Friday, April 28, 2017

69 years to modern Yisrael, Parsha Tazria-Metzora and holocaust stories

Statistics on Yisrael before Yom HaAtzmaut

Before the Shoah there were 16,600,000 Jews in the World. Today 14,400,000 of which somewhere 6-8,000,000 in Israel alone were not conceived because of abortion.
The population of the country of Israel is 8,680,000 people. In a report released ahead of Israel’s 69th Independence Day, figures provided by the CBS show that of Israel’s total population of 8.68 million, 74.7% are Jewish, or roughly 6.484 million. Another 20.8% are Arabs, totaling 1.808 million, while 4.5%, or 388,000, did not fall into either category.
Of those 6.484 million Jews, the CBS reports that less than half (44%) of them consider themselves secular or non-religious.
Nearly one-third of Israeli Jews identify as religious (32%), while the remaining 24% say they are traditional. When broken down further, the religious population includes 9% of the country which identifies as Haredi, 11% as religious (dati), and 12% as religious-traditional.

23,544 fallen soldiers 60 added this past year as some die from their wounds. 3,477 or 3,177 civilians were killed.
The number of bereaved families in Israel in 2017 includes 9,157 bereaved parents, 4,881 widows of IDF soldiers and security forces, 1,843 orphans under to the age of 30, and thousands of bereaved and orphaned children over the age of 30.  

Source: Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics Arutz 7 and Arutz 10

Kashrus Alert!!! From Jeff: The Young Israel posted the following alert this Shabbat in their announcements. If you use Arnold products, you might want to call BIMBO BAKERIES and voice your displeasure.
"Bimbo Bakeries has reformulated their bread recipe. Effective immediately the OU symbol will no longer appear on most Arnold’s products. The OU recommends that consumers contact Bimbo Bakery at 800-984-0989 to express their concerns about this loss of supervision. The OU supervision of Arnold’s Italian Bread has been reinstated. "

Parshiyos Tazria-Metzora

After the last Parsha spoke about the death of the children of Aaron now we start off with a birth of a male or female child. We then go on to learn about the disease of Tsoras which is translated as leprosy but is more like Psoriasis in certain cases.  

12:1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying: If a woman be delivered, and bear a man-child, then she shall be unclean seven days; as in the days of the impurity of her sickness (Chabad translates this as menstrual flow) shall she be unclean.

HASHEM gave her compensation to go the Mikvah on the night of the eight to have clean blood for it should have been 14 days like after a girl. She goes early so that she can partake in the Seuda (feast) of the Bris.

3 And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. 4 And she shall continue in the blood of purification three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purification be fulfilled.

While she is not pure enough for a Korban, she is as the Ramban says permissible to her husband.

5 But if she bears a maid-child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her impurity; and she shall continue in the blood of purification threescore and six days.

She loses out the 8th to 15th day in touching her husband but gains more days that are considered clean. Psychologically this is to help ease the relationship with her husband. For most men in the ancient world wanted a male child.

6 And when the days of her purification are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt-offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtle-dove, for a sin-offering, unto the door of the tent of meeting, unto the priest. 7 And he shall offer it before the LORD, and make atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the fountain of her blood. This is the law for her that bears, whether a male or a female. 8 And if her means suffice not for a lamb, then she shall take two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons: the one for a burnt-offering, and the other for a sin-offering; and the priest shall make atonement for her, and she shall be clean.

What sin did she do while giving birth? There are some women from the labor pain and suffering who vow never again to give birth. In order to hide this fact, the Torah put forth this sin offering on all women. These Korbanos were different in that the neck was slaughtered sliced with the right fingernail of the Cohain.

13:1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying: 2 If a man has a se'eith, a sappachath, or a bahereth on the skin of his flesh, and it forms a lesion of tzara'ath on the skin of his flesh, he shall be brought to Aaron the kohen, or to one of his sons, the kohanim.

