Electric Company: PA Residents Not Forced to Pay|
Posted by jewishindy on Wednesday, May 22 @ 09:25:54 EDT |
Palestinian Authority Arabs who do not pay for electricity are not cut off. By Maayana Miskin
Sivan 13, 5773, 22/05/13 02:33
MK Orit Struk challenged Electric Corporation Director Yiftach Ron-Tal during a meeting of the Knesset’s Economics Committee on Wednesday. Struk asked Ron-Tal why the Electric Corporation does not cut off Palestinian Authority households that do not pay for electricity as it does for Israelis.
Many PA residents do not pay their electric bills. The Electric Corporation is owed a total of 730 million shekels by PA residents.
Ron-Tal told Struk he could not answer her question. “I cannot say why an Israeli citizen who does not pay for the electricity he uses is disconnected from the power grid, while a Palestinian is not, and keeps getting electricity without paying,” he said.
“If we are told by the diplomatic staff to collect the debt from Palestinian consumers, we will be happy to do so,” he added.
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Arabs Fly Nazi Flag near Hevron|
Posted by jewishindy on Monday, May 20 @ 08:48:06 EDT |
Residents of Gush Etzion astounded to see Nazi flag flying near the mosque of Beit Omar.By Gil Ronen
Sivan 11, 5773, 20/05/13 02:19
Hundreds of residents of Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem, were astounded Monday morning to see an oversized Nazi flag flying next to a mosque in the Arab town of Beit Omar.
The residents notified the IDF.
A resident, Uri Arnon, told the Tazpit News Agency: "I felt we were going back 75 years, losing our hold on the land. The Arabs no longer feel the need to hide their murderous tendencies, announcing out loud that they wish to annihilate us."
An IDF spokesman said that the flag was hung on an electrical line, and that they were waiting to professionals to come and remove it.
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Shabbat Candle Lighting Times |
Posted by jewishindy on Friday, May 17 @ 14:31:16 EDT |
Candle lighting time in Indianapolis for Friday, May 17, 2013: 8:37 PM
Shabbat ends in Indianapolis on Saturday, May 18, 2013: 9:42 PM
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NASO: SERVICE OF THE NAZIR|
Posted by jewishindy on Friday, May 17 @ 03:53:40 EDT |
By Rav Zvi Leshem
Sivan 8, 5773 / Friday, May 17, 2013
The Chidushai HaRim
points out that since Naso always comes right after we receive the Tora on Shavuot, it is especially blessed with abundant divrei Tora
. We will explore the special status of the nazir
, whose abstinence from wine and haircuts raises the crucial issue about the Tora attitude towards asceticism. This point is discussed regarding the law that the nazir
must offer a sin offering upon the cessation of his nazarite vow. The question is, why? As we will see that the commentators differ radically on this point.
quotes the rabbinic position that the sin offering is brought to expiate the sin of refraining from wine. Ramban
on the other hand sees the nazir’s
sin in his return to his former life-style after having reached a higher spiritual level. He quotes the verse that compares the nazir to the Prophet, which is obviously positive.
sees this question as being entirely dependent upon the nazir’s
intent. If one frivolously vows to be a nazir
, he is evil, but if he does so out of sincere religious devotion, he is praised and compared to a prophet. The Netziv
points out that there are actually two types of nazirim
. The first type is someone who takes the vow in order to dedicate himself to spirituality and get closer to HaShem and even strives to receive Ruach HaKodesh.
This type of nazir
is also prohibited from coming in contact with the dead, as he must remain happy to serve HaShem on a high level, since happiness is a prerequisite for Ruach HaKodesh
. This is the type of nazir
who is praised and compared to a prophet. The second type is someone who takes the vows as a last ditch effort to overcome their adulterous urges, after all else has failed. He is allowed to come in contact with the dead, since this leads to great fear of G-d, which is exactly what he needs. While in light of his horrific moral situation he is doing what he needs to do to protect himself from sin, this is nonetheless a disaster that should have been avoided, and he should have been able to control himself with less drastic measures. The Kli Yakar
also agrees that the nazir
should have found less severe ways to control his evil inclination. Furthermore, his very vow may arouse his yezer hara
even more. The fact that he did become ritually impure, necessitating the sin offering is in itself proof that he was not fit for the status of nazir.
He furthermore sinned by serving HaShem with asceticism instead of joy.
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Freedom of Speech: The Judaic View |
Posted by jewishindy on Monday, May 13 @ 11:48:08 EDT |
(Regarding Shevuot, the Giving of the Torah)
By Prof. Paul Eidelberg
May 13, 2013
According to the Sages of Torah, speech is the quintessential attribute of human nature. Freedom of speech is therefore a fundamental human value.
This value seems to have its home in liberal democracy. Indeed, liberal democracy exalts freedom of speech over all other values—including (with rare exceptions) public morality and even national security.
