Showing posts with label Galus. Show all posts
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Friday, August 16, 2013

The Voice of the Turtledove WAS/IS Heard In The Land: Pollard Speaks

Pollard. [bechinah of] Moshiach ben Yosef is Heard.

When tragedy strikes anywhere in the world, the State of Israel is always among the first to offer help, sending experienced rescue teams, portable hospitals and world-class medical experts to the scene. Israel is a world leader in medical research, farming technology, and military innovation. The country that made the desert bloom is the undisputed champion of hi-tech innovation, all of which it generously shares with the world.

Unfortunately, when it comes to morale, the State of Israel has the distinction of holding a number of world records which no other country would want.

Over the last six decades, Israel’s leaders and its judiciary have practiced the art of political expedience to such a degree that Israel is now the first and only country in the world to hold the following dubious “honors”:

• Israel is the only country in the world ever to voluntarily expel its own citizens from chunks of its homeland in order to hand over the land to its enemies.

• It is the only country in the world ever to voluntarily destroy the homes and businesses of its own citizens, leaving them with shattered lives and broken promises.

• Israel is the only country in the world ever to voluntarily dig up and transport the graves of its dead so that the land could be turned over to its enemies.

The State of Israel also holds unenviable world records for betraying those who serve the state, including the following:

• Israel is the only country in the world to restrain its military from rescuing a wounded soldier, for fear of provoking the enemy and risking its approval ratings with the world. The soldier, injured by enemy gunfire at a Jewish holy site, slowly bled to death needlessly while the IDF stood by and watched.

• Israel also remains the only country in the world ever to voluntarily cooperate in the prosecution of its own intelligence agent, refusing him sanctuary, turning over the documents to incriminate him, denying that the state knew him, and then allowing him to rot in a foreign prison for decades on end, cravenly forgoing its right to simple justice for the nation and for the agent.

• Additionally, Israel is still the only country in the world ever to violate its own system of justice by repeatedly releasing dangerous, unrepentant murderers and terrorists back into the civilian population with impunity. No other country in the world has ever done this! In summary, Israel has the dubious distinction of being the only country in the world so befuddled by moral ambiguity that it is willing to dishonor its dead, betray its bereaved, and disgrace its citizens for the sake of political expediency.

Earlier this week, the State of Israel began the staged release of some of the worst murderers and terrorists the world has ever seen. Twenty-six out of the 104 murderers scheduled for release went free on Tuesday. Many are serving multiple life sentences for their heinous crimes and their many victims.

The blood of their victims cries out from the grave at this affront to human decency. Their cries go unheard.

The bereaved families of the victims beg and plead not to free the savage murderers of their loved ones. Their entreaties are ignored.

All the polls indicate that the overwhelming majority of Israeli citizens are opposed to the release of the murderers. It is a strange kind of democracy that pays no heed whatsoever to the will of the people.

No Israeli official has advanced a single compelling reason in support of the wholesale release of these murderers and terrorists. The claim that it “serves national interests” is spurious. There is no national interest that supersedes morality.

The second-most touted excuse is that the government of Israel was given three existentially threatening choices by its best ally, and the least damaging choice of the three was the release of murderers and terrorists.

Did anyone at the helm ever consider that given three life-threatening choices, the only response is: “No, no and no!”?

Overriding all objections, the government of the State of Israel is bound and determined to release the murderers, whose victims are not all dead. Some have been maimed, crippled and disfigured for life. Others show no external scars but have had parents, children and loved ones amputated from their lives. No one sees the broken hearts that will never stop bleeding for their loss.

Authentic Jewish tradition teaches in great detail how to relate to the dead with honor and reverence. The dead are not only keepers of the past; they are our teachers, our moral guides and our inspiration for the future. A country with no respect for the dead has no respect for the living.

A sovereign state which is capable of dishonoring its dead by freeing their murderers and tormenting their bereaved loved ones has, in essence, discarded all of the moral underpinnings of its own existence.

Nor should it come as any surprise – as any student of history knows – that no country can survive without a clearly defined moral infrastructure.

The Land of Israel is eternal and the State of Israel has temporal stewardship over the land. The corrosive moral ambiguity that has brought us to this dreadful day is relentlessly eating away at the legitimacy of the state’s continued role as legal guardian of the land. The prognosis is dire.

Only a reawakening of national resolve and a rebirth of ethical politics rooted in national selfrespect, moral rectitude and courage of conviction can guarantee the future. No political process devoid of these fundamental values will ever end the agony or the fear for the State of Israel.

It is clearly time for an historic restoration.

Yehuda Matzil es Yosef: Judah saves Joseph [Kol Hator]

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Happy Birthday Big Boy!

