17 April 2018

Not Something to Celebrate

2 Iyyar 5778
17 Days of the Omer

It's a very bad practice at any time, but especially when we are in such a dire situation with our enemies, to take all the credit for ourselves and to leave HKB"H completely out of the picture. 
Israel ‘more powerful’ than ever, says PM, responding to Iran threats
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday asserted that Israel was “more powerful” than ever, after Iran threatened to retaliate for an raid on an Iranian military in facility in Syria that killed 7 soldiers and that has been attributed to Israel.
“The founders of modern Zionism did not say the attacks on the Jewish people would cease once we establish a Jewish state, Netanyahu told the Keren Hayesod-UIA Annual World Conference in Jerusalem.
“They said that we could defend ourselves against those attacks. And that’s exactly what the State of Israel has done,” he said. “It’s restored the capacity of the Jewish people to defend ourselves, by ourselves, against any threat.
He continued: “And we are as powerful as we’ve [ever] been before. We’re economically successful as we’ve never been before. And we take our economic power and our military might and we weld them together to have unprecedented diplomatic flourishing of Israel’s relations around the world.”
Someone should remind him of what a former great leader of Israel once wrote:
"Before destruction comes pride, and before stumbling [comes] a haughty spirit." (Mishlei 16.18)
During the week in which Israel prepares to celebrate 70 years of "independence," it's never been clearer to the average Israeli how very dependent we have become on the help of "allies." For all Netanyahu's bluster about Iran, it sounds to me like he's whistling in the dark when he needs to start praying. 


  1. First of all, you know that netanyahu is part of the Zionist union and second, the Jewish people are allowed to defend themselves and fight the enemies and oppressors but we should also know that the almighty is the one helping us and making miracles for the jews to win and live on...
    The fact that iran and others are targeting israel is good thing even if it looks bad because the Zionist state and the multitude of horde and all of the evil in israel and all over the world must be wiped out together with the golden calf and the real danger does not exist from the outside but rather from within; the Jewish people yes,.. The haredis ultra orthodox not moderns and seculars have fallen in their Judaism very badly with all of the independence, bureauocracy, unrestrained democracy, material golden calf that most of us have lost our fiery passionate connection with the boss and the Jewish world has been split into many different groups and in many Cases, people alone are their own groups and families have broke in very bad ways and have no connection to each other and has caused much suffering and death and there is so much to describe but because we are holding strongly to the golden calf, it has destroyed us spiritually and mentally and our enemies are now raising the golden calf higher and increasing this level of decedance despite what is already happening and we have to get serious now and come back because the big wars are starting and we are already coming out of the doors of exile as we speak and into the doors of redemption and moshiach and salvation but we have to fix ourselves now or most of us will not live to see moshiach and we will go through the worst suffering in existence until we come into the new world which is shortly so what do you want yids?

  2. BS'D

    Sulajm U'Vroho,
    B'dijuk, pride before the fall. Mi'igro romo l'birso amikso. Regarding the medine. 10 minutes before or after it's fall comes Ben Josef cidkeinu. The shite of the hajlige Reb Jojlis fin Satmer.

  3. He is doing self promotion to gain public favor. And besides all it's all a big lie... economic success .. for whom? There is a high level of poverty here... if people don't want to assimilate in the cochi veotzem jadi society, they are pushed to stay in poverty. The whole medina is a scam. Stupidly rebelling against the creator and repressing the ones that are most dear to Him. All this empty man made holidays... it's such a shame this emptiness and denial. Honestly i am only here bc of kedushas eretz israel and the wonderfull religious community.. but for any aspect of society like economy, social system, health system ... there is no incentive at all to stay here and be ruled by such "jewish" people. It's all an arrogant theatre.

    1. I can't agree with you. I have benefited very much from both the social and the health systems. Can it be improved - of course, but it's already far above what is available in the US. Inon, I think you are going to the opposite extreme.

  4. I feel the need to protest. Netanyahu is a poet, picks his words very carefully, often weaving double meanings, usually at the end of his speeches. He doesn't often openly say Hashem, but if you read clearly you see his messages. HaMeyvin Yavin. To our enemies and our selves.

    "tell us the truth. And I did. But then they said, what is your secret? What is it that makes this small state such a huge success? And I tell them our secret is the fact that we have old traditions, we have deep roots in our land, but we have this immense creativity and curiosity, we send branches to the sky.”

