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He didn't say anything about Israel. To say the whole world would benefit from Iran's nukes could mean to him that the whole world would benefit from Israel's destruction, G- d forbid. These guys are liars and never can be trusted. They hate Israel because we stand in their way of a Muslim caliphate.
1 year, 2 months ago on Iranian Negotiator Hinting at Thaw with Israel
Yori, they do NOT own it, Hashem does. We WILL get it back and we know many are praying about it, as it's in the daily prayers,even if they're not present at the mount. If we get it back before the time is right, maybe we'll be fighting liberal Jews who'll want to have women on the mount leading services, gay marriages, and all kinds of idiocy. Hashem sent us out and we weren't able to prevent the building of the mosques. But their time of dominance will soon be over. It's really in Hashem's timing. The Temple will soon be rebuilt, and the Muslims will be nowhere around.
1 year, 2 months ago on They Own It
I beg to differ with comments above. To my understanding, missionaries have to have a license to proselytize, or it is illegal. King of Kings probably has one, but maybe the cafe doesn't. Regardless, to compare Israel's regulations of missionaries to Sharia is way off base. Jews get very tired of being harassed by Christians trying to push a false faith down our throats. By regulating who can proselytize and how, the Israeli govt is protecting its citizens from continual subterfuge and misleading enticements of Christian missionaries. We've all been approached by those who pretend to be Jewish, only to spring a false messiah on us later on. We no longer will tolerate that.
1 year, 2 months ago on Missionaries Try to Convert Jerusalem Kashrut Supervisor – Lose Certification
Maybe the airlines could put such passengers in cells in the cargo hold where the dogs etc. are kept for the remainder of the flight. Such disruptive behavior should not be tolerated, dry run or not, and it would also show any potential terrorists that the airlines will not tolerate any kind of behavior that could indicate a terror attack. Also, begin ethnic profiling of disruptive passengers.
1 year, 2 months ago on US Pilots Warn: Terrorists Trying ‘Dry Runs’ for New 9/11
This is a control issue. The muslims are using threats of violence to control what happens on the Mount, which is Israel's to control. We have to stop giving in to their threats of violence. Arrest and deport the rioters. This goes on and at the same time Israel is accused of apartheid against Arabs. Bottom line is, G-d owns the Temple Mount and His payback will not be pretty. This is the very LAST place Muslims should choose to take such a stand.
1 year, 2 months ago on Temple Mount Closed, 3 Jews Arrested for Saying Sh’ma Israel
This is an abomination. I've toured the mount with Rabbi Glick and he's not a troublemaker or anything that should bring about such an order. This is not right. I'm one Israeli who's getting very fed up with the situation with the Arabs on the Temple Mount. If they won't share, they need to go. Period. We need to stand firm against their riots and threats. I pray the govt rescinds the order against Rabbi Glick.
1 year, 2 months ago on Israel Police Banned Me from the Temple Mount on Vague Charges
The first paragraph makes no sense. It should have stated last year as 2012. Here's how the Globes article started:
"The government deficit shrank to NIS 14.1 billion in January-September
2013 from NIS 20.2 billion in the corresponding period of 2012, after
the deficit in September totaled just NIS 900 million. The deficit in
the 12 months through September shrank to NIS 32.9 billion - 3.2% of
GDP, based on the Central Bureau of Statistics' new GDP methodology, and
3.4% of GDP in the budget plan. The 12-month deficit has been shrinking
steadily since March."
1 year, 2 months ago on Is Obama Listening? Israel’s Debt Shrinks by 30 Percent
This is a prime example of why politics and religion should not be mixed. Even the Sanhedrin became corrupt. What despicable behavior. Deri should not be allowed to serve in any office until a probationary period has passed. He just got out of prison, for goodness sake! This public behavior gives Judaism a black eye. I have no trust of Shas or those in the party. This is really embarrassing for Israel, just like the WoW.
1 year, 2 months ago on Yishai’s Men Accuse Deri of Overtaking Shas ‘with Force and Cynicism’
I still fail to understand why the drafting of charedi young men is such a terrible thing for these people. If the young men want to do army service, why shouldn't they? It's only a percent anyway, not all yeshiva backers. Besides, are they so removed from reality that they don't see the harm they do to the unity of clal Yisrael? Many Israelis can't stand the Charedi values, partly because of this stance, and that puts a bad light on the Torah these rabbis say they want to lift up. I distrust them mightily because they ignore the teachings of Torah on the responsibility to fight for the Land. What chutzpah that they should think the rest of Israel needs to support them AND protect them, without getting anything in return. So they study Torah all day? Without applying it, it's worse than meaningless.