Se’eith, a sappachath, [or a bahereth]: Heb. The [terms se’eith and bahereth] are the names of two [major] lesions [and the term sappachath refers to categories related to these two major lesions], and one [major lesion, namely, bahereth] is whiter than the other [se’eith].-[Shev. 6b]. Bahereth: Heb. בַּהֶרֶת, spot, taye in Old French. This is similar to the verse, “it is [like] bright [clouds] (בָּהִיר) in the skies” (Job 37:21) [i.e., like the spots created by bright clouds in the blue sky]. [he shall be brought] to Aaron [the kohen, or to one of his sons]: It is a Scriptural decree that the uncleanness of lesions and their cleanness do not come about except by the pronouncement of a kohen. — [Torath Kohanim 13:43]

3 And the priest shall look upon the plague in the skin of the flesh; and if the hair in the plague be turned white, and the appearance of the plague be deeper than the skin of his flesh, it is the plague of leprosy; and the priest shall look on him, and pronounce him unclean.

This is all based on the condition that the appearance is deeper than the skin and not perhaps a bacteria eating up the pigment of a tan. The Ramban explains Rashi as the perception of depth is based on the light color against the dark as a shadow and the sunny area give depth.

4 And if the bright spot be white in the skin of his flesh, and the appearance thereof be not deeper than the skin, and the hair thereof be not turned white, then the priest shall shut up him that hath the plague seven days.

Ramban says that this is more like a whitish ice color.

5 And the priest shall look on him the seventh day; and, behold, if the plague stay in its appearance, and the plague be not spread in the skin, then the priest shall shut him up seven days more. 6 And the priest shall look on him again the seventh day; and, behold, if the plague be dim, and the plague be not spread in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him clean: it is a scab; and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean.

The Cohanim and Leviim were in the place of Rabbis for their sole job was to serve the people. The Leviim had fields for crops for their own use but they were the teachers and doctors. Of course each Shevet (tribe) had their Judges and religious leaders but the Cohanim were inherited authorities.

7 But if the scab spread abroad in the skin, after that he has shown himself to the priest for his cleansing, he shall show himself to the priest again. 8 And the priest shall look, and, behold, if the scab be spread in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is leprosy.

Tsoras was perhaps different from the leprosy of today and the main cause was Lashon HaRa. The person then had to leave the camp and stay away from people and could not spread his dirty gossip.

9 When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he shall be brought unto the priest. 10 And the priest shall look, and, behold, if there be a white rising in the skin, and it have turned the hair white, and there be quick raw flesh in the rising, 11 it is an old leprosy in the skin of his flesh, and the priest shall pronounce him unclean; he shall not shut him up; for he is unclean. 12 And if the leprosy break out abroad in the skin, and the leprosy cover all the skin of him that hath the plague from his head even to his feet, as far as appears to the priest; 13 then the priest shall look; and, behold, if the leprosy have covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce him clean that hath the plague; it is all turned white: he is clean. …

The Cohain in those days was the Posek (giver of Halacha). Pinchas acted as priest, prophet and leader. Today the teaching has moved from the Cohain and Levy to the Rabbis of the generation. Some of course are Cohanim and Leviim and that is not surprising. Tsoras comes from Lashon HaRa. The evil tongue can be truthful. A non-Jew or public figure who does certain things that more than three people are involved in is exempt from Lashon HaRa. Still we cannot go around saying things what the Prime Minister or President does in private.

Special Mussar

I could go into learning and imparting my knowledge of the weekly Sedra and just as I forgot the four types of Tsoras so most likely my readers without a strong photographic memory will forget.

Pekuach Nefesh: I saw a number of things on the Israeli Highways and Streets that shook me up this week. The worse was at a traffic circle a car turning in from a road enabled me to get into traffic but the fellow behind me honked his displeasure although he was at a full stop. Then I saw why. Some wise-guy youth cut in on my right through the bus stop to jump in front of me. When somebody is a clown on the road, I don’t fight him as I don’t need an accident. He switched lanes back and forth to cut people off and smiled. He was in the turn towards Yerushalayim on 443 but stopped at the light and I was in a different lane. I yelled at him. Keep driving that way if you want to go into Olam HaBa really quick. I don’t know if it helped but sometimes you have to say something when you can. Because he might live but kill others.

