Wednesday, August 06, 2014

ISIS Invades Lebanon: News at 11

I have no time to write a post just yet, but this is how fast events are moving now:

ISIS Invades Lebanon.  Now Lebanon is a very small country. It is even smaller than Israel which is saying something.  So ISIS invading Lebanon basically puts them at our border very fast.  Netanyahu's failure to cut off the head of the hydra in Gaza right now seems to be creating very quick Heavenly responses.


Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Russia getting ready to invade, now that the Peoples Republic of Donetsk is no longer able to fight their battle alone. One can add now that the West has inflicted Western sanctions on Russia for its role in the Malaysian airliner shoot down and crash, Putin now has nothing holding him back from invading.

8/06/2014 5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally, I got through!

I was having trouble viewing comments all over the Blogger-sphere (blogs run by Google Blogger) for some strange reason.

Anywho - it seems to me as though the UN forces should come over here soon -- only to meet IS, rather than us -- when HaShem is ready. Also, I'm thinking that the closer the one gets, the closer the other one will get, once they are aware of each other's getting in each other's way.

Can you say "clash of civilizations"?

This could be for a couple of reasons:

1. to punish Israel (for whatever - it doesn't matter -- they are the home of the NWO/New Age/whatever-they-want-to-call-it-now movement and its agenda).
2. at the behest of the poop of Rome - it's in his interest to defend what he has now taken by stealth from us; what they don't know yet is that Islam won't take orders from them. With the IS army/insurgency sitting on the far Lebanon border, they have to know it won't take long for them to get here.

There is a prophecy that we will sit back and watch as they have at it over our land. Is it the one located at Yehezkel 38 & 39?

Am I cold, warm or hot?

CDG, Yerushalayim

8/06/2014 6:44 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Tosefet Shmittah really begins on the 30th or Av, the first day of Rosh Chodesh Elul. On that day it is no longer permitted to plant fruit trees even if enough soil is transferred with the tree from the tree pot. It is no longer permitted until Motzei Shmittah, the year after the Sabbatical year to plant fruit trees. If one plants saplings and adult fruit trees with roots exposed, one must plant those fruit trees by sunset on Tu B'Av, five days from now. Hurry, hurry plant those fruit trees, and transplant yourself from Chutz LaAretz before Tosefet Shmittah begins on Rosh Chodesh Elul!

8/06/2014 6:48 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Blogger is acting up. Comments approval is barely working.

8/06/2014 6:53 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Bibi just tried to give us a valium, by claiming that the situation in the South is much, much better. Yea, really, and everyone can go home and feel safe. He says that Israel has "people on the ground" monitoring Hamas activity in Gaza, but my question is, "Does he have people UNDER the ground monitoring the situation in and around Gaza....or the northern Galilee for that matter??"

8/06/2014 8:44 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And in Southern Lebanon they aren't digging out tunnels with hand shovels and pic axes. They have sophisticated equipment in Lebanon to accomplish the same feats with lots of cement too. Bibi, the CFR Shafan, did not want to really win this war, and frankly, I don't know precisely what happens next moment by moment when I am being lied to.

8/06/2014 8:48 PM  
Blogger madaral said...

We won the battle, the war goes on. You are not being lied to, though you are not being told all the facts.

8/06/2014 10:25 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Your last comment leads to me say the mantra over again as it is finally sinking in: either way we look at the matzav- from whatever angle, things are heating up more and more getting closer and closer hotter and hotter with more and more nations...
Elul, Tishre and so on....spiritual dates and time going on with more auspiciousness, Russia and Lebanon and Obummanation and now he is really trying to pull EO with immigration blah blah blah....
No matter what , we are not able to stop this. It is on a roll and going

8/06/2014 10:48 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The CFR top secret Bibi Special op. Steadfast Cliff that began on the 10th of Tamuz and then on the 11th of Tamuz with the very important escalation of missiles over Tel Aviv and temporarily ended at 8am in the morning of Tisha B'Av is now scheduled to resume Friday morning, the 12th of Av. Who is the freaking hell does the CFR Shafan think he is fooling?

8/06/2014 10:49 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

OK, Madaral, please tell me what that speech earlier this evening was about. It sounded like a "victory" speech. I guess it was a kind of victory speech to fool Hamas? or us? or the residents of the South and the North with moles digging out dirt from under their homes that everyone can return HaBaytah with the moles and the digging equipment busily preparing for what? What did we accomplish in the last month? The Erev Rav who is still in power is not so popular anymore, but I am not so sure that Bibi desired to reduce their power. That was an act of G-d.

8/06/2014 11:04 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Actually Steadfast Cliff was an ok name, but it seemed to mean that we wouldn't get anywhere in the end after standing so resolute, which seems to be precisely what happened.

8/06/2014 11:12 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Then Mr. Psych Ops in the PM's office decided that they would change the name to something completely different in English, Protective Edge, so that the operation would not sound so harsh to the ears of World Public Opinion.

8/06/2014 11:14 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

This was so precious coming from the CFR Shafan: The skewed coverage of the Operation "was a mistake" because it deterred the West's fight against Islamic terrorism. Oh Really, let me ask the SkyNews lady who interviewed Naftali Bennett if she thinks that she "made a mistake". The venomous hatred by the world media against Israel is a weapon of war against us because frankly WE, Israel, are being forced to fight this war TOTALLY ALONE, Mr. CFR Bunny! Occasionally Putin might throw in a few salvos against Chechen terrorists, but basically WE ARE ALONE in the world of flesh and blood. After a month of this war, the CFR Bunny has failed to absorb this basic salient fact because of the negative implications it has for his evil, idiotic, laughable CFR worldview that "the West" is engaged in a War on Terror, now that Gog W. Bush is in retirement for 5 1/2 years.

8/06/2014 11:25 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

This would not be so horrible if it were not for one important Truth. The first round of fighting was made far more deadly for Jewish soldiers because our leader is fighting this war under false, faithless, CFR assumptions that we have some secret allies in the Western World. 66 soldiers gave up their lives in large part because he spent a ton of our precious blood and resources fighting this war to win over Western public opinion to our side. Yea, Mr. Blowhard, that really worked out well in the past month! And now he stands ready to engage in round 2 under the same false, faithless premises that got 66 Jewish boys killed.

8/06/2014 11:57 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Faithless frivolity and fictitious fascination with adoration that Western Man (Esav) should have for us, but doesn't, makes the CFR Bunny, sitting on his custom made CFR toilet seat in the PM's executive washroom aka. the Throne Room holding up his toilet brush as a scepter, a very dangerous man. G-d help us!

8/07/2014 12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want to say, I love this blog. I come here multiple time a day but the cutesy-ness,clevernsss of the language is really beginning to be a bit much.

8/07/2014 12:41 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Anon I: I have to give credit to Al-Sisi when credit is due. He is an excellent judge of character who correctly assesses who his friends and enemies are. His vision is not clouded with false assumptions about the wicked in the world, that they will ever work for what is in the best interests of his country. I wish I could say the same about Bibi.

Anon II: When Bibi can start to assess the world around him without the rose colored glasses that tell him that he lives in a fraternity of Western nations working to destroy Evil in the world, he will simply become The Man who can finally win this war without getting a lot of our soldiers killed in the process. To leap to this perspective, he will have to develop a full reliance on G-d's Providence and not all the foreign policy theory he learned under the tutelage of Ira Magaziner. None of Ira's advice works if you are alone in the world of flesh and blood. Maybe he should read Rav Yosef Ber Soloveitchik's book, "The Lonely Man of Faith" instead....Or maybe that is simply too much to ask of him. As I said, "G-d help us."

8/07/2014 1:04 AM  
Anonymous Ellis from Bet Shemesh said...

I believe the line that they are peddling is as follows....Bibi and the Security Cabinet were told that it would take 5 years and hundreds of soldiers lives to clean up Gaza. At that point all 7 cabinet ministers voted unanimously to stop the operation. After speaking to 2 soldiers that had come home from Gaza, both said they were very frustrated. Most of the time they sat around doing nothing, playing cards, waiting, bored out of their minds. When I asked if they were allowed to fight or if they were held back they responded without hesitation - we were held back. So there it is...there is a general frustration both in the soldiers and in the people that an opportunity was missed. 92 percent of the people were on board with this mission. Somehow our Prime Minister and Security Cabinet got cold feet.

8/07/2014 1:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ellis of Beit Shemesh said it all, but so disturbing, all to do the bidding of the nations. When has Israel turned so callous that Jewish blood has become so cheap? They should have used the airforce for the whole campaign!!!

8/07/2014 3:17 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

If Hamas starts up again, then we should use just the air force and finish leveling the grass. And as Gantz said, go after the heads of the snake to finish off Hamas!

But for Am Israel, we should rely on HaShem (Iron Dome) and not send soldiers in again.

8/07/2014 11:02 AM  
Blogger madaral said...

The IDF was surprised by the network of tunnels. It was much more sophisticated, and much more diverse, than was thought possible. The tunnel network is all but destroyed now, as far as the direct threat to Israel goes. Hamas will need a few years to rebuild things. The same thing is true for the rocket threat, we bought a few years. The price was high, almost 70 soldiers have given their lives. The operation that was done is the maximum the IDF can do, given the other threats, from the North and the East. We could have expelled the whole population of Gaza, but that would have brought the world's wrath upon us, and it was decided not to do it. Though the option was on the table, at one point. The IDF cannot reconquer Gaza, with the civilians inside, fighting only "Hamas." It would cost too much "fighting time," time the IDF does not have.

Because in the North, there is a problem growing, and in the East, there is a problem growing.

8/07/2014 12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All because NO ONE ON EARTH (!) has the balls to stand up to these thugs!

8/07/2014 2:01 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

All I did was go shopping for Shabbat and so much has happened.

"Israel Asks Germans, EU to Monitor Gaza Border. 'Germany and the EU must dispatch inspectors to Gaza to monitor trade with the neighboring countries,' says Foreign Minister Liberman."

Gaza's gas pipeline in the Sinai was blown up

And now a Hamas video showing another couple tunnels with a stockpile ..... waiting for the ceasefire to end.

All I can say is WOW!

8/07/2014 2:09 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Oops, I forgot ... Liberman (Netanyahu) has asked Germany and other Euro countries to monitor the Gaza border!!! And Egypt might give in to Hamas's demands!!

Here come the foreign forces!

8/07/2014 2:12 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Oh, my gosh, there goes Lebanon!

"Bombing in Lebanon's Tripoli Wounds 10. At least 10 civilians wounded after a homemade bomb was tossed under a bridge in Lebanon's second largest city."

Dov, looks like you were right on the money!

8/07/2014 2:15 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Madaral: Israel has not "bought years" at all. There apparently are tunnels that were not discovered because in the heat of battle, one cannot comb the countryside. Plus in Obama's 7th year as President, the US will become a full fledged enemy of Israel. And in three months time or less, the US will already be a full fledged enemy of the Israel after the November Midterm elections....or even earlier if Russia attacks Ukraine and then if Obama ends up declaring martial law because of the collapse of the dollar. It is an atrocious idea to wait when the conditions under which Israel must fight the next Gaza War will likely be far worse. We are at the End. There is not any time to buy. But thanks for your opinion on this matter. Plus in matters concerning dealing with Amalek in the world, one should never wait. He must be eliminated when he is already down on the mat for an 8 count, and that is NOW!

8/07/2014 5:18 PM  
Blogger yaak said...

The Erev Rav is still kicking.

According to Kikar Hashabbat, a Haredi reporter from Channel 1, Uri Revah, reported from the Kotel on Tish'a Be'av:

"Here it's said that the 3rd Beit Hamikdash will be built. In the meantime, we are mourning for the first and second."

The next day, he was reprimanded by the station for inserting his personal opinions into the report.


8/07/2014 7:16 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ya'ak: They, the Erev Rav, are still in control, but they are no longer "popular". The people who vote left are now shifting, mostly toward Bibi. And that is not far enough to represent a shift based on Emunah. But they are no longer buying the garbage in the Tishkoret even though they are downright confused because they have been told to believe certain things all these years, and only now do they see that those things were never true.

8/07/2014 7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder what the polls would look like if the Kach or Otzmah L'Yisrael parties were to be reinserted. For people who remember them, it would be a good test of emunah, no?

Moshe Feiglin, are you listening?

CDG, Yerushalayim

8/07/2014 7:50 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Danon: "if Netanyahu “continues to follow the desires of Tzipi Livni - release terrorists, not respond to the murder of boys, start an operation and then cave and end it - he will not be able to continue to operate from within the Likud.”"... "Netanyahu “must dismiss Tzipi Livni and lead the Israeli government in a determined struggle against the real aggressor, Hamas.”" Arutz7

Will it be Bennett or Danon or Sa'ar?
Hamas threatens more rockets by 8am if Israel doesn't cave (not tunnel) in!

I'd better make my coffee early in the am before the fireworks begin. I'm thinking of preparing a small suitcase of "essentials" to keep by the door just in case we need to be in the miklat more than a day!

8/07/2014 9:35 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Here's another interesting shift, if you will. Putin is holding back imports/exports- anything to do with materials that come from the US. It was said today in an article that it will reek havoc with the farmers in North America- billions of dollars. THAT will weaken the US economy...

