Monday, November 11, 2013

An Analysis of Cyclone HaiYan: The Hey in Hashem's Name

Haiyan apparently is the strongest cyclone to make landfall at the peak of its strength in recorded world history.  It first hit the Philippines on Thursday night/Friday morning, November 7th and 8th (5th of Kislev 5774) with 195 mph sustained winds.  The 2nd most powerful storm to make landfall was Hurricane Camille with sustained winds of 190 mph hit directly the Mississippi Gulf coastline in 1969.  The powerful leading edge of that storm extended all the way to Panama City, Florida since all cyclones in the northern hemisphere turn counterclockwise.  In the Southern Hemisphere they spin clockwise.  Yet, Camille's storm surge was so powerful that it wrecked utter devastation from where the eye hit in Mississippi all the way past Mobile Bay down the Florida panhandle past Panama City.  Back in 1978 I went to visit someone in Destin, Florida, and the devastation from nine years earlier was still all over the place.  We drove to Pensacola, and the closer we got to Pensacola, the more ghastly the devastation.  In short, Katrina in 2005 may have done more damage because its eye hit New Orleans, but Camille was far more powerful a storm.  Now a cyclone even more powerful than Camille has hit the Philippines, and the loss of life is devastating.  Estimates now are that approximately 10,000 people are dead, and up to 800,000 people are still missing (which simply means that the death toll will likely go even higher).  People are walking around in a daze after losing everything.  It is the damage that would have happened if Camille had hit downtown New Orleans in 1969, as a weaker Hurr. Katrina did after the Evacuation from Gush Katif in 2005.  This blog will not attempt to place fault for the immense tragedy that has just unfolded.  It is an act of G-d, and we will leave it at that.  The good people of the Philippines did NOT deserve the likes of this anymore than far more deserving nations (of a natural disaster of this magnitude) to have hit them.  Yet, this is a horrific Act of G-d at the End of Days, and it needs a certain analysis as to what is going on.  In the meantime, whatever help and assistance can be delivered to this Central Philippines disaster of Biblical proportions should obviously be given and offered.

As a prelude to saying anything else, I wish for readers to read the previous Mystical Paths post that was made months ago when the first set of 26 bloodthirsty murderous prisoner releases was offered up here.  Akiva of MPaths named the post originally.  So that name sticks.  Yet, for the purpose of review perhaps it should be renamed "The Four Cups of Wrath" or "The Grapes of Wrath"....  Well that name is already in use.  So let us stick with "The Four Cups of Wrath".   The Grapes of Wrath might be appropriate too because of allusion to those events in Yishayahu 63 and in Yoel 4: 12-13 which are so so close in the near future.  Keep in mind that the first cup of wrath was directed against Egypt since the Yud in HaShem's Name was manifest in Egypt in ancient times through the Ten Plagues.  Even though each prisoner release includes 26 prisoners, a reference to the entire Name of Yud Key Vav Key, each cup of wrath is related to one of those letters.  So less than two weeks ago we had 26 bloodthirsty savages release number 2 which would indicate that a Cup of Wrath with the Hey and the previous Yud in HaShem's Name would be manifest soon thereafter.  Last Thursday night/ Friday morning, about one week after the 2nd prisoner release it occurred.  Hurricane HaiYan made landfall. For modern spelling in Hebrew of all foreign words we defer to Sheldon Adelson's Yisrael HaYom newspaper because of his keen sense, from a semi-secular perspective, of right and wrong when it comes to right and wrong with regards to Israel and the rest of the world.  He sponsored Newt Gingrich's most recent presidential run during which for the first time ever the world learned that the "Palestinians" are an invented people.  No one in the Republican Primary campaign debated Gingrich on that fact.  The only challenge to that was from Mitt Romney arguing that it would not help Netanyahu in Pieces negotiations with the invented people if the Palestinians themselves were reminded of that Truth.  So in the Republican Primaries, Truth in deed as represented by Rick St. Iram and truth in word as represented by Newt Gingrich lost to Beauty and looking Presidential as represented by Mitt Romney, and Romney was doomed to failure.  But Sheldon and Newt by that simple statement of the Truth earned themselves a Piece of Peace in Olam HaBa.  So on issues of how to spell foreign words, this blog defers to Sheldon Adelson.  Looking at Yisrael HaYom today, I see that HaiYan should be spelled Hey Aleph Yud Aleph Nun sofit.  The Hey and the Yud are there for all to see.  So in this cyclone we see the manifestation of the first two letters in HaShem's Name with primacy given to the Hey in His Name.  In addition to this, remember during the Exodus from Egypt, the Yud was the Finger of G-d in Egypt, but the Hey was the five times multiplier effect at the Reeds Sea (The Yam Suf).  So while the Yud in this particular case has been manifest in Egypt right after the first 26 bloodthirsty savages release, the Hey and the preceding Yud has been manifest at the Sea in this most recent devastating cyclone.

For those who are wondering about when does Edom itself get whacked, the answer should be obvious.  Previously on multiple occasions this blog has pointed out that

1. Mashiach Ben Yosef is manifest by the  3rd cup of wine at the Pesach Seder, the Vav in HaShem's Name  and

2. Mashiach Ben Yosef will destroy Edom's supremacy in the world.

So look for big things to happen before and immediately after the 3rd scheduled prisoner release.  As the Vav is being attached to the Yud and the Hey in HaShem's Name, look for a swipe against wicked Edom in the world in close association with the 3rd release of 26 murderers scheduled for 2 months from now.  As the Vav is being added to His Name, look at the Yahoo (Yud Hey Vav) in the Prime Minister's Office to see if he continues to remain a changed man.

more later......


Blogger Moriah said...

Entire islands missing:

11/11/2013 6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the distance between Egypt and the Philipines? Maybe G-d is spelling His name out over the earth..

11/11/2013 7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Distance between locations of disasters like equidistant skips in the Torah codes.

11/11/2013 7:16 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Just some interesting trivia from my years in St. Louis. There was a neighborhood in near South-West St. Louis right next to the 1904 Worlds Fairgrounds. On and off near the end of the 19th Century, parts of this neighborhood had the name Dogtown. But that neighborhood name came into its own when during the World's Fair there was an Igorot/ Filipino exhibit at the World's Fair in honor of the new territory of the US after the Spanish-American War in 1898. Many native Filipinos lived for a year in the model Igorot village. Suddenly dogs were disappearing from the adjoining neighborhood because Dog meat is a staple in the Philippines. This is some hilarity from the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair:

Better to eat dogs than pigs?

11/11/2013 8:11 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Notice that the name for the Sausage on bun became the "hot dog" because of this exhibit at the World's Fair. Don't worry, if it is kosher, there is no dog meat in a hot dog...but in the Philippines?? Why not?

11/11/2013 8:16 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Now this is scary, a reality show about a EMP Attack?

American Blackout


11/11/2013 9:16 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Now this is demented. That was a commenter's language from the previous post. This makes no sense. No one is impressed by security authorities' destroying our own homes anymore. The world hates our guts no matter what we do anyway.

The world already hates our guts. So why continue to do this?

11/11/2013 9:24 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Just a note about the American Blackout movie. Don't be a prepper alone. Prep as a group with a stash of weapons to protect non-perishable food in shifts and in groups. The stash of weapons should be held as individuals, not in one place so that the roving gangs won't try to steal them in a central facility. If everyone is responsible for their own gun with a group of people who each have a gun, then the roving gangs will stay away.

11/11/2013 9:48 PM  
Blogger Devorah Chayah said...

"In just the past year, the Philippines has been hit by 24 cyclones and a 7.2-magnitude earthquake. Last December, another super-typhoon, called Bopha, left more than 600 dead and an estimated $1 billion in damage."


11/11/2013 11:04 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

What do you think is bugging HaShem about the place, Devash? I doubt that it is the dogs that they are eating. Is it that their first President who actually revolted against American rule as short as that was, was a Free-Mason and proud of it? And therefore since Free-Masonry in the USA is being judged severely now, it is also being judged in the Philippines? Many people don't know about the Philippines Revolution against the United States because the Philippines began to receive its independence from the US in 1935 anyway about 35 years later. But there was a violent revolt against the brand new American rule right after the Spanish American War. The new Filipino President declared immediate independence, and Pres. McKinley sent in troops to quell the revolt. Apparently there had been a series of revolts against Spanish rule near the end of the 19th Century so that the Filipinos thought that the Americans would say, "Fine, Be Independent." Yet, it took a full generation for that to happen, this time without bloodshed. The Philippines Commonwealth was founded in 1935 with a ten year goal for full fledged independence by 1945. WW2 kind of got in the way. America withdrew when Japan took the islands. Immediately after the war, the US officially granted the Philippines their independence one year late delayed because of the little bump in the road called WW2. You can read about the First President of the Philippines and his Free-Masonic revolt right here:

Emilio Aguinaldo With the Washington Monument on the National Mall cracking at the top because of a rare Virginia earthquake, it seems that Heaven is getting sick of Free-Masons and their purposeful serving G-d in order to create national prosperity as their goal.

11/11/2013 11:39 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

I struggle to see why the Phillipines deserves such awful punishment.

In their favour, many Filipinos live and work in Israel, mainly employed as carers for old people. They seem very pleasant and well adjusted to life in Israel.

They also saved 1,200 families (roughly 10,000 people) in the Shoah as outlined in this interesting article.

Against them I can only think that they do have some people in a culture of transgender identity who use it for sexual lewdness . But so do many other places.

11/12/2013 12:33 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Same with me LondonMale. I can't see what horrible crime they have committed to deserve this. If Haiyan were not the strongest or even 2nd strongest cyclonic storm to make landfall in recorded history, it would not be worth mentioning except as a footnote. The fact that it is/was the strongest storm even ahead of Camille, with about 10 thousand known dead, simply makes this storm a storm of Biblical proportions. For that reason alone it is worth talking about on an End of Days blog.

11/12/2013 12:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to clarify: The film "American Blackout" referenced above seems to present a fictional electrical grid breakdown due to a cyber attack - an event resulting from computer "hackers" destroying electrical infrastructure by use of interjected computer codes. An "EMP" event is something other - an Elecro Magnetic Pulse which is the sudden burst of tremendous radiation generated from a nuclear detonation. This invisible wave of electromagnetic energy stops all unshielded electronic devices dead in their tracks. When released from a detonation high in the atmosphere resulting from a missile launch, there is no visible blast or sound to warn of an attack - suddenly every power generator, electrical motor, computer, radio, etc. connected or exposed stops kaput. End of story. Best case scenario following such is min. 3-5 years before grid could be restored. The affected country or continent suddenly finds itself living in the preceding centuries when horse and buggies, oil lamps, and well water were state of the art technology. Grid restoration would take a minimum of 3-5 years and probably longer. What this portends is beyond comprehension yet any nation or groups possessing a nuclear device and the means to launch it has the ability to destroy a civilization while leaving no traceable 'calling card'.

11/12/2013 1:07 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Rav Dov,

I read that the local name of Haiyan was "Hurricane Yolanda". Maybe there is a clue in that?

11/12/2013 1:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear readers:
While not a Mason, I must state for the record that the Masonry practiced by George Washington and other Founding Fathers of the United States Revolution was a philosophical society forced to be "secret" by virtue of its opposition to the Monarchy and Church leaders of Europe. Monarchs of the day claimed "Rule by Divine Right" - the claim that as king or queen they were HaShem's personal appointees on Earth with unlimited powers over life and property. The Church of Rome and its Papacy claimed Ultimate Authority over all Heaven and Earth by virtue of its Petrine Doctrine! FreeMasonry adherents throughout Europe rejected the status quo, insisting that a day would come when a secular brotherhood of all men would acknowledge a common Creator, live free from tyranny and superstition, and work for the good of all. Yes, Masonry did evolve from the original Illuminati of Bavaria, and yes - it has changed quite a bit from the time when it was a persecuted and oppressed "secret society" of European intelligentsia. But if you believe that America for the most part has served as a beacon of freedom and opportunity to the rest of the world regardless of race or creed, then please stop with the "knee-jerk" disparagement of the Masonic Movement and instead acknowledge its proper historical context, for without it the U.S.A. would have lived under the Catholic Inquisition and today serve as subjects of a King or Queen.

11/12/2013 2:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe at one time they were Jews? Kindness is one of their dominant personality traits. They are super kind and you find them (in mass)working in hospitals all over the world.

"They said that this god of theirs was in the air before there was heaven or earth or anything else, that he was ab eterno (from eternity) and not made or created by anybody from anything, and that he alone made and created all that we have mentioned simply by his own volition because he wanted to make something so beautiful as the heaven and earth, and that he made and created one man and one woman out of the earth, from whom have come and descended all the men and their generations that are in the world."

11/12/2013 4:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Auto de fes in Philippines.

11/12/2013 4:46 AM  
Anonymous YS said...

after reading up online It appears that philippines is the place to be if you are gay. more then 1/2 population, not as high as thailand though, as thailand has the best surgeons for new parts.
also suggested that president is posibly gay, or ac/dc.
but essentially it is the gay comedy curcuit and gay central for vacationing.

11/12/2013 5:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hei Alef Yud Alef Nun

Gematria 67

As in 1967 when the borders of Israel were restored!

2 Melakim
14:25 He restored the border of Israel from the entrance of Hamath unto the sea of the Arabah, according to the word of the Lord, the God of Israel, which He spoke by the hand of His servant Yonah the son of Amittai, the prophet, who was of Gath-hepher.
14:26 For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter; for there was none shut up nor left at large, neither was there any helper for Israel.

Hei being feminine shows me that Mother Nature means business as in...

Vayikra 18:25 And the land was defiled, therefore I did visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land vomited out her inhabitants.

Hei Alef Yud Alef Nun contains AHY without the additional H (daughter).

And this is just the second cup!

Yirmiyahu 25:15 For thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, unto me: Take this cup of the wine of fury at My hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it.

Buckle Up!

11/12/2013 6:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are right dov, i was thinking why edom seems to be escaping.
i dont mean the innocent people. there is very high poverty in the philippines. and with that comes prostitution, child prostitution, and i read of a true story where a 9 year old boy, years back, offered himself to a paedophile for a bowl of rice, and he took it back and shared it with his sisters and brothers. just for one meal. and there are people to take full advantage of that. very heartbreaking. and the same in thailand. the division between the wealthy and poor is so wide, also in indonesia and slowly spreading. Hashem is Merciful. maybe they are escaping something worse thats going to hit our part of the world here. maybe its not punishment or correction as we see it. but if something worse happens here, we will see what happened to them as a blessing of sorts. if only the nations of the world would wake up and leave israel alone. the mistakes of govs, and then there is collective punishments. may it all be signs of th e fortcoming redemption for israel.