I went to a new parking way in the Brochfield Center. The road was designed by an engineer after 3 to five drinks on Purim with the curves. Exactly as I left with the most dangerous curve a pedestrian crossed the road on an angle. So I moved left to pass him only to have some kid on a bike pass me by a few centimeters.

The second subject is Modesty. I was at the house of a friend last week with other Rabbis. He is a fellow who hosts Rabbis and friends in his Sukkah, on Purim and soon Lag B’ Omer. All of a sudden one of his daughters came down in short-shorts. She also was displaying too much shoulder. After everybody had left, I spoke to him and his wife. I told them that I am going to be 70 like real soon. My oldest grandson is 20.5 and my granddaughter almost 19. I probably think 30-year-old women are too young for me. I am no pedophile but your daughter should not be walking around like that. Would you like me to talk to her? He said that he would take care of it. He had said something when we were there but it did not sink in.

We are coming to the summer season and beach season. Ladies please make sure that your dresses upon sitting down cover your knees and your blouses go down to or close to covering the elbows and also no low cut blouses please. A man should love you for your brains and good character and not for you (fill in).

I hope these words will be important for you as safety is not taught in the Charedi Schools and Modesty is not taught in the secular schools. I pointed out to my wife the side profile of a Fox News Anchor who looked more like a sex symbol than an intelligent woman interviewing people. Let this not be by your wife or daughter lest some rogues get some ideas and start up with them. Let a woman be honored for her inner beauty and intelligence and not so and so many kilogram or pound ‘pieces’ as the fellows say.

Auschwitz Survivor recounts her harrowing story:,7340,L-4951544,00.html

'We kept walking. After a few moments, we heard the shots'—a survivor of the Auschwitz extermination camp, who lost her entire family in the Holocaust and lived through the death marches, recounts her memories as a lonely little girl, fighting to survive the horrors of the Nazi regime.
Ynet|Published:  20.04.17 , 23:37
Ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday, President Reuven Rivlin and his wife Nechama hosted on Thursday a Holocaust survivor for a special sit-down in memoriam of the family she lost.
In the meeting, the 87-year-old survivor Miriam Eshel told her story as a survivor of the Auschwitz extermination camp. Eshel thanked the president for the honor, though she lamented the fact that no member of her family could receive the same honor.

"Now, unfortunately, I must sadden you a bit. Stay with me, for this is our life," she said.

Eshel then began to tell the story of how she and her family were driven from their home by the Nazis.

"Were first heard knocks on our door; 'Raus! Raus!' to those who don't understand, he yelled at everyone to come out.

"I pushed against my mom for safety, but nothing helped. They barged in, grabbed us and threw us out. 'Raus, Hund!'

"I asked, 'My, what did he call us? Dogs?' She stopped me, 'Don't talk, don't talk.

"Then we were lead to a train, and we drove. I don't remember for how long, but I remember that it suddenly stopped, and we got off. My grandpa and grandma were gone, my sisters were gone, and I'm just a little girl, holding on to her mom.

"And so we go. Go where? Go to Mengele.
"I didn't know who Mengele was, but I soon found out. They brought us to him. He sat surrounded by Nazi policemen. If you don't listen to what he says, the police helps you listen—with a club, a bayonet, whatever they had in their hands.

"The children were taken in cars to the nearby forests, where they dug pits and buried them alive. It didn't take long for them to tell me not to worry, that I have to be strong. They told me that my mother suffers no more, she was taken care of. My whole family was.

"I hoped the day will arrive when my turn will come. Why should I keep crying? I wanted that tomorrow to come, when I won't have to cry no more.

"I remember them bringing us soup one day, soup mixed with all sorts of stuff I didn't recognized. I remember taking it, and noticing a finger inside. A big finger, from a hand. 'How can I eat this?' I cried. They told me to spill it out and keep eating."
Eshel was then taken on the death marches. "There were places where people would throw pieces of bread through their window, but we weren't allowed to take them," she recounted. "If someone did, he would be shot.

"Suddenly, someone through a cart out his window. A cart fit to be driven in the snow. Two girls who their mother was old and could not walk unassisted any longer took it and started pulling her mother along. I tried to help, but after a while I could barely carry myself.