8/07/2014 9:40 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Baruch HaShem for Putin. America is now more of an enemy to the life of Jews in Israel than Putin ever was. Sorry to tell you American Jews, you live in an evil country now. I don't know how you can justify it on a moral level even if you are trapped there for economic reasons. There is nothing precious about America anymore, nothing that makes it a special place anymore.

War restarts at 8am on the 12th of Av it seems after a three day vacation from the war which began on ...Tisha B'Av. a vacation that began on Tisha B'Av? what a strange war.

8/08/2014 12:16 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Another poll today: All the polls show the same thing: A ten percent shift from the Left parties to Likud and Kachalon. After the 2nd Lebanon War in 2006 there was a five percent national shift from Left to Right which actually held for the last eight years, but most of those who shifted were from Haifa where the missiles landed in a leftwing zone in that war. So now we have an additional ten percent national shift. And Yes, Bayit Yehudi would also get a twenty percent increase in support at the very least, but he is coming from a lower level of only 12 seats. Politically the Left is likely as dead as a doornail even if the Erev Rav continues to hold on to Justice, the Tishkoret, and the International Labor Party and its "Workers of the World Unite" Union.

8/08/2014 12:45 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

There is nothing intrinsically wrong with local unions and collective bargaining for wages and working conditions. The issue of Union evil only enters the picture when the local union has massive backing from a larger international union which is almost always against the Jewish definition of good vs. evil and the Jewish way of bringing perfection to the world of G-d. Then foreign ideas and worldviews of the Goyim that ascribe a special "do no wrong" virtue to the working man vs. evil employers, both of which are not Jewish concepts at all. A person is not more virtuous than his employer because he works for a lower wage. A Judge should never pre-position himself on one side of a case just because a litigant is richer or poorer than the other litigant. Poverty or Wealth does not make one person more righteous than his richer or poorer neighbor. This world and this State have been messed up big time because of International Labor's definition of good and evil. I just thought this needed an explanation.

8/08/2014 1:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It never ceases to amaze me, when I've been thinking of something, I come to this blog and see writings about it. Dov just spoke of unions and employers and employees. I am currently unemployed and have no desire to work for mankind. I find it difficult to work for a employer who cares nothing about their employees or mankind. I'm in a difficult time in my life, and I can't help but wonder if it's due to the place where I live, America. Is it wrong to no longer want to be in this world? I no longer can just live the status quo life, very difficult.

8/08/2014 2:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The job situation in America is horrible. The process to get a job is long and drawn out. Credit Check, Background Check, Drug Screen, Application Process, Interview Process, Testing, and you might get the job after. You might make $10-$12 per hour after all that. Some jobs only offer just above minimum wage ($7.50 here).

8/08/2014 2:23 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

ISIS just conquered Iraq's largest dam north of Baghdad on the Hidekel (The Tigris River). ISIS can now cut off both water and electric power to Baghdad by flipping a few switches. Obamanation is "threatening" air strikes. Yea, Really.

8/08/2014 9:43 AM  
Anonymous Shifra said...

Daniel, a human life is infinitely precious, as each of us who is here and alive has the power to truly change the world through our thoughts, our speech and our actions, even those that nobody "sees".

But if you are feeling that life has kind if run out of juice for you then you are definitely meant to change something... Maybe it's time to live in a new place or to find a new sense of purpose or to do something that makes a difference for others or to learn Torah on a deep level so that you start to see beyond the sick stuck level that so much of the world is at today.

But there is a reason why you're here. Start asking God to show you more about what that reason is and what you're meant to do next and where you're meant to do it and how. That's my heartfelt answer to your heartfelt question even though you weren't asking me.

8/08/2014 10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feiglin, your hero -

Concentration camps? They're already built -

Who are those concentration camps REALLY for??

8/08/2014 11:10 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Tent cities near the Gaza border would be a weigh station before the tunnels under where they previously lived would be bombed until oblivion. People in those cities would be given an option of signing a loyalty oath to the State of Israel and returning to their properties in Gaza if they were not on top of the massive tunnel structures underneath them which were already bombed into oblivion. The other option would be to leave for other places where they may want to live instead with enough money to make the move. So instead of an immigration basket, they would get an emigration basket to leave Eretz Yisrael. Sounds great! When do we implement this great plan? Oh, only when Moshe or someone like him becomes PM. So we have to wait 13 1/2 to 14 more months. Ok.

8/08/2014 2:01 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

From what Moshe Feiglin described, those tent cities near the Gaza border with the Sinai would be where Gush Katif was at one time until the residents leave or return to their previous homes in Gaza.

8/08/2014 2:05 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

The PA has just eliminated the possibility of managing Gaza and the so-called 2 state calamity, with:

"The Palestinian Authority (PA) [Fatah] has called for ethnic cleansing against Jewish Israelis, after an official posted on Facebook to "drive the occupier out from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea." Arutz7

8/08/2014 3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He corrected Blitzer saying they weren't to be in Sinai. So maybe in Nachshonim.

8/08/2014 4:09 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Watch all the leftwing putzes ignore Fatach's statement by slovenly trying to talk and plead with Abbas to do it anyway. The Sheeple are shifting, but their leaders are not.

The area of Gaza right next to the Sinai and the former Philadelphi Corridor next to the Mediterranean Sea is Gush Katif. I forget which yishuv was furthest south in the bloc. It has been nine sad. My son first swam in the Mediterranean Sea at Chof Dekalim. In order to remain in good spirits before Shabbat, I don't want to know what Netanyahu is or is not doing until after Shabbat. You can post it anyway. I am just not looking it up. I know a missile hit a home in Sederot, but I don't think that the powers at be care. That is my guess.

8/08/2014 6:18 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The top grocery chain in Great Britain is no longer carrying kosher products, even products made by non-Jews with kosher supervision, because of hatred for "Israel". The world has become a very dark and evil place overnight, hasn't it? It was always this way under the surface in places like England, but it now has erupted into outright Jew hatred. Notice I am talking about kosher products whose hashgachah Muslims would normally respect. unbelievable. Get out of England fast! preferably by Rosh Chodesh Elul in less than three weeks.

8/08/2014 6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding Daniel's comment: "The job situation in America is horrible. The process to get a job is long and drawn out. Credit Check, Background Check, Drug Screen, Application Process, Interview Process, Testing, and you might get the job after."
Sounds exactly like the rules for applying for aliyah from North America under the exclusive auspices of Nefesh b'Nefesh, only not as 'discriminating'. For the U.S. job market you're not expected to travel to the few metropolitan cities densely populated with Jews for an interview after first submitting your paperwork online. Nor are you expected to prove your viability in supporting yourself over a period of months or years while you seek work in a very restrictive, perhaps even non-existent Israeli job market. Neither are you expected to make several back and forth 6000 mi. round trip "trial visits" to pick out an Israeli region and neighborhood deemed most suitable before the final big move. I'm leaving for my first trial visit next week, just as soon as I hear back from N'b'N as to which neighborhoods are currently "rocket, tunnel, and earth excavation machine free"! After all, wouldn't make sense to sink my hard earned nest egg into a place where the government allowed my family to be under daily attack by genocidal savages and couldn't / wouldn't stop it, would it? ['t will be a long wait I'm sure!] And unlike potential olim you won't find yourself "not qualified" based on whims, personal prejudices, or perhaps orders from the Jewish Agency as to which Jews are to be summarily excluded from the "Law of Return" in a way all too similar to the way southern Negroes were discriminated against not too long ago. Here in the States you're protected under laws governing labor, housing, equal opportunities regardless of race/religion/origins, hours, wages, etc. Danial, I in fact concur completely as to the encroaching "third world" status and mentality which is all that remains of the once greatest nation on Earth. If young enough I'd advise you immediately volunteering on kibbutz, signing up for "Birthright Israel", or applying for yeshivah study in Israel. Get out of here while you still can. If, however, you're not well set financially or potentially good young cannon fodder to replace one of the recently fallen IDF soldiers, then stop being a "freier"! Stop speaking English, answer only to a Hispanic sounding name, and go apply for EBT, medicaid, government subsidized housing, Obamacare, the Dream Act, and all the other accoutrements of "people of colour". LOL!

8/08/2014 7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shifra said...
Daniel, a human life is infinitely precious, as each of us who is here and alive has the power to truly change the world through our thoughts, our speech and our actions, even those that nobody "sees".

Shifra, I agree that life is precious, but all of our destiny's are the same, death is punishment from G-d. Unless what I read is incorrect, the punishments were; extended labor for women during birth, labor for man by tilling the ground, and death. We are all born into the same destiny, death is inevitable, the only thing we don't know is the how, and how long we are on this earth. The longer we are on this earth, the more sin populates. Evil is winning, as status quo remains.

8/08/2014 8:27 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

You'll be happy (sic!) to hear Livni is at it again. Maybe Fatah should send a letter addressed to her stating their desire for ethnic cleansing .... Do you think she'd then understand? Or maybe she should visit Yad Vashem!

And she is advising Netanyahu

8/09/2014 9:03 PM  
Anonymous Shifra said...

Evil is not winning. Evil is just becoming very visible. The hidden agendas and the hatred and hypocrisy are all coming out in the open now, instead of hiding and running things from behind.

All of this is prophecied in the Torah. And we each have the power to make a difference in how easily it unfolds.

8/09/2014 9:20 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Gosh, you've got to see these pictures:
"LONDON - Tens of thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators marched through central London on Saturday, demanding Britain take a tougher line against Israel over its military assault on Gaza. Similar protests took place in Cape Town, Paris, Doha, Dublin, Melbourne and Sydney."
Protests all over
And please read the personal account of a hasid in London's dangerous anti-semitic atmosphere at Akiva's MysticalPaths. If a Jew is anywhere but in Israel, it's frightening.

8/09/2014 9:20 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Daniel: At this stage of events, the punishments against the wicked in this world will either be in Olam HaBa or in this coming Shmittah year when all comes under judgement. That is not that far away. So try to be happy. One's eternal reward is not decreed in this World, but when either 1. one stands before G-d during Shloshim immediately after living 120 years. or 2. in this coming Shmittah year and beyond when the wicked are held accountable in this world and not just in the next. And Yes, the world is a very, very evil place right now. Cape Girardeau is better than many places in the US, but if you can, either make Aliyah, go to Western Canada, or find some righteous gentiles to start a survivalist prepping commune. The times are extremely short right now, so it is best to do something drastic now, and not when the shebang collapses within the next few weeks/ months. We are no longer talking about years or even more than a year. So do it now.

Shifra: With evil coming out of the woodwork and taking off its mask, the world in places like London is now acutely dangerous unlike when Evil was hiding behind sweet smiles and a mask.

ISIS must have read a pamphlet about Nevu'at HaYeled

8/09/2014 9:50 PM  
Anonymous Shifra said...

No arguments from me about the danger... only the destination.

8/09/2014 9:55 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

You know that the Witch of EinDor, Shaul's closest adviser near his death, received ungodly powers from necromancy.

Well Isn't it something that whenever Livni is involved in something called negotiations, she offers up more terrorists for the bodies of our soldiers?

There is NO political solution to this insanity. This is obvious.

8/09/2014 10:04 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

What is the destination Shifra? Tahiti? Micronesia?

8/09/2014 10:11 PM  
Anonymous Shifra said...

Geula, Dov :-)

I thought that would be obvious!

8/09/2014 10:34 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

My guess?? Sheikh al-Baghdadi's next destination is...drumroll..... Baghdad! Why? Well, perhaps his name might be more than just a hint?! It is kind of like if Hussein were the middle name of an American Presidential candidate, that that just might be a warning sign? Sorry, I am engaging in the Evil task of racial profiling. Silly me.

8/09/2014 10:42 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Like they say in response to everything tin America, Dov, "you're a Racist!" :-))

Shavua Tov

8/09/2014 10:48 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Rav Dov and Neshama

The atmosphere in the UK has turned much more anti-Israel since Operation Cast Lead.
But it is not true that the large grocery chain here is no longer stocking Kosher products.
In Jewish areas it has a large and prominent Kosher section full of Israeli and American (and a few British) supervised products.
This story came about because they decided to not stock one range of Israeli dates because they were changing supplier.

I have commented on the Mystical Paths blog which contains a lot of truth, and some inaccuracies.

8/10/2014 1:50 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Whole world's gone mad

8/10/2014 6:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dov, will you comment on the Kabbalistic idea that every verse in the Torah has corresponding year? I heard a rabbi speak who stated that Deuteronomy 30:3 corresponds to the year 5708. You should check out Haazinu 32:23 which I think corresponds with 5774. Chapter 24 and 25 are also very apropos.

8/10/2014 7:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daniel 7:43 PM

I filled out an application for Nefesh b Nefesh two years ago. My husband and I are older and we don't have a savings acct. My husband has a job and we live on the kindness of Hashem. When NBN called us and found out we didn't have any money the nice young man on the phone told us to call back when we were doing better.. Two years later Hashem is still taking care of us. We don't have anysaving so don't know when we'll be able to make aliyah. I'm not complaining and I'm not worried. But it is distressing at times when bloggers etc. tell us we HAVE TO GO NOW! even if we pack a pillowcase and run out the back door..