Shimon Peres. Just how deep does the Erev Rav Erev Katan definition bleed? I think we are watching our present incarnation of Bilaam and his curses that become Blessings - against his will.
The literal engineer to the State may become transformed into the ultimate setup man.
Shimon Peres - worth the admission  ticket to see what he does from here on out on his farewell tour.

We are finally starting to see the fruits of Novelty; it's called Shimon Peres. I understand Pollard now in a whole new light.


When the gods Laugh

IF THE life of Shimon Peres was a play, it would be difficult to classify. A tragedy? A comedy? A tragicomedy?

For sixty years it looked as if he was under a curse of God, much like the curse of Sisyphus, who was condemned to roll an immense boulder up a hill, and every time he approached his goal the rock would roll down again to the bottom.

Disclosure: our lives have run somehow on parallel lines. He is one month older than I. We both came to Palestine as boys. We have both been in political life from our teens. But there the similarity ends.

We met for the first time 60 years ago, when we were 30 years old. He was the Director General of Israel’s most important ministry, I was the publisher and editor of Israel’s most aggressive news magazine. We disliked each other on sight.

He was David Ben-Gurion’s main assistant, I was Ben-Gurion’s main enemy (so defined by his security chief.) From there our paths crossed many times, but we did not become bosom friends.

ALREADY IN his early childhood in Poland, Peres (still Persky) complained that his mates in (Jewish) school beat him up for no reason. His younger brother had to defend him.

When he came to Palestine with his family, he was sent to the legendary children’s village Ben Shemen, and joined a kibbutz. But already as a teenager his political acumen was evident. He was an instructor in a socialist youth movement. It split and most of his comrades joined the left-wing faction, which looked more young and dynamic. Peres was one of the few who remained with the ruling party, Mapai, and thereby drew the attention of the senior leaders.

He had to make a much more momentous choice in the 1948 war, a war all of us considered a life-and-death struggle. It was the decisive event in the life of our generation. Almost all the young people hastened to join the fighting units. Not Peres. Ben-Gurion sent him abroad to buy arms – a very important task, but one that could have been carried out by an older person. Peres was considered a shirker at the supreme test and was never forgiven by the 1948ers. Their contempt plagued him for decades.

At the early age of 30 Ben-Gurion appointed him director of the Defense Ministry – a huge advancement, which assured him a rapid rise to the top. And indeed, he played a major role in pushing Ben-Gurion into the 1956 Suez war, in collusion with France and Britain.

The French were struggling with the Algerian war for independence and believed that their real enemy was the Egyptian leader, Gamal Abd-al-Nasser. They got Israel to spearhead an attack to topple him. It was a complete failure.

In my opinion, the war was a political disaster for Israel. It dug the abyss separating our new state from the Arab world. But the French showed their gratitude – they rewarded Peres with the atomic reactor in Dimona.

Throughout this period, Peres was the ultimate hawk, and a central member of a group which my magazine, Haolam Hazeh, branded as “Ben-Gurion’s youth gang” – a group we suspected of plotting to assume power by undemocratic means. But before this could happen, Ben-Gurion was kicked out by the old party veterans, and Peres had no choice but to join him in political exile. They formed a new party, Rafi, Peres worked like mad, but in the end they garnered only 10 Knesset seats. Peres and the boulder were back at the bottom.

Redemption came with the Six-day War. On its eve, Rafi was invited to join a National Unity government. But the big prize was snatched by Moshe Dayan, who became Minister of Defense and a world idol. Peres remained in the shadows.

The next opportunity arose after the 1973 Yom Kippur war. Golda Meir and Dayan were pushed out by an incensed public. Peres was the obvious candidate for Prime Minister. But lo and behold, at the last minute Yitzhak Rabin appeared from nowhere and snatched the crown. Peres was left with the Defense Ministry.

The next three years were a continuous story of subversion, with Peres trying by all available means to undermine Rabin. As a part of this effort, he allowed right-wing extremists to establish the first settlement in the heart of the West Bank – Kedumim. He has rightly been called the father of the settlement movement, as he was earlier called the father of the atom bomb.

Rabin coined a phrase that stuck to him: “Tireless Backstabber”.

This chapter ended with the “dollar account”. Upon leaving his former job as ambassador in Washington, Rabin had left an open account in an American bank. At the time, that was a criminal offense, generally settled with a fine, but Rabin resigned in order to protect his wife.

It was never proved that Peres had a hand in the disclosure, though many suspected it.

AT LONG last, the way was clear. Peres assumed the leadership of the party and ran for elections. The Labor Party was bound to win, as it always had before.

But God only laughed. After 44 years of continuous Labor Party dominance, in the Yishuv and the state, Peres managed to achieve the unthinkable: he lost.

