Saturday, November 20, 2021

The lionization of Kyle Rittenhouse by the right

“When you turn a foolish young man into a hero, you’ll see more foolish young men try to emulate his example,” wrote conservative commentator David French in The Atlantic. “And although the state should not permit rioters to run rampant in America’s streets, random groups of armed Americans are utterly incapable of imposing order themselves, and any effort to do so can lead to greater death and carnage.”

But those voices have been in the minority. More common has been a refrain that Rittenhouse has been a victim of media hysteria like others before him. Kirk pointed to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Nick Sandmann, the Kentucky teen falsely accused of trying to intimidate a Native American drummer at the Lincoln Memorial, as similar cases of media “smear jobs.”



  1. A highly polarized society in America.

  2. Torah thought parsha וישב “Now Israel loved Joseph best of all his sons וישראל אהב את יוסף מכל בניו, for he was the child of his old age; and he had made him an ornamented tunic ועשה לו כתנת פסים.” (37:3)
    בראשית פרשת וישב פרק לז פסוק ג
    וְיִשְׂרָאֵל אָהַב אֶת יוֹסֵף מִכָּל בָּנָיו כִּי בֶן זְקֻנִים הוּא לוֹ וְעָשָׂה לוֹ כְּתֹנֶת פַּסִּים:
    Shabbath 10b
    “Raba b. Mehasia also said in the name of R. Hama b. Goria in Rab's name: A man should never single out [lit. distinguish] one son among his other sons, for on account of the two sela's weight of silk, which Jacob gave Joseph in excess of his other sons, his brothers became jealous of him and the matter resulted in our forefathers’ descent into Egypt [lit. and the matter was rolled on and our forefathers descended etc].”

    My theory. Jacob decided that Joseph will be the ruler over the household after himself Jacob. The 10 sons older than Joseph were feeling angry and concerned.

    Sleepy Joe, President Biden, angry and concerned over the jury ruling, pours gasoline:
    “While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken. I ran on a promise to bring Americans together, because I believe that what unites us is far greater than what divides us,” said Biden. “I know that we’re not going to heal our country’s wounds overnight, but I remain steadfast in my commitment to do everything in my power to ensure that every American is treated equally, with fairness and dignity, under the law,” he added.

    Jacob has every right to rule who will be the household leader after him.
    Tough that the 10 sons older than Joseph were feeling angry and concerned. The jury has every right to rule not guilty.

    The latest:
    Friday night, rioters vandalized buildings in Portland, Ore., while most gatherings in other cities remained peaceful. Portland police declared a riot around 9 p.m. Friday after demonstrators vandalized businesses and smashed a police car window, according to police. Officers arrested one person and issued 17 warnings. About 300 people protested outside the Barclays Center arena Friday in Brooklyn, N.Y., and then marched across the Brooklyn Bridge, shutting down traffic. Some people held signs, including one that said, “No Justice in the Capitalist Courts.” In Kenosha, the area around the courthouse was quiet Friday night. About a dozen protesters gathered and expressed disappointment in the verdict. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers had put 500 National Guard members on standby ahead of the verdict.

    Oh, release of SCOTUS ruling on my complaints Aranoff v Aranoff Monday 9:30 am. This is why 83,000 pageviews. Will there be riots in Brooklyn?

  3. When you turn a foolish young man into a hero, you’ll see more foolish young men try to emulate his example

    No. When you treat all White males as White supremacist colonialist homophobic misogynists, then you'll see more White males saying 'Screw it, that's what we are. Now watch out!"

  4. When you advocate black/islamic domination over the white majority, that is what you get. It's no surprise that the author of this blog is adopting more and more madness from eidah hachareidis, and is getting more comfortable with the views of de haan and blau.

