בס׳ד

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

the Lubavitcher Rebbe



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

Rabbi Nosson Scherman



27 Apr 2016

Last days of Pesach

Pesach - Shevii and Acharon shel Pesach


22 Apr 2016

Pesach teachings

University of Chicago Shlucha Baila Brackman writes about what her son Shmulie's battle with leukemia taught her about Pesach.

Pesach 5776 - Believe in What you Know Then Live by Your Belief

Divrei Torah on Pesach

20 Apr 2016

This night

Why Is This Night More Painful...

Lubavitcher Police Officer Honored for Bravery

A radical activist who has refused to condemn ISIS was today elected president of the National Union of Students.

Malia Bouattia has previously endorsed Palestinian 'resistance' against Israel, arguing that 'non-violent protest' is not enough, and called her own university a 'Zionist outpost'
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3549948/NUS-elects-president-refuses-condemn-ISIS-calls-Birmingham-University-Zionist-outpost.html#ixzz46ORpDyMN

19 Apr 2016

Who knows ten? Ten tweets.

Jewish Students Should Not Be Caught in the Crossfire

Rebbe's Teachings in 10 Tweets

The four kosos

Chazal instituted the Mitzvah of the four Kosos which represent the four terms used for the redemption v’Hotzeisi v’Hotzalti v’Goalti v’Lakachti. What is the significance of the four terms for the redemption? Why wasn’t one term for the redemption sufficient?

The Maharal says (Gevuras Hashem 30) that each term for the redemption represented a different aspect of our redemption. We were first redeemed from the affliction of the backbreaking work that the Egyptians imposed on us, however we still remained servants to Mitzrayim. Subsequently we were redeemed from servitude of Mitzrayim but we still were sojourners in a land that was not ours. We were then completely released from Mitzrayim but we had not yet entered into the covenant of Hashem Yisborach. When we entered into the covenant of Hashem at the time of Matan Torah that was the fourth and final step of the Geulah Shele’imah from Mitzrayim.
 http://revach.net/moadim/pesach/Maharal-Four-Times-Free/2130

When Dividing Assets, the Little Things Matter


18 Apr 2016

Unencumbered

New York State Honors the Rebbe

Review of “Vaxxed” deleted From Huffington Post

JTA reports on the Conservative Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, which ruled that eating kitniyot was permissible for its members.

In its ruling, the committee also pointed to “our inclination in our day to present an accessible Judaism unencumbered by unneeded prohibitions [and] more easily able to participate in the culture that surrounds us.”
http://www.jta.org/2016/04/12/life-religion/rabbis-expand-the-passover-menu-but-will-conservative-jews-bite

Unencumbered? Is that what Judaism is about?

Families Of 9/11 Victims Furious At Obama Regime For Siding With Saudi Arabia, Refusing To Declassify Information


17 Apr 2016

Dreams

Rebbe's Odd Instruction In Dream

Inmates escape from El Rodeo prison in Portoviejo after earthquake

"נשיא המועצת: "לימוד תורה - הכרת הטוב לה - Halevai the words spoke in the video should come to fruition.


Terrorism or Zionism

Iran vows to defend Muslim nations against terrorism, Israel

Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills dozens

Many Muslims Danced After The Brussels Attacks, Claims Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon

The Even Ezra (See Peleh Yoetz “DaAga”) says “HeAvar Ayin” the past is gone. “HaAsid Adayin” the future has not arrived yet. “V’HaHoveh K’Heref Ayin” and the present only takes a split second. Therefore he concludes, “DaAga Minayin?” Why worry, nothing actually matters in the long term. Rav Simcha Zisel Brodie Rosh Yeshiva of Chevron says this sums up the meaning of slavery. A person whose whole life is about caring only about himself and caring only about the moment is a slave. He is trapped in “the moment”.

