For those who travel in Judea and Samaria, this is a familiar sight.
And believe me, the license plate proves it's an arab truck!
And believe me, the license plate proves it's an arab truck!
Peki'in Aftermath: Jewish Hostage and Arson Victim Speak
As calls for an inquiry and the firing of the police chief are made, the officer held hostage and rabbi who had his home torched in Peki’in speak.more
I'm hunger-striking for the sake of my grandchildren.
No doubt that if US President Bush allows Rice to implement her dream of a Palestinian state, History will blame Bush for the destruction of the State of Israel.
That is the aim of Rice and her Palestinian partners, Israel's destruction, since there's no room for two states in such a minute area. And since, as the late US President Truman was known to have said, "The Buck Stops Here," it will be President Bush who will take the fall. History will blame him, just like it praises Truman for Israel's existence, although Truman really wasn't involved.
If you tap the "table" in front of you, you're tapping someone's seat. And if you plop down in your seat, you can make someone's siddur, prayer book, jump. Another problem is when the siddur or Chumash, Bible, is so large that it digs into the back of the person in the seat in front which is attached to your "table." Remember that the seats are also attached horizontally, so if you lean forward, you may take all your seatmates with you. Not very pleasant.
Not everyone is as hyper-sensitive as I am to all these disturbances, but it's still something to take in account and think about.
The recent fad of clapping in the middle of the Silent Prayer is a real problem. It stops me, prevents me from praying, and then it's hard to concentrate again.
"There are plenty of seats still available."But of course the young women wouldn't sit by the men and the men, territorial about their precious possessions, wouldn't move to sit with their fellow males. Finally, you guessed it, big mouth me called out:
"Girls sit down next to them. If they don't like it, they'll move."
PS If men want to sit separately from women, they should sit in the back of the bus. Honestly, how many men are pregnant, schlepp babies and all the paraphernalia etc?
Verse 9: They came to the place that El-him had designated to him. Avraham built the altar there, and arranged the wood. He bound his son Yitzchok, and placed him on the altar, on top of the wood.
Verse 1: The lifetime of Sarah consisted of one hundred years, twenty years and seven years. [These were] the years of Sarah's life.
Verse 2: Sarah died in Kiryas Arba, which is Chevron, in the land of Canaan. Avraham came to eulogize Sarah and to weep for her.
Rashi: To eulogize Sarah and to weep for her.
The narrative of Sarah's death immediately follows the Akeidah [binding] of Yitzchok because as a result of the news of the Akeidah, that her son had been prepared for slaughter and had almost been slaughtered, her soul departed from her and she died.7
"G-d, please take me, instead."
So I'm very happy that the OU is rectifying it. Next they should offer Bible tours. Meet you in Shiloh!
A couple of months ago, when I heard who the two candidates were, I felt that there was no choice, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. One, Adi Mintz, was tainted by his association with Moetzet YESHA and the other, Avi Ro'eh, I saw as an "establishment figure" from the present administration. And you guessed it, I'm not enamoured with the way that the council is being run any more than I respect Moetzet YESHA.
During Succot, Adi Mintz came to Shiloh, and I went to hear him and, yes, ask questions. Somethings he said were good, and others did not satisfy me at all. He claimed that "it's not the same Moetzet YESHA; there are new people on it." I think that the old ones, the ones who totally failed in the struggle against Disengagement should apologize and resign. He couldn't imagine why. Yes, that is politics and not garbage collection, but to me it's about personal judgement and taking responsibility. There were other things which impressed me, but I didn't think it right to make a decision without meeting the other candidate.
Actually, I had "met" Avi Ro'eh before, but the circumstances were very different. I had taught English to one of his sons the year his first wife was killed, when an Arab driver rammed into her car. I went to their home to pay a shiva, condolence, call.
Last night he came to Shiloh, so I decided that the time had come to find out what he had to offer us. All I knew was that he's the assistant head of the regional council, and I took for granted that it meant that he was in favor of the status quo.
I didn't bother getting up from my seat to take the pictures, so it looks like the room was emptier than it actually was. And I didn't photograph the women sitting near me. There were many more people there than who came to hear Adi Mintz, but it wasn't Holiday time, and many were confirmed supporters, not curious like me.
Avi surprised me by starting off by saying how differently he'd be running things. That was good, and I demanded details, since I knew absolutely nothing about his way of doing things. Yes, I was impressed.
His plans for public transportation are similar to my own. Avi definitely knows what's going on in the region and is involved in important projects, projects I support.
How can we make intelligent, informed, wise decisions about whom to vote for without checking out the candidates?
Yes, I do think that Avi Ro'eh will do a better job than Adi Mintz.
This is the Jerusalem museum about the Jewish Underground prisoners who fought the British Mandate for an independent Jewish State in the 1940's. I went there the other day with my mother, who is visiting.
There's now an exhibit, from the Van Leer Institute, of photos of Jerusalem in the early Twentieth Century.