Now, if we exclude, for the purpose of this article, the current fear of saying anything critical of Islam, freedom of speech in contemporary liberal democracy, has thus been stripped of virtually all rational and ethical constraints.
Today’s liberal democratic exaltation of freedom of speech (or of freedom of expression) has led to its degradation. Witness the multi-billion-dollar pornography industry. Here let us pause for some clarification of terms by way of questions.
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Shavou'ot (Pentecost) Guide for the Perplexed, 2013 |
Posted by jewishindy on Monday, May 13 @ 11:40:25 EDT |
By Yoram Ettinger
May 13, 2013
(Based on Jewish Sages)
1. Shavou'ot (Pentecost) was, originally, an agricultural holiday, celebrating the first harvest/fruit by bringing offerings (Bikkurim-ביכורים) to the Temple in Jerusalem. Following the destruction of the second Temple and the resulting exile in 70 AD - which raised the need to entrench Torah awareness in order to avoid spiritual and physical oblivion - Shavou'ot became a historical/religious holiday of the Torah. The Torah played a key role in shaping the US Constitution and the American culture, as well as the foundations of Western democracies.
Shavou'ot is celebrated by decorating homes and houses of worship with Land of Israel-related crops and flowers, demonstrating the 3,500 year old connection between the Land of Israel (pursued by Abraham), the Torah of Israel (transmitted by Moses) and the People of Israel (united by David). Shavou'ot is the holiday of humility, as befits the Torah values, Moses ("the humblest of all human beings), the humble Sinai desert and Mt. Sinai, a modest, non-towering mountain. Abraham, David and Moses are role models of humility and their Hebrew acronym (Adam - אדמ) means "human-being.” Humility constitutes a prerequisite for studying the Torah, for constructive human relationships and a prerequisite to effective leadership.
Shavou'ot – a spiritual holiday – follows Passover – a national liberation holiday: from physical liberation (the Exodus) to spiritual liberation/enhancement (the Torah), in preparation for the return to the Homeland.
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Shabbat Candle Lighting Times|
Posted by jewishindy on Friday, May 10 @ 17:35:46 EDT |
Candle lighting time in Indianapolis for Friday,May 10, 2013: 8:30 PM
Shabbat ends in Indianapolis on Saturday, May 11, 2013: 9:34 PM
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PARSHAT BAMIDBAR: THE DESERT EXPERIENCE|
Posted by jewishindy on Friday, May 10 @ 17:30:39 EDT |
By Rav Zvi Leshem
Sivan 2, 5773 / Saturday, May 11, 2013
Parshat Bamidbar is always read before Shavuot, just as the Torah was given in the desert. We may ask what is significant about the desert experience. The Mai HaShiloach writes that the desert is a place of snakes, scorpions and thirst, and yet Am Yisrael entered the desert to show that even in such a wild and seemingly ownerless place Hashem is present and there is potential for holiness that must be actualized. Therefore, continues Rav Leibele Eiger, the desert teaches us that there is nothing in the world that exists outside the divine realm. The Mai HaShiloach further points out that the book of Bamidbar is filled with stories of great people who fall, for no one can rest upon their laurels and be too sure of themselves. Again, the desert seems to break down all of our assumptions about reality and truth.
On the other hand, according to the Kozhnitzer Maggid, the desert is the place where physicality is broken down and one can achieve devekut, connection, with Hashem. In the desert we are hefker, ownerless and ready for the Holy One to bring us into His realm, much as the groom brings the bride into his realm under the chuppah, as the Ran explains.
The Aish Kodesh addresses the famous question of why the Torah was given in the desert and not in Eretz Yisrael. Had it been, we would have thought that we are only obligated to fulfill the mitzvot under optimal conditions. Instead we learn that our obligation to the Torah and mitzvot is a constant, irrespective of the difficulties of specific times or places.
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Posted by jewishindy on Monday, May 06 @ 21:20:41 EDT |
By Tabitha Korol
May 3, 2013
Roger Waters of Pink Floyd raged when he testified to discredit and delegitimize the State of Israel, at the UN, aired on YouTube. He adamatly denied the Jews their only homeland, where they’ve been a steady presence since 1300 BCE, amid proof of their monarchy, culture, ethics, morality, and religion, established by 1000 BCE.
Waters comes by his biases naturally. He is from the England that blamed the Jews for the Black Plague and expelled them for 350 years; the England that established and then violated the British Mandate in capitulation to Arab pressure; the England that turned thousands of Jewish immigrants away from Palestine to their death; the England that the Manchester Guardian paper chastised for doing nothing to advance partition, and wrote, “has turned heavily against the Jews who cannot arm or train their soldiers as the Arabs have been able to do in the states bordering Palestine.”* Add to this, the Archbishop of Canterbury who welcomed oppressive Sharia to compromise English law.
Scheduled to speak on April 30th in support of BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) of Israel at Manhattan’s 92St Y, financially supported by the UJA Federation, Waters then cancelled. Did he or the Y fold to opposition, or is this a sign of conscience? Will this four-flusher actually reconsider his position that Israel is to blame for the stagnated peace process – and much more?
