Hamas War

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Latma "Judges" Israel's Justice and The Moral of "Moral Purity"

No doubt that Latma is getting better and better all the time.

I also recommend reading Caroline Glick's latest article in which she points out the absurdity in Bibi Netanyahu's headline grabbing demand:
"The PA must choose either peace with Israel or peace with Hamas. There is no possibility for peace with both."
Yes, I've written similar things to Glick's, but she adds lots more facts and details.

The Map of Israel That Pulls No Punches

Map by Mark Langfan, hat tip AFSI, Americans for a Safe Israel

Most people have no idea how small the State of Israel really is.  It's total insanity, national suicide for Israel to allow an Arab terror state on our Land.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Post-Passover, Have We Changed?

Passover ended just a few days ago.  Now that the kitchen is back to "normal," it's almost like it had never happened.  We are supposed to be counting the Omer, the 49 days between the second night of Passover until Shavuot, the Holiday commemorating when G-d formally presented us with the Torah.

Yes, forty-nine, 7X7=49
seven weeks of seven days
It's a major celebration, but what really happened during the realtime Bible?

Jews who had just left Egypt, major miracles, outran the Egyptian army even though they were burdened with babies, and suitcases and breakable matzah.  OK, according to some north-African Jews, the matzah was soft like pittot made really fast.  Well, did they spend the forty-nine days sewing new clothes, cooking vegetable soup and making cheesecake while Moses was up in Har Sinai getting the t's crossed and dotting the i's, those final detailed instructions?

Considering how quickly they lost patience and faith and organized the jewelry collection for the golden calf, there must have been some bitter, rebelious talk going on.

One of the main points Atara Snowbell made about the uselessness of Mordechai's being led around by Haman is based on the fact that change takes a long time.  Forty-nine days is too short a period to make those slaves to Pharoah and Egyptian values into a true nation.  G-d gave them another forty years of wandering, hoping that the younger generation would do better.  To bridge the generations, both Joshua and Caleb lived for that first period after entering the Promised Land.  Joshua was responsible for the initial conquest, but when Joshua died he hadn't left a trained successor.

I get very impatient with my peers.  It's hard for me to reconcile the fact that most Jews, yes, most Israelis didn't comprehend the miraculous gift of our victory in June, 1967.  I have no doubt that, just like when Moses went up to the Sinai to bring the Torah to  the people, he expected it to be received with great enthusiasm.  He was totally shocked when he discovered them worshipping the Golden Calf.

More than forty years have passes since our great victory.  How long will it take for the Jewish People to be spiritually ready to accept the Land?

Hamas, Fatah and Egypt, Too... Recipe for Danger

Hat tip: IMRA

There's more to the Hamas-Fatah agreement than those two groups/organizations/movements.  The Egyptian Government is very invlovled, even hosting the official signing ceremony/celebrations.  I hope and pray that the Israeli Government, politicians, media etc. are paying proper attention.  I'm stressing only the Israeli connections, because we must take a more active role and stop being everyone's pawns and pansies.  And in all honesty, our greatest danger comes from the Israeli/Jewish Left which works against Israeli security and undermines our country from within.

As I've repeated innumerable times, "you can't be a little bit pregnant."  There is no such thing as "moderate" terrorists.  Less than a week ago, the P.A. Police shot at Jewish cars murdering Ben-Yosef Livnat, HaYa"D, and injuring others.

Fatah is no different from Hamas.

This "autonomy" that Israel has given the Arabs in Judea and Samaria has proven very dangerous for us.  They have an American trained terrorist army that attacks Jews.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

As Useless As Purim's Mordechai Being Paraded Around on King Achashverosh's Horse

Yesterday, at Matan, Atara Snowbell really got my mind going.  As I've mentioned before, she's teaching us Decoding the Riddled Text of Esther.  Considering that we've been living in Shiloh for close to forty years, and Shiloh is one of the few locations to celebrate two days of Purim, meaning four Megillat Ester readings a year and I only go to reading without noise, I considered myself quite an expert re: Megillat Ester.

Atara never ceases to amaze me in finding aspects I never would have dreamt of.

Yesterday she did some basic plot analysis based on something she had learned from Dr. Jonathan Grossman.  There's a literary term Chiastic or ring structure, which means that the plot goes from A B C D C B A.  A, B and C (or any number) have parallel or opposites, but D stands alone.  We're now up to Chapter 6 in The Scroll of Esther in which there's the subplot about how King Achashverosh couldn't sleep and asked that his "diary" be read to him.  He hears about Mordechai saving him from traitors and realizes that no reward had yet been given.  The result is that Haman is forced to lead his enemy Mordechai around on the king's horse.

Now, this is a favorite scene for illustrators and children's plays.  There's the irony of Haman thinking the king wants to honor him, so he suggests what he dreams of, being considered king by all who see him.  But Atara showed us that although Haman was very upset and embarrassed nothing really changed for the Jews of Persia.  Haman's decree to kill all the Jews, men, women and children, sealed with the king's ring, still held.  For Mordechai, it was just a useless, time-wasting ceremony.

Nu, what do you think went through my mind?  Yes, all those so-called Appease aka Peace sic Agreement Ceremonies we've seen over the decades.

None of them brought us PEACE.  They certainly didn't stop Arab terrorism, the murder of Jews.

Things are only getting worse.  It takes more than a photo-op ceremony to make peace, true peace.  It takes generations of efforts to change the murderous minds and cultures.  We must stop all negotiations with the Arabs.  We must invest our strength into building a strong independent society and country.  With time, yes, a very long time, the Arabs will realize that we're not willing to be sacrificed for peace prizes and meaningless honors.

הוא עושה שלום במרומיו
הוא יעשה שלום עלינו
ועל כל עם ישראל ...

Hu oseh Shalom bimromav
Hu ya'aseh shalom aleinu
v'al cal Yisrael...

He makes Peace from His heights
He will make peace for us
and all of Israel...

True Peace will only come from G-d, when we're truly ready to accept it.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

We Must Stop the Establishment of a Pseudostinian aka Palestinian sic State NOW!

Why should Jews be forced to grovel and arrange permits before being allowed to holy shrines in the Land of Israel?

Demand Freedom of Worship For Jews!!

Why has the State of Israel turned over security responsibilities to Arab terrorists?

This makes no sense. No mormal country would allow a bunch of gangsters so much power!

I find the following newscast very disturbing. Every time I hear Kadima MK Nachman Shai I get sicker. He honestly doesn't have a clue as to what is a Jew, Jewish History and our Land.

