Please remove the following names from the prayer list: Chava bas Rachel who is now out of danger and is undergoing recovery treatment. Esther Rachel bas Sara can be removed for whomever gave me the name did not reply to my request.
This week we start off with Tuma like that of giving birth and Tsoras mistranslated as leprosy.
12:1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying: If a woman be delivered, and bear a man-child, then she shall be unclean seven days; as in the days of the impurity of her sickness shall she be unclean.
If a woman conceives: Rabbi Simlai said: “Just as in the Creation, man was created after all domestic animals, wild beasts, and birds, so too, the law [concerning the cleanness] of man is stated after the law [concerning the cleanness] of domestic animals, wild beasts, and birds.”- [Vayikra Rabbah 14:1] If [a woman] conceives: Heb. כִּי תַזְרִיעַ. [These words are stated] to include the case of [a woman] who gave birth to a dissolved [fetus, i.e., the fetus had matured, but had subsequently] dissolved [in the womb], resulting in a semen-like mass (זֶרַע akin to תַזְרִיע), its mother has the impurity of birth. — [Niddah 27b] As [in] the days of her menstrual flow: According to the order of all the uncleanness mentioned in regard to the menstruating woman (נִדָּה), she becomes unclean on account of giving birth. [This is true] even if the womb opens without [any issue of] blood. Flow: Heb. דְּוֹתָהּ This expression denotes a substance that flows from her body. Another explanation: It denotes illness (מַדְוֶה) and sickness, for there is not a woman who sees [menstrual] blood without feeling ill, [since] her head and limbs become heavy upon her.
The RAMBAN brings down the Gemara that the man provides the white parts of the body – bone, flesh and the woman the red. This was the view of the Gemara and not the mixing of 23 chromosomes in DNA material which we know today. The probability of a son is much greater if the woman ejects fluid that is more conducive for carrying the sperm first for producing a son otherwise the slower and longer living female sperm has a higher probability of producing a daughter. It is not stated in this way but I have modernized it. The only illness in menstruation is the loss of blood and hormonal change in today’s world but in previous times it was treated as an illness. I was stationed at one air base enough times to have a non-commissioned staff sergeant come in screaming at the paramedics once a month about her headaches and how she had to see the doctor. Nobody argued with her but usually the “illness” is not really a malady.
3 And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.
She is to go to the Mikvah on the seventh evening to attend the bris on the eight day.
4 And she shall continue in the blood of purification three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purification be fulfilled.
She shall remain: The word תֵּשֵׁב means only staying [or remaining], like, “And you dwelled (וַתֵּשְׁבוּ) in Kadesh” (Deut. 1:46), “and he dwelt (וַיֵּשֶׁב) in the plain of Mamre” (Gen. 13:18). In the blood of purity: [I. e., during this interim period,] although she may see blood [issued from her], she is ritually clean. — [Torath Kohanim 12:15] In the blood of purity: Heb. טָהֳרָה. [This could be mistakenly understood as “in the blood of her purity.” However,] this is not an aspirate “hey,” [as is evidenced by the absence of a dot in the final letter ה]. Therefore, it is an [unqualified] noun, like the word טֹהַר [meaning “purity”]. The days of her purification: Heb. טָהֳרָהּ. [Here,] this is an aspirate “hey,” meaning “the days of her purification.” She shall not touch [anything holy]: [Although the verse says “shall not touch,” this is] a warning against one eating [anything holy] as is taught in Tractate Yev. (75a). [she shall not touch] anything holy: This comes to include terumah [being prohibited to this woman, before she is ritually clean (Torath Kohanim 12:16). This woman is considered a טְבוּל יוֹם, i.e., someone who has immerses in a mikvah, but must still wait for that day to elapse in order to become completely clean. Now, how is she considered a טְבוּל יוֹם ? We are talking here about a thirty-three day period. However, she does fall under this category] because she is considered a טְבוּלַת יוֹם אָרֹ [i.e., she must wait a “prolonged day,” insofar as] she immerses after seven [days], but the sunset that she must wait for [in order to become pure is not the sunset of the day of her immersion, but rather, it] is the sunset of the fortieth day [from birth], since it is [only] on the following day that she may bring the atonement [sacrifice] of her purification. [Thus, the whole period is to be considered one prolonged day, in the context of the law regarding her eating anything holy.]
