Friday, May 6, 2016

Parsha Kedoshim, stories, news and commentary

Last week I decided due to the large number of people who do not open their mail on Pessach to wait until Sunday to put out Acherei Mos which was the Parsha on Shabbos in Israel. In case you did not see this here is the link:

Prayers for one week only for a healing for an elderly person Ghila or Gila bas Chana.

Parsha Kedoshim

After we have learned about the holiness of Yom Kippur and the cleansing of the body and spirit. We have now a new family purity in relationships and what is forbidden unto us. We are now ready to advance as a nation into holiness. We shall be Holy for HASHEM our G-D is Holy!

19:1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them: Ye shall be holy; for I the LORD your God am holy.

What we learned in last week’s Parsha might have been taught to the Cohanim and the elders of the tribes aka Sanhedrin or the leaders but not the full nation or perhaps just the males over 20 years old. Now this week Moshe is commanded to teach “All of the congregation of the Bnei Yisrael.”

Speak to the entire congregation of the children of Israel: [This] teaches us that this passage was stated in the assembly [of the entire congregation of Israel] because most of the fundamental teachings of the Torah are dependent on it [i.e., they are encapsulated in this passage]. — [Torath Kohanim 19:1; Vayikra Rabbah 24:5] You shall be holy: Separate yourselves from sexual immorality and from sin, for wherever one finds a barrier against sexual immorality, one finds holiness, [for example:], “[They (the kohanim) shall not take in marriage] a woman who is a prostitute or one who was profaned…I, the Lord, Who sanctifies you [am holy]” (Lev. 21:7-8); and, “he shall not profane his offspring…I am the Lord, Who sanctifies him” (Lev. 21:15); and, “They shall be holy…[They shall not take in marriage] a woman who is a prostitute or one who was profaned” (Lev. 21:6-7). - [Vayikra Rabbah 24:4-6; and see also Sefer Hazikkaron

3 Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and ye shall keep My Sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.

In the Decalogue, Shabbos comes before honoring parents for they too are bound by the laws of Shabbos. Here is a clarification that one man should fear his mother then his father like keeping the Shabbos. Mother is written first as it is usually the child fears the father and loves the mother. Therefore mother is put first while in Sefer Devarim one should love his father then his mother as there the natural tendency is reverse.

And you shall observe My Sabbaths: Scripture juxtaposes [the commandment of] observing the Sabbath with [that] of fearing one’s father [and mother], in order to state [the following principle]: “Although I have admonished you regarding the fear of your father, nevertheless, if he tells you to desecrate the Sabbath, do not listen to him.” And this is also the case with all the [other] commandments. — [B.M. 32a] [This is indicated by:] I am the Lord, your God: [where “your” is in the plural form, meaning to say,] both you and your father are obligated to honor Me! Therefore, do not listen to him to negate My commands. — [B.M. 32a] Now, what constitutes “fear”? One must not sit in his place, speak in his stead [when it is his father’s turn to speak] or contradict him. And what constitutes “honor”? One must give [the father and mother] food and drink, clothe them and put on their shoes, and accompany them when they enter or leave. — [Torath Kohanim 19:3; Kid. 31b]

4 Turn ye not unto the idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.

Shimon HaTzaddik had the Great Sanhedrin remove the Yetzer for Avoda Zara from the world. Until that time people would run after it. Strange local customs and occurrences due to weather, earthquake zone or other phenomena that resulted in the belief in folk lore that became idolatry was now eradicated. For in Tractate Sanhedrin when Rebbe Meir Baal HaNes criticized the King Menashe, the king came to him in a dream and told him that he would have clung to the garment of the king to worship.

… 10 And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather the fallen fruit of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and for the stranger: I am the LORD your God.

HASHEM has blessed you with produce. HE has commanded you to give gleamings and money to the poor. Therefore, it is sealed: I am the LORD your God.

11 Ye shall not steal; neither shall ye deal falsely, nor lie one to another.

I guess I can’t be a good politician if I follow this. What is more important? A place in this world or one in the next. Not leaving gleamings is stealing from the poor.

