בס׳ד

"Where does it say that you have a contract with G-d to have an easy life?"

the Lubavitcher Rebbe



"Failure is not the enemy of success; it is its prerequisite."

Rabbi Nosson Scherman



24 Apr 2017

The peace pass

Tel Aviv stabber was in Israel on one-day ‘peace’ pass, official says

US President Donald Trump's message to the World Jewish Congress included strong words of support for Israel.

To all of you tonight who have come from around the world, let it be known. America stands strong with the state of Israel.

One would think that an organization such as J Street, which calls itself pro-Israel, would link to a video of the President's words but, as of now, the site only has an article titled WORD ON THE STREET: REMEMBERING THE SHOAH which bashes the President and his administration.

Pope creates firestorm saying Muslim refugee camps resemble Nazi death camps


UN ELECTS SAUDI ARABIA TO WOMEN’S RIGHTS COMMISSION

23 Apr 2017

Think

Yale to give Gandhi Peace Award to BDS founder

Roberta Seid wrote about Barghouti a few years ago in an article titled Omar Barghouti at UCLA: A speaker who brings hate.

Wiki has some interesting information about the awardee over here.

How Anne Frank Was Astro-Turfed

Italian Court: Cellphone Use Caused Brain Tumor

22 Apr 2017

True purity

The Gemara (Sanhedrin 97) says that Moshiach will come when every government in the world turns to Apikursus. Rava says, "We see it from the pasuk (Tazria 13:13) 'Kulo Hafach Lavan Tahor Hu;' when a nega spreads through a person's entire body he is tahor." What is the connection?

Rav Shamshon Rephael Hirsch says that white is a distinguished color, the color of purity, righteousness, and innocence. It is the color of a special breed. When every country turns to Apikursus and cloak themselves in righteousness, only then will Moshiach come and spread true purity on the world.
http://revach.net/parshas-hashavua/quick-vort/Parshas-Tazria-Rav-Shamshon-Rephael-Hirsch-When-The-Whole-World-Goes-White/5023

16 Apr 2017

Guerrillas and chimpanzees

Palestinian Official: White House Inhabited by Israeli Settlers

ElderofZiyon recently published a post titled NYT Easter bias against Israel, 1954.
Someone posted a comment regarding the article.

Note the language used in 1954. There was no "border" or "Arab East Jerusalem". They describe an "armistice line" that divides Jerusalem into "Arab and Israeli-held" parts. The Arab-held part, under Jordanian army occupation, was not described as the capital of "Palestine." There was no mention of Palestinian people, only a historical reference to pre-1948 Palestine.

I started looking at terminology used regarding Palestine and Israel from years ago and came across a Chicago Tribune page from 1970. Airplane hijackers were called guerrillas, A map of the region identifies the West Bank as Jordan and Leila Khaled is described as an attractive girl hijacker.

UK Queen Feeds Bananas to Elephants at Zoo

שביעי של פסח: הרב עידו וובר עם וורט לחג