Thursday, 23 July 2015

"Sin'at Chinam"~The Destruction of the Holy Temple

Every morning, every Jew, before he starts praying to Hashem must say these words:

"Here I am, taking upon myself an "ase mitzvah" of "you shall love your fellow Jew as you love yourself, and here I am taking upon myself to love each Jew as my own soul and flesh"... "

All the human destruction starts from the lack of "Ahavat Yisrael"

The Second Temple was destroyed because of "Sin'at Chinam", the Third Temple will be rebuilt with "Ahavat Chinam"

All Jews Must Watch This Video~Don't Just Listen...Internalize, Learn and Do!!

This video was sent to me via an email "chain". It is a lecture given by Rabbi Refael Rubin for Tisha B'Av, in Netanya.

Women In Green Walk Around the Walls of Jerusalem!

From The Women In Green Site: If You Are In/Near Jerusalem Be Sure To Attend!!

Something New in the Tisha b’Av Walk around the Walls

~ No Limitations by Police…

This year, just as in all of the 20 previous years, thousands of participants will come from throughout the Land, together with leading public figures and rabbis, for Women in Green’s annual Tisha b’Av evening Walk Around the Walls. This year, without limitations by the police.

With the participation of the deputy minister of defense, MK Rabbi Eli ben Dahan, MK Bezalel Smotrich, Prof. Arye Eldad, Rabbi Yosef Mendelevitch and Arye Klein, Women in Green is upholding the tradition of the Walk Around the Walls of the Old City on the evening of Tisha b’Av, again this year.

The walk will be held for the 21st  year and will begin, as usual, in Independence Park in the heart of Jerusalem, so that hundreds of participants will be able to join from all areas of the Land, for a public reading of the Scroll of Lamentations. Immediately afterwards, the walk itself will begin, via the New Gate, Damascus Gate, Herod’s Gate and the Lion’s Gate, where the participants will gather to hear speeches by the public figures who have accompanied the walk.

The heads of Women in Green, Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar, note that contrary to previous years, this year the police have not placed any restrictions on the walk. As we may remember, in the past, certain elements within the Jerusalem Police tried to divert the route of the walk from locations that were defined as foci of friction with the Muslim population and they have even tried to have the walk cancelled. Actually, all of the previous walks ended without any confrontations at all. This year, as mentioned, the police refrained from any such attempts; Women in Green are pleased with this and see it as a testimony to the power of this great tradition to bring about changes even unto the top ranks among the police.

To this, Katsover and Matar add, moreover, that especially during this period, when radical Muslim factors have been inflaming passions and have been fighting against a Jewish presence in eastern Jerusalem, carrying out attacks and attempting to carrying out attacks against the capital, “especially now, a massive Jewish presence in the walk is important, which expresses  the longing for full Israeli sovereignty in all parts of Jerusalem, as well as in all parts of the Land of Israel”.

We remind you that the walk, which was initiated 21 years ago with a few hundred participants, has gained momentum and strength over the years; thousands of participants gather from every part of the Land, and even from abroad, as well as many public figures and it has become a tradition that expresses national pride and aspiration for Israeli sovereignty and the rebuilding of the Holy Temple.

The gathering for the reading of the Megilla in Gan Ha’Atzma’ut will begin at 21:30.
The walk itself will commence at 22:30.

For Details:
Yehudit Katsover~0507161818 ~or~ Nadia Matar~0505500834
The Movement for Israel’s Tomorrow
Women in Green

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Thursday, 2 July 2015

Mivtsa Yonatan: The Raid on Entebbe

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On 27 June 1976, an Air France airbus carrying 248 people, was hijacked and flown via Benghazi, Libya, to Entebbe in Uganda.

The terrorists responsible were from the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine). PLFP and Fatah were the two largest groups of the PLO terror organization. They were joined by two members of Baader-Meinhof terror group, also known as Red Army Faction.

At Entebbe, the plane was met by more terrorists and Ugandan troops. The terrorists began to "separate" the Jews~Israelis from the main group of passengers, an act, that for many, brought back memories of the "selectzia" carried out by the Germans during the Holocaust. When the terrorists announced the plan to release all non-Jews, Captain Bacos spoke to his crew, and they decided to stay until all of their passengers were free. It should be noted that  Captain Michel Bacos was awarded a medal by the Israeli government, for refusing to leave his Jewish passengers behind.

As the remaining hostages were Jews~Israelis, to the world, it became an "Israeli" problem, and Israel, fearing a slaughter, realized they were on their own (nothing new). To the public, the Israeli government announced they would negotiate. While negotiations with the terrorists began, Israeli agents were busy gathering information as the IDF hatched a daring plan~they would fly a group of commandos over 2,500 miles (4,000 km) to Uganda and free the hostages. They only had a few days to rehearse what would become one of the most daring rescues ever pulled off. The timing had to be perfect with surprise being the key to success. Such was the concern for loss of life, the nine hour flight was more than half over before they received the final go ahead from the government.

From the time the rescue force landed, to the time the planes with the hostages took off, a mere fifty-three minutes had passed. All of the hijackers, three hostages and forty-five Ugandan soldiers were killed, while thirty of Uganda's Soviet-built MiG-17s and MiG-21s  were destroyed to prevent them from following the escaping planes. Dora Bloch, a 74-year-old grandmother, had been taken to Kampala hospital prior to the raid. It was later reported that the blood-thirsty dictator, Idi Amin was so enraged after the rescue that he had Mrs. Bloch dragged from her bed and shot. Only one member of the rescue team died, Lieutenant-Colonel Yonathan Netanyahu.

The Entebbe rescue, had the military codename Operation Thunderbolt, but was posthumously named "Mivtsa Yonathan" (Hebrew for Operation Yonatan) in memory of their leader, Yonatan Netanyahu (older brother of our current PM, Benjamin Netanayahu).

There have been many films on the operation, and each one has slight differences depending on who was telling the story. Be that as it may, the sheer awesomeness of the rescue can never be denied.

The first video below tells of the life and events leading up to Yoni Netanyahu's last day. The second film provides the basics of how the raid by Israel's finest was planned and carried out. The third film is the Hollywood version with Charles Bronson.

If you only have time to watch one, I strongly recommend the first. It follows Yoni from childhood to his final act of bravery for the country he loved. You will hear excerpts from his letters~Yoni was a prolific writer~and recollections from his family, friends, army comrades and commanders. Some of the film footage is from the personal archives of the Netanyahu family. The film gives a very personal view of an exceptional man, a Jew, an Israeli, a soldier, a poet, an intellectual, an idealist and a fighter. It provides Yoni's own thoughts and reflections on his life and loves, and Israel. Referred to by his troops as the Man of the Sword and the Book (Bible), he was truly one of a kind.

Yoni: The Hero of Entebbe~One of the Great Heroes of Israel!

Operation Thunderbolt (Mivtsa Yonatan)~How Israel Planned and Carried Out the Rescue

For Those Who Are Interested~The Hollywood Version With Charles Bronson...

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