashed into believing that they are actually helping the Jewish People. Even though nothing could be farther from the truth.
They are just hapless pawns of the Erev Rav, set on our destruction from within.
The Nazis may have been conscious of what they were doing, while liberal Jewish leaders might not be. But, why should we be any less outraged by their pursuits, than by Nazis planning a march through a Jewish neighborhood in London?
The Nazis are at least carrying a message that the UK is not the home of the Jewish People, and encouraging goyim to stay away from us.
U. S. President Obama has been receiving a great deal of criticism over statements he made during his speech at this years National Prayer Breakfast.
Everyone from news analysts and politicians to historians and clergy members have been debating both the accuracy and the wisdom, or lack thereof, of his statements.
Here are only a few snippets from the speech in question.
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
So, was President Obama right?
Yes. I think so.
Of course, here at Esser Agaroth, we reject the U. S. President's application of the term "christ" to the main figure in the Christian mythological texts.
Christ is derived from the Greek, meaning anointed (χρισμένος). In Hebrew, anointed is "mashi'ah," (messiah).
Other than that, President Obama is right on the mark. However, I refer only to his comparison of the actions of ISIS to those of Christians during the Crusades.
The only thing new here is Esau's change in strategy, parallel to their progenitor Esau's own change in strategy.
Besides The Crusades, let us not forget the Spanish Inquisition, and subsequent murder and expulsion of Jews from that country, expulsions from Portugal, Great Britain, and other countries.
The imprisonment of Jews in the Ghettos of Venice and elsewhere, the forcible wearing of yellow hats of the Jews in Rome, and other forms of humiliation and oppression, which can be likened to the Muslim treatment of their "dhimi."
Don't be fooled by Esau's current, two-faced approach, which lacks the spilling of Jewish blood. This is only another change in strategy, which is expected to lead to the same, eventual goals.
Esau's descendants are both the "progressive" Left, which demonizes Israel, as well as the Christians who want to be our "friends."
They seek the spiritual destruction of the Jewish People through either
indoctrination into an assimilated, "progressive" global community or
through the worship of their false diety/messiah.
They seek the physical destruction of the Jewish People through intermarriage to their daughters.
They seek control of the Land of Israel. Whether through the landing of U. S. or NATO troops, use of Arabs as their pawns, gobbling away of our land a bit at a time, Vatican takeovers of King David's Tomb and Mt. Zion, the Russian Orthodox and Greek Orthodox expanding empires, or a single housing unit in the Shomron (Samaria) at a time, the goal is the same.
The controversy surrounding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress might have reached its peak with one of the US' top Jewish leaders, director of the Anti-Defamation League Abraham Foxman, calling on the Israeli prime minister to stay home on Friday. (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
A Jewish Leader does not try to tell the Prime Minister of Israel what to do, when he does not even care to live in Israel himself. A Jewish Leader does not criticize, denegrate, nor otherwise embarrass another Jew in front of goyim.
A Jewish Leader does not invest his time and enery in defending the sworn enemies of the Jewish People. A Jewish Leader does not waste his time on such matters, especially when Jewish lives are in danger.
A Jewish Leader does not forsake the Land of Israel. A Jewish Leader encourages Jews to leave their lands of exile, and move to their only true, homeland, the Land of Israel, since has now been possible to do so for the passed 66 plus years.
A Jewish Leader does not encourage Jews to continue their co-dependence on validation from the goyim. A Jewish Leader encourages Jews to stand on their own two feet, take pride in themselves, and take responsibility for their own, instead of throwing their own under the bus.
A Jewish Leader does not invest his time and energy in the land of his exile, except to keep Jews safe until they can leave, and to make it easier for Jews to exit.
A Jewish Leader leads his fellow Jews toward Ge'ulah, instead of doing everything in his power to keep them in exile, both physically and spiritually.
A Jewish Leader never finds himself in the position of being culpable for subborning harm toward other Jews.
A Jewish Leader does not criticize Jews who follow the Torah. Rather, he follows it himself.
