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Monday, July 6, 2015

Why has The World, International Leaders and Media Ignored Murder of Malachi Rosenfeld?

Through my husband's job we get the International New York Times, hard copy, yes meaning paper edition. IMHO it's still the very best way to read a newspaper. I went through last week's papers after the shooting attack on the four amateur basketball players from Kochav Hashachar, which resulted in the wounding of all and the death, the MURDER of Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld, HaYa"D. I didn't see any headlines, nor any photos of that cruel inhuman attack. If it was mentioned at all, it may have been buried in a long article. During that time there was a large dramatic picture and accompanying article about an Arab terrorist who was shot by Israeli security forces, as if that was a tragedy.
Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld,
Thousands of mourners gathered Wednesday morning in a West Bank settlement for the funeral of a 25-year-old man who was gunned down Monday evening in the West Bank while returning home from a basketball game. (complete article at Times of Israel)
But the editors of the esteemed international newspaper, part of the New York Times didn't consider the Arab terror attack on innocent Jews to be worth of All the News that's Fit to Print.

And just to make sure that it wasn't a fluke and it wasn't just the New York Times and its various national and international versions, I did a simple google search of "malachi rosenfeld killed." I purposely left out his second name to increase the chances of finding something, but all I found were Israeli and international Jewish media with articles about his murder.

I also didn't see any number of outraged statements by foreign leaders about the attack which took place just a few miles, even less if you hike it, just east of my house. Yes, by foot it's not far at all, and it isn't the first time there was a fatal arab terror attack there.
The road is listed as road 5050, but the residents of the area and the local council gave it the name "Gideon Road" after Gideon Lichterman, who was murdered here in a shooting terror attack in May 2003, some 100 meters from where Rosenfeld was murdered this week. This cursed and bloody road is also the artery that connects Shilo and Highway 60 to the communities in the Jordan Valley and the eastern Binyamin Region (complete article YNet)
The fact that the world, all those antisemitic feigning love for Israel hypocrites have no problems ignoring the Arab barbarity, the murder of innocent Jews is further proof that we should not make any efforts to gain their approval. Nothing has changed since the 1930's and the Nazi rise to power and subsequent Holocaust resulting in the murder of six million 6,000, 000 Jews and millions of others.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

17th of Tammuz Fast Postponed, HH and KCC, Too

Cross-posted on me-ander

I couldn't think of a clever title for this combined Havel Havelim and Kosher Cooking Carnival, besides the fact that they are all "postponed."
  • Yesterday, Shabbat was the 17th of Tammuz, but since we don't fast, except for Yom Kippur, on Shabbat, the fast was postponed  until today.
  • I usually post my Havel Havelim, the international Jewish blog carnival on Saturday night after Shabbat, but that, too was postponed until today.
  • I really had planned on posting a Kosher Cooking Carnival for Rosh Chodesh Tammuz, and that has obviously been postponed, since it's now closer to Av than to Tammuz, so this combines the two months.
So, I hope you don't mind that lazy summer's day, when I'm not working and not eating I've decided to produce another joint HH and KCC.

Havel Havelim is the long-running weekly international Jewish blog carnival, which had been started many years ago (by modern internet standards) by Soccer Dad, who no longer blogs. It floats from blog to blog, and we keep it organized on our facebook page. If you'd like to host one, please let us know, and it's yours! I'm always willing to help newbies. Hosting isn't hard and it's a good way to get your blog better known and know others.

The Kosher Cooking Carnival is  the monthly (in theory--appearing on or around Rosh Chodesh, the beginning of the Jewish Month,) blog carnival I began a number of years ago on the specific topic of kosher food. It can include posts about every aspect from Halacha, Jewish Law, to recipes, customs, kosher cookbooks and restaurants. You can also volunteer to host an edition; we also have a facebook page.

To guarantee your post's inclusion in one of the blog carnivals, please send me the link, with a short blurb describing it, to shilohmuse@gmail.com and ither HH or KCC as subject, thanks. If there will be a different host, I'll just forward it. Since Havel Havelim is weekly, please send the link before Shabbat your time, thanks. I not only include links sent to me, but I also look for others.

