Thursday, June 10, 2010

Parsha Korach, Halachos, Stories whom to marry advice

Re: Lev ben Aniyah: Shalom Rabbi..:-D
Baruch H-Shem..I am so much better in health condition...almost 99% recovery!.
I believe there are many Tzaddikim persons who sent me Refuah shleimah.,including you :-D...its an amazing recovery..B"H!!

Since yesterday, i could eat anything againand no more fever. I thank youso much!...Please send my warmest regard to your family . Lev

The thanks should also go to all of you who said prayers for him.

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This week, I took a lot of stories from Aish HaTorah and one can go to their website to read the full story. Besides the commentary there were two stories about the late Tzaddik Rabbi Meltzer and followed by Shidduch Advice by Rabbi Kalman Packouz Shlita. I am typing this on the airplane back to Eretz Yisrael and because of the personal deadline that I use, I will skip this year a lot of material on the Parsha and the budding of Aaron’s staff but that was the proof that he was chosen.

Ble Neder next week I will have two true stories of women married to Arabs and how Romance can change after marriage or in the name of Jihad. A bereaved father’s story of two cousins of a different boy and finally when Rabbis don’t Poskim in order to have an out and out violation of a Rabbinical or Torah degree. For an accidental violation one can bring a Korban and Tshuvah can be accepted while a complete violation this is not the case.

Parsha Korach

Peace and Strife by Rabbi Zev Leff

Any dispute that is for the sake of Heaven will have a constructive outcome; but one that is not for the sake of Heaven will not have a constructive outcome. What sort of dispute was for the sake of Heaven? The dispute between Hillel and Shammai. And which was not for the sake of Heaven? The dispute of Korach and his entire company. (Avot 5:20)

The Mishnah describes Korach's rebellion as the epitome of machlokes (strife) that is not for the sake of Heaven, and juxtaposes Korach and Aaron as the exemplars of contentiousness and peacefulness, respectively.

To properly understand the curse of machlokes, we must first investigate the meaning of shalom. Shalom is not merely the absence of strife or disagreement, but a state of peaceful serenity. It is precisely through the interaction of opposites, of fire and water, that God is described as the One Who makes peace. Machlokes leshem shamayim, argument for the purpose of reaching truth, is the epitome of shalom.

The Kohanim, who are the representatives of shalom - servants in the Holy Temple, the place of shalom - were consecrated by killing their relatives who served the Golden Calf. And Pinchas was initiated as a Kohen by God and given the "covenant of shalom" as a result of his slaying of Zimri and Kosbi.

True shalom is the achievement of perfection, the harmonious functioning of the world. As long as evil and evildoers destroy this harmony, there can be no shalom. There is no shalom, says God, concerning the wicked (Isaiah 57:21). Hence, true shalom is conditional on destroying evil.

16:1 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi,

300 Mules by Rabbi Shraga Simmons

Parshat Korach tells how Korach instigated a rebellion against the leadership of Moses. This act involved a surprising amount of chutzpah, given the fact that Moses had just delivered the Jews from slavery in Egypt, led them through the Red Sea, and brought them to Mount Sinai.

Yet Korach still thought he could instigate a public rebellion against Moses. What was the source of his astounding brazenness?

The Midrash says that a few hundred years earlier, when the entire wealth of the civilized world was amassed by Egypt, a large portion of treasure was eventually funneled to Korach. It is said that Korach's wealth was so great that he required a caravan of 300 mules just to transport the keys to his treasure house!

It was this great wealth, explain the commentators, that prompted Korach to challenge Moses' leadership. Wealth is a wonderful resource. But like anything, it can be abused. A wealthy person might sometimes feel a sense of power and entitlement - which then manifests in inappropriate ways. I recall one time seeing a popular entertainer wantonly destroying property, then smirking with glee over the thought that his fame somehow made him immune to normal standards of behavior.

The Sages say that wealth is a tremendous test in life, perhaps even greater than the test of poverty. The challenge of wealth is to use it for the betterment of mankind, and to avoid using it as a prop for one's ego. That was Korach's fatal mistake. R.P – Remember Midrashim often have hidden meanings besides the fact that Korach was the Bill Gates and Warren Buffett combined of his day.

with Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, (see previous years for this by googling rabbipauli + blogspot + Korach) sons of Reuben, took men; 2 and they rose up in face of Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty men; they were princes of the congregation, the elect men of the assembly, men of renown; 3 and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them: 'Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them; wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the assembly of the LORD?'

Previous rebellions had been against HASHEM like the Golden Calf, complaints of lack of water, lack of food, lack of meat and Lashon Hara against the land of Eretz Yisrael. Now it was personal against Moshe accusing him of Nepotism and feeling slighted. Datan and Aviram were trouble makers back in Egypt and Korach felt slighted as in birth hierarchy, he was close to Levi than Moshe and Aaron. Now many of us feel personally slighted in life. I was a natural candidate to become in my company the head of the group when my boss Seth moved up or around. Instead the company hired an outsider and gave him the Job. He was already the 3rd person who basically was asking David, others and myself – teach me to be your boss. It was a bitter disappointment after hours of overtime and a number of years of devotion to the company. Still I was the first of the group to become friendly with Yosef. It was a management mistake in my opinion and eventually David and I were pushed out under a new group leader who was not too friendly to religious Jews. I had the opportunity to feel like Korach as I did not get my {rightful} place but instead let it go. The energy bound up in hatred was not worth it. All this is not looking at the source of my advancement or lack of it. For to tell the truth everything came from HASHEM - Panosa (employment) is in the hand of HASHEM. By not becoming a boss, I was freer to take care of my family and as I wrote the other week Gam Zu Le Tova (all is for the best).

4 And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face. 5 And he spoke unto Korah and unto all his company, saying: 'In the morning the LORD will show who are His, and who is holy, and will cause him to come near unto Him; even him whom He may choose will He cause to come near unto Him. 6 This do: take you censors, Korah, and all his company; 7 and put fire therein, and put incense upon them before the LORD to-morrow; and it shall be that the man whom the LORD doth choose, he shall be holy; ye take too much upon you, ye sons of Levi.'