Menachem Begin made peace with Egypt, with Moshe Dayan, Peres’ competitor, at his side. Soon afterwards, Begin invaded Lebanon. On the eve of that war, Peres and Rabin visited him and urged him to attack. After the war went wrong, Peres appeared at a huge peace rally and condemned the war.

In the election before that, Peres had a shattering experience. In the evening, after the ballots were closed, Peres was crowned on camera as the next Prime Minister. On the following morning, Israel woke up with Prime Minister Menachem Begin again.

The elections after that ended in a draw. For the first time Peres became Prime Minister, but only under a rotation agreement. When Shamir assumed power, Peres tried to unseat him in a dubious political plot. It failed. Rabin, caustic as ever, called it “the Dirty Exercise”.

Peres’ unpopularity reached new depths. At election rallies, people cursed him and threw tomatoes. When, at a party event, he posed the rhetorical question: “Am I a loser?” the audience shouted in unison: “Yes!”

To change his luck, he underwent a cosmetic operation to alter his hangdog look. But his lack of grace could not be remedied by a surgeon. Neither could his oratorical skills – this man, who has delivered many tens of thousands of speeches, has never expressed a truly original idea. His speeches consist entirely of political platitudes, helped along by a deep voice, the dream of every politician.

(This, by the way, disproves to me his pretense of having read thousands of books. You cannot really read so many books without a trace of it showing up in your writing and speeches. One of his assistants once confided to me that he prepared resumes of fashionable books for him, to save him the trouble of actually reading before quoting them.)

IN THE meantime, Peres the hawk turned into Peres the peacenik. He had a part to play in achieving the Oslo accord, but it was Rabin who garnered the glory. The same, by the way, had happened before with the daring Entebbe raid, when Peres was Minister of Defense and Rabin Prime Minister.

After Oslo, the Nobel committee was about to award the Peace Prize to Rabin and Arafat. However, immense world-wide pressure was exerted on the committee to include Peres. Since no more than three persons can share the prize, Mahmoud Abbas, who had signed the agreement with Peres, was left out.

The assassination of Rabin was a turning point for Peres. He had been standing near Rabin when the “peace song” was sung. He came down the stairs, when Yigal Amir was waiting below, the loaded pistol in his hand. The murderer let Peres pass and waited for Rabin – another crowning insult.

But, at long last, Peres had achieved his goal. He was Prime Minister. The obvious thing to do was to call immediate elections, posing as the heir of the martyred leader. He would have won by a landslide. But Peres wanted to be elected on his own merit. He postponed the elections.

The results were disastrous. Peres gave the order to assassinate Yahya Ayyash, the “engineer” who had prepared the Hamas bombs. In retaliation, the entire country blew up in a tsunami of suicide bombings. Then Peres invaded South Lebanon, a sure means to gain popularity. But something went wrong, artillery fire caused a massacre of civilians in a UN (Qana) camp, and the operation came to an inglorious end. Peres lost the elections, Netanyahu came to power. (See more information below)*

Later, when the feared Ariel Sharon was elected, Peres offered him his services. He successfully whitewashed Sharon’s bloody image in the world.

IN ALL his long political life, Peres never won an election. So he decided to give up party politics and run for president. His victory was assured, certainly against a nondescript Likud functionary like Moshe Katzav. The outcome was again a crowning insult: little Katzav won against the great Peres. (Causing some people to say: “If an election cannot be lost, Peres will lose it anyway!”)

But this time God seems to have decided that enough was enough. Katzav was accused of raping his secretaries, the way was clear for Peres. He was elected.

Since then he has been celebrating. God showered him with favors. The public, which detested him for decades, enveloped him with their love. International celebrities anointed him as one of the world’s great.

He could not get enough of it. Hungry for love all his life, he swallowed flattery like a barrel without a bottom. He talked endlessly about “Peace” and the “New Middle East” while doing absolutely nothing to further it. Even TV announcers smiled when they repeated his edifying phrases. In reality he served as a fig leaf for Netanyahu’s endless exercises in expansion and sabotaging peace.

The culmination came this Tuesday. Sitting alongside Netanyahu, Peres celebrated his 90th birthday (two months before the real date), surrounded by a plethora of national and international celebrities, basking in their glamor like a teenager. It cost a lot – Bill Clinton alone got half a million dollars for attending.

