Friday, October 30, 2015

Rabi Yair Hoffman throws Yitzchok Frankfurter of Ami Under the Bus!

I really don't have a dog in this fight, but I think that Rabbi Hoffman has it in for Frankfurter, so he waited, lurking in the shadows, waiting for The Frank to say something crazy. Sure enough Hoffman didn't have to wait long. 

It seems that Yitzy Frankfurter said, that Rabbi Elazar, an Amorah of the  first generation of Amoraim, was a depressed guy!

Well, Hoffman would have nothing of that ... and attacked him mercilessly !

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman,

Generally speaking, we should be open and tolerant of views and interpretations of others that may differ from ours.

Sometimes, however, when we perceive a breach in the Mesorah of the interpretation of a passage in the Talmud and it is presented as fact, it is incumbent upon others to vocalize their dissent. This is particularly true when the misinterpretation has no substantive linguistic indication to that effect within the text.
The essay in question stated that Rabbi Elazar, of the first generation of Amoraim, was suffering from mental illness. The essay was penned by Rabbi Yitzchok Frankfurter, the editor of Ami Magazine, whom I generally consider a Talmid Chochom. Nonetheless, the particular essay (issue 237 entitled “A Look Inside Psych Wards”) struck this author as troubling.

Rabbi Frankfurter based this assertion on a passage in Brachos 5b which states as follows:
Rabbi Elazar once became sick. Rabbi Yochanan came to visit him and saw that he was sleeping in a dark room. Whereupon Rabbi Yochanan uncovered his own arm and immediately the room grew light. Rabbi Yochanan then noticed that Rabbi Elazar was weeping. Rabbi Yochanan asked, “Why are you weeping? Is it because you have not learned Torah sufficiently? Behold we are taught, ‘No matter whether one offers much or little – only the intentions of one’s heart counts for the sake of Heaven.’ Is it because you are in need and poor? Not everyone receives a table in the world to come and a table here. Is it because of trouble from your children? Here is a bone from my tenth son. “I weep,” responded Rabbi Elazar for that beauty which will ultimately decay in the earth.” Rabbi Yochanan responded, “For that you really ought to weep.” Both wept together. Rabbi Yochanan then asked of him, “Do you love afflictions?” Rabbi Elazar answered, “Neither them nor their rewards.” “Then give me your hand.” Rabbi Elazar did so and was made well.

Rabbi Frankfurter writes, “It is clear that Rabbi Elazar was suffering on a psychological level from a pall of darkness enveloping his mind, rather than from physical disease.” He bases his interpretation on the fact that Rabbi Yochanan did not ask Rabbi Elazar if the reason he was crying was on account of poor health or physical pain. Rabbi Frankfurter then suggests that Rabbi Yochanan is engaging in “existential psychotherapy” in his discussion with Rabbi Elazar.

There is an unfortunate tendency for people to, at times, get caught up in their mada studies, in their Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Rank philosophies, and then retro-inject them into various Gemorahs and Midrashim that they come across with forced readings. Existentialist psychotherapy is strictly an early 20th century phenomenon. Injecting this type of therapy into the interpretation of a Gemorah with no Meforshim backing it up is anachronistic.
The results are not just incorrect readings of Torah texts, but there are two other repercussions as well: There are grave methodological missteps where, for example, an early Amorah is labelled as someone who is mentally ill; and the traditions of the classical commentators on our texts are entirely ignored.

This Gemorah has been amply and adequately interpreted throughout the generations.
The Ran understands this passage to mean that “in a dark room” means that Rabbi Elazar, Rabbi Yochanan’s student was destitute. Rabbi Yochanan opened his hand in generosity.
The Or HaChaim HaKadosh, the Nesivos, and the Malbim all interpret “sleeping in a dark room” as headed toward his ultimate demise which is called “a dark room.” Rabbi Yochanan was thus attempting to inspire Rabbi Elazar not to give up his will to live despite the sufferings of his illness.