  5. Torah thought daf hayomi Ta’anith 10a
    “The Rabbis taught in a Baraisa: The land of Israel was created first, and all the rest of the world was created afterward, as it is said, “The Lord created me at the beginning of His course, As the first of His works of old. In the distant past I was fashioned, At the beginning, at the origin of earth. There was still no deep when I was brought forth, No springs rich with water; Before [the foundations of] the mountains were sunk, Before the hills I was born. He had not yet made earth ארץ and fields וחוצות, Or the world’s first clumps of clay וראש עפרות תבל.”(Proverbs 8:22-26) While as yet He had not made the earth, nor the fields עַד לֹא עָשָׂה אֶרֶץ וְחוּצוֹת. The Holy One, blessed is He, personally waters the Land of Israel. But all the rest of the world is watered by an agent of God messenger, as it is said, “But I would resort to God; I would lay my case before God, Who performs great deed which cannot be fathomed, Wonderous things without number; Who gives rain to the earth ארץ פני, And sends waters over the fields חוצות פני;” (Job 5:8-10) Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields [Job V, 10. ארץ taken to mean ארץ ישראל The Land of Israel, and חוצות from חוץ (outside, field) the rest of the world (חוץ לארץ).] The land of Israel drinks rain water and the rest of the world drinks from the remnant water of the clouds, as it is said, Who giveth rain upon the earth, etc. Palestine is watered first and then the rest of the world, as it is said, Who giveth rain upon the earth, etc. This may be compared to a man making cheese; he removes first what is edible and discards the refuse [i.e. the whey]."

    משלי פרק ח פסוק כו
    עַד לֹא עָשָׂה אֶרֶץ וְחוּצוֹת וְרֹאשׁ עַפְרוֹת תֵּבֵל:
    איוב פרק ה פסוק ט - י
    (ט) עֹשֶׂה גְדֹלוֹת וְאֵין חֵקֶר נִפְלָאוֹת עַד אֵין מִסְפָּר:
    (י) הַנֹּתֵן מָטָר עַל פְּנֵי אָרֶץ וְשֹׁלֵחַ מַיִם עַל פְּנֵי חוּצוֹת:

    Wow. This is the source that in Psalms, throughout the Siddur, the Tanack---ארץ means the Land of Israel. Our tiny Israel is the focus of God. True today, isn’t it? When we say in so many places ארץ the meaning is The land of Israel, not earth. Beautiful.

  6. Torah thought parsha וישב “For in truth כי, I was kidnapped גנב גנבתי from the land of the Hebrews; nor have I done nothing here that they should have put me in the dungeon.” (Genesis 40:15).

    No. In truth the brothers sold Joseph for 20 shekels: “When Midianite traders passed by ויעברו אנשים מדינים סוחרים, they pulled Joseph out of the pit. They sold Joseph for twenty shekels of silver to the Ishmaelites, who brought Joseph to Egypt.” (Genesis 37:28).
    בראשית פרשת וישב פרק לז פסוק כח
    וַיַּעַבְרוּ אֲנָשִׁים מִדְיָנִים סֹחֲרִים וַיִּמְשְׁכוּ וַיַּעֲלוּ אֶת יוֹסֵף מִן הַבּוֹר וַיִּמְכְּרוּ אֶת יוֹסֵף לַיִּשְׁמְעֵאלִים בְּעֶשְׂרִים כָּסֶף וַיָּבִיאוּ אֶת יוֹסֵף מִצְרָיְמָה:
    רש"י בראשית פרשת וישב פרק לז פסוק כח
    ויעברו אנשים מדינים - זו היא שיירא אחרת, והודיעך הכתוב שנמכר פעמים הרבה:
    וימשכו - בני יעקב את יוסף מן הבור וימכרוהוצ לישמעאלים, והישמעאלים למדינים, והמדינים למצרים:
    מלבי"ם בראשית פרשת וישב פרק לז פסוק כח
    ויעברו. אבל בתוך כך עברו אנשים מדינים סוחרים מצד האחר, והקדימו לבא למקום הבור לפני בוא הישמעאלים, וימשכו המדנים משכו ויעלו את יוסף מן הבור, והם מכרוהו לישמעאלים בעשרים כסף, והישמעאלים הביאו את יוסף מצרימה, ומה שהזמין ה' את המדנים היה בשביל שלא יקחהו ראובן כמו שיתבאר:

    Netanyahu is claiming in his trial that in truth he did nothing bad. WSJ: “One of the prosecution’s key witnesses, Nir Hefetz, worked in Mr. Netanyahu’s inner circle for years, cultivating press coverage of the leader and his family while working as a go-between for the Netanyahus and powerful business people. On Monday, Mr. Hefetz said Mr. Netanyahu was obsessed with his image in the press and on social media while in power. “His control over everything relating to media matters and in his social media channels could not be higher,” Mr. Hefetz testified, with his former boss looking on in the courtroom”

    Interesting Hertz Chumash p. 151: “stolen away. See xxxvii, 28, implying that he was not a slave by birth.” Ancient Egypt had a strict law no slave can become king. Joseph’s 10 brothers sold Joseph as a slave for 20 shekels to Midianite traders.