"I told them, 'I'm sorry my dears, I'm sorry but I can't go on any more. They looked at me exhausted, and told me, 'Neither can we.' Just like that, we sentenced their mother to death.

"We kept walking. After a few moments, we heard the shots."

Passing on the memory

President Rivlin said that when he was young, "every child in Israel was aware of Holocaust. We all saw the tattoos branded on their arms. That was an unquestionable testimony of the horrors of what happened there, of the unimaginable and inhuman acts carried out by the Nazis.

"Our need today to pass our knowledge on to our children is almost immeasurable. Here, nationality meets humanity," Rivlin said, telling Eshel, "Your story is the story of Israel and the story of its founding."

Nechama Rivlin added. "After Miriam's heart-wrenching testimony, I'm a little embarrassed to say what the Holocaust means to me. I think that only after (Adolf) Eichmann's trial did you allow yourselves to speak about what happened.

"Your testimony, as important as it is for today's youth, is in my opinion essential for every German. Worse than being shot was the dehumanization you experienced throughout."

(Translated & edited by Lior Mor)

Ice Cream Parlor that saved grandpa from the Nazis:,7340,L-4946199,00.html

When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, Yitzhak Meir and his parents found shelter in Francesco Tirelli’s ice cream shop. Now, his unusual story has been turned into a children’s book by his daughter-in-law, Tamar Meir, in a bid to introduce the complicated issue of the Holocaust to young children. Itay Ilnai |Published:  16.04.17 , 23:30

When Prof. Yitzhak Meir’s grandchildren hear the word “Holocaust,” they immediately think about ice cream. Their grandfather, the former head of the Institute of Chemistry at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, escaped the gas chambers by hiding in an ice cream parlor. He owes his survival to the store’s owner, an Italian man named Francesco Tirelli, who saved several dozen Jews during the Holocaust and was recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations.
Yitzhak, who was born in Budapest, shared the story of his survival with his children and grandchildren numerous times over the years. Now, the unusual tale has been turned into a children’s book by his daughter-in-law, Rabbanit Dr. Tamar Meir. The book, “Francesco Tirelli’s Ice Cream Store” (published in Hebrew by the Keter Publishing House with illustrations by Yael Albert) succeeds in sensibly dealing with one of the most complicated issues to present to children—the Holocaust.

“I always say that my imagination isn’t big enough to make up such a story, and even if it was, I wouldn’t have the courage,” says Meir. “But the connection between the Holocaust and ice cream is a rare opportunity to introduce such a complicated issue to children. For my kids, the fact that their grandfather was in an ice cream parlor during the Holocaust is appealing. It’s sort of like the fairytale of Hansel and Gretel. And just like with Hansel and Gretel, there is a witch in the story too.”

As soon as the book was published, it brought on responses. After she was contacted by the son of another survivors who had hidden in the ice cream parlor as well, Meir decided to try to reach the offspring of all the people who had taken shelter there. She wrote an emotionally moving Facebook post in search of other survivors from the store.

“Just like the book is so meaningful to me and to my children, it may be a wonderful gift for them too,” she explains. “Some of the survivors have passed away, and not everyone shared what they had gone through during the Holocaust. I may be able to provide that information through the book.”

‘We didn’t think about ice cream’
I met with Yitzhak and Tamar Meir at Yitzhak’s apartment in Jerusalem’s Rehavia neighborhood. At the age of 90, he tells his story in a clear voice, with a slight Hungarian accent. There was one time during the interview when he broke into tears. It was when he pointed at a family picture in the living room, which features his grandchildren and great grandchildren. “All the people in that picture are here thanks to Francesco Tirelli, he said in a cracked voice. “He deserves all the credit for our survival of the horror.”

Toward the end of the war, in March 1944, the Nazis invaded Hungary and Yitzhak and his parents were in terrible danger. When the family searched for a place to hide in, Yitzhak heard the name Francesco Tirelli for the first time. Tirelli was born in Italy in 1898, but moved to Budapest, where he ran a small ice cream factory. When the war broke out, he began helping Jews who had escaped to Hungary and was known among the local community as a confidant.

