Sunday, December 1, 2019

CNN: Worry rises in military over Trump's decision-making.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/27/politics/pentagon-concern-trump-decision-making/index.html

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  1. Kalonymus AnonymusDecember 1, 2019 at 6:53 PM

    Devarim 29


    18 and it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse,
    that he bless himself in his heart, saying: 'I shall have peace, though I
    walk in the stubbornness of my heart--that the watered be swept away
    with the dry';




    The Torah writes that there is individual punishment for rashaim - as opposed to collective punihsment for both good and evil people!

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  2. Modern day Shabbetai Zvi declaration




    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2a/Psak_din_messiah.jpg

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  3. Daf hayomi
    Nidah 38b:
    “Did you not explain Her blood דמה ["When a woman has had a discharge of blood דמה for many days, not at the time of her impurity, or when she has a discharge beyond her period of impurity, she shall be unclean, as though at the time of her impurity, as long as her discharge lasts.” (Leviticus 15:25)] thus: Her blood refers to blood that is normally discharged [menstruation], but not to such as is due to childbirth [not blood due from the new born]? Well, here also, it may be explained: “He shall offer it before the Lord and make expiation on her behalf; she shall then be clean from her flow of blood ממקר דמיה. Such are the rituals concerning her who bears a child, male or female.” (Leviticus 12:7) her blood ממקר דמיה refers to blood that is normally discharged [menstruation] but not to such as is due to childbirth [only due to child birth is clean, but not due to menstruation]. But might it not be suggested [according to R. Eliezer] [that if a discharge occurred] during the days of menstruation she is a menstruant [thus unclean טמאה], [while if it occurred] during the days of zibah she is clean? — Scripture said, “She shall remain תשב in a state of blood purification for thirty-three days: she shall not touch any consecrated thing, nor enter the sanctuary until her period of purification is completed.” (Leviticus 12:4) She shall continue תשב, which implies: One form of continuation throughout all these days [They are either all clean or all unclean. No distinction can, therefore, be made between the periods of zibah and menstruation.].”
    The law is not as R. Eliezer. Blood from menstruation is unclean while blood from other cases such as child birth is clean. Beautiful.
    I see that my big fight against Fordham University is on the internet. See https://www.leagle.com/decision/1991605171ad2d4342489
    “Petitioner commenced this article 78 proceeding in March, 1990, challenging the respondent University's January, 1984 determination to terminate him from its Economics Doctoral Program on the grounds that the academic "grading" of his thesis by his dissertation committee was arbitrary and capricious. Specifically, petitioner alleges the committee, in evaluating his work, misconstrued his contentions and was improperly influenced by the personal economic views of one of its faculty members. ”
    Definitions:
    Capricious. Capricious is an adjective to describe a person or thing that's impulsive and unpredictable, like a bride who suddenly leaves her groom standing at the wedding altar.
    Definition of misconstrue. transitive verb. 1 : to interpret (something, such as a statement or action) wrongly : misinterpret misconstrued her words/meaning/silence He does not want his real name used in the newspaper because even the most innocent statement could be misconstrued here and lead to trouble

    Contentions. heated disagreement. "the captured territory was one of the main areas of contention between the two countries"
    Update on me: Modern Economy sent me a letter of acceptance yesterday, ב"ה my article on manufacturing and production economics. Oh I love Trump and Netanyahu. See https://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/24819
    I just read a fantastic book from the local library: Star Wars Thrawn by Timothy Zahn, Del Rey 2017.