8/10/2014 8:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reb Dov, what is the basis to find a philo-semitic survivalist/prepper group? The rare full Noahides I can understand because they are following Torah 100% as we do but with less mitzvot, leadership, and linear history. Why would we expect any but the smallest percentage of goyim to do the same as the few righteous of nations in Germany and Europe during the shoah? If anything I see what you say as last ditch advice out of time thoughts over maybe stowing away on a cargo ship or say cycling to Central America to find a safe flight. Is there anything biblical to indicate people can expect any help from goyim before they are already grabbing our tzitzit and begging for Torah? In fact is there any mention of America or specific advice for the Jewish population of the US and Canada in Tenach or the writings of the sages?

8/10/2014 4:21 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I would gather that a supermarket in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood would carry kosher food and Jewish specialty products. Most local stores try to cater to their residents even if the local stores are part of a large chain. The issue is the Chain itself. If I were a tourist stuck in the middle of a non-Jewish section of London or in the countryside for Shabbat, it seems that these chains have pulled all the kosher certified foods off the shelves if there are no Jews in the neighborhood or just a few Jews in the neighborhood? LondonMale, can you confirm this or deny it? For instance if I were traveling in Eureka Springs, Arkansas where there are no Jews, I am sure that all the Winn Dixies and Walmarts in the area would still carry kosher certified foods. As a matter of fact, I know that this is the case. The question is, Is this also the case in England? The article on Mystical Paths would suggest otherwise...that chain stores in Great Britain which are NOT in large Jewish neighborhoods have removed all kosher approved food from their shelves.

8/10/2014 6:18 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I would also suggest that for those of us in Eretz Yisrael, that we all go on a frozen vegetable buying spree right now when the veggies don't have any Shmittah stipulations. Stock up on frozen broccoli, carrots, green beans, and peas. In the Shmittah year, most of the cheaper frozen veggies will be a Rabbanut hechsher with Heter Mekhirah which is unacceptable. There is also the issue in Yerushalayim and other places where many store owners purchase vegetables from Arabs and forget that the veggies have Kedushat Shevi'it where middle men who are Jewish are profiting off the buying and sale of Eretz Yisrael vegetables WHICH IS FORBIDDEN!. So stock up on 6th year frozen vegetables NOW where we don't have these problems. Fresh vegetables can be bought during the Shmittah year 1. Under the Otzar Beit Did or 2. if they were grown in the Aravah or 3. if they were grown on tables above the ground in greenhouses or 4. If the frozen variety is Bodeq which carries strawberries and other veggies from Chutz LaAretz for instance. Yet, frozen broccoli grown in Eretz Yisrael is much cheaper IF PURCHASED RIGHT NOW in the 6th year!

8/10/2014 6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the family that relies on Hashem for Parnasa but NBN does not want to accept on Aliyah. We made Aliyah in 1996 when there was no Nefesh B'Nefesh. I believe you can still go through the Jewish Agency. You dont have to go only with NBN....I don't think they have a monopoly on American Aliyah....

8/10/2014 9:05 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Debka let's us in on a 'Secret' :-))
"Cairo sent a secret message to Jerusalem Saturday night, Aug. 9, saying that Hamas rejected any compromise because “you [Israel and the IDF] haven’t hit them hard enough.” This is revealed exclusively by debkafile. Israeli envoys did not return to Cairo after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu understood that the Egyptian ceasefire initiative was stalled unless the IDF clobbered Hamas’ military wing into submission"
[me: i guess Egypt doesn't care about collateral damage]

There is a game going on in the Middle East. Glenn Beck says that "they" are trying to manipulate all the M.E. members into joining together against a common enemy, i.e., that's right, against Israel.

8/10/2014 9:56 PM  
Anonymous Shifra said...

Dov, is there a reliable site that will explain the laws of shmitah in an understandable way? I am absolutely clueless. Which is not a good thing since I live in Israel now!

8/10/2014 9:56 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

re: shemitta year. barring agricultural disaster, which is a possibility we hope won't happen, we are actually very optimistic about this coming shemitta. we found, the last time there was a shemitta year, that Otsar haArets did a very good job of providing produce that was NOT heter mechira, nor was it bought from arabs, I am pretty sure (I remember carrots from holland, however). there was quite a bit to learn about how to eat produce which has kedushat shevi'ith, but very gratifying (though we did start using rokeach grape juice so we could make havdala). this year, we even discovered that ben's farm will be growing organic produce on raised beds, under greenhouse roofs, so that they are considered "menutak"! there is so much to be grateful for!

8/10/2014 10:09 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Shmittah: I don't have an online source. I have a book: Guidelines: Questions and Answers about the Laws of Shemittah
by Rav Elozor Barclay and Rav Yitzchok Jaeger. It is from the last Shmittah year. Maybe the updated version can be found in book stores. Note: dates for Sefichim, Sanctity of Shmittah fruits, and Bi'ur vary slightly from one Shmittah year to the next Shmittah. So you will have to check out the dates on line. Remember that unlike vegetables, Shmittah fruit only have qedushah if the fruit starts to grow and reaches one third of its final size in the Shmittah year. So the olives on your tree in Cheshvan of 5775 will still be 6th year fruit requiring Ma'aser Ani (tithe for the poor). Also etrogim on the trees after Rosh HaShana are technically 6th year etrogim, but Otzar Beit Din is machmir (stringent) with etrogim for Sukkot of the Shmittah year and picks them before Rosh HaShanah so that there is on safek.

Be careful that any fruit or vegetables from Chutz LaAretz are not from Yarden (Jordan) because produce from Eiver HaYarden from the land of Reuven and Gad has qedushat Shvi'it. This is especially a problem because agricultural trade with Jordan in the Shmittah year is a temptation to get produce from since it is the closest neighboring country with farms right across the Yarden River. Stick with Aravah (no qedushat shevi'it) or fruits and veggies from Italy, places like that, if you want to be sure it is from Chutz LaAretz. Remember Chu"l fruit and veggies do NOT have qedushat shevi'it and do not have to be treated in a special way. If you want to be strict about qedushat shevi'it and want to eat shemittah fruits and veggies with qedushah, a praiseworthy goal, either stick with Otzar Beit Din or be prepared to travel to B'nai Brak where even though they buy from Arabs, they treat the produce as if it has qedushah according to the opinion or the Chazon Ish zt"l.

8/10/2014 10:25 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Edit: but Otzar Beit Din is machmir (stringent) with etrogim for Sukkot of the Shmittah year and picks them before Rosh HaShanah so that there is NO safek.

8/10/2014 10:27 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Oh, and watch out for wines which often show up years after the Shmittah year. A well known retailer here wanted to unload a lot of Shmittah year grapes, made into wine, a couple of years ago. The year 2008 was clearly written on the bottle of the cases of Golan Moscato wine. If Bi'ur was done in the presence of three witnesses where the owner of the wines relinquished ownership of the wine once the Shmittah grapes were no longer on the vine, then the Shmittah wine is just fine and could be sold at cost (again no profit can be taken on Shmittah produce and wine).

But what happens if Bi'ur was not done at the proper time? The cases of wine have to be disposed of and cannot be used at all! It has to be disposed of. So sad!

8/10/2014 10:48 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, the laws of Shmittah are voluminous. Start slowly. Reread and study the pasukim in BaMidbar, Parshat BeHar, which deal with the agricultural laws of Shmittah. Then study the laws as they become applicable. Start with Shmittah vegetables, laws against planting or sowing, and laws against pruning fruit trees since they become immediately applicable after Rosh HaShanah of "the 7th year". Expand from there. Also be careful about Sefichim.

I personally find the laws of sefichim to be unpleasant since it assumes that there is massive cheating. Normally according to the Torah, if a veggie plant mysteriously appears on my property or in an open field, we would be able to say, "Wow, what a metzi'ah!" But here we assume that there are just a ton of crooks who would plant that thing after the New Year. So it has to be uprooted.

The laws of some of the more complex issues such as Bi'ur and Shmittah tree fruit in year 8 can be learned later since they don't apply for at least the first 6 months of Shmittah.

8/10/2014 11:20 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The laws for the forgiveness of debts at the end of the Shmittah year from Sefer Devarim are the same here as they are all over the world. There are some minhagim (customs) that a Prozbul should be written for the beginning of the Shmittah year and not just the end of the year. The release of debts at the end of 5775 according to this blog will happen anyway in an apocalyptic way. So we won't need a Prozbul at the end of 5775.

8/10/2014 11:27 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Sorry, Behar is at the end of VaYikra (Leviticus). Sorry about that.

8/10/2014 11:43 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

If you look at Devarim 15:2, it is NOT clear if debt cancellation comes at the beginning or the end of the Shmittah year. We obviously have a Oral Torah that the release is at the end of the Shmittah year, but we do leave open the possibility that debts can be cancelled at the beginning of the Shmittah year too!

8/10/2014 11:47 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In years 1 through 6, we tithe from our crops. 1/10th is set aside for the Levi'im who in ancient times would take one tenth of what was set aside for them and give it to the Kohanim. About 1/50th is raised up directly to the Kohen. All those parts that were set aside for the Kohen had special qedushah and could only be eaten by Kohanim who were not tamei from whatever would cause them to be tamei (impure). I believe that members of his family can still eat terumah as long as they are not ritually tamei. Today, we wrap up the 1/100th + approx. 1/50th of the crop and set it aside to spoil before disposing it with dignity. The remaining 9% which would have gone to a Levi can be eaten by anyone until the Temple is rebuilt when it will all be given to Levi'im. (Some have a custom of giving it to a Levi even nowadays but it is not required at this time.) The 2nd tithe which is really 9% of the total or ten percent of what remains is then separated close to the person doing terumot and tithing. In years 1,2,4, and 5 in ancient times that tithe was wrapped up and eaten in Yerushalayim when there was a Temple. Today it can be redeemed on a coin in an Agricultural Society whose portion one purchased for those years. Plus one must add a fifth of the value of that which was redeemed before eating it. In years 3 and 6, the 2nd tithe goes to the poor. This must STILL be done even today. We have a fig count on a piece of paper. Every fig that was tithed to the poor has a monetary value so that a check can be written at the end of the season to tzedakah. The check must be written by next Pesach, the Pesach after the 3rd and the 6th years.

In the Shmittah year, none of this matters. There is no terumah for the Kohen, no tithing to the Levi'im, and no 2nd tithe or tithe to the poor. People can walk onto your property sometimes at 11pm at night to take what they need for the coming week. Access should be provided with signs that the trees are ownerless.

Trees which are less than three years old, or who have given fruit for less than three years should be marked as off limits since the fruit is Orlah. Fruit of fourth year trees can be redeemed on the same coin that one normally does the 2nd tithe, and those trees should be marked as Revai'i. Our sages decreed that people should ask permission only because it is not good to get into the habit of trespassing in the Shmittah year without permission and forgetting that one cannot behave that way in the following year.

8/11/2014 12:32 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Rav Dov

The national supermarket chains in central London have never had Kosher sections, nor sold food with a Hechsher.
They are typically numerous in location, but small in size, selling basic food and convenience food for commuters rather than large family size products.

Kosher sections only exist in areas with a significant Jewish population.

The only central London supermarket that I am aware of with a Kosher section is Selfridges, which is a fashion store that also has a food hall on the ground floor.
I am seldom there but will try to check.

I wish the readers Tu B'Av Sameach.

8/11/2014 4:21 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The CFR Shafan has declared another 72 hour ceasefire. The World of Evil is cackling right now. And this comes after a missile barrage on Gush Dan just before/ after Midnight on Tu B'Av. Is this what you voted for when you pulled tzaddidim out of their homes in Gaza 9 years ago? Does the world love you anymore now because of it?

Oh by the way, you are not forgiven. You must suffer for your severe crime. And only now are you beginning to suffer for it.

8/11/2014 9:22 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

When you place Gush Katif refugees in mansions on your own dime, not the State's shekel, come and talk to the rest of us about the possibility of being forgiven.

8/11/2014 9:24 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

During Shmittah there are many things to be cautious about while the chance to do great mitzvot are available everyday. One caution: Restaurants. Kosher Certification and sometimes Mehadrin Kosher Certification is not enough. Restaurants need special Shmittah certification that specifies what type of produce is being used: (Otzar Beit Din, We buy from Arabs, We buy from the Aravah, We buy produce from Italy, etc.) Not only this if they do buy from Arabs in Eretz Yisrael, then it is best if they treat the produce from Arabs as if it has qedushah in accordance with opinion of the Chazon Ish. In B'nai Brak this is assumed to be the case with mehadrin kosher Certification. But in Yerushalayim if the restaurant buys from Arabs and even if it has Eida Chareidit or Bedatz certification, one cannot assume that they treat the produce as if it has qedushah! Here is your chance to be more machmir than the Eida Chareidit! As for me, I stick with Otzar Beit Din or with those who buy from the Aravah or Chu"l. If I were in B'nai Brak and they bought from Arabs, at least there would not be the additional halakhic problem above and beyond giving those who hate us parnassah that one would have eating at a restaurant that buys from Arabs in Yerushalayim.

8/11/2014 2:34 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Because restaurants cook the food, present the food, and provide ambiance, they are allowed to profit during the Shmittah year off these other things.