A free person, he says, cares not only about himself but his concern traverses the entire world, the entire creation. He lives not only the present but also the past and the future. On Pesach we get to exhibit our freedom. Our spirit of freedom soars as we immerse ourselves in years long gone by. We care about the past and we relive it. Our heart rises and falls as we retell the story of the Galus and Geula of Am Yisroel. “Chayav Adam Lir’os Es Atzmo K’Ilu Hu Yatza MiMitztrayim.” By truly feeling as if you have left Mitzrayim you have captured the essence of the seder. You have freed yourself from your own bondage from the slavery of self. (Hagadah Shai L’Torah – Brisk)
http://revach.net/moadim/pesach/Pesach-Experience-Real-Freedom-Break-Out-of-The-Moment/2106

15 Apr 2016

The candidates

Chasidic Caller On Michael Savage Radio Show Makes Kiddush Hashem By Explaining Questions

The Bernie Sanders campaign suspended its Jewish outreach coordinator Simone Zimmerman Thursday after a Free Beacon report revealed the extent of Zimmerman’s anti-Israel sentiments.
Read more: http://freebeacon.com/politics/sanders-campaign-suspends-jewish-outreach-coordinator-f-ck-bibi-comment/

DOES ISRAEL HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF? HILLARY CLINTON vs BERNIE SANDERS RUMBLE IN NY!

Torah Wellsprings Metzora - Hagadol

As I read Shirat Devorah's post about  earthquakes this morning, I was reminded of a 2009 post in which I included a letter written by the Chofetz Chaim about that subject. - Earthquakes - a sign from Hashem.

The Washington Examiner has an article titled Documents show Clinton told two stories about Benghazi attack.

Honestly intelligent

Song of Thanks

Lawmakers urge veto of UN initiatives biased against Israel

Last summer, a couple of researchers ran a funny experiment about honesty. They went to an Israeli shopping mall and recruited people, one-by-one, into a private booth. Alone inside the booth, each subject rolled a six-sided die. Then they stepped out and reported the number that came up.
...Smarter people were less likely to lie about the number they rolled. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/04/14/this-unusual-test-reveals-how-smart-you-are/

How about repeating the experiment with the U.S. Presidential candidates?


14 Apr 2016

Meeting halfway

Must see: In 20 seconds, @Jeopardy proves Jewish history of Israel

Meeting halfway

In a rough Paris ‘hood, Jews keep a high profile for Passover

The Chabad House of Saint-Denis has no intention of complying with its mayor’s advice to lie low until there’s peace in the Middle East

The past few months I have heard about two kidney transplants. The latest involved someone whose mother received a kidney from a father of many children who viewed donating a kidney as a happy event. He and his family visited the woman to whom the kidney was being donated and gave much chizuk to her. The medical professionals were amazed that the people visiting the patient weren't related because they were convinced they were family, as they viewed the warm conviviality exhibited between those in the hospital room.
The woman I spoke to said that Mashiach should come just for the fact that the man willingly and happily offered to donate his kidney for a woman in dire need, a total stranger.
Last night I came across a song sung at a wedding of two kidney donors which I have posted below..




13 Apr 2016

J & J

Presidential candidate John Kasich visited Borough Park the other day and lectured yeshiva students about Joseph and Joshua, biblibal figures that begin with the same first letter as his name. You can catch what he had to say in the video below. I was waiting for him to talk about the most famous J name in the New Testament and, sure enough, he spoke about him in the video which can be seen here.

Rabbi Manis Changed My Life

Emuna daily lesson



A united community

Emuna daily lesson

Can a united community still work miracles? Ask the Yemenite Jews.

Dershowitz: BDS ‘Regressive, Repressive, Anti-Peace’

Man Who Threatened Yeshiva University Students at Manhattan Dunkin’ Donuts Arrested

Palestinians in Ramallah launched a worldwide campaign on Tuesday to nominate jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti for the Nobel Peace Prize – despite his life imprisonment for five terrorist murders.
http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Palestinians-campaign-for-convicted-terrorist-Barghouti-to-receive-Nobel-Peace-Prize-451000

N.J. court declares Cruz eligible for White House
Shidduch Project Claims Results


12 Apr 2016

The Boss

A Word From the Boss

A Pre-Occupation with an Occupation that Doesn’t Exist!