Rabbi Avrohom Kara, a contemporary of Rabbi Akiva Eiger and author of the Ayil HaMeluim explains “in a dark room” to mean that Rabbi Elazar looked at Rabbi Yochanan in a slightly negative light in that Rabbi Yochanan was quite wealthy and it was thought by some that he did not distribute charity in the appropriate amounts. Rabbi Yochanan revealed his light means that he showed Rabbi Elazar his hidden acts of charity.
The Gedolei HaAchronim have given numerous interpretations throughout the centuries to this passage. Not one of them, however, suggested that Rabbi Elazar was suffering from mental illness.

In response to a query from a reader named B. Mann (issue 239) about what his sources were for the interpretation, Rabbi Frankfurter responded, “The most important source for the interpretation that Rabbi Elazar’s illness was of a psychological nature is the Gemorah in Brachos (5b) which I cited.”
Rabbi Frankfurter then juxtaposes a Mishna in Shabbos (29b) that discusses extinguishing a light on Shabbos because of a ruach rah, which the Rambam interprets as mental illness. He correlates the need to extinguish a light with the fact that Rabbi Elazar was in a darkened room. It is significant to note that no commentator correlates the Mishna in Shabbos with the Gemorah in Brachos. Also, Rashi provides an entirely different understanding of Ruach Rah which would entirely rule out any basis for correlating the two passages.
Rabbi Frankfurter’s “sources” for his interpretation are technically not true sources in the classical sense, rather they are inferences that Rabbi Frankfurter perceives within the text; namely that Rabbi Elazar was in a darkened room and the dialogue between the two Rabbis expressly underscoring the psychological aspect of his suffering. As we have seen, however, there are different interpretations of this idea.
The mental illness interpretation suggested in the Ami article, however, is not novel. Reform Rabbi Ruth Adar, suggested just such an interpretation last year in her blog. The point is that such interpretations are foreign to traditional Judaism. This is not a gratuitous attack. If the only fellow travelers on a path are Reform Rabbis when the topic was dealt with by our classical meforshim for centuries, then something is clearly wrong.
Ami Magazine has always stood at the forefront of defending Torah-true Judaism. This is an important mission, and ny and large they have met this mission suscessfully. The interpretation of this passage in a manner that stands in contrast to the Rishonim and Achaonim is a violation of what Ami Magazine stands for. In this author’s opinion Rabbi Frankfurter should retract the essay.

Arabs apparently didn't read Mishpacha Magazine stab 2 Yeshivah Students

It seems that the arab savages don't read Jewish Magazines, otherwise why would they stab Yeshivah students?
Didn't  Mishpacha Magazine just write in both Arabic & Hebrew that "Arabs shouldn't stab Chareidim, because Chareidim don't go up on the Har Habayis!
I guess Arabs just want to kill all Jews, even if they don't go to the Har Habayis...
Maybe people should send all Arabs, subscriptions to Mispacha Magazine because now they write in arabic too.

Israeli medics and emergency personnel evacuate an injured Israeli man from the scene of a stabbing attack in Jerusalem October 30, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar AwadIsraeli medics and emergency personnel evacuate an injured Israeli man from the scene of a stabbing attack in Jerusalem October 30, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
Jerusalem - Two yeshiva students were injured in a terrorist attack near the light rail station on Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill Friday afternoon.
The two victims, 22 and 20 years old, were evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Hadassah University Medical center for medical treatment; They sustained light-to-moderate injuries. One of the victims was stabbed in the upper body, while the other was shot in the leg.
The terrorist was subdued after the incident and is in critical condition.
The attack was the second within the hour.
Less than an hour earlier, two Palestinian assailants approached the West Bank Tapuah Junction roadblock on a scooter. At that point they drew their knives and attempted to stab a border guard stationed at the crossing, according to a statement released by police.
One of the attackers managed to lightly injure one of the officers on the hand before the assailants were shot and subdued by an additional Border Guard stationed at the post.
One was killed in the incident, while the other remains in critical condition.
The injured officer was treated at the scene and remains in light condition.

Medics speak to an Israeli man injured during a stabbing attack in Jerusalem October 30, 2015. REUTERSMedics speak to an Israeli man injured during a stabbing attack in Jerusalem October 30, 2015. REUTERS

Jerry Nadler who stabbed his Jewish Constituents in the back, is crawling back like the rat that he is!