Tirelli hid Jews in his ice cream parlor, which was closed during the winter. For about four months, Yitzhak and his parents hid with 10 other Jews at the back of the store. “We hardly had any food,” he recalls, “and we didn’t really think about ice cream. The greatest despair was that we didn’t know how long it would last.”

One day, they heard explosion sounds outside the shop. The Germans and the Hungarians were fighting on the street outside, and a grenade cracked the closed shutters. Through them, Yitzhak was able to peek and see the battle with his own eyes. Several days later, in the evening hours, someone suddenly broke into the store holding a candle. Through the dim light, Yitzhak and his parents saw a Russian soldier.  was a sign that, for them, the war had ended.

The Meir family kept in touch with Tirelli. “But we never asked him why he had saved us,” Yitzhak says. “I think he would have been offended by such a question. As far as he was concerned, it was obvious that he had to do everything to help us.”

Tirelli passed away in 1956, in Switzerland. In 2008, thanks to Yitzhak’s efforts, he was recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations.

The story of Yitzhak’s rescue became a legend among the Meir family’s children. Several months ago, his daughter-in-law Tamar came up with an idea to turn it into a book.

“I realized there are many parents who don’t send their children to kindergarten and to school on Holocaust Day, because many teachers don’t know how to deal with the issue,” she says. “In my children’s case, we really don’t have that concern. And then I realized that Grandpa’s story is a sort of immunization for them. It’s not a grandfather in a concentration camp, but a grandfather in an ice cream parlor. And unlike the great horrors of the Holocaust, this is something a child can imagine. In addition, they know there is a happy ending, which is tangible—Grandpa is here, he is with us.”

This is the first book written by literary researcher Tamar Meir, an unusual figure in the Orthodox religious world, who defines herself as a “a religious feminism activist.” In addition to her position as director of the Literature Department at Givat Washington College, she studies Torah. “In recent years, I have been busy advancing the place of women in the world of Halacha,” she says. “We can’t take part in the discourse without having the knowledge.”

Have you encountered any resistance to your approach?

“Of course I have. In every situation in which you try to change something, there will always be resistance.”

This resistance was reflected in a lecture delivered by Rabbi Yigal Levinstein, head of the pre-army preparatory yeshiva in Eli, who told his students that girls’ service in the IDF resulted in a “disruption of their entire system of values.”

“We can and we must talk about the issue of girls in combat service. It’s not a simple issue, and I say that as a feminist,” Meir states. “But we have to talk about from a respectable place. He did it blatantly, in a disrespectful way, which is not rabbinical in my opinion. I expect a rabbi to speak in a respectable manner.”

(Translated and edited by Sandy Livak-Furmanski)

Also 6 survivors from grief to triumph:,7340,L-4951962,00.html

Holocaust financially after the holocaust:

This is the story of my wife’s former boss at Tel Aviv University in Hebrew.

Bing and Google translate: From the abyss to the Skies Professor Daniel Gould was 7 years hold when he hid the old Nazis for four months in little hideout under the house of Lithuanian peasants and almost lost his sanity • "fear of revelation was paralyzed; The deep existential concern not survive is what caused me to suffer "• he survived, immigrated and became a pilot in the air force and Professor
Victors Jacob Posted in: 23:50 22.04.2017