You shall not steal: Heb. לֹא תִּגְנֹבוּ. This is an admonition against someone stealing money, while “You shall not steal (לֹא תִגְנֹב) ” in the Ten Commandments is an admonition against stealing people [i.e., kidnapping]. [This is] a matter derived from its context [namely, “You shall not murder,” “ You shall not commit adultery,” each of which is] a capital crime, [which is the case of kidnapping but not of stealing money]. — [see Rashi on Exod. 20:13; Sanh. 86a] You shall not deny falsely: Since Scripture says, “and he denies it” (Lev. 5:22), he must pay the principal and [an additional] fifth [of its value], we know the punishment [involved]. But where do we find the admonition [against denying a rightful claim]? Therefore, Scripture says, “You shall not deny falsely.” You shall not lie: Since Scripture says “and he…swears falsely” (Lev. 5:22), he must pay back the principal and [an additional] fifth [of its value], we know the punishment [involved]. [But] where do we find the admonition [against swearing falsely]? Therefore, Scripture says, “You shall not lie.” You shall not steal. You shall not deny falsely. You shall not lie,… You shall not swear [falsely]: If you steal, you will eventually come to deny falsely, and consequently, you will come to lie and then swear falsely. — [Torath Kohanim 19:26

12 And ye shall not swear by My name falsely, so that thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

Isn’t this a derivative of stealing and falsehood mentioned in Pasuk 11? Rather it is complicating the situation by trying to get out of it by swearing by the NAME

13 Thou shalt not oppress thy neighbor, nor rob him; the wages of a hired servant shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.

It is the responsibility of a person hiring another to arrange for payment before the work is undertaken either via a contract or understanding. Such as. I will pay you for materials now and a check for payment on completion of the work or such and such on the first of the month etc.

14 Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling-block before the blind, but thou shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.

I once saw a Goy making fun of an elderly woman on our block. He thought himself so wise that he would yell at the top of his lungs “Stella” and then he would make like nobody heard anything when she turned around afterwards he would giggle. We would tell him that was not nice but he got a foolish thrill out of it. I don’t think these are funny and parking in spaces designated for the disabled is also a derivative of this in modern terms.

15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment; thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor favor the person of the mighty; but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor.

A slick forked tongue can work rings around a person who is uncertain of his language or stutters. Judges have to be careful or the pit of Gehennom will be there in the next world for falling into it in this.

16 Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people; neither shalt thou stand idly by the blood of thy neighbor: I am the LORD.

Idle gossip can even be true. “Did you know Bruce Jenner?” … If it was not public knowledge keep it to yourself. Even for a non-Jew or public figure where the rules are not always applicable, one should be careful. One does not have to go into the details to belittle others or go on about them. However, the Rabbis did say things about Nebuchanezer and Haman in the Medrash to belittle them. But outside of the mass murderers or anti-Semites I did not see this.

17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart; thou shalt surely rebuke thy neighbor, and not bear sin because of him. 18 Thou shalt not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the LORD.

These two Pasukim are related. The person is forbidden to hate a Jew. This we see in not bearing a grudge or taking vengeance two different negative things. Loving a fellow Jew is a Mitzvah that one should do like one likes himself and would want others to love him/her.

19 Ye shall keep My statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind; thou shalt not sow thy field with two kinds of seed; neither shall there come upon thee a garment of two kinds of stuff mingled together.

At first one might think that a mule is stronger than a donkey and perhaps more manageable than a horse but it is infertile. Such is the result of doing these mixed breeds. Genetic engineering in plants have killed off bees and perhaps increased autism in the States. There have been genetic engineered bugs that have done destruction. The Zika Virus is an example of a genetically modified mosquito that started carrying a disease that did not previously exist.

20 And whosoever lies carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, designated for a man, and not at all redeemed, nor was freedom given her; there shall be inquisition; they shall not be put to death, because she was not free.

He is not completely off the hook after 120 years. However, he is given a Korban Asham to atone for his sin.

21 And he shall bring his forfeit unto the LORD, unto the door of the tent of meeting, even a ram for a guilt-offering. 22 And the priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the guilt-offering before the LORD for his sin which he hath sinned; and he shall be forgiven for his sin which he hath sinned.
… 26 Ye shall not eat with the blood; neither shall ye practice divination nor soothsaying.

