Thursday, September 22, 2016
In this week's FJJ, Mordy Mehlman, the publisher, writes a message to his readers about an experience he had in Poland, while visiting the grave of the Tosfos Yom Tov.
The Tosfos Yom Tov, Harav Yom Tov Lipmann Heller, lived in the late 1500's and early 1600's and wrote a commentary on the Mishnah known as the "Tosfos Yom Tov."
He was a talmud of the Maharal and what is little known was that he also studied books authored by non-Jews.
In fact in one of his drashas, (you won't see this in Artscroll) the Tosfos Yom Tov alludes to the "new astronomy" of Copernicus and Tyche Brahe. His drashas also show that he was interested in questions of arithmetic, astronomy, and natural science. His notes on the Giv'at Ha'Moreh prove that he occupied himself with philosophy.
Be that as it may, the Tosfos Yom Tov authored a "Mi Shebeirach" for those people that don't talk in shul, and most siddurim have it .... he claimed that the Chmielnicki slaughter took place because of Jews talking in shul!
Now, that this is now the new "craze, "not talking in Shul" and the remedy of all of Klall Yisroel's ills, Mordy Mehlman took a trip to Jewish blood-soaked Poland to pour hard earned Jewish money into the hands of the descendants of those who murdered and raped our ancestors and to visit the grave of the Tosfos Yom Tov.
He now describes the "vicious" anti-semitism he and his group experienced in Poland!
It is ironic that the Tosfos Yom Tov himself suffered untold horrors and torture in Europe! Harav Heller was the chief rabbi of Krakow during the above mentioned Chmielnicki slaughter of innocent Jewish men, women and children ....
and I am sure that if one had asked the Tosfos Yom Tov if Jews should visit his grave, thereby enriching blood-thirsty goyim, descendants of Chmielnicki, he would have vehemently protested and responded in the negative!
So this Mehlman takes a group of Jews to tour Poland!!
There are Jews in Yerushalyim throwing out other Jews from Shul, because they are in uniform protecting other Jewish lives .....
yet instead of screaming "Lo zu ha'derech," Jews spend money so they can fill the coffers of Jew hating Goyim...
Mehlman, writes about his bad experience in a Polish Coffee Shop!
Now guys take a deep breath and read the following:
This experience with a Polish goy that refused to serve him coffee, reminded him "of the Holocaust"!!!!!!
You know what reminds me of the Holocaust?????
A Jew sitting in a shul davening, "not talking in shul" and sits quietly while other Jews are throwing out another Jew in IDF uniform ....
that Mr. Mehlman reminds me of the Holocaust .....
Black Cop Shoots a Black Guy with a Gun and the Blacks Riot????? Top Law Enforcement Official Loretta Lynch tells Rioters "We feel your pain"
Blacks are looting and, burning down innocent mom & pop stores that worked hard for their money ...not because a black cop shot an armed black guy!
So if they are not rioting because a black cop shot an armed black guy.... why are they rioting and looting ????
Look at what's going on in Charlotte. They have a black police chief. They have a largely African-American city council in Charlotte, and they're running around talking about how white people are the devil.
These clowns even went in and looted or raided the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
But white people are not involved in this one. This particular police shooting didn't involve white people.
The Nation of Islam guy came out yesterday and said everybody needs to start boycotting white businesses. Well, fine, but they don't have anything to do with this. There's not a white person involved in this incident.
And while we're asking questions, where are all the moderate black leaders decrying the rioting and the looting in Charlotte?
Or is that like asking where are all the moderate Muslim leaders decrying Islamic supremacist terrorism? Seriously! Is every African-American leader as radicalized now as Black Lives Matter, or is it such that they're just too intimidated to be moderates in the face of all of this?
They are rioting and looting because they are frustrated that their black president with their black attorney general let them down and they are worse off now than they were 8 years ago ......
They've been voting for the same people for 50 years and they are regressing. They've been voting for the same people for 50 years and you have the same complaints amplified and multiplied.
So what the top Law enforcement lady, Loretta Lynch say to rioters? You ask?