Carl's Israel Matzav gives a detailed report about the murderous attack on Jews who had just prayed in Joseph's Tomb. Besides the Arab terrorists, the actual shooters, the murder of Ben-Yosef Livnat, HaYa"D, can be directly traced to Defense Minister Ehud Barak and his weak defense policies. We're still paying for them with innocent lives, while Barak enjoys the perks of high government office. He hasn't paid for his mistakes.

We must stop supporting the establishment of a Pseudostinian aka Palestinian sic State. There is no way we can control it. At present we can't control the "PA." And don't forget that Hamas Fatah and are the same. There's no difference. They admit it.

Facts and Truth, Does Anyone Really Care?

Most people love myths, legends, fantasy etc and are annoyed when the truth is pointed out to them.  Does it really influence them to change their minds when confronted with facts and reality?  No, not really.  It's all in the packaging.

There's now a feature news report on the 1920 San Remo Conference, which was the then* world leaders official legal decision on the division of the middle-east.

In 1920, less than one hundred years ago, there was no Jordanian people, nor was there a Palestinian people. Both were invented by the British afterwards. They have no history. Only the Jewish People have a history as a nation. And only the Jewish People have had an independent country in this part of the world, the Middle-east.

Regardless to the stubbornness, we must keep plugging away, telling the truth. Only the Jewish People are supposed to rule here. It's our ancient homeland. No other people have a history or right to be sovereign here.

*The United States was just an "observer."

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rosh Chodesh (Jewish New Month of) Iyar Is Rapidly Approaching!

Why is it that every year the Jewish month of Iyar comes flying in so quickly and unexpectedly?  We've barely packed up our Passover equipment, and Yom Ha'Atzma'ut, Israeli Independence Day is on the horizon speeding more quickly than usual.  Or do I say this every year?

Yes, it's time to remind everyone that in just over a week, Thursday, May 5, 2011 will be Rosh Chodesh Iyar.  And G-d willing we'll have our monthly Women's Rosh Chodesh Prayers at Tel Shiloh.

Women's Prayers at Tel Shiloh
Rosh Chodesh Iyar
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Dvar Torah, Short Torah Lesson
Please come and invite family, friends and neighbors
תפילת נשים
ראש חודש איר בתל שילה
יום ה' 5-5 9:30
יהיה דבר תורה קצר
נא לבוא, לפרסם ולהזמין חברות, משפחה ושכנות

Remember that it was at Shiloh where Chana prayed for a son. A year later, her son Shmuel HaNavi, Samuel the Prophet was born. So bring your prayers, dreams and wishes.

Not The Picture The Media Likes to Show You

Here are a couple of pictures I took while at work in Yafiz, Rami Levi of Sha'ar Binyamin. Sha'ar Binyamin is just north of Jerusalem, in the southern section of Mateh Binyamin, The Benjamin District.  Yes, the media and Leftists call this area "the west bank."  But real life here isn't always like they show in the news.

The key to understanding what you're seeing is to recognize the different ways Jewish and Muslim women cover their hair, or tie scarves.  Yes, Jews and Arabs shop and work together in these stores.  I see it and experience it every day at work.

I must admit that some days it's harder than others to just do my job as a saleswoman in Yafiz.  After terror attacks it becomes especially difficult.  One thing for sure is that we don't talk politics with the Arabs, neither customers nor staff.  It's like living in a parallel world.  Which world is the real one?

Monday, April 25, 2011

"PEACE" or SUICIDE? by Yitzhak Heimowitz

by Yitzhak Heimowitz

The trial balloon floated in the NY Times (the Haaretz of America) of Obama's "Peace Plan" is totally unacceptable. Why?

1. It postulates the 1949 Armistice Lines (called the 1967 lines) as the borders, which the armistice agreements absolutely negated.
2. Jerusalem is to be the capital of both states.
3. No return of Arab "refugees" to Israel, which they never expected anyway, but no limit to their return to "Palestine".
4. As an afterthought, unspecified security arrangements.

This is not a plan for peace. It is a plan for Israeli suicide. Why?

A. It would leave 500,000 to 600,000 Jewish Israelis behind the border. If you want an idea of what they will face, just look at what Christians are facing now in Egypt, Iraq, Pakestan and Syria.

B. It mentions nothing about a demilitarized "Palestine". It would put rockets, mortars, Kassams and Grad missiles inches away from Jewish population centers in Jerusalem, Kfar Saba, Tel Aviv and Ben Gurion Airport. Even if Abu Mazen will not shoot them himself, how would he stop terrorists? The way they stop them in Gaza?

C. It would leave the eastern border from the Jordan valley down to Akaba-Eilat open to massive smuggling of weapons into "Palestine", just the way it is happening in Gaza.

D. As soon as democratic elections are held in "Palestine" Hamas will win them, as they did in Gaza.

E. How long will it take for the Sovereign State of Palestine to demand that all Israeli soldiers leave its territory? A day?

F. How long will it take for Palestine to demand that Israeli military and civilian airplanes stop overflying its airspace?
a week? And then to ask friendly nations to send their airforces to enforce no fly zones? If someone tries that, what do you think will happen when they meet the Israeli airforce, the best in the world? (Not as a prediction, but as a history lesson, in the War of Independence the British sent their warplanes to help the Egyptians. The fledgling Israel airforce shot down 6 Spitfires in one battle, and the British didn't try again.)

G. How long will it take Palestine to cut off Israel's water supplies?

H. Would international forces prevent any of the above? Just look at UNIFIL in Lebanon. While Hezbollah has amassed 60,000 missiles and emplaced them all over southern Lebanon, UNIFIL hasn't located even one. But it protests every Israeli overflight to gather intelligence as a violation of sovereign Lebanese airspace. An international force would not prevent terrorist attacks, but would only make it more difficult for Israel to defend itself.

Thus, if Obama comes up with such a proposal, the answer must be an immediate NO, which the Prime Minister can thereafter explain when he speaks to the joint session of Congress. There must be no delay in saying NO, without any ambiguity.

We are told that Israel must come up with concessions to avoid UN recognition of a Palestine State. The answer to that is that no conceivable Israeli concession or compromise will prevent the UN General Assembly from voting by an overwhelming majority to recognize "Palestine". So we may as well start from our strongest position and not weaken our opening position in any eventual negotiations.

Rashi's commentary on the first words of the Bible foresaw just such a contretemps. He asked: Since the first positive commandment in the Bible is in the Book of Exodua, why does the Bible start with Genesis? It is so that when the nations of the world acccuse the Jews of stealing the land of others, we can reply, The earth belongs to the Lord, the Creator. He gave portions of it to various nations and He gave the Land of Israel to us."

