Monday, July 17, 2017

Kitten Training 1

כ״ד לחודש הרביעי תשע״ז

Operant Conditioning is applied to modify behavior, either to increase it or to decrease it, through reinforcement or punishment.
Positive Reinforcement means adding a a desired stimulus to increase a behavior.

Negative Reinforcement is often confusing to people. It actually means to take something away, as oppose to mean something unpleasant. For example, putting on a seat belt takes away that annoying beeping sound, encouraging an increase in our seat belt putting on behavior.

Positive Punishment does not, in fact, mean something like making some each too uch ice cream. Rather, it means adding something undesirable, such as the proverbial, electric shock.

Negative Punishment means punishing by taking something away, such as your child's dessert, cell phone, or car privileges. Because maybe that'll teach 'im!
In the case of this kitten, I used food to increase the "coming close to me" behavior.



Other factors are involved, of course, such as the kitten's habituation (getting used) to my presence.

By pairing lip smacking/kissing sound (stimulus) with the food (positive reinforcement), and I can train this kitten to then come to me, in the absence of the reinforcement (food).


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Guest Post: היהודים סוף סוף מתעוררים?/Are Jews Finally Waking Up?

כ"ב לחודש הרביעי תשע"ז
English follows the Hebrew.

אחרי שני שוטרי מג"ב נהרגו בהר הבית ע"י מחבלים ערבים ואזרחי מדינת ישראל, פעיל למען הר הבית מיכאל מילר כתב:

מיכאל מילר
Michael Miller
אני רוצה לקחת את ההזדמנות עכשיו להודות למחבלים ערבים, בני דודים הישמעאלים שלי, לדבר אחד: סוף סוף, סוף סוף, יהודים כותבים פוסטים בפייסבוק על המצב הביטחוני בהר הבית (מי/מה/מתי/איפה/מדוע/ואיך) ו"מתעוררים"?? למציאות הגועלת נפש/על הפנים במקום שיחפרו של ראשיהם באדמה כשהם עושים 24.7. כמה מתאים שהם מבצעים את הפיגוע במשך ה"3 שבועות" המפורסמים ומזכירים לנו מה עדיין חסר לנו במדינה "היהודית" שלנו. 
שאלה ממש אחרונה: מתי היית הפעם האחרונה שאתה/את ביקרת בהר הבית??? אכן, ככה חשבתי...


After two Israeli Border Police officers were killed on Har HaBayith (the Temple Mount) last week by Arab terrorists and Israeli citizens, Temple Mount Activist Michael Miller wrote:
I would to thank the Arab terrorists, my Yishmaelite cousins, for one thing: finally Jews are posting statuses about the temple mount situation (who/what/when/where/why/how) and are "waking??" up to the reality instead of burying their heads in the sand like they do 24/7. How fitting they do it during the 3 weeks and REMIND US WHAT WE STILL LACK IN THIS "JEWISH" COUNTRY.

One last question: When was the last time that YOU visited Har HaBayit???...That's right...I thought so...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Western Wall's Blocked Compromise

כ׳ לחודש הרביעי תשע״ז
YNET Op-Ed: A state denying its own people
Op-ed: The government took a historic agreement on the Western Wall and threw it in the faces of millions of Jews around the world. In an anti-Zionist move, it proved to its people—and to its enemies—that Israel is no longer the Jewish people’s state. 
Yizhar Hess, 26.06.17 
We made a mistake. We believed the government, we believed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, we believed that we must finally stop this quarrel between us over the Western Wall, and we accepted a compromise agreement. But the government’s decision on Sunday, a cynical—even vicious—decision, took this historic agreement and threw it in the faces of millions of Jews around the world, adding a slap.

Listen carefully, Jews of the diaspora: Not only will you have no share or claim to the Western Wall, but conversion in the Jewish state will be performed exclusively according to the Orthodox Judaism. 
We made a mistake. We wanted to make Jerusalem a matter of consensus again, so that we Jews would finally stop fighting with each other over something that belongs to all of us. But we were deceived. The compromise agreement made us give up the right to pray in an egalitarian manner at the Western Wall that we know. We have been fighting for this for decades, but out of a sense of historical responsibility and—let’s admit it—the huge pressure we have been under, we acted against our natural instinct, and perhaps unwisely agreed to compromise. (cont.)

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
All you need are the first, few paragraphs of this op-ed. You can read the rest of the above rant -- which is completely devoid of anything even remotely Jewish -- if you really want. Or you can go do something more productive with your time.

Now, let's go through first, few paragraphs, step by step, shall we?
In an anti-Zionist move...
Anti-Zionist?

