Friday, January 5, 2018

Parsha Shemos, An Angelic boy, good advice, news

Prayers for­ Men: Yoel HaCohain ben Henya, Shalom Charles ben Gracia, Yosef ben Esther, Daniel ben Rivka, Moshe Eliyah ben Chana, Eliyahu ben Aviva, Moshe ben Briendel, Michael Chaim ben Faige Dina

Women: Karen Neshama bas Esther Ruth, Chaya Melecha Rachel bas Baila Alta, Rachel bas Chana, Hodaya Nirit bas Mazel Yaish, Rivka bas Idit, Tsvia Simcha bas Devorah Yachad, Miriam bas Irene Taita Malka, Shulamis bas Etta, Chana Friedel bas Sara, Drorah Rivka bas Chana, Zahava bas Sara, Esther bas Alice, Sara Naomi bas Gittel,

The following persons are recovering from long term non-threatening injuries and need Psalms. Binum Benyamin Tuvia ben Chana Friedel, Avraham HaCohain ben Yocheved, Melech David ben Sulah Pearla,

This issue is dedicated to the memory of a wonderful person who sacrifice a lot to become a Congregation Rabbi and influence many young people. Rabbi Glixman who passed away 11 years ago around Parsha Shemos.

Parsha Shemos

1:1 Now these are the names of the sons of Israel, who came into Egypt with Jacob; every man came with his household:

And these are the names of the sons of Israel: Although [God] counted them in their lifetime by their names (Gen. 46:8-27), He counted them again after their death, to let us know how precious they are [to Him], because they were likened to the stars, which He takes out [From beyond the horizon] and brings in by number and by name, as it is said: who takes out their host by number; all of them He calls by name (Isa. 40:26). [From Tanchuma Buber, Shemos 2; Exod. Rabbah 1:3]

What Rashi is telling us that each and every Ben or Bas Yisrael is valuable to HIM and HE counts us as a man counts his treasure.

2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah; 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin; 4 Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. 5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls; and Joseph was in Egypt already. 6 And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation.

Rabbi Pinchas Winston Shlita writes: I ALWAYS FIND it somewhat depressing. You can feel the storm coming already by the end of last week’s Parsha, with the death of Yosef. You can tell it’s going to be downhill from there, and you find out just how quickly at the beginning of this week’s Parsha. All the “big guys” have died off, and the fledgling nation is left to tread Egyptian water on its own.
Fortunately, you don’t have to read too much further to get some hope. Within a few lines, the Savior is born. True it will be another 80 years before he can be effective, but at least redemption is on its way. Although, that would have been a tough sale for those living through those 80 years, especially after Moshe Rabbeinu became an outlaw and was forced to skip the country and did not give any sign that he planned to come back.
Ya’akov Avinu died in 2255 from Creation. The last of his sons, Levi, died in 2331. The next year the oppression began in 2332. Moshe Rabbeinu was born in 2368, exactly 36 years after it begun. Considering Kabbalah says that Moshe was born with the Ohr HaGanuz, the Hidden Light of Creation, which Chanukah teaches us is represented by the number 36, that couldn’t have been a coincidence.  

7 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them. 8 Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who knew not Joseph.

Despite the dispute between Rav and Shmuel on if a new king arose or the old king made himself not to know Yosef. Based on the fact that Yosef was 30 when he stood before Pharaoh and 80 years after that Yosef passed away it is more likely that the original Pharaoh died and perhaps his son reigned and died. For the Bnei Yisrael were in Mitzrayim 210 years. Of which only the last 80 years were slavery according to Medrash it started when the Astrologers predicted the birth of Moshe which is where we are. So a few Pharaohs would have come and gone. At first the service was an honor as described by the original Pharaoh to Yosef when he asked if he had any brothers who could help serve. Then it became conscription for a short time for all until they were all enslaved except perhaps the priestly cast that would be Sheves (the tribe of) Levi.