Happy B-Day Shimon

Friday, June 21, 2013

Tall Tales of Balak and Bilaam: A Light of Messiah Shining Through

                                                                  Parashas Balak
                                                 Torat Hashem In The Eyes Of Gerim
                                                                 Rabbi David Katz
                             [Live Class Motzie Shabbat: Article In-Depth; details below]


Parashas Balak and Bilaam’s prophecy is the climax of the Torah that takes place before a dramatic Messianic conclusion, one that concludes the Torah, until the credits and appendix are given in the form of an official end to Bamidbar followed with the reiteration of the Torah in Devarim. [Devarim is also called Mishna Torah –lit. doubled, retaught] From the very beginning we encounter the fear of Balak, very reminiscent of Rashi’s account of the Torah’s very first words, as he describes Creation’s account from the perspective of Nation’s seeking to claim territory from Israel. This is indeed Balak’s concern; this along  with every pertinent moment in the Parsha, such that we literally experience six thousand years of Torah history and knowledge of God in a jam packed Parsha that can only be seen from  the eyes of the Ger.

Bilaam’s eyes function as an anti-Ger, Amalekite [when joined with Balak – the letters of their names form “heart of Amalek”], while the Ger is the Light of the Moshiach from the Parsha’s opening words – “Ger”(ed) Moav before the Nation. [The term Ger here has multiple connotations that play into the intellect of the Parsha] In Parashas Balak, we are privileged to watch the dynamic mazal [divine movement and unfolding of reality] of Redemption of the Ger through the Ger. The Torah is woven of one fabric and seven wisdoms of Babylon, while the Messianic quilt is seen from the true wisdom of the Ger in a divine language that only he speaks.

The Parasha’s opening account of Balak’s perceptions and fears in the Land of Moav [language “Ger”; meaning fear, dwelled, etc.] are the flavor and operating system the engineers the Parsha into an accurate display of the entire Torah from Creation through Exiles and up to the Ultimate Final Redemption. The Midrash makes known several of the key factors that play into this account of divine reality, such as, “Israel and their Land”, “Israel intermingling with Nations” [for the good and bad], “Israel and their plunder” [also for the good and bad], “Israel’s border” [and the nature of expansion], “Israeli conspiracy” [to and fro],  “Israel at war” [attack of Israel, Torah, and/or Hashem to seek eradication of the Divine Plan], along with the “powers of speech” – i.e. conquering with Torah and Noahide Law that will bring the World to recognize God through the Mind as opposed to agencies of physical combat.

Under these terms, the Nations would wage battle with the cardinal figure in these war games in a Man named Moses, while fate would constantly erect the proverbial diviner [anti-Joseph (/Messiah)] in Bilaam. Whereas Israel is personally animated by the dazzle of God’s Presence amidst their camp, depicting a Holy Mazal that reflects the construct of Creation’s true essence [kabbalah], the power of Bilaam lies in his ability the perceive God’s hand moving along the surface like a snake. By engaging in the evil eye / loshon hara, guessing, and ignorance in God’s names, i.e. true kabbalah, Balak has honored Bilaam with an opportunity to gaze upon Israel, and give voice of praise [to the Other Side] through powers of exploitation, such that through windows of mazal, essential chinks in the armor can be brought to light and to the demise of Israel, quenching the fear of Balak and Moav.

Bilaam would then be seen with Balak in covert espionage expeditions, prowling alongside Israel, in constant communion with a god in the flesh, in attempt to highlight with powers of the mouth, the sinful ways of Israel. Yet Bilaam would soon be dismayed by a perception that recalls the proverbial Iyov. [Job]

Iyov was righteous before God, to the extent that the Satan came to testify against Iyov claiming that he isn’t tested, and should he be tested, he would sin before God. In the end, Iyov was tested, and through trials he did indeed prevail before God. One fascinating claim by Iyov however, was that he asked God, “Why bother me? I prevailed in the end anyways; couldn’t it have been a quicker redemption had you just left me alone?! Either way I was going to serve you!” Iyov’s claim that was while left alone, Holiness clings to service of God; this would explain the Creation of Adam, his fall, and his ultimate promised supernatural messianic repair. Likewise with Israel, before the heat of Moav was ignited, Israel clung to the garment of God’s will. Bilaam had no choice but to praise and Bless Israel.
By the time Bilaam throws in the towel of apparent defeat, he will have painted an incredible tale of Gerim in Torah, a Blessing and flow of mazal that dominates the whole Parasha and narrates all of existence with God!

As mentioned, the Parasha’s opening words [of the language “Ger”] depict the Jew in History and what will prove to be a story of Gerim amongst Gerim. Whether in relation to the Land of Israel [and thus Ger Toshav, achievement of Seven Laws of Noah; powers of war through speech – Oral Torah], exile and redemption – for the sake of Gerim, and understanding the truth of the Nation of Israel, and its association as a Ger among Gerim; all topics that come to grab attention in the End of Days, showing why the Redemption of the Ger is “Tachlis Geulah” [the plateau essence of redemption].

