Million at risk in Italy heatwave
ROME, Italy (Reuters) -- A heat wave in Italy has
put the health of one million people at risk and the government has warned the
situation could be even worse than the summer of 2003 when 20,000 people died
due to soaring temperatures.
Authorities have asked local doctors to keep an eye on their patients above
75 years of age who are most vulnerable, hoping to avoid a repeat of the
death-rate of two years ago which has just been revised up from 8,000.
"We are faced with a heat wave that is equal if not worse than in 2003
(and) around one million people are at risk," Health Minister Francesco
Storace told a news conference.
Italy is bathed in hot Saharan air with temperatures forecast on Tuesday to
reach 36 degrees Celsius (97 Fahrenheit), with the hottest regions in the
north. In cities it can feel much hotter as asphalt roads and pavements pump
the heat back up from below.
High temperatures put the vulnerable at risk of dehydration and
cardio-vascular problems which can kill. Older people are particularly at risk
and several people have already been reported to have died because of the heat.
Northern Italy is also facing possible water shortages due to lack of
rainfall and evaporation has spiked. Farmers say there is only enough water to
guarantee irrigation for two weeks.
A massive use of air conditioning caused electricity consumption to hit
near-record levels on Monday. Grid operator GRTN said the country was not at
danger of power shortages, despite low availability from hydro plants.
In June 2003 Italy suffered widespread blackouts as electricty demand for
air conditioners caused an overload.
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Er, whut I mented was: "We will
fire them if they have been found Guilty in their talmudic Courts of Justice,
which is above US law, and protects em....is whut I really mented.
"Karl" Marx Rove, looking for Moshiach
CIA leaker would be fired if
Jul 18, 12:14 PM (ET)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush said on Monday his administration
would fire anyone found to have committed a crime in a
federal investigation of the leak of a covert CIA agent's name, shifting
from a broader vow to simply dismiss the leaker.
would you like the odds of that?
Bush, whose top political adviser Karl Rove has been caught up in the
investigation, told reporters he did not know all the facts and urged them to
wait until the inquiry was complete before "you jump to conclusions."
"I would like this to end as quickly as possible so we know the facts
and if someone committed a crime they will no
longer work in my administration," Bush said at a news conference with
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Asked on June 10, 2004, whether he stood by his earlier pledge to fire
anyone found to have leaked the officer's name, Bush replied: "Yes."
He did not add the qualification that the person would have to be found to have
committed a crime.
Saying there was a "serious ongoing" inquiry under way into who
leaked the identity of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame, Bush, as he did last
week, refused to comment on specifics of the case.
Threatened by future pretzel attack?
"I want to know all the facts," he said. "The best place for
the facts to be done is by somebody who is spending time investigating
"Roves Treasonous peers"
Rove has been named by a Time magazine reporter as one of the sources who
identified the agent to the media, before she was named in a newspaper column
in July 2003.
Rove's lawyer, Robert Luskin, has said his client "has been repeatedly
assured he is not a target of the investigation" by a special prosecutor
into the leak.
The Time reporter, Matthew Cooper, said Rove was the first person to tell
him that the agent, who is married to a prominent critic of the Bush
administration's Iraq policy, worked for the CIA.
Cooper said he told a grand jury last week that Rove told him the woman
worked at the "agency," or CIA, on weapons of mass destruction
issues, and ended the call by saying "I've
already said too much."
He said Rove did not disclose the woman's name, but told him information
would be declassified that would cast doubt on the credibility of her husband,
former diplomat Joseph Wilson, who had charged the Bush administration with
exaggerating the threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction programs in making
its case for war.
welcome to Heil Bushkevik's Hassidic Hoodlum
haha of Jack booted Nasi Thugs
How they intentionally slip
I've already said too much, saith hassidim
A Generational Leader says: Moshiach
in Months, Not Years
Some new and very exciting news from the Moshiach
/ Geulah front. Rabbi Lazer Brody from the
Lazer Beams blog writes
Rabbi Yakov Aryeh Alter, better known as the Gerrer Rebbe (grand rabbi of
Ger hassidus), one of the world's most prominent, respected, and influential
rabbinical leaders joins the lineup of Tzaddikim (Jewish living saints) who
expect the arrival of Moshiach
in the nearest future. Expressing himself in Yiddish, the Gerrer Rebbe
Shlit"a said recently, "Moshiach
will come this year, or by the end of next year." The Gerrer Rebbe is
known as an individual of tremendous spiritual stature, who does much and
says very little...
