Feb. 8, 2005
Day 83 of 1290 of 2300
of Iniquity unto
desolation for them who Deny the Christ, Jesus the Lord.
Revelation of Jesus the Christ the Spirit of ALL Prophecy
11: And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12: And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13: And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14: And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15: And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16: And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18: Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
coming of the New Catholicos, Pontifex Maximas, of Sime-On Magus in the Order of
the High Priesthood of Nimrod of babylon.......Just in time for the Moshiach to
be "Revealed" By the Ten Shomrei ha Saf, Illuminated
"Masters" of the Revived Sanhedrin beast which came up out of the seas
October 13, 2004
Pope was 'minutes from death'
The Pope came within
minutes of death when he was rushed to hospital last week, according to new
Despite gasping for breath and feeling as though he was suffocating, he twice
refused to go to hospital, medical staff told Catholic magazine Inside the
“We caught him by a whisker,” one said. “If he had come in 10 minutes
later, he would have been gone.”
Pope John Paul II’s top adviser first encouraged him to go to hospital when he
began having trouble breathing, but the 84-year-old pontiff “decisively shook
his head”, the magazine reports.
He sat down for dinner as normal and soon suffered a coughing attack and was
gasping for breath.
But despite the best efforts of his closest aides, it was not until two hours
later that the Pope finally relented, it is claimed.
He was rushed to hospital in the same ambulance that rescued him after an
assassination attempt in May 1981.
The 10th floor of Rome’s Gemelli Polyclinic is permanently reserved for the
Pope in case of emergency, but in this case he was probably taken down to a
basement intensive care unit with advanced life support equipment, medical staff
The reports contradict the official word from the Vatican, where spokesmen have
maintained the frail Pope simply suffered a bout of the flu.
A day after he appeared at his hospital window, the Vatican has announced he
will remain in hospital for a few more days as a precaution.
Papal spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said the Pope had no fever, was eating
regularly and has been sitting in a chair every day for several hours. Officials
said his sixth night at the clinic had passed calmly.
“His doctors have advised him to stay a few more days,” Mr Navarro-Valls
said. He has also been reading the newspapers, “just to follow in the papers
the evolution of my health”.
The 10-minute appearance at an open window yesterday gave the public its first
glimpse of the pontiff since his hospitalisation.
But the delivery of his blessing created some controversy. A piece of paper
covering his face raised suspicion that the voice heard via loud-speaker was
actually a recording of the Pope, a suggestion passed off as “nonsense” by
“In this hospital, in the middle of other sick people to whom my affectionate
thoughts go out, I can continue to serve the church and the whole of
humanity,” the message said.
The Pope, who has Parkinson’s disease and hip and knee conditions, was taken
to hospital on February 1. The illness forced him to cancel his first meetings
in 16 months.
The next medical bulletin will be issued by the Vatican at noon (local time) on
for the Triumphant entry of the Son of perdition? Every king of ISRAEL must have
Will the new pope be RE ? Is Re El?
Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, Prefect of the Congregation
for Bishops and President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, was
born on 30 January 1934 in Borno (Brescia), Italy. He was ordained for the
Diocese of Brescia on 3 March 1957 and holds a doctorate in canon
law from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.
He taught in the Brescia seminary and served as a
curate before entering the Holy See's diplomatic service. He was posted to
Panama and Iran,
until being recalled to the Secretariat of State, where he served as personal
secretary to Archbishop Giovanni Benelli. In 1979 he was named Assessor.
On 9 October 1987 he was appointed Secretary of the
Congregation for Bishops and titular Archbishop of Vescověo, receiving
episcopal consecration on 7 November. Two years later he was named Substitute of
the Secretariat of State, a post he held for 11 years.
On 16 September 2000 the Holy Father appointed him
Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and President of the Pontifical
Commission for Latin America.
President Delegate for the 10th Ordinary
General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (October 2001).
- Secretariat of State (second section)
- Doctrine of Faith (congregation)
- Vatican City State (commission)
Created and proclaimed Cardinal by John Paul II in the
consistory of 21 February 2001, Title of Most Holy Twelve Apostles. Tranferred
to order of cardinal bishops on 1 October 2002, suburbicarian see of Sabina-Poggio
from David Michael to the Sanhedrin, rib-eye Dov Levanoni, and his response on
"Goyim Slavery" unto the shemgods of Hoodlum hoo haha
Questions in Green
every nation you will find stupid extremest. According the jewish othodox law
it is forbiden to kill a gentile
ABOUT THE PROTOCOLS OF THE ELDERS OF ZION?????
was never. Please wrote who are the members of this “ELDERS”, It is one of
the thousands blood accuasation done by Gentiles in order to defend there
imitation faith from the real source faith As was given by G_D.
ABOUT EVERY "JEW" WILL HAVE A 2,800 GOYIM SLAVES???
jewish faith the spiritual value of a person is mesuerd only by his size of
obligation he agree to take on himself in order to save G_D.
minimal size of obligation is that size recommended in 7 orders as written in
maximal size is to be a jew and to suffer for your faith .
is a degree between these two degrees. This is the degree of a gentile
slave to a jew.
Because such a person has to keep almost all the obligations of a jew. So this
bring him to a better stage than to be a Gentile.
the future when the redemption will happened a Gentile will not be able to
convert himself to be a jew because all the nations will start to admire Jews
because of their agreement to suffer. Every one will want to have their new
status. But than this step will canceled. In such a case every Gentile will
want to be near to the princes
of G-D=the jews
and to have more obligation for G-D. Than at this time, the only way will
remain to be a
slave to a jew.
No jew will want to force any Gentile to be a salve. It will be an eagerness
of the Gentiles. That’s is the explenation how it is possible. It
will be a charity of Jews to agree to have more slaves.
are construcing an imagination concept with no base.
QUOTES ARE FROM JEWISH LEADERS WORLD WIDE, CHECK THE SOURCES, HOW DO I HAVE NO
write explicitly In which book and page you found these imagination sources
jewish nation. Was spread by rough occupation of Israel land all over the
world. Especially the spiritual jewish leaders were murderds. In ISRAEL and
after that at the diaspora. That’s the reason why its happen that undegree
persons took on themselves leading position and corrupt the Jewish entity from
inside. The Jewish crowed was
loosing there faith because of luck of Jewish education (Which was controlled
negative by Gentiles all over the world) and that is the reason why new semi
jewish faith version arised.
Leaders of that corrupted versions are saying we are the representative of
Jews. But The real representative are only these Jewish leaders holding the
Orthodox Jewish faith. From these leaders you never here such ideas.
am now happy to notify that a new Sanhedrin (Which I hope will bring the
redemption to the world) founded in ISRAEL and I know exactly what is the
range of the possibilities An Orthodox scholar free person will think and say.
hath warned his saints of the evil to come... Nephilim anybody?
course. Who denied it. It is directed especially to the murders of the princes
your stupid faith about a material G-D born by a lady.
you not believe the prophets? Esias
said 14Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a
virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.(God
am sorry. The English translation of this source is not accurate. It is not a
virgin, but young lady. But it does not meter.
Because I did not understand how you want to relate this prophet to Jesus. The
prophet is about an event to be occurred in Esaia time. A lot of time before
will dare to suggest you to be carful and to check the sources you are
remarking. Your “sources” are not written in a scientific
so no one can find them. I do not believe also the sources you write about
them relating even to secular Jewish leaders. It seems to be the same as other
thousands of blood accuasation done by Gentiles during all the
rest I do not react as said above
very, very, very serious, saints of Christ Jesus the lord, very serious and very
dangerous to the WORLD
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While Berel Lazar is giving him medals, Chabad NY (in their own "Noahide
News") continue to describe him as an unreconstructed Soviet Goon:
"Much confusion has been generated by the ongoing but ever less credible
claims by the Soviet Russian regime that it has collapsed—despite the fact
that every Russian leader for the last 14 years has been a long-time
official of the Communist Party, including Boris Yeltsin, Yevgeniy Primakov,
and Vladimir Putin (indeed, Primakov and Putin are "former" heads of
secret police, which continues to operate the more than 2500 concentration
camps in that nation). Socialism, police-state terror, and militaristic
mobilization for war remain unchanged throughout the Soviet republics. In
fact, in the early 1980s, top Soviet KGB defector Anatoliy Golitsyn
accurately predicted the theatrical "self-collapse" of
was one of the original planners of the entire scenario back in the 1950s."
Week of 21 Teves 5765 / January 2, 2005
-- -- Rowan
had to have their flesh 'Peace" to counter the Holy Everlasting Covenant
which Jesus the Christ has confirmed to his many. And Just in time for the bombs
to begin flying....ordo ab chao, for they must have the flesh temple mount of
the flesh whore Aholibah
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
announce end to four years of fighting
"We must all announce here today that violence will not win, that
violence will not be allowed to murder hope," Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
announced, in an emotional speech closing Tuesday's summit at Sharm e-Sheikh.
"We hope that today we are starting a new period of
tranquility and hope...Only actions and not words – this is the only
way to attain the vision of two states living side-by-side in peace and
The landmark four-way summit, hosted by Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak, was also attended by Palestinian Authority Chairman
Mahmoud Abbas and Jordanian King Abdullah II.
There is a "new wind" blowing, Sharon said, "and we should not
let it pass, leaving us empty handed. We must not miss this opportunity to put a
stop to four years of violence; this is a delicate opportunity, and we must be
careful," the prime minister told a room full of reporters and television
Sharon declared that during the one-on-one meeting between him and Abbas,
"We agreed that all Palestinians will stop all acts of violence against all
Israelis everywhere and, in parallel, Israel will cease all its military
activity against all Palestinians anywhere."
Despite the optimism, Sharon said "we must move forward cautiously. This
is a very fragile opportunity, that the extremists will want to exploit.
Hassidic Dan Aholah, Chabad Lubavitch who hates the
whore Aholibah and will devour her flesh and burn the whore city
They want to close the window of opportunity for us
and allow our two peoples to drown in their blood."
Sharon said that if the two sides do not act now, the extremists "may be
successful in their scheme."
And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall.
Sharon used diplomatic language to articulate one of his major concerns, that
the Palestinian cease fire – born of an inter-Palestinian agreement and not
active steps to dismantle terror – may only be
"We must all make a commitment not to agree to a temporary solution, not
to allow violence to raise its head, but to act together, determinedly, to
dismantle the terrorist infrastructure, to disarm and subdue it once and for
all. Only by crushing terror and violence will we
build peace," he said.
