Monday, April 27, 2015

Isis and Iranian Threat

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  • Libya – ISIS mass murder of Christians continues

  • Op-Ed: Obama's Last Red-Line: Blockade of Iranian Weapons to Yemen 
The all-too realistic scenarios that will follow if Obama fails to set a red line for Iranian arms supply to the Houthis. Pub
lished: Sunday, April 26, 2015 7:30 AM 

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Chareidim and Rabbanim who were/are Zionists

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  • "The Zionist Rabbi" whose followers abandoned him, and were killed

After the death of Rebbe of Munkatch there came a successor - young prodigy who married his daughter and led the whole community of Hungary. When war broke out, he called on his followers to leave everything and move to Israel, but they refused. In a rare step he relinquished his role as Rebbe, and predicted the  heartbreaking systematic elimination of his followers. Now the special story of the "Zionist Rabbi" who immigrated to Israel and believed that anyone who learns Torah - must be fought, is made public. 

His son a judge Yair Rabinovitz tells w
hy Father chose to leave the position of Admor?
 
"All my life I asked him this question, upon a large number of occasions - but only close to his death, he agreed to tell me about it. He told me: 'I was the Rebbe, and I called upon Jews to go to Israel, and warned them the Nazis are coming within a short period to Hungary - and they refuse to listen to me? If I am the Rebbe, they are not supposed to question my words. Incidentally, the reaction of the Hasidim call was tough. They told him, 'Rebbi, if you need money, then ask. Why are you being scary for no reason? '"
 
The Rebbe became a Zionist
As part of the film "Children of Hope of Munkatch", about the children of that town - Chedva Erez a girl from the town recounts: "In that year or so, Jabotinsky came to speak at Munkatch. All high school students, the Zionist students of the gymnasia gathered, and it was rumored that the young rabbi walked around there, and tried to listen to Jabotinsky's speech ". 
--  Translation with the help of google translate:
"הרבי הציוני" שחסידיו נטשו אותו, ונספו
לאחר פטירת האדמו"ר ממונקאטש, קם לו יורש - עילוי צעיר שנישא לבתו והנהיג את כל קהילת הונגריה. כשפרצה המלחמה, קרא לחסידיו לעזוב הכל ולעלות ארצה, אך הם סירבו. בצעד נדיר ויתר הרבי על האדמו"ורות, וחזה בשברון לב בחיסול השיטתי של חסידיו. עכשיו נחשף סיפורו המיוחד של "הרבי הציוני", שעלה ארצה והאמין שמי שלא לומד תורה - צריך להילחם


למה אבא בחר לעזוב את האדמו"רות?
 
"כל חיי שאלתי אותו את השאלה הזו, ובמספר רב של הזדמנויות - אך רק סמוך לפטירתו הוא הסכים לענות לי על כך. הוא אמר לי: 'אני הייתי הרעבע (כינוי לאדמו"ר), ואני קורא ליהודים לעלות אחרי לארץ ישראל, ומתריע בפניהם שהנאצים מגיעים תוך פרק זמן קצר להונגריה - והם מסרבים לשמוע בקולי? אם אני רעבע, לא אמורים להרהר אחר דבריי'. אגב, התגובה של החסידים לקריאתו הייתה קשה. הם אמרו לו, 'רבי, אם אתה צריך כסף, אז תבקש. למה אתה מפחיד את כולם סתם?'"
 
הרבי הפך לציוני
במסגרת הסרט "ילדי התקווה ממונקאטש", על ילדי העיירה ההיא - משחזרת חדווה ארז, בת העיירה: "באתה שנה בערך, הגיע זאב ז'בוטינסקי לנאום במונקאטש. כל תלמידי הגימנסיה הציונים התאספו, והשמועה אמרה שגם הרב הצעיר מסתובב שם, ומנסה להקשיב לנאום של ז'בוטינסקי".