In 1970 there was a slew of hijackings on the same day that I was airborne making Aliyah to Israel. The terrorist got angry at westernized Yarden for being cooperative and freeing the hijacked Israelis. Yasser Arafat (Nobel Peace Prize – Both Alfred Nobel and Bertha Von Suttner must have been turning in their graves) ordered the assignation of PM Wasbi al-Tal of Yarden. The terrorist who murdered the man knew what the Torah says that the soul is in the blood so he bent over and drank the blood of the dead Prime Minister. Balak mentioned in Bamidbar did divination and soothsaying with the blood of birds. So Kabbalistically there is a relationship between these three sins.

27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

This is the reason why many Jews grow Peyos. However, one can be religious and have a little hair that one can pull on that is considered Peyos. This is the prohibition against using a razor except for the “Leper” or the Nazir.  

28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor imprint any marks upon you: I am the LORD.

This is like the Shiite custom of cutting oneself with knives and the prohibition against tattoos.

29 Profane not thy daughter, to make her a harlot, lest the land fall into harlotry, and the land become full of lewdness.

From here we learn that the father is to make sure that his daughter gets married. If not, then it is up to the mother to make sure her daughter marries. For the Yetzer exists and is extra strong in young people.

30 Ye shall keep My Sabbaths, and reverence My sanctuary: I am the LORD.

A friendly reminder to observe Shabbos. If you want to know why - I am the LORD!

…36 Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

This is repeating the obligation against lying and falsehood but this is in business. I have heard many religious Jews state “Judaism is Judaism and Business is Business”. Maybe for the non-Jew Mr. Buffett, Mr. Gates, Mr. Carlos, etc. that is good but not for a G-D fearing Jew. It is not a big Kiddush HASHEM when I hear in Yiddish “The longer the beard, the bigger the thief!”

37 And ye shall observe all My statutes, and all Mine ordinances, and do them: I am the LORD.
… 20:3 I also will set My face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people, because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile My sanctuary, and to profane My holy name.

I deduct that since Molech worship was placing a child over a flame that the custom started as a medical practice. When a newborn child would come into the world, the infant was warmed by or over a flame until dressed. It then became Avoda Zara and forbidden by the Torah. Ignorant Jews used to practice this. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A REAL KABBALIST OR TALMUD CHACHAM WITH THOSE SILLY RED BANDS AROUND HIS WRIST? However, many fools think that will ward off the evil eye. What wards off the evil eye is wishing well to everybody and not ever showing jealousy.  

… 7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy; for I am the LORD your God. 8 And keep ye My statutes, and do them: I am the LORD who sanctify you. 9 For whatsoever man there be that curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death; he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him. … 13 And if a man lie with mankind, as with womankind, both of them have committed abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

Again this act and abomination as I mentioned in the commentary last week (Acherei Mos) 18:22.

14 And if a man take with his wife also her mother, it is wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you.

The word wickedness is used and they get a different death penalty. This section continues with more disgusting things and the death penalty for them. The section ends with the words.

… it is a shameful thing;

Therefore, as we started out you are holy and should be holy. So observe what HASHEM commands you.

22 Ye shall therefore keep all My statutes, and all Mine ordinances, and do them, that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, vomit you not out. 23 And ye shall not walk in the customs of the nation, which I am casting out before you; for they did all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

This holiness penetrates your food.

… 25 Ye shall therefore separate between the clean beast and the unclean, and between the unclean fowl and the clean; and ye shall not make your souls detestable by beast, or by fowl, or by anything wherewith the ground teems, which I have set apart for you to hold unclean. 26 And ye shall be holy unto Me; for I the LORD am holy, and have set you apart from the peoples, that ye should be Mine.

The Parsha starts out with being holy like the L-RD and ends with being holy like the L-RD. So behave yourselves accordingly.

The man who saved 140 worlds:

Nearly 75 years ago the Nazis launched Operation Barbarossa, a massive invasion of the Soviet Union, in which 4.5 million Axis soldiers surprised the Soviets with blitzkrieg attacks across the 2,900-kilometer border.

Although Germany had signed a non-aggression pact with the USSR in 1939, Hitler broke the agreement and on June 22, 1941, Germany carried out what was to be one of the largest and deadliest military operations in history in its attempt to conquer the Soviet Union.

Caught in the middle of the attacks were 300 children at a Soviet Pioneer Camp in the summer vacation spot of Druskininkai, Lithuania.