PHOTO: “A Spiritual Pesach Cleaning” – Lakewood Resident Smashes his Tablet with a Hammer

ימות המשיח - הרב יגאל כהן

As if Brussels Airport doesn't have enough problems getting back to normal service - Air Traffic Controllers' Strike Paralyzes Brussels Airport.

A New Jersey administrative law judge on Monday heard two challenges to GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz's eligibility to appear on the New Jersey ballot, based upon the Texas senator's having been born in Canada.
Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20160412_N_J__judge_hears_challenges_to_Cruz_eligibility.html

I saw a graphic yesterday comparing Ted Cruz with Jordanian Prince Hashim. If both have mothers who were U.S. citizens, both were born abroad and both had foreign born fathers, what is to stop the prince from becoming the U.S. President? Perhaps the prince will move to America to fulfill the 14 year resdiency requiremnt.
Anyone signing up for the President Prince Hashim campaign of 2032?

Bar-Mitzvah boy donates all his money for the children of Israel

Terror survivor speaks out at UN building in Geneva

Two poems

This evening I came across a poem titled Pesach Cleaning Questionnaire. Scroll down to the end of the poem to read ​The Dash by Linda Ellis.

Made Famous by an Iconic Photo: Rav Yitzchok Leizer Militzky zt”l

Letter from an Arab to a Jew who supports BDS

11 Apr 2016

Tracht gut

How the discovery of missing girls inspired a return to Judaism

Collive reminds its readers of a similar search in 1995 in a wooded park for a lost girl who was thankfully found. Read and watch video over here.

Missing Miami Girls Express Gratitude From Their Hospital Beds

“It was very scary but we had bitachon,” said Rabbi Katz. “It was out of the question not to think anything but ‘tracht gut vet zayn gut.’”
http://www.vosizneias.com/235951/2016/04/10/kissimmee-fl-missing-miami-girls-express-gratitude-from-their-hospital-beds/

"שנה לאסון ילדי ששון: "אשתי זוכרת עדיין את מאבק הילדים באש

10 Apr 2016

An indelible impression

Mishpacha Magazine has an article about Dr.Yashar Hirshaut, a "top-notch oncologist."
I don't have access to the full article so I'm not sure if anything was written about the exemplary fashion in which he honored his mother. I was witness to his walking to shul in Lawrence with his aging mother. He carried a chair with him and every so often he would stop and set the chair on the ground so that his mother would be able to rest before continuing on her walk to the synagogue on Shabbat. The sight left an indelible impression on my mind and serves as a paradigm of how to fulfill the mitzvah of kibbud av va'em.

U.S. Muslims to overtake Jews by 2026

Peri Finkelstein’s 1000 Steps


Ilan, Ilan

The Laws of the Blessing on Blossoming Fruit Trees

"ההלכות והסגולות של "ברכת האילנות

ברכת האילנות של גדולי ישראל

Shaar HaBitachon 1

Jeremy Corbyn showing contempt towards Jews, says major Labour donor

Occupation ends at Ohio State University's Bricker Hall after arrests, expulsion threatened

9 Apr 2016

2 symbolic items

"Then shall the Kohen command to take for the person to be cleansed two living clean birds, and cedar-wood and red wool, and hyssop."

Why does the Metzora specifically take these items? Rashi explains, since he spoke Lashon HaRa and was high and haughty like a cedar tree, he must lower himself like a worm (Tolaas) and a hyssop (Aizov). Maskil L'David asks, why is it necessary for him to use 2 symbolic items to bring him to humility - the Tolaas Shani and the Aizov - wouldn't it have driven home the point with one?