Unable to compete with modernity and modern warfare, the Muslim Brotherhood devised the strategy of keeping their brethren isolated to win global support – this is apartheid. “To the vanquished go the spoils!” Did the Brits welcome back the vanquished Nazis or the Argentineans to the Falklands? Yet Israel has often returned captured land with the hope of peace, but jihadists cannot acknowledge Israel as a Jewish State.
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Israeli Air Force continues air strikes against Damascus|
Posted by jewishindy on Sunday, May 05 @ 08:42:46 EDT |
DEBKAfile Special Report
May 5, 2013, 9:06 AM (IDT)
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Israel Attacks Again, Explosions Shake Damascus (Video)|
Posted by jewishindy on Sunday, May 05 @ 08:34:08 EDT |
The Syrians say an Israeli warplane was shot down by Syrian air-defense units during the raid, the Rebels disagree.
By Yori Yanover
The Jewish Press
May 5, 2013
Screen shot of the video of the fireball that erupted in Damascus Sunday morning.
Syrian state television said Israeli rockets had struck a military research center on the outskirts of the capital city. Other sources say Israel hit Iranian Fateh-110 surface to surface missiles on route to Hezbollah.
Hezbollah's Manar television station reported, citing security sources in Damascus, that an Israeli warplane was shot down by Syrian air-defense units during the raid. There was no independent confirmation of the claim and Israel did not comment on the raid reports.
In response to the Syrian clain, the Free Syria Media Hub (sarcastically?) claimed on Twitter, "#sana tv crew caught painting an old mig fighter tail with israeli airforce markings near #damascus". Sana is the Syrian government controlled TV station.
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IN THE PARSHAH: WHAT IS FREEDOM?|
Posted by jewishindy on Friday, May 03 @ 18:25:07 EDT |
Candle lighting time for Friday, May 3: 8:22 PM
Shabbat ends on Saturday, May 4: 9:26 PM
Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memoryLubavitch of Indiana
Everyone wants freedom. It is a basic human need. To some extent, even animals seek freedom and show signs of unhappiness if they do not have it.
However, the question of what freedom consists of has not been clearly answered. Many people spend their lives chasing something they call freedom. But at some point they may well turn round and say they have been deceived.
Our Parshah gives us a insight into the nature of our freedom. Perhaps it challenges some of our assumptions.
We all know that a central theme in Judaism is the fact that we escaped from the slavery of Egypt --and reached "freedom." But in this week's Parshah G-d says about us: "The Jewish people are My servants. They are My servants because I brought them out of the land of Egypt..." (Leviticus 25:55).
Are we free, or are we servants? The Hebrew text could even be translated to read not "servants" but "slaves." Is this our destiny? To be slaves?
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BEHAR 5773: SOUL OF THE LAND|
Posted by jewishindy on Friday, May 03 @ 09:12:22 EDT |
By Rav Zvi Leshem
Iyar 23, 5773 / Friday, May 03, 2013
The main mitzva
that we read of in Parshat Behar is that of Shmita
, the Sabbatical Year during which agricultural practices are severely limited in Eretz Yisrael and all of the fruits are endowed with an extra measurement of innate holiness. The Tora describes this as a reality in which the land will rest as a Shabbat to HaShem.
Is there an intrinsic connection between the temporal Sabbath and the spatial Land of Israel? We shall examine some of the insights of the current Slonimer Rebbe, the author of the Darchei Noam
According to the Rebbe there are two main spiritual qualities of Shabbat; it is both the day of the soul
and it is the source of blessings for the world.
We find that the Land of Israel also has these same two qualities, but not in exactly the same way. Whereas its quality of soulfulness is present at all times, its reality as the source of blessing is particularly potent during the Shmita
year. Paradoxically while we generally find that HaShem's blessings come in response to our activity
, on both Shabbat and Shmita
, they are a result of our refraining from activity.
The Rebbe goes on to emphasize that the special presence of the Shechina, the Divine Presence, in the Land is only when the Jewish People are settled in it. He quotes the holy Ohr HaChaim
as saying that there is a special symbiotic relationship between the two; only when they are in tandem are the proper conditions present for the Shechina's complete envelopment. When this does occur the influence is dramatic. Thus, the Bach writes that the holiness of the Land is absorbed by its fruits and one who eats them imbibes the holiness of the Shechina which enters them through the soil.
Furthermore, according to Rebbe Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk, one of the greatest Chassidic leaders of the third generation who led his Chassidim in making aliya
to Tiberius, all of the produce grown in Israel has the spiritual potency of the manna! In the next generation when the Chassidic master known as the Bat Ayin
settled in Tzfat, he wrote that the seven holy fruits of the Land are parallel to the seven lower Sefirot
, and when we eat these fruits in a state of holiness we arouse their parallel upper powers. This being the case he tried to eat only Israeli produce, in order to maximize the spiritual potency of his culinary experience.
