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Monday, November 12, 2018

War Against Arab Gaza Terror, Finally, Gd Willing Destroy Them

As far as most Israelis and fair-minded people all over the world are concerned, the military action, which we'll call a "war," on Arab Gaza Terror should have had begun about a half a year ago. The State of Israel has taken much too long to react strongly to the ongoing terror against our country and civilians.

photo credit: חמ'ל הדרום Chamal Darom

photo credit: חמ'ל הדרום Chamal Darom

photo credit: חמ'ל הדרום Chamal Darom

photo credit: חמ'ל הדרום Chamal Darom

photo credit: חמ'ל הדרום Chamal Darom

photo credit: חמ'ל הדרום Chamal Darom

photo credit: חמ'ל הדרום Chamal Darom

photo credit: חמ'ל הדרום Chamal Darom

The Arab Gazan terrorists, supported by all sorts of NGOs and even foreign countries began their latest war against us as a clever little "photo-op" "demonstrations" of innocent-looking kites and balloons that carried dangerous incendiary devices over the border to set fires all over southern Israel to destroy and kill our Land, agriculture and people. They quickly morphed into raging, violent mobs of anti-Israel terrorists attacking the border and invading Israel.

Gd protected our people, and thank the Good Lord that we build with bricks, rather than wood and other flammable materials, or there would have been more deaths and destruction.

I guess Bibi is really readying for elections, because he has finally decided to do something to protect us. Of course the only way to truly protect us is to unabashedly destroy the terrorists. By being gentle with the terrorists to please the EU, media etc, Prime Minister Netanyahu is only encouraging the antisemites and anti-Israelis, who are many. And, of course, all that does is strengthen terrorism and endanger us.

In all honesty, I'm disgusted with the basic defense policy of Netanyahu and his cringing Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Lieberman acts and talks like a toughy, but his policies have been weak and dangerous for Israel's security.

I pray for a miracle. Gd willing make our Israeli Government strong and confident, willing to totally destroy our enemies, all of our enemies!

All photos are from חמ'ל הדרום Chamal Darom.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Caroline Glick's US Elections Article Complements Mine

Last last week, I wrote an article about the recent US Elections, Who Really Won the 2018 American Elections. And on Friday, so did Caroline Glick, WHAT AMERICA CHOSE ON TUESDAY. I must admit that Glick's article had many more facts and interesting information than mine did. And I do recommend that you read her article; it's much more informative than mine. Of course, she's a professional, and I just dabble in these things.



Glick and I did come to the same conclusion, that it's good for the Republicans. But unless I missed it she didn't mention what I considered a very important point. American senators serve for six years, while congressmen only serve two years. The Senate bothers the American Left, because each state has the same number of senators, regardless of size and population.

One of Glick's excellent points in her article is the rise of the radical Left in the Democratic Party. This is worrying for Israel, since the radical Left is extremely anti-Israel and pro-Palestine. They consider us invaders.

American society is undergoing a lot of upheaval and hatred. It's getting more dangerous and less tolerant. Honestly, I'm very glad to be living in Israel.

Shavua Tov
Have A Wonderful Week

Friday, November 9, 2018

GUEST POST: Massacre Aftermath

Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre Aftermath
(a guest post by Mr. Cohen)

Even after the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre, Jews are still not granted Victim Status according to the rules of Political Correctness.

I strongly suspect that Jews will NEVER be granted Victim Status according to the rules of Political Correctness, regardless of how much they suffer.

According to the rules of Political Correctness, Black Lives Matter, but Jewish lives do not matter, and I strongly suspect that they never will matter.

Muslims and African Americans have both been granted Victim Status by the Leftist Political Correctness people, even though both of those groups include high percentages of people who hate Jews.

A related problem, which has become so completely normalized that most people do not even consider it to be a problem, is that Muslims and African Americans both get a free pass for their anti-Jewish-hatred, and not just a regular free pass, but an unlimited free pass.  Louis Farrakhan and his Nation Of Islam organization have used that unlimited free pass to constantly propagandize against Jews, which has resulted in many millions of people believing that Jews are [or were] responsible for slavery, which is false.

Since the year 2000, thousands of Jews have fled from Europe, because of rapidly increasing anti-Semitism, including beatings and even killings.  Thousands more Jews are seriously considering fleeing Europe, for the same reasons.  This might not sound like a large number of people, but when you consider how few Jews live in Europe, it is a significant percentage of European Jews.

Even with thousands of Jews fleeing from Europe, because of anti-Jewish violence, the so-called Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) still have not granted Victim Status to Jews.

Even with Europeans Jews under attack from both European right-wing Nationalists and Muslim immigrants, the Social Justice Warriors and Leftists consider Jews to be unworthy of Victim Status.