Maskil L'David explains, although by other character traits, we say that a person should take the middle of the road, not going to an extreme on either end of the spectrum, however concerning Gaavah Chazal tell us "Miod Miod Havay Shfal Ruach" - one should be exceedingly humble. It is for that reason that 2 signs of humbleness were used - to stress that the Metzora should be exceedingly humble to atone his sin.
http://revach.net/parshas-hashavua/quick-vort/Parshas-Metzora/2108

A labour councillor has been suspended for shockingly offensive anti-Semitic tweets, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3531852/Labour-councillor-20-suspended-claims-called-Hitler-greatest-man-history-latest-anti-Semitic-scandal-hit-Corbyn-s-party.html

Men May Be Able to Avoid Dementia by Marrying Intelligent Women, Researchers Say

During a Wednesday speech on privacy at Kenyon College, FBI Director James Comey said he’s anxious enough about the prospect of covert surveillance that he places tape over his computer’s webcam.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/04/09/fbi-director-explains-why-he-puts-tape-over-his-webcam/#ixzz45MhnVl2Z
Reflect on three things and you will never come to sin: Know what is above you–a seeing eye, a hearing ear, and all your deeds recorded in a book.
We can't pur tape over our seeing eye.

Young child dies after TV falls on her in Ra'anana

The New York Times has published an article titled Blaming Policy, Not Islam, for Belgium’s Radicalized Youth.

Yves Goldstein makes no excuses for Belgium’s failure to find Salah Abdeslam and the other Islamic State recruits who attacked Paris and then bombed Brussels Airport and a subway station.

The problem is not Islam, he insists, but the negligence of government officials like himself in allowing self-contained ethnic ghettos to grow unchallenged,..
...“We have neighborhoods where people only see the same people, go to school with the same people,” he said.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/08/world/europe/belgium-brussels-islam-radicalization.html?_r=0

Have we seen people who grew up in Chinatown in a self-contained ethnic ghetto or Jews who grew up in Antwerp in insular societies, attending the same schools, blowing themselves up at airports?

New Challenge for CUNY Over Alleged Anti-Semitism

8 Apr 2016

Parshat Tazria - Hachodesh

Here's a beautiful vort by Rabbi Frand from a number of years back to say at the Shabbos table regarding this week's parsha. -Guarding Against Feeling Too Good About Oneself - Parshas Tazria

Torah Wellsprings  - Tazria Hachodesh

OOPS! BILL CLINTON SAYS HE ACCIDENTALLY TOOK $500,000 FROM ALGERIA DURING KEY ARMS NEGOTIATION WITH STATE DEPARTMENT

Israeli Tourist Reportedly Stabbed Multiple Times In Bleecker Street Subway Station
A man was stabbed in the face, hands and arms during a possible attempted robbery on the Bleecker Street 6 train platform early Friday morning, according to the NYPD....The incident is not currently being investigated as a hate crime.
http://gothamist.com/2016/04/08/hasidic_man_stabbed_bleecker.php

Not a hate crime - I love you so much that I decided to stab you multiple times and rob you.

A message from Reb Gavriel Sassoon on the first Yartzheit of his 7 children a"h
5tjt reported about an event that took place for students of Shulamith scchool on Ta'anit Esther. T
he event included the responsive recitation of a number of pirkei Tehillim, as well as a live hookup to the Kotel. Speaker Gavriel Sassoon beseeched the viewers to have emunah in Hashem and to stay united.
http://5tjt.com/shepping-nachas-with-shulamith-4/

Former Palestinian finance chief: Global Judaism is a virus, a plague

Saved by a Sorry: Oorah’s Torah Thought on Parshat Tazria

Peh tahor parshas Tazria

Welcome to the United States, where anti-Israel indoctrination masquerades as 'critical thinking' - disturbing video.

Sanders tells ADL he knows he got his Gaza death toll number wrong

7 Apr 2016

Hope and life

Report: UN Office Coordinates Millions in Donations to Anti-Israel Groups

Major Jewish Organization Condemns New York Times Smear of the Orthodox

Emuna Daily

What Hope Does Rubashkin Have?

AMAZING: Chai Lifeline Warrior Defies All Odds (VIDEO) - Incredible!!!

Parshas Tazria - In the Eye of the Beholder?