Zeev Balgali, 15, and Yitzhak (Isser) Niv, nine, were among the 140 Jewish children taking part in the Soviet scout camp along with 160 other participants who were not Jewish, including Polish and Lithuanian youth. The Jewish children were from Bialystok, a Soviet-controlled city in northeastern Poland, and the surrounding region, which was eventually seized by the invading German troops.

As Druskininkai came under German attack, the director of the summer camp’s Polish troop, 29-year-old Shmuil Markowitz Pevzner, a Jewish man from Leningrad, took immediate action.

Pevzner boarded the 300 children onto a train that was originally intended for Bialystok so that the children could return to their parents.

However, the aerial attacks had devastated the Bialystok area, so the conductor continued to the Soviet border, at which point he refused to go any further. Pevzner knew that the only safe place for the children would be deep into Soviet territory, so he threatened the conductor with his empty gun, forcing him to reluctantly continue with the dangerous journey. After a harrowing 12 days, the entire group of children, together with Pevzner, made it to the safety of  the Ural Mountains in western Russia.

“Shmuil Pevzner is the angel who saved us,” said Zeev Balgali, today 90, to the Jerusalem PostMagazine in a recent interview.

“He took care of us and made sure that each one of us was safe. We can never forget this man – he was both a father and mother to us kids.”

Balgali clearly remembers the chaos at the Druskininkai train station on that June morning in 1941 as masses of people frantically converged at the train station, trying to escape the vacation town.

“We woke up that morning to the sound of explosions. When we arrived at the train station, everyone was trying to leave. Pevzner made sure that all 300 children boarded the last train out amid all the chaos – he even carried some of the children and put them on the train through the windows.

During the journey, the train came under repeated German aerial attack.

“There were bombings all the way, and we could even make out the faces of the German pilots – they flew that close to us. Every time the German attack planes approached, we would have to get off the train and take cover in the fields and forests,” Balgali recalled.

Pevzner kept a dedicated eye on the children throughout the journey. At one point, a young boy went missing after fleeing the aerial bombardment with the other kids. Pevzner refused to allow the train to continue until the child was located, said Balgali. Eventually an older Jewish youth from Bialystok found the boy – he had fallen asleep on a pile of hay.

In another incident, Pevzner was injured in a bombing when the train stopped for food rations at a city along the way. Forced to stay behind to get medical attention, Pevzner managed to catch up with the children on the next train.

Once the group reached Udmurtia, a region in the Ural Mountains of western Russia, Pevzner continued to care for the children for the next five years, establishing a home for the children under the Soviet government’s patronage, where they remained for the rest of the war.

“The conditions weren’t easy – the harsh cold weather of 40° below zero was hard for us to get used to, and there were limited supplies,” said Balgali.

“While we were never hungry, we were never full either. But no one ever complained.”

Pevzner also made sure that the children received a good education.

“He brought us the best teachers from Leningrad, who know how to teach well,” said Balgali.

MEANWHILE, AS the Bialystok children took refuge in Pevzner’s orphanage in Udmurtia, the Nazis had taken over their home city, where their families were among 50,000 Jews who lived there at the time. On June 27, 1941, the Nazis entered Bialystok, murdering some 2,000 Jews in one day, as they set the city’s main synagogue and Jewish quarter on fire and drove all the Jews they could capture into the fire. The Nazis ordered a ghetto established, from there thousands of Jews were deported to death camps and killed. At the end of the Holocaust, 1,085 Jews remained in Bialystok; of the ghetto inhabitants, only 260 survived the deportation camps, and some others as members of partisan units.

When the 140 Jewish children under Pevzner’s care returned to Poland after the war to find their families, only four found surviving parents. Balgali was one of those who found that his mother and his sister had survived.

“I was one of the four kids who found a parent alive,” said Balgali. He recalls that it took him a while to learn how to speak Yiddish again.

“I had forgotten how to speak Yiddish with my mother because we only spoke Russian at the school for the five years we were there.”

Balgali noted that never felt an anti-Semitism during his time in Udmurtia or when he enlisted to serve the Russian army.

“We didn’t experience any anti-Semitism until we returned to Poland after the war,” he said.

