Getting caught off guard is not pleasant. It happened to me. I know generally that the four special Parshiyos are in Adar before Pessach. I did not look at the Calendar and only after I published last week’s Torah Drasha, did I notice that it was also Parsha Shekelim. Women who normally don’t come to Schul, should try to go to hear the reading for Parsha Zachor and Para. Parsha Zachor will be the 11th of March or the 13th of Adar and the next week, the 18th of March or the 20th of Adar will be Para. Hopefully more about remembering Amalek next week without a vow.
New-Old this week, as I was looking to fill up the Parsha with my thoughts I went back to stories from 5764 AKA 2003-4 that I published way back. I came across a few of my original stories and some from others. Also the series on Rebbetzin Chedva Silberfarb Zal taken from Chedva’s Hebrew Tape and a chapter of “Hey Taxi” by Rabbi Chaim Teller. Chedva’s father, my wife’s uncle Rabbi Yitzchak Engel Shlita recommended the book and I received at the time permission to copy the story. Also even under the law, I added enough new material on her children and even her little granddaughter Fraidy named after her so that no copy-write could be violated.
This week is in a way a continuation from last week’s Parsha but we see this as what Moshe learned on Har Sinai. Remember he is still up the mountain at this time. Many of the items in our Parsha will not reappear for since the Mikdash was built and completed by Shlomo the Mishkan became obsolete.
Remember the mistranslated “seal-skins” are really giraffe-skins.
25:1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2 'Speak unto the children of Israel, that they take for Me an offering; of every man whose heart makes him willing ye shall take My offering.
Unlike the 5 Shekels for the redemption of the first born or the half a Shekel before Pessach for maintaining the Mikdash, this donation was unlimited and voluntary. The princes of the tribes held back to fill the coffers if necessary and missed out. That is why in Parsha Naso, we see the princes giving but this is a set portion and not from the heart as the initial appeal was.
3 And this is the offering which ye shall take of them: gold, and silver, and brass;
From the initial level of donations one would think that the Mishkan Donations were asked for based on the level of their value starting with gold and silver. However, we see the more expensive Onyx Stones and Diamond later. – From the young Rabbi Shlita who was master of ceremonies at the Yeshiva Mercas HaTorah dinner.
A little personal note at this time. Due to some damages, my office was a mess and one of my bookshelves was spread over three beds and other places. After six months, the home repairs and shelves are back but have to repopulated with the Talmud, Shulchan Aruch, Maharal, Chatam Sofer, Rabbi Akiva Eger, and a few hundred others. Other personal things and dealing with a forester child, Pessach Preparations and documents for taxes have swamped me this week so I have to use a combination of some of the older Drashos instead of completely new like above.
The following is from 5773 I am condensing the non-commentary direct quotations from the Torah: During the last few Parshiyos we have been dealing with the slavery and exodus from Mitzrayim. Then as free men receiving laws pertaining to matters between man and man and now Moshe has gone up the mountain. At this point HASHEM begins to establish the relationship between men a G-D. The first thing is connecting to G-D through a house of worship. At this point we begin to receive the requirements for the place of worship and garments of the Cohanim.
25:1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2 'Speak unto the children of Israel, that they take for Me an offering; of every man whose heart makes him willing ye shall take My offering.
The key word here is heart and that it must be an offering from the heart not a compulsory one. In Parsha Ki Sisa we have the requirement of offering half a shekel. Rashi adds:
You shall take My offering: Our Rabbis said: [The word תְּרוּמָה, mentioned three times, denotes that] three offerings are mentioned here. One is the offering of a beka [half-shekel] per head, from which they made the sockets, as is delineated in [Exod. 38:26, 27, in the parsha] “ אֵלֶּה פְקוּדֵי, These are the accounts.” Another is the offering of a beka per head for the [community] coffers, from which to purchase the communal sacrifices, and another is the offering for the Mishkan, each one’s [Israelite’s] donation (Talmud Yerushalmi, Shekalim 1:1; Meg. 29b). The thirteen materials mentioned in this section [i.e., this chapter] were all required for the work of the Mishkan or for the garments of the kohanim, [as you will find] when you study them closely (Tan. 5, Song Rabbah 4:25).
3 And this is the offering which ye shall take of them: gold, and silver, and brass;
These metals were available and of value to them. On the spiritual level these metals and the kosher animals and precious gems mentioned later on have spiritual values. Under the Kabbalistic System the world consists of inanimate, plant, animal and humans. The rule of Ayn Od Blilado (nothing exists without HIM) applies here. In physics we measure different frequencies of resonance of atoms and that is probably where the physical and the spiritual world meet.