1 year, 2 months ago on Rav Ovadia’s Son to Netanyahu: You Hurt Dad’s Feelings
Well, they can go ahead and use the embassies, but we're only fooling ourselves. The antisemitism will get worse because of this; it won't go away. The writing is on the wall- it's time to come home and make aliyah. Israel is the only place where we can truly be Jewish, and we're missing over half the family. We need you here, Jews of Europe. Come home now.
1 year, 2 months ago on Will Israeli Embassies in Europe Expand Services to Include Brit Mila and Shechitah?
As a Jewish woman, I object to what the WOW is saying and what they are fighting for. While it might be the fault of the media, I've not yet read any quotes by the WOW that indicate they want to please G-d. It seems to be about sexual equality, even the quotes I've heard from people who know WOW members personally. Sexual equality on their terms is not in the Torah, IMO. The Temple area is one space at which G-d made the rules and he picked men to be the Cohenim and the Levitical workship leaders. If WOW members want to act like men in other places, they should be allowed. But the Temple Mount and the Kotel are special and such roles are reserved for men.
1 year, 2 months ago on Women of the Wall Blame Gov’t for Their Damaged Torah Scroll
Man plans, G-d laughs. War hurts everyone. Arabs, you started it, so now it's past time to move on.
1 year, 2 months ago on Palestinians Rebuff Jewish Refugees’ Outreach
The headline is misleading. Are we to believe that the Attorney General is the government? One court level has decided in favor of settlers and building, so to say the "government" wants to stop the building is very wrong. If Weinstein is doing only what "the govt" wants, why is the article written to the effect that it is only Weinstein who is the thorn in the side of the settlers? Do we assume that the attorney general only does the bidding of Bibi? Please be consistent and clear in your writing.
1 year, 2 months ago on Gov’t Wants ‘Land Freeze’ to Stop Building in Samaria
I've heard the story about the man on the roof many times, but I do so love the new Israeli ending! And it's so true!
1 year, 2 months ago on Praying for Moshiach
yeah, well wait until Haiti suffers its next catastrophe. I'm sure the PA will be the first ones to arrive and set up hospitals. What thanks Israel gets.
1 year, 2 months ago on Abbas Wins Recognition for PA from Haiti and Grenada
Wow, and all along I thought I was paying taxes, though not receiving funds back for yeshiva. Why does he feel only they deserve the money? No, in fact, they contribute very little to the betterment of Israel. If they had true Torah loving hearts, grateful to those of us who only pay taxes but don't receive, it might help mitigate the disgust Israelis feel toward them. What hypocritical self-elevating snobs. I'll take a secular soldier over these Charedim any day. G-d bless the soldiers!
1 year, 2 months ago on Belzer Rebbe: Israeli Govt. Made Up of Dogs
The Charedim just confirmed their hypocrisy, withholding their hatred against Charedi soldiers just for the holidays. They are becoming more disdained by the rest of Israeli society for their hypocrisy. The writer of this piece said it all when he said the brain is the most prized body part. I think Torah points to the heart as the most prized body part. But these guys show their brains are not attached to true Torah. Who would want them in the army? What a waste. When will they wake up to the consequences of their baseless hatred?
1 year, 2 months ago on Verbal Attack on Charedi Soldier Signals Renewal of ‘Chardakim’ Campaign
The irresponsible US prez talks big and then gets all mushy after 15 minute talk with a liar in a suit who is proving the world is a ship of fools. No matter how many ways Bibi and others try to warn the world not to trust Iran's words but only actions, we have the media falling all over themselves in a tizzy that obama did something masterful. What a bunch of fools. It's totally unbelievable. Obama suffered a huge humiliation when Rouhani refused to meet him, and now a short phone call in which obama bowed down again to a terrorist regime seems to have bolstered his ego. Why? I can't for the life of me see why this should be made a big deal of. Iran is a murderous entity; do Americans really want to bow down to them? Iran leaders scourge the US, and for this, the US kisses the President's hand? Crazy idiots.
1 year, 2 months ago on Netanyahu to Ministers: Keep Mum on Obama-Rouhani Call
@Buckwheat2 @truthseekr No, that's an example of lax border security. Many are being deported. It's a problem because we don't have diplomatic relations with countries involved. We did solve the border hole to stop future immigration, but still are working on those already here. We're not tough enough with free-loaders. Please be aware that we're talking about Somalians here, not the Ethiopians, who ARE Jews and not the troublemakers. The label "African" is way too general. the Ethiopians are lovely people in my experience.
