Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
232 West End Avenue, New York, NY, 10023
Tel: (212) 496-1660
Ambassador Sallai Meridor, Embassy of Israel, 3514 International Drive, NW, Washington, DC 20008
B"H, "No one was wounded and no damage was reported as a result of the attack."
But do you know what a kassam launching means? It means that the Red Alert siren went off.
It means that children were dragged out of their sleeping beds screaming, because the siren went off, and the parents are racing with them to the shelters.
It means that people in Sderot and the Western Negev know a kassam is flying, have no clue where it is flying, and are POSITIVE that chas v'shalom it is aimed directly at them.
"No one was wounded and no damage was reported."
Old people cried, young people screamed, babies shrieked, mothers shook.
But there was NO DAMAGE.
DIFFICULT MOMENTS .... SEEK HASHEM
QUIET MOMENTS ........... PRAY TO HASHEM
PAINFUL MOMENTS ....... TRUST HASHEM
EVERY MOMENT ............ THANK HASHEM
CAJL: Conference of Authentic Jewish Leadership
TC: Torah Campaign
October 30, 2007
Are our Leaders Losers? Let's Perfect the World with the Kingdom of our Creator
There are two Coalitions that I know of to Defend Jerusalem. The first is the Coordinatiing Council of
The second group Defending Jerusalem Coalition has energy that is enviable and powerful. A leader of this Coalition is Bob Kunst.
How can Bob Kunst be a Gay Activist and an activist for
You shall safeguard My charge not to do any of the abominable traditions that were done before you and not contaminate yourselves through them; I am Hashem your G-d." (Stone Chumash)
Unless Bob Kunst clearly rejects the Gay Lifestyle and advocates a lifestyle imbued with holiness what is his purpose to defend
P.S. Bob Kunst is campaigning for Hillary Clinton for President. Wasn't it Hillary Clinton that kissed Arafat?
The following post from chassidus says that not a single soul from the Jewish people will be lost G-d forbid. If Bob Kunst is fighting so hard to keep
Please read the beautiful words in the following link.
--- In EretzYisraeUndivided@yahoogroups.com, "alex8well"
> Defending Jerusalem Rallies
> - Oct 25, 2007
> Defending Jerusalem Coalition
> In an 'emergency' meeting held Sunday on what to do about the Olmert
> Government's illegal and immoral attempt to divide
> group was formed called: "Defending Jerusalem Coalition".
> Bob Kunst, Pres., of Shalom International, 305-864-5110 and Doug
> Vice-Pres of Americans For A Safe Israel, 305-951-6977, will be
> We agreed to do the following and have secured the police permits
> each event already.
> 1. To Rally to "Defend Jerusalem" on Sunday, October 28, 2007 from
> to 2 P.M. at the Torch of Friendship in downtown
> Biscayne Blvd. Everyone needs to reach out to every caring person
> this event and to let your networks know as well.
> 2. To Rally to "Defend Jerusalem" on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, from
> 2 P.M., in Nashville, Tenn., where the United Jewish General
> 3000 delegates will be meeting at the Gaylord Operaland Hotel
> Convention Center. We will be there to rally on the corner of Music
> get to the convention. Please join with us if you will be in
> 3. To Rally to "Defend Jerusalem" on Sunday, November 25, 2007 from
> to 2 P.M. at the "Torch of Friendship",
> 4. To "Rally" at the "Middle East
> P.M. at Gate 1 of
> Rabbi Weisblum of Knesset
> offered us both Kosher food and also a place for prayer in the
> you are going to join us here we need to know the numbers to give
> Rabbi, so please contact us immediately.
> To divide
> including the diaspora even more vulnerable to attack,
> and isolation. We cannot allow this.
> If you understand this crisis and need to act, please join us on
> dates and if you can help in other ways and have additional
> we are happy to work with you, locally, nationally and
> and suggest that folks in every community speak out on these dates
> well and let your voices be heard. Silence at this time will only
> matters worse.
> being Jewish. Mr. Olmert has no authority or mandate to divide it
> betray us all for a phony peace that is non-existant. An
> a united
> Please take our urgent plea to your hearts and make this difference.
> Yours in Shalom,
> Bob Kunst
> Pres., Shalom International
Sunday, October 28, 2007
In your article it mentions that this year "100,000 acres are expected to be left fallow in accordance with the Torah's direction". My question to you is are these fields really open? If so, let's organize Shemittah picking tiyulim where groups have a fun time collecting produce and then cook up a storm and have Shemittah Kiddushim eating all the yummy food that was cooked.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
The Coordinating Council on Jerusalem, currently in formation, includes Americans for a Safe Israel, Association for Jewish Outreach Programs, Emunah of America, Hineni, Jerusalem Reclamation Project, National Conference of Synagogue Youth, National Council of Young Israel, One Israel Fund, Poalei Agudath Israel of America, Rabbinic Alliance to Save Jerusalem, Rabbinical Alliance of America, Rabbinical Council of America, Religious Zionists of America, Russian Jewish Community Foundation, Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations (OU), Unity Coalition for Israel, Young Israel Council of Rabbis, and Zionist Organization of America.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
To the Representatives at the Middle East Peace Conference presently scheduled for November:
1) Mr George Bush, President of the
2) King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia
3) Mr Ehud Olmert, Acting Prime Minister of
4) Mr Tony Blair,
We, the undersigned, approach you to elevate that crucial meeting from the level of political and temporary conveniences – and of showy handshakes and hugs – to the level of establishing true and lasting peace based upon our respective Holy Scriptures: They were not given for the sake of strive and war but rather for brotherhood and welfare of all mankind in honoring the Name of the Creator of all of us.