Gold, silver, and copper, etc.: They were all given voluntarily; each person [gave] what his heart inspired him to give, except [for] the silver, which they gave equally, a half-shekel for each individual. We do not find throughout the entire work of the Mishkan that more silver was required, as it is said: “The silver of the community census was…a beka per head…” (Exod. 38:25, 26). The rest of the silver, which was given there [in the work of the Mishkan] voluntarily, they [the workers] made into service utensils.
4 and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair;
These were rare and fine cloth sort of luxury items for them.
Blue…wool: Heb. תְכֵלֶת, wool dyed with the blood of the chillazon [animal], which bears a blue color. — [from Men. 44a, Tosefta Men. 9:6] This Chillazon is a kosher fish with a blue (Techeles) dye coming from the spleen.
Purple…wool: Heb. וְאַרְגָּמָן, wool dyed with a kind of dye named אַרְגָּמָן. linen: Heb. שֵׁשׁ. This is linen. — [from Tosefta Men. 9:6] and goat hair: Heb. וְעִזִים, the hair of goats. Therefore, Onkelos rendered: וּמְעַזֵי, [i.e.,] what comes from the goats, but not the goats themselves [i.e., not the goat skins], for Targum’s [Onkelos] translation of עִזִים [goats] is עִזַיָא (Gen. 30:32).
5 and rams' skins dyed red, and giraffe skins, and acacia-wood;
More rare and luxury items used for the Mishkan. The red color was probably some red earth which makes certain pottery red.
Dyed red: Heb. מְאָדָּמִים They were dyed red after being tanned. Tachash skins: This was a species of animal that existed only for a [short] time, and it had many hues (גַּוָּנִים). Therefore, [Onkelos] renders [it] סַסְגּוֹנָא, because it rejoices (שֶׁשָׂשׂ) [ס and שׂ are often interchangeable] and boasts of its hues (גַּוָּנִים). -[from Shab. 28a, b] and acacia wood: Where did they get these [trees] in the desert? Rabbi Tanchuma explained that our father Jacob foresaw with the holy spirit that the Israelites were destined to build a Mishkan in the desert, so he brought cedars to Egypt and planted them. He commanded his sons to take them with them when they left Egypt. — [from Mid. Tanchuma 9]
As I wrote over the past few years Tachash and Keresh (Unicorn) mentioned in Iyob 39:9 for the only animal with two antlers and a boney horn bump on top of the head would have to be Kosher. Since Rashi describes different hues from the Oral Torah I heard “Susgani” such a variety of colors is in the Giraffe skin. I assume that in Rashi’s time February 22, 1040 – July 13, 1104 the sight of a Giraffe was not common in Worms where he lived so he could not identify it.
6 oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense;
Oil for lighting: Pure olive oil to continually kindle the light. spices for the anointing oil: which was made to anoint the vessels of the Mishkan and [for] the Mishkan itself to sanctify them, and spices were required for it, as is delineated in [the parsha] כִּי תִשָׂא (Exod. 30:22-33). and for the incense: Heb. וְלִקְטֹרֶת הַסַּמִּים, which they burned every evening and morning, as is explained in [the parsha] וְאַתָּה תְּצַוֶּה (Exod. 30:7, 8). The word קְטֹרֶת means the raising of smoke (קִיטוֹר) and columns of smoke ותִּמְרוֹת עָשָׁן.
The Bnei Yisrael are compared to the olive as you beat them and crush them they yield their oil and enlighten the world. The olive is one of the 7 species mentioned as growing in Eretz Yisrael. I have an olive tree and can vouch of it that the doves that Noach sent out and used for Korbanos of childbirth love to eat olives. Spiritually olive oil is edible and also burns well not to mention that we know now it has great health benefits.
7 onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate.
Shoham stones: Two were needed there [in the Mishkan] for the ephod, mentioned in [the parsha] וְאַתָּה תְּצַוֶּה (Exod. 28:9-12). filling: Since they make for them a seat out of gold, like a sort of hole, and the stone is placed there to fill the hole, they are called filling stones. The place of the “seat” is called מִשְׁבֶּצֶת, a setting. for the ephod and for the choshen: The shoham stones for the ephod and the filling stones for the choshen. The ephod and the choshen are explained in וְאַתָּה תְּצַוֶּה they are types of ornaments [worn by the kohanim].