    • The Kaliver Rebbe personally experienced Auschwitz and Mengele on his very person. He saw his relatives massacred. He was left alone. He who has devoted his life to instill the lessons of the Holocaust, testifies here about some of the horrors he had seen: "He who was there - and saw children ripped from their mother's arms and thrown into the fire - can not forget "
האדמו"ר מקאליב: "ביקשתי מאלוקים: תן לי להגיד שמע ישראל"
האדמו"ר מקאליב עבר את אושוויץ ומנגלה על בשרו. הוא ראה את קרוביו נטבחים, ונותר לבדו. מי שמקדיש את חייו להנחלת השואה, מעיד כאן על כמה מן הזוועות שראו עיניו: "מי שהיה שם - מי שהיה רואה איך הוציאו מידיים של אמא ילדים ילדות וזרקו לתוך האש - לא יכול לשכוח"

Eim HaBanim Semeicha was written by Rabbi Yisachar Shlomo Teichtal, and published in 1943. Teichtal grew up as a staunch anti-Zionist Chasid of theMunkatsher Rebbe. However, during the Holocaust, Rabbi Teichtal changed his position from the one he espoused in his youth. The physical product of that introspection is the book, Eim HaBanim Semeicha, in which he specifically -book, Rabbi Teichtal strongly criticizes the Haredim for not supporting the Zionist movement. When it was written, it was a scathing criticism of the Jewish Orthodox establishment, and Agudat Israel in particular.

He writes:

It is clear that he who prepares prior to the Sabbath will eat on the Sabbath (Avodah Zarah, 3a), and since the Haredim did not toil, they have absolutely no influence in the Land (of Israel). Those who toil and build have the influence, and they are the masters of the Land. It is, therefore, no wonder that they are in control... Now, what will the Haredim say? I do not know if they will ever be able to vindicate themselves before the heavenly court for not participating in the movement to rebuild the Land. (p. 23)


Sincerely,

Robin Ticker
Activist emails sent to my list  are L'Ilui Nishmat Yisrael ben David Aryeh ob"m (Izzy - Kaplan) and Howard Chaim Grief great activists and lovers of Eretz Yisroel, Am Yisroel and the Torah. Yehi Zichronum Baruch.  May their memories serve as a blessing.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Fwd: PART II: ACTION NEEDED NOW! Re: Iran - We Cannot Stop Our Vigilance! from Lynne and Nessim Tammam Yom Hashoah Mobilization Committee


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From: Lynne Bursky Tammam <hashoah@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 10:20 AM
Subject: PART II: ACTION NEEDED NOW!
To: "hashoah@hotmail.com" <hashoah@hotmail.com>, "hashoah.mail@gmail.com" <hashoah.mail@gmail.com>
Cc: Lynne Bursky-Tammam <educationlbt@hotmail.com>


Dear All,
 
There are two critical developments of which everyone should be aware:    
 
  • Senator Schumer stood by his statements, his words, and his promises.   Now, we have to praise him for that and encourage him to maintain his courage, his fortitude, and his commitment in the face of formidable obstacles within his own party.   Please read the article below to fully appreciate the extent of Senator Schumer's actions in response to the pressure from his constituents.  That includes every single one of you who, made a phone call, wrote an e-mail, wrote a letter, wrote an article, or who stood outside of his office!!!  
    Senator Schumer was and continues to be instrumental in getting the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act enacted as it was formulated by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  Securing a veto-proof majority continues to be the goal.   The Senate is expected to vote on the bill imminently.   If and when a deal is presented to Congress, we will have to work tirelessly to make sure that 60 votes are secured against it IF it is a bad deal.   (This is the result of one of the amendments that was made to garner the votes needed for a veto-proof majority.)  
 

  • Russia is ready to complete the sale and transfer to Iran of one of the most advanced anti-missile systems in the world.    If these missiles are shipped to Iran within the next 6 months or sooner, Iran will be able to fire a single battery of missiles at multiple targets up to almost 90,000 feet!    This will make any offensive against Iran far more difficult or nearly impossible from the air.     We must encourage Congress to increase sanctions against Russia that are severe enough to discourage them from delivering to Iran one of the most advanced anti-missile defense systems in the world.  Increased economic sanctions will make it more costly for Russia to sell the missiles than to not sell them.   
 
WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE NOW

1)  Call Senator Schumer at 202-224-6542 or 212-486-4430.  You can e-mail him at senator@schumer.senate.gov   You can also send a postcard to 780 Third Avenue,  Suite 2301  N.Y., N.Y. 10017  or to 322 Hart Senate Office Building   Washington, D.C. 20510 (Postcards take less time to pass through security.   You can send two postcards with two different messages.)
 
Sample message:  "First, and foremost, I am calling/writing to praise you for your display of courage and integrity at this historic juncture.   Your efforts to secure passage and enactment of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act has come at a perilous time for the United States and its allies, not to mention Israel.     I and all your constituents who are terrified about the prospect of Iran having nuclear capability are confident that you will continue to garner the necessary support in Congress to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. 
 
With the extremely alarming news that: 1) Iran is heavily arming terrorists in the West Bank, promising that this move will 'lead to Israel's annihilation'; 2) that Iran supplied much of Hamas's arsenal, training, and technical expertise in its recent war with Israel," 3)  that Iran has a direct presence on Israel's border with Syria and may be establishing elements of its nuclear program; and 4) that Russia is planning to transfer the S-300 advanced anti-missile defense system to Iran,  we are counting on you more than ever to fulfill your promise to be a 'shomer' for the security of Israel and the United States.    As you have stated, 'We must do everything to prevent a nuclear Iran...this issue is far too important for the United States, for Israel, and for the entire Middle East.'"    
   
Secondly,  the Russian sale of the S-300 missile system to Iran is of grave concern.  The most severe sanctions possible should be enacted against Russia if it intends to proceed with this sale.  This sophisticated missile system will make it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to launch any air offensive against Iran if that, G-d forbid, should be necessary."
 
2)  Call Senator Gillibrand at 202-224-4451 or 212-688-6262.   E-mail her at senator@gillibrand.senate.gov and send an e-mail to Moran Banai, her assistant for Jewish interests and foreign affairs, at moran_banai@gillibrand.senate.gov     You can send a postcard to her at 780 Third Ave.  Suite 2601  New York, N.Y. 10017 or 478 Russell  Washington, D.C. 20510.
 
Sample message:    I am calling/writing for three reasons.   First, I am aware that you voted to reaffirm sanctions against Iran in the budget passed before the holiday recess which was of critical importance.   Sanctions are what brought Iran to the negotiating table. 
 
Secondly, your office stated on April 9 that you had "not decided as yet" if you would co-sponsor the bill.   Did you sign on as a to co-sponsor the Corker-Menendez bill?  We are counting on you to be on the right side of history at this extremely perilous time and vote for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 and ensure its enactment despite all obstacles.    We are all depending on you to make sure that Congress ensures that Iran, the world's foremost leader of state-sponsored terrorism, is prevented from having nuclear weapons. 
 
Thirdly, the Russians' decision to transfer the S-300 sophisticated missile system to Iran, the regime that has sworn to "wipe Israel off the map," is of grave concern.  This missile system will make it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to launch any air offensive against Iran if it should become necessary.  We are asking you to fight for the most severe sanctions possible against Russia if they proceed with this sale."
 
 
3)  If Iran remains intransigent with their continued refusal to allow inspections, their insistence on continuing with nuclear weapon research and development, and their insistence on removal of all sanctions immediately, we must fight for greater and more punishing sanctions to be imposed by the United States.    Contrary to what President Obama, Secretary Kerry, Congresswoman Boxer, Greg Rosenbaum (Chairman of the National Jewish Democratic Council) , the New York Times and others have been promoting, the imposition and enforcement of the most severe sanctions is a last chance for diplomacy that will force the Iranians' hands.   The alternative, as Former Ambassador John Bolton has advocated, is military action (NYT, 3/26/15).  IRAN, THE WORLD'S FOREMOST LEADER OF STATE-SPONSORED TERRORISM, THE ROGUE NATION THAT IS SEEKING REGIONAL DOMINATION, THE NATION THAT HAS SWORN TO "ANNIHILATE ISRAEL AND WIPE IT OFF THE MAP," CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO HAVE A NUCLEAR BOMB UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. 
 