We couldn't get over seeing that rug beater, displayed among the old household items. I had one just like it in the 1970's. I used to schlepp my rug to the merpeset (balcony) railing and beat out the dust and dirt. That was a the standard cleaning technique. Nobody in the neighborhood had vacuum cleaners in those days.
I hadn't been to the museum for decades, and it has been fixed up very nicely. They show a 15 minute movie, which we saw in English. It gives a good idea of the pre-State era. The only problem is that except for a few of the permanent signs, the only language is Hebrew. They were also out of their English brochure, though the girls working there insisted that they usually have one in English.
Admission is very reasonable, just ns10 for most and ns5 for seniors. That's $2.50 and $1.25 at today's rates. The photo exhibit is until December, if I'm not mistaken. The museum is between the Russian Compound Police & Courthouse and the Jerusalem Municipality.
...Yisrael Beiteinu and Shas reiterated this weekend that they are inclined to quit the government if "core issues" are discussed at the Annapolis peace conference, as the coalition crisis worsened ahead of the summit. (complete article)
Rice demanded that the PA and Israel not shy away from the divisive issues. "We have rejected this approach for decades," she said. "Decisions must be made without running away from the issues. Only dealing with the core issues will bolster the diplomatic process." (complete article)
"It's nice to see you, even though you're the enemy."
Tonight my neighbors and I gathered together to bless food out loud, so we could all say, Amen, and pray for special things, especially the Refuah Shleimah of our neighbor, who needs all of our prayers, so please pray for P'nina bat Sofia Zlata.
Thank you and Shabbat Shalom
It's not about us here in Shiloh and the rest of Judea and Samaria. It's about the future of the State of Israel.
US's Rice has a dream. Her dream is to establish another Arab State in the Land of Israel, and she doesn't give a darn hoot if it causes the destruction of the State of Israel. The fact that Ehud Barak's withdrawal from Southern Lebanon facilitated Arab missiles being shot at Haifa and the rest of Northern Israel, and the fact that Sharon/Olmert's Disengagement has given Arabs a perfect launching pad to shoot kassam rockets at Ashkelon, Ashdod, Sderot and the southern Negev haven't meant anything to them.
If G-d forbid Rice's dream comes true, the entire State of Israel will be easy targets for destruction. So you see that it has nothing to do with Shiloh.
Anyone who supports this conference cooked up by Rice, Blair, Bush, Olmert etc is cooking up the DESTRUCTION OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL, G-d forbid!
There is no contradiction in those two sentences. Many, many taxi drivers are Arab. I frequently find myself taking taxis, and many of the drivers are Arabs. There is no quick, easy and discreet way of checking out who is driving the cab.
Beit El bus service is relatively good, but after a certain hour, there aren't any buses.
Baruch Hashem, the boys managed to alert the police, even though their phones had been stolen.
Shabbat Shalom and Chodesh Tov
"But we've always been told that the government gave you your home."
"Not true. Not true at all. We chose our building plot from the few available. Then we chose an architect, who started planning. And we sold our Jerusalem apartment to pay for our Shiloh home. And we took out a mortgage to cover the rest."
Says move may break up gov't; Erekat: If PM, Abbas reach deal, they'll be "the most important people to walk this holy land since Jesus."
"Core issues" are the basis. There's no way it can be good for Israel. It'll be worse than the Madrid Conference.
"There always are Arab cars going in."
"True, but today there are more than usual and in a short period of time."
Diplomats to push Israel, PA declaration
By HERB KEINON
Quartet envoy Tony Blair met in Ramallah with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and PA Prime Minister Salaam Fayad on Tuesday, as high level diplomatic efforts are under way to get Israel and the PA to draft a joint declaration to be endorsed at the US-sponsored Middle East conference next month. (For complete article click here)
"Allah, scatter them!”This curse for the death of Americans is a special prayer for Al-Qadr Night (the 27 th day of Ramadan, noted in the corner of the cartoon), when Muslims customarily pray in mosques throughout the night.
“And turn their wives into widows!”
“And turn their children into orphans!”
“And give us victory over them!”
Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA:
You really have to give credit to Dr. Mina Tzemach.
When she discussed how to put together this poll with the folks at Yedioth Ahronoth they were no doubt struggling to come up with a way to best support their political agenda (= withdrawal).
So how about this question:
"Could Minister Ehud Olmert achieve a public mandate allowing him to change Jerusalem's status as part of a permanent peace agreement with the Palestinians if 80% of the ministers were behind it?"
Try thinking that one through while the kids are hollering for dinner and you want to sound PC to the anonymous pollster on the line!
IMRA publicized a recent poll, in which the Arabs were asked a number of questions including:To put it very simply, the Left is rather disengaged from the truth. Nothing new at all.
Main issue that makes you feel concerned.
34.7% The economic hardship of my household
19.8% The absence of security for me and my family
22.2% The internal power struggle
07.8% The Israeli occupation
04.9% Family problems
08.5% I have no concerns