For a detailed commentary on the various stones and their spiritual pleasure look at last year and the year before www.rabbipauli.blogspot.com Of Parsha Teruma.
8 And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.
That I should live among them – I will have the Shechina over the Mishkan where MY NAME is and sparks of the Shechina will rest upon the men of Yisrael and they and their families will be blessed.
9 According to all that I show thee, the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the furniture thereof, even so shall ye make it.
According to all that I show you: here, the pattern of the Mishkan. This verse is connected to the verse above it: “And they shall make Me a sanctuary…” according to all that I show you. and so shall you do: in future generations (Sanh. 16b, Shev. 14b, 15a). If one of the vessels is lost, or when you make the vessels of the Temple, such as [the] tables, menorahs, wash basins, and bases that Solomon made, you shall make them according to the pattern of these [that I will describe in the following verses]. If the verse was not connected to what was written before it, He would not have written, “and so shall you do,” but" so shall you do" [without the word “and”], and it would be speaking about the making of the Tent of Meeting and its vessels.
In Yerushalayim today, the Temple Institute has poured a mold for a gold Menorah and it is standing between the Churva Synagogue and route past the Burnt House towards the Temple.
10 And they shall make an ark of acacia-wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.
They shall make an ark: like the chests that are made without feet, made like a sort of chest called escrin [in Old French, ecrin in modern French], (i.e., a chest or box), which rests on its bottom [without being raised off the floor by the attachment of legs]. http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=ark+of+acacia-wood&ei=UTF-8&fr=chr-greentree_ff&ilc=12&type=902615 There are over 1,300 species of Acacia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acacias
11 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.
From inside and from outside you shall overlay it: Bezalel made three arks, two of gold and one of wood. Each one had four walls and a bottom, and they were open on the top. He placed the wooden one inside the golden one and the [other] golden one inside the wooden one. He covered the upper rim with gold, thus it is found that [the wooden one] was overlaid from inside and from outside [with gold]. — [from Yoma 72b, Shek. 16b] a golden crown: Like a sort of crown surrounding it above its rim. For he [Bezalel] made the outer ark higher than the inner one, until it extended upwards opposite the thickness of the ark cover and slightly higher than it, so that when the ark cover lies on the thickness of the walls, the crown extends slightly over the thickness of the ark cover (Yoma 72b). And that [the crown] is the symbol of the crown of the Torah (Tan. Vayakhel 8, Exod. Rabbah 34:2).
Moshe had no engineering or metal work skills and was shown the Mishkan on Har Sinai and either at that time or when Moshe spoke Betzalel pictured in his mind via prophecy what it should be like.
12 And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four feet thereof; and two rings shall be on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it.
And you shall cast: Heb. וְיָצַקְךְתָּ, an expression of casting, as the Targum [Onkelos] renders. its…corners: Heb. פַּעִמֹתָיו. As the Targum [Onkelos] renders: זִיוְיָתֵיהּ, its corners. They were attached on the upper corners, close to the ark cover, two from here and two from there, across the width of the ark, and the poles were placed in them [the rings]. The length of the ark separated the poles, two and one-half cubits between [one] pole and [the other] pole, so that the two people carrying the ark would walk between them [the poles]. So it is explained in Men., in the chapter entitled שתֵּי הַלֶּחֶם (98b). two rings on its one side: Heb. וּשְׁתֵּי טַבָּעֹת, lit., and two rings. These are the four rings [mentioned] in the beginning of the verse, and [Scripture now] explains to you where they were [to be placed]. This “vav” is superfluous, and it is to be interpreted as שְׁתֵּי טַבָּעֹת, two rings. But you can reconcile it [by interpreting it] in this way: and two of these rings [shall be] on its one side, [meaning, and two of the four rings mentioned in the beginning of this verse shall be on one side, etc.]. its…side: Heb. צַלְעוֹ, its side.
13 And thou shalt make staves of acacia-wood, and overlay them with gold. 14 And thou shalt put the staves into the rings on the sides of the ark, wherewith to bear the ark. 15 The staves shall be in the rings of the ark; they shall not be taken from it. 16 And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee. 17 And thou shalt make an ark-cover of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof. 18 And thou shalt make two cherubim of gold; of beaten work shalt thou make them, at the two ends of the ark-cover.
