Friday, February 10, 2017

Parsha Bo Part 2, Parsha Beshalach, stories, Tu Beshavat is here.

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Parsha Bo Part 2

If one still remembers from Parsha Beresheis that the first Rashi starts out that for Am Yisrael, the Torah could have started from here. But we teach the nations of the world who owns the land and who receives the land from HIM – my words.

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.

This is the calendar and how to calculate it. You should use the Hebrew Date whenever feasible possible. Today University Certificates and other documents that are needed internationally are written in both dates. Checks should be written in Israel in the Hebrew Date or both, however, most of us out of convenience use the secular date and it is less confusing to whom you write out the check to.

3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying: In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to their fathers' houses, a lamb for a household; 4 and if the household be too little for a lamb, then shall he and his neighbor next unto his house take one according to the number of the souls; according to every man's eating ye shall make your count for the lamb. 5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year; ye shall take it from the sheep, or from the goats; 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 RITUALLY SLAUGHTER 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.

The custom arose in Temple Times and perhaps even in Egypt to pray Mincha at 6.5 hours of daylight. [The day is divided from dawn to dusk into 12 hours – with the exception of Mar. 21st or Sept. 21st or thereabout aka the equinox, it is either shorter or longer in the Northern Hemisphere] Thus around the 7th hour the daily sacrifice occurred when Pessach started Erev Shabbos and then the Pessach Korban. There was also a Korban Chagigah aka the egg of the Seder and the Korban was the desert eaten on a semi-full stomach. It was slaughtered at 7:30 in the day Erev Shabbos otherwise 8:30. In the Temple, the blood of all the animals formed a pool and was then sprinkled as one on the Mizbayach. It was one time only in Mitzrayim that it was placed on the Lintel.  

8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

In the Temple times, the question was “On all other nights we eat either boiled, fried or roasted on this night only roasted.

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.

Some of you wonder why we eat and finish the Apikoyman Matzo the first night before the Halachic Midnight? It is because it is in place of the Korban Pessach and our Rabbis made a fence around the Torah to eat it by midnight for once the dawn broke one would get Kares (cutting off from the people) by eating the Pessach. Thus many Chassidim on the second night (outside of Israel) eat it later.

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.

You have to be read to move out of Mitzrayim as soon as you are freed.

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.

This is what is going to happen and essentially the first prophecy that Moshe gives to the Bnei Yisrael. They are commanded in short as follows:

…17 And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt; therefore, shall ye observe this day throughout your generations by an ordinance forever. 18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even. 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.'

This applies to converts.

The next section deals with taking the lamb and slaughtering it, sprinkling the blood with long marjoram on the lintels of your doors. The Egyptians were scared because they saw their sheep god being tied up from the 10th of the month.

29 And it came to pass at midnight, that the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the first-born of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the first-born of cattle. 30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead. 31 And he called for Moses and Aaron by night and said: 'Rise up, get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as ye have said. 32 Take both your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also.' 33 And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, to send them out of the land in haste; for they said: 'We are all dead men.' 34 And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading-troughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders. 35 And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they asked of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment. 36 And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. And they despoiled the Egyptians.

As a result of this the redemption of the first born became a Mitzvah. Originally, the first born were to be the priests but because of the golden calf, it was left to Aaron and his sons.

13:1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2 'Sanctify unto Me all the first-born, whatsoever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast, it is Mine.' … 12 that thou shalt set apart unto the LORD all that opens the womb; every firstling that is a male, which thou hast coming of a beast, shall be the LORD'S. 13 And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break its neck; and all the first-born of man among thy sons shalt thou redeem. 14 And it shall be when thy son asks thee in time to come, saying: What is this? that thou shalt say unto him: By strength of hand the LORD brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage;

Parsha Beshalach

Parsha Beshalach is also known as Parsha Shira (Song) for the song by the sea. With the exception for the mentioning of the Mitzvah of redeeming the first-born in remembrance of the first Pessach when the first-born of Egypt was killed, we continue with the initial Exodus (Yetzias Mitzrayim).

13:17 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not by the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said: 'Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt.' 18 But God led the people about, by the way of the wilderness by the Red Sea; and the children of Israel went up armed out of the land of Egypt.

