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31 posts from March 2015

Bargain Basement Sale: One Used Country, Cheap

USA For Sale
No matter how hard he tries, Mr. Obama can't sell Israel down the river, because one can't sell what one does not own. But, as the elected leader of his own country - the once glorious Land of Freedom, the United States of America - he can certainly sell the USA, and for a dirt cheap price too.

Amir Hossein Motaghi, the Iranian journalist covering the nuclear talks who just this week defected to the West, harshly criticized the American role in the talks, saying the White House was attempting to persuade the other members of the P5+1 group of nations (US, England, France, Russia, China and Germany) to accept Iran’s point of view. Pulling no punches he said, “The US negotiating team is mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal,” Montaghi said.

America, neither your President nor your Secretary of State are representing your best interests, to put it mildly.

Meanwhile, the White House promises utopia with Iran - Obama's "peace partner" - the Iranians sing a different tune in Tehran. Ali Shirazi, the top special operations aide to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the “banner of Islam will fly over the White House.”

Here, why not hear and see for yourself what Khameini has to say about you, America? We pray that you awaken from your slumber. As for Israel, we here in the Land of Emuna put our trust in the Guardian of Israel - The Almighty - Who never sleeps or slumbers. We suggest that you do too, America. There is no alternative. If you think you can trust the White House, look who you're being sold down the river to, cheap:


No Place Else to Go

Less than 48 hours ago, we posted the Riminover Rebbe's call for all Jews to make aliya.

There is now another prominent voice telling Jews that Israel is the only place that can guarantee a Jew's safety.

Here's the quiz of the month: who said the following recently?

"Folks,” he continued, “there is no place else to go, and you understand that in your bones. You understand in your bones that no matter how hospitable, no matter how consequential, no matter how engaged, no matter how deeply involved you are in the United States … there’s only one guarantee. There is really only one absolute guarantee, and that’s the state of Israel.”

a. Bibi Netanyahu

b. Rabbi Yehoshua Fass (head of Nefesh B'Nefesh)

c. Naftali Bennett

d. Joe Biden

The correct answer is "d". Incredible? See for your yourself.

I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Vice President Biden was prompted by his boss. In the world of the lie-laden lexicon, "anti-Bibi" is really "anti-Israel", and "anti-Israel" is none other than anti-Semitism. Notice that the more Obama continues with his hate campaign, the more swastikas are appearing all over America. The Obama regime has made anti-Semitism now fashionable in the USA.

Brothers and sisters, it's time to contact Nefesh B'Nefesh. Don't waste any time, for this is the time to leave your Egypt and start a new life in the Land of Emuna.


Showdown on Avenue J

Dread or dream
I was walking down Avenue J in Flatbush, when an ominous-looking young man approached me. He wore a black ski-hat, tight jeans and a black leather jacket. The dude had a chip-on-his-shoulder angry-looking attitude as if he all he wanted was trouble. He looked like a member of some Brooklyn or Bronx gang. He was coming straight at me and maybe he thought that the white-bearded old man in the long black coat (me!) would be easy prey; at least, that was the scenario that played in my head. Instinctively from back in the old days, my mind quickly began reviewing contingency plans: if he pulls a knife with his right hand, I'll do such-and-such; if he throws a left, then I'll react with...

The continuation of this story - all about final Passover and how they affect our children - will floor you. Read Passover: Dread of Dream, my feature article in this week's Passover issue of Breslev Israel web magazine. 

Here's something to make your Passover Seder much more meaningful: The Hidden Hand is my elaboration on the Dayenu sonnet in the Haggada.

Don't be in the dark about Passover; here are all the basics you need to know in Pesach: An Overview.

Kimcha D'Piskha, donating food to the poor for Pesach, is one of the most important mitzvoth to fulfill before we sit down at our own Seder  Table.

Also feartured this week:

Rav Shalom Arush's Pesach message: Only You

Dr. Zev Ballen: Emuna and Healthy Emotions

Racheli Reckles: You're Israeli, No?

Jennifer Woodward: A Clean Home

Tiferet Israel: Awakenings

Have a lovely week with joyful and meaningful Passover preparations.

Yehuda Segel: Halacha With a Smile

 


Shabbat HaGadol: The Great Shabbat

What's so great about "The Great Shabbat", the Shabbat before Passover? Is an event that took place 3327 years ago still relevant to us today? See today's lesson to get your answer and much more, in light of current times...

