Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Rav Kook & Rav Elyashiv

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Specifically, most published accounts of his life disregard, or perhaps suppress, the many connections he had with the first chief rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaCohen Kook. Furthermore, his close relationship with Rav Kook’s successor, Rabbi Isaac HaLevi Herzog, and the several decades during which he served as a judge in the Court of the Chief Rabbinate, are mentioned only in passing in accounts of his life—if not totally overlooked.

Pence sets off firestorm with campaign prayer by 'Christian rabbi'

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Vice President Mike Pence was roundly criticized on Monday for appearing at a campaign rally in Michigan at which a Messianic rabbi invoked Jesus in mourning the deaths of 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Rabbi Horowitz Reports on the Outcome of Today's Trail

Dear Friends:
`Thank you all for your interest, support and encouragement regarding this bizarre defamation lawsuit taking place in Israel over the past three years. Here is a short summary of today’s events in the Jerusalem courthouse. 
Many people attended today’s hearing to express their support for the safety and well-being of Israeli children. In fact, the judge actually delayed the start of the hearing so the staff could look for a larger courtroom, but none was available. As a result, lots of the people who came were unfortunately not able to fit in the courtroom. 
This was in stark contrast to Weinberg’s 2009 original trial in Brooklyn (that conviction earned Weinberg his sex offender status). Back then, Weinberg had 200 people backing him in court every day of the trial and 90 letters of support from prominent community members, which was noted in the stinging rebuke delivered by the Judge at the time of sentencing https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/judge-lashes-out-at-orthodox-community-in-sex-abuse-case-says-it-protects-abusers-not-victims/.  
In this two-steps-forward-one-step-back march to a safer world for our children, it is important that we note and take encouragement from the extraordinary shift in attitude our community has had in the past nine years — where we now are almost universally supporting the victims and insisting that the abusers who destroy their lives are punished to the fullest extent of the law. 
Weinberg and I were both cross examined by the opposing attorneys for over two hours — with the questions directly addressing (read: attacking) points we each raised in the various affidavits we had previously submitted. 
Weinberg and I were both cross examined by the opposing attorneys for over two hours — with the questions directly addressing (read: attacking) points we each raised in the various affidavits we had previously submitted. 
Again, on behalf of our children, thanks for your support of efforts to make the world a safer place for them. 
Yakov

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

RABBI YAKOV HOROWITZ - AN OPEN INVITATION

Dear Friends,   



The sex-abuser-slander-trial against me continues next week on Thursday, October 25th, at the Jerusalem Courthouse, 1 Cheshin Street at 10:00 a.m. Jerusalem time, in the courtroom of Judge Michal Hirschfeld. 

Finally, after 3 years, this outrageous slander lawsuit brought against me by convicted sex offender Yona Weinberg, for warning Har Nof residents in 2015 of the danger he poses to their children, is moving to resolution. 

In this segment, we will both be giving testimony on the witness stand and be cross examined by the opposing attorneys. The Judge will, hopefully, render her decision at the next hearing (or perhaps sanity will prevail and the case will be dismissed). 

Joining the likes of Madoff, alleged binary options fraudster to get DOJ website

.times of Israel
Alleged binary options fraudster Lee Elbaz, who is awaiting a trial in Maryland District Court, will receive the notorious distinction of having a Department of Justice website devoted to her case and trial, placing her in a small category that includes disgraced financiers Bernie Madoff and Robert Allen Stanford, whose victims and alleged victims were too numerous for the government to notify individually.

Elbaz, who was arrested September 14, 2017 when she landed at JFK airport in New York for a planned vacation, is set to be tried in January 2019. The Department of Justice filed a motion on October 15 requesting that the government create a Department of Justice website to notify victims about the public court proceedings.


The reason for creating the website, the Department of Justice wrote, is because “the government believes that the alleged conduct may have affected thousands of individuals.”




Monday, October 22, 2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Saudis offer pathetic explanation of Khashoggi death to preserve ties to US and clear crown prince

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Saudi Arabia claims that Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist who had been living in the U.S., was accidentally strangled Oct. 2 in a fight with 15 Saudis employed by the nation’s security services and military inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.


