Saturday, April 30, 2022

Panic at the airport as US family tries to board plane with souvenir artillery shell

Panic broke out in the departure hall at Israel’s main airport on Thursday after a family of American tourists tried to board a plane with an artillery shell in their luggage.

The Airports Authority said security officers sounded an emergency alert and ordered the evacuation of the area when they discovered the unexploded shell.

The Airports Authority said the family had traveled to northern Israel’s Golan Heights, where one of the children found the old artillery shell.

Pence Refusing to Get in Secret Service Car on Jan. 6 'Chilling': Raskin

After being taken to an undisclosed portion of the Capitol during the riot, Pence's Secret Service agents, whom Raskin suspected were reporting directly to Trump's security detail, asked him to enter an armored limousine. The intent, some have theorized, was to drive Pence away from the building, preventing him from certifying the election results, after he had signaled his unwillingness to go against his duties and keep Trump in power.

"[Pence] uttered what I think are the six most chilling words of this entire thing I've seen so far: 'I'm not getting in that car,'" Raskin said. "He knew exactly what this inside coup they had planned for was going to do."

Friday, April 29, 2022


 Bamidbar Rabbah (12:03) R. Simeon b. Yohai further said: The Holy One, blessed be He, gave Israel at Sinai a weapon upon which the Ineffable Name was written. Thou shalt not be afraid of the terror by night (Ps. XCI, 5), namely of Igrath, daughter of Mahalath, and her chariot, and of any of the demons who hold sway at night. Nor of the arrow that flieth by day (ib.). R. Berekiah explained that there is a kind of demon who flies through the air like a bird, and darts like an arrow. What will deliver you from him? The act of sending away the mother bird from a nest when you wish to take the young; for in accordance with this it is written above, ‘He will deliver thee from the snare of the fowler’ and ‘snare’ cannot but allude to a bird; as is borne out by the context which says,  Will a bird fall in a snare upon the earth? (Amos III, 5). Now it says,  If a bird's nest chance to be before thee... thou shalt in any wtse let the dam go... that it may be well with thee (Deut. XXII, 6 f.).3 Of the pestilence that walketh in darkness (Ps. XCI, 6) implies that if a man's deeds are in the dark the pestilence gains mastery over him. In a like strain it says,  Before Him goeth the pestilence, and fiery bolts go forth at his feet (Hab. III, 5). So here too it says, Of the pestilence that walketh in the darkness. Nor of t/ze destruction (keteb) that wasteth at noonday (Ps. Ioc. cit.). Our Rabbis explain that ‘keteb’ is a demon. And why was he called keteb’?’ R. Abba son of Kahana said: Because he breaks into the daily studies from the beginning of four hours of the day to the end of nine.8. Levi said: Because he robs pupils of their noonday lessons from the end of four hours to the beginning of nine hours. He holds sway neither in the shade nor in the sun but between the shade and the sun. His head is like that of a calf and a horn grows out from the centre of his forehead, and he rolls like a pitcher. R. Huna, in the name of R. Joseph, said: ‘Keteb meriri’ is in form covered with scales, hairy all over, and full of eyes. And, said R. Simeon b. Lakish, he has one eye set in his heart, and anyone who sees him can never survive, whether it be man or beast. Anyone who sees him drops down dead. ‘Meriri’ holds sway during the period between the seventeenth of Tammuz and the ninth of Ab. Hezekiah saw him and dropped down on his face and died. R. Phinehas the priest said: It is related that one saw him and was stricken with epilepsy They reported that Judah b. R. Samuel saw him and did not drop down. Nevertheless, it is reported that he died. R. Abbahu was once sitting and studying in a certain synagogue in Caesarea. He noticed one man pursuing another having in his hand a rod with which he wished to strike the other He [R. Abbahu] saw that a demon also followed after the same man having in his hand an iron rod. R. Abbahu went out and followed the pursuing man and said to him: ' Do not strike him, lest he die! ' Said the other: ‘Master! Can he die by this?’ He answered: ‘There is a demon following behind you, and he has an iron rod in his hand. If you strike him with this and he strikes him with that he will die.’ R. Johanan used to tell teachers of Scripture and of Mishnah not to lift the strap against the children on these days. R. Samuel b. R. Isaac used to tell teachers of Scripture and of Mishnah to dismiss the children after four hours on these days. A thousand shall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand (Ps. XCI,7) tefillin, it is written, ‘A thousand shall fall at thy side’; for a thousand angels have been placed there to protect him. Of the right hand, however, which has control over many commandments, it says, ‘ Ten thousand at thy right hand’; myriads of angels are charged with the care of it  R. Hanina son of R. Abbahu expounded- The text does not read, ‘Shall be delivered unto thee but ‘Shall fall’, as much as to say: If a thousand demons come against thee, they will fall at the side which has charge of one commandment, and if a myriad demons come, they will fall at the side which is in charge of many commandments. It is the usual practice in this world that if a person is entrusted to the care of a thousand men it is his duty to feed them. Why? Because they are assigned to him for the purpose of protecting him. The Holy One, blessed be He, however, assigns to a man a thousand angels to be on his left side and ten thousand on his right for his w elfare and for the purpose of protecting him, yet He shall not come nigh thee (ib.) with the request that you should feed them. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold (ib. 8) thy prosperity, And see the recompense of the wicked (ib.); you will see how the Holy One, blessed be He, will requite the wicked for their deeds. For Thou, O Lord, art my refuge; Thou hast made the most high Thy habitation (ib. 9). R. Hanina expounded: Israel said to the Holy One, blessed be He: ‘Thou givest the Torah to us here below, but causest Thy Shechinah to abide on high.’ Thus the meaning of the text, ' For Thou, O Lord, art my refuge ' is, ' Thou hast given us Thy Torah’; and ‘Hast made the most high Thy habitation ’ means, ‘But Thou hast made Thy abode in the high heavens.’ There shall no evil befall thee (ib. 1O). This accords with the text, There shall be no mischief befall the righteous (Prov. XII, 21). Neither shall any plague come nighthy tent (Ps. loc. cit.). R. Johanan expounded: Before the Tabernacle had been erected the demons were wont to vex mankind in this world. From the moment when the Tabernacle was erected, and the Shechinah took up its residence here below, the demons were exterminated from the world. Thus the text, ‘Neither shall any plague come nigh thy tent’ alludes to the Tent of Meeting. Said R. Simeon b. Lakish: What need for you to trouble with the book of Psalms? Surely, there is nothing wanting in the original1 context, which reads The Lord bless thee, and keep thee (Num. VI, 24), i.e. from the demons. When would that be? IT CAME TO PASS ON THE DAY THAT MOSES HAD MADE AN END (KALLOTH) OF SETTING UP THE TABERNACLE. What is the signification of KALLOTH? It denotes that the demons were exterminated (kallu) from the world.