8/11/2014 2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NBN is a beautiful organization if you are from the right demographic, and it has helped make aliyah a thing for upper income people where before there was a band of middle and upper middle class who didn't make aliyah.
Treat NBN like a college scholarship if you get it great but if not you still have to go if you want to survive working life at above minimum wage.
From what I can tell from dozens of NBN recipients the best payouts are New York or big Jewish cities, especially if you have a good income and education. It makes sense as the halacha for a suddenly poor rich person we give enough tzedaka so they can live like they are accustomed to, for an always poor person we give them what they are accustomed to.
The reality is they need to recoup the payouts, giving large aliyah bonuses to to well off people pays back in donations denominated in dollars, pounds, or shekels from friends, family, and the recipients faster than giving to people who have an empty wallet and a heart full of emuna.
FOr those already poor follow the advice of the CHazon Ish, if you are already poor in ChU"L it is better to be poor in E"Y even if you continue to accept tzadeka. Know that NBN --will not-- help people who are poor and will not be able to work or will be taking welfare or tzedaka.
In principle the Jewish agency loves to not have NBN interfere with their work, NBN has been heavy handed with them in the past. Contact the shliach aliyah directly, some are motivated but some are there for diplomatic parties, shop until you find a good one, ask rabinim which is best and use any protectcia you can obtain.
As a Jew who can prove this status(for now) you have a right to aliyah, you have a right to a free ticket to Israel, you have a right to transitional housing, you have a right to free healthcare, you have a right to a cash absorption basket worth about $10,000 paid out over ten months(research for exact payout), you have a right to national insurance which includes disability coverage, you have a right to unemployment insurance and job finding assistance, you have a right to language lessons, you have other rights too all of which are a gift from the working people of Israel not Nefesh bNefesh. NBN gets great PR for fundraising money and giving money but aliyah has done fine without them for most of the history of the third Jewish Republic in E"Y.

8/11/2014 4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I remember it is permissible to put limits on access and times as long as you do have times where people can access your fruits.
It is also permissible to harvest and have it available to prevent damage to trees by inexperienced harvesters.
A sign giving availability hours and requiring a member of your family or other assistant be present as a condition to access is permissible as the property is still yours just not the fruit.

8/11/2014 4:47 PM  
Anonymous Jewgirl said...

The Last Rosh Hashana?

8/11/2014 5:16 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I prefer not to eat Arab veggies. I can buy near me froz veggies from America, "Eden". A much better heksher than froz Bodek! Plus I can buy in Geula to be safe.

How does one know and can one trust the vendors in the Jlem Shuk?

I am a BIG green salad eater so I hope I can survive the year. I also put veggies in my salads. Also Bodek2Go dot com has organic veggies from farms, some with Rabbi Vaye's heksher, plus some, and I imagine they will have veggies from the Arava, but need to ask.

8/11/2014 5:45 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

When you buy in the Geulah neighborhood of Yerushalayim, get yourself on a list of shoppers who are ostensibly contractually "buying the veggies and the fruit directly from the Arab seller." This is one of the stipulations of buying from Arabs that was instituted by the Chazon Ish since the Jewish fruit and veggie vendor is NOT allowed to profit from the sale of veggies and fruit that grow in Eretz Yisrael during the Shmittah year. Keep in mind that even in Chareidi neighborhoods of Yerushalayim, not all vendors consider Shmittah produce bought from Arab vendors to have qedushah. So they may not have such a contract although they should. As mentioned above, all fruit and veggie vendors in Bnai Brak DO take these precautions during Shmittah but not in Yerushalayim.

8/11/2014 7:39 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, one can set reasonable hours to come on one's property, but I had not heard about the stranger needing to be in the presence of a family member who can harvest the fruit without damaging the trees. That second stipulation is a new one on me. There is a major problem with that second stipulation. What happens if there is an emergency or if the family is on vacation, and no one is home? Ans.: The person who wants to pick the fruit can still come on the property at a reasonable hour whatever that may be. I believe that this is the halakhah on this issue. but like everything else, ask your Rav. And be a good picker. Don't damage trees!

8/11/2014 7:59 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

If you want to hold by the lenient opinion of Rav Yosef Karo zt"l that Shmittah fruit and vegetables bought from Arabs does not have qedushah, I can't advise you what to do since I am holding by the stricter opinion of the Chazon Ish zt"l that it still has qedushah since it was grown in Israel during the Shmittah year. I realize that this is one of the most hotly contested issues here whenever Shmittah comes around every 7 years, and I want to avoid heated arguments with Jews about this at this time since according to Rav Dov Kook of Tiverya, this coming Rosh HaShanah is the last Rosh HaShanah of Olam HaZeh.

8/11/2014 8:20 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I could argue if this is the case, that perhaps this Rosh HaShanah of this Shmittah year we should try to use Otzar Beit Din or Aravah produce over buying and selling from gentiles who might want to kill us this year.

8/11/2014 8:26 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Actually that would be a Rosh Hashanah vow since produce purchased for Rosh HaShanah itself is purchased in year 6.

8/11/2014 8:28 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Glenn is speaking a major discourse tonite on his 5pm show, I think midnight here in Israel. I won't be up then, but if someone will be, please listen and then give it over here.

He's talking WWIII

8/11/2014 9:18 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Some Commentary (not mine):

". . . the Saudi King gave a five-minute statement about the Hamas-Israeli conflict which was interpreted as a Saudi criticism of Hamas and was noteworthy in that it lacked any of the past knee-jerk condemnations of Israel that previous such conflicts had evoked. The lack of any Saudi criticism of Israel in the matter speaks volumes. The Saudi king further called Hamas “terrorists” and added that they were “distorting the image of Islam.”

". . . Egypt and Israel have become “tightly-cleaved military allies.” Not many media reports ever mention it, but Hamas is being blockaded by Egypt as well as Israel. Egypt is destroying Hamas’ tunnels between Egypt and Gaza just as Israel is doing the same thing to Hamas’ tunnels between Gaza and Israel . . . While Israel has reportedly destroyed about 32 Hamas tunnels into Israel . . . the Egyptians have destroyed an amazing 1,639 tunnels between Egypt and Gaza. Egypt, quite logically, sees Hamas as its enemy. Hamas was an ideological ally of the Muslim Brotherhood which almost destroyed Egypt in their brief reign of terror over Egypt and which is now outlawed by the new Egyptian government. Hamas is also allied to the Islamic radicals who are attacking and killing Egyptian police and soldiers in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula and who also target Egyptian buildings for terrorist attacks."

8/11/2014 9:40 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

How does this fit into a Shmitta year?

"What War? Christian Zionists Help Israeli Farmers in Tough Times. Despite the ongoing war with Hamas, 500 'HaYovel' volunteers from across the globe to volunteer on Israeli farms this summer.

8/11/2014 9:56 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Neshama: Glenn asks Buck Sexton, "What happens next in Iraq if the US comes down on the side of the Shi'ites in Iran by taking on ISIS. Doesn't this strengthen Iran (Persia) for the next war against the West because by siding with Iran against ISIS, Iran becomes strengthened? Is anyone looking at the longterm ramifications of US foreign policy?" Buck, "No Glenn, for the last decade since 9/11, American foreign policy has been dedicated to putting out fires of an immediate nature. The next fire is a direct attack by ISIS on the homefront of the United States. That immediate threat is real. So the US has to respond. The bigger question is what took Obama so long to realize this immediate threat. (probably because he was so focused on Israel and its unwillingness to dissolve itself into a smaller Israel and Palestine. In BHO's mind, this is the only real problem to focus on in the world.) Buck even mentioned that the focus on Israel is insane because with 180,000 dead in Syria, mostly civilians, the Obamanation Administration is a poor judge of what should take priority. Glenn says, "Well that is all true, but now that we are at the edge of the Armageddon, how does America make it out of it alive since short term priorities seem to have run into a brick wall where longterm priorities have become short term ones too?" Buck shrugs his shoulders and has no answer.

The Emunah answer is, "Mashiach ben David is coming!" All we have to do is to let HaShem rearrange the chairs and punish the wicked in the Shmittah year.

Speaking of the wicked, a good friend of this blog said that either Channel 2 or 10 asked Tzippy Livni if she thinks that now that 9 years have transpired and that we see the result that the evacuation from Gaza should never have happened? Tzippy as strident as ever is as unrepentant as ever about the evacuation from Gaza! Imagine that.

8/12/2014 12:59 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

I made Aliyah in 2011, though for reasons have had to return to London, though I hope to return to Israel in the future when I can organise certain things in my life.

I went through Nefesh B Nefesh, but the actual Aliyah is made through the Jewish Agency with help from the Zionist Federation.
Nefesh B Nefesh act as an extra conduit.

They do provide some financial assistance which is means based, and these days is not a huge amount, I received US $1000 as a lump sum, four months after arriving (which I returned because I was not able to stay).
They provide useful information about Israeli day to day life, and help with employment.

But anyone with an internet connection can access their website and sign up for their employment newsletters.

I advise that the "Sal Klita" payments to the new immigrant from the Israeli government are for the first six months, and are not a huge amount for immigrants from the USA, Canada or the UK, I got about US $350 per month.

But you are entitled to stay in an Absorption Centre for your first six months (longer under certain circumstances) and get free Hebrew lessons too, the course lasts five months full time and one usually starts about two week to a month after arriving.
Take advantage of this, it will save you money!

There are schemes where you can make Aliyah to a Kibbutz, less so for people over age 45 but it might be possible to negotiate this, especially to a community where there are employment opportunities utilising craft skills or retail skills and not the obvious physical labour associated with crop picking.

8/12/2014 9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oy oy oy...
Right now?!
Right of Return Extended to Homosexual Couples...
A state who told additional Torah compliant wives of Temani men that the husband had been killed, moved them away, and allowed them to remarry and have mumzerim...

8/12/2014 2:03 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

After the scandalous rainbow right of return comes:

The first salvo in the unification theology against Israel- "Calling for Arab unity at a time when internecine bloodbaths are raging throughout the Middle East, al-Faisal urged the Arab nations to stand together on "one line" to oppose Israel.

"Divisions among Islamic nations are causing civil strife, leading Israel to repeat its crimes," said al-Faisal, recommending Arab countries "support all Egyptian efforts to stop the aggression."

"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia considers the Palestinian cause its primary cause," boasted the Saudi foreign minister, announcing that his country would provide $500 million in funding to "rebuild" Gaza."

So much for Saudi support ...

8/12/2014 5:39 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Does Bibi play the Role of Mashiach ben Yosef when the World Gathers against Yerushalayim?

He has not stood up against Mankind. Perhaps he hasn't because he knows that when he does, they will likely execute him for war crimes. This is another plausible explanation of Bibi's bizarre behavior.

8/12/2014 5:41 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

It appears we are standing in between the last contraction and the next contraction. I have given birth without anesthetic before. There was a point in which I did think that I would not make it....times are getting heated to a boiling point. Hold on folks.....

8/12/2014 6:30 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So every ceasefire is a respite between contractions. And Bibi is behaving this way because he is afraid of being tried as a war criminal. It would be wonderful if we are in the 9 months b'Din (as opposed to the Ba'al Kerry's 9 months which were b'Rachamim) now which began on the 10th of Shevat with the death of Ariel Sharon. And these are the contractions of the last 3 months from when this present Gaza war began. The pace of events would have to accelerate at lightning speed for the nations to send troops before this coming Rosh HaShanah to be judged during Sukkot 5775.

8/12/2014 6:49 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Do you know if the nations are still talking about sending in the UN troops? I remember this came up a couple of weeks ago. Are they still saying this?

8/12/2014 9:15 PM  
Blogger Rachel Tzipporah said...

In terms of making aliyah - the law of return is clear. Sadly NBN and even the Jewish Agency sometimes can be prejudiced in terms of who they want to come. They can put up a front, but they CANNOT stop you.
First off, is to start praying and building your will to come. Rabbi Arush also says that this is the land of emuna, and the ticket entry here is not money, but emuna. Read the Garden of Emuna and pref his other books too and start praying.
At the same time, don't let them stop you. Tell NBN you don't care if they give you money but they must submit your application to the Jewish Agency. If they give you the run around, contact an Agency shaliach, and more than one if necessary. You have the right of return and you are taking it! All the absorption basket is yours; the only thing not guaranteed is NBN's financial help. For the actual application, at least when I made aliyah 5 yrs ago no financial disclosure was necessary, only if you want a few thousand extra in NBN personal funds. Hey it's nice but aliyah is the point, no?
Lastly, if all else fails just get on a plane. Here in Israel you can make aliyah through the Jewish Agency without NBN. You'll need to cover the flight and the first couple months living here but as long as you apply right away your full absorption basket comes into effect upon aliyah which will take a couple months, as long as that happens within 18 mos of you living here. Make sure to come with all the necessary paperwork! Some things like apostille can take a lot of time.
Obv this isn't the first choice in terms of money, but granted that even with a willing helper paperwork from CH"L takes time, it gets you here, as fast as you can put your paperwork, bags and hop on the next flight. You'll get a 3 mo visa to start, and can apply at Misrad Hapanim for more time if you need it while the paperwork goes through (make sure to not let your visa expire, the Jewish Agency here can help you with that).
With ratzon (desire) anything is possible. Don't let NBN financial cronies stop you!!!