Sharon said that in his meeting with the PA chairman, the two outlined a
process of handing over security control of Palestinian areas to local forces.
He noted Israel's intention to release hundreds of Palestinian security
prisoners, and the establishment of a joint forum to assess the possible release
of additional prisoners.
Stressing his dedication to the disengagement plan, Sharon
described it as a launching point from which the road map
can be implemented with the agreement of both sides.
Road map to hell of Isrealhell
In his emotionally charged speech, Sharon devoted a personal address to both
the Palestinian and Israeli peoples. "To our Palestinian neighbors,"
he said, "I assure you that we have a genuine intention to respect your
right to live independently and in dignity. I have already said that Israel has
no desire to continue to govern over you and control your fate. We in Israel
have had to painfully wake up from our dreams, and we are determined to overcome
all the obstacles which might stand in our path in order to realize the new
chance which has been created."
Not so saith head rib-eye Dov Levanoni of the Beast
Revived Sanhedrin, for all "Goyim" will be slaves of the Jews
" To the citizens of Israel, I say: we have passed difficult years,
faced the most painful experiences and overcame them. The future lies before us.
We are required to take difficult and controversial steps, but we must not miss
the opportunity to try to achieve what we have wished for, for so many years:
security, tranquility and peace."
Sharon also turned to the leaders of the Middle East and called: "Let us
all hold hands and create a new atmosphere of openness and tolerance to stop the
radicals of yesterday who wish to flood us with blood and
For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
of attack to derail summit
Israeli security officials have expressed concern that terror groups -
particularly Hizbullah - might try and launch terror attacks inside Israel ahead
of and during Tuesday's regional summit in Sharm e-Sheikh in an attempt to
derail the fragile peace process.
"All it needs is one major suicide bombing and
Israeli casualties to bring an end to the entire process," one
security official said – this with an average of 50 warnings registered by the
security establishment each day.
"We have intelligence information that at this moment until after the
summit, they would do everything to try to harm its success," Defense
Minister Shaul Mofaz told Israel Radio on Monday.
He said an attempt to assassinate Abbas could
not be ruled out, but said they had no concrete intelligence on this sort of
Placed on high alert Sunday, police and IDF forces reinforced their presence
in major cities, on highways and along the security fence that borders parts of
the West Bank. Additional troops were deployed around Jerusalem.
Meanwhile, Palestinian security officials claimed Monday that the Hizbullah
has greatly increased funds it is offering for carrying out terror attacks and
Kassam rocket attacks in the Gaza Strip.
The organization, according to Palestinian security sources, is willing to
pledge some 20,000 dollars to those who recruit terrorists or orchestrate or
commit suicide bombings, Israel Radio reported. The sum is an enormous increase
over the 1,000 dollars it has offered up until now.
For a filmed Kassam rocket attack, Hizbullah would pay 10,000 dollars.
The Palestinian Authority is familiar with many members of terror
organizations who trained in Syria and Lebanon under the auspices of the
Hizbullah, after which they returned to the Palestinian territories.
The PA has in the past demanded that they halt all terror-oriented
activities, but their response has been that they would concede only in return
for well-salaried employment
Arik Sheinerman of Aholibah Judah
Moshaich ben satan of Aholah Dan
Pitfall of Secular Zionism
Jewish sources are replete with stories about the downfalls of
the Jewish people. The one common denominator to all these stories is the
mindset of the Jewish people that preceded the tragedy. These stories revolve
around communities with a thriving economy, a beautiful diplomatic relationship
and a large Torah-learning crowd.
Talmud Bavli, Mishnah Torah which states
that any who worship after Jesus the Christ will be decapitated, Sanhedrin
In some cases, we had a well-trained army, and in others, we
had people high in government, whispering in the monarch's ears. We had great
rabbis, generals and leaders.
But we had one more thing that came with most of these downfalls. We
This shall they have for their pride, because they have reproached and magnified themselves against the people of the LORD of hosts.
When I speak of pride, I'm not talking about holding our heads up high and
saying, "Look I'm a Jew." There's nothing wrong with being a Jew, and
by G-d, we should be proud of it.
The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
But that's exactly how we should be proud - by G-d.
And the pride of Israel testifieth to his face: and they do not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him for all this
The common denominator to all the times that the Jewish people suffered was the
taking of credit for things that should have been attributed to the Lord of
Lords, Host of Hosts, Hashem.
Who is not Jesus the Lord Almighty
Recently, I heard our prime minister speaking in the Knesset at a ceremony
commemorating sixty years since the liberation of Auschwitz. He said: "Many
times nations have tried to destroy us, and we don't have anyone to depend on
I don't know whether I was the only person in the country who heard our prime
minister's words, or just the only one who put significance to what he said.
Either way, what I heard convinced me that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, and the
people he represents, are on the way to another downfall.
Downfalls always began with the declaration of "kochi ve'otzem yadi..."
- my strength and the power of my hand created all this for me. Whenever the
Jewish nation managed to create for itself a nice stronghold with the help of
G-d, the next step was usually to forget that it was actually G-d who got us
Crucified the Chooser and Chose the
Prime Minister Sharon was misquoting a Gemara that lists things that will
go wrong at the end of days. The Gemara concludes with the quote:
"And we don't have anyone to depend on but our Father in Heaven." I
believe the prime minister purposely changed the end of
the quote from "our Father in Heaven" to "ourselves",
rendering it a statement of "kochi ve'otzem yadi...."
For they have no one to depend on but
I haven't been a great supporter of the prime minister since his expulsion plan
was announced. However, I was not among those who believed that it would
necessarily bring about the destruction of the state, mostly because of the
miracles that have brought us this far. Even though I knew that the secular
world was not the greatest advocate of the will of G-d, but using our Jewish
sources in such cynical fashion completely earned my distrust. Even if a
miraculous change occurs and the prime minister drops the expulsion plan, there
is no way that I would be able to consider him and myself on the same side.
Since I doubt that the prime minister will ever read these words, and even if he
does I don't think they that will have any impact on him, I do have a message to
the people who I hope will be reading this. The prime minister is not the only
one making this major mistake. We must continue working on the practical level,
but we must not forget - no matter what we do, none of it will matter if we
don't have Hashem right there with us, in every aspect and at all times
If the people were to ever find
out what we have done, we would be chased down the streets and lynched."
President George H.W. Bush, quoted by Sarah McClendon (White House Reporter) in
her June 1992 Newsletter
Mideast After Saddam
lines: In pondering his next step, Bush must weigh the idea that war would be
good for the Middle East
2003 — As
George W. Bush looks at the Middle East, powerful voices in and around his
administration tell him the status quo is unsalvageable. They say Arabs are just
waiting for a visionary American president to clear away the corruption and
dictatorship that curse the region, starting with Saddam
Hussein. Apocalyptic optimists like Joshua Muravchik at the American Enterprise
Institute suggest the
invasion of Iraq will “unleash a tsunami across the Islamic world,”
a tidal wave of democracy and modernization.
- ADL Found Guilty Of Spying by
- By Barbara Ferguson, Arab News
- April 27, 2002. Washington -- The San
Francisco Superior Court has awarded former Congressman Pete McCloskey,
R-California, a $150,000 court judgment against the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
- McCloskey, the attorney in the case,
represented one of three civil lawsuits filed in San Francisco against the
ADL in 1993. The lawsuit came after raids were made by the San Francisco
Police Department and the FBI on offices of the ADL in both San Francisco
and Los Angeles, which found that the ADL was engaged in extensive domestic
spying operations on a vast number of individuals and institutions around
- During the course of the inquiry in San
Francisco, the SFPD and FBI determined the ADL had computerized files on
nearly 10,000 people across the country, and that more than 75 percent of
the information had been illegally obtained from police, FBI files and state
drivers, license data banks. [.
- French president accuses
Israel of anti-France French president accuses Israel of anti-France
- By The Associated Press
- Paris - French President Jacques
Chirac raised the possibility on Saturday of "consequences" if
Israel did not put a halt to a campaign presenting France as an anti-Semitic
country, the president's spokeswoman said.
- In a telephone conversation with
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Chirac spoke out "with force against the
campaign," spokeswoman Catherine Colonna said. "At a time when the
French massively demonstrated their refusal of racism, of xenophobia and of
anti-Semitism, this campaign is not acceptable," Chirac was quoted as
saying. He added that it cannot continue "without consequences,"
Colonna said. She did not elaborate on what the consequences could entail.
- Australia's First Mini
Holocaust Trial At Sleepy Launceston, Tasmania
- By Fredrick Toben
- They used to burn fearless women who
spoke out and label them as witches. Are we again entering an age where this
is happening? Judge for yourself.
- Retired English teacher, grandmother,
widow and fearless Christian, Mrs Olga Scully, 59, has taken on the might of
the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) by disputing in the Federal
Court of Australia various aspects of conventional history. Not only does
she deny that there were homicidal gas chambers at Auschwitz, and anywhere
else in then Nazi-occupied Europe during World War Two, she also vehemently
lashes out at Talmudic teachings contained in passages offensive to
Christians. Having as a child trekked from Soviet Russia to Germany during
the war, Mrs Scully is well-versed with the facts of the Jewish-Bolshevik
Holocaust that traditional historians call the 1917 Russian Revolution. She
is doing everything in her power to spread the truth of this historical
event, i.e. that most individuals involved in engineering the 1917 social
upheaval in Tsarist Russia had a Jewish background.
- Mrs Scully's life,s work began more
than 30 years ago when she started to expose historical lies taught in
Tasmanian schools. Ironically, it was only when her school principal husband
died that the president of the ECAJ, Mr Jeremy Jones, in 1996 began hounding
her into Australia,s politically correct Human Rights and Equal Opportunity
Commission (HREOC).Before this tribunal, where truth is no defence, Mrs
Scully did not while for long. She walked out of the hearing because she
considered its procedures to be "immoral".
- Matters progressed slowly but when, in
her absence, the HREOC commissioner handed down his findings, Mrs Scully was
found in breach of the Racial Discrimination Act. The material that she had
been letter boxing and selling at her market stall, was judged to be
offensive to a few Jewish individuals in Hobart and Launceston. She was
asked to stop her activity, and to sign an apology for causing hurt, pain
and suffering to Australia's Jewish community. Mrs Scully ignored the
finding and now the matter is being re-litigated de novo, in the
Federal Court of Australia before Justice Peter Hely. Mrs Scully is
conducting her own defence.