Exercise is good for joints with wear-and-tear arthritis

Spokeswoman Dr Wendy Holden said: "Many wrongly believe that exercise can harm the joints, so this guidance is very important and will hopefully empower patients, and give them more confidence to make healthy lifestyle changes that will really help improve their pain and quality of life."

What the Science Says About the Health Benefits of Vitamins and Supplements

In some cases, supplement use could even be harmful. A 2015 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that there are an estimated 23,000 emergency department visits every year in the U.S. for adverse events related to the use of dietary supplements, many involving cardiovascular issues from weight-loss or energy products. “Particularly when we use very high dose implementations, sometimes we might be doing more harm than good,” says Eliseo Guallar, professor of epidemiology and medicine at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

DeSantis aims at Disney and hits Florida's taxpayers

Those on the right who support these maneuvers are not shy about telling you why they think they’re necessary. These companies enjoy outsize influence over the national discourse. They are imperious and unresponsive to democratic contrivances. They say the right’s refusal to fight fire with fire — especially in deference to abstract principles like the value of limited government and free enterprise — represents unilateral disarmament in an existential cultural struggle.What they don’t say is what these measures are supposed to achieve, especially after the courts invalidate them. If a simple gesture of hostility in the general direction of a particular problem satisfies these right-leaning critics of cultural progressivism, then they are only in the market for theatrics.

Don't throw away your mask just yet: Experts weight in on pros of discarded mandate

At-risk populations include infants, the elderly, pregnant women, and those who have a weakened immune system. Some of them cannot be identified that easily, especially young people with underlying illnesses who appear healthy. You could make them extreme ill and even pose a life threat to them if you're maskless around them - while infected.
At this point, with COVID still around and Health Ministry's infection data being only partial, it is a good idea to continue wearing masks in confined places with large gatherings.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Strauss expands recall to all products made at factory where salmonella first found

Food manufacturer calls on Israelis to return range of chocolate items made at facility in northern Israel after confirming presence of bacteria in consumer-ready goods

Health Ministry launches polio vaccination campaign for children, teens

The Health Ministry has launched a polio vaccination campaign for children across the country ages six weeks to 17 years, the ministry announced at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

The announcement comes against the backdrop of a number of polio cases being detected in Israeli children, all of whom were unvaccinated. As of April, at least eight children in Israel have been found to have polio, seven of whom have no symptoms. The poliovirus was detected in sewage samples taken from Jerusalem and the surrounding areas after a four-year-old child exhibited symptoms of the disease in early March.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Vienese traditional treatment of independent women


Drinking water at night?

 Avoda Zara (12b)  Our Rabbis taught: One should not drink water in the night; if he does drink his blood is on his head, for it is dangerous. What danger is there? The danger of Shabriri. But if he be thirsty, how can he put things right? — If there is another person with him, he should wake him and say: ‘I am a thirst for water’. If not, let him knock with the lid on the jug and say to himself: ‘Thou [giving his name] the son of [naming his mother], thy mother hath warned thee to guard thyself against Shabriri, briri, riri, iri, ri, which prevail in blind vessels.’

Rashi שברירי - שד הממונה על מכת סנוירים. לא גרס הכא לא מן הנהרות ומן האגמים דה"ה נמי מן הכלים:

איזדהר משברירי שברירי ברירי רירי ירי רי בכסי חיורי - לחש הוא ומתמעט והולך משם השד כאשר הוא שומע מיעוט תיבות אות אחר אות עד רי וכן הוא הלחש להבריחו משם. סנוירים תרגומו שברירי (בראשית יט):

Mishneh Torah, (Murderer and the Preservation of Life 11:6)  The rules are: A person must never put his mouth to a pipe spouting water and drink; he must not drink from rivers or ponds at night, for fear that he might swallow a leech without seeing; he must not drink uncovered water, for fear that a snake or any other reptile drank it, and he might die.