You were not authorized by HASHEM to do this but took this upon yourself by your own accord. This was not through prophecy but through your own personal pride. Last week in 14:4 the people wanted to go back to Egypt and they wanted to appoint themselves a leader. Here Korach wanted some sort of leadership or socialism for all. The masses last week did not think about what would happened if they deserted HASHEM Yisborach and become without water and Mann. Rather in both case many from the population were half crazed by an academic life of Torah, no food heat or cold and were bored. It takes a lot to sit down and study Torah all day. The women only had to tend a little the sheep and cattle that grazed and then they had time to learn too. Children had their learning and playing as they do in school. For an adult, a Kollel life is not as easy as it sounds even if it is easy it certainly is not like lying on the beach and sunning oneself. In fact the subservience of even the leaders of thousands and ten thousands bothered Korach. He wanted power. Very few people enter politics, medicine, law, business with the desire to only improve the world and the population most want some sort of honor or power.

I want to go deeper into the learning process. By having leaders of groups, each group of ten could be broken up into 5 Chavrusa pairs. Those who were fast learners, deep learners, slow and very deep learners, very slow learners could find the correct Chavrusa as some of the people that I learned with were too slow for me with the Gemara or exactly right with the Mishnah or the Tanach. Everything was dependant on the speed and depth that I wanted on the subject. Sometimes the subject matter or extraneous circumstances hampered my learning of a subject. Sometimes I had all the desire to learn even via Skype with my Chavrusa but the 7 hour time difference between Israel and Florida made it impossible despite both of us having the material to learn or review.

8 And Moses said unto Korah: 'Hear now, ye sons of Levi: 9 is it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to Himself, to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them; 10 and that He hath brought thee near, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee? and will ye seek the priesthood also?

With what authority do you seek this? I was Priest only for the 8 days of setting up the Mizbayach (Altar) and that was only to train Aaron and his sons. I don’t pretend to dream of this anymore – so why do you?

11 Therefore thou and all thy company that are gathered together against the LORD--; and as to Aaron, what is he that ye murmur against him?'

At this point it is not Moshe’s honor but that of Aaron and his sons. Korach etc. why don’t you honorable leaders forget about this rebellion?

12 And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and they said: 'We will not come up;

Here they are dishonoring the Gadol HaDor.

13 is it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, but thou must needs make thyself also a prince over us?

Who do you think you are one of the members of Congress, Parliament or Knesset who plan to sit it out until they drop dead or their child can take their place within the political party?

Killing With Love by Rabbi Boruch Leff

We know that sometimes people ignore the message and kill the messenger. Judaism actually teaches that we must ignore the messenger and apply (or sometimes kill) the message. Our Parsha, Korach, discusses this concept.

Korach engineered a rebellion against Moshe's authority and leadership. Included in the rebellious group were Dasan and Aviram. Moshe summoned them to appear before him to discuss their complaints but they flatly refused. They railed at Moshe saying:

"Isn't it enough that you took us out of a land of milk and honey (Egypt) to cause us to die in the desert? Now, you want to lord over us? You have not brought us to the land of flowing milk and honey (Israel), nor did you give us a field and vineyard! Even if you would threaten to send someone to gouge out our eyes, we will not go up (to you)!" (BaMidbar 16:13-14).

Talk about Jewish chutzpah! Dasan and Aviram lace into Moshe, cynically calling Egypt and not Israel, 'the land of milk and honey.' Then they brazenly blame Moshe for the sin of the spies and his 'failure' to lead the Jewish People to conquer the land of Israel, not to mention their accusation of Moshe 'lording' over them for his own honor. This was surely a devastating, albeit untrue, critique of Moshe.

How does Moshe react? Seemingly, like any one of us. "Moshe became infuriated" (BaMidbar 16:15). But Rashi steps in to show us how radically different and how amazingly beautiful Moshe's response actually was. "He was pained greatly." (Rashi, Bamidbar 16:15). Rashi seems to be saying that Moshe was not angry; rather he was upset and saddened.

But what would be wrong if Moshe was angry? While it is true that Moshe is called the most humble of men (BaMidbar 12:3), humility does not mean that you should be meek, especially when faced with such rebellion and brazenness. What is Rashi trying to convey?

14 Moreover thou hast not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us inheritance of fields and vineyards; wilt thou put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up.'

This is complete rebellion and dishonor to Moshe. I have seen and heard of doctors, Rabbis and others who have abused their power or authority. Even I when I was a paramedic vs. a regular soldier or an Engineering Specialist vs. an average Engineer or Technician wanted to blurt out something like you boor and ignoramus can’t you understand. Sometimes when I could not get a ground system to drive or walk on water they went to my boss which infuriated me further towards them or I could not guarantee delivery of a part yesterday when ordered today I looked in their eyes like at like an idiot. This is how they were treating Moshe the greatest of the Rabbis.

15 And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD: 'Respect not Thou their offering; I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.' 16 And Moses said unto Korah: 'Be thou and all thy congregation before the LORD, thou, and they, and Aaron, to-morrow; 17 and take ye every man his fire-pan, and put incense upon them, and bring ye before the LORD every man his fire-pan, two hundred and fifty fire-pans; thou also, and Aaron, each his fire-pan.'

Plates of Brass by Rabbi Zvi Belovski

Part of the rebellion of Korach involved 250 men whom Moshe commanded to offer incense in fire pans. They appeared at the Mishkan, and after the death of Korach's followers: emerged from God and consumed the two hundred and fifty men who had offered the incense. (Bamidbar 16:35)

Their fire pans, however, were not discarded, but were demanded for a most unusual purpose: The fire pans of those who sinned against their souls - make them into beaten plates, a cover for the altar... (Ibid. 17:3)

Before this incident, the altar was a hollow frame. Whenever Klal Yisrael encamped, they filled the hollow with earth and offered the animals upon it. But now the outside surface of the whole altar was covered with thin brass plating, and it was upon this that the offerings were brought.

This is intriguing. Firstly, how was it permissible to manufacture a mitzvah item (the surface of the altar) from the product of a sin? Secondly, why had it been considered adequate to sacrifice on plain earth up until this stage in Yisrael's history, but now brass plating was required? It is clear that deep reasoning lies behind this extraordinary command. Let us try to understand it.

18 And they took every man his fire-pan, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon, and stood at the door of the tent of meeting with Moses and Aaron. 19 And Korah assembled all the congregation against them unto the door of the tent of meeting; and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the congregation. {S} 20 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying: 21 'Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.' 22 And they fell upon their faces, and said: 'O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt Thou be wroth with all the congregation?' 23 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 24 'Speak unto the congregation, saying: Get you up from about the dwelling of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.' 25 And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him. 26 And he spoke unto the congregation, saying: 'Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be swept away in all their sins.' 27 So they got them up from the dwelling of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side; and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood at the door of their tents, with their wives, and their sons, and their little ones. 28 And Moses said: 'Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these works, and that I have not done them of mine own mind. 29 If these men die the common death of all men, and be visited after the visitation of all men, then the LORD hath not sent Me. 30 But if the LORD make a new thing, and the ground open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down alive into the pit, then ye shall understand that these men have despised the LORD.' 31 And it came to pass, as he made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground did cleave asunder that was under them. 32 And the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. 33 So they, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit; and the earth closed upon them, and they perished from among the assembly. 34 And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them; for they said: 'Lest the earth swallow us up.' 35 And fire came forth from the LORD, and devoured the two hundred and fifty men that offered the incense.