- Mrs Scully's interests range far and
wide, as is reflected in the material she distributes, from exposing the
money trick to fluoridization and related problems, from the evils of sex
education in our schools, the problems of vaccination to the destruction of
our family farms. It is interesting that during the cross examination of a
witness, Mrs Scully could not get a clear answer as to why a specific
leaflet was complained of that dealt with the teaching of "licking the
anus". It appears that informing the community of such things was
objected to by Mr Jones, and hence he appeared to condone such matters.
- Mrs Scully is not interested in
offending Jews as a group and she stated that she would name the group on
her leaflet, be they Jews or Hottentots. She
claimed the current crop of snuff movies seems to be controlled by the
Russian and Italian Jews.
- see samliquidation's website illegally linked to
Russian sex snuff porno sites @ google
- Mrs Scully is a concerned citizen with
a mission: to do what responsible citizens and governments are not doing, to
protest at outrages that are offending our human delicacies, our social
environment. She finds it imperative that she speak out against injustices
wherever they may occur. To remain
silent is, for her, a sin. For
example, she reminded the court that Talmudic influence is evident in the
way the Jews in Israel are torturing Christian and Muslim Palestinians. When
cross-examined by Mrs Scully, witness Mr
Goldsteen, claimed it was his Jewish mission to imbue the world with the
seven Noahide Laws.
Upon further examination, the
witness did not admit that those who refuse to be thus ministered, should be
- According to Mrs Scully this is what is
the duty of every Jew who takes this mission seriously.
- At one point in the proceedings,
counsel for Mr Jones wished to have Mrs Scully's 111-page affidavit
dismissed almost in total on account of it being "irrelevant".
Counsel objected to Mrs Scully calling herself a Holocaust survivor. Justice
Hely said that this seemed to him relevant because Mrs Scully was merely
putting "a different point-of-view" across. He continued that this
went to the heart of the issue he has to decide, whether Mrs Scully
genuinely holds such a view. The second matter the judge has to consider is
whether Mrs Scully,s statements are on a matter in the public interest and
for a genuine purpose. Counsel for Mr Jones claimed that Mrs Scully did not
have a genuine subjective belief. The story continues...
- 30 April 2002, Day Two:
- The Holocaust Myth versus the
Jewish Conspiracy Myth?
- By Fredrick Toben
- Justice Peter Hely stressed he had two
concerns: 1. That Mrs Scully was not legally represented, and 2. That she be
given a fair go. Mrs Scully welcomed the opportunity that she be given
"a fair go and argue my point". Time was spent on sorting out what
permissible evidence Mrs Scully relied on. When she submitted the David Cole
video tape, but counsel objected because, according to him, it does not go
to the issue of the Holocaust hoax. While talking, he flippantly referred to
"gas ovens", then corrected himself when Mrs Scully pointed out
that the concept should be "gas chamber".
- The judge invited Mrs Scully to tender
a list of books and videos to counsel at the end of the day, indicated that
Mrs Scully be examined, then adjourned the court for ten minutes. Upon
returning at 11.50 am. There was more talk about the admissibility of
evidence, for example a 2000 Amnesty International report on prostitution in
Israel and Sir Winston Churchill,s famous newspaper article on the nature of
- The judge then asked Mrs Scully to
enter the witness stand, and he asked her what "factual matter that you
wish to rely on?" [...]
A suivre sur le site <http://www.adelaideinstitute.org>
Shut up saints of Jesus
or you will be delivered and afflicted in their Talmudic Noahide Courts of
whole of Plaestinia
The authorities differ on how the ban was to be applied. Some
hold that there could be no quarter given; the Ramban (Nachmanides), however,
says that the seven nations were given three choices: 1) leave without a fight,
2) abandon idol worship and agree to follow the seven Noahide
laws, in which case the people could remain and would not be attacked, and 3) if
they elected to fight they were to be totally destroyed. It is clear that the
reason for this was fear of the Jews being contaminated by idol worship; if
there was no danger of this, that is, if the people agreed to abandon their
idols, they could stay.
The treason continues the plot
thickens for their Hoodlum hoo haha of Dan of the hassidic Pharisees, Chabad
Rove Gets Bigger
Role at White House
Tue Feb 8, 2005 12:19 PM ET
DETROIT (Reuters) - President Bush's senior adviser, Karl Rove, will take on a
wider role in developing and coordinating policy in
the president's second term, the White House announced on Tuesday.
Rove, who was Bush's top political strategist during his 2000 and 2004
presidential campaigns, will become a deputy White
House chief of staff in charge of coordinating policy between the White
House Domestic Policy Council, National Economic Council, National Security
Council and Homeland Security Council.
Rove will continue to oversee White House strategy to advance Bush's
agenda and will "make sure we have an open and fair process for the
development of policy and to make sure the policy is complementary and
consistent with the various councils," White House spokesman Scott
"He is one of the president's most trusted advisers who has played
an integral role in strategy and policy development
for a long time," McClellan said.
Deputy White House chief of staff Joe Hagin will take on a bigger role,
deputizing for White House chief of staff Andrew Card at meetings concerning
intelligence, counter-terrorism, counter-proliferation and Defense
Department and the Homeland Security Council.
Bush's former chief speech writer, Michael
Gerson, will become assistant to the president for policy and
strategic planning and will have a lead role in advancing Bush's "compassionate
agenda," such as his faith-based initiative. He will oversee the
writing of Bush's major speeches as well.
A long-time deputy White House press secretary, Claire Buchan, will
become chief of staff to new Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez.
She will be replaced by the communications director at the White House
Council on Environmental Quality, Dana Perino, McClellan said.
Karl Marx Rove
JUNE , 2004- On September 15, 2001, just four days after the
9-11 attacks, CIA Director George Tenet provided President [sic] Bush with a Top
-a virtual license to kill targets
deemed to be a threat to the United States in some 80 countries around the
world. The Tenet plan, which was subsequently approved by Bush, essentially
reversed the executive orders of four previous U.S. administrations that
expressly prohibited political assassinations.
According to high level European intelligence officials, Bush's
counselor, Karl Rove,
used the new presidential authority to silence a popular Lebanese Christian
politician who was planning to offer irrefutable
evidence that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon authorized the massacre of
hundreds of Palestinian men, women, and children in the Beirut refugee camps of
Sabra and Shatilla in 1982.
In addition, Sharon provided the Lebanese forces who carried
out the grisly task. At the time of the massacres, Elie Hobeika was intelligence
chief of Lebanese Christian forces in Lebanon who were battling Palestinians and
other Muslim groups in a bloody civil war.
He was also the chief liaison to Israeli Defense Force (IDF)
personnel in Lebanon. An official Israeli inquiry into the massacre at the
camps, the Kahan Commission, merely found Sharon
"indirectly" responsible for the slaughter and
fingered Hobeika as the chief instigator.
The Kahan (Kohan's) Commission never
called on Hobeika to offer testimony in his defense. However, in response
to charges brought against Sharon before a special war crimes court in Belgium,
Hobeika was urged to testify against Sharon, according to well-informed Lebanese
Hobeika was prepared to offer a different version of events
than what was contained in the Kahan report. A 1993 Belgian law permitting human
rights prosecutions was unusual in that non-Belgians could be tried for
violations against other non-Belgians in a Belgian court. Under
pressure from the Bush administration, the law was severely amended and the
extra territoriality provisions were curtailed. Hobeika headed the
Lebanese forces intelligence agency since the mid- 1970s and he soon developed
close ties to the CIA. He was a frequent visitor to the CIA's headquarters at
Langley, Virginia. After the Syrian invasion of Lebanon in 1990, Hobeika held a
number of cabinet positions in the Lebanese government, a proxy for the Syrian
occupation authorities. He also served in the parliament. In July 2001, Hobeika
called a press conference and announced he was prepared to testify against
Sharon in Belgium and revealed that he had evidence of what actually occurred in
Sabra and Shatilla.
Hobeika also indicated that Israel had flown members of the
South Lebanon Army (SLA) into Beirut International Airport in an Israeli Air
Force C130 transport plane. In full view of dozens of witnesses, including
members of the Lebanese army and others, SLA troops under the command of Major
Saad Haddad were slipped into the camps to commit the massacres. The SLA troops
were under the direct command of Ariel Sharon and an Israeli Mossad agent
provocateur named Rafi Eitan.
Hobeika offered evidence that
a former U.S. ambassador to Lebanon was aware of the Israeli plot. In
addition, the IDF had placed a camera in a strategic position to film the Sabra
and Shatilla massacres. Hobeika was going to ask that the footage be released as
part of the investigation of Sharon.
After announcing he was willing to testify against Sharon,
Hobeika became fearful for his safety and began moves to leave Lebanon. Hobeika
was not aware that his threats to testify against Sharon had triggered a series
of fateful events that reached well into the White House
and Sharon's office.
On January 24, 2002, Hobeika's car was
blown up by a remote controlled bomb placed in a parked Mercedes along a street
in the Hazmieh section of Beirut. The bomb exploded when Hobeika and his
three associates, Fares Souweidan, Mitri Ajram, and Waleed Zein, were driving
their Range Rover past the TNT-laden Mercedes at 9:40 am Beirut time. The Range
Rover's four passengers were killed in the explosion. In case Hobeika's car had
taken another route through the neighborhood, two additional parked cars,
located at two other choke points, were also rigged with TNT. The powerful bomb
wounded a number of other people on the street. Other parked cars were destroyed
and buildings and homes were damaged. The Lebanese president, prime minister,
and interior minister all claimed that Israeli agents were
behind the attack.
It is noteworthy that the State
Department's list of global terrorist incidents for 2002 worldwide failed to
list the car bombing attack on Hobeika and his party.
The White House wanted to ensure the
attack was censored from the report. The reason was simple: the
attack ultimately had Washington's fingerprints on it. High level
European intelligence sources now report that Karl
Rove personally coordinated
The hit on Hobeika employed Syrian intelligence agents. Syrian
President Bashar Assad was trying to curry favor with the Bush administration in
the aftermath of 9-11 and was more than willing to help the White House.
