Thursday, 17 April 2014

Birkat Kohanim at the Kotel~17 April 2014

Tens of Thousands of Jews Gather for Birkat Kohanim at the Kotel

Hassidic Commercial~Oy Vey!

This is Very Old~But~I Still Have No Words...  (Lyrics Below)

Lyrics
Be warned holy land of the hi definition
Go out and erase this "toeivah" (sin)

Oy Vey, the "toeivah" is here
He said Oy Vey, now the detail's so clear
YES brought HD
Groise Tate (Father in heaven) please help
It's a "broch" this HD on YES

Gevald it's Sedom and Gemorah
HDTV it's against the torah
HDTV oy voi voi voi
Now the shikses look well
you will all go to hell
Or in Hebrew Yishmor HoKel (g-d save us)

Cause the HD is now on YES*

*YES is an Israeli Satellite Television Provider

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Pillar of Fire~The History of Israel's Re-Birth

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As we enter the last days before Pesach everyone is busy cleaning and preparing for the seder. This is my busiest time at work, leaving little time to post, so I've decided to post this (very long) seven part documentary.

Pillar of Fire was produced for TV by the Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) in 1981. The name was derived from the biblical "Pillar of Fire" which traveled in front of the Israelites as they left Egypt for the Promised Land.

This mini series documents the History of Zionism and Israel's Rebirth. What makes it so unique is that it is not actors and movies sets you will see. The entire series is comprised of original footage taken as the events happened. Carefully put together and narrated, Pillar of Fire is a true look at what it took for Jews to return to their land. The opposition they faced then has changed very little over time. The English version consists of seven episodes (420 minutes).

Episode 1 of 7 (1895 to 1920): Pillar of Fire~The Jew Returns~The Arab Awakens~The drama of the return of the Jews to their land after two thousand years of exile begins. From the Dreyfus Trial and the initial diplomatic activity of Theodore Herzl, founder of the Zionist Movement, until the British Mandate. During these years the diplomatic and settlement infrastructure for the Zionist endeavour was set up. Also during these years, the Arabs of Palestine, who opposed Zionism, awoke and began forging their own identity.
In Czarist Russia, 1905, more than fifty pogroms took place~all inspired by the government to turn the people from the real problems to the classic scapegoat~the Jews. The pogroms and the Dreyfuss Affair prompted Herzel to bid for a homeland for the Jewish People. When Uganda was offered, Herzel was unable to understand the refusal of the Jewish people to accept it~the love and longing in the hearts of the Jewish people to return to their homeland (Israel) was beyond his comprehension. Meanwhile, Eliezar ben Yehuda believed that land alone would not save the Jews from extinction. He began what started as an experiment with his children, and grew to be the revival of the Hebrew language. World War I saw Turkey align with Germany against Britain~a move that would seal their fate. A 1918 air force reconnaissance from the Australian army provided the first aerial views of Jerusalem~at this time it was the Turks who occupied much of the land. The "Arabs" headed by Faisel had very little interest (listen at 34:00) in Jerusalem~he was more concerned with Damascus. When Faisal was given authority over Damascus, only then did Arabs take note of "Palestine" and wanted it as part of Syria.

Episode 1: The Jew Returns~The Arab Awakens (1895-1920)


Episode 2 of 7 (1914 to 1929) Pillar of Fire~The Dream~The Halutzim (Pioneers) Who Arrive in Palestine in the Early 1920s Build Upon the Utopian Ideas of Kibbutzim and Cooperative Settlements. From the end of the First World War to the Arab Riots in 1929. A look at events in Palestine. Days of hope as the British Mandate begins. The Jezreel Valley is captured by Jewish pioneers of the 3rd Aliyah. The Arabs respond with acts of pillage and murder in the 1929 Riots. The Jewish community is not protected by the British. Desperate Actions are taken by Jewish residents.

The Russian Revolution of 1914~set new record of terror and oppression. There were about 13 million Jews world wide. During 1920's many young Jews left Russia to establish a home in Palestian, but large numbers of Jews still believed in the Socialist Revolution of Russia. In Ukraine there were 1,326 pogroms. Many Jews were exiled to Siberia where the term Prisoner of Zion originated. In Palestine the Jews (who were 2nd class citizens under Turks) now had hope. Palestine was arid and mostly deserted. The few arabs lived mostly in the hills while the Jews lived in the coastal areas and the valleys where they laid pipes to drain swamps and began bringing the land to life as in the transformation of the Jezreel Valley. Churchill visited and divided Palestine giving all of Transjordan to the Hashemites. Hebrew University of Jerusalem was opened, while Haj Husseini starts strirring up riots using religion as the reason. This caused six days of murder, riots and destruction. The Hebron massacre resulted in the brutal murders of Jewish men, women, and childred~the community was decimated.

Episode 2: The Dream (1914-1929)



Episode 3 of 7 (1919 to 1937) Pillar of Fire~The Rise and Fall of German Jews~The rise to power of Hitler and thousands of Jews immigrate to Palestine. A period of prosperity and affluence for the Jews of Germany follows the end of the First World War. The rise to power of Hitler and the Nazis abruptly changes their destiny. Thousands of Jews immigrate to Palestine~which flourishes. The Arabs respond with another wave of bloody attacks. The British propose a solution~partition of the land into two states~Jewish and Arab.