After going to Mikvah prior to the eight day she is pure for eating Hullin with her family. The RAMBAN explains that she is now pure for relations with her husband and the blood that she sees is Tahor and Tumay. This state continues until the 40th day in which case bleeding is Tuma. On the 40th day she is pure with the Korban and no bleeding.
5 But if she bear a maid-child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her impurity; and she shall continue in the blood of purification threescore and six days.
The purification for a female is similar but 14 full days prior to going to the Mikvah and then the blood is pure until the 80th day when she must be purified by a Korban. Now the question arises about the loss of a fetus. One has to hold by the Chumra. She must wait until the 15th day and then if she is still bleeding from the 40th day onwards, she must refrain if she sees blood. For we do not know if the fetus is male or female.
6 And when the days of her purification are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt-offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtle-dove, for a sin-offering, unto the door of the tent of meeting, unto the priest. 7 And he shall offer it before the LORD, and make atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the fountain of her blood. This is the law for her that bears, whether a male or a female. 8 And if her means suffice not for a lamb, then she shall take two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons: the one for a burnt-offering, and the other for a sin-offering; and the priest shall make atonement for her, and she shall be clean.
One as a burnt-offering and one as a sin-offering: Scripture places [the burnt-offering] before [the sin-offering] only insofar as how they must be read [in the Torah. This is due to the higher esteem of the burnt-offering, because it is burned in its entirety (Maskil LeDavid).] But the sacrificing of the sin-offering precedes [that of]the burnt-offering. Thus we learned in Zevachim, in the chapter entitled כָּל-הַתָּדִיר (90a).
This is her atonement for vowing during the pain of childbirth or the post modem depression not to have any more children.
13:1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying: 2 When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, or a scab, or a bright spot, and it become in the skin of his flesh the plague of leprosy, then he shall be brought unto Aaron the priest, or unto one of his sons the priests. …
The four types of Tsoras on a human are discussed and some do look like modern psoriasis or other skin pigment diseases but the spiritual cause is Lashon HaRa. Either slander, rumor repetition, idle gossip run rampant, even true secrets being blurted out, enabling this by listening etc.
38 And if a man or a woman have in the skin of their flesh bright spots, even white bright spots; 39 then the priest shall look; and, behold, if the bright spots in the skin of their flesh be of a dull white, it is a tetter, it hath broken out in the skin: he is clean.
After a week out of the camp, he is clean and has to purify himself.
40 And if a man's hair be fallen off his head, he is bald; yet is he clean. 41 And if his hair be fallen off from the front part of his head, he is forehead-bald; yet is he clean. 42 But if there be in the bald head, or the bald forehead, a reddish-white plague, it is leprosy breaking out in his bald head, or his bald forehead. 43 Then the priest shall look upon him; and, behold, if the rising of the plague be reddish-white in his bald head, or in his bald forehead, as the appearance of leprosy in the skin of the flesh, 44 he is a leprous man, he is unclean; the priest shall surely pronounce him unclean: his plague is in his head. 45 And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and the hair of his head shall go loose, and he shall cover his upper lip, and shall cry: 'Unclean, unclean.' 46 All the days wherein the plague is in him he shall be unclean; he is unclean; he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his dwelling be.
This will prevent him from listening to or spreading Lashon HaRa and he shall be unclean for the week and announce it which will embarrass him not the one he intended to embarrass.
47 And when the plague of leprosy is in a garment, whether it be a woolen garment, or a linen garment;
Is this from talking Lashon HaRa about other’s garments or bullying people because they dress like slobs. One thing is to criticize a style like “pants on the ground” and other thing is to consider somebody for the way he or she dresses.