11/12/2013 6:50 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Esav has two great faults. 1. He does not recognize that G-d takes into acct. our extenuating circumstances when He judges us. Esav believes this and therefore considers our acts as dirty rags. Therefore he he finds an alternate path to Olam HaBa other than our deeds. That alternate path is Yoshke.

2. For Esav, the purpose of serving G-d is to make money, not the other way around. So Esavian civilizations only can rise to the 33rd level of purity because on Lag B'Omer nations, Jewish and otherwise, have a Chazakah on the Mon(ey) since the Mon always starts to fall at the 31st level of purity after being warned at the 30th level of purity. Look at Sefer Shmot, Parshat HaMon and when it occurred. It is clear from there. So Esavian Civilizations do not even attempt to rise as a Klal about level 33. And that is where Free-Masonry gets stuck.

Free-Masonry freed the Western World of fault number One, only to get stuck and to double up on fault number Two. At its inception in the 31st Century after Matan Torah, the 1700s Free-Masons were just fine. And Gog Washington was just fine. Yet, whenever Truth conflicted with making money, Free-Masonic societies always choose money when dealing with non-citizens, such as with the Cherokee Indians in South Carolina and Georgia. And G-d has put up with it for these intervening centuries, the last 230 years. But Gog Bush Sr. at the onset of the 34th Century after Matan Torah in 5749 and 5750 (1989 and 1990) tried to put a roof, a gag, over Mankind. He called it a New Worldly or Secular Order (Novus Ordo Seclorum). Fault number 2 came to the fore, and Baruch HaShem, G-d is not going to put up with it anymore, especially since the Prosperity over Truth argument has been used by his son, Gog Jr., against Jews in Eretz Yisrael. America needed the oil. So Sharon could not kill Arafat 6 months after 9/11 on orders from the Saudis via Gog Bush Jr....Well perhaps Sharon should have done what I did by spiking the mass murderer's Pepsi with Radium 226 Chloride. The key is to take responsibility for executing mass murderers. It is a Chillul HaShem NOT to do so.

11/12/2013 9:20 AM  
Blogger Devorah Chayah said...

Who on earth can possibly know how the Creator keeps accounts? I will not pretend to know why the strongest storm ever to hit land passed over the Philippines, but our sources do indicate that we are correct to assume that anything like this is somehow connected to us - a message for us, the Jews - and that we should try to understand it to the best of our abilities.

I read that the Philippines is primarily a Catholic country. And although they have good relations with Jews and with Israel, even historically, they do try to convert the Jews they take care of in Israel and they often intermarry with Jewish men in Israel. They dress very immodestly on the streets of Israel. They fill the churches in Jerusalem. These are not "reasons," but observations. Make of it what you will. Maybe this tragedy will draw many of them back to their homes and families in the Philippines. Let's hope.

Filipinos in Israel

Reliable figures regarding the number of Filipinos in Israel are hard to come by as beyond those who are legally in Israel with government-issued work permits, there are many who are in the country illegally. It is estimated that there are 100,000 Filipinos in Israel of which 40,000 to 50,000 have legal documents and 30,000 are workers whose permits have expired and stayed on illegally. ...Most of them live and work in Israel's largest cities, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. There is also a considerable number of Filipinos working in Beersheva, Netanya, Rehovot and Rishon Lezion, but live in Tel Aviv, where they normally spend their weekends.

Filipinos work primarily as caregivers to the elderly.
Recent plans to attempt to deport large numbers of Filipinos and other immigrant workers from Israel who are in the country illegally have caused concern among the Filipino community. Many children of Filipino workers were born in Israel, and face deportation.

11/12/2013 9:55 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, this event will bring many of them back home to the Philippines to rebuild their homes and their families. lo aleynu.

11/12/2013 10:02 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I read that first HKB"H takes away the ministering angel (of the 70 going up and then down that we read in the parsha that wanted to kill Yaakov) for each of the nations and then the evil people of that nation.

In terms of hierarchy, which were the last nations to be formed? Maybe they are among the first ones to be destroyed.

Do you think that the Amer Geographic film was specially produced to prepare the American people? It surely covered what to do and not to do.

11/12/2013 12:03 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Continuing what I just posted,
"BBC reports that the typhoon's winds hit at 157 km/h (98 mph), killing 13 and displacing well over 600,000 people. About 900,000 people have already been evacuated from regions at risk from storm damage; boats have been called back from fishing expeditions; domestic and international flights have been cancelled; and many schools have closed in anticipation of the storm. "

So, after phillipines, comes Vietnam, then china with one Hai Monster! I think the collective warrants comments.

11/12/2013 12:12 PM  
Anonymous The roin in Spoin falls moinly in the ploin. said...

LondonMale aka Anglit Adonai, as I'd like to call the Northern Kiffitim, is entirely correct.

Also wondering why Filipinas (the official name of the archipelago, as of a gov't edict earlier this year; Sinim previously called their Filipinim neighbors, Ma-Yi, cognate of Shamayim, i suppose) has bin saddled with the Nations' baggage lately (the trash heaps that accumulated over the years on "Smokey Mountain" can be traced to the Nations' combustible transgressions) visa vis natural phenomena. Perhaps, it's rachamim knocking. Since Civilizations largely won't acknowledge His voice these days, perhaps His presence is increasingly within such destructive natural phenomenal visitations, 'til apparati that prevent a Divine conduit are repaired, so to speak. Eastern Gate business, hint, hint.

But Shirat Devorah and Yeranen Yaakov succinctly put the event into greater perspective and confirmed my hunch that embedded within such a monumental tragedy is an opportunity to literally do tshuvah; it's an occasional reminder to be more charitable, to be kind to each other, to honor the homeless, eretzetera. Simple acts of compassion that are exponential in scope should be Israel's terrain. It's become too easy for the Nations to be soothed into gentle pining toward Filipinas, an island sanctuary that is no longer a 3rd world nation, per se. And further, regions of the West are no longer immune to severity in the manifestations of wildfire, hail, hurricanes, sinkholes, quake, flood and blood, but a distraction, especially aesthetic welcome distractions like smiling Filipinim, can be a temporary respite for the Nations that are required to follow through, so to speak.

In some way, Haiyan has redefined roosting. Jerusalemites should take note. Increased scrutiny upon the Mt. of Olives as of this past weekend is no coincidence either.

Filipinas seem to always be the testing ground for larger experiential activation. Not many people know nor are they obligated to know such things, but Filipinas has essentially annexed nearby Sabah. Thus, every meme must include another island to its 7,107 dressing: "It's More Fun In The Philippines'" 7,108 Islands. Also, just this past year, Filipinas dismantled its only nuclear plant: a fascinating process that entails burying deposits, similar to the germination of a seed. And technically, Filipinas, like bigger mainland suitors, are located in the Northern hemisphere, but unlike their bigger buddies, aren't responsible for a pair of Pandas, like their Aussie neighbors. Flights between Israel and The Philippines (with stopovers in Spain and Hodu, respectively) only began in robust recently, after 60 years of not upgrading their mutual contract. Wat. Ever.

It is my novice contention that a remnant of observant Filipinim are B'nay Asher. The massive oil and gas deposits discovered off the shores of Palawan are just another indication of that enormous possibility, besides the plethora of Filipinao Chefs and Multidisciplinary Comedians arising, including, based on reports, on Caregiver off days, where you'll find them gathering like birds to Har Hermon to ski, especially, besides the requisite Dead Sea region in the Negev and Yerushalayim. Wherever Filipinim are giggling, that's the navigation that Israeli leadership, especially Rabbinical Authorities, should be wary of: East and North Anyway, just a guess. (=

11/12/2013 1:33 PM  
Anonymous pinoy vey said...

And, not to beat around the Bush anymore, the Philippines is clearly Moav:

11/12/2013 1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's so ironic that Western Jews don't want to live in Israel while the goyim are trying to get in by hook or by crook.

11/12/2013 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yolanda has a connection to Jerusalem and a King named Bela.

This name is a late Greek derivation of Greek ion " violet " and anthos ' flower ' or directly derived from Latin Violante , of viola ' violet ' . Furthermore, the name coincided with Old French Iolente , the Roman form of Odelinde . This Germanic name is a composition of Od- 'heritage ' (see od - ) and lind ' shield of linden wood ' or ' snake ( as a connoisseur of the secrets ) ' (see - lime ) . The oldest example of a bearer of this name is Queen Jolantha of Jerusalem ( 1206-1210 ) . She was a Byzantine princess , the daughter of Margrave Conrad of Montserrat ( Spain ) . Anjou by the name came to Luxembourg and Lorraine . Also a sister of Louis XI , Duchess of Savoy , called Yolande . Further, in the form Jolanda , the name of the daughter of Bela IV , king of Hungary (born 1235 ) . She married Duke Boleslaw of Poland. The name was already fairly widespread in the Middle Ages when the nobility : Yolanthe , Jolantha of Vianden , born around 1231 (Dutch L. 1960 , 200); Jolanda van Gennep , mother of Walraven I, eighth lord of Brederode, Gennep , Vianen and ameide , 14th century ( Gens Nostra XXI , 316 ) ; Jolanthe the Lataing , married Renaud II , Lord of Brederode, died in 1497 ( also : Gens Nostra XXI , 316 ) ; Yolente Gaasbeek , Lady of Culemborg , 1423 (Dutch L. 1966 , 290 ) ; Jolante , bastard daughter of Gelre , second half 15th century ( Dek-E. 22 ) .

11/12/2013 5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's interesting the name of the worst Typhoon in history - in East Pakistan 40 years ago(that killed a half a million people) was called Bhola - very similar to Bohol.

Be holy?

11/12/2013 5:41 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Correct, that Bangladesh cyclone from 1970 had a greater loss of life, but Haiyan was the strongest cyclone in history ever to make landfall at the peak of its strength of 195 mph sustained winds near the eye.

The Bangladesh storm had a greater loss of life, and Katrina had a greater price tag attached to it because it was a direct hit on New Orleans during which Lake Pontchartrain basically destroyed the parts of the city that were below sea level.

Wait, what is this about Yolanda and Bela? We were talking about this in the post about Tzo'ar. Bela was Binyamin's eldest son's name, and Bela was also the first king of Edom...right next to the reference to the last king of Edom being Obama spelled Aleph Vav Bet Aleph Mem Hey, in accordance with the experts at the Yisrael HaYom newspaper.

11/12/2013 6:06 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

This is from C. D. who for whatever reason was having a difficult time posting:

Why the Philippines:

HaShem is full of Chesed. Contrast that with the cruelties of Nazi Germany, Stalin's USSR, Islam, and before any of them, was Roman Catholicism. Tortures.

IMO, there is your answer.

11/12/2013 6:49 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So there was a Yolanda who was the daughter of a Hungarian king from the the 13th Century named Bela. I figure the king was a Catholic king. Nice. The Filipinos are Catholics from the the time of the Inquisition. They must have long memories to remember a 13th Century Catholic king named Bela.

I wonder what type of re-education camps the Spanish set up in the 16th Century for Filipinos who did not comply with the new religion. I am sure that there were those who found this funny, bizarre new religion less than amusing. Let me see. They have to believe that a Jewish carpenter in a country that they never heard of died for their sins...and if they don't believe that!!, (fill in the blank).

11/12/2013 8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Filipinos are a good percentage Spanish, the colonization contained a good deal of post 1492 Jewish diaspora as do the Latin Americas. The Philippines also provide a higher percentage of gerim than almost any other low Jewish population country.

11/12/2013 8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am an EE and worked on mil-spec design.
EMP is bad, it would ruin most things plugged into a long wire acting as an antenna. The situation would be bad but not the magic wave described above. In 1963 it was demonstrated in the operation fishbow starfish-prime test. It did damage some things in Hawaii and now more things would be damaged, damage would be widespread but recoverable. Your car, train, or aiplane would still work even a modern one but there might be a fuel shortage as unprotected components were repaired at the fuel refinery. Power would be down until repairs as failsafes blew protecting a good % of power grid components.

11/12/2013 8:44 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Ba'al Kerry as his name would suggest: The self-deceiving bumbler aka. The Master of Recurring Happenstance.

The Master of Happenstance

May his curse hit him ten-fold. An American Intifada. One would of think that he would have been careful with his words after the dismemberments of the Patriot's Day Boston Marathon Bombing. But people like the Ba'al Kerry never learn.

11/12/2013 8:47 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I did the "ninth hour" shtick at the Jerusalem Central Bus Station today. I was traveling. So it made sense to daven Mincha there. It was funny. A bunch of people were gathering for the occasion as 1:44 pm approached. Another minyan was concluding. So we were getting a bit impatient. Someone yelped, "Hey it is past quarter to two." Someone who did not know what is going on said that we should wait an hour to do Mincha ketanah at 2:45, the beginning of the tenth hour. Then someone took two precious minutes to explain why we were in a hurry. Well we finally started at about 1:48 pm. So we got in under the wire. Then I reminded someone that according to the GRA we had plenty of time at the open end after 1:53 anyway. He breathed a sigh of relief.

11/12/2013 9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, Reb Dov - time to 'fess up to A-7:

PA: Jews Poisoned Arafat 'Like Prophet Mohammed'


Although, if "they" take remarks like this American airport security do, they may well really come to get you. So far, it seems they don't.

Even if you don't post this, I thought you'd like to know.

CDG, Yerushalayim

11/12/2013 9:30 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yep, I fess up. I executed Mohammad too. I could not do it with Radium and Polonium though because everyone knows that the Arabs discovered Radium and Polonium in the 12th Century, 500 years after the Arab Conquest. Madam and Pierre Curie? Who were they pretending to trample on the Arab glory of discovering radioactive chemical elements!

11/12/2013 9:38 PM  
Anonymous mkf said...

Freemasonry goes way back to the Templars and was never good EXCEPT during the Shoah, many British Jews were hidden in the Masonic labyrinth. There are many many layers of FM; you can be an innocent mason and just in it for brotherhood. You can enter for political, business, social reasons and more. But even at the simple levels, do you have any idea what kind of oaths are taken by every freemason. It will make your hair curl. There is nothing good about it, it is an abomination. Sorry.

11/12/2013 11:26 PM  
Anonymous mkf said...

As to the Filipinos in Israel, it's not fair to generalize. I know many wonderful caregivers who wouldn't dream of proselytizing, and who dress modestly and are kind people.

I think we must look deeper as to why this is happening in the Phillipines. We are missing something.

11/12/2013 11:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there are many good people in every nation even among ysml, who do not proselyte. its just sad that though minority in number, the wicked is loudly heard nowadays.

