Monthly Archives: April 2018

When Small Voices Don’t Speak For The Larger Community

When Small Voices Don’t Speak For The Larger Community (Randyjw; April 29, 2018)

 

There are many good reporters out there, whose work as “watchdogs” ought to, and often do, help to uncover important issues and actions which might need addressing by the larger community. Sometimes, they go unheard.

 

This one bears reading (it’s a reprint of a reprint, linked to at the secondary source, because I prefer it over the primary source in which it initially appears):

 

(https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/106342/time-to-cut-jvp-down-to-size-opinion/)

 

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Where In The World Is Berlin, Anyway?

 

Where In The World Is Berlin, Anyway? (Randyjw; April 26, 2018)

 

Where in the world is Berlin, anyway? Right — it’s in Germany. That’s “Germany” with a “y” at the end of it; not an “e,” because, otherwise, that would be “germane,” — as well as being a major mistake.

 

And where in the world is Jerusalem? Right; it’s in Israel. It has been the capital of the Jewish people for several -thousand years — way longer than there has ever been a country known as “Germany.” In fact, it has also been there for longer than most countries known in existence. It’s ancient. It’s ours.  And I can confirm that it is an actual location, which I lived in, in the country (or call it “state,” which is how it is known) of Israel.

 

But the German government thinks that Jerusalem exists nowhere. They believe there is no such country with Jerusalem as its capital. They refuse to acknowledge that the Jewish people have a capital. I guess they still want to erase our existence, somehow.

 

That is definitely not “germane;’ but, it is, definitively, German, uber alles.

 

 

Read the article at United With Israel.org, here:

 

(https://unitedwithisrael.org/germany-parrots-palestinian-position-says-jerusalem-not-israels-capital/)

 

 

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On: Yehudim

 

On: Yehudim (Randyjw; April 26, 2018)

 

Of many reasons and examples for the meaning of the Jewish peoples’ Hebrew name synonymous to the term, “Yehudim,” a good synopsis for one of them is provided by theisraelbible.com, which is extracted from the Book of Prophets (or, “Nevi’im,” in Hebrew) in the chapter, Ezra (or, “”Help”; “Helper,” in Hebrew):

 

(https://theisraelbible.com/bible/ezra/chapter-4/verse-12)

 

 

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News on the Nation – April 26, 2018

 

News on the Nation – April 26, 2018 (Randyjw; April 26, 2018)

 

Yesterday, a release issued through the public 1600 Daily newsletter gave optimism that the administration under President Trump is working to revamp or implement more-effective policies in the area of national security and defense.

 

A broad-based statement outlining some of the specific results already achieved in relation to the Proclamation signed by President Trump on September 24, 2017 regarding entry restrictions indicates that these measures may be enhancing security efforts to protect the nation and to provide for a more transparent collaboration on these issues with other foreign governments.

 

For a further look at the results, please see the link, here:

 

(https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/need-know-effective-entry-restrictions-protecting-national-security/?utm_source=ods&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=1600d)

 

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Mighty Response to Iranian Belligerence

 

Mighty Response to Iranian Belligerence (Randyjw; April 24, 2018)

 

The book of the Bible we commonly refer to in English by the name of Exodus, is actually termed Sefer Shemot in Hebrew, the meaning of which is “Book of Names,” due to its beginning lines, “Ve-el-eh shemot b’nai Yisrael…”: “And these are the names of the Children (lit. can be also read ‘Sons’) of Israel…”.

 

Exodus contains the accounts to which Jewish holidays bear adherence to our ancient Jewish traditions and holidays, several of which are: the giving of the Law on Mount Sinai to the Children of Israel, which is known by our holiday name of Shavuot; and Pesach, or “Passover,” referring to the time when, after 430 years, we were delivered from our slavery under the Pharaoh of Egypt through the petitions of Moses and his brother, Aaron (the future first Levite), to release us to let us worship our G-d, as we please.

 

Pharaoh did not wish to lose his free labor force, and refused consistently to let us go. Through ten plagues rained down by G-d upon Egypt, he finally must relent, when realizing that his decisions will merit G-d’s consequences for his refusal to acquiesce. So, our Israeli family moved from Egypt and were on our way to Israel (Canaan), when G-d decided to harden Pharaoh’s heart, again, in order to serve Pharaoh’s iniquity upon himself. When we reached a sea boundary, Pharaoh and his chariot cavalry had almost caught up with us. G-d told Moses to stretch his rod out over the sea so that we could pass through it on dry ground. When Pharaoh tried to follow with his chariot cavalry, Moses let the rod down and the sea closed upon the Egyptians and drowned them. It is commanded of us by G-d to retell this story annually, since from that time, which we do, and we also hold a special Seder, as well.

 

There are numerous instances in the Tanach (Jewish Bible) which refer to the presence of G-d being accompanied in cloud or in fire. Some of the fire references occur in these instances: on the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai to Moses for the Jewish People; during the challenge of Elijah the Prophet (Israel) to the worshipers of the false gods of Ba’al to distinguish the real Lord, versus any fake; hail and brimstone raining down on the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah; and the eternal flame within the Holy of Holies in the Jewish Temple.

 

Fire is also used by G-d as a guiding light to lead our people in our path, as is cloud. Pillars of each formed before us and behind us in order to light our way and to obscure our passage from our enemies. These occurrences are frequently mentioned in the Tanach. One such instance is the chapter in Genesis describing this phenomenon, read in verses twenty and twenty-one of the thirteenth chapter.

 

Thus it reads:

 

(https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+13%3A20-21&version=KJV)

 

In other such instances, fire was used against those who trespass against G-d by committing attacks against the Jewish people as being surrogates to G-d’s word. Cloud coverage from G-d is often used to obstruct our enemies’ paths against us, while ensuring our safety. Plentiful examples abound in the Tanach, but here is an example where the Lord separates us as we depart Egypt, from the Egyptians desiring to recapture us (the entire Chapter of Exodus 14, in Hebrew and in English, follows: scroll down to verses 19 and 20 — or read it in full, if you prefer):

 

(https://www.sefaria.org/Exodus.14?lang=bi&aliyot=0)

 

Here is a good example in modern day of such instances occurring, in this must-read article regarding Iranian belligerence against Israel, and a mighty response, following:

 

Berkowitz, Adam Eliyahu. “Are Natural Catastrophes in Iran End-of-Days Divine Retribution?”; Breaking Israel News.com; April 24, 2018:

(https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/106487/divine-response-to-iranian-threats-sandstorms-and-earthquakes/)

 

 

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From My Chest

 

From My Chest (Randyjw; April 24, 2018)

 

Having got(ten) it

from my chest

I’ve made the bed

perhaps to rest

 

 

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Love (Seven . . . )

 

Love (Seven . . . )

 

The one thing you’ve asked for

You’ve always had

You’ve held it close

in the palm of your hand

 

 

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