    What do you think he meant by "we send branches to the sky?" Hamevin Yavin

    1. To Ytzchak, from the life experience I can tell, that we should never assume things, because It's a root of miscommunication and majority of conflicts drive from this.What did Bibi meant by his " we send branches to the sky" we an only guess. Why don't you write him a letter to clarify for you his true meaning of that phase and share with us, so we can all see without assuming.Al the best,

  5. In just a few minutes and hours, the Seventy Year Zionist Era in Prophetic History comes to an END. We then move into the Second Prophetic Era of History in the Land of Israel: Days of the King Messiah (my opinion i'm taking responsibility for it alone). Shalom from The Land of Israel, City of God/Jerusalem, Hill Of The Priests (Abu Tor/Givat Chananiya), Aryeh Yosef Ben Meir

    1. I heard sth similar from a Gadol HaDor many years ago.

  6. בס"ד
    Remember the time Netanyahu went to Congress against Obama's wishes. Do you remember how he ended it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pOs99OZN1g&t=3975s (minute 1:05)

    If you don't want to watch I'll quote it. "Facing me right up there in the gallery, overlooking all of us in this (inaudible) chamber is the image of Moses. Moses led our people from slavery to the gates of the Promised Land.
    And before the people of Israel entered the land of Israel, Moses gave us a message that has steeled our resolve for thousands of years. I leave you with his message today,(Devarim 31:6) חִזְק֣וּ וְאִמְצ֔וּ אַל־תִּֽירְא֥וּ וְאַל־תַּֽעַרְצ֖וּ מִפְּנֵיהֶ֑ם , "Be strong and resolute, neither fear nor dread them."

    He of course didn't finish the pasuk. People klapped and moved on but for those who want to see his message looked up the rest of the pasuk. "חִזְק֣וּ וְאִמְצ֔וּ אַל־תִּֽירְא֥וּ וְאַל־תַּֽעַרְצ֖וּ מִפְּנֵיהֶ֑ם כִּ֣י | יְהֹוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶ֗יךָ ה֚וּא הַֽהֹלֵ֣ךְ עִמָּ֔ךְ לֹ֥א יַרְפְּךָ֖ וְלֹ֥א יַֽעַזְבֶֽךָּ:

    I bet the Movers and Shakers in the Tuma world looked it up too. Maybe I just understood it to be a threat "If you mess with the Jews you are messing with God"

    You don't have to like him but don't judge him or spread lashon hara or worse. I'm sure he needs to be mechalel shabbat being the PM of a country always in sakanat hanefashot. Got to be on top of things. Al the other stuff about him or Sarah is unconfirmed lashon hara. Bibi and Sarah are both children of rabbis who grew up in Torah homes. Stop darkening the world with LH that spread to thousands + ppl in minutes

    1. Yitzchak, you just blew all your credibility. You wrote "...children of rabbis who grew up in Torah homes." Not true.

    2. This is what Americans in congress want to hear. Without backup from the truth evil is never functioning and has no standing or power. It's not Lashon Hara at all, bc one has to warn the people from falsehood and you spread falsehood. And what you wrote is a typical dillusional comment. You should think better before you argue in this way. Mr. bibi refers to he torah for his needs, but witbout keeping almost anything in it... in your logic fully normal, or? Next thing accd. to your opinion King David must also have been Mechalel Shabbes constantly, God forbid... otherwise he wouldn't be able to run a country ... what a krumme svore. People like you will first wake up, if at all, when the real Mashiach comes and all your artificial logics fall in one instant deeper than the ground. Sorry for the harshness, but i have to present this point strong in manner to create a balance.

    3. Inon, you wrote: "Sorry for the harshness, but i have to present this point strong in manner to create a balance."

      I would agree with that statement and as such, I would prefer to leave your comments in place, if you would graciously allow.

  7. Sorry, my bad. I just assumed their parents were Rabbis (Netanyahu comes from a long line of Rabbis inc Viln Goen) because they published a bunch of books on Judaism.

    Ben-Artzi wrote 12 books, including "Your City Jerusalem: The City of David and the Consciousness of the Nation of Israel throughout the Generations", "Holidays in Israel: Old and New" and "The Amusing Bible: Three Comprehensive Bible Quizzes in One Volume".

    Don Isaac Abravanel. Statesman and philosopher, 1953.
    Toward the inquisition. Essays on Jewish and converso history in late medieval Spain, Ithaca, 1997.
    The Marranos of Spain. From the late XIVth to the early XVIth Century,
    The origins of the Inquisition. In fifteenth Century Spain. New York: Random house 1995.
    The Five Forefathers of Zionism, Yedioth Ahronoth, 2004.
    The Founding Fathers of Zionism. Balfour Books & Gefen Publishing House,

    I guess they didn't have the title so they're not rabbis. Just like Netanyahu isn't religous because he doesn't wear a kippa.