"We feel your pain"
This woman ought to be up there telling every one of these lawbreakers what's gonna happen to them if they don't stop this." Right?
"She's the top law enforcement officer in the country, and instead of acknowledging this and encouraging this and saying she understands this, she ought to be telling these people it's about time to stop it or they're gonna be sent places they don't want to go."
It's time to shut this down, instead of running around acting like "we understand," "we feel your pain," and "we really admire" or whatever it is that she's trying to convey here.
מאות חסידי בעלזא, בראשם האדמו"ר, ליוו למנוחות את הבחור יוסף ישראל גולד ז"ל, בן ה-18 שנפטר באופן פתאומי בעת סדר הלימוד בישיבת בעלזא בבני ברק • הוריו המתגוררים בארה"ב לא השתתפו בהלוויה בעקבות הוראת הרבי • תיעוד
An eighteen-year old American yeshiva student, Yosef Yisroel Gold a"h,who was studying in the Belz Yeshiva in Bnei Brak, fainted on Thursday while learning gemara. To his friends' dismay, he died shortly thereafter.
The youth in question had a history of heart issues.
His friends reported that on Wednesday night, he complained of not feeling well, and went to rest. However, on Thursday morning, he got up and went to his lessons as usual.
After he fainted, rescue workers were called to the yeshiva, and began doing CPR. However, to everyone's sorrow, these attempts did not succeed, and the student was declared dead.
The deceased student was a resident of Boro Park, New York, and was survived by his parents and siblings.
He will be buried on Har Hamenuchot.
תיעוד דומע: מאות ליוו למנוחות את הבחור יוסף ישראל גולד ז"ל
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday to the United Nations General Assembly debate in New York that the government in Jerusalem will not accept any attempt by the UN to dictate terms to Israel.
"The road to peace runs through Jerusalem and Ramallah, not New York," he stressed.
"The road to peace runs through Jerusalem and Ramallah, not New York," he stressed.
Netanyahu slammed the "moral farce" of the United Nations, before telling the assembled diplomats and world leaders that the "obsession" and voting patterns over Israel will change "and sooner than you think" thanks to increasing Israeli cooperation with foreign nations across the world.Focusing on innovation, intelligence and water technology, Netanyahu said that despite the UN "deserving every word" of his previous criticism of the body, he was positive that Israel has a "bright future" in diplomacy.
After telling the UN that they would soon change their voting patterns on Israel at the world body, Netanyahu openly called Arab states "allies for security, prosperity and peace."
"I hope that in the future we will work together openly," he said.
In his address the day after meeting with US President Barack Obama, Netanyahu also focused on the "unbreakable bond" between the two nations.
"Our unbreakable bond with the USA transcends parties and politics," he said. "It reflects, above all else, the overwhelming support of Israel among the American people, which is at record highs, and for which we are grateful"
The passages from the Book of Leviticus, scholars say, offer the first physical evidence of what has long been believed: that the version of the Hebrew Bible used today goes back 2,000 years.
The discovery, announced in a Science Advances journal article by researchers in Kentucky and Jerusalem on Wednesday, was made using “virtual unwrapping,” a 3D digital analysis of an X-ray scan. Researchers say it is the first time they have been able to read the text of an ancient scroll without having to physically open it.
“You can’t imagine the joy in the lab,” said Pnina Shor of the Israel Antiquities Authority, who participated in the study.
The digital technology, funded by Google and the U.S. National Science Foundation, is slated to be released to the public as open source software by the end of next year.
Researchers hope to use the technology to peek inside other ancient documents too fragile to unwrap, like some of the Dead Sea Scrolls and papyrus scrolls carbonized in the Mt. Vesuvius volcano eruption in 79 CE. Researchers believe the technology could also be applied to the fields of forensics, intelligence, and antiquities conservation.
The biblical scroll examined in the study was first discovered by archaeologists in 1970 at Ein Gedi, the site of an ancient Jewish community near the Dead Sea.
Inside the ancient synagogue’s ark, archaeologists found lumps of scroll fragments.
