Monday, 29 July 2013

Israel Must Get Rid of the Netanyahu Government...Now!

Yossi Avrahami
Terror Prisoners should NEVER be released! In fact, those who deliberately slaughter innocents for no reason other than that they are not muslims, deserve the death penalty. Not three meals a day, holiday foods, conjugal visits, university degrees and access to internet and media to brag of their killing. 

I provide for you only one example, however, the list is endless and soaked in Jewish blood. 

On 12 October 2000, two non-combatant Israeli reservists (serving as drivers), Vadim Nurzhitz and Yossi Avrahami, mistakenly passed an Israeli checkpoint and entered Ramallah. 

Upon reaching a Palestinian Authority roadblock~where previously Israeli soldiers had been turned back~the reservists were detained by the PA police and taken to the local police station. 

Vadim Nurzhitz
When rumors of IDF soldiers in the building began to spread, a crowd of more than 1,000 Palestinians gathered at the station, calling for the death of the two detained Israelis. In one of many cowardly decisions, the heads of the Israeli Army decided against a rescue operation due to the fact that it would probably meet resistance from well-trained Palestinian Authority security forces.

Soon after, Palestinian rioters stormed the building~the two young men were beaten, stabbed, disembowelled  and had their eyes gouged out. One of the bodies was set on fire. Abed El Aziz Salha (later released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange), appeared at the police station window, displaying his blood-stained hands to the crowd (in the picture that was seen round the world). The crowd went wild with their cheers. 

Barbarians Display Entrails...
One of the soldier's bodies was then thrown out the window whereby the mob, by now whipped to an insane bloodthirsy madness, stamped and beat him~until there was very little left for their families to bury...Then, the mob dragged the two mutilated bodies to Al-Manara Square in the city center where the crowd began a victory celebration. You see, when the odds are 1,000 against two unarmed Jews, it is declared a triumph by the PA.

Note that there was a "Peace Process" in place at that time! The IDF were cooperating with the PA Police, and said no one had warned them this could happen~Seriously???

This is only one example, but the pattern has rarely changed...the means of slaughter is sometimes different~like the Fogel family who were butchered in their beds, or the bombings of family pizza shops and civilian busses~but the end is always the same...dancing, handing out candies, cheering, setting off fireworks and joyous celebrations of the deaths of Jews. They have good reason to be happy, because eventually these murderers are freed to kill again~which they do~and they happily announce this fact to all who will listen. How many have to die before our fat, self-serving politicians "Get It"??

It is not just that Bibi is weak~almost all politicians these days are. It is because he makes speeches and writes books and appeals to the "Jewish Soul". Bibi continuously reminds us that his brother gave his life for this country (I'll wager he is rolling in his grave right now) then turns around and sells out, knowing more than anyone that he is condemning innocent citizens to terror attacks and death. His own family lives far from danger in a guarded villa, and if the going gets rough they will leave for greener pastures. Meanwhile, he is leading our country to destruction. 

One has to believe that Hashem will judge Bibi and his minions as he did all the evil rulers in our history~because right now, they are getting away with murder...

Netanyahu to Release 104 Terrorists~There Are No Words...

All Gd's Creations Are Here For a Reason...

This Little One Demonstrates Determination~And Also Provides a Dose of Cuteness!

Friday, 19 July 2013

Who Says Animals are Dumb?

As we approach Shabbos I will leave you with this lovely picture that I received from a friend. This is the story that accompanied the picture:

She was pregnant. He had just saved her from a fire in her house, rescuing her by carry her out of the house into her front yard~then he continued to fight the fire.

When the fire was finally out, he sat down to catch his breath and rest. A photographer from the Charlotte, North Carolina newspaper noticed her in the distance, watching the fireman. He watched as she walked straight towards the fireman~and wondered what she would do.

As he raised his camera, she went up to the tired man who had saved her life and the lives of her unborn babies~and kissed him~just as the photographer snapped the photograph above. He called it The Kiss.

Animals know who to value in this world and show their thanks without reserve~we should all take a lesson from them!

May Gd Bless the Firemen, and those who selflessly give of themselves, to rescue us, protect us, and make our world a little bit better each day...Shabbat Shalom

The Soul and The Afterlife~Where Do We Go From Here?

Every year there is a Torah convention of the foremost international Jewish leaders and thinkers called Sinai Indaba. If you go to the site there is a wealth of information. The speakers are from around the world and the talks given during this convention are always interesting. Thanks to the internet those of us who can't attend these events are able to listen to the lectures.