Even amongst Bilaam’s Blessings, he reveals: the prophetic wisdom of the Ger, in knowledge of Torah mazal, kabbalah [even if from the negative, by his lack of clear knowledge] which comes from Noah and his laws [obvious proof that Bilaam and Balak were adamantly against Laws of Noah], the position of the Ger in relation to Israel in brotherhood, Gerim brothers in Torah, tradition from Shem and Ever, Jews and Gerim from exile to Moshiach –in association to the Ger and his source from Jethro and attachment with Ten Lost Tribes that come back with Moshiach. Bilaam gives testimony in his Blessings that the Jew and the Ger are so intertwined and bound up from the Creation of both, in a saga that extends through Redemption, and brings Peace to Hashem’s Creation, while sanctifying Bereishit together in Torah. This is where Bilaam found a God that ironically he knew not.

Once Balak continued with his immoral ways and Bilaam returned to study the new mazal that he stumbled upon, the powers of Amalek finally materialized in the weakness of the mouth of the People; Bilaam’s god finally showed the path to impurity of this People, and it would come by the hands of his own brother – the Gerim. The Torah can be seen entirely in this distorted light, from Cain and Able, Abraham and Lot, Jafeth and Shem, Ishmael and Esav, Tribes and Joseph, and now through Moav and Midian in the guise of Israel and the Ger. As Bilaam watched Hashem [his god] pave the path to eternal exile, Hakadosh Baruch Hu [The Holy One Blessed Be He] was preparing the Tenth Red Heifer – for from impurity, comes Purity. Meanwhile Moses realized to remain silent, Pinchas rose and saw the Path to the Tree of Life and sanctified “sechel” – the intellect that lies beyond the plane of logic, a Ger in this World, the Purifying Light promised by the prophet Malachi, of which Pinchas is its messenger. For every Golden Calf there is a Red Heifer; for Every mundane world of empty action with Bilaam, there is a Mazal World of God that emanates upon us from the Upper World of Atzilus.

Bilaam saw that the men of Israel were not as interested in Moabite women the way that the women were interested their men. The story of Ruth and her roots from Eglon [descended from these unions] and her husband Machlon [who for that reason sought to give her Torah of the Ger Tzedek] personifies this dynamic. This shed light on a massive attack to Holiness from the position of Bilaam, as Israelite Men would fall victim to Midianite women instead, as this unfolded before not just Bilaam’s eyes, but the nation itself, and most importantly, Pinchas.

The Torah at the end of Bamidbar informs of a rare and enigmatic law that allows for foreign women under certain conditions to be taken as wives for Israelite men, in a quasi-ger / Jewish relationship that presents itself as perhaps one of the most difficult themes found in the entire Torah; its source is a remnant to the Torah that was taught from the mouth of Shem. What makes it even more astounding is that one opinion in the Torah even allows such a condition among Priests, as Pinchas was the foundation of this law. Bilaam saw that from a Tachlis Geulah standpoint, if this goes unanswered, the Torah would become finite, and come undone by the seams; the World would return to Chaos and Void, and Bilaam would have found his long lost curse, even if in a vacuum. The only problem with this guesswork is that Bilaam already witnessed the Redemption from the prophetic mazal sanctified in Israel. This is where Bilaam was given his chance at repentance, for he was about to perceive the very Light of Moshiach that he previously dreamed of.

Once Midian gained the upper hand with powers of immorality that threaten the existence of Torah from the negative energy that emanates out of doubt and shame, it was as if most of history came and went through a compression of redemptions and exiles, that resembled the elucidation of the mission that Adam inherited from God. Israel was suddenly about to join Adam on the path of despair, until in one moment’s notice, the Tachlis of Geulah flashed in one instant that would change destiny forever, and would bring Adam back to the path of the Tree of Life; Pinchas would hit the note [that functions like a node] of the Ger – Oral Torah Lefi Pshuto [Torah from the non-verse] – an action that can only be performed by the Messiah.

If the Torah is the repair of Adam [same gematria 611], and all is in the Torah, coupled with the Messianic vision of Bilaam that he perceived in real time, then before the eyes of all who stood there, the Light of Redemption can be said to exist in chapter 25 of the Torah, the Summer Torah readings, as to which it is said, “Moshiach is born on 9th of Av” – the months of Tammuz and Av. What Pinchas did was so great, and so compact, the Torah itself would need to emulate Bilaam’s Blessings through 2000 years of Torah and 2000 years of Messiah giving Light to the original 2000 years of Chaos, in order to fully grasp the miracles that stood for Pinchas [of which it is said that there were many; a condensing of the miracles of all of Creation, that gives validity to life and death]. Pinchas rewrote Adamic [atomic] reality, for now the Torah reality would take hold, and now only would have to live itself out.