48 or in the warp, or in the woof, whether they be of linen, or of wool; or in a skin, or in any thing made of skin. 49 If the plague be greenish or reddish in the garment, or in the skin, or in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin, it is the plague of leprosy, and shall be shown unto the priest. … 54 then the priest shall command that they wash the thing wherein the plague is, and he shall shut it up seven days more. 55 And the priest shall look, after that the plague is washed; and, behold, if the plague have not changed its color, and the plague be not spread, it is unclean; thou shalt burn it in the fire; it is a fret, whether the bareness be within or without. 56 And if the priest look, and, behold, the plague be dim after the washing thereof, then he shall rend it out of the garment, or out of the skin, or out of the warp, or out of the woof. 57 And if it appear still in the garment, or in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin, it is breaking out, thou shalt burn that wherein the plague is with fire. 58 And the garment, or the warp, or the woof, or whatsoever thing of skin it be, which thou shalt wash, if the plague be departed from them, then it shall be washed the second time, and shall be clean. 59 This is the law of the plague of leprosy in a garment of wool or linen, or in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin, to pronounce it clean, or to pronounce it unclean.
This week is Rosh Chodesh Nissan and we can now bless the new budding trees and blossoms if we see two together. The blessing is in the prayer book after the morning prays. The Parsha this week after Tazria is Parsha HaChodesh. Shemos 12:1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying: 2 'This month shall be unto you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. … 6 and ye shall keep it unto the fourteenth day of the same month; and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at dusk. 7 And they shall take of the blood, and put it on the two side-posts and on the lintel, upon the houses wherein they shall eat it. 8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; with bitter herbs they shall eat it. 9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; its head with its legs and with the inwards thereof. 10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; but that which remains of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire. 11 And thus shall ye eat it: with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste--it is the LORD'S passover. 12 For I will go through the land of Egypt in that night, and will smite all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the LORD. 13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and there shall no plague be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. 14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial, and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance forever. 15 Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; howbeit the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses; for whosoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel. … 19 Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses; for whosoever eats that which is leavened, that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a sojourner, or one that is born in the land. 20 Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.'
From here Moshe learned to calculate the months of the year and set a calendar. We learn that Pessach is to be celebrated every year and that we are not to possess or find leavening or leaven in all our houses. Nowadays we go to a Rabbi or a gentile and sell our Chametz as we may have more than one house and perhaps a notable supply of grain alcoholic beverages or we own a company or a beer factory. Having flour that always was dry and is stored in a dry place or grain that was and is dry is not forbidden as Matzos can be even baked on Pessach.
My wife, as we aged, starting taking certain rooms already before Purim for cleaning. Rooms that essentially are “Kosher for Pessach” as we don’t eat or bring Chametz into them. However, crumbs might have been on my pants or shirt or her skirt or blouse so we give them the spring cleaning. At this stage my house except for the kitchen-dining rooms is Kosher for Pessach. It comes from planning, experiencing and doing things at a slower pace. We have shopped already for Matzos and Matzah Meal, jam, ketchup and other goods that do not need refrigeration until opened. Stores are selling horseradish jars and mayonnaise with the strictest Hechsherim. I brought frozen vegetables, hot dogs special for Pessach, sliced meat. But of course fresh vegetables meat, chicken, fish, cheese and milk should be bought closer to Pessach preferably early in the week to avoid the crowds if you live in a Jewish Area. In Israel 87% of the Jews observe Pessach with a traditional Seder. Some Kibbutzim perhaps less traditional but in some way. 13% of the population are either children that were lost in Russia, the Holocaust or other circumstances who do not celebrate Pessach. This is an on-going tragedy that only ends went the Moshiach comes. Outside of Israel the amount of non-compliance with the Torah and Mitzvos is greater but each Jew is a world and we must try a little here or there to invite these individuals into a Seder if we are conducting it.
There is a “Pintele Yid” buried in all of us as the late Lubavitcher called and I have among my former co-workers that the rest of the year eat just about anything and everything in the world contrary to the kashrus of last week’s Parsha. However, on Pessach, you will not find in their houses any leaven. The only person that I ever came across was a woman who had just left the Soviet Union and could not believe that one could survive a week without eating bread. She managed to obtain from Arabs bread. An educated woman whom you could not convince that flour made the Matzos and flour made the bread. She had been brain-zombie(d) by Soviet Propaganda.