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  4. Daf hayomi
    Nidah 39
    “Said R. Papa: Let us look into the matter ourselves. [It has been laid down that] if she was accustomed to observe a flow of menstrual blood on the fifteenth day and this was changed to the twentieth day, marital intercourse is forbidden on both days. And in connection with this Rab Judah citing Samuel stated: This was learnt only [when she was accustomed to observe a flow] on the fifteenth day after her ritual immersion [which is performed at the conclusion of the seven days period of menstruation], which is the twenty-second day [the seven days of menstruation (cf. prev. n.) plus the fifteen days] after her observation of her discharge, and it was changed to the twenty-seventh day [after her discharge] so that when the twenty-second day [since the day on which the discharge should have appeared] comes round again she is well within the days of her zibah period [there being only (22 - 5 =) 17 days since her last discharge on the twenty-seventh. The seventeenth day, (the last of the seven days of menstruation and the ten of the eleven days of zibah) is obviously within the zibah period], and yet it was stated that intercourse was forbidden on both days. It is thus clear that the possibility of a regular period [even on a day in the zibah period] must be taken into consideration. R. Papa is thus [since he regards the twenty-second day as one of the days of the zibah period] of the opinion that the twenty-two days [on which intercourse was forbidden] are reckoned from the twenty-second day [sc. the days on which formerly the discharge usually made its appearance and not from the twenty-seventh day] while the beginning of the menstruation and zibah period [at the conclusion of the menstruation period, seven days later] is reckoned from the twenty-seventh day [the day on which the discharge last appeared. The twenty-second day after the twenty-second is only the seventeenth day after the twenty-seventh (cf. prev. n. but five)].”
    I told the Rabbi giving the lecture yesterday that when he explains the matter it’s clear to me, but the Gamara confuses me. The Rabbi explained that in the time of the Mishnah sex was forbidden for 7 days from the start of menstruation. She goes to the Mikveh on the night of the 7th day. The Torah basically allows sex for the next 11 days: days of Zivah. “When a woman has had a discharge of blood for many days, not at the time of her impurity, or when she has a discharge beyond her period of impurity, she shall be unclean, as though at the time of her impurity, as long as her discharge lasts.” (Leviticus 15:25 ). Three times establishes a regular pattern and three times to uproot a regular pattern. So, of course, if she had a regular pattern, say, her period, every 20 days, for years, and then suddenly her period becomes every 25 days---sex is forbidden both on the 20th and on the 25th day expecting the start of her period. After three times her period is every 25 days, then sex is forbidden only on the 25th day. Beautiful. This is how God made woman: “Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in years; Sarah had stopped having the periods of women.” (Genesis 18:11). The Rabbi explained that Eve ate from the forbidden tree...

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  5. Test: Are all my comments getting censored? What's going on?

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  6. Thanks, I see them showing up now.

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  7. No I don’t look at your CNN posts. Trump faces a trial in the Senate and Netanyahu faces a trial in an Israel Court in Jerusalem. I saw this in the Book of Job:
    “32No sojourner spent the night in the open; I opened my doors to the road. 33Did I hide my transgressions like Adam, Bury my wrongdoing in my bosom, 34That I should [now] fear the great multitude, And am shattered by the contempt of families, So that I keep silent and do not step outdoors? 35O that I had someone to give me a hearing; O that Shaddai would reply to my writ, Or my accuser draw up a true bill! 36I would carry it on my shoulder; Tie it around me for a wreath. 37I would give him an account of my steps, Offer it as to a commander.” (Job 31:32-37).
    “32. The sojourner did not lodge in the street; I opened my doors to the traveller. 33. Have I covered my transgressions like Adam, by hiding my iniquity in my bosom? 34. Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door? 35. Oh that one would hear me! Here is my mark, let the Almighty answer me! And that my adversary would write a book of his indictment! 36. Surely I would carry it upon my shoulder, and I would bind it on me as a crown. 37. I would account to him all my steps; like a prince I would approach him.” (Job 31:32-37).
    Job wants his adversary to write a book of his indictment. Job would proudly carry around such a book with him to show people. Really? Job is so sure of the utter falsity of everything his adversary would write in a book of indictment. Trump’s impeachment inquiry is so empty and hypocritical. Netanyahu is completely innocent. Trump wants a trial in the Senate to prove the utter falsity of Trump’s adversaries: Schiff, Pelosi, Nadler etc. Monday, we’ll hear maybe, from officials in the US Dept of Justice and me, on SCOTUS 18-9390...

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