First of all, what is Zionism?

Zionism is the concept that the Jewish People has an inherent connection to Eretz Yisra'el (the Land of Israel), and that it is ours, and no one else's. The concept of Zionism originated where, you may ask? Hertzl? The United Nothings United Nations? The Balfour Agreement?

None of the above.

Zionism originates from The Holy One, Blessed Be He, who promised us this Land, and transmitted this promised to us through His Holy Torah, given to Moshe Rabbenu.

The Torah is also the only justification for the Jewish People's claim to the Land, not because we were here first. We weren't. The Canaanites were, and they The Almighty took it away from them. Any declaration or law created by humans, which allows, encourages, proclaims, or enforces the Jewish People's connection, to Eretz Yisra'el, and any claim it has to settle and reside here can be revoked by humans, just as easily as it was created.

And we are seeing this happen right before our eyes: the Oslo Death Accords, the establishment of the Pseudostinian Authority [PA], selling and giving away land to Christian groups, preparation for man-made borders with a "security" fence, etc.

In a nutshell, these people seem to want to equate Zionism with Democracy, or in the State of Israel's case, deMOCKracy. But, more democracy later....
Listen carefully, Jews of the diaspora...
Jews of the diaspora? As if they should have any say in the matter? Why on earth should they have a say? Furthermore, these people go off on democracy and being a nation like are the other nations. Yet if that is the case, why on earth should those of us actually living here (on the front lines) allow them to be involved? Because of their financial support money? (shohad/bribe)

Democracy, or in the State of Israel's case, deMOCKracy (Yeah, I know I said that already.) is a Greek system of governance, Greek as in Hellenist, as in the assimilated, Hellenist Jews we fought against, and defeated, in the war which culminated with the re-dedication of Beth HaMiqdash (the Temple), and the creation of the holiday of Hanukkah.

These Jews, or rather "Jews," are running scared,...they know that t
Because of sham conversions, acceptance of "patralineal descent," and even intermarriage according to their own definition, how many of these "liberal Jews" are even Jews to begin with?
Listen carefully, Jews of the diaspora: Not only will you have no share or claim to the Western Wall, but conversion in the Jewish state will be performed exclusively according to the Orthodox Judaism.
Conversions? One may not convert to Judaism through bodies which are not Jewish, and even if they were, their "judges" are disqualified from serving in such positions, due to their various distortions and denials of the Torah, primarily the Oral Torah, and other heretical beliefs, not to mention their gender. In the recent list released by Israel's Chief Rabbinate, of those individuals whose statements of "proof of Jewishness" are no longer accepted, women were conspicuously absent. Why? No need. It is already a given that they are disqualified from providing such eiduth (testimony).

If one wants to "convert" to "Conservativism" or "Reformism," by all means, let them. After all, these religions are not Judaism. So, what do I care? Unfortunately, the Israeli government, as well as the [non-]Jewish Agency, accepts paperwork from these groups' clergy for the purposes of nationality.

Orthodox Judaism? As if there were any other kind... I think he means Torah-observant Judaism, which is, of course, redundant.

Fill the land up with those who actually think they are Jewish, so as to battle against the Torah from within.

Tantrums win out.
We made a mistake. We wanted to make Jerusalem a matter of consensus again, so that we Jews would finally stop fighting with each other over something that belongs to all of us.
Well, you see that's the whole point, isn't it? Does it really belong to you? Yet, again, I have to ask, just how many of you are Jewish?

The Ramba"m goes a step further suggesting that even if you are all really of Jewish matrilineal descent, it doesn't matter. I'll let you look this one up yourselves (Mishneh Torah, Laws of Repentance 3:14-27). Oh, and don't forget to look it up in an uncensored version.

Of course, this is just talking about many of your "leaders." Most of you do not know

I'm sorry to hurt your egos. But, Judaism is all about asking questions. If you have been turned off by rabbis who do not answer your questions, or cannot even say "I don't know the answer, but I can research it," then continue your search for someone who can provide you with sources to support his view, and who will not make you feel stupid or embarrassed. If you have encountered rabbis who have done this to you, they you were right not to bother with them.

But, if you really believe that Judaism is your heritage, and not just some wall, you owe it to yourselves to continued you search.

But, I digress...

While we were still in Egypt, the Erev Rav (mixed-multitude/false converts) cried when they were told that we were journeying to Eretz Yisra'el. Why? Because not being from any tribe, they would not inherit. They did not feel any connection to the Land. And ever since then, their descendants have been causing us problems, one of which has been not only to forsake the Land, but actively chop it up and give it away. After all, what do they care?