11/13/2013 4:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why does bb always zig zag. its so difficult to digest.

11/13/2013 4:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Typhoon Haiyan: Inmates break out of jail in Philippine city
“Where will they go? What will they eat?” Espineli said. The jail held about 600 prisoners.

He says the military was trying to help the public while also dealing with its own problems, such as the destruction of buildings that housed 1,000 soldiers stationed in Leyte province.

11/13/2013 4:50 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

The origins of Freemasonry are myriad and vastly detailed.
The "Theology" of Freemasonry too is vastly open to debate and discussion.
I can say though that from what I have seen in the UK, Freemasonic charities have done a lot of good work.

11/13/2013 5:26 AM  
Blogger Jesterhead45 said...

Not sure what to make of the rise of Atheist Congregations and Mega-Churches as mention in the article below.

Btw, does anyone recall a midrash or text that notes in spite of the fact the Northern kingdom of Israel were idol worshippers the merit of common decency they had for each other meant that no soldiers were killed in battle for a period of time (prior to losing their merit when they lost their common decency)?

11/13/2013 7:42 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Wow, Minister Gideon Saar states Pirkei Avot 1:11 in response to Beit Shenesh's latest mayoral stupidity.
"Be cautious in your words, for you may be exiled and banished to a place of heresy, and the disciples that follow you there may drink and die, and the Name of Heaven will be desecrated."

Who would have guessed about G.S.?

This may also apply to the crazy breslover who escaped to Morocco, and pulled many families along with his dribble.

11/13/2013 9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Filipos are Jews... Why else such punishment?

Also how appropriate the haltarah of Ovadia...

11/13/2013 9:40 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

You referring to the piece of space junk crashing to earth? Yes, how symbolic of HaShem going up to the stars and bringing down a piece of space junk. It would have been even better if that piece of space junk had landed on the Ba'al Kerry's head. Akiva of Mystical Paths is waiting for the crash of the Space Shuttle instead since the Space Shuttle is like a nest. He has high hopes as it were. (Ovadia verse 4). Ovadia has only one chapter. short and succinct

To be fair to Gideon Sa'ar, he is well versed in Written Scripture and Mishnayot. I think he sends his son to a cheder in Kiryat Arba or Chevron. Like everyone else at the top in this govt., he needs an even bigger dose of emunah and bitachon.

11/13/2013 10:35 AM  
Anonymous Jewgirl said...

So Bibi caved in again, or he never had the intention to build..
If he would build, HaShem would take care of Iran...Man without Emuna...

Israel National News

This may also apply to the crazy breslover who escaped to Morocco, and pulled many families along with his dribble.? Don't understand this remark..

11/13/2013 11:01 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

"Wanted Rabbi to be Expelled from Morocco
Moroccan king to expel Shuvu Banim leader, wanted in Israel for questioning in sex abuse case."

11/13/2013 11:45 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Rav Berland? Oy vey. Oy vey.

11/13/2013 11:49 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And yes, Netanyahu is the consummate liar to friends and foes alike. Once he started to lie to the West to avoid their pressure, he lies to everyone now. "From a false word, you should distance yourself." Once the lies get started, they never stop, and it is impossible to tell if you are ever telling the Truth.

11/13/2013 11:53 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Dov, I liked very very much what Gideon Saar replied to the Mayor over his well publicized off-comment, and was being very fair to him.

I'd like to see more of these responses from Govt members.

11/13/2013 11:59 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Neshama: Your link on your latest comment failed.

11/13/2013 12:38 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

"Mayor Abutbul and the Awkward Issue of Beit Shemesh Child Abuse In a follow-up interview, Mayor Abutbol said he hadn't understood the term "gays," thinking it meant "pedophiles."

(Hah!) An even better article

11/13/2013 12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon said "It's so ironic that Western Jews don't want to live in Israel while the goyim are trying to get in by hook or by crook."

The greater Irony, is how much that perception reminds me of the story of Esav and Ya'akov. Western Yid are willing to give up their inheritance. How many goyim...want apart.

11/14/2013 7:00 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

It takes years to find the nazi perpetrators on the run. But not so common in appearance, can't Israeli sleuths grab him and bring him back for trial?
"After leaving Morocco last week following a seven-month stay in that country, Rabbi Eliezer Berland has relocated to Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe fugitive

11/14/2013 9:11 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Russian lawmaker wants to outlaw U.S. dollar, calls it a Ponzi scheme.

"MOSCOW — Predicting the imminent collapse of the U.S. dollar, a Russian lawmaker submitted a bill to his country’s parliament Wednesday that would ban the use or possession of the American currency."

11/14/2013 10:17 AM  
Blogger Dan G said...

I wouldn't be too quick to join the witch hunt on Rabbi Berland just because of some rumors and other "news". And even if you have had first hand access to the "evidence" against him - I can only say, after knowing the man for years, that the lengths that he will go to bring on himself a disgrace are unfathomable, an extreme type of Avodat Hashem that can be found only in a few unique tzadikim from previous generations.
I don't intend to continue this conversation, just a word for the wise.

11/14/2013 1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i do agree with you Dan g. we have seen too many people framed up, or made to look worse than actual. if a person has made a mistake, i.e. IF, he is going through enough, he and his family. and just because he is going from place to place, does not mean he is guilty. many people do not get fair trials. and in many countries people have lost faith in the courts. This was my today's e mussar lesson that just came in.

Salant Foundation e mussar
He Conquers Our Sins

When we do a Mitzvah, HaShem allows the Mitzvah to ascend and enter the highest level of Heaven. Conversely, if we commit a sin, HaShem mercifully "Conquers the Sin" and does not allow it to come into His Presence.
Lesson: HaShem admits Mitzvos into His presence, in order to maximize our reward. Meaning, that since Mitzvos enter before HaShem, they are elevated beyond this world and can only be rewarded with the sumpreme delight of the Holy Shechinah, Itself. Yet, "He conquers our sins" so that sins do not rise before Him, in order to minimize their severity -- and grant us the opportunity to rectify them with repentance.
App: Don't let the negative acts of others cancel out their good deeds, in your mind. Rather emulate HaShem and "conquer their sins." (Based on Tomer Devorah, by Rav Moshe Cordevarro, Chapter 1)

11/14/2013 4:22 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Will ObamaCare "take care" of America? Will it bring America to its knees? Speaker of the House John Boehner would like to roll back ObamaCare, but he had the opportunity to do just that last month. His Republican majority in the House wanted to stop ObamaCare funding in its tracks by not passing a budget and by not raising the Debt Ceiling. The Speaker refused to enforce the will of his Republican majority by ending the budget stalemate with a large majority of Democratic support over the wishes of his own party. So for your benefit, ignore the Speaker of the House about rolling back ObamaCare. When he had the chance to do it, he punted. So his protestations now are just wasted words. So will ObamaCare "take care" of America?

11/14/2013 6:54 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

DanG, it's not a witch hunt. The young girls will testify. The picture of him will be shown again. Demented thinking is riding a big sur wave with the Satan. We have too many crazies. We need solid thinking, honest, erlich Torah abiding members of Am Yisrael.

11/14/2013 8:41 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Oy vey on Rav Berland. just Oy Vey.

On the Ba'al Kerry, I will have to start digging ditches near my house in Wadi Yonatan for when the forces of Gog come without Gog ben Gog from the Land of Magog because he was only around during the previous Shmittah cycle. Wadi Yonatan is aptly named because he left his father's camp on Migron Hill, sneaked through the Wadi to a bare faced cliff, and climbed it with his armor bearer to the Philistine garrison sitting on top of the hill whose garrison was right next to Geva Binyamin. He and his armor bearer then took on the entire Philistine garrison by themselves as his father was dawdling under a pomegranate tree in Migron. These are the visual sites from my house: Migron, Wadi Yonatan, the bare faced cliffs facing each other over the wadi, Michmash (and the nearby Arab village of Muchmas), and Geva Binyamin. I can see the entire battle scene from 3000 years ago from my Romeo and Juliet balcony/ 2nd floor porch. It is kind of fun to give a tour just from there. By the way, the first time Yonatan was known as Yehonatan in Sefer Shmu'el was during his little sneaky approach to the bare faced cliff that he had to climb to get to the Philistine garrison. Well as I said, I have to start digging 6 foot deep ditches In Wadi Yonatan/ Yehonatan. I will put a plaque on a stake with the Ba'al Kerry's Xtian name on it next to one of these ditches. I will even leave a plot for Lady Ketchup if she wants to be buried next to her husband in the future. It is very important to have a burial place nearby to the place you die if you die in a bloody battle. I hope he and that smirk of his show up for Battle day against the Creator of the Universe. "You rang" Lurch?

11/14/2013 10:09 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And pray that ObamaCare economically really really takes "good care" of America. Let it take care of America after all over the next 2 1/2 months, and we will have far fewer problems to deal with.

11/14/2013 10:21 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Dear G-d, May the slimy, nakedly evil Primodial Snake/ POS POTUS take care of America once and for all.

Obama is taking care of America for good ...or ill

11/14/2013 10:31 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Akiva of MPaths just told me what we already know: that the Primordial Snake is not so smart. These were his exact words..and Akiva now has years under his belt working in IT for insurance companies. He knows about what he speaks.

"it's a joke, insurance companies can't turn on a dime" (can't reinstate 1 million people that just lost their insurance)

"there are literally hundreds of insurance exec's urgently talking to their IT guys going "what the Freak do we do now?"

" I literally would not be surprised to see some of the companies involved simply declare they are leaving the health business (many insurance companies have already done that)"

"Real example - at Metlife it took us 18 months to introduce or adjust a new insurance product. At least 3 months to apply even the most urgent legal or regulatory change. It simply cannot be done faster.
(Metlife pulled out of the health business over 15 years ago)"

Akiva knows about what he speaks. And you can be sure if Obama tells us that international troops in the Jordan Valley (Is that the Valley of Yehoshefat?) will take care of us, you can be sure that he knows how to take care of America. May he take care of America just as well as he would take care of us. Hey guys, you voted for him twice. Let him take care of you before he takes care of us.

11/14/2013 11:04 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I should point out that here in Israel, Akiva is an IT Mastertechy at Bituach Leumi. He has done this in the States too years ago. He knows about what he speaks.

11/14/2013 11:15 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

2014 could be a terrible year for the Jewish people

11/15/2013 11:37 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Do not worry. Al Tid'ag. The L-rd has set aside the Jordan Valley for His valley of judgement (Yehoshefat another Yud Key Vav word). G-d will "take care" of Obama/Kerry/ nations of the world just as they want to "take care" of us. Everyone here in Israel should be so happy that ObamaCare will soon be taking care of America. Shabbat Shalom.

11/15/2013 12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meir- It is phenomenal how many of your comments are in some way connected to xians or xian sites or xian-sourced information.

You will never have a correct perspective on these times as long as you are looking at events through goyische eyes. They only have a partial truth which is really no truth at all.


11/15/2013 12:18 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

If this builds up until Purim, then it will become obvious that we have entered the Mashiach ben David phase of this process. Eliyahu HaNavi will be here very soon, G-d willing, some time this year. Sadly because of the sins of some of us, we may be skipping over the Mashiach ben Ephraim part of this process. That is if he comes, it will not be for a Ben Ephraim dynasty but to fulfill the prophesy in Zecharia 12 during which he is killed. Yes, it is sad that we have fallen so precipitously because of the intense suffering of Jewish history. But this is NOT the time to follow the Litwak prescription of burying our pain in order to survive. Find a Chassidic Rebbe, those of us who are Ashkenazi, so that we can be in tune with our nefesh behamit to properly serve HaShem. The Litwak method proved to be a big failure in he previous Shmittah cycle. Don't listen to Shimon Peres and his ilk about when it is appropriate to cry and feel pain. That has been part of the problem here all along. Note: This applies primarily to Ashkenazic Jews. Somehow most Sephardic Jews came here whole with their nefesh behamit intact, not all but most.

And then the L-rd will gather them in the Valley of Yehoshefat for battle....

11/15/2013 12:21 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Wow, your post sounds like an exciting preview to the documentary of all documentaries … I'm excited and eager IY"H to witness this Valley of Yehoshefat … :-)

11/15/2013 1:42 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

He made another great statement: "Minister Saar: It’s Hard to Deny the Advantages of Chareidi Education".

11/15/2013 2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe sometimes it takes a goy to see trough what a goy is up to!
Shabbat Shalom!!

11/15/2013 5:03 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Shavua tov

Reshayim Reshayim Everywhere

Turn to G-d, Pnu LaKel.

11/16/2013 7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reb Dov,
Please let us not kick up the so called anti-mitnaged, a silly name for normal Ashkenazim, nonsense that has plagued us for hundreds of years.
The Ashkenazim of the day, holy men, saw and protested a massive rupture and break from normative Jewish tradition down to even creating a new nusach for tefila. Remember that this breach among our family, which has since healed with scars, was in the recent shadow of the Shabti Tzvi debacle where another Yid ran off with many followers eventually calling himself moshiach. We were not in the time of Naviem anymore so such a break is of course suspect even to this day.
I think all Ashkenazim and Sefardim love their Chasidish brothers but many of us wonder how the traditions of our fathers could be so suddenly discarded for unfamiliar new ones.
The Ashkenazi and Sefardi minhagim are at least from the time of bait sheni so can trace haskama to the Sanhedrin and those with the true direct smicha of Moshe Rebeinu.
Instead of throwing out our rabinim let us all strengthen our commitment to derech eretz especially shmirot halashon.
In Israel there are already enough dividers and not enough uniters.
Shavua Tov
A (Yekke) Yid

11/16/2013 7:26 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I realize Libya in Hebrew is Luv, Lamed Vav Vet, but in English Libya is spelled LibYA. I am not sure why that ending exists in English, but it is there.

Libya with a Yud Key?

11/16/2013 7:36 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Hollande and Netanyahu to consider forming a joint French-Israeli-Arab front against Iran

11/16/2013 7:44 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Please understand. I did not want to open old wounds either. The rock throwing at Chassidim for 100 up to 150 years by non-Chassidim only healed because far greater breeches in Judaism appeared in the 19th Century, Reform Judaism, Alienation, and Communism. These were primarily Ashkenazic phenomena. The question that comes to mind is why were most Ashkenazic Litwak Jews immune to the pain of the Disengagement? And why were most Chassidic Rebbes against it with the important exception of Gur who supported it in order to get the money. And it occurred to me that the division came down to how Chassidic and non-Chassidic Jews have coped with the pain and suffering of Jewish history. Non-Chassidic Ashkenazim basically buried their pain, suppressed it, in order not to gravitate toward the next Shabtai Tzvi. Chassidic Jews embraced it and converted the pain into joy. The difference was actually driven by basic differences in personality. Some people can live healthy lives (about 40%) by burying their pain. About 60% cannot. So those 60% gravitated toward Chassidut in the Ashkenazic world. The Sephardic world really is not part of this schism. So leave them out of the picture for now. The problem with the "Bury thy pain" crowd and some of them really believe it is a commandment, is that once you stop feeling your own pain, it leads to the inability to feel the pain of others.