Apr. 23, 2011
Yitzhak Heimowitz

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Could I Be Deaf? Why Haven't I Heard Condemnation of the PA Terror Police?

A carload of Jews who had just finished praying at the holy site Kever (Tomb of Joseph) Yosef was shot up by PA Police killing one and wounding others.

Let's put it in very generic terms:

OK, now, if these had been  non-Jews in Israel, the international media would be full of condemnation of the perpetrators of the act.  Jews would be blamed.  The United Nations Security Council would go into over-time churning out realms of condemnations and sanctions against Israel.  International leaders, diplomats, self-appointed expert moralists and religious leaders of all stripes would unite against us demanding religious freedom for "all" religions to worship at religious sites.

So, nu, why are the Jewish Israelis who went to Kever Yosef to pray being blamed for not having the right permits and military escorts?  Why should Jews need a military escort?  The only reason that a Jew may possibly need military protection is if there are people who deny them freedom of worship and freedom of movement.  If that's the case, the Jews are victims, so those victimizing them, attacking, shooting at them should be condemned.  Don't blame the victim!

The victim is Ben Yosef Livnat, HaYa"D, the grandson of well-known singer Shulamit Livnat who is also the mother of Minister Limor Livnat. We actually know Shulamit personally. She is a good friend of and has worked for years with former MK Geula Cohen in the Midrasha Leumit, an educational institute which teaches about the Etzel and Lechi in pre-State Israel. My husband had worked with both of them.

Over the years we have attended funerals of quite a number of former fighters. Whenever I think of those funerals, these are the songs I think of:

The Deadly "PA Police"

An Israeli was murdered and five others injured when "PA Police" shot at their car.  The Israelis were on their way to pray at Joseph's Tomb in Shechem.

Joseph's Tomb is one of the holy sites for Jews.  Even now, when there is no Pseudostinian aka Palestinian sic State, there is no safety, no security, no civil and no religious rights for Jews.  Even without the Obama terror state, things aren't safe for Jews.

This must stop!  Read the blood on the walls and recognize the fact that there can never be peace, true peace with the Pseudostinians aka Palestinians sic.  They are out to murder Jews and destroy the State of Israel.  Israelis who support them are traitors, plain and simple.  There's something very sick, self-hating and suicidal in their psyches.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Something New To Read Online

OK, many of you will say that it's not new at all.  And when I tell my friend that I have blogged about it, she'll tell me that her husband has been on the staff for a couple of years.  Yes, I did find his name.  But for me it's new. 

I'm referring to Tablet, of Nextbook Inc.  It has a nice variety of topics and is well-written.  I came to it via facebook, when I saw a "share" to an interesting-looking article, Mothers’ Little Helpers by Lynn Harris.  I clicked to read the article and found myself in Tablet.

Tablet, is an American Jewish publication, not Israeli, but so far at least I haven't found it annoyingly American.  It's more Jewish, without being Chareidi.  Of course "Jewish" means different things to different Jews, but that's another post.

Try it out.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Kitniyot, Legumes on Passover, A Different Perspective

Ashkenaz, European Jews have a custom not to eat kitniyot, legumes, on Passover.  Many people treat those foods as if they're traif, like ham or lobster, or at least bread when it's Passover.  We must stop getting so hysterical.  We're one people, whether our families come from Tunisia, like my son-in-law, or Poland like my father's father.

In response to a very interesting article about the subject,   KLF Makes the News (Again).  I commented:
Kitniyot does divide.  We don't eat it, but our grandchildren are Tunisian and I allow rice at our table for them.  It's not "traif," nor is it chametz.  It's just a minhag for ashkenazim not to eat it.

Appropriate Dress, The Bar Has Been Going Down

Just a few months ago I was shopping for a dressy outfit for my baby granddaughter.  I was surprised at the selection, or lack of it.  We wanted her to look pretty for her "party," so all the cute pajamas didn't make the cut.  But on the other hand there were almost no cute "baby dresses" in pinks, blues and lavenders either.  One store had a large selection of weak brown and pale pink for the jaundiced look.  But even worse were the very inappropriate outfits with tiny "bolero," just around the shoulders and chest jackets.  What were these babies supposed to be, new-born Lolitas?

My daughter has also complained that t-shirts being sold to little girls are cut very short, barely hitting the waist--and those are the "long" ones.  We're religious Jews and try to dress according to Jewish Laws of modesty, so I was very surprised and pleased to see this article and short talk on facebook, "Parents, don't dress your girls like tramps" by LZ Granderson.

I'm very happy that many of the girls clothes for sale in Yafiz where I work are modest and even have sewn in slips as part of the design.

It's a good sign for the times that more of the fashion leaders are showing modest clothes:

It's time to raise the bar for kids, too.

What Is It About The Passover Seder That Attracts Even The Most Secular, Non-Observant Jew?

Most Jews and those descended from Jews don't keep the Torah Laws.  They don't usually care if a food item or meal is kosher.  They eat the forbidden chametz on Passover.  But that doesn't stop a large percentage from having some sort of traditional Seder, even if it's totally traif (non-kosher) and technically chametzdik.

When I was growing up, we always had or attended Passover S'darim (seders,) though technically we didn't include everything and didn't read all that's in the Hagaddah.  Like many families, the Seder ended with the meal, and the meal including chicken soup with kneidlach was the highlight.  That's how I remember it from my childhood.  Maybe for some, it was the ritual, required drinking of four cups of wine.

Decades ago, when I was a kid, almost every Jewish family had at least someone who could read some of the Hebrew in the Hagaddah.  I highly doubt if that's the case today.  Our old Hagaddot had just Hebrew and English.  No doubt that today's Hagaddah has a lot of transliteration.

Today there are also all sorts of versions of the Hagaddah with additions and subtractions from the old traditional one.  Some people spend months before Passover assembling their own Hagaddah based on the theme of their choice.

I'm just very curious.  What is it about the Passover Seder that attracts otherwise non-observant Jews to have some sort of "seder?" 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Are We Still Slaves?

