Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Glimpse of Geometry & Mathematics in Torah/Judaism

Here's a short, splendid lecture on geometry and math as it relates to Torah "structure", by the eminent Rav Yitzchak Ginzburgh of Kfar Chabad.

By the way: Here's a website that is a search engine for Torah "codes", and also can be used as a Concordance for Torah: TORAWARE

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Forced Vaccinations - Gestapo Style

More on Vaccinations
by Charlotte Gerson
Our friends and readers will most probably remember a story we wrote up in our Newsletter, Vol 23, No. 1, Jan./Feb. 2008, reporting on the forced vaccination of kids in Maryland. In that case, armed police and attack dogs were used to intimidate parents in the effort to force them to have their kids vaccinated! Actually, there is no law that can be used, and the coercion mirrors Gestapo tactics!

The story was terrible to read but now additional details are coming out! The Maryland State’s Attorney, Glen Ivey, JD, refused to vaccinate his own children with the same vaccines he compelled thousands of children to endure on November 17, 2007. (Find all the material on the Internet under “Forced Vaccination: State’s Attorney Doesn’t Vaccinate his Own Kids, Just Ours!” Nov. 26, 2007.)

Parents were threatened with jail time and fines. It gets worse: Many of the children vaccinated in this roundup were already fully vaccinated; but the Prince George’s County School System admitted they had lost their records! This meant that because the school had been negligent with their records, the children were being subjected to double doses of the poisonous mercury preservative, thimerosal. Parents who had signed the legal exemption from vaccinations had the documents literally brushed aside, and were forced to have their children vaccinated anyway. When the parents and children reported to the school gym where the vaccinations would be given, they were ushered into a space surrounded by heavily armed SWAT teams accompanied by canine units.

There is an even uglier aspect to this story: Prince George’s County School District is mostly black. The district would lose $63.00 per child if they refuse to admit unvaccinated kids to the school! If 2,300 kids per day are not admitted to school, the state would lose $144,000 in State and Federal revenue! So they force them with snarling dogs and guns.
You can read the rest here, in her sample newsletter, on page 5.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

General Pershing's Answer to ISLAMOTERRORISM

The "political correctness" polluting our atmosphere turned many, especially those in government, to become effeminate or cowardly. Earlier in U.S. history it seems we were more clear-minded. Here's how General John J. Pershing eliminated Islamic terrorism:

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

The Rebbe's Blessing

This story spans 28 years. It's one of countless miracle stories of the Rebbe. The only reason I write it up is, I know Dovid Marciano from 19 years ago when I attended a weekly class in Chassidus he sponsored at his home in Israel.

David Marciano married in 1982. Three years later he travelled to New York to ask the Rebbe for a blessing for children. The Rebbe blessed him, but not specifically for children. This same scenario repeated itself 4 years later. Meanwhile they visited many doctors, underwent fertility treatments, but to no avail.

In 1989 David suffered a blast during a defense department job. Both hands were amputated at the wrist and iron claws were fit to both arms. It was at this point when I got to know him. He was a magnanimous personality. Despite his severe handicap, he continued to sponsor the weekly Chassidus class. His wife prepared for us wonderful hot tea to sip as we learned.

The year thereafter, the couple travelled again to the Rebbe, determined to request a specific blessing for children. Because of his injury he could not stand for hours to wait in line, so they were sent to the front of the line to see the Rebbe. Again the Rebbe blessed them but with no reference to children.

"I don't know where I got up the nerve," he says, "but I said to the Rebbe that I want a bracha for children. The Rebbe looked at both of us in the eyes, gave us another dollar and said, 'This is for the children to be born!'".

They left the Rebbe with elevated spirits. But over the years their faith did not go untested.

Twenty years passed since the Rebbe's blessing. Finally, after 28 years of marriage with no children, David's wife became pregnant. Three months ago he dreamt, for the first time in his life, of the Rebbe, who handed him a chocolate cake. He awoke drenched in sweat. Two weeks later, in Cheshvan, he was holding a new baby boy in his arms.
UPDATE (May 15, 2017): Bumped into Marciano in 770 on Pesach Sheini. This is one pic of him there with his son.