In addition, Assad's father, Hafez Assad, had been an ally of Bush's father
during Desert Storm, a period that saw Washington give a "wink and a
nod" to Syria's occupation of Lebanon.
wanted to help Sharon avoid any political embarrassment from an in absentia
trial in Brussels where Hobeika would be a star witness.
and Sharon agreed on the plan to use Syrian Military Intelligence agents to
saw Sharon as an indispensable ally of Bush in ensuring the loyalty of the
Christian evangelical and Jewish voting blocs in the United States.
Sharon saw the plan to have the United
States coordinate the hit as a way to mask all connections to Jerusalem.
The Syrian hit team was
ordered by Assef Shawkat, the number two man in Syrian military intelligence and
a good friend and brother in law of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Assad's
intelligence services had already cooperated with U.S. intelligence in resorting
to unconventional methods to extract information from al Qaeda detainees
deported to Syria from the United States and other countries in the wake of
The order to take out Hobeika was transmitted by Shawkat to
Roustom Ghazali, the head of Syrian military intelligence in Beirut. Ghazali
arranged for the three remote controlled cars to be parked along Hobeika's route
in Hazmieh; only few hundred yards from the Barracks of Syrian Special Forces
which are stationed in the area near the Presidential palace , the ministry of
Defense and various Government and officers quarters . This particular area is
covered 24/7 by a very sophisticated USA multi-agency surveillance system to
monitor Syrian and Lebanese security activities and is a " Choice "
area to live in for its perceived high security .
The plan to kill Hobeika had all the necessary caveats
and built-in denial mechanisms. If the Syrians were discovered beforehand or
afterwards, Karl Rove
and his associates in the Pentagon's Office of Special Plans would be ensured
Hobeika's CIA intermediary in Beirut, a man only
referred to as "Jason" by Hobeika, was a frequent companion of the
Lebanese politician during official and off-duty hours. During Hobeika's
election campaigns for his parliamentary seat, Jason was often in Hobeika's
office offering support and advice. After Hobeika's assassination, Jason became
despondent over the death of his colleague. Eventually, Jason disappeared
abruptly from Lebanon and reportedly later emerged in Pakistan.
Rove's involvement in the
assassination of Hobeika may not have been the last "hit" he ordered
to help out Sharon.
In March 2002, a few months after Hobeika's
assassination, another Lebanese Christian with knowledge of Sharon's involvement
in the Sabra and Shatilla massacres was gunned down along with his wife in Sao
Paulo, Brazil. A bullet fired at Michael Nassar's car flattened one of his
tires. Nassar pulled into a gasoline station for repairs. A professional
assassin, firing a gun with a silencer, shot Nassar and his wife in the head,
killing them both instantly. The assailant fled and was never captured. Nassar
was also involved with the Phalange militia at Sabra and Shatilla. Nassar was
also reportedly willing to testify against Sharon in Belgium and, as a nephew of
SLA Commander General Antoine Lahd, may have had important evidence to bolster
Hobeika's charge that Sharon ordered SLA forces into the camps to wipe out the
Palestinians. Based on what European intelligence claims
is concrete intelligence on Rove's
involvement in the assassination of Hobeika, the Bush administration can now add
political assassination to its laundry list of other misdeeds, from lying about
the reasons to go to war to the torture tactics in violation of the Geneva
Conventions that have been employed by the Pentagon and "third
country" nationals at prisons in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay.
Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative
journalist and columnist. He served in the National Security Agency (NSA) during
the Reagan administration and wrote the introduction to Forbidden Truth. He is
the co-author, with John Stanton, of "America's Nightmare: The Presidency
of George Bush II." His forthcoming book is titled: "Jaded Tasks: Big
Oil, Black Ops, and Brass Plates." Madsen can be reached at: WMadsen777@aol.com
KARL ROVE BEHIND BIN LADEN TAPE
Report ^ | 10/30/04` | Matt Drudge
Posted on 10/30/2004 1:37:06 PM PDT by conservative
CRONKITE: KARL ROVE BEHIND BIN LADEN TAPE Sat Oct 30 2004 16:31:19 ET
Former CBSNEWS anchorman Walter Cronkite believes
Bush adviser Karl Rove is possibly behind the new Bin Laden tape.
Cronkite made the startling comments late Friday during an interview on
Cronkite said he is "inclined to think that Karl Rove, the political
manager at the White House, who is a very clever man, he probably set up bin
Laden to this thing."
Interviewer Larry King did not ask Cronkite to elaborate on the
provocative election eve accusation.
Aholibah king of the south
Mashiach riding an elephant
In a dramatic development Lubavitch
gives up on Jews and shifts the efforts towards spreading
Torah to our Arab cousins
. Emboldened by the global push the Hasidic
Scholars are now successfully utilizing the latest technology to
teach Seven Laws of Noach to preliterate tribesmen in India.
"The turbans are pretty cool"- reported one of the students
from Brooklyn. The student was unaware that for centuries wearing of a
turban was symbolic of the Islamic faith. In fact conversion of Shabbtai
Zevi to Islam was ceremoniously sealed by donning of a turban.
Despite predictable setbacks caused by stubborn refusal of the tribesmen
to sponsor a rabbi and his family of fifteen in a room and board
accommodation in the Himalayan mountains the strategy to concentrate on
gentiles instead of Jews already paid early dividends. Exiting news
spreading like a wild fire via global 770 satellite feeds. Contrary to
the traditional belief that Mashiach will ride a donkey there have been
sightings of Mashiach
riding an elephant.
Behold one of the chief
Judaeo-Churchinsanity Proselytes, a ger Toshav Noahide
Pat Robertson in Jerusalem
American television personality and evangelical
Christian leader Pat Robertson, backed by an Israeli flag, delivers a
speech to a crowd of mostly evangelical Christians from various nations
on a pilgrimage to Israel
, during an event
of the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem, Sunday, Oct. 3,
2004. Led by Robertson, thousands of Christian pilgrims gathered in the
Holy Land (Whore Cioty that spiritual Sodom and
Egypt where Our Lord was crucified)
express support for Israel, with hundreds joining a prayer session in
the heart of Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Chabad's lost son
By Yair Sheleg
Very few among Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidim know
this story, and those who do go to great lengths to
deny it. After all, it is not easy for the Hasidim to accept that
Rabbi Moshe, the youngest son of the founder of their movement, Rabbi Shneur
Zalman of Liadi (1902-1994) - better known in Jewish history as the Ba'al
Hatanya and the author of the Likutei Amarim Tanya, a basic book on Hasidic
philosophy - converted to Christianity.
In Eastern Europe of the last 200 years, conversion to Christianity was
certainly not unheard of, and was most often motivated by a desire to
alleviate the conditions of life - to find a job or be accepted to studies -
or romance - falling in love with a non-Jew. But the conversion of a major Hasidic
rabbi's son is certainly the most celebrated case.
The story was first made public by Professor David Assaf, a lecturer in
Jewish history at Tel Aviv University, in an article he published some
two-and-a-half years ago in a journal called "Zion." According to
Assaf's research, involving the study of a wide variety of Hasidic sources
related to Christianity, Moshe converted at the age of
36, when he was already married and had children. Moshe was his
father's favorite son and viewed as his father's successor. Despite Moshe's
young age, he was appointed to the prestigious position of hozer - the one
who repeats the rabbi's sermons for the Hasidim.
Assaf examines the various possible motives, as discussed by others, and
rules most of them out. Thus, for example, he mentions the claim made by a
number of maskilim (secular or modern, observant Jews) that Moshe
converted to Christianity because he was angry that his older brother,
Dov Ber, whom he held in contempt, was ultimately chosen to succeed his
father (mainly due to intervention by their mother, who supported Dov Ber's
Assaf maintains that Moshe's conversion to Christianity occurred many years
after the decision concerning the succession and that there is no proof of
any link between the two events.
The romantic motive - that he fell in love with a Christian woman - had
already been ruled out as an unfounded and unreasonable rumor.
Assaf also rejects the possibility that Moshe became convinced of the
justice of Christianity, or that he became a Christian so as to land
a respectable job, along with the possibility raised in the past that he
converted after befriending a Russian officer.
Assaf takes the view that Moshe's conversion to Christianity
occurred as a result of mental illness. As he puts it: "He lost
his mind and then his religion."
He finds a hint of this in a letter written in 1817 to one of the Hasidim by
Moshe's mother, Rebbitzin Shterna, in which she relates that her son Moshe
had "returned to his previous healthy state." Assaf entertains the
possibility that she was hinting of the illness in the letter and that
Moshe's recovery was only temporary.
Assaf notes in his article that among the Hasidim, in the first generations
after Moshe's conversion when the story was still well known, the story
circulated that many years later, Moshe renounced his Christianity, returned
to the fold and sought to atone for his sin by wandering about the villages
and towns unknown and alone, and that on one of these journeys he died.
Assaf says that the sixth Lubavitcher rebbe, Rabbi
Yosef Yitzhak Schneerson (1880-1950), was the first of the Hasidic
movement's leaders who tried to contend with the story of the conversion by
means of total denial. In his view, according to the version
presented by Rabbi Yosef Yitzhak, Moshe, who had a general education and was
familiar with the ideas of Christianity, became embroiled in religious
debates with Christians and was consequently forced to flee. In this way,
Rabbi Yosef Yitzhak hoped to gain two dividends by
both denying the story of the conversion and at the same time warning others
of the dangers of too broad a general education.
In his article, Assaf also mentions the book by the converted Jew, George
Lazarus. In his memoirs, published in 1841, Lazarus relates that in his
youth, when he was still Jewish, he took a great interest in Hasidic
customs, in particular because of his background as part of the Mitnaged
movement (a movement that vehemently opposed Hasidism, which, it claimed,
attributed greater importance to prayer and social values at the expense of
Torah study and halakhic meticulousness).
In a footnote, especially interesting in view of the developments
of recent years in the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, Lazarus writes that the
proximity between Hasidism and Christian principles was very great: "The
fuel is ready and all that is needed is a tiny spark to ignite the
Two fold children of
The baron, the hooker and the countess
The Moshiach, the whore and her Pimp
In a new twist, Boaz Eppelbaum, bureau chief for former prime minister Shimon
Peres and now a businessman, has recently written a novel based on the story of
the conversion - "The Christian Son of the
Lubavitcher Rebbe" (Bitan Publishing). The Hebrew name and what
appears to be the cleverest part of the book, "Chabad's
Goy" - a play on the expression, "Shabbes
Goy" - was suggested by sculptor Yigal Tumarkin entirely by chance.