This two timing bastard, Jerry Nadler, stabbed his Jewish constituents, in the heart. These constituents are by in large either Holocaust Survivors or children of survivors.

Now that he realized that he is running for Congress again, he ran like a poisoned mouse to Ezra (the Kapo) Friedlander,  who hooked him up with the clown Yitzy "the" Frankfurter.

This clown, is the "editor" of Ami Magazine, a magazine that panders to the Satmar Chassidim .

Ami dedicated 14 pages to this piece of vermin!

THE FRANK interviewed Nadler, a man with no convictions and no morals. Nadler had the Chutzpah of voting to hand over nuclear missiles to Iran, a country that vowed to eliminate the State of Israel and its inhabitants. 

So now while Iran's satellite terrorists are stabbing Jews in the streets of Israel, stabbing men, women and children, and even while innocent Jewish blood is flowing in the streets of Yerushalyim...... Ezra, the Kapo, shlepps the fat Nadler to the "chuchim fin de Ma'Nishtana" Yitzy, to interview him so that the lying bastard can explain his treacherous vote on Iran...

Nadler apparently  knows that the naive  Jewish Chasidishe sheep will forgive him and put him back in office so that he can continue to lick the backside of Hillary Clinton who he thinks will be our next President!

Why would Ami stoop so low? 
Is it because of how much money the fat bastard will funnel to our "holy" moisdois?

What is it with us Jews, that follow this money whore, Ezra Friedlander,? 
Why do Jews listen to this admitted High School Dropout that cannot calculate a simple tip to a waiter in a restaurant, by his own admission? 

Why do we re-elect political vermin, who laugh at us, and who turn their backs on the Jewish People?

This guy, Nadler, a lying politician knew that he can kiss up to Hussain Obama and the Jews will say "thank you" and vote for this snake again!

It's time to dump him..... better vote for an open anti-Semite than for a guy that says he is for the security of Israel and then votes to place nuclear weapons in the hands of tyrants that vow to destroy us...

Cruz Rips apart the Media ! Also see the contrast of questions in Democrat debate

Here's a montage of some of these gotcha attack questions last night from the debate. 

 JOHN HARWOOD: (echo) Is this a comic book version of a presidential campaign?

 CARL QUINTANILLA: You want to bring 70,000 pages to three? Is that (crosstalk) using really small type? You've been a young man in a hurry ever since you won your first election in your 20s. Why not slow down, get a few more things done first or least finish what you start?

 BECKY QUICK: Ms. Fiorina, your board fired you. I just wondered why you think we should hire you now?

 BECKY QUICK: Bankruptcy is a broken promise. Why should the voters believe the promises that you're telling them right now?

 BECKY QUICK: Senator Rubio, you've had issues. You have a lack of bookkeeping skills. You accidentally inter-mingled campaign money with your personal money. It raises the question whether you have the maturity and the wisdom to lead a $17 trillion economy.

 CARL QUINTANILLA: Why would you serve on a company whose policies seem to run counter to your views on homosexuality? A company called Mannatech, with which you had a 10-year relationship. They paid $7 million to settle a deceptive marketing lawsuit in Texas, and yet you're involvement continued. Why?

 JOHN HARWOOD: Mr. Trump says that he is capable of growing the economy so much that Social Security and Medicare don't have to be touched. Do you want to explain how that's going to happen, Mr. Trump?

 JOHN HARWOOD: The leading Republican candidate when you look at the average of national polls right now, is Donald Trump. When you look at him, do you see someone with the moral authority to unite the country? (audience boos)

 TRUMP: Such a nasty question.

Let's contrast that with the questions in the Democrat  debate:

Dana Bash and Juan Carlos Lopez ask questions of the Democrats in their last debate.

 ANDERSON COOPER: Secretary Clinton, though, with all due respect... ANDERSON COOPER: Senator Sanders, you call yourself a Democratic socialist. How can any kind of socialist win a general election?