And the Keruvim had faces like children. We only have one thing more important that building the Beis HaMikdash according to the Rambam. We do not stop teaching young children Torah even to build the Beis HaMikdash. In fact the education of your children and children’s children take a higher place than your own learning. The fact that you work for and go out and teach your children and grandchildren Torah you are fulfilling a higher learning purpose by setting an example and continuing the next generation of Torah Scholars. As soon as I tied in Keruvim and Mishkan I felt it was time to bring down this Halacha.
19 And make one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end; of one piece with the ark-cover shall ye make the cherubim of the two ends thereof. 20 And the cherubim shall spread out their wings on high, screening the ark-cover with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the ark-cover shall the faces of the cherubim be. 21 And thou shalt put the ark-cover above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee. 22 And there I will meet with thee, and I will speak with thee from above the ark-cover, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.
Casting of gold poses a challenge as experienced with the casting of the golden Menorah visible today in Yerushalayim with modern skills, precision and techniques all the more so back 3325 years ago.
23 And thou shalt make a table of acacia-wood: two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. 24 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about. 25 And thou shalt make unto it a border of a handbreadth round about, and thou shalt make a golden crown to the border thereof round about. 26 And thou shalt make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that are on the four feet thereof. 27 Close by the border shall the rings be, for places for the staves to bear the table. 28 And thou shalt make the staves of acacia-wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them. 29 And thou shalt make the dishes thereof, and the pans thereof, and the jars thereof, and the bowls thereof, wherewith to pour out; of pure gold shalt thou make them. 30 And thou shalt set upon the table showbread before Me always.
Out of 600,000 men and another 600,000 women there were enough skilled craftsmen to produce the work of the gold and wood work, casting, sewing and weaving.
31 And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made, even its base, and its shaft; its cups, its knops, and its flowers, shall be of one piece with it.
5777 standing in Yerushalayim not far from the Kotel today is the gold Menorah recently built in shatter proof glass. https://www.google.co.il/search?q=temple+institute+menorah+photo&tbm=isch&imgil=HrW-BhOyvJcOlM%253A%253BQjj_YZmkE442cM%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fuk.pinterest.com%25252Fpin%25252F479140847835479259%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=HrW-BhOyvJcOlM%253A%252CQjj_YZmkE442cM%252C_&usg=__GrOve_vgXdCYhRGNzVhKPr-msoY%3D&biw=1520&bih=783&ved=0ahUKEwiv6tzfjLjSAhXJFywKHbfJAv4QyjcIPQ&ei=WDW4WK_eBMmvsAG3k4vwDw#imgrc=HrW-BhOyvJcOlM:
26:1 Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains: of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim the work of the skillful workman shalt thou make them. 2 The length of each curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits; all the curtains shall have one measure. 3 Five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and the other five curtains shall be coupled one to another. 4 And thou shalt make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain that is outmost in the first set; and likewise shalt thou make in the edge of the curtain that is outmost in the second set. …
Now to get an idea of the physical dimension which range from 1.5 feet or 45.72 cm to 50 cm for an Amah or Cubit see below it is like the length of a standard swimming pool by 10 meter or between 30 and 31 feet wide.
5777 – while the Chazon Ish holds by 50 cm, I tend to go towards 45 cm and Rabbi Schatz Shlita based on archeological dimensions of the Temple Mount tends to believe 43 to a maximum of 45 cm. One must remember that Melech David was about 5 ft. 2 inches or about 1.60 plus according to the Medrash. The Amah might therefore be smaller than 45 cm which was the standard cubit. However, large like the Chazon Ish seems unlikely.
This story I posted of the Neo-Nazi Hungarian and his wife which were so hidden in Judaism that neither knew. My father too was afraid to reveal that we were Jewish after the Nazis but I knew at least people were afraid this one as a video too. http://www.chabad.org/news/article_cdo/aid/3600571/jewish/The-Jewish-Neo-Nazi-and-the-Chabad-Rabbi.htm#utm_medium%3Demail&utm_source%3Dchabad.org_magazine&utm_campaign%3Den&utm_content%3Dcontent
On Last Thursday or Friday, I posted what must have been an old Levy’s Rye Bread commercial with the caption “You don’t have to be white to be Jewish”. I was of course thinking about Jews from Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and even those from the Orient. My friend Yacov wrote me “Don’t be fooled by leftist agenda of ‘Jews of Color’”! To which I replied that Judaism is color blind. We are a diverse people and the 28,000,000 Bnei Menashe are all Himalayan looking. The other half of Menashe, Reuven, Gad and Ephraim in the Taliban area are closer in looks to the Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jews it depends on the population as there are light blondish Jews from Europe too. As I wrote in the past, the Cherokee, Apache and some other tribes have genetic links to the Jewish Population and even relics. Sometimes it is just a matter of geography.
