Saturday, August 29, 2009

Lessons from the Living Torah

Reform Judaism considers Torah a relic of the past. Secular thinking too thinks it outmoded. Orthodox Judaism, in contrast, regards Torah as a living connection with Our Creator, always providing insight and instruction how to live our daily lives. The opening verse of this week's Torah portion (Vayeitzei) is an example.

The verse reads, "When you go out to war over your enemies, G-d will give you them in your hands ...." (Deut. 21, 10).

First note, if Israel has avowed enemies, she would do well to "go out" and fight them. That 's first of all.

Once Jews go out to fight, G-d "will give" the enemy to the Jews. Note the verse does not say, "... and you will win," but rather, the enemy will be handed over. The lesson here is the victorious Jew has no right to brag and say, "It was my potential and my might that vanquished the enemy." The victory comes as a gift from G-d, as in, "He will give you," - not as a result of Jewish power.

That's a second lesson. Here's a third important lesson.

Suppose your best friend offers you a gift. Then you take his gift and, in turn, as your best friend watches, you give it as a present to his worst enemy.

What kind of perverted mind could do such a thing, you ask.

Israeli organs of government, both secular and bribed religious ones, have been for decades behaving this way. Jews went out to fight their foes, G-d gave them miraculous victories, and these Jews turn around and want to return parts of these lands to G-d's enemies.

Who are G-d's enemies? The foes of Israel, because G-d's beloved people are the Jews. Jew haters are G-d's enemies.

These are 3 among many lessons this one verse alone can teach us - today!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Liberal Propaganda - From Way Back


Did you ever doubt the New York Times was far leftist-bent? Here's a 1924 article about Hitler [may his name be obliterated] being released from prison. Just see how they sugarcoat this monster.
See it at Tammy Bruce.

And when Jews were being butchered during the holocaust, most of the stories therefrom might be found buried in its back pages.
UPDATE Sept 6/09: Regarding all things that would embarrass Obuma, the liberal media remain silent. See here just how many times they refer to his anti-America, anti-American, anti-Semitic czar forced to resign.
From: Weasel Zippers Number of Times Van Jones Mentioned in NY Times, WaPo, ABC, CBS, NBC...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Socialized Medicine - The Witch Doctors' Prescription

The medical fiasco Obuma wants to bring upon America may find dissidents among many doctors in the field, but make no mistake, the big medical organizations, such as the AMA and the NCI, will, in the end, support his proposal because - they are in cahoots with those that initiated it, using Obuma as their pawn. The doctors are but mice, no match against the rats that run the organizations that profess to represent them. These organizations front for the New World Order, a few men who own most of the world's money and who harbor totalitarian aspirations. (They have everything else!)

Socialized care in their view means more control over personal freedom. This one step would enhance their schemes considerably. They will have more sway over who will live and who will die. It will remove the humanizing aspect of medicine once and for all. More death and more disease is just the way they want it. The more enfeebled the population, the easier they can manipulate world events and force peoples and nations into submission.

With these plotters at the helm now for some 60 years, it's no surprise there is more sickness than ever before. Cancer, heart disease, diabetes and doctor-induced illnesses are well on the rise. And now that alternative medicine is making a comeback, which clearly affects cash flow into their pharmaceutical coffers, they want the control clamped tighter than ever.

They've already connived to put fluorine into much of our drinking water; Connived to remove cheap, non-patentable, alternative medical remedies from distribution and practice; Connived to suppress publication of non-patentable treatments, and even removed them from published archives. They connived to run traditional family-owned-farms out of existence, with most of the crops now grown by mass production techniques that lack nutritional protocol, and worse, have pesticidal management. They connived to brainwash medical education to pimp for the drug companies.

So this Obuma move is much to their liking. It will bolster their control of the human populace while at the same time further decimate their competition.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A New "Mitzvah Tank" in INDIA

We spoke about the power Jewish mitzvot have as consequences worldwide. (See the physics concept of NON-LOCAL phenomena in this blog (link) as the physical counterpart of the spiritual event).

The Rebbe, I heard said, named these vehicles of Chabad outreach "MITZVAH TANKS" - to counter the effects enemy tanks might have on the Jews of Israel.

