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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Haveil Havalim #357 Is Up!

7 of the Second Month 5772

This week's edition of Haveil Havalim, the world's largest Jewish/Israel-related blog carnival is up at It's MY Crisis and I'll Cry if I Need To!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

President Obama Slaps Jews In The Face,...Again!

Yom Ha'Atzma'uth 5772
Israeli Independence Day

Bold and color highlighting, as well as photo doctoring by Esser Agaroth.
Obama’s New ‘Atrocities Czar’ Is Globalist Doctrine Founder Samantha Power
- charged with using war to achieve ‘radical values’

Aaron Klein, April 25, 2012

President Obama’s National Security Adviser Samantha Power will head the new White House Atrocities Prevention Board, which is tasked with formulating a response to so-called war crimes, crimes against humanity and mass atrocities.

PLO Lt. Hanan Ashrawi
Power helped to found a global military doctrine called Responsibility to Protect that was also divised by several controversial characters, including Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi, a staunch denier of the Holocaust who long served as the deputy of late PLO leader Yasser Arafat.

Power once suggested investing “literally billions of dollars” in a “mammoth protection force” to intercede in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Notorious left-wing radical Tom Hayden recently wrote Power sees war as an “instrument for achieving her liberal, even radical, values.”

During Obama’s speech at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum on Monday, he announced the new Atrocities Prevention Board to be chaired by Power.

The inter-agency group is to meet on a monthly basis to determine methods to use in international conflict, including sanctions and civilian- as well as military-response-team training.
The board’s creation was the culmination of Power’s efforts that last year defined preventing atrocities as a “core national-security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States.” The official White House statement marked the first time the U.S. government had made such a proclamation.

‘Mammoth protection force’ for Palestinians?
During a 2002 question and answer session with the University of California-Berkeley Institute of International Studies, Power was asked how the U.S. should respond if “one party or another” were “moving toward genocide” in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

She replied: “What we need is a willingness to actually put something on the line in sort of helping the situation. And putting something on the line might mean alienating a domestic constituency of tremendous political and financial import.”

Power was referring to pro-Israel groups using language some would consider anti-Semitic by implying such groups maintain inordinate power in U.S. politics.

She continued, “It may more crucially mean sacrificing — or investing, I think, more than sacrificing — literally billions of dollars not in servicing Israelis’, you know, military but actually in investing in the new state of Palestine, in investing billions of dollars it would probably take also to support I think what will have to be a mammoth protection force, not of the old, you know, Srebrenica kind or the Rwanda kind, but a meaningful military presence…”

(Click here to read the entire article)
Thank-you to Aaron Klein for reporting this.  But, I am afraid that I just can't stomach posting anymore of the nefarious activities he reports, albeit necessary that he did so. 

How any self-respecting Jew can continue to live in the United States, thinking and hoping it will get better is beyond me!

President Obama, butt out of Am Yisra'el's business!  Israel is for Jews to worry about, not you!

If that means withholding money from, then so be it.  That would probably be a good thing.  We'll have to stand on our own two feet again.  Finally, there will not be anymore hand-outs to Arabs, who will then run away to all the America tax dollars money Samantha Power intends to shower on the Palestinians Pseudostinians.  The leaders will, of course, squander it all away, so their people will die, or eventually make they way into Jordan (which also belongs to the Jews) or Egypt (parts of which will also belong to the Jews).

The Erev Rav and stinking Christians won't be able to handle it, and run away.

Everyone else will have to pull their weight, pick up a gun, get a job, raise food, dig ditches, etc.

May HaShem have Mercy on us!

But, I digress...

So, basically, President Obama sets Samantha Power in charge of throwing lots of money at the horribly corrupt, made-up nationality of Psuedostinians, assuming that it will eventually become it's own country, to provide them with "mammoth protection," supposed AGAINST the Israeli Defense Forces [IDF].

Power also appears to be buddies with Hanan Ashrawi, "a staunch denier of the Holocaust who long served as the deputy of late PLO leader Yasser Arafat."

The Christian, Hanan Ashrawi, also happens to be one the Wicked Witches (shown above)., and the nastiest and evilest witch of them all!  If you think that Dorit Beinish and Hillary Clinton are bad, you ain't seen nuthin' till Hanan gets involved in the nastiness.

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So, then, President Obama has the hutzpah to announce, at the Holocaust Museum, that his new "Atrocities Prevention Board, which is tasked with formulating a response to so-called war crimes, crimes against humanity and mass atrocities," is to be chaired by Power.

The implication here is clear, that Israel needs to be prevented from committing atrocities.

Yet, atrocities against the Jewish People at the hands of Arabs, is irrelevant, if not non-existent.