Literally it the main road out of Mitzrayim but figuratively the Hebrew Derek Eretz means way of the nature of the land. For what nation is guided by a pillar of smoke by day and a fire by night. What nation has the cloud go between them and the Egyptians when they are cornered by the sea and the fire guide them through the sea.

19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him; for he had straightly sworn the children of Israel, saying: 'God will surely remember you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.' 20 And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness. 21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; that they might go by day and by night: 22 the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night, departed not from before the people.

This was complete directing by HASHEM and the people followed HIS guidance.

14:1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2 'Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn back and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, before Baal-zephon, over against it shall ye encamp by the sea. 3 And Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel: They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in. 4 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he shall follow after them; and I will get Me honor upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; and the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD.' And they did so.

I am supposedly setting up a trap for you but it in reality will be the end to Pharaoh’s army. So here is the trap: Pharaoh follows and orders his forces into the sea. The sea closes on them and they die.

5 And it was told the king of Egypt that the people were fled; and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned towards the people, and they said: 'What is this we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us? 6 And he made ready his chariots, and took his people with him. 7 And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over all of them. 8 And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel; for the children of Israel went out with a high hand. 9 And the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon. 10 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians were marching after them; and they were sore afraid; and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.

This is the power of masters over slaves. 600,000 men being kept in fear by 600 Chariots. Ridiculous you say but that was the fact. For a slave mentality is not the same as a free man.

11 And they said unto Moses: 'Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to bring us forth out of Egypt? 12 Is not this the word that we spoke unto thee in Egypt, saying: Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it were better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.'

This is all part of their fear mentality and Pharaoh’s superior complex.

13 And Moses said unto the people: 'Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will work for you to-day; for whereas ye have seen the Egyptians to-day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. 14 The LORD will fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.' {P}
15 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Wherefore do you cry unto Me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward. 16 And lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thy hand over the sea, and divide it; and the children of Israel shall go into the midst of the sea on dry ground.

Moshe was beside himself, trapped in a corner with 600 chariots posed to strike at his people and murder both him and Aaron. Now HASHEM gives him the solution how to escape and the end to the Egyptians.

17 And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall go in after them; and I will get Me honor upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen. 18 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten Me honor upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.'

The Egyptians had not caught up yet with the Bnei Yisrael and now all will see the miracles in front and even behind them.

19 And the angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud removed from before them, and stood behind them; 20 and it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud and the darkness here, yet gave it light by night there; and the one came not near the other all the night.

Oh-Oh another plague of darkness for Mitzrayim.

21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all the night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

With a low night temperature and a wind of 40 miles per hour, the water of the sea would freeze on the right and the left as I mentioned last year.

22 And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

We discussed a few times that when the level of the ocean was lower and the rise between Nuweba and the Saudi Coast is higher than most of the sea bed around it and the wind pushed the waters into a frozen wall. Now towards the morning, the wind died down and the dark cloud lifted. The Egyptians in their armor and chariots pursued. However, as the wind died down and the temperature rose, the frozen area under the wheels gave way to wet sand and the wall of water began to melt. The result we see as follows:

23 And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. 24 And it came to pass in the morning watch, that the LORD looked forth upon the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of cloud, and discomfited the host of the Egyptians. 25 And He took off their chariot wheels, and made them to drive heavily; so that the Egyptians said: 'Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fights for them against the Egyptians.'

There army became disarrayed from a formable fighting force to an army on the rout.

26 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Stretch out thy hand over the sea, that the waters may come back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.' 27 And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 28 And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, even all the host of Pharaoh that went in after them into the sea; there remained not so much as one of them.

They all drowned. Some say Pharaoh too and others say, he watched them from a distance on higher ground.

29 But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

How do we know this to be so? Family, tradition and something more interesting. Out of all the conversations and actions in ancient history we have Tuval Cain and his wives, ,-Avraham and Yitzchak at the Akeda, Yosef and his brothers from pre-sail to the sail and the repentance. The Torah is Emmes. It does not hide the fact that Adam sinned, Kayn murdered, Noach got drunk, Lot and his daughters and from Moav will rise the Moshiach. So conversations are recorded for good or for bad. This walk which was witnessed by millions was ingrained in the people. Why do I describe it as a natural event? For nature (Teva) is 86 in Gematria and ELOKIM (Hay) is 86 in Gematria. So I have no conflict.