Whereas true converts accept the Will of HaShem.
We made a mistake.
Yeah, you made a mistake alright. Besides not truly investing your time and energy, blood, sweat and tears by actually residing in Israel, by intermarrying -- including marrying those with sham conversions -- is that unlike the "ultra-orthodox" and "settlers," as you call us, you are not having enough children.

The Left saw this coming ages ago, and so has actively had to recruit goyim from the Former Soviet Union, airlift Christians from Ethiopia, grant special status to foreign workers, and facilitate the flow of infiltrators into Israel from Africa, in order to counterbalance the population growth of Torah-observant Jews.

But, this has still not been enough. Neither has the indoctrination into diehard State loyalty through the State's educational system and IDF service. While the religious mamlakhtim (diehard State loyalists) continue to throw their kippahs off during army service, the Haredim and few [real] "settlers" allowed into the IDF do not.

Be careful what you pray wish for. Because if you want democracy, then  you will have to live with the results consequences. Most of the Haredim and residents of Yehudah and Shomron (Judea and Samaria) -- the proper names of these communities -- commit the greatest crime of all.

We vote.

Oh, and by the way, when will you finally wake up to the fact that Arabs consider Tel-Aviv to be a settlement, just as much as Hevron or Beth-El?

I would say that it is only a matter of time before we vote you out of power. However, history has shown that anytime we start winning, while playing by the rules that is, you simply change the rules.

You see, you are right when you say that...
Israel is no longer the Jewish people’s state. 
The State of Israel is not controlled by the Jewish People. מי שמבין יבין

I don't count the fading Shabbos and Kashruth laws, and the Prime Minister occasionally donning a kippah and reading from the Tana"kh (The Bible). Does he really mean it? I mean REALLY mean it?

And so, I guess this will force us to wait a little longer...
For you to intermarry some more and assimilate out of existence.

For those of you in Israel, for you to run away to Europe or to the U. S., when the situation gets too tough for them.

Or for you to wake up finally, do teshuvah (repentance), and join us.
Unfortunately, I am not optimistic about seeing too many take this last opinion, and so I am not holding my breath.

My only consolation is that these people are fighting over the parking lot a wall of Har HaBayith (Temple Mount), and so they are too busy to concern themselves with Har HaBayith itself.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Truth About the Black Non-Hebrews

י״ח לחודש הרביעי תשע״ז

The Black Hebrews are actually the Black NON-Hebrews. Let's call 'em what they really are, because they are certainly NOT Jewish.
"The Black Non-Hebrews include thugs who beat up Jewish senior citizens in the '70's in Chicago. They came to Liberia, were kicked out of Liberia, and settled in Dimona in the Negev Desert. They have been allowed to stay here, only because they threatened mass-suicide, until the Israeli government caved."

-paraphrased from Rabbi Me'ir Kahane hy"d, in a response to a question about this community on talk radio.
Currently, they enjoy defacto autonomy. New members appear to come to Israel at will, or with their leadership's permission. Some now live in Tel-Aviv and other cities.

They make up observances according to their leaders' decisions and "interpretations:"
Fasting on Shabboth
Polygyny, in defiance of Israeli Law, while Jews are prohibited from this practice
Tying a blue braid on their [closed] shirts and pants as if these were tzitziyoth
Making a new date for Pesah
They are a complete mockery of Torah and Israel. They are koferim (deniers of some or all of the Torah), just like the Christians and Muslims (Mishneh Torah, Laws of Repentance 3:17).

Once, I confronted one of their youth, selling CD's next to the central bus station in Jerusalem. He was very clear when he yelled back at me, proclaiming that they are the "real" Israelites, and that we are the fakes,...and he was talking about all of us, not just one particular subgroup.

Of course, there are now several infiltrators into Israel from Africa, who lay claim to our heritage and birthright, and wander around South Tel-Aviv and other areas in Israel, threatening Jews.

That all being said, there are some who have successfully escaped this community, have come to realize the lies they were living, and have gone through proper conversion.

Read more about the Black Non-Hebrews at Tomer Devorah.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Israel Back to the Beach 5777!

מוצש״ק פר׳ בלק תשע״ז

Beach season has been well-underway in Israel, and that includes the Hof HaNifrad (Separate Beach) in Tel-Aviv. Tel-Aviv's religious beach is located just north of the Hilton Hotel, down the hill from Gan HaAtzma'ut Independence Park.

Men's days are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Women's days are Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Other separate beaches in Israel divide the days up like in Tel-Aviv. Others stagger the mornings and afternoons instead.