Prof. Daniel Gold. "I've been through three years of hell"
When we met, it was hard to believe the man and athletic with the jeans and the twinkle in the eye, We met, it was hard to believe that the athletic man with the polished jeans and the gleam in his eyes, the heavy motorcycle in the backyard belonged to him, had only recently celebrated. "I am very far from that little boy who lived in the ghetto," said Prof. Daniel Gold, a Holocaust survivor with an impressive resume both in his military life and in academia. "From my point of view, when I arrived in Israel it was the watershed of my life, a feeling that I had finally reached the national home, my real home, and everything that followed, all the successes, all the achievements, came from this place, I'm the most Israeli survivor there is, "he smiles modestly.
Prof. Gold was born in the city of Shibli in Lithuania in the winter of 1937. In the summer of 1941, the Germans conquered Lithuania from the Soviet Union, which had taken control of the Baltic countries a year earlier.
In 1943 a large Aktion was conducted in all the ghettos of Lithuania, in which all those who were marked as insignificant to the Nazi war effort - old, weak, and especially children - were led to their deaths. "The children were separated and separated from their parents by Ukrainian soldiers, and they were removed from most of the hiding places," he recalls. From that time until the summer of 1944, close to the time of the liquidation of the ghetto and the transport of the remaining to concentration camps, the children remained in hiding in the family quarters.
"In the summer I fled with a few cousins ​​and my father's sister to the farm of a Lithuanian peasant family, where we lived in a hiding place that had been built under the house for about four months until the liberation of Lithuania by the Russian army. It was only after dark that we could crawl out, eat, relieve ourselves, and sometimes if we were lucky to wash body parts, the fear of revelation was almost paralyzing. "
Upon liberation they returned to their hometown, without me. Only after the end of the war did he learn that his father had survived and was liberated by the American army near Munich. Long afterward he was told that his mother had not survived. Two years later, in 1946, he escaped from Lithuania with the help of false papers and he was 9. He first came to Poland and then, again with false papers, to Germany, where he finally met his father, who was released from Dachau after two years of separation.

Gold during the aircraft. "We haven't talked about the Holocaust."
In 1952, at age 15, his father immigrated to Israel was a dream come true for us for many years. Three years after arriving to Israel he joined the Israeli air force, a pilot course number 22. During he was wounded by an accidental bullet emission weapon of a friend. Recovery took months and conditioned, among other things, the Suez crisis. When he returned to service with small, limit the screws back into the pilot course, 23. When the grade was not enough to combat the trend and joined the squadron class 100-light aircraft Squadron.
In 1957, he received his wings of gold "k" (for aircraft), and after reserve service in until promoted major k wings "to David wings in 1974, upon receipt of a pilot on a plane " crane ". "In addition to the Suez crisis, in which I was injured with a cast on his left arm, so the pilot flew in the six day war, the war of attrition, the Yom Kippur war and the Lebanon war.
A year after the release of posted army Daniel for Microbiology at the University of Tel Aviv. In 1965  graduated, and shortly thereafter began his doctorate in the Faculty of medicine in theory. Gould, Professor, reluctant to sail in 2005. 68. "and yet felt as young as early in my career, but human resources thought otherwise," he smiles.

The desire to be a sabra

Desperate to be a "sabra that does not betray a trace of Gaultism," as he puts it, he opened a new life - and only in the last decade has returned to talk about the Holocaust period.
Today, 12 years after retirement, Gould continues to research and teach volunteer students at Tel Aviv University, and in recent years he has volunteered on behalf of Yad Vashem in Israel and abroad on the Holocaust and his part in it.
Daniel's story was chosen this year to be told on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Yad Mordechai rally, but the way was long: "It started when the grandchildren reached the roots work stage," they said, "and I answered and slowly I opened more and more."
"As a general rule, when Holocaust survivors came to Israel, it was a great disgrace to talk about the Holocaust, and all the erroneous statements about 'sheep to the slaughter', along with our great desire to become sabras, led to the fact that they did not talk about it. Who escaped from the inferno and served with me, and all of them said the same thing: There were three Holocaust survivors in my flight course, but no one knew who the three were, so much so that we tried to integrate.
The connection with Yad Vashem in recent years, which began with a request from them, brought him to various places around the globe, where he tells his story over and over again. Thus, in the framework of the "Witnesses in Uniform" project, he arrived last November in Poland with about 200 IDF officers: "It was terrible. After years of deliberate disregard, I caught a flash in front of all the mirrors. Suddenly I began to think about my parents and about my family, who did not survive. I cried. I just broke up, "says Daniel, with tears in his eyes.
I thought that with the grandchildren everything came out.
"No, because it was talking to them, just like in lectures, when I stand in front of people at the sides of the presentation, and like a simple actor, I tell the story of my life over and over again, so I tell the story as if I were talking about another person, not myself. I was physically beaten and not beaten, and what I experienced was daily existential fear, a deep fear that I would survive or not - that is what caused me to suffer. "
Daniel says, "I went through three years of hell from the ages of 4 to 7. There were moments of near physical paralysis and almost cerebral palsy because there were no stimuli that we could develop the brain with, yet I and my ilk are the example that can, after all, rise."
A moment before we part, he asks me not to forget the word "Holocaust" when I come to describe his story. "I hate another definition that annuls the Holocaust chapter, that makes no sense."
Epilogue. I had always wondered why Danny did not fly combat as he was brave and looked in great shape. Now I know it was his injury in 1956. He also volunteers on his BMW Bike for the Israeli Police. A very active 80-year-old.

