Thursday, 29 December 2011

Happy New Year from the IDF~I Love It!!

Hamas PM Ismail Haniyeh~Proof There Can Be No Peace!

I post these items in the hope that good people will read, watch , learn and strive to see truth.

The main media does a great disservice to the world today, in that, the stories they run are biased and seemingly for the purpose of controlling who and what the general public will support or vilify. Their goal is to Stop Free Thinkers.

Israel is always the favorite to demonize, and it is always easy to make a big hoopla over the smallest things~but when there is a serious problem it is overlooked~unless they can turn it against Israel.

Recall the reaction when an entire family was butchered by "Palestinians" who showed no remorse whatsoever. Not even the fact that one of the victims was a 3 month old baby, whose throat was slashed to the point her head was almost completely cut off. The media either ignored the act or played down the murders by insinuating that the victims were actually to blame, because they were "settlers". News Flash~they were Israeli Citizens!

Mahmoud Abbas
For years the fake "Palestinians" have been inventing themselves and trying to change history. For years the press and media have willingly helped in this issue~even Wikipedia has gradually "dropped" the negative truths.

A year ago, when Mahmoud Abbas posed with a sculptured model of a map showing All of Israel as Palestinian~there was no response. How can anyone possibly consider peace with those who openly state on public TV that  their purpose is:

(1) to have All of your country for themselves, and
(2) to totally destroy an entire people~your people...

To anyone who cares for truth, and especially to my fellow Jews...Please take off the blinders and open your ears~Your Political Correctness will annihilate the Jewish people!

On 14 December 2011, Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh gave the following speech. It was recorded and translated by Palestinian Media Watch. Here is some of his speech as translated my PMW. This is their true goal...

Haniyeh & Hamas Child
"We say today, explicitly, so it cannot be explained otherwise, that the armed resistance and the armed struggle are the path and the strategic choice for liberating the Palestinian land, from the [Mediterranean] sea to the [Jordan] river, and for the expulsion of the invaders and usurpers [Israel] from the blessed land of Palestine. The Hamas movement will lead Intifada after Intifada until we liberate Palestine~all of Palestine, Allah willing. Allah Akbar and praise Allah. We say with transparency and in a clear manner, that Palestinian reconciliation~and all sides must know this - cannot come at the expense of [our] principles, at the expense of the resistance. These principles are absolute and cannot be disputed: Palestine~all of Palestine~is from the sea to the river. We won't relinquish one inch of the land of Palestine. The involvement of Hamas at any stage with the interim objective of liberation of [only [ Gaza, the West Bank, or Jerusalem, does not replace its strategic view concerning Palestine and the land of Palestine."
Watch for yourself...and Face the Truth!

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Chanukah 2011

Sufganiyot~Mmmmm
Time flies so quickly and this year is no exception! I had intended to do some stories but time has limited me to a few pictures. Work, bad weather and flooding in my flat has kept me occupied. 

 I plan to take a few more pictures on the way home tonight, as this is the eighth and final night of Chanukah.  In Jerusalem we light as soon as it gets dark so I will make this brief and head out! 

The picture at the left is from the Mahane Yehuda out-door Shuk in Jerusalem. Sufganiyot are traditionally cooked in oil to symbolize the oil lamps that burned for eight nights. They are delicious and they disappear as fast as they are put out!  

Here are some snaps from the beginning of the week...Chanukah Someyach!

Chanukah Candles~Typical Glass Box for Out Doors



Large Menorah behind Paris Square, Jerusalem


Chanukia Boxes Along My Street, Jerusalem


Large Chanukia are Everywhere!

Some Families Really Enjoy Chanuka!

Christmas Greetings from the IDF

I had missed this one~but, better late than never as the saying goes. The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) has released this Christmas Greeting (yes, in Israel we do call it Christmas!).

I noticed that the Old City of Jerusalem once again had Christmas trees available (for free) and according to the Jerusalem Post there was a rush to get one~in this country people always push and grab if something is free...

While the main celebrations are concentrated in the city of  Bethlehem, many tourists also come to visit Jerusalem's Old City,  and other Holy sites during the holidays. I have a friend in Tel Aviv who tells me it is very crowded there, but of course, the weather is much warmer and many people like to walk at the beach...

Bethlehem is under the control of the PA, but the IDF does have checkpoints for security purposes. This time of year usually brings out those who are the opposite of peaceful.

* Hat Tip to Daphne Anson

Christmas Broadcast 2011

Although I am not a fan of the Royal Family, I have always had a soft spot for Queen Elizabeth. She has, through the years maintained a quiet dignity that has been lost over time.  Listening to her annual broadcast brings back good memories~Maybe things were better back then...

