20 Sivan 5781
30 May 2021
28 May 2021
"THE TRIUMPH OF THE ARK"
17 Sivan 5781
Erev Shabbat Kodesh
Rav Kook Torah
~ SHABBAT SHALOM ~
27 May 2021
The Path to Peace
16 Sivan 5781
When we make peace with our Father in Heaven then we will have peace in the world.
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26 May 2021
It's Not Over Til It's Over
15 Sivan 5781
Debkafile reported on May 21, 2021 that the operation in Gaza is "over but not finished." It's not "over" at all. We've just moved on to the next phase. So many people in so many places have remarked that this time is "different" from the previous ones. They are right. This time, it is not going to stop until it is well and surely "over."
TPTB instigated this round (just like all the others) to soften us up for their final solution. And HKB"H let them do it to awaken the Jews to the true threat our enemies pose to us. His miraculous intervention on our behalf has masked the true severity and the true evil of the world's hatred for us. But, in this phase of the redemptive process, while the light is growing ever brighter, all of the darkness is being revealed by that light and can no longer remain hidden. That's why we are seeing reports like these...
Arab-Israeli uprising: ‘This time it’s different’
This next phase is meant to build on the shock of the unexpected and unprecedented violence to completely delegitimize Israel as a Jewish State, along with anyone who still holds to this ideal. To see where it is all leading, you just have to keep in mind that the ultimate goal is to rid their New World of Jews once and for all - by whatever means is necessary and effective. The predictable Arab reactions are just another tool in their arsenal. As I've said before, TPTB (Eisav) turns Yishmael on and then shuts them down again, all in accordance with their overall plan.
But, "this time it's different." This time it will all go very wrong for TPTB. That's a promise.
...Speaking for the first time since the cease-fire ending the 11-day war between Hamas and Israel, Hassan Nasrallah said Gazan groups had proven that no one can sit idle when Israel attacks the holy sites or tries to undermine the Palestinians’ right to the city and warned his group could get involved next time around.“The Israelis must understand that breaching the holy city and al-Aqsa mosque and sanctuaries won’t stop at Gaza resistance,” Nasrallah said, referring to the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem’s Old City.“Jerusalem means a regional war. All the resistance movements cannot stand by and watch this happening if the holy city is in real, grave danger,” he added.
The prophecy of the word of the Lord concerning Israel: Says the Lord, Who stretches out the heavens and founds the earth and forms the spirit of man within him:
Behold! I am making Jerusalem a cup of weakness for all the peoples around, and also on Judah, [that he] shall be in the siege against Jerusalem.
And it shall come to pass on that day that I will make Jerusalem a stone of burden for all peoples; all who bear it shall be gashed, and all the nations of the earth shall gather about it. (Zechariah 12.1-3)
...The ceasefire does not mean that the “battle for Jerusalem” has ended, PA and Hamas leaders said over the past few days.
Just keep in mind. This is not over until its good and over.
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Rabbi Alon Anava is back!
Stop stepping on each other! The divine message from the disaster in Meron.
25 May 2021
"Super 'Blood' Moon 2021"
14 Sivan 5781
The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a supermoon this week for quite a cosmic show.This super “blood” moon will be visible on Wednesday across the Pacific – offering the best viewing – as well as the western half of North America, the bottom of South America and eastern Asia.Better look quick: the total eclipse will last about 15 minutes as Earth passes directly between the moon and the sun. But the entire show will last five hours, as Earth’s shadow gradually covers the moon, then starts to ebb. The reddish-orange color is the result of all the sunrises and sunsets in Earth’s atmosphere projected on to the surface of the eclipsed moon.“Hawaii has the best seat in the house and then short of that will be California and the Pacific north-west,” said Nasa’s Noah Petro, the project scientist for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. New Zealand and Australia also will have prime viewing.Circling the moon for 12 years, the orbiter will measure temperature changes on the lunar surface during the eclipse. Telescopes atop Hawaii’s Mauna Kea will also monitor the moon, Petro said.The moon will be setting and the sun rising along the US east coast, leaving skygazers – Petro in Virginia included – pretty much out of luck. Europe, Africa and western Asia will miss everything. Live streams will be available.Everyone everywhere, though, can still soak in the brighter than usual moon, weather permitting.The moon will be more than 220,000 miles (357,460km) away at its fullest. It’s this proximity, combined with a full moon, that qualifies it as a supermoon, making it appear slightly bigger and more brilliant in the sky.Last month’s supermoon, by contrast, was 96 miles (155km) more distant. Unlike a solar eclipse, there is no harm in looking at an eclipsed moon.More lunar shows are on the horizon.“For people who might feel like we’re missing out, set your calendars for 19 November of this year,” Petro said. This will be a nearly total eclipse where the moon dims but doesn’t turn red.The next total lunar eclipse will be May 2022. The last one was January 2019.