When will they ever learn?

Halachos and Mitzvos from Danny Shoemann

It's a Mitzva to sanctify all firstborn male Kosher animals, by declaring "This animal is Kadosh". Even if one did not do so, the animal is still holy. Nowadays first born Kosher male animals have to be given to a Cohen who can eat them after they becomes permanently blemished. Applies to everybody, everywhere, always Verse: "Sanctify for Me all firstborn... animals" (Shemos 13:1) Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer HaMitzvos HaKatzar; Positive Mitzvah 53 This week's Parsha not covered by me.

One may not have affectionate contact with close of kin - even if it does not involve marital relations. One who hugs, kisses or has close physical contact with those they may not marry (except for one's children and parents), deserves 39 lashes by Bet Din, and is considered to be "suspect of being promiscuous". One is not allowed to seclude oneself with those one may not marry (except for one's children and parents), a prohibition known as Yechud. Applies to everybody, everywhere, always Verse: "None of you shall approach anybody who is near of kin to him" (Vayikra 18:6) Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer HaMitzvos HaKatzar; Prohibition 110

One is not allowed to marry one's father. One who has relationships with their father deserves to be stoned to death by Bet Din. Applies to everybody, everywhere, always Verse: "The nakedness of your father... you shall not uncover" (Vayikra 18:7) Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer HaMitzvos HaKatzar; Prohibition 111

One is not allowed to marry one's mother. One who has relationships with their mother deserves to be stoned to death by Bet Din. By Rabbinic decree this includes grandmothers as well. Applies to everybody, everywhere, always Verse: "...and the nakedness of your mother you shall not uncover" (Vayikra 18:7)
Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer HaMitzvos HaKatzar; Prohibition 112

One is not allowed to marry one's father's wife, even after one's father died or divorced her - and even of she is not one's mother. One who has relationships with their father's wife deserves to be stoned to death by Bet Din. By Rabbinic decree this includes grandfathers' wives as well. Applies to everybody, everywhere, always.
Verse: "The nakedness of your father's wife you shall not uncover" (Vayikra 18:8)
Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer HaMitzvos HaKatzar; Prohibition 113

The 2 chapters written in a Mezuzah are the first two chapters of the Krias Shma. When entering a house or a room, the Mezuzah needs to be affixed on the right-hand doorpost. (On the way out you'll find it on the left-hand side.) When there's a door between 2 homes, then the door-hinges are the deciding factor. The room with the hinges - the room where the door opens into - is the "inside", and the Mezuzah is put on the right-hand side when entering into that room. The same would apply to any two inter-leading rooms that are equidistant from the front door. A Mezuzah that is on the wrong doorpost needs to be taken down and affixed - with a Bracha - to the right side.
Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 11:3-4

The Mezuzah belongs on the outside, on the doorpost. In a wide doorframe it belongs in the Tefach (~8cm - 3 inches) closest to the outside. The Minchag in many places is to put it up at an angle, with the top leaning inwards. If there's not enough space, it can be affixed vertically. If there is no space on the doorframe for the Mezuzah to be placed on the outside, then it can be affixed on the inside. If one is worried about theft, then the Mezuzah can be put on the inside. However, it's preferable to carve a hollow in the doorpost and affix the Mezuzah into the indent, rather than putting it inside the house. When a Mezuzah is carved into the doorpost it must still be upright; one cannot drill a horizontal hole and put the Mezuzah into it. The indent cannot be more than a Tefach deep, and it cannot be totally hidden; it must be obvious to the keen observer that there's a Mezuzah on the door. When a Mezuzah is affixed to the inside, care must be taken that it's affixed to the doorpost (and not to the wall, nor the door) and that it's within the Tefach (~8cm - 3 inches) of the door. The top should be slanted inwards. Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 11:6, 9 Note the Sephardim place the Mezuzah vertical ie; straight.

A Mezuzah is rolled-up from the left, so that a person opening it would see the word "Shma" - שמע. A Mezuzah is not allowed to hang; it should preferably be put into a tube which is nailed - top and bottom - to the doorpost. At the very least the Mezuzah case should be glued along it's entire length to the doorpost. Care must be taken to ensure that the Mezuzah is not affixed upside-down. A Mezuzah has the 3 letters Shin-Daled-Yud (spelling one of Hashem's names) on the outside. If this is visible then the Mezuzah is the right way up. A Mezuzah has 14 letters written upside-down along its upper edge. If these are on the bottom and right-way-up then the Mezuzah is upside down. Most Mezozos are rolled tightly, so these letters are not visible. These 14 letters are written behind the words "Hashem Elokeinu Hashem" of the first inside line, and are the letters following the letter they are behind; כ is behind the ו ,י is behind the ה, etc. This is the way Mezozos have always been written. Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 11:6

Rosh Chodesh Tammuz will be on Shabbat and Sunday. Remember to add Ya'aleh Veyavo into the Amida and Birkas Hamazon. One should add an extra dish to the Shabbat meals in honor of Rosh Chodesh. After Hallel on Shabbat we will read from 2 Sifrei Torah; the second one for Rosh Chodesh, followed by the Shabbat-Rosh-Chodesh Haftarah. In Mussaf one says the "Ata Yetzarta - אַתָּה יָצַרְתָּ" version which talks about both the Shabbat and Rosh Chodesh sacrifices. Yaaleh Veyavo is not said in Mussaf.
Source: Shulchan Aruch 525:3, Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 97:3 Shabbat Shalom and Chodesh Tov, - Danny

Don’t take your spouse for granted:

When a Torah Giant dies it is bad for the world and bad for Israel the opposite holds for a wicked man. Unfortunately we have lost one of the leaders we had:

More than a century and a half after the Chidah was buried in Laverne; plans were made to rebury him on Har Hamenuchos.

The arrangements for the transfer of his remains were made by the Sephardic Chief Rabbi Rav Yitzchak Nissim. It was decided to bring his remains to Eretz Yisroel because the Fascists in Laverne planned to convert the cemetery in which he was buried into a public park, and to reinter him in a new plot in a different cemetery.