The Crossing~Washington and The Delaware

For any who may not know, General George Washington crossed the Delaware on Christmas Day in the year 1776, and won a victory at the Battle of Trenton

I cannot say if this series is totally "true to fact" as movies generally embellish and omit for the sake of entertainment.  All that aside, this story reminds us of the indomitable spirit that resides in the people who made America the great country it is. A hodge-podge made up primarily of  ordinary, working, men and women who were willing to  stand, and die, for the freedoms they desired and believed in. 

The media and news outlets like to push the view that the "once great country" is on a down hill slide. All I can say to that is, Look back to the past~Remember America is not just a mass of land, it is a "people" with that indefinable inner spark that burns and will not die. I pray, that this never changes.


The Crossing Part 1~Long Retreat From New York


The Crossing Part 2~Colonel Rall and 1200 Hessians


The Crossing Part 3~They Will Follow Me Into Hell


The Crossing Part 4~Crossing The Delaware


The Crossing Part 5~Just a Few More Miles


The Crossing Part 6~Battle of Trenton


The Crossing Part 7~The Beginning of a War

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Clean Shaven Matisyahu Perfoms~He's Still Great!

On December 19th, Matisyahu performed at the Williamsburg Music hall. He was clean shaven, but still wearing his kippa and tzitzit~and the audience loved him. Of course they did~talent does not come from hair and clothes!! Happy Chanukah Matisyahu !

This is What You Get When Terrorists Are Released!

Wafa al-Biss
At the end of this rather long post is an open letter written by a Gaza doctor and published in the Jerusalem Post on 24 June 2005. Do take the time to read it. 

The video interview is with Wafa Samir Ibrahim al-Biss. She was one of the 1,027 prisoners released for the return of a single soldier~Gilad Shalit. These pictures of Wafa, (who is already back in University, studying to be a journalist) and Gilad Shalit (who is still recovering from his ordeal) were taken on their "release". Do note that Wafa  appears to have survived quite well in Israel, while Gilad Shalit came home looking like a Holocaust survivor. The pictures you usually see of Wafa are from the day she failed to detonate herself, and she was indeed pathetic and crying. There was no brave face then, but now that she is fat and free, and being paid a salary in addition to the $2,000 each terrorist received from Hamas, she is very bold indeed. The PA is also heavily rewarding their terrorists and of course the re-naming of schools and streets will soon start. *Note: PA terrorists in Israeli jails are paid a monthly salary that is incrementally higher based on the number of Jews killed and the amount of time they are in jail. Their families are also looked after with stipends, housing, medical, etc.. This is possible thanks to the endless aid flowing from the UN,  EU and USA.

Gilad Shalit
On the day after her release, Wafa told cheering schoolchildren in the Gaza Strip that she hoped they would follow her example... 

“I hope you will walk the same path we took
and God willing,  we will see some of you as martyrs” 

History: Wafa was admitted to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva between December 2004 and January 2005 for treatment of massive burns. Some reports indicate she received them as a result of a gas-tank explosion while others indicate she was burned by her family for having an illicit affair, but there is no proof of this.

When she was released as an outpatient, she was given personal medical authorization documents, allowing her to cross through into Israel to receive medical treatment. She was arrested on 21 June 2005 with ten kilograms of explosives in her underwear~her intent was to kill as many Jews as possible~including children...

Chilling Interview~This is the Palestinian Mindset !

An Open Letter by a Gaza doctor, published in The Jerusalem Post on 24 June 2005
As a Palestinian doctor who has worked at Soroka hospital in Beersheva for eight years, I was outraged at the cynical and potentially deadly suicide bombing attempt by Wafa Samir Ibrahim al-Biss. On Monday she was caught at the Erez crossing from the Gaza strip wearing explosives stitched to her underwear and admitted that her goal was to kill dozens of people at the hospital including as many children as possible.

I conduct research at the hospital’s Genetic Institute, and Soroka has become my home away from home. I have built warm professional relations with my colleagues in the obstetrics and gynaecology department and other units. I make a point, whenever I’m at the hospital, of visiting Palestinian patients. I also schedule appointments for other Gaza residents, and even bring medication from Soroka to needy patients in the Strip.

I have nothing but praise for the doctors, nurses and other medical staff at Soroka hospital. They show compassion, sympathy and kindness. I was therefore extremely shocked and upset to hear that Wafa Biss, from the Jabalya refugee camp, was wired with explosives to blow herself up at Soroka, a place where she had been treated with kindness and mercy.