24 May 2021
"NEVER HAS A VACCINE INJURED SO MANY"
13 Sivan 5781
Keep in mind that they are ready to begin administering it to children any day now.
21 May 2021
In the Spirit of Shimshon
20 May 2021
No Doubt in My MInd
9 Sivan 5781
(h/t Rabbi Yehudah Richter)Blowback: How Israel Helped Create Hamas
The Americans did the exact same thing with the Mujahideen in Afhganistan. The CIA created Al Qaeda and ISIS, too.
19 May 2021
Part 3 of R. Richter's Series: "The State of Israel: G-D's Hand or Satan's? Finally, a Guide for the Perplexed"
8 Sivan 5781The State of Israel: G-D's Hand or Satan's? Finally, a Guide for the Perplexed - Part 3
16 May 2021
Chag Sameach Post Script
CHAG SHAVUOT SAMEACH!
5 Sivan 5781
Erev Chag Shavuot
49 Days of the Omer
Now, more than ever, Am Yisrael needs to rededicate itself to the marriage contract between us and Hashem - to keep the covenant faithfully in all its details. Next year at the Beit HaMikdash!!
15 May 2021
"How to Fix Gaza"
5 Sivan 5781
49 Days of the Omer
If you don't know who Hady Amr is, please quickly refer to this recent blog post: "GO HOME, HADY AMR!!" [See further "Biden's anti-Israel 'point man' is behind plan to fund the Palestinians."]
I've been saying that these 'situations' that keep cropping up here in Israel are contrived, orchestrated, pre-planned in order to advance a global agenda. It's not just a conspiracy theory.
by Barak Ravid Feb 17, 2021...Amr was the "bottom-up" guy during his four years of dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian issue during the Obama administration.
- He worked closely with the Israelis to advance projects like 3G networks for Gaza or sewage systems in the West Bank.
- During the 2014 Gaza War, Amr worked around the clock to redistribute all U.S. assistance to the Palestinians into humanitarian aid for Gaza.
- It fell to Amr to implement policies agreed to at the top level — often between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and then-Secretary of State John Kerry — in a very difficult political environment....Amr is developing plans to re-engage with the Palestinian Authority, roll back some of Trump's policies and resume financial aid to the Palestinians, likely beginning with $75 million already allocated by Congress for aid and development projects....Amr will have two short-term political challenges: resetting U.S. policy on West Bank settlements without sparking a fight with the Israeli government and drafting a policy on the Palestinian parliamentary elections planned for May 22....Worth noting: Due to unusual circumstances, Amr is wearing at least two other hats beyond his deputy assistant secretary role.Without a special envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Amr will represent the U.S. in formats like the Quartet, which includes diplomats from Russia, the UN and the EU. That group met over Zoom on Monday.Amr is also the de facto U.S. head of mission to the Palestinians because the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem was merged by the Trump administration into the embassy to Israel in 2019.
Hady Amr's connection to the Brookings Institute, a so-called "think-tank" founded in 1916, is key. [See also "Disclosure: Brookings Takes Millions From Foreign Governments"]
ORDER FROM CHAOSHady Amr, Ilan Goldenberg, Kevin Huggard, and Natan Sachs December 3, 2018
...Here’s what might work: The United States and Egypt, with the Office of the U.N. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, should agree—as key influencers to the parties—on a joint framework, get the rest of the international community on board, and push it in times of both conflict and peace. Such a framework would join short- and long-term economic stabilization initiatives with the political arrangements needed to avert conflict and achieve the reintegration of Gaza and the West Bank....our proposal faces many obstacles and at present would likely not have buy-in from all the relevant parties. Its achievement may only be possible with the extreme pressures the parties would face in the middle of another war or with changes of leadership or policy from Israel, the Palestinians, and the United States....the international community can and should start working together now to set the table for this solution, even if it is still years away.