In the Passover Hagaddah it's written:

עֲבָדִים הָיִינוּ לְפַרְעֹה בְּמִצְרָיִם
Avodim hayinu lipharoh bamitzrayim
We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt
Most people concentrate on the first two words:
עֲבָדִים הָיִינוּ
Avodim hayinu
We were slaves
They think of the physical drudgery and suffering and celebrate its cessation on Passover.  But G-d was more concerned with the emotional, ideological, religious slavery to Pharoah, his mentality and values.  That's why:
וַיּוֹצִיאֵנוּ יְיָ אֱלֹהֵינוּ מִשָּׁם בְּיָד חֲזָקָה וּבִזְרוֹעַ נְטוּיָה.

...veyotzi'ainu Adoshem Elokeinu misham biyad chazakah uvezroah nituya.
...and Our G-d Almighty took us out with a strong hand and outstretched arm.

This is not the famous Dayenu "It Would Have Been Enough" song.
אִלּוּ הוֹצִיאָנוּ מִמִצְרַים וְלֹא עָשָׂה בָּהֶם שְׁפָטִים, דַּיֵינוּ.

If He had brought us out from Egypt, Ilu hotzianu mimitzrayim, אִלּוּ הוֹצִיאָנוּ מִמִּצְרָיִם
and had not carried out judgments against them v'lo asah bahem sh'fatim, וְלֹא עָשָׂה בָּהֶם שְׁפָטִים
— Dayenu, it would have sufficed! dayeinu! דַּיֵּנוּ
The physical part was the easy part.  If it was just the physical aspect of slavery that worried G-d, then just His Hand would have had been sufficient to extradite us from Egypt.  In the Bible, the use of the word יד yad hand connotates "strength."  But we needed more than a one dimentional, physical removal.  We needed to remove the Egyptian values and morals, the slavery to Pharoah from our minds and hearts.  G-d also had to embrace us with His וּבִזְרוֹעַ נְטוּיָה z'roah nituya, outstretched arm.

This process of freeing ourselves from foreign influence is an ongoing process.  The חמץ chametz chametz of our minds and hearts are the hardest to remove.

חג כשר ושמח
Chag Kasher v'Same'ach
Have a Happy & Kosher Holiday

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

How The Adolf Eichmann Trial Made Me A Better Mother

This may sound strange, but...

I was still in elementary school when Adolf Eichmann was put on trial in Israel.  As I remember, it couldn't have been long after Anne Frank's diary had been published and made into a well-publicized movie.  I knew nothing of the Holocaust until then.  I lived in Bell Park Gardens, Bayside, NY, a garden apartment development for United States military veterans.  Over 90% of the residents were Jewish.  None of the parents had European accents, as I remember.  Only our grandparents did.  Maybe other families talked about the Holocaust, but mine didn't.

I learned of the Holocaust from the media and the Oakland Jewish Center Hebrew School.  I was starving for information and decided that I just had to read The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.  So, I went to the Hebrew School Library and asked the librarian for it.  Remember, I was just in the Sixth Grade at the time, not even twelve years old yet.  Even for a (possibly) precocious eleven year a book of 1,245 pages is too much.  The librarian, very wisely, steered me away from it and suggested I try a different book, Minister of Death: The Adolf Eichmann Story (by Zwy Aldouby and Quentin James Reynolds), Viking 1960.  So I read it for an oral book report that was coming up.  I'll never forget the day.  I stood up, as I had been taught, and proudly and clearly stated that I was doing my book report on "Minister of Death by Quentin Reynolds."  The teacher immediately interrupted with:
"A Sixth Grader couldn't have read a book by Quentin Reynolds.  You're lying.  You get a zero."
I was so shocked that I just sat down and didn't say a word about it for years.  It took me decades to even mention it to my parents.  I didn't expect any support for my obvious "peculiarity," making the teacher angry by reading a book that interested me. 

Looking back fifty years already...  Maybe I hadn't understood every word, nuance, concept, whatever, but I did get the basic narrative.  Obviously, the Hebrew School Librarian had taken more time to get to know me than my teacher, who taught me full-time, five days a week.  And my parents didn't see their role as my advocate to represent my needs to the education system.  At least it never occurred to me to ask for their help.

That scene has come back to haunt me, and still does.  A decade after graduating the Sixth Grade I became a mother and I promised myself and my children that I'd do my best to represent them, as their advocate as they each made their ways through the school system. 

From the difficulties I had as a child and student, I learned that being a parent requires many skills.  Helping my children get what they needed from schools and librarians to reach their full potential was always a challenge.  Each of my children is very different and had different needs.  I had to be creative, diplomatic and sometimes very forceful. 

As a teacher I had always enjoyed meeting with the parents, especially when I found kindred spirits, those who were willing to fight for their children, those who didn't lie to themselves and others about their children's strong and weak points, in terms of learning.  One of the reasons I felt that the time had come for me to leave teaching was that no parent came to see me during my last Parent-Teacher Meeting.  I had always made a point of systematically meeting with each of my children's teachers and frequently came armed with lists of things to speak to them about after consulting with my kids.  It's not enough to just speak to the homeroom teacher.

Even if your child is very bright and gets good grades, it's important to speak to the teachers.  I'll never forget the time when the teacher of one of my kids said:
"- doesn't have to work hard to get good grades."
I reared up in shock:
"- works very hard to get those good grades.  Just because - doesn't seem stressed by it doesn't mean that great efforts hadn't been made."
He apologized, and then when I saw him again at the next meeting he said:
"Now I've paid more attention to -, and I can see how hard - works.  Thank you for pointing it out."
My parents did the best job that they could, but it was a very different generation.  Their parents entrusted them to get through school without complications and without help.  My grandparents didn't have the English skills to deal with the New York City Public Schools of the time.  I never expected help from my parents, but my generation took parenting differently.  Many of us became very involved parents.  It didn't matter if our kids were "too gifted," "too bright" for the system or if they couldn't keep up, due to "learning problems," like dyslexia, lower intelligence, personal problems with the teacher or any combination plus.

I took the pain and embarrassment of that day in the Sixth Grade and made it a very important lesson for me as a parent.  That's what we must do.  We must learn from everything that happens to us and convert it into something good. 

Good luck!

Threats, and More Threats. Just Say NO!

Thanks to IMRA for all sorts of links which inspired this piece

All sorts of international bodies, media faux pundits etc.  keep on telling us that if we don't agree to their demands on "negotiations*" with the Arabs, a Pseudostinian aka Palestinian sic State will just be declared, whether we like it or not.

Of course, the Arab concept of negotiations is that as a prerequisite we must agree to their commands demands. Nu, if that's the case, what's there to negotiate about, how and where to memorialize the State of Israel, G-d forbid?

In a sense, all of this pressure is the fault of Israel for being "too nice" over the years.  Why else would it be "news" that Israel supported schools in pre-1967 (within the Green Line) Arab towns are being requested to teach the Israeli Declaration of Independence?

