30 June 2021

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN HEALTH

21 Tammuz 5781

We are going to have to start taking more responsibility for our own healthcare because apparently, all medical care is moving towards gene-therapies as the primary treatment.  Traditional medical providers, brainwashed as they are through their education and professional training, are no longer trustworthy.  The cures have become more deadly and disastrous than the diseases.  And Israel is leading the way.

New Israeli ‘GPS’ nano-drug busts inflammation, touted as antibody replacement

Israeli “GPS-guided” nanoparticle drugs can tackle inflammation without touching healthy immune cells, scientists say, calling the innovation “game-changing” and predicting it could replace antibody therapeutics.

...The technology uses ribonucleic acid or RNA, a major growth area in scientific research today, as pharmaceutical companies invest more in developing RNA therapeutics and vaccines, following the success of RNA-based coronavirus shots.

...The injection sends RNA-based drugs, in special nanoparticles, to receptors on cells where there is inflammation, and the drugs then “silence” or even edit the gene that is causing inflammation. 

And what happens if they find that they've made a mistake?  It doesn't sound reversible to me.  At least with a pill, you can throw it away.  Once these gene-editing nanoparticles are in your body, who knows where it all will lead?  They are determined to fill every human body on the planet with these things - one way or another.  Hashem yerachem!!
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RELATED: Gene therapy to regenerate cardiac muscle after a heart attack passes a key test in pigs

29 June 2021

URGENT: IS IRAN ABOUT TO TAKE OVER LEBANON?

20 Tammuz 5781 

With news focused on the tragic collapse of the condo tower in Surfside, Florida, we can be forgiven for thinking everything else has miraculously gone away.  But, it hasn't.  There is a multi-front war going on and it hasn't stopped at all, despite the "ceasefire."

Hamas still threatens from Gaza.  There are still "disturbances" going on daily in Sheich Jarach and Silwan.  Yishuv Evyatar is under threat from within and without - Arabs on one side and the Erev Rav regime on the other.  And then there is the surprising increase in overt warfare between the US and Iran on the Syrian-Iraqi border.

Second round of US air strikes against Iran-backed militias in Syria, Iraq

But, the most surprising thing of all is what is happening in Lebanon right under our noses.  As horrible and as tragic as recent events have proven to be:  the collapse of the crushing victims at Meron (Lag BaOmer - Iyyar) ; the collapse of the bleachers at the Stolin Beit Midrash in Givat Ze'ev (Shavuot - Sivan); and the collapse of the condo tower in Surfside, Florida (three days before 17 Tammuz), all of it could pale by what it would mean to us if Lebanon should collapse and fall into the hands of Hezbollah.  Maybe these have been just foreshocks for something much bigger and more terrifying.


Lebanon's Hezbollah has made preparations for an all-out collapse of the fracturing state, issuing ration cards for food, importing medicine and readying storage for fuel from its patron Iran, three sources familiar with the plans told Reuters.

...The steps highlight rising fears of an implosion of the Lebanese state, in which authorities can no longer import food or fuel to keep the lights on. They underline Hezbollah's growing role in tackling the emergency with services that the government would otherwise provide.

...Lebanon's currency has crashed as the country runs out of dollars, with no state rescue in sight. Food prices have shot up 400%.

Fights in supermarkets are now commonplace, as are people rummaging through trash. A brawl over food packages this week killed one person and injured two others.

"If the economic situation continues to deteriorate in Lebanon it will inevitably lead to the collapse of institutions, including the military establishment," said Lebanon's Army Chief General Joseph Aoun, according to a Tweet from Lebanon's Army.

"The army is the only and last institution that is still coherent and guarantees the security and stability in Lebanon and the region," said Aoun, who also said that harm to it will lead to "the spread of chaos."


Pope Francis will join the main Christian religious leaders from Lebanon on July 1 for a day of reflection and prayer in Rome for this country of some five million people. Lebanon is facing a political, financial and humanitarian crisis of the utmost gravity and has been without a government for many months.

“The Holy See fears the collapse of the country,” Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican’s secretary for relations with states, stated frankly at a press conference in the Vatican on June 25, detailing the event. Archbishop Gallagher said the Holy See feared that the collapse of Lebanon, the last democracy in the Arab world, would have disastrous consequences for the Christians in that country.

...Lebanon has nearly devolved into a failed state. Yet while it is easy for many to overlook the small eastern Mediterranean country among wider regional issues, considering Lebanon’s state of affairs as an afterthought will have profoundly negative implications with substantial externalities. Certainly, the case of Lebanon is intricately intertwined with Middle Eastern geopolitics—something world leaders must recognize to prevent the coming tragedy that will extend beyond Lebanon’s borders.