11/16/2013 7:52 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

This ObamaCare is a five year train wreck in the making. This will surely finish America off. no ifs, ands, or buts about it. This month came the loss of coverage for millions of individual payees. Next month comes the train wreck for employees who will likely lose their insurance when they are fired and rehired as part time workers by January 1st. Can someone explain to me how America escapes this without a total end to the American Republic?

11/16/2013 10:07 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Maybe I am missing something. ObamaCare was an 1100 or 1200 page bill which most people did not read before passing it. I guess now we will find out what was in the details. We seem to be finding out already, and from this end of the pond it seems like pure chaos. Again please convince me that there are mollifying factors that I am not considering. I obviously did not read the entire bill. It seems that A.C.A. was written to crash the existing order. Chaos now pure chaos. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee were right to sound the warning bell. They are American heroes. It is too bad that there might be very little left to salvage.

11/16/2013 10:14 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Perhaps Obamanation had no idea that he was crashing his own country by his "loving involvement" in taking care of the same way he has some lovely solutions with his "Loving involvement" in the so called 2 State Solution. It would be to our benefit if his loving involvement crashes America before he inflicts pain and agony on us. This may be the key to G-d's Providence in this case. The problem that American Jews have of course is that they did not see how their continued galut was a force for destruction for Jews in Israel. They thought that they could be passive bystanders, (not all but it is the case for those who could have come but did not). The summer parties at bungalows in the Catskills when Jews were being pulled out of their homes in Israel should have caused a lack of congruency to make those bungalow holders uncomfortable. It did not...very sad and very disturbing. So now it is time to pay the piper so that Jews here in Israel don't have to be tortured by willing criminals in the Erev Rav taking orders from Obama/Kerry here. It is time for a change.

The question must be answered. How could Jews in America simply ignore what their prosperity because of low oil prices was leaving in its wake here in Israel? How could they live with the unsettling data here? Why were they so in love with Gog ben Gog W. Bush? My only explanation is that a certain percentage of American Jews had grown accustomed to burying their own pain so that they could not feel the pain of Jews on the other side of the pond. The Ba'al Shem Tov said that the Mitnaged Rabbis would delay the Geulah. There will be no Gogs in this Shmittah cycle. In the last Shmittah cycle Gog ended up going home to his ranch in Crawford, Texas. Think about Geulah delays and blowing a Biblical opportunity. The "Bury thy pain" doctrine has to now be declared an abject failure. It delayed the Geulah. Face the facts, and adjust your life accordingly. It is time to learn how to feel your own pain again sot that you can feel the pain of your fellow man. The 350 year old experiment since Shabtai Tzvi has gone awry.

11/16/2013 10:40 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Start by adding these four words to your davening. Yes, Sephardim say this too. "Yatzmach Perukanei Viykarev Meshichei." Say it a few times during davening, Shabtai Tzvi be damned.

Then vow to cry in public because you are in pain about something. Ignore the "feelings" police when the reprimand you for feeling like a sad child in public. Once one feels the pain of lost children, it becomes easier to feel the pain of others on the other side of the world. Don't BS yourself that really strong people don't cry. That is BS, and apparently that Esavian lie has lead to ignoring the pain of one's fellow Jew. This is teshuvah that individuals can do, and yes it takes work, a kind of realization that this "Bury your pain" commandment has negative consequences.

11/16/2013 10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what of Jews who did not go to bungalows in the Catskills during disengagement? What about Jews who left America, not to move but who went to Gush Katif to stand with Jews there? Are they damned too?

11/17/2013 4:11 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Of course not, but what is happening now is a general midah keneged midah punishment. Outside of Eretz Yisrael, the righteous often get whacked with those who need the correction. Punishments are often klalit. Corrections are made later on whether it be in Olam haZeh or Olam haBa.

11/17/2013 7:25 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The bigger problem is that most Litwak Chareidi Jews in North America were told to not get involved with the Gush Katif/ Northern Gaza/ Northern Shomron fiasco. Gog ben Gog had fostered a positive relationship with the Saudi Royal family, that in the US oil prices were plummeting because of an oil glut. The quid pro quo was that Sharon would evacuate Gaza with the understanding that if he did not, his sons would be prosecuted on massive corruption charges. Jews in America benefited from Bush signing legislation for their benefit on his desk and from the low oil prices and the better than average economy as a result. I spoke to the legal liaison for Agudath Yisrael in the United States at the time about this and had my worst fears realized. The galut (and the oil glut) was secured for at least that Shmittah cycle as long as Jews played along. I happen to know that they did. Jews would come from my shul in St. Louis expressing support for this "fix" which they had enjoined with. Commonly I heard, "Well Rav Eliyashiv seems to think that it is ok". Or, "so what, things like this happen all the time. People routinely get evacuated in order to make way for an airport." The callousness was breathtaking. More often there was total ignorance about what was happening here. We even had girls who came to school here whose schools refused to allow the girls to travel to us for Shabbat ten minutes from their schools, (and we are a suburb of Yerushalayim), because they thought that Olmert and Peres did not think that we were a part of Israel. The issue was not safety because they could travel to other places which were far less safe but had international sanction or the approval of the Olmert Govt., so they thought. (In reality Kochav Yakov was not even on his destroy or give away list because of our proximity to Yerushalayim, but he kept his mouth shut out of fear of offending America.) I have seen it all, and the fraud and the "fix" in the previous Shmittah cycle was massive for Litwak Chareidim in America with wonderful notable exceptions, true. I wish that it had not been so extensive, for the payback in this Shmittah cycle would have been less predictable. Don't get me wrong. I love Dov Hikind and other heroes like him who came to visit Gaza in 2005, but he was an exception not the rule.

11/17/2013 8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Outside of Eretz Yisrael, the righteous often get whacked with those who need the correction."

Like the Shoah.

11/17/2013 8:52 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And there is a bigger point regarding the Gaza evacuation. It is not just about the 10,000 who were brutally treated. About 300,000 Jews in Southwest Israel live lives on the edge of their seats with longer range and more accurate missiles pointed at them. People have died because of this evacuation. People have lost limbs. The Geulah was delayed beyond the Gog ben Gog Bush Shmittah cycle at the end of which he should have been dead and buried in the Valley of HamonGog instead of back at his ranch in Crawford, Texas. So those who participated in this orgy of horror or were emotionally immune from it need to think about what they did wrong...along with not feeling the pain at the time. That last point is a big one.

11/17/2013 9:01 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Most importantly, start feeling your own pain instead of burying it. Cry in the streets of the cities and in front of your children in your homes. I realize this is not part of the Litwak handbook of dealing with pain in order to survive the last 350 years of galut, but it is time to break with that survival technique.
1. It has now lead to the delay in the Geulah as predicted by the Ba'al Shem Tov.
2. Burying pain only works well for about 40% of Jews. What happens if your children are not amongst the 40%? Are they to be ostracized for not burying their pain?

Remember Shabtai Tzvi be damned. We are at the end of this process. There are now 6 million Jews here in Israel. If we are not a majority yet, we are close to it thanks in large part to massive intermarriage outside of Israel. We are not in the Shabtai Tzvi set of circumstances anymore by any means. Rov HaYehudim in Eretz Yisrael is a big matter both halakhically and spiritually. One cannot make the case that we are living with the extenuating circumstances in the world which lead to the Shabtai Tzvi debacle. The physical Geulah has begun, in progress since the end of the Shoah. Yes, we are still waiting for the Arba Ruchot, the Four Winds or the spiritual Geulah. We wait patiently here in Eretz Yisrael.

11/17/2013 9:41 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

This is all based on Mariam Adahan's work on the 16 personality types. 12 tribes, 3 families of Levi, and the Kohanim who are separate from Kahath the family of Levi from which they come. That is 16 different groups of Jews encamped around the mishkan. The more masculine, left brained/ hidden emotions Machane is Machane Yehudah. Along with the Kohanim, their thinking predominates in Klal Yisrael but not because Yehudah is leading. Yissachar is leading, and Yissachar believes in burying emotions in order to properly judge cases. Yehudah still has emotions at least in ancient times because it is behind his "passion" as a Melekh that the nation rallies along with his brilliant mind attuned to the Torah. So the masculine side of Klal Yisrael is Macnane Yehudah which includes Yehudah, Yissachar, Zevulan and the Kohanim. After Shabtai Tzvi the roles reversed. Yissachar was given precedence because of his experience at burying his pain. So the Bnei Yissachar became the leaders of this machane. the positive?: no more Shabtai Tzvis, The negative?: a buried nefesh behamit for the purpose of survival as Jews.

more later on the other three Machanim or Machanot (Reuven, Dan, and Yosef) and the birth of Chassidut. Also please keep in mind this describes the situation in Ashkenazic Jewry not in Sephardic Jewry. The Sephardim never fell to the level where they needed to bury their pain in order to survive as Jews. Their history is very different and somewhat emotionally healthier too. So this does not necessarily apply to them.

11/17/2013 10:16 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So how long with Bibi continue to brown nose the Primordial Snake? Does it really matter what the Snake thinks?

Just bomb Iran if you can, and let Left Coast Israelis flee to Yesha for cover from Hezbollah missiles. Nice.

11/17/2013 10:39 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So it works this way. Each Machane represents a combination of two separate emotional qualities under each machane. Machane Yehudah has under its umbrella the left brain thinkers (deductive thinkers) and the emotions expressed through the body in a masculine way. These two things usually go together so that a Melekh can be in control of his emotions (masculine thinking and masculine expression of his emotions). We have the opposite personality in Yosef (feminine or right brain, inductive, kabbalistic thinking and emotions worn on the sleeve). Because Yosef's thought processes are inductive and therefore mystical in order to be a Melekh, the emotions must be feminine too. This is the case for those in Machane Yosef (in particular Ephraim and Binyamin). So Melakhim can also come from these tribes. It is specifically Chassidut that has its birth in Machane Yosef. The other two machane in the desert are a combination of the two. Machane Reuven are a combo of thinking like a man with the left brain and emotions that flow like water. A king cannot come out of this combination because masculine brain processing cannot control feminine emotions. So Reuven could not be a king. Yet, this camp is primarily Chassidic since the emotions that need to be felt cannot be buried. Now let us get to Machane Dan which is the opposite combination (feminine, inductive, kabbalistic, right brained thought processes combined with masculine emotions.)

11/17/2013 11:17 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Machane Dan is more complex. The right brained thinking makes them Chassidim, but their solutions to certain emotional problems such as following false Messiahs is Litwak. Since the emotions are masculine, burying pain is an option for them. They can really go either way. So what does the Torah say about Dan? Gur Aryeh that leaps forth from Bashan. So there are the Gerer Chassidim also being told to bury their pain too. Now this explains the alliance between Litwaks and Gur in the previous Shmittah cycle.

I tell you. It is time to break free of this constraint. By the way let us look at the percentages. 25% are in Machane Yehudah. 50% are in the combo of Machane Yosef and Machane Reuven. Dan splits up 50/ 50 meaning that a total of 37.5% believe in burying emotions to survive intense suffering, and 62.5% need an emotional outlet, Chassidut or shedding tears. The tyranny of the 37.5% (40%) cannot hold sway at this time in history. The Geulah has been delayed because of the tyranny. It is time for a change.

11/17/2013 11:35 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

For those who are not mathematically inclined: 12.5% of Machane Dan support the program of Machane Yehudah run by Yissachar for all of us to bury our pain. So that is 25% + 12.5%. That is 37.5%

11/17/2013 12:06 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Now let us turn to France. At the time of the appearance of the 70 nations, France was originally known as Rifat ben Gomer. Ashkenaz ben Gomer became Germany, and Togarmah ben Gomer became the Turks. Then the Bnei Rifat did something peculiar. They added a Tzaddee to their names and became TzaRFaT, the ancient and modern name for France. So I have always wondered why they added a tzaddee to their name since the French never really desired to be tzaddikim. So now it is coming to light that the French see that Malkhut Edom of which they have been a part of all these years is in a state of collapse. Amalek is all that is left of Edom these days, and the French can see the tea leaves that Amalek has no part in the Messianic Era. So how does one survive? pretend to be a tzaddik. such as right here

But don't trust the French like the last idiots at YNet (The Last Idiot) are likely to do. The French are putting on a show now that they see that the end is near. Just remember that when the French do Chessed with one hand, they are stealing what they just gave with their other hand. Watch out for that other hand.

11/17/2013 12:17 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The French on display in all their glory or impure chessed. Be careful not to become like them or to be taken in by them:

Master of the House from Les Miserables

11/17/2013 12:26 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

For those who don't want the impure visual barrage of the previous video:

Here is the lyrics only version of
Master of the House: The true nature of France

so that one does not have to expose themselves to the visual impurities.

11/17/2013 12:40 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

6000-5774 = 236 years til 6000!

How do you calculate 350?

We are much closer than anyone thinks.
And what about the miscalculation of years along time ago?
Where are we really on the Geulah calendar?

According to Rabbi Winston we only have a few more years of the I gathering before Techias Hameitim!

11/17/2013 12:44 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Neshama: It has been approximately 350 years since Shabtai Tzvi converted to Islam. The need or the commandment to bury one's pain came as a result of that fashla where so many Jews in Eastern Europe believed that he was the Messiah after Tach ve Tat (5408 and 5409 or 1648- 1649). I believe that Shabtai Tzvi converted to Islam and dashed everyone's hopes in 1666 ce. So from the time of Shabtai Tzvi this split was created. Those who were able to bury their pain and live life joined the Litwak camp, and those who could not, later on joined the Chassidic camp around the year 5500 or 1740 ce., again in Europe only. This "War" between two ways of coping with pain and remaining Jewish did not take place in the Sephardic World.

11/17/2013 12:59 PM  
Blogger Dan G said...