When the plane bearing the Chida's coffin landed in Eretz Yisroel, the Rabbanim who had escorted it from Laverne learned that during the flight, the coffin had fallen twice and, each time it was picked up, it was turned upside down.

One of the escorts was Rav Mordechai Eliyahu, who later served as Sephardic chief rabbi. After the necessary arrangements for bringing the coffin from the airport to Yerushalayim were made, Rav Eliyahu told the other escorts, "We must open the coffin and rearrange the Chida's remains."

The other Rabbanim disagreed with him. However, Rav Mordechai insisted that it wasn't respectable to bury the Chidah in such a state. Then, fearfully yet courageously, he lifted the coffin's lid slightly and said, "Rabbeinu HaChida, please forgive me if in any way I am not fulfilling this Mitzva properly."

As his hand reached deeper into the coffin, he continued, "Rabbeinu, please do this task by yourself, lest I err."

Suddenly, the coffin began to shake, and a rattling sound - made by the Chida's remains striking the coffin's walls - was heard. The Rav standing next to Rav Mordechai was so startled that he fainted.

When the rattling subsided, Rav Eliyahu examined the entire coffin with his hand to make sure that all the remains were in the right place.

From Lod, the coffin was brought to Yerushalayim. There it was met by tens of thousands of Jews, who escorted it to Har Hamenuchos. The Chida had finally come home.

Now Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu will rest next to the Chidah.

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A story from Aish HaTorah this week For the Sake of Peace by Rabbi Yehuda Appel

Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer was a great sage in Jerusalem 100 years ago. Once, during one of Rabbi Meltzer's Talmudic lectures, a young man who did not usually contribute to the discussions, spoke up - arguing that Rabbi Meltzer's interpretation contradicted the great Talmudic commentator, the Sfas Emes. Rabbi Meltzer, a noted Talmud scholar himself, apologized for his mistake, but asked permission to continue.

After the class, one of Rabbi Meltzer's top students approached him and said: "Rabbi, I don't understand. First of all, your interpretation was not at odds with the Sfas Emes. And secondly, even if it was, there was nothing wrong in offering a differing interpretation."

Rabbi Meltzer explained: "I noticed that there was an older man in attendance who does not usually come to my lectures. Also, the student who asked me the question usually does not participate in the discussions. I thought these two unusual circumstances may be related. Perhaps the older man was looking at the student as a prospective son-in-law. If that were the case, I did not want to put the young man in a negative light."

One week later, Rabbi Meltzer's supposition was proved correct: The student who had posed the challenge in class became engaged to the older man's daughter.


  1. What are my major reasons for wanting to marry this person?
  2. Why do I think that I will have a good marriage if I marry this person?
  3. What are my major expectations about this person after marriage? Is he or she aware of these expectations?
  4. How does my potential spouse view my role in marriage?
  5. Do I know this person's: (a) goals and aspirations, (b) main strengths, (c) main weaknesses?
  6. What do I like/dislike about this person?
  7. In what ways are we similar/different? What difficulties will be caused by differences?
  8. What is my ideal picture of the person I wish to marry? Is this person similar/different?
  9. What positive traits are most important in the person I marry? Does the person have/not have these traits?
  10. What negative traits would I not want in the person I marry? Does the person have them?
  11. Which of my negative traits is the person not aware of? What will the reaction be?
  12. Does the person accept the real me?
  13. Am I hoping this person will change in important areas after marriage? On what do I base this hope? If the person doesn't change, then what?
  14. In what ways do we think alike/different?
  15. In what ways are our family backgrounds similar/different? What difficulties can arise?
  16. What faults & weaknesses in myself might be at the root of my wanting to marry this person?
  17. Do I have any inner feelings that I am likely making a mistake?
  18. Are there external pressures influencing my decision? Would I marry the person anyway?
  19. How does the person bring out my virtues and strengths/faults and weaknesses?
  20. Which reliable and unbiased people have I consulted or could I consult about this person?

Miriam Asher received a letter from her Israeli friend of a tour of Poland

On the 27th of May, 2010 I went to Poland for a tour of 9 days, plus a visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps. Or so I thought....that it was a tour of Poland. I wanted to go especially to see Auschwitz where my grandmother found her death during the mass extermination of European Jewry.

It turned out to be a tour of Jewish cemeteries, mass grave yards, Jewish Ghettos, Synagogues, memorial monuments, Jewish burials in Christian cemeteries, etc., etc. We also heard first hand stories of Jews who survived the Ghettos and the concentration camps, from original documents of the SS, of what happened to the Jews and the Polish people during the war. A lot of tears were shed on this trip, even now as I write this email the tears flow down my cheeks.

Our first and last days were in Warsaw, then five days in Krakow, and one day in Lodz. From Krakow we went to a different place every day. Warsaw and Krakow are beautiful cities, and the scenery of Poland is beautiful. Worth a visit.

We also heard first hand from a Catholic woman how she and her family and friends hid and saved Jews during the war. That woman and her family saved 18 people, one of the saved women sent a letter of her bravery to Yad Vashem, and because she couldn't fly to Israel to receive the medal and certificate of bravery, they sent someone over to Poland to give it to her. When her boss at work heard of it, she became a hero in Poland. When asked why they saved the Jews, she said simply they were devout Christians and felt they had to save lives. There are 23,000 known such people who have received the medals and certificates. There are probably others that are not known because there is no one to tell of their heroism.

In another place there was a square full of chairs, used to be a Ghetto during the German occupation, and in the corner a small building that used to be a pharmacy during the war. The owner and his helpers also helped Jews, with medicine, but also to bring messages to the Jews from both sides of the walls.

You have to remember the Ghettos were like prisons where the Jews weren't allowed to leave, they could work there, but they were so crammed, it was not human or humane.
There was only one day we went touring, on the Saturday, because on Saturday Jews don't go to cemeteries. That day we went to see a small village where all the houses are made of wood logs, they aren't allowed to build stone or brick houses, and with all the green hills around, it was a nice change from the cemeteries and ghettos we had seen so far.

I was surprised the Polish government had so many memorial monuments to remember the dead Jews, but also that they suffered a lot of deaths and torture themselves. There was one monument to remember the 6 million Poles who died, of them 3 million were Jews. That was half the Jewish population that was exterminated during the war. The ground where some of those exterminations were done is just an open field, the Polish government won't allow any buildings to come up on that site.