8/12/2014 9:22 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

We interviewed with Nefesh B'Nefesh back in 2002, and were not accepted....Yet, we came anyway in 2003.

Leah: If our Govt. pressed on for total victory in Gaza and won, UN troops would be here within days/ or weeks of such a victory. This is obviously one of the things that our CFR Shafan is afraid of along with his own execution at the hands of this evil world. Can you blame him? Answer: If he is not up to the task, he should resign.

8/12/2014 9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lubavitcher Rebbe never traveled to Israel. There is a big difference between Eretz Yisrael and the state of Israel. That is what this war is about. There is an error at the heart of "Zionism" and that is being clarified. That doesn't mean anyone should or shouldn't live in Israel. All Jewish lives are infinitely precious and Jews will be protected by the apple of Hashem's eye everywhere.

Having said that, maybe the readers and author of this blog give Yisrael its zechut.

This is the final generation, everything is hafuch al hafuch. And I don't mean a double latte.

8/12/2014 10:37 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Understood. I am focusing my thinking on that he is a puppet and that Hashem is moving us along whether he (or any others) do what is correct and necessary....

8/12/2014 10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To anyone actually Jewish, for example an dark skinned Caribbean girl who did a very orthodox gerus, there is always the option to just show up as she did with her ashkenazi husband and brown skinned boys and force the issue. SHe has much greater zechut for grabbing her right in the land than you or I. In her case it was racism and previous problems with the 'black hebrew' cult, in your case it is class discrimination; force your rights.

8/13/2014 8:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like it's true:

8/13/2014 10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read this blog often and find that it is a very interesting blog and yes on top of the situation. One thing I find puzzling is the mood of excitement towards impending catastrophic wars.....there's like this feeling of "whoopie, nuclear war!" I don't get it. Why are we happy about this. The level of possible destruction and loss of life depends on us as a Nation. If we would come together in Achdus we can make a paradigm shift. While I love the blog I feel like it is sometimes cheering on a world of the worlds! Can someone explain?

Another thing I understand intuitively but not objectively is why we are really safer here in EY ...than of course the obvious Yad V'Shem projecting His People and Land. Again doesn't this on some level depend on us and our level of teshuva?

8/13/2014 12:27 PM  
Blogger davidtre said...

To anon
Yes WE are cheering on a "World" of the worlds!
Yes H-s hand will "project" His People and Land over the "World".

8/13/2014 3:31 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

We are cheering on the end of this very, very, very Evil world where Truth is falsehood and falsehood is Truth. It is a world of opposites especially in this Shmittah cycle. But yes, it is really sad that it has to end in nuclear wars after hitting a massive stone wall, HaShem's Tzuk Eitan.

And yes, Tzion will be the refuge. It will get scary here, but those who wish our destruction will be destroyed, not us. Those who wish to denigrate us will be the ones denigrated instead. Year 7 has always been envisioned by Chaza"l as the time to reset Truth as Truth and Falsehood as Falsehood.

8/13/2014 3:40 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Yes, anon, my prayer is that we are all safe and protected. If these are the wars leading up to the end of evil, then I pray that it will be swift and those who are innocent be protected.
Since we are already experiencing war and uncertainty et al, then may Hashem allow this to be the time that is the end of it. So, when you hear (read) our "whoopee" we are praying that there will be an end to a long history of the world reigning destruction and forced conversions or death; pogroms and expulsions and lie after lie after lie directed toward us.
May those who are good be protected and what is evil be destroyed. May we see Moshiach very very soon.

8/13/2014 4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well stated Dov. Why is it that there are many who feel that the wicked should somehow get away with all their murders, etc.? What about the "millions of victims" of their atrocities? We are awaiting the Geulah Shleimah so that evil will not exist anymore. Of course, our people must awaken from their slumber and do teshuvah and join the right side - the side of yirat v'ahavat Hashem.

8/13/2014 4:56 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Oh, my, I saw somewhere that troops were lining up at the Gaza border!? Going in should only be to retake and clean out Aza of the vipers. No more short incomplete excursions.

The IS map is creeping over more and more of the ME.

8/13/2014 6:11 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The foreign language piece about large contingents of Neo-Nazi soldiers serving in the Ukraine for the Choco King needs Google Translate.

8/13/2014 6:50 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Here is one man's solution to the caliphate. A little long, but you can feel success from his words. Maybe he should be directing our offense on Gaza? :-)

". . . here is the kind of air war I’d have launched against ISIL/ISIS if I had been president of the USA. I’d have launched the first phase of the air war with no warning to ISIL/ISIS forces so they had no time to prepare for the attack or disperse their forces. I’d have attacked while their armored columns and fighters were all still packed together in columns.

The first phase would have been B-52 and B-1 bombers dropping a “carpet bomb” attack on their advancing columns. That would have left their surviving forces in shock. The next phase would have been an attack by a squadron of A-10 “Warthog” attack planes which I’d have prepositioned in a friendly Kurdish airport along with their ground support crews. The A-10s would have hit the surviving ISIL/ISIS tanks minutes after the B-52s and B-1s had turned the terrorist army into a devastated mass of shocked survivors, and eliminated whatever was left.

The A-10s are the world’s best airplanes for attacking armored columns. They are designed specifically for that task and they are very effective. I’d have sent an electronic jamming plane with the A-10′s in case the terrorist army had any functioning anti-aircraft capacities left to use against the A-10s. I’d have had the A-10s roam freely throughout northern Iraq taking out ISIL/ISIS armor and fighters wherever they could find them, utilizing the latest satellite intelligence to hit them quickly. [The A-10s are an excellent and needed asset but the Obama administration wants to retire them all. What on earth is he thinking?]

I think one 24-hour period of such attacks would have ISIL/ISIS reeling and their adherents would be fleeing back to their villages and tribes in an attempt to survive. I’d have armed the Kurds with better weapons so they could have surged out of their mountainous region to fight ISIL/ISIS on the northern Iraqi plains with US close air support. I’d let the Kurds keep any functioning armor or weaponry that ISIL/ISIS fighters abandoned. Politically, the Kurds, the only real entity so far with the guts to fight ISIL/ISIS, need to be rewarded.

Again, if I were the president of the USA, I’d suggest the Kurds declare an independent Kurdistan in the region they occupied and I’d have the US State Department announce that the USA was the first nation to recognize it as a political nation. I’d also sign an alliance agreement with the Kurds which would result in the Kurds receiving US weaponry and the US receiving the right to build a major airbase in Kurdistan. The Kurds have been faithful US allies for many years, and they deserve to be so recognized and rewarded . .."

He realizes the danger these terrorists pose to the world.

8/13/2014 9:24 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Obama and those who support him are no less a danger to Mankind than ISIS is. That is how evil this world has become which is why I don't desire to give America any advice on how to defeat ISIS. Both are diabolically evil each in their own way. It is instructive that only 33 to 35% of Americans recognize right now that Israel is "more moral" than Hamas is in this present conflict. It is instructive to avoid contact with the 65% of Americans who are that morally confused. That is how evil and reprobate they are. Of course this was not the case 30 years ago, but it is the case now. And Obama will soon use this moral confusion to make his argument that in order to protect the Palestinians, the US through the UNSec. Council will vote to send NATO and Russian troops to divide Eretz Yisrael. So in a conflict between ISIS and Obamanation, I side with neither.

8/13/2014 10:13 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

You should read this by Rabbi Lazer Brody:

Layla Tov

8/13/2014 10:38 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

1. Obama is half- Muslim. His first name is Baraq, named after Muhamed's horse Buraq that ascended to Heaven, supposedly, after putting its footprint on the Foundation Stone of the World, the Even Shtiyah. So he comes to claim the Temple Mt. for Islam. In actuality the so called Xtian half is Liberation theology, but his real religion is himself. He has become a personification of Hanuman, the monkey god, that he carries around in his pocket. The man is evil in so many multi-faceted ways that there is nothing about him that even smacks of a ray of goodness. That is how evil he is.

2. With Hamas we have the test of faith. Fight this war by G-d's rules of engagement, telling Mankind to stuff it, we win. Any other way where we try to make nice with the nations by fighting this war with one hand tied behind our backs, we lose. Will Galut Yishmael get even more intense? likely. Will they "conquer" Eretz Yisrael for a short time? Time will tell. I will not hazard a guess on that one. I think that the West, Iran, and ISIS will end up killing and destroying each other. I don't know who will leave the mudpit of Bavel and come heading after us even if this does occur.

8/13/2014 11:16 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

After the Great Flood, the water returned to the waters of the Deep. It swirled down into the deep through a portal "drain" in the Batzrah area of the Persian Gulf taking all that was destroyed in the Mabul with it. This seems to be a paradigm for what will happen when the various armies of Mankind go nose to nose in Bavel (Iraq) today. Not one of them will make it out of the Bavel mudpit alive. This would be the best case scenario and the one that will likely happen. Does ISIS somehow crawl out the mudpit to come against Eretz Yisrael? unclear but unlikely.

8/13/2014 11:32 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yishayahu 34 points to the the main distinction between the Great Flood and the destruction of the wicked nations of the world in the coming Shmittah year. The State of Matter in the Great Flood was Water. The State of Matter at the End of the Wicked nations of the world is Fire, and lots of it. And Fire will continue to burn because of tar which is rooted in Crude Oil. It is all in Yishayahu 34 that Bavel and Batzrah will become one massive oil/ tar fire on the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers and in between. HaShem won't check this coming conflagration with the EPA to see if it fits environmental standards. Because the Land where man first sinned is in Eastern Eden or Bavel, the trade winds won't pollute the land of Israel since the normal path of weather is from west to east. But the Bavel mudpit will become a place of burning tar, an environmental hell. Read Yishayahu 34 to understand this. This is buttressed by the 7th hakafot for Hoshana Rabba which stresses that judgement in the 7th year will be with Fire, not water.

8/13/2014 11:50 PM  
Blogger Leah Rosenberg said...


I am a faithful reader of your blog and eagerly anticipate your every comment.

Recently I took off the my book shelf Rav Marvin Antelman ztzl's book, To Eliminate the Opiate. I found a profound passage on page 222, "An irony of history is that the Warsaw Ghetto uprising was headed by Communists who finally realized, in their emaciated numbers, that there was no other choice but to fight or die." Is the place our leftest leaders must take our nation before we get up and fight?

Anonymous reader in Ramat Bet Shemesh

8/14/2014 6:31 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I don't know if Bibi qualifies as a Communist or a Leftist. He did free up the cell phone industry here for instance. So he is no Communist nor even a Socialist. The best way to describe Bibi with one word is Faithless. with a few words: (Someone groomed for leadership in a small Western country to join a fraternity of Western leaders who run the world with sanity to keep it from falling apart.) He really thought that his friend and fellow CFR traveler, Mitt Romney, would be elected US President in 2012...but he was wrong. And there is no fraternity of sane Western leaders anymore who have the faintest idea what a war against Evil is all about because They are part of the evil problem. So we are alone in the world, and frankly, Bibi is lost. He does not have the faintest idea about how to depend upon G-d Almighty to make our way in this dark world.

8/14/2014 6:45 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

The War of Gog and Magog

At the conclusion of the Footsteps of Messiah and it's process there will be a great battle - the war of Gog and Magog (see Radak and the
Malbim on Habakuk 3:16).

One of the prophecies of the future Redemption concerns the war of Gog and Magog. The prophet Ezekiel (38:18-20) said that a king would come,whose name will be Gog. He will rule over the nation of Magog (Rashi,
Ezekiel 38:2), and he will gather the nations and kingdoms of the world together to rise up in war against Israel. HaShem (the L-rd)will perform open miracles and wonders against those nations that are
fighting Israel. He will exact retribution for all the evil those
nations perpetrated against the people of Israel in all previous
generations. Thus will all the inhabitants of the world see that
HaShem alone has strength, and that He is the One true G-d.

There are those who say that the war against Gog and Magog will occur before the coming of the Messiah. Others contend that first Messiah will come, and only afterwards will the war against Gog and Magog take place (see Midrash Rabbah 96:15, Maharsha Sukka 52a, 'Al', and Rambam,
Hilchos Melochim 12:2).

A Three Part War

"All of the nations surround me, yet in the Name of HaShem I will
destroy them. They will encircle me and surround me, yet in the Name of HaShem I will destroy them. They will surround me like bees, as a fire devours thorns, yet in the Name of HaShem I will destroy them.They will push me so that I would fall down, but HaShem will help me. My strength and my song will be for HaShem, and HaShem will be a salvation for me." (Ps.118:11-14)

The Rabbis of blessed memory in (Midrash Tehillim, 109) explained that these words of King David relate to the three-stage war of Gog and Magog. First, the nations will surround Israel, and will rise up against them to destroy them. However, we will trust in HaShem, and we will defeat them. The second stage is: "they will encircle me, and surround me." They will not be deterred by their defeat, and they will
try to destroy us once again. However, we will continue to trust in HaShem, and, with His help, we will again defeat them. The final salvation will come about from the third stage.