Remember, that you don't have to be a blogger to read, comment and share the posts on Havel Havelim or the Kosher Cooking Carnival.

And now, on with the show!

not even the clock works
Ruti, "Where everybody knows your name" #5: La Boca! Ruti and the Coach's favorite place to celebrate and have a good meal.
Marcia, last week's HH hostess, There may be no school but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't discuss the Torah with your kids. Enjoying the Bible Online offers innovative fun activities, questions, and discussion guidelines related to God forbidding the children of Israel to use a sword while building an altar (in the book of Exodus) in "Does it Matter How We Get to the End Product?"
Not even the clock works in the Jerusalem Central Bus Station, The Death of the Jerusalem Central Bus Station
Ben-Tzion Spitz, Perilous Roads. Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations. -Oliver Goldsmith
Real Jerusalem Streets, latest mail news, Please Wait a Minute Mr. Postman
Israellycool, Temple Mount, Must Watch: Dome of the Rock Power Washing

Doug, the Israeli Beer maivin, New beers at Zman Amiti and Jerusalem Beer Festival update.
My blog name change, I Want Your Opinion, Thanks! Seriously, please let me know your opinion, thanks.
There will be more to buy in Sha'ar Binyamin! Lots of Building in Sha'ar Binyamin!
Help Mama Bla Blah in her struggle against the drug company: TESARO pharmaceutical - Will Watch Me Die. Refuah Shleimah!!
Elder of Ziyon, 07/03 Links Pt2: Netanyahu: UNHRC cares nothing for human rights; Flotilla Brought Hate, Not Aid
Mystical Paths,
A View from Tiberius
Some great food deals. You don't have to spend a lot for a filling and healthy meal out:
Revisiting two favorite Jerusalem restaurants, Piccolino and Modern.
For Israelis and Jews all over the world, July 4 has special significance, Rescue At Entebbe: An Anniversary of Freedom
The Kosher Spoon, SPICED CHICKPEAS, looks like a good idea especially with the Nine Days coming up.
Esser Agaroth, What's the Significance of July 4th Falling on 17 Tammuz this Year?
Malachi Rosenfeld, HaYa"D, links from Shemittah Rediscovered and photos I took at the prayer vigil at the sight of the murder and on the funeral A Soldier's Mother.
This ongoing war, 03-Jul-15: Misery, terrorism and money-making: a cynics' guide:One factor beyond all others ensures that the Palestinian Arab cause manages to sustain its momentum nearly seventy years after the UN decision to split the compact British-occupied territory of Palestine/Eretz Yisrael into two countries: the existence of UNRWA.
My easiest cookie recipe, Making My Famous Classic 1, 2, 3 Cookies Sans Scale
My husband's blog, Amazing Occupation Or, A Question That Has Been Occupying My Mind
The Lid, Refuting Hillary's Ridiculous Claim- She Will NOT Be Better For Israel Than Obama: Here's Proof
My Fruity Chicken, actually very easy to make!
Tzvee My Jewish Standard Dear Rabbi Column for July 2015: Holocaust Conceit
Mazaltov and many more to Jordana!!! Aliyaversary
Chopping Wood,Democracy and the Jewish State: Slomiansky v. Gal-On - Who Needs a Constitution when You've Got the Tanach?
The Lost Kitchen, Bras and Babka
Walk Through the Parsha, Balak
My good friend Miriam writes The Wonderful 'Settlers' of the Negev...
al tishali oti's joy
Tzivia Welcome to Chu”l, and have a nice stay!
Sha'i Ben Tekoa Islam As An Excuse
Jerusalem Macrolovers WHY FAST??
Today, the 18th of Tammuz, fasting the postponed 17th of Tammuz fast, when we all mourn the loss of our Holy Temple and the Rosenfeld family of Kochav Hashachar, and their loved ones all over, mourns their precious son Malachi Moshe HaYa"D.