In Jewish cemeteries we saw graves of famous Polish Jews, like Zamenhoff who invented Esperanto, of Janusz Korczak (pronounced Janosh Korchak ), a famous children's doctor who also ran an orphanage and so saved many lives, and when the Germans wanted to send all the Jewish children for extermination, he marched with them and died with them.To the Poles, he was a hero and there are lots of places to commemorate him, streets on his name, a hospital and an orphanage on his name.

The leader of the Warsaw uprising, Mordechai Anilevitz, is also very famous, honored and esteemed in Poland, there are several memorials in his name, and also a huge memorial to commemorate the Warsaw uprising. There is a very long road to his name too and memorial services in Poland to remember him.

I was very much surprised to see the Polish people do so much honor to the Jews who died there during the German occupation of Poland, and so many memorials. A few months ago they put another memorial in honor of Mordechai Anilevitz and his "army". The Poles helped the Jews in their uprising.

As I said earlier, the trip was very distressing too. The history we heard of how the Germans first put the Jews in Ghettos, then sent them to concentration camps, promising a better life, rationing their food to near starvation, cramming them 26 people in one room, no wonder many died of starvation and disease. The Jews went, because life in the Ghettos was so bad, they didn't think it could be any worse, only it turned out to be worse. They didn't know the concentration camps were death camps.

The Germans made Warsaw and Krakow the centre of their concentration camps because Poland was the centre of Europe. Jews from all over Europe were sent on cattle trains to Poland, all crammed for days, no water or food. They were weak already from lack of food in the Ghettos, and many died before reaching the camps. Sometimes they had to walk for miles from the train station to the camps. There is a big memorial place with an original train that took the Jews to the camps, and on it it said they were killed only because they were Jews.

I don't know what was more distressing, to see the mass graves, the cemeteries, or Auschwitz -Birkenau concentration camps.

Cemeteries had graves with numbers, no names, because no one knew who was in the graves, whose name was behind the number. There were rows and rows of graves, just numbers, no names, and no one to look after them or name them, because the whole family had been exterminated.

Then there were the mass graves, and by mass graves I mean mass graves, one with 800 children, two others with 1000 (yes, one thousand!!!) men and women. All killed because they were Jews, and Hitler and the SS wanted a world free of Jews. There were Christian Poles there too, but their lots were much smaller. I think they belonged to the Resistance.
We also visited a Jewish cemetery where there are famous rabbis buried, said to be righteous. We don't have saints, but it is said that putting a wish by their grave is fulfilled.
We spent a whole day in Auschwitz, there I learned that there were two camps, Auschwitz I in Auschwitz, and 3 kms from there Auschwitz II, also known as Auschwitz- Birkenau. Auschwitz I was about 1/6 in size of Birkenau, with one crematorium. Birkenau had 6 crematoriums!! We saw Dr. Mengele's room, where he did all the experiments on women, twins, dwarfs, you name it. The scaffold where Hess, the camp "manager" was hanged, facing the camp and his eyes open, so he could see where he did all the atrocities. We saw the room where they tried the Cyklon B gas, to see how much was needed to kill as many Jews as possible with the least amount of gas in the quickest time. They were very efficient minded!!!! We saw what was left of the gas chambers, a big hole in the ground because the Germans bombed it so as not to leave a trace when they stared to lose the war, cramming 1000 people at once before cremating them. Sometimes the crematoriums were full, so they cremated them outside in the fields. Then there were the suitcases, the shoes, and the hair they cut off the heads of the women and girls, they used for insulation to keep them warm.

When we had finished seeing the camp and being told of all the horrendous torture the Jews suffered, like being given a cup of "tea" for breakfast, "soup" for lunch, and a slice of bread for supper, stripped of their clothes, and forced into hard labor, like carrying logs for railways, or digging, or just moving rocks from one side of the road to the other, wearing only one thin layer of striped clothes like you see in pictures of the war, and a pair of old shoes or sandals. Winters were cold, -24 that winter.They slept on bunks, one next to the other, with no place to move. And the stories went on and on.
We also saw films of the war, with authentic films and pictures taken by the SS.
When we had finished touring the camp, we lit memorial candles, sang our national anthem, prayed for the dead, and went to the "Israeli" building, where we remembered our families who were murdered by the Germans, said Yizkor and El Maleh Rachamim (both prayers for the dead)and returned to the hotel.

It was a very distressing and traumatic day for us, many of the participants had 90% of their families exterminated, and found it very hard to mention all the names, sometimes mentioned only surnames because the whole family was murdered. Chaya's husbands family was also one of those whose whole family were murdered, to both his parents it was their second marriage. We all cried!!!

Even now, as I write these lines, I don't grasp how a people could be so evil, so cruel, so ruthless and murder so many people just because they were Jews. I know they killed gypsies and invalids and anyone they considered useless. But the majority were Jews.
How can anyone say the Holocaust never happened, or that there were just a few who were evil, I can't grasp. After this trip, to me evil and cruelty = Germans, can't see it any other way.

On our last day, as we were returning to our hotel, there were a few busloads of Israeli officers who came to do the same trip as we had just done, and we felt so proud. All officers do this trip. We now have a country of our own, our home, and an army, navy and air force that protect us.

I know this is long, but I feel it important to tell of my experience. It was like living the Holocaust, not the same as learning about it In school. I can go on and on, but then you won't read it!

By the way, many of these museums are free of charge.

The Roman conquest of Judea left an indelible foot print on Italy:,7340,L-3902234,00.html

Guest Mussar from R’ A.L.: I think this came from his Rabbi as he and I would write Isn’t it.

Is not it funny that $10 seems like a lot when we give Tsedduka, but so little when we go shopping??

Is not it funny how one hour seems so long when we worship Hashem, and so short when we watch a ball game??

Is not it funny how 2 hours in Synagogue seems so much longer than when we watch a video??

Is not it funny how when a ball game goes into extra innings we get so excited, but when players last a little longer than usual we complain??

It not it funny how we find reading a whole Parsha from the Torah tiring, but it is so easy to read 100 pages of the latest novel??

Is not it funny how we want to sit in the front row when we go to a basketball game but we sit in the last rows of the Schul??

Is not it funny how we need 2 or three weeks notice when there is an event to attend in the Schul, and how we are always available for other events or programs??

Is not it funny how we have difficulty to learn the Parsha, but so easy to learn and tell the latest gossip??

Is not it funny how we believe in the newspapers, but we question the Torah??

Is not it funny how we send millions of jokes via e-mail that spreads like wildfire, but when we realize something about Judaism, we do not re-send them to anyone??