On the very day she planned to detonate her bomb, two Palestinians in critical condition were waiting in Gaza to be taken for urgent medical treatment to Soroka. Wafa was sent to kill the very people in Israel who are healing Palestinians from the Gaza strip and West Bank. What if Israeli hospitals now decide to bar Palestinians seeking treatment? How would those who sent Biss feel if their own relatives, in need of medical care in Israel, are refused treatment?
Wafa Attempting to Detonate~Crossing

As for Biss herself, she should have been a messenger for peace among her people, and should have been bringing flowers and appreciation to the Soroka doctors for healing her burns. Instead, she targeted the very people who treated her with such compassion. Israeli hospitals extend humanitarian treatment to Palestinians from the Gaza Strip and West Bank. These efforts continued when all other cooperation between Palestinians and Israelis came to a halt during the most recent intifada.

To plan an operation of this kind against a hospital is an act of evil. Children, women, patients, doctors and nurses were the target. Is this a reward for kindness? Is this an advertisement for Islam, a religion which respects and sanctifies human life? This is aggression and a violation of humanity.

What are we going to say if Israel now clamps down on Palestinian patients seeking medical treatment inside Israel? All of us know that we are suffering from collective punishments imposed by the Israelis. We now risk imposing additional suffering on Palestinians in need of medical care.

Soroka is a hospital that has opened its doors to treat Palestinians without discrimination, offering the best care available. I want to tell my friends and colleagues at Soroka that all the Gaza residents I have spoken to have expressed their condemnation for this evil and brainless act. At a time when we badly need to build bridges of trust and tolerance, Soroka is the only door left open when other hospitals are closed to Gaza residents.

We should all denounce any attempts to attack hospitals and harm their patients. The Biss family members have, themselves, issued a statement condemning the use of their daughter. I hope that despite this incident Soroka hospital will continue to be an oasis of peace and coexistence. That is the correct message to defeat the enemies of peace.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Unbelievable! They're Supposed to "Secure" America!

After the horror of 9/11, and the following years that saw thousands of US troops fighting and dying, one would think the powers that be in the USA would at least know who the enemy is~apparently not!

The man being questioned in the first video is Paul Stockton, the Assistant Defense Secretary for Homeland Defense. Just what is it about radical Islam that the Obama government is trying to protect? Why can they "Not" even say the words Radical Islam? The full story is at Atlas Shrugs...

The second video is of US Attorney General Eric Holder (with his knickers in a twist) when he was asked a similar question. If these two weren't in high positions, they could be a Saturday Night Live Comedy Skit...

There are those (particularly Muslims) around the world who would like nothing better than to see America fall~if the current government has it's way, the fall may come sooner than anyone thinks..

All I can say is God Bless and Save America (from guys like this~Please!)...

Paul Stockton~Can't Answer a Simple Question



Eric Holder~Can't Say "Radical Islam"

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

A Song for the First Night of Chanukah

Chabad Menorah in Kikar Zion
I just found this song and decided to post it. The tune is catchy~the singer is very good. What is somewhat different is the composer~he is a Senior Senator from Utah, Orrin Hatch...who incidentally happens to be Mormon.

This description is from Bare Naked Islam's Blog~where I found the video (do visit their site and read the full story)

Some of the world’s most popular Christmas songs, including ‘White Christmas’ by Irving Berlin, were written by Jews, so it’s only fitting that a Mormon would write what has become my all time favorite Chanukah song...

Maybe not my all time favorite, but well worth listening to! The producer is Peter Bliss, the singer is Rasheeda Azar, a back-up vocalist for Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson and, incidentally, a Syrian-American from Terre Haute, Indiana. Happy Chanukah!

Sunday, 18 December 2011

America At Risk:

This is not a new film. I have not seen the whole thing, but this trailer does look interesting..

Islamic Indoctrination in German schools

Showing the Quran
I think Germany may be heading down a dangerous path from which there may be no return. I don't know what the German School Board policy is regarding teaching religion in schools, but it appears there are no qualms about shoving Islam at little children.

Do they also teach about Christianity? Judaism? Buddhism? or any other religion with the same fervor? Do they realize that, unlike other religions where people are free to choose whether or not they will participate, Islam has a clear rule--once you check in you can never leave?!

Women wearing scarves give the little ones a liquid that they can use for cleaning to prepare for Muslim prayer. A Muslim (likely Ömer Akbulut, speaker of the Islamic community for the building of a mosque with minaret in Wertheim), shows the children the Koran and tells them how Muslims pray.

Do go to Bare Naked Islam's site to read more. The blog Politically Incorrect also covers this story. Meanwhile, here are two clips you may find interesting. The first is from the kindergarten, and the second shows high-school students. I know sub-titles are a bit tedious to read, but this is something you need to be educated about. How will these kids ever learn tolerance, or for that matter, integrate into society?



Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Chanukah~Bring on the Music...