On this night, Jews in Israel and around the world celebrate Yom Ha'Atzma'uth, Israel's Day of Independence, when it what released from the "crimes against humanity and mass atrocities" of the British Mandate, and thrown into an attack on all sides by seven (was it more?) Arab Nations.

HaShem intervened, and Israel not only survived

President Obama, the Land of Israel is not for you, nor even the Israeli Government, to chop up and hand over chunks of it to Arabs, so that they can make, yet another (no. 24?) terrorist state.

Choosing to slap the entire Jewish People in the proverbial face, by accusing us of "crimes against humanity and mass atrocities" from the museum commemorating our survival from "crimes against humanity and mass atrocities" against us does not make one bit of difference.

And, to my fellow Jews, on this Yom Ha'Atama'uth, GET ON THE PLANE ALREADY!

Barry Chamish: Out Of Israel - Exodus

4 of the Second Month 5772

The following is a guest post from Barry Chamish, most prominently known as the author of Who Killed Yitzchak Rabin?

Even Rabin's own daughter, former MK Dalia Rabin-Philosoph, has expressed her belief that we do not know the whole story behind her father's "assassination."

Say what you will about Barry Chamish, but he's got something here, in the article below.

Personally, I think that the Migron residents (as I've said a million times before this) will eventually perform some symbolic passive resistance, and then get up and leave, and accept whatever agreements their "holy state" offers them.

Also, for the record, any time an Israeli "judge" mentions "law," "legal," or "illegal," it's a joke.  When they insist that Jews violate the Torah, then there's so-called "laws," are meaningless, at to any Jew who is committed to Torah and Misswoth.

Likewise, when Barry mentions "smartening up," I would include that to mean doing teshuvah.  That's my take on it, anyway.

That all being said, Barry's logic regarding rockets, missiles, and war is disturbingly reasonable.

I just received his permission to post this here.  As I explained to him, I believe that having a permanent URL will facilitate the ability to spread his work around the Net more quickly and efficiently.

Written Erev Pesah, the articles information and message is even more relevant to Yom Ha'Atzma'uth (Israeli Independence Day).

Below, you can find ways to support Barry's work financially.  This way more people will be able to access it, and wake up from their stupors.  Hopefully, this would also help him to provide more of his work in Hebrew, where, in my opinion, the need is even greater than in English.

The bold and color highlights are my additions.

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OUT OF ISRAEL - THE NEXT EXODUS

Barry Chamish 
Erev Pesah 5772 / April 6, 2012

Not two months ago, the head of military intelligence for the IDF, Aviv Kochavi felt he had to tell the public a painful truth. Israel's enemies, presumably not Egypt or Jordan, had 200,000 missiles aimed at everywhere in the country. In the next war, unlike the disastrous war of ' 06 which saw literally, the entire north driven south by the missiles, this time there would be nowhere to run. Kochavi may have let the cat out of the bag but the entire General Staff knows the stats that conclude Israel is a goner. So scared is this settler-less staff that less than a month before, they let Hamas rain over 300 rockets in 4 days from Rishon Letzion east to Beersheva. The army, overwhelmed with fear that any retaliation might spark a full scale war it would lose, sat on its hands comatose.

There is a threat that Israel has let its enemies know that, so far, has kept the next war in check. In Lebanon, Syria, Gaza and Iran, they have decided not to order the missile war ignited because Israel has threatened a kamikaze nuclear ending. Any rational person knows that Damascus cannot be destroyed by an Israeli nuke. It would be the same as nuking yourself. Located just 10 miles from the Golan Heights, if you destroy Damascus, and no matter which way the wind was blowing, the Golan and upper Galilee would be irradiated within minutes. The same goes for Sidon, Tyre, and Gaza. If you start the next war, we will lose, but you're going down with us. We will nuke you to oblivion, so don't do anything stupid.

This is not the first time Israel threatened itself and its neighbors with instant annihilation. In 1973, after Defense Minister Moshe Dayan made a secret deal with his American counterpart, Henry Kissinger to give the Arab armies an unprepared, unmobilized Israel, the diplomacy backfired and Israel was on the verge of being overrun. Realizing the price of his own treachery, Dayan ordered the nuclear missiles readied for a doomsday scenario. The Syrians understood the threat and did not take over the Galilee when the path was open for its army. It claimed it overran supply lines, quite a trick over the 2 hour long Golan Heights, and parked its troops by the upper Jordan River.