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Anyone know if this is true?
13 May 2021
MESSAGE FROM UNDER THE PALM TREE
After months of "lockdowns" with absolute control of the entire population of the country, are we really to believe that suddenly, the country is out of control? The most popular question going around right now has to be: "Where are the police?"
After months of writing tickets for violations of mask-wearing rules, are we really to believe that there is no one to stop the rioting, the lynching, the fire-bombings, the stabbings, the shootings, the arson, the desecrations, the beatings???
People, the situation is what it is because the same people who wanted it that way over the past year, now want it the way it is today. This is the same war I wrote about in seven parts a couple of weeks ago. It's just another phase of it.
They mean to move in here and physically take over. They mean to establish a Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital (as they've been saying all along), the "Holy Basin" (the Old City with the Temple Mount) in the hands of the UN; the "settlements" dismantled or abandoned. For every Palestinian refugee, a Jewish refugee. God forbid! But, now, wouldn't that be fair, they'll say.
Obviously, they'll say, neither the Arabs nor the Jews can be trusted to resolve this situation which impinges upon the well-being of the entire world; therefore, the world will have to take the matter in hand and impose a solution. Hashem yerachem!! They mean to make it so bad for us here that we will welcome them with open arms. But, they'll be waiting until hell freezes over!!
No one is telling the truth about the real causes of what's happening. The truth is inconvenient. It doesn't advance the right narrative.
This is their plan, but HKB"H also has a plan. It might include letting them go so far and it might not. Be prepared either way, but keep in mind that HKB"H is the One in control.
Pretend this is May 2020 instead of May 2021. Stay off the streets as much as you can. When you have to be out, best to be in a group and have a weapon to hand. Increase Torah, mitzvot and acts of kindness towards your fellow Jews as much as you can. Know that there is no such thing as "co-existence" on this Land. We are at war, Arabs are the enemy, view them as such. Pray for redemption and deliverance. Our only hope is in HASHEM!!
GO HOME, HADY AMR!!
US deputy assistant secretary for Israeli-Palestinian affairs Hady Amr will fly to Israel later Wednesday as Washington steps up its engagement aimed at de-escalating the ongoing violence between Israel and Hamas.Amr will head to the region “immediately” to meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said at a Wednesday press conference, confirming earlier Times of Israel reports.“He will bring to bear his decades of experience, and in particular, he will urge on my behalf and on behalf of President Biden a de-escalation of violence. We are very focused on this,” Blinken said.
Amr was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1967, but grew up mostly in New Jersey and Virginia. He earned a B.A. in economics from Tufts University, before receiving an M.A. in International Affairs at Princeton University. He served in the administration of Bill Clinton in the Department of Defense, according to the BBC. He served as an appointee, at which time he served briefly at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at National Defense University. From 2001 to 2006, he managed an independent consulting practice, the Amr Group. He also worked for and advised the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, and other international institutions. He is a former economist and a consultant to the World Bank and the United Nations. He has written extensively about the impact of Palestinian uprisings and the prospects of peace in the region.He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and previously served on Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Advisory Committee. In 2002, Virginia Governor Mark Warner appointed him to serve on the Virginia Public Schools Authority, a position to which he was reappointed by Governor Tim Kaine, serving through 2010.From 2006 to 2010, he served as a fellow at the Brookings Institution and the founding director of the Brookings Doha Center in Qatar. In 2010, he also served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of Policy at the Department of Homeland Security. From 2010–2013, he served as a Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Middle East at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He served as United States Deputy Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations from 2014–2017, working on a team under Secretary of State John Kerry, focusing on economic issues. He joined the negotiations team in the summer of 2013.In November 2020, Amr was named a volunteer member of the Joe Biden presidential transition Agency Review Team to support transition efforts related to the United States Department of State.Amr is the author of publications including The Need to Communicate: How to Improve U.S. Public Diplomacy with the Islamic World and "The Opportunity of the Obama Era: How Civil Society Can Help Bridge Divides between the United States and a Diverse Muslim World" published by Brookings. He has also been published by Newsweek, The Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, and The Daily Star (Lebanon). For the U.N., he authored a number of reports, including "The State of the Arab Child".In May 2021, he was sent to the Middle East to help defuse tensions between Israel and Palestine. (Source)
(February 4, 2021 / JNS) “I was inspired by the Palestinian intifada,” Hady Amr wrote a year after Sept. 11, 2001, discussing his work as the national coordinator of the anti-Israel Middle East Justice Network.U.S. President Joe Biden has now chosen Amr as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israel-Palestine....Amr accused Israel of ethnic cleansing and coordinated an organization that had accused Israel of apartheid, making his appointment, like that of Maher Bitar, an anti-Israel activist appointed as the senior director for intelligence on the National Security Council, a statement about the Biden administration’s stance towards the Jewish state.