Do you need another dvar Torah for your Shabbat table? Check out The Right Size, our elaboration on Parshat Tzav, this week's Torah portion.

Enjoy today's 21-minute lesson and have a lovely Shabbat!


The Last Voice

Free world

Tomorrow is Shabbat HaGadol, when our forefathers showed their unswerving emuna in Hashem, fulfilling his commandment that each family take a lamb and tie it to their bedposts in preparation for ritual sacrifice. The lamb was the deity of Egypt. In fulfilling Hashem's commandment, the Jews showed phenomenal courage. In return, Hashem performed the miracle of rendering the raging Egyptians powerless.

This is Shmitta Year (Sabbatical Year) and the Geula - the full redemption of our people - is unfolding right in front of us. Once again, we stand alone with no friends as the White House can no longer hide its hatred for Israel. As long as we stay strong and defy all tyrants, Hashem will render them powerless.

At the time of this writing, Yemen has fallen to Iranian-Shiite-backed forces. Obama hasn't lifted a finger, just as he allowed American martyrs to die in Benghazi. The USA and Europe are buckling under Iranian and Islamic pressure. Do you know what that means?

Israel and the Jewish People are the only true spokesmen for the free world. Let's be happy in our preparations for Shabbat HaGadol and Passover, our freedom holiday. Let us forever praise Hashem and stand courageously alone. All we need is emuna.


New Height of Treachery: USA Exposes Israel's Nuclear Secrets

Nuclear_reactor_in_dimona_israel
Above image - US satellite image of Dimona Reactor in Israel from 1968, declassified by USA and now plastered all over cyberspace and the world - courtesy of globalsecurity.org via jewishpress.com

The ink isn't even dry on our emuna-news op-ed from yesterday, Mr. V Exposed, where I wrote that the disappointed, angry and frustrated White House now wants to revenge against Israel for reelecting Bibi. Well here it is folks - put a grenade in the hand of an arrogant and frenzied individual and there will soon be shrapnel all over the place.

The President of the United States has just betrayed Israel in the most inconceivable way: he has just revealed a stunning amount of information on some of Israel’s most closely guarded secrets, including our nuclear program, complete with photographs. You can believe that there's dancing in the streets of Tehran, Damascus and Beirut this morning. We thank The Jewish Press and our good friend Mark R. from Haifa for the tipoff.

Does anyone still have any doubt about the treachery in Washington, DC? How can any Jew support a regime that intentionally endangers 6 million Jews (does the number sound familiar) in Israel?

One thing I'm delighted about - our prophets said that once the Geula begins, Israel will stand alone with no friends. Terrific, let's get on with the full redemption of our people. Brothers and sisters wherever you are, please come home soon - it's time to leave your Egypt while you still can. Today, your president betrays us, tomorrow he'll betray you. Like I said yesterday, BHO's anti-Bibi psychosis is really anti-Israel, and the anti-Israel is really anti-Semitism. It's all coming down, and things are happening faster than we can write.


Thanks to the Lubavitcher Rebbe

The true tzaddikim are just as powerful after they leave the physical world as when they're here 108258among us - even more so...

At 4AM Wednesday morning, March 18th, when one of PM Netanyahu's closest aides told him that he was heading toward a landslide victory, Bibi thought that the aide was playing a joke. The Prime Minister didn't believe the magnitude of the miracle. The exit polls said the election was a dead tie; maybe one side would win by one mandate. When the smoke cleared, Bibi won by six.

Before the election, Bibi was punch drunk; the incessant leftist media's harassment of him and his family, the pessimistic and pointed polls and voices from abroad told him to start packing his bags and to vacate the Prime Minister's Residence.

Haredi radio station Kol Berama told the following story: Bibi's close friend Rabbi Menachem Gesheid happened to be in New York City right before the election. Bibi phoned him asked him to pray for him at the holy gravesite of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, osb"m, promising that he will keep the land of Israel whole. In the Rebbe's Ohel with Gesheid at the time was  journalist, Yossi Elituv, a Chabadnik.

In his heart, I'm sure that Bibi owes his success to the Lubavitcher Rebbe, for his victory was unheard of. Let's hope that Bibi thanks the Rebbe - and Hashem, of course - by doing teshuva and repairing all the damage his previous government did to the Torah-observant world in Israel. Mr. Prime Minister, we pray for your success.