One of the criticisms of the beach's designation as a religious/separate beach is the lack of a mehitzah (divider) on its south side. It was dilapidated and in disrepair, and so why finally taken down, but has yet to be replaced. From where I was standing, nothing "exciting" can be seen anyway. Nevertheless, it should be rebuilt.


Ironically the next beach south which can be seen right underneath the Hilton Hotel has been gradually developed into the unofficial gay beach. You can see the rainbow roofed shaded areas which were just never taken down after an annual celebration.

This beach sports a volleyball net, which was in use most of the time I was there on the day  of these photos.

So was the gym equipment.










But, the most exciting scene of the day was the "purple flag," indicating the presence of meduzot (jellyfish). There were quite a few of them too. I, myself, was stung, or shot at, or whatever jellyfish do.

The are very hard to see, like glass in water. Even though when they get beached, their color is a milky white.

The lifeguards will occasionally catch them to show the beach goers, especially the kids, in order to educate them about this beach hazard.

One thing I noticed which was new this year was at the snack bar. It seems that it still carries the usually ice cream novelties and junk food. But, it has also added four different beers on tap!


Be careful, though, as alcohol can be dehydrating.

Enjoy the beach!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

הכהן שבירך את ברכת הכהנים על הר הבית נעצר/Cohen Arrested on Temple Mount for Priestly Blessing

ה׳ לחודש הרביעי תשע״ז
English follows the Hebrew.
הסרטון ע״י ארנון סגל

Video by Arnon Segal
"This dear priest paid the price of being arrested for saying the Priestly Blessing (Num. 6:24-26) on Har HaBayith (the Temple Mount). What fun for the State of Israel."
 (Tip Credit: Michael Miller)  


עשר אגורות (2¢):
המלחמה הקרבים על הר הבית ממשיכים. ישמעאל (הערבים/המוסלאמים) רוצה את זה. שתי החלקים של עשו (הנוצרים וגם השמאלני מערב העולם) רוצים את זה. ויש יהודים שרוצים לאחד את ישמעאל עם עשו ולקחת את זה ביחד. (מומלץ לבדוק את מה ש קול התור ועוד קורא ליהודים כלא.)

ולדעתי מדינת ישראל לא רוצה את זה. או לפחות לא רוצה שאף מחזיק את זה.

יש רק מעט יהודים שמשתדלים להחזיק את הר הבית. ובגלל המדינה הם רק יכולים לפעול לאט לאט ובידיים עדינות, ולפעמים מוסרים את נפשם למען ההר דרך ישיבה בבית הכלא.

דרך אגב, אתם שמתם לב לאיזה יהודים עלו להר הבית עם הכהן? יהודים תורנים וחרדים יחד, וזאת אחדות ישראל. ואחדות ישראל כזאת היא ממה שכוחות השלטון לא רוצים להתקיים.

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
The war battles over the Temple Mount continue. Yishma'el (Arabs/Muslims) wants it. Two facets of Esau (Christians as well as the Western leftist/"progressives") want it. Some Jews want to unite Yishma'el with Esau, and take it together. (I suggest you see what the Kol HaTor and others call such Jews.)

And in my opinion, the State of Israel does not want it. Or at least does not want anyone to have it.

There are only a few Jews who are truly trying to keep the Temple Mount within our possession. But because of the State, they are only able to act very slowly and with kid gloves, and sometimes even sacrifice themselves for the sake of the Temple Mount by sitting in prison.

By the way, did you pay attention to which Jews ascended Har HaBayith? Torah nationalists and Haredim together. Now that is Jewish Unity, the unity which the powers that be feel truly threatened by.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Protest Against Christian Missionaries in Jerusalem/הפגנה נגד מיסיונרים נוצרים בירושלים

מוצש״ק פר׳ קרח/ראש החודש הרביעי תשע״ז

English follows the Hebrew.

השבוע בני נוער הגבעות ובחורים חרדים התאחדו להפגין נגד יהודים ״משיחיסטים״ (מנוצרים) בכנס של מיסיונרים נוצרים בבניין כלל במרכז ירושלים. אני מעדיף לקרוא לבניין כלל את שם הקינוי ״מרכז הנוצרים בירושלים.״ (לקורא את החסבר על זה כאן באנגלית).


עשר אגורות (2¢):
מצחיק עד כמה הנוצרים מנסים "להשתלב", ולדבוק בעם היהודי ובארץ ישראל שלנו, שהיא למעשה אחת המטרות שלהם (לכבוש את ארצינו כולל הר בית או איתנו או בליעדינו), לא מכירים ולא נדונים. עם זאת, הם נכשלים בצורה אומללה.