“Participants without a high school degree who sleep for more than 9 hours each night had six times the risk of developing dementia in 10 years as compared to participants who slept for less," said Dr. Sudha Seshadri, corresponding study author, and professor of neurology at Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer's Disease Center (BUSM) and Framingham Heart Study (FSH) senior investigator, in a statement. http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/healthtrending/sleeping-this-many-hours-may-predict-dementia-risk/ar-AAnyVdo?li=AA5LBhu&ocid=spartanntp This seems to explain also that the age of 100 or more many Roshei Yeshivos are still sharp.
From 5764: When I first was being Shomer Shabbos from a completely ignorant Reform Jew, the only prohibitions that I knew for Shabbos was not traveling, buying & selling and working. So I carried from my house through the street my keys, handkerchief etc. I used to turn on and off lights and type term papers. As I learned more, I stopped using electricity on Shabbos and eventually carrying, cooking and other forms of the 39 Melachos. At first Shabbos seemed to be a Yoke of all the negative things that I could not do. Eventually, I settled down and saw the positive things of resting and relaxing and reading once a week.
HASHEM HELPS US IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS
Philip Harrison subconsciously probably wanted to get away from his domineering Jewish Mother. He was going to College and putting out a monthly magazine called Skycom (Sky Communication) with Astronomy and Astronautics for amateurs. To avoid being drafted in those days, one needed to take 12 College credits. Phil took something like only 10 credits in night College as he went to work for Aviation Week and Space Technology Magazine (if my memory serves me). Sometime between '65 & '66, he was drafted into the army. Eventually he was sent like most soldiers to Viet Nam.
One very hot night in Nam, he was told to be on the alert in his jeep. The heat was terrific so as the perspiration dripped from him and his fellow soldier in the jeep, they decided to put down the bullet proof glass on the windshield for some air. However, the silence only interrupted by distant gun fire began to make him nervous. He realized that he was a sitting target just ripe for the Viet Cong to pick off. He pulled back the bullet proof windshield shut as he told his friend that it is better to be safe than sorry. Just then a round of gunfire broke the silence. His windshield was hit right at eye level by Viet Cong fire.
HASHEM had greater plans for Philip than just getting killed in Viet Nam.
Lamed Shevat was the Yahrzeit of Emma Lazarus who wrote the famed poem on the Statute of Liberty.
From Joe S. This was written by Rosemary LaBonte to the editors of a California newspaper in response to an article written by Ernie Lujan who suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the immigrants of today aren't being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry. The paper never printed this response, so her husband sent it out via internet.
Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today's American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented.
Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.
They had waved goodbye to their birthplace to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.
Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought alongside men whose parents had come straight over from Germany , Italy , France and Japan . None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan . They were defending the United States of America as one people.
When we liberated France, no one in those villages were looking for the French American, the German American or the Irish American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country's flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.
And here we are with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country.
I'm sorry, that's not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900's deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.
And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty, it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn't start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.