Shulchan Arukh (Yoreh De'ah 116:5) One must refrain from putting coins in one's mouth, lest it's covered with dried saliva of those afflicted with boils. He should not put the palm of his hand in his arm pit, lest his hand touched a metzorah or a harmful poison. He should not put a loaf of bread under his armpit, because of the sweat. He should not put a cooked item or drinks under the bed, since an evil spirit rests on them. He should not stick a knife in an esrog or a radish, lest one fall on its edge and die. Hagah: Similarly, he should be careful of all things that cause danger, because danger is stricter than transgressions, and one should be more careful with an uncertain danger than with an uncertain issur. They also prohibited to go in a dangerous place, such as under a leaning wall, or alone at night. They also prohibited to drink water from rivers at night or to put one's mouth on a stream of water and drink, because these matters have a concern of danger. It is the widespread custom not to drink water during the equinox, and the early ones wrote this and it is not to be changed. They also wrote to flee from the city when a plague is in the city, and one should leave at the beginning of the plague and not at the end. And all of these things are because of the danger, and a person who guards his soul will distance himself from them and it is prohibited to rely on a miracle in all of these matters.

Shulchan Arukh (Choshen Mishpat 427:9) The sages prohibited many things because of danger to a person. And some of them are explained in the Tur. Additionally, there are other things and these are they: A person must never put his mouth to a pipe spouting water and drink; he must not drink from rivers or ponds at night, for fear that he might swallow a leech without seeing. Rama: I have already written these in Shulchan Arukh, Yoreh De'ah 116:5

Cleveland rabbi arrested for soliciting an investigator who posed as an underage boy online

The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, the movement with which Weiss and B’nai Jeshurun are affiliated, launched an investigation into sexual harassment in its youth program last August after the Times of Israel reported three people came forward with claims against a former counselor with the program, known as United Synagogue Youth. The Union for Reform Judaism released the findings of a similar investigation in February, finding alarming incidents of sexual harassment at several of its summer camps.

Chocolate leaves stores as Strauss reports salmonella contamination

In a public announcement on Monday morning, the company stated that “a number of samples containing salmonella were discovered in the factory’s production line and in the chocolate used as a raw material to create products,” adding that the food service department at the Health Ministry was immediately notified.

As a precautionary measure and out of a concern regarding the integrity of the products, Strauss has decided, in cooperation with the Health Ministry, to recall any products from specific batches that could contain the contaminated ingredients.

Outcry after Women’s Day magazine appoints a ‘rabbi in residence’ and chooses a man

In fact, while the majority of newly ordained Reform rabbis in recent years have been women, the vast majority of living rabbis affiliated with the movement are men, and the movement’s own analyses have found wide, and in some cases growing, pay gaps between women and men in synagogue pulpits.

The movement is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first woman rabbi this year, making Woman’s Day’s decision all the more painful, Laufer said

Monday, April 25, 2022

The 'Lebanese Groom' arrives in Israel

A Lebanese born man who found himself at the center of a scandal in Brooklyn’s Syrian Jewish community last year is in Israel now, and has declared his intentions to spend the rest of his life in the Jewish state.

In October 2021, Eliya Hawila married a young Syrian-Jewish woman in Brooklyn, New York in an Orthodox Jewish ceremony – despite having been raised in a Shi’ite Muslim family in southern Lebanon.

Shortly thereafter, Hawila’s bride and her family discovered his background, with the couple separating and news of the ‘Lebanese groom’ sending shockwaves through the Orthodox community.

Hawila later apologized for the deception, but insisted he is sincere in his desire to live as an Orthodox Jew, and said he hopes to reconcile with his estranged wife.

In early April 2022, however, a Brooklyn rabbi who investigates questions regarding Jewish ancestry found that Hawila was in fact born Jewish.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Pam Shriver had ‘traumatic’ relationship with 50-year-old coach when she was 17 

The 22-time grand slam doubles champion Pam Shriver says she had an “inappropriate and damaging relationship” with her coach which started when she was a teenager, and has warned that similar scenarios are commonplace in tennis.

Fallen angels?

 Yoma (67b) The School of R. Ishmael taught: Azazel —it was so called because it obtains atonement for the affair of Uza and Aza'el.-

Rashi (Yoma 67b) עוזא ועזאל - מלאכי חבלה שירדו לארץ בימי נעמה אחות תובל קין ועליהם נאמר ויראו בני האלהים את בנות האדם (בראשית ו׳:ב׳) כלומר על העריות מכפר:

Maharsha (Yoma 67b) עזא ועזאל כו'. פרש"י מלאכי חבלה שירדו כו' ועליהן נאמר ויראו בני האלהים את בנות וגו' ע"ש וכה"ג פרש"י במס' נדה פ' האשה גבי סיחון ועוג אחי הוו בני שמחזאי כו' וקרא נקט הני שאפשר שהם היו עיקר:

Ritva (Yoma 67b) על מעשה עזה ועזאל. פרש״י ז״ל שני מלאכי חבלה שירדו לארץ בימי נעמה אחות תובל קין ועליהם נאמר ויראו בני האלקים את בנות האדם ע״כ. ולזה רמז הרמב״ן ז״ל בפי׳ התורה שלו במה שכתב הנפילים היו בארץ שאמר ז״ל שהענין ההוא מתפרש במסכת יומא:

Otzar Medrashim אגדת עוזא ועזאל נזכרת בגמרא בשם דבי ר׳ ישמעאל אמרו, עזאזל היא שעיר המשתלח מכפר על מעשה עוזא ועזאל (יומא ס״ז:), ופירש״י מלאכי חבלה שירדו לארץ בימי נעמה אחות תובל קין ועליהם נאמר ויראו בני האלהים אה בנות האדם כי טובות הנה וגו', כלומר על העריות מכפר. ועזאל הוא קיצור מעזאזל, והוא מדרש בדברים רבה (בסוף): אמרה (נשמה של משה) לפניו, רבש״ע מֵאֵצֶל שכינתך ממרום ירדו שני מלאכים עוזא ועזאל וחמדו בנות ארצות והשחיתו דרכם על הארץ עד שתלית אותן בין הארץ לרקיע (עי׳ זהר בראשית נ״ה ע״א). ושעיר העזאזל בא לכפר על מעשי עוזא ועזאל שהיו מתעים בני אדם בתאות המשגל והעריות, ואפשר שזה הטעם שקורין פרשת עריות ביוה״כ למנחה. במדרש אבכיר נזכרת האגדה בשם שמחזאי ועזאל, והובאה גם בילקוט שמעוני על הפסוק ויראו בני האלהים וגו׳.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Madison Cawthorn photos reveal him wearing women’s lingerie in public setting