4) As reported in the Times (4/11/15), Stephen Bittel, a Miami-based business executive and prominent fund-raiser for  Democrats is having a huge fund-raiser for Senator Schumer in Florida later this month.  Bittel said, "Jews of every persuasion were expected" to attend.   Mr. Bittel was quoted as saying "I think that the problem is we are in the most polarized political environment in my adult life.  It's unfortunate."   IF YOU KNOW ANYONE IN FLORIDA WHO MIGHT BE ATTENDING THIS EVENT, LET THEM KNOW THAT THE PROBLEM IS THAT IRAN IS SEEKING TO "WIPE ISRAEL OFF THE MAP" AND IS ON A QUEST FOR REGIONAL DOMINATION!   ALLOWING A NUCLEAR IRAN IS NOT A MATTER OF POLITICS!   IT IS NOT A REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRATIC ISSUE!   IT IS AN ISSUE THAT WILL HAVE GRAVE CONSEQUENCES FOR ISRAEL, THE U.S. AND THE ENTIRE WORLD.    Please send your contacts in Florida information and articles regarding alarming developments related to Iran.  

At this time of Holocaust Remembrance,  we should let all those with whom we have contact understand that NOW is the time to put into action the words "NEVER AGAIN."   Much of American Jewry in the 1930s and early 1940s did not know what was happening in Europe.  We have information!   We are informed!   We have no excuse for not acting!    In the face of the enormity of the danger of a nuclear Iran, we cannot remain silent and we are obligated to act in the memory of the millions whose voices were silenced during the Shoah.  
  
WE CANNOT STOP OUR VIGILANCE!   As Benjamin Netanyahu said on April 1st, "the greatest threat to our security and to our future was and remains Iran's effort to arm itself with nuclear weapons." 
 
Most sincerely and with prayers for the unity of the Jewish people at this dangerous time,   
Lynne Bursky-Tammam and Nessim Tammam
Chairpersons, Yom Hashoah Mobilization Committee
 
 
 
 

 



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Activist emails sent to my list  are L'Ilui Nishmat Yisrael ben David Aryeh ob"m (Izzy - Kaplan) and Howard Chaim Grief great activists and lovers of Eretz Yisroel, Am Yisroel and the Torah. Yehi Zichronum Baruch.  May their memories serve as a blessing.

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Fwd: Part I: IRAN UPDATE ON THIS YOM HASHOAH from Lynnne and Nessim Tammam Yom Hashoah Mobilization Committee


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lynne Bursky Tammam <hashoah@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 10:55 AM
Subject: Part I: IRAN UPDATE ON THIS YOM HASHOAH
To: Lynne Bursky Tammam <hashoah@hotmail.com>


 Dear Friends of Israel and the Jewish People,

This message will be sent in two parts: an update and a current plan of action. 

Your calls, your e-mails, your letters, and your activism contributed to the positive development announced yesterday, April 14th.   This message will be sent in two parts: an update and what we action can be taken now. 

Update on the legislation:
The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act was approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by a unanimous bi-partisan vote of 19-0.   Anticipating veto-proof majorities in both houses in favor of the bill convinced President Obama to back down from his threat to veto it.    The bill will be presented to the Senate for a vote imminently and then to the House of Representatives.