What you're saying about the difference in relating to pain between Chassidim and Misnagdim makes a lot of sense, but I would like to point out that the main emotion that Chassidut puts an emphasis on, rather than pain and crying, is: joy.
First, it is the essential aspect of the Jewish Neshama, and second, as long as the Neshama is trapped in a physical body, it needs much more work to discover and express. It was also the main thorn in the sides of the Misnagdim.
Once one connects to his Neshama through joy, the fountain opens up to express all other emotions.
(Just wanted to add some brighter tones to a picture that is sad enough as it is)

11/17/2013 1:28 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Chassidim came late to the table for two reasons. 1. We had never experienced the necessity to bury our pain as a Klal before. When the Klal in Europe were informed of this new way of coping as Jews, it took a while for the other pure forces who could not bury their pain to come to the fore. 2. Secondly, the Zohar brings down that at the beginning of the year 5501 (Fall of 1740), the 6th Century of the 6th Millennium, the wellsprings of the upper waters would be released upon the world. Chassidim believe that these are the wellsprings of Chassidut while the wellsprings of the lower waters are the hard sciences that experienced an explosion of knowledge from 1740 onwards with the Industrial Revolution. So the Chassidic world lagged behind this decree of burying everyone's pain by almost two generations. One might think that Chassidut was a "natural consequence" of that attempt to get everyone to bury their pain. But it was not. It was the creation of woman in the 7th hour in response to the activities of Adam before Chava was created. In the 6th hour Adam named all the animals while looking for a mate. Only after he realized that he was alone without his more feminine side, did Chassidut come into the world in the 7th hour...according to Rav Winston's chart.

11/17/2013 1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In an anonymous forum I can say that many, truly most of my Yekke brothers and sisters have been dissolved into the sea of goyim by being pragmatic in the face of antisemitism, they walked away from the battle lines.
Perhaps it is my upbringing and loose reform past but while I am adult yeshiva/kolel educated I remain a pragmatic sometimes-agnostic who tries to have emuna but for practical reasons has to deal with a world ruled by scientific rules and observations that pegs its age at billions of years.
I stay frum a drop for me and my olam haba but mostly for the benefit of my children who I sacrifice for so they can grow up in their land. My thought is if it turns out that this is all a bronze age myth at least they and I were able to live out a life at the spears point of history among an amazing nation of people.
So Zionist Heradi trying not to be agnostic settler in a sea of Breslovers and Chabadniks who I treasure but will never fully understand their happy clappy danging at stoplights derech which obviously saves their souls and encourages the BTs where cold logic and halachic legal debate turns them away not draws them in.

11/17/2013 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Reb Dov,

The Sephardic world may not have the same internal war going on as does the Ashkenazic, but everyone should know that it has its own trauma, mainly related to dhimmitude, a long-term form of persecution.

If you read anything by Bat Ye'or, you will find out that the enforcement of dhimmitude has its own very "special" way of keeping people imprisoned without actually being in prison.

For example, I read that if a Muslim child throws stones at an elderly dhimmi Jew, that Jew is not allowed to react in any way whatsoever, or cry out. To raise his hand, even to a child, results in amputation or death. Another thing I have read is that Jews in Muslim countries attending Jewish funerals are not allowed to cry loud enough for a Muslim to hear.

The whole yellow-star-and-funny-clothes thing, forced upon Jews during the Holocaust period, originated with dhimmitude.

And that's just a bit of the tip of the iceberg. 1500 years' worth.

For those who don't know: A dhimmi (means "protected") is a subjugated person, perpetually humiliated. The dhimmi is the property of the entire Muslim community, not of just one person or family. The goal of Muslims is to make the person feel his subjugation and internalize it. This means psychological damage has been done, of some sort. The tax they must pay annually may be any amount the Muslim wants.

Any description of the laws seems much kinder than the actual fact. You really have to be able to get former dhimmis to speak up, if you can, to find out what the realities were (and, for those left behind, still are).

I hope some S'pharadim are becoming ready to speak about their (or their parents' or grandparents') dhimmitude. Some years ago I asked a (I believe she was) Persian Jewess I knew about her experience, and she couldn't talk about it. Just. Could. Not.

The Xians started the notion that Jews in their midst should live under different laws than everyone else, the Muslims codified this notion and built it into their laws, and the Nazis took notes. So, they've been collaborating together for quite a while now, even while Xians have been dhimmis too, lightening their load by libeling and slandering the Jews. The poor Ashkenazim didn't know this, of course - they didn't know where the blows were coming from; they just kept coming. This is the best I know and have learned.

And of course the Shabtai Zvi debacle didn't help things at all.

Back in 2002, when I was getting ready to graduate college, I asked my former professor, Dr. Irene Shur, a Holocaust survivor herself (and Orthodox!) and developer of the Holocaust Studies department at West Chester University (Pennsylvania), whether she would consider making dhimmitude research a part of the curriculum. She could not deal with it at that point because she was ill and possibly dying at that point. She passed a year later, and I heard about it after I graduated. May her memory be blessed.

Far be it from me to compare the suffering between Ashkenazic and Sepharadic Jews. This is just so that the world realizes, again, that ALL of Jewry has GREATLY SUFFERED at their evil hands and deserves COMPLETE REDEMPTION. I imagine this also includes the Ethiopians and all the rest as well.

More reading from the Australian Islamist Monitor site:

Dhimmitude laws and you

CDG, Yerushalayim

11/17/2013 5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bottom line --- what are you saying? What? All the talk before about Geula possibly being in a year or two or now all this talk of Livak suppression and 350 years? Please clarify...

11/17/2013 5:54 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Dan G: The issue in the Chassidic world is Ye'ush (despondency). It is to be avoided at all costs. Feeling pain has to be directed toward joy in order not to be despondent over the pain and suffering of the Galut.

Anon.: Part of our declaration of independence from slavery to the nations of the world has to be expressed through healing because we are able to cry as little children should have been able to cry but could not in order to survive the galut. We must be free from the constriction imposed upon us by the belief system that we must bury our pain in order to survive. This has always been fallacious and has been imposed on the Klal in order to weaken us. The Litwak world was simply engaging in a survival technique for themselves but sought to impose it on everyone else including Chassidic personality types. The damage came when it was imposed on others who did not have the personality to impose it on themselves, and the damage done is very great and must be reversed. First, those who have suffered from the decree to bury their pain must say No and allow themselves to feel it and to mourn it in its totality. Others who are able too should simply let those with pain cry without telling them to stop crying. There is nothing unseemly about the tears of little children when these tears are shed by adults contrary to lies that others tell us. Programs need to be set up for adults who need to mourn in this fashion. The last thing we need is anyone telling us that we cannot cry in order to heal, and that people who mourn for all the pain should not be comforted. Let G-d dry up the tears. Plus Litwaks themselves who are adverse to crying in this way need to escape the belief that there is something wrong with it. The whole topic of feeling pain and shunning it has been mainly in order to avoid the next Shabtai Tzvi to grant solace to the Jewish people. Messianic yearnings that gave hope allowed people to feel rather than hide it because of the hope that it brought. The catastrophe of Shabtai Tzvi lead to an overkill in how to prevent it from happening again. The consequences have been costly both in terms preventing those who cannot bury pain from feeling this pain but also in terms of delaying the Geulah as outlined above during the Gog ben Gog Shmittah cycle. No there are no delays anymore. No one is going to delay the Geulah but getting us not to feel the plight of other Jews again. It happened in 5765 the previous Shmittah cycle, and will not occur again. So find a way to feel this pain and heal. Don't listen to Litwak tales about those who are so strong that they spent their entire lives not feeling pain. Sorry there is NO glory in that whatsoever. And no success has been achieved when because of it one cannot feel the pain of others either. It is time to end the fallacies and bury them in the dustbin of history. Feel your pain and mourn. Then learn best how to direct it towards joy over time by studying works like Likutei Moharan or finding oneself a Rebbe.

11/17/2013 6:57 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In short is one thing to tell stories about survivors who passed on the faith to their descendants when by all rights they could have abandoned G-d as they feel He abandoned them. This is obviously great to have done this.

Yet, many of these stories are embellished with statements such as Grandpa felt no pain from his horror and passed on Torah to his children because the pain did not interfere with the transmission. There is no glory in that, and the fact that Grandpa buried his pain is a negative message about how to deal with it. It may have been good for grandpa, but it is not necessarily good for the children to do the same. And it should not be expected of children or anyone else to do the same either.

11/17/2013 7:17 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

That simple message that there is no glory in burying pain even for purposes of survival will illicit a strong negative reaction from many Jews who have been taught that there is glory in precisely that. Hell hath no fury compared to a man who is denied the glory of not feeling any pain. Sorry, we must push back on that by NOT glorifying this attribute. It leads to severe damage in some children who try to emulate this questionable midah, and it leads to severe damage to the Jewish people as a whole as discussed above. It is time to heal.

11/17/2013 7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it's as much WHO decreed the pain-suppression as much as WHAT was decreed?

It would seem (although I don't know this for a fact) that the Sepharadim who managed to escape dhimmitude might have been able to allow themselves to feel pain and joy again because their rabbis didn't impose or glorify the pain-burying on them, the Muslims did that; whereas the Ashkenazi rabbis did impose and glorify it. And, as you said, the reasons were completely different.

I thought - so I looked it up to confirm - that Shabtai Zvi was Sepharadi, from Turkey. Since the Ashkenazim were suffering greatly from the Chmielnicki massacres and other persecution at the time, Zvi's announcement of his messiahship seemed to come at a good time and that's why they followed him en masse. Zvi also took advantage of the teachings of the Ari, z"l, and Rav Yosef Caro of Tzfat, who had preceeded him.

One of the pages I read says that his father, Mordecai Zvi, was probably from a family of Ashkenazi origin. I don't know how much this has to do with anything...any more than that the Ari z"l and Rav Caro were Sepharadim. But anyway this all started in Turkey, a "S'pharadic" country.

But do you think the knowledge that his father had Ashkenazic background might have influenced them to follow him?

The end of my comment brings us to a previous post of yours: after Zvi's death the Shabbatean movement came together with the Illuminati and helped start all the modern apostasies that we see today. Thanks again to Rav Dr. Moshe Shlomo Antelman, z"l.

Do you think that might help explain some of today's prejudice against Sepharadim?

from Wikipedia

Shabtai Zvi & Jacob Frank and the Frankists

CDG, Yerushalayim

11/17/2013 9:20 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And you know who really is a Sabbatean today? Shimon Peres. He really believes that he needs to make the world as evil as possible to force G-d to send the Messiah. Of course, as the Vulture, he gets to lead this Crusade with all the benefits and adoration of leading this movement in Olam HaZeh. Now here is a twist. If someone like Shimon Peres supported me, I would be suspicious that I am doing something really wrong in my service to G-d. Peres is that evil. Yet, Peres is a strong supporter of Litwak Chareidi education and yeshivot. An Orthodox aide for a well known Congressman noted that fact to me years ago. I even looked at him at the time and asked innocently at the time, "don't you feel unsure about your own service to G-d if you have friends like him?"

So today I ask those who have respect for Peres to ask themselves, "Why do you think this man likes you so much?" He hates all that is pure. For Heavens Sake, he took on the last name of the ultimate treif tameh bird! So I ask those in the Litwak yeshivah world today, "Are you concerned at all that this rasha gamur thinks you are just fine? What does he like about you?" Reflect on this for a while. It has a lot to do with how the Litwak world was so easily manipulated back in 5765 to join in with Sharon.

11/17/2013 9:45 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

For those unfamiliar with Hebrew Shimon Persky could have taken on the last name Peretz, the progenitor of King David and of course the Messianic Dynasty. Yet, he intentionally chose to keep his last name spelled with a Samech referring instead to the most tameh of birds, the ultimate scavenger of the dead. Why would someone do that? How peculiar, huh? Before this he gets a bracha from the Chafetz Chaim that if he supports Torah, he will have a long life. But that was before he changed his last name to Peres, the tameh scavenger. So with the bracha of the Chafetz Chaim in tow, along with supporting Litwak yeshivot, he now supports abortion on demand and if you press him other abominations too. I am sure the Chafetz Chaim saw right through him and saw the influence that this man would pedal all his life. So at least he supports Torah, but at what cost? Is it worth the cost?...No, it is not worth the cost in retrospect. Now those who were bamboozled by this rasha have to figure out what they did wrong to deserve his support.

11/17/2013 10:21 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I think after long discussions with Rav Marvin Antelman zt"l, that he chose the name for his two books, To Eliminate the Opiate, because he saw this opiate of "burying one's pain" as a form of opium. Opium takes away pain, right? So what a better opiate than burying one's pain. It makes someone a stooge for all kinds of evil in the world because one who does this cannot feel the pain that the wicked spring on the world. When Rabbi Marvin was in Boston, he founded the New England chapter of the Jewish Defense League at a time when Rav Kahane was most interested in self-defense, that is that Jews should defend themselves. There had just been a rash of murders against Jews in Boston that he could not sit idly by. That was such a radical idea at the time that they heaped such scorn on Rav Antelman. It is so odd that we are the only people in the world that have to defend ourselves against others of our own people with regards to learning how to defend ourselves. Now where did that one come from? Take a guess. By the way, Rav Antelman left the JDL much later on because the goals of the JDL changed to going beyond self-defense, but most of the first decade of the JDL was really about Jews defending themselves. From what I can see in Brooklyn with the new Communist Mayor-elect of NYCity, Jews are going to have to be a bit more pro-active there about defending themselves since no one in the new Mayor's office is going to stop what is going on there now. He is too busy thinking about and planning his next trip to Havana.

11/17/2013 10:59 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Now this is exciting. a movie about the destruction of the existing order as the present existing order of Olam HaZeh is being destroyed. In this case it will be replaced by something much better. The people who survive the destruction of the existing order won't have to get drunk on one's own wine to withstand the pain.


Click on Watch Trailer. very exciting. Watch Noach say that he stands alone, but he is not alone.

11/17/2013 11:37 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

It is worth noting that the film Noah lists Na'amah as the wife of Noach. This is siman tov since Noach's wife is not mentioned in Tanakh by name. It is only hinted at, for she was Tuval-Kayin's sister. So they only could have known this from Rashi or Bereishit Rabba. Perhaps if the world as we know it still exists when this film comes out, it will be a good film.

11/18/2013 12:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov, It seems like the world has always been opposed to the idea of Jewish self defense and now more than ever. Every time we've gone to war the world is hysterical about 'disproportional' force. They don't want us to get an upper hand. That being said, I know the US,EU and UN realize that pressuring peace with Palestinians on their terms is really a suicide pact.

The other day at the gym there was a banner that said 'USA' I was seeing it reversed and it said ASU. Looks like Esau.

11/18/2013 1:38 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

When Ya'akov Avinu bowed down before Esav 7 times in last weeks parsha before kissing and hugging him, he said Yemach shmo VeZichro, Yeshu, 7 times. Yeshu is of course Yud Shin Vav. So multiply Yud by 7 for the seven times Ya'akov bowed down before him. Yud is of course 10. 7x 10 = 70 which is an Ayin. So Yemach Shmo VeZichro seven times is Esav (Ayin, Sin, Vav)

11/18/2013 2:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Creator leaving signs for those of us who notice:

Washington Ill.

