January 28, 2009
Egyptian Cleric Amin Al-Ansari Justifies the Holocaust, Airs Footage, and Declares: "This Is What We Hope Will Happen But, Allah Willing, at the Hand of the Muslims."
(WARNING: Disturbing Holocaust Footage)
January 26, 2009
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January 13, 2009
I noticed in morning davening that Psalm 146 and 147 seemingly have similar thoughts but are actually very different. In 146 we read: "Praiseworthy is he in whose help is the God of Jacob; his hope is in the Lord his God. Who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them, Who keeps truth forever. Who performs justice for the oppressed, Who gives bread to the hungry..." נֹתֵן לֶחֶם לָרְעֵבִים
147 reads: "He gives the animal its food, to the young ravens which call out." In Hebrew there is a "mapik heh" which denotes that the bread is the animal's. נוֹתֵן לִבְהֵמָה לַחְמָהּ Lachmah... her bread.
The lashon is very telling. Hashem gives food to the hungry human being; one who can, or at least should, realize from Whom his food is coming.
The animal is one who assumes that the bread is her's to begin with.
Perhaps Melech David is giving us a message. We can act like the animal and claim that we have is from our own hands: my money, my home, my car. Or we can use the human trait of emunah and realize that all we have was, is and will always be from Hashem's will.
In fact 147 continues (after describing the animal): "He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He does not take pleasure in the legs of man. Hashem takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in His loving kindness."
I have many friends who have been hit hard by the economic collapse, myself included. It is a daily struggle to remember that I am not in control. I can work hard and give everything 100%, but it is Hashem who runs the world. He not only sustains us weekly, but for evey second.
Klal Yisrael needs to remember that and look to our Father in Heaven. The IDF, Obama's bailout, that vitamin you take in the morning... none can be successsful without the will of Hashem.
Thanks for listening.
Stand Strong for the Klal
Little Green Footballs (I know it's a no-brainer, but kudos to Charles nonetheless)
The Elder of Ziyon
West Bank Mama
Read 'em. Support 'em. Love 'em. They keep the Klal strong.
January 12, 2009
NEW YORK (CNN) -- At least nine protesters were arrested in a pro-Palestinian rally Sunday afternoon in New York that injured seven police officers, authorities said.
The extent of injuries varied from minor to serious, New York police said. Two officers sustained head injuries.
Detective Cheryl Crispin said the protesters taken into custody faced charges ranging from disorderly conduct to reckless endangerment.
In a statement, the NYPD said the officers were injured when trying to break up a fight between two demonstrators.
"While attempting to separate the males, several others joined in and began to assault the officers," the statement said.
The demonstrators had gathered on Manhattan's West Side on Sunday afternoon to protest the Israeli incursion in Gaza. The rally began peacefully, but skirmishes between police and demonstrators eventually broke out, witnesses said. iReport.com: Hundreds march, shout at rally
Steve Sherman, coordinator of security for United for Peace and Justice and a demonstrator at the rally, said police maced demonstrators.
"The police pushed us out onto the avenue, and as we were walking down the avenue ... they charged with horses on the sidewalks and they charged with their own bodies and pushed in, and a riot started," he said.
Mike Eilenfeldt, another demonstrator, said confrontations between the police and protesters appeared to escalate after a police officer had fallen to the ground.
"He's laying on the street, and from that point on it's a police riot where they start attacking the young people," Eilenfeldt told CNN.
Police denied the allegations of mace being used on protesters.
January 09, 2009
January 08, 2009
Here are my picks for the most Chazak Pro-Israel blogs. These are my "must reads."
Point of Pinchas
Boker Tov, Boulder
and the kick-butt, up to the minute news from the front...
Keep up the awesomeness!
- Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Zahir Muhsein, 1977Worth reposting. Read Joseph Farah's excellent article Palestinian People Do Not Exist
"Then We [Allah] said to the Israelites: 'Dwell in this land [the Land of Israel]. When the promise of the hereafter [End of Days] comes to be fulfilled, We [Allah] shall assemble you [the Israelites] all together [in the Land of Israel]."
- Qur'an, "Night Journey," chapter 17:100-104
The Jews Face a Double Standard
Why doesn't Israel have the same right to self-defense as other nations?
The world-wide protests against Israel's ground incursion into Gaza are so full of hatred that they leave me with the terrible feeling that these protests have little to do with the so-called disproportionality of the Israeli response to Hamas rockets, or the resulting civilian casualties.
My fear is that the rage we see in the protesters marching in the streets is far more profound and dangerous than we would like to believe. There are a great many people in the world who, even after Auschwitz, just can't bear the Jewish state having the same rights they so readily grant to other nations. These voices insist Israel must take risks they would never dare ask of any other nation-state -- risks that threaten its very survival -- because they don't believe Israel should exist in the first place.
Just look at the spate of attacks this week on Jews and Jewish institutions around the world: a car ramming into a synagogue in France; a Chabad menorah and Jewish-owned shops sprayed with swastikas in Belgium; a banner at an Australian rally demanding "clean the earth from dirty Zionists!"; demonstrators in the Netherlands chanting "Gas the Jews"; and in Florida, protestors demanding Jews "Go back to the ovens!"
How else can we explain the double-standard that is applied to the Gaza conflict, if not for a more insidious bias against the Jewish state?
Read the whole article HERE
January 07, 2009
Gush Katif residents are homeless. We watched as the so-called "Palestinians" burned down the synagogue there. We sat by as Hamas took power. Are we really surprised at the outcome? Will there be no learning curve?
No dividing wall, land grab or peace plan will improve the situation. We are at war with a people whose blood lust is inhuman. They sacrifice their children, like the Canaanites of old, to a blood hungry god. Though this god is not called Molech, it is called "Jihad." Just as the nation of Israel had the moral, ethical and divine right to kill those who have no moral compass, no compassion; a people who are at their very core evil, so to do we have the obligation today to destroy our enemies.
No negotiations with terrorists. No ceasefire with terrorists. No concessions to terrorists.