Senior Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders in Gaza were in contact with Iran’s top brass, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and the heads of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, during the 2021 Gaza War. Sources close to Hizbullah revealed that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Hamas, and Hizbullah coordinated the military confrontation in Gaza from a military operations center in Beirut. The commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force, General Esmail Qaani, visited Lebanon twice to attend meetings at the joint command center. 
June 29, 2021 - Hamas leader Haniyeh meets Hezbollah chief Nasrallah in Beirut 
“Nasrallah and Haniyeh affirmed the depth of the relationship between Hezbollah and Hamas, and its primary position in the axis of resistance,” according to the pro-Hezbollah Lebanese TV station al-Mayadeen.

Iyyar... Sivan... Tammuz...  Is this what is awaiting us in the month of Av? 

" ...From the north shall disaster break loose upon all the inhabitants of the land!"  (Haftarah of Parashat Pinchas when it falls after 17 Tammuz)

HASHEM guard and protect Your children!!!

"The Day of Hashem"

19 Tammuz 5781 

And it shall come to pass on that day, says the Lord of Hosts: I will cut off the names of the idols from the earth, and they shall no longer be mentioned. ...And it shall come to pass throughout all the land, says the Lord, two parts of it shall be cut off. They shall perish, and the third shall remain therein.   And I will bring the third in fire; and I will refine them as one refines silver, and I will test them as one tests gold.  He shall call in My name, and I will respond to him.  I said, "He is My people"; and he shall say, "The Lord is my God."    (Zechariah 13.2, 8-9)

28 June 2021

NEW COVID VACCINE UPDATE

18 Tammuz 5781

The Ruling Regime here in Eretz Yisrael very recently tried to appear magnanimous by offering vaccine doses to the Palestinian Authority.  A few days into the arrangements, the PA made a very public, very outraged refusal with the reason given that the vaccines were expired or about to expire.  A quick denial and a little while later, we've got Bennett berating our kids today, trying to bully them into getting vaccinated, making a personal appeal to them directly as if their parents had no say in the matter.  He tried to lay on a guilt trip, asking them wouldn't they rather get vaccinated and have a fun rest of their summer rather than being responsible for everybody going under new restrictions because not enough of them are vaccinated yet.  And here is the kicker:  He urged them to hurry because they only have 11 days to get the shots before the vaccines expire!!

Even MK Smotrich got in on the act, appealing via Twitter to the kids to get the vaccine because - get this - while it doesn't seem to be much of a threat to kids right now, nobody knows what damage could come from it in the future - effects it might have down the road - so for the sake of their future, they should get the vaccine.  This despite the fact that today it was publicized that HALF of those infected by the Delta variant in Israel are "adults who were fully vaccinated."   Furthermore, it is "official" now that the FDA has announced... 


The FDA announced earlier this month that it would add the warning after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had reported that more cases of heart inflammation—either myocarditis or pericarditis—were found in young adults and children after they received the vaccines, which use mRNA technology.

On June 25, the agency said that it would add revisions to its patient and provider fact sheets about the “increased risks of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the tissue surrounding the heart) following vaccination” using the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 shots.
The "cure" is definitely worse than the disease.  

The RR used the tried and true excuse of rising cases in order to justify reinstating the mask mandate indoors.  They are urging everyone to get tested again because by now everyone understands that the more testing, the more "cases."  At the same time that positive tests are ramping up, however, the official statistics show that there have been no deaths this week attributed to COVID and the number of "serious" cases has dropped from 26 to 22!!

Draw your own conclusions.  Thank G-d, quite a few people appear to be simply ignoring the mask "mandate" this time around.  They don't see any sick people and we're in the middle of a heat wave!!  But, better carry one with you just the same as the over-zealous and power-mad among us who man the gateways to the shops and stores will prevent your entry without it.  What you do with it once you are inside, is up to you.  

"Great Reset? N.W.O? Conspiracy Theories?"

 18 Tammuz 5781

Great Reset? N.W.O? Conspiracy Theories? - Rav Yehudah Richter

25 June 2021

"When Edom's Power Is Broken"

15 Tammuz 5781
Erev Shabbat Kodesh
Parashat Balak

From the Commentary on the Stone Edition Chumash...