Lastly, this is the time to go to the OU https://oukosher.org/passover/passover-guide/, Star K http://www.star-k.org/passover?gclid=Cj0KEQjwrZ24BRC098fr-OqnuMkBEiQAKQ9lgJq8iUqRB0azZkLYDierov8DRcPF1Np7rB3yErSKe5gaAhuB8P8HAQ
and the Kupat Holim Clalit http://www.clalit.co.il/he/medical/pharmacy/Documents/koosher2014.pdf
site to look for medicines that are Kosher for Pessach.
EVEN IF YOU MEDICATION IS NOT KOSHER FOR
PESSACH IT CAN BE PERHAPS PLACED IN A CAPSULE TO BE SWALLOWED. Note one can print out the list and show the medications to the doctor for alternative prescription medications that are Kosher. Example some iron pills are not kosher but Ferro-grad or Folex are. Maalox is not kosher but regular tums are. Some people try not to take medication for Pessach –Skip laws that will not apply to you (example preparing a contract for sale of Chametz if your Rabbi is doing this, or making Charoses if your host does this).
Due to Pessach preparations the Holocaust stories and even miracles cannot be written up this week instead, I have to use other’s stories.
The One Honest Man by Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles that is OK if it is just vitamins or things like co-enzyme 10 but not heart, cancer, prostate, diabetes or other medications that are prescribed by doctors. Consult your Rabbi/Physician regarding this. Even medicine that is necessary to even possibly save a life can be used. Don’t try to play the hero with kosher and err on the side of caution and life. Halachos of Pessach start with Chapter 98 and continue to 120 on this site. http://yonanewman.org/kizzur/kiz-index2.html
In Disna, at that time, it was possible to avoid conscription into the czar's army by bribing one's way through the military bureaucracy. Army doctors, officers and office clerks were only too happy to accept a monetary gift to free someone from military service. This practice had flourished for many years.
Boruch Yosef, too, was instrumental in freeing young Jewish men from military service. But Boruch Yosef took no money for his troubles; he risked defying Russian law solely to fulfill what is said to be the most precious commandment of all, pidyon shevuyim, the redemption of prisoners.
Life continued as usual until someone informed the government of what was going on. The entire scheme began to unravel. A special delegation was dispatched from the Russian capital in Petersburg to investigate the charges and to act upon their findings. The whole city was thrown into a panic, for there was no household in Disna that had not participated in bribing government officials in one form or another. After all, for a Jew to be drafted into the Czar's army - which was usually for 25 years! -- meant the end of his life as a Jew.
An investigation was launched; each new charge was followed by an arrest. Scores of people were thrown into prison - both governmental officials accused of receiving bribes and the unfortunate citizens charged with having offered them. Fresh accusations were leveled every day, as more and more people were arrested and detained. The members of the delegation were determined to substantiate each and every minute detail.
Boruch Yosef was terrified, for his activities to free Jewish yeshivah boys from the draft went back many years. As soon as the delegation reached Disna, Boruch Yosef left for Lubavitch.
He happened to arrive on one of the days the Rebbe Rashab - Rabbi Sholom-Ber Shneersohn, the 5th Chabad rebbe -- granted private audiences (his custom was to receive individuals in private audience on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, except during the summer months, which for health reasons the Rebbe spent in Zaulsha, when it was once a week on Mondays).
Boruch Yosef asked Reb Nachman, the Rebbe's attendant, to let him speak to the Rebbe, but Reb Nachman abruptly informed him that he would have to wait at least several days before he could get in. Boruch Yosef was not a familiar face to the attendant, as he generally only came to Lubavitch for Rosh Hashanah, and even then, not always had yechidus with the Rebbe.
When Boruch Yosef realized he would not be given a turn he wrote a quick note to the Rebbe, telling him he had something urgent to discuss and that Reb Nachman refused to let him inside. He handed the slip of paper to the next person about to go in to the Rebbe and asked him to deliver it.