Jerusalemites Usually Place Chanukiot Outdoors...
There are many, many songs being released for Chanukah and everyone has their favorites. 

As in most things of this world, the music of Chanukah is taking on a "modern" twist. The story is the same, but now it is being told in a manner that resonates with the younger generation of today.

I decided to post some of them for your enjoyment.

My first choice is one of the most current.  It is  called All of the Lights and is performed by a young Israeli, Amitzur Nachshoni.
 
I have never heard of him, but he does have a Website, a YouTube Channel, and of course, he is on Facebook. The information I could find states that he was born in Israel, then spent his early years in the USA. He is now back in Israel,  and is serving (served?) in the IDF. Not yet twenty years old he is already well on his way to being an entertainer~film maker.  I wish him all the best. His song is catchy and the video itself is very good, with some great scenes from Israel. Enjoy!

All of the Lights~Amitzur Nachshoni

My second pick is one I posted last year~Candlelight by The Maccabeats. I still like the tune~which they based on an a-cappella cover of a song (also a-cappella) by Mike Tompkins called Dynamite...which was originally released by Taio Cruz (correct me if I am wrong!) The Maccabeats are a group of Yeshiva students who began singing a-cappella in 2007. They are popular guests for Shabbat and Holidays as they don't need musical instruments or microphones / electronics to entertain!

Candlelight~The Maccabeats


My third clip is third "only" because it is a bit older. The song is called Miracle by Matisyahu. Yes, I am a true fan of Matisyahu and for me, this video is fun (I also love hockey!) Yesterday I saw in the news, a new picture of Matisyahu, cleanly shaven, along with a statement saying:
...all you get is me...no alias (You can read the rest on his site).
Then and Now...

I looked on his site and spotted the following message from his Twitter account:   

For all of those who are being awesome, you are awesome. For all those who are confused: today I went to the Mikva and Shul just like yesterday...

To Matisyahu (PS): 
I don't care what you are wearing. whether or not you have a beard or if you do or don't want to be Chasidic~those who truly like you and/or your music will not feel any different about you either~Just keep on being...
 
Miracle~Matisyahu


The fourth video is a new one from the Ein Prat Fountainheads. They are from the Israel Academy for Leadership, located fifteen minutes from Jerusalem, in the Judean Desert (on the way to the Dead Sea). For those who may be concerned about such things--there are women in the chorus...

Light Up The Night~Ein Prat Fountainheads

Monday, 12 December 2011

Israeli Dan Shechtman~2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry!

Prof. Dan Shechtman
Israel has another Nobel Prize winner! Dan Schectman was awarded the 2011 prize in Chemistry for his discovery of quasicrystals, ordered crystalline materials lacking repeating structures. This explanation is taken from an article in the Jerusalem Post:

His realization that atoms in rigid crystals can be packed together in unusual ways led to the development of extremely strong materials. He thus changed the way chemists look at solid matter, and his discovery has many practical applications: from metal surgical tools and razor blades to diesel engines and as protective coatings and metal alloys.

"Quasiperiodic, or quasicrystals, do not rust or become oxidized and have almost no surface friction", Shechtman said.

It should be noted that when he first made his claims he experienced hostility, and was told that there was no such thing as quasicrystals, only quasi-scientists and that he should go back to his text books. He persevered...

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, on 24 January 1941, Prof. Shechtman earned all of his degrees at the Technion in Haifa (that's also in Israel). He is the father of four, and grandfather of nine. When asked who influenced his career he candidly answers, "Jules Vern...in his book, Mystery Island  (which he read in Hebrew) was a character named Cyrus Smith~he was an engineer and he could do everything~I wanted to be just like him"...

Mazel Tov Prof. Dan Shechtman!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

The Truth~From a Politician!!

I'm not taking sides~but it is the first time I have heard a politician speak so truthfully. I'd say this  one goes to Newt...

Chanukah from Aish HaTorah

Once again Aish Ha Torah has a musical treat for the holidays...Enjoy!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Palestinians~The Truth About the Refugees

Pearl Harbor~Never Forget!

Signing War Declaration
Last year I wrote an article on the bombing of Pearl Harbor. This year, I note with sadness the passing of many of the remaining survivors. In his speech the day after the bombing,  President Franklin D. Roosevelt began his speech to congress with "yesterday, December 7th, 1941 is a day that will live in infamy". At 4:00pm that same afternoon, President Roosevelt signed the declaration of war. That speech, with his annotations can be viewed at the National Archives.