Balaam, prophet of the nations.  God, in His wisdom, ordained that the gentile nations should have a prophet, who would be comparable to Moses - though much inferior to him - so that they would not be able to contend that if only they had had someone who could communicate to them the will of God, they would have been as righteous as Israel.  Balaam was that prophet.  This Sidrah revolves around his ability to curse and his attempts, commissioned by King Balak of Moab, to curse the advancing nation of Israel.  The Sages teach that there is an instant every day when God is "angry" (Avodah Zarah 4a; Berachos 7a),  meaning that He judges sinners at that time.  Clearly, someone who is guilty of transgressions is most vulnerable at that instant, and it was Balaam's "talent" to know when that moment was at hand.  A curse at that time could subject its victim to such Divine judgment.  Balak hired Balaam to curse Israel, but God thwarted his plan by not sitting in judgment on that day (ibid.).  This Sidrah tells of Balaam's repeated futile attempts, and God's insistence that he bless Israel.  So significant were these blessings that the Sages even considered making them part of the daily Shema prayers.  God wanted these sublime blessings to come to Israel through the agency of the wicked and immoral Balaam, so that all the world would know that everyone is helpless to harm Israel against God's will (Shelah).

In Balaam's famous reference to the kochav miYa'aqov, we tend to focus on this reference to the revelation of Mashiach, but the two succeeding verses predict something equally astounding:   "Edom shall be a conquest and Seir shall be the conquest of his enemies - and Israel will attain success.  One from Ya'aqov shall rule and destroy the remnant of the city."

Again, from the same Commentary...

Seir and Edom - the two names of Esau's descendants - will fall to his enemy, Israel, and become its possession.  Verse 19 [of chapter 24] concludes this aspect of the prophecy by saying that Israel will dominate Edom and destroy its most prominent city (Rashi).  This describes the End of Days, because the current dispersion is called the Edomite Exile, during which Israel is considered to be under the dominion of Edom.  This will end when Edom's power is broken (Ramban).

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Quote from the Haftarah "He has told you, O man, what is good, and what Hashem seeks from you:  only the performance of justice, the love of kindness, and walking humbly with your God." 

 ~ Shabbat Shalom ~

PRAY FOR YISHUV EVYATAR

15 Tammuz 5781
Erev Shabbat Kodesh
Parashat Balak 


The current government plans to demolish this new yishuv; therefore, they allow the neighboring Arabs to do their dirty work and try to wear down the Jews by making it impossible for them to survive there.

Palestinians have ramped up their protest against the Evyatar outpost with a new form of “tire and chemical terrorism” as the eviction date nears for the fledgling community.

“Thousands of tires are set on fire every day, causing terrible pollution and suffocating black smoke,” Religious Zionist Party head Bezalel Smotrich said on Thursday as he called on Defense Minister Benny Gantz to halt this new form of organized Palestinian violence.

“This is not a protest action but a new kind of chemical warfare designed to cause suffering and suffocation,” he added.

This “new and dangerous form of tire terrorism has spread” behind the area of the Evyatar outpost, Smotrich wrote adding that such use of smoke and chemicals is prohibited under international law.

Videos of masked Palestinians holding torches have circulated on social media, including twitter.

Palestinians have mounted an unusual response, with nightly vigil protests, known as “night disruptions” in addition to traditional weekend rallies that have ended in clashes with the IDF.

During the night protests that began last week, burning tires have engulfed settler homes in acrid smoke.

“We come at night, we light up the mountain, to send them a message that they can’t have even an inch of this land,” said one masked Palestinian this week. He lit fires while others flashed laser pointers to dazzle the settlers in their homes.

Israeli troops have shot dead five Palestinians during stone-throwing protests since Evyatar was set up, Palestinian officials said.

The IDF said it faced “hundreds of Palestinians throwing stones, lighting fires, burning tires and throwing explosives” at its troops.

“The large number of violent rioters endangers the lives of Israeli civilians and a military force has been deployed to provide protection,” it said in a statement.

The Israeli military did not comment on fatalities, but said troops used live fire only as a last resort.

Palestinians call the site of the Evyatar outpost “Jabal Al-Sabih” or “The Morning Mountain,” because the sunlight strikes it early.

Evyatar’s creation is unusual in that its organizers, the Nahala movement and the Samaria Regional Council, galvanized 50 families to live there within a month and built modular homes for them and paved roads.

It’s is one of the fastest outpost creations in the history of the settlement movement.

The settlers have until Monday to appeal to the Supreme Court, a military spokesman said, although the decision over the evacuation ultimately rests with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

The decision whether to raze the outpost or allow it to remain is considered a test for Bennett’s new government, which is made up of parties from the Left, Right and Center of Israel’s political map.