9 And he said unto his people: 'Behold, the people of the children of Israel are too many and too mighty for us;

At first the Germans welcomed the Jews as being intelligent and helping their economy and serving in the army. In the 1880’s Berlin was called the Jerusalem of the west and in Austria, the Kaiser used a distant cousin of mine who was a designer of ships to be an Admiral in his Navy, Siegfried Popper. The massive inflation after WWI led in 1933 to the rise of Hitler and the enemy of the people was the Jews.

10 come, let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there befalls us any war, they also join themselves unto our enemies, and fight against us, and get them up out of the land.'

I had heard back in the days of the Viet Nam war and Six Day War people talking out loud if the Jews of America would be loyal in a war with Israel or not. Similar to the internment of Japanese Citizens in WWII (the famous movie “A Bad Day at Black Rock” was made about the lynching of the father of a Congressional Medal of Honor winner).

11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh store-cities, Pithom and Raamses. 12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread abroad. And they were adread because of the children of Israel.

The only pleasures that these slaves could have were eating, sleeping and relationships with their wives as they were not busy day in and night out thinking of ways to improve their business.

13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigor.

Rabbi Yosef Serebryanski Shlita wrote: “And the Egyptians enslaved the children of Israel with pehrach.” The word is translated as, ‘crushing harshness,’ ‘hard labor,’ ‘oppression’ and ‘to refute.’ “Pehrach” can be divided into two words: “peh” and “rach”, which translated, means ‘soft mouth,’ or as the Midrash writes “with convincing words and promises.” The sages also say that the words mean (as in use of the words “kal and chomer” – light and easy) first light work and then more difficult. Others say with (“gezaira shovo”) immediate decrees. [Note I would pronounce it Gezaira Shava or meaning that this Pasuk equals the meaning of the Pasuk in Proverbs aka Mishlei.]
It is further written in Proverbs (2:12) “To rescue you from the way of evil, from a person who speaks duplicities.” The word for duplicities is “tahapuchos.” It is interesting to note that the Aramaic translation of that word is “pharchyeso,” which is comprised of the words “peh” and “rach.” 
We have a more intricate perspective of life when we see it on multiple levels. Each plane has its unique design which can be internal or external, or a combination of both. We may choose the level on which we wish to view or connect with life. Our own bodies have internal and external components. Each internal organ is comprised of its own internal and external traits. The same is true of each element that we are able to distinguish and categorize. Names may seem to be external. Yet they also reflect something of depth, and can direct behavior patterns. 
The same is true of all of the names and words of the Torah (Bible). They are constantly read and explained in a superficial manner. In truth, each word holds much depth to it – and often has multiple meanings or patterns. Not only does each word have various meanings, but it is rife with many facets. 
Each letter in Hebrew is reflective of a flow of life force from the Creator in and through creation. Each letter has its own identity - its “soul.” Each letter has a variety of sounds, each of which reflects various vibrations within existence. There are physical and spiritual manifestations of each letter that impact on each word in a myriad of ways.
A totally different picture can be gained by utilizing all of the letters of the words of the Torah and rearranging the order of the letters of the words. One example of this is that the Torah begins with the word “Brayshis.”
[Beresheis] These letters can also be arranged so that the word reads as “bris aysh,” meaning “a covenant of or with fire.” Thus we may read of the existence of fire within this word. We are taught that originally the Torah was spiritual and composed of black and white fire. Hence one can understand that this refers to a spiritual fire. 
The second book of the Torah, Exodus, is called “Shmos” in Hebrew. “Shmos” means ‘names.’ Names reflect a superficial aspect of people as well as internal and soul aspects to those who see beyond the external part of a name.
When the Jewish people went into Egypt and were enslaved it happened on an external i.e. physical level. However, at the same time they developed a mentality of slavery, which means that it also became incorporated within them on a deeper or internal level. They transcended to an internal space which limited not only who they were but also the potential of who and what they could become. This indicates that the reasons for this occurrence were not so simplistic. They were based on the uniting of the physical factors with the soul and spirit domain. There were reasons that were personal, national and universal. 
The truth about how the pyramids were built is also an example of internal and external factors. Over the past centuries people have been taught and led to believe that the pyramids were the result of rocks cut by slaves that were somehow hauled into place by hard physical labor and the force of the slave drivers. Having no other explanation it was the easiest and hardest thing to believe. 
Yet according to modern scientific research the facts are different. Analysis shows us that the blocks are not stone, rather they are concrete. Apparently the people made molds and brought the material there, poured it into blocks on site and waited for it to harden. The scientific information is readily available on the internet. 
This fits in with what the Torah says that the Egyptians made them go and collect the material to be used in the building. (Exodus 5:18) “And the building material will not be given to you and the contents for the bricks you will have to produce.”
The concrete that was made at that time was much stronger and more resilient than what we have today. It is of a higher grade than the concrete we have today. This also illustrates that in ancient times people had a broader knowledge in some area than we have today. People apply their current thinking to all things, unaware of the criteria of the period they are observing. In this case it was an assumption that they cut stones when the sentence clearly says that they gathered the materials. 
There are also deeper aspects to the buildings of the pyramids and many theories abound. Yet beyond the scope of the physical is the spiritual belief system of the people for whom it was built. The building and belief system has made its mark in the world at large.
While we are on the subject of building, according to Jewish tradition King Solomon used a “Shamir” to cut rocks in building the Temple in Jerusalem. The Shamir is traditionally referred to as being a worm. The word actually means a guard. In common Hebrew Shamir is also a plant with thistles.
Among the stories of building the Temple is the one about how King Solomon caught and utilized the Shamir. According to legend, the Shamir was used to cut the stone for building. In the story of King Solomon there was a bird that knew where the Shamir was. In order to catch it a piece of glass was placed over the nest. When the bird saw that the nest was blocked, it went and brought back the Shamir -- and was able to break through it to the nest. 
This worm could only be safely kept in wool as it could not cut through wool. The explanation in Kabbalah is that the Shamir represents the extreme of severity (gevurah) and it could therefore cut through rock. Wool balances it by reflecting the extreme of kindness (chesed) and therefore the Shamir was not able to cut it. 
What many people are not aware of is the discovery, in South America, of a plant that produces an acid that melts rock and metals. There are several reports that can be read on the internet with descriptions of a plant that contains something that will liquefy stone. The plant essentially uses these acid drops in order to make more space around its roots. One name for this plant is Kechuca. 
[Spell checker gave me Cachucha for researching.] 