Just look at these great pictures, someplace in India I can't pronounce, that a friend of mine sent me. I wish I could paint that well and express so much happiness through art. Look what those kids did! Look at both sides of the vehicle!

Know Your Enemy

Torah provides a description of Yishmael (Gen. 16, 12), a trait his descendants inherit.

The Torah's wording, however, seems strange: Instead of saying, "He will be a wild human", it reads, "He will be a humanoid wildness". Proper Hebrew grammar dictates that the noun always precede its adjective. Yet here, the one place in the whole Torah (as far as I know), the positions of noun and adjective are switched.

But G-d makes no mistakes. Reversal of grammatical syntax here is surprisingly enlightening. It indicates the essence of this creature's character. First and foremost, Yishmael is a "wildness". This is his core. Wildness is in his marrow. This is why the noun is - "wildness". And to describe this wildness G-d applies the adjective‚ "human-like", that is to say, like a man.

Let not the reverse-grammar lesson escape you. It tells us Yishmael looks like a man and behaves like a man. That is, he talks like a man, smiles like a man and reasons like a man. But don't be fooled, because - he is not a man. He is a perfect copy of a man; A unique species of wildness that resembles man.

He may behave appropriately and pretend to be your friend, even for many years at a time, but at an opportune time he can comfortably stab you in the back. Such is the essence of Yishmael‚ the wildness. Take G-d for His word.

How do these wild creatures behave? Torah tells us in the very same verse: "And his hand will be against everyone, and everyone will be against him". In other words, Yishmael's breed plunders and kills, spurring victims and potential victims to rise against him in revenge or self-preservation. His aggression is against everyone, including his own kind.

We've all heard of murders committed in "cold blood". But now, more and more, we tend to hear about murders committed in "hot blood". This is the work of these wild ancestors. What difference is there between cold-blooded and hot-blooded murders? He who kills in "hot blood" first tortures his victim. The more agony he renders the more pleasure he gets. Does his victim's death satisfy his passion? No. Murder for him is foreplay. He might proceed to beat the corpse, disembowel it, burn it or drag the body around, even remove a juicy piece of liver to kneed his fingers or sink his teeth into. One bullet to the head or a stab through the heart is never enough for his pleasure. Necrophiliac exultation and indulgence finally brings him relief.

Only the Yishmaelite behaves like this. This ancestor, wherever and whoever he is (for not all Islamists stem from Yishmael), can thus be identified.

Islam is a religion of death. Yishmael's is a morbid culture. On their holiest day they unsheathe their blades and whips - to draw blood. The more blood, the more gory the spectacle, the holier they feel. Their priests and sanctuaries are the primary agents that breed terror. There is no such thing as a "moderate" Yishmaelite.

Their lust for blood generalizes to other wild desires. One virgin's blood is not enough. He lusts for 72 of them. He wants to bathe in blood. This insane passion can drive him even to self-explode in the belief he'll satisfy his foul lust.

Look around, do they have a sense of nobility? Have they any paragons of virtue to emulate? They're a high-strung people who know no serenity. They inculcate their children to hate, kill and die for Allah.

Their politics follow suit. They naturally lie and cheat - with a smile; Inside they seethe to rob or destroy. This is an enemy you overcome only by obliterating or overwhelming him. As an underdog, he cowers in compliance. We must not allow his brow to rise, for the more it does the more he inflates with craze to dominate and violate. Pacify him and he will take you for a fool.

Woman who wed without permission killed
A MAN has been charged with shooting dead his pregnant sister for marrying without family permission, after luring her to another brother's wedding in a conspiracy with him, police say.

"The 30-year-old suspect shot his 23-year-old pregnant sister, who worked as a nurse, four times in the head and other parts of her body on Wednesday, while she was attending the wedding of another brother," a police spokesman said today.
Rest of August 14, 2009 story here
A follow-up on this subject in this blog is here.

Look what they're Hushing Up !