 Cawthorn, who was paralyzed from the waist down as a passenger in a car accident in Florida in 2014, in recent months has called Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy a “thug,” suggested teetotaling Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has a drinking problem, and racked up a collection of traffic transgressions including speeding, driving with expired tags and driving with a revoked license. He has court dates in May and June.

Kuzari wasn't familiar with Yerushalmi?

 אמת ליעקב ויקרא פרק טז פסוק יז

עיין תוס' מנחות [דף ק"ט ע"ב ד"ה נזדמן וכו'] שהביאו מהירושלמי ד"וכל אדם" היינו אפילו המלאכים [וע"כ צריך לפרש הכי שהרי כל עבודות היום הן בכה"ג, וא"כ אסור לכל אדם להכנס בכדי לאהל מועד4], והרי מוכח מכאן שהמלאכים מצויין היו בבית המקדש. ועיין בכוזרי [מ"א סי' ק"ט] שחפשו הקול יהודה והאוצר נחמד מקור למה שכתב כי השכינה והמלאכים היו ביניהם, ולא מצאו סמך מפורש בנוגע למלאכים, ולפמש"כ שפיר מוכח מהירושלמי הנ"ל, והוא מוכרח מהמקרא, ודו"ק.

Matt Gaetz Mulls Jim Jordan as New GOP Leader Following McCarthy Audio Leak

 Representative Matt Gaetz appeared to mull Representative Jim Jordan as a possible replacement for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy following the release of audio where McCarthy said he was considering advising then-President Donald Trump to resign.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Turn the other cheek?


Lamentations (3:30) Let him offer his cheek to the smiter; Let him be surfeited with mockery.

Palgei Mayim יתן למכהו וגומר. כיון שיאמין שהכל מהקב"ה לא יקשה עליו מאומה משום יסורין:

Ben Yehoyada (Sanhedrin 91a)אָמַר לֵיהּ: אִם אַתָּה עוֹשֶׂה כֵּן, רוֹפֵא אֻמָּן תִּקָּרֵא, וְשָׂכָר הַרְבֵּה תִּטֹּל. נראה לי בס"ד על דרך מה שאמר הכתוב יִתֵּן לְמַכֵּהוּ לֶחִי יִשְׂבַּע בְּחֶרְפָּה (איכה ג, ל) וכתבו המפרשים ז"ל הכונה שלפעמים ימצא פוגע עכו"ם בישראל וסוטרו על לחייו, הנה כל זה נעשה לטובת ישראל והיינו שהיה באותו ישראל חלק רע הראוי לאותו עכו"ם והיה באותו עכו"ם חלק טוב שהוא ראוי לאותו ישראל ובאותה הכאה שסוטרו על לחייו יוצא אותו חלק הרע מישראל ונכנס בעכו"ם ויוצא חלק הטוב מן עכו"ם ונכנס באותו ישראל. וזהו שנאמר יִתֵּן הישראל לְמַכֵּהוּ זה העכו"ם לֶחִי לסוטרו אז אותו העכו"ם יִשְׂבַּע בְּחֶרְפָּה שיקבל חלק הרע מישראל ויוצא ממנו חלק טוב ונמצא הוא שבע בחרפה הוא הרע וכנזכר בגורי האר"י ז"ל.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Jared Kushner’s Saudi Scam Is the Swampiest Thing He’s Ever Done

The latest incident of the Trump coterie casting new light on previously routine corruption in Washington came earlier this month, courtesy not of Trump himself but of his oleaginous son-in-law. Last week, The New York Times broke the news that Jared Kushner had successfully landed billions in Saudi funding for his new private equity firm. While the deal itself may appear predictable—Kushner is hardly the only Washington insider to be showered in Saudi funding—the details were staggering and point directly to the rot at the heart not only of the broader Trump machine but of the entire edifice of Washington influence-peddling writ large.


Corruption is a form of dishonesty or a criminal offense which is undertaken by a person or an organization which is entrusted with a position of authority, in order to acquire illicit benefits or abuse power for one's personal gain. Corruption may involve many activities which include bribery and embezzlement, and it may also involve practices which are legal in many countries.[1] Political corruption occurs when an office-holder or other governmental employee acts in an official capacity for personal gain. Corruption is most common in kleptocracies, oligarchies, narco-states, and mafia states.[citation needed]

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Putin demands Russia gain control of Jerusalem church as promised

Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded that Israel grant his country control of the Alexander Courtyard in Jerusalem as the previous Israeli government had promised, in a letter delivered to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday.

Putin’s letter came barely a day after the Foreign Ministry in Moscow slammed Foreign Minister Yair Lapid for accusing Russia of war crimes in Ukraine, saying that Israel is using Ukraine to cover up for its own conflict with the Palestinians. The Russian Foreign Ministry also summoned Israeli Ambassador Alexander Ben Zvi for a reprimand on Sunday.

Transferring the ownership of the church land could cause diplomatic trouble for Israel at a time when its Western allies have been sanctioning Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

Left-wing Jewish American orgs. blast Biden admin. for serving wine from Israeli settlement

A number of Left-wing Jewish-American organizations criticize Vice President Kamala Harris for serving wine from an Israeli settlement at her official Passover Seder on Monday.

