Monday, 31 December 2012

Museum of the History of Polish Jews

 The film below documents the Museum's development from its groundbreaking in 2007 and includes footage of volunteers building the replica of the 17th-century Gwoździec Synagogue, a keystone of the Core Exhibition. The film is a succinct and engaging portrait of an enormous work in progress, including breathtaking helicam views of the building exterior.

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, is built on the site of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. This museum will honor and celebrate 1,000 years of Jewish life and culture in Poland.

In the film, Dr Elie Wiesel explains why the Museum, opening in 2013, is so important:
The Museum is a geographical place of memory, and you cannot be in the place of the Ghetto Uprising and not feel something very deep. There were 1,000 years of Jewish history in Poland; 1,000 years of activity, of extraordinary aspirations and endeavors and dreams and metamorphoses; 1,000 years, which must be studied and communicated and shared.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Monday, 24 December 2012

Seasons Greetings to All Who Celebrate...

I bumped this because it is a "feel good" post. Music knows no boundaries, neither political nor religious. Regardless of your affiliations (or not) the sound of this magnificent Grand Court Organ together with the voices of the chorus is truly amazing.

On Saturday, October 30th, 2010 the Opera Company of Philadelphia Chorus and over 650 Choristers met at Macy's Grand Court, much to the surprise of shoppers. It was presented as a "Random Act of Culture".

The music is played on the magnificent Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, the largest operational pipe organ in the world with an amazing 28,543 pipes

Now a National Historic Landmark it is valued in excess of $57 million! Take a a few minutes to enjoy--if you watch to the end you will see the reactions of the shoppers--Brilliant!

Political Correctness Has Destroyed Common Sense!

Listen Up People~This Guy Really Tells It Like It Is (The Truth Hurts!)

Best Wishes to All...

This is Too Cute~The Best Ad for Adopting Puppies From Your Local Shelter !


* Season's Greetings &  Thanks to Blazing Cat Fur Blog

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

The Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library

The Dead Sea Scrolls are a constant source of interest. About a year ago I posted about Israel putting the Dead Sea Scrolls online. At the time there were five major scrolls available on the site Digital Dead Sea Scrolls.

The development of new technology means the secrets of the scrolls are gradually being unraveled. Now with the use of Spectral Imaging, one is actually able to "see inside" the parchments. With the support of the Leon Levy Foundation and the Arcadia Fund, the Israel Antiquities Authority and Google have developed the most advanced imaging and web technologies to make available hundreds of Dead Sea Scrolls images as well as specially developed supporting resources online. The images and information are in a user-friendly platform for the public, students and scholars.

You can learn about the scrolls, their history and discovery and view the fragile parchments on line. The Scrolls available include Genesis, the Ten Commandments, Psalms, PaleoLeviticus, Tefillin, the Minor Prophets, Community Rule, Enoch, the Apocryphon of Daniel, the Book of War, and Legal Papyrus.

I encourage everyone to visit the site, examine the fragments~zoom in for details and gaze at the oldest known biblical documents in the world...simply amazing! 

* Original Story from Arutz 7

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Pillar of Defense~The Raw Facts

Regardless of your opinions or feelings about the situation in the Middle East, you should arm yourself with truth and facts. 

The video below provides one of the best~and easiest to understand~summaries I have seen. The report was prepared by Nevet Basker. Her website Broader View is dedicated to going "beyond the headlines" regarding a number of topics on the Middle East from Refugees to Settlements with information gathered from a wide array of resources. 

I have not read the entire site, but so far it appears to shy away from sensationalism to provide a sensible view of what is actually taking place. This is from the website...
 
The Broader View Resource Center is designed to be used by students, educators, activists, researchers, and anybody else who wants to go beyond the media headlines and sound bites. It provides background and context on key aspects of the conflict, history, and events in the news.  A lot of important information and relevant context are lost in the noise; this is an attempt to complete the picture, to zoom out on the issues, without overwhelming the reader or casual student with details.  It attempts to be factual and objective, relying on (and, whenever possible, providing) primary source materials for the most accurate information.

* Thanks to Tundra Tabloids blog for posting the video

This Video is A "Must See" for Everyone Who Values Truth!

Moses vs Santa Claus (No Comment)

I Really Am Speechless on This One~But I Vote For Moses (Language Warning)

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Let's be Friends~If They Can Do It~Why Can't We?

Now that the last day of Chanukah is almost over and the oil has burned out for another year, is there a message for us? A good friend told me that we should sit and look at the burning lamps and gather strength from the light for the days ahead. Indeed, when sitting in a room lit only by the Chanukiah one feels peace, and "at that moment" everything is right with the world.

Reality lurks, however, and in the next year, I want to remember the lights and what they represent. Regardless of your beliefs or the depth (or lack of) faith, we all need to know that a greater good exists in our world. 