We, Israel, the State of Israel must 100% stop all negotiations and stop listening to all of those pushing us into national suicide. I want to hear our politicians, from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on down to declare that they're mistaken in thinking/stating that a Pseudostinian aka Palestinian sic State should/can exist next to/within the Land of Israel without destroying the State of Israel.


Here's more from Glenn Beck who says things like I've been saying, but he has a much larger following than my blogs.

Monday, April 18, 2011

If They Believe in Jesus, They Can Never Convert to Judaism!

There's a strange story going around about a thousand or so Evangelical Christians who want to convert to Orthodox Judaism and make aliyah to the Shomron.

I once found myself translating during an interview/test of a potential convert to Torah Judaism.  What one believes in is crucial to be accepted as a גר צדק Ger Tzedek, Righteous Convert. Evangelical Christians can never convert to Judaism, and if they lie about their beliefs, their conversions are null and void:

Question: "What is an Evangelical Christian?"

Answer: To begin, let’s break down the two words. The term "Christian" essentially means "little Christ." "Christian" is the term given to followers of Jesus Christ in the first century A.D. (Acts 11:26). The term "evangelical" comes from the Greek word that means "good news." Evangelism is sharing the good news of the salvation that is available through Jesus Christ. An evangelical, then, is a person dedicated to promoting the good news about Jesus Christ. Combined, the description "evangelical Christian" is intended to indicate a believer in Jesus Christ who is faithful in sharing and promoting the good news.

Their beliefs are the antithesis of Judaism, plain and simple. There's no way of getting around it.

Death Penalty for Murdering-Terrorists!

I decided to make this title very PC and didn't write:
Death Penalty for Murdering-Arab Terrorists!

It's in the realm of possibility that some European (or other nationality) extreme Leftist anarchist will also murder Israelis and deserve the death penalty.

I have been thinking about this for a long time.  I saw that yesterday's Letter From Israel by Arlene Kushner also mentioned the issue.  Sorry, but she hasn't been keeping her site up-to-date.  If you see that article someplace else, please add it to the comments here.

We Israelis waste a lot of government funds providing custodial, educational, cultural and medical services for convicted terrrorists, yes, even those like the ones who murdered most of the Fogel family of Itamar.  And even worse, those hundreds thousands in jail are constantly being added to the "exchange" lists for Israelis like Gilad Shalit.  Over the years, we've taken the bait and sent terrorists back to the Arabs.  The result has been more terrorism and less fear of being caught.

For whatever misguided reasons Israeli Law doesn't provide the Death Penalty for murder even terrorist murders.  It only demands execution for Nazi war criminals of "mass destruction" and was used only once, against Adolf Eichmann.

Considering the fact that the Arab terrorists aim to wipe us off the face of the earth, doesn't make them deserving of execution?  In memory of their victims, let's institute the death penalty for terrorists!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

HaMakom Yenachem, A Sad Havel Havelim

To Kiss a Mezuzah opens this week with very sad news.  Her father had passed away on Shabbat, Baruch Dayan Ha'Emet.  Since her Havel Havelim was already assembled before Shabbat, she posted it. 

Obviously we have no control over life and death, and Jewish Holidays, like Passover change the usual mourning routine.  Shiva (the seven day mourning period) and Shloshim (the thirty day mourning period) are stopped in their tracks.  For a parent you still have the year of mourning, but it's extra difficult when mourning the other relationships, like a child, sibling or spouse is prematurely cancelled by a Jewish Holyday.  This is the case for the parents and siblings of sixteen year old Daniel Viflic, who died of his wounds a week and a half after a Gazan Arab terrorist anti-tank missile hit the bus he was in.

May G-d comfort all of the mourners...

It's a sad reason to visit this week's Havel Havelim, an excellent edition, I must say.  Read the posts, too.  They look amazing.

Tawil Fadiha and Friends Celebrate Passover on Latma

There's nothing like Latma to tell us the Right truth about things.

Thanks to Caroline Glick!

Syria's Assad, The Further Away The Better!

Much too frequently, Israeli politicians and retired military go after headlines with offers to give the Golan Heights to Syria, as if it were some classy hostess gift to a benevolent philanthropist.  Besides the fact that the Golan Heights was legally annexed by Israel decades ago after being liberated in the Six Days War when Syria, Jordan and Egypt attacked Israel to destroy it and the fact that Syria had used it for terror attacks on Israel, what is Syria today?

One thing for sure; Syria is not a benign, peaceful, democratic country offering freedom and civil rights to its citizens and residents.  The Jerusalem Post has an article by someone, forced to write anonymously, about the lack of basic freedoms even to the middle and upper classes in Syria today.  So, think about it. 

The Golan Heights is a natural geographical part of the State of Israel.  It provides a natural boundary against enemies from the north, yes, Syria.

Israel is no colonizer.  All of the Land we hold is part of our history and heritage.  Our mistake is not fully annexing it offering residents the choice between being loyal tax-paying, law-abiding Israeli citizens, living as permanent non-citizen residents or leaving.  Our old pre-1967 "green line" borders were unnatural, illogical and dangerous for our security.  It's miracle that we survived the 1967 Six Days War, during which we were attacked on all three fronts, Syria from the north, Egypt from the south and Jordan from the east.  Their coordinated aim was to drive us into the Mediterranean Sea, yes, to the west.  No country came to our assistance.  The United Nations stood passively by when Egypt ordered its observers to leave.

According to all international law and precedent, all of the land we acquired in that defensive war for our survival is ours and ours alone.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cease-Fire, If You Believe in Santa Claus

I don't have all that much time for the news as I get my house, especially the kitchen, ready for the Passover holiday.  I have no doubt that the secular concept of spring cleaning is based on traditional "clean all the chometz out of the house" before the Jewish holiday of Passover, which is of course in the spring.  But even I knew that there was an alleged cease-fire.  Israel agreed to stop retaliating if there were no Arab attacks to retaliate to.  The Arabs took a break. The "world" was proud that "reason had prevailed," and then...  the Gazan terrorists launched more rockets at Israel on Friday.

Thank G-d nobody was injured, but these attacks won't be stopped by diplomatic negotiations nor the Iron Dome.

I don't even think another half-hearted war by Israel on the Arab terrorists will do much good.  That's because Israel hasn't been fighting to win.  Our politicians spend too much time looking over their shoulders, trying to judge how the world sees us instead of focusing on destroying our enemies.