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Reports of Israeli Attack on Syrian Chemical Weapons Site|
Posted by jewishindy on Monday, April 29 @ 16:31:25 EDT |
There were many reports that Israeli jets flew over Syrian President's palace on Saturday, but did they also bomb a chemical weapons site nearby?
By Lori Lowenthal Marcus
April 29th, 2013
Did the Israeli Air Force bomb a chemical weapons site outside Damascus on Saturday?Photo Credit: IDF blog
According to reports from the main Syrian opposition group, the Free Syria Army, the Israeli Air Force bombed a chemical weapons site in Syria, near Damascus, on Saturday, April 27.
The Israeli jets flew over Syrian President Basher Assad's palace, as reported elsewhere, and then allegedly struck a chemical weapons compound nearby.
Although there were reports that Syrian defense forces fired at the IAF, the Israeli jets left Syrian airspace unharmed.
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LAG B'OMER 5773: ENOUGH MOURNING!|
Posted by jewishindy on Friday, April 26 @ 14:00:00 EDT |
By Rav Zvi Leshem
Iyar 16, 5773 / Friday, April 26, 2013
As is well known the period of Sefirat HaOmer
between Pesach and Shavuot is marked as a time of semi-mourning due to the deaths of 24,000 of Rebbe Akiva's students who were punished for not being respectful to each other.
As is also known there are various customs regarding the actual timing of this morning period, which extends for 33 days out of the entire 49 days of the Sefira
. Some begin on the second day of Pesach continuing to Lag B'Omer, (the 33rd
day) whereas others begin on Rosh Chodesh Iyyar and continue until Shavuot, but break for Lag B'Omer.
The first custom is the more common one, certainly in Eretz Yisrael, and it is t that custom we wish to address ourselves.
The Shem M'Shmuel
writes that the main counting is until Lag B'Omer
. And why is that? This counting, which is essentially the countdown and preparation for Shavuot comes to purify the animal soul, one's nature and character traits in order to follow God even when one's consciousness is not clear and enlightened
. Thus he explains that we begin counting on the second night of Pesach for there is no need to purify ourselves on the first day of Pesach when the lights of Redemption are so great that every Jew is completely annulled to God's will. However from the second day on that light begins to dim and we revert to restricted consciousness.
That is when we need to purify ourselves so that we will always be drawn to follow God's will, and this is the true preparation for receiving the Tora on Shavuot.
Thus the sefira
continues until we reach Lag B'Omer which marks the transition to the final third of the entire period. At that point there is a retroactive illumination of ohr chozar
(reflected light) from Shavuot and the lights of Shavuot begin to shine and to dissipate the darkness.
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IN THE PARSHAH: CATCHING UP WITH OURSELVES|
Posted by jewishindy on Thursday, April 25 @ 14:05:00 EDT |
Candle lighting time in Indianapolis for Friday, April 26, 2013: 8:16 PM
Shabbat ends in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 27, 2013: 9:18 PM
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Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory
When the Jewish people left Egypt they experienced a great leap forward. In a short space of time they progressed from abject slavery to freedom. The Sages tell us they were then faced with a new and important task: to catch up with themselves.
This is one of the explanations of the "counting of the omer" which is observed in the period between Pesach and Shavuot. From the second night of Passover we begin counting, day by day. After seven weeks, forty-nine days, we arrive at Shavuot on the fiftieth day, when the Torah was given at Mount Sinai.
This process of counting the days, one by one, is explained as signifying the attempt to improve oneself in a steady, step-by-step mode. Leaving Egypt was a leap of progress, a breakthrough from the lowest depths. But then there is the need to catch up with oneself, to achieve genuine and permanent qualities as individuals and as a nation.
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The End of a Friendship|
Posted by jewishindy on Thursday, April 25 @ 09:21:49 EDT |
By Kevin O'Neil
April 25, 2013
Well, I suppose that all friendships must come to an end sooner or later, Othello and Desdemona, Caesar and Brutus, but of this one I had nurtured higher hopes, mainly because both parties had so much in common and had mutually benefited from a very long association.
I’m speaking of the Irish and the Jews.
A few thoughts about the remarkable similarities between these two people by way, I suppose, of eulogy, or, more accurately, obituary.
Both have been remarkable for their love of freedom of thought, their intellectual boldness and their ability to ‘think outside the box’ as we say nowadays. They are entrepreneurs, visionaries, dreamers, no ordinary people these. Unconventional, unpredictable, exciting people to be with, prone to dream of a better world and even to try and build it when they’re given sufficient latitude. What a people! No wonder that a heavenly musical instrument is the chosen national symbol of the one and a heavenly celestial body that of the other. Long live the Harp and the Star and the ethos, the chutzpah, that lies behind them!