Americans for Peace Now sent an email to its members asking them to sign a petition against serving wine that coes from Israeli settlements.

"Like many of us, this past weekend Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff held a Passover seder at their home. Unfortunately, at their Seder they unknowingly served wine produced in a West Bank settlement. A spokesperson for Harris quickly clarified that this was 'in no way intended to be an expression of policy,'" Hadar Susskind, President and CEO of Americans for Peace Now wrote in the email.

Dr Ariel Muzicant and Schlesinger twins

 Von: HelpBeth Supporter

Gesendet: Freitag, 15. April 2022 00:32
An: Muzicant, Ariel <>
Betreff: Can you help?


Dear Mr Muzicant,

I gather at one stage you offered to help Beth Alexander find an amicable solution regarding access to her children. What changed and why weren't you prepared to help?

This appalling miscarriage of justice is putting you and so many people in such bad light and at the heart of this are two young boys denied access to their mother.

I am one of several thousand of Beth Alexander’s supporters and I sure you know that there is an increasing awareness worldwide of this appalling situation.

Something very shady has gone on here with a whiff of corruption at the heart of it. Dr Schlesinger is a known perpetrator of domestic violence, who had been previously legally barred from the household, so he could not have been awarded sole custody of his children without players influencing the courts behind the scenes. Schlesinger could not have acted alone, and it is known that some of his contacts in the IKG (Konstanze Thau and Jacob Biderman) influenced court decisions in Schlesinger’s favour in 2011.

I’m sure you’re looking forward to spending seder night with family members which sadly is not the case for Beth. Another year without her precious sons. Can you even begin to imagine what this is like this living nightmare?

She has in fact never heard her own children recite ma nishtana, nor has she spent seder night. She is being deliberately and systematically erased by her ex-husband out of her children’s lives.

The boys are now 12 and their bar mitzvah is coming up.They need their mother in their lives.

As a man with influence you know what needs to be done to resolve this terrible matter for all the family. Please do the right thing.


Thank you

HelpBeth Supporter


#ReunitingBethWithHerBoys #HelpBeth
From: Muzicant, Ariel <>
Sent: Monday, 18 April 2022, 13:26
To: HelpBeth Supporter
Subject: AW: Can you help?

Dear HelpBeth Supporter,

I really tried to help and I failed because both sides are impossible. And then Beth started to attack IKG with Stürmer type Videos and statements.

You are talking of “shady”. Please understand that Austria is a state where the rule of law is high and such insinuations are not acceptable.

Beth is cooperating with Moshe Arie Friedman, a close friend of Ex Iranian president Achmedinedzad.

So please do me a favor and do not contact me any further.

Chag Sameach

Dr Ariel Muzicant

Bat Sheva Marcus resigns from seminary board in wake of harassment allegations

Bat Sheva Marcus, the prominent Orthodox sex therapist whose history of alleged abuse broke into public view this week, has resigned from the board of a Modern Orthodox seminary and will no longer host a sex-focused podcast with the seminary’s top rabbi.

The board chair and the rabbi announced the changes separately Thursday, three days after Marcus published an explosive essay detailing allegations of harassment that had been made against her.

The essay, and subsequent comments by two former executive directors of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance who said Marcus had harassed them when she was president of the pioneering group’s board, has roiled the liberal Modern Orthodox community, including the seminary, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in Riverdale, New York.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Behind new film ‘Operation Mincemeat,’ the true story of WWII’s greatest deception

The fake documents — designed to convince the Nazis the attack would take place on Sardinia and Greece — eventually reached the desk of Adolf Hitler. Convinced by German intelligence that they were genuine, he fatally ordered his forces to reinforce the supposed targets, thus shifting attention from Sicily, where the Allies successfully landed just under two months later.

Sunday, April 17, 2022

United Arab List to suspend cooperation with Bennett government

The Islamic council which provides spiritual leadership for the Southern Islamic Movement and the United Arab List has instructed the party to halt all cooperation with the Bennett government, citing law enforcement efforts against Arab rioters on the Temple Mount.

The council held an emergency meeting Sunday afternoon after one of its leaders, Sheikh Mohammad Salameh Hassan, demanded the UAL party bolt the coalition and bring down the government.

At the urging of party chief MK Mansour Abbas, the council did not insist on the UAL’s immediate departure from the coalition, but instead instructed the faction to cease all cooperation with the government for the time being.

The meeting was called amid heavy pressure on the party from within the Southern Islamic Movement to bolt the government over the use of police forces to break up Arab rioting on the Temple Mount, including the insertion of Border Police officers to the Al Aqsa Mosque, after hundreds of rioters barricaded themselves inside the building last Friday.

Even some supporters of Abbas within the party have begun to express doubts about the UAL’s continued presence in the coalition.

Arab rioters stone buses en route to Western Wall

Arab rioters threw stones at three Egged buses that were en route to the Western Wall on Sunday morning, Israeli media reported.
The buses, with windows smashed, continued their journey until they could stop at a safe place. The attack took place near Lions' Gate as tensions are still high between other rioters and police at the Temple Mount

The truth behind Joe Biden's GHOST handshake may not be that 'demented' at all

Meanwhile, Biden also bizarrely claimed that he used to be a "full professor" at the University of Pennsylvania. "I've been at a lot of university campuses, matter of fact for four years, I was a full professor at the University of Pennsylvania," he told the audience. It's worth noting that the university named Biden as the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor, the first to hold the position, in 2017. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Delaware Democrat did not teach regular classes and only made about a dozen public appearances on the campus for notable events. Nonetheless, he collected full paychecks in 2017, 2018, and early 2019. In fact, Biden reportedly minted almost $1 million from the university despite his vague role and teaching no regular classes.