    That man has the highest pressure job in the world. Every time there is a war the whole world is calling him up a yelling at him. Where do you think he turns? Lower advisers? The buck stops by him. You think that man doesn't pray?! Only Hashem knows whats in a mans heart.

    1. You should be removed from this blog... just assuming ... typical tactic of a falsifier, you got caught and try to change topic... this is cheap. Just admit to yourself, that you better face the truth or at least try to find it without looking for ways to justify your haskafah / worldview. Be able to learn and being silent and to listen is one if the 1st conditions for it. If Bibi is your hero you lack a lot. Stop being cruel to yourself, allow yourself to admit and to be new.

    2. Bibi Netanyahu is a demonstrated enemy of the Torah and a rebel against HKB"H's rule. It is forbidden to give him respect or the benefit of the doubt. The laws of lashon hara do not apply wrt such a person as this.

  8. To the above writer, Bibi was groomed yet as a young man in the U.S. to eventually reach his position as p.m. The state is secular and was founded by leftists and today they are outright erev rav. Bibi is where he is supposed to be because it is H' who is really running the show. Bibi will be the p.m. until MBD will arrive, and may it be very soon!
    The state (especially since Oslo sold itself to the PTB) They are allowing for all the foreign avoda zorahs in every aspect to infiltrate in our holy EY. Maybe H' is allowing this to happen so once and for all the true Jews of EY will realize how low we have sunk, thus, bringing us all to do teshuvah. The impurity filling the world today is worse than was in ancient Egypt. Whatever happens, we know the end of the story as our Torah (Prophets) tells us, because everything that happens is from H'. It is only because of H's Love and His Mercy that He has performed so many miracles for us and it would be very wise for the leadership in Israel to learn this important lesson; that no military, no entity, nothing can help us or the world except H', our Father in Heaven, because only HE is in Control and if we return to the Torah, H' will perform miracles and wonders for His children, Yisrael, which has yet never been seen before!
    Remember, the Geulah will come, no matter what, so it's best we all are on the winning side of the fence, on the side of H'.

  9. Many comments I read here boils down to lashon ha-ra, who are we to judge? If you like Bibi or not I would not want to have his job. Where is the emuna here in HaShem EIN OD MILVADO, can anybody see in Bibi's heart, NO only HaShem does and His decision is that Bibi is Prime Minister and he will be until HaShem decides otherwise. How about thanking HaShem for all the good in Israel instead of only to look at the negative. Moshiach has not been revealed yet so be grateful for what we have including Bibi. Positive energy and speech has more of an impact then LH.

    1. Did Hashem vote Netanyahu into office or did people? Only Hashem can judge the heart, but we have an obligation to judge a person's deeds, especially if they put themselves forward to lead this nation. We can't abdicate our responsibility as Hashem's agent in this world to proclaim the truth and establish his justice by saying it's Hashem's job. He gave that job to us.

      Why do we have courts and judges if not to enforce the law? This does not wait for Mashiach. It is our job every single day to judge between right and wrong and to correct the wrong however we are able to do it. If we can't come and say Bibi Netanyahu is a poor excuse for a leader and needs to be voted out of office, then how will we ever hope to improve our situation here?

      This is what it means to be a nation in our own land. We have the responsibility and the right and the power to vote a mechalel Shabbat out of office and to vote a tzadik into office.

      We needn't dwell on the negative, but we are not free to ignore it either. It demands a response for us and Hashem waits to see what we will do about it.

      As He said to Moshe at Yam Suf: "Why are you crying out to me, have the people move forward."

  10. The Torah, in Leviticus 19:16, states:
     לֹא-תֵלֵךְ רָכִיל בְּעַמֶּיךָ
    “Do not go around spreading slander among your people…”
    This verse has always been understood to deal with the prohibition of spreading gossip inside the covenantal community of Torah.  Unfortunately, throughout the years there has been a massive abuse of this law, reaching a point where people would use the claim that something is “lashon hara" as a tool to silence people when their statements are uncomfortable for the listener.  This, unfortunately, is an incorrect interpretation of the law and is, in truth, a demagogy..  Discussing opinions and interpretation, even if you disagree with someone, is not lashon hara.  It would be lashon hara if I would have said something untrue, insulting or offensive (truly offensive, not something that someone “feels” is offensive). Anything which is hearsay, gossip, tabloid news, or is still under investigation should not be discussed in public.  However, a public figure or someone who has published something publicly  and information that has been become public and has been verified by public bodies no longer falls into this category.Once and for all, by saying that the public figure, we have now, is the best we can get, we are limiting ourselves to the true leader, who is Torah observant and has love for Jewish people and our land. Let's pray that 70 years of Erev Rav regime is coming to the end and the start of revelation of Mashiach Zidkeiny!