Seventy years on, one has to reflect on where the world is now. That attack on Americans brought about a declaration of war. There were no "politically correct, multicultural" protests and no "sensitivity training". The president of the United States of America signed a declaration of war, and the American armed forces fought the enemy until they surrendered. Yes, many innocent Japanese Americans were treated terribly, that is the ugliness of war. But what was the end result? Japan and America, as well as the rest of the world have worked out a peaceful co-existence and Japanese Americans today are an integral part of society. 

Compare that to the horror of September 11th~where a mere ten years on, the day is being turned into a day of "service"? The remains of those who died are to be housed in a private area some seventy feet underground in the museum complex?

Police are forced to take sensitivity training and the US Administration has removed references to Islam  from terror training material. It beggars the question, just who (or what) do they think they are fighting??
 
Christmas Holidays are now just "holidays", and the brightly decorated trees are to be called "holiday trees"--so as not to offend (Muslims). 

I grew up with the tinsel and  bright lights. As a Jew, it does not bother me because it is part of the history and heritage of where I grew up and the people around me. Forcing "politically correct" naming conventions has gotten out of hand. Meanwhile, Ramadan and other Muslim days are taking front row, children being taught about Islam in school, halal forced upon everyone and of course the ever-present Muslim associations demanding special prayer-rooms, special washrooms, work accommodations, and women should wear a bag over their heads. Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, and every other religion (other than Islam) are slowly being eradicated~or given dhimmi status.

The Armed Forces of the United States, and other western countries did indeed go after the terrorists, but the politically correct agendas of appeasement, ties their hands and makes it almost impossible to ever win against an enemy that laughs at the weak policies of the west~believing they will soon have us all on our knees.

As the last of the survivors of Pearl Harbor leave us, we must never forget the sacrifices they went through, or the tens of thousands of men and women who gave their lives for our freedom. We must support and honor the Armed Forces who, today, must not only fight against terror, but against the sickness of political correctness that tries to demoralize them in favor of the enemy. I for one remain in awe of, and indebted to, every one of the brave people who have made it possible for me to sit at my keyboard and voice my opinions. I thank Hashem that their sacrifice allows me to live, worship, dress and speak freely.

USS Arizona Memorial
It is time to remove the rose colored glasses and realize that the mentality of appeasement is  slowly eating away at our rights and freedoms. By diminishing our heritage and treating it as if it is something shameful we are destroying our future. Look closely, we have not become better or more liberated~we have become afraid...afraid to offend those who would destroy us! Remember the past, or surely we will be doomed to repeat it!
At the end of the report below, they state that the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association is paying its last visit to the memorial. There are few survivors left, and at the end of the year they will disband. Will history, and our educational systems keep their memories alive? Let's hope so...Never, Never Forget !

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Freedom...

Next time time you reach for that creme, lotion or "beauty product", think about what actually happens during research and production. Be aware that many companies have test labs that subject innocent, animals, such as chimps, rabbits and dogs~especially Beagles~to cruel tests and a truly appalling existence.

According to the Beagle Freedom Project: 
Beagles are the most popular breed for lab use because of their friendly, docile, trusting, forgiving, people-pleasing personalities...they adapt well to living in a cage, and are inexpensive to feed. Research beagles are usually obtained directly from commercial breeders who specifically breed dogs to sell to scientific institutions.

These dogs (from birth) live in a tiny metal cage, never to know fresh air, rain or even run and roll in grass. Oh yes, if the lab closes, their usefulness is over, and the dogs are usually killed~unless someone like the freedom project steps in. In most countries, animal testing is legal as long as it is deemed "humane". Well, I don't give a horse's patoot what the labs claim~it is cruel and disgusting. What does this say about us as a society that we would breed helpless animals for the sole purpose of being subjected to this type of abuse~all in the name of vanity??? It gives a whole new perspective to the plastic people we ogle at in the magazines and TV...

Those who are thinking of buying a pet, give some thought to adopting animals that have had a bad start in life. Guarantee you they will give you more love and loyalty than you can imagine. If you need a calendar or just feel like doing something nice, visit the Beagle Freedom Project (and be sure to look at the pictures!)

I am a lover of "large" dogs, and there are those who dislike animals altogether, but I dare anyone to watch this video to the end and not have to reach for a tissue...



And Here are Forty More Just Rescued from Spain (Slow Loading...)

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Danger~The EU Will Destroy Europe!

For some time I have watched the antics of the EU (European Union). Here is a group of grossly over paid, people--who were Never elected. They meddle in the finances, laws, and now the electoral system of "free democratic countries"

If you watch clips from the EU "assemblies" you will notice several things~apart from the posh (costly) looking premises. Most of the seats are empty~most of the time. Regardless of protests or warnings (even from members) these people seem to do whatever suits their fancy. 