11/18/2013 3:25 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Over 25 years ago when I was a member of Telem, and we presented before members of the JA about the assimilation of Jews in America ... That they needed to do something about it ... We were invited to the campaign rally of Peres who was running for something. When I looked at his face, I saw evil. Since then his picture in any paper repulses me ...
Along with Yucky and that PLO rodent. I cannot look at them. They are evil incarnate. Why do they insist on printing his pic in the paper? Just like Hitler yamachshmo. There is no need to expose people to their filth.

Kol Hakavod, Dov, you have been very prolific lately.

11/18/2013 10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The number '26' again:
Unfortunately, he said, that was not currently on the table, and what was being discussed was a deal that would allow Tehran to keep in place capabilities that would enable it to create enough fissile material for a bomb within “26 days.”

11/18/2013 10:25 AM  
Blogger Ron said...

You know, those of you guys in Israel ought to come in and start studying Abir Qeshet. For one thing, it will save your life if you are in a fight, and for another it's probably the one thing that can save the soul of the people.

11/18/2013 12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/18/2013 12:23 PM  
Blogger Dan G said...

I have a feeling that one of the reasons that the world is now in such a hurry to get on with their takeover of our country, after they've been so patient for so many years, is that even good ole Slymin' Simon won't live forever, and what will they do once their faithful Trojan horse is gone?

11/18/2013 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is France a friend?????

11/18/2013 2:47 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Washington, IL is between Peoria and Bloomington- Normal, Illinois in North-Central Illinois southwest of Chicago. This is NOT in Little Egypt. Someone told me that there was a tornado in Little Egypt near Metropolis, Illinois along he Ohio River. need to see more details about this.

There is really good news today. Latma has a contract with Channel One, the Govt. channel to do parodies about the government. We will see how that one turns out. But congratulations to Caroline Glick and the Latma crew. They are hitting the big time in television in Israel. I wonder if the talent in the last three or four months has not gone off to find other jobs. I hope they can get everyone back on board for this including the Palestinian Minister of Uncontrollable Rage and Yariv Googleheimer. We need them all back.

11/18/2013 3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R. Dov
Lets end the hate, even referring to ashkenazim who didn't change their minhagim and tefilas as misnagedim(those who are against us) is invoking argument. We don't refer to you as anything other than your chosen title chasidim(pious ones), even though it was your fathers who for reasons they consider kosher, walked out of normative Ashkenazic practice.
If we learned anything from the Chofetz Chaim it is to be shomer our lashon(guard our tongue) against lashon hara(evil speach) literally disparaging our brothers and mida kineged mida opening ourselves and the nation to judgment. Perhaps the Chofetz Chaim saw teshuva in Perez or another purpose we are not privy to.
Lets not create further division in our nation by pretending that these divisive labels are actually a good thing to pay much attention to. Lets leave kosher family minhagim a personal issue.
Maybe I am personally sensitized because I spent years at yeshiva defending the German 3hr meat to milk minhag in a sea of Chasidish, Sefardi, and Litvish boys. The Sefardim, the only ones with a legitimate 6 hr wait (Sh"A vs Rema) minhag were strangely the only ones who weren't bothered by this.
A (yekke) yid

11/18/2013 4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talking about the vulture, most consider him Armelus. Read where Armelus is really a demonic force. Also, read where the mother of the vulture was not Jewish and we all know about his education in a Jesuit school. Not normal for a Jew to be sent there, especially in old Europe. Believe that the sway he had on Shas (Rav Yosef) might have been from threats of some kind. Who knows. There is much written on this subject. People are realizing all this about him more and more. Think they were asleep for a long time.

11/18/2013 4:51 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Actually Yekke, I kind of like the 3 hour meat minhag of Yekke Jews. If I eat beef I strictly wait 5 1/2 hours, but if I eat chicken, I know that the prohibition against eating chicken with milk is 100% D'Rabbanan. Chickens don't produce milk. So if I accidentally have a milk dish less than 5 1/2 hours but MORE than 3 hours after chicken, I don't sweat it. I am maykel on myself because of Yekkes and some Sephardim too who only wait three hours. I think that the Sephardim are less bothered by our stringencies because, they have not covered over their buried nefesh behamit with a Sea of Chumrot.

The issue here is not hate. It is teshuvah for what burying pain did to delay the Geulah, and I mean a real delay of Biblical proportions...literally and in the previous Shmittah cycle.

It also is an issue of helping us all heal from the pain and suffering in Ashkenazic Europe that lead to this dire set of circumstances which causes some amongst us to resort to burying the nefesh behamit in order to cope with the pain. We will not heal by continuing to bury that animal nefesh and glorifying those who did that in the past in order to survive. Adults and little children have to now feel all that pain and loss and to cry the tears of 2000 years of suffering and then to ultimately direct all of our kochot toward joy once the mourning process is over. For Ashkenazim, Chassidut seems to have all those answers. The mourning process and the severe trauma recovery process simply does not exist in the non-Chassidic Ashkenazic community. I wish it did, but it does not because the non-Chassidic community in the Ashkenazic World has spent the last 350 years running away from it. So as a Yekke one might have to seek a Chassidic solution to this particular problem before returning to one's wonderful life as a Yekke. I am convinced now that the non-Chassidic Ashkenazic World simply has no healing answers to centuries old PTSD.

And the last thing we need of course is for someone to recount the glory in a medrash of how someone buried their pain in ancient times and prevailed. Some non-Chassidic Rabbi tried to do just that to me this past summer, and I had to politely tell him to bug off.

11/18/2013 5:16 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Speaking of poultry fleishigs, Thanksgivuka is coming up fast. For American Jews in Israel, this might be the last year to be thankful to HaShem that you were once an American but still are a Jew. Apparently the US Congress is actually considering taxing American citizens overseas with regular US Income Taxes without the first 90,000 dollars being exempt anymore. Social Security taxes for self-employed individuals were never exempted, but now in a desperate search for tax money, Congress is actually considering taxing Americans overseas. So with the internal destruction brought about by ObamaCare looming, millions of Americans abroad will soon be heading to the nearest American Embassy or Consulate to renounce their American Citizenship.

So before that happens, order your American turkey today from your favorite kosher butcher and celebrate just one more American Thanksgiving combined with the 2nd night of Chanukah. And remember Hodu LaShem Ki tov, Ki le'olam Chasdo. Thank HaShem (or Turkey to HaShem) because He is Good, For His Lovingkindness is Eternal. Happy Thanksgivuka.

11/18/2013 5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reb Dov, what if you're a senior citizen on social security? Do they get taxed too in this next round?

CDG, Yerushalayim

11/18/2013 6:17 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

No, Social Security Pensions and Disability would still remain tax exempt at this stage all over the globe including in the US. Right now they are only seriously considering jointly taxing Americans living abroad with their host countries' taxing authority. American economic collapse will now come on fairly quickly over the next 22 months. It could come sooner or a bit later, but within 22 months time it should be complete. Not to worry if you are here and not there. G-d will find a replacement. Just get prepared for a torrent of these jolts and desperate moves. Expect them and you will not be caught off guard. But at least for now, they have no plans to tax Soc. Sec. Pensions. And we might all be well advised to at least consider renouncing our citizenship as these desperate moves become more tyrannical.

With this ObamaCare Debacle looming, the chaos that will soon reign in the next four to six weeks should also be expected. Right now millions of self-employed people have lost their insurance, and no Obama promise will get that back for them. Next comes the fallout for employees and how their costs are about to either go through the roof or about to become non-existent as they get a pink slip in order to be rehired as a part time employee with no healthcare. I have no idea how America is going to avoid this catastrophe by January 1st. Perhaps someone would care to explain that to me.

11/18/2013 6:32 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

if one renounces his/her citizenship, what would stop them from ceasing to send Soc Sec checks? No citizenship = no checkie.

Who really needs that crash into the poorhouse!

11/18/2013 6:46 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Cloward and Piven: Crash the system. All those that pay in will renounce citizenship. All those needing a check will not renounce. Yes, this will crash the system.

11/18/2013 6:52 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Obama is not just the Primordial Snake. He is a revolutionary, and he wants to overthrow the existing order. So, yes he wants to invoke the Cloward and Piven strategy. It might make him Dictator within a year or two, more or less. The 2014 midterm elections might becomes just a formality. The 2012 elections might be the last national American election that is ever held, and that one was wrought with all kinds of fraud. Lots of dead people were given voter registration cards in Cleveland and in Miami. These methods of securing desired results may now no longer be needed. Hail or Heil Obama!

11/18/2013 6:59 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

If the dollar plunges another 3 to 5% against the shekel in the next month, we will know that the Cloward and Piven Fix is on. After Thanksgivuka companies with employees will have to adjust their payrolls before the New Year. This could get very messy. Could someone explain to me how America might avoid a Crash in the next two weeks? I would like to know.

11/18/2013 7:05 PM  
Anonymous ExPat said...

American citizens living overseas might want to check out -- the bloggers are mostly in Canada, but there's a lot of discussion of issues that are (or should be) of concern to all. See especially re FATCA and F(u)BAR, and issues of US citizenship renunciation.

11/18/2013 7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately I'm still in galut. But I told my husband I'm handing over my passport when I leave here. He's been a little slower in understanding that America as we knew it(we were born in the 50's) is gone forever. Forever! Now he sees it. I will never vote again ever. I didn't want to vote in the last election but only did under duress. Thankfully we don't have anything to lose because we don't have a savings account or a pension. But we've been working out, working on doing tshuva, being positive and trying to think of what we'll do for $$ when we finally get to Israel. We have no-one to rely on but G-d. It's all good, though. Really good ;-)

11/19/2013 1:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have read the law concerning the renunciation of U.S. citizenship. It's a daunting process, and the law clearly states that the government can simply refuse to accept the renunciation. Period. However, should the process of renunciation be successful, there is a hefty "exit tax" to be paid along with any/all back owed taxes as determined by the government. And that's the current state of affairs. Count on the laws and regulations becoming ever more restrictive and punitive. Already banks have begun restricting the amount of money that can be transferred overseas. Soon anyone lucky enough to get out (shades of CCCP) will be lucky to leave with their toothbrush and comb. Soon after that no one will be allowed to leave under any circumstances. Don't believe it? Just wait.

11/19/2013 7:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous: i dont understand anything about what you wrote. is it possible for you to explain.

Anonymous said...
Talking about the vulture, most consider him Armelus. Read where Armelus is really a demonic force. Also, read where the mother of the vulture was not Jewish and we all know about his education in a Jesuit school. Not normal for a Jew to be sent there, especially in old Europe. Believe that the sway he had on Shas (Rav Yosef) might have been from threats of some kind. Who knows. There is much written on this subject. People are realizing all this about him more and more. Think they were asleep for a long time.

11/18/2013 4:51 PM

11/19/2013 9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 7:51


11/19/2013 9:16 AM  
Blogger Devorah Chayah said...

I came on aliyah to Israel in 1996 and renounced my American citizenship in 1997. It took two trips as I recall. One to apply and a "cooling off period" to be sure I would not change my mind. I was offered to write out my reason. I don't remember if it was required, but I did. I stood before the Consul General and then got a certificate of "loss of American nationality" in the mail. They did warn me that giving up my citizenship "would not relieve [me] of any tax or military obligation." I've never been back for a visit so I've not had to deal with getting a visa. Never expected to collect on social security anyway. I did it for ideological reasons and I've never regretted it.

11/19/2013 9:26 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

10 Rainbow: The Vulture is Shimon Peres, and he is a very evil man. Why some Chareidim are in love with him is beyond me, but if a man like Peres really likes you, you have to examine what you could possibly be doing wrong.

11/19/2013 12:54 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In short, if someone really likes Shimon Peres or if he really likes you, then examine your Midot please, and find the p'gam. Perhaps he likes you because by not being able to feel the pain of fellow Jews that he hurts, you are a useful tool for him.

11/19/2013 12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


If you have time to look (not too long) at the face of evil incarnate, google "Armilus." Wikipedia has alternate spellings.

The Xians and other non-Jews comment on him too, and even co-opt him as the anti-Messiah.

Here, it seems he and Peres are mentioned in the same breath, so to speak.

CDG, Yerushalayim

11/19/2013 1:18 PM  
Anonymous Jewgirl said...

Talking about real incitement against Jews, check out this website.
Jew Hatred

11/19/2013 2:04 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Jewgirl: It is all over the place now. Even news sites which talk about Louis Gohmert and other righteous gentiles are filled with comments with blood curdling Jew hatred. One would expect this in a world that is completely tamei, where Edom is dead and only Amalek or Yishmael exists in his place. And that is where we at are now.

For instance someone made me aware of this Louis Gohmert

I found the deep seeded hatred in the comments section and the number of likes for the comments to be a far bigger problem than the story itself. Some of the comments agree with Gohmert, but read the others and feel your blood curdle. Yet, the danger is not here in Israel. In short order it will be directed at Jews who are not here. Since we missed the kinder, gentler Gog ben Gog opportunity in the previous Shmittah cycle, expect the hatred to reach a fever pitch this year as the world becomes a virtual sewer in the interim before sending troops against us. The Redemption will be here in Israel directed against those who try to destroy us because of their seething hatred. Speaking a word of wisdom, "Let it be." Don't let the sewer which the world has become affect you. Of course that is easier said than done.

11/19/2013 3:07 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

We are in the Yesod that is in Malkhut year of the Yesod that is in Malkhut Yovel cycle. Edom has no pure thought or deed in the levels of Yesod or Malkhut. It is why he is finished....forever. Edom is not coming back because there is no money to be made or prosperity to be fostered in the sefirot levels of yesod or malkhut. What we have in his place are Yishmael and Amalek. We are at a point where without Geulah, the world has no right to continue existing. So G-d has a choice: Geulah or total extermination of the human race. Which do you think G-d will choose? The answer is obvious.

11/19/2013 3:29 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

This is why the Angel Gavriel swore with one hand in Heaven in Sefer Daniel, that the Final Redemption would come at this time during the reign of the 11th horny dude who followed Gog because of our sins. That is even if we would screw up royally in the Shmittah cycle of Gog ben Gog from the Land of Magog, which is what occurred, G-d would redeem us anyway during the reign of the 11th horny dude. The world is such a sewer right now that G-d's only other option is to destroy the world and replace it with nothing or a world which is no better than it was before. That is what basically happened at the time of Noach, and Noach did not cope to the new world really well. This time it will be different, though. That was G-d's promise to Daniel at the end of his book.