Inyanay Diyoma

There are ways to disable a ship like putting enough holes in the hold to disable it or a cannon to the rudder or motor without sinking it.\

Once Iran was our friend and so was Turkey but now both Iran and Turkey provokes:

Rabbi Shraga Simmons Shlita speaks up in Ashdod:

Bin Laden’s hideout cover blown:

Islam the religion of peace: At least 70 killed, hundreds injured by Taliban gunmen who stormed two large mosques in Lahore, Pakistan during Friday worship ·
They subjected hundreds of trapped worshippers, members of the minority Ahmadiyeh sect to hours of systematic shooting and grenade attacks ·

Regarding Lebanese born Helen Thomas’s anti-Semitic comments this week: Letter written to Hearst and to Helen Thomas's agent.

I've also written to the White House to ask that she be banned. Feel free to lift, copy and paste. B :-)

Subject: Helen Thomas - Offensive comments! Boycotting her book and asking that she resign. Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2010 17:43:28 +0000


I am writing to you to advise you that I shall be boycotting Helen Thomas's book and also to seek her immediate resignation and retirement.

I have also written to the White House and requested that Helen Thomas be permanently barred from entering the White House Briefing Room. In an interview on May 27th, 2010 Thomas called for the ethnic cleansing of the Jewish Nation from the State and Land of Israel. In response to the Flotilla affair, Thomas was on camera stating the following:

"They (Jews) should get the Hell out of Palestine, Remember these people (Arabs) are occupied, and its their land...They (Jews) should go home to Poland and Germany"

Helen Thomas is incapable of reporting on Israel and the Middle East in an impartial manner. Any report she delivers will be filled with bias and hate and therefore cannot be relied upon as legitimate source of news. Please restore honor to the White House Press Corps by banning Helen Thomas from the White House Briefing Room.

Sincerely yours,

Brenda - London, UK

White House linked to flotilla organizers

Israel official ties president's adviser to controversial 'Free Gaza Movement' By Jerome R. Corsi

Forwarded with commentary By Emanuel A. Winston, Middle East Analyst & Commentator



The Plain Truth about Israel by Caroline Glick

Israel is the US’s greatest strategic asset in the Middle East.

In other times, Hearst Newspapers White House Correspondent Helen Thomas's demand that the Jews "get the hell out of Palestine," and go back to Poland, Germany and America would have been front page news in every newspaper in the US the day after the story broke.

In other times, had the dean of the White House Correspondents Association expressed such hatred for the Jews, the White House would have immediately removed her accreditation rather than wait three days to criticize her.

In other times, the White House Correspondents Association would have expelled her.

In other times, her employer -- Hearst Newspapers -- would have fired her.

But in our times, it took days for anyone other than Jews and conservatives to condemn Thomas's vile statements to Rabbi David Nesenoff. And she was not fired. She was allowed to retire.

Our times are times of Jew hatred that breeds strategic madness.

Our times are times of Jew hatred. Our times are times when hatred breeds strategic madness. Our times are times when we need to recall basic truths about Israel and the Jewish people. Specifically, we must remember that the US is privileged to count Israel as an ally – whether Americans like Jews and our state or hate us.

This week, Anthony Cordesman from the respected Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies joined the bandwagon of Israel bashers. In an article titled, “Israel as a Strategic Liability?” Cordesman asserted that Israel “is a tertiary US strategic interest.” And given its alleged insignificance, Israel must “become far more careful about the extent to which it test[s] the limits of US patience and exploits the support of American Jews.” Cordesman argued that Israel is only an asset to the US when it is giving its land away to its neighbors. He calls for Israel to constrain its military actions and demands that it “not conduct a high-risk attack on Iran in the face of the clear US ‘red light’ from both the Bush and Obama administrations.” The fact that Cordesman’s article reflects an increasingly popular school of thought in the US is not testimony to its accuracy. Indeed, his arguments are completely wrong.

The plain truth is that Israel is the US’s greatest strategic asset in the Middle East.

Indeed, given the strategic importance of the Middle East to US national security, Israel is arguably its greatest strategic asset outside the US military.

Cordesman allows that “Israel is a democracy that shares virtually all of the same values as the United States.” But he fails to recognize the strategic implications of that statement. As a democracy, unlike every Arab state, the US does not need to worry a change in leadership in Jerusalem will cause it to abandon its alliance with the US. This of course is what happened in Iran, which until 1979 was the US’s most important ally in the Persian Gulf. As Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak ages, the US faces the prospect of a post-Mubarak Egypt led by the Muslim Brotherhood similarly abandoning its alliance with America.

The fact that the US and Israel share the same foundational values also guarantees that the alliance is stable. No government in Jerusalem will ever sway the Israeli people away from America as has happened in Turkey since the Islamist Erdogan government took office in 2002.

Cordesman grudgingly allows that Israel provides intelligence to the US. But he refuses to acknowledge how important that intelligence has been. Since September 11, 2001, US military and intelligence officials have repeatedly admitted that Israeli intelligence has been worth its weight in gold for US security operations in the region and around the world.

Cordesman also notes that Israeli technology has contributed to US defense, but again, undervalues its significance. The very fact that pilotless aircraft – first developed by Israel – are the lead force in the campaign in Afghanistan and Pakistan gives lie to his tepid admission of Israel’s technological contribution to US security.

Like many on the Left, Cordesman ignores the fact that Israel’s enemies are the US’s enemies.

The same people who call for Israel to be destroyed also call for the US to be destroyed.

But his failure to note that the same people who call for Israel to be destroyed also call for the US to be destroyed does not make this fact any less true. And since the US and Israel share the same foes, when Israel is called on to fight its enemies, its successes redound to the US’s benefit.

In many ways, Israel – which has never asked the US to fight its wars – has been the catalyst for the US’s greatest triumphs. It was the Mossad that smuggled out Nikita Khrushchev’s secret speech acknowledging Stalin’s crimes at the 20th Communist Party Conference in 1956. The publication of Khrushchev’s speech in the West was the first turning point in the Cold War.

So too, Israel’s June 1982 destruction of Syria’s Soviet-made anti-aircraft batteries and the Syrian air force was the first clear demonstration of the absolute superiority of US military technology over Soviet military technology.

Many have argued that it was this demonstration of Soviet technological inferiority that convinced the Reagan administration it was possible to win the Cold War.

Beyond politics and ideology, beyond friendship and values, the US has three permanent national security interests in the Middle East:

• Ensuring the smooth flow of affordable petroleum products from the region

• Preventing the most radical regimes, substate and non-state actors from acquiring the means to cause catastrophic harm

• Maintaining its capacity to project its power in the region

A strong Israel is the best guarantor of all of these interests. Indeed, the stronger it is, the more secure these primary American interests are. Three permanent and unique aspects to Israel’s regional position dictate this state of affairs.