    Soncino Zohar, Bereshith, Section 1, Page l06a “This conforms with the tradition that for many years the sentence of judgment continued to demand reparation for the sale of Joseph by his brethren."

    The 10 brothers did get their comeuppance. Comeuppance = a deserved rebuke or penalty : deserts One of these days, he'll get his comeuppance for treating people so arrogantly.

    My theory. Joseph lied that he was kidnapped. Joseph was focused on his dreams. Joseph needed the media in Egypt to say he was kidnapped. No.
    The 10 older brothers of Joseph sold Joseph as a slave for 20 shekels. The media is more important than truth, sometimes. Follow, KA, Garnel?

  7. Torah thought daf hayomi Ta’anith 8a

    R. Johanan said: He who leads a righteous life [on earth below] [The greater the (man the more strictly he is judged for his actions. R. Johanan takes צדק in the sense of strict justice דין] is judged strictly [in heaven] above, as it is said, “Who can know Your furious anger? Your wrath matches the fear of You.” (Psalm 90:11). R. Hiyya b. Abin in the name of R. Huna [adduced this lesson] from this verse, “Such things have never been heard or noted . No eye has seen [them], oh, God, but You Who act for those in trust in You (Heb. Him), Yet You have struck him who would gladly do justice, and Remember You in Your ways. It is because You are angry that we have sinned.” (Isaiah 64:3-4). Resh Lakish said: [It may be adduced] from this verse, “For the Lord’s anger will flare up against you, and He will shut up the skies so that there will be no rain and the ground will not yield its produce; and you will soon perish from the good land הארץ הטובה that the Lord is assigning you.” (Deuteronomy 11:17).

    Back to this week’s parsha וישב . Were the Midianite traders and Ishmaelites rotten scoundrel frauds? Was the King’s baker a rotten scoundrel fraud deserving death? Who are the rotten scoundrel frauds today?

    Allow me my motion today to the NYS Court of Appeals:

    “1.I request permission to make this Motion for Reargument of motion number 850 October 18, 2021 dismissed on November 23, 2021.Mo. No. 2021-850 Susan Aranoff, Respondent, v. Gerald Aranoff, Appellant.Motion for leave to appeal dismissed upon theground that the order sought to be appealed from does not finally determine the action within the meaning of the Constitution.
    5.The basis of my argument in support for this motion for reargument of motion number 850 October 18, 2021 dismissed on November 23, 2021 is simple. I'm still getting only 45% of my TIAA pension as been the case since early 1994. This is in violation of ERISA. Whether or not I have an appealable paper is a red herring.
    8.It is inappropriate and wrong for Judge Prus to issue in 2013 20 years after the Get a NYS contested civil divorce 2013 Aranoff v Aranoff based on a heap of lies of Ms. Serlin and Susan. It is not possible to issue a contested civil divorce, over the man's objections, after the man gives his wife a Get. It is not possible for Judge Rigler to order a freeze on a man's TIAA pension early 1994 over the man's objections, after the man gives his wife a Get. I understand that higher courts are reluctant to get into issues of judicial misconduct of lower court judges. The NYS Constitution requires the NYS Court of Appeals to get into issues of law that arise in deciding a case. My question: Can Judge Prus permanently award 55% of my TIAA pension in 2013 20 years after the Get?
    9.I attach: Exhibit A Popkin 3/24/1993 and Jerusalem Post 5/23/1996 (Proof Susan recognized the Get). The law is clear, which Susan and TIAA have been violating for 30 years, that a divorcee cannot file a heap of lies to deny her previous husband his pension.”

  8. Torah thought Chanukah Hertz Chumash p. 991 Book of Maccabees: “King Antiochus sent forty thousand footmen, and seven thousand horse, to go into the land of Judea, and to destroy it. And Judah, who was called Maccabaeus, said Victory in battle standeth not in the multitude of a host, but strength is from Heaven. They come unto us in fullness of insolence and lawlessness, to destroy us and our wives and children; but we fight for our lives and our Law. It is better for us to die in battle, than to look upon evils of our nation and the Sanctuary. Nevertheless, as may be the will in Heaven, so shall He do ”

    Beautiful. Nothing bad about Ancient Israel being the only country rejecting the Ancient Greek view of gods and world philosophy. Antiochus was an evil dictator who ruled the world. He hired 40,000 footmen and 7,000 cavalry to destroy Israel. Maccabees should be praised for going to war. Was Ancient Israel a polarized society?