Similarly, the Kabbalist Rav Shlomo Elyashiv writes (Shaarei Haleshem,part 2, siman 11): "And at the time of the coming of Messiah, great wars will be stirred up against Israel. These are the wars of Gog and
Magog, as described in the Prophets (Ezekiel 38 and 39, and Zechariah

It is stated in the Midrash (Psalms, 109:9) that in the future, Gog and Magog will come against Israel three times. They will go up to Jerusalem, gather together, and stir up anger in all the nations who support them, and bring them up to Jerusalem - (see also Leviticus Rabbah, chap.27, siman 11). After the Holy One, blessed be He exacts His revenge upon them, as described in Ezekiel, Israel will dwell
securely in thier Land with great goodness, and knowledge, wisdom,purity and sanctity will greatly increase..."

8/14/2014 7:35 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Chafetz Chaim zt"l was quoted by his faithful student Rav Elchanan Wasserman zt"l that WW1 was the first war of Gog UMagog and that WW2, 25 years after the beginning of WW1, would be a much more frightening version of Gog UMagog from which Klal Yisrael would barely be saved (1 out of 7 million surviving in Europe qualifies as being barely saved.) And that we would only be saved in the Final Redemption from WW3 which would occur approx. 70 years after WW2. So looking back, was there a Gog that gathered to surround Yerushalayim in WW1? And there was. His name was PM David Lloyd Gog of Great Britain who sent his General, Edmund Allenby, to conquer Yerushalayim from the Turks in 1917. He was successful, and at the end of WW1 the British Mandate was started. Initially PM David Lloyd Gog was a very good man. Through the San Remo Conference in 1920, "Palestine" was promised to the Jews. The promise of course was broken in succession by later Prime Ministers of England. But David Lloyd Gog himself turned out to be a decent man. So HaShem apparently flipped one of the Gogs to be a good Gog instead of an evil Gog. WW2 never really centered on Eretz Yisrael because of the Battles for El Alemein which kept the Nazis out of Eretz Yisrael completely. Upon further research it seems that the Gog who supposedly brought the peace to Europe and the Middle East at the end of WW2, Gog Marshall, seems like he may have been a pretty nasty anti-Semite. Yet, he never divided Yerushalayim and never fought a war to liberate it from us or anyone else. So that leaves Gog Bush Sr. and Gog ben Gog Bush Jr. as the final two Gogs. Yet, because of our behavior in 5765 with regards to Gaza and the evacuations, everything was delayed one full Shmittah cycle when there really are no more Gogs to be found.

There are others who might argue that Gog Sr. never divided Yerushalayim even though he desired to do so, and during his half Shmittah cycle he never really came to Yerushalayim to spend time at the King David Hotel like his son did. (Notice how the name David is a central focus of David Lloyd Gog and Gog ben Gog Jr. who demonstrated his rule over Yerushalayim by staying at the King David Hotel.) That would mean that after Mashiach comes, there will be indeed a third Gog who will come to achieve the lost glory of Malkhut Edom.

8/14/2014 9:15 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Plus in my piece "The Land of Magog, Part One" in the sidebar of this blog I meticulously demonstrated how Gog Bush Sr. was not Gog but was really Magog, the name that he received as a pledge for the Skull and Bones Society when his father Prescott stole the skull of Geronimo for the Skull and Bones Society demonstrating the Bush's family's conquest over the Mongol (Magogite) peoples of the New World, the Apache and the Navajo nations. You can read it in the sidebar. That would make his son Gog Jr. Gog from Gog or Gog Magog, the pre-eminent Gog of the Gog Dynasty, the Gog whose 7 year cycle would be the 7 years of Gog UMagog which began on Hoshana Rabba in the year 5762, the first year of a Shmittah cycle after 9/11 bombing of the World Trade Center which occurred on the 23rd of Elul 5761. So the entire period of time from Gog Sr's NWO speech at the UN at the beginning of the first Persian Gulf War until the end of his son's presidency at the beginning of 5769 along with the Financial Collapse constitutes one of the Gogs, not two Gogs. This would lend support to the contention that after Mashiach comes there will yet be a third Gog.

8/14/2014 9:28 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The Pieces Movement does a 180

The Jews are now turning all those plowshares into swords and those spears into pruning hooks in preparation for the Nations to send troops to the Valley of Yehoshafat before that Great and Awesome Day of the L-rd. Yo'el chapter 4:9-14

8/15/2014 12:01 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yoel 4:
ט קִרְאוּ-זֹאת, בַּגּוֹיִם, קַדְּשׁוּ, מִלְחָמָה; הָעִירוּ, הַגִּבּוֹרִים--יִגְּשׁוּ יַעֲלוּ, כֹּל אַנְשֵׁי הַמִּלְחָמָה. 9 Proclaim ye this among the nations, prepare war; stir up the mighty men; let all the men of war draw near, let them come up.
י כֹּתּוּ אִתֵּיכֶם לַחֲרָבוֹת, וּמַזְמְרֹתֵיכֶם לִרְמָחִים; הַחַלָּשׁ, יֹאמַר גִּבּוֹר אָנִי. 10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning-hooks into spears; let the weak say: 'I am strong.'
יא עוּשׁוּ וָבֹאוּ כָל-הַגּוֹיִם מִסָּבִיב, וְנִקְבָּצוּ; שָׁמָּה, הַנְחַת יְהוָה גִּבּוֹרֶיךָ. 11 Haste ye, and come, all ye nations round about, and gather yourselves together; thither cause Thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD!
יב יֵעוֹרוּ וְיַעֲלוּ הַגּוֹיִם, אֶל-עֵמֶק יְהוֹשָׁפָט: כִּי שָׁם, אֵשֵׁב לִשְׁפֹּט אֶת-כָּל-הַגּוֹיִם--מִסָּבִיב. 12 Let the nations be stirred up, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat; for there will I sit to judge all the nations round about.
יג שִׁלְחוּ מַגָּל, כִּי בָשַׁל קָצִיר; בֹּאוּ רְדוּ, כִּי-מָלְאָה גַּת--הֵשִׁיקוּ הַיְקָבִים, כִּי רַבָּה רָעָתָם. 13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe; come, tread ye, for the winepress is full, the vats overflow; for their wickedness is great.
יד הֲמוֹנִים הֲמוֹנִים, בְּעֵמֶק הֶחָרוּץ: כִּי קָרוֹב יוֹם יְהוָה, בְּעֵמֶק הֶחָרוּץ. 14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

8/15/2014 12:04 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Sorry, plowshares into swords and those pruning hooks into spears. before the Nations show up in the Valley of Yehoshafat, the Valley of Diligence. I would translate Charutz as Diligence not Decision. You decide.

8/15/2014 12:08 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

I truly do not think the nations against Israel understand just how huge the judgment will be....I do not think they have any clue what is in store....

8/15/2014 6:56 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

The saying goes, a descent, to prepare for an (spiritual) ascent.
They say this war is over, to prepare for an even bigger war. I don't believe a leopard changes his spots!

8/15/2014 12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, or is it? The story is irrelavent, the charges are interesting though. The woman is charged with "vilification of religious doctrine", did a door just get opened? Perhaps charging of vilification of religious doctrine needs to be brought up for Davids Tomb and the Temple Mount?

Police spokeswoman Simone Mayr told AFP that the woman, who has not been named, could face up to six months in jail for "vilification of religious doctrines."

8/15/2014 7:21 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I now have to write a major post on the "Death of Sheker HaChein and how it relates to the violence in Ferguson (St. Louis Co.), Missouri and the attachment of the Vav in HaShem's Name." I will probably write it tomorrow if the violence in Ferguson, MO, and the massive looting with no repercussions, continues.

8/16/2014 10:08 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I grew up in S. Louis, and I happen to know a lot of very deep stuff about the Spirit of St. Louis from my personal experiences, living there almost all of the first 43 years of my life. I understand why the collapse of American Civilization as we have all known it for most of our lives, and for the last 238 years, had to begin in St. Louis at the precise moment that the Vav is being attached to HaShem's Name in the World of Yetzirah from Tisha B'Av until the 24th of Elul, 5774. It has to do with the Death of Sheker HaChein which is the true spirit of St. Louis (both the city and the 13th century Talmud burner after whom the city is named)

8/16/2014 10:18 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

This is a really weird time. On one hand HaShem is reaping a windfall of teshuvah because of Israel's "isolation" at the hands of the Nations of the world. On the other hand, He does not want to isolate us so much during the month of Av that the Nations end up closing down Ben Gurion Airport. There are a ton of Israelis still abroad for the summer, and yes there are immigrants with Aliyah in mind who are still coming during the month of Av. So we have a "reprieve" from extreme isolation which I believe will end around Rosh Chodesh Elul with a new round of more extreme worldwide isolation, more extreme than we have ever seen it before.

8/17/2014 12:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you think about:
"Is Ferguson mida k'neged mida?"

And to further support this idea:
FAA declared a no fly zone over (below 3000 feet) over this American City.
French warned its tourists not to travel to this dangerous part of the U.S.

Sound familiar?

8/17/2014 12:59 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, it is Midah keNeged Mida, but it is a lot, lot more. It is the beginning of the end of using "popularity" as an international religion to beat our unacceptance by Mankind over our heads. That "dark" religion has ancient and Medieval lords and ladies who practiced it like a Stradivarius. The principle Medieval practitioner was King Louis the IXth of France who never spilled Jewish blood, but used a form of psychological warfare against Klal Yisrael if France. By burning 24 cartloads of our precious Talmuds, he then could press on with a "popularity" campaign to get all the Jews in France to convert to Roman Catholicism in order to be loved by all. King Louie "loved" us so much that whenever he caught a Jewish fish in his net, he was the star guest at that Jew's conversion to that oh so popular religion of that time. Nothing has really changed so much since that time 800 years ago. The Catholic Church in St. Louis did the same with every Jew who moved there in the 19th Century.

And alas at what time in one's life is Popularity a god to every person who goes through that rite of passage. Well if one goes to a public high school, that is the time in one's life where there is absolutely nothing more important than "Popularity". There is an old joke about St. Louis that St. Louisans like to tell. When you go to a party in St. Louis, what is the first question that a stranger might ask you in order to get to know you? "What High School did you go to?" What an odd question! Have you ever heard such a thing before, such a quirk about a major American city? It is because no one ever leaves that "popularity" scene in St. Louis. It imbues the lives of all who live there with a falsity of what is really important leaving a dark, empty core that is never filled.

As I just wrote a friend who still lives there: The Spirit of St. Louis is to be like a high school cheerleader, popular with adoring fans. It is why wherever you go the first question you are asked is, "What High School did you go to?" During the course of one's life, high school is the place that Popularity is a god more than any other time in one's life. It is the Falsehood of Charm. Charming, Popular and Vain on the outside with a dark empty core. I guess that Obamanation's movement where the rampaging "natives" start to takeover the country had to start right there. So bizarre, but it turns out that St. Louis is that place.

It is why Chassidut can't get a foot in the door in St. Louis. The feminine side of the evil inclination (the yetzer hara) is too strong in St. Louis to allow for the feminine side of the yetzer hatov to even have a foothold. So the only form of Torah that makes it in St. Louis is the Litwak, more masculine form (Aish HaTorah, Rav Schach, etc.). The Lubavitcher Rebbe saw this, and he never sent a powerhouse Shaliach to St. Louis seeing that sowing the seeds of Chassidut in St. Louis is really a waste of time.

8/17/2014 1:22 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

There was a great playwright from St. Louis. His name was Tennessee Williams. He wrote a hallmark play called, The Glass Menagerie

It is worth watching in order to have a deeper insight of this phenomenon. As a St. Louisan himself he had a deep appreciation of this sickness in this semi-autobiographical play. What is fascinating about the play from a Jewish perspective is that the gentleman caller (Kirk Douglass in this version with Laura's part played by Jane Wyman) was voted "most likely to succeed" at Soldan High School in the play. Any Jew from S. Louis will tell you that before University City High School being the center of Jewish life in St.Louis, Soldan High School in the Carey Patch neighborhood of North St. Louis was where all the Jews went to high school,...including my own father who graduated from Soldan in the graduating class of 1941.

8/17/2014 1:32 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Dov, it's interesting to read what you have to say about St. Louis. I was born there and lived there until age 15. My family still lives there. I was born in Creve Coeur and lived in Kirkwood. I also lived in U- City off of Delmar as well as Delcrest. I used to go to the Aish center as well as the Agudah or Young Israel.
My grandmother and her father used to daven at Bais Avraham shul where Rabbi Magenzie zt'zl was the rav( near the conservatory). I played viola at CASA (the conservatory).
It was the big big deal to be on the football team or the cheer leading squad. Popularity was exactly as you say...
I read something more recently in a yahoo comments section that made me laugh, yet I understood it and agree with it. The comment said: "My father always said if the US was to have an enema the starting point would be up St. Louis."
I do not miss it.

8/17/2014 5:20 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Dov, I remember hearing that the ram's horn that is blown when Moshaich come's is the right horn and it has been saved by Hashem from akeidat Yitzchak. Yes? Also, who blows the horn? Hashem b'Shemayim or Moshiach? When it is blown does the whole world hears it at once or just Jews in Israel or do all hear it even in chutz l'aretz all at once?
Thank you

8/17/2014 5:38 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

"Report: US Assigned to Pressure Israel in Truce Agreements"

This A-7 headline accompanies a picture of Kerry and Netanyahu shaking hands. The look on the PMs face tells it all : disgust. The PM is showing his feeling about Kerry's arrival and the fiasco he will be serving up to Netanyahu, to get him to give in on Hamas's demands.