Fake, wimpy wars won't make life here safer and more peaceful.  Real life isn't a story book.

Friday, April 15, 2011

PEACE With The Pseudostinian aka Palestinian sic Arabs, Let's Check Out Mutual Goals and Values

Shouldn't we be relating to a Peace Treaty/Agreement with  as if it would be a marriage, a marriage meant to last forever?  Just recently I reviewed I Only Want to Get Married Once by Chana Levitan.  It's an excellent guide to what's most important when choosing the person to marry, or how to decide who's the right person for a wonderful and long-lasting marriage:
I Only Want to Get Married Once by Chana Levitan is based on ten important questions to ask yourself. The first is:
Do you share the same basic goals and values?
Levitan explains what the terms are and how crucial they are in a relationship. A couple must ask tough questions before they get to the pre-engagement stage. Why waste valuable years on a relationship that can never work well? That's why even couples who had dated or even lived together happily for years find everything falling apart after the wedding and end up divorcing. When it comes to "what values they want to teach their children" they suddenly discover that they have nothing in common.
If we, Israel, are supposedly negotiating with the Pseudostinian aka Palestinian sic Arabs to make peace, let's see if we share the same basic goals and values.

Let's start with values.  Based on current events and recent history, do we have the same values as the Pseudostinian aka Palestinian sic Arabs?  The Arabs military method of choice is terrorism and long distance rocket attacks on civilian areas.  A recent attack was when they shot an anti-tank missile at an Israeli school bus, seriously injuring a 16 year old boy, who is now on total life-support with no chance of recovering.

And what does Israel do in response?  It wastes expensive weapons firing on empty buildings and open areas.  When enemy civilians are unintentionally injured or killed, Israel even apologizes.  No deterrent there.  It's very obvious that Israel and the Arabs have very different values.

Second, what about goals?  The Israeli goal, as expresssed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu:
"In my vision of peace, in this small land of ours, two peoples live freely, side-by-side, in amity and mutual respect. Each will have its own flag, its own national anthem, its own government. Neither will threaten the security or survival of the other."
Netanyahu conditions this on points which are total contradictions to Arab actions and expressed values.
"Therefore, a fundamental prerequisite for ending the conflict is a public, binding and unequivocal Palestinian recognition of Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people."
That's not happening and it won't happen, certainly not in this generation or the next, which is being raised on anti-Israel hate propaganda.  The Arabs are very clear in voicing their goal.  Their goal is to destroy Israel.
This week a PA TV program for teenagers included a short video clip which opened with the words across the screen: "Palestine: We will return one day to our home," and then followed with a series of pictures of cities and regions in Israel, with the names on the screen, including: Tel Aviv, Haifa, Galilee, Negev, Caesarea, Acre, and Jerusalem. PA TV also showed a picture of Masada but incorrectly labeled it "Jericho mountains."
I hate to break up the party, but peace isn't on the menu.  It's better to cancel the wedding than deal with a violent divorce.  And it would be safer for the entire world if all financial and diplomatic support for the Pseudostinian aka Palestinian sic Arab  terrorists would cease.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Celebrating Passover at Tel Shiloh, Festival for the Entire Family

Just like in Biblical Times, thousands are visitors, pilgrims are expected in Shiloh during Passover.  There will be activities, workshops and tours for the entire family, all ages.  And yes, of course you can attend without children.  There's plenty to do and see.

Above are pictures from previous Tel Shiloh holiday festivals.

This year there will be two days to enjoy the Pesach Chol HaMoed activities, Wednesday and Thursday, April  20-21, 10am-6pm.  Cost NS25 for an adult and NS30 for a child.  For more information email telshilo@gmail.com or call 02-994-4019

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Blogger versus Huffington Post

Some people are getting rich writing on the internet.  No, I'm not one of them.  Arianna Huffington of her Huffington Post is getting rich, but many of her writers aren't getting their share.

Jonathan Tasini is trying to get even by suing.

If he really hasn't gotten any pay for his 250 blog posts, then his deal wasn't very good. I blog here and on my other blog, me-ander. I also have a blog on Arutz 7, Eye of the Storm. I can post whatever I want there; I don't get paid. There are bloggers who make money from ads and "begging." By "begging" I mean those requests with paypal info some bloggers have up.

A7 isn't as rich as Huffington, but if they pay just the same, then I'm not the "sucker."

Human Shield, Gaza Style

Hat tip: IMRA

While the Arab Gazan terrorists have no compunctions about aiming their deadly rockets at Israeli civilians, school buses, homes etc, the world only cares and condemns the insipid Israeli responses.  Well, I call them insipid, because  they're worse than lame jokes.  Under the pathetic leadership of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Israel wastes valuable weapons trying to hit empty cans and bottles.  When we target the areas from which the Gazan Arabs were launched against our civilian centers and enemy civilians are killed or injured the world condemns us.  But the fault lays totally in the hands of the Arab Gazan terrorist leaders who have turned those neighborhoods into human shields.  Yes, their weapon launching pads are in the middle of neighborhoods.

And as you can see, they aren't hidden at all.  All of those people living there know exactly what's going on. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bibi, Bad Move

Bibi, Don't even think it, and don't say it either.  Even thinking about giving the Arab terrorists more power is dangerous. 

What am I referring to?  It's the latest report, feelers about a government -Israeli Government- possible proposal of a possible "West Bank" sic pull out to "to stave off 'diplomatic tsunami...'"

Sorry Charlie Bibi, but it won't help.  It'll just encourage the sharks to attack us even more violently.  And it sure won't keep back the tsunami.  Withdrawing just makes it easier for our enemies to attack.

Arlene Kushner has written an excellent analysis of the situation  "Please! Stand Up for Israel Now!!" It can be found on her site. I recommend your reading it and passing it to others.

The only defense is fighting it.  Be strong. But the Netanyahu government has Ehud Barak as Defense Minister.  The man melts quicker than margarine and is no better for our health.

Honestly, I would have preferred sappy Tsippi as an ineffectual Prime Minister with Binyamin Netanyahu as the strong patriotic opposition leader.

Tourism Ministry promotes Israel at the NRB missionary convention

Posted by Jewish Israel

The Israeli Ministry of Tourism was front and center on the floor of the 2011 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention in Nashville, which took place at the end of February.

In this very extensive and troubling report Jewish Israel covers the dealings Israeli and Jewish leaders have with those personalities who are evangelizing the Jews, and strengthening the messianic Christian presence in Israel.

