Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Rabbi Warns of Civil War in the United States "go to Israel"

The Riminov Rebbe visited the Florida communities made up of South American immigrants from France, gave an unequivocal command to the Jews to leave and go to Israel, saying that there will be a civil war in the US.
BeHadrei Haredim reported that the Rebbe said: “Leave while you still can. The situation will get worse and it will be difficult to move from state to state. After World War II the survivors came to the great men of Israel and Hasidic leaders and asked why they had not ordered the Jews of Europe to leave and immigrate to Israel or the United States before the war broke out? The truth must be told: they said and how much they said, begging Jews to please flee the burning ground, but part of the evil decree was that they were not listened to.
“Today,” the Riminov Rebbe said, “Listen to me carefully dear Jews, whoever has in his hand to get up and go and go to the Holy Land Israel as soon as possible while it still is possible, this includes leaving large parts of South America and most of Europe.
“Also the US will be a place of danger in the war and it is still too early to say which states within the United States will survive, but many parts will be destroyed and poisoned, even civil war will break out in the United States and states will cut themselves off from the federal government. The US may not be used as a refuge but there will remain here survivors. Eretz Israel will be the safest place to survive the war, although there will also be terrible difficulties there. “
“If I can do it myself I’d get up and go to Israel and to bless the very dirt, but I do not have permission to do so – from heaven it is commanded that in the meantime I should stay here in the US,” he was quoted as saying.
In addition the Rebbe explained, saying, “I am one of the few men in our time who can say that this since it has been published all over the world that my eyes see very far away, like when I found the child Leibi [Kletzky], may his blood be avenged, and three boys in Halhul and dozens more who were missing, where others do not have permission to see and make order, and this was planted in me by God and Divine Providence and when I had to talk to many and give instructions, I do it and the Divine Presence speaks from my throat, and wherever my name goes out to, it is known that those who listen to me shall be safe”.
Associates of the Rebbe emphasized that the call was made to a small handful of worshipers after morning services at the local synagogue.

ISIS is chopping off their heads yet Three US churches consider BDS measures against Israel in upcoming vote

At least three US Churches with millions of congregants amongst them are considering adopting a resolution calling for the boycott, divestment, and sanctions of "companies deemed supportive of Israeli occupation in the Palestinian territories," The New York Times reported Tuesday.

By Tuesday evening, delegates from the United Church of Christ gathering at their Cleveland synod had already voted in the affirmative to adopt the resolution, and released a statement congratulating their delegation on the decision. 
The United Church of Christ Palestine-Israel Network (UCC PIN) is pleased to announce that today the plenary of the 30th General Synod taking place in Cleveland passed Resolution #4, calling for boycotts and divestment from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands. - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/06/companies-profiting-occupation#sthash.dsngFWbD.dpuf
The United Church of Christ Palestine-Israel Network (UCC PIN) is pleased to announce that today the plenary of the 30th General Synod taking place in Cleveland passed Resolution #4, calling for boycotts and divestment from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands. - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/06/companies-profiting-occupation#sthash.dsngFWbD.dpuf

is pleased to announce that today the plenary of the 30th General Synod taking place in Cleveland passed Resolution #4, calling for boycotts and divestment from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands. - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/06/companies-profiting-occupation#sthash.dsngFWbD.dpuf
"The United Church of Christ Palestine-Israel Network (UCC PIN) is pleased to announce that today the plenary of the 30th General Synod taking place in Cleveland passed Resolution #4, calling for boycotts and divestment from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands," according to the press communique. 

In addition, members of the Episcopal Church of Salt Lake City were expected to vote Tuesday evening as well. 

"A resolution at the Mennonites’ meeting in Kansas City, Mo. was scheduled for Wednesday" as well, The Times added.

The Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement, also known as BDS, aims to penalize Israel through economic pressure over the Palestinian issue - lobbying companies, governments and organizations to rescind financial agreements or enforce sanctions against the Jewish State.

Israel and its advocates consider BDS a pretext for anti-Semitism and an excuse to delegitimize the Jewish State.

Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld Terror Shooting Victim Succumbs to His Wounds

Malachi Rosenfeld hy"d
One of the victims of last night's terrorist shooting attack in the Binyamin region, north of Jerusalem, has succumbed to his wounds.

Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld, a 25-year-old resident of Kochav Hashachar, was among four Israeli civilians wounded by a terrorist gunman outside the village of Shvut Rachel, next to Shiloh.

With great sorrow the Rosenfeld family announce the death of Moshe Malachi Rosenfeld," a statement by his family read, continuing to thank staff at Jerusalem's Shaarei Tzedek hospital for trying to save him.

Malachi Rosenfeld was the most seriously injured of the four victims, and was evacuated to hospital in critical condition by military helicopter

n the hours following the attack his father made a plea for the public to pray for his recovery.

Rosenfeld and his three friends - who were also injured in the attack - were the latest victims of what the IDF now believes to be an organized terrorist cell operating in the Binyamin region.

The cell is believed to be behind a number of previous attacks over the past several days, including the shooting of an ambulance and the murder of hiker Danny Gonen. 

All three attacks took place in the Binyamin region, north of the capital, and appeared to share the same modus operandi: one or more terrorist gunmen approaching Israeli Jews at close quarters and firing shots at point-blank range.

Earlier on Monday, just hours before the attack, a terrorist stabbed an IDF soldier in Bethlehem in Judea, south of Jerusalem. That incident is not believed to be connected, however.

Chaim Yaakov Zupnick W34 Longtime Williamsburg Hatzolah Member succumbs to illness

R’ Chaim Yaakov was a longtime member of Williamsburg Hatzolah – also known by his Hatzolah Unit number “W34″ – and a well-known Baal Chesed in the Williamsburg community.

He died this morning after an illness.
The Levaya will take place at 4:00PM in front of the Nitra Shul located at 161 Rodney Street

Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag Resigns As Chief Rabbi Of Amsterdam

In the following letter Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag announces his resignation as Chief Rabbi of the Dutch Community citing an inability to maintain all his roles in the United States, Canada, and Amsterdam simultaneously.
In 2012 there was talk that he might be removed from his position in Amsterdam because of comments he made regarding homosexuality. He had already been suspended from his role in the Orthodox community in Amsterdam for co-signing a declaration which described homosexuality as a “curable condition.”
In Amsterdam there is no such thing as free speech!

Rabbi Yekutiel Rapp Killed in Car accident in Crown heights

Rabbi Rapp z"l 
 Rabbi Yekutiel Rapp, 66, a beloved and respected Crown Heights rabbi, has been tragically killed in a car accident.
According to an account from an eyewitness on the street, the driver apparently backed over Rabbi Rapp on Empire Boulevard and Balfour Place. and then attempted to drive forward twice, unaware that someone was trapped under his vehicle. The exact details surrounding the accident is under investigation. 

The driver remained on the scene and was being questioned by Police.
COL Live reports (http://bit.ly/1IoRPF0). that as a young man, Rabbi Rapp was exposed to Chassidus in the course of his studies at Yeshiva Kol Torah in Jerusalem, and later became an integral part of the Chabad movement where he was stationed at JFK International Airport. There, he developed a close relationship with El Al Airlines personnel, and even brought Israeli government officials to a meeting at 770 Eastern Parkway to discuss the establishment of an organization to fight concessions to Arab nations. His love for Israel, her safety, and the Jewish people was widely-known.
Rabbi Rapp was employed as a mashgiach at the Central Tomchei Tmimim Yeshiva at 770, where he is said to have influenced many generations of bochurim.
The rabbi is survived by his wife Fayge and family.

The Haredi Boycott of Heter Mechira Fruits is Unsustainable, Part 2

The only logical explanation for the fierceness of Charedi opposition to the heter mechira is that they associate it with Zionism,

Last week I wrote about the history of the heter mechira implemented by the Gedolei Yisrael. I also mentioned that from the beginning of the second generation of renewed settlement in Eretz Yisrael, the defining characteristic of the opponents to the heter was their opposition in one way or another to the new settlements, Yishuv HaChadash, and their emphatic disapproval of the Zionist movement which, in the meantime, had been founded in 5657 (1897) by leaders and activists who were predominantly non-observant.

Without such an explanation it is difficult to understand the reason for their fierce opposition to the heter, since halakhically it is extremely well-founded – much more so than similar heters which all observant Jews rely upon.