11/19/2013 3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brother Nathaniel of is sadly one of us. He was baptized and is now a very antisemitic, as in David Duke pal, Russian Orthodox priest.

11/19/2013 3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dov and anon.

Peres' grandfather, Rabbi Zvi Meltzer, a grandson of Rabbi Chaim Volozhin, had a great impact on his life. In an interview, Peres said: "As a child, I grew up in my grandfather's home… I was educated by him… my grandfather taught me Talmud. It was not as easy as it sounds. My home was not an observant one. My parents were not Orthodox but I was Haredi. At one point, I heard my parents listening to the radio on the Sabbath and I smashed it."[13] At the age of four, Peres was taken by his father to Radun' to receive a blessing from Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan (The Chofetz Chaim).

here they do not say the mother is not jewish. and what is the name of the jesuit school. i am not familiar with these names. thanks.

11/19/2013 3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DEBKAfile November 19, 2013, 7:40 AM (GMT+02:00)
While concurring that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has “every right” to state his opposition to a potential nuclear deal with Iran and defend what “he perceives” is in Israel’s interests, Secretary of State John Kerry insists that the deal instead of making Israel less safe, it would actually reduce the risk the country. The Secretary cancelled his projected visit to Israel Friday.

11/19/2013 4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/19/2013 4:13 PM  
Anonymous Jewgirl said...

Obamacare Sticker Shock Strikes US

11/19/2013 4:58 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

i don't know if this was clarified already, but the Illinois tornados (60) devasted/erased WASHINGTON Illinois.

11/19/2013 7:28 PM  
Blogger robbin said...

from yeranen yaakov....hmmm

11/19/2013 9:35 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

This is my comment on Ya'ak's blog about the tornadoes in all those places named Washington:

America was founded by Free-Masons. George Washington was the number one Free-Mason at America's founding, a 33rd degree Free-Mason. For most of American history Free-Masonry was a force for good in the world. It took the Western mind off nations under Yoshke and made one nation under G-d. Yet, at the end of history, Free-Masonry cannot be a force for good anymore since the purpose is to help the nation rise to the 33rd level of purity only, the level of prosperity and only building Olam HaZeh. So what was a force for greatness almost 240 years ago in the 31st Century after Matan Torah cannot be the same force for good in the 34th Century after Matan Torah since the purpose of serving G-d is not to make money or as the Constitution says "to promote the common Welfare" In this transition doing what is right to make money can no longer bear fruit. This is the message from the Creator.

So with Washington at America's root things were good until 1988 (5748) which is 3300 years after Matan Torah. Then the next George was elected and he tried to place a "secular" roof over the providence of the United States at the 33rd level of purity, a Novus Ordo Seclorum, New World Order, and Masonry's insidious tachlit became apparent only at the end of history in the 34th Century after Matan Torah starting in 5749. So apparently G-d is no longer interested in Masonry's service since it has shown that after the pot of gold has been made and there is a chazakah on the Mon(ey) at the 33rd level, it now works to exclude G-d from the providential process.

11/19/2013 10:45 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Then I asked about the pyramid at the top of the Washington Monument on the US National Mall:

I forgot to point out that the highest level of degree in Free-Masonry is the 33rd degree. So there is no intention to rise above that level of purity. As a matter of fact, that is where they desire to cap the roof. Have they repaired the Washington Monument on the National Mall yet after that bizarre earthquake which cracked the top pyramid of the monument?

Funny how the pyramid on the back of the dollar bill which mentions the new world order is an unfinished pyramid cut off at the 2/3rds mark of that pyramid. (2/3rds of the way to 49 is 33. Yet, the Masons desire to cap off that pyramid with a smaller pyramid, and that smaller pyramid at the top of the Washington Monument was cracked in a bizarre Virginia earthquake....and apparently it has not reopened. They haven't even started to repair it!!

11/19/2013 11:11 PM  
Anonymous Jewgirl said...

I hope Bennett keeps on going and tell's it like it is...

11/20/2013 9:18 AM  
Anonymous Jewgirl said...

What is HaShem telling us here?

Hate Crimes

11/20/2013 9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shalom Dov, can you perhaps shed more light on the very latest blog entry here:

11/20/2013 3:22 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Jewgirl: Leave New York City, that despicable place. The place is now Zombieville. Its new mayor-elect is an ardent Communist and a lover of Fidel Castro from way back. His opponents in that election were a lesbian who married her girlfriend in a lavish ceremony and an ex Congressman who enjoys sexting with photos on the Internet. What a sewer! If one can't swing Aliyah, at least head for a compound of righteous gentiles in Texas or Alberta, Canada. But at the very least, Escape from New York and the entire eastern seaboard, but not to Illinois. Illinois is NOT a good destination to survive the coming storm.

Boaz: I left a message with the blog author of Keitz asking for clarification.

11/20/2013 4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wasnt thw Washington monument stopped at 2/3 finished by the civil war?
Is a ziggeraut like the monument or the army memorial in Rananna the pillar that Hashem despises?

11/20/2013 4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

taken from yeranen y's site. same sex marriage signed on 19 nov.,0,3582789,full.story

11/20/2013 5:13 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I should point out that the "Knockout Game" in other cities outside of NYCity does not target Jews. In some inner cities it is called "Polar Bear Hunting" with the obvious connotation to attack whites because polar bears are white. Bernard Goldberg thinks that most of this senseless violent hate is being perpetrated by black youths with no fathers, an epidemic in the Black community. The Civil Rights leadership is still blaming whites for the fact that these kids have no fathers, believe it or not. This is all so base and evil, but sadly if America kills itself before the Ba'al Kerry gets our faithless leaders here to do something else really stupid, I won't shed many tears.

11/20/2013 5:18 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

In Crown Heights its, "Knock out da Jew"
and here too

11/20/2013 6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Beyikveta de meshiha ha golan yiharev...." look at the news!
Kama gdolim divrei hakhamim: they give a clue, you expect this to happen from one direction and finally it happens at the opposite and unpredictable side.
A sad affair wich we prefer to see as a good sign about a closer redemption for Am Israel, so we hope.

11/20/2013 10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An important addition to my precedent post:
1- It's in the news but it's forbidden to us to believe that anything related to this man is true. Kaf zekhut: we should believe it's wrong.My purpose was not to do any lashon hara about this man.
2- the only real fact we can learn from this is that a man named Golan is in process to be destroyed.May G-od help him if it's wrong, and help him do tshuva if it's true.
3- At least it didn't happen to our beloved Golan Heigths and their settlers. It seems to be only to fulfill the principle "lekayem ma she katuv", in a softer way for the klal
4- Another fact is that the redemtion is obviously here: it's not explicitly said in the official news so it's a sufficient reason to believe it's a true fact!
5- Bessorot tovot.

11/20/2013 10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A man named Golan? Anon please stop talking in coded language. Tell us please what you mean. We want to understand, too. Please decipher your last two posts.

11/20/2013 11:00 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

I fear Jews will be targeted in the USA during economic collapse. Sadly there has been a poisonous spread of anti-Semitism in the African American community going back to the late 1960's (as highlighted in the late Dr Marvin Antelmann's book).
By no means the whole African American community is infected with it, but there exists enough of a threat.
I have heard first hand stories from a non-Jewish African- American friend about the early 90's Crown Heights riot/pogrom and they are not pleasant.
There exists an economic jealousy by some in the ghettos of Brooklyn against Jewish landlords whom they perceive to be exploitative, and some African-American politicians have fanned the flames of hate; Sharpton, Carson, Farrakhan, Khalid Muhammad etc, even though some are working towards good community relations (Cory Booker).
There is a lot less of this here in the UK, but no room for complacency, I remember back in 2000 the New Nation newspaper (a Black British newspaper) ran a sensationalist anti-Israel headline, to which I wrote in and put across my pro-Israel point of view, and it was published.
But the broken families of African-American communities are certainly in my view linked to the legacy of slavery and the breaking up of families by slave traders, even all these years later.

11/21/2013 4:28 AM  
Blogger Ron said...


The broken families in the African community has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with slavery.

Post slavery, the marriage rates among black families were HIGHER than among whites.

This all ended during the 60's and 70's with the liberalization of divorce and the implementation of the welfare state.

Once it became easier for women to divorce as well as promises of the State to act as the main breadwinner in case of divorce, then women in the black community began throwing out their husbands.

And if you my brethren want to know why Hashem is punishing us with the black community, then this is the reason. Because it was our socialist kinsmen who pushed these exact policies throughout the US. We are the reason why those families have been devastated, and our punishment is to endure the results of that barbarism we had a hand in creating.

11/21/2013 9:22 AM  
Anonymous Jewgirl said...

I disagree with you London that slavery should be an excuse of disgusting behavior by this black youths. Today in any society there are woman who have to race their children and those children don't behave like this. Time is over to point the finger for all the wrongs, there leadership is to blame because they are busy crying racist for everything, they have failed to teach good moral behavior to those children. Blacks are one of the worst racist, look at Africa and read how they discriminate their own. These hoodlums need to be thought a lesson they never forget. My own daughter-in-law witnessed how a man was beat up by hoodlum's like this and where my grandson was frighten and run away, it was a very dangerous situation, I am mad as hell still today...

11/21/2013 9:27 AM  
Blogger Ron said...


When I looked at his face, I saw evil.

I'm glad you wrote that. I dated a girl one time who blogged about how cute and adorable he was.

I know this is going to sound horrible, but at the time I actually began to entertain the idea that women were totally amoral because of what she wrote.

So thanks for what you wrote, you restored my faith in my sisters. Peace.

11/21/2013 9:29 AM  
Blogger Ron said...


Talking about real incitement against Jews, check out this website.

Brother Nethanial is one of our wayward kinsmen. Technically, the term for guys like him is "quisling". That is, some sneaky rat-bastard f***er who thinks he can save his worthless mangy hide by not merely abandoning us, but by turning on us to show how loyal he is to those that would hunt us down like animals.

Don't worry, I predict that in the end, this man will get most of what he wants. He wants recognition, he will get it - when our king finally sits on the throne the world will want to know who said what!

He wants there to be no influence of Israel in his world, he will not be allowed to step foot in the holy country, he will find himself banished out of all human habitation as no civilized place will tolerate his treacherous nature!

He wants a long life with all the amenities and love of the goyim that hate Israel, he will get all of that and more because only the shamed and the hateful with have anything to do with him!

May it be the will of Hashem that that mangy cowardly murderous yapping little dog live a long life with constant reminders of his treachery and cowardice!

11/21/2013 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To LondonMale, 11/21/2013 4:28 AM:

"...Jewish landlords whom they perceive to be exploitative..."

Even though the goyim don't differentiate among Jews in any way, depending on what is convenient for them, we still are not obligated to identify with, sympathize with, or defend Jews who as a rule behave badly with little to no heed of the effect it will have on the rest of us because the goyim don't differentiate.

Some of their perceptions may indeed be correct. But only HaShem above knows who is who and what is what, and the black community knows better than to mess with Him by hurting innocent Jews who have nothing to do with their landlord.

I understand, as you do, that the fatherless children are to a large extent a legacy of slavery, and I wonder whether Willie Lynch was real or a legend. From Britain originally, he was said to have gone to the Caribbean Islands and come up with a way to enslave forever many generations of black people by reversing gender roles and destroying manhood, sometimes literally killing the men of the family in front of them. Wonder where he got that from...Mitzrayim anyone?

All my searching the Internet on Lynch some years ago did not come up with an original source (a book would have done). But the method as explained on those pages I found does explain the behavior of many black people and their continued struggle against slavery's effect even though they haven't been slaves for some generations now.

And I wonder why they don't speak at all of the Arabs (Muslims, I believe) who, for the most part, were the slave traders and whose descendants still participate in their evil profession.

CDG, Yerushalayim

11/21/2013 12:36 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

2 new players on the intern'l scene with Israel in the middle? Russia and Napolean's home of France. New/Old antagonists? Will we see some tension here?

11/21/2013 1:25 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Plus Liberman saying Israel needs new allies. I agree, but who?

11/21/2013 1:27 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Here we go … Russia is going to supply Egypt with billions of dollars of military weaponry by the end of the Gregorian year, a military package that would eliminate Israel’s military superiority in the region. - More Here

11/21/2013 2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting thing is most all blacks in the Americas came from Africa as slaves. They were enslaved by their fellow Africans and sold to Barbary slave traders. Now ow the interesting thing is that it is said by some that many or most were brokered by Jews to European slave ships for the transatlantic voyage.
Now if you read the Rambam even without giving the get required to manumit a slave, and even if the slave was not given a brit milah or offered the option to not convert to Judaism as an eved canani they still transit from being an eved canani from the time of purchase into a regular Jew.
So what percentage of African slavery originating people in the Americas are secretly Jewish?

11/21/2013 6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leftist doctrine helped destroy the Black family. One of the conditions of getting welfare was there couldn't be a man in the home. So the father was forced out of the home in order to get the money. After the man was out of the house Feminists told women they didn't really need a man at all. Democrats sealed the deal and reiterated every year saying: The Republicans WON'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING - 'entitlements' will end. Democrats enslaved them by racism of lower expectation, affirmative action, HUD, food stamps and constantly reminding them how they were discriminated against even as they were given more material things and their free will was bought off. Add constant incitement by the Left and the race baiting black leaders, the removal of supervision from the home, of G-d from the school and you have a generation of gashmious obsessed, immoral, feral children with no compassion.This is Obama's civilian army.

11/21/2013 6:16 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So much to respond to and a lot to absorb.

For one, the Dutch East and West India Company had about 1/3 of its Board of Directors who were Jews. This was the result of Dutch Reformed Church philo-Semitism. Jews rose to the top of Dutch economic power in the 17th Century. Sephardim were everywhere in Holland, and the Dutch responded with kindness toward their participation. Now the Dutch East India Co. was tame by most standards, and the trade of that company was in above board businesses, mostly with Hodu (India), Siam (Thailand and Vietnam), and Indonesia and probably China. The Dutch West India was a different matter and was chest deep in the slave trade. This does not excuse Jewish involvement at all in this obscene business. One might wish that just like with the Inquisition preventing Jews from being part of Spanish genocide against native American peoples in the New World, that the Dutch would have done us a favor and not allowed Jews to profit from the slave trade in their West Indies Company. Of course 2/3rds of those who profited were not Jewish by any means, but this does NOT excuse the 1/3 who were Jews. It is just the way it is. I won't get involved in Calypso Louie's request for reparations. Let us say that he should start with the non-Jewish descendants of the 17th Century Dutch and then proceed to those Sephardic families who are descendants of those who prospered from the slave trade. Yours truly's family is 100% from Eastern Europe and in no way received any benefit from Dutch philo-Semitism with no ancestors on the Dutch West India Co and no fortune that was made there.