We also look at the length and depth Israel goes to in order to generate Christian tourism. But business is business, right? You'll be surprised to see who was in attendance and who received awards.

Be sure to view the four new videos related to this reportmore

Wishing our Jewish Israel readership Chag Kasher V'Sameach

Dangers of a Pseudostinian aka Palestinian sic State

Hat tip (for one of the articles): IMRA

Just a few days ago, another earthquake shook up Japan.  7.1 is generally considered pretty serious, though it's small potatoes compared to the 9 plus of a few weeks ago.  There's no real protection for this natural disasters.  The much lauded and extremely expensive protective sea walls were easily toppled by the tsunami waves.  And the high-tech protective measure didn't contain radiation at the nuclear power plants.

This sort of uncontrollable, uncontainable power brings my mind to the dangers Israel and the rest of the world will face if a Pseudostinian aka Palestinian sic State really is established.

Many times I've said that "you can't be a little bit pregnant," and I guess I just have to say it again.  The establishment of such a state would have its uncontrollable dynamic, like a tsunami.  It doesn't matter what conditions Israel's Prime Minister insists on:
In a foreign policy speech Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted the principle of a Palestinian state existing alongside Israel. However in his speech Netanyahu listed certain conditions that the Palestinians may have difficulty with.

Netanyahu laid out three conditions in his speech. First, the Palestinian State would have to be demilitarized. That is to say, Palestine would not have an army with which to threaten its neighbors. Second, the Palestinians and presumably the other Arab countries would not only have to recognize Israel as a country but Israel as a Jewish state. Finally, Palestinian refugees would have to be resettled outside Israel.
They will do whatever they want.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Objective News, Is It An Impossible Dream?

I used to get very upset by how political, propaganda-filled, slanted etc. ad nausuem Israeli news is.  then  few years ago, when I was still teaching int he system, I discovered that Israelis don't know the meaning of the word and concept "objective."  I had been trying to explain it my students.  What a futile wast of time.  They hadn't a clue while at the same time they kept on insisting  that they understood the word.  That's why Israeli journalist will look you straight in the eye and insist that they provide objective news coverage.  They have no idea that they're ignorant.

Nu, what's the BBC's excuse for the blatantly onesided, anti-Israel programs?

Yes, please watch the movie, BBC Ethics Unveiled: Lies About Jerusalem, Lies About Guidelines.

Israel's Ehud Barak, The World's Wimpiest Defense Minister

Hat tip: IMRA

If you don't know Hebrew, this is translated on the youtube.  I'm glad that I didn't watch it on a full stomach.

Ehud Barak, living up to his old moniker אהוד ברח, Ehud barach fled says that there's no solution to the attacks on Israel, and if anyone wants to live in peace and quiet he should move to another country. Yes, I kid you not!

What an awful thing to hear first thing in the morning. Well, if Barak isn't embarrassed to say this we're in awful trouble. And I guess the conclusion is that we are in awful trouble. It's like the time of the Judges, when there was no king, no competent leadership of the Jewish People.
כה בַּיָּמִים הָהֵם, אֵין מֶלֶךְ בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל: אִישׁ הַיָּשָׁר בְּעֵינָיו, יַעֲשֶׂה. {ש} 25 In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did that which was right in his own eyes. {P}

Last night I was horrified by the news on IBA's Chanel One. They showed an area they called perfectly protected by cement covering and walls, nice and large enough for cyclists and "normal life." Then they visually compared homes with what was described as "protection" versus the damaged "unprotected" ones, making their message clear that life can go on in "safety" with the right "equipment," which includes the Iron DomeTheater of the Absurd?  I wish it was just some theatrical parody!

Unfortunately this is the government of Likud's Binyamin Netanyahu!  All of you who voted for Likud got Labor's Ehud Barak.  The Moshe Feiglin people should be supporting and pushing the Ichud Le'umi, National Union into a political party gearing itself for national leadership, not harping from the peanut gallery.  If Kadima had managed to put together the coalition with Likud in the opposition, the Likud would have been more nationalist, pro-Land of Israel, Right rather than Center-Left.  No Israeli political party has done more damage to the Land of Israel than the Likud under Menachem Begin, Ariel Sharon and Binyamin Netanyahu.

Voting Likud into power is like those old TV game shows where you choose a prize, which may be worth a lot or a little.  You have no way of knowing.  Voting Likud into power is a no-brainer, because you never get what their ideology and platform had promised.

Well, this isn't Egypt, Libya etc.  We're not going to riot in the streets in protest.  But we can't ignore the fact that we chose the booby-prize, and we're going to have to do something about it.

There's a war going on.  Israel is being attacked, and all our Defense Minister Ehud Barak has to say is "Restraint is Strength," and if you don't like it leave.

Ehud, you first! I'd like to see who follows if you say:
"Acharai, after me."

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Esser Agaroth's PC Havel Havelim

The one and only Ya'aqov is trying hard to do the right thing as Havel Havelim host.  I agree that it's a tough call.  A recent Havel Havelim missed the point and censored out all posts he didn't agree with.  Ya'aqov has clearly defined and well-expressed opinions, but he always makes a point of including posts he doesn't agree with.  This week's Havel Havelim was extremely challenging for him.  Read what he wrote in his commentary.  Let him know how you feel.

Ya'aqov, I'm with you on this.  It's  a tough call.

Latma Takes on Goldstone

Richard Goldstone's request for forgiveness as only Latma can explain it, the Right way.

The IFL All-Star Game, Working Together

As loyal, supportive parents of a top IFL Israel's Tackle Football League top player, we went trooping of to cheer him play at the  first-annual All-Star Game.  It was North versus South, (Jerusalem, Gush Etzion and Beersheva,) but the big question was whether opponents could "bury the hatchet" and play well together as a team.

For many players, the risks of being injured are "worth it" for the team during the regular season, but they have no loyalty to the mix of "enemies" that constitutes the "all-star team."  So the honor of being included could be a very heavy burden.

The players had to refocus, re-identify each other.  And don't forget that the players do this for fun; they don't get paid.  They all have full-time jobs, studies and more to keep them busy, so extra post-season practice isn't easy to schedule.

Everyone showed up, the players, referees and fans.

At first it was more a "defense" game, because the defense players are more in tune with their opposition, doing their best to grab the ball away, by way of tackling.  Except for dividing the field or opposing players, there's less cooperation.  It's not like the offensive players who must pass to teammates and really work very intuitively together.

Since the players' shirts were given out a short while before the game, we had trouble identifying many of the stars.  We learned the names and numbers of those mentioned as scorers and tacklers, but otherwise it was pretty-much a mystery.