It is true that two aspects of the legislation were amended to mollify Obama, however, its most important aspects were preserved.   Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz declared yesterday that Israel was pleased with the compromise deal achieved between the United States Congress and President Obama's Administration.  He added that "this law...is a very important element in preventing a bad deal, or at least, in improving the agreement and making it more reasonable."  
  • Instead of having 60 days to review the legislation, Congress will have 30 days; however, an additional 12 day period was added within which the president would have to decide whether to accept or veto a resolution of disapproval if Congress decided to vote to reject the agreement.   Additionally, the review period would also include a maximum period of 10 days within which Congress would have the option to override a veto.   In effect, that means that for a maximum of 52 days (30+12+10) after submitting a final agreement and all classified material to Congress, the president would not be able to lift sanctions (NYT, 4/15/15). 

  • Initially, the bill required the president to certify every 90 days that Iran was no longer supporting terrorism against Americans.  If he could not certify this, economic sanctions would be reimposed.   The amended bill still requires the president to send reports to Congress on a regular basis which document Iran's activities related to ballistic missiles, and terrorism but new sanctions would not be automatically triggered as a result of those reports(NYT, 4/15/15). 

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Steinitz-We-are-happy-this-morning-over-agreement-between-Obama-and-Congress-on-Iran-bill-398140

Many are anticipating that there may be no deal in light of Iran's refusal to allow inspection of their nuclear weapon-related technologies, their underground facilities, or their military installations.

Despite the relief we feel at this moment, there are many dangers emanating from Iran's quest for regional domination which includes "the annihilation of Israel" (G-d forbid!):  
  • Iran is continuing, full-speed ahead, to develop its nuclear weapon delivery system;
  • Terrifyingly, it has been reported that Russia has retracted its hold on the transfer of S-300 missiles to Iran (WSJ, 4/13/15).  If these missiles are shipped to Iran within the next 6 months or sooner, Iran will have one of the most advanced anti-missile defense systems in the world.    Iran will be able to fire a single battery of missiles at multiple targets flying up to almost 90,000 feet which would make any offensive against Iran far more difficult from the air.

           http://www.wsj.com/articles/russia-lifts-its-ban-on-sales-of-s-300-missiles-to-iran-1428935224?KEYWORDS=sale+of+Russian+missiles+to+iran



         It was pressure from the U.S. and Israel stopped the sale of five S-300 squadrons in 2010.   The same year, the United Nations Security Council passed an arms-embargo barring the sale of major conventional systems to the Tehran regime. That resolution is still in effect, but the Kremlin has decided not to abide by it.  Moscow reported that it will dispatch the S-300s "promptly" to the Islamic Republic, according to the Russian Defense Ministry (Town Hall.com, 4/15/15).
http://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2015/04/13/russia-lifts-ban-on-delivery-of-s300-missiles-to-iran-n1984411 

Please make sure to read the "Current Plan of Action" to follow. 

Lynne Bursky-Tammam and Nessim Tammam
Yom Hashoah Mobilization Committee



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Robin Ticker
Activist emails sent to my list  are L'Ilui Nishmat Yisrael ben David Aryeh ob"m (Izzy - Kaplan) and Howard Chaim Grief great activists and lovers of Eretz Yisroel, Am Yisroel and the Torah. Yehi Zichronum Baruch.  May their memories serve as a blessing.

Most of these emails are posted on Shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Fwd: TZC-Newsletter-April-17-2015=PDF=Format

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From: tzc@torzc.org <tzc@torzc.org>
Date: Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 8:12 PM
Subject: TZC-Newsletter-April-17-2015=PDF=Format
To:


SHABBAT SHALOM!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B86sGl9yfinjM0M3S1A2a2RPNWM1dndBOHRBMHRFY0U1SmNF/view?usp=sharing

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Robin Ticker
Activist emails sent to my list  are L'Ilui Nishmat Yisrael ben David Aryeh ob"m (Izzy - Kaplan) and Howard Chaim Grief great activists and lovers of Eretz Yisroel, Am Yisroel and the Torah. Yehi Zichronum Baruch.  May their memories serve as a blessing.

Most of these emails are posted on Shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com 

Personal emails to individuals will not be posted to my blog.