12 May 2021
THE TIMELESS TORAH - AS TRUE TODAY AS IT WAS YESTERDAY
Bamidbar 33.52-56...you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their temples, destroy their molten idols, and demolish their high places.You shall clear out the Land and settle in it, for I have given you the Land to occupy it....But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the Land from before you, then those whom you leave over will be as spikes in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they will harass you in the land in which you settle.And it will be that what I had intended to do to them, I will do to you.
See also ‘Kristallnacht in Lod’: State of emergency as Arab mobs set synagogues on fire; Following Muslim Riots, Israel Declares State of Emergency in LodFierce rioting continued throughout Tuesday night in the mixed Jewish-Arab city of Lod and a state of emergency was declared, with Defense Minister Benny Gantz announcing the deployment of several Border Police units to help quell the violence that saw the burning of three synagogues and dozens of cars.At least two people were in serious condition from the clashes, one from rocks. In Acco, another mixed Arab-Jewish city in northern Israel, an 84-yer-old man was seriously hurt when a restaurant was set on fire by rioters. Some 25 residents of Ramla and Lod were arrested on Tuesday night, according to a police spokesperson. Some 151 were arrested in total within the central-northern district of Israel.
Muslims Desecrate Synagogues and Jewish Schools in Pogrom in Ramle-Lod
...As part of the attacks, the rioters pillaged synagogues, ransacked the houses of prayer and desecrated the Torah scrolls. In addition, they attacked Jewish schools in the city.
...The World Organization of Synagogues expressed “deep shock” at the severe damage to synagogues in the cities of Lod and Ramla by Arab rioters and “condemns and strongly protests the severe damage to the holy places of Israel.”
“The harsh images of desecrated and burned synagogues must shock every citizen of every religion. Synagogues are the beating heart of Judaism, and in the State of Israel their status is no less than symbols of government. The Israel Police is called upon to act with all its might for this task of guarding the synagogues, and enforcing the law with the rioters.”
Mayor of Lod Yair Revivo stated Tuesday that it was a “sad morning for all of us in Lod, 70 years of coexistence were trampled on by Arabs in a series of pogroms, vandalism, damage to symbols of government, shattering windshields and throwing Molotov cocktails at the new town hall we entered just last week, enormous damage to the mosaic museum, burning synagogues, a Talmud Torah schools, dozens of vehicles, burning garbage containers, destroying Israeli flags and, worse, lowering the Israeli flag and hoisting the Palestinian flag, on a night of riots that injured policemen and residents who found themselves besieged.”
11 May 2021
Tel Aviv and Surroundings Under Bombardment
1 Sivan 5781
45 Days of the Omer
Unrest, riots, violence, damage, destruction, injured, dead - every Rosh Chodesh, it seems to ratchet a bit higher, so, of course, it would spread to Tel Aviv tonight. Just waiting for it to start from the North next. There is no avoiding it. This non-government is going to fail spectacularly.
10 May 2021
Let's Finish This
29 Iyyar 5781
Erev Rosh Chodesh-Yom Kippur Katan
44 Days of the Omer
UPDATE: [2:00 AM] "Hamas says it's suspending planned attack as Israeli forces leave Temple Mount."