One story about the discovery of this plant is about explorers who found that there was a species of woodpecker, known as pitu or pito, that nested in the cliffs. In order to make nests in the rock, the birds brought pieces of the plant to the nest site. Placing the plant on the spot, the rock melted away, making room for the bird to bring nesting materials and then to construct the nest. 
To further test the efficacy of this plant, the explorers covered the nest with metal. When the bird found the nest blocked, it brought back some of the plant, and to the astonishment of the explorers, the metal covering that they had placed on the nest melted away.
According to another written report of discovering this liquid is the following experience: “About ten minutes later I bent over the rock and casually examined the pool of spilled liquid. It was no longer liquid; the whole patch where it had been, and the rock under it, was as soft as wet cement! It was as though the stone had melted, like wax under the influence of heat.”
When we think about how people used their ideas, we find this story in the stories of King Solomon. The Shamir referred to, could in fact be a plant that was brought in by certain birds, and not a worm. It is easy to conclude that people assumed that it was a worm based on their knowledge of the fact that birds are known to carry and eat worms. 
However, in light of the experiences of the explorers in South America, we have good reason to believe that the Shamir was in fact a plant brought by the bird from some distant place. (One might also take note of the fact that King Solomon was reputed to have sent his ships far and wide and to South America as well.)
The programming of words and discouragement of exploration and reinterpretation can be used to enslave and control people. Many who only “hear” words without feeling their awakening energy are often convinced of the truth they espouse because they choose not to look further and read. Others read and choose not to look beyond the words they read. Many do not hear anything that their mind does not wish to believe because they are stuck within the specific limitations of the words they believe in. 
All of the information we need is in the Torah, and can be verified totally by what is out there in the world. For those who are not afraid to pursue the truth, they will find that by opening themselves up they may achieve further clarity. They have nothing to fear. 
The Torah’s truth is universal, even if some of those who profess to know it all have been sadly misguided by their egos. Doing research to reveal truth is not abominable. It simply may fill the needs of different kinds of people who must come to full knowledge of truth in their lifetimes. 
Let us not allow our fear to enslave and bind us to false suppositions that may keep some people from opening their eyes and hearts to the Creator. When our mouths speak the Creators truth, we will melt away the stubborn and unyielding even as the Shamir melted stone for the building of our Holy Temple.