In the 1990s, a Moroccan Jew told me that fled from France because he could not cope with the anti-Semitism there at that time, which was much-less-severe than the anti-Semitism that exists there now.  That Moroccan Jew was one of the biggest and strongest Jews I ever met, and he was also a Black Belt – yet even he was unable to cope with the anti-Semitism in France in the 1990s, which has become much worse since then.

“An incredible 90 percent of British Jews believe that the Labour Party is anti-Semitic, and 40 percent are considering leaving the United Kingdom because of the spike in anti-Semitism.”
SOURCE: www.jns.org/poll-40-of-british-jews-considering-leaving-uk-%e2%80%8eover-anti-semitism/
 
BOTTOM LINE: Even with 40% of British Jews considering leaving the United Kingdom because of anti-Semitism, Jews still do not receive Victim Status.

In year 2016, the FBI reported that 54% of religion-motivated Hate Crimes were anti-Jewish, even though less than 2% of Americans were Jews,
SOURCE: www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/statistics-on-religious-hate-crimes

BOTTOM LINE: Even with Jews being victimized by Hate Crimes far beyond their percentage of the total American population, Jews still do not receive Victim Status.

If the Political Correctness people and Social Justice Warriors really believed in Social Justice, then they would grant Victim Status to Jews, because Jews are the most-persecuted people in World History. To deny that Jews are worthy of Victim Status indicates that the Political Correctness people and SJWs have a problem with Jews.

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If you want the truth about Israel and the Middle East,
then do not waste your time with the FAKE NEWS of
The New York Times and the Israel-bashing mainstream-news-media. 

Instead, visit these web sites:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Time Magazine vs Truth:
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2018/08/time-magazine-vs-truth.html
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Who are the Palestinians?
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2018/06/who-are-palestinians.html
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How Torah Can Defeat Terrorism:
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2017/08/defeat-terror-with-torah.html
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Did Captain Kirk believe in negotiating with terrorists?
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/08/can-jews-learn-from-captain-kirk.html
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How to Pray for Tzahal-IDF:
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/09/how-to-pray-for-tzahal-idf.html
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Rambam Rejected Childless Messiah:
http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2016/08/rambam-rejected-childless-messiah-by-mr.html
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Was Daniel an Orthodox Jew?
https://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2018/03/if-daniel-were-alive-today.html
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Why all good people should STOP BUYING The New York Times:

 
 
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Who Really Won the 2018 American Elections


Just a short time ago I watched the press conference with US President Donald Trump. Of course the hot topic was the 2018 American Elections, specifically the results in the Senate and Congress.

Simply put, both parties won, since the Democrats now control the House (Congress,) while the Republicans control the Senate. Superficially, that makes it look pretty even. But IMHO, this was much better for the Republicans. There's a simple reason for that.

Congressmen/women serve two years, while Senators serve six years. Those senators elected are in for three times as long and can get a lot more done. Congressmen/women spend most of their time campaigning. The newly elected ones barely get to know their way around when they have to campaign again, since the 2020 elections are coming up. And the 2020 elections are also US Presidential elections. And the year before that, there are primaries.

Congress will be very busy with things other than their official jobs.

Time to pull up on a comfortable seat and watch the fun.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Rosh Chodesh Kislev, Join Us This Friday


Women's Rosh Chodesh Prayers at Tel Shiloh, the Site of the Biblical Mishkan, Tabernacle.

Rosh Chodesh Kislev is actually two days this year, the 30th of Cheshvan and the 1st of Kislev. I asked the women who most frequently come to doven together at Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh to choose the day most convenient for them. The majority voted for Friday, the 1st of Kislev.
Rosh Chodesh Kislev. Friday, 1st of Kislev, 5779, November 9, 2018, 8:30am. There should be a short tour and a Dvar Torah, Gd willing.
כולן מוזמנות, תפילת נשים, ראש חודש כסלו, א' כסלו, יום ו' ,9/11/2019 , 8:30, בשילה הקדומה, תל שילה
בע"ה יהיו סיור קצר ודבר תורה, גם.
We hope you can join us.

Modern Shiloh is at the same location as the biblical one where the Mishkan, Tabernacle stood as the major Jewish Prayer site for close to four hundred years. It is where Chana prayed for a son who would dedicate his life to the Jewish People. The son born to her was Shmuel Hanavi, Samuel the Priest, who led the Jewish People and anointed the first two kings, Saul and David.

Shiloh Hakeduma is open six days a week, and you can arrange tours, see the movie, museum and other special attractions at the beautiful archeological site. Contact them for more information, visit@telshilo.org.il, 02-5789111.

If you'd like more information about our Women's Rosh Chodesh Prayers, please send an email with "Women's Rosh Chodesh Prayers" as subject to shilohmuse@gmail.com.