Rabbi Manis Friedman is a world-renowned counselor and philosopher on emotional wellbeing, self-help and spirituality. He has attracted international attention with his book, Doesn't Anyone Blush Anymore: Reclaiming Intimacy, Modesty and Sexuality in a Permissive Age (which is currently in its fourth printing). In fact, Bob Dylan described the book as a must read, saying: "anyone who is either married or thinking of getting married would do well to read Friedman's book"

Rabbi Friedman is the Founder of the first ever women's yeshiva and hosts his own cable television series, "Torah Forum with Manis Friedman".

For anyone who has ever pondered about the "soul", or wrestled with the question of what happens when we are nifter, this talk is for you...

 Rabbi Manis Friedman~Sinai Indaba 2012

Ramadan~"Peaceful" Arabs Lynch Israelis in Jerusalem

The Video is Not the Best But You Get the Idea~Religion of Peace My Arse...

* Thanks to Elephant in The Room Blog for Posting This

Nuclear Iran~A Lecture by Dr. Mordechai Kedar

He is a world expert on understanding the geo-political and military situation in the Middle East. Dr. Mordechai Kedar speaks fluent Arabic and is able to debate Muslims in their own language. One of his most famous appearances, was on Al Jazeera where he boldly stated the facts about Islam, Jerusalem and Israel, much to the dismay of the interviewer! One of the leading international authorities on the political discourse of Arab countries, terrorism, the Arab Spring and Palestinian statehood, Dr. Kedar has published many works and is a lecturer at  Bar-Ilan University. With twenty-five years experience in the IDF Military Intelligence, (Lieutenant Colonel) Dr. Mordechai Kedar knows the Middle East! 

Each year Sinai Indaba holds a Torah convention which brings togther some of the most noted Jewish leaders and thinkers from around the world. In 2012, Dr. Kedar gave the lecture below, as well as one titled: Syria, The Muslim Brotherhood and Israel. For more links to articles on Dr. Kedar see below the video.

Dr. Mordechai Kedar~Sinai Indabi 2012~Listen and Learn From an Expert...

More Links to Dr. Mordechai Kedar:

Thursday, 18 July 2013

You're Only As Old As You Feel~Age Is In Your Mind~Hmmm

At  86 years young, Johanna Quass, from Halle, Germany, holds the Guiness Book of World Records title for World's Oldest Gymnast. Anyone watching her routine has got to be blown away!

Johanna said that she practises gymnastics only twice per week, but every day she does an hour of some sport or exercise~usually swimming or a walk. She claims that one is never too old to begin~Just find the sport that is right for you (whatever that may be) and get started. So--for all of us who make excuses and can barely tie our shoes, we've just been pwned (big time)!
What she can do at this age is unbelievable! Gd has truly made us to be amazing beings!

This Amazing Young Lady is 86~How Many "Youths" Could Do This--Anyone??

From Tisha B'Av to Tu B'Av~The Lubavitcher Rebbe

The Lubavitcher Rebbe: What Goes Down, Must Come Up

Monday, 15 July 2013

Tisha B'Av~The Anxiety of Dusk: The Serenity of Night

Rabbi Shmuel Braun
Thanks to an invitation from a dear friend (some two years ago), I have been priviledged to attend the shiurm of Rabbi Shmuel Braun

I have followed his shiurim online and (Baruch Hashem) have recently had the merit to hear his teachings at Shabbos meals.

Rabbi Braun has travelled the globe giving workshops and classes on topics encompassing the entire spectrum of Jewish thought. He is a student of Philosophy and strives to give his students deeper understanding of Judaism as it relates to the world. He takes an interest in dialogue with all people~observant, traditional, secular~Jews and non-Jews alike. Those who have studied with him appreciate his ability to take the loftiest concepts in Jewish mysticism and connect them to everyday life in a way that students from any background and level of knowledge can appreciate.

Rabbi Shmuel Braun is a beloved teacher, mentor, lecturer and is now in the process of putting his works in writing. I am also told that he currently has a Blog and Teaching Site under construction. Of course I will post all information as soon as it is available!

In the meantime, I would like to share one of his inspired lessons on the preparation for Tisha B'Av. May we merit the coming of Mashiach today so that tomorrow will begin a day of celebraton, if not, May our Fasting Be Meaningful...

Given in Loving Memory of Reb Dov Ber ben Reb Mordechai Brooks z''l
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Sunday, 14 July 2013

Thursday, 4 July 2013

We Must Protect Children From Abuse~Please Listen...