השריפה במאה שערים: 82 ילדים נותרו ללא קורת גג ובגדים


Founded on the Torah

The Republican Jewish Coalition is having a Spring leadership Meeting this weekend in Las Vegas. FROM APRIL 8-10, RJC NATIONAL LEADERS WILL COME TOGETHER FOR A TERRIFIC WEEKEND OF POLITICS, POLICY AND POKER AT THE FABULOUS VENETIAN RESORT AND HOTEL.
http://www.rjcspringmeeting.com/

The Shabbos Project is organizing a weekend, as well.
Me, you and Jews all over the world experiencing one complete Shabbat together.

11/12 November 2016.

Join In.
https://www.theshabbosproject.org/

Which weekend are you opting to join? If you like poker, it's a no-brainer.

Cruz's Father: America Was Founded on the Torah


6 Apr 2016

A good deed back

Pesach Goody Bags Brighten the Holidays of Jewish US Military Personnel

Shirtless Man Who Threatened Jewish Man in Crown Heights May Face Hate Crime Charges

The Lakewood Scoop has a post about someone who returend a wallet containing thousands of dollars.

When his wife offered him a reward, he said, “I don’t want any – just do a good deed back to someone else.”
http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2016/04/lakewood-business-owner-looking-to-thank-man-who-returned-his-wifes-wallet-containing-thousand-of-dollars.html#sthash.DidPiaRL.dpuf

A relative recently accidentally dropped her wallet on the street. A number of days later she was surprised to receive the wallet back in her postbox. Someone had anonymously taken upon himself the expense of mailing back her wallet, without asking for recompense. This story, as well as the one above, restores one's faith in humanity.


5 Apr 2016

The color of purity

VIDEO: Parnassah Network Founder R’ Duvy Honig: Let’s Wake Up

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

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

Kuwaiti Writer To Muslims: Stop Cursing Jews And Christians In The Friday Sermons

Bernie Sanders claims Israel killed '10,000 innocents' in Gaza

State Department Spokesperson Mark Toner was asked about the Saudi book fair at today's briefing.

QUESTION: So were you guys aware of the content of what was in all of the stalls at this book fair? And if so, why was that okay?

MR TONER: So, first of all, this is a – actually, first of all, we condemn anti-Semitism in all of its forms, as well as any other hate speech. Second is representatives of the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh have participated in the International Riyadh Book Fair for multiple years as part of an effort to essentially distribute books to Saudi citizens that include books about democracy, tolerance, diversity, human rights, et cetera. The book fair itself is run by the Saudi Government’s Ministry of Culture and Information. So what I want to clearly state is we were just a participant. We weren’t aware that these books were going to be featured in this book fair. So we’re not a partner, we’re not a funder, we’re not a sponsor. We’re just simply a participant and we obviously, as I said, condemn any kind of anti-Semitic literature.
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2016/04/255522.htm#ISRAEL


I hear you

Would you please read Avi Shafran's article Hear Me Out and heed his advice?
 I am a big proponent of lowering the volume of music played at a wedding. One of the nicest simchas I attended was a wedding in which my uncle arranged with the band that he would not pay them if the music was too loud. I saw him rushing across the dance floor twice to instruct the band members to play more softly as soon as he felt the noise level was exceeding what he thought was acceptable.

Reuters Corrects Ridiculous Photo Caption On Palestinian Stabbing

In 2015, Andrea Peyser wrote an opinion piece in the New York Post titled, "Taxpayers should not be funding this anti-American hate-spewer." Ms. Peyser wrote about how Linda Sarsour's organization had received more than $164,050 of city funds since 2012.
http://nypost.com/2015/10/23/taxpayers-should-not-be-funding-this-anti-american-hate-spewer/

Well, I guess noone asked Andrea Peyser for her opinion as evidenced by an article published on April 2.

City First Lady Chirlane McCray is handing over more than $500,000 to an Arab-American activist who came under fire for denouncing critics on Twitter as “Zionist trolls.” http://nypost.com/2016/04/02/city-gives-500k-to-activist-at-center-of-palestine-israel-twitter-war/

Check out this tweet by Ms. Sarsou from a few years ago. Nothing is creepier than Zionism.Challenge racism,...