We aren't giving up. We aren't finished. We aren't history. We have a future. G-d willing we will be truly sovereign and rebuild our Holy Temple in our Holy City of Jerusalem, and the days of mourning will be turned into days of festivity and worship of G-d, and all of those in the Next World will return to us in joy together!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Death of the Jerusalem Central Bus Station

Cross-posted on me-ander 

I used to love the Jerusalem Central Bus Station, because it was a lot more than just a bus stop. The present building is relatively new, having been totally rebuilt and only opened in late 2001. It was/is a small, easy to navigate mall, with buses and a synagogue (that even has a room for women to doven or say Tihillim, psalms,) shops and food places of all sorts. It used to be pleasant enough as a mall just to go in to shop or eat.

I had heard all the reports about the high levels of air pollution and the fact that it hadn't been planned well, but that was more a danger to those who worked there, who spent hours there day after day. For the traveler or shopper there was always less danger.

But just under a year ago we, travelers to and from Judea and Samaria were totally banished from there. OK, we can go and take a bus to Sderot or Tel Aviv, but we can't take a bus to Shiloh or Tel Tzion.

A few weeks ago, I had some free time and decided to walk in. I must say that I was shocked. Even though the bus station is relatively new, it looked like a dump.

Not even the clock works! A bus station should have clocks, working clocks, all over, in every direction.

And this electric board that used to give me information about buses to all over the country is dead. How could there be no basic maintenance in a building as important as the Jerusalem Central Bus Station?

Do you see the "No Signal" sign?

In its heyday, when all the platforms were being used by a number of lines, the area on the right of this picture would have been lit up with information about the schedules. Now it's dark.

Fewer bus lines means fewer passenger which means fewer customers for the stores meaning that it gets harder to rent them out.

The CBS as the signs call it, looked dark and dreary. Maybe it has no future...

Friday, July 3, 2015

Lots of Building in Sha'ar Binyamin!

Sha'ar Binyamin is the sprawling shopping center about 7 minutes north of Jerusalem between Adam and the turn-off to Tel Zion-Psagot and Kochav Ya'akov. It's in Mateh Binyamin, the Benjamin County, of which Shiloh, Ofra, Neve Tzuf, Kochav Hashachar, Eli, Kfar Adumim and lots of other communities are located.

From its beginning, the two main attractions have been the Rami Levi Discount Supermarket, a police station and the big sick fund clinic of Kupat Cholim Le'umit. In addition there a lots more stores, Yafiz-Clothing for the Whole Family (yes, where I work,)  furniture, pharmacy, Shifon Bakery, dress boutique, camping equipment, housewares, health food, books, shoes, dental clinic, events/wedding hall and more.

In many ways Sha'ar Binyamin reminds me of a 1950's suburban/rural strip mall that wasn't fully planned but keeps on getting bigger.

Wandering around yesterday, before I could sign in to work, I took these photos:

It seems that we'll be getting a bus station of sorts!

Conning the World: Israeli "Occupation"

There are two big cons going on against Israel that belittle the legitimacy of the State of Israel.

  1. There was a country called Palestine that the Zionists replaced with Israel.
  2. Israel's rule in land liberated in its defensive war in 1967 is "occupation."
Note the red Ottoman empire, the fact that today's borders and countries aren't even hinted at in this map. That is why there is so much instability among the Arab countries. They have no real history as independent countries. 

The truth is very simple! There never was a country called Palestine, and there is no history of a people or country by that name either.

The lower map shows the tiny Israel in yellow just before the 1967 Six Days War. The borders were indefensible and it's a total miracle that Israel survived the coordinated attack to push it into the sea by Egypt, Jordan and Syria. They had planned our destruction and we had no ally other than G-d. Everyone stood by watching, expecting us to be a footnote in history.

Thank G-d a miracle happened and the IDF with the help of G-d defeated those three countries.