Yesterday, I met with Rabbi Shlomo Tzvi Alter - one of the Gerrer Rebbe's
sons who, along with his brothers, heard the Rebbe say emphatically before
will come this year, or by the end of next year." After the Seder, the
Rebbe concluded by saying in Yiddish, "We'll soon discover that the
entire Golus was worth eating one little piece of meat (alluding to the
korban Pesach, or Pascal lamb, which G-d willing we'll all be eating in the
Holy Temple this coming Passover)," meaning that we have no idea of the
value of Moshiach,
the rebuilding of the Holy Temple, korbonos, and the spiritual treasures
that are in store for us. When one of his sons asked him to elaborate, the
Rebbe refused, saying, "Ich hob schoin gezugt tzu fil," or, "I've
already said too much."
[Upon seizing the reins of government,
Sharon's secular zion, Aholibah the king of the south,
overthrown. The hassidim, Chabad Lubavitch have control of the US and the
sanhedrin now ISREALHELL.
the new Noachide leaders will move
quickly to implement a full agenda of reform.
Noahide Law Marshal law
... Full support will be given
to Israeli forces to reinvade PLO-controlled areas, with military assistance
offered where necessary.
so much for "disengagement" the Road Map to
Hell is in
Jewish courts ... will be granted
full legal sovereignty over Jewish citizens within each country, who will no
longer be subject to the authority of gentile courts.
Rove not Convicted of a goyim crime
The pre-existing Noachide judges and courts
will replace the existing court system of each country,
TREASONOUS Blasphemous Freemason proselytes who should
be hanged immediately and their kangaroo courts of the Dragon shut down. But it
will not happen. because all of Amaraka are apostate and worship the dragon
and the legal code will be drastically
rewritten to conform to halacha....
Jewish fables of their shemborg jack booted thuggery
Hoodlum haha of shame
.... And law and order will be
fully restored through the establishment of internal security measures,
Patriot AKT II of Heil Bushkevik, enforced by the
Talmudic son of Hassidim rib-eyes, Chertoff of the Dragon
again in accordance with Torah law.
— Committee for Israeli Victory]
who are soon to be cast into outer darkness for
their sorceries and their Blasphemies and murders
the Chabad send me these little bitty ditties
Tammuz 11, 5765 * July 18, 2005
E S S A Y
By: Sara Esther Crispe
There is no time more tragic, no period more painful, no suffering more accute,
than what has befallen the Jewish people, throughout history, during the Three
Beginning on the 17th day of the Hebrew month of Tammuz and ending with the
9th day of the month of Av, the Jewish people, as individuals and as a
collective whole, mourn and commemorate the many painful attempts at our
destruction which occurred in this time.
The list of tragedies associated with this time period is overwhelming. Tammuz
17, the day which starts these three weeks, is the same day when, in the year
1313 BCE, the Tablets containing the Ten Commandments were broken.  On that
same day, some 1,382 years later, the legions of Rome breached the walls of
Jerusalem after a 30-month siege. For three weeks the battle raged in
Jerusalem, until the city was vanquished, the Holy Temple destroyed, and the
Jewish people driven into exile. Thus we entered the state of galut (physical
and spiritual displacement) in which we still find ourselves today. 
And yet, this was only the beginning.
Three tragic weeks later, we arrive at Tisha B'Av, the "Ninth of
Av." Predominantly known as the day on which both the first and second
Holy Temples were destroyed--the First Temple by the Babylonians in 423 BCE,
and the Second Temple by the Romans in 69 CE--the Ninth of Av is also
associated with many other horrific events, both preceding the destruction of
the Temples and continuing until the present. 
(By a cruel irony, the day originally chosen by the Israeli government for the
expulsion of thousands men, women and children from their homes in Gush Katif
and the other settlements in the Gaza Strip fell within the Three Weeks. But
that date was changed due to the tremendous pressure from Jews the world over,
aghast that the government of Israel would add to the list of our sufferings
during this tragic period.)
Jewish law mandates a series of mourning observances during the Three Weeks.
Tammuz 17 and Av 9 are both fast days. For entire Three Weeks we do not hold
weddings; like mourners, we refrain from cutting our hair. In the final nine
days of the Three Weeks (i.e., from the 1st to the 9th of Av) we enter a
period of heightened mourning: in addition to the above mourning practices, we
do not eat meat or drink wine, do not listen to music, do not purchase or wear
new clothes, do not bathe for pleasure, and in general refrain from any
activities whose purpose is pleasure and enjoyment.
These three weeks are referred to by the prophet Jeremiah as Bein HaMetzarim,
literally, "between the constrictions." The word metzar,
constriction, is the root of the word mitzraim, Egypt, alluding to our days of
being enslaved in our first galut. When we are constricted, we are in a state
of exile--we are not able to express ourselves or be who we truly are.
