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Monday, July 8, 2019

Rosh Chodesh Av, Ladies, Join Us in Prayer

Friday August 2, 2019 will be Rosh Chodesh Av 5779, the beginning of the Jewish month of Av. It's a sad day on the Jewish Calendar, as it begins the "Nine Days," a period of heightened mourning of the destruction of the Holy Temple.

We're soon beginning the period of the "Three Weeks" which is "bookended" by fast days, 17th of Tammuz, a daytime fast, and the 9th of Av, which is a 25 hour fast. Over the millenia many terrible things happened to the Jewish People on these dates.

Even though Rosh Chodesh Av is a sad day, we still pray all the usual Rosh Chodesh Prayers, including Hallel. There will be Women's Rosh Chodesh Prayers at Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh.

Rosh Chodesh Av, Friday 1st of Av, 5779, August 2, 2019 at 8:30am, Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh. For more information email me shilohmuse@gmail.com, subject: Rosh Chodesh.

תפילת נשים בראש חודש אב תהיה יום ו', א' באב, ,8:30 2-8-2019 בשילה הקדומה, תל שילה. לפרטים נוספים, shilohmuse@gmail.com subject: Rosh Chodesh.

We pray traditionally, silent prayers silently, and Hallel is sung together. We hope more women will join us at Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh.

Shiloh is one of the holiest cities for the Jewish People. It was the very first capital, predating Jerusalem. The Mishkan, Tabernacle was brought to Shiloh a by Joshua after entering the Holy Land. There wasn't even need for a battle to take over Shiloh. The city welcomed the Jewish returnees, very much like in recent times.

Today, besides the vibrant town of Shiloh and the many surrounding Jewish communities, the area where the Tabernacle once stood is now a fully recognized archeological site. People come from all over the world to visit, learn, tour and dig. By the way, there will be the 8th Kenes Shiloh on July 25, 2019. The event is in Hebrew and includes tours and lectures.

For more information about visiting Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh, contact visit@telshilo.org.il, or call 02-5789111. It's suitable for all ages.


Mr. Cohen said...

Every month I praise the righteous Jewish women
who meet in Shiloh HaKeduma for Rosh Chodesh
prayers, and I always wish them blessings,
because I really mean it.

This time, I humbly suggest that the righteous
Jewish women who meet in Shiloh HaKeduma for
Rosh Chodesh prayers should add something
new to their monthly meetings: a mini-Amen-Party.

What is an Amen Party?

Jews get together [usually women], and one woman
recites a berachah loudly. The other women
answer AMEN, with great concentration and emotion.

Then the second woman recites a berachah
loudly. The other women answer AMEN,
with great concentration and emotion.

Then the third woman recites a berachah loudly.
The other women answer AMEN, with great concentration and emotion.

The berachah can be the SheHaKol
recited before drinking water, or the
Borei Pri HaAdamah recited before
eating an apple.

Or Borei Nefashot Rabot that is recited after.

These blessings do not need to be fancy or expensive;
simple and inexpensive is great.

This Amen Party does not need to last a long time;
five minutes is just fine.

The important thing is that AMEN is recited
with great concentration and emotion;
the amount of money need not be much
and the amount of time need not be long.

I am not trying to tell these women what to do,
I am just trying to make a helpful suggestion,
for them to consider, if they want to.


Mr. Ariel Ben Solomon said:

“During the past year-and-a-half,
he [Yigal Carmon] explained,
MEMRI concentrated on monitoring
sermons by imams
[Muslim preachers] across America.

The results from a random sample
of over 100 imams, he said,
were shocking.

The sermons were laced with incitement
to kill Jews, support for global
jihad and hard-core misogyny.

A few imams, he said,
preached tolerance and coexistence,
but they were a small minority.”

SOURCE: Supremacists and Jihadis form
two-pronged attack threatening Jews in USA

by Ariel Ben Solomon, 2019 June 26


Alexander H. Joffe [a Middle East Historian] said:

“Increasingly, discrimination against Jews is regarded as
legitimate whether or not there is any connection to Israel.”