Back then, the Assad regime would have been very upset to see Damascus turned to rubble. Today, with the same Assad gang teetering on the precipice of a coup, who knows? If they go, then all of Syria goes with them. Israel's kamikaze end times scenario may not be anything but a helpful tool to let the Alawites go in a burst of glory. All it will take is firing the over 100,000 missiles it has aimed at Israel to get the party going. And Assad has threatened to do just this. Soon after, we will discover if the Shi'tes of the suicide bombers really believe they get the everlasting rewards with which they brainwashed their recruits.

The General Staff knows that losing the next war will end in a Holocaust, much quicker but just as sadistic, as Arabs hunt down and murder the surviving and often huddled and befuddled, Jews. If anyone does survive this orgy of butchery, they will be shipped out of Israel. To hold back this inevitability, the General Staff voted to give Tel Aviv an overpriced anti-missile system, the Iron Dome. It can handle a few dozen missiles at $100,000 a pop 85% of the time. It would be close to useless protecting Tel Aviv from the tens of thousands of missiles expected in the next and final war. Nobody was fooled into a sense of security by the IDF spokesman who said, "The Iron Dome system is in the process of operational reception. (Huh, what's dat?-BC) Currently, the system is positioned in the greater Tel Aviv are as part of the operational plan."

Well, heck, if it's part of the operational plan, then nothing to worry about. We won't live like our terrorized neighbors fifteen miles to the south with their stress trauma disorders, and their crazy kids gone nuts with the fear that the next second could be their last. Not when we're part of the operational plan, and the IDF is planning a major portion of its energy to the vital task of removing Jews from their homes in Migron.

It's final now, Israel is heading into civil war. This is the last straw for the settlers who watched the IDF bulldoze Gaza and leave the Jews without money or a place to live. Israeli broadcaster Tamar Yonah was my guest recently and she boasted that the settlers provide the most officers proportionally to the IDF, and her son is one such officer, always ready to defend his nation. I lost my suave objectivity. "Are you nuts," I calmly observed? "Your son's army and, maybe even he, are bulldozing your neighbors and terrorizing Jews. Your son's duty is to refuse all orders until the 'evacuations' are stopped."

In its final depraved act in the final days of Israel, the Supreme Court ordered the IDF to bulldoze Migron, necessitating retraining the army to dump Jews on the street, bulldoze their houses, and escape the thousands of Jews seeking violent revenge. The Supreme Court jackass President, one Asher Grunis, may he be the first tortured then murdered in the upcoming violence, most likely by Arabs but who knows, maybe a Jew will get there first, noted in his ruling: "Migron residents may harbor justified resentment against the state and its authorities."

Then he cites his predecessor Dorit Beinish, who in 2007 accepted $20m from the Ford Foundation to hand around to far left, pro-Arab organizations which would normally not exist. "We can only wish that the residents of the outpost will come to their senses and agree to accept their duty not to appear as lawbreakers, and that they will settle any other site that the state deems it to allow them." Or translated from the original arrogant, just pick up and move and quit complaining.

I know the IDF's plans for Migron and I'll watch them do their psychotricks from a distance this time. While the country's enemies get more and more ready for the final confrontation with Israel, and with the IDF's general staff knowing that it has no options but the final option left, it will obey the Supreme Court and plan an all-out war against the settlers. Get a lot smarter after you read my book: Bye Bye Gaza http://www.lulu.com/content/575116

The system of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) more or less worked because the Americans and Soviets didn't want their countries blown back to the Stone Age. In the dynamics of today's Middle East, Israel's kamikaze threat is working, badly, for now. I am sending this out just before the Passover, 2012. If the missile war could only be fought against Israel's leaders, then good riddance. But the naive, unbelieving, Israeli people are in for the Holocaust of their lives if they don't smarten up, possibly, in the nick of time.

Happy Holiday Everyone.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Top Ten Reasons To Join The IDF

3 of the Second Month 5772
Israeli Memorial Day Observed

In honor of the fallen Jewish soldiers who saved Jewish lives, and participated in defending the borders of the Land of Israel, here are my Top Ten Reasons For Joining the Israeli Defense Forces [IDF].

The IDF's face and function have changed drastically over the years.  The IDF has gone from helping to establish Jewish (or potentially Jewish) sovereignty over Eretz Yisra'el and defending the Jewish People from annihilation countless times with the guidance of the Holy One, Blessed be he, to a body which now may knock on your door to throw you out of your home, destroy that home and the synagogue next door, hand Jewish lands over to goyim (non-Jews), and do so possibly even on Shabbath, calls for a close examination of the proper reasons for joining such an organization.

Some of you may think that this post denigrates the memories of fallen IDF soldiers.

God forbid!

This post does quite the opposite.  In fact, it honors them by differentiating between the IDF in which they served and the IDF of today.  This post does not come to criticize their individual soldiers, but rather their IDF leaders, including past and present Ministers of Defense and Chiefs of Staff, as well as the so-called "rabbis," who have instructed their soldier/talmidim to participate in heinous acts against their own people, and against their own God-given land, such as the ones listed above.

