Sunday, February 01, 2015

Interesting Recent Links - Yitro 5775

Geula-Related




Rav Schick Shlit"a in Critical Condition
אליעזר שלמה בן מלכה
and his wife
יחנא שפרה בת סאסיא






Tensions in the North



European Terrorism and Anti-Semitism


North American Terrorism and Anti-Semitism



המפלגה שרוצה להכניס את רבי נחמן לכנסת: "יצביעו לנו בשביל הצחוקים"

מביך: ברוך מרזל סירב ללחוץ את ידו של יו"ר ועדת הבחירות סלים גובראן

הקרב בציונות הדתית: הרב צבי טאו מבהיר: "אין לי עסק עם מפלגת 'יחד'"

הגר"ש עמאר והגר"מ מזוז יתארחו השבת בניר עציון

הגר"ש עמאר שבת עם צמרת מפלגת "יחד"










(don't buy the spin)


Miscellaneous








Rav Mazuz on Yahad, the other Haredi Parties, Ya'ir Lapid, and Har Habayit



Translated from Kikar:

Elections 2015: Last Shabbat, a Shabbatton of the association of the Kisei Rahamim institutions, headed by the spiritual leader of the "Yahad - Ha'am Itanu" Party, the Ga'on Rav Meir Mazuz [Shlit"a], with the participation of the Rishon Letzion and Chief Rabbi of Yerushalayim, the Ga'on Rav Shelomo Moshe Amar [Shlit"a].

When Shabbat was over, the Ga'on Rav Meir Mazuz spoke to hundreds of his students and related to the upcoming elections and to the party that he heads, as the Rishon Letzion, the Ga'on Rav Shelomo Amar and the party chairman MK Eli Yishai were seated next to him.

With an exclusive video that came to "Kikar Hashabbat", Rav Mazuz is heard saying:
The gemara in Sanhedrin says [Yeravam Ben Nevat asked Hashem:] מי בראש?  בן ישי בראש [Who is at the head?  The son of Yishai is at the head.]  The word "בן" equals 52.  The word "אליהו" equals 52.  The gemara says that Eliyahu Yishai is at the head.
Rav Mazuz related to the Mahloket in the community and said:
 The world thinks that we are from the Dor Hapelaga.  I thought the following: those who vote for Shas hear that they want to go with the left, so thousands and myriads who love Eretz Yisrael - where will they go?  Either they won't vote at all or they'll go to Yeravam Ben Nevat, so what should we do?  Now, we will have some more [people voting].
Rav Mazuz added and said:
 I thought that everyone would understand me, that we will have an agreement with Shas, but they didn't understand me.  They went and fought.  So, we have no choice, we will Be'ezrat Hashem, have 12 seats.
The audience and those at the dais together with Rav Amar answered "Amen".

At this stage, Rav Mazuz specified that there would be Ko'ach [28] seats [to the Haredi parties] - 8 seats for Shas, 8 seats for UTJ, and 12 seats for the Yahad party.

Rav Mazuz verbally attacked the former finance minister and said:
We have a finance minister whom Hashem has given him all the foolishness in the world.  10 tons of foolishness came down to the world. 9½ was taken by Ya'ir Lapid, there's nothing to do about it.  He says that he is the master of the state, but he is the fool of the state.  "יבטל" [he will be nullified] is Rashei Teivot of יאיר בן טומי לפיד [Ya'ir Ben Tommy Lapid].
 Toward the end of his words, Rav Mazuz related to the storm around going up to Har Habayit and said:
Hashem gave us this land, the land will remain ours and our children's forever, including Har Habayit, including everything.  Only the Bayit [Beit Hamikdash] we cannot enter in the meantime until Mashiah comes.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Interesting Recent Links - Beshalah 5775 IV

Geula-Related




Fighting in the North



Israel’s UN Ambassador Calls on Security Council to ‘Unequivocally’ Condemn Hezbollah


Palestinian Terror Groups Praise Hezbollah Attack On Northern Israel
Palestinian Terror Groups Praise Hezbollah Attack on Northern Israel

War Again?

Netanyahu: Iran’s hand was behind the Hizballah attack from Lebanon
Netanyahu: Iran Behind Hezbollah Attack on Northern Israel


Hezbollah Sends Israel Message Saying It’s Not Interested in Escalation of Violence

Israel Mourns Soldiers Killed in Hezbollah Attack

Video: Hezbollah Filmed Towing US Abrams Tank Into Battle

A loud explosion around IDF’s Galilee Division at Biranit

Prayer teffilfin found fully intact inside IDF patrol car totally destroyed in yesterdays Hezbollah attack.  (h/t Esser Agaroth)



Auschwitz 70th Year Commemoration





European Terrorism and Anti-Semitism





South American Terrorism and Anti-Semitism






Terrorism and Anti-Semitism





Elections Stuff

Bayit Hayehudi


HaRav Boaron Warns Those Who Speak Against HaRav Mazuz


Otzma Yehudit Between a Rock and a Hard Place Regarding Har Habayis



Nuts: Researchers Cure Peanut Allergy

The Watching (I remember this article from a few years ago.  Oldie, but goodie.)



Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Interesting Recent Links - Beshalah 5775 III

Geula-Related



Fighting in the North (2 Soldiers Killed R"L)
















תקיפות צה"ל בלבנון, הבוקר - הותר לפרסום: אלו החיילים שנהרגו בתקרית בהר דב
Soldiers who died, HY"D.  Source: Kikar


European Terrorism and Anti-Semitism




North American Terrorism and Anti-Semitism




South American Terrorism and Anti-Semitism






Terrorism and Anti-Semitism







Election Stuff (I'm already dizzy)






Miscellaneous

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Rav Chaim Kanievsky: BE"H, If One Learns Hilchot Shevi'it and Keeps its Laws, Mashiah will Come Motza'ei Shevi'it

Ladaat reports that Rav Kanievsky was presented with a new Sefer on the laws of Shevi'it called "הליכות השביעית" by Rav Menachem Mendel Pomerantz Shlit"a.  When he received the Sefer, he said the Yiddish equivalent of "Baruch Hashem, the public is learning about Shemita."

While holding the Sefer in his hands, he said the following (quoted in Ladaat):
אמרו חז"ל: במוצאי שביעית בן דוד בא. החזון איש אמר שאם לא לומדים הלכות שביעית, אזי לא ניתן להגדיר זאת כ'שביעית'. וממילה ההבטחה של חז"ל תבוא בעזרת ה', אחרי שבשביעית ילמדו את ההלכות וייקמו אותן כדבעי, אזי בעזר ה' במוצאי שביעית יבוא בן דוד ויגאלנו.

My translation:
Haza"l said: On Motza'ei Shevi'it, Ben David comes.  The Hazon Ish said that if people do not learn the laws of Shevi'it, then one cannot categorize this as "Shevi'it".  And it follows that the promise of Haza"l will come with Hashem's help when on Shevi'it, people will learn the laws and keep it properly, then on Motza'ei Shevi'it, Ben David will come and redeem us.

Interesting Recent Links - Beshalah 5775 II

Tensions in the North


Concreate Barrier in Position Along N. Road to Block Sniper Fire







South American Terrorism and Anti-Semitism



North American Terrorism and Anti-Semitism

Chauffeur to Saudi Princesses: I Got the Job Because I Wasn’t Jewish

Obama, Like FDR, Antisemite


Terrorism and Anti-Semitism




Election Stuff






Miscellaneous


Surprise, Jerusalem’s Chief Rabbi Will Perform the Chasenah

Video Of Interest: The Tziyun of Baba Sali on the Yahrzeit

MAILBAG: Sheldon Silver In Trouble With The Law So ‘We Can Turn To Hashem’ (I will make an exception to my normal policy of not reporting on scandals involving Jews for this interesting letter.)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Interesting Recent Links - Beshalah 5775

Geula-Related





Obligatory Jewish Blogger PSA

Don't forget to say Parshat Haman on Tuesday


Rav Shalom Arush's Granddaughter A"H




Tensions in the North and other Threats



European Terrorism and Anti-Semitism




South American Terrorism and Anti-Semitism



North American Terrorism and Anti-Semitism



Auschwitz 70 Year Commemoration

Ambassador Prosor's speech on Preventing Genocide- 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz (video)

Simon Wiesenthal Center Strongly Condemns Anti-Semitic Outburst During City Council Vote on Commemoration of 70th Anniversary of Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau


Terrorism and Anti-Semitism




Deri/Lapid Back-and-Forth


Election Stuff






Miscellaneous






Sunday, January 25, 2015

Makat Hoshech in Pakistan

Yahoo News:

Power breakdown plunges Pakistan into darkness


Pakistan was plunged into darkness after a key power transmission line broke down early on Sunday in an incident blamed on a rebel attack, the latest reminder of the country's crippling energy crisis.
The power failure, one of the worst Pakistan has experienced, caused electricity to be cut in major cities throughout the country, including the capital Islamabad.
It was later restored in much of the country, with the national power company saying normal distribution would resume within hours.
Officials said the blackout began after midnight when a transmission line connecting a privately-run power plant to the national grid was damaged.
A senior official at the National Grid station in Islamabad said around 80 percent of the country was hit by power breakdown.
Yeshaya 60:2:

כִּי-הִנֵּה הַחֹשֶׁךְ יְכַסֶּה-אֶרֶץ, וַעֲרָפֶל לְאֻמִּים; וְעָלַיִךְ יִזְרַח יְהוָה, וּכְבוֹדוֹ עָלַיִךְ יֵרָאֶה.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Interesting Recent Links - Bo 5775 IV






North American Terrorism and Anti-Semitism


Tensions in the North






Terrorism and Anti-Semitism








Video Of Interest: How Muslims Respect Har Habayis (על הר ציון ששמם שועלים הלכו בו)

Election Stuff


Ariel Calls for Unity to Avoid Wasting Votes


Miscellaneous

‘Doomsday Clock’ Ticks Close to Midnight

Thousands attend levaya for Rav Chaim Epstein ZT"L in Brooklyn and Lakewood