On Facebook, Ms. Sarsour links to a video where she spoke at the launch of New York's Bernie Sanders campaign, "I am honored as a Palestininan American to support a candidate who somehow has this radical idea that Palestinians are humans and deserve dignity and human rights."

She also posted about an article in which a Muslim woman told police she was slashed in the face by someone calling her a terrorist. 

ABC reported that the womand admitted to making up the story.
"Authorities say she has a history of cutting herself dating back to when she was a teenager, and that surveillance video recovered from the Make-Up Designory school at 65 Broadway shows her entering a bathroom on the 15th floor. When she came out, she had a cut on her face.

The woman admitted what happened when detectives confronted her with the video. Detectives also interviewed family members, who told them of her history."
http://abc7ny.com/news/woman-who-said-she-was-slashed-called-a-terrorist-admits-making-up-story/1271222/

When someone instructed Ms. Sarsour, "Update status to reflect updated article at the end of posted link. Hoax. Woman admits she lied and slash is self-inflicted,".she responded, "They were interrogating her till 11pm at night. I wouldn't be surprised if she changed the story to get out of there."
https://www.facebook.com/linda.sarsour?fref=ts

4 Apr 2016

Changing headlines

Op-Ed: No, it is not Modern Orthodoxy

This year, ArtScroll brings you two exciting new Haggadah commentaries. They are very different from each other but share the same goal: to make your Seder more memorable, engaging, and meaningful than ever. - See more at: http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/403379/two-unusual-haggadahs-to-enhance-the-seder.html#sthash.yfdnA4Ps.dpuf

An article in the Daily Mail published on April 2 had the headline, Horrific moment Muslim woman is mown down by grinning far-right activist who then stops to take a PICTURE during anti-Islam rally in the troubled Brussels district of Molenbeek.

The journalist wrote, "Police haven't yet confirmed the woman's current condition, or the motivation behind the crash."
However, even if the police were clueless, the Daily Mail apparently knew the act was committed by a far-right activist.

On April 4th, the article's hedline was edited to read, "Horrific moment Muslim woman is mown down by grinning driver who then stops to take a PICTURE during anti-Islam rally in the troubled Brussels district of Molenbeek."
At the end of the article, The Daily Mail issued a statement, "The headline to a previous version of this article referred to a "far-right activist". The police later confirmed that two men had been arrested, and the story has been updated accordingly."
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3520777/Muslim-woman-mown-grinning-far-right-activist-stops-PICTURE-anti-Islam-rally-troubled-Brussels-district-Molenbeek.html#ixzz44qmSaEPZ

Breitbart reported earlier today about the incident.
"A hit and run on a Muslim women in Molenbeek this weekend, blamed on ‘far right’ anti-Islam demonstrators, was in fact perpetrated by an allegedly drunk local youth named “Mohamed”.
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/04/04/exposed-molenbeek-far-right-hit-run-actually-muslim-muslim-attack/

Exterior signs

Members can ‘get away’ with anti-Semitism says Jewish Labour MP

Rochel and Leah: A Halachic Analysis

Muslim school in England teaches hate for Jews, Europe

Answered at Ohel For His Friend

In Parshas Tazria-Mitzora we find five kinds of tzoraas, skin, clothing, head, beard, and house. Rav Itzele Volozhin explains that tzoraas is an exterior sign of internal corruption. Each one of these nega'im correspond to a certain tumah within the person.

1. The tzoraas on the skin shows a constant craving by the person to satisfy his bodily desires with food and other physical pleasures.

2. A nega on his clothing is an indication of the pursuit of material items, whether new clothing or anything else. As soon as something new hits the market, says Rav Itzele, it's out with the old and in with the new.