This post attempts to discover if their truly are any reasons left to enlist in what was one the most impressive armed forces in the world.

Here are Esser Agaroth's reasons.  What are yours?  Please leave your comments below.

10. To get your machismo certification, including photos in uniform with a gun to post on your girlfriend's facebook page, then realize this is no joke, grow up, and plan to make permanent home in Israel,...with or without the girlfriend.

9. To get free transportation, while wearing your uniform.

8. To do the IDF's intensive, high school matriculation program (bagrut), because now that you're 18, you're finally ready to buckle down, and do it.

7. To get free vocational training and on the job experience, in auto or airplane mechanics, electronics, EMT/ER/paramedic, or truck driving, for free, and get on the job experience.

6. To get survivalist training in a special unit, learning about how to find water, identifying which plants are edible, building shelters, etc.

5. To get weapons and hand to hand combat training, in order to be able to defend yourself, and your family, and your town more effectively.

4. To set an example for other soldiers, and to be available when they come to ask you questions about Judaism, such as about prayer, tefillin, kashruth, and digging latrine outside of the camp, and .  Just what Yossi Beilin and Shulamit Aloni ordered,...NOT!

3. To influence, and encourage other soldiers not to participate in throwing Jews out of their homes, and handing over pieces of our Homeland to goyim,and to introduce them to rabbis you can show them why the Torah forbids this.

2. To make a big deal about refusing orders, when commanded to violate the Torah.  This may include throwing Jews out of their homes, violating Shabbath for the heck of it, listening to women sing and watching them dance, or taking orders from a goy.

1. To take pride in sitting in jail, having refused orders to violate the Torah (Rabbi Avraham Shapira ztz"l), and to fulfill one of the requirements for becoming a rabbi, to sit in jail for the sake of Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael (Rabbi Me'ir Kahane hy"d).

You should notice that "To fulfill the misswah of guarding the borders of Eretz Yisrael" is absent from this list. Although this misswah can be contributed to by joining the IDF, it is not the only way to fulfill this misswah.

You can volunteer to do guard duty in your town.

You can join community patrols, perhaps.

You can join volunteer organizations, such as Israel's Best Friend Canine Search & Rescue Unit.

The Mamlakhtim (religious, undying State loyalists) seem to think that joining the IDF is the only way to fulfill this misswah.

They are mistaken, of course.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Haveil Havalim #356 Is Up!

30 of the First Month 5772

Haveil Havalim #356 is now up at A Letter From Israel!

To submit for next week, use our new on-line submission form.

And, if you're a Jewish blogger, don't forget to join our Facebook Group to stay in touch, and to discuss logistics.

What Shidduch Crisis?

For the past, I don't know how many, years, we have been inundated by the term "shidduch crisis."

What we here at The Yiddishe Cup would like to know is: "What Shidduch Crisis?"

We are being told by those in the female dominated shadkanut industry that one aspect of the crisis is the overabundance of single women, in particular, an overabundance of single women in their 30's. But, where are all of these single women in their 30's? I have met some. But, are there really so many of them that it constitutes a crisis? I don't think so.

We are also being told by those in the female dominated shadkanus industry that in order to solve the "shidduch crisis," we men must make some changes in our attitudes.

We are being told that we must be more "open-minded," and that we must take a serious look at ourselves (as if we don't already), and see the truth that we're not the "prizes" that we think we are. "Prizes?" Do all of us, Jewish men, think that we're "prizes" that we easily marry a supermodel with a Ph. D.? No. this is not the average Jewish man that female matchmakers want to convince us that we are.

And what does "open-minded" mean? The extensive research by The Yiddishe Cup Team has revealed the following:

1. Open-mindedness means considering women who are SIGNIFICANTLY older than we are. It seems to be OK for women to pine after young meat, but not men. All through the Tanakh, older men marry younger, if not much younger women. Yet, now, we are being told, no, COMMANDED, to do the opposite, because of the supposed "shidduch crisis."

2. Open-mindedness means accepting every word of the mostly female matchmakers as fact, when they do our חשבון נפש (inventory). We aren't that handsome. We aren't that smart. We aren't that much of a catch. Our standards are incredibly unrealistic, so we must lower them considerably.

But, maybe the "overabundance" of single women need to take a serious look at themselves, just as men are constantly told to do. Have these women ever thought of that?

3. Open-mindedness means that if we date a woman three times, and find that we have nothing (and I mean nothing) in common, that we must still "give it a chance."

Give it a chance?! We have NOTHING in common! What is this shadkanit trying to pull?!