Once in Poland, the underground organization known as the Bricha, which helped Holocaust survivors escape post- WWII Europe to Palestine, helped the Jewish children of Bialystok reach Eretz Yisrael. The first group of 50 children left to Israel from France on the illegal immigrant ship Theodor Herzl, which was intercepted at sea by a British warship.

Several passengers, including some of the children, were wounded, and taken ashore to the Atlit detention camp 20 kilometers south of Haifa. The rest of the children and passengers were transferred to a detention camp in Cyprus, where they spent the next seven months until they were allowed to immigrate to Israel in December 1947.

Back in Udmurtia, Pevzner married one of the older girls he had rescued, and the couple stayed there to raise their family while Pevzner worked as an educator. He remained in contact with the children he had rescued throughout his entire life.

AMONG THE 120 Bialystok children who made aliya over time, there was a feeling that their heroic rescuer was never properly recognized. While Pevzner was decorated by Poland and the Soviet Union for his rescue of the children, he was relatively unknown in Israel except by the survivors. Indeed in 1997, when Yad Vashem recognized Stasys Sviderkis, the director of the Lithuanian troop at the Soviet Pioneer Camp, as Righteous Among the Nations for his role in the rescue of the children as a non-Jew, Pevzner was not mentioned.

“For a long time we looked for a way to honor Shmuil Pevzner,” said Yitzhak Niv, who today is 84. “He was a very special man with a heart full of warmth and wisdom,” said Niv.

“He even came to visit us once in Israel.

He traveled across the country and reunited with the Bialystok children he saved and met the families they created.”

“Thanks to Shmuil, none of us turned out criminals. We went on to become accountants, engineers, doctors, nurses, fathers and mothers, and just good people who contributed to the building of the State of Israel,” he added.

“It was important for us that Shmuil receive the recognition he deserved.”

Last year, when Niv and Balgali came across the news story of the Holocaust memorial event that commemorated the heroism of Jews who rescued fellow Jews during the Holocaust, they knew immediately they had to share Pevzner’s story with the event’s organizers.

For the past 13 years, the B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem and Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL-JNF) have held a unique joint commemoration ceremony on Holocaust Remembrance Day recognizing Jewish heroism during the Holocaust.

Subsequently, Niv and Balgali contacted Alan Schneider, the director of the B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem, and told him about Pevzner.

“Zeev and Yitzhak were very excited and determined to have Shmuel Pevzner recognized,” recalled Schneider.

“I had never heard of Shmuil Markowitz Pevzner before,” admitted Schneider, who has invested years of effort recovering rescue stories of Jews in the Holocaust.

As a member of the Committee to Recognize the Heroism of Jewish Rescuers During the Holocaust (JRJ), which was established by Holocaust survivors and rescuers some 15 years ago, Schneider has worked tirelessly to make the public aware of the many Jews who endangered themselves in order to rescue their brethren from imminent death during the Holocaust.

“Through this year’s ceremony and citation, the organizers seek to right the historical record by giving due recognition to Shmuil Markowitz Pevzner for rescuing these vulnerable children, some as young as seven, and all but four of whom were orphaned by the war’s end,” explained Schneider.

The “Jewish Rescuers Citation” has been given out for the past five years by the JRJ, and honors have been awarded to some 100 Jewish rescuers who operated in Germany, Hungary, France and Holland. This year, the Jewish Rescuers Citation will be posthumously conferred on Pevzner who died in 1991 and on six other Jewish rescuers from Greece, Poland and Hungary.

“We salute Pevzner’s dedication to the children, supporting them through emotional and physical hardships to become upstanding adolescents and adults,” Schneider said.

Pevzner’s son, Dr. Mark Pevzner and his grandson, Boris Pevzner, who reside in Udmurtia, will travel to Israel to represent Pevzner at the KKL-JNF Holocaust Day Ceremony at the B’nai B’rith Martyrs’ Forest “Scroll of Fire” Plaza on May 5. Dr. Mark Pevzner told the Magazine that he is very moved to be in Israel as part of the ceremony recognizing his father’s efforts and thanked B’nai B’rith for honoring his father with the Jewish Rescuers Citation.

“My father saw God’s hand in the effort to rescue the children during the Holocaust, and I see in this commemoration of my father’s work, God’s hand as well.