In the opinion of an important group of eminent Rishonim (among them Ra’zaRaavadNimukei Yosef,Meiri, and others), there is no obligation to keep shmitta in our times. And even according to those poskim (Jewish law arbiters) who do believe shmitta is obligatory, there is agreement  that the obligation is merely of rabbinic status (except for a few Achronim, whose reasoning is problematic).

In addition to this, there is a genuine doubt as to when shmitta actually occurs: 
According to the opinions of RashiRosh, and Tur, the Sabbatical year was in 5774 (2014);
 according to Raavad it was in 5772 (2012); 
and according to our custom, which follows the opinion of the Geonim – 5775 (2015). 

This safek (doubt) is so significant that Mahari Engel wrote that because of it, shmitta could have been cancelled entirely, because each possible year could be annulled by the two additional possibilities (Otzarot Yosef, Shevi’it, pg.96).

Indeed, when analyzing the heter mechira, it actually tends to be in the category of a chumra (an obligation that exceeds the bare requirement of halakha) compared to what is customary in similar cases of sha’at dachak (times of distress).

The only explanation for the fierce Haredi opposition to the heter is that the machloket (controversy) against the Zionist movement ‘kilkala et shurat ha’din’ (defied the rules of proper debate), to the point where they ignored all the substantiated sources for the heter, while mustering all the possible chumra arguments.

The Heter in the Third Generation

In the third generation of the new settlement in Eretz Yisrael, the Chief Rabbis, Rabbi Herzog and the Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Uziel, along with the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, Rabbi Frank, and most of the city and community rabbis in the country, implemented the heter mechira.

In contrast, the opponents were led by the Chazon Ish, who immigrated to Israel in the year 5693 (1933). It should be noted that unlike the rest of the opponents of the heter, the Chazon Ish demonstrated responsibility and concern for the religious farmers, went out of his way to guide them, and even introduced extreme kulot (leniencies) in the laws of shmitta so they could manage without the heter mechira. However, like the other machmirim, he was opposed the Zionist movement as well. It must also be pointed out that in his opposition to the heter, regrettably, he escalated the dispute to a grave level.

The Argument about the Validity of the Heter from the Prohibition of “Lo Techanem

One of the central claims of the Chazon Ish is that, since it is forbidden to sell land to a non-Jew in Eretz Yisrael because of the prohibition “lo techanem” (‘do not give them any consideration’, which may be rendered ‘do not give them a resting place in the land’), when farmers appoint rabbis as agents to sell the land, the rabbis become ‘shlichim l’davar aveira’ (agents for a prohibition), and as such, their actions are invalid because their shlichut is void, for we have a principle that "ain shaliach l’davar aveira” (there is no agency for prohibitions) (Chazon Ish, Shevi’it 24:4).

Naturally, the rabbis in favor of the heter had a convincing answer, for the prohibition of "lo techanem" is designed to strengthen Israel’s presence in the land, as the verse says: "When God your Lord brings you to the land you are entering, so that you can occupy it, He will uproot many nations before you…When God your Lord places them at your disposal and you defeat them, you must utterly destroy them, not making any treaty with them or giving them any consideration”(Deuteronomy 7:1-2). 

If so, when selling the land is for a limited time and intended to strengthen Jewish settlement in Eretz Yisrael, there is absolutely no prohibition (Yeshu’ot Malko, Y.D. 55; Aderet; Avnei Nezer, Y.D. 458).

Moreover, even if the mechira was unnecessary for strengthening the settlement of the land, the Rishonim explained that l’chatchila (from the outset), the prohibition of "lo techanem" only applies to a permanent sale, or at the very least when the non-Jew intends to act as the ba’al ha’bayit (owner) for a certain amount of time; but when the sale is for a limited amount of time and the non-Jew has no intention of acting as the ba’al ha’bayit, there is no prohibition of "lo techanem" (Ramban, and Chinuch 339, and so can be understood from the Rambam, Laws of Avoda Zara, 10:3-4).

