Archive for August, 2009

Shabbos, Sunday War News: Gaza Border Heats Up With Rocket and Mortar Attacks, IAF Responds; Stones, Molotovs Thrown at Jewish Autos Near Bethlehem, Yitzhar, Shechem, Kalkilya, IDF Nabs 8 Terrorists

August 30th, 2009

Four Mortar Shells Hit Western Negev [Near Border Fence] Kassam Hits Sdot Negev [on Shabbos AM] Gaza [Islamic] Gunmen Shoot at IDF Soldiers on Fence IAF Jets Strike Tunnel Used by Terror Operatives in Northern Gaza Stones Hurled at Israeli Car Near Nablus [Shechem] Arabs Stone Israeli Vehicle Near Yitzhar Israeli Bus Stoned Near Bethlehem […]

Parsha Ki Tavo 5769 — The Merit of Acting Quickly on a Mitzvah

August 30th, 2009

By Moshe Burt Parsha Ki Tavo continues in the same theme track with last week’s Parsha Ki Teitzei, as well as the string of previous Parshiyot in discussing Mitzvot which teach kindness, compassion and attentiveness to others. Ki Tavo begins with the Halachot of Bikkurim — the first fruits which were brought to the Kohen […]

Wednesday, Thursday War News: Gaza Mortar Short of Target, Negev Residents Prepare for Attacks; Pipe Bomb Found in Shechem, Bomb Explodes Near Ramallah, IDF Nabs 14 Terrorists, Arabs Toss Molotovs at Jewish Cars, Karp Murder: 9 [Arab?] Suspects

August 27th, 2009

Mortar Shell From Gaza Falls Short of Kibbutz Nahal Oz Western Negev Residents Preparing for Renewed Attacks IDF Troops Discover Pipe Bomb in Nablus [Shechem] Bomb Explodes Near Security Barrier South of Ramallah 9 [Arab?] Suspects Charged in Karp Murder IDF Nabs Ten Terror Suspects [Near Jenin, Kalkilya, Shechem, Ramallah Bethlehem, Hevron] Arabs Throw Firebombs […]

Redeeming Jonathan Pollard: What Will YOU Say in Shemayim?

August 26th, 2009

As we enter Elul with the Chaggim; Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur 3 weeks away, our Dear Brother Jonathan Pollard remains incarcerated for going on 25 years. This Thursday night, Kehilla Beis Tefillah Yona Avraham in Ramat Beit Shemesh is again, as we have each month, dedicating a Thursday night Mishmar learning L’Zehut Yehonatan ben Malka […]

Tuesday War News: Gaza Mortars Near Ashkelon and IDF Response, Attempted Terrorist Infiltration at Gaza Border; South Lebanese Expell Hesbollah, IDF nabs 4 Terrorists, Arabs Stone Jewish Auto, 7 Arabs Nabbed With Weapons Caches

August 25th, 2009

IDF Troops Fire Shots at Palestinian Trying to Cross Gaza Border One Palestinian Gunman Killed in Exchange of Fire on Gaza Border Soldier Lightly Wounded by Gaza Mortar [1 of 2 Mortars Fired Striking South of Ashkelon] IDF Bombs Rafiah Tunnel after Attack South of Ashkelon, by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu (Israel National News) South Lebanese […]

Supreme Court Appointments: Elon Nixed, Religious Anglo Appointed With 2 Others

August 24th, 2009

Commentary: This blog recently posted 2 pieces [here and here] relating to efforts to mobilize a grassroots effort to insure that 3 Nationalist MKs on the Court Judges appointment committee didn’t vote to appoint more leftist judges. Apparently, the mobilization met with some success as the committee repelled Judge Sefi Elon’s nomination while appointing Supreme […]

Thursday Thru Monday War News: 3 Gaza Arabs Caught Near Kibbutz, Peres: Hezbollah Has 80,000 Missiles, 27 Terrorists Nabbed, Stonings and Firebombings of Jewish Buses, Auto Near Hevron, Ariel

August 24th, 2009

Three Gaza [Arab] Infiltrators Caught Near Kibbutz Be’eri Peres Reveals Hezbollah Has 80,000 Missiles, by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu (Israel National News) IDF Arrests 13 Terror Suspects [in Jenin, Kalkilya, Bethlehem and Jericho] Bus Stoned Near Hevron Firebomb Attack [on Jewish Bus] Near Ariel IDF Arrests Six Terror Suspects in Yesha Rock Attack [on Jewish Auto] […]

Parsha Ki Teitsei 5769: Collective Responsibility, Kindness and Unity in War

August 22nd, 2009

by, Moshe Burt Parsha Ki Teitsei teaches numerous Mitzvot such as; returning lost items to their rightful owners, loaning money to one’s fellow Jew free from interest, what one is permitted to or prohibited from taking from another Jew as loan security, Shatnes (wool and linen together), Tzitzit, and dealing fairly and truthfully with one’s […]

Ya’alon: Israeli Elites, ‘Peace Now’ Harmful “Viruses”

August 20th, 2009

Allies, or Will Ya’alon Fold? Both the Jerusalem Post and Israel National News are reporting that Vice Premier and Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon apparently spoke recently likening ‘Peace Now’ and Israeli elitists to “viruses” and expressing support for the positions of Moshe Feiglin and Manhigut Yehudit: Speaking in a closed meeting organized by Feiglin […]

Land of Israel Supporters Hope to Squash Judges’ Appointment

August 19th, 2009

This blog posted previously about efforts by Land of Israel supporters to squash Appointment of 2 Judges, Sefi Elon and Uzi Fogelman, to Israel’s Supreme Court. The previous report focused on apparently pro-expulsion Judge Elon. This post focuses primarily on Judge Fogelman and his alledged conflict of interest concerning Supreme Court President Judge Dorit Beinisch […]