For Yitzhak Niv and Zeev Balgali, what was probably Pevzner’s most important quality was his ability to see a bright future in bleak times for his young charges.

“I got married, had two daughters, and today have six grandchildren – and this is all thanks to Shmuil Pevzner,” said Niv.

“He knew how to take care of us at a time when no one else could, so that we could have a future.”

From Ralph J. Rubinek: It is my prayer Donald Trump will have the wisdom to bring America together once elected.

My parents came here after the Second World War surviving the Holocaust and penniless. Fred Trump, Donald's father helped to ensure the promise of America welcomed them toward opportunities never dreamed of in Europe devastated by three despotic socialist regimes! I'm praying to G-d he give you the wisdom to rise up and being greatness to America once again.

I wrote the following about my mother memorializing her suffering and sharing her wisdom with all this Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Let us all hold hands, it's time to make America great again.

A Mother’s Day Message  ByRalph J. Rubinek

On Mother’s Day, we honor our Mothers for all the good, love and wisdom that they have given us in life. On this day, I honor my Mother by sharing with my fellow citizens some of her wisdom, gained through hard experience.
My Mother, just like most other Mothers, taught me how to live right. But she 
did much more. She was a Holocaust survivor who learned from her hard experiences. she was victimized by the Nazis, a tyranny led by a madman. Adolf Hitler. Gun-toting Nazis dragged her family to their deaths. Unarmed she was unable to resist. Sent to Auschwitz, the largest concentration camp, she was chosen by "Doctor" Mengele for "experiments" which were simply medical torture. Of the women in this program, most who were lucky were systematically executed.
Mother was a source of strength and inspiration to other prisoners. She told them of a land where individuals are judged on their own merits, not condemned as a group. She spoke of land, America, where the people control the government, as opposed to Europe, where governments for centuries enslaved people. Finally - when liberated by Allied forces - she emigrated to America, the land of her dreams. I am her only son. She raised me with the only family legacies she had - her memories. She taught me that there are few things more destructive than a government gone bad. She instilled in me an abiding love of the United States Constitution, which she studied closely in order to become a citizen. Swearing loyalty to the Unites States was one of her proudest moments.
Mother died in August, 1974 after many beautiful years in America, but never free from her painful memories. She left this message, one well worth sharing with every son and daughter in the land: "You must fight for your freedom every day of your life... even if as a last resort, you must take up arms to defend your freedom do so! Freedom is your G-d* given right -- along with all other rights under the constitution. Protect it."
Chaya Hershberg Rubinek Born July 16, 1921, Olkuse, Poland Died August 23, 1974.
Editor's Note: Ralph J. Rubinek wrote this piece several years ago as a mother’s day tribute to his late mother. It has been published in various pro-firearms ownership magazines and a law enforcement journal. Ralph is a law enforcement veteran and a tireless fighter for firearms civil rights.

Inyanay Diyoma

Ben Dror Yemini Ed-Op on Denying the rights to Eretz Yisrael (Zionism).,7340,L-4798065,00.html

FBI stops terror attack on the Turnberry Synagogue in Adventura, FL:

Assad’s deal with ISIS to the advantage of both:

The man who assisted the Yafo Murderer arrested after a thorough investigation:,7340,L-4798486,00.html

Monday night stabbing in Yerushalayim by Tuesday early morning the terrorist is captured.

Bill to limit term of Israeli Prime Minister – a bit late but needed badly:,7340,L-4798765,00.html

Opinion which I personally concur with but look, listen, read and draw your own conclusions based on actual events:


Returning terrorist bodies for nothing! Netanyahu should resign!

IDF only returns fire never wins anymore. Maybe we need somebody who can get Israel to win again. I am just about $10,000,000,000 less wealthy though.

It took a good kick in the guts to wake up Belgistan:

More Gaza incidents (six in 36 hrs.) as seismographic instruments search for tunnels and bulldozers flatten the land against attack on border patrols.,7340,L-4799152,00.html IDF bombs evacuated Hamas pill boxes in reply wasting money on expensive bombs for cheap bricks.