30 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea-shore. 31 And Israel saw the great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians, and the people feared the LORD; and they believed in the LORD, and in His servant Moses.

It took a lot for this stiff-necked people to believe in him.

15:1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spoke, saying: I will sing unto the LORD, for He is highly exalted; the horse and his rider hath He thrown into the sea. 2 The LORD is my strength and song, and He is become my salvation; this is my God, and I will glorify Him; my father's God, and I will exalt Him. Etc.

Moshe taught this song to make a Kiddush HASHEM. Then the women put it into music guided by the female prophetess.

20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. 21 And Miriam sang unto them: Sing ye to the LORD, for He is highly exalted: the horse and his rider hath He thrown into the sea. …23 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore, the name of it was called Marah. 24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying: 'What shall we drink?' 25 And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD showed him a tree, and he cast it into the waters, and the waters were made sweet.

They tested HASHEM and murmured and a miracle occurred.

16:1 And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt. 2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron in the wilderness; 3 and the children of Israel said unto them: 'Would that we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh-pots, when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.'

We had meat in Egypt and you cannot supply us. Hungry people become despaired and can do dangerous things.

4 Then said the LORD unto Moses: 'Behold, I will cause to rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day's portion every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in My law, or not. 5 And it shall come to pass on the sixth day that they shall prepare that which they bring in, and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.'

To this day Friday Night and also Shabbos Morning we have a custom to have two loaves in remembrance for the Mann.   

As for the flesh pots: 8 And Moses said: 'This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD hears your murmurings which ye murmur against Him; and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.' …11 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 12 'I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel. Speak unto them, saying: At dusk ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God.' 13 And it came to pass at even, that the quails came up, and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew round about the camp…

Watch what happens if you leave over in the sun or but if you don’t gather Shabbos, none will appear on Shabbos.

20 And Moses said unto them: 'Let no man leave of it till the morning.' Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and rotted; and Moses was wroth with them.

On Shabbos it did not get wormy or rot.

21 And they gathered it morning by morning, every man according to his eating; and as the sun waxed hot, it melted. 22 And it came to pass that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two Omers for each one; and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. 23 And he said unto them: 'This is that which the LORD hath spoken: To-morrow is a solemn rest, a holy Sabbath unto the LORD. Bake that which ye will bake, and seethe that which ye will seethe; and all that remained over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.'

This was a special command and miraculously Shabbos was singled out.

24 And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade; and it did not rot, neither was there any worm therein. 25 And Moses said: 'Eat that to-day; for to-day is a Sabbath unto the LORD; to-day ye shall not find it in the field. 26 Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none.'

The Mann is proof of Shabbos and Holiness. This week besides Shabbos Shira, it is also called Parsha Ha Mann.

27 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that there went out some of the people to gather, and they found none.

The people were yet to get the 39 Melachos of Shabbos only one simple command and some violated that on the very first Shabbos.

28 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'How long refuse ye to keep My commandments and My laws? 29 See that the LORD hath given you the Sabbath; therefore He gives you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.'

Moshe tells them off and finally:
30 So the people rested on the seventh day. …

17:1 And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, by their stages, according to the commandment of the LORD, and encamped in Rephidim; and there was no water for the people to drink. 2 Wherefore the people strove with Moses, and said: 'Give us water that we may drink.' And Moses said unto them: 'Why strive ye with me? wherefore do ye try the LORD?' 3 And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said: 'Wherefore hast thou brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?' …

Instead of praying, they sort to lynch Moshe and let anarchy rule trying to scrabble back to Egypt everyman according to his strength. Because of this:

8 Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

The name in Hebrew indicates spiritual weakness.

9 And Moses said unto Joshua: 'Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek; tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.' 10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. … 14 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Write this for a memorial in the book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.'

This is a Mitzvah that can only occur after Moshiach as today they are mixed in all the nations and the basis for all anti-Semitism.

15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Adonai-nissi. 16 And he said: 'The hand upon the throne of the LORD: the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.'

Editorial: Nazis Eugenics and Today What goes on!