Eppelbaum relates that he went to a Tel Aviv cafe to show the manuscript to
singer and producer Dudu Elharar, and Tumarkin, who happened to be sitting
there, took a look at the material, became excited about it and a few moments
later came back with three ideas for a name. This was one of them.
The book is a sensationalist amplification of the account of Moshe's conversion
to Christianity. Eppelbaum inserts a high-class call girl
into the plot, Anna-Marie Schlagelbach, who is presented as Moshe's lover, and
another lover, Countess Yelena Obarova, the daughter of the governor of the
Ukraine and Lithuania, characters that figure nowhere in Assaf's study. He does
not mention any independent source that led him to these people.
The book portrays the background for Moshe's conversion as an act of revenge by
Baron Karl Schulmeister, the chief of Napoleon's espionage service who proposes
to Moshe that he serve as a spy for the French forces invading Russia. Moshe
refuses. In retaliation, according to Eppelbaum's version of events, the general
decides, in council with Moshe's older brother Rabbi Dov Ber (the second
Lubavitcher rebbe), to abduct Moshe and spread rumors about him that he has lost
his mind. Ultimately, Moshe himself decides to convert because
of his love for the Christian countess.
Eppelbaum added another interesting detail - that in 1943, Rabbi
Yosef Yitzhak ordered his Hasidim to remove the cross from the grave of Moshe.
Eppelbaum says that this fact and others were reported to him by two Lubavitcher
Hasidim who prefer to remain anonymous. He adds that he has been
conducting negotiations with the Cameri Theater concerning the possibility of a
play based on his book and with Channel 8 on a film about a search for Moshe's
Rv:9:20: And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
Rv:9:21: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
Assaf, who has already read the book, says, "It is not a historical novel.
It is not a novel because it is simply inarticulate and poorly written; and it
is not historical because there is nothing real in it except for the fact
of Moshe's conversion to Christianity."
He rejects the account of the removal of the cross from Moshe's grave, saying,
"According to all the sources that I have studied, no one even knows where
Rabbi Moshe is buried, although a Hasidic tradition attributes it to the village
Eppelbaum, on the other hand, does not deny that he added liberally to the plot,
drawing on his own imagination, but insists on his right to do so. "I
approached the subject as a writer, not a researcher. Because there are so many
conflicting versions and lacunae in the story, and because I wanted to bring the
story to the attention of as many readers as possible, I deliberately chose the
format of a historical novel, taking the license to lean in the direction of a
particular view or fabricate parts of the plot. I leave it to the reader to
decide where reality ends and fiction begins. I will not contribute to any
clarification of the picture."
Arguments with Christians
It is interesting to note that Eppelbaum himself admits that he happened on to
the subject after having read Assaf's article. ("So why didn't he talk to
me at any time while working on the book?" wonders Assaf.) But, says
Eppelbaum, the article only served as the catalyst to deal with subjects that
troubled him about the Chabad-Lubavitch movement even earlier.
"The first was in 1984, when I served as then prime minister Shimon Peres'
bureau chief. The Lubavitcher rebbe appealed at that time to Peres to use his
ties with the Italian foreign minister at the time, Giulio Andreotti, to ask his
friend Mikhail Gorbachev to release the Hasidic writings kept at the time in the
Leningrad Library. When Stalin allowed the sixth rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzhak, the
Lubavitcher rebbe's father-in-law, to leave the Soviet Union, he refused to
allow him to take the larger part of the Hasidic movement's most important
Condo sleezy is getting
them back now
"A few weeks later, Andreotti returned with Gorbachev's response, which was
a definite no. He explained that the Lubavitcher rebbe and the entire Chabad
movement were viewed by them as CIA agents that dispatch spies all over the
world, including to the Soviet Union, under the pretense of a religious
The second case, Eppelbaum relates, was a year later, "when Peres wanted to
find out what the position of Rabbi Schach, the leader of the Lithuanian
ultra-Orthodox movement, would be were he to dismantle the unity government that
existed at the time to establish a narrow government in its stead. Emissaries
that spoke with Rabbi Schach reported that he refused to even meet with Peres,
explaining that the rabbi refused to even speak with a `murderer of fetuses,'
referring to the Labor Party's support four years earlier for the amendment to
the Abortion Law, making it more liberal.
"In order to appease Rabbi Schach, emissaries were sent to him, of which I
was one. In the discussion between us that ensued, I asked him why he opposed a
narrow government headed by Labor, when the Lubavitcher rebbe was sending
positive signals [The Lubavitcher rebbe is considered a far more extreme hawk,
but according to Eppelbaum, because of his desire that Peres serve as an
intermediary for the books, he was willing to support a narrow Labor government
headed by Peres - Y.S.]. He responded with contempt for Chabad, saying among
other things that `Chabad is the religion closest to
Judaism,' meaning that it is not really Jewish at all."
Chabad spokesman Menachem Brod vehemently denies the story of the conversion.
"It never happened; it's a fairy tale. Eppelbaum's book is not worthy of
comment, but Assaf's article is also based on unproven hypotheses. As far as we
know, Rabbi Moshe became embroiled in disputations with Christians, and after it
was claimed that he lost one such debate, he was indeed ordered to convert, but
refused to do so. Consequently, he was forced to flee and live his life out
Brod also rejects the quote from Rabbi Schach describing Chabad as "the
religion closest to Judaism." Brod says, "It is too witty for Rabbi
Schach. The quip was made by Uri Zohar, who himself
regretted it later on."
New information on the affair has surfaced in recent months. A historian from
Hebrew University who prefers to remain nameless to
avoid pressure from Hasidim collected documents
relating to the story from both Jewish and non-Jewish sources in Eastern Europe,
primarily Belorussia. The historian says it will take a very long time before
the documents are deciphered because the 100 or so papers are written in a
variety of languages, most of which will have to be translated by an independent
translator. Therefore, he explains, he cannot discuss the new details that the
papers reveal. "But it is already clear that they deal with the conversion
of Rabbi Moshe."
In other words, they provide additional testimony to authenticate the story.
The life of Menachem Mendel and Chaya Mushka
Early in his book, Eppelbaum discusses Chabad during the lifetime of the last
rebbe, Rabbi Menachem-Mendel Schneerson. He writes that not only did the rebbe
receive a general education, having attended a polytechnic institute in Paris,
but that while he was there (before he was appointed Lubavitcher rebbe), he and
his wife, Rebbitzin Chaya Mushka, led a bohemian
and somewhat hedonistic lifestyle.
According to the book, the rebbitzin remained a very modern woman ("She was
a very beautiful woman, who bore a strong resemblance to actress Marlene
Dietrich") even after her husband was appointed rebbe. He
describes her as refusing for many years to wear a wig, that she wore trousers
and smoked cigarettes with a cigarette holder in public, in the style of Western
women at that time.
"She had a restraining influence on her husband and only after his death
did he begin to develop his messianic direction," the book says.
Professor Menachem Friedman, a scholar of ultra-Orthodox society in the
Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Bar Ilan University who has been
involved in the study of the life of the Lubavitcher rebbe for a number of years
says that this claim too is an amalgam of fact and fantasy.
"The relationship between the Lubavitcher rebbe and his wife was very
complex. They shared a great love, even in light of the fact that they lived
alone and never had any children. But it is not true that only after her death
did he discover Messianism. According to my research, the messianic direction in
Chabad is much older, starting in the 1880s, becoming a central tenet during the
lifetime of Rabbi Yosef Yitzhak, in the wake of the Communist revolution. It was
an attempt to explain it, and later to explain the rebbe's flight and
abandonment of his Hasidim in the middle of World War II, when he moved to the
Grand Rabbi for Bush
Shalom Yosef Elyashiv endorsed Bush.
Responding to queries from
Americans residing in Israel Rabbi Elyashiv has decided that Bush is
better for Israel than his competitor, John Kerry, said an assistant to
the rabbi, Haim Cohen.
The endorsement followed an agreement to built a tri-state water
filtration facility in Lakewood NJ and an undisclosed amount of
subsidies for a 21st century state of art wig and human hair harvesting
center on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan, the stronghold of
Under the plan the wig production will replace opium as a main source of
income for the Pakistani and Afghani farmers, financially depleting the
al-Qaida. Sources close to the Bush campaign indicated that they are
pleased with the outcome of negotiations and extremely grateful for the
endorsement, they praised Rabbi Elishav’s
Give us a king to be over us
they all called out, Give us the "Robber" of the hassidim Pharisees
The referendum of the Dan
Israeli Authorities Panic Over New Survey
17:31 Feb 08, '05 / 29
(IsraelNN.com) An independent initiative to launch a national referendum on
Sharon's disengagement plan is worrying government
officials who plan to do
everything they can to prevent the Israeli public from voicing their opinion on
this critical issue.
Talmudic Demonicrazy of the Majority
The following is a translation of an article that apperared on the Hebrew
MSN site -- Survey Against Referendum Suspected of Incitement.
The "Jewish Alternative Disengagement Plan" is
the name of the new young
competition that has arisen to challenge the Prime Minister's disengagement plan.
While The Prime Minister’s plan speaks of separation from the Palestinians by
way of a phased withdrawal from the territories of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, the
new plan, that is backed by "Mishalot Yisrael", speaks, in reality, about
the transfer of the Arabs.
The registered organization (Mishalot Yisrael), commissioned a survey, already
launched, known as the "Sderot Referendum". The organizers represent
themselves as those who will try "to bring a smile to the Jews in Israel
and to permit them to voice their opinion".
On the Mishalot
Yisrael website appear declarations requesting to propose the
"Biblical Plan" as an alternative plan to the one known as
"the Disengagement Plan". According to the alternative plan, "the
territories" will be annexed to Israel and the Arabs
who live there will be removed. According to the
organizers of the referendum, Sderot is the starting point. 6,500 referendum
ballots (to every household in Sderot) have already been distributed, in which
the citizens have been asked to vote their
The New Road map to hell
Yekutiel ben Yaakov, one of the leaders of the organization, explains, "We
have started in Sderot because those who are the first to be affected by the
disengagement should be the first to be polled, however we
want every Jew in the world to vote and to express their view on the
The question, as it appears on the website:
Do you prefer the "Sharon/Peres Disengagement Plan" (which includes
transferring Gaza and Northern Shomron to "Palestinian" control and
expulsion of all of the Jews who live there - A move that would bring
"Palestinian" territory closer to major Israeli cities such as
Ashkelon and Tel Aviv) more than "The Jewish Alternative Disengagement
Plan" (which includes annexing these territories and expulsion of the Arabs
living there who refuse to live in peace with Israel to an area outside of
Israel, deep beyond a safe security buffer zone - A move that would effectively
distance the "Palestinian" population from major Israeli cities like
Ashkelon and Tel Aviv)?