First, as the first target of the most radical regimes and radical substate actors in the region, it has a permanent, existential interest in preventing these regimes and substate actors from acquiring the means to cause catastrophic harm.

The 1981 IAF strike that destroyed Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor prevented Iraq from acquiring nuclear weapons. Despite US condemnation at the time, the US later acknowledged that the strike was a necessary precondition to the success of Operation Desert Storm 10 years later. As Richard Cheney has noted, if Iraq had been a nuclear power in 1991, the US would have been hard pressed to eject Saddam Hussein’s army from Kuwait and so block his regime from asserting control over oil supplies in the Persian Gulf.

Israel is a non-expansionist state and its neighbors know it.

Second, Israel is a non-expansionist state and its neighbors know it. In its 62 year history, Israel has only controlled territory vital for its national security and territory that was legally allotted to it in the 1922 League of Nations Mandate which has never been abrogated or superseded.

Israel’s strength, which it has used only in self-defense, is inherently non-threatening.

Far from destabilizing the region, a strong Israel stabilizes it by deterring the most radical actors from attacking.

In 1970, Israel blocked Syria’s bid to use the PLO to overthrow the Hashemite regime in Jordan. Its threat to attack Syria not only saved the Hashemites then, it has deterred Syria from attempting to overthrow the Jordanian regime ever since.

Similarly, Israel’s neighbors understand that its purported nuclear arsenal is a weapon of national survival and hence they view it as non-threatening. This is the reason the alleged nuclear arsenal has never spurred a regional nuclear arms race.

In stark contrast, if Iran acquires nuclear weapons, a regional nuclear arms race will ensue immediately. Indeed, it has already begun. Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and other states have all signed contracts to develop nuclear installations.

Although they will never admit it, Israel’s non-radical neighbors feel more secure when it is strong. On the other hand, the region’s most radical regimes and non-state actors will always seek to emasculate Israel.

Finally, since as the Jewish state Israel is the regional bogeyman, no Arab state will agree to form an open alliance with it. Hence, it will never be in a position to join forces with another nation against a third nation.

In contrast, the Egyptian-Syrian United Arab Republic of the 1960s was formed to attack Israel. Today, the Syrian-Iranian-Turkish alliance is an inherently aggressive alliance against Israel and the non-radical Arab states. Recognizing the stabilizing force of a strong Israel, the moderate states of the region prefer Israel to remain strong.

From the US perspective, far from impairing its alliance-making capabilities in the region, by providing military assistance to Israel, America isn’t just strengthening its most stabilizing force, it is showing all states and non-state actors in the greater Middle East that it is trustworthy.

But every time the US seeks to attenuate its ties with Israel, it is viewed as an untrustworthy ally by the nations of the Middle East. US hostility toward Israel causes its neighbors to hedge their bets by distancing themselves from the US lest America abandon them to their neighboring adversaries.

The Obama administration’s willingness to effectively back Turkey and Hamas against Israel at the UN Security Council last week forced Vice President Joseph Biden to drop everything and fly to Egypt this week. Watching the US abandon Israel and strengthen the most radical actors in the region, the Egyptians are terrified that they can no longer believe in US security guarantees.

A strong Israel empowers the relatively moderate actors in the region to stand up to the radical actors because they trust it to keep the radicals in check. When it is weakened, the radical forces are emboldened. Regional stability is thrown asunder. Wars become more likely. Attacks on oil resources increase.

The most radical substate actors and regimes are encouraged to strike.

Cordesman claims that Israel only advances US strategic interests when it works toward the creation of a Palestinian state. But this is wrong. To the extent that the two-state solution assumes that Israel must contract itself to within the indefensible 1949 cease-fire lines and allow a hostile Palestinian state allied with terrorist organizations to take power in the areas it vacates, the two-state solution is predicated on making it weak and empowering radicals.

In light of this, the two-state solution as presently constituted is antithetical to America’s most vital strategic interests in the Middle East.

In our times, when Jew hatred has become acceptable and strategic blindness and madness are presented as nuanced sophistication, it is essential to maintain a firm grip on the truth. And that truth is that love the Jews or hate us, the US’s alliance with Israel has been and remains America’s most cost-effective national security investment since World War II.

This article originally appeared in the Jerusalem Post.

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By Emanuel A. Winston, Mid East Analyst & Commentator

Ban Ki Moon, Director General of the United Nations, calls for an in-depth investigation of the Turkey/Israel conflict over Israel’s naval blockade to prevent arms smuggling into Hamas-controlled Gaza.

Are you and your nations really sure you want a real investigation of how all this came about and who were the players?

The proposed investigation would have to involve the U.N. and particularly the Arab/Muslim Bloc and their setting of the agenda for U.N. policy toward Israel.

Naturally, the investigation would include leading nations, such as Russia, England, France, America and their willingness to accommodate Muslim/Arab policy – including Muslim religious hostility and accommodation of Terrorism.

This would put Israel in the dock of a World Kangaroo Court, just as the 1991 Madrid International Conference did. The countries manipulating the Madrid Conference had a key insidious goal. True to our prediction, Egypt – at the behest of Baker’s Jew-boys, proposed a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East – meaning that Israel would be forced to surrender her potential Nuclear Deterrence.

Then the investigation, of course, would have to include the Intelligence Services of the various world nations and their working contacts with Islamic Terrorist organizations – all for the purpose of “what do we call it”? Oh, Yes! “Peace”.

But, to get that elusive, ersatz Peace, naturally Israel would be expected to surrender those things which would pacify and calm the Islamic Bloc and their desire for a Global Islamic Caliphate.

Great idea, this business of an in-depth investigation but like any probing of a bad situation, we have to go a bit further back in time to clarify and clear the air.

We could speak about Yassir Arafat’s First Intifada, December 8, 1987 to June 1992. Add the U.S. State Department and CIA involvement in planning, funding and fanning the flames with certain collusion by Ministers Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres who both left the country at the time and refused to return for several weeks while the Intifada ramped up.

Some will have forgotten the illegal meetings in the early 1980s between Yassir Arafat, Rabin and Peres to plan the forced evacuation of Judea, Samaria, Gaza, the Golan Heights and those North, South and East parts of Jerusalem which Jordan had illegally occupied and desecrated for 19 years from 1948 to 1967. When that didn’t work, the plotters moved their plans to another stage at a different time.