2. more later...

11/21/2013 6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are Jews different post slavery than Blacks? Because we have had personal responsibility hammered into us by the Creator/ Prophets. We know if things have to change it's only up to us. Blacks on the other hand are told over and over "It's not your fault, it's the 'man' keeping you down, this has been done to you, you were slaves, etc. etc. etc." So PLEASE, get off with the poor Blacks, they were slaves. So were we! So why isn't there an overwhelming percentage of innovations and Nobel Prizes by Blacks? They are the children of Ham. Remember what was done to Noah

11/21/2013 6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read an interesting book called "Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean" by Edward Kritzler.

Many of the Barbary pirates were Jews who had been expelled from Spain and were running from place to place to escape the Inquisitions. The best 'pilots' were Jews - known for their extraordinary wisdom and navigating skills. "Outlawed in the civilized world and vulnerable in the Diaspora, Jews became skilled in ways to find and explore new lands. They were the era's foremost mapmakers, and also perfected the nautical instruments and astronomical tables the early explorers sailed with. When Jewish expertise was needed prejudice took a backseat to expediency, and Jewish pilots, adept at reading maps and using navigational instruments, were recruited to interpret those tables. Had they not, many an explorer would have been lost in the vast oceans, and three of the most famous - Vasco De Gama, Pedro Cabral and Amerigo Vespucci- used the same enigmatic Jew to show them the way - Alonso P'erez aka Moncaide aka Gaspar da Gama. (Named after Vasco da Gama who became his godfather.(though Gaspar was a full grown man)

11/21/2013 7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corporate ownership of human nefashot I suppose prevents the eved canani to Jewish issue. It has been a long path from kreyat hayamtzuf for us.

11/21/2013 8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reb Dov,

Would you happen to know whether or not Sepharadic Jews who stayed in the Middle East (Mizrahim) participated in the slave trade?

CDG, Yerushalayim

11/21/2013 9:53 PM  
Blogger Chaim Zalmon said...

Glenn Beck has been cited here about hyperinflation. I checked on his record and it showed this.

Is hyperinflation coming, very likely will happen, but we can't for sure put a date on it.

One thing I will say may be a little clearer is that once someone does something to Israel a little latter there is something bad that happens to them (often mida knegid mida). When international troops come to Israel, that may be a good sign that martial law will be in the US within or already starting about that time.

11/21/2013 10:25 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Correct, when the world sends troops, it will likely occur after martial law is already declared in the United States

CDG: I doubt it since most Jews in Muslim countries were already considered chattel of the Muslim world. By paying the jizya tax, Jews and Xtians could live a somewhat independent existence, but they could not enjoy in most cases unlimited reign to hold slaves or to buy and sell slaves...thank G-d. That "privilege" was reserved to Muslims, and they seemed to be experts at it. The Dutch West India Company was an obvious exception in the world of the 17th Century. Jews entered every aspect of commercial life in 17th Century Holland. Personally if I had a small fortune left over from that time and an ancestor who was on the Board of the Dutch West India Co. and if I found out that it had been earned in the slave trade, I would seriously consider voluntarily paying Calypso Louie's ransom, but such is not the case thank G-d.

I realize the whole idea of Left and Right politically started in the French Revolution with leftists and rightists sitting on that side of the Assembly, but I look at it this way. We lean left on Pesach because it is a festival of freedom. We therefore should lean right on Shavuot because we committed ourselves as servants to G-d. We therefore now live in the middle since freedom without service to G-d leads to anarchy, and that is where America is headed, pure anarchy.

11/21/2013 10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dow breaks 16,000
big psychological barrier and for many a chance to get out of the casino with their winnings.
The people wealthy enough to come to the casino on Wall St. with a big purse get to gamble with the money of the poor and are subsidized by the federal reserve and federal bailouts.
I wish to never hear another complaint against the foodstamp and disability recipients until the socialization of all losses and privatization of all winnings for the people rich enough to buy the legislature, executive, judicial, and press are called to account. A good thing to do is search for the term "regulatory capture" and see what happened to America and to know that there is no way to cross back to sanity. At least we will have moshiach to fix Israel.

11/21/2013 11:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the use of drugs has the largest contributing factor of the youth today, in particular the unborn, they are born with addictions, and with burnt parts of their brains, thus leading to no concience and leading to crime which they have no care that they have hurt, maimed, or killed another.

Cocaine: Babies born to mothers who abuse cocaine during pregnancy can be born prematurely and have low birth weights. There may be as many as 45,000 cocaine-exposed babies per year.
with apx 45,000 babies a year that comes to a lot. And I do believe that slavery is now used as an excuse for such behavior. along with a president who identifies with them.

11/22/2013 12:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't Illinois just vote in legal gay marriage, ie: the 70 or so tornadoes,
Are we now awaiting tornados in Hawaii also, they just voted in gay marriage too.

11/22/2013 12:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some personal observations from a Jew:
Quite a lot of generalizations being bandied about here with regards to race, national membership, guilt, discrimination, etc. . I suggest that those who paint with too broad a brush are likely to find later that they've spilled paint all over themselves. As for the shame and guilt which is the legacy of the western European slave traders, some personal observations:
First, everyone in the world since Cain slew his brother is capable of harboring the most inhuman thoughts and acting them out against others. Yehudim past and present I include in the impersonal pronoun "everyone". Second, to judge the generations living in the 16th Century using contemporary western values as our standard is to make an error in judgement, just as anyone living 400 years into the future will err in judgement if they condemn all of us on the forum as evil and guilty because we did not refuse using petroleum based and nuclear based fuels even while aware of their dangers to health and environment. The fact remains that it was Great Britain which first outlawed slaving -the same British generally portrayed as "anti-Semitic" on the forum. And more Americans (mostly of Caucasian descent) were butchered and slaughtered on the field of battle known today as The War Between the States than were ever killed in all of America's other wars combined, for causes which among others included Abolition. There is today one place where the Negro race has been able to excel and prosper to the best of its abilities, and it is not Africa. It's the U.S.A. where Negroes were originally brought as slaves against their will. In conclusion, I submit to you all that people don't behave as barbarians because of long held grievances or historic psychological trauma. If people rape, pillage, and murder they do so because they CHOOSE to do so. There are no excuses.

11/22/2013 1:15 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Owning slaves is so wrought with all kinds of moral dangers, that Judaism put severe restrictions on what can be done with slaves. For instance, the slave eats before the master eats. That is Jewish law. If one wounds a slave permanently, one must free him. None of these ameliorating things were practiced in the American South. Black slavery was a cruel institution where the master could be as cruel or as kind as he desired. Slavery as practiced by ancient Israel bears no resemblance to the cruelty of slavery of blacks in the near modern world. The only ethic that I choose on this blog to judge the cruelty of something is the Torah and the laws of decency which were supposed to precede it. There is no excuse to the excesses in human degradation that were practiced in the American South over 150 years ago, and one just needs to put on the glasses of a human being in any century to see that.

I do find it amusing that the Obamanable One thinks that he can represent blacks as former slaves when his father was a Kenyan Communist revolutionary. Obama has no ancestry as a slave in the American South.

11/22/2013 1:46 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

something to think about: If it was Ham who uncovered Noach's nakedness, why was only Canaan cursed? Why weren't Ham's other sons: Mitzraim, Kush, and Put cursed too? Were they not descendants of Ham too? Hint: It has to do with the fact that Canaan was the fourth son of Ham, and it has nothing to do with why Ham may have been black. talk more after Shabbat.

11/22/2013 2:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hashem had already blessed Ham ...therefore, Noach couldn't turn around and curse him Therefore, one of his sons got nailed. Why Canaan rather than the others? I'll await Dov's response.

11/22/2013 8:49 AM  
Anonymous Jewgirl said...

Senior General: US in Greatest Danger Since 1930s
Danger US

11/22/2013 1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cannan was specifically cursed by Noach because of his actions. Cannan or Cham according to others,raped and then castrated Noach while the latter was passed out naked and drunk in his tent.This is the scene that Cham discovered and that he subsequently informed his brothers Shem and Yafet of. Noach was commanded to repopulate the earth after the mabul. He disobeyed HaShems command regarding how to exit the ark and then failed to produce a fourth son, whom would be untouched by the pre-deluvian world. Middah Kinegged Middah, the 4th son of Cham prevented Noach from bearing a fourth son. This is why Noach cursed Cannan specifically instead of Cham.

11/22/2013 6:45 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, that is Rashi's explanation, and that should be strongly considered. Yet, there are two problems.

1. It is not clear if Canaan was even born yet when this incident occurred: the planting of the vineyard and the drinking of its wine. Cham only had one wife, and after the Flood he had four children with Canaan being the fourth child. In that period of time four years would have passed in order to give birth to four sons. Did it take Noach four years to plant a vineyard to enjoy its fruit? One can get around this by saying .... Yes because Noach obligated himself in the laws of orlah outside of Eretz Yisrael. How Noach could obligate himself is a question for a Posek since he was not obligated in Jewish Law, but the laws of orlah are valid outside of Eretz Yisrael.

2. MORE PROBLEMATIC: A spiritual curse (Arur) on someone's descendants can only be up to the 4th generation because HaShem will only visit the iniquity of someone's sins to the 3rd or 4th generation. So this curse would only apply to Canann's sons and his grandsons since Cham is a great-grandfather to Canaan's grandsons. Plus a curse (Arur) on future generations only applies if the children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren do NOT do teshuvah for their father's or grandfather's sins. If descendants do teshuvah, including for the pain and suffering that their parents or grand-parents inflicted on others, then the descendants are NOT liable in the punishment. They are only liable if they do NOT do teshuvah.

3. Therefore the key to a full understanding of this curse revolves around teshuvah, not punishment, since descendants, especially after the 4th generation, cannot be held accountable for the sin. Think about which son obligates himself in Teshuvah...Think Yehudah...

more later...

11/23/2013 7:53 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In short Rashi's explanation is true but not complete because on the verses in Shemot where the 3rd and 4th generations are first mentioned, in particular with regards to the 10 Commandments, Rashi does not comment that these spiritual laws only apply to the Children of Israel. As a matter of fact, the limit on visiting the iniquity to only the 3rd and 4th generation is first applied in Shemot 20 to idolatry, the 2nd commandment and a Noachide Law. So it applies to non-Jews too that Hashem will only visit the iniquity of someone to the third or fourth generation. So great great grandchildren need not suffer for the sins of their great great grandfather. This presents a contradiction to Noach's curse applying for the rest of time past that 4th generation. Therefore we need a deeper explanation than what Rashi provides us even if the p'shat in Rashi is true.

11/23/2013 9:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reb Dov
You have advocated finding a goyishe survival group and joining hoping the Christians will not have a bent 'teshuva' moment' where they back away from these Jews once they get to know us well.
I lived the Northern Exposure experience in the American west. There are many nice Christians and they can be tolerant of a Jew far away in a big city when all they know is the blessing of those who bless us, but lets face it even the best of us is different culturally than any small towner even Jewish and that difference adds up stress over time. I found that even though I was providing life saving care people got tired of me not accepting their viewpoint as the authentic one and apologizing for my differences.
If anything we should be reaching out to the disaffected Jews and half-gerim who live in the hinterlands. Even a Noahide has taken a tough stand to join us, they do not accept anymore bible passages which would act as leverage which could later remind them of our 'Synagogue of Satan'.
As for the half-gerim there are a surprising number of people in the American west who sought the frumest conversion they could afford often paying a conservative or traditional beit din and rabbi to get the conversion class and beit din. They were rejected by small city orthodox schules worried about converting these bumpkin families for mostly compassionate reasons and then rejected for having an off conversion. We end up with farm families trying to be frum all on their own with no community to help them and living alone in a terrible limbo.
These families you can best trust with your families life. I would not trust the promises of the best meaning Christian group who once the troubles start and the bills pile up and the hate and lies spread will have a hard time keeping a promise to those who become convinced that by rejecting G-d's son long ago lost the ability to bring blessing on them and perhaps even cursing them.
Lastly the odds of finding an out of town savior increase if you can bring something of real value, showing up on the dooorstep for a free rescue will eventually see many turned out. I knew one holocaust survivor's father who because he was trusted in business offered a massive cash reward on credit which was accepted due to the long business relationship. Most Christians will loose the faith in helping Jews if it is a choice between shorting their child's rations or the ration of a freeloading Jewish lodger.

11/23/2013 9:36 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

A righteous gentile, Xtian or Noachide, is someone who places his/her common decency before his/her eschatology and who will be able to discard his/her eschatology if favor of a Noachide system when the time comes without too much emotional trauma. There are four attributes of a righteous gentile that I have listed before on this blog and on Mystical Paths blog in order to attach oneself to a group of gentiles and Jews that one can trust. Perhaps I need to link to this in the sidebar of this blog. I will see what I can do about that in the near future. Until then do a Google search of my blog and of MPaths blog. shavua tov

11/23/2013 9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here are links to a survivor's actual biographical blog revealing the nightmare scenarios awaiting anyone seeking to join a survival community (be it frum or otherwise) in Tellico Plains, TN, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, or anywhere else in N. America. These are links to the most imformative account I've read on the subject of surviving a socio-economic and political meltdown. They tell the actual life experiences and lesssons learned from an actual survivor of the recent collapse of Argentina. I hope everyone who reads this blog takes full advantage these links and the invaluable information they provide. The information is eye-opening and alarming. I expect any similar type crisis in N. America will be much more severe and much longer lasting - possibly even semi-permanent in duration. Those who believe that survival of frum Yehudim can be achieved simply by storing up a few weeks to a few months supply of arms, food, and necessities, and then finding an community accepting of Jews out in the remote country "where at least it's safe" will likely find themselves in an environment more precarious and treacherous than ever imaginable. Don't say I didn't make the effort to warn all of you in advance. Don't listen to the trolls here (the 'experts') who who say that radiation is a natural part of the earth, that EMP effects aren't that serious, and that Jewish Survival can be achieved with "Crav Maga" practice and emunah. Me? I recommend immediate aliyah as the only viable solution. But, who am I you ask? I'm just a Jew without a personal agenda.

p.s. - please do keep in mind that the accounts of this survivor were written when Predator drones, NSA satellite and digital surveillance, and Homeland Security military SWAT teams did not yet exist. Today there are no "safe havens" in the woods, on the mountain tops, or in underground bunkers. There is nowhere where you will not be immediately discovered, tracked, and eliminated when the authorities decide to take you out.

11/24/2013 2:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A deal is reached with Iran in Geneva!

We should all duck now!!!

11/24/2013 5:48 AM  

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