1 year, 2 months ago on Motion to Ban Non-Medical Circumcision Introduced in Sweden
I'm sure you have your reasons to stay in exile, but if you have these feelings, maybe it's your soul telling you to come home to Israel permanently, not as a visitor, but as a citizen. At least this would be one area of turmoil resolved. All of your excuses would melt away if you'd just do it. Once here permanently, you'll see things differently. Believe me. I came to Israel many times as a tourist, but now that I live here, the very air is different, my soul is happy all of the time, not just while here. Come home already!
1 year, 2 months ago on Yom Tov Sheni in Israel
Again, these things will continue to happen until the Jews return to Israel. Jews in Sweden, if you don't like being persecuted, come home to Israel, where we Jews make the laws.
Everyone can't be a Cohen. There are traditions passed down from father to son, presumably which trace back to the Temple times. But not all Cohenim want to be involved in Orthodox settings. I've known at least one in a Conservative shul, one in a Reform congregation, and also one who was not affiliated with any denomination after he'd had some hard times. Both the Conservative and Reform Cohenim were known by the congregation to be Cohenim and no one even considered putting themselves in a similar role. The info passed down is not known to outsiders; this to me is a miracle, as the "secrets" have been handed down for thousands of years without being lost, and Cohenim know who they are. When the 3rd Temple is built, Cohenim will be ready to perform their priestly duties. How awesome is this!
1 year, 2 months ago on WoW Miss their Chance for Equality at Kotel Priestly Blessing
@Ken Figa Google potato gun. It shoots potatoes - I've never used one but it works by spraying hair spray and lighting the spray in a tube, which creates an explosion which shoots out the potato. The force is much greater than the rocks being thrown, but hey, it's only a potato....
1 year, 3 months ago on Beit El Residents Hit Back at Arab Assailants
I don't trust the UN, but there should be accountability. Once the weapons are secured by the UN, if Assad uses them again, he should be charged with violating international laws and be hunted down and imprisoned. Unfortunately, he is the best Syria has in terms of protecting minorities like the Christians, so who wants to join the attack against him? Take away these most heinous weapons & let them continue to destroy themselves.
1 year, 3 months ago on Russia Suggests UN Guard Assad’s Chemical Weapons
If Jews aren't supposed to fight to protect the Land of Israel, why does Torah state that newlyweds don't have to fight, and that soldiers can break Kosher laws to save their lives? Moshe Rabbeinu led the fighting against our enemies in Torah. The Haredim are polarizing Israelis and doing a dis-service to Hashem. His credibility is further nullified when he states they dress like Israelites at Sinai. How much better would it be if the Haredi soldier could be a light to secular soldiers? But with this type of leadership, it looks like they will increase secularism rather than inspire anyone to greater heights. What a shame.
1 year, 3 months ago on Haredi MK to US Envoy: Rabbis Will Declare Religious War
Since Gaza was never officially recognized as a nation, since Hamas took over and there still are no peace or territorial agreements with the Arabs, there should be no question this oil is Israel's. They can whine and cry and try to steal the oil all they want, but they have no legal claim on it. Still, it's hard to see how this find plus the previous ones, will benefit Israelis, as the price of gas, already high, is going up even more.
1 year, 3 months ago on New Israeli Oil Find near Gaza Could Drive Hamas, Abbas into War
Thanks for this great message, well thought out and one which speaks for at least one Israeli - me. I don't want the US to make a mess of things. Their track record under Obama is disastrous. Better they should stay out than mess in an internal civil war with no winning side. If it's Iran they are worried about, they should attack Iran and its nuclear facilities, but stay out of Syria. AIPAC is wrong on this one; Jews will suffer for their involvement if the US does go to war with Syria, unless they wipe out both Syria and Iran at the same time - highly unlikely since Obama just wants to do a 3 day sortie. How can that accomplish anything other than broaden the conflict?
1 year, 3 months ago on American Left, Drudge, Say Jews Pushing War on Obama
I don't get Israeli politics. I thought the President had no power, but he's going over Bibi's head and Bibi can do nothing? Why release more prisoners when we've already committed to over 100? How do we retire Peres?
1 year, 3 months ago on Peres Commutes Sentence of 6 Israeli-Arab Killers of IDF Soldiers
At this season, I pray for people like Dan to look into Torah to see how G0d, through Moshe, appointed men to be Cohenim and Levites at the Temple. Women have separate roles and are not required to pray in minyans out of siddurim. We are merited, like Hannah, to pray from our hearts to G0d's ears. He hears the cries of women; we do not need to, nor should we, imitate men in their imitation of Levites.