Swine flu vaccination killed more than 25 Americans, and they are hushing it up. Does that not tell you to be real careful about taking vaccines - even though they will tell you it's good for you, or, worse, that it's mandatory.
A warning that the new swine flu jab is linked to a deadly nerve disease has been sent by the Government to senior neurologists in a confidential letter.

The letter from the Health Protection Agency, the official body that oversees public health, has been leaked to The Mail on Sunday, leading to demands to know why the information has not been given to the public before the vaccination of millions of people, including children, begins.

It tells the neurologists that they must be alert for an increase in a brain disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the vaccine. ....
The whole article is here.

Update: It could get worse - Forced vaccines: Ready for yours?

Update: Feel the heat yet? - $1,000 per day, 30 days jail, for refusing swine flu vaccination, in Massachusetts

Update: Does this give you faith in the drug company? When the Czech Republic tested a vaccine batch on ferrets…they all died.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Health Update on Eggs

A previous post quoted the Talmud to claim that ounce for ounce, you can do no better than eat an egg.

But this leaves us with the question: What's better for you; A raw egg, a soft-boiled one, or a hard-boiled one? (That's the extent of my repertoire).

A story in Talmud (Shabbos 38a) provides the answer. Rabbi Yehuda Hanasi and Rav Chana bar Chanina lodged in the same place. They were served eggs that were shriveled tiny. Of these they ate many.

To which Rashi adds to clarify the piece: "This demonstrates that shriveled eggs continue to improve as they continue to condense."

So, you see, there's nothing like a good, hard-boiled egg.

The First Commitment Upon Entry into The Holy Land

This week's Torah portion (Re'ay) teaches a lesson that applies today as well:

Once they crossed the Jordan River, the first thing the Jews were asked to do upon entry into The Holy Land was to go to the hills of Grizim and Eival and there proclaim allegiance to G-d's commandments. In this manner the Jews demonstrated that the intention of living in this land was not just to work and settle the land, but, primarily, to accept upon themselves the yoke of heaven.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Psychology of Spiritual Jewish Decline

Last week's portion of Aikev speaks of entry into The Holy Land that first requires a trek through, "... the vast desert, the awesome [desert, with] snakes, serpents, and scorpions, [a desert that is] thirst-provoking yet without water." (Devarim 8, 15).

The metaphorical desert represents a series of spiritual levels man must take before he can reach the ideal of self-redemption (i.e., entry into The Holy Land). By looking at the levels of descent a person can fall through, we'll realize how to make the corrective remedies for ascent.

The word "desert" implies a desolate place, foreboding and unfriendly for man. A place you don't want to dwell in.

The proper dwelling place of a Jew is the space defined by the parameters of Torah. The word "vast" suggests the first cause for downfall, the door through which subsequent decline follows. Seeing a "vast desert" renders the space of Torah somewhat smaller now. The "world-at-large", the "vast" world beyond Torah is now given measure and significance, while the superiority of Torah is blind-sided. By deeming the world outside of Torah as vast and great, he proportionately diminishes the value of Torah. This begins his downfall. He loses some Jewish pride and full trust in G-d. Now he's got his eyes ogling other pastures.

The next phase he can fall to is the "awesome" desert. As long as it was only "vast", implied his own dwelling still held importance. As long as he stayed "inside", he could function well; It's only when he interacted with "outside" factors that he lost his full charge. But "awesome" means terrifying, a feeling you have even within the confines of your own circles. No longer is there security felt at home because the outside world has taken on so much more importance, enough to cause you to fear the consequences of neglecting this external force.

The next descent is to the "snake" level. The poison from a snake-bite feels hot. The world-at-large, the awesome secular trappings, now begin to invoke within him a passion. Simultaneously he wroughts a relative frigidity to what is holy.

Then comes the "serpent" level. "Serpent" in Hebrew also means - to burn. The passion for the non-holy elevates to the point where all matters of holiness are consumed by it, until there's no passion for holiness left.

The "scorpion" stage represents the next, larger degradation. Unlike the snake's poison, the poison of a scorpion feels cold. As long as he had passion, albeit misdirected, the heat could still have been reversed to apply to holy pursuit. But coldness brings with it an irreversible deadness.