On Thursday MK Nir Orbach from Bennett’s Yamina party made a solidarity visit to the outpost in an effort to help its families who had settled there as an act of great faith.

In a statement he released after the visit he said he would meet with relevant authorities so the matter could be advanced.

Meretz parliamentarians Mossi Raz and Gabi Lasky, who are also in the coalition arrived to call for the community to be evacuated.

The IDF has already said that Evyatar was illegally built and must be removed and “we support that,” Raz said.

Gantz (Blue and White) has also spoken of the need to remove the outpost as has Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid).

Bennett has yet to issue a statement on the outpost, located in the Samaria Region of the West Bank near the Tapuah Junction. It was built in the aftermath of a terror attack at that junction which claimed the life of Yehuda Guetta, 19.

A similar initiative to build an outpost there began in 2013, just after a Palestinian terrorist killed Evyatar Borovsky, 31. It failed when the IDF razed the outpost.

Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the outpost could be legalized and the Samaria Regional Council has explained that it is constructed on survey land, which can be reclassified as state land.

It has already filed a master plan to the Civil Administration to legalize it.

The Left-wing group Peace Now said that the outpost is built on land that belongs to the villages of Yatma and Beita.

“A small group of people is creating facts on the ground that effect dramatically Israel’s security and its foreign policy, without any authority,” Peace Now said.

“The new government must not accept that. This outpost must be evicted not only because it is deepening the occupation of the Palestinians in the West Bank but because it is bad for the security of Israel and bad for the possibility of future peace for Israel,” it added.

Eli Shapira, a 30-year-old teacher and father of four, said “They won’t drive us away from here. This is our homeland, this is our forefathers’ land. We love the land, we want to be here, we know they come out of hate.”

Reuters contributed to this report.

24 June 2021

FLASHBACK: "Here We Go Again!"/COVID-21

14 Tammuz 5781

The following comes from a "Road Map" leaked by a Canadian MP back in October 2020.  As you can see, they are a bit behind schedule, but right on track.


We are currently near the end of Q2 and here is where we stand with regard to the Basic Income.
20 June 2021: REVEALED: Residents of more than 20 cities in US are receiving $500 a month universal basic income payments...

Right now, today, the "Delta Variant" is fast becoming COVID-21.  All the signs from the government, the health authorities and the media are pointing in that direction.  Therefore, it might behoove us to revisit a post I wrote one year ago.

Here We Go Again!

13 Tammuz 5780

Deputy health minister: Second wave worse, more dangerous than first

..."We are in a second wave that is worse and more dangerous than the first one," Kish said at a Knesset Coronavirus Committee session. "We are in a long war of attrition. A sharp rise in the rate of confirmed patients was recorded from 1% mid May to 5% of all tests today."

According to Kish, "the number of confirmed carriers doubled in ten days. There is a large number of new critical patients." The deputy-minister said the outbreak is "spreading across the country."

The rate will "rise to hundreds of new infections," Kish added.
With the ongoing threat of renewed total "lockdown" and increasing ferocity of the authorities in enforcing unreasonable adherence to questionable health orders, it is important to continue to monitor the real trends in this pandemic and to evaluate for ourselves with our own seichel whether the current environment of fear and totalitarianism is justified.  Here is the statistical overview as presented by the World Health Organization:

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Looking only at the graph of the numbers of confirmed cases, one would have to agree that a clear "second wave" is in progress; but as we already know, those numbers are easy to manipulate as we have no way of knowing the rate of increase in testing as compared to the first time around as well as how many are asymptomatic. While the number of serious cases has doubled over the past week - from 40s to 80s, the number of those on ventilators is still in the 20s range [and that number is included among the seriously ill count].  If these 86 "serious" cases are the only ones hospitalized, that averages to two coronavirus patients per hospital in Israel, so don't believe any dire warnings of overwhelming the health care system!
Israel hits new high for active coronavirus cases, with 11,189 currently sick

...The Health Ministry reported that 804 new COVID-19 cases were recorded on Saturday, bringing the total number of active patients to 11,189, the highest since the start of the epidemic in Israel.

The Health Ministry said another nine patients were hospitalized in a serious condition, bringing the total number of serious cases to 86, with 29 of them in need of ventilator support.

According to health officials, since midnight Sunday, 130 people tested positive for coronavirus.

...The Coronavirus National Information and Knowledge Center ... put the number of tests conducted on Saturday at slightly above 15,000,....
The numbers of dead are a more reliable indicator in this case and as can be seen, these numbers do not at all indicate a "second wave more dangerous than the first." With nearly the same rate of reported daily infection back in March, there were 19 dead in one day at the worst of it. With a similar reported infection rate for July, four have died from Friday to Sunday.