If you want evidence of this just google Nigel Farage, and watch his videos from his seat in the EU. For years Mr. Farage has stood up and tried to call these dictators in waiting to task--nobody is listening! More frightening, this bunch has become a black hole that  is rapidly sucking money, freedom and rights, from the good people across Europe. 

Like the vile UN, that spends all of its time bashing Israel, most of its funding to support PA terrorists and remains silent as people in Darfur starve and women in the middle east are treated like cattle~the EU needs to be stopped, reined in, and either disbanded or be subjected to strict boundaries. In fact, I would say sanity and self-preservation dictates that funding to both of these overblown behemoths be stopped immediately and the high-priced egos within  be set loose to get "real jobs" where they actually have to earn their keep. This would probably be enough to put a huge dent in the world debt crises.

Pat Condell has done a great job of pointing out just how bad things are, and below that is a recent clip from Nigel Farage at the EU~if we don't act now it will be too late...

Pat Condell~The Gathering Storm

Nigel Farage~At the EU Parliament

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

A Movie About Israel...

This is a film that gives a true view of  the amazing things that have come out of my country, Israel. Yes, we have wars and conflict and a lot of people that are the opposite of perfect~and I suppose I should add, some of the worst drivers in the world. Despite our flaws, and failings, we are still here,  and will remain here, together~as a nation.

We defend our right to live on our land~We challenge those who try to change history to wipe out our origins~And through all the stress and sorrow, we work hard to make the world a better place for everyone, including those who would wipe us off the map~because that is who we are.

I have not seen the full movie, but these scenes capture some very important realities. You can learn more on the website Israel Inside, and sign up for updates, as to where the film will be showing next. All the haters out there will inevitably start screaming when they see this trailer...

Thursday, 24 November 2011

The Demonstration in Tahrir Square

This is for all the dreamy-eyed peaceniks who think the protests in Tahrir square are romantic and exciting.

Take a close look at what is really taking place. If you still think all of the protests are for democracy, well, there must be a bridge somewhere that I can sell you. 

MEMRI TV does a wonderful job of translating the broadcasts from the Middle East. There is no longer the excuse that you "did not know". The reality is on film on a daily basis. There can be no co-existence with Islam~they are very open about this fact. This is the middle east and it will be coming soon to a town near you~unless you remove the rose coloured glasses. Do listen to the very end~the real truth is there...

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Jerusalem Flashmob in Mamilla Mall

For some time now videos and pictures of the Flashmob phenomenon have been appearing on the internet from  cities all over the world.  Israel is no exception!

On the 11th of November 2011. The Hora Dance Comany of Jerusalem staged their own Flashmob. They chose as their site the area in the New Mamilla Mall, right in front of the stairs leading from the Jaffa Gate in the Old City.

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon and the surrounding cafe's were full of people. Little did they know that the cafe's, the stairs and the area would soon be flooded with music and dance! 

Israeli choreographer, Adi Gordon Rawlings, gathered together nearly two hundred dancers aged ten to fifty to surprise locals and tourists during their afternoon shopping...This is Israel!

Friday, 18 November 2011

SSgt Reckless~A Real War Hero

OK, I have been in a real slump and writing has just been...hard. But it is all for good and I shall begin again. I missed many important days and items, but I have gained some new insights and ideas.

Because Shabbos comes in early I will leave you with this clip. Wait--a clip about a horse?? Absolutely! 

Listen carefully to the stories below and then look closely at the size of this little filly, named S.Sgt. Reckless.

Not only did she perform her duty, she went above and beyond. In one battle alone she trudged up and down a hill with artillery rounds falling all around her--making an astounding fifty-one trips--carrying ammunition up and wounded soldiers down. She was wounded twice and still kept going. Oh, and did I mention~she made the trips on her own! She not only inspired the marines she worked with, she earned her place among them.

How many of us could (or would) do the same! Many claim that animals have no soul, but I am of the opinion that have something "soul like", and like this brave little filly they boost morale and spirits and yes, even serve as an example. I like to think that Hashem has provided a beautiful green pasture where SSgt Reckless will never know the sounds of war...Shabbat Shalom.





Thursday, 17 November 2011

UNbelievable!

Meet A Man With Integrity

A former Chief Medical Officer in the IDF, Dr. Aryeh Eldad is an MK in the Israeli Knesset for the National Union, Hatikva party. He served his country for twenty-five years and is now a Brigadier-General (reserves) in the Israel Defense Forces.

Dr. Eldad is head of the plastic surgery and burns unit at the Hadassah Medical Center hospital in Jerusalem.

Renowned worldwide for his treatment of burns,  Dr. Eldad won the Evans Award from the American Burns Treatment Association.