As I was leaving for work today I confess, the "lights" were not on my mind at all. A group of small children were playing in front of my door. I heard a small voice say "Shalom"...without pause and barely turning, I hastily replied "Shalom". Then this wee voice said "שלום מתוקה" ~which roughly means "Hello Sweet (sweetheart, etc)". I turned to see a very small girl with a smile from ear to ear~a big, contagious smile, which I returned with a happy wave. My attitude and my day, took a sharp turn~for the better. I encourage you, Smile at someone today; Bite your tongue rather than hurting another; when you give tzdaka stop (if only for a second), smile and say "have a nice day"~this is a real, feeling person in front of you~when you acknowledge this, you give them a bit of light. Somehow, we need to put aside the "I" and consider the "we". It will surely not save he world, but I promise, you will the light will lift your spirits! Try it~you will be pleasantly surprised!

The clip below is from a movie. The site I where I found it  gives the following synopsis:
Zeus the pooch and Roxanne the dolphin are able to communicate with one another. Working together they change the lives of those around them. PS: The dog is a  Portuguese Podengo. Around the 15th century, the breed was used aboard ships to catch vermin. They traveled everywhere with the Portuguese~they even sailed with the ships of Christopher Columbus.

Like children, animals are able to spread light and happiness naturally, without thinking about it. Sit back, relax, listen to the music, spend a few minutes in a "wonderful world" where you can feel good~we can learn how to bring happiness just like children and animals and remember; Keep the Light Within You~All Year Long....

A Dolphin and A Dog~If They Can Be Friends~Why Can't We?

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Matisyahu Sings For Hurricane Sandy Victims...

I have posted about Matisyahu in the past (See links below the video if you are interested). This is a new song just in time for Chanukah. (Yes, I know~there is more than one way to spell it!)

More than the new song, All of the Proceeds from "Happy Hanukkah" will be donated to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. This is a great opportunity to do something good and pick up a great song at the same time. Remember, ALL of the proceeds from your music purchase will go to the victims~and they truly need help! For more information (and to donate) go to:


While you are there you can also purchase the T-shirt (above), listen to more of Matisyahu's music, and find out where he is performing~just scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click on ENTERMATISYAHUWORLD.COM for videos, pictures and concert information...
UPDATED! Here is the Official Video...Enjoy!


For More Matisyahu Follow These Links...

~ This link has several Chanukkah songs including Matisyahu




Essential Apps When Under Fire

The Most Popular Apps in Israel...

Bloody Truth - אמת עקובה מדם - الحقيقة الدامية

Yedida Freilich Lives in Judea & Samaria~Lyrics & Production by her Father

Monday, 3 December 2012

Hamas Music Video~We Kidnap Soldiers & Kill Jews

In America young people have MTV and similar programs to watch and learn about the latest in music and trends.

Hamas is not to be outdone~and have released their own music videos to insure the youth stays on the "right path".

The video below was shown on Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas),  on 21 November 2012.

If you are interested in what is being said in the Arab (Muslim) world~in Arabic~do go to PMW (Palestinian Media Watch)~Educate Yourself!

* Thanks to PMW (Palestinian Media Watch) for the video and translation. 

"We are the [Al-Qassam] Brigades
                                            Brigades~we kidnap soldiers
                                            Brigades~we kill Jews
                                            Brigades~we watch the borders
                                            Brigades~we are not afraid of death
                                            Brigades~gear up your weapon
Gear up, gear up
Destroy the usurper's dens and set fire to the oppressors
Through training and preparations, you roar, oh lion of Qassam
It's in your hands to get [our] country back and then we will raise the banner of Islam."

Hebrew text is displayed on screen~addressing Israelis:
"Your body parts are scattered everywhere."
"The cemeteries await you."

For the UN, EU and anyone else (including leftist, self-hating Jews) who think building a few apartments are preventing peace, you need to watch this (for as long as it takes to sink in), and then start looking at the daily, murderous hatred spewed by these barbarians, not only in the media, but in the schools and literature. Pay attention to what they are saying and teaching their babies from birth~remember, Jews are not the only ones they plan to destroy.

There will never be peace, because the goal is to slaughter every Jew. It was dictated by their murderous, pedophile "prophet" in his book of venom, and it is in their charters and constitutions to this day. 

Take a sheet of paper and make two columns. In one, list the contributions from the Jewish world, in the other the Arab (Muslim) world (leave out their b*11sh!t lies). Jews spend their lives trying to make the world a better place, and have filled the world with everything from medicine to technology. The Muslim world is busy raping women, shooting children for wanting to learn, beheading anyone they don't like, suppressing every freedom known to man and doing their best to drag us back to the dark ages.

How stupid do you have to be not to see it?? Or, is it just plain old Jew-Hatred?

Video by Hamas' Al-Qassam Brigades~Translation Below From PMW

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For An Honest Man~My Vote Goes to MK Aryeh Eldad...

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