Archive for the 'Expulsion, Eviction, Disengagement' Category

Parsha R’ei 5770 — The Kindness of Chessed and the Continuing Plight of the Expelled

July 31st, 2010

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 […]

Construction Freeze Lame and False Pledge #2: Bibi: Read My Lips…

December 4th, 2009

On Thursday, The Jerusalem Post’s first report regarding prime minister Netanyahu’s meeting with Yehuda and Shomron leaders carried these excerpts: We are not enemies, and if there things that need to be amended – we will fix them, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was cited by Israel Radio as telling settler leaders, as the two-hour meeting […]

Likud Construction Freeze Lame Excuse #1: “10 Months Eventually Pass”: Benny Begin

December 3rd, 2009

Former Prime Minister Menecham Begin z’l never meant for Israeli governance to fall as it has in the years since he signed the Camp David accords with Egypt’s Anwar Sadat, and particularly in the ensuing years since the disastrous Oslo era began. In fact, there are numerous citings in Torah, as well as in the […]

Parsha Chaye Sarah 5770: Avraham’s Intuitive Perceptions, Today’s Real Adversarial Intentions

November 7th, 2009

by Moshe Burt There are two intriguing commentaries, each relating to a different posuk of Parsha Chaye Sarah, regarding the dialogue leading up to Avraham Aveinu’s acquisition of the Ma’arat HaMachpela for 400 shekels of silver from Efron the Hittite. The first of the two posukim is spoken by Avraham and says, in part: “I […]

Guess What: Barak, Not Shimshon Battalion, Politicized IDF!

October 29th, 2009

Commentary: Many of you may wonder why this blog has been silent for awhile, aside from the weekly Parsha HaShevua. Frankly, it’s been a case of basically the same recurrent news, day after day. How many times and in how many different ways can one comment on the same news, again and again with only […]

How Do Arab Illegals Infiltrate With Jewish Religious Garb?

September 17th, 2009

Commentary: This author sent the following message on Twitter relating to this story; Police Pull Over 5 Palestinians With Jewish Religious Items on Highway 1 [Near Beit Shemesh, Latrun] two days ago: Can some1 tell me how illegal Palestinians infiltrate with Jewish religious items, w/o work permits? Today, a RT (Re-Tweet) was sent: RTCan some1 […]

Bibi Trying to Cancel Likud 16 Month Vote Waiting Period

September 16th, 2009

Israel National News cites a Maariv report which states that prime minister Netanyahu “plans to cancel the clause requiring [Likud] membership of over 16 months in order to have the right to vote in internal party elections”: Likud leader and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu fears the growing power of Moshe Feiglin’s Jewish leadership faction within […]

Rosh Hashana 5770: Unesaneh Tokef: Al Kiddush Shaim Shemayim vs Mental Coercion by Israeli Governance

September 13th, 2009

by Moshe Burt Each Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, we daven the Unesaneh Tokef as part of the Mussaf tefillah. The story behind the Unesaneh Tokef tefillah (expressing the seriousness of the day): relates the Gezeira Rah (evil decree) faced by R’ Amnon of Mainz and his Kehilla of forced conversion to Christianity dating back […]

If Bibi Only Had Nerve…

September 4th, 2009

Commentary: Manhigut Yehudit’s US Program Director, Yocheved Seidman, recently wrote a piece citing a recent lead editorial on Israel from “The Economist” magazine. Seidman views the magazine, perhaps like president Barack Hussein Obama, as presenting a perception of “the elected prime minister of Israel as an irrelevant article.” As this author read Seidman’s entire piece, […]

Bibi’s Greatest Weakness; Inability to Withstand US Pressure: May Again Prove Downfall

September 4th, 2009

Commentary: Elyakim Haetzni, noted lawyer and champion of Jewish residence throughout Ereat Yisrael writes the piece below noting prime minister Netanyahu’s serial weakness against US pressure. He notes that Bibi mistakenly has no such fear of domestic pressure fear similar domestic pressure, “nowing that the ‘National Camp’ will refrain from again toppling a “rightist” government […]