Some will recall the 'First' "Intifada", in December 1987, when then PM Yitzhak Rabin had already left for the U.S. to confer with then President Ronald Reagan and Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger. At the same time Foreign Minister Shimon Peres went to visit with Prime Minister of England, Margaret Thatcher and President Francois Mitterrand of France. Both promoted the plan to force Israel into an International Conference where Israel would be alone against all the other nations who would push Israel to give up everything within her heartland. (This pressure evolved into the Madrid Conference of September 1991.)

Suspiciously, both Rabin and Peres refused to return home while the First "Intifada" heated up over 2 weeks. They both continued to solicit the nations of Europe to come down hard on Israel, forcing her to comply with Yassir Arafat's demands. In a word, that sedition is also called "High Treason" but, as is common in Israel, they were never investigated or tried for treason.

The First Intifada was very useful in convincing the world’s leaders and the Israeli people that this was a crisis that required bearing heavy pressure on Israel to bow to Arafat’s demands.

We could go back earlier in history’s chain of events that led up to Turkey’s return to their old, fervently Muslim ways. I refer to their massacre of a million and a half Armenians with not a hint of remorse. The old, strongly Muslim Turks

of the Ottoman Empire and its Nazi affiliations may have returned, IF it ever left. Turkey’s brutal war against the Kurds through cross border bombing raids in Iraq demonstrated Turkey’s appetite for Genocide.

Naturally, the investigation would have to include the Obama team in contact with PM Erdogan and any contact with the IHH (Insani Yardim Vakfi – Humanitarian Relief Foundation) a supposed charity that Israeli and other intelligence services have linked to Islamic extremists, and the flotilla voyage ploy to drive Israel into unlocking her anti-arms’ smuggling blockade – “for the good of all”. Right?

Of course, there is more in Obama’s greater overall plan to appease Islam and the Europeans. This would include collaborating with Shimon Peres to build several Desalination Plants on Israel’s shore so the Land and natural Water resources in the Golan Heights, Judea and Samaria aquifers would theoretically not be needed when the Land is forcibly transferred to the next Terrorist Muslim Arab State.

I have written several separate articles on this matter of Water.

Other things, seemingly tangential to the proposed investigation, must surface. Mohamed El Baradei, former U.N. Director General of the IAEA (INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY), protected Iran’s nuclear weapons’ development. But, that bit of subversion was then connected to Obama’s plan to call for sanctions when, in fact, Obama has so far allowed Iran to go nuclear and thus gaining hegemony over most, if not all, the Middle East.

But, here we get into Obama’s choice of advisors and/or collaborators such as Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod, Leon Panetta, Gen. James Jones, James Baker III, Zbigniew Brzezinski, ‘et al’. We would have to go back to James Baker, III, and what came to be known as his Jew-Boys, Dennis Ross, Aaron David Miller and Martin Indyk who participated in the International Madrid Conference (September 29, 30 and October 1, 1991).

As mentioned earlier, one of the goals of the Madrid Conference was designed to force Israel to eliminate her alleged Nuclear Deterrence, thus leaving Israel open to only conventional defense against a coalition of Muslim Arab armies with overwhelming numbers and high tech arms from the Western countries and even from the Soviet Union.

Yes, indeed, let’s have this “let it all hang out” investigation.
We are long overdue to see how our leaders subverted their nations in the

name of “Peace Through Power”. The U.S. had its “Shadow Government” run by the power brokers behind the curtain and corruption became rampant. Or have you noticed?

Communist Russia, with its KGB, never left power and is back causing trouble in the Middle East while Obama fumbles away America’s position as a leading power.

Remember, the ODESSA organization whose mission was to save fleeing Nazi war criminals never really disappeared but only went underground. This was an extraordinarily powerful group involving the Church, high ranking Bishops, providing Safe Houses.

The Red Cross, as co-conspirators, provided passports, visas and the transmittal of money, gold, and other valuables stolen from the 6 million captured and killed Jews to insure the comfort of the escaping Nazis. Billions of dollars of loot were transferred through the ODESSA organization with much left in reserve.

These same resources were to be used in the continuation of the ODESSA organization which would be re-established mostly in America and, of course, would be well-funded with stolen monies. ODESSA swore to resurrect Adolph Hitler’s dream of world domination, including his plans to eliminate world Jewry and Israel. Strangely, some of the advisors who have attached themselves to Obama could speak to this issue under subpoena to a Grand Jury.

Sounds like the same program Islam has chosen as its destiny, to establish a World Caliphate to dominate the world with Islam. Strange bedfellows but, they have worked together before. The Nazis and the Muslims shared the same ideology which has been forgotten by the nations. Remember Haj Amin Al Husseini flew from Jerusalem where he was the Grand Mufti to sit next to Adolph Hitler during the Holocaust. Husseini invited Hitler to bring his killing machine to Israel to finish his “Final Solution to his Jewish question”.

Yes indeed, let’s have an investigation and connect the seemingly unconnected dots and there are many – with only a few mentioned herein.

A simple though mystical answer is that this is the time of confrontation between good and evil. Most of our readers have heard of the War between Gog and Magog. Well, it’s started.

Fortunately, we all think we live in a normal world, insulated from many strange things which, of course, we don’t believe are happening. We can never understand why American Intel Agencies are tasked with over-turning other governments (sometimes even our allies) and replacing them with their own choices. We don’t understand how our noble security agencies act like the Mafia, especially when they operate with Terrorists against our own allies.

Did you think the Church with its various dark factions and cults were merely imaginative inventions so that one day movies could be made to fill theatres ?

Did you think that KGB assassinations with the tip of poisoned umbrellas were only Ludlum fiction stories? Russia remains the “Evil Empire” so named by President Ronald Reagan but, Obama does not agree.

When Kings plotted to kill their brothers in conspiracies to gain the throne, was it merely fiction? Were they just conspiracy stories for children and history class? People really died and conspiracies were the rule.

Something is happening in the world today with evil people becoming leaders in their nations. It may very well be that the Jews were sent as the Sons of Light to defeat the Sons of Darkness. If Evil wins, then the Earth and all of her inhabitants will be enslaved in pain and misery. The loss of freedom was forecast in the Bible which spoke of evil leaders coming to power, leading to Armageddon.

Yes, let us have a thorough investigation of all who organized and led up to the Turkish so-called Freedom Flotilla and maybe we will untie the connections and provide Freedom even for Turkey.


Back in Eretz Yisrael for Shabbos everybody have a peaceful and wonderful Shabbos,

Rachamim Pauli