The second WHO graph above is the true indicator of whether there is currently a second wave.  Do you see it?  I certainly do not.

It is the nature of novel viruses to be more deadly at their initial onset and then to mutate as time goes on to be less lethal.  This is because it is not advantageous for the virus to kill its host.  The goal is to be as infectious as possible for as long as possible so as to replicate and spread far and wide.  That is the job the Creator gave it in this world.  Even when mankind attempts to weaponize a virus in the lab by editing its genetic makeup to make a more lethal killing machine, the Creator is still ultimately in control of it.

THERE IS NO PLACE FOR FEAR IN THE HEART OF THE JEW WITH FAITH IN HKB"H!

The best advice is still to eat and drink nutritionally so as to boost your own natural immune system.  Stay away from obviously ill people, just as you would to avoid any other disease, and pray to be spared the illness and its consequences.  This is your hishtadlut - not a mask! and not closing synagogues! and not stopping weddings!  No one can hide from a virus.  Hashem alone decides who will live and who will die as He has since the beginning of time.

17 June 2021

"A DISASTER IS COMING"

7 Tammuz 5781 

It's not Nibiru. It's the Sun.

And they shall come into the caves of the rocks and into the hollows of the earth, because of the fear of the Lord and because of the splendor of His pride, when He rises to break the earth. (Yeshayahu 2.19)

Behold, the day of the Lord is coming, cruel with wrath and burning anger, to make the land desolate, and its sinners He shall destroy from it.  For the stars of the heavens and its constellations shall not allow their light to illuminate, the sun has become dark in its going forth, and the moon shall not shine its light.  ...the earth will quake out of its place,....  Yeshayahu 13.10, 13)

…for windows from above have been opened and the foundations of the earth have trembled.  The earth has broken; the earth has crumbled; the earth totters.  The earth sways like a drunken man, and it sways like a lodge, and its transgression shall weigh down upon it,....  (Yeshayahu 24.18-20)

...and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold as the light of the seven days,....  (Yeshayahu 30.26)

I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not shine its light.  (Yechezkel 32.7)

For lo, the sun comes, glowing like a furnace, and all the audacious sinners and all the perpetrators of wickedness will be stubble. And the sun that comes shall burn them up so that it will leave them neither root nor branch, says the Lord of Hosts.  And the sun of mercy shall rise with healing in its wings for you who fear My Name.  (Malachi 3.19-20)

The Zohar on Shemot: "..a time will come when the world will remain in darkness for fifteen days,...."

A DISASTER IS COMING 

 

13 June 2021

Are "Climate Lockdowns" on the Horizon?

3 Tammuz 5781 

"...you intended evil against me, but God designed it for good...."
(Bereishit 50.20)


These are clearly the plans of the evil ones, but God is still running His world. 


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 "...For I know the thoughts that I think about you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." (Yirmiyahu 29.11)

10 June 2021

Parsha Commentary from R. Anava and a Rousing Speech by J. Pollard

1 Tammuz 5781
Rosh Chodesh
Erev Shabbat Kodesh
Parashat Korach 

Parashat Korach from The Ben Ish Chai : Humble Is Key- Rabbi Alon Anava




~ SHABBAT SHALOM and CHODESH TOV ~

Assimilation in Eretz Yisrael Is Official US Policy

30 Sivan 5781
Rosh Chodesh Aleph 

It is no coincidence that the annual Pride Parade in Jerusalem starts at Liberty Bell Park and passes in front of the American Cultural Center.  The Arabs have always been spot on about Israel being made into a colonialist base of operations from which to export the "American Way" to the Middle East, but that includes the Jews of the Middle East as well, Hashem yerachem!


The US Embassy in Israel has awarded the organization, HaGal Sheli (My Wave), which brings together at-risk youth to surf, a grant of NIS 70,000 to support its Young Mentors Program.

..."HaGal Sheli and the Young Mentors Program, in particular, implement values ​​that the embassy wants to promote, including shared citizenship, diversity, empowerment and providing opportunities for all Israeli citizens wherever they are, through fun and unique sports activities connected to the sea, which is a key resource in Israel," said Allison Brown, the embassy's deputy cultural attaché.