The [redemptive] Ger was now etched in stone, and for one small glorious moment, the Ger shone like the sun without its sheath as if in a scientific particle collider. All that is missing from the equation is intention – there will be a time when Pinchas completes the mission with his intention that he reiterates from a position of Messianic intent, upon which his Wisdom will be on display as a true Light to all Nations. In Torah physics, for every positive action, there is a need for an equal and greater reaction; every circumcision needs reiteration from after growth. Pinchas is thus promised to stand in the End of Days, as promised to Elijah [who is Pinchas] and to restore the Torah that Gog V’ Magog seeks to eradicate with a revisitation [and deceptive mutation], by bringing out the Torah with Messianic intentions from a position of Tachlis Geulah.

From the power of the Divine Mouth [“You should seek Torah from his lips, for he is an agent of God” – Malachi] that even Moses couldn’t open, will come the Torah of Shalom, that began with Shem to Abraham [Yirah (fear of Abraham) and Shalom (Peace of Shem)] on The Temple Mount of Jerusalem; a Messianic mission, that is retold through God’s Gerim, and in a Parasha that regurgitates Messiah mania through the Ger. We can say that for one moment in history, the Ger never shined brighter, as the higher sun stood that day for Pinchas, the Priest who came, went and stood for the Ger of God according to the Torah that is, was, and always will be written by words of Gerim, much like Parashas Balak – he who, ironically gave us God’s gift: The Ger Tzedek [as Ruth the Moabite gave us the final Messiah, Moshiach ben David – may he come soon speedily in our day, Amen].

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Bow to Zion

Everything is on the internet. The goal of NWO factions would to be own everything, and by association, the internet. Once that happens, its lights out and game over. The race is against the clock; Israel vs. Iran [all those who are against Pax Judaica Americana-ism off the French cuisine British temPLATE; daniel's prophecy of 1739-Ketz]

This dream is realized through fiber optics.

Israel will be the world's first fiber optic state; consider that to mean check mate, whereas every other regime will need over a hundred years to upgrade their infrastructure. Consider Israel to have the ultimate field position [by the grace of God] in this contest, one that was obviously engineered to win [in both Kedusha and klippah].

This would be Iran's red line on Israel. Unfortunately its God's too, and Moshiach is to stand against this reality; antithetically. The flip side is the end game to the already implemented Libertarian Paternalism; fiber optics are the gateway to endless control to the digital universe.

The clock is ticking; Paradigm Universal clock vs. Iranian nuke clock vs. the Fiber Optic clock.

Right now God's clock reads 12:31-ish P.M. - time to pray Mincha - which it might not be a bad idea, as we now stand in the first rays of light of Shabbat.
A pity if Hashem has to turn off the electronics for Shabbat, for Shabbat is already upon us - if we can just connect the dots.

Israel will be the first end-to-end digital nation, Cisco CEO John Chambers said on Wednesday in Jerusalem. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Chambers agreed earlier in the day to establish a working group to explore how Cisco can help upgrade Israel’s digital infrastructure.

Whereas most countries upgrade one area at a time, Israel is moving to connect homes with fiber-optic networks and infrastructure in businesses, education, healthcare and security all at once – with cooperation from the networking giant, of course.

“It’s a risk that Cisco is very much committed to and proud to do,” Chambers said. “This is going to be the first digital nation, if we’re successful.”

The importance of having strong technological infrastructure in place is necessary to achieve the stunning growth potential expected in the coming years. Over the course of the next decade, private companies will be able to generate $14 trillion in profits from the ever-increasing connectivity of devices known as “The Internet of Everything.”

According to Chambers, the next wave of network technology that connects not only computers but appliances, objects, processes and data will integrate fields as far-flung as healthcare and education. Based on Cisco’s estimates, in 2013 alone the “Internet of Everything” profits will reach $613 billion.

“If I were a start-up in Israel that’s the direction I would go,” he said.

Cisco announced three initiatives in Israel: a research and development lab on cyber security; building security consulting services; and launching a pilot training program on information security. The focus on security is paramount to the future of business, he noted.

“There’s not a company I’m aware of that hasn’t been attacked with complexity,” he said.

Cisco is to invest $15 million in Venture Capital funds in Israel.

Chambers said he was impressed that despite some sharp difference in political parties, the various ministers with whom he met all supported pushing technological infrastructure forward.

“When your country decides to move, you move together,” he said.

“It’s unusual that you get that kind of alignment across multiple political parties,” he said.

Asked about potential risks of tinkering with Israel’s capital investment policy, Chambers advised not to drive investment away.

“I’d be very careful in tax policy not to kill your golden goose in the process.” While fiscal responsibility were very important, he said, “the best way to get tax policy up is growth.”

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Let's Get Political!