כל הכבוד לבחורים האלה על המאמץ הזה. אני לא יודע שיהודים האלה שהשתתפו בכנס הזה באמת משומדים (אלה שהם באמת יהודים, ולא פשוט חושבים שהם יהודים וטועים). כנראה, יש ליהודים האלה הדין של תינוק שנשבה (ילדים שנחטפו וגדלו על ידי גויים), כפי שהם לא למדו מספיק על יהדות כדי ״להשמיד״ את יהדות.

הנוצרים האלה, כמובן, אינם מבינים את התורה בכלל. פשוט אי אפשר. לא משנה כמה פסוקים הם יודעים בעל פה באנגלית, או אפילו בעברית, כיוון שהם חסרים ממנה. חסרה להם תורה שבעל פה. היהודים הראשונים שהובילו את הבאים של יש״ו (ימך שמו וזכרו), המשיח השקר והאלים השקר, סילפו או דוחו את תורה שבעל פה.

הפוסט הנ"ל של פייסבוק מזכיר את שאול. אל תתנו לשם הזה לבלבל אותכם. זה לא שאול המלך, אלא שאול מתרסיס, כי פול יה "אחד הדמויות הראשיות הנוצריות, אשר מפיצים תעמולה נוצרי ופיתוח את המיתולוגיה שלהם, מיתולוגיה שאפילו לא היתה חשדה או מקורית, אלא שנקחו ממצרים, בבל, ומפרס, ושהתקיימו הרבה לפני הנצרות (קרא על זה כאן באנגלית)

הנצרות היא אחד המחליפים של רומא, שעדיין קיימת כיום, רומא והמערב הם צאצאיהם של עשו, אחיו של יעקב, ולא יעקוב עצמו.

יש לו עשיו ירושה, אבל זו לא ארץ ישראל, ולא תורת ישראל, ובוודאי לא נשמות ישראל שלנו.

ועכשיו, אני שואל אותכם, מישהו ראה בסרטון הזה את החלק הכי חשוב והכי ״מסוכן?״

נוער הגבעות ונועא חרדי מפגינין ביחד. אין איום לשמאלנים ולמתנגדים לתורה האחרים יותר חזק מאחדות כזאת.


(Click to enlarge)


Esser Agaroth (2¢):
This week Hilltop Youth and Haredi Youth came together to protest "messianic Jews" at a FIRM [Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries], at the Klal Building in Downtown Jerusalem, which would be more aptly named the Jerusalem Christian Center. (Read here to learn why.)

Funny just how hard the Christians are trying to "fit in," and to latch on to the Jewish People and our Land, which is actually one of their goals, not often acknowledged nor discussed. Yet, they fail miserably.

Although these boys should be commended for their efforts, I don't know that these Jews -- those of them who are really Jewish, and just duped into thinking that they are -- are truly meshumadim (apostates). Rather, they are more likely to have the din (status) of tinoq shenishba (captured children, raised by goyim), as they don't know any better.

These Christians, of course, do not understand the Torah, no matter how much they may have memorized verses in English, or even in Hebrew, as they lack half of it. They lack Torah sheb'al Peh (Oral Law), which the first Jews to lead the following of Yesh"u, the acronym which means "may his name and memory be blotted out",  the false messiah and false deity, distorted and or rejected.

The above Facebook post mentions Sha'ul. Do not allow the name to confuse you. This is not Sha'ul HaMelekh (King Sha'ul), but rather Saul of Tarses, that it Paul ysh"w one the Christians main figures, who spread Christian propaganda and newly developing mythology, mythology that wasn't even original, but borrowed from Egypt, Babylonia, and Persia, to name a few, and which came well before Christianity. (Read about this here)

Christianity is one of the replacements of Rome, still in existence today, Rome and the West being descendants of Esau, Ya'aqov's (Israel) brother, and not Ya'aqov himself.

Esau has his inheritance, but it is not the Land of Israel, not the Torah of Israel, and certainly not the souls of Israel.

Now, did anyone notice the more important, and probably the most "dangerous" part of this video?

Hilltop Youth and Haredi youth protesting together. If anything is more dangerous to the Labor Zionist, anti-Torah establishment, it's this.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Esau vs. Yishma’el: The UK vs. its Muslims, part 1

כ״ז לחודש השלישי תשע״ז
The Guardian: London attack: 'Aggressive' and 'strange' suspect vowed to 'do some damage'
One dead and 11 injured after van ploughs into Muslim worshippers in Finsbury Park in fourth UK attack in past three months

Vikram Dodd and Matthew Taylor, June, 2017

A man from Cardiff is believed to be responsible for a terrorist attack that left one person dead and 11 injured when a van he was driving ploughed into a group of worshippers near a mosque in north London.