Boruch Yosef's plan worked. The Rebbe read his note and insisted that his attendant send Boruch Yosef in to him at once.
Once inside, Boruch Yosef poured his heart out to the Rebbe. Where could he seek refuge? he asked. One thing was clear: Under no circumstances could he return home, for he would be arrested immediately. He thought it best to relocate to another city. But which one? Should he move to Kremenzug or to Poltava? he inquired.
The Rebbe listed as Reb Boruch spelled out the two alternatives and then paused a minute, deep in thought. He then asked two questions:
"Does anyone know that you are here in Lubavitch?" asked the Rebbe.
"No one, except for my wife," he replied.
"And was absolutely everything you did to free the young men for military service done for the mitzvah itself, and not for monetary compensation?" (Great sums of money were generally involved in these transactions, and the lure of money is one thing many people find difficult to resist.)
"I did everything honestly and faithfully," Boruch Yosef answered.
After a slightly longer pause, the Rebbe took out his watch and checked the time. "I think you can still find a cab driver to bring you to the train station in time for the next train back to Disna. In case it is too late, however, return and my own wagon will take you there. Travel in peace, and may G-d be with you," he said, ushering Boruch Yosef out the door.
Once outside, Boruch Yosef did not know what to do. How could he return to Disna? This was not the answer he had sought. He had asked the Rebbe which of two cities he should settle in to escape the wrath of the Russian government.
But there was no time for Boruch Yosef to stand and speculate. He hurried off in the direction of the cab drivers and took the last carriage to the train station. The next morning he was back in Disna.
For the next few days Boruch Yosef sat at home, broken and depressed, expecting the authorities to knock on his door and arrest him at any minute. More and more people were being carted off to jail every day, and Boruch Yosef figured it was just a matter of time until his turn came. Anyone with even the slightest connection to bribing officials was being sought. Afraid to show his face in public, Boruch Yosef remained indoors, fearful and desperate.
A few days later he was paid a surprise visit by his friend and fellow chasid, Reb Yaakov-Reuven Meller, whose sons also learned in Lubavitch. "Mazal Tov!" he cried as he entered the door. "Your salvation has come!" he announced to the astonished Boruch Yosef.
Reb Yaakov then told him how he had learned that Boruch Yosef was no longer in danger. A vegetable seller by trade, Reb Yaakov made the rounds of Disna aristocracy, selling vegetable he had raised on his own property and on land that he leased. Some of the homes he visited belonged to high ranking government employees, whose wives were among his regular customers.
That day, Reb Yaakov had gone to the home of a highly placed deputy officer to settle a bill. When he got there he heard the sound of heartrending sobs and weeping coming from within. The deputy's wife, who had been sitting and crying, opened the door and took Reb Yaakov into her confidence, as if talking to an old and trusted friend.
Many years previously, she explained, her husband had accepted a bribe to alter some official papers, without the knowledge of his superior officer. When the superior officer got wind of the bribe, he too demanded money and insisted on being part of the scheme. Since that time, however, the deputy officer had been uninvolved in the whole corrupt business, and was free of any wrongdoing. Now, with the arrival of the governmental delegation from Petersburg, the superior officer had been arrested and was in prison. Only her husband and the office clerk remained on the job, sorting and classifying the mail that arrived at the office and putting it in the proper mail slots.
On this particular day, the deputy had, in his pocket, a letter informing on the illegal activities of one Boruch Yosef Kozliner. He was planning to hand it over to the governmental delegation, which was due to visit his office that very morning.
As the two employees sat and sorted through the mail, the clerk happened to open a letter denouncing the deputy officer, informing on his past participation in unlawful activities. Names, dates, and all their particulars were clearly spelling out in the letter, which had been sent by the already incarcerated superior officer. Why should he be the only one to suffer, when he had only followed the example set by his deputy? And maybe he would be shown mercy for informing on someone else.
The two men had been sitting on opposite sides of the same desk. "Look at this!" the clerk said, holding up the incriminating letter. "You're in big trouble now."