The Saudi government said it has arrested the entire team and three others. It blames two of the Saudi crown prince’s key aides – the deputy director of Saudi intelligence and his top communications adviser – for Khashoggi’s death. And the kingdom appointed that same crown prince to head a committee to review the incident and restructure the nation’s intelligence agency.
President Trump called the arrests “a great first step” and said he wanted to talk more to the Saudis about what happened. The White House issued a statement offering the Khashoggi family condolences over the “tragic” incident.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Sen. Rand Paul: It's time to rethink America's relationship with Saudi Arabia -- It is not our friend

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It is no surprise to most Americans that we help arm, train, equip and otherwise prop up the government of Saudi Arabia. The Saudis have long bought and paid for many politicians and for an image of moderate pro-Americanism as part of the face they show the world.
But the face presented simply is not reality. It is time to use our leverage to force change in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We can start by cutting off our military aid and weapons sales to the kingdom.
The killing of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is many things, including brutal and terrifying to those who report on the Saudis. What it also should be, in light of what it exposes about the Saudi regime, is a turning point in our relationship, where we as Americans stop and ask ourselves what we have been propping up and supporting.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

trump lies again in mocking Dr Ford



 

It really was not credible. Body language was poor, time line inconsistencies, lie about fear of flying which was to delay things. It was all politics, there was no "leak" of the story, it was all part of a plan Ford agreed to with Difi. It was all politics and she was promised lots of cash from Soros affiliated groups.



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White House Press Secretary Sarah HuckabeeSanders elicited a rapid response from reporters on Wednesday when she said that President Donald Trump‘s rally description of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford‘s allegation against Brett Kavanaugh wasTrump “stating the facts.”


The Escape Artist

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Last year, Micah Goodman had the strangest feeling. It was as if every person in Israel was reading his new book, Catch-67. He’s no egomaniac; if anything, he’s modest to a fault. But Israel is a small country and his book was the No. 1 nonfiction bestseller for the whole year. Wherever he turned, it seemed, someone had read it and wanted to talk.

Israelis are caught in a trap: A majority believes the occupation can’t continue, but the Israelis are caught in a trap: A majority believes the occupation can’t continue, but the Israelis are caught in a trap: A majority believes the occupation can’t continue, but the same majority is convinced it can’t end. Has Israeli philosopher Micah Goodman finally found a way out? 

 majority is convinced it can’t end. Has Israeli philosopher Micah Goodman finally found a way out? 

same majority is convinced it can’t end. Has Israeli philosopher Micah Goodman fIsraelis are caught in a trap: A majority believes the occupation can’t continue, but the same majority is convinced it can’t end. Has Israeli philosopher Micah Goodman finally found a way out? 

inally found a way out? 

Israelis are caught in a trap: A majority believes the occupation can’t continue, but the same majority is convinced it can’t end. Has Israeli philosopher Micah Goodman finally found a way out? 

 are caught in a trap: A majority believes the occupation can’t continue, but the same majority is convinced it can’t end. Has Israeli philosopher Micah Goodman finally found a way out? 



Wednesday, October 10, 2018

How Christine Blasey Ford’s Testimony Changed America

http://time.com/5415027/christine-blasey-ford-testimony/



History often seems inexorable in hindsight, shaped by powerful figures operating beyond our control. But when Dr. Christine Blasey Ford walked in to face the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 27, raised her right hand and swore to tell the truth, it was clear that an unassuming psychology professor and mother of two was about to change the course of current events in real time.


Child abuse leaves ‘molecular scars’ on victims, study finds

timesofisrael


PARIS, France (AFP) — Children subjected to abuse may carry the physical hallmark of that trauma in their cells, scientists said Tuesday, in research that could help criminal investigations probing historic mistreatment.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Senate Should Not Confirm Kavanaugh Signed, 1,000+ Law Professors (and Counting)


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The following letter will be presented to the United States Senate on Oct. 4. It will be updated as more signatures are received.

Judicial temperament is one of the most important qualities of a judge. As the Congressional Research Service explains, a judge requires “a personality that is even-handed, unbiased, impartial, courteous yet firm, and dedicated to a process, not a result.” The concern for judicial temperament dates back to our founding; in Federalist 78, titled “Judges as Guardians of the Constitution,” Alexander Hamilton expressed the need for “the integrity and moderation of the judiciary.”





rav Spira on trial