Darren Osborne, 47, is alleged to have shouted “I want to kill all Muslims – I did my bit” after the hired van hit a crowd that had gathered to help an elderly man who had collapsed near a mosque.

The Met said a 47-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder in the immediate aftermath of the incident, which occurred near two mosques in Finsbury Park after late prayers in the small hours of Monday morning.

On Monday neighbours in Pentwyn, where Osborne had lived for several years, described him as “aggressive” and “strange”. They said that over the weekend he told a 10-year old Muslim neighbour he was an “inbred” and had been thrown out of a local pub for getting drunk “cursing Muslims and saying he would do some damage”.

Witnesses to the attack said it had occurred after a small crowd had gathered around a man who had collapsed outside the Muslim Welfare House near the Finsbury Park mosque, when the van ploughed into them at around 12.20am.

One man, who did not want to give his name, said he and his friends had stopped to help the “elderly man” who was lying on the ground.

“In seconds this terrible thing happened,” he said. “Within a minute a van with speed turned to where we were and ran over the man who was laying on the floor and the people around him. Around eight or 10 people got injured, some of them seriously. Thank God I’m safe but my friends got injured.”

Onlookers said the driver then got out of the van and shouted “I want to kill all Muslims” before he was wrestled to the ground. (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
I have no doubt in my mind that Osborne will be used as an excuse for the British government to monitor, criticize, and quash unwanted speech. The government will apply the “you need us” strategy in order to convince the masses that new restrictions on speech will be "for their own good."

Whether Osborne is a nationalist, an unstable nut, a pawn, or just fed up and drunk, his actions will be used to support increased restrictions on the populace.

Meanwhile,…
The Guardian: 'Hero' imam praises group that saved Finsbury Park suspect from angry crowd
Mohammed Mahmoud was among men who flagged down police van to ensure mosque attack suspect was not seriously harmed  
Harriet Sherwood, Damien Gayle and Alice Ross, 19 June 2017
In the chaos and terror of the moment, events might have taken an even darker turn.
Outside the Muslim Welfare Centre, three men wrestled to the ground the driver of a van which had ploughed into people leaving the mosque. 
Amid confusion, distress and anger, a crowd gathered. Fists and feet struck out. Suddenly a voice shouted: “No one touch him – no one! No one!”

It came from Mohammed Mahmoud, the mosque’s imam, later hailed as the hero of the day. He urged the crowd to be calm and restrained until the police arrived.

Speaking to reporters on Monday afternoon, Mahmoud said he had not been the only one urging restraint. “It wasn’t me alone, there were a group of brothers. They were calm and collected and managed to calm people down and to extinguish any flames of anger or mob rule that would have taken charge had this group of mature brothers not stepped in.”
He said he had just finished leading prayers in the mosque when “a brother came in, quite panicked, and said that somebody had run over a group of people and tried to kill them”. 
He added: “We arrived at the scene within minutes and we found the assailant on the floor. He had been restrained by around three people. 
“We found a group of people quickly started to collect around the assailant. And some tried to hit him, either kicks or punches. By God’s grace we manage to surround him and to protect him from any harm. We stopped all forms of attack and abuse towards him that were coming from every angle.

“A police van drove past so we flagged them down and we told them the situation. There’s a man, he’s restrained. He mowed down a group of people and there’s a mob attempting to hurt him. If you don’t take him, God forbid he might be seriously hurt.”

He added: “There was a mob attempt to hurt him, so we pushed people away from him until he was safely taken by police.” 
The man was unscathed, he said. 
In a statement Toufik Kacimi, the mosque and welfare centre’s chief executive, praised Mahmoud’s bravery and courage, which he said “helped calm the immediate situation after the incident and prevented further injuries and potential loss of life”. He later said he was “the hero of the day”.

Mahmoud had told him that others had helped to calm people down. “The crowd was extremely angry, unhappy, so some people started acting violently too,” said Kacimi.

One of the men who held the suspect on the ground, 29-year-old cafe owner Mohammed, said: “The imam came from the mosque and he said, ‘Listen, we are fasting, this is Ramadan, we are not supposed to do these kinds of things, so please step back.’ 
“For that reason this guy is still alive today. This is the only reason. If the imam was not there, he wouldn’t be there today.” (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
The actions of these Muslim "heroes" will be exploited  British government, just like it will exploit Osborne, in its ongoing campaign of convincing the masses that Muslims residing in the UK are not an actual threat,…in spite of the hate speech and incitement flowing out of British mosques in the form of "sermons."