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Obama’s Herd Control |
Posted by jewishindy on Tuesday, April 23 @ 10:52:19 EDT |
“They will do what they can to move the herd in their direction”
By Xavier Lerma
April 22, 2013
Obama's herd control is a masterpiece. He already can lie and have millions believe him. For those who do not follow him or are slow to worship him other tactics are necessary. Chaos has escalated each day after Obama was first elected. Tragedies have increased in America and the end is nowhere in sight. Some have already blamed Chechnya or Russia for the Boston bombings as though all Muslims are that unified. It is doubtful the Chechens want to cause trouble in the US especially since Obama is doing such a good job there.
FYI and simply put to the West: The Chechen people were sent to Siberia by Stalin. They got mad and those that survived never forgot. They wanted independence especially since the Ukraine and others got theirs. There was a war and afterwards Putin and Russia rebuilt the cities and gave them a lot, so much so, that their cities are better off than some Russian cities.
The FBI and CIA have happily used some Chechens to cause trouble in Russia. Doku and his gang receive their money. The last assassination attempt
last year on Putin was by some Chechens who admitted the US supported them. Fortunately for Russia, it all blew up in their face before they got to Putin.
Again, it is doubtful the Chechens want to cause trouble in the US. The Chechen people have nothing against America. They are not Middle East Muslims who are constantly getting bombed by the West. Those who still hate prefer to attack Moscow. They use Black Widows, women whose husbands were killed, for suicide bombings like they did in Domodedova airport. However, money from the US State Department can motivate some Chechens to do anything.
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The Deception Marathon of Benghazigate/Bostongate |
Posted by jewishindy on Monday, April 22 @ 10:34:20 EDT |
The Obama administration is demonstrably the least trustworthy and most corrupt and corrupted administration this country has ever experienced. There may be people who will disagree with this assessment. Cognitive skills escape some people.
Hillary Clinton, Barak [Hussein] Obama, Leon Panetta, and dozens more worked tirelessly not to solve the Benghazigate incident, but to cover it up, and now it is apparent that the same Obama crew (as in ‘gangsta’ crew) are busily covering up certain aspects or threads linking to the Boston jihadi (dare I use the forbidden term, Islamoterrorist) attack.
Four people were slaughtered by jihadis in Benghazi and Obama, Clinton, and dozens of others lied blaming the “Innocence of Muslims” video that had been posted on the internet for several months without notice. Clearly the lies of Obama, Clinton, and others remain an intentional attempt to blame innocent people for the terrorist attack committed by an al Qaeda affiliate.
Reportedly, the Islamic terrorist action at Benghazi took the CIA by surprise. That’s no surprise. The CIA is inept in gathering and analyzing meaningful on-the-ground intelligence. The causes of the CIA’s ineptitude is discussed in detail in the (censored by the CIA) book EXPERIENCING ISLAM and Becoming Islam-Aware.
Apparently, the CIA was heavily involved in the illegal acquisition of weapons from terrorist al Qaeda affiliates in Libya and shipping them to al Qaeda Sunni terrorists in Syria via Turkey. Of course, we taxpayers paid the bill for these weapons. One cannot claim that the so-called freedom fighters in Syria are all Syrians. Several thousand Turks, Palestinians, Jordanians, Saudis, and others are involved. The Saudis are their paymasters. The CIA, which is heavily infiltrated by Islamists who are not kindly disposed towards the USA was acting at the behest of the Sunni Saudis who hate and fear the Shiia/Alawites who govern Syria and Iran. Obama was aware of all of this as was Hillary Clinton. They may even have played active roles in planning this. They certainly jumped in for the cover up and lied and lied for weeks until mounting pressure forced them to admit their deceit and admit that the terrorist act was a planned and orchestrated al Qaeda attack. Americans died, and Obama and Clinton lied. We should never forget this.
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The Tsarnaev brothers were double agents who decoyed US into terror trap|
Posted by jewishindy on Monday, April 22 @ 10:30:34 EDT |
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis
April 20, 2013, 4:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
The big questions buzzing over Boston Bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have a single answer: It emerged in the 102 tense hours between the twin Boston Marathon bombings Monday, April 15 – which left three dead, 180 injured and a police officer killed at MIT - and Dzohkhar’s capture Friday, April 19 in Watertown.
The conclusion reached by Debkafile’s counterterrorism and intelligence sources is that the brothers were double agents, hired by US and Saudi intelligence to penetrate the Wahhabi jihadist networks which, helped by Saudi financial institutions, had spread across the restive Russian Caucasian.
Instead, the two former Chechens betrayed their mission and went secretly over to the radical Islamist networks.
By this tortuous path, the brothers earned the dubious distinction of being the first terrorist operatives to import al Qaeda terror to the United States through a winding route outside the Middle East – the Caucasus.
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80% of Israelis Support Sovereignty in Judea, Samaria|
Posted by jewishindy on Monday, April 22 @ 10:14:58 EDT |
Poll shows overwhelming support extending Israeli sovereignty to the Biblical heartland.
A poll by the Geocartography Institute shows that 80% of the Israeli public supports the extension of Israeli sovereignty to the Biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria.