The Challenging Argument against the Chazon Ish

Thus, in the opinion of the Gedolei poskim (eminent Jewish law arbiters), the rabbis conducting the mechira are fulfilling a mitzvah by assisting farmers settling the land. This being the case, even those who disagree with them cannot claim they are sinners – just as Sephardic Jews who follow the rulings of the Shulchan Aruch and refrain from warming-up soup on Shabbat cannot claim that Yemenite Jews who follow the Rambam and do warm-up soup, are sinners.

The claim of the Chazon Ish, therefore, is a huge insult to the Gedolei rabbanim (eminent rabbis) of Eretz Yisrael. Not only did he disagree with them – though they were the local rabbinic authorities and greater than him in wisdom, public responsibility, and understanding of the situation – he went even further, claiming that their opinion counts for nothing, and anyone following them was considered as having sinned.

The Harsh Consequences

Unfortunately, as a result of such severe and harsh positions against the Gedolei rabbanim, rabbis from the Charedi community have been afraid to clarify major issues appropriately for three generations. They fear that if they express an opinion that does not comply with the machmirim and the fanatics who support them, all of their opinions will be disqualified, and they will be denunciated and driven out of the Charedi camp, as instigators and accomplices to sinful acts.

In this way, Charedi society has deviated from the path of Torah in a number of issues, to the point where many of them have become used to degrading Gedolei rabbanim, such as Maran HaRav Kook and his students, despite the fact that in private, many of their Gedolei rabbanim are opposed to it.

In a similar fashion, many of them have done away with the mitzvah of yishuv ha’aretz (settling the Land),  which our Sages said is equal to all the mitzvot, and many of them dare to publicly deny the great mitzvah the soldiers fulfill by defending the people and the country. 

They have even invented new prohibitions against secular studies and Sherut Leumi (national service), and various other chumrot deviating from the letter of Jewish law.  Regarding all of these issues there are several Charedi rabbis who oppose in private, but they do not clarify their views openly due to the risk of being attacked by the ba’alei machloket (‘masters of dissension’).

Limud Zechut

Nevertheless, with regard to the Chazon Ish, there is room for a bit of limud zechut (benefit of the doubt), for he was extremely tenacious in nature, and everything he derived from his studies he wrote, paying no heed to those greater than himself. 

Additionally, the Chazon Ish displayed particular honor to Rav Kook, by addressing him as "his honor, Maran, shlita".

A similar type of limud zechut can be made for the Ridbaz, one of the fiercest opponents of the heter, who was fervent and impassioned by nature, and compelled by the Torah that boiled within him, and often expressed regret that he had humiliated Rav Kook. For example, when a certain rabbi began considering himself to be the Rabbi of Jaffa, while undermining the authority Rav Kook, the Ridbaz wrote that it was an act of villainy, "because it is ludicrous to think that a wingless fly can wage war against the Great Eagle, whose name is famous in the entire world..."

However, it is difficult to give benefit of the doubt to all those Charedi rabbis who are of equable character, but nevertheless negated the opinion of the Gedolei rabbanim entirely. And certainly, limud zechut cannot be given to those who went even further, and added obscenities and humiliated the rabbis in favor of the heter, who were greater Torah scholars and more righteous than they were.

Those Who Boycott Heter Fruits

The continuation of their sin is expressed in their boycott the fruits grown under the framework of the heter mechira. For in addition to their position being based on the sin of contempt for Torah scholars of the most severe level, it also runs contrary to the fundamental rules of halakha, for as we know, a dispute exists whether it is permissible to eat fruits that were grown and saved in a prohibited manner in the shmitta year. 

According to most poskim, fruits grown by means of work prohibited in the shmitta year are permitted to be eaten (R”Sh, Ramban, Rashba). The same holds true for shmitta fruits that were saved in a prohibited manner and not made hefker (abandoned) – according to most poskim, they are permitted to be eaten (Rambam). 

And although there are poskim who disagree and prohibit the fruit, since the opinion of the majority of poskim is to be maykel (lenient), and additionally, shmitta in our times is of rabbinic status – the halakha goes according to the lenient opinion, kal v’chomer (all the more so) when there are opinions that there is no obligation at all to keep shmitta nowadays, and there is also a doubt about when the shmitta year actually occurs.

Thus, the machmirim pasken contrary to the rules of halakhakal v’chomer when the farmers are not working in a prohibited manner, but rather, according to the rulings of the leading rabbis; therefore there is no room whatsoever to claim that the fruits are forbidden because they were grown b’issur (in a prohibited manner).