4. Open-mindedness means that we must be willing to date a woman who is 400 lbs. and has to shave on a daily basis. Maybe these women just aren't supposed to get married. Maybe their genetic material just isn't supposed to be passed on. (I intend to write more on the issue of genetics in a later post.)

5. Open-mindedness means that we have to accept that "maybe she will lose the weight," even though we know that obesity can negatively affect conception, and can be dangerous for mother and baby, even if she does conceive.

The Yiddishe Cup feels for these women, not because they are unattractive, but because they are being duped, instead of being given helpful counsel as to how to make improvements in their lives, physically, as well as psychologically and spiritually! "Endocrinologist," "dermatologist," "Overeaters Anonymous," and "stomach banding" are words and phrases which you may hear, mentioned in a meeting between a shadkanit and an unmarried Jewish man, but which you would never hear in the same meeting with an unmarried Jewish woman!

The Yiddishe Cup calls this an industry, because these mostly female matchmakers are doing this for the money. The more couples they convince to get married, the more money they make.

If a couple gets divorced, do the ex-husband and ex-wife get their money back?

If they want to get divorced, because they were never the right match for each other in the first place, are they told that "relationships take work," and that they're "not trying hard enough?" Are these mostly female matchmakers EVER going to be held accountable?

When the obvious conflict of interest is pointed out to them, do they just laugh it off, and try to put it off on us men? Young men are taken advantage of due to their naiveté, or in some cases their over-anxiousness to get (laid) married; older men are told to do more middot work, or labeled "damaged goods," and blackballed from dating women from certain communities, women under the spell of the shadkaniot.

Ladies, we're on to you, and we're not going to take it anymore! You are the ones with the shidduch crisis on your hands.

And it is going to get even worse, as we publish testimony from men recounting their shadkanit horror stories.

In the meantime, we REFUSE to lower our standards; we REFUSE to date women significantly older than we are.

There are supposedly more of them than us, so why should we?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Shomer Misnomer (Updated!)

27 of the First Month 5772
Is it me, or are others a bit irritated by the misuse of Hebrew words in conversation? Here are a few. Please leave a comment with your pet peeve misuses.
Shomer (שומר) – to guard, to watch over
During a conversation, a woman would ask me if I'm "shomer."
"Shomer what?" I ask in response.
"You know, 'shomer.'"
"Shomer Shabbath? Shomer kashruth? Are you asking me if I would be an appropriate roommate for one of your friends?"
The woman storms away in a huff, mostly likely thinking how stupid I am, or how frei I am, for not knowing what "shomer" means.
What she most likely wanted to ask me was if I am shomer negi'ah, if I "guard over" who I touch, or who I allow to touch me. In other words, one who is shomer or shomeret negi'ah refrains from having physical contact with the opposite gender. Shemirat negi'ah would be the gerund form.
Gush (גוש) – block
"The Gush" referring to the area of Gush Etzion is just silly. Even sillier, and actually quite embarrassingly painful to hear, is the Har Etzion Yeshivah being referred to as "Yeshivat HaGush." The greater Tel-Aviv Area is referred to as Gush Dan. The towns in and around Shiloh are referred to as being in Gush Shiloh. The same goes for Gush Shchem. And, who can forget Gush Katif? This referred not to all of the Jewish towns in Gaza, but to those in the area of,…Katif.
Tahanah (תחנה) – station or stop, as in bus station or bus stop, as well as radio station
A lot of young men and women from abroad, studying for the year, or just visiting, will often say "The Tahanah" to refer to the Central Bus Station. Even though there are countless bus stops and transfer stations around town. I tend to give these young people a break when they apply this term in this way. After all, they are at least trying to increase their Hebrew vocabulary, and actually use it.
Moshav (מושב) – a town, traditionally cooperative, and related to agriculture
I was at THE Moshav, pronounced MO-shav, during Pesah. What? You don't know what the MO-shav is? There is, after all, ONE MO-shav,...Moshav Mevo Modi'in, sometimes referred to as the "Carlebach Moshav." Apparently, there are those Jews out there who are unaware of any other moshavim.
Schtiebelach (שטיבעלאך) – a multi-room, prayer and study facility, from the Yiddish word "schtieb" (room)
Silly Anglos (AND native Hebrew speakers) of Qatamon!  I hate to disappoint you, but there is more than one "schtiebelach," in Jerusalem alone.  Me'ah She'arim, Zichron Moshe, Kokhav HaTzafon, the GR"A Schul in Sha'arei Chesed, and Giv'ath Sha'ul (Zupnik).  I believe that there is also one in Har-Nof.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Christianity Sneaks Into Israeli Clothing Store (חנות בגדים קסטרו מושפעה ע"י נוצרות?)