The final stage is one wherein even if there is an emptiness that provokes an occasional thirst for meaningfulness, there is no water; That is, there is no Torah anymore to fill the void, for it's long been lost by now

But G-d denies no Jew the right to return. The knowledge of this path of descent already constitutes half the cure. The "lost Jew" can retrace this path with new conviction. The first step to take to return to the fold is to correct the first reason for the descent. That is, show great fortitude for the cause of Judaism, remembering that G-d chose Jews to be the highest of the nations. And that G-d gave the Jews the Torah - the ultimate source of all truth.

(Adapted from a talk of The Lubavitcher Rebbe)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Anti-Semitism in America - At the Very Top

For those of you who doubt that Jonathan Pollard is a victim of anti-semitism at the top of the American government's hierarchy, or at the FBI, this story of a conspiracy against AIPAC Jews may convince you.
The AIPAC Case and Prejudice

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

A German's View on Islam

I got this email from a friend:

A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism. "Very few people were true Nazis," he said, "but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories."

We are told again and again by 'experts' and 'talking heads' that Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectra of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.

The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder or honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers. The hard quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the 'silent majority,' is cowed and extraneous.

Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 30 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.

China 's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.

The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a war mongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.

And who can forget Rwanda which collapsed into butchery. 800,000 slaughtered. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were 'peace loving'?

History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up, because like my friend from Germany , they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.

As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts; the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

Please observe the USA President Obama as he talks his way in into the lives of the world bringing us his world of Islam and Socialism.

Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email without sending it on is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand. So, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, world wide, read this and think about it, and send it on before it's too late.

Emanuel Tanay , MD
Wayne State University
Ann Arbor , Michigan

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The Story of a Couple Seeking Truth

If you happen to have the Internet Explorer browser at your behest, and love personal stories of human greatness, with a Jewish twist, as told by the hero himself, you'll thank me for this video. I don't want to give away any tidbits - the better for you to enjoy its entirety.
Video Link

Monday, August 03, 2009

Another Black Day for the State of Israel

Torah, being eternal, and meaning, "A Manual of Instruction" provides eternal instruction to the Jew. It's not a history book. Every verse teaches us something in the way of behavior for today. In this week's Torah portion (Eikev), Moshe tells the Jews to settle The Holy Land and to eject all foreigners from it, and warns them, "... do not show sympathy towards them, lest they become a trap for you".
(Dev. 7, 16)

Israeli liberals do the very opposite of what Torah demands. A recent example of this perversion was the giving away of Jewish land to Arabs, when they evicted hundreds of Jewish families from Gush Katif. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that the Knesset just voted to sell a 1-kilometer square piece of Holy Land, in the Galil, to the highest bidder - who surely will turn out to be Gentile.

Netanyahu was its strongest backer, too. This man reeks!

Gaza became a Hamas "trap"; Just like everything else given to the poor "Palestinians" (who leftists so sympathize with), like water, electricity, medicine, guns, armed vehicles, released prisoners, money - it all turns into a trap for Israel, as the Torah incessantly warns.

No one has the right to sell or give away even a hair's breadth of Jewish soil! It's G-d's gift to the Jewish people. This land belongs to all Jews.

Do you want to see the right way to handle this? See what "Palestinians" do to one of theirs who tries something like that:
PA Court: Hang Arab for Selling Land to Jews
"A Palestinian Authority military court on Tuesday sentenced a Hevron Arab to death by hanging for the crime of selling land to Jews in Judea and Samaria, the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency reported. ...".

False Reporting by World "News" Firms

Lies, lies, lies about Israel.

The world "news" media work overtime to destroy the little Jewish nation from which they cannot help but focus on all the time. They have no shame calling themselves NEWS outlets. They want the Jews to hand over their land, their huge tiny land, to the Arab peace-mongers. Here's one such wayward attempt at "reporting" (from WorldNetDaily):
Media misleading on Jews evicting Arabs from Jerusalem

If that were not bad enough, the subtitle, at MSNBC, reads:
Israeli police then allowed Jewish settlers to move into the houses.

Notice the tearjerking toy riding horse at the forefront of the picture.