As you said Dov, The World Powers are advancing on Israel. Also new EU labeling on Israeli products to show where each "ingredient" comes from!

Nothing from disputed territories in them thar foods! No siree, Bob! We won't tolerate contraband food. :-)
And now during the coming Shmitta year, further restrictions apply! We just should give up food altogether for next year.

8/17/2014 10:51 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Could it be that these Yazdis (yidz, yids) be from a Jewish tribe? They are aryan and an offshoot of the Turks, but do no intermarry with any but their own tribe. Blonde, blue eyes.

"Yazidis Commit Mass-Suicide After Rape by Islamic State Fighters. Kurds claim further evidence of 'genocide', as Islamic State slaughters men who won't convert, kidnaps women, children." look at this face of a Yazdis girl

8/17/2014 3:08 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

The face of that girl reminds me of the (Jewish descended Tribal) Pashtuns, some were blonde blue eyed, aryans, some even with red hair (like King David). There must be a connection. There is a reason they have been brought to public attention. A shake up of 'lost Jews' to get them noticed and even saved. We are in those final days of the ingathering.

[I had to remove one of my comments because it showed up in my software as the flower being an error. So I just deleted the comment.]

8/17/2014 3:17 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yazidis: Not Jewish. All evidence points to them being descendants of ancient Zoroastrians from Madai. In short they are likely Medes.

more in a bit...I am checking migration patterns of French Catholics in St. Louis County. It is obvious from the place names of Florissant and Normandy, that most French Catholics migrated North/ NW along West Florissant and Florissant Roads, most of it after WW2 and usually because of white flight from the city and its inner suburbs. So the place of the rioting right now is precisely where the French Catholics originally settled and then were forced to leave in recent decades as blacks moved in. That is why the rioting is there of all places in St. Louis. It is a pretty facade with a rotting inner core, Sheker HaChein. Normandy, a bit further south/ southeast of Ferguson is in such bad shape that the Normandy School District just had to dissolve as a regional school district because of low academic performance.

I am only pointing this all out because what is going on in Ferguson, MO smacks of a "global" Geulah related event at the same time as the emotional sefirot of HaShem are being redeemed in Olam HaYetzirah between Tisha B'Av and the 24th of Elul according to the Arizal's chart. From the tenth of Tamuz until Tisha B'Av, our left coast brethren were forced to give up their stone heart of the Erev Rav. Sometime in this 45 days period we will be given a heart of flesh, G-d willing. The Death of Sheker HaChein is a big, big part of this process.

8/17/2014 5:44 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

By the way that first place in the movie where Laura wandered after quitting business school was the St. Louis Art Museum. And the Crusader on his high horse in that scene was/is the Talmud Burner, King Louie. He sits on his high horse in front of the Art Museum to this very day. Every Tisha B'Av I would go down to the Art Museum next to Louie on his high horse to recite the 41st Kinnah...

Lecture on the 41st Kinnah, the burning of the Talmud by St. Louis in 1242, and the Disputation of the Ramban

8/17/2014 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your beloved president at work:

Rivlin slams incitement against wedding of Muslim man and Jewish-born bride

8/17/2014 6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your beloved RUBY has given HIS BLESSINGS(!!!!) to an issur torah of intermarriage!

8/17/2014 6:45 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Oy, yes that hurts. You can say that people who intermarry should not be physically attacked in a democratic society, but never should they ever be given a blessing. We should never bless what G-d has not sanctioned. Oy, let me think about this one.

8/17/2014 7:13 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I would have blessed the marriage with a quick divorce or would have simply not blessed it at all. As President you can or must call for non-violence in these cases, but you can't ever endorse the behavior of inter-marriage with any blessing for anything good....except for a quick divorce.

8/17/2014 7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is your RUBY's own words in this matter - TO VOMIT!

*Reuven Rubi Rivlin - ראובן רובי ריבלין
7 hrs ·

קו אדום עובר בין חופש הביטוי והמחאה לבין הסתה. מחמוד ומורל מיפו החליטו להינשא ולקיים את חירותם במדינה דמוקרטית. גילויי ההסתה נגדם מקוממים ומדאיגים, תהא אשר תהא עמדתי או עמדתו של אחר ביחס לנושא עצמו. לא כולם חייבים לשמוח בשמחתם של מחמוד ומורל- אך כולם חייבים בכבודם. יש בינינו ובתוכנו מחלוקות קשות ונוקבות ואולם- להסתה, לאלימות ולגזענות אין מקום בחברה הישראלית. ביטויים אלה מכרסמים תחת יסודות חיינו המשותפים כאן במדינת ישראל, היהודית והדמוקרטית, הדמוקרטית והיהודית. "בראשית ברא א-להים את היחיד", כותב ז'בוטינסקי. עם חופשי אנחנו בארצנו, בדעה ובפעולה ואני מאחל לזוג הטרי בריאות, נחת ושמחה.*

8/17/2014 9:31 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

A-7 has pictures. I've not seen an Arab bride dressed like this one; they're usually more modestly attired. It didn't seem like Rivlin blessed them, only wished them .... But maybe he did, and published elsewhere. It must be 'love' because the guy didn't seem like a catch to me.

Listen, with all the leftist ideologies prominent since '48, and with both families living in the same neighborhood, this is bound to happen ... In our Jewish and Democratic (sic) country.

Therefore 'one land and two peoples' is not the answer. And an Arab state on our land is also not the answer. I see this as being given a sign from Shamayim showing that both are not the answer to our predicament.

There must be a middle ground where the Torah can be observed, but not look like Meah Shearim, but not be like Reform! To me that might be like the families of "our Boys". Isn't that possible? But it must be on a land just for us, with the Arabs sent away!

8/17/2014 10:28 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Two incidents of note here in the UK.

A Tesco supermarket in Birmingham was attacked by a crowd of Muslims waving Palestinian flags. They wanted Israeli food removed from the shelves.
Staff and shoppers were attacked.
Birmingham has just over one million people but a very small Jewish population, perhaps 5000.

Similar happened in London in Holborn, outside a Sainsbury's store, though the demonstration was outside the store and no one entered.
Holborn is close to the centre of London, it is the legal district and the diamond district. So I retract my earlier comment about none of the inner city branches of national supermarket chains having Kosher food sections, as Holborn does, I guess to attract the Chassidic diamond workers?

Both are national corporate supermarket chains, though both have Jewish origins from their original founder families.

8/17/2014 10:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that Ruby Rivlin is a descendent of Kol HaTor is meaningless. Wicked King Menashe was a Descendent of the righteous King Hezkiyahu! Menashe murdered his grandfather the prophet Isaiah. I've seen nothing in his history to indicate he is any different than any other Israeli politician. The only MK I envision not giving the politically correct BS to this intermarriage fiasco is Moshe Feiglin. The 'creative' information on the whole fantasy of Kol HaTor and it's deep spiritual meaning brings much into doubt of what has been said here.

8/17/2014 11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neshama: Doubt anything will be good until the medinah becomes 'Jewish' with Jewish leadership. As long as these plishtim/pals (Arabs) whatever are part of the landscape of the Land given by H'to the children of Israel with instructions; there can be no good! It's really very simple. All that came out of going against the most basic law of the Land is bloodshed. Moshiach will be the only answer.

8/17/2014 11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a thought, could there possibly be a connection with ISIS and Egytion president SISI?? (ISIS spelt backwards)

8/17/2014 11:32 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

A wish for health, joy, and nachat for an intermarried couple might be wrong... even very wrong, but it does not make someone a Rasha gamur like Menashe son of Hizkiyahu.

8/17/2014 11:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a question. Is it permitted to put a lot of weight into astrology? To determine who you will make friends with or not? Is it permitted to put that much legitimacy in it? I know there is Jewish astrology and from what I understand the Kabbalists use astrology. Can you help me understand if this is permitted or not? I have a friend who is very deep into this.

8/18/2014 2:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The president of israel is basically telling us to to go against the word of GOD ALMIGHTY!

Devarim7: 3. "You shall not intermarry with them; you shall not give your daughter to his son, and you shall not take his daughter for your son."

8/18/2014 5:38 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ruby Rivlin did NOT recommend that Jews and gentiles intermarry. He did NOT suggest that this was a good thing. He did say that they have a basic right to intermarry, which is NOT true in G-d's eyes, without any of us molesting them with bigotry, violence, and racism. And Yes, the Torah disagrees with that statement. They don't have a right to intermarry without being publicly criticized. And when Mashiach comes, they will be physically restrained from intermarrying. At this time in history the most that we can do is vociferously protest without violence. And yes, as I have said, Rivlin's statement does distress me very much.

Astrology can never, ever be used to predict the future according to the Torah. It is permissible to use astrology to get deeper insight into one's own or someone else's personality to see if they may or may not be a good fit to have a relationship. But even there one must be careful to NOT predict the future using that information.

8/18/2014 9:11 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Palestinian connection to Ferguson rioters

Slowly it is starting in America. Plus see Police stand away.

8/18/2014 10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me draw this out for you because apparently there is a lack of understanding on your part.

1 * אך כולם חייבים בכבודם.*


No Rivlin, we must FIRST respect God and His Torah. IDIOT!

2 *"בראשית ברא א-להים את היחיד", כותב ז'בוטינסקי."

HE QUOTES JABOTINSKY (!) *in the beginning G-d created the individual*.

He's inventing some new kind of history apparently to make this farce all kind of fit. WHAT? WHAT?

3 *עם חופשי אנחנו בארצנו*

No - we are neither *free* and we are neither in our Land - we are SUBSERVIENT TO GOD who lets us live on the Land ONLY if we observe the LAWS!

The Erev Rav president has got you confused - must be that sparkling Ruby descending from the Gaon that's got you also blinded to what the h*ll is going on before our very eyes. And you can be mighty sure that he'll be the first to sign on the dotted line to uproot every single Jew from Yehudah and Shomron without batting an eyelash.

8/18/2014 10:39 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I hear you Anon., but your quote of point number 1. is a misquote. The exact translation is:

Not everyone is obligated to rejoice with their (the couple's) Simcha, but everyone is obligated to respect them.

In the context of what he said or wrote here, he is saying that we should respect their decision and leave them alone to enjoy their life together without engaging in incitement or violence to stop the wedding from taking place. I even disagree with him there. It is fine to protest at this wedding at a reasonable distance from the wedding hall in order to prevent violence between those protesting and guests to the wedding. Yet, what can you or I do at this pre-Messianic time to stop this wedding from taking place as abhorrent as we may find it? Should we take a Pinchus? I agree with the rest of what you said though.

Neshama: It is obvious that G-d is preventing the police in Ferguson from acting to stop the looting and the pillaging because of how severely Obamanation, along with 65% of Americans who at least partially agreed with him, condemned Israel for defending itself against one and the same thugs except that our thugs have tunnels and missiles.

8/18/2014 12:18 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

If, like Pinchus, you have a "plan" to stop an illicit sexual relationship from being flouted in public, be the kanai that you might be and just do it. I would not discuss it on a blog as you devise your plan though. In this type of thing you need to plan that no "innocents" die or are injured since justice is being executed which is different than self-defense in wartime.

8/18/2014 12:40 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Now that you have thought about taking action, think again. What was the madreigah that we were at in the Midbar to allow for a Pinchus to arise out of the Klal to take the action of a kanai. We are at this moment, light years from the madreigah that we were at in the Midbar. In Chu"l multiply this one illicit forbidden marriage by 1 million over the last decade or two. We are simply not at the madreigah to stop these marriages by force until Eliyahu HaNavi shows up and gives us the nod to do so...unless you have another tactic?

8/18/2014 1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, "Kanai" with the keyboard (yes, I mean you, the anonymous commenter who is trying to take Reb Dov down a peg or two or more over our new president):

Maybe Reb Dov has (or feels he has) an obligation to be nice to you, and I see that he agrees with you on some of your points.

But I don't like the tone you are using to speak to him.

You had better *be* Eliyahu haNavi - and be able to prove it - in order to talk down to anyone who holds a blog down as well as Reb Dov does. As far as I am concerned, you are showing yourself to be a phoney - big talk, no action.

And, furthermore, you should have a name, or at least a handle. We are paying attention to the man (or woman) behind the curtain.

CDG, Yerushalayim

8/18/2014 1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am going to respond according to my understanding of how it should be regarding mixed marriage and other things. Please, Dov Bar-Lieb, freely correct anything I say. I am learning. Only descendants of Israel are allowed to own land in Eretz Israel. Goyim may be servants in Israel, meaning employment. Goyim may be charged usury, but not Jewish brethren. Goyim may have to pay a tax to Israel for the privilege of working there. However, they obey the Sabbath laws. If there was a Temple, the goyim would have to remain in the court of the goyim. They could not go past that court. If a Jewish person intermarries, they are to be 'cut off' from the people, meaning, they are considered goy. They have left their privileged position in being close to HaShem. We have been so long without a Temple, it is hard to fully grasp that.