* * *
Yet, as is true with most everything in Judaism, nothing is as simple as it
appears. Our prophets prophesied that the Ninth of Av
will ultimately be revealed as the greatest and most joyous of all the days of
Their prophets are not God's messengers the Prophets of
the Living God they slew, but their talmudic prophets unto Baal of the Dragon
of Talmud Bavli of the anti-Christ, shems of shame.
Even now, as we fast and mourn on this day, Jewish law alludes to its future
status as a moed, a day of joyous celebration:
Just before being moed down, grass thrown into the fire
it is for this reason that we omit tachanun ("supplication"
prayers and confession of sins) from our daily prayers on the Ninth of Av, as
we do on festivals and other joyous days in our calendar.
In the Kabbalistic work Zohar we are shown how
the entire period that we consider a period of mourning, the whole Three
Weeks, are actually the seed for what will become this day of celebration.
Wailing for Tammuz
The 21 days of the Bein HaMetzarim period begin on the 17th of Tammuz. The
number 17 is numerically equivalent to tov, the word in Hebrew for
"good." Clearly this "good" is not a revealed good, yet
concealed within the darkness is the good which will be revealed.
of their beloved chief shem of shame of shemborg
collective, haha Moshiach ben Dragon
Furthermore, while we have 21 days of this mourning state, we find that
throughout the Jewish calendar, there are also 21 days of festivity: Shabbat
is one day; Rosh Chodesh, the celebration of the new month, is one day;
Passover, the holiday marking our breaking out of slavery and into freedom, is
seven days; Shavuot, the day which is considered our wedding to our Creator
when we merit to receive the Torah, is one day; Rosh Hashanah, the beginning
of the Jewish new year, is two days; Yom Kippur is one day; Sukkot is seven
days; and Shemini Atzeret (Simchat Torah) is one day. Thus:
1+1+7+1+2+1+7+1=21. Now, if these numbers seem off to you, there is a reason.
The days only equal 21 if they are calculated according to how the festivals
are observed in the Land of Israel, where holidays are one day shorter than
they are in the Diaspora. This already is an allusion that the true way to
celebrate our holy days is the way that it is done in the Land of Israel. And
we know that one of the first things that will be done when we are redeemed is
that all Jews will be returned to our true home, in the Holy Land of Israel.
that spiritual Sodom and Egypt, "Come to Pharaoh
In the Jerusalem Talmud (Taanit 4:5) we are told that the 21 days of the Three
Weeks correspond to a vision that the prophet Jeremiah had concerning the
destruction of the Temple. Jeremiah saw a makel shaked, "a staff of
almond wood," and heard G-d warning him that evil was imminent --
"For I will hasten (shoked) my word to perform it" (Jeremiah
1:11-12). The Talmud explains: "The almond takes 21 days from when it
blossoms until it ripens. This corresponds to the 21 days between the 17th of
Tammuz, when the walls of Jerusalem, and the Ninth of Av, when the Holy Temple
The famed "Gaon of Rogatchov" (Rabbi Joseph Rozen, 1858-1936) writes
that inherent in G-d's warning to Jeremiah was a consolation. Almonds start
off bitter and become sweet as they develop (in contrast to another kind of
nut called luz that starts off sweet and becomes bitter). This is why the 21
days of Bein HaMetzarim are alluded to by the 21-day "staff of
almond-wood": not only are we able to negate the bitterness of these
days, but we are capable of turning their bitterness to sweetness, of
transforming these days of mourning into days of rejoicing and gladness."
Another allusion to this is in the famous Talmudic
statement, Mishenichnas Av m'maatin b'simchah. The basic meaning of
these four words is "When Av enters we decrease in joy." However,
because the original Talmudic text contains no punctuation marks, this
statement can be read in two ways. On the one hand, yes, practically speaking,
because of the tragedies that befell the Jewish people during the month of Av,
we minimize our joy. However, now that we know that the good is only hidden
and will soon be revealed,
Their god, who was and is not and yet will come, who is
not Omnipresent, but one who must hide himself from man to deceive
we can also read it another way: "When Av enters we decrease, in
joy." How do we diminish the pain and suffering which comes when Av
enters? Specifically through the simchah, through a positive outlook and a
And we end the three weeks with a similar reminder. On the Ninth of Av we read
the Kinot ("Lamentations") a collection of poetic prayers describing
the terrible events that we suffered as a people. Yet if we just turn the
letters around, we have the word Tikun, rectification, showing that
everything, no matter how dark or how seemingly bad, has the ability to turn
Being that Ninth of Av is in the month of Av, we therefore must also look at
the esoteric dimensions of the month itself to have an even deeper
understanding of this time period. As is explained in Sefer Yetzirah (the
earliest book of Kabbalah we have, and which is attributed to Abraham
himself), each month of the Jewish year has a letter that represents it, and
each letter can be interpreted according to its form, its shape, its numerical
value and its meaning.