Crops of the Field

Indeed, some poskim argue that concerning crops grown in the field there is a special prohibition, because our Sages decreed that sifichim (grasses and vegetables that grew on their own accord in the Sabbatical year), are forbidden to be eaten, kal v’chomer is it forbidden to eat vegetables that were grown b’issur.  

All this would be true if the farmers planted the seeds without a heter, but since they planted the seeds according to the instruction of rabbis, there is no prohibition to eat the vegetables. And even those who disagree with the heter must concur with this, since the entire gezeira (decree) of sifichim is a rabbinic prohibition in order to prevent an issur, and therefore, when farmers act according to the directives of rabbis - there is no room to prohibit the crops.

Other Claims

Some argue that just as it is forbidden to buy fruit from those who are suspected of working in the Sabbatical year, in order not to l’sayea l’dvar aveira (assist a transgression), it is likewise forbidden to buy fruits grown under the framework of the heter mechira

However, since the farmers work according to a heter of the rabbis, there is no transgression in their actions whatsoever. And those who claim it is forbidden to assist them completely annul the words of the rabbis who permit it, and transgress the severe prohibition of bizuy Talmedei Chachamim (contempt of Torah scholars), and asi’at machloket (causing a dispute).

The Sin of the Boycotters

Thus, those who believe that it is forbidden to eat fruits grown in the framework of the heter mechira, lump one sevara (speculation) onto another l’chumra (to be stringent), in contradiction to the rules of halakha.

 In addition, they undermine the honor of the Gedolei Yisrael who implemented the heter in accordance with the opinion of the majority of poskim, so as to assist the holy Jews returning to their Land.

This argument is not directed towards those who have studied the issue and concluded that it was inappropriate to employ the heter mechira, and therefore, prefer avoiding eating fruits grown under the heter – on the condition they do so as a personal minhag chassidut (a desire to fulfill the mitzvah according to all opinions),
 but instruct the public at large that according to the letter of the law, it is permitted to eat fruits grown under the heter (as explained in Ma’adenei Eretz Shevi’it, 159:2).

This argument is directed against those who claim that heter fruits are entirely forbidden to be eaten, and that a person should not eat at the home of someone who relies on the heter, nor should he trust hechsher’s that rely on the heter mechira, and should even boycott public or family events because of this. 

Such people transgress the sin of bizuy Gedolei Yisrael (contempt for eminent Torah scholars), and raise their hand against the sanctity of Klal Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael, and anyone who lends a hand to this boycott, is partner to their sin.

This article appears in the ‘Besheva’ newspaper, and was translated from Hebrew.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Mariah Carey Visits the Kotel Ignoring the Satmar Ban

Mariah Carey put a kvittel in the wall, something both Satmar Brothers never ever did, or even have a desire to....
So here we have a shiksah with no connection to yiddishkeit that had an intense desire to be near the Bais Hamikdash .... but the Satmar Chachumim do not yearn and have absolutely no desire to visit the Kotel!

Oren takes out the self hating Jew Liar Indyk on CNN

The biggest  Self hating Jewish Liar, Martin "liar" Indyk  debated Michael Oren, former Ambassador to the United States on CNN .... Oren recently wrote a book exposing the anti-Israel US administration...
Here see a clip .... Oren taking out Indyk when he parrots the White House talking points.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Obama caves in – No Inspection of Iran's Nuke Facilities

Iranian FM Javad Zarif (R) at press conference announcing nuclear deal

The P5+1 countries led by the United States under Barack Obama have caved in to Iranian demands and will not insist on inspections of nuclear installations as part of a deal on Iran;s nuclear weapons program, Channel 1 reported Sunday.

The channel's Arab affairs correspondent reported that the June 30 – Tuesday night – deadline for the talks has been set back to an unspecified date but that the negotiations are good natured and the feeling is that the deal is nearly done.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was expected to fly to Tehran Sunday night for consultations on a final bargaining position.

Zarif’s departure followed a weekend of talks with foreign ministers from the UK, France, Germany and Russia who joined the talks over the weekend before returning to their capitals. The lead western negotiator, the US secretary of state, John Kerry, is expected to remain in Europe to await Zarif’s return.