Noahide enforcement of the ger toshav (resident Aliens)
or Purim ala shemborg collective
On Saturday night February 5th, police arrived at Ben Yaakov's Jerusalem
residence, detaining him for several hours of investigation, after which he was
released. The official reason for the arrest: "search
for inciteful material".
"I did not know why they were arresting me. Evidently, there were no
grounds for the arrest and this is why I was immediately released. They told me
they were searching for materials containing incitement, so I told them that if
they were looking for the Sderot ballots they can collect them from 6,500 houses
in Sderot were they have already been distributed."
Ben Yaakov promises to publish the results of the survey in the near future and
he is sure that the "Biblical plan"
The Talmudic Babblical Plan of the Hoodlum hoo haha
"The Jewish Alternative Plan" will win by a landslide. "We
have to hope that the government will be sensitive to public opinion. We have
already commissioned several national surveys from credible polling institutions
and, according to some of them, there is a majority for the Jewish alternative
Why are you really doing this referendum?
"The Israeli authorities are very scared of a
referendum and we want to show the minority (the supporters of Sharon's
disengagement plan, according to Ben Yaakov) the true results of such a
Isn't it clear to you that you are proposing apartheid
that contradicts democracy?
"I don't support apartheid against Arabs. If Ariel Sharon wants to separate
the Jews from the Arabs - this is apartheid. Ariel Sharon has paved the way and
given a stamp of kashrut for the future expulsion of the Arabs, since he
proposes expulsion of the Jews. As far as I am concerned, Arabs that are loyal
can remain in our territories without any problems..."
Loyal obedient "Goyim Noahide Slaves, subjected to
humiliation and depravity
If the reader's comments to this article on msn.co.il are any indication, such a
referendum as the one proposed by Mishal Yisrael would result in an impressive
victory for those who are offering the Jewish alternative plan. Over 80 percent
of the comments were fully supportive of the Jewish
The hassidim Chabad Lubavitch plan....which Bushkevik
has been told to stay away from, so that they could have their referendum for
their "Revelaed" Moshiach to become reality
Don't forget the Catholicos........
Andras Bereny who was a key member of the Italian
referendum party in Brescia and a former candidate for the Italian Senate, has
helped pass over 4 referendum packages in Italy. He has joined forces
with the organizers of the Israeli Referendum Initiative from "Mishalot
Yisrael" and will be in Sderot at polling stations together with attorneys
to verify signatures and ballots. Bereny said the Mishalot Sderot Referendum is
very exciting to him as a Jew as it is the real thing, with us contributing to
determining the destiny of the Jewish people and not just
some other nation in the Galut."
"Mishalot Yisrael" has invited international
observers to witness true Israeli democracy at work.
true demonicrazy at work "Our goal is to
get a bigger voter turnout at our referendum than there is in national Israeli
elections," said Ben Yaakov.
Ben Yaakov rejects the type of referendum that Yesha is lobbying on behalf of
for several reasons. "Firstly, they offer no alternative to the
Sharon/Peres proposal. Second, we have no time to wait for
Sharon to agree to make a referendum. If Sharon should agree to such a
referendum, he will have the advantage as the one who words the referendum, wins
the referendum. And according to every national poll that has been taken in
Israel, Sharon has a firm majority if the question will be a Yes / No referendum
on Sharon's disengagement plan. The reason for this is
that the average Israel wishes to be as far away as possible from the
"Our referendum that offers the Jewish alternative, actually offers an
alternative that would distance the Arab threat further away, and not conflict
with Torah and democratic values. Sharon's proposal to drive out all of the Jews
from Gaza and Shomron negates the Torah and democracy.
and the Toarh Mishnah of their tradition of satan of
Talmud Bavli makes the WORD of God of none effect unto them
Sharon calls for expulsion of each and every Jew from Gaza. That is as
racist a proposal one could make."
"Adding the alternative proposal that calls not to throw out every Arab
because they are Arab, but rather to remove most of the
Arabs who will likely refuse not to swear allegiance with Israel offers a
Jewish and democratic alternative that is sure to win over
the hearts of most Jews in Israel. When we publish the results that we
have from the national surveys that we have already commissioned, people will be
shocked to learn just how many people reject Sharon's plan when given a viable
Ben Yaakov plans to shock the nation on Thursday when he releases the findings
of the earlier surveys that he has already commissioned from national pollsters
on this subject.
Schulchan Aruch, Choszen Hamiszpat 348: "All property of
other nations belongs to
the Jewish nation, which, consequently, is entitled to seize upon it without any
On the Main Entrance to the Knesset it is inscribed:
'Compassion Toward a Non-Jew is Forbidden'
"... The Jews forgot that their primary constitution, on
which they rely, is full of intellectual religious terrorism against all other
nations. Aqidati decided to wage a battle against International Zionism in order
to expose the extent of terrorism that exists in the Zionist doctrinal mind. The
truth of the matter is that the Jews themselves do not deny [the existence of]
Zionist terrorism. Whoever visits the Israeli parliament known as 'The Knesset'
will notice at the main entrance a sentence written on the wall saying:
'Compassion towards a non-Jew is forbidden, if you see him fall into a river or
face danger, you are prohibited from saving him because all the nations are
enemies of the Jews and when a non-Jew falls into a ditch, the Jew should close
the ditch on him with a big boulder, until he dies, so that the enemies will
lose one person and the Jews will be able to preserve their dream of the
Promised Land, the Greater Israel!'
The Jews' Sacred Obligation to Murder 'Goyim'
"Dr. Muhammad Abdalla Al-Sharqawi says in his book 'The Talmudic
Scandals' that the Talmud ... exposes the hidden aspects of the Jewish
psyche... The Jewish Rabbis came up with it as a result of the deep distress
over [their] exile and fragmentation, which cultivated in the Jewish psyche
hatred and loathing and a raging need for vengeance and tyrannical control
over non-Jewish nations. To this day Jewish life is based to a great extent
on the Talmudic dictates and principles...
"Dr. Al-Sharqawi adds that if we examine the Talmudic attitude
toward other, non-Jewish nations, we will find it to be as close as can be
to a desire to completely annihilate the 'Goyim' - the non-Jewish nations.
For instance, the Talmud says: 'Murdering a non-Jew whenever possible is an
obligation. A Jew is a sinner if he can murder non-Jews but does not do so.
And a Jewish priest who blesses a person [Jew] who brings evidence that he
murdered one or more non-Jews is a blessed priest. Murdering non-Jews
pleases God, because the flesh of non-Jews is the flesh of donkeys and their
sperm is the sperm of animals.'
GOD of the
Proselytes of Judaeo-Churchinsanity...Contrary unto Christ and all mankind
There is an old
joke that asks how a chassid
and a mitnagid know about the existence of God.
According to the punchline, the chassid knows
because his Rebbe told him; the mitnagid
knows because he thinks he saw it in the Rashba.
joke successfully serves as a double punch against both chassidim
and their opponents, underlying its
humour is the serious issue of how we, as Jews, relate to God. In
the general Jewish world, God is a strange figure;
His Presence is powerfully felt and not felt.
If someone accepts another faith, we bar that person from involvement within
the Jewish world.
Jesus do not occupy a place within our Federation round tables regardless of
their identification or birth as Jews
correctly so. Brother Daniel was not admitted as a Jew under the Law of
Return; the Israeli courts deemed his
Christian beliefs to be a bar to his Jewishness as understood by Israeli law
- and the "gut feeling" of
the average Israeli and Jew. (See further, on the issue of Brother Daniel,
Encyclopedia Judaica 8:63
specifically in regard to the halachic
definition of Jewish identity - which would declare Brother
Daniel a Jew - and in theological explanation thereof, my Crisis in Jewish
Identity, Nishma IV - VII.) Judaism is deemed, by the average Jew whether
observant or not, to be a religion; foreign
views of God cannot be tolerated within our Jewish consciousness.
God's Presence in even our colloquial Jewishness is, indeed, felt.
Yet, it is a
Presence that is somewhat felt in the negative. If you have the wrong idea
of God, than there is a bar to Jewishness; but
if you have no idea or don't care about God, in the general Jewish world,
there is no such bar.
atheist can become president of Federation; Secular Judaism which bluntly
removes God from its Jewishness is part of our general Jewish community.
this say about our view of God - His significance, our understanding of and
our relationship to Him, within our general Jewish consciousness and
perspective? Bluntly, the
community does not assert in the positive - a Jewish perception of God.
There is no
discussion of God within our Federations; we
are more comfortable with promoting our peoplehood or ethnicity than
professing our religion.
We, in fact, feel
uncomfortable when God is mentioned
- not just in
our Federation buildings but also in our synagogues.
A rabbi whom I
consider a mentor told me that after his first few months in his present
pulpit (a membership that is mostly non-observant), a committee of the Board
approached him in regard to his sermons. They
felt that they sounded too Protestant, different then what they expected
from the Rabbi on Shabbat morning. The
difficulty, when he questioned them for more clarification, was his constant
reference to God. In Jewish education - formal and informal, for children
and for adults - how much emphasis is placed on God? What is the place of
theology in our Federation buildings, our Jewish schools, even our
synagogues? God's Presence is, indeed, not felt.
There are those
who would maintain that this approach to God is, in fact, the Jewish way.
Theologically, they argue, Judaism
only states the negative; it does not assert the positive.
of Judaism, they say, are defined by what one does not believe,
not by what one
We can declare
what views of God are not Jewish but, they contend, we cannot and need not
declare in the positive, what the Jewish view of God is. This view is based
on an incorrect understanding of the famous words of Rambam, Moreh Nevuchim
contend that we can only describe God through the negative, what He is not.
We can not
describe God through the positive, stating what He is.
that this is why Judaism can only be defined by what one does not believe,
not through the assertion of a positive Jewish perception of God. Rambam,
though, was referring to our attempt to understand God through an
understanding of His attributes. The Perfect Unity cannot have attributes as
we understand this word; we can only use negative attributes, what he is
not, to describe Him. Implicit, actually, in the words of Rambam is a
powerful perception of God - and a powerful perception of the expected
affect on our life because of His Existence.