Fact check: No, Biden didn't shake hands with thin air; wasn't confused [see full clip]

Looking at the full video, which was live-streamed by WFMY News 2 on YouTube, gives more clarity. If you fast forward to the end of the video, it becomes clear that Biden wasn't shaking hands with thin air. In fact, he was gesturing at the people on the right and eventually behind him who were cheering. He even gestures toward the crowd on the left side of the dais, but it is covered by a mic stand.

How did Russian oligarchs get their wealth?

Instead of benefiting the people, Russia’s resources are confiscated by the rich oligarchs, in return for two ‘favors’: blind unqualified support of the despot Putin, and a rumored slice of the wealth for Putin himself. This is Kleptopia.

True, in the US, Jeff Bezos, with a net worth of $200 billion, makes Abramovich and Khodorkovsky seem like paupers. But Bezos is a tycoon, not an oligarch. He founded and built Amazon and remains its executive board chairman.

Tycoons create value. Oligarchs steal it and capture economic rent through political favors.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Redemption from Egypt by G-d or angel?

 It is a clear message in the Haggada that the redemption was done by G-d and not an angel - but that seems to be contradicted by the Torah

Bamidbar (20:16) And when we cried to the Lord, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and has brought us out of Egypt; and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the edge of your border;)

Rashi (Bamidbar 20:16) A MESSENGER (or an angel) — This was Moses; 

Rabeinu Bachye (Bamidbar 20:16), “He dispatched an angel, etc.” A supernatural being, not an emissary such as Moses (Ibn Ezra).
  It is also possible to see in the word מלאך a reference by Moses to himself (Rashi) as we find in Chagai 1,13: ויאמר חגי מלאך ה', “and Chagai, the Lord’s messenger said to the people.” In the eyes of the people Moses enjoyed the status of an angel in that he was so totally devoid of preoccupation with matters pertaining to the body. We have proof that this is how the people had viewed him as at the time when they thought he would not come back from Mount Sinai they said: “this man Moses who has taken us out of Egypt we do not know what happened to him.” Apparently, until Moses’ failure to return on time the thought that Moses could be an ordinary mortal had not occurred to them (compare Exodus 32,1)..

Why Jared Kushner’s Saudi Arabian money is impossible to defend

Either way, this appears awfully corrupt.

At this point, if you’ve shared my missive with your weird uncle who consumes conservative media all day, he’s probably already sent you a furious email that reads in part, “What about Hunter Biden? If we’re worried about presidential family members engaging in shady deals with foreign governments, why focus on this and not President Joe Biden’s son and his international efforts?”

On the surface, this may seem like a fair question, but just below the surface, there’s a problem: Hunter Biden never worked at any level in any presidential administration. He didn’t steer his father’s foreign policies toward any country. His role in U.S. foreign policy was, is, and has been literally non-existent.

Kushner, on the other hand, was Trump's right-hand man in the White House, taking a special interest in U.S. policy in the Middle East.

Friday, April 15, 2022

‘The lunacy is getting more intense’: how Birds Aren’t Real took on the conspiracy theorists

It’s the most perfect, playful distillation of where we are in relation to the media landscape we’ve built but can’t control, and which only half of us can find our way around. It’s a made-up conspiracy theory that is just realistic enough, as conspiracies go, to convince QAnon supporters that birds aren’t real, but has just enough satirical flags that generation Z recognises immediately what is going on. It’s a conspiracy-within-a-conspiracy, a little aneurysm of reality and mockery in the bloodstream of the mad pizzagate-style theories that animate the “alt-right”.

McCarthy faces grumbles from right over Biden impeachment remarks

Seventeen House Republicans have introduced or co-sponsored resolutions to impeach Biden, four of which are led by Greene. Several others have publicly called for impeachment, with Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) doing so at a Trump rally over the weekend.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Rabbinical court fines female divorce refuser despite her ultimately approving move

The Jerusalem Rabbinical Court recently ordered a woman who refused to divorce her cancer-stricken husband despite his pleas for three years to pay a fine of hundreds of thousands of shekels.

Although details of the case have not been made public, this is likely the first incident of a rabbinical court fining a female divorce refuser. The court first ordered the woman to pay a weekly 1,250 shekel (around $400) fine eight months ago until she agreed to a divorce.

Communications Minister: Kosher phone lines to be barred from blocking non-kosher content

Despite multiple efforts made by representatives of the haredi community, Communications Minister Yoaz Hendel has decided to cancel a central feature of kosher phone lines, barring them from blocking access to content that the haredi community finds reprehensible. Access for those under the age of 18 will be partially restricted, Ministry sources say, although details are not forthcoming.

Intensive efforts have been made by haredi representatives, including Hassidic leaders, over the past months to persuade Hendel to relent, but Hendel has rebuffed all approaches. Key among those organizations pressuring the government to ban the kosher phone lines from restricting access to certain numbers have been those representing LGBT issues.

Why does NYC still honor two French Nazi collaborators? - opinion

Petain and Laval, incidentally, are not the only World War II villains to be glorified in the United States. The Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, is named for Wernher von Braun, who, prior to reinventing himself as a key architect of the American space program in the 1950s and 1960s, was a Nazi major who lethally exploited inmates at the Dora-Mittelbau concentration camp to manufacture the Third Reich’s V-2 ballistic missiles. A large bust of von Braun stands prominently outside NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, also in Huntsville. My father, who was imprisoned at Dora for several months, said that conditions there were worse than he experienced at Auschwitz.