There is much to be said about Dr. Eldad, from a medical standpoint, but what resonates with me is his unfailing support for our country. In a time when politicians are corrupt, weak and think only of being re-elected, Dr. Eldad stands out from the crowd.  In this two-part interview, he addresses some very tough questions. The clip is not new, but his words have even more impact today. Yes, it is long clip, but well worth the time. Do listen to the end, and listen carefully...





Friday, 4 November 2011

Noah In Our Times~Would He Survive?

I love reading--be it books, blogs, news, posters--I simply love reading, especially when I find something that makes me smile. I found this little ditty on a site called Nobody Asked Me. As last week's Parsha was Noach, it made me wonder what the Creator really would do in these times...

In the year 2011, the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in Oregon  (or any other western city!) and said: "Once again, the earth has become evil and I see the end of all flesh before me. Build another Ark and save two of every living thing along with a few good humans." He gave Noah the blueprints, saying: "You have six months to build the Ark before I will start the unending rain for forty days and forty nights."

Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah weeping in his yard~but no Ark. "Noah!," He roared, "I'm about to start the rain! Where is the Ark?" 

"Forgive me, Lord," begged Noah, "but things have changed. I needed a Building Permit. I've been arguing with the Boat Inspector about the need for a sprinkler system."

"My neighbors claim that I've violated the Neighborhood By-Laws by building the Ark in my back garden and exceeding the height limitations. We had to go to the Local Planning Committee for a decision."

"Then the Local Council and the Electric Company demanded a boat load of money for the future costs of moving power lines and other overhead obstructions, to clear the passage for the Ark's move to the sea. I told them that the sea would be coming to us, but they would hear nothing of it."

"Getting the wood was another problem. There's a ban on cutting local trees in order to save the Greater Spotted Barn Owl (or whatever the tree-huggers are protecting).

I tried to convince the environmentalists that I needed the wood to save the owls~but no go!"

"When I started gathering the animals the ASPCA (SPCA, Animal Protection, etc) took me to court.

They insisted that I was confining wild animals against their will.

They argued the accommodations were too restrictive, and it was cruel and inhumane to put so many animals in a confined space."

"Then the Environmental Protection Agency ruled that I couldn't build the Ark until they'd conducted an environmental impact study on your proposed flood."

"I'm still trying to resolve a complaint with the Human Rights Commission on how many minorities I'm supposed to hire for my building crew."

"Immigration are checking the Visa status of most of the people who want to work."

 "The trades unions say I can't use my sons.

They insist I have to hire only Union workers with ark-building experience."  

"To make matters worse, the Internal Revenue Service seized all my assets, claiming I'm trying to leave the country illegally with endangered species."



"So, forgive me, Lord, but it would take at least ten years for me to finish this Ark."

"Suddenly the skies cleared, the sun began to shine, and a rainbow stretched across the sky."

Noah looked up in wonder and asked,

"You mean you're not going to destroy the world?"

"No," said the Lord. " The Government beat me to it."

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Slow Posting~No Posting

Since Rosh Hashanah my posts have dropped off. There have been many reasons, working long, long hours, not having internet where I live, looking for a new flat, and a dozen other "facts of life" I've been dealing with. 

For the short term I decided to pull back for a bit to re-group and give my gray cells a break. 

I have loads of pictures, videos and other things on the back burner and I will start putting them out in the next days. Admittedly some may be a little past their "use by date" so bear with me... Meanwhile, do visit some of the links listed, and if you have anything you would like posted, do send it on...

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Falling~A Rock Version of David & Goliath?

There is an interesting story in Arutz 7 about the group JudaBlue, who define themselves as a Jewish rock group. It is an interesting read.

Their description from the video states:
Born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, JudaBlue is a group of five friends who realize that the passion for music and spirituality can be meshed and amplified through the monitors of a high energy rock concert...We categorize our music as Jewish Rock, but the music and the message crosses all borders and is all in the same image. Help raise awareness of a lack of consciousness that has fallen over this world.

You can hear more of their music on their website:   http://www.myspace.com/judablue
I like Darchei Noam...meanwhile, here is the video of David and Goliath~Enjoy....

Sunday, 23 October 2011

More On Canada's Non-Honour Mass Murders

Three girls (the youngest only thirteen) and their step-mother were brutally murdered by their own family~for wanting to integrate and be "Canadian".

The trial is in progress and it brings to the forefront the evil that is allowed to take root in our country by political correctness and pandering politicians. 

To allow men to bring more than one wife into the country is foolishness. To ignore the ongoing violation of Canadian laws and freedoms perpetrated by those who come to Canada as refugees and immigrants is beyond the pale. As Raheel Raza says later in the clip, "Why is this kind of garbage even being allowed in our countries?" Why indeed!