    We say in the Siddur: לחנוכה: בִּימֵי מַתִּתְיָהוּ בֶּן יוחָנָן כּהֵן גָּדול חַשְׁמונַאִי וּבָנָיו. כְּשֶׁעָמְדָה מַלְכוּת יָוָן הָרְשָׁעָה עַל עַמְּךָ יִשרָאֵל לְהַשְׁכִּיחָם תּורָתֶךָ וּלְהַעֲבִירָם מֵחֻקֵּי רְצונֶךָ:
    וְאַתָּה בְּרַחֲמֶיךָ הָרַבִּים עָמַדְתָּ לָהֶם בְּעֵת צָרָתָם. רַבְתָּ אֶת רִיבָם. דַנְתָּ אֶת דִּינָם. נָקַמְתָּ אֶת נִקְמָתָם. מָסַרְתָּ גִבּורִים בְּיַד חַלָּשִׁים. וְרַבִּים בְּיַד מְעַטִּים. וּטְמֵאִים בְּיַד טְהורִים. וּרְשָׁעִים בְּיַד צַדִּיקִים. וְזֵדִים בְּיַד עוסְקֵי תורָתֶךָ. וּלְךָ עָשיתָ שֵׁם גָּדול וְקָדושׁ בְּעולָמֶךָ. וּלְעַמְּךָ יִשרָאֵל עָשיתָ תְּשׁוּעָה גְדולָה וּפֻרְקָן כְּהַיּום הַזֶּה:
    וְאַחַר כֵּן בָּאוּ בָנֶיךָ לִדְבִיר בֵּיתֶךָ. וּפִנּוּ אֶת הֵיכָלֶךָ. וְטִהֲרוּ אֶת מִקְדָּשֶׁךָ. וְהִדְלִיקוּ נֵרות בְּחַצְרות קָדְשֶׁךָ. וְקָבְעוּ שְׁמונַת יְמֵי חֲנֻכָּה אֵלּוּ. לְהודות וּלְהַלֵּל לְשִׁמְךָ הַגָּדול:

    Allow me my letter today to NYS Court of Appeals.
    “3.I quote: Kethuboth Chapter 13 Mishnah 11 AlI can be compelled to move to the Land of Israel [i.e., a man may compel his wife, children and Canaanite slaves to go to Land of Israel] but no one may be compelled to move out [from Land of Israel]. All may be forced to go up to Jerusalem but none can be made to leave, whether they be men or women [literally the men or the women. The woman can insist on the husband doing so (if he refuses he must give her kethubah and get), and if he demands and she declines she is to be divorced and forfeits her kethubah].
    4.A NYS citizen moving to Israel over the objections of his wife is his right and is fine and admirable. I should be praised for giving the get 2/13/1993 to Susan. I wanted Susan and our children to live with me in Jerusalem as she promised me in writing. Susan did everything in NYS Courts to demonize me with aim of taking my pension, house, and \$10,000 will money.”

  9. Torah thought daf hayomi Taanis 17a Schottenstein edition
    “The Gemara now concludes the discussion of the seven blessings that augment the Shemoneh Esrei on these seven fast days. For the sixth blessing he says he says: He who answered Jonah etc. For the seventh blessing he says: He who answered David etc. The Gemara asks: Now, Let us see: Jonah live after David and Solomon, why does he [the one reciting the blessings] placed him before them [The same question could have been asked in regard to Elijah, who also flourished long after David and Solomon. Indeed, Yerushalmi (2:9) ask this question as well. The answer given by the Gemara below resolves both questions (cf. Maharasha, Keren Orah)]? The Gemara answers: Because he must conclude the entire series of additional prayers with the blessings: Who has mercy on the Land, since this makes reference to the particular calamity of draught [in Israel] that prompted the fast. Therefore, since it I aptly associated with them [David and Solomon both prayed that God should have mercy on [a draught stricken] Eretz Yisrael (II Samuel 21:1, I Kings 8:37). It is therefore fitting that the special prayers for rain should conclude with a reference to their prayers for mercy on [a draught stricken) Eretz Yisrael (Rashi). Alternatively, David and Solomon were instrumental in the building of the Temple, which is the focal point of all Eretz Yisrael. There, the concluding blessing Who has mercy on the land is associated with them].”