Inyanay Diyoma

French born from the ‘religion of peace’ says blue lives don’t matter as he shoots up Paris.,7340,L-4951681,00.html

Viva La Difference when Obama talked about Iran vs. Trump on the Iran Deal.

Mattis speaks out on his visit to Israel:,7340,L-4951849,00.html

Ed-Op the latest post on Gaza by Dr. Martin Sherman:

Shabbos Chol HaMoed, my family had a Bar Mitzvah on Ramat HaGolan. Today it seems like mortars there. Where we stayed was an old house with no shelter. Sirens heard at 18:23.,7340,L-4951958,00.html

Syria claims our retaliation helps the rebels but in truth if we wanted it, Assad would have been 6 feet under.

New Campaign and Foreigners Scandal but it was not the Trump campaign.

US ground forces killed associate ISIS leader on Apr. 6th.

Haley – Iran Hezballah want to destabilize ME:

More shelling on the Golan and reply:,7340,L-4952404,00.html

6 Israelis charged with violence against mixed Arab-Jewish Couples.

Shin Bet Torture of Israeli Youth: “it’s unfortunate that in the State of Israel in 2017, youth enter interrogations healthy and, several days later with the Shin Bet, they need medical help following suicide attempts. We’re talking about an investigation which trampled human rights, made illegal use of force and undemocratic orders such as not allowing meetings with an attorney. It appears that when we’re talking about Jews suspected of fighting with Arabs, rights are forgotten, legal proceedings are trampled, and we discover new rules in the laws of arrests. Someone chose an end, and all means are 'justified' by the desired end. I am, first of all, worried as a citizen, and second as a jurist. We will study the materials of the investigation and respond to suspicions.”

French election, the antisemitical Le Pen comes in second.

18-year-old terrorists beat up and neutralized by a 70-year-old man that he stabbed.,7340,L-4952614,00.html

Israelis who are reckless or suicidal can now return to Sinai beaches.

Female Soldier stabbed by female terrorist.,7340,L-4952924,00.html

You know those sanctuary cities with the high taxes and welfare well guess what - Relative to their population, there was a significant outgoing migration from cities in the north such as New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Detroit. The New York City metropolitan area alone lost a net of more than 700,000 people — the largest net migration loss of any U.S. metro. At the same time, southern cities such as Orlando, Atlanta, and Houston all gained at least a net 100,000 new residents.

If the US election was held today Trump would beat Clinton also in the popular vote:

From the north will come the evil and if they go to war, it could spark a battle or two fronts against us.

United Airlines does not learn from their mistakes also incidents on Air Canada and American.

THAAD anti-missile to be deployed in S. Korea:

Trump speaks out against antisemitism as incidents surge:

BDS – Woman’s March activist is controversial but more than that in Hebrew Slang her last name means “Pimp”.

Hamas to recognize pre-1967 as Palestine aka big deal.

After Hillary got a lot of money from speaking on Wall Street but guess which fat-cat Republican or should I say Democrat gets $400,000 for an hour speech.

IDF fires back at Gaza after fence repair crew is shot at:

Damascus Missile attack on missiles to Hezballah. Israeli Press amazingly silent.

There will be no Iranian base on the Golan even at the cost of war.

May 22nd mark the day tentative visit by President Trump to Israel.

Attempted cyberattack thwarted:

Lebanese penetrates Israel undetected possibly via a tunnel and ends up 10 KM inside at Kiriat Shemona. Small RPV shot down on the Golan.

Good Shabbos all and a quiet one.

Rachamim Pauli