The deputy blanched. He began to plead with the clerk for the letter. The delegation was due to arrive any minute! At first the clerk was afraid to withhold the information from the investigation. But then, after listening to his superior's pleas he agreed to hand over the document, especially since the deputy promised him a 'present' for doing so. The deputy gratefully took the letter from the clerk and put it in his pocket.
At that very second the door opened, and in walked the dreaded delegation. The two employees were quaking in their boots, for they had only narrowly missed being observed. In his fear and confusion, the deputy reached into his pocket and handed the officials the wrong letter. Instead of informing on Reb Boruch Kozliner, he gave them the letter sealing his own fate.
When the deputy was immediately arrested and was let off to prison, the clerk figured out what must have had happened. He ran to tell the deputy's wife, who in turn, related the whole story to Reb Yaakov.
Reb Yaakov had gone at once to give his friend the good news. Boruch Yosef was never informed upon and remained free the rest of his days.
Rabbi Sholom-Dovber Schneersohn [of blessed memory: 20 Cheshvan 5621 - 2 Nissan 5680 (Oct. 1860 - April 1920)], known as the Rebbe Reshab, was the fifth Rebbe of the Lubavitcher dynasty. He is the author of hundreds of major tracts in the exposition of Chasidic thought.
Rabbi Sholom-Dovber Schneersohn [of blessed memory: 20 Cheshvan 5621 - 2 Nissan 5680 (Oct. 1860 - April 1920)], known as the Rebbe Reshab, was the fifth Rebbe of the Lubavitcher dynasty. He is the author of hundreds of major tracts in the exposition of Chasidic thought.
Free beginner’s guide for potential converts to Judaism: https://coffman.leadpages.co/all-set-conversion-secrets-101/
Trafe and even unfit for human consumption meat from the PLO to Israeli restaurants: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4787381,00.html
Rabbi Alterman warned of this in his book in 1969 or 1970 about Shabbtai Tzvi-ism that lend to Frankists and eventually Socialism. This also let towards a world government and the Council of Foreign Relations. A few people listened to this tape which I have not had the chance to hear more than a few minutes and mistook the warning. Perhaps it is better to look for the books “Eliminate the Opiate” of Rabbi Marvin Alterman as a number of people did not understand the message of this non-Jew in 1968 about a global government established by the rulers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ForvEyNABs8&feature=youtu.be
You would not know today that my son with a Doctorate in Business Administration and a 4.0 average towards his doctorate was dyslexic but in Israel he was never given the tools to manage this minor problem and in the USA he succeeded starting with High School, Honors in College, a masters with a very high grade average close to 4.0 or 4.0 and his doctorate: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/210306#.VwSRqI9OI5s
Newtonian Physics states that every action has and equal and opposite reaction. The Council of Foreign Relations and Atheism and the world of political correctness is being reflected in the candidate Trump, Sanders and somewhat Cruz. Now instead of the tradition Torah Mussar Books comes a secular book on the subject to return people to Ethics: http://www.amazon.com/Back-Ethic-Reclaiming-Western-Values/dp/1927618053/
Germans spy on Netanyahu: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4786354,00.html
No money for Yehuda and the Shomron no money for near Gaza Communities: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4786326,00.html
Ed-Op by Dr. Martin Sherman: http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Into-the-Fray-Stifling-debate-BICOMs-blatant-bias-449890
Attempted Stabbing at Tapuach Junction and stabbing in Rosh HaAyin: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4786706,00.html
Ed-Op anti-Semitic Democrats attack Israeli aid: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4786196,00.html
Iran is run by the extremists and the “moderate” is only to get US money. http://debka.com/article/25341/Rouhani-threatened-unless-he-keeps-Iran’s-“provocative”-actions-funded-
From Sonny: Don’t try to outrun the Israeli Navy if you are a terrorist: http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2016/04/02/israeli-navy-sinks-suspected-smuggling-boat-near-gaza-waters/
Al Qaeda spokesman in Syria killed in drone strike: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/210262#.VwHHKY9OKM8
From Lenny W. Op-Ed: Don't worry, Israel, if Australian MP's are mates with Palestine by Rowan Dean Australia
Dear Mr Fooley (or may I call you Luke?*)
Just got back from my Labor Parliamentary Excursion, dividing my time equally between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, as you requested. What a trip! My feet hardly touched the ground!