 ANDERSON COOPER: We're going to have a lot more on these issues. But I do want to just quickly get everybody in on the question of electability.

 ANDERSON COOPER: Secretary Clinton, is Bernie Sanders tough enough on guns?

 ANDERSON COOPER: Senator Sanders, what would you do differently?

 ANDERSON COOPER: Is she too quick to use military force? ANDERSON COOPER: Senator Sanders, I want you to be able to respond.

 ANDERSON COOPER: Who or what is the greatest national security threat?

 ANDERSON COOPER: Secretary Clinton, with all due respect, do you want to respond? 

ANDERSON COOPER: Do black lives matter, or do all lives matter?

 ANDERSON COOPER: Secretary Clinton, what would you do for African-Americans in this country that President Obama couldn't?

 ANDERSON COOPER: Senator Sanders, what are you going to be able to do that President Obama didn't?

 ANDERSON COOPER: Secretary Clinton, how would you address this issue?

 ANDERSON COOPER: Why is your plan better?

 DANA BASH: Is that something that you would support?

 JUAN CARLOS LOPEZ: Secretary Clinton, Governor O'Malley wants to open up Obamacare to millions of undocumented immigrants and their children. Do you?

 ANDERSON COOPER: Secretary Clinton, do you regret your vote on the Patriot Act?

 ANDERSON COOPER: Governor Chafee, Edward Snowden, is he a traitor or a hero?

 ANDERSON COOPER: Governor O'Malley, how would you be different than President Obama's administration?

 ANDERSON COOPER: Secretary Clinton, how would you not be a third term of President Obama?

 ANDERSON COOPER: Why should Democrats embrace an insider like yourself?

 ANDERSON COOPER: Senator Sanders, are you tougher on climate change than Secretary Clinton?

 ANDERSON COOPER: Secretary Clinton, do you regret your vote on the Patriot Act?

 ANDERSON COOPER: Governor Chafee, Edward Snowden, is he a traitor or a hero?

 ANDERSON COOPER: Governor O'Malley, how would you be different than President Obama's administration?

 ANDERSON COOPER: Secretary Clinton, how would you not be a third term of President Obama? ANDERSON COOPER: Why should Democrats embrace an insider like yourself?

 ANDERSON COOPER: Senator Sanders, are you tougher on climate change than Secretary Clinton?

There wasn't one gotcha. 
There wasn't one question that even got near whether or not these people are qualified.  
There aren't any characterizing of these candidates as buffoonish or as cartoonish.  
There were no references to any of the negatives of any of these people.  
Mrs. Clinton didn't get a question about her husband's philandering.  She didn't get one question about her own questionable foundation with all of the dubious donations.  The questions that happened on the e-mail discouraging were brushed over by Bernie Sanders. 
This is what passes for tough questions of Democrats.  What you just read, that's what passes as tough questions.  That's as much as they will ever face.  This is as tough a questioning as any Democrat candidate will ever face.  By the way, Frank Luntz said that he has never had in his focus group of these people with their dials recording their responses as they hear things, he's never, never had anybody get anywhere near the territory that Ted Cruz got in audience approval when he finally got fed up with the line and nature of questioning last night and just tore into these assassins.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Supreme Court President cuts off bereaved mother

In shocking turn of events, judge cuts off testimony of mother of terror victim, saying 'there are limits to what you can say here.'

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By Shlomo Pyotrkovsky
Naor the crazed bitch
At the Supreme Court discussion Thursday regarding the demolition of the homes of seven Arab terrorists, who murdered seven Jews, Supreme Court 

President Miriam Naor shocked attendees by rebuking the mother of a terror victim for speaking.

Devora Gonen, the mother of Danny Gonen who was shot to death by Arab terrorists in June while hiking north of Jerusalem, arrived in the court to present her position to the judges in requesting that they demolish the home of her son's murderer. The demolition was postponed by a Supreme Court judge last Thursday.

Gonen was forced to wait a long time before being allowed to speak, along with other bereaved parents including Eliezer Rosenfeld, father of Malachi Rosenfeld who was murdered last June outside the town of Shvut Rachel as he was returning home with three friends from a basketball game.