3. Bad character, corrupt ideology, and haughtiness are plagues of the mind and show up as a nega on the head.

4. Sins of the mouth like Lashon Hara an Rechilus manifest themselves as tzoraas on the beard.

5. The chase after wealth such as real estate result in nega'im on ones house.

Everything is dealt with Mida Kneged Mida. Appropriately the cure for tzoraas is to go to the Kohen. The Kohen is an Ish Tzadik v'Tahor. He will take a deep look at the nega and understand its source. He will then prescribe the correct cure from your sins and help you cleanse your inside and as a result your outside.
http://revach.net/parshas-hashavua/quick-vort/Parshas-TazriaMitzora-Rav-Itzele-Volozhin-Five-Tzoraas-For-Five-Sins/4502

3 Apr 2016

Petition rejected

Rise Above

Be'er Sheva district court judge Yisrael Pablo Axelrod on Sunday rejected the petition to release Meir Ettinger from his administrative detention for several hours on Monday so as to attend the brit milah (circumcision) of his firstborn son.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/210228#.VwD9PfmLTIU

UK government pulls charity funding over allegations of anti-Semitism

National Union of Students executive member, Malia Bouattia, also spoke at the event and claimed that the British government’s anti-extremism policy, Prevent, was fueled by “all manner of Zionist and 'neo-con' lobbies.”

Why BDS activist Malia Bouattia couldn’t answer Jon Snow’s question on Israel boycott


2 Apr 2016

Slated to speak on Saturday

Ted Cruz will address next week's Republican Jewish Coalition spring meeting in Las Vegas, the organization confirmed.

The Texas senator is slated to speak on Saturday afternoon.
...Cruz has made an aggressive push for Jewish support...
Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-gop-primary-live-updates-and-results/2016/04/ted-cruz-republican-jewish-coalition-meeting-221468#ixzz44hdo7Dug

I guess the article should have qualified Jewish support in terms of non-Orthodox Jewish support, as Orthodox Jews will be occupied with supporting Shabbos during the time the Sanator is slated to speak.

Kosher Kilts and Plaid Skullcaps: Scotland’s Jews Get a Tartan

Rabbi Mendel Jacobs, who calls himself the only Scottish-born rabbi in Scotland, has drawn a wave of attention for his “Jewish Tartan,” the first kosher Jewish tartan registered with the official Scottish Register of Tartans, established by the Scottish Parliament in 2008.
...Rabbi Jacobs bills the tartan as kosher because it complies with the Jewish law, shatnez, that prohibits wearing a mixture of wool and linen.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/01/world/europe/kosher-kilts-and-plaid-skullcaps-scotlands-jews-get-a-tartan.html?_r=0

Braford councillor, Khadim Hussain, quits Labour Party amid new anti-Semitism allegations

1 Apr 2016

The eighth day

Parshas Shmini - The Eighth Day

Emuna Daily

Hamas blasts Twitter’s shutdown of its accounts




Shemini - Parah



Above is a screenshot of results I got when I googled about a woman who said she was slashed yesterday. The Daily News initially reported the story with the headline Muslim Woman, 20, slashed in the face and called 'terrorist' in lower Manhattan. It has now been changed to  Woman admits she lied about being slashed in face, called ‘terrorist’ in lower Manhattan. Notice, the inclusion of a religion when the person is the supposed victim of a hate crime and the omission of a religion in the headline when the person is no longer the victim. Was her story added to the hate crime statistics of a certain religion?


ABC initially had the headline Muslim woman slashed in face by man who called her a terrorist. It has now been updated to WOMAN WHO SAID SHE WAS SLASHED IN FACE MADE UP STORY.


Huffington Post, so far, hasn't updated the story.

A comment posted under the article reads, "This is so sad to hear. It fits right in with Trumps dangerous rhetoric. We need to stand together and resist the hate speach that encourages this type of behavior. Vote democrat, prevent this type of behavior."
Will the person who posted the comment change it to, "So sad to hear. This fits in with the lying rhetoric of some politicians. Vote republican, prevent this type of behavior."

What about the comment, "I really feel for these American Muslims who are law abiding, kind people, going about their daily lives that have to deal with this crap."

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