Judge rules requiring testimony regarding e-mail server: (AOL – Huntington Post):

Second Tunnel found and 4th day of firing continues from the terrorists. IDF returns the fire. This is article 1.,7340,L-4799814,00.html
Ed-Op is article 2 and explains the current Hamas dilemma:,7340,L-4799924,00.html

Non-partisan document on the mishandling of Protective Edge by Netanyahu, Yaalon and the Chief of Staff. In short almost a Yom Kippur surprise:

Putin has gotten sick of Assad for instead of being a Russian Puppet he is Iran.

This financial figure describes the success of Trump and Sanders that many wealthy donors to SUPERPACS did not understand:

I received this from Shona D. who was the head of Martin County FL for Ted Cruz on Donald Trump. She is still coming to grips with the fact the Trump has eliminated all his 16 competitors. This was written a while back. YOU CAN ASK ME WHY I AM WORRIED ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON? – THE CLINTON FOUNDATION HAS RECEIVED ZERO MONEY FROM ISRAEL BUT TENS PERHAPS HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS FROM THE OIL RICH ARAB COUNTRIES:
"Understanding Donald Trump"  From The Washington Times,  by Newt Gingrich

Donald Trump is a genuine phenomenon.  He may or may not become the Republican nominee for president.  He may or may not win the presidency even if he becomes the nominee.  Yet it is clear that he is a phenomenon and that any history of the 2016 presidential race will have to spend a good bit of time analyzing Trump and his impact.

From the time he announced on June 16, Trump has dominated social and mainstream media.   He dominates the conversation despite the lack of paid advertising.  Trump says outrageous things and his supporters shrug it off. At every turn, his poll numbers continue to rise.

As a step toward understanding this amazing performance, I spent part of the Christmas break reading his first bestseller, ‘The Art of the Deal’.  Written in 1987, this book is a classic among American business books and has influenced a generation of entrepreneurs.  Trump wrote ‘The Art of the Deal’ when he was 41 years old and having a successful run.   The book’s popularity contributed to Time Magazine’s decision to feature Donald Trump on its cover in January 1989.

The portrait that emerges from this easy-to-read and remarkably interesting book is of an aggressive, ambitious person who is constantly pushing, constantly learning, and always seeking the next challenge.  Reporters and analysts who are trying to understand Trump would be well served by slowing down and reading this nearly three-decade-old bestseller.

They would discover that Donald Trump has developed a remarkable set of rules and principles that allow him to make decisions with incredible speed.  Trump knows a lot, but what is amazing is how rapidly he figures out what he doesn’t know.

My favorite story is of the Wollman Skating Rink in New York’s Central Park.

The Wollman Rink was a heavily used public skating rink which had fallen into disrepair in 1980.  New York City tried for six years to fix it, spent $13 million, and the rink still was not ready to open.  In June of 1986 Trump, who could see the rink from his apartment, finally got tired of the embarrassment and offered to fix the rink at his own expense.  At first the city turned him down because its bureaucracy did not want to be embarrassed by someone fixing something they couldn’t fix. Trump kept pushing and finally out of embarrassment the city gave in.

The key part of the story is Trump’s reaction to being put in charge. He promptly recognized that he didn’t know anything about fixing a skating rink. He asked himself who built a lot of skating rinks. “Canadians!” he concluded. He found the best Canadian ice skating rink construction company.  When the Canadians flew in to assess the situation, they were amazed at how bad the city had been at solving the problem. They assured Trump that this was an easy job.  Trump fixed the six year embarrassment two months ahead of schedule and nearly $800,000 under-budget. (The city did end up paying for the work, and Trump donated the profits to charity.)

After reading this chapter you begin to think that maybe Donald Trump really could build a wall along our southern border for a lot less than our current government estimates.

‘The Art of the Deal’ is filled with stories like this — stories of common sense stories of calculated risk taking, and stories of innovation and marketing. Anyone who would like to better understand Donald Trump would be helped by reading this remarkable book.

Another is his pledges and I have no way of knowing if he will make good on all of them but I do agree with all of them.  Trump is the only candidate that is serious about building The Wall"  ! Two other important pledges Trump has made that no other candidate of either party has matched ! First deportation of millions of illegals that are demanding and costing American taxpayers billions of dollars and second  Closing 34 Muslim traing Camps throughout our country!   I WOULD LIKE TRUMP OR ANY OTHER CANDIDATES PLEDGE TO REINSTATE ANY AND ALL MILITARY OFFICERS DISCHARGED BECAUSE THEY DISAGREED WITH OBAMA OR HIS POLICIES!!