The synagogue was destroyed in an ancient fire, charring the scrolls. The dry climate of the area kept them preserved, but when archaeologists touched them, the scrolls would begin to disintegrate. So the charred logs were shelved for nearly half a century, with no one knowing what was written inside.
Last year, Yosef Porath, the archaeologist who excavated at Ein Gedi in 1970, walked into the Israel Antiquities Authority’s Dead Sea Scrolls preservation lab in Jerusalem with boxes of the charcoal chunks. The lab has been creating hi-resolution images of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the earliest copies of biblical texts ever discovered, and he asked researchers to scan the burned scrolls.
“I looked at him and said, ‘you must be joking,’” said Shor, who heads the lab.
She agreed, and a number of burned scrolls were scanned using X-ray-based micro-computed tomography, a 3D version of the CT scans hospitals use to create images of internal body parts. The images were then sent to William Brent Seales, a researcher in the computer science department of the University of Kentucky.
Only one of the scrolls could be deciphered.
Using the “virtual unwrapping” technology, he and his team painstakingly captured the three-dimensional shape of the scroll’s layers, using a digital triangulated surface mesh to make a virtual rendering of the parts they suspected contained text. They then searched for pixels that could signify ink made with a dense material like iron or lead. The researchers then used computer modeling to virtually flatten the scroll, to be able to read a few columns of text inside.
“Not only were you seeing writing, but it was readable,” said Seales. “At that point we were absolutely jubilant.”
The researchers say it is the first time a biblical scroll has been discovered in an ancient synagogue’s holy ark, where it would have been stored for prayers, and not in desert caves like the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The discovery holds great significance for scholars’ understanding of the development of the Hebrew Bible, researchers say.
In ancient times, many versions of the Hebrew Bible circulated. The Dead Sea Scrolls, dating to as early as the 3rd century B.C., featured versions of the text that are radically different than today’s Hebrew Bible.
Scholars have believed the Hebrew Bible in its standard form first came about some 2,000 years ago, but never had physical proof, until now, according to the study. Previously the oldest known fragments of the modern biblical text dated back to the 8th century.
The text discovered in the charred Ein Gedi scroll is “100 percent identical” to the version of the Book of Leviticus that has been in use for centuries, said Dead Sea Scroll scholar Emmanuel Tov from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who participated in the study.
“This is quite amazing for us,” he said. “In 2,000 years, this text has not changed.”
Noam Mizrahi, a Dead Sea Scrolls expert at Tel Aviv University who did not participate in the study, called it a “very, very nice find.” He said the imaging technology holds great potential for more readings of unopened Dead Sea Scrolls.
“It’s not only what was found, but the promise of what else it can uncover, which is what will turn this into an exciting discovery,” Mizrahi said.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Iran parades new multiple warhead missile with message written on transporter vowing to 'destroy Tel Aviv'
Iran parades new multiple warhead missile with message written on transporter vowing to 'destroy Tel Aviv' following $38billion US-Israel arms deal
Hey Ezra Friedlander, you happy now that you endorsed Fat Jerry Nadler, that voted for the disastrous Iran Nuclear deal?
Hey Lichtenstein, you happy that you raised money for Hillary that endorsed the deal?
Both of you already have Jewish blood on your hands .... may you scheme to throw your brothers and sisters under the bus fail ....
And may the Ribbono Shel Olam pay both of you back for your efforts!
Iran showed off missiles, tanks and marching troops in a display of force following a record $38billion arms deal between the US and Israel.
The Islamic republic used the 36th anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq war to parade arms including 16 ballistic missiles through Tehran.
A new missile with multiple warheads, called Zolfaghar, was also on show with a threat directed at Iran's arch-rival Israel written on the side of the truck transporting it.
'If the leaders of the Zionist regime make one false move, the Islamic republic will destroy Tel Aviv and Haifa,' it said, referring to two Israeli cities.
S-300 missiles delivered by Moscow this year were also on show in the capital. Other military parades were held elsewhere in the country.
In the southern port city of Bandar Abbas 500 boats, submarines, fighter jets and helicopters gathered for a massed display of force.
In Tehran, the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, declared Iran wanted peace.