Did I embarrass Abraham Foxman? Did I embarrass Abraham Foxman in front of the goyim?
I doubt it, because he is damned proud of himself and his actions, even though they run contrary to Torah.
I doubt it, because he probably has some "raaaaaaabbi" lakey, whispering in his ear, his Torah "interpretations" which justify Foxman's words and deeds.
If I wake up one Jew, encourage him to pack his bags and get on a plane to Israel, and distance himself for the likes of Abraham Foxman, then I assure you, it was well worth the dent in Abraham Foxman's, not so Jewish, ego.
If, by some small chance, Abraham Foxman was a little bit embarrassed, as a result of this post, then BE"H it will serve as the spark under his tuchus, which encourages him to do teshuvah.
The Nationalist Crime section of the Central Unit of the Judea and Samaria District Police announced Wednesday it had conducted a raid in the community of Yitzhar and confiscated a large cache of makeshift weapons which they say were meant for attacking security forces and Arabs. Yitzhar denies this.
Police said that the cache includes dozens of canisters of pepper spray, lightbulbs that – after being filled with paint – were to be thrown at security vehicles, gloves, saws, spikes, flammable materials, black face masks, knives, and 'ninja knives' for puncturing car tires.
In the course of the raid, a minor who resides in Yitzhar was handed a distancing order valid for four months.
Yitzhar's spokesman, Ezri Tuvi, mocked the police in his response to the raid. “A well-publicized nighttime raid whose loot includes empty bulbs, an empty military box, a garden faucet, gloves, and pepper gas, which is legal, indicates a level of intelligence that is not very high. The Israel Police would do better to invest resources in the real crime and the more serious offenses within its ranks and in the rest of the country.”
Security forces see Yitzhar as a hotbed of "Jewish extremism."
Last April, the IDF stationed a border police unit in Yitzhar's Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva (Torah academy) building, following clashes between Yitzhar residents and the military.
The Education Ministry in 2011 cut funding to the yeshiva, similarly claiming it was a source of violence.
Students and staff at the Torah academy are tired of the situation and stepping up their efforts to return. Rabbi Yosef Plai, a department head in the yeshiva, told Arutz Sheva that the military actions constitute theft and desecration of holiness, explaining why students and staff in recent days have started to protest firmly, calling on the soldiers to refuse orders and leave the institution.
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
I have been writing about Yitzhar , a town situated not to far away from Joseph's Tomb in the ancient, Jewish city of Shchem (Gen. 33:18-34:31), since 2009/תשס״ט, seeing it as one of the prime targets of the Israeli Government's desperate attempts to maintain control over its citizens.
Last April was not the first "clash" between residents and Israeli Defense Forces [IDF], and it is certainly far from over. Two months ago, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon extended the occupation
of the yeshiva. There is one more month left in this standing order.
Previously, the residents disconnected water and electricity from the soldiers based in their town, who saw the writing on the wall. Albeit in the distant future, the residents of Yitzhar knew that the 2005/תשס״ה expulsion of Jews from Azza (Gaza) would not be The Israeli Government's last attempt at pandering to Arab terrorists, and kowtowing to the "international community."
While Yitzhar was encouraging IDF soldiers to leave their town, neighboring towns, like K'far Tapu'ah, were replacing their residential guarding staffs with private security companies which did not allow residents to be guards in their own towns.
When the Government gives the order to expel and destroy, it knows that it will encounter the greatest resistance to its orders from the targeted town's own residents.
Yitzhar has been a particular target of the Israeli Government. Unlike smaller strongholds, which are more easily intimidated, Yitzhar is a well-established, "legal," town in the Shomron (Samaria).
The attacks on Yitzhar have included those from within, with Government lackeys from the influencing who gets accepted into the town as new residents, in other words, new voters.
When Yitzhar's population of five year olds reached the minimum number to qualify for a second Kindergarten, the authorities refused to allow the town to set up the Kindergartens to be separate for boys and girls. The residents of Yitzhar refused to compromise on their preference, and built their own new Kindergarten classroom without government funds.