The poll will be presented at a conference at Ariel University, at the end of the month.
Over one third of the public thinks that sovereignty should be extended to the entire area of Judea and Samaria, while almost 25% believe that the sovereignty should be limited to the so-called settlement blocs.
Only 20% of the public said that the sovereignty should only be extended as part of a peace deal with the Arabs.
The support for the idea of sovereignty is not limited to the nationalist part of the political spectrum. About 60% of the respondents who defined their views as leftist agreed "to some extent" with the statement that Israel should extend its sovereignty to at least part of Judea and Samaria. 42% of those who defined themselves as leftist agreed to some extent with the statement that international law should recognize Israel's sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.
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A Sequel to “Chechen Hatred”|
Posted by jewishindy on Monday, April 22 @ 10:05:25 EDT |
By Prof. Paul Eidelberg, President
Israel-America Renaissance Institute (I-ARI)
Foundation for Constitutional Democracy
April 22, 2013
Lest my previous article on Chechen expose me to the canard of
Islamophobia, any fair-minded and informed observer knows that,
notwithstanding the Islamic aspect of Chechnya, and despite the former
Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini’s collaboration with the
Nazis, it’s obvious that even genocidal or Quran-worshiping Muslims do
not have a monopoly of evil.
In Poland, between 100,000 to 500,000 Jews were murdered by the
Cossacks during the Chmielnicki massacres of 1648-1249. The Cossacks
wiped out entire communities in a single day. Their fury, however, was
directed not only against the Polish nobility, but also against
Catholic priests. People driven by evil are not very discriminating
about their victims.
The trouble with Muslims, most obviously of Sunni Islam, is that their
most influential theologians and philosophers—above all, Al-Ghazâlî
(c.1056–1111)—reject as blasphemous the biblical concept of man’s
creation in the image of God.
Hence, even though the New Testament, as various Christians
theologians now admit, has fostered anti-Semitism and thus contributed
to horrendous massacres of Jews, the Genesis 1:26 concept of imago
Dei, which is the ultimate source of human dignity and freedom, seems
to have won over countless Christians who gratefully acknowledge their
debt to the Jewish people.
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Boston 2013: Time to Speak the Truth|
Posted by jewishindy on Sunday, April 21 @ 01:46:34 EDT |
The two Chechan brothers have too many counterparts in Islam. Arafat used to claim that the Arab mother was his best weapon. But our government will not connect the dots. From Gerald A. Honigman
Iyar 11, 5773, 21/04/13 07:52
Writer's Warning: This analysis is not for the politically correct or moral relativists.
The Boston Marathon bombings should be yet another wake-up call close to home here in America, not that this should really be necessary. Of course, with truth being deliberately suppressed these days, the need becomes more understandable.
Take the upcoming trial of the American Arab Muslim Jihadi, who massacred his fellow military colleagues, just one of too many examples.
On November 5, 2009, Nidal Malik Hasan shouted "Allahu Akhbar" (supposedly, a praise to G-d, and, among other things, the phrase Jihadis proclaim before they murder) and opened fire in the Soldier Readiness Center of Fort Hood, America's biggest military base located in Texas, killing 13 people and wounding 29 others in the worst shooting ever on an American base.
Major Nidal, a psychiatrist, had come to the attention of the FBI six months earlier over possible links to extremist individuals, organizations, and comments posted on the Internet
dealing with such topics as suicide bombings and other threats.
Nidal's trial is set for May 2013--and the Obama Administration has given orders that such acts not even be allowed to be referred to as terrorism anymore.
There is simply too much of this going on, on a daily basis, to not connect the dots.
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Ban / Confiscate Pressure Cookers|
Posted by jewishindy on Saturday, April 20 @ 21:46:59 EDT |
Feinstein Bill Amendment
Until they can be confiscated by the government, you can only fill your pressure cooker with 7 cups or less ... As Rahm Emmanuel advised Obama, "Never let a good crisis go to waste".
Psychos don't kill - pressure cookers do.
In light of the fact that a pressure cooker was used as part of the bomb used in the Boston Marathon massacre, I am writing elected officials at the federal, state and local level to immediately legislate a ban on these evil devices. Ultimately, my goal is to have the government confiscate all pressure cookers, but in the short term I will settle for immediate registration of pressure cookers.
Please write and call your elected officials and urge them to ban pressure cookers. No one needs a pressure cooker to make dinner!
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''Go out and kill Americans'' |
Posted by jewishindy on Saturday, April 20 @ 21:32:08 EDT |
VIDEO: GRAB ONTO THE GUN, AND THE SWORD, AND DO YOUR JOB - BOSTON IMAM TO MUSLIMS
Here is the Boston Mosque imam hugged by Governor Deval Patrick asking Muslims to go out and kill. Americans need to wake up.