14 And they made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field; in all their service, wherein they made them serve with rigor.

At this point he started kill only Bnei Yisrael Male Babies but as the astrological date for the birth of Redeemer of the Bnei Yisrael since he feared adoption by an Egyptian Couple or even the Redeemer being an Egyptian he decided to murder all male babies.

22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying: 'Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.'

Moshe is born, rescued by the daughter of Pharaoh, kills a taskmaster. Flees Egypt saves the daughters of Yisro with his military training as price of Egypt. He is offered Tzipporah in marriage. They have one son and he tends to the flock of Yisro near the mountain of the L-RD.

… 23 And it came to pass in the course of those many days that the king of Egypt died; and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage. 24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 And God saw the children of Israel, and God took cognizance of them.

The people prayed and HASHEM remembered his covenant and decided that he would bring the Redeemer now.

3:1 Now Moses was keeping the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the farthest end of the wilderness, and came to the mountain of God, unto Horeb. 2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush; and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

How can this be that the bush burns and the fire does not consume it? I must investigate this strange phenomenon.

3 And Moses said: 'I will turn aside now, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.' 4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said: 'Moses, Moses.' And he said: 'Here am I.'

If I did not suspect a hidden speaker, I would be awed by this occurrence. All the more so Moshe. Also if the communication was Telepathic it could not be a hidden speaker.

5 And He said: 'Draw not nigh hither; put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou stand is holy ground.'

Take your shoes off: Heb. שַׁל, pull off and remove, similar to: “and the iron [axehead] will slip off (וְנָשַׁל)” (Deut. 19:5), “for your olive tree will drop (יִַַל)” [its fruit] (Deut. 28:40). Is  holy soil: [Lit., it is holy soil.] The place.

When given a command like this we don’t argue and the Cohanim went barefoot in the Temple and there was hot water pipes running under the stone floor in winter for the feet of the Cohanim. My guess is that the shoes – sandals or moccasins could pick up Tuma from the walking over the ground. The feet of the Cohanim were washed with the massive Lave of the copper mirrors supplied by the women of Yisrael.  

6 Moreover He said: 'I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

Actually, this was not the image of HASHEM but the voice of HASHEM in the bush with perhaps a tremendous light. Moshe, as brave and curious he had been to see the phenomenon, was petrified. Remember in Parsha Yisro after Am Yisrael heard the second commandment of the Decalogue, they were too scared to listen directly.

7 And the LORD said: 'I have surely seen the affliction of My people that are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their pains; 8 and I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite.

In the past, Moshe had seen the affliction and had killed or caused to die by praying the Taskmaster some 40 years prior. Now HASHEM is about to fulfill the Bris between the pieces which he made with Avraham some 429 years earlier. It would take ten months of plagues to add up to the 430 years.

9 And now, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto Me; moreover I have seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. 10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou may bring forth My people the children of Israel out of Egypt.'

You have been chosen to be the Redeemer.