Image from Jewish Community Watch
For the most part, child sexual abuse has remained a "hidden crime" because of the shame that vile abusers place on their victims. Sadly, communities and families assist these criminals in their deeds. The religious community in particular has a long history of "covering up". Families are more worried that speaking out will hinder the chances of snagging a good shidduch (for the victims and their siblings), than the well-being of their own children. Known abusers are free to offend again and again because of this mentality. In the end, the victim carries the shame which usually creates lifelong disability. Many victims are placed into close proximity with their abusers, forcing them to remain silent as they enduring ongoing suffering.

After reading an article at Dixie Yid, I decided to do this post. It is the duty of everyone to speak out. If even one person sees this, seeks help, speaks up, or simply passes the message on, it is a start...

The first video is from Jewish Community Watch. Their website deals with child sexual abuse, and covers a broad area of topics from education of children and parents to exposing predators and convincing those of us within communities to "speak out" and break the silence that allows predators to function.  I was most impressed with the fact that they have implemented a "Wall of Shame", where they post the photos and information on child abusers~they are "Named and Shamed".  

NOTE: This is Not an indiscriminate attack on people. They have very strict guidelines, both under halacha and secular law that are followed. Under their Criteria section they state:

It should be noted that before the exposition of a predator, their case is brought before a board including Rabbonim, therapists and attorneys and a unanimous decision decides whether he or she will be exposed.

The site also runs Project E.M.E.S (Educating Mosdos on Eradicating Sexual abuse) which deals with overnight camps; a section for Law and Halacha; a section of resources for help (both Jewish and non-Jewish) and information for self-care for survivors. The education section has many branches beginning with one for educating your child, and prevention and effects. There is a lot of reading and information. You can also reach them on Facebook. In their Mission Statement I found this:

We must heal the wounded, create awareness within the community, and prevent the horror from being perpetrated further.

I could not agree more! One does not have to be religious or in a religious community to admit that children are at risk. Sexual predators are everywhere and they know how to choose and groom their victims. The shroud of fear and secrecy they create translates into a free pass for these abusers. It is only by educating ourselves, our children and helping them to speak out that this blight can be stopped.

The first video below is aimed at camp counselors, however, it brings up things that everyone should know and keep in mind. I could have done without the first (irritating) forty seconds or so, but then they quickly get to the grist of the subject in clear, simple language. It does not matter if you are frum or secular, if your kids go to camp or hang around the playground~it is the message that is important.

Following the first video are three more brief messages about Child Safety On The Fly, prepared by the Karasik Child Safety Initiative~Project Yes. This link leads to many resources including a one hour video in Yiddish on Speaking to Your Kids About Personal Safety.

The messages are brief and easy to understand~and a must to view and internalize. Children are the future and we must protect them now if they are have a chance to grow into productive adults. Do take a few minutes to educate yourself. Visit the websites~Then Pass The Message On!

Friendly Message for Camp Staff

Child Safety On The Fly~Part 1  

Child Safety On The Fly~Part 2  

Child Safety On The Fly~Part 3

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Egypt: Epidemic of Sexual Violence~Nothing New!

This is the Mindset of Muslim Men~When Will The World Wake Up?

What Country Would Arrest You For "Re-Tweeting"?

I have followed the changes in Europe and North America and what I see is very disturbing.

There are more than enough stories in the daily news and blogs to make one's hair stand on end~Many fall apart once the facts are known. On the other hand, there are things going on that are just downright mind boggling. 
It's  not news that Tommy Robinson of the EDL gets death threats (nasty ones too) on a daily basis. He regularly points this out in interviews. What is more surprising is that the police appear take no interest, or action at all. His wife and children are threatened and he is basically on his own. Meanwhile, the Islamists of the UK, (like hate preacher Anjem Choudary) can call for killing British citizens and other such things, and he is provided with police protection. What Gives?

Now I read this most interesting story at Vlad Tepes BlogAccording to the latest, British police are now monitoring Twitter, and you can be arrested for "Re-Tweeting". In particular, Tommy Robinson posted on twitter: "@Bedspolice just called me to say don't retweet death threats or I'd be arrested as they cause people distress". What? And the death threats to him and his family are not distressing? Here is the video from Vlad Tepes:

There Are Just No Words !

The Three Pillars of American Values

Dennis Prager Outlines Values that "Only" America Has

Between Canada Day & Fourth of July in the USA...

The Words to This Are Great ! Lets Celebrate Freedom in Canada and the USA!

* Check out Blazing Cat Fur for a string of Canada tunes...

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