They knew that hiding the anger and violent attitude of this community's members would not be realistic. Or perhaps, they banked on the average British citizen to identify with the anger of the community over the attack. Natural enough reaction, right?

I wonder if anyone in this community was tipped-off informed that Osborne was coming. After all, wouldn’t 11 Muslims being “sent to heaven as martyrs” be a small price to pay for such positive publicity? Or perhaps, a mistake was made, and they weren't cleared out in time. Or maybe, some of the victims were simply due to be eliminated. Who knows?

Also, did any of you happen to notice that...
...the hired van hit a crowd that had gathered to help an elderly man who had collapsed near a mosque.
A man just happened to have collapsed, just before Osborne's arrival? How convenient.

 On second thought, if the British government functions in the same way as the American, Israeli, and other governments, then have operatives and informants working within various mosques. After all, the powers that be may want the masses to fight each other, in a classic “divide and conquer’ and “keep the masses distracted” approaches. However, they certainly would not want risk the safety of their own lives, thus the importance of monitoring, and when necessary restricting, communications, and maintaining control, particularly over defined areas of conflict.


Oh, and by the way, one of the Centre's projects is, of course, to aid the "Syrian refugees." No surprises there. (See video below)

Monday, June 19, 2017

Unanswered Questions about the Terror Threat on Three Los Angeles Synagogues

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Jewish Journal: Bomb threats shut down three L.A. synagogue locations on Shabbat
Eitan Arom | Jun 10, 2017 | Los Angeles

Three Los Angeles synagogue campuses were shut down following a series of online bomb threats, disrupting normally scheduled Shabbat activities on June 10.

The Glazer and Irmas campuses of Wilshire Boulevard Temple as well as University Synagogue in Brentwood were closed shortly after 8 a.m., according to Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Officer Mike Lopez. By about 12:45 p.m., LAPD cleared all locations to reopen.

“K9 units responded to the locations to make sure to render all locations safe,” Lopez said. “At this time we have no credible threats.”

Rabbi Morley T. Feinstein of University Synagogue said a staff member “found an email that was beyond nasty — horrific language, and threatening” in a temple email account and its executive director, Lisabeth Lobenthal, called the police. (cont.)

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Wilshire Blvd. Temple
Glazer Campus
I don't really want to be the one,...but I'm going to be the one who asks this first question.

1. Did anyone else notice that none of these threatened "Jewish" institutions were Torah observant? Rather, they are Reform institutions.

2. Would they have not known of the threat if no one had checked synagogue email accounts on Shabboth aside? (Something which is forbidden by the way -- A-hem!)

3. Does this mean that the one threatening these synagogues knew that they were not Torah observant, and so would check email on Shabboth?

Wilshire Blvd. Temple
Irmas Campus
4. If this were a Muslim terror threat, wouldn't the Muslim go after Jewish communities more ideologically aligned with policies of the current Israeli Government? Or perhaps the Muslim didn't do his homework?

5. The irony here is that if a Muslim, or anyone, wanted to kill as many Jews as possible (God forbid!), then these communities were very poor choices, indeed. Because of the sham "conversions," and rampant intermarriage, just exactly how many members of these communities are actually Jewish?

6. Or, perhaps, the Muslim did do his homework, knew that email would be checked on Shabboth, and while many members were on site, and that it is the members of these communities who wield the real power?

University Synagogue
Brentwood
7. If this were a Muslim terror threat, wouldn't this serve to support the notion -- that everyone in Israel except the Left knows -- Muslim terrorists do not like leftist Jews anymore than they like those demonized as "right-wing extremists/religious fanatics?"

In fact, I have on occasion have an Arab tell me that they know that the "extremists" about the Land and their ideology. (Yes, I have actually met and worked with Arabs in my life, unlike most limousine liberals.)

But, I digress...

How much do you wanna bet that this was perpetrated but a nut, a disgruntled, former member?

False flag threat to gain sympathy? Nah. At least I hope that the Reform leaders would be a lot more creative if they were to have planned such an event.

And to those of you Jews who are legitimately on a spiritual search, and maybe have had it with the so-called "Orthodox," here are some suggestions.

If any rabbi cannot answer your questions, is afraid to say he doesn't know, but he can check for you, move on to the next candidate.

If he tells you because the Torah says so, ask him to explain to you how that is and where he derives this from. If cannot answer, unwilling to take the time to check, or worse, move on.

But, when you find someone with whom you can relate, even if he provides you with answers which you not necessarily like (eg. why you can't eat authentic pepperoni pizza or why you can't drive to the beach on Shabboth), be open-minded (you know, like the left is always claiming they are), and keep listening. Don't worry, you can keep shopping around.