24 of the First Month 5772

תקציר בעברית נמצא למטה

Esser Agaroth commentary is interspersed in blue italics.

YNET: Brand Uses Lord's Prayer On T-shirts
Castro T-shirts include print of Christian prayer, much to embarrassment of one customer who unknowingly purchased shirt and wore it to synagogue

Itamar Marilus, April 15, 2012

Barak Tamir, a religious IDF officer, recently discovered that he might soon need to look for a 'kosher' stamp on his clothes and not just his food. Tamir, who purchased a T-Shirt from Israeli fashion brand Castro, found out after the fact that his shirt included a reprint of The Lord's Prayer, a well known Christian prayer.

Tamir purchased the shirt a few days before the Passover holiday and decided to wear his new purchase to holiday services at his local synagogue. Towards the end of the prayer service, an older man, who was sitting behind him, turned to him and asked him to stay at the synagogue after services to chat.

Native English-speakers in Israel MUST understand that it is our special role to point these things out to our non-English speaking friends, family, neighbors, and even total strangers. If you often wonder about what native English-speakers have to contribute to Am Yisra'el living in Eretz Yisra'el, this is it! It is at least one of the important things we can contribute. Most native Israelis would not know a Christian if he came up and smacked him in the face,...or worse,...if he came up and smiled at him! They have no clue at all just how sneaky these ovdei avodah zarah are by nature! Whereas, not only are we able to decipher such messages, otherwise hidden to our friends, family, neighbors, and strangers on the street, even those of us having the least knowledge of Christians from the U. S., Canada, the U. K., Australia, etc., has enough experience to detect these sneaky people a mile away! Kol HaKavod to whoever it was who pointed out the problem to Tamir.
Later, the man asked Tamir if he knew what the inscription on his shirt meant and claimed that he believed it was a Christian prayer. When the holiday was over Tamir looked into the matter and was astonished to discover that indeed, the inscription was that of The Lord's Prayer from the New Testament.
There's no such thing as a "new testament." YNET could have used the term "Christian texts."
"Personally I have no problem with anybody who chooses to wear whatever shirt they feel like wearing," Tamir wrote on his Facebook page.
I will assume that Tamir said such things because he wanted the story to be printed and/or his religious education neglected the teaching of [politically-incorrect] misswoth (Torah commandments) related to avodah zarah (forbidden practices) in Israel. or, who knows? Maybe YNET did some "creative editing" with Tamir's quotes.
"I do however have a problem with an Israeli brand which, through subliminal messaging, plants Christian messages in its clothing and makes people walk around with shirts with these inscriptions without them wishing to do so. A shirt that at first seems innocent becomes a shirt with a message," he added.

"I'm not even talking about the discomfort I felt when I realized what the shirt was about, and it is possible that I should have read the inscription in detail before I bought it, but the main question is why does an Israeli company choose to promote a clothing line using a Christian prayer?"

Castro allowed Tamir to exchange the shirt and added: "Castro designers draw their inspiration from various and diverse cultural content. The print on the shirt is the creation of the designer which was done as part of a gothic inspiration and not at all in its religious context."
A likely story...

למה מוכרים חולצות שמודפסות בהן תפילות הנוצרים בחנות בגדים קסטרו?

ככה אנשי קסטרו מסבירים:

" המעצבים של קסטרו משיגים את השראתם מתכנים תרבותיים שונים ומגוונים. ההדפסה על החולצה היא היצירה של מעצב שטוען שהיא מבוסס על משהו גוטי ולא על משהו דתי בכלל."

נו, באמת.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Haveil Havalim #354: The Pesah 5772 Edition

ב Hol HaMo'ed Pesah 5772

It took me only four hours to clean for Pesah (Passover) this year, a lot longer than it should have. Having said that, knowing this information, how many of you would feel comfortable eating in my house?

What would you think if I told you that the halakhicly mandated portion of my Seder Pesah was was finished by 10:30 PM?

Better yet, what would you think, if I told you that I actually LIKE Pesah, experience its holiday joy, and look forward to it every year? (...and that's not just because I have it off from work)

You might think that I was a masochist, insane, or simply knew absolutely nothing about Judaism.

OR

...perhaps, I am actually quite knowledgeable regarding the Laws of Pesah, and adhere to them with little difficulty.

I'll let you decide.