Oops some photos of the Democratic Convention at Madison Square Garden in 1924 that Al Sharpton, Corey Booker and Jesse Jackson don’t want their supporters to see. http://thetruthdivision.com/2017/01/liberals-arent-liking-photo-1924-democrat-convention/
Violent attack on Jews near Paris: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4927021,00.html
ELTA’s drone guard: http://osnetdaily.com/2017/02/us-air-force-buys-mysterious-israeli-weapon-kill-isis-drones/
Iraq attacks ISIS with the help of Russia. http://debka.com/article/25942/Iraq-hits-ISIS-in-Syria---with-Russia-without-US
Building Border War ahead of schedule: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/25/trump-administration-makes-first-tangible-step-to-building-border-wall.html
Obama-Holder in super PAC to fight Trump and the Republicans. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/25/obama-democratic-super-group-unite-to-end-gerrymandering-win-state-races-reclaim-majorities.html
Ramming attack in Germany: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/225627
IDF disperses Lebanese protest on the border: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4927272,00.html
Montana has perhaps 700 to 1000 Jews but they are doing something against the Boycott of Israel: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4927581,00.html
Heads may roll in the Health Ministry: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/225655
Swastikas painted on cars, buildings in Buffalo NY. The culprits may have been captured on surveillance: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/225641
Drunk plows car into crowd but not terror related: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/225642
Modern Orthodox who serve in the IDF furious at the Chief of Staff: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/225691
Syrian Refugees no finance no patients: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4927772,00.html
18 terrorist captured in Yehuda and the Shomron: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/225729
More anti-Semitism this time a copycat over-turning of grave stones in Phila. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/26/dozens-headstones-toppled-at-philadelphia-jewish-cemetery.html
Hamas still has at least 15 tunnels into Israel. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4928049,00.html
Another rocket lands in Israel. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4928032,00.html
Wishful thinking: https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/02/26/alan-dershowitz-following-defeat-of-dnc-chair-hopeful-keith-ellison-i-will-remain-in-democratic-party-but-will-fight-for-it-to-move-away-from-anti-israel-far-left-trends/
From Barry Shaw: Jewish Voice of Peace hosts terrorist murderer. http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Jewish-Voice-for-Peace-to-host-terrorist-at-panel-482679
Man who assaulted Jew flees probation to Turkey: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/225791
Attorney General takes threats to Jews seriously: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/225787
More bomb scares of Jewish Centers: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4928397,00.html
Next war northern tunnels and drones: http://debka.com/article/25943/The-next-war-Hizballah-tunnels-pocket-drones
Stephanie sent me Snopes article on Geert Wilders entitled America the last man Standing. This one is with Caroline Glick: http://covenantzone.blogspot.co.il/2009/01/caroline-glick-on-geert-wilders-europes.html
Netanyahu-Yaalon were unprepared for Protective Edge. Bennett showed leadership: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/225852
Are the anti-Semitic attacks sponsored by the left to embarrass Trump similar to the Reichstag fire?: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4929047,00.html
President condemns anti-Semitism in no uncertain terms on prime time: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/225866
Analysis: The government under the same “leader” is about to fall into the same trap as Protective Edge: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4928792,00.html
Berlin anti-Semitic Attacks up 16%: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/225880
Where is the Democratic Party heading? Jews wake up to reality: http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Our-World-Perez-Ellison-and-the-meaning-of-antisemitism-482767
IDF soldier shot. http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=40707
Gaza Tunnels – no cooperation between the Defense Dept. and the Shin Bet. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4929403,00.html
Immigrant from the former Soviet Union meets Muslim girl, converts and marries and is now caught with ISIS intent. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4929506,00.html
In the Arab World who has the power is boss: http://debka.com/article/25944/The-Arab-Summit-may-bury-hatchet-with-Assad
More Vandalism against Jews in TX: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/225951
There was another rocket from Gaza over-night. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4929692,00.html
One of the possible signs before Moshiach. Israel has the driest winter in 70 years: http://www.timesofisrael.com/so-far-israel-experiencing-driest-winter-in-70-years/
If the West had possessed the foresight to bomb Adolph Hitler and his Generals at the earliest possible time, think of how many lives would have been saved. (Over 50 million!) Opportunities presented themselves when they gathered together, which always occurred on important occasions. Granted, at the time, few believed that Hitler would successfully invade and take over Europe to start his self-proclaimed plans to commit Genocide of all the European Jews. In the late 1930s and early 1940s we did not yet have long range missile and nuclear weapons. If we did, one nuclear bomb would have saved Europe and the 50 million people killed in Hitler’s World War 2. That experience is behind us and, hopefully, the lessons learned.
We now face a budding Hitler in Iran who has plainly threatened Israel with elimination. But, President Mahmoud Ahmanidejad and the Ayatollahs know it cannot stop there. His threat spreads as a ripple in a global pond which can reach America and Europe with their long range missiles, soon to be capped with nuclear warheads. (Iran is expected to test a nuclear weapon as soon as 2006.) Note! Many analysts believe Iran purchased nuclear warheads on the black market in East Germany when the Soviet Union collapsed. With the head long rush to achieve nuclear capability there is always the possibility of a nuclear accident as happened in Chernobyl. Only then would the U.N.’s Security Council accelerate their foot-dragging and try to implement sanctions.
Don’t say that we were not warned this appeared in a good number of newspapers.
Shooting at soldiers from Gaza: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4929917,00.html
Good Shabbos all and despite that I have house painting 2 Purim Parties, 2 Weddings, I hope to be able to get the Drasha out next week with more new ideas as I usually produce and I have a lot of material.