"Danny was the supporting pillar of the family," Gonen said painfully, when she was finally given the opportunity to speak.
"The murdered have become invisible. You turned the victims into the guilty party. I hear how unfortunate the families of the terrorists are - we aren't...?"

At that point, and to the great surprise of those in attendance, Naor cut into Gonen's words, saying, "even a bereaved mother has limits as to what she can say here. The madam will not use the rights given to her here so as to fling accusations."

There was a stunned silence following the Supreme Court president's words.

The court on Thursday held the meeting so as to discuss the petitions of the families of the terrorists, who asked the Supreme Court to order the security system not to carry out the demolition orders on their houses.
Before the hearing, Rosenfeld said, "I do not sleep at night. It is truly appalling to hear about the rights of the families of murderers. Apparently they have rights, but we do not. Nothing apparently happened to us – obviously I am being cynical. It's not just the parents, but the relatives, friends, and schoolmates who suffer from the loss." 

Mishpacha Magazine asks Arabs to stop stabbing Chareidim, Non-Chareidim apparently ok to stab!

So this is what the Chareidie world is coming to. They hate the IDF (notice they stopped throwing stones at IDF while the stabbing spree is on), they hate the Medina, are prepared to relinquish all Jewish presence on the Har Habayis and now are asking the Arabs to stop stabbing them because they don't have a dog in this fight!
To them "Kol Yisroel Chaveirim" is only a nice statement for the Chazzan to say during Rosh Choidesh Benthching but not in actual practice!

They refuse to understand that Arabs like Hitler YM"S will kill all Jews and throw the Chiloinim and the Chareidiem in the same oven!

It's interesting to note that the Zionist IDF doesn't distinguish between Chareidim and Chilonim, they protect all Jews alike. 
During the Entebbe Raid ... no one in the Israeli cabinet said "let's only save the chiloinim"

And therein lies the problem and why Israeli's, Frum and otherwise, have problems with Chareidim. 

This feeds the issue that Chareidim care only for themselves and to the detriment of others. Everyone should pay more taxes to support them, everyone's children should risk their lives to protect them but not their children whether they are learning or not and even if other people's children are learning. The fact that Chareidi Shuls don't even have the decency to make a Mishabeirach for those who do risk their lives, adds much fuel to these feelings..

I do not believe that the average Chareidi is that callous and uncaring. The problem lies in their leadership, especially their political leadership.

It's time for the average Chareidi to stand up and insist these vile comments and utter stupidity STOP!

You have to question the real value of the Torah learning of misfits who actually think like that.

The Charedi Mishpacha newspaper created a social media firestorm on Thursday after it published an opinion article in which the first paragraph, printed in Arabic and in Hebrew, asked that since members of the haredi public do not go up to the Temple Mount “could you please stop murdering us.”
The article, written by Mishpacha Magazine deputy editor Aryeh Ehrlich, explained how the haredi community refrains from going up to the Temple Mount since the haredi rabbinic leadership prohibits visiting the site.
Almost all leading haredi rabbis and arbiters of Jewish law rule that Jews may not visit the Temple Mount since they may enter areas that are forbidden to enter without undergoing purification rituals which cannot be conducted today.
“Us, the haredi community, we have no interest in going up to the Temple Mount in our time,” Ehrlich writes. “We oppose this vehemently. Moreover, Jewish law see this as a severe prohibition - punished by spiritual excommunication.”
“So even if you have solid information on Israeli desires to change the status quo at the Dome of the Rock - something which is incorrect to the best of our knowledge - the haredi community has no connection to it. So please, stop murdering us.”
In the rest of the article, the Mishpacha deputy editor observed that several victims of the recent spate of terror attacks have been from the haredi community, and wrote that he was trying to understand why this was the case.
He went on to detail a conversation he had with an Arab worker at a Rami Levi store and he tried to convince him that members of the haredi public do not go up to the Temple Mount.
Ehrlich was subjected to fierce condemnation on social media once awareness of the article spread.
“How wretched and ghetto like can you be? Is this your version of ‘loving your neighbor as yourself’? Of loving your fellow Jew,?” asked one person on Twitter. “Are you are calling on Arabs not to murder haredim because they don’t go up to the Temple Mount but insinuating ‘go and murder those who do? Disgusting. What about just calling on them not to murder. It would be more humane and more Jewish.”
One talkbacker on haredi website B’hadrei Haredim exclaimed “What about other Jews who aren’t haredi, them you should kill?????”
“The Mishpacha newspaper is turning to murderers to ask them not to murder haredim…everyone else is okay apparently. (He forgot that the pogrom in 1929 was because Jews went to visit the Western Wall),” tweeted far-right former MK Michael Ben-Ari.
Following the outrage prompted by his article, Ehrlich took to Twitter and said that he was trying to explain in his article that the Islamic Movement in Israel was trying to create a religious war and has urged Palestinians to attack people with a religious appearance.
“My article in the Mishpacha Magazine says: This religious war is wild incitement based in imaginary rumors. Most people who observe the religious commandments don’t go to the Temple Mount, if only because of the religious prohibition. The article was trying, naively it must be admitted, to tear the away the mask from the murderous Palestinian aggression which has been going on for decades, and to neutralize the false Islamic incitement.”
Content is provided courtesy of the Jerusalem Post