Founded by Soccer Dad, Haveil Havalim is a carnival of Jewish blogs -- a weekly collection of Jewish & Israeli blog highlights, tidbits and points of interest collected from blogs all around the world. It's hosted by different bloggers each week and coordinated by Jack. The term 'Haveil Havalim,' which means"Vanity of Vanities," is from Qoheleth, (Ecclesiastes) which was written by King Solomon. King Solomon built the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and later on got all bogged down in materialism and other 'excesses' and realized that it was nothing but 'hevel,' or in English, 'vanity.'
Just one more thing, before we begin. I saw this floating around Facebook, and could not resist posting it here. In no way is it meant to minimalize the needs of those Jews going to bed hungry in Israel, and around the world. Let us make a point of helping them this Pesah and all year round.


"Also this year, there will be hundreds of thousands of people in Israel that do not have anything to eat this holiday. They are called Ashkenazim. Come, let's help them!"

The ruling that qitniyoth (legumes & various seeds) are permissible for ALL Jews to eat during Pesah applies only in Eretz Yisra'el.

'Nuff said. Now on with the show!

Pesah
(Passover)

Batya at Shilo Musings brings us a comic, a video, and her comments in Jews, All Kinds, The Four Sons Plus. She also shares some thoughts in That Empty Chair At The Passover Seder.

Jew In The City Allison Josephs, recommends that we Shake Off The Crumbs Of Laziness: Motivation In Matza.

I wrote When Passover Became A Holiday Again two years ago. I believe that its message still, very much applies.

U. S. President Obama's silliness is revealed in Tomer Devoah's Paro And The Pesah Seder.


Judaism

Lisa at Lamrot Hakol (Despite Everything) easily refutes a politically-correct (ie. Western-Galuth) position taken by DovBear in Rejoicing Over An Enemy's Downfall.

Susan from To Kiss A Mezuzah brings us Your Questions Answered #8.

The Jewish Fist reflects on the Zealous Heroes Of Masada And Their Message Of Truth.


Israel

News
Daled Amos brings us a Middle East Media Sampler. Ever heard of Helen Thomas?

Elder Of Ziyon reveals some more Lies From Hanieyeh.

Ariel talks back at The Torah Revolution about Neturei Karta, Shimon Peres, and the Golden Calf.

Batya at Shiloh Musings asks Barak Has No Mandate, So Why Is He Ruling?

Northern Lights reports on an Accidental Siren.

Mamilla Cemetery New Incitement is reported by The Real Jerusalem Streets.

Yoel Meltzer brings us an extensive Interview with Rabbi Moshe Tzuriel. Most of you have never even heard of him. Yet, he was at the Merkaz HaRav Yeshivah in the same class with such notable rabbis as Dov Lior and Zalman Melamed. His books on Rabbi A. Y. Kook were banned at one time at this same yeshiva, and then they weren't. Intrigued?

Aussie Dave presents his list of Anti-Israel Celebrities at Israelly Cool.

Life In Israel
Marina at A Letter From Israel writes about Sending A Child To The Army.

Rivka at Bat Aliya teaches us How To Bank (More) Like An Israeli.

Finally, Rafi at Life In Israel asks What Would Bibi Have Done, Had he Not Become Prime Minister (30 sec. video).


Hutz la'Aretz
(Outside of Israel)

News
Eric at The Israel Situation reports that the U. S. Supreme Court Says That Jerusalem May Be In Israel. My, they're slow! Meanwhile, Anthony at The Israel Situation reports on Unspeakable Tragedies.

What is a movie review doing in Haveil Havalim? Find out from Debbie Schlussel what "Holocaust Porn" is, and why you should not see the movie "In Darkness." (modesty alert-written content)

Wrap-Up
1. I chose not to include one very lovely photo-filled post, due to the message of support for those practicing a particular form of avodah zarah (See Ramba"m Hil. A"Z 9:4-uncensored version).

2. There was one other submission which I close not to include, as it seemed to be more like the promotion of a book and services than anything else.

The host has full discretion over which posts are included in his/her editions, as long as they do not call for Israel to be destroyed or otherwise cease to exist, or promote another religion besides Judaism.

Those are the rules.

When you host, you, too, will have full discretion over the content of your edition.

You are welcome to exclude any of my posts. Although I suggest that you first review the מצוה לא תעשה (negative commandment) "לא תיקום."

3. That being said, I believe that it is also time for me to explain why I have no intention of including posts from one blog in particular.


Susan will be hosting next week's edition at To Kiss A Mezuzah. Our new submission system is up and running! Give it a shot. If it's not working, Plan B is to submit your posts via Facebook personal message.

And speaking of Facebook, Jewish Bloggers are invited to join our Haveil Havalim Facebook Group.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Why I Do Not Include Submissions From A Certain Website In Blog Carnivals

א Hol HaMo'ed Pesah 5772

Although the term "blog," can have a wide range of definitions. The term "blog" is a contraction of "web log." Later on, the term "vlog," a contraction of video log or blog, was introduced.