11 And Moses said unto God: 'Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?'

Moshe having been in the royal palace knows the power and might of the Egyptian Empire. He is afraid of this.

12 And He said: 'Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be the token unto thee, that I have sent thee: when thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.' 13 And Moses said unto God: 'Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them: The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me: What is His name? what shall I say unto them?' 14 And God said unto Moses: 'I AM THAT I AM'**; and He said: 'Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel: I AM hath sent me unto you.'

**I will be what I will be.

15 And God said moreover unto Moses: 'Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel: The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you; this is My name forever, and this is My memorial unto all generations. 16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them: The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, hath appeared unto me, saying: I have surely remembered you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt. 17 And I have said: I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, unto a land flowing with milk and honey. 18 And they shall hearken to thy voice. And thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him: The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, hath met with us. And now let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.

This is MY plan and I know the results from the start.

19 And I know that the king of Egypt will not give you leave to go, except by a mighty hand. 20 And I will put forth My hand, and smite Egypt with all My wonders which I will do in the midst thereof. And after that he will let you go. 21 And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. And it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty; 22 but every woman shall ask of her neighbor, and of her that sojourns in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment; and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.'

The release of the Bnei Yisrael will be with great wealth.

4:1 And Moses answered and said: 'But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice; for they will say: The LORD hath not appeared unto thee.' 2 And the LORD said unto him: 'What is that in thy hand?' And he said: 'A rod.' 3 And He said: 'Cast it on the ground.' And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. 4 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Put forth thy hand, and take it by the tail--and he put forth his hand, and laid hold of it, and it became a rod in his hand-- 5 that they may believe that the LORD, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.' 6 And the LORD said furthermore unto him: 'Put now thy hand into thy bosom.' And he put his hand into his bosom; and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous, as white as snow. 7 And He said: 'Put thy hand back into thy bosom.--And he put his hand back into his bosom; and when he took it out of his bosom, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.-- 8 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign. 9 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe even these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land; and the water which thou take out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land.'

HASHEM gives Moshe three signs  but still Pharaoh will view it as magic. Now he tries to wiggle out of being the Redeemer but this only angers HASHEM so Aaron will become the Cohain.

14 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and He said: 'Is there not Aaron thy brother the Levite? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee; and when he sees thee, he will be glad in his heart. 15 And thou shalt speak unto him, and put the words in his mouth; and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do. 16 And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people; and it shall come to pass, that he shall be to thee a mouth, and thou shalt be to him in God's stead. 17 And thou shalt take in thy hand this rod, wherewith thou shalt do the signs.'

You will be the prophet and he will translate your words into flowing Egyptian.

And he will speak for you: Heb לְ On your behalf he will speak to the people. This proves that every instance of לָכֶם, לְ, לִי, לוֹ and לָהֶם used in conjunction with דִבּוּר, speech, all denote “on behalf of.”

18 And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and said unto him: 'Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren that are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive.' And Jethro said to Moses: 'Go in peace.'

And returned to Jether, his father-in-law: to take his leave, for he had sworn to him [Jethro] (that he would not leave Midian except with his permission) (Exodus Rabbah 4:1). And he had seven names: Reuel, Jether, Jethro, Keni, [Hobab, Heber, and Putiel]. — [from Michilta, Yithro 1:1] See Rashi on Exod. 18:1 for the reasons for these names.

I also see it, even on a mission from HASHEM, one should take leave of his family. Even when I travel to the States by myself, I discuss the dates first with my wife before ordering my airline ticket.

19 And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian: 'Go, return into Egypt; for all the men are dead that sought thy life.'

Rashi has to go in around about way to say that Datan and Aviram are poor and likened to being dead. But, I think that they never sort Moshe’s life.

20 And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt; and Moses took the rod of God in his hand. 21 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'When thou go back into Egypt, see that thou do before Pharaoh all the wonders which I have put in thy hand; but I will harden his heart, and he will not let the people go. 22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh: Thus says the LORD: Israel is My son, My first-born.