Rabbi Plai, himself, has been arrested. For what, you may ask? For teaching Torah. That is correct. Rabbi Plai had the audacity to teach the politically incorrect sections of the Mishneh Torah, the main halakhic (Torah legal) work of the Ramba"m (Maimonides).
Last spring, another resident was even arrested for expressing her opinion.
As is common in other Jewish towns in Yehudah and Shomron, Yitzhar has its share of IDF combat veterans. One of those residents, Moli Leiner tells the story of how he was wounded in last summer's war with the Hamas in the following video (Hebrew).
Under attack by three terrorists with guns and grenades, Leiner was wounded by both bullets and shrapnel, helping fellow wounded soldiers to safety.
Now, here is the thanks he received yesterday from the State he helped to defend.
זעם ביצהר: המנהל הוציא צו הריסה לביתו של לוחם פלס"ר צנחנים, מולי ליינר, שנפצע ברגליו במהלך מבצע "צוק איתן".
ביתו של הלוחם, נבנה ללא היתר, אבל ביצהר מבהירים כי יש להם היתר מהתורה: "תסתכלו ברש"י - בספר בראשית בתורה. מוסבר ומובהר שכל הארץ של הקב"ה והוא זה שהחליט לתת לנו את הארץ. אנחנו בונים אותה בגאווה גדולה".
Esser Agaroth (2¢) Translation:
The administration issued a demolition order for the home in Yitzhar of a paratrooper who was injured in [last summer's] "Protective Edge" [operation against Hamas in Azza].
Rage in Yitzhar: The administration issued a demolition order against the house of a fighter in the IDF's elite paratrooper unit, Moly Leiner, who was wounded in the legs during operation "Protective Edge."
The soldier's house was built without a permit, but in Yitzhar, they have made it clear that they have a permit from the Torah: "Look at Rashi - on the Book of Genesis in the Torah. It is explained and clarified that all land is God's, and he decided to give us the land of Israel. We are building it up with great pride. "
This is by far not the first house which the Israeli Government has destroyed, and unfortunately, I do not see it to be the last.
The above report from 0404 alludes to the bottom line of the conflict between the residents of Yitzhar and similar townsand the Israeli Government.
"Nationalist Crime section" of the Israeli Police? Were you aware that such a section existed?
The Israeli Police forces are not fighting against nationalists. They are fighting against those who hold The Almighty, to be a higher authority than the Israeli Government, but the ultimate authority.
This is what the Israeli Government views as a threat. This is why Yitzhar and communities like it are its bane.
French President Francois Hollande tells Jews Monday at Holocaust memorial, "France is your homeland." Not Israel...
Hana Levi Julian, January 28th, 2015
French President Francois Hollande told Jews this week, “Your place is here; France is your country.”
“You, French people of the Jewish place, your place is here, in your home. France is your country,” French President Francois Hollande told French Jews in a speech to mark 70 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi death camps. (cont.)
This is the way of Esau/Edom (The West), to adapt and to change his strategy according to his needs.
Sometimes he bargains with Jews, sometimes he wants to kill us, and sometimes he wants to kiss us, and to be our "friend."
He is a tricky one, and that is why Jews are still under his spell, believing that he actually loves us, and wants to be our friend, receiving false, emotional validation from this.
Oh, he wants to be our friend alright! He wants our Land, just like everyone else (Zach. 12-14)! Some of Esau's contingent want our souls, too.
Now, if I were to say such a thing to one of Israel's more obvious enemies, no one would make a stink. But, this will elicit one.
The French President proclaims that “Your place is here; France is your country.”
There are countless liberal, and not so liberal Jews, who insist on slobbering over the French President's statements, reminiscent of Sally Field's 1985 Oscar acceptance speech.
"You like us! You really like us!"
And yet this kefirah, denial of the Torah truth, is no less than that of the ridiculous claims of Arabs to Eretz Yisra'el, the homeland of the Jews.
Hollande seemed intent on rebuffing remarks by Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu who told traumatized Jews after a series of horrifying terror attacks in Paris that the Jewish State and the Jewish People – their people – waited to welcome them home. Netanyahu told French Jews they were no longer trapped in Europe to suffer anti-Semitic attacks as they once were decades ago because Israel exists now, today.