Here is another that kind of wraps up my feelings about Trump

Raccoon's in your basement!    An interesting analogy

You've been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and your basement is infested with raccoon's.   Hundreds of rabid, messy, mean raccoon's have overtaken your basement. You want them gone immediately so you hire a guy. A pro.   You don't care if the guy smells, you need those raccoon's gone pronto and he's the guy to do it!  You don't care if the guy swears, you don't care if he's an alcoholic, you don't care how many times he's been married, you don't care if he voted for Obama, you don't care if he has plumber's simply want those raccoon's gone! 

You want your problem fixed!  He's the guy.  He's the best.  Period.   That's why we need Trump.  Yes, he's a bit of an ass, yes he's an egomaniac, but you don't care.

The country is a mess because politicians suck, the Republican Party is two-faced & gutless, illegal's are everywhere.   You want it all fixed! You don't care that Trump is crude, you don't care that he insults people, you don't care that he had been friendly with Hillary, you don't care that he has changed positions, you don't care that he's been married 3 times, you don't care that he fights with Megyn Kelly and Rosie O'Donnell,  you don't care that he doesn't know the name of some Muslin terrorist,...this country is weak, bankrupt, our enemies are making fun of us, we are being invaded by illegal's, we are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo and Hamad is a special interest group with special rights to a point where we don't even recognize the country we were born and raised in;

“AND WE JUST WANT IT FIXED” and Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what the people want. 

You're sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, Republican Party, and sick of illegal's.   You just want this thing fixed.  Trump may not be a saint, but doesn't have any lobbyist money influencing him, he doesn't have political correctness restraining him, all you know is that he has been very successful, a good negotiator, he has built a lot of things, and he's also not a politician, so he's not a cowardly politician.  And he says he'll fix it. You don't care if the guy has bad hair. You just want those raccoon's gone. Out of your house!

This one is more about why we don’t want Hillary.

I think this sums it up well !

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a bar. Donald leans over, and with a smile on his face, says,

"The media are really tearing you apart for  That Scandal."

Hillary: "You mean my lying about Benghazi?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "You mean the massive voter fraud?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "You mean the military not getting their votes counted?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "Using my secret private server with classified material to Hide my Activities?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything Else?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "Using the Clinton Foundation as a cover for tax evasion, hiring cronies, and taking bribes from foreign countries?
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "You mean the drones being operated in our own country without The Benefit of the law?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "Giving 123 Technologies $300 Million, and right afterward it Declared Bankruptcy and was sold to the Chinese?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "You mean arming the Muslim Brotherhood and hiring them in the White House?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "Whitewater, Watergate committee, Vince Foster, commodity Deals?"
Trump: "No the other one:"

Hillary: "The IRS targeting conservatives?"
Trump: "No the other one:"

Hillary: "Turning Libya into chaos?"
Trump: "No the other one:"

Hillary: "Trashing Mubarak, one of our few Muslim friends?"
Trump: "No the other one:"

Hillary: "Turning our backs on Israel?"
Trump: "No the other one:"

Hillary: "The joke Iran Nuke deal? "
Trump: "No the other one:"

Hillary: "Leaving Iraq in chaos? "
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "The DOJ spying on the press?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "You mean HHS Secretary Sibelius shaking down health insurance Executives?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "Giving our cronies in SOLYNDRA $500 MILLION DOLLARS and 3 Months Later they declared bankruptcy and then the Chinese bought it?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "The NSA monitoring citizens' ?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "The State Department interfering with an Inspector General Investigation on departmental sexual misconduct?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "Me, The IRS, Clapper and Holder all lying to Congress?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "Threats to all of Bill's former mistresses to keep them quiet"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: “You means taking the $145,000,000.00 from Putin for the Uranium Bribe ? “
Trump : “ No the other one .”

Hillary: "I give up! ... Oh wait, I think I've got it! When I stole the White House furniture, silverware and China when Bill left Office?"
Trump: "THAT'S IT! I almost forgot about that one".

Everything above is true. Yet she still gets the Democratic votes. Could there be that many stupid people in this country?

Does anyone understand this??? 
If not, I think we're doomed!

Have a good Shabbos rest,

Rachamim Pauli