I remind you of this in case you are after bothered by a Missionary saying “HE gave HIS only son” you should show him this which proves that Israel is the first born and that Yeshu cannot be an “only son”.

23 And I have said unto thee: Let My son go, that he may serve Me; and thou hast refused to let him go. Behold, I will slay thy son, thy first-born.'… 30 And Aaron spoke all the words which the LORD had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people. 31 And the people believed; and when they heard that the LORD had remembered the children of Israel, and that He had seen their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

I think here, Moshe spoke directly to the elders in Hebrew and they understood his words despite his speech defect.

5:1 And afterward Moses and Aaron came, and said unto Pharaoh: 'Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Let My people go, that they may hold a feast unto Me in the wilderness.' 2 And Pharaoh said: 'Who is the LORD, that I should hearken unto His voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, and moreover I will not let Israel go.’

It was almost 300 years since Yosef proclaimed the L-RD before a Pharaoh a couple generations back. The current Pharaoh had not learned this history.

3 And they said: 'The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest He fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.' 4 And the king of Egypt said unto them: 'Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, cause the people to break loose from their work? get you unto your burdens.'

Throughout history it has been that people make a modest demand and they are turned down by the rulers. One of the best examples was Marie Antoinette was told that the people did not have bread and she is quoted as having said let them eat cake. Had she worried about subsidizing bread or giving out flour she might have lived to a ripe old age.

5 And Pharaoh said: 'Behold, the people of the land are now many, and will ye make them rest from their burdens?' 6 And the same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying: 7 'Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore. Let them go and gather straw for themselves.

Contrary to the idea of transporting giant rocks for great distances, here we have proof that the “bricks” or giant blocks of the Pyramids was from a casting of Cement.

8 And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish aught thereof; for they are idle; therefore they cry, saying: Let us go and sacrifice to our God. … 11 Go yourselves, get you straw where ye can find it; for nought of your work shall be diminished.' 12 So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw. 13 And the taskmasters were urgent, saying: 'Fulfil your work, your daily task, as when there was straw.' … 21 and they said unto them: 'The LORD look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our savor to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us.'

Poor Moshe thought of himself as being between the hammer and the anvil for now he was getting not only from Pharaoh but the Bnei Yisrael.

22 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said: 'Lord, wherefore hast Thou dealt ill with this people? why is it that Thou hast sent me? 23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in Thy name, he hath dealt ill with this people; neither hast Thou delivered Thy people at all.'

Even though the L-RD told Moshe that Pharaoh would reject his plea, Moshe was not prepared for such a hostile reduction from the Bnei Yisrael.

6:1 1 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh; for by a strong hand shall he let them go, and by a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.'

Just be patient, it will take ten months of plagues and Am Yisrael will be free with great wealth.

Beresheis 48:16 the angel who hath redeemed me from all evil
From a What’s App film retold by Rabbi Rachamim Pauli

We are told to bless on the bad as we bless on the good. For there is both bad and good within the story. This story was told first by Alan Dershowitz who was one of the lawyers helping free Rabbi Rubaskin.

Make a wish foundation goes around to children with horrible diseases some of whom will never make it past their next birthday. They have a budget of up to $10,000 per child to bring them to places like Disney World, so they went from child to child to make him happy.

Then they came to one ill Orthodox Jewish Boy. He asked that they bring Donald Trump to him! The adults knew that one could not bring the leader of the free world to the boy’s hospital ward. They tried everything to placate the young fellow. Still, he persisted. Finally, he said that if they could bring a letter from him personally to the President that would be sufficient. They told him that they could do for him for they had contacts at the White House. They then gave the boy a pen and a piece of paper. He wrote with tears dripping down from his eyes the letter.

Within a short time, the letter was placed on the desk of the President and it was explained that it came from a boy in the “Make a Wish Foundation Children”. The President open it with Ivanka in the room and both were in tearing up. It was the fifth day of Chanucha.