But, just remember, we are here on this earth not to do what "feels" good or right; we are here on this earth to do what IS good or right,...which does not always feel good.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Jewish Daily Backward

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I received the following e-mail message from the Jewish Forward. Did you receive it, too?
Hi, A Conservative Rabbi is performing interfaith weddings, despite the Conservative movement's law against it. He knows that this decision risks his title as a Conservative Rabbi. Does this signify a shift in the Jewish community at large for dealing with intermarriages?

The conversation around intermarriage in the Jewish community is important, and one that I know is near and dear to your heart. The Forward wants to hear from the Jewish community. If you have stories, anecdotes, or memories that you would like to share and have published in the Forward, please send them to community@forward.com. Conversely, if you believe that accepting non-Jewish spouses is problematic for Jewish continuity, please tell us why - and share your stories, too.

Sincerely,

(Name Withheld)
The Forward, Social Media Intern

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Let's start from the beginning, shall we?
A Conservative Rabbi... 
I'm just going to touch this one. It would take to long....
...is performing interfaith weddings, despite the Conservative movement's law against it.
About 18 years ago, I actually overheard a woman use the term "Conservative halakhah," halakhah being Torah Law. Most believe this to be an attempt to gain legitimacy as a Torah-based denomination of the religion known as Judaism. The reality is that this feeds the breaking down of a Jew's respect for Torah. Whereas the so-called "Reform Movement" originally rejected Torah sheb'al Peh (Oral Law), and later summarily decided -- according to Western feeling-based logic -- that halakhah was no longer binding, the Conservative Movement's strategy has been to encourage the belief that the Torah is as pliable as you want it to be. At least the Reconstructionists are intellectually honest, by applying the [ridiculous] rule that "The past has a vote, not a veto."

Is this statement by a Jewish Forward intern a mistake in composition? Or does the "Conservative Movement" really believe that its Committee on Laws and Standards really possess the same authority as the Sanhedrin (Highest Rabbinical Court)?

And by the way, the prohibition against intermarriage is Torah Law, not "Conservative Law,..." whatever that is anyway.
Does this signify a shift in the Jewish community at large for dealing with intermarriages?
Jewish community? How many of those members of "Conservative" communities are even Jewish? Sure, some of them are safeq (status in doubt). But, with all of those non-Jews duped into believing that they are Jewish, not to mention all those who went through this process just to get married.

But in this trend takes off, well there will be even less Jews identifying as "Conservative," because many of them will not actually be Jewish. That's for certain.

The "Conservative Movement" has already so the above announcement regarding "converting" students with Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers, who attend their schools. I still do not understand why. These children are not Jewish. End of discussion. How does giving these kids "conversions" helping anything, save for easing the Jewish father's guilt?

I know you're just "doin' your job." So,...

I wonder how many of them are even Jewish? Sure, some of them are safeq (status in doubt), but in this trend takes off, well there will be a lot less Jews identifying as "Conservative." That's for sure.

Let us not forget the non-kosher gittim (bills of divorcement), which are supervised by those who disqualified from doing so, and that is given the assumption that such individuals even bother to give a get. To clarify, if a proper divorce is not executed between a couple, they still considered married. If one of the couple "marries" another Jew without a proper divorce, any children resulting from the relationship are very likely to have the very problematic status of mamzer. Roughly translated as bastard, a mamzer is severely limited as to who he or she can marry according to halakhah. That's actually halakhah, and not the distorted, overly viable, and fake version some Jewish "leaders" are pushing.

The "Conservative Movement" isn't about the breaking down of a Jew's respect for Torah; it is about the breaking down of the Torah itself.

But, wait! The e-mail message continues...
The conversation around intermarriage in the Jewish community is important, and one that I know is near and dear to your heart. The Forward wants to hear from the Jewish community. If you have stories, anecdotes, or memories that you would like to share and have published in the Forward, please send them to community@forward.com.
If the conclusion of paragraph were cut off, it wouldn't sound so bad, would it? In fact, it would be quite appropriate to ask for readers' opinions regarding a particular topic. Now read on...

Conversely, if you believe that accepting non-Jewish spouses is problematic for Jewish continuity, please tell us why - and share your stories, too.

Clearly this reveals the Jewish Forward's opinion on the matter, and it is not the "against" opinion either.

This publication may considered to be "progressive," but with messages such as the one above, it is helping to move the Jewish People in another direction, and that direction isn't forward. This is why I believe the Jewish Forward should actually be called the Jewish Backward instead.
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