There was at the time of year 5600 aka the mid 1800’s common dating, there was talk of Eugenics on the insane. By 5697 aka 1937 Osborn wrote a paper on the Philosophy of Eugenics. The Nazis began using it on the insane, deformed and very elderly but there was an out-cry in Germany. But dehumanize Jews and Gypsies and you are in business. Over 6,000,000 Jews died and more than 2,000,000 Gypsies and some others died in the Concentration Camps.

Today the mode of Eugenics in an over-populated world according to them and allowing the souls needed from the well of souls to be born for Moshiach from our position, they are subtler.

The population is controlled by giving out birth control to the poor and unemployed for free. Abortions and birth-control from the Eugenicist keeps the Black and Hispanic Population down in the States. Homosexuality and Transgenderism is forwarded as a birth control method.

Albeit birth-control can be used under certain circumstances and certain times by people, there is no place for homosexuality as a way of life. The so-called philosophy of Transgenderism was put in its place by the Ari HaKodesh. G-D does not make mistakes of putting female souls in male bodies and the opposite. There is a reason for it. The wife of Rabbi Chaim Vital Zal was barren so he went to the Holy Ari. The Ari told me that his wife was a big Tzaddik and charitable Tanah from the days before and of Rabbi Akiva. (I know the name but will not repeat it) He became the wife of Rabbi Chaim for his previous homosexual activities. The Ari did some practical Kabbalah and she gave birth and shortly thereafter was taken to the next world with the soul repaired. Rabbi Chaim remarried. This is why people have transgender thoughts from the spiritual side and perhaps homosexual thoughts. This is perhaps the last time for Tikkun or repairing the Soul before Moshiach as he is due real soon.

I would prefer to live in the Okeechobee Swamp than have anything to do with Eugenics.


The tale of Rev. Waitstill and Martha Sharp, who lied and deceived their way to saving more than 100 Czech Jews during the Holocaust.

They bullied and bluffed, bamboozled and bedeviled bureaucrats, politicians and soldiers.
They climbed mountains and traversed other treacherous terrain. They fed the hungry and clothed the nearly naked. They smuggled refugees out of countries in which they were in mortal danger, into other lands, some of whose borders were supposed to be closed and most that were unenthusiastic about accepting the fugitives. They regularly risked their lives.
Leaving their two young children with friends, Rev. Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha did all that and more in their efforts in 1939 and 1940 to rescue Jews and others fleeing or hiding from the Nazis.
Their remarkable story is told by their grandson Artemis Joukowsky in Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War, which complements the documentary of the same name, co-directed by him and the well-known American filmmaker Ken Burns.
Both works are based on a thorough study of the Sharps’ papers and interviews with those whose lives intersected with the couple.
It is difficult to quantify the Sharps’ efforts, their grandson writes. However, in the few months they were in Czechoslovakia and later for a short time in Vichy France, they apparently helped about 125 people flee to freedom from an almost- certain death at the hands of the Nazis. The two also provided money for transportation and clothes for other people to get to ports where their visas would allow them to escape.
In addition, the Sharps set up a feeding program in Prague that kept 264 people alive long enough to get out and provided milk for 800 starving French children for a month.
Even more amazing than the “what” is the “how.” Neither had much experience or training in deception, covering their trails or money laundering. But because the Nazis were stealing money sent by legal means, Waitstill Sharp set up bank accounts in neighboring countries by which he would receive money from donors and disburse funds to refugees from those bank accounts.
He also illegally exchanged dollars for Czech currency, because people allowed to leave were forbidden to take out any hard currency. Operating as an illegal money changer left Sharp with suitcases of local currency. With that money, he donated funds to the Salvation Army in Prague, which was feeding thousands of Social Democrats who were living on the streets or underground to avoid being captured by the Germans. He also gave large sums to the YMCA to expand its summer-camp program and for the reconstruction of a refugee orphans’ home.
Helping those that the Nazis wished to kill or capture was extremely dangerous.
A day or two before leaving Prague, an informant told Martha she was on a list of people the Nazis intended to imprison.
What motivated these two to undertake such a dangerous assignment – so risky that 17 other Unitarian ministers had turned down the offer of going to Europe before the Sharps finally accepted? On a ship back to America, German- Jewish writer and anti-fascist activist Lion Feuchtwanger, who had been rescued from his hiding place in southern France by Waitstill Sharp, asked his rescuer what motivated him to do what he was doing.
He received no money for saving people, the Unitarian minister assured the writer, and he was a sinner and no saint.
“But I believe the will of God is to be interpreted by the liberty of the human spirit,” Sharp continued. “So I do what I do without any piety at all but ad magna gloria libertatis humani spiriti [to the greater glory, freedom of the human spirit].
“As my friend Dick Ball said, ‘I don’t like to see guys pushed around.’” Upon her return to America, Martha Sharp, among other activities, helped in fund-raising with Youth Aliya, the Hadassah program that rescued European children and brought them to Palestine. In 1947, Hadassah sent her to pre-state Israel to see firsthand and learn about programs she had been supporting.
Later, she wrote of what she had seen during her six-week stay: “A great powerful stream of sacrifice and idealism is bringing about the birth of a nation. We are witnessing an epic like that of America. The pioneers are giving their lives and are challenging us to help in time.”
In 2006, Martha and Waitstill Sharp were named “Righteous Among the Nations.”
It was an honor duly earned.
The writer is a former editor at The Jerusalem Post and Washington Jewish Week. His novel, Generations: The Story of a Jewish Family, which spans 1,500 years and three continents, is available online.