The essence of
Rambam's Jewishness, in fact, is the philosophical contemplation of Hashem.
See Moreh Nevuchim III:54 and Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Yesodei HaTorah, chap.
1. To use Rambam's words referring to the use of the negative when
describing God to imply that Judaism is only concerned about what you do not
believe and not what you do believe, is a gross misuse of his words. He, in
fact, had definite ideas about God according to Torah, as evidenced by his
concrete presentation of the principles of Judaism, emphatically denouncing
deviations and those who deviated from the true belief in Hashem.
See Rambam, Commentary to the Mishna, Sanhedrin, chap. 10 (Introduction to
Chelek). Rambam would never accept the laxity of God's Presence in
colloquial Jewishness. Yet, we must still wonder how the Rambam's words
could be so mis-applied. What exists in Jewishness that allows for such an
attitude to take hold?
question can be asked about the notion that Judaism has no dogmas. Rabbi J.
David Bleich, With Perfect Faith, General Introduction opens with the
mention of this "widespread misconception" and summarily dismisses
it as "even a superficial acquaintance with the classical works of
Jewish philosophy is sufficient to dispel this misconceived notion."
Then how did this attitude develop? What within Judaism allowed for this mis-conception
to take hold? The question is a legitimate one for whenever there is a
deviation from the traditional Torah path, we are obligated to find the
point of departure and correct any weakness (if found) that allowed for this
mis-understanding to occur.
Mishna Avot 1:3 informs us of the source from which the heresy of the
Sadducees arose - Tzaddok's misunderstanding of the words of Antigonus Ish
Socho. We have a similar obligation. Where did this concept of "dogmaless
Judaism", which, as Rabbi Bleich indicates, is totally without
foundation, arise? (On the Rashi's substantive issue see, also, Mishneh Avot
1:11 which tells us to be careful of our words for people may mis-interpret
what is said, and Rashi, Bereishit 1;26 which points out that sometimes one
must say what is correct even if it will be misused and misapplied.)
points to a work of Moses Mendelssohn as the source for this viewpoint. Yet
Moses Mendelssohn could not have meant what colloquial Judaism understands
from his words. The modern, as Rabbi Bleich calls it, dogma
of dogmalessness basically states that Judaism has no beliefs,
supporting, in a way, the above mentioned attitude that Judaism
limits what you may not believe but does not state what you must believe.
While I do not have access to the Rabbi Bleich's exact source, in the same
work, Moses Mendelssohn (Jerusalem and Other Jewish Writings, translated and
edited by Alfred Jospe, p.154) does write:
the religion of the Israelites encompasses only three central principles: God,
Providence, and legislation. These
principles were expanded by our religious leaders along the following lines:
the Author and absolute Sovereign of all things, is one and simple [single]
(in His person as well as His nature).
God is aware of all that happens in His creation. He rewards good and
punishes evil by natural and, at times, supra-natural means.
God has made known His laws to the children of Israel through Moses, the son
of Amram. We still possess these laws in writing."
No doubt, Moses
Mendelssohn was of the opinion that there was a great spectrum of halachically
acceptable views within Jewish thought, yet a perusal of Rabbi Bleich's work
would also support such an assertion. This is not to say that the views
Moses Mendelssohn would consider halachically acceptable,
would also so be accepted by Rabbi Bleich. There, perhaps, also seems to be
in the words of Moses Mendelssohn a greater intimation of freedom for a
person to choose as he/she may wish from this spectrum - a matter which
Rabbi Bleich also discusses with sources for the indication of stricter
parameters. Yet, clearly, without entering into a discussion of the merits
of Moses Mendelssohn's views, this is not a dogma of
dogmalessness. What existed in Jewishness that allowed for
these words to be mis-applied? What exists in our traditional view of Hashem
that allowed for colloquial Jewishness' ignoring of Him?
We can point to
the lack of God's Presence in the general Jewish world and answer: what do
you expect?, they are not religious. How, though, did a Jewishness without
God arise? Once
a deity is removed from a religion, the identification is removed. Can we
imagine atheist Christians or atheist Moslems? Perhaps there are atheists
who celebrate Christmas but we cannot imagine a lack of belief in the
mainstream of a faith. Yet, the essence of colloquial Jewishness, although
perhaps not atheistic, is God limited.
Our major institutions of the general community do not consider God or think
and the Peace Treaty:
the Halachic Question
situation in Israel is obviously one of the most significant issues facing
the Jewish people today. The question must be asked: what is the halachic
directive in this regard? Differing opinions are actually heard from various
poskim and Torah scholars; there are those that favour
the peace initiative and those against it.
is the nature of this disagreement? Do they differ in matters of Halacha
or is the disagreement in mitzi'ut? Those who
favour the peace treaty declare the woe, lo aleinu,
that will ensue if it fails; those who oppose it declare similar misfortune,
again lo aleinu, if it continues. Clearly the
determination of the halachic directive is
necessary, yet, the argument over the peace treaty seems to be an argument
of what will happen, how to correctly assess reality. This seems to be a
matter of mitzi'ut - for determination by experts
in the fields of military science, diplomacy or politics. While a posek
must ultimately render a decision based upon his determination of facts,
based even upon conflicting expert opinions in these variant fields, the
discussion is not for the beit midrash. While there
is passionate disagreement over the peace treaty, this matter does not seem
to be a disagreement in Torah theory - or is it? Is there a halachic
issue in regard to the peace initiative?
assumption in declaring the argument regarding the peace treaty a machloket
b'mitzi'ut is that the halachic
directive is clear. In this matter, that directive would be that in the
interest of peace, guaranteed peace, it would be permissible, even
mandatory, to trade land for peace. The question is whether this agreement
will bring peace - a question of fact. In
discussing this matter with many opposed to the present initiative, they
admit that if peace was guaranteed, they would, albeit reluctantly, trade
land. It is, however, not universally accepted that, halachically,
land can indeed be traded for even a guaranteed peace. Rabbi
Herschel Schachter, Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society, Number 16,
"Land for Peace: A Halachic Perspective" expresses the opinion
that, in certain circumstances, it may even be forbidden to trade land for
We are clearly
more comfortable in approaching the present argument over the peace
initiative as a machloket
b'mitzi'ut. Even Rabbi Aaron M. Schreiber, The Journal of
Halacha and Contemporary Society, Number 18, "Relinquishing Yehudah and
Shomron: A Response to Rabbi Bleich", in response to the article of
Rabbi J. David Bleich, The Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society,
Number 16, "Of Land, Peace and Divine Command" which argues that
land can indeed be traded for peace (although Rabbi Bleich, writing actually
before the present peace initiative, does also present the concerns about
the possibility of genuine peace - see, further, Rabbi J. David Bleich, The
Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society, Number 18, "Withdrawal
From Liberated Territories" in response to Rabbi Schreiber), falls back
on the mitzi'ut issue
that relinquishing territory would only be suicidal.
Bluntly, Judaism values human life. This is a powerful halachic
concept. Piku'ach nefesh, even safek
piku'ach nefesh, the threat to life, even the possibility of
threat to life, overrides most commandments, even Shabbat.
See Rambam, Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Shabbat 2:1. We are less troubled
perceiving the issue to be one of protecting human life with our
disagreement centring on the reality that will best assure this outcome.
Rabbi Schachter's assertion that even at the expense of peace - even at the
cost of Jewish lives - we may be forbidden to trade land, is one that forces
us to truly confront our understanding of Israel and political sovereignty
in the realm of halachic values.
They speak only
of jewish life, for the goyim are lesser than animal souls
human life is of great importance within the world of Torah values. There is
the famous Mishneh Sanhedrin 4:5 that compares a life to a universe. There
is also the famous law that even at the expense of the entire community, we
are prohibited to hand over one person to attackers to be killed. Each life
is qualitatively unique and not to be part of a quantified entity. See,
further, Rambam, Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Yesodei HaTorah 5:5. Yet, human life
is not always halachically
paramount. There are values that override as evidenced by the three
categories of Torah law which we must not violate even at the cost of our
lives: avodah zarah (idolatry), shefichat
damim (murder), gilu'i arayot (the
major sexual violations). The concept of kiddush haShem,
sanctifying God's Name calls upon us to place demonstration of belief above
even life. See Rambam, Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Yesodei HaTorah, chap. 5 and
Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh De'ah, chap. 157. The halachic
question that we must face in considering this peace initiative is whether
Jewish sovereignty in Israel is also a value that overrides life? and if so,
to what extent?
It is most
interesting that we, as a community, did not confront this very question
when Israel was first established. The reality was that even the
establishment of the State and subsequent war was perceived also as an issue
of human life. After the horror of the Holocaust, the establishment of a
safe haven for our people was a clear necessity. The cost of war was framed
as a question of risking one's life to save other lives. (See, further,
Rabbi J. David Bleich, Contemporary Halakhic Problems, Volume 2, Chapter 10
for a brief introduction to this issue.) This may, in fact, have been the
truth and may still, based on one's perception of the mitzi'ut
today, be the truth. Yet, it is perhaps time for us to recognize the
significant underlying halachic issue of the value
of political sovereignty - of a Jewish State - in relation to the value of
life. And this is not just an issue in regard to Yehudah and Shomron but
involves the very nature of the State. Halachically,
when does the value of Jewish sovereignty override the value of life, if
ever, and when does the value of life override the value of Jewish
sovereignty, if ever? Trading land for peace is but one issue within a
broader halachic concern that touches the very
essence of our connection to Israel.
mitzvah 425 states that whenever the Torah demands war, implicit in the
command is the assumption of danger. The Torah, by definition, is commanding
with the recognition that there is loss of human life on both sides of a
conflict. If the mitzvah
of kivush eretz Yisrael, conquering the land of
Israel, applies today, then the command to achieve political sovereignty
would apply even when there is sakana, danger. A
significant question for our discussion is, thus, whether this command
applies today? If one argues there is no command to conquer, would a command
not to relinquish even at the expense of war, though, still apply? Is there
another reason for declaring war mandatory? Interestingly,
Schachter argues that since war is part of the process of geula,
stopping the war (i.e. the present hostilities between Israel and the Arabs)
would not be allowed;
as it is the war leading to the geula,
it will only delay the coming of the redemption.
redemption unto the son of perdition by WAR and
death and the Covenant with hell they have made
assertion can only be based on a supernatural understanding of these events
which, according to Rabbi Schachter, would have halachic
they must have their wars for their hoodlum haha,
ordo ab chao
Minchat Chinuch's very argument that a mitzvah
dealing with war must allow for sakana was based on
the premise that Halacha always works within the
natural realm. Notwithstanding this and other possible questions on Rabbi
Schachter's position, (including challenges to the necessity
of war as a prelude to geula
- see also Rambam, Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Melachim 12:2), the emphatic point
is made. The question is not just human life and the machloket
b'mitzi'ut of which process, maintaining the land or trading
land for peace, will ensure the greatest protection of life. While this
question of reality still remains a most important matter for resolution, we
now see that there are other issues that necessitate discussion - in the beit
midrash. Israel represents, or may represent, other values -
national sovereignty, Jewish presence in the land of our forefathers, hitchalta
d'geula, the beginning of the redemption - and there is the
need to halachically clarify the clash of these
values with the value of human life.
of the Minchat Chinuch, especially in light of the comments of Chinuch,
mitzvah 425 himself, must be further reviewed. The specific mitzvah
under discussion concerned the command
to destroy the "Seven Nations".