The letter which represents the month of Av is Tet, which is the 9th letter in
the Hebrew alphabet, and its gematria (numerical value) is also 9.
But of course, Tet = king= 9
of their Tzadik =90
who they say is their Talmudic Final Sofiet Tzadik = 900
As the first letter of the word tov, the Tet represents the concept of
concealed good which is waiting to be revealed;
Moshiach ben Dragon the son of perdition who was and is
not and yet will be
it also represents the concept of pregnancy, both in its form (with its
rounded, introverted section) and numerical value (alluding to the nine months
of pregnancy). (see image above)
Indeed, one of the classic metaphors in Jewish thought is that pregnancy is an
allusions to state of constriction, for it is during this time period that
there is a state of hidden good which is concealed, and constricted within,
until the time comes for it to be birthed and revealed into this world.
It is vital to remember that pregnancy does not just exist on a physical
level, but rather we are all--both men and women-- considered to constantly be
in various stages of pregnancy, be it spiritual or emotional or intellectual.
Thus the mitzvah of pru u'revu, to "be fruitful and multiply," does
not just mean to physically have children, but also that we are commanded to
be creative, to use our G-d-given talents to create within this world.
The state of pregnancy is thus a state of being constricted, in which we are
not yet able to fully manifest our potential or the latent or hidden good that
is within. But as we often find, it is the work we accomplish when enslaved
and constricted that allows us to truly appreciate our freedom. Only through
limitation can we understand what it means to be limitless. And so, the very
key to our celebration, our redemption, can be found in this time of
The Ninth of Av is the Tet day of Av, the pregnant day of the pregnant month.
Incredibly, the Sages teach that Moshiach will be born
on the Ninth of Av (and there are different opinions as to whether this
will be his physical birth or his spiritual birth).
In other words, our redeemer will be revealed
and bring our world to a state of revelation on the very day that during our
exile has represented terrible destruction. In the midst of our destruction we
have the ability for rebirth.
2 Thes. 2:
3: Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that
man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
The same is true of the day that marks the beginning of our mourning period,
the 17th day of Tammuz. On this day that the walls of Jerusalem were breached,
leading to the Destruction and the Exile. However, there is something positive
that can result from the breaking down of walls. There is some
"good" (alluded to in the number 17 = tov = good) here which can
also be the seeds of a very positive process. The only way we can rebuild is
when we are willing to first tear down the present structure, to break down
the walls. This is certainly not only true on a physical level, but
psychologically, emotionally and spiritually as well. If anything, these
barriers are often harder to break than even the highest and thickest physical
A wall is something that keeps others out, that protects and hides
what is kept behind it. Walls are necessary, especially in an imperfect
world. However, there are times that we need to let down our walls in order to
truly experience and feel and grow. If our walls are always up, then no one
can come in and we cannot get out;
Isa:14:17: That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
rather than mere protection, they become a form of escape, of separation, a
barrier that becomes a prison.
This is the true work that we must do, both individually and globally. We must
look within and without and start breaking down our walls. We must break our
walls of fear, distrust, ignorance and hate, and we must destroy them to the
ground. Then, when we are standing in the midst of the rubble, when we can
finally see one another again and there is nothing blocking us, we can begin
the process again, brick by brick. But this time, rather than building a wall,
we will build a home, a home that can be shared by all, and where all our
welcome. And through this, we will finally be able to reveal the goodness that
has been concealed for so long, and bring meaning to the confusion and purpose
to the apparent chaos. Then, we will no longer experience these days as days
of mourning, but rather of celebration and joy, for we will truly be redeemed.
Dan:8:24: And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
- Sara Esther Crispe, a writer, inspirational speaker and mother of four, is
on the editorial staff of Chabad.org.
Thousands of Chabad
chassidim from Crown Heights and the surrounding areas responded to an
appeal from Rabbi Aharon Yaakov Schwei and Rabbi Avraham Osdoba to attend a
huge protest rally on Sunday outside Baruch College in Manhattan. Prime
Minister Sharon was speaking at the college, which is part of Yeshiva
University, at the time. The Rabbanim of Crown Heights personally attended the
rally, which attracted a huge number of participants. Members of Anash put on
tefillin with hundreds of people and handed out material on the dangers that Sharon's
withdrawal plan would pose if