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"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



25 Jul 2016

The zealot

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'60 Minutes' Doesn't Air Hillary Dodge About DNC Interference

Retired Army General Tweets and Deletes Anti-Semitic Comment

The two Parshas before Pinchas, Chukas and Balak, are often read together (in Eretz Yisroel only). The two parshas afterwards, Matos and Maasei are almost always read together. Pinchas which is between these parshios is always alone. Why??

This teaches us that when you are Kana'i (zealot) you should be prepared to spend your life alone. People do not have the courage to fight for what is right and even if they start out behind you by time you turn around they will be gone.
http://www.thejewisheye.com/rev_ppinchas.html

20 Jul 2016

Differences

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Emuna daily lesson

Below are two headlines regarding an incident of a fire in a house in Duma.
Which one is to be believed?

Dawabsheh Clan Burns another Home in Duma Village

Suspected Israeli Settlers Set Fire to Duma House in Fresh Attack

Weapon of choice

Eisav's weapon given to him by Yitzchok is the sword, while Yaakov was given the power of the mouth through tefila. A Malach's power is like Yaakov, a spiritual strength to physically destroy. In this odd showdown between Bilam the Goy and the Malach we find Bilam on his way to attempt to wipe out Bnei Yisroel with his mouth by cursing them. Lo and behold we find the Malach blocking Bilam's way holding a sword in his hand; not normally his weapon of choice. The Malach was showing Bilam that he is using the wrong weapon to try and fight Klal Yisroel and it wouldn't work.

A Remez for this odd confrontation says Rav Moshe Singer shlit"a can be found in the passuk "Hashem Nitzav BaDerech V'Charboi Shlufa BiYadoi"; (A Malach of) Hashem stood in the way with a sword in his hand . The Roshei Teivos spell out the word "B'Shnui"; a change. A Remez to the reversal of weaponry.
http://www.revach.net/parshas-hashavua/numbers-amp-letters/Parshas-Balak-Remez-To-The-Weapons-Exchange-Between-Bilam-and-the-Malach/478

The best and brightest of the U.S. military and special operations community will quit if Hillary Clinton gets elected president, according to Benghazi survivor and former CIA operative John “Tig” Tiegen.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/19/exclusive-benghazi-survivor-says-special-operators-will-leave-the-military-if-clinton-gets-elected-video/#ixzz4EwS0NqUO

A February Inquisitr article reported, "Rev. Al Sharpton is the latest to reveal that he is willing to leave the United States if Trump is elected president."
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/2835395/list-of-celebrities-who-will-leave-the-u-s-if-donald-trump-becomes-president-jon-stewart-whoopi-goldberg-al-sharpton-more/#QO6ZyPRo3jiVJisi.99http://www.inquisitr.com/2835395/list-of-celebrities-who-will-leave-the-u-s-if-donald-trump-becomes-president-jon-stewart-whoopi-goldberg-al-sharpton-more/
Donald Trump Jr. delivers the speech his dad never could

It would give us pause

Below are a few questions and answers posed at the July 19th State Department briefing. QUESTION: I’m wondering if you have seen or you’re aware of this beheading of a child by a group that is supported by the United States.

QUESTION: Is this the kind of thing that would affect assistance, U.S. assistance to this specific group but also just in general to the FSA?

MR TONER: Well, I think we’d take a – if, as you said, if we can prove that this was indeed what happened and this group was involved in it, I think it would certainly give us pause.

QUESTION: The prime minister of Israel has complained rather forcefully about a monument that the PA just erected to a person who the Israelis say is a terrorist, who was also responsible for killing an American citizen. I’m wondering if you have any thoughts about that.

MR TONER: Matt, I don’t have any particular – I’m just – I wasn’t aware of that. I mean, I would – I mean, my response in general would be obviously we don’t want to see any kind of efforts to glorify any individuals who are involved in any acts of terrorism. But I don’t know specific – I’d have to get more specifics about this monument.

A Haaretz article begins with the words, "A 12-year-old boy from the West Bank village of Al-Ram was killed by gunfire during clashes with Israeli forces, the Palestinian Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Israel's military and Border Police denied using live fire in the area and speculated that the boy's death was a result of a local dispute between rival families."

Haaretz quotes residents of the village as contradicting the Palestinian Health Ministry statement. Read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.732143

Although there are two sides to the story, headlines seem to favor one version - Palestinian boy killed during clash with Israeli troops in West Bank: Palestinians


At least 56 civilians were reported killed on Tuesday in airstrikes north of the besieged Islamic State-held city of Manbij in northern Syria, and residents said they believed the attack was carried out by aircraft from the United States-led coalition, a monitoring group said.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the dead included 11 children, and that dozens more people were wounded.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/20/world/middleeast/islamic-state-airstrikes-syria-civilian-casualties.html?_r=0


The State department hasn't issued a statement that it is appalled by the disgraceful airstikes. "The suspicion that militants are operating nearby does not justify strikes that put at risk the lives of so many innocent civilians." That statement is only reserved for Israel. - Does anyone remember an article from last year titled WATCH: AP grills State Department for double standards against Israel in light of Afghan bombing?

Lunch at Samir's

Israel Matrzav shares a letter addressed to a synagogue board in Raleigh, North Carolina, in which concern is raised about an itinerary of a Congregational leader's upcoming trip to Israel that includes a visit to Yasser Arafat’s Tomb to learn about his legacy. You can read the letter by clicking here. You can read the itinerary by clicking here. Planned activities also include dinner in Bethlehem, hosted by Palestinian families in their homes and having lunch at Samir’s, an Arab restaurant.

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