The Chinuch writes that if one finds a member of these nations and can kill
this person without sakana,
then one is
commanded to kill this member of the "Seven Nations".
It is to this that the Minchat Chinuch responds that, by definition, since
involved war, the command had to exist even in the face of sakana.
He concludes his remarks with a question on the Chinuch. A possible way of
understanding the Chinuch, though, would be to postulate that war is a
unique category of sakana. On a private, personal
level, piku'ach nefesh, life overrides even this
command. On the communal level, a sakana known as
war is to be tolerated. This is further evidenced by the very fact that the Jewish
nation is permitted to enter war at their own initiative (given the meeting
of certain requirements)
while on a individual level we could not contemplate a similar level of sakana
(and aggression) to meet our personal demands. See, further, on the unique
category of war, Ntziv, HaEmek Davar, Bereishit 9:5 and Devarim 20:8. In
this perspective, it may not be that political sovereignty overrides life per
se but that in regard to this value, the unique communal danger
of war is to be tolerated or even mandated. But then war, in its own strange
way, has its own rules. What is a tolerable war? When does victory become
too costly? T.B. Shevuot 35b states that a monarchy (i.e.
government) that only kills one in six is not punished.
Tosfot, d.h. D'katla clearly applies this statement to a nation's right to
wage war. Is this gemara
introducing some standard of acceptable war? Would this be a standard for
toleration or, also, obligation, in evaluating a war situation?
Yet, we must
also ask if we as a Jewish nation, at the present time, can be in a halachically
defined and acceptable situation of war where these unique conditions would
apply? See for background information on the halachic
definitions and attitude in regard to war, Rambam, Mishneh Torah, Hilchot
Melachim, chapters 5-8. For further discussion of the issue, see also Rabbi
J. David Bleich, Contemporary Halachic Problems, Volume 2, Chapter 7 and
Volume 3, Chapter 11. The question of whether we are to halachically
approach the situation in Israel solely within the realm of
personal individual law, allowing only the rights as individuals to defend
self and property, or within the realm of public national law, allowing the
unique right as a nation to wage war, is significant. It is not surprising
that the authors, noted above, that discuss the issue of land for peace,
while perhaps not explicitly, implicitly include within their discussion
this important point. (Interestingly, a consequential factor in this entire
discussion is the role of the urim v'tumim in war
and whether it is, at one extreme, necessary even in waging an obligated war
or not even necessary in a discretionary war?)
also have to be addressed. One is our responsibility to Torah belief ideals
within the land (see Rambam, Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Avodat Kochavim, chapter
10) and the necessary clarification of our relationship to Islam and
Christianity. Paradoxically, one of the arguments for the heter
shemittah, the halachic method used to
bypass the agricultural restrictions of the Seventh Year, was the enhanced
status of the Muslim as a non-idolator. See Rabbi M.Z. Neriya, "The
History of the Heter for Shemittah" in The Shemittah Year. Could this
status now also affect, in favour of a treaty, the matter at hand ? (On the
specific question of the status of non-Jews today, see, also Nishma: Issues,
Numbers 1 and 3.)
should also mention that in the machloket
b'mitzi'ut issue itself, there are also halachic questions
for investigation regarding how we are to respond given conflicting facts -
and even in regard to our, or the posek's, right to
resolve factual disagreements given that we are not experts in the field.
Doubt as to the reality is also a mitzi'ut case to
which Halacha responds. This matter is even more
pronounced when the issue concerns life. Safek peku'ach nefesh,
even the chance of danger, is deemed to override Shabbat.
But what does one do when either choice could be life-saving or
life-threatening? This question arises to a great extent in regard to
experimental medical therapy and I direct you to the many works on medical
ethics that investigate this issue. It should also be noted that a further mitzi'ut
issue that may need resolution could be the cost of continued war.
We must also
turn to historical precedent. Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai's surrender to Rome
obviously indicates that at some point relinquishing political sovereignty
for peace is acceptable. See T.B. Gittin 56a,b. Was this only because he saw
defeat as inevitable? Was he also concerned about the possibility of a
pyrrhic victory? Was the sovereignty of Yavneh enough to justify not
continuing the war? It must be remembered that Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai, at
first, it would seem, supported the rebellion. Rabbi Akiva's challenge of
Rabbi Yochanan can also not be forgotten, yet, Rabbi Akiva did not challenge
the very concept of surrendering but rather, in his mind, the limited
concessions for which Rabbi Yochanan settled. It must further be remembered
that Rabbi Yochanan's action is considered to have saved Torah l'dorot,
for the generations. In any event, in their application to our modern
situation, the conditions for Rabbi Yochanan's choice of peace over war must
be analyzed - just as the decision to support Bar Kochba and the choice of
war over peace in that case must also be analyzed. Of specific significance
in the latter case, though, may be the religious persecution of that period,
although there is always the question of which came first, and the Messianic
perception of Bar Kochba. See Rambam, Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Melachim 11:3.
in all the debate about Israel, it is the subtle halachic
issue of sovereignty at the expense of human life that we often ignore. Both
those who favour and those who oppose the present initiative must clarify
their positions within this spectrum before tackling the specific matter of
the treaty. If one deems life to be simply paramount, then would that not
theoretically entail even the foregoing of political sovereignty over Tel
Aviv if life could thus be spared? If one deems sovereignty to be simply
paramount, then would that not entail foregoing any concessions even at the
expense of continued hostilities and the loss of perhaps many lives? If the halachic
answer lies somewhere between these two extremes, where is that position to
be drawn? The question of whether this position of maintaining sovereignty
at the expense of war is one that is allowed or mandated must also be
considered. Yet it is in this realm - a world that we as Jews approach
hesitantly because of our very concern for life - that we must embark for a halachic
clarification, not only of this specific matter but, of the very essence of
our commitment to Israel.
when they shall say Peace, sudden destruction shall fall upon them
administration keeping wary eye on Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush refuses to rule out war with Iran. Iranian
President Mohammad Khatami says his country is ready to defend itself against
a U.S. attack. The United States is pushing for a peaceful solution to its
nuclear impasse with Iran but, with mistrust on both sides running high,
encouraging signs are hard to find.
"You look around the world at potential trouble
spots, Iran is right at the top of the list," Vice President Cheney said
Thursday in an interview with radio host Don Imus, hours before being sworn in
to a second term.
Asked hypothetically whether the United States would
yield to Israel in a scenario in which an attack against Tehran was being
considered, he said, "One of the concerns people have is that Israel might
do it without being asked, that if in fact the Israelis became convinced the
Iranians had a significant nuclear capability, given the fact that Iran has a
stated policy that their objective is the destruction of the state of Israel,
that the Israelis might well decide to act first and let the rest of the world
worry about cleaning up the diplomatic mess afterward."
"We don't want a war in the
Middle East if we can avoid it,"
the heck do you think you have yid-iot
Cheney quickly added, "and certainly, in the case of
the Iranian situation, I think everybody would best suited by, and or best
treated or dealt with, if we could deal with it diplomatically."
On Monday, Bush reaffirmed his support for a diplomatic
settlement of Iran's nuclear program but said, "I will never take any
option off the table."
Because his hassidic shemgods must
have their wars for their long coveted hoodlum hoo haha of Moshaich ben satan
Perhaps the most pessimistic comment of all this week
came from Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del.
"There may be nothing we can do to persuade Iran not
to develop weapons of mass destruction," Biden said during a Senate Foreign
Relations Committee confirmation hearing for Secretary of State-designate
with hopeful glee of obedient ger
Both Rice and Cheney made clear that the nuclear
diplomacy the United States has been pursuing in the U.N. nuclear watchdog
agency will continue.
Then destroy all nuclear weapons on
this earth....yeah right
They said the administration could raise the stakes with
Iran by referring the nuclear question to the U.N. Security Council if Iran does
not abide by its nonproliferation commitments.
The administration has been hopeful that a
nonproliferation initiative being carried out with Iran by Germany, France and
Britain will produce results.
But the administration is skeptical that Iran is
bargaining in good faith. For its part, Iran says its nuclear program is aimed
at producing energy, not weapons.
Rice said U.S. differences with Iran go well beyond its
"It's really hard to find common ground with a
government that thinks Israel should be extinguished," she told senators.
"It's difficult to find common ground with a government that is supporting
Hezbollah and terrorist organizations that are determined to undermine the
Middle East peace that we seek."
But it is mighty fine with us to
decapitate all the opposed Goyim, by ISREALHELL'S Sanhedrin
Beyond that, Rice listed Iran among six "outposts of
# 1 Washington DC of Greater
Khatami, traveling Thursday in Africa, seemed unconcerned
about the consequences of a possible U.S. attack.
"We have prepared ourselves," he said. He added
that he did not anticipate any "lunatic" military move by the United
States because Washington has too many problems in Iraq.
and twelve military bases
According to an article by Seymour Hersh published this
week in The New Yorker, U.S. officials have been trying to get to the bottom of
Iran's nuclear puzzle through a covert operation inside Iran that has been under
way since last summer.
Defense Department officials said the article was filled
with mistakes but did not deny its basic point
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