Hence, we the undersigned, approach each of you specifically with the request to consider the following:
a) Respectable President of the
b) Respectable King of Saudi Arabia, by taking up guardianship over
In contrast to that attitude, the Koran stresses
*) The God of
*) The words of the Prophets –including the return of Israel-- shall truly be established (Sura Bani Israel, 108; Greeks, 5; Hobbling 31; Believers, 78; et al);
*) Allah wants to be honored by forgiveness and love (Sura The Table, 15-17). – More details in the "Attachment" below.
It is foremost in your hands to lead the Arab/Moslem peoples into that Divine Truth, and consequently to brotherhood, peace, and welfare – or else to throw mankind (incl. the Arab nations) into more wars, and unprecedented suffering. –
May we mention that such required re-thinking would neutralize also the Mullahs of Persia.
c) Respectable Mr. Olmert, Acting Prime Minister of
d) Respectable Mr Tony Blair, as the previous Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and now as the EC-Envoy to the MidEast, you are in a position were you can rectify the fateful decision of your country in 1919 to install that Jew-hating Mufti Amin el-Husseini as the "Mufti of Jerusalem"; and let him as self-styled "Grand-Mufti of Palestine" saw his seeds of hatred against Jews. All that in negligence, if not defiance, of the King Feisal/Weizman Agreement (mentioned above) which could have paved the way for peace and brotherhood in the Middle East, and thus in the world. Or, did your country then take to the ancient –Roman- dictum of "Divide and rule"? Whatever the case, fate put you into a position to do your part in rectifying that decision of then; and by doing so being instrumental in paving the way toward true brotherhood and peace.
May our appeal not be in vain.
Dr. Asher Eder Sheikh Prof. Abdul Hadi Palazzi
Jewish Co-Chairman Moslem Co-Chairman
Islam-Israel Fellowship, Yerushalayim /
President, Root and Branch Assoc. Ltd, Yerushalyim/Israel
PEACE IS POSSIBLE BETWEEN ISHMAEL AND
ACCORDING TO THE TANAKH AND THE KORAN
(Summary of the essay)
Dr. Asher Eder
The ruling wing of Islam has severed its original ties with the "Book" (the Tanakh, Hebrew Bible) and the "People of the Book,"
In Islamic view, a Jihad can end only with a complete victory - or else with an unreserved admittance that engaging in it was wrong from the start.
The Koran itself suggests this change of attitude, and can help pave the way to mutual understanding and co-operation:
1. it stresses the continued validity of the "Book" –
Believers 56; Bee 45-47; and others;
2. it recognizes the teachings of the Prophets, even of the rabbis - Table 48,
(notwithstanding Repentance 30-35);
3. it recognizes the peculiarity of
Land) – Hobbling 15; Cow 44, 116; Smoke 30;
4. the Holy Land prescribed for
5. it was Allah who settled the Children of Israel there – Jonah 93;
8. David's kingdom [
Divine viceroy and judge on earth – Zad 19, 25; Cow 252 [cf. Is. 28:16];
9. the Psalms and the Prophets speak of
so does the Koran – Bani Israel 8, 105;
Covenant or of the Promises;
11. on the contrary, the words of the Prophets shall surely be established – Greeks 5;
Hobbling 31; Believers 76;
12. Muslim should have given refuge to persecuted believers – The Spoils 76;
13. Abraham is called a truly faithful, i.e. Moslem- Imram 60; Pilgrimage 77; Cattle 62;
likewise the Prophets – Table 48, notwithstanding their keeping Shabbat and their
direction of prayer toward
14. Abraham established
b) the Kaaba in
(yet 1.Kings -53; also Cow 171!);
15. Quiblah (direction of prayer) for Muslims to
(Cow 140,143), yet see also Cow 171 - and 1.Kings -53;
16. Koran admits different religious rites, and urges us to emulate in good works
(Cow 143; Table 53; Pilgrimage 66);
17. ONE GOD for Ishmael and
18. Allah wants to be honored by forgiveness and love - Table 15-17,
Woman Tested 7; Counsel 14.
19. Rassul Mohammed as the "Seal of the Prophets" (Conf.40), confirms them!
It is the words of the Prophets which provide the base for true peace
Democracy, being merely a form of government but not its soul,
should be guided by them.
A B R A H A M ' S P R A Y E R
When told by the Lord that in spite of his advanced age he would have a son also from Sarah, Abraham prayed (Gen. 17:18):
"O that Ishmael might live before thee".
Abraham loved both his sons, Ishmael and Isaac, therefore he had to be told:
"Take now thy son, thine only one whom you have loved, even Isaac..."
Abraham did not merely pray "that Ishmael might live." He was not concerned that Ishmael would be threatened by Isaac, and would need a sp
Abraham was concerned that Ishmael, born from Hagar and biologically the firstborn, might try to bring the whole heritage unto himself, depriving Isaac of God's promise1).
Abraham's prayer that Ishmael might live before the Lord was meant to encourage and guide him to let the spiritual − Abrahamic − inheritance get the upper hand, so that he would be alive in the Divine spirit, and consequently r
The two brothers and their descendants should not fight over the inheritance rather "compete in good works" as the Koran, Ishmael's guide book, says so aptly2).
Prophet Maleachi () confronts us with the question:
"Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? Why then are we faithless to one another, profaning the Covenant our Fathers?"
Hence, in the spirit of our Father Abraham, let us pray:
O h t h a t b o t h o f u s
I s h m a e l a n d I s r a e l
m i g h t l i v e b e f o r e T h e e "
1) Ishmael, Abraham's son from Hagar, is the ancestor of the Arab (Muslim) nations;
Isaac is one of the three Patriarchs of Israel.
2) Sura "The Table" 53; also "The Cow" 143; "Pilgrimage" 66.
Dr. Asher Eder