Iran officials suggested Zarif would only be away for 24 hours, but that would leave only a day to meet the 30 June deadline. Western officials said they were expecting to stay for at least a couple of days past that target date.

Jews To Blame For Destroying Christian Values After US Approves Gay Marriage says Lutheran Pastor

Martin Luther Y"MS, the founder of the Lutheran Church was a vicious anti-Semite ... so it's no wonder that a prince of that church would blame the Jews for the Supreme Court decision to allow gay marriage in all states!
Mark "Dumbkof"

 Mark Dankof, a Lutheran pastor and political activist, declared the Jews to blame for the Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday which declared any law to ban Gay marriage unconstitutional.

Speaking to reporters from Iran’s Press TV, Dankof insisted that Jewish influence and money were being used to destroy Christian culture and values globally.
“It should not be ignored that the victories for abortion on demand and LGBT rights are reflective of the disproportionate influence of Jewish power, money, and activism in the United States,” he declared.
“The key Jewish role played in the mainstreaming of abortion, LGBT, and pornography in the United States may be documented in Google search, especially in looking at the Frankfurt School and its Institute for Social Research,” added Dankof.
Dankof declared that Russian President Vladamir Putin is one of few national leaders who recognize the threat of Jewish power.
“I believe Mr. Putin is a key ingredient in destroying this global threat, and restoring cultural integrity and national sovereignty to his country, and providing a model for defeating the Zionist agenda globally,” he concluded.
Prior to the Supreme Court decision there were 13 states with official gay marriage bans in place. These bans have now been declared unconstitutional and same-sex couples will be allowed to marry freely across the United States.
The ruling is the latest milestone in the gay rights movement. In 2010, Obama signed a law allowing gays to serve openly in the US military. In 2013, the high court ruled unconstitutional a 1996 US law that declared for the purposes of federal benefits marriage was defined as between one man and one woman.
Dankof, is a well known Jew hater,  earlier this year Dankof said The American people are “sick” of the constant lies of Zionist neoconservatives who are controlling US foreign policy and the news media.
“John Bolton and people like John Bolton in the neoconservative pro-Zionist element in the US government are provable liars,”. 
“The American people are increasingly sick of this, they’re sick of the pack of lies that all of this is based on, they’re sick of the Israeli control of their foreign policy and their government and their news media,”
Dankof, is a broadcaster, a former US Senate candidate in Delaware, and a pastor in San Antonio, Texas.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Jaffee Lies: “Questionable” Remark Was Taken Out of Context, Video

This lying "alte katchkeh"  Jafee, called frum people voting for the board of East Ramapo  "not legitimate" and said that her remark was taken "out of context". Well this video proves that she is a lying yente!

see the video clip!

The "old bag" was caught red handed calling legitimate registered voters in east Ramapo "not legitimate!" 

Mr. Chaim Saperstein, respected editor of The Front Page, a popular magazine in Rockland County, started a petition on line, for Jaffee to either apoligize or resign. 
Here is the OP-Ed from Mr. Saperstein.

"Two weeks ago a debate was held on the floor of the NYS Assembly on a proposed monitor bill for the East Ramapo School District; a monitor with veto power that would overrule the democratically-elected board.
During the debate, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder questioned the sponsor of the bill Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffe why she would dismiss the will of the voters who elected the board in May with a 15% margin.
Goldfeder asked Jaffee: “Are the voters who voted in this past election which took place in May, were they registered voters in the State of New York?”
Shockingly, Assemblywoman Jaffee answered with a firm, definitive voice, “It’s Questionable!”
You read it right. Jaffee on the Assembly floor unfoundedly questioned the legitimacy of THOUSANDS Jewish voters who helped elect the board over whom she wants s veto-powered monitor.
The ill feelings Assemblywoman harbors towards the Orthodox Jewish community is very well-known. Just a few years ago she successfully cut a deal with then Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver to redistrict her district cutting out almost all Orthodox neighborhoods from her district. The intention was, to take away any power of the Orthodox community – who voted her into office – from being able to vote her out.
When Assemblyman Dov Hikind got up and blasted Ellen Jaffee for questioning the vote of 1000’s of people based on their religion, Jaffee remained quiet, making clear that she meant what she said instead of taking the chance to correct her statement or apologizing.
As Orthodox Jews, we can’t remain silent when our legitimacy is questioned. Her statement is not only hurtful to the 1000’s of Orthodox Jews who are good citizens of this great country, but it is outright dangerous!
We call on Assemblywoman Ellen C. Jaffee to immediately apologize to the entire Orthodox community, or resign from her position — because she was elected to office by those same “questionable” voters."