It was reported that President Hollande actually left when Prime Minister Netanyahu recently spoke at La Grande Synagogue in Paris. Some solidarity with the Jews, huh?
Three soldiers conducting an anti-terror patrol in a Jewish center in the southern French city of Nice were attacked by a man with a knife Tuesday, a French police union official said.
Local reports said the three were guarding the Jewish Consistory of Nice, a local Jewish radio called Radio Shalom and the local Israeli association.
Sarah Baron said the extent of the soldiers' injuries is not yet clear. She said the attacker was detained but two people with him are believed to have fled after the stabbing in the city center, near the Galeries Lafayette department store. (cont.)
I wonder just how long the French will tolerate risking their lives for a hated people.
I wonder just how long it will take before the French turn on their Jews, their "fellow Frenchmen," blaming them for the deaths of their police, soldiers, and innocent bystanders, instead of the true culprits, the Muslim immigants allowed to flow into France, like its famous champaigne.
Whoops! I probably just offended one of them by mentioning alcohol! Oy Gevald!
Let us not forget that Jews were once welcomed in Spain, and then they weren't anymore.
The same happened in Poland, and in countless other countries.
I hope that my French bothers and sisters will not fall for that ol' one again.
Earlier this week, before leaving for Auschwitz to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Soviet liberation of the Nazi German extermination camp, President Francois Hollande appealed to French Jews, saying that “You, French people of the Jewish faith, France is your country, your place is here, in your home.”
Earlier in January, in an interview in The Atlantic, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that “If 100,000 people of Spanish origin were to leave, I would never say that France is not France anymore. But if 100,000 Jews leave, France will no longer be France. The French Republic will be judged a failure.”
What have we here? The country of Dreyfus– the country of Vichy and Drancy, Nobel Peace Prize winner Yasser Arafat’s home away from home, the country in which “Death to the Jews” has been yelled by mobs in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries—is this country actually waking up? (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Chesler is quite right to criticize France. She quite right in pointing out the grave errors of other European countries, such as Holland, Germany, England, Italy, and the Scandinavia nations, in their handling of their Muslim immigrant populations.
Chesler is right again in her allusions to the double standards, and to the failure of Jewish assimilation. Of course, I would have liked her to have been a little pointed about this, but that was not the point of her piece.
I am not sure that wealthy and sophisticated French Jews will willingly leave lavish lives for an impoverished or uncertain future in Israel. Many wealthy German Jews lingered until it was too late to get out. Prime Minister Netanyahu is to be congratulated, not condemned, for welcoming French Jews “to the land of (their) forefathers.”
Here, Chesler is right again. And, in particular, she is unfortunately right about the potential lack of willingness of French Jews to leave their familiar galuth (exile) of France for an uncertain and unfamiliar life in Israel. Without minimalizing the tragic loss of Jewish lives over the past several years by the violent hands of terrorists, these might very well be the only experiences strong enough to encourage French Jews to pick up and leave.
Chesler concludes with, what I consider to be, two very important pieces of information...
If France is so ready to arm each and every French Jew with their own bodyguard, I wonder why President Hollande exited the Great Synagogue of Paris when PM Netanyahu spoke?
Likewise, how can we blame Netanyahu for accepting Congress’s invitation to speak—when President Obama did not see fit to send a single high profile representative to march in solidarity with France and the world, and given that he was able to bring a 30 person high-profile delegation to extend condolences upon the death of Saudi King Abdullah?
Pretty much says it all about the real attitudes of the French, as well as the American, governments toward Jews and Israel.
This is not about how safe or how well off Jews are in France or, yes, even in the U. S.
This is not about our "right" to live without fear of physical attack on our person or property.
This is about where Jews are supposed to be. If at all possible, Jews are supposed to reside, work, love, be challenged, struggle, and invest our blood, sweat, and tears in Eretz Yisra'el (Land of Israel), and nowhere else.