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Sins cast long shadows|
Posted by jewishindy on Saturday, April 20 @ 21:15:00 EDT |
By Tabitha Korol
April 19, 2013
An Open Letter to the Members of the Teachers Union of Ireland:
In the words of Kevin O’Neill, “Kindliness combined with unique native wit and the courage to go and do business with the world have been the trademarks of the Irish character. The Irish have never been known, like so many other nations, to retire from the world, to withdraw, to hide.” Yet this is the process you have begun.
As the Teacher’s Union has relinquished its freedoms of thought, learning, research and growth in the interest of healing illusory Islamic wounds, are you aware that you are also a collaborator in the destruction of Ireland? While violent jihadists pursue the Koranic dictates to kill the unbelievers
, stealth is facilely implemented within Europe and the Americas. Stealth, aka civilizational jihad, is a system of lies (taqiyyah), persuasion and incremental restrictions that the invading entity imposes on the host culture by claiming victimization. By insisting that words or expressions are offensive – the very vehicles of thought and ideas – freedom of speech is purloined and societies transformed.
By “ceasing all cultural and academic collaboration with Israel, including the exchange of scientists, students and academic personalities, and the cooperation in research programs,” you have taken a step backward in time to the 7th century of Mohammed and the evil decrees set forth in their Koran. Perhaps you do bear a deep-seated desire to assist in the Islamic effort to destroy Israel with a fallacious “apartheid” label. Israel, the only Jewish homeland on the planet is, in point of fact, home to citizens of every race, religion, and national origin, yet no one addresses the Islamic regimes where Jews and Christians are either expelled, converted by force, enslaved or killed – or the communist regimes of China and Cuba where freedoms are considerably limited.
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U.S. 'deporting Saudi person of interest'|
Posted by jewishindy on Friday, April 19 @ 11:22:22 EDT |
Obama has unscheduled meeting with foreign minister
[Laura: Steve Emerson reveals that the saudi national who they had in the hospital and who’s apartment they searched, is going to be deported on national security grounds. This is obviously a coverup to not only protect the saudis, but the administration’s own culpability for liberally granting visas to saudi “students” along with its recent decision to give special treatment to saudi nationals to enter this country without the proper security checks, people who will be vetted by the saudi government. This jihadist is a member of a prominent saudi family with ties to al qaeda. Earlier John Kerry had a closed-door meeting with the saudis. Kerry is a man who betrayed his fellow soldiers and his country during Vietnam. So what’s another act of treason to him? They say Israel controls American policy yet Jonathan Pollard languishes in prison for nearly three decades while saudis who murder Americans get sent home days after. Remember the saudis who were...]
By Joe Kovaks
April 17, 2013
An expert on terrorism says the Saudi national who was the original “person of interest” in connection with Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing is going to be deported from the U.S. next week.
The foreign student from Revere, Mass., is identified as 20-year-old Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi.
“I just learned from my own sources that he is now going to be deported on national security grounds next Tuesday, which is very unusual,” Steve Emerson of the Investigative Project on Terrorism
told Sean Hannity of Fox News Wednesday night.
news agency reported President Barack Obama met with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal on Wednesday, noting “the meeting was not on Obama’s public schedule.”
After that meeting was mentioned, Emerson told Hannity, “That’s very interesting because this is the way things are done with Saudi Arabia. You don’t arrest their citizens. You deport them, because they don’t want them to be embarrassed and that’s the way we appease them.”
Steve Emerson commentary
Saudi national Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, the original "person of interest" questioned in the Boston Marathon bombings.
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“They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.”|
Posted by jewishindy on Friday, April 19 @ 11:05:32 EDT |
By Prof. Paul Eidelberg, President
Israel-America Renaissance Institute (I-ARI)
Foundation for Constitutional Democracy
April 18, 2013
Judging from the statements of various public officials and other
pundits regarding the Boston Marathon bombing, a most important
general factor contributing to such terrorist acts has been overlooked
As this writer has repeatedly indicated, the single most significant
factor contributing to acts of terrorism has been the mendacious
Middle East peace process. In the name of “peace,” and motivated by
economic interests, various democratic regimes, most importantly the
United States, has turned a blind eye toward Arab terrorist acts
Indeed, since Israel’s government, under pressure from Washington,
ignominiously signed the September 13, 1993 Oslo Agreement with the
Palestine Liberation Organization on the White House lawn—an agreement
“sponsored” by U.S. President Jimmy Carter and applauded by three
former American presidents, as well as by the American Congress—the
entire world, including terrorists of every description, witnessed a
phenomenal event: the governments of various democracies had
sanctified the evils perpetrated by the world’s leading terrorist,
Yasser Arafat, head of the PLO.
If this were not enough, the United States then became the leading
patron of terrorism by bankrolling the PLO year after year to the tune
of hundreds of millions of dollars.