Following the rise to power of Hitler, thousands of Jews immigrate to Palestine. Most interesting is the fact that German Jews thought of themselves as more "German" than Jewish. The rate of assimilation was so high, it was posited that with a bit of patience, the Jewish problem would be resolved by the Jews themselves as they would be eliminated by assimilation~but Hitler was not prepared to wait.

Episode 3:  The Rise and Fall of German Jews (1919-1937)



Episode 4 of 7 (1937 to 1939) Pillar of Fire~Who's Afraid of a Jewish State?~The British Chamberlain Government abolishes the Partition Plan and issues an anti-Zionist White Paper. The British Chamberlain Government abolishes the Partition Plan and issues an anti-Zionist White Paper. In Europe the power of Nazi Germany is enhanced. A grim fate awaits the Jews. In Palestine settlements and a Jewish defense force are being built, with the support of the British. As the impending war approaches, the British capitulate to Arab pressure and impose tough restrictions on the Jewish community, while the rest of the world closed their doors to all Jews.

 Episode 4:  Who’s Afraid of a Jewish State? (1937-1939)
 


Episode 5 of 7 (1939 to 1945) Pillar of Fire~Holocaust~Thousands of Palestinian Jews Volunteer to Serve in the British Army. The Holocaust of the Jews of Europe unfolds in all its brutal stages, from the outbreak of the War to its end: the creation of the ghettos, the Nazi stormtroopers, Auschwitz~the death factory. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. And in Palestine~fear that the German Army, on the march in North Africa, will overrun Palestine. Even when the fortunes of war change, the annihilation of the Jews continues. The liberation of the camps reveals the appalling fate of the Jews of Europe.
  
Episode 5:  Holocaust (1939-1945)       
 



Episode 6 of 7 (1939 to 1945) Pillar of Fire~Exodus~Jewish Underground Organizations Unite in an Armed Struggle Against British Mandate Power. The end of the war and liberation of the death camps do not bring redemption to the survivors, or the problem of the Land of Israel. The struggle goes on: the "Escape" movement brings Holocaust survivors to Palestine; a violent struggle is launched against the British authorities; shiploads of "illegal immigrants" continue to arrive~until the question of Palestine is brought before the United Nations, culminating in the UN Decision on the establishment of the State of Israel.

Episode 6:  Exodus (1945-1947)  


Episode 7 of 7 (1947 to 1948) Pillar of Fire~A Nation Reborn~The Jews Lift the Siege of Jerusalem. An account of the military and diplomatic battles leading to the declaration of the establishment of the State of Israel. In the diplomatic arena~struggles in the UN against attempts to reverse the decision on the establishment of the state. And in Israel~the opening round of the War of Independence. The Arabs in Palestine begin their campaign, battles are waged on the road to Jerusalem. The Arab states prepare for war. Despite all that~on the day the Mandate ends, David Ben Gurion declares the establishment of the State of Israel.

Episode 7:  A Nation Reborn (1947-1948)

Monday, 7 April 2014

Shema Israel~A New Song by Shloime Gertner

  שלומי גרטנר~שמע ישראל     (Lyrics Below)  

מילים
שמע ישראל אעצום עיניים...
אנדוד אלייך אלייך ירושלים
לבי במזרח אתה בקצה של השמש השמש
דמדומי הלילה לא היו כאמש

פזמון
את מנגינת ליבי לא ניתן להשיב
נישאות עיניי אל מול הכותל הנשגב שלך עד עולם
ידיי פרוסות בין חריצים של תקוות
הקל נגע בנשמתי האבודה נותרה התקווה...

English Translation:
Hear O Israel, I close my eyes ...
I shall go to you, to Jerusalem
You're my Eastern edge of the sun the sunshine
The Twilight of the night wasn't like last night

Chorus:
The Music of my heart can not be answered
The raising of my eyes towards your lofty Western Wall forever
My hands are stretched between slits of hope
The voice touched my lost soul, hope remains...

CBS Releases Rare Footage on Jonathan Pollard

Honestly, I'm Not a Pollard Fan~But Something Does Seem Strange

Monday, 31 March 2014

"Come On, You Old Broads!" by Lisapetniy Battalion

Wild Sense of Humor! Even So~Never Mess With a Ukrainian Woman (Lyrics Below)

Come On, You Old Broads by Lisapetniy (Cowgirl) Battalion (Lyrics)
We're Peaceful Broads, We're Cowgirls, Spring Chickens We Are Not,
 But if Moscow guys invade us, We'll toss 'em in our pot!
Tomorrow we'll go shootin', Tin cans around the town,
We've formed our smart battalion, The Old Broads are comin' down!

Come On! Come On! Come On! We're the Cowgirls' Hot Brigade!
There's millions more just like us, Old Broads for our crusade!
Come On, Old Broads, Come On! Kick up your heels and run!
Defend our peaceful country From morn till setting sun!