The gates were opened in 1948/תש"ח, and were widened in 1967/תשע"ה. There are no more excuses.
And, so I ask you, Dr. Chesler, when's your aliyah flight?
Students at a UC Davis-affiliated Jewish fraternity house awoke Saturday morning to find two large swastikas spray painted onto their building.
Nathaniel Bernhard, vice president of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, said the vandalism took place between 3 and 9 a.m. Saturday. He condemned the action, saying the hate crime threatened to rekindle race tensions at UC Davis. The fraternity house is located off-campus.
“Jewish people still can’t feel safe on their own campuses and in their
own houses,” Bernhard said. “Anti-Semitism still exists today. It’s not a
Esser Agaroth (2¢): Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity [AEPi] has been the the recent target of Jew-hating attacks, at the University of Arizona, Emory University, Georgia, and elsewhere.
It is probably no coincidence that this attack on the University of California, Davis, [XΔ] Chapter occurred only a week after...
...the world commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz...
The vandalism comes after the Associated Students of UC Davis passed an advisory resolution asking the UC regents to divest from businesses with connections to Israel.
OK, my AEPi brothers, time to get the heck out of the U. S.!
No, it doesn't make you quitters, or weak, or cowards, or "letting anti-Semitism win," or whatever else "mainstream" American Jewish Organizations want you to believe.
Getting out makes you smart.
So, unless you plan on sticking around, in order to convince others to do the same, to pack their bags and get on the plane, it is time to come home, to your only home, to Eretz Yisra'el (Land of Israel)!
No, I have no intention of posting this individual's name.
I will hazard a guess that this individual is unaware that it is forbidden to identify the, not already public, source of such words, which could make this person look bad, even if proud of such statements, cause embarrassment, particularly in the public eye, and even more so, if this individual is a tinoq shenishbah.
you must be a complete moron when mentionning that the tefilin remained unscathed at the same time that two of our soldiers were murdered and 7 other hurt ! Send your G-d to be on Hezbollhs side for a while ! He's not of much help on ours!!!!
A "moron," huh?
Very odd that this word was chosen, because if you identify as I believe you might identify, as a "Secular Zionist," then your own perspective is based on an "oxymoron."
The only, I repeat, only, justification for a Jewish claim to Eretz Yisra'el is because God says so, as transmitted to us through His Holy Torah. Not history, not who was here first, not because of any resolutions by foreign entities such as the UN (United Nothings), nor any other tool of The Almighty's hand.
There are countless reasons why these soldiers might have been killed.
Their missions on this earth had been completed.
They were Tzadiqim, and The Holy One, Blessed Be He, wanted them to be close him, and relieved of the burdens of This World, and so He took them in a the blink of an eye, without any suffering.
They were given the opportunity to be to atone for their sins through self-sacrifice.
Part of giving the Jewish People a wake-up call to do teshuvah and to stop doing such half hearted jobs in the battles against those who would annihilate us.
Perhaps their sacrifices prevented countless other Jewish lives from being lost, and this will not be revealed to us until far into the future, if ever.
Or, you know what? Maybe they were set up? Maybe they were sacrificed by the powers that be in the, consistently proven to fail, strategy of attempting to garner sympathy from the West? Why wasn't their vehicle an armored one, even though they were on high alert along the border? An "honest" mistake? A stupid mistake?
My guess is that none of these answers will be sufficient for you.
But, you know what I personally think the answer is?
I will tell you what my rabbi and teacher told me, when I asked him why I was not killed in a suicide bomb attack, even though I was very close to the bomb. Instead, a 5 year old, a 17 year old, and a 19 year old were killed.
He said that we do not know what occurs in the celestial spheres. We do not know why one person is taken from This World, and another is not.
Well, I do not need to call you any names, because you, yourself, can look up your own name to call one who thinks he knows better than God.
Good luck to you. You'll need it.
Tradition suggests that non-Torah-observant Jews and non-Jews are more subject to that which is written in the heavens, in the mazaloth, than those who at least attempt to learn, discover, and do their best to do The Almighty's Will.