Is this for real? When they said chachmas sofrim [and all the like], I didn't think the in-house fighting would be that bad.
It is.
What happened to the good 'ole days when at least one was called a baal ha-baas or an am ha-aretz? Are we playing by terms of evil [openly] now? If so, the rabbi wars are sure to be prolific at the very least. 

Toldos Yaakov Yosef says there are 3 types of galus: a) Israel among nations b) talmid chacham among amei ha-aretz [as was Rebbe Akiva] c) kosher talmidei chachamim among false talmidei chachamim.

Rav Yosef pulled out the big artillery...should we assume the final galus is upon us? In a largely gadol-less dor, it would seem this is our task in the End of Days, to use free will to ascertain kosher from treif, as the Toldos Yaakov Yosef goes on to explain concerning the 3rd type of galus.

Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef issued a fierce attack against candidate for the chief rabbinate Rabbi David Stav Saturday night, calling him "an evil man."

Yosef's comments come just days after the rabbi instructed Shas MKs to block the so called Amar bill which was designed to allow serving Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar to stand again for election.

The terms of the deal were for Amar to support Stav in return for Bayit Yehudi helping pass the legislation to enable Amar's re-election.

"This man is dangerous to Judaism, the Torah and the rabbinate," said Yosef in reference to Stav during his weekly Torah lesson.

"Rabbi Amar is an upright and righteous man by they are using his name to elect an evil man who is unfitting to be anything," Yosef continued.

"Suddenly everyone is shouting that they want Stav [as chief rabbi]; if he was a Talmud Hacham [learned Torah Scholar] they would hate him," the rabbi claimed.

On Sunday, the five members of the oversight committee for the chef rabbinate elections will be presented to the cabinet and are expected to be confirmed.

Once this body had been appointed it will no longer be possible to make any legislative changes to the process for electing chief rabbis. This will kill off once and for all any chance of Amar being able to stand again for chief rabbi.

The oversight committee will include for the first time two women, who have been appointed by Deputy Minister for Religious Affairs Eli Ben-Dahan, who emphasised his work in the past promoting women's advancement in society.

Dahan said that he hoped the process would lead to the appointment of a national religious rabbi.

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Last Cup of Coffee

The Great Pacification of the Armilos Kibbutz called the Zionist dream [of exploitation of its template based on a true Moshiach ben Yosef;Kol Hator], a watered down Israel, that still holds sacred the Coca Cola t-shirts branded with Hebrew script, is coming into high gear.

Naftali Bennet-ism is coming soon, a neo-Shariah Law composed in a Prime Minister's office, to convince us all that we are brothers, partners even, in High - Tech start up groups, as we binge the dividends of over-priced [American goods] pampers.

Erev Rav are making their final move:  a Judaism we can all buy into, equality, with quiet elitism shrouded beneath elitism whispering in between the coffee stands that used to be Haredi institutions of learning; now reduced to a political juggernaut, regime de la Shas.

Sadly, this is the fight Haredim should be fighting, but they are more concerned with fighting the Land of God rather than God's enemy: false religion, and instituting false religion on those w/o religion, i..e potential Garei Toshavim.

Is it still even time to say Ad Matei? If anyone forgot that it is 5773, and the Zohar imagery that comes with it, well, there is on question - which part ISN'T true and becoming more and more revealed? It's just uncanny how Hashem attacks with Mazal [revelation] that fiends on people's own baseless bias' - for to step out into an objective Universe happens upon God's domain, and today [with internet] it's right next door.

Religious Services Minister Naftali Bennett, alongside Deputy Minister Eli Ben- Dahan, unveiled a series of reforms on Sunday, calling the proposals “revolutionary.”

The objective was to improve the professionalism of religious services and make them more accessible to the general public, Bennett said, speaking at a press conference in Jerusalem.

“This is an opportunity to sanctify God’s name and to draw people closer [to Judaism],” said Bennett, emphasizing that religious services were required by the entire population “and not just one community.”

The Bayit Yehudi chairman attributed the main push for reform to Ben-Dahan, who runs the ministry.

Although various groups expressed support for some of the planned reforms, there was also widespread criticism from both secular and religious quarters, including political parties on the Right and Left.

Notable among Bennett’s comments was his assertion that “there is no competition in Judaism, although there can be and should be [competition] for serving the Israeli public.”

Non-Orthodox movements have in recent years been increasingly lobbying for state recognition and funding, and Finance Minister Yair Lapid has said on at least three occasions that he intends to bring all Jewish streams onto an equal footing in terms of funding and state recognition, while also vowing to institute civil marriage.

Ben-Dahan has said Bayit Yehudi will veto any legislation in this regard.

Meretz MK Michal Roisin told The Jerusalem Post the reforms being advanced by Bayit Yehudi amounted to “service with a smile” but with no substantial change in addressing the needs of the public.

