Saturday, July 13, 2019


 "Personally, I praise God that He sent Trump to the USA and Netanyahu to Israel..."

DO you also praise that He sent Obama and Clinton as well as Carter and Susan?


  1. “Divine Plan”
    Haftorah Balak, we read:
    “My people! What wrong have I done you? What hardship have I caused you? Testify against Me. In fact, I brought you up from the land of Egypt, I redeemed you from the house of bondage, And I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. My people, Remember what Balak king of Moab Plotted against you, And how Balaam son of Beor Responded to him. [Recall your passage] From Shittim to Gilgal [i.e., the crossing of the Jordan; see Josh. 3.1, 14–4.19.]— And you will recognize The gracious acts of the Lord.” (Micah 6:3-5).
    מיכה פרק ו
    )ג) עַמִּי מֶה עָשִׂיתִי לְךָ וּמָה הֶלְאֵתִיךָ עֲנֵה בִי:
    )ד) כִּי הֶעֱלִתִיךָ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם וּמִבֵּית עֲבָדִים פְּדִיתִיךָ וָאֶשְׁלַח לְפָנֶיךָ אֶת מֹשֶׁה אַהֲרֹן וּמִרְיָם:
    )ה) עַמִּי זְכָר נָא מַה יָּעַץ בָּלָק מֶלֶךְ מוֹאָב וּמֶה עָנָה אֹתוֹ בִּלְעָם בֶּן בְּעוֹר מִן הַשִּׁטִּים עַד הַגִּלְגָּל לְמַעַן דַּעַת צִדְקוֹת יְקֹוָק:
    Hertz Chumash p. 684: “3. My people. AS a term of affection and endearment. The whole tone of these verses is not that of rebuke but of affectionate appeal. ‘God does not mention Israel’s sins, but asks only what have been His faults!’ (Horton). What have I done unto thee? What has God done to deserve their neglect---have not His dealings with them been all for their welfare? (Rashi). 4. Moses, aaron, and Miriam. Moses to instruct you in the Divine laws of righteousness and mercy; Aaron to show the way to atonement; Miriam to teach and guide the women (Targum). 5. devised. i.e. planned, with Balaam. Not by open attacks, but by insidious and pernicious way Balack sought Israel’s destruction. And what Balaam answered. With blessings of Israel, instead of curses as Balak demanded. Continuing the retrospect of great Divine mercies, Shittim was the last halting place in the wilderness, Gilgal their first station in the Promised land. At Shittim the people sinned grievously; nevertheless, God’s mercy did not weaken, but helped them to cross Jordan and enter Canaan.”
    “For the leader. A psalm of David. May the Lord answer you in time of trouble, the name of Jacob’s God keep you safe. May He send you help from the sanctuary, and sustain you from Zion. May He receive the tokens [reference to אזכרתה token portion of meal offering; Lev. 2.2, 9, 16, etc.] of all your meal offerings, and approve your burnt offerings. Selah. May He grant you your desire, and fulfill your every plan. May we shout for joy in your victory, arrayed by standards in the name of our God. May the Lord fulfill your every wish.” (Psalms 20:1-6).
    We praise God for His great deeds on behalf of Israel. Thank you, God, for sending Trump to the USA and Netanyahu to Israel. Thank you, God, for granting me my desire and fulfilling my plan. תהלים פרק כ פסוק ה
    יִתֶּן לְךָ כִלְבָבֶךָ וְכָל עֲצָתְךָ יְמַלֵּא

  2. Whoa. HANG ON, THERE! Gerald Aranoff's longstanding, and perhaps one-sided, feud with a former member of his family is not something to be toyed with (assuming It's even possible to have a one-sided feud.) Now, it was NOT toyed with. The question is actually serious. But I think I have a tendency myself to inwardly mock Gerald's obsession, so I'm projecting my feelings into the question which feels to me like It's toying.

    In any case, I think we ought to leave this matter in the proper hands, mainly the SCOTUS.

  3. “Divine Plan”
    ב"ה exciting good news, see
    “The largest energy project in the history of the State of Israel is reaching its final stages of completion. The largest energy project in the history of the State of Israel is reaching its final stages of completion and remains on schedule to deliver first commercial gas sales to the Israel domestic market and regional markets before the end of the year.”
    I made the bracha שהחינו with שם ומלכות on the initial discoveries of the vast wealth/treasure deep below waters of Israel. Why? The gamara says to make the bracha שהחינו with שם ומלכות when a person learns that he/she inherited money. We in Israel, who love Israel, when we learn about large treasure being revealed, we’re like the person who learns that he/she inherited fortune.

  4. In any case, I should not leave this post witjout emphasizing that I am grateful for Gerald Aranoff's contributions to this blog.

  5. Joseph Orlow says “In any case, I think we ought to leave this matter in the proper hands, mainly the SCOTUS.”
    Thanks. Feud = feud definition: 1. an argument that has existed for a long time between two people or groups, causing a lot of anger or violence: 2. to have a feud with someone:
    The question I want SCOTUS 18-9390 and NYS COA 649 to answer is: while 2 are married, there’s no good reason to open up a separation action seeking divorce, yes?. This is what Rabbi Irwin Haut and his wife Rivka did August 1991. I followed the good advice of Ian Anderson. I move on and never had an obsession.
    Obsession = an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person's mind. plural noun: obsessions "he was in the grip of an obsession he was powerless to resist" synonyms: fixation, ruling/consuming passion, passion, mania, idée fixe, compulsion, preoccupation, enthusiasm, infatuation, addiction, fetish, craze,


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