ISIS terrorist believed responsible for string of murders

In a joint operation, Israel Police and Shabak agents have arrested a terrorist from Hebron who is suspected of having murdered Yehuda and Tamar Kaduri in their Jerusalem home in 2019, and who is also being linked to an attempt to murder a young girl in the capital's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood. The terrorist is also believed to be responsible for last month's attack on two foreigners in Jerusalem's Arnona neighborhood.

In 2019, police received a report of a couple found murdered in their home in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood, a "seamline" area where many nationalist crimes have been committed in the past. Yehuda and Tamar Kaduri had been cruelly murdered, their throats slit. On the previous day, a young girl had been attacked and wounded with a knife in the same neighborhood, and police suspected the attacks were connected.

An investigation was opened but no arrests were made, and then last month, two Moldovan citizens were attacked with a knife in their Jerusalem apartment. Ivan Tarnowski had been killed and his friend was injured. This time, police found evidence that significantly advanced their investigation, and just hours after the murder, Wassim Assayed, a 34-year-old PA Arab from Hebron was arrested in northern Jerusalem, while attempting to cross the separation fence and flee into PA-controlled territory.

Women eating children

Sefer Chasidim (411) There are women who are suspected of eating children either because they are forced or because they are witches. It should be publically announced that anyone hurting a child will have their teeth ground down on the stones surrounding the well or be killed/


 Sefer Chasidim (206) 

If you see that someone is obsessed with the time of the coming of  Moshiach you should know he is involved with magic or demons or the use of G-d’s name so that it should be revealed to him . However  because they are disturbing the angels he will endup disgraced and shamed before the whole world

Laura Ingraham Says Donald Trump's Endorsement of Dr. Oz is a 'Mistake'

Representative Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, blamed Trump's staff for the endorsement." This is happening because Trump's surrounded himself by staff who are on McConnell's payroll & hostile to the MAGA agenda. Everybody telling Trump who to endorse in primaries works for The Swamp," he wrote. "They played him. Again."

Pioneering Orthodox sex therapist accused of harassment

Multiple claims of harassment have emerged against a pioneering figure of women’s empowerment from former employees of the organization she helped found.

Bat Sheva Marcus, a renowned sex therapist who was the president of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, was accused in scathing Facebook posts this week by a former executive director of the group who said Marcus bullied her, made sexually inappropriate comments and, unsolicited, once gave her a sex toy.

‘Father unknown’: A dread biblical status leads to modern problems

Last week, the Israel Democracy Institute think tank, the Center for Women’s Justice and an organization that represents mamzers, the Dim’at Ha’ashukim Forum (in English the “tear of the oppressed”), organized a first-of-its-kind conference to discuss the mamzer issue in general and the 300-day rule in particular, bringing together experts in Jewish and secular law, activists, and researchers in the field of religion and state.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Jared Kushner may have an ethics problem – to the tune of $90m

A whistleblower has alleged that Kushner’s business interests are among the reasons career White House personnel security officers recommended that neither he nor his similarly conflicted wife, Ivanka Trump, be given a security clearance – a recommendation President Trump ignored.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner made millions in Washington. But at what cost?

First things first: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump should never have been allowed to work in the White House. Anti-nepotism rules exist for a reason, namely so that unqualified relatives of the president are not given jobs in the most important office in the world.

Kushner, the son of a now-pardoned felon and real estate magnate, came to the White House from his previous position as an executive in the family business, often playing the role of slumlord. Yet, he was tasked with solving everything from the opioid crisis to modernizing the federal government to criminal justice reform to Middle East peace to the coronavirus pandemic. He solved almost nothing, but he did reportedly help secure a pardon for his father.

Kushner Companies

In 2017, Nicole Kushner Meyer joined her brother Josh in Kushner Companies, serving as a principal.[32] Meyer was criticized for mentioning her brother's White House position during investor presentations she gave in China when soliciting $150 million for 1 Journal Square in Jersey City, causing her to cancel the rest of her roadshow appearances.[33] In another dispute involving 1 Journal Square, the company is attempting to get $113,659 from the city to cover legal expenses.[34]

According to Bloomberg, the company is facing[when?] an increasingly "distressed situation". Over the last few years, family members have sought substantial overseas investment to deal with "troubled finances".[35]

In the 2010s, developers such as the Kushner Companies widely used the EB-5 visa to fuel a "high-end US residential boom".[36] In May 2017, Trump renewed the visa program in his first major piece of legislation.[37] That September, the United States Attorney's office subpoenaed the Kushner Companies over the use of the EB-5 visa program to fund developments.[38]

In December 2017, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York subpoenaed Deutsche Bank records pertaining to Kushner Companies.[39] The New York Times reported in May 2019 that anti-money laundering specialists in the bank detected what appeared to be suspicious transactions involving entities controlled by Donald Trump and Jared Kushner, for which they recommended filing suspicious activity reports with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the Treasury Department, but bank executives rejected the recommendations. One specialist noted money moving from Kushner Companies to Russian individuals and flagged it in part because of the bank's previous involvement in a Russian money laundering scheme.[40][41]

In 2020, ProPublica and WNYC reported that Kushner Companies received "a near-record sum" from government-backed lender Freddie Mac. The $786 million in loans helped Kushner Companies purchase thousands of apartments in Maryland and Virginia and appeared to come with "unusually good terms," raising conflict of interest questions due to Jared Kushner's role as Senior Advisor to the President of the United States. [42]

Timeline on Jared Kushner, Qatar, 666 Fifth Avenue, and White House Policy

When the Kushner Companies purchased 666 Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan in early 2007 for a record-breaking price of $1.8 billion, it was supposed to be a center of their real estate portfolio. Instead, the Kushners have struggled to cover their debt on the troubled building since shortly after its purchase on the eve of the financial crisis. As Jared Kushner’s father-in-law, Donald J. Trump, was running for President, the Kushners were pitching Qatari investors to help bail out the building. And just weeks after his father Charles reportedly failed to reach a deal with Qatar’s minister of finance, Jared Kushner, in his capacity as a senior adviser to President Trump, reportedly played a central role in supporting a blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Kushner never disclosed his meeting with Saudi Arabia and the UAE on the blockade to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the time. Later, a financial company tied to Qatar brokered an especially valuable deal to rescue the Kushner Companies’ property at 666 Fifth Avenue.