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IN THE PARSHAH: RESTRAINT IS POWER|
Posted by jewishindy on Friday, April 19 @ 11:01:56 EDT |
Candle lighting time in Indianapolis for Friday, April 19, 2013: 8:08 PM
Shabbat ends in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 20, 2013: 9:10 PMBased on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memoryLubavitch of Indiana
Have you ever felt like losing your temper but at the last moment you managed to restrain yourself? Inner battles of this kind are often associated with traffic wardens and similar representatives of officialdom. Sometimes they are found in encounters on the domestic front as well...
This week's Torah portion Acharei-Kedoshim (Leviticus chapters 16-20) discusses the idea that we should be holy. What exactly does this mean? The commentator Rashi explains that the term "holy" implies self-restraint. There are many temptations in life. To be holy means to have the ability to control one's immediate impulses.
Another commentator, Nachmanides, makes the point that this self-restraint may sometimes take a person to a point beyond the simple letter of the law. Jewish law permits a person to eat kosher food: but should one be an out-and-out glutton? According to this view, even if the food is as kosher as could be, restraint is power; it shows that one is truly free as an individual, rather than just being just a slave of one's appetite.
Do you remember the story of Jacob and Esau and the plate of lentils? One way of understanding that story is that Esau was ready to sell his birthright, the most precious thing in his life, for a plate of food. One response might be: "How pathetic!" Others might feel sympathy with someone who is sometimes a slave to his senses. They might say that after all, this is our human situation. Nonetheless, many people would expect a person to aspire to be master of his or her own being: in control. A human being, yes. An animal -- no.
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|Friday, April 19|
|·|| ACHAREI MOT KEDOSHIM: Loving Our Neighbor as Ourselves |
|Thursday, April 18|
|·|| Obama Throws Tantrum over Gun Control Defeat |
|Wednesday, April 17|
|·|| Saudi terror cell, possibly al Qaeda, behind Boston Marathon bombings |
|Sunday, April 14|
|·|| Can Jews Survive in Jew Hating EU Nations |
|·|| The Biblical Assessment of Israel’s Enemies |
|·|| Relativism: A Nation-Killer |
|·|| Moral relativism and jihad |
|Friday, April 12|
|·|| Parashat Tazriah-Metzorah - FLOURISHING |
|·|| Existential Threats: Preliminary Considerations |
|Monday, March 25|
|·|| PESACH 5773: BLESSINGS OF DEW |
|·|| Passover Guide for the Perplexed 2013 |
|Friday, March 22|
|·|| America's Dependence on Israel |
|Thursday, March 21|
|·|| Benighted Planet Earth |
|·|| A New Dawn for Benighted Planet |
|·|| Large Arab Anti-Obama Protest as President Goes to Ramallah |
|·|| Obama, Congress giving $500M more of your taxpayer dollars to ‘Palestinians’ |
|·|| DHS questioned over decision to let Saudi passengers skip normal passport contro |
|·|| A Dialogue of the Deaf |
|·|| Americans: Obama Should Pressure PA, Not Israel |
|·|| Soldier’s Warning: Obama Urging Modern-Day 'Munich 1938' |
|·|| Obama and Netanyahu agree: No Israeli strike on Iran without US assent |
|Tuesday, March 19|
|·|| MK Yogev: IDF Should Fire on Terrorists |
|·|| Terrorists Open Fire, Wound Jew in Samaria |
|·|| Arabs Shoot 71 Year Old Israeli in Highway Drive By |
|·|| Esther Pollard: Petition 'Makes Jonathan Breathe' |
|Monday, March 18|
|·|| A Lily of the Valley |
|·|| The Insanity of Contemporary Democracy |
|Friday, March 15|
|·|| Shabbat Candle Lighting Times |
|·|| THE GREAT SABBATH |
|·|| VAYIKRA: MOSHE’S CALLING |
|·|| Why is Obama Refusing to Use the Israeli Knesset for his Big Speech? |
|·|| Americans expect a friendlier policy on Israel |
|·|| Israel’s imperative: Jewish and democratic |
|·|| More Farmers Taking Security into Their Own Hands |
|·|| Facts and Fictions |
|·|| Unimpressed by IDF Arrests, Hares Arabs Strike Again |
|·|| Dramatic Terror Arrest in Tel Aviv |
|Thursday, March 14|
|·|| WILLIAM LANGFAN STORY |
|Wednesday, March 13|
|·|| Two New Lawsuits against Obama Administration over Benghazi Secrecy |
|·|| Barack Obama to dine with first black Miss Israel |
|·|| U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances |
|·|| The New York Times is a Crypto-Nazi Paper |
|·|| A Modest Proposal |
|·|| Obama Meets With Anti-Israel, Pro-Hamas Groups Before Trip to Israel |
|·|| Metaphysical Logic |
|·|| Arabs Set Fire to Memorial Plaque in Ofra |
|·|| Ettinger: Anger in US over Obama’s Stance on Israel |
|Tuesday, March 12|
|·|| Anyone for Tennis? |
|·|| Former Newark Airport TSA screener says the job does little to keep fliers safe |
|Monday, March 11|
|·|| Signed in ice; not carved in stone |
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