[10:00PM] Rocket salvos are being shot at Ashqelon and Sha'ar HaNegev, as well as Eshkol about every ten minutes. Rioting continues at Damascus Gate and on Har Habayit, while demonstrations are reported in Yafo, Haifa, Nazareth and other places across the country.
[9:05 PM] Launching 10 rockets to Ashqelon
Islamic Jihad threatens to renew rocket fire at 9 p.m.
09 May 2021
THE FUTURE OF JERUSALEM
43 Days of the Omer
ISRAEL GOES ON HIGH ALERT: Air Traffic Diverted, Hospitals On Standby, Bomb Shelters Opened, Fears Of Imminent Hamas Attack
R. Richter: The State of Israel: G-D's Hand or Satan's? Finally, a Guide for the Perplexed - Part 2
42 Days of the Omer
The State of Israel: G-D's Hand or Satan's? Finally, a Guide for the Perplexed - Part 2
08 May 2021
"A Year Later: Regaining Direction"
27 Iyyar 5781
42 Days of the Omer
07 May 2021
Parashat Behar/Bechukotai - Help! - Rabbi Meir Kahane
06 May 2021
24 Iyyar 5781
39 Days of the Omer
יהונתן פולארד סופד ליהודה גואטה הי"ד
AMEN, Yehonatan!! And may all the korbanot, taken in order to arouse Klal Yisrael to teshuvah before that great and awesome day, merit to return to life speedily at techiyat hameitim and enjoy all the Days of Mashiach.
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Most of the people who read here know that we are in a birrur process which was prophesied to occur before the coming of Mashiach. By its very definition, it is a clarifying process which through various tests that Hashem puts us through, makes it clear who is 100% with Hashem and His Torah and who is not. Does that mean we have to be 100% perfect in all that we are doing? ABSOLUTELY NOT! It means that we have to have 100% faith and trust in HKB"H with no doubts whatsoever! We have to believe 100% that ayn od milevado!
If you put your faith in HKB"H, but add something more alongside Him, like the protection of a vaccine, or the Israeli army, or the help of Christians, or the support and approval of other nations, this is NOT 100% faith and trust in HKB"H and whether you can admit it or not, it is a form of idolatry. This needing something alongside Hashem was the basis for making the Golden Calf.
The birrur by its nature makes a division between those who are on the right side and those who are on the wrong side. You have to look at it through the lens of "Mi l'Hashem elai!" This was Moshe Rabbeinu's call to the nation to separate out those who opposed the Golden Calf from those who were for it. Mattityahu HaChashmonai made the same call to his family and neighbors and from there to the whole nation when he called upon them to make their choice - they could be a Jew or they could be a Greek, but there was no such thing as mixing the two together as Hellenism demanded.
Here we are again with the nations who would dominate us urging us to deny our Torah and mitzvot in order to come closer to them and be counted among the family of nations, rather than being set apart as Hashem's special chosen people - set apart to serve Him and set an example for the rest of humanity. Instead of them asking us to show them the way to reach our elevated state, they demand that we lower ourselves to their level in order that we all become one - one in rebellion against the Creator of All, G-d forbid!
It's a death trap prepared for us by the Angel of Death himself. I'm just here to beg you not to fall into that trap!! ANYTHING (or anyone) that calls upon Jews to join together with gentiles - for ANY reason - means to keep you on the wrong side of that call that echoes down through all the generations - Mi l'Hashem elai!"
Now, I'm not talking about anyone's Olam Haba - that's a judgment only Hashem can make. But, it's already been established that those who are not 100% with HKB"H will not survive the birrur for who will merit to remain with Mashiach when nearly the whole world will be destroyed.
"Mi l'Hashem elai!" It has always been the minority who responded favorably to this call, never the majority. There has always been this division between those who were for Hashem and those who were for themselves. This is why Avraham Avinu found himself on one side - the Ivri - and the entire rest of the world was on the other side. But the joy of it is that he was not alone. He was with HKB"H - 100%!!
05 May 2021
"What We Need to Do Until Shavuot"
39 Days of the Omer