SOURCE: BDS Spreads Through Community
Organizations and K-12 by Alexander Joffe, 2019 July 2


Alexander H. Joffe [a Middle East Historian] said:

Similarly, neo-Nazis in Germany have begun
using the phrase “Israel is our misfortune,”
a sentiment that converges with the German
[Leftist] Green Party’s explicit support for BDS.

The crossover between the two streams
was seen recently when a founder of
the Green Party spoke at a neo-Nazi event.

SOURCE: BDS Spreads Through Community
Organizations and K-12 by Alexander Joffe, 2019 July 2

Mr. Cohen said...

Mr. Dennis Prager said:

“…as a rule, religious Jews are more committed
to Jewish survival. One recent example:

During the height of the Palestinian terror,
while secular Jewish organizations cancelled
their youth trips to Israel, the Orthodox did not.

SOURCE: Ignoring G-d by Dennis Prager
Kosher Spirit magazine, Fall 2003 edition


Mr. John Rossomando said:

“[IUMS Trustee Sheikh Hassan Ould] Aldo
and the [Muslim] Brotherhood use language
similar to what Hamas used in its original charter,
which rejected any peaceful coexistence.

To them, Palestine is part of a waqf, a holy
Islamic trust, that no person can negotiate away.”

SOURCE: Muslim Brotherhood,
Hamas: No Peace as Long as Israel Exists

by Mr. John Rossomando, 2019 July 1


Mr. Yaakov Lappin [a military and
strategic affairs correspondent] said:

“An Iranian network of terrorist cells is spread
out around the world, ready for activation at any time….”

“The Iranians have built up a wide-reaching network of radical surrogates that extends beyond the Middle East. Members of this network range from hierarchical terror armies like Hezbollah, armed with massive arsenals of projectiles, to sleeper terrorist cells active in Europe, North America, and Latin America.”

“This would explain the discovery and recent announcement of a Hezbollah bomb factory in London. It appears highly likely that the bombs were intended for Hezbollah cells intent on attacking Israeli targets in Britain.”

“Past incidents have seen [Iran-backed] Hezbollah operatives scope out Israeli targets in countries as far away as Peru.”

SOURCE: Iran Is Preparing
a Worldwide Terror Network

by Mr. Yaakov Lappin by 2019 July 3

Mr. Cohen said...

Uzi Baruch wrote:

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed
has banned the wearing of the niqab
[Islamic] face-veil in public institutions
“for security reasons.”

Tunisia bans the niqab Muslim face cover in public
by Uzi Baruch, 5/7/2019 for Israel National News

QUESTION: When will Europe and North America
follow their example, and wisely ban the niqab?


Mr. Stephen M. Flatow [an attorney
in New Jersey and father of Alisa Flatow,
who was murdered in an Iranian-sponsored
Palestinian terrorist attack in 1995] said:

“…Israel ended its rule over 98 percent [98%]
of the Palestinian Arabs back in [year] 1995.

It is the Palestinian Authority that rules them.

The gang [of political Far-Leftists
and Progressives and Socialists] knows
that Israel does not rule the area.

So why do the Progressive Networkers
persist in promoting the fantasy
that Israel rules over the Arabs?

Because demonizing Israel as the
occupier galvanizes their followers.

It gives them something to be upset about…”

SOURCE: Ten Jewish groups unite
against Israeli democracy
by Stephen M. Flatow


Evelyn Gordon [a journalist living in Israel] said:

“Palestinians’ rights matter when targeted by Israel,
but not when targeted by the Palestinian Authority.

And Israeli rights never matter, except when violated by Israel.”

When human rights become acceptable collateral damage
by Evelyn Gordon, 2019 July 3

Batya said...

Thanks, but we're usually too rushed for an "Amen Party"