Archive for April, 2009

Recent Chol HaMo’ed War News: Egypt Hits Hamas, Hezbollah in Sinai, Gaza for Own Defense Reasons, Gaza Boat Loaded with Explosives Blows Up; Bedouin Smuggler to Hamas Indicted, 13 Terrorists Nabbed, Stonings and Harrassment in Old City, Hevron, Ramle, Arabs Stone Rabbi Sternbuch’s Car — Rabbi Unharmed

April 14th, 2009

. Commentary: Is Egypt “On the job”, or do her recent actions against Hamas and Hezbollah constitute one-time validation? How many tunnels continue operation under Egypt’s nose? Is it possible that these recent actions reflect nothing more than Egypt acting against Hezbollah out of concern for her own national security regarding threat posed by Iran […]

Parsha Shemini 5769 — Gauging the Sincerity of a Jew’s Service

April 11th, 2009

. By Moshe Burt We learn in Parsha Tzav that for seven days, Moshe taught Aaron HaKohen and his sons the laws of their Avodah in the Mishkan. (You might say that they were given OJT from Shemayim.) Our Parsha Shemini begins by relating that on the eighth day, Aaron and his sons commenced their […]

Monday, Tuesday War News: Hamas Seeks ‘Mega Tunnels’ to Bring Rockets to Hit Tel Aviv; 24 Terrorists Nabbed in 2 Days, Firebombs and Rock Attacks — Jewish Driver Injured, Terror Infiltration Foiled Near Elon Moreh, Explosives, Weapons Seized in Umm el-Fahm

April 7th, 2009

. Hamas Needs Smuggling ‘Mega Tunnels’ [to Smuggle in Larger Rockets], by Yaakov Katz (Jerusalem Post) Excerpt: “Rockets that Hamas would like to get its hands on include the long-range Iranian-made Fajr, which has a range of 70 km. and could reach as far as the outskirts of Tel Aviv. Unlike the Grad-model Katyusha, which […]

Friday, Shabbos, Sunday War News: IDF Foils Bomb Plot at Gaza Border, Kill Female Terrorist Who Shot at Negev Base; IDF Nabs 5 Terrorists, Arabs Toss Molotov at Jewish Car Near Shechem

April 5th, 2009

. IDF Kills Terrorists Who Planted Bomb at Gaza Border Border Police Shoot Dead 16 Year Old Female Bedouin Terrorist [Who Fired at Them at Negev Base], by Gil Ronen (Israel National News) IDF Captures Terror Suspect Near Shechem Soldiers Arrest Four Wanted Terrorists [in Ramallah Area] Palestinians Throw Molotov Cocktail at Israeli Car[Near Shechem]; […]

The Korban Pesach: Hashem’s Modern-Day Tests of Emunah?

April 5th, 2009

. by, Moshe Burt Rabbi Chaim Zev Malinowitz has repeatedly urged our Kehilla to internalize the Yetziyat Mitzriyim — the B’nai Ysrael’s leaving Mitzriyim, to internalize, to feel, to make part of our very being and our daily lives that “I am a Jew who left Egyptian enslavement.” In giving much thought to our leaving […]

Dayenu 5769: The Korban Pesach; Its Modern-Day Sequels?

April 2nd, 2009

. by Moshe Burt This year will mark fourteen years, and my eleventh Pesach in Eretz Yisrael, in which I have emailed, as it has become tradition with me from prior to my Aliyah, the rendition of Dayenu quoted from the book “Dear Brothers.” In each year, Dayenu holds a unique perspective, unlike the perspective […]

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Takes Office, Olmert Era Ends

April 1st, 2009

. Commentary; Finally, at long last, we have a Prime Minister. Perhaps, not the one we wanted, but at least not a lame-duck who nearly handed the country over in a “fire sale” and who now returns to private life to face a myriad of charges of political corruption and other misbehaviors. Will Netanyahu be […]

Tuesday PM, Wednesday War News: Bombardment of 4 Kassams Tuesday; IDF Sudan Raid Planned Within 1 Week, Arab Worker Attacks Jewish Employer, IDF Nabs 18 Terrorists, IDF Releases Senior Hamas Member

April 1st, 2009

. Fourth Kassam Hit Near Sderot Terrorists Fire Kassam Rocket at Sderot; No Casualties Two Kassam Rockets Hit Sdot Hanegev Region ‘Israel Had Less Than a Week to Plan Sudan Raid’, by Hillel Fendel (Israel National News) IDF Catches 18 Wanted Arab Terror Suspects Overnight [in Jenin, in Ramallah Area, in Bethlehem, in Tulkarem] Arab […]