HaGal Sheli brings disadvantaged teenagers from all walks of Israeli society - Arabs and Jews, religious and secular, etc.- in a surfing program intended to educate and provide them with the tools they need to succeed in life.
And this is not an isolated case.  Make no mistake about it. The new "Change" government is a dream team from the US's perspective.  It is there to complete the transformation of Israel from a quasi-Jewish State to a State of All Its Citizens.  

American Jews, YOU are empowering this by living there and lending all your kedushah to strengthening it.  Remember this!  Like in Egypt before, only with the Exodus of all its Jews was Egypt's power finally broken.

09 June 2021

"DAY OF TEFILLAH " TODAY

29 Sivan 5781
Erev Rosh Chodesh Tammuz
Yom Kippur Katan 


As the establishment of the Bennett-Lapid government approaches, the Moetzet Chachmei HaTorah of Shas published a letter calling for a day of tefillah on Erev Rosh Chodesh Tammuz.

“Behold darkness is covering the earth and it’s a time of tzara for Yaakov,” the letter stated. “The tzaros increase from day to day, both for individuals and the public. Hashem should save us.”

“And especially now when the haters of Hashem formed an alliance against Hashem and banded together to establish an evil government, with their entire intention to uproot the Torah and Yahadus from Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael.”

“Therefore we are calling to everyone in the Am HaKodesh in every location to gather together and stand up for our souls, on Wednesday, Erev Rosh Chodesh Tamuz, to cry out with a great and bitter cry in tefillah and supplications to Hashem for the yeshua of Klal Yisrael and for the swift elevation of the Keren HaTorah.”

“Atzarot tefillah and selichos will be held in the shuls and batei medrash, as well as the kriyas of perkei Tehillim: 20, 83, 121, 130, and 142. And everyone, men, women, and children in every location should at least recite these pirkei Tehillim. And everyone who is mitza’ar with the tzibur will zocheh to witness the nechama of the tzibur.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)

May Hashem have mercy on His children and deliver us from this evil.

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The coalition agreements of the Bennett-Lapid government were publicized this week and many of the agreements, especially that of Yisrael Beiteinu’s Avigdor Leiberman, calls for anti-religious laws to be implemented.

The agreements call for the advancement of civil marriage, transportation on Shabbos, a Reform department in the Diaspora Ministry which would grant the Reform movement a substantial budget, the advancement of laws requiring all student to learn “core” subjects, the establishment of a large egalitarian Kosel plaza, and additional laws regarding limiting the power of the Rabbanut on issues of kashrus and conversion.

The agreement with Yisrael Beiteinu also stipulates that the draft law formulated by Leiberman when he was serving as the defense minister, without any of the changes demanded by the Chareidi parties, will be implemented.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)

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Excerpted from Redemption Unfolding by Alexander Aryeh Mandelbaum and published by Feldheim, Chapter 4 Edom, pp. 29 - 33. 

The Test of Our Times 

“This is the test that HaShem has propelled us into in the time before Moshiach.  HaShem has brought many Jews back to Eretz Yisroel, and they rule it, and those who have cast off the yoke of Torah gloat as if they have accomplished this miracle with their own powers.  The more their arrogance grows, the more their audacity will burgeon, with ever-increasing desire to force their heresy on us.  This is the last, most difficult challenge of the golus.  The more we recognize this test with all its impact, the better we will understand our task – to strengthen ourselves against these physically-based, false beliefs.

“Those who stand strong against all the heresy – who, rather than being influenced, bolster their belief in HaShem and do not budge at all from the true dictates of the Torah – will merit to see the full Redemption through Moshiach.  To them will be revealed the highest levels of spiritual clarity, a knowledge of real truth – a glimpse of the light of Gan Eden.  For them will be rectified all the spiritual darkness and ‘hiding’ that has so clouded the world since the sin of Adam, and they will be granted, in the end, true completion in this world, and revelation of the greatness of HaShem’s kingdom in the World to Come….”  

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This is the final birur...
Religious Zionism is a house divided

Opinion: The latest political turmoil has served to accentuate the difference in ideologies that threatens to tear this community apart, pitting traditional and more liberal members who believe in unity against Haredi conservatives who see a war on Jewish values

07 June 2021

NEW from Rabbi Anava on the Erev Rav

28 Sivan 5781

Who is The Erev Rav? Do they 'run' the world? Are they an evil regime with a lot of power? - Part 1

 

Yuval Ovadia: "Updates -- End of Days"

27 Sivan 5781 

Updates -- End of Days -- June 6, 2021

Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

27 Sivan 5781

We are in a holding pattern in a very perilous period of time.  Many questions remain unanswered.