Potential Reform and Conservative Converts ask me why Orthodox? My answer in one word is Kares (or the cutting off of a soul). For a non-Jew has no problem with observing the laws of Family Purity, Kashrus-forbidden fat although also a ben Noach should not eat blood but the law on cooked meat or eggs is not strict and finally Shabbos. A non-Jew can ride, write, farm, cook, etc. on Shabbos if a Jew does it, he or she gets Kares if with intent.

Gadol HaDor (greatest current Rabbi)’s condition improves:

Sephardim from the Inquisition want to come home:

Israeli Arrested for blogging against Azerbaijan (do it in Israel and stay away from area):

From the Torah Org on the 39 forms of Melacha for Shabbos:

Holocaust Survivor of 8 Camps passes away:

Ridiculously Absurd – there is a group about Israel with theoretically 8800 people from all over the world. Somebody wanted to post on the group that he is moving and selling a bucket and an extension cord plus various small items. Hey Genius post a garage sale in your living room for your neighbors and don’t bother the rest of the world.

Inyanay Diyoma

Media’s story about fake news was in itself fake:

I guess that you will be shocked to learn that the French Terrorist was an Arab from the “Religion of Peace”.

New Sherriff in town more sanctions on Iran as they test another missile:

Israeli Opposition leaders suffers a mild transient stroke papers play it down:,7340,L-4917458,00.html

Some anti-Semites on the loose in the USA:,7340,L-4916368,00.html

Anti-Semite on NY Subway pushes woman:

Defense Secretary declares Iran the biggest State Sponsor of terrorism.

Maybe it is time for the right to boycott expensive Nordstrom’s:

Jordan attacked ISIS after king meets with president.,7340,L-4917580,00.html

Turkey detains almost 450 ISIS men.

HASHEM works behind the scene as Hamas Rocket Engineer dies in test flight.,7340,L-4918248,00.html

In memory of their dead engineer – rockets:,7340,L-4918270,00.html

Netanyahu visits Britain and sneaks out of supporting settlers in vote two articles:,7340,L-4918507,00.html VOTE,7340,L-4918700,00.html VOTE

Netanyahu’s sit and do nothing policy could hurt us in Syria:’s-inaction-in-Syria-may-open-Golan-to-Iran

Israeli Arab investigative Reporter exposes Kotel security breach:

Outer Fringe of the Charedi Community block traffic against registration for the draft:,7340,L-4919231,00.html

Stray Mortar in the north ISIS tunnel attacked probably by Egypt with two Shachidim. Four rockets on Eilat:,7340,L-4919939,00.html

Petach Tikva terror attack in a mixed Arab-Israeli market place. One Arab who was thought to be the terrorist was hit by a board in the head. Terrorist wounded by people with clubs and his weapons removed.

Marie La Pen and anti-Semitism in disguise.

Russian sophisticated weapons could fall into the hands of terrorists:

Have a good Shabbos and Tu Be Shevat,

Rachamim Pauli