I like to think that the primary purpose of blogs is disseminate information which the mainstream media, intentionally or unintentionally, does not.

This may include new items which are either missed or distorted, or simply opinions which are not "mainstream."

When a website's purpose is to post a collection of articles related to one or more particular categories, mostly from the mainstream media, and without any commentary on said articles, I do not see the point in including it in a "blog" carnival.

Gathering articles related to a particular topic, and posting them together in one place, may be helpful. After all, if someone else does that, then we don't have to. However, the lack of commentary disqualifies it, in my book, from being included in a collection of posts which do include commentary on current events.

When it is my turn to host the world's largest Jewish and Israel-related blog carnival, Haveil Havalim, I see no point in including posts from one website in particular, a website will not get any additional publicity on this blog, by the inclusion of a link to it, or even its name.

The webmaster in question, whether intentionally or not, owns a front for Haredi and Settler bashing. He gathers together articles from the mainstream media, with the occasional inclusion of an article from a Haredi-sympathetic website.

However, I would gladly include his submissions to Haveil Havalim, if he were to include his take on the media's presentation of current events, EVEN if I disagreed with it.

Until then, I am more like to include posts from David A M Wilensky, than from the webmaster alluded to above, even though we never agree on anything (with the possible exception of issues related to protecting the environment). At least David doesn't make any bones about who is he, what he is, and who or what he isn't.

Until the mysterious webmaster in question begins to interject some of himself into his website, I have no other choice but to assume he is no different than the Haredi and Settler-bashing, so-called "news" sources he gives a voice to.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Arabs Attack Arab-Loving Jews

11 of the First Month 5772
IsraelNN.com: Jordan Arabs Attack Anti-Zionist Jews
The anti-Zionist Neturei Karta found out Friday what can happen when it joins Arabs against Israel. They were beaten but escaped injuries.

Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, April 1, 2012

Jordanian Arabs scuffled with anti-Zionist and pro-Palestinian Authority Neturei Karta members in the Global March on Jerusalem rally Friday. No one was injured....
I think that both my Torah Nationalist and the undying State-loyalist Mamlakhtim are making too much of a big deal out of this.
"They got what's comin' to 'em!"

"Middah k'neged middah!"

"Serves 'em right!"

...are just a few of the clichés being thrown around.


But, this really isn't anything new.

The assimilated Jews of Spain were thrown out equally with those who were not assimilated. Or they "converted," and were eventually lost.

Years later, the Jews who "converted" to Lutheranism were thrown out of the Lutheran churches.

And we all know what happened to the Jews who sought to become fine German citizens, except we're not allowed to talk about that.

Only recently, reports came out of Arabs sexually harassing leftist Arab-lovers in the Shomron. I guess they didn't love Arabs THAT much, after all.

So, whether Neturei Karta "got what was comin' to 'em," or not, is not for me to decide.

Yishma'el (Arabs) still hates Ya'aqov (Jews), even Neturei Karta.

I hope the "Religious Zionists" in Ofra, Eli, and Efrat who think that their Arabs are somehow different from other Arabs will learn from this, instead of wasting time throwing stones at the ultimate example of Jews putting hashqafah (pre-established points of view) ahead of halakhah (Jewish Law).

In other words, Neturei Karta is not so different than many of the Jews in Ofra, Eli, and Efrat.

Unfortunately, this blog post just flew over their heads.

France Expelling Radical Muslims

11 of the First Month 5772
IsraelNN.com: France Expels Radical Muslims
France is expelling “foreign Islamic radicals” in a new strategy to cope with the growing wave of Muslim terror. The UN has not commented.

Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, April 3, 2012

France is expelling five “foreign Islamic radicals” in a new strategy to cope with the growing wave of Muslim terror. The United Nations, which frequently has condemned Israel for deporting Arab terrorists, has not commented....

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Will France eventually cave to leftist pressure, and accusations of racial profiling and racism?

How will the French people react when and if they suffer a terrorist attack? Will they cave? Will they become even more adamant in defending their country from Islam?

How will the French Jewish community react? Will they buy into the illusion that such laws will protect them from anti-Jewish violence, and descend further into galuth (exile)? Or will aliyah (immigration to Israel) increase?

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Haveil Havalim #353 Is Up!

9 of the First Month 5772

This week's edition of Haveil Havalim is up at Trip'n Up.

It's her debut edition, so please make sure to check it out!

I will be hosting next week's Pesah (Passover) edition. You may submit posts via our new submission site which we are trying out.

Please do NOT use BlogCarnival.com. It is not clear who will receive your submission. So, there is no guarantee that it will be included.
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