Here is her answer, what the "old hag" didn't realize was that people were actually going to watch her remarks on UTUBE!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sink the Flotilla

Israel’s enemies come at her from all directions. They use missiles. They use tunnels. They use the air. They use the land. Now it’s the sea.

Another year, another convoy to harass the Jewish State. They say it’s to end the blockade of Gaza and they’re due to arrive any day.
They’re really coming for the pictures.
They want flare-ups. They push. They bully.

Any sign of Israelis pushing back lands on the front page of The New York Times. For the official condemnation, the UN only needs the usual paperwork.

They’re calling it Freedom Flotilla III. So this is a sequel. We’ve already seen the movie and it never comes with a happy ending.

The 2010 installment ended in disaster, which is exactly what they want.
Back then even the Times could not help but admit that shipmates on Mari Marmara “were seeking a confrontation – and got one.”

No Flotilla or anything of the kind is en route to Yemen where thousands are being starved and killed from a blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia.

This year’s ship of fools – what would they do with their silly lives if there were no Israel to kick around? Five such vessels are leaving various ports for Gaza. They bunk some very serious people. So we are told. Among the terrorists wearing the finest suits are dignitaries from various republics, and even an active Arab member of Israel’s Knesset.

Not her, the lady with the constant smirk on her face.

No, this is some other guy, Arab MK Basel Ghattas who is part of a truly powerful Arab contingent of Israel’s Parliament.

He’s coming to represent Israeli “apartheid,” no doubt.
Serious people? Yes. They seriously want to destroy Israel one picture at a time. Cameras are their weapons of choice in this war of images.

Late word from the UN has it that Hamas was only partly at fault for last year’s war in Gaza. Israel, of course, was fully at fault for shooting back after years of swallowing more than 10,000 rockets on its home soil. 
The Jews ought to know better than to defend themselves, is how the tune is whistled.

That Hamas started the war – never mind. By the way, the Allied bombing of Dresden, a city of culture and of no military value, scorched the earth and incinerated 25,000 Germans. The United States and Britain dropped 4,000 tons of bombs on the town….and were later found to be justified for what they did.

War is hell.

For these Flotilla “humanitarians,” war is a game to taunt the Jews. For them, the UN findings arrived just in time. Once again Israel is on the ropes.
As before, they’ll be coming to provoke, hoping to create a scandal, daring the IDF to respond to their fake piety.

Israel will have to choose between sitting pretty for its close-up or soldiering forth for the dignity of the nation, images be damned. 
Patton comes to mind: “No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You won it by making the other dumb bastard die for his country.”
But for Israel, no such latitude because she always plays fair and sometimes forgets that in war or for any provocation it’s “us against them.”

Headlines and captions have already been written. Reporters and cameramen are already on site, ready to snap and roll.
They’re awaiting these ships to record a conflict that at the moment is less about boom boom and more about click click.
The Israelis don’t need pictures. For Israel it’s all too real. Every day the Jewish people of Israel are in a fight for their lives.
Israel’s enemies come at her from all directions. They use missiles. They use tunnels. They use the air. They use the land. Now it’s the sea.

Let no harm come to the passengers. This is no call to have them sleep with the fishes. Give them rafts to deliver them back home in safety.
At worst, they’ll be met on the high seas by seafaring Somalis who will offer them the usual Islamist hospitalities.

But sink their ships. Scuttle their hateful designs. Send the message. Israel refuses to be pushed around.
Jack Engelhard writes a regular column for Arutz Sheva. New from the New York-based novelist, The Bathsheba Deadline, a newsroom thriller ripped from the headlines. Engelhard wrote the int’l bestseller IndecentProposal that was translated into more than 22 languages and turned into a Paramount motion picture starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore.Websitewww.jackengelhard.com