The Romanian Satmar gypsies are protesting the Head of State of the State of Israel the Honorary Bibi Netanyahu, this afternoon 4:30PM, 1st Avenue and 47th street in NYC...
They have millions of dollars for these protests (spending thousands on buses) while at the same time throwing out little girls from from their own moisdois Ha"Torah, because the poor families cannot afford tuition for the archaic chinuch that the gypsies provide them ..
The Kol Korah is signed by the Hisachdas Ha'Ganovim ....
One "nice" day these gypsies will be running with their heads between their knees knocking down the doors of the Zionist State to escape the upcoming Arab uprising in Brooklyn .... and the surrounding areas!
When was the last time you guys took a stroll down Coney Island Avenue?
How about Patterson New Jersey, a stone's throw from Passaic and Teaneck? Patterson has the largest Palestinian population in the entire world...!
|Skolier Rebbe's last Shabbos in Chutz Le'aaretz|
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Folks .... it's all over for Jews in Chutz le'aaretz ... yup all over!
Open you eyes, guys.....
The University of California (UC)- Berkeley has reinstated an explicitly anti-Israel course which discusses, among other anti-Israel issues, how "Palestine" would look without Israel, and examines "possibilities" to this end.
The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has condemned the course, stating - in perhaps the understatement of the year - that a course would not be given "that advocated the dismantlement of any other country."
The course, entitled: ‘Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis,’ examines the history of the region from the 1880s “through the lens of settler colonialism.”
The ZOA notes that this presumes fallaciously that Zionism is a colonial movement, rather than a national liberation movement. The course aims to “explore the connection between Zionism and settler colonialism," and also examines “the possibilities of a decolonized Palestine,” i.e., one in which Jewish self-determination and statehood is non-existent.
The course readings consist heavily of anti-Zionist passages from ‘new historians’ such as Ilan Pappé, Arab activists such as Edward Said, and others. It uses materials from organizations that seek to defame Israel such as Breaking the Silence. It even includes a reading from the Goldstone Report, whose anti-Israel findings were eventually rejected by its chairman, Judge Goldstone himself.
The course reading materials include nothing from scholars who do not condemn Zionism.
The course is sponsored, the ZOA states, by UC’s Hatem Bazian, co-founder of the radical anti-Israel movement, Students for Justice in Palestine.
70% of European Jews say they will not attend synagogue for upcoming holidays this year amid growing harassment by Muslims.
It's all over folks! The Ribbono Shel Olem is giving us open signs to make Aliyah .......and this will come to the USA very very soon .......
Building beautiful shuls in Monroe, Williamsburg, Boro Park, Monsey, Lakewood, Passaic and the Five Towns will all be in vain and will be made into Mosques soon ....
Time to pack up!
A survey by the European Jewish Association suggests few Jews in Europe will attend synagogue for this year’s Rosh Hashanna and Yom Kippur holidays as security fears grow and with harassment by Muslims on the rise.
According to the study, which spanned 700 Jewish communities from England to the Ukraine, 70% of European Jews said they would not be attending synagogue during the holiday season.
The study also showed that membership in Jewish organizations and local communities had dropped significantly, with 50% of Jewish communities registering a decline in the number of active members, compared with only 11% who showed an increase.
EJA General Director Rabbi Menachem Margolin noted that three-quarters of Jewish communities in Europe had reported increased security presence by local and national authorities due to elevated terror threat levels over the past year.
The overwhelming majority of community leaders, Rabbi Margolin added, said that other security precautions, including increased private security, had been undertaken over the past year.
“The challenge faced by most Jewish communities has been doubled in recent months,” said Rabbi Margolin. “On the one hand, the surge in harassment of Jewish individuals, institutions, and communities by, among others, Muslim refugees and migrants – and on the other, as a result of the refugee crisis there has been a substantial increase in activity among far-right extremist groups across the continent.”
The primary focus of the far-right lately has been on Islamic immigration, Rabbi Margolin said, but “based upon testimony by rabbis and community leaders, we have a worrisome picture signaling a significant increase in the level of nationalism and xenophobia, targeting European Jews as well.”