in Jewish Life
(Kabbalah 101 with my
Throughout the ages, the destiny and
mission of the Jewish nation has been to teach monotheism. Jews live or die not
for their own sake, but for the sake of humanity. By transmitting the message
of monotheism and Love Your Neighbor, we continue to be a "Light unto the
Nations" and thereby preserve the hope of world peace.
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Despite horrible persecutions - by
ancient Greeks, Romans and later by Christians and Muslims - Jews always
treasured life, even of our enemies, because we understood our power to
transform the world. Yet, when faced with conversion or death, we knew (at
least we used to know not long ago) we had to fight or die for the sake of
keeping the Jewish message alive.
Because our great-grandparents understood
this, we are here as Jews today. That's why we teach our children to say the Shema: "Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One."
There is an old saying: “G-d helps those
who help themselves” - The heroic Jewish warriors Maccabees knew this. They
rose up against the mighty legions of the Seleucid occupiers and were
rewarded for their determination and achievement in fighting the Syrian Greeks by a miracle over 2000 years ago. We still celebrate that by lighting candles
It is time for
We need to give high priority to the reunification of Eretz-Israel and to the future of Jewish people. Otherwise,
during the festival of Sukkoth in the future - due to Islamic terror,
anti-Semitic pressures and assimilation - there will be no Jew left to say
prayers for the safety of the world and peace for all nations, even including
Arabs and so-called Palestinians!
Hanukah is the commemoration of Jewish national liberation struggle for the
freedom of Eretz-Israel,
the Land of Israel!
On December 1, a special panel dealing
with "The untold story of the Middle East: Justice for Jewish Refugees
from Arab Countries" was held up at the United Nations. This was the third
panel held by the UN that commemorates the 856,000 Jewish refugees who were
displaced from Arab countries during the 20th century. (This
news was not reported by anti-Israel press!)
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
I am unable to understand the anti-Zionist tendency many Jews still have.
We fought so hard to obtain statehood to become an independent and a proud
nation again. For how long will those Jews remain submissive to anti-Semitic
masters of the West and Muslim worlds, who have been using the media and
control of international organizations, quite skilfully and deliberately, in
their modern anti-Israel "blood libel" propaganda? It is time to
shake off this “victim mentality" so deeply ingrained in Jewish psyche,
and stand up for our rights as a proud people! The Maccabees did it almost
2,000 years ago, we can do it too!
More than 1,000
Netanyahu calls for friendly countries to change UN voting pattern
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to Likud ministers that
Barack Obama is introducing anti-Zionist values into the White House. After
Every family of a PA terrorist who is killed receives from Abu Mazen (PA President Mahmoud Abbas) 14-15 thousand shekels a
month that the PA gets from Netanyahu. The money transferred to the PA comes
from taxes that
The Greek government has told
The deployment of the highly advanced
Russian S-400 anti-air missiles at the Khmeimin base, Russia’s military enclave
in Syria near Latakia, combined with Russian electronic jamming and other
electronic warfare equipment, has effectively transformed most of
Syria into a no-fly zone under Russian control.
The Supreme Court cancelled the demolition order on the family
home of Nur al-Din Abu Hashayeh,
the Palestinian who stabbed soldier Almog Shiloni to death near a train station in south Tel Aviv in
November 2014. (It is also
the fault of the Government - it had a whole year to destroy the house! Why are
Israeli governments not interested in ending this perpetual ugliness of
Idiotic Presidential Candidates Out of
Ahead of his trip to Israel this month, Republican presidential
candidate Donald Trump revealed in an interview Thursday that forcing peace
talks on Israel will head his priorities if elected – and that the onus for the
lack of peace lies on the Jewish state, not the Palestinian Authority (PA). “A
lot will have to do with
Quote of the Week:
“There can be no peace when we have an onslaught of terror — not here or
not anywhere else in the world, which is experiencing this same assault by
militant Islamists and the forces of terror. Israel is fighting these forces
every hour. We are fighting them directly against the terrorists themselves;
we’re fighting also against the sources of incitement. And we believe that the
entire international community should support this effort. It’s not only our
battle, it’s everyone’s battle. It’s the battle of civilization against
barbarism.” - Netanyahu told Kerry, before their recent meeting.
by Benny Tucker
IDF Rabbi Avichai Rontzki
is hard pressed to understand why Central Command Head Maj. Gen. Roni Numa reportedly told newsmen
the day before that he would like to see a gamut of questionable moves made.
including having the Palestinian Authority (PA) "security forces"
supplied with more weapons and bulletproof vehicles, and to see Arab terrorist
prisoners freed – in order to assist and encourage the PA to fight terror.
him many years," Rabbi Rontzki said. "He is
a serious person. I can't understand it. They are trying to murder soldiers and
civilians everywhere, and you want to embrace the PA, which is bringing about
all of this, through incitement?"
The IDF has to
go from defense to offense, he opined. "I do not want to talk about
Defensive Shield 2, but the army knows what to do, there are contingency plans
for every situation. A wide ranging operation that strikes at and completely
eliminates the incitement, and the Justice Ministry needs to set up a protocol
for deporting families." (There is a need for a plan to remove all enemy
population from Jewish land, it is long overdue!)
has got to provide its residents with security," he stressed. "Will
we always walk around in dread, fearing that we will be stabbed or shot? The
citizens don't care that it is hard to locate the terrorists because this is
'popular terror.' It's not interesting."
The rabbi, who
now heads the Itamar Yeshiva, called on the security
establishment to wake up and carry out effective offensive operations, not
bullet-proofed jeeps or concrete barriers," he said. "We've turned
our area into a military base with jeeps and weapons."
a general rule in the army that says any defensive line stands the risk of
being penetrated," he revealed. "You can add concrete barriers and
they will break through that. They will find a way."