    Beautiful. “Should Your people Israel be routed by an enemy because they have sinned against You, and the turn back to You, and acknowledge Your name, and they offer prayer and supplication to You in this House, oh, hear in heaven and pardon the sin of Your people Israel, and restore to them to the land that You gave to their fathers. Should the heavens be shut up and there be no rain, because they have sinned against You, and then they pray toward this place and acknowledge Your name, and repent of their sins, when You answer them, oh, hear in heaven and pardon the sin of Your servants, Your people israel, after You have shown them the proper wayin which they are to walk; and send down rain upon the land which You gave t Your people as their heritage. So, too, if there is a famine in th eland, if there is pestilence, blight, mildew, locust or caterpillars, or an enemy oppresses them in any way of the settlements of the land” (1 Kings 8:33-37).

    I love the focus on the Land of Israel. In Aranoff v Aranoff I always hoped that Susan and our six small children in 1991 would join me in the Land of Israel, as Susan promised me in writing. The Jerusalem Bet din advised me to send Susan a get to see if she accepts. Susan accepted 2/13/1993 before witnesses in Rabbi Ralbag’s Brooklyn bet din. The same Rabbi Ralbag Judge Freda Wolfson gave immunity for testimony to convict Mendel Epstein et al. Follow Israelreader, KA, Garnel? I tried to persuade Susan and our children. Did I do anything wrong? Susan was busy with funny business with agunah rights.

  10. Torah thought Daf Hayomi Soncino Ta’anith 18b
    “What is Trajan's [Day] [The victory of Judas Maccabeus over Nicanor is mentioned in I Maccabees as the occasion for making the thirteenth of Adar a holiday. This was in 161 B.C.E. V. Zeitlin, Megillat Ta'anit, p. 82]? It was said: When Trajan [טוריינוס The identification of this name with Trajan is disputed, particularly as Trajan is known to have died a natural death. It is suggested that this reference here is to Trajan's General, Lusius Quietus, who was executed by Trajan (Schurer I, 660 n. 62). Nothing can however as yet be said with certainty. V. HUCA, Lichtenstein Die Fastenrolle, p. 273.] was about to execute Lulianus and his brother Pappus in Laodicea [Lydia] he said to them, If you are of the people of Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, let your God come and deliver you from my hands, in the same way as he delivered Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah from the hands of Nebuchadnezzar; and to this they replied: Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah were perfectly righteous men and they merited that a miracle should be wrought for them, and Nebuchadnezzar also was a king worthy for a miracle to be wrought through him, but as for you, you are a common and wicked man and are not worthy that a miracle be wrought through you; and as for us, we have deserved of the Omnipresent that we should die, and if you will not kill us, the Omnipresent has many other agents of death. The Omnipresent has in His world many bears and lions who can attack us and kill us; the only reason why the Holy One, blessed be He, has handed us over into your hand is that at some future time He may exact punishment of you for our blood. Despite this he killed them. It is reported that hardly had they moved from there when two officials [ דיופלי So Rashi Aliter dispatch] arrived from Rome and split his skull with clubs.”

    Beautiful. Sad that Lusius Quietus killed Lulianus and his brother Pappus in Lod. Schottenstein edition says: “I.e. the city of Lod. Lulianus and Pappus were completely righteous men. Some explain that the emperor’s daughter was found murdered and the Jews were accused of the crime. The Jews were threatened with mass execution unless they could produce the murderers. To save the Jewish people, Lilianus and Pappus stepped forward and falsely admitted to the crime, and Turyanus executed only them (Rashi).”

    Today is the 3rd night of Chanukah. The Gamara story: Trajan's General, Lusius Quietus, killed Lulianus and his brother Pappus in Lod. My daughter, son-law and 2 babies live in Lod. My wife, Yemima, and I are going to Lod from our home in Bnei Brak tomorrow to help babysit. Yes Lod is an old city in Israe, thousands of years oldl. We have every right to live in Lod as any place in the Land of Israel. God gave Israel to our forefathers as a heritage. Please God grant us safety from our enemies and from diseases etc and give us prosperity, many children, happiness. Thank you God in Heaven. Am I glad I moved to Israel July 1991.


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