Archive for the 'Expulsion, Eviction, Disengagement' Category

Parshiyot Tazria/Metzora 5777: Gauging Contemporary Ta’amei/Tahara on a National Level, as well as Individual/National Sincerity in Teshuvah

April 22nd, 2017

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshiyot HaShevua, Tazria/Metzora is being sponsored by David and Julie Morris and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh Lilui Nishmas for the Yahrtzeit of Julie’s Mother Shulamit Devorah bat Rav Shimshon Raphael z”l. To the Morris family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses. You can celebrate a […]

Amona and the “Regulation Law”: Another Yassamnik Expulsion!

February 1st, 2017

As the cruel, merciless Yassamnikim descend upon Amona, I read this AM where the “Regulation Law” passed 2nd and 3rd readings in committee, but will not be voted on until Monday, 6 February. By then, all of residents of Amona will have been displaced and their homes bulldozed and destroyed. Thank You Bibi and Bennett! […]

Parshat Vayigash 5776: Yosef, the Brothers, Real Teshuvah and, the Compelling Requisite for Mandate of Real National Unity amongst Am Yisrael Today?

December 12th, 2015

Shalom Friends; Our Parshat HaShevua Vayigash is being co-sponsored by Avraham and Miriam Deutsch and family of Efrat lilui nishmas for the yarhtzeit of Avraham’s Mother Sarah Reitza Bat Tzion bat Avraham Yaakov. To the Deutsch family, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued kindnesses. You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a […]

Video: 50 Ways to Stop a PA State

December 30th, 2012

The UN Vote — Failure of Oslo: They told Us Sweet L’il Lies

December 3rd, 2012

Parshat Vayeishev 5773: Chanukah, Yosef, and the Contrast Between the Brothers vs Israeli Hellenists’ War of Polarization on Yiddishkeit

November 29th, 2012

by Moshe Burt With Chanukah 5773 coming in literally on the heels of Shabbos Vayeishev, we recall again a short article which appeared on the INN website entitled;”Mortar Shells Filled With Chanukah Light” (url for article no longer accessable) which told about the Menorah which Neve Dekalim residents made from some of the spent Islamic […]

Parshat Tetzaveh 5772 — The Bigdei Kehunah, The Urim U’Tumim and the Balance Between Speech and Silence

February 22nd, 2012

by Moshe Burt Good Shabbos Subscribers; We are offering sponsorships for the weekly Parshat HaShevua such as the sponsorship we announced several weeks ago. If you read and enjoy these insights on the Parshiyot, we encourage you to sponsor an upcoming Parshiyot HaShevu’ot l’zechut an upcoming simcha or l’zechut the Yahrtzeit of a loved one. […]

Parshat Vayechi 5772: Yaakov to the Sh’vatim: Come Together as One, Bring the Redemption!

December 27th, 2011

by, Moshe Burt A couple of years ago, this author heard a profound vort on Parshat Vayechi at a Thursday night Mishmar which could be understood to amplify on a topic repeated on this blog numerous times over the years — that Jewish unity is prerequisite to bringing about a Halachic, Just State of Israel, […]

Parsha Vayigash 5772: Yosef, the Brothers and Distinguishing Real Teshuvah From Mere Words

December 19th, 2011

by Moshe Burt Every so often, over the past 6 1/2 years since the expulsion of our brethren from their homes and neighborhoods in Gush Katif and the 4 Shomron towns, we read a piece on one of the news sites or receive an email voicing regret from those who either supported the expulsion or […]

Parsha R’ei 5771 — The Kindness and Perceptiveness of Chessed vs the Plight of the Expelled in Year 6

August 15th, 2011

by Moshe Burt According to Rashi, Moshe Rabbeinu begins our Parsha R’ei by informing the B’nei Yisrael about the blessing and the curse to be pronounced to them upon their entry to Eretz Yisrael from Mount Gerizim and Mount Eval. Moshe Rabbeinu continues his mussar saying: “Behold, I set before you … a blessing and […]