Please listen closely to what is being said. Canada (and all western countries) are in great danger~and if you are a woman you should be afraid. Be very afraid, because in all the growing numbers of violations against women, the "women's movements" and "human rights" groups are strangely silent!

Canada's Mass Murder (NON) Honour Killing


Friday, 21 October 2011

Toronto Police Wearing Hijabs Now?

Toronto has been in the news a lot lately, but sadly it is not always good news. There is a trend that can be seen from this short list:
* A school turns cafeteria into prayer room;
* Rabid anti-Jew hate fests being allowed in Queens park;
* Bloggers are being threatened for reporting facts, and being told that this is Islamic Canada and the police will (apparently) enforce the will of the crooks in question (you really have to read this one to believe it)...

And the list goes on~Now the police department is consulting fundamentalist muslims regarding policy, including hijabs for policewomen, and perhaps even the full niquab in the future.

Please Note that after the byline, there is an interview on the topic with Tarek Fatah. It makes one wonder if Toronto will soon become a No-Go Zone for all non-muslims...

* Hat Tip to Tundra Tabloids

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Israel~The Eternal People?

May your fast be meaningful this Yom Kippur..

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Matisyahu~Elijah's Song

This story is~...Please add as many inspiring words  as you can think of.  
There is a song titled "Elijah's Song" that was recorded in the ICU. Thanks to recording artist, Matisyahu, this boy's song is now being heard all over America, and hopefully the world.  These are Matisyahu's words:

A few years ago a young man approached me in synagogue with a request for me to meet a young boy with cancer. I had become somewhat numb to any requests asked of me in shul as I get hit up all the time for all sorts of things when all I really want to do is pray and leave like any normal person. After some time and persistence on this young man's part, I agreed to meet Elijah on the upper west side. 

I was immediately taken by him and we became friends. He would come to shows, we would text each other, and a year ago I went to surprise him at his bar mitzvah and sing with him at the party. He asked me if we could record a song together and as the year went on it sort of fell off my radar. 

Late last year we had a show in Florida and Elijah came. After the show he asked me again about the song and we made a plan to go into the studio. 

The next day I got a call that he had been admitted to the hospital and was too sick to leave.

My friend and guitar player Adam Weinberg and I realized Elijah might not have much time to do this and so we went to hospital with a little home studio to write and record a song. After 2 hours of trying to get a clean recording of his voice, I was getting tired and frustrated and so Adam and I went into the hallway to get some air. 

I told Adam I didn't think we could get a recording, "Neither of us are sound engineers." Adam convinced me that we may not get another shot and so we went back into the room and wrote and recorded this song with Elijah.

The ideas for the music and majority of the words came from Elijah himself. We walked out of the hospital around 12am feeling good about Elijah and his song. 

The next day I got a text that he had passed away in the middle of the night.

According to Matisiyahus's site, if you donate a minimum of $1 you will receive two versions of Elijah's Song~including the special version with Elijah and Matisyahu singing together the night before Elijah left this world. I can't think of a better way to spend a dollar~Can You? 

Many thanks to Jewlicious for the story. Do go to the site for the complete story and the words to Elijah's Song and these links to listen:

According to their site, Elijah's soul left this world last December...Baruch Dayan HaEmet

All I can say is, Matisyahu, Hashem should bless you...


Matisyahu (Live)~Elijah's Song

Israel~An Apartheid State?

This are the facts. Regardless of who presents them, you cannot change them!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Those Were The Days~Comments Made in 1955...

This was making the rounds in an email--it's just too good not to share! Enjoy...



1] I'll tell you one thing, 
if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $10




 







2] Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before $2,000 will only buy a used one









3] If cigarettes keep going up in price, 

 I'm going to quit; 20 cents a pack is ridiculous... 






 


4] Did you hear ? 
The post office is thinking about charging 7 cents just to mail a letter 


 


5] If they raise the minimum wage to $1, 

nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store 


 



6] When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 25 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage 








7]  I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. 
Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying Damn in Gone With The Wind, it seems every new movie has either HELL or DAMN in it !


 



8] I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas  



9] Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $50,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the President 







10] I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric.  They're even making electric typewriters now








11]  It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet




 


12] It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work 








13] I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business






 
14] Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to government 







15]  The fast food restaurant is convenient for a quick meal, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on








 

16] There is no sense going on short trips anymore for a weekend. It costs nearly $2 a night to stay in a hotel !


 


17] No one can afford to be sick anymore. At $15 a day in the hospital, it's too rich for my blood









18] If they think I'll pay 30 cents for a haircut, forget it 





Yep, 
Those Were The Days! 

Israel, Jerusalem, Judaism, Zionism, Middle East, Aliyah, Conversion, and everything else that pops up