They letter went to the effect. Dear Mr. President, It is within your power to free prisoners. Rabbi Rubashkin has been in prison … Could you please free – pardon him. Yours, …
On the eight day of Chanucha Rabbi Rubashkin was freed.

What happened to families, small businesses and wages when Australia got rid of their Sabbath.

Advice on saving for retirement or jump-starting your children after marriage. As we enter a new fiscal year, I would like to give folks some tips that I have received over the years from friends. After reading what I write I suggest you speak to a financial planner and perhaps friends with experience. It is your money and your decision. Do not trust me at all but check and verify what I write here. For I am only learning Pshat according to my amateur understanding.

For the first time some investment ideas for your 401K or Sep. You can take it or leave it. If you have not been thrifty and started investing for the rainy days of your retirement when you will not have the full income you have now nor over-time pay well it is never too late. I knew this fellow from Brooklyn because he was the son of one of my mother’s school friends. He went into accounting.

He analyzed different things about the stock market and started investing at a young age. He found that oil companies and Dow 30 Stocks were good investments. Since at the time he was earning well, he put the stock dividends on reinvest.

I have watched as the market has gone up over the past year. However, there are stocks known as Dow Dogs. The theory goes that these companies that have been ignored by investors eventually become attractive because of their lower prices and dividends. MSNBC is not all fake News. I read an article about certain Dow Dogs that might just be worth the investment. They mentioned the names of stocks that they though were Dow Dogs and worth looking into. Of course one should take a look on and look up their price earnings ratio and percent of dividends on

Here are the following Dow Dogs that they recommended. They recommended but they did warn that General Electric symbol GE is undergoing a restructuring and could drop from the current $17 in change to as low as $15 before it fully recovers. All the prices and stock symbols are taken from the closing of Dec. 27th with their loses or non-gains for fiscal ’17. Note the Dow is up 25.36% so some of the stocks making less are to be looked at. Boeing Aircraft symbol BA is up close to 90% and the question then becomes is it risky to buy for future price hikes and the fact that shares costs $295.62. So, they took some of the worse Dow Dogs and based it upon their prices and dividends.

I do not know about minimum value or number of shares investment. But for 100 shares of Boeing one needs nearly $30,000 vs. $1734 plus commission for 100 shares of GE.

Take a look at two Dow Dogs both oil Companies XOM and CVX (do your own homework and look up on Yahoo all the data on them). XOM is – 7.05% but was not recommended because Chevron CVX has a higher dividend even though it is now up  6.67% but at one time this past year both were down 11+% so they have seen the trend and potential upside. GE which is -45% and may even drop more before it swings up but pays a nice dividend and will be needed in infrastructure and jet engines for Boeing. For people who do not have that much money, $17.34 a share is a starter.

Other recommendations were PG Proctor and Gamble is up 9.54% but $92 a share so take that into consideration. Another company VZ or Verizon is just about even and $53 a share. The last of five worse Dow Dogs was IBM at $153.13 a share and -7.75%.

Remember each investment is a gamble but the odds are better than Las Vegas and if you can wait 10 or 15 years even the great depression recovered.

Of course, if you have extra money to really gamble you could buy 10,000 shares of all bio-med stocks and if one hits the jackpot you make it well. However, at my age, slowly but surely wins the race. Also you might need a large sum of money to gamble.

Up to 10 Jews die in a private plane crash. Headlines are sometimes deceiving for the list appears to be Jewish Names.

Record number of births in Israel in 2017.,7340,L-3083,00.html

Al Gore and his global warming. I am waiting to see if a mini-ice age will come due to less solar activity.