We share with my pal Hanka, One body armor vest,
And a German sub-machine gun, My grandpa Pete has blest.
Our ample breasts envelop Ukraine from any raid,
Hey, we're the awesome Cowgirls, We got our own brigade!

Come On! Come On! Come On! We're the Cowgirls' Hot Brigade!
There's millions more just like us, Old Broads for our crusade!
Come On, Old Broads, Come On! Kick up your heels and run!
Defend our peaceful country From morn till setting sun!

Come On! Come On! Come On! We're the Cowgirls' Hot Brigade!
There's millions more just like us, Old Broads for our crusade!
Come On, Old Broads, Come On! Kick up your heels and run!
Defend our peaceful country From morn till setting sun!

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Hypocrisy From the Palestinians and Their Supporters

The Hypocrisy of the BDS people (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) is gob-smackingly obvious~so why isn't the world paying attention?

Forget that their leader was not even born in "palestine", or the fact that he studied for his Masters degree at Tel Aviv University (that would be in Israel). Forget the fact that Arabs living in Israel have more rights than they ever have and will ever have in an Arab country. Forget the fact that most "palestinians" want to live in Israel and do not want to be under the PA control. 

Instead, take a close look at the BDS people in action. Listen to their own words. They are not interested in any kind of talks or equality. Their agenda is hate and destroy.

The narrative to the video below states:   
The face of Israeli Apartheid Week: BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) and Palestine Solidarity Campaign who claim to champion human rights, cherish freedom of speech and shout loudly about their quest for justice and reconciliation. Here you see them unmasked for what they really are: hypocrites, playing the two face card

Stop the hypocrisy, stop the lies, how long will the world play into their hands before waking up to reality. The BDS does not work towards peace or reconciliation, they don't even want it. They are driven by hatred and fabricated stories. If you want peace, you wouldn't support terror, you wouldn't encourage racism, you would at the very least agree to have a conversation with what you call "the enemy" when they are right there in front of you...Filmed at University of Cape Town, March 2014. 

"If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. 
Then he becomes your partner"...Nelson Mandela 

Please Listen to The End~This is Why Peace is Impossible

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

URGENT! All Israelis MUST Join the Protest!!

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The only reason the "peace talks" have been attended by the Abbas camp, is to try and force Israel to release all the murderous arab terrorists. There is no intention to honor any agreement!

It is time for us, the citizens of Israel to stand up and put a stop to the grovelling shameful behaviour of this government.

Terrorists who are jailed in Israel for murdering and attacking Jews, are being paid monthly salaries from the "pa". In most cases they receive far more than most Israelis are paid! The funding for this outrage is provided by none other than the EU~and Abbas brags about it!
Enough is Enough!

The time to stop the madness is now! Is it not enough to know that our government has promised to pay the families of the barbaric Turks millions of dollars~because they tried to kill our soldiers and failed? Are we now going to stand by while paid assassins are freed to be honored as heroes then go on to kill again?

Danny Danon has spoken loudly against the release of another group of Terrorists. 
It's time for Everyone to match their voices with his and demand an end to this farce!

Come To The Protest Rally~Stop the Release of Terrorists!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 at 18:30pm
Opposite the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem
1 Aza Road

An Important Pre-Pesach Message From Your Rabbi...

You Must Watch to the End! By the Way~I've Already Placed My Order!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Jewish Donors Played for Fools by HIllel...

I'm sure this is already going around, but I urge all to take the time to follow the link to Jewish Press and read the whole story~and share it.

A group of students are currently on the Harvard College Israel Trek 2014. The website states:

The inaugural Harvard College Israel Trek (Spring Break, March 14th-23rd2014) will bring fifty Harvard undergraduate students to Israel in hopes of facilitating a nuanced first encounter with the country, its history, narratives, culture, politics and people. Student participants represent diverse religious, national, and cultural backgrounds, and are all leaders in various capacities on campus.

The Trek is being led by a dynamic team of Israeli undergraduates, and will draw on the narratives of its participants and leaders, placing a special emphasis on fostering meaningful personal relationships. This component will add a unique and personal dimension to this particular Israel experience.

The trip is co-sponsored by Boston’s equivalent of the Jewish Federation~the Combined Jewish Philanthropies~and supported by Harvard’s Hillel. If you do not know of them, you really need to read up on it. In their mission statement, Hillel states:

"Harvard Hillel will foster dialogue with Israel to define the Jewish future"

Many have provided generous support to Hillel for years. So how are the kids on this trip learning to foster dialogue to define the Jewish future? Well, it looks like they decided to pop them over to Ramallah to pay tribute to Yassir Arafat's grave~Yes, that's right, the same Yassir Arafat who made it his life's ambition to destroy all the Jews in Israel. 

First, as an Israeli, I don't want anyone who pays tribute to a murdering terrorist to define my future and second, I will not give a freaking penny to Hillel~Ever! I think it's time people start paying some attention to what their donations are being used for!!

*Hat Tip to Tundra Tabloids Blog for posting this...

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The Lubavitcher Rebbe On Syria and Iran

The Rebbe Had Firm Opinions in 1991~If Only Israeli Politicians Would Listen!  

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