Monday: Arrived at Lod Airport, after circling around to avoid being blasted out of the sky by IS, Hamas, Hezbollah, and a bunch of other peace-loving friends of the Palestinian Arab People's Struggle to Wipe The Perfidious Jew Off The Face Off The Earth Praise Be To Allah. Grabbed some duty-frees and headed into downtown Tel Aviv. Looks just like Surfers Paradise meets Surry Hills. Cool hipsters and hot chicks everywhere. Grabbed a quick beer and a burger, bought some fab new apps and software and …
Oops! Time to go to Palestine Authority. Drove into downtown Ramallah. Looks like Mogadishu meets the Mudgee tip. Litter everywhere. Armed guards and machine gun-wielding Mafiosi types wandering around everywhere, too. Try to grab a quick beer, but, er …
Oops! Gotta get back to Israel. Meet some scientists who invented the smartphone industry, or all the cool stuff like Viber and Waze. Plus they invented all this bionic stuff that helps paraplegics and things that stop crib deaths and things that cure …
Yikes! Gotta get back to Palestine Authority. Meet a bunch of dudes who invented the grievance industry. They explain how Israel has been oppressing them for decades. I ask them in what way exactly and they explain, "by existing".
Cripes! Back to Jerusalem. Beautiful old city. Visit the Wailing Wall, which is all that's left of the original 3000-year-old Jewish temple where the dudes in black hats go and nod. Anyone can go but you gotta be careful coz Arab kids like to chuck rocks at you when you're praying. Or use kitchen knives on the back of your neck.
Next. Head up to the Palestinian bit that sits on top of the Temple Mount, only you're not allowed to call it that up here, you have to call it the al-Aqsa Mosque. Lucky I'm not Jewish, coz Jews aren't allowed in. (Er, isn't that racist?)
OK, OK, I'm coming! Back on the bus and a quick trip to Sderot, this little town in the desert. Crazy architecture! Every house has a huge concrete bomb shelter in the front garden, every bus-stop doubles as a bomb shelter, even the kiddies playground doubles as a bomb shelter. Cool! I ask people how come they stay here when they're only ever 15 seconds from being annihilated and they say that it's their home and they love it. Fair enough.
There's a house on the hill that looks really nice, even though it's been hit by rockets and re-repaired a dozen times. Cool.
Off to Gaza! Wow. Crazy architecture. Every hospital doubles as a rocket-launching pad, every kiddies playground doubles as a missile silo! Far out! I ask people how come they stay here and they explain that Hamas will shoot them if they try to leave. Fair point.
There's a suburb on the hill that looks really nice but you're only allowed to live in it if you've had your kids blow themselves up killing Jews.
Quick smart! Back to Israel. Go to the funky Knesset Parliament building. Time to discuss politics! Oh boy! None of them agree on anything! They all argue like crazy about the best way to achieve peace (that's democracy, I guess) and if they can make the two-state solution work. Everyone agrees a Palestinian state is fine, as long as they stop trying to kill Jews. Fair point.
Back to Ramallah. Weirdly, in the middle of all the rubbish and filth there are these incredibly opulent buildings that look like massive McMansions on steroids!
Turns out they all belong to the Palestinian Authority dudes and were built with all that United Nations billions! How cool is that! We go to this marble-clad ballroom in this building that looks like a Gold Coast hotel. Time to discuss politics! Oh boy. The dude explains that the only way there can be peace is if there are two states: one called Palestine, which has no Jews in it, and the other called Whatever-the-hell-you-want-to-call-it, as long as there are "only a handful" of Jews in it. Huh? Sounds, um, a tad unreasonable.
Back to the hotel. Chill out in front of the telly and watch a doco about how Israel is inventing stuff to tackle climate change. Really interesting. (Why do we want to boycott that?)
Yikes! Luke said we gotta give equal time to Palestinian TV too! Flick on to a kids program. Really interesting. The presenter is dressed up as a clown and is using a rag doll to demonstrate how to, er, murder Jews. (Shouldn't we be boycotting that?)