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'They Made Me More Dangerous': Frank James Blames NY Mayor for Breakdown

A 62-year-old who uploaded dozens of videos on YouTube, criticizing New York's mayor as violent crimes in the subway continued to increase, has been identified as a person of interest in the Brooklyn subway shooting.

New York authorities are actively searching for Frank R. James as a "person of interest" in connection to the shooting. James' social media presence warned of the dangers lurking in New York's subways and how the state's mental health programs have contributed to the uptick in crimes.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022


The failure to broker the deal would be followed only a month later by a Middle Eastern diplomatic row in which Jared Kushner provided critical support to Qatar’s neighbors. Led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, a group of Middle Eastern countries, with Kushner’s backing, led a diplomatic assault that culminated in a blockade of Qatar. Kushner, according to reports at the time, subsequently undermined efforts by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to bring an end to the standoff.

The news of Kushner Companies’ direct pitch to the Qatari government puts a Wednesday report from the Washington Post into broader context. U.S. intelligence services, the paper reported, had determined that officials in four countries — the United Arab Emirates, China, Israel, and Mexico — had been privately discussing how to use Jared Kushner’s real-estate investments as a way to gain leverage over him in order to influence official U.S. policy.

Jared Kushner’s hidden genius? To make terrible decisions – yet keep failing upwards

    That’s not Kushner’s only victory. While he might have the charisma of a soggy tissue, Mr Ivanka Trump seems to have a knack for failing upwards. In 2007, for example, a 26-year-old Kushner urged his family’s real estate company to pay a then-record $1.8bn to purchase 666 Fifth Avenue, a skyscraper in Manhattan. This turned out to be a terrible decision. It might have had devastating financial consequences for the Kushner family had it not been for a sudden stroke of luck: in 2018, in the middle of Trump’s presidency, a Canadian asset-management company, Brookfield Asset Management, agreed to take a 99-year lease on the building, paying a huge amount of rent upfront. Funnily enough, the Qatar Investment Authority was a major investor in Brookfield and, at the time, Kushner was backing a blockade on the Gulf kingdom. This was all a complete coincidence, and there was no intention of persuading Kushner to reverse his support for the blockade, Qatar has stressed. And, to be fair, the blockade wasn’t lifted until this year. Still, if Kushner keeps running into coincidences like that one imagines his investment firm will do very well indeed.

    How the Kushner Family’s Real Estate Fumble May Entangle Trump’s White House

    Within two years, the global financial crisis had sent New York rents into a tailspin. While Kushner representatives downplay the risk, an exhaustive new report by Bloomberg details how the purchase has since become an albatross. Jared Kushner stepped away from the family business to become a senior adviser to his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, and foreign money may be crucial to salvaging the Kushner investment, raising concerns that Jared Kushner could mix his family’s business with the nation’s.


    The most obvious example of Kushner‘s incompetence, of course, remains his decision to buy 666 5th Avenue, on the eve of the financial crisis, for what was then a record-setting $1.8 billion, putting down a mere $50 million and borrowing the rest. The $1.2 billion loan—of which the Kushner family holds about half, having sold off chunks of the property—is due in February 2019; attempts to shore up cash have ultimately been rebuffed by everyone from the richest man in France, to Israeli insurance companies and banks, to South Korea’s sovereign-wealth fund, to China’s Anbang Insurance Group and the Qataris. And, somehow, the deal continues to look worse and worse by the day. Per Bloomberg:

    The Turning of the Tide: The Kashrut Tale of the Swordfish

    Based on the ruling of the renowned Sephardic posek, the Knesset haGedolah, Rabbi Chaim ben Yisrael Benvenisti (1603-73),1 who permitted “the fish with the sword,” halakhic decisors over three hundred of the last three hundred and fifty years, repeatedly and uniformly permitted some types of “swordfish.” The first time this was seriously challenged seems to have been by Rabbi Moshe David Tendler, Ph.D., in America in the 1950s. For reasons explored in this paper, his challenge was phenomenally successful. No one growing up Orthodox in the United States during the last forty years would have dreamed of considering the swordfish kosher. Indeed, currently, in every kosher fish list belonging to an Orthodox kashrut organization in America, the swordfish is categorized as non-kosher.2

    Saudis Give Billions to Jared Kushner; Turkey Suspends Trial of Saudis Accused of Killing Khashoggi

    Report Of Massive Saudi Payout To Kushner Raises New Questions About Trump Admin Policies

    How Jared Kushner And The Trump Admin Traded U.S. Foreign Policy For $2 Billion

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    Jared Kushner gets $2B Saudi investment, drawing Hunter Biden comparisons

    Former first son-in-law Jared Kushner received a $2 billion investment from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund — with expected annual management fees of $25 million — according to a new report, drawing comparisons to first son Hunter Biden’s overseas business ventures.