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

One Of Nine Girls Not Accepted Into Lakewood High School writes Diary

The following was sent to the OnlySimchas inbox. 

Dear OS!
My neighbors 14 year old daughter is one of nine girls not accepted into high school in Lakewood. Her mother discovered today that she has been keeping a diary. Here is today’s heart wrenching entry:
Today is 56 days since school started here in Lakewood. It is now 56 days of me being rejected. I have no more tears to cry and I promised on Shabbos that I would try not to cry again.
In the summer when I realized that this was really serious, my father told me that it was a nisayon from Hashem. When school started and my sisters went off to high school leaving me behind, my father said it was a nisayon from Hashem.
When my parents saw me crying on Hoshan Rabba and asked me why. I said I didn’t understand why Hashem doesn’t answer my teffilos. My father said I promise you that Hashem will answer your tefillos.
It is now 56 days since school started and more then four months since this nightmare started. My parents are the frumest people I know. My mother works so hard and never complains. My father learns every free second he has. When he is home he is always looking into a sefer.
When school started without me my father told me that if I keep my faith in Hashem and hold myself together it will be a tremendous zechus for Klal Yisroel. I still don’t understand why I am rejected. I always got good marks and was never a problem child.
I did well in school and never dreamed that I would have a problem getting into high school. My parents keep telling me that it has nothing to do with me and it’s only because the school owner doesn’t like my father. It makes no sense. My father is the nicest person I know. There were months that he gave away so much tzedakah, we were worried that he would leave nothing left for our family. My parents would give their shirt off their backs to help someone else.
What could the school owner have against my father that he would hate me so much.
I can’t even look at my tehillim anymore. Even if I get into school I have no idea how I will catch up on all the material. When I walk into class everyone will be thinking here is the rejected girl, there must be something wrong with her.
I haven’t seen my mother smile in such a long time. I sometimes wish we didn’t live in Lakewood. I wish we lived in a place where everyone got into school. I am so bored, how many times can I go food shopping with my mother?
Maybe today the school owner will call up my parents and let me into school.
Does he even ever think about me sitting home? I wonder if he has daughters in school.

I wonder if he understands what he has done to me and my family. My parents say don’t have tainos. I don’t know how I could ever forget this. I wonder if his wife knows that I am home crying while everyone is in school. I hope Hashem hears my cries. 56 days is way too long. Here I start crying again and have to stop writing.

Dying of modesty

Haredi women are dying of modesty and living in a ghetto of silence.
Shoshanna Keats JaskollShoshanna Keats Jaskoll is an American Israeli, mom, branding consultant, lover of chocolate and seeker of truth. Love my people enough to call out the nonsense

The death rate among Israeli Haredi women from breast cancer is 30% higher than in the general population. This, despite the fact that the rate of haredi women diagnosed with breast cancer was 70% lower than secular women, according to various studies.