Whew! Can't wait for tomorrow.
(*Ed. note: Luke Foley is the head of the Australian Labor party)
From Sara encouraging autistic youths for military service and work: Remember HASHEM created everything and everyman for a purpose in this world. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/210260#.VwHU56R96M8
Libya is becoming the new Islamic State thank you Clinton & Obama: http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Libya-could-replace-Syria-and-Iraq-as-main-ISIS-hub-450150
Charity funding anti-Israel Rallies will no longer be funded by the government – Telegraph Com UK thanks to Valerie:
The government has ceased funding a British charity which sponsored events accused of promoting hatred and violence against Jews.
The Department for International Development (Dfid) said that it no longer supported War on Want, which helped pay for “Israeli Apartheid Week” in February this year.
The statement comes as the Telegraph obtained undercover recordings of events where anti-Semitism, demands for the destruction of Israel or naked support for terror were expressed by academics and others at meetings in some of Britain’s most prestigious universities.
One speaker, Max Blumenthal, the son of a close adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton, praised a massacre by Hamas as sending an “incredible message” and said that taking up arms should be “normal” for Palestinians. He compared Israel to the terrorist group Isil, describing it as “the Jewish State of Israel and the Levant, JSIL”.
At another rally – sponsored by War on Want – a speaker said that British government policy was created by “Zionist and neo-con lobbies”.
A second speaker at the same event spoke of a “rumour” that Israelis were harvesting dead Palestinians’ organs.
After 5 years woman finally compensated by National Insurance: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/210451#.VwVbEI9OI5s
Semi-brain dead politicians wake up to giving cement for murder tunnels and Israel stops cement shipments to Gaza: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/210341#.VwNUP49OI5s
Whose side are we on the bad guys or the good guys? http://debka.com/article/25343/Netanyahu’s-dilemma-Détente-with-Turkey-or-recognition-of-Syrian-Kurds
Yes, there are human rights violations by the Israeli Gov. but not against terrorists but a Jew who has committed no crime except he is a right winger. Held in detention for 8 months. He could not attend the Bris of his son. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4786806,00.html
You let them in as “refugees” unvetted now you have to swallow what they dish out. http://www.aol.com/article/2016/04/05/isis-threatens-attacks-on-major-european-cities/21338480/
Hero’s widow marries his former teacher in a small ceremony: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/210354#.VwQEYY9OI5t
Self-hating Jew as Bernie exaggerates Arab Propaganda on Gaza: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/210383#.VwRz3I9OI5s
Dr. Martin Sherman analysist of the two State “solution” which is far from a solution: http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=15687
Gulf States and Iran a threat to Israel with their weapons acquisitions: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4787755,00.html
Testimony reveals that comrade of the soldier who shot the terrorist also was told he had a bomb: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/210563 This also shows that the whole kangaroo court is because the leftist filmed the incident. He recounted that the soldier who shot the terrorist asked him, "what is this, the terrorist is alive?," at which he told him, "yes, we can't touch him. Apparently he has an explosive on him. They're waiting for a bomb sapper."
The gathering accounts strengthen the soldier's version of events, according to which he shot out of concerns the terrorist was about to detonate. They come after a Magen David Adom (MDA) investigative committee and a CID officer confirmed that concerns of a bomb belt had not been ruled out.
Gaza attempts to blow up vehicles on the Israeli side of the fence: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4788944,00.html
ISIS reaches the Jordanian Border: http://debka.com/article/25345/ISIS-descends-on-Jordan’s-border-activates-suicides-Jordanian-command-post-in-Daraa
Saudis help Egypt fight ISIS in Sinai: http://debka.com/article/25353/Saudi-cash-boosts-Egypt’s-war-on-ISIS-Sinai-after-US-opts-out
Have a wonderful Shabbos and stay healthy. Remember there is less and less time to clean and shop for Pessach so plan carefully. If the house gets painted in May it is no crime and dust is not Chametz. (Nicer if can be done but not as to make somebody ill over it.)