She pointed in particular to the demands for civil marriage and divorce registration as basic requirements “of any normative state.”

“What we have here is the exchange of a black yarmulke for a knitted yarmulke, and service with a smile,” Roisin said. “But the coercive nature of the service within an Orthodox framework remains, and this is what is divisive and what distances people from religion.”

At the same time, haredi MK Meir Porush of United Torah Judaism criticized the proposals, saying they endangered traditional Judaism.

“In matters relating to the foundations of the Jewish people, we must not make changes under the guise of simplifying bureaucracy,” said Porush.

“Today we’re talking about technical issues, tomorrow, God forbid, there will be a break with Jewish tradition.”

During the press conference, Bennett and Ben-Dahan announced three main reforms that they will seek to advance in the field of religious services, relating to local religious councils.

These bodies are a primary provider for services such as marriage registration, burial arrangements and many other life-cycle events, and have frequently been criticized as unprofessional, unapproachable and inattentive to the needs and sensitivities of the general public.

The first of the planned reforms is to abolish separate marriage registration districts, so as to allow anyone from any locale to register anywhere in the country, thereby creating competition between councils for the NIS 600 registration fee, in the hope that this will lead to improved services.

Many religious groups, such as the Tzohar rabbinical association, have voiced concerns in recent years that an unwelcoming and bureaucratic atmosphere prevails in many marriage registration offices at local religious councils, which causes many couples to chose to marry abroad in civil ceremonies.

The worry for such groups is that the downturn in ceremonial Jewish marriage will create an irrevocable split in the Jewish population in Israel, since the principal tool used to prove Jewish identity is providing the Jewish marriage certificate of a person’s parents.

Tzohar welcomed the proposal on marriage registration, pointing out that it has campaigned for several years to open up the registration jurisdictions to competition.

In a particularly bitter fight with the Religious Services Ministry back in 2011, Tzohar shut down its free marriage service in protest of what it called discriminatory restrictions placed upon it by the ministry.

This incident led to legislative efforts to abolish separate marriage registration districts, including a bill submitted by Yisrael Beytenu’s MK Faina Kirschenbaum, which passed a preliminary reading in the Knesset and was stalled following the dissolution of the Knesset ahead of January’s election.

Bennett and Ben-Dahan vowed to “disconnect politics from the provision of religious services,” by creating a professional appointments process for the position of chairman for local religious councils.

Currently, council chairmen are selected by representatives of the religious services minister, the local municipal authority and the rabbinate.

By creating a professional appointments process for the position, said Bennett, “the opportunity for cronyism and the distribution of jobs will be uprooted” from local religious councils.

This proposal came in for severe criticism from the national-religious Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah lobbying group, which argued that the proposed appointment process would be anti-democratic and would deny local municipalities the ability to determine an appropriate executive for the region’s religious council.

Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah said the idea was “an unacceptable form of centralization [which] strengthens the monopoly of religious services in Israel,” adding that it contravened proposals made by at least two public committees on the issue.

The organization argued that public tenders for professional positions, such as those that would be made for the chairmanship of religious councils, are frequently skewed to favor candidates with particular qualifications – and that such tenders would ultimately put the religious services minister in control of the process.

“Just like a mayor, the chairman of a local religious council needs to be elected by the public and not appointed by a minister, and this proposal strengthens the religious services minister in making these appointments instead of strengthening communities and the wider public,” Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah said.

Hiddush, a religious freedom lobbying group, also weighed in, welcoming recognition of the problems in the provision of religious services but arguing that the reforms dealt with marginal issues and would “perpetuate Orthodox control over religious life.”

Hiddush director Reform Rabbi Uri Regev said the only solution for the provision of religious services in a democratic state was “freedom of choice in marriage and the abolition of a coercive state-run rabbinate.”

The third reform announced by Bennett and Ben-Dahan would see the number of local religious councils reduced from 132 to 80 in order to reduce unnecessary expenditure and increase efficiency.

Ben-Dahan said that the money saved on employing clerks and supporting the bureaucracy of the extraneous councils would be used for the improvement of services.

Both the Reform and Conservative movements in Israel criticized the proposed reforms, arguing that preserving the provision of religious services within an Orthodox framework was divisive and restricted choice.

“The only revolution that can heal the crisis of religious services in Israel is the abolition of the Orthodox monopoly and allowing real choice for different Jewish communities and denominations,” director of the Israel Reform Movement Rabbi Gilad Kariv said.

“A cosmetic facelift will not solve the plight of hundreds of thousands of people ineligible for marriage, will not provide for a sane conversion process or give expression to the fact that a millions of Jews belong to non-Orthodox denominations,” Kariv said. 

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