1 year, 3 months ago on Sorry I Neglected your Jewish Identity, Cousin
this makes no sense. Arab workers make up a large part of the work force over the green line. Wouldn't this law also protect them? Why is Livni against Muslim females, who get so little respect from their own people as it is? Livni needs to be fired - she is a traitor to our mission as Jews.
1 year, 3 months ago on Livni: All Humans Were Created Equal, Except Pregnant Settler Women
Since we know there will be no agreement with the Arabs, as what they're seeking is impossible, it might be all a sham just to get these prisoners released. There is no point in releasing prisoners and getting nothing in return. What a mistake to say we'll talk for 9 months. Such a joke against us. The terrorist attacks are still being planned, all the more so because we're sitting in negotiations & there is much opposition among the Arabs to "peace". If they are plotting terror now, how much more so if given, G-d forbid, more land from which to attack us. We need to stop this farce now and release no new prisoners, plus we need to employ the death penalty for terrorists, If not the death penalty, we need to line the Arab prison cots with pigskin. Sounds crazy? It's no crazier than sitting with an enemy to beg them to steal our land. That's crazy!
1 year, 3 months ago on Palestinians Expect 2nd Prisoners Release in September
This whole faux peace process with a faux people is such an insane waste of time. Anyone who believes giving land to a false people - created to steal Israel's land - will bring peace is in delusion. Insisting on East Jerusalem as their capital they know will never happen. Jews cannot give up the Temple Mount and G0d will not allow it. If it wasn't for Him, Jews would have committed suicide long ago by giving away everything. We're our own worst enemy because we have no leadership who can look at our history and know what G0d put us here to do. Our mission is inextricably tied to our Land; it's impossible to cede it to enemies of G0d. We need to deport all Arabs who won't swear allegiance to Israel as Jewish led, annex Judea and Samaria. The IDF with G0d's help, will keep the peace after that's done.
1 year, 3 months ago on Abbas Rakes Obama over the Coals for Plan to Attack Syria
There've been several bus accidents lately. Is it possible they are acts of terror? What's causing the buses to go off road? In one case a truckdriver stopped suddenly and pulled over, but not far enough to avoid a collision with the bus behind him. If would be easy to mask a terrorist attack as an auto accident.
1 year, 3 months ago on Bus Crash near Hebron
It would be nice if the Israeli leaders would realize that they've brought in thousands of olim from many countries and few have mastered Hebrew by now. We've lots of people who are only functional in English, Russian, Ethiopian, French etc. There needs to be some kind of program which encourages "veterans" to help the olim in time of war. Then the shelter problem; many Israelis have stored stuff in the shelters, which is illegal but not enforced,so we have no shelter in our building. The stairwell is about it. They say not to open the gas masks, so we have no idea how they work. We can put on a gas mask, but what is atropine anyway? Are the instructions in Hebrew? No wonder Israel needs G-d. The govt runs drills, but mostly for schools. What about the elderly at home alone? It's definitely Hashem who has prevented Israelis from being hurt more in the past attacks.
1 year, 3 months ago on Stop Opening Up Your Gas Masks, People!
Your post showed up after I posted my above message, but I want you to know that just because this group of maybe 100 women is the loudest and most obnoxious, they in no way reflect the wishes of most Israeli women. They are only doing this out of pride, and it's so against Torah. I am disgusted by their egotistical behavior..
1 year, 3 months ago on Women of the Wall Protesting Bennett’s High Holidays Plan
As an Israeli Jewish woman who likes to pray privately at the Kotel by myself, & as a traditionalist trying to obey G-d, I'm very offended by the WOW & their talking as if they represent all women. It's bad enough they want to usurp the men's G-d-given roles as public worship leaders at the Temple, but now they put G-d in a box by stating that He only lives in one spot at the Kotel! Good grief, this is so ludicrous. So they want to get in G-d's face & go against His word by acting & dressing like men, & they're not afraid of G-d's judgment on that? Equal rights? Where's the humility & respect at the most holy place in the world? When the Temple comes, are they going to insist on equal rights to function as Cohenim too? It's fine to have an Egalitarian place for the bar/bat mitzvahs of the masorti etc., but women do not need their own space so they can make a spectacle of themselves competing with men. If they really sincerely want to do this, they can go in the room on the women's side that is next to the Kotel. Why the need to be in the public eye? I submit that it has nothing to do with G-d, but everything to do with pride.