Will the new "completely heretical" government be confirmed on Wednesday - Yom Kippur Katan before Rosh Chodesh Tamnuz?  

Will Netanyahu do something drastic to prevent it like provoking Iran beyond their endurance?

Will the Flag March cancelled on Yom Yerushalayim really go through as rescheduled on Thursday, Rosh Chodesh Tammuz Aleph?  And will Hamas use it as an excuse to break the ceasefire?

If the missiles start up again, will Hamas keep its promise to target Tel Aviv specifically and if so, will that cancel their Pride Parade scheduled for Friday, Rosh Chodesh Tammuz Bet?

By Shabbat, we should have the answers.

03 June 2021

"National Hysteria"

24 Sivan 5781
Erev Shabbat Kodesh
Parashat Shelach 

Following the evil report delivered by the meraglim...

"All the Children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron, and the entire assembly said to them, "If only we had died in the land of Egypt, or if only we had died in this Wilderness!..."  (Bamidbar 14.2)

And so they did over the span of the next 39 years.  But going back to Egypt was never an option.

~ SHABBAT SHALOM ~

(Late Addition: Brand new from Rav Hillel.  Went up on Youtube about 4 pm IST.)

Significance of Living in the Kings Palace

"We Were Like Dreamers"

23 Sivan 5781

In a recent interview, Yehonatan and Esther Pollard talked about the clash of realities between Yehonatan's seemingly endless and hopeless years in prison and their visit to Beit Yehonatan.  This is the building named for Pollard in the Yemenite Village near Ir David.  Upon their recent visit, they were greeted with much love and rejoicing, singing and dancing.  

During all those dark years, even though he could hardly imagine it, Yehonatan focused on the truth that he knew - that HKB"H exists and He can and will perform miracles for His children.  He depended on HKB"H to rescue him at the appropriate time and that until that time arrived, HKB"H would grant him the strength to endure.  Today, his dreams have been realized beyond his imagining.  But that is not the end of the story.  It's just the beginning.  

This is reminiscent of what we read in Tehillim 126:  "When God brings about the return to Zion, we were like dreamers.  Then our mouths will be filled with laughter and our tongues with joyous song."

Today, we still sit in the darkness of our exile, which just got a little darker still with the agreement of all our internal enemies to unite together to form the next government in Israel.  But, we have to take the lesson from Yehonatan, to focus on the promised redemption.  Just as it has come true in a small measure for him, it will most assuredly come true for all Bnei Yisrael.on a scale so grand, we can't even imagine it.

Just as Yehonatan has arrived in Eretz Yisrael a free man once more, celebrated by all those who love him, so we will yet see Ben David upon his throne and the Beit Hamikdash standing gloriously in its place.  Then, we will say together, "We were like dreamers."

02 June 2021

"Israel-Hamas War 2021! Beginning of Gog and Magog..." (part 2)

22 Sivan 5781 

Is Arutz Sheva Promoting Missionary Activity in Israel???

22 Sivan 5781

It's a fair question as you'll see.  I live for the day when the names of false religions disappear from the vocabulary.  I'd like nothing better than to stop talking about Christian missionaries crawling all over our Holy Land, but they never take a rest, so neither can we.

In a recent comment, Elisheva brought to our attention Arutz Sheva's continuing campaign to paint the Waller Family and their HaYovel Ministry as something to admire and cheer on.  This might have something to do with the fact that the Wallers have the backing of Rabbi Eliezer Melamed.  The Rabbi is not only the Rav of Yishuv Har Brachah in the Shomron, a place where Jews were evicted from their homes to make way for the money-making HaYovel enclave there, he is also the son of the founder of Arutz Sheva.  The Rabbi refused to meet and speak with representatives of Jewish Israel to hear the damning information about their hidden agendas which were not so hidden within their messianic circles at the time.  

This blog has been speaking out about this for YEARS.  [It's all here.]  

Fast forward to 2021 and the scandal of the "chareidi" missionaries - gentile Christians posing as Jews and living among the frum community of French Hill in Jerusalem.  It turned out not to be an isolated case.  More such families were about to be revealed.  It turned out that they all had an association with The Bram Center.


A stranger visiting the “Tzemach David” shul and beis medrash in Yerushalayim would never imagine that the innocent-looking facility was actually a training center for Christian missionaries in how to conduct themselves as religious Jews.

A wide-ranging probe by Yad L’Achim revealed that Tzemach David is the tip of the iceberg in the missionaries’ efforts to earn the trust of the Israeli public through deceit and manipulations. Tzemach David is housed in a building called the Bram Center, after Abram (Bram) Poljak, a pioneering missionary in Israel.