In Haredi society, speaking of breasts and other female body parts is immodest.
So they aren’t spoken about.
This means thatHaredi women have fewer breast exams and mammogramsare not routinely done and too many women do not learn that they are ill until they are dying.
Ruth Colian of B’zchutan, the Haredi women’s political party says:
I cannot bear that there are women feeding their children, cooking, working, cleaning, etc. going through life, unaware that they will be dead in a month. And for no reason! Early detection gives options and saves lives. We deserve better. My daughters deserve better.”
When being interviewed on a Haredi radio station, she began to speak about breast cancer awareness. The interviewer raised his voice and said. “If you speak of immodest things, I will end the interview!”
Ruth is raising funds to print posters in the Haredi style and distribute them in neighborhoods where women do not know that they can save their own lives. The posters will be a modest call to women to be aware of the disease, to get informed and have mammograms.
She is convinced they will save lives.
I myself have written about this before. At the Knesset hearing on women’s health, not one Haredi MK (all men) showed up. Haredi women are not represented, and they are not receiving the vital information they need to save their lives. Thus, Haredi women have the lowest life expectancy in Israel.
This campaign is vital. 
Please help us break the Ghetto of Silence and keep mothers alive for themselves and their children.
The amount needed is small — the impact will be huge.
Earlier this year, we raised $11,000 on this blog for one family in need.

Please help me raise $2,000 for thousands of women in danger.

Islamic invasion pulls trigger: Europe now scrambles for guns

Austrians are arming themselves at record rates in an effort to defend their households against feared attacks from Muslim invaders.

Tens of thousands of Muslim “refugees” have poured into Austria from Hungary and Slovenia in recent months on their way to Germany and Sweden, two wealthy European countries that have laid out the welcome mat for migrants. More than a million will end up in Germany alone by the end of this year, according to estimates from the German government.

Obtaining a working firearm and ammunition in Germany, Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands is practically impossible for the average citizen. Germany, for instance, requires a psychological evaluation, the purchase of liability insurance and verifiable compliance with strict firearms storage and safety rules. And self-defense is not even a valid reason to purchase a gun in these countries.

The laws in Austria, while still strict, are a bit less overbearing.
A Czech TV report confirms that long guns – shotguns and rifles – have been flying off the shelves in Austria, and Austrians who haven’t already purchased a gun may not have a chance to get one for some time. They’re all sold out.

And those arming themselves are primarily women.
“If anyone wants to buy a long gun in Austria right now, too bad for them,” the Czech newscaster says. “All of them are currently sold out.”

He cites the Austrian news outlet Trioler Tageszeitung as the source of his report.
“We cannot complain about lack of demand,” Stephen Mayer, a gun merchant, told Trioler Tageszeitung.
He claims the stock has been sold out for the last three weeks and that demand is being fueled by fears generated by social changes.
“People want to protect themselves,” Mayer said. “Nonetheless, the most common purchasers of arms are primarily Austrian women.”
They are also buying pepper sprays, which Mayer said are in big demand among those who can’t get a gun.

Alan Gottlieb, executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation, said he recently returned from a gun rights event in Europe, where he sensed a change in attitude toward firearms.
“I just returned from a gun rights meeting in Belgium, and I can attest that all over Europe people now want the means to defend themselves,” 

Gottlieb told WND. “Self-defense is no longer a dirty word. In countries like Austria, where it is still legal to own a firearm, gun sales are at record levels. I can tell you first-hand that people in Europe now wish they had a Second Amendment.”

More potential new customers are entering the market than ever before, according to the Czech report.

Until the refugees started flooding Europe, it was mostly hunters and sport shooters who purchased firearms. Now, people are seeking weapons for self-defense because they are worried about their personal safety. Most have never used a gun before.

So-called "projectile weapons" are available in Austria under two classifications, C and D, which are rifles and shotguns. Every adult Austrian is legally able to apply for a weapons permit but must disclose to the government their reason for wanting to own a gun.

The Czech station cited an interview with a sociologist and an Austrian journalist, both of whom said the weapons purchases were based on unfounded fears about foreign migrants.