8/18/2014 4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erev Rav head of Mossad publicly compares Shas to ISIS..

8/18/2014 5:00 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Gentiles who live here do NOT have to pay an extra head tax. At least I have never heard of such a thing. They just have to meticulously keep the Noachide laws. They don't have to keep Shabbat unless they are slaves which is not the situation nowadays since there is no Eved Cana'ani anymore. I would have to check the situation with indentured servants who are non-Jews paying off a debt through servitude. I believe they keep Shabbat too. (not 100% sure about that. Perhaps they don't do work for their master, but they can turn on lights for themselves for instance. need to check this because there have not been indentured servants in Jewish life for centuries. One thing for sure, they don't have to work for their masters on Shabbat. Of that I am certain.) Of course non-Jewish employees also are not employed on Shabbat. If someone is a butler and works on Shabbat taking care of some Jew, he is only paid for the 6 days of the work week. If he also works on Shabbat, then his wage for the other 6 days must be increased so that he is not being paid for Shabbat. And if they own land here already and if they keep Noachide laws, they can continue to own the land that they already own here. They CANNOT purchase land from Jews. If they are good citizens, they can rent of course instead. I must emphasize the "if they are good citizens" condition. And yes, one is allowed to charge interest to a non-Jew, but one should not excessively charge interest to anyone because it builds bad character traits. Jews of course cannot charge interest to other Jews. You will have to ask someone else about the heter iska. I am no expert on that. I try not to charge interest. If currency devalues, one is allowed to link the loan to the value of the currency as it accrues or devalues against a market basket of goods and services. Of course this can go both ways. If the currency becomes more valuable, you get less money back from a loan. But one must be scrupulous in not charging interest.

8/18/2014 6:08 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said... seems to have crashed for now at least. Try it again in an hour.

8/18/2014 6:27 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Oh, there is one noteworthy difference between Jewish slaves and gentile slaves that is well known. Jewish slaves may only sign on as slaves to pay off a debt over a maximum servitude of 6 years or until the beginning of Yovel whichever comes first. Non-Jewish slaves can become indentured servants for as long as it would take to pay off their debt. They don't go out after 6 years or in the Yovel year unless that is the extent of their debt. If Jewish slaves want to stay on after 6 years, Oy veVoy, Beit Din drives a borehole in their ear, and they become slaves for the rest of their lives. Since there really is no Eved Cana'ani anymore, there is only one way for non-Jews to become lifelong slaves: if they are captured in war as POWs such as the Yefath To'ar. But even there the rules are very strict on their treatment, and as we have seen recently POWs tend to go free for Jewish POWs. How this will be applied in Yemot HaMashiach will be interesting.

8/18/2014 6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You do not even see the Shoah as it unfolds before you - or you are purposely choosing not to see it.

8/18/2014 6:58 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Finally in ancient times the Ct. of the Gentiles was basically all flat tracts of land north or south of the East to West Temple complex, that is all land on the Temple Mt. to the north or south of the Cheel which surrounded the Temple. A gentile in this way could actually get very close to the Holy of Holies on the other side of the Cheel, the separation barrier between the Temple courtyard and the surrounding flat space on the Mount. The Ct. of the Jewish Men and Women, Ezrat HaNashim was to the east of the 15 steps that lead up to Ct. of Yisrael and the Kohanim to the West toward the Holy of Holies. Yisrael men were allowed up into the courtyard to a certain distance from the 15 steps to offer up korbanot. The rest of the Upper Court including the Heichal was the province of the Kohanim only.

The layout for the 3rd Temple according to Yechezkel HaNavi will be very different from the first two Temples. It seems that the Ct. of the Women will be shrunk on the eastern end and added to on the northern and southern sides. The Ct. of the Gentiles will likely surround that in a concentric square.

8/18/2014 7:19 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The main reason for the change for the 3rd Temple is that the holiness of all space in Yerushalayim will go up on notch. So the Holy of Holies will be the Holy of Holy of Holies. The sanctity of the place that is Holy on the Temple Mt. will have the status of the Holy of Holies. (Kohanim will be allowed in there but they will have the additional requirement of only marrying virgins and wearing linen garments as the Kohen HaGadol does now.) The sanctity of Ezrat HaNashim will have the status of the Ezrat Yisrael. And the places that were Ct. of the Gentiles on top of the Mt. will be like they are within the Cheel, requiring ritual immersion and parah adumah. So the entire Temple Mt. will have to be turned into Ezrat HaNashim so that gentiles don't come within the new Cheel. And this continues of course. The sanctity of Yerushalayim will then have the sanctity of the Temple Mt. outside of the Cheel. And the sanctity of Eretz Yisrael will be raised to the sanctity of Yerushalayim. And the sanctity of the entire world will have the sanctity of Eretz Yisrael. One of the effects of this will be the scope and size of the magnificent Third Temple will be so much grander than the first two Temples.

In response to Anon., I only see ahead of us the Shoah of the wicked. Al Tirah m'Pachad pitom, umiShoat Reshayim ki tavo.

8/18/2014 7:46 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The main reason for the change for the 3rd Temple is that the holiness of all space in Yerushalayim will go up one notch. So the Holy of Holies will be the Holy of Holy of Holies. The sanctity of the place that is Holy on the Temple Mt. will have the status of the Holy of Holies. (Kohanim will be allowed in there but they will have the additional requirement of only marrying virgins and wearing linen garments as the Kohen HaGadol does now.) The sanctity of Ezrat HaNashim will have the status of the Ezrat Yisrael. And the places that were Ct. of the Gentiles on top of the Mt. will be like they are within the Cheel, requiring ritual immersion and parah adumah. So the entire Temple Mt. will have to be turned into Ezrat HaNashim so that gentiles don't come within the new Cheel. And this continues of course. The sanctity of Yerushalayim will then have the sanctity of the Temple Mt. outside of the Cheel. And the sanctity of Eretz Yisrael will be raised to the sanctity of Yerushalayim. And the sanctity of the entire world will have the sanctity of Eretz Yisrael. One of the effects of this will be the scope and size of the magnificent Third Temple will be so much grander than the first two Temples.

In response to Anon., I only see ahead of us the Shoah of the wicked. Al Tirah m'Pachad pitom, umiShoat Reshayim ki

8/18/2014 7:55 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I must admit, I don't know the status of the Kohen HaGadol wearing his 8 piece Golden vestments during the 3rd Temple in the Inner Courtyard. I am not sure if Yechezkel even discusses it. I am sure that he will be able to wear his golden vestments in the Temple of course. The question would seem to be would he be allowed to wear them in the Inner Courtyard of a Temple elevated in qedushah from the First two Temples.

8/18/2014 7:58 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

very very interesting. some of my chabad friends in bklyn used to tell me that the rest of the world will have the status of EY. So, I guess, that made it ok to stay in bklyn!! and the hubby was sentimental for the 2 day yom tov!!

But they knew, I always yearned to be back in Yerushalayim, with the trees and the stones and the sky and the air. It is so magical here.

8/18/2014 8:16 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

There has been no Israelnationalnews for hours now. This is odd. Does anyone have any information?

Also I should verify. All Gentile slaves must keep the negative prohibitions of Shabbat even for themselves along with not working for their masters. This applies to all such servants/ permanent slaves and indentured servants, but it does NOT apply to hired gentile employees. We learn it from the reprise of the Ten Commandments in VaEthchanan where it adds the extra dependent clause "in order that your slave and maidservant rest like you". This proviso is not added for one's Bull, one's jackass, or one's other animals. Those simply can't do melachah for you, but they can do it for themselves. Your slaves are not even allowed to do melachah for themselves because they are resting just like you.

Again, where is Arutz 7?

8/18/2014 11:16 PM  
Blogger yaak said...

I've been able to get to A7 without a problem all day long. I'm not sure what is wrong with your connection.

8/18/2014 11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same here, Dov. I've been visiting A7 off and on all day.

CDG, Yerushalayim

8/18/2014 11:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting that it seems we are to be judged by Schabas, shabbos will judge us, really?
Juss we had better be more careful as keeping the shabbat is one of the major themes in tenach aside from human decency.

8/18/2014 11:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neshama, I've heard that too, that all dispora will be EY after Mashiah comes and all EY will be Yerushalaim and of course it will be 1 day Yom Tov everywhere.

8/19/2014 9:57 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

this is from muqata

"A week after a Hamas female suicide terrorist blew herself to pieces along with two Israeli soldiers, a story made the rounds that a greater tragedy was prevented. The woman, so the story goes, actually was a Jew who had married an Arab in Gaza.

"When an Israeli soldier saw her about to blow up a suicide vest and take a few soldiers with her, he yelled out loud “Shema Yisrael,” the beginning of the prayer Jews recite when facing certain death. The woman, being a Jew, heard the ”Shema Yisrael” and, knowing the power of prayer, fled the scene, leaving the vest behind."

What is happening to the Israeli women????

8/19/2014 2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is next? Doomsday and Redemption

8/19/2014 6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

694Interesting the Poop is calling on the international community. Is the vicar of christ calling for troops?

Pope Francis on Iraq: "It is licit stop the unjust aggressor"

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 - 01:32
Pope Francis, speaking on his return flight from South Korea, says the situation in Iraq is grave and that the international community has to respond together.

8/19/2014 7:05 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Thank you, Rav Kin Shlita is always welcome on this blog.

8/19/2014 7:45 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

This is a joke, right?

Sisi urges the Ba'al Kerry and his boss to "use restraint" in Ferguson, Missouri

What a Man! Yashar Ko'ach Abdel Al Sisi!!

8/19/2014 7:49 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Neshama: You wrote a comment about not being able to get on Drudge and Blogspot. Did you want me to post that comment? Are you still having problems. My A-7 problem cleared up this morning. There are no other unposted comments.

Leah: What question again? I will look for it later, but can you post the question again?

8/19/2014 10:56 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Leah: found it. A new massive round of rocket barrages has just started. If Bibi decides to act like Sisi would in his shoes and decides to destroy Hamas, the nations will send troops. When? not clear. I am hoping by the 15th of Elul. Because if that is the case, the Mt. of Olives will split in two this coming Sukkot. I really don't want to wait another year in agony anymore. Why should our soldiers continue to die for another year?

8/19/2014 11:24 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Thanks DOv. 2nd question: Who hears the shofar of when Moshiach is announced: The yidden in Eretz Yisrael? Yidden in Chutz l'aretz, too? All of mankind? What order or at same time?

8/20/2014 2:46 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

I was replying to you or anyone not being able to reach A-7. Perhaps others were having trouble with blogger or google in searching or reaching their blog to post info. I believe it involves templates being outdated and therefore not functioning properly. Google has revised their template layouts and perhaps some of the coding and certificates allowing access have been cancelled.

I posted this as an inquiry. That's also why I changed my flower ID.

Yes , the rockets have started again.I was out in the hall late last nite after the sireen went off. I think the reason is because the Mossad found and broke up a planned coo against Abbas and fatah. I think hamas thought it was their "ace in the tunnel" :-). To attack us from both sides. I wonder if Abbas will try to eliminate that devil at their meeting in Qatar.

8/20/2014 11:22 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The shekel is collapsing now against the dollar. The lack of confidence in Bibi as a leader is thunderous. All is in flux though. Elul should be an amazing month of worldwide isolation.

8/20/2014 5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ISIS forcing circumcision.

8/20/2014 8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can it be true?

Report: Deif Killed in IAF Airstrike

"Senior Hamas leader Mohammed Deif may have been killed in airstrikes, according to Fox News, despite Israel's silence and Hamas's denial of Deif's death.

Israeli intelligence officials told the news outlet that Deif - who is the head of Hamas's "military wing," the Al-Qassam Brigades - was killed during IAF airstrikes Wednesday, during the same attack that killed the terror leader's wife and son."

- I hope we get the rest of 'em too. Ride 'em, cowboys!

CDG, Yerushalayim

8/21/2014 12:04 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...


I am not a Rabbi but I thought the belief is that Eliyahu HaNavi announces Moshiach, and that Moshiach emerges in Meron, neat Tzfat in the Galilee.

8/21/2014 12:56 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Thank you. My question is though, does the whole world hear the shofar at once or only in Israel when it is blown?

8/21/2014 6:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A look at ISIS:

8/21/2014 6:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just when finally the time came when Mohammed Deif, commander of the hamas military, was sent to greet his 72 virgins.. he was shocked to find out that his wife ended up going along with him

8/21/2014 10:51 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...


Powerful Earthquake Slams San Francisco

8/24/2014 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Moshe Meir said...

The earthquake was moderate at best, and I didn't feel it at all, even when my wife woke me up as it was happening. Let's not exaggerate, please. A few buildings near the epicenter had some damage, that's all.

8/24/2014 8:55 PM  
Blogger davidtre said...

8/25/2014 3:09 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Moshe, the news wrote there were fires and outages scattered in a large area, not just in tiny SF . Yes it wasn't a tremendous quake, but there were damages. Other people ran outside when affected. It depended where in the expansive are one lives.

Those affected think it was indeed powerful enough.

"At Least One Million People Rocked by San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake, 87 Injured (UPDATED)"

8/25/2014 11:41 AM  

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