2700 years ago the governor of Yerushalayim had a seal.,7340,L-5065511,00.html

If you think the swamp-cesspool of Washington or the Knesset is bad the disease is all over. Pension Entitlements. Please DO NOT DELETE UNTIL YOU HAVE READ IT. If you agree with this, pass it on, if not simply delete it and no one is better or worse off. Thanks! Just to be clear it is the politicians, not Canberra. It costs the Australian taxpayers $40 million annually to support ex-politicians - with a case now before the court to increase their entitlements. As a self funded retiree, I’m frustrated with Canberra’s continuous fiddle with Superannuation contributions and rule changes. Plus the measure to Re-balance the Pension Assets Test to be implemented on 1st January 2018. So here's fair warning to all politicians of any persuasion, this group of aged voters may be about to make the greatest impact on any Federal election in history, ignoring them may be the start of a changed political environment in this country. Change the Entitlements I absolutely agree, if our pension isn't an entitlement, neither is theirs. They keep telling us that paying us an aged pension isn't sustainable. Paying politicians all the perks they get is even less sustainable! The politicians themselves, in Canberra, brought it up, that the Age of Entitlements is over: The author is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. In 3 days, most people in Australia will have this message. This is one idea that really should be passed around because the rot has to stop somewhere. Proposals to make politicians shoulder their share of the weight now that the Age of Entitlement is over: 1. Scrap political pensions. Politicians can purchase their own retirement plan, just as most other working Australians are expected to do. 2. Retired politicians (past, present & future) participate in Centrelink. A Politician collects a substantial salary while in office but should receive no salary when they're out of office. Terminated politicians under 70 can go get a job or apply for Centrelink unemployment benefits like ordinary Australians. Terminated politicians over 70 can negotiate with Centrelink like the rest of the Australian people. 3. Funds already allocated to the Politicians' retirement fund be returned immediately to Consolidated Revenue. This money is to be used to pay down debt they created which they expect us and our grandchildren to repay for them. 4. Politicians will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Politicians pay will rise by the lower of, either the CPI or 3%. 5. Politicians lose their privileged health care system and participate in the same health care system as ordinary Australian people. i.e. Politicians either pay for private cover from their own funds or accept ordinary Medicare. 6. Politicians must equally abide by all laws they impose on the Australian people. 7. All contracts with past and present Politicians men/women are void effective 31/12/17. The Australian people did not agree to provide perks to Politicians, that burden was thrust upon them. Politicians devised all these contracts to benefit themselves. Serving in Parliament is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so our politicians should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work. If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people, then it will only take 3 or so days for most Australians to receive the message. Don't you think it's time? Please do this if you can. Australia needs our help. THIS IS HOW YOU FIX Parliament and help bring fairness back into this country! If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete. Author: Dr. Dale Kerwin, School of Education, MT Gravatt Campus, Griffith University – thanks to Bishop G. Crofts

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During a birthday ceremony for the late Oren Shaul (his boy is held in Gaza), three rockets were fired.,7340,L-5063634,00.html

Observation Post of Hamas targeted – they used Iranian made mortars.

Syria - Rather than fight to the death, militants evacuated.,7340,L-5063862,00.html

Blondish – Blue-eyed antisemitical PLO poster girl by Ben Dror Yemeni.,7340,L-5062038,00.html

Jewish life in Germany a problem again.

United Nazis aka UN is addressed in an article more PC put about that horrible place by Dr. Martin Sherman this week.

Still little chance of a war that the enemy wants but things could get out of hand.

IDF refusal letter organized by radical left-wing NGO by Ben Dror Yemeni.,7340,L-5064253,00.html

Alex Fishman Ed-Op even Abu Abbas got a gift from Trump in the Jerusalem Plan.,7340,L-5063108,00.html

Bus hit by truck plunges 300 feet killing 48.

Two more rockets to empty places within two hours.

PLO underestimates a real businessman and deal maker who they can’t treat like Obama.

Yes, the righteous of the Nations have a place in heaven.

Ed-Op on the duplicity of the Obama Nuclear Deal with Iran by Dr. Martin Sherman.

Have a wonderful Shabbos and stay healthy,
Rachamim Pauli