Chodesh Tov
Have a Wonderful Month

Monday, November 5, 2018

Traffic Jams, Gd Willing Some Relief Soon

It used to be that the trip to and from Jerusalem-Shiloh, even by bus was barely an hour. And that was when we went through Ramalla and some chareidi neighborhoods in Jerusalem. So, you'd think that today, almost forty years later, after modern bypass roads have been built and highways in Jerusalem, plus the permitted speed has been raised, the trip would be much faster. It isn't. We are plagued by traffic jams.

When I make it to Jerusalem by bus in an hour, I'm in total shock. When it happens, it's either mid-morning or very late at night. The photo below was taken 6:05 PM last Thursday. That's the exact time according to my phone/file info.


As crowded and "jammed" as the traffic was going to Jerusalem, reports on the traffic jam whatsapp group indicated that there were much longer delays in the opposite direction. Every weekday morning reports come in from travelers sitting in traffic jams as early as 6:05-6:15 am before and after Adam going to Jerusalem. Those trying to drive/ride out of Beit El have it much worse. It is frequently a half hour wait among mostly Arab cars just to get to Highway 60 aka Derech Avot, the north/south road to Jerusalem to the South and Shiloh/Tapuach Junction to the north.

Givat Asaf, the Beit El Junction is being redone, and very soon a right-turn lane will be opened, so that the traffic jams at that T-junction should be reduced by a lot.

The Adam Junction, where many of our traffic jams originate, is also being redone. There will be a tunnel, so the traffic between Binyamin/Shomron and Jerusalem will bypass Adam and the Road to Ramalla.

There is also work widening the road south of Adam, towards Jerusalem, because that's another area that gets overfull.

Of course, these are the problems of the "rich," the fact that none of the city/road planners ever expected that so many people would be living in Binyamin-Samaria. They didn't expect industrial zones and shopping malls. Not only has the Jewish population been booming here, but Arabs have been moving here too. Many of them work with and for Jews.

Ironically, the traffic jams on the road to and from Jerusalem have caused something good in the Shiloh-Eli area. People quickly discovered that we are just as close to, or closer to the Rosh Haayin/Petach Tikva/Hod Hasharon area, besides being a ten minute drive to the Ariel University. Government offices and shopping opportunities abound in Ariel, and if you need something larger, you can get to nearby cities without suffering all those long annoying time-wasting traffic jams.

More and more neighbors have discovered that if they go east, to the Alon Road, they can work in the Bikaah, Jordan Valley. Even Beit She'an is more accessible than Jerusalem.

Shiloh is the true merkaz ha'Aretz, center of the Land of Israel.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

23 Years After Rabin, and The Left Still Uses Him to Incite vs Right

It's a full generation, twenty-three 23 years since Yitzchak Rabin was assassinated, and the Left continues spewing hatred, blame and distrust against what they call "the Right."

Their definition of  "the Right" is anyone and everyone who didn't agree with Rabin's policies. We, yes, me too, are considered as guilty of, complicit in the murder. Honestly, I am innocent; I had nothing to do with the murder. You can go through all of my articles of the time. You won't find a hint of violence against people I disagree with.

I knew of nobody promoting violence. We were too busy trying protect ourselves against Arab terrorism and threats from the Israeli Left to banish us from our homes. We saw the Oslo Accords, which had been forced on Rabin by the Left, as a danger to Israeli security. We couldn't understand the logic in giving Arabs weapons. And our assessment was correct.

The Israeli Left continues to use the murder of Yitzchak Rabin as a weapon against their political opponents. The dangerous hate comes from their end of the political spectrum, not ours.

We're too busy building and developing our communities and Our country, the State of Israel. That's all we ever wanted to do.

Their refusal to respect our right to disagree is antidemocratic, as is their refusal to allow us to speak. Promoting hatred can only backfire. It is bad for any society, especially a country like Israel, which has deal with so much antisemitism from the world. The Israeli Left is only playing into the hand of our international enemies.

Gd willing, may they soon rid the hatred from their souls.


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Israel's Municipal "Election Day Vacation" a Fake

I hate to break it to all of you, especially those who have been so quick to condemn all those who didn't vote claiming that since it was a "vacation day," voting was easy for all. Election day was not a vacation for all.

  • Didn't you notice that the stores were open?
  • Didn't you notice that restaurants were open?
  • Didn't you notice that lots of fun places for kids were open?
  • Didn't you notice that the movies were open?
  • Didn't you notice that there was public transportation?
Do you really think these places were open without staff?

Start thinking about all of the people who had to work on Election Day.

Of course not all of the non-voters had good excuses, but for some voting wasn't easy.