That wasn't the only mystery.  Unlike a typical game in season, Itai Ashkenazi, the Jerusalem "Big Blue" Lions quarterback was constantly targeted and roughly knocked down by opposing players.  There was more dirt on his uniform as he limped off the field after this one game than all the others combined. Only afterwards did I recall that his former teammates, from the northern team he used to play for, were most probably out to get him for deserting them and joining the Lions.  To his credit, he stuck it out and took the "punishment."

And as the game went on, the players got into the rhythm of it and worked well together.  Sportsmanship was victorious.

The biggest problem for those of us up in the bleachers was that we couldn't figure out how to cheer for our teams.  It just didn't feel natural calling out "North" or "South."  Some people yelled the names of the actual player teams, but the teams weren't playing.  There were also generic calls of "offense" and "defense."  G-d willing, next year the IFL will find two sponsors to cover expenses, buy better quality shirts (one player lost his shirt as it was ripped open very early in the game) and then we'll gladly cheer the sponsor of our favorite all-star team.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Israel Is Being Attacked. It Sure Looks Like The Arabs Are Making War

Day after day, the Arabs are attacking Israel, Israeli civilians with lethal rockets.  Why hasn't Israel attacked back?  No, I'm not talking about some wimpy shots at deserted fields and empty buildings.  That won't stop the violence.

And the Iron Dome is no more than a bandaid, a bandaid a few sizes too small.

This Shabbat I read of the massive protective sea walls in Japan.  Even the largest of them were totally ineffective, toppled by the much stronger tsunami waves. 

Will the Iron Dome become the next Bar Lev Line, the much heralded, but ultimately useless "defense system" the Israeli military insisted would keep the Egyptians from invading?

May we have a truly Shavua Tov, Good Week.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Parshat Metzora – The 50 Gates of Binah by Tzvi Briks

Parshat Metzora – The 50 Gates of Binah by Tzvi Briks

Due to the fact that Pesach is only 1 and half weeks away, there will be a slight departure from the norm, and we will discuss Pesach for the next 2 weeks and thereafter return to the Parshat Hashavua.

There were many different spiritual events that occurred simultaneously on the miraculous night and first day of Pesach. They include the topics of the details of the unfolding of the Supernal Mochin (Brains) of Hashem Elokei Yisrael, the birth of the Ze’ir Anpin and Malchut in one fell swoop representing the Kadosh Baruch Hu (KBH) and the Shechina, the renewed providence over Klal Yisrael, the “swallowing of the Bloods” (Havla’at Hadamim), the internal and surrounding Chassadim and Gevurot (positive energies giving rise to the male aspect of the KBH and the negative, recipient energies giving rise to the female aspect of the Shechina), and the sweetening or mitigation of the 120 Dinim (all inclusive negative energies) among other topics.

One of the most important topics was the correction of the 50 Gates of Binah that occurred on the night and first day of Pesach. To understand this, we first need to understand the concept of the Zayin Malchei Edom, the 7 Red Kings. Their enfoldment is mentioned in Parshat Vayishlach. The 7 Kings mentioned were (in abridged form) Bella, Yovav, Chusham, Hadad, Samla, Sha’ul, and Ba’al Chanan. They all lived, ruled, and died. However the 8th King, Hadar, that corrected all the others lived, ruled, but did not die. He was also married to Mehait’avel.

The Arizal relates that from the dimension of Adam Kadmon (the primordial Adam prototype) Lights escaped from the orifices of the so to speak ears, nostrils, and mouth. These are an ideal spiritual state called Achaf. This is an absolute state not needing correction. When Adam Kadmon’s eyes peered at the combined lights of Achaf, the vessels that contained the lights were shattered. This is the world or dimension of points (Nekudim). It is a defected dimension. There were 2 reasons for the defected dimension:
1. The vessels or containers could not tolerate the Divine Light and therefore shattered.
2. Each vessel became egoistic and decided to become King and rule with the divine Light. This caused the lights to leave and the vessels to shatter.
The result was the major ascension of lights from the containers back to their source energy, and the descent of the shattered vessels to a much lower spiritual dimension. This occurred at the level of B’an. This is the expanded spelling of the Tetragrammaton with Heh’s. The Tetragrammaton is the divine binding force of Hashem. Therefore, the Lights that left the eyes of Adam Kadmon and peered at the lights of Achaf causing the shattering of the vessels, were the lights of B’an, clearly female in nature. The shattering of the vessels left a space for evil to exist, but in an inoperative state. This occurred in the precreative state and was called the world or dimension of Chaos. The enfolding of the Dimensions of rectification followed. It also came from within Adam Kadmon This came from the light of M’ah. This is the expansion of the spelling of the Tetragrammaton with Aleph’s. It represents the rectifying force of Hashem and is decidedly male in character.

The Zayin Malchei Edom or 7 Red Kings are the vessels that shattered in the World of Nikudim and come from the name of B’an. However each and every defect in any dimension represents the 7 Malchei Edom that need rectification because they are all inclusive in all dimensions below Achaf.

There exist 120 Dinim or all inclusive negative energies. They form the lock to each gate of the 50 Gates of Binah or understanding. They are metaphysical locks to each and every gate. They prevent the flow of the Supernal mothering image of Hashem through which the Supernal fathering image of Hashem also flows. There are 45 parts to 6 of the 120 Dinnim of each and every one of the 7 Red Kings in each of the 50 gates that come from the name of B’an. These are negative and nature and need to be corrected. These are corrected by the new light of M’ah of 7 new Red Kings. The rectifying force does this rectification. It is extremely positive in nature.

If the 7 Red Kings from the light of B’an are the locks to the 50 Divine Gates of understanding preventing the divine force from being realized, then the new 7 Red Kings from the light of Mah rectifies the locks with a new key, opens the divine gate for all the 50 gates and therefore allows the rectifying divine flux to come through all the gates all at once.

This occurred on the night and next day of Pesach where all the 7 Red kings from the name of B’an were corrected by the new names of M’ah of the 7 new Red Kings, changed all the locks, and allowed the divine flow to come in from Hashem. This was an infinitesimal correction on each level. It was also Messianic in time, space, and soul and therefore allowed for the redemption to occur as a paradigm for a future redemption. Therefore, the initial “big bang” of precreation and its defect was rectified on the first night and next day of Pesach, the vessels were corrected, and the lights of Achaf were restored to their ideal state.

Tzvi Briks – based upon the Hagada of the Rashash
5th of Nissan, 5771