The “Beis Medrash” is run by an organization called FFOZ (First Fruits of Zion) that was established in the United States in 1992 with the central aim of presenting Christianity as Judaism and conducting intensive activities to gets Jews to convert. ... “The Bram Center provides … a place for Israelis to learn about the connection with Messianic Judaism.”

Half a year ago, the missionaries ratcheted up their activities, starting a “Torah Club” that claims to offer in-depth study of Tenach and Judaism to enable “Messianic Jews” to lead full “Jewish-Torah lives.”

The two main activists are Ami (Tim) Buckles and Boaz Michael.

Buckles, who dresses like an American chareidi Jew from the United States, lives near the Givat Mordechai neighborhood in Yerushalayim.

...Boaz Michael, chairman and founder of FFOZ, lives in the Arnona neighborhood of Yerushalayim and walks around with a large knitted kippah.
[It's well worth reading the entire article here.] 

You must be wondering by now, what is the connection to HaYovel and the Waller Family.  Just this...



Arutz Sheva claims that HaYovel Ministries has "zero hidden agendas."  I'd have to agree 100%.  Nothing at all is hidden any longer.  They are right out in the open with their agendas.  They are evangelical Christians doing what Evangelical Christians do - spreading their religion.  It is the Jews who are the problem here.

01 June 2021

Redefining Language To Fit the New Narrative

21 Sivan 5781

There are innumerable ways this is happening today in the common culture.  The only things that don't change are HKB"H, the Holy Torah that He gave us, the Holy Language in which it is written and human nature. 


...Though the Jewish roots of Christianity are clear, Jews were pariahs in pre-modern Christian Europe. As Europe gradually left behind the identity of "Christendom" from the 18th century onwards, efforts to make Jews a legitimate part of European society were a political struggle, resisted by religious conservatives and anti-Semites. In 19th-century Europe, Jews were still commonly grouped with Muslims as non-European "Semites" or "Orientals."

It was in mid-20th century America, especially after the Holocaust, that the idea of the west as Judeo-Christian gained wide acceptance. When President Dwight Eisenhower referred to the Judeo-Christian roots of "our form of government," he chose words that embraced different Christian denominations and Jews within a shared civic identity – one which contrasted with anti-Semitic and godless ideologies of fascism and communism.

This relatively benign use of the term – as an inclusive, lowest common denominator reference to the faith-based roots of western values – has since been applied by many mainstream European politicians.

But lately the term Judeo-Christian has been picked up by the radical right to serve a different political agenda. Their intent is seemingly to frame western values in a way that excludes Muslims, while at the same time distancing themselves from politically toxic associations with anti-Semitism.

...Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has at times aligned with this trend by framing Israel as the frontier of Judeo-Christian civilization against Islamist extremism. In 2017 he told European leaders: "We are part of the European culture … Europe ends in Israel."

The political scientist Samuel Huntington claimed in 1993 that a "clash of civilizations" was inevitable between Islam and the west. But his critics argue persuasively that civilizations evolve, and civilizational identities serve political agendas. Defining the west as Judeo-Christian, and in inevitable tension with Islam, is a clear political choice.

The radical right claim that Europe's Judeo-Christian values are incompatible with Islam reinforces the parallel claim of Islamists, who seek to persuade Muslims that the west and Islam are inherently in conflict.

In the Arab world there are new attempts to counter this ideology and highlight commonality between western and Islamic traditions.

In September 2020, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed historic peace agreements with Israel. These agreements are easily explained by strategic motivations, not least Arab concerns about the threat of Iran. But it was notable that the agreements were branded in religious-cultural terms as the "Abraham Accords."

This fits a wider agenda of the UAE, which announced plans in 2019 to build an interfaith Abrahamic Family House including monumental church, mosque and synagogue buildings. The country is choosing to emphasize cultural commonality between Judaism, Christianity and Islam, symbolized by Abraham who is revered by all three faiths.

Framing Jews, Christians and Muslims as part of an Abrahamic family is no less a political choice than framing Judeo-Christian and Islamic civilizations as being in conflict.

Truth be told, we don't have a real place within either of these scenarios.  Because truth be told, we are a nation that dwells alone.  We are neither East nor West.  And we are not just the sons and daughters of Avraham, not even simply the offspring of Yitzchak, but we are the Children of Yisrael/Ya'aqov.  And that makes us unique.

We are not looking for the lowest common denominator between peoples but the greatest attachment to the Creator so that we can lift up the entire world to a higher level of being.