'Something is very wrong here'
The Viennese sociologist, identified only as Mr. Gertler, said no such fears about migrants should ever be published by any Austrian news outlet.

A journalist named Wittinger said "something is very wrong here" if Austrians are buying guns to protect themselves against migrants.
"Shotguns will not, after all, solve any immediate problems, quite the contrary," he said.

The Czech TV station then reported that Islamists are promising: "We will cut the heads off unbelieving dogs even in Europe."
"Look forward to it, it's coming soon!" the Czech newscaster said.

ISIS-trained jihadists are now returning as European citizens or they are trying to infiltrate as migrants. In one propaganda video an ISIS operative informs his comrades back home in Germany to slit the throats of unbelievers in Germany, Czech TV reports.
"Overall, the ministry of interior stated that Germany is in the cross-hairs of Islamic terrorists but that he does not have any indications of specific threats," he said.

Bracing for another Islamic invasion
The Czech site reflects awareness of a major event in Western history, said Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America.
"Polish King John Sobieski defeated the Muslim invaders at the gates of Vienna in 1683. Another Muslim invasion is underway and Austrians are alarmed, hence their run on gun stores," Pratt told WND. "Women are right to be concerned in view of the Muslim view of women that they are good for raping and little else."

The Czech TV report cited the Arab Spring as the root cause for the flood of Muslim migrants into Europe.

"More and more, the whole thing is turning into the situation that we will experience the much-touted Arab spring from very close up – right here at home," the reporter said. 

"What's more, many European are alienating large part of their own populace with unfortunate social and multicultural politics, merciless removal of children, unfair seizures and trading on traditional European values and with policies which are usually less friendly toward conservative and traditional native inhabitants and leans toward that portion of inhabitants who have little trouble with globalization and nonchalant liberalization, removal of traditions and Islamization. 

Yet we will not be able to rely on it, that portion of (population) once the Arab Spring comes here. And that will probably be, as they say, closing the barn after the cows are gone."

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Gila and Moshe David Marciano Killed in Car Crash in Israel

Gila and Moshe David Marciano
Gila and Moshe David Marciano
Courtesy of the family

Kibbutz Rosh Tzurim in the Gush Etzion region of Judea is in mourning on Tuesday night, over the death of the couple Gila (Rosenblot) and Moshe David Marciano who were killed in a lethal crash at the entrance to Elazar earlier in the day.

"Gila and Moshe who were married a number of years ago opened their home to the entire community and added a special spirit of kindness and holiness to all residents," read a statement from the community.

The funeral of the two will take place on Wednesday at 1 p.m., leaving from the kibbutz's dining hall to the Kfar Etzion cemetery.

Gila arrived in Rosh Tzurim back in 1982 as part of her national service, after studying dairy farming at an agricultural school in Pardes Hanah. She was one of the most veteran residents of the kibbutz, according to the town's statement.

She worked in the dairy farm on the kibbutz and quickly became the manager, leading the farm to great success and even international accolades. Gila played a central role in helping women in the town celebrate events such as weddings, arranging their make-up and accompanying them.

Moshe David arrived on the kibbutz after marrying Gila, and took part in the work in the town. He was a great Torah student, and arranged charity activities for the entire community.

"The Rosh Tzurim community mourns their sudden death and embraces her (Gila's) son Ilon and his wife Sharon, Shani and her husband Shalom Nachman, and her daughter Or, as well as the children of Moshe David; Yosef, Dolev, Hodaya, Atara, Shalom Moshe Meir and Yonatan, and all of their families."

Davidi Perl, head of the Gush Etzion regional council, eulogized the couple as well.
"The Gush Etzion community has taken a critical blow today. Gila and Moshe Marciano, residents of the community Rosh Tzurim, were killed in a serious traffic accident at Elazar Junction, a junction that is so dangerous that the delayed resolution (of it) has again claimed victims."
"We embrace the family and the Rosh Tzurim community, and on this difficult day I again call on the transportation minister to act personally and immediately to prevent the next tragedy," said Perl.