In the history of the world, it is always accepted that a victorious army/country is the new ruler of any land achieved in a victorious war of defense. The only time this rule has been ignored has been in the case of Israel defeating its enemies in 1967. We should be sovereign; we are not occupiers!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Blogging Here, There and Everywhere

Generally people who ask about my blogging want to know how many people read my posts, but that isn't a question I can answer. I have a vague idea about this blog, but none really in general.

Besides blogging here on Shiloh Musings, the very first blog I opened, my posts appear on Arutz 7, where they are very popular. See this:

Popular Posts

I was one of Arutz 7's very first bloggers, and then for a couple of years I didn't blog there, but not all that long ago I was invited back. And apparently that was a wise move on behalf of the editor. It's rare for me not to have one of the top six posts according to popularity. Two out of the six is very common, and as you can see here, I've reached three out is six quite a few times.

The Jewish Press also posts my articles, and there have been times when thousands have "liked" them. Unlike the other places I blog, the editor there chooses the articles to be posted, not me. So sometimes they aren't even in the same consecutive order as when written. But my way of looking at the world does suit their readership.

My newest blog is on the Jerusalem Post, which is the hardest to gain prominence and readers. The Jerusalem Post is a proper newspaper, so their blog section is not very prominent on the site.

As I've said many times, I blog to get my message across. I think that I have a lot of crucial things to say to the world, and I certainly can't expect to find newspapers to publish my writing frequently, if at all. I'm the "editor in chief" of my very own newspaper aka blog, and unless I would be given a real paid writing op-ed position in a well-read newspaper, I don't see the point in giving up my blogging.

What do you think?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Mobs of Arabs on Jewish Buses

There has been a lot in the news about whether or not Arabs should be allowed to travel in Jewish buses. There are Arab buses, at least in the Jerusalem area, beautiful new white ones of all sizes. It's rare for Jews to go near them even when it would be convenient. But the Ariel buses are a different story. Yesterday when I traveled from Tel Aviv's Tel Hashomer Hospital back to Ariel in order to get home to Shiloh I found out just how many Arabs travel on the same buses as Jews.

It would be no exaggeration at all to estimate that easily three quarters 3/4, yes, that many, of the passengers on the 86 from Belinson Hospital in Petach Tikvah, where I had changed from the 87 from Tel Hashomer, were Arabs.

There aren't security checks at the "barrier" in the direction of Ariel, unlike towards Petach Tikvah/Tel Aviv etc. And, unlike the "city line" Hizma "barrier" at the Jerusalem border, security inspectors do enter the buses going towards the shefela, coastal area.

By the time we entered Ariel, the bus was almost totally empty. The only passengers were Jews, and I was one of the maybe two who got off at the last stop by the university.

And just in case you are wondering. I sat in the front seat. There was a Jewish woman who sat next to me until the Rosh Ha'ayin stop. Then an Arab, who was clearly a laborer, about 50 years old sat next to me. We each sat as far apart as possible. That was fine until he fell asleep. I had to nudge him by knocking my bag onto his to wake him up and stay away. And, yes, I'd do the same to any man.

B"H, thank G-d nothing unpleasant happened to me, and I didn't hear of anything while traveling. But as a woman of my age, I'm not a target.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Prayer Vigil at Site of Arab Terrorist Murder of Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld, HaYa"D

I joined close to a thousand others protesting the most recent Arab terror attack on innocent Jews, which resulted in the murder of Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld, HaYa"D, of Kochav Hashachar and the wounding of his three friends.

Here are some of my photos. If you use them, please credit me, thank you.

Photo by Batya Medad

Photo by Batya Medad

Photo by Batya Medad

Photo by Batya Medad

Photo by Batya Medad

Photo by Batya Medad

Photo by Batya Medad

Photo by Batya Medad

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Photo by Batya Medad

Photo by Batya Medad

Photo by Batya Medad

Photo by Batya Medad

Photo by Batya Medad

Photo by Batya Medad

Photo by Batya Medad

Photo by Batya Medad