Monday, June 25, 2018

Fwd: President Trump on Jews Lack of HaKoras HaTov on Huckabee Trump Interview. Sexual Harassment of Duma Suspects THE PERIL OF POLITICIZED ANTISEMITISM | Frontpage Mag


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If we Jews are People of the Book shouldn't we be suspicious of those quick to condemn  President Trump. 

Hasn't the President earned our trust?  Surely he has! It's not just the Embassy move to Jerusalem!

President Trump has a proven record of being a President who respects the Bible, and surrounds himself with G-d Fearing people who are People of the Book and who allign themselves with The People of The Book and the Nation of Israel.  

Watch "An Exclusive Interview with President Donald Trump (Full Interview) | Huckabee" on YouTube



So why did OU, RCA and Agudah rush to Condemn President Trump's policy without a thorough understanding of the entire picture in favor of a "humanitarian" plea for the illegals' children??  

And this raises a more painful question as per why have they been quiet about the persecution and subsequent Duma Investigation against the Jewish  Hilltop Youth no less deserving of a humanitarian plea for compassion in light of no conviction? These kids too are separated from their families over two years with no evidence against them other than confessions extracted from torture.

Is it possible that these Organizations are being advised by those with past affiliations with the Democrats, most likely a non Kosher source, a deadly bond, hard to sever, and this is contributing towards political skewing of their better judgement.

What other explanation is there?

Time to drain the swamp.

When we validate the message of the Hilltop Youth we validate our Holy Torah. When we slander and accuse Hilltop Youth as "Jewish Terrorists" we are slandering G-d fearing Jews,  and creating a Blood Libel. 

This in turn set the stage for undeserved, traumatic torture of innocent kids.

Sexual Harassment by Shabak Interrogators and Minor's Suicide Attempt Revealed in Duma Case | The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com | David Israel | 12 Tammuz 5778 – 



THE PERIL OF POLITICIZED ANTISEMITISM

Jewish Democrats' libels against Trump mask a dire problem in their ranks.

June 22, 2018
 
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/270526/peril-politicized-antisemitism-caroline-glick


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Letter to Jewish Press on RCA, OU and Agudah's Public Statement Critical of Trump's enforcing Family Border Separation of Illegal Immigrants. Please take a humanitarian stand for Jewish Minors. Fyi 13 Facts the Media 'Pros' Don't Want You to Know About 'Family Border Separation' - Geller Report.


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Dear Editor of Jewish Press, amv"sh

Thank you so much for your coverage on Page 1 and Page 3 on the statements made by OU, RCA  and Agudah critical of Trump's decision to separate the kids of illegal immigrants juxtaposed to the articles about the expulsions and Demolition of Jewish homes this past week and about the 1000 Israeli Minors Protest of Eviction and Destruction of Tapuah West on Page 3!

Jewish Press Page 1

Jewish Press Page 3


It is very praiseworthy to be concerned about the welfare of kids of illegals brought into America. It shows that these Jewish and Rabbinic Organizations will make a public statement when it comes to humanitarian matters.

The time has come for these Major Jewish Organizations to also bring humanitarian attention to the Jewish Hilltop Youth who are being beat up and tortured for their political stand.  Please see the pic on the Front page of the  Jewish Press,  and the article on Page 3 of the Eviction and destruction which followed a few days later in  Tapuah  West AKA Tal Binyamin. This community was  established almost 18 years ago in memory of the terror attack and murder of Rabbi Binyamin Zev Kahane and his wife Talya Hy"d, ob"m December 2000.

The article on Page 3 mentions that excessive force was used on these kids.  It is quite horrifying! This is documented....


Statements such as the ones made for the unfortunate children of the illegal immigrants would be extremely helpful as well for the Jewish unarmed idealistic youth,  many minors who were brutally beaten. 

Here are some facts about Family Border Separation perhaps these Jewish Organizations were unaware of and perhaps misjudged the situation.

13 Facts the Media 'Pros' Don't Want You to Know About 'Family Border Separation'

https://gellerreport.com/2018/06/border-media-familes.html/

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/watch-border-agent-expertly-flips-script-on-cnn-leaves-host-speechless/

On the other hand, Elisha Odess has been separated from his family, since the time he was 16, for over 2 years and a half years, tortured to confess crimes he never committed. Amiram ben Uliel as well. Yet the Court decided this past Tuesday June 19th that the trial continues in spite of no evidence other than forced confessions due to intimidation and threats to their lives and torture. Surely Israel is a beacon of freedom, humanity and compassion and this too deserves some public expression of Concern and Outrage!










Forty Arrested; 12 Detained as Security Forces Demolish West Tapuach - Jewish Voice

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Robin,

We were right about the news cycle being dominated by the hysteria about crying children at the border for yet another day; hardly anyone other than FOX News covered the Inspector General's testimony before congressional committees on Tuesday.  (CBS gave it a tiny bit of coverage.)  The timing of this immigration story –- which is not new information –- has to be a deliberate distraction from the shocking revelations in the IG report, because they shed too bright a light on the roaches infesting the Obama DOJ and FBI.

Obviously, we can't look to the mainstream media for information about what has turned out to be the worst scandal in memory:  the intentional weaponizing of the federal law enforcement bureaucracy to try to fix the outcome of a presidential race and, later, to bring down a duly elected President.  It's been gratifying to see respected legal analysts such as Andrew McCarthy confirming in legal terms what we've been saying in layman's terms for two years.

Consider the "matter" (Loretta Lynch's term) of Hillary's email server.  My readers know that for a long time, we've maintained that her setting up of a personal server to handle all her business as Secretary of State had "intention" written all over it.  That seemed even more important than any particular document that might have done through it, because the only conceivable motivation for setting it up that way was to keep her official correspondence out of reach of subpoenas and Freedom Of Information Act requests.  It had to have taken some foresight and planning.  Hillary got it done on Day 1 of her new cabinet job.

Now, only one of two things is possible...

READ MORE ON MY WEBSITE HERE>>>>   

 

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Major figures AWOL from hearings

By Mike Huckabee

For those still contending that "there's nothing to see here" in the investigation of the FBI's handling of the Clinton and Trump investigations, please note that this week, when the Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings, three major figures who were asked to testify were AWOL. 

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe invoked his Fifth Amendment right to avoid testifying on grounds he might incriminate himself.  Former Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch simply failed to appear.  And "Mr. Integrity" James Comey sent word that he was out of the country, even though Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa dryly noted that he'd seen Comey in Iowa over the weekend, and "according to his Twitter feed, he seems to be having a wonderful time."

In Comey's defense, judging from what we learned in the IG report about what top FBI officials really think about those smelly, WalMart-shopping subhumans who voted for Trump, maybe Comey really does consider Iowa to be a foreign country.

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Congressional Democrats get what they wanted

By Mike Huckabee

Congratulations to Congressional Democrats for getting what they wanted: the President doing their job for them yet again.  They demanded that immigration enforcement policy be changed while adamantly refusing to change the law, so Trump signed an executive order ending the separation of children from parents trying to sneak them across the border illegally. 

It's still not clear what will happen to these children: will they be put in the same detention facilities with their parents and other adults who might be dangerous?  If so, I don't expect to hear a lot of crying from the left about their welfare.  The children have served their purpose to them and can now be safely ignored, just as they were during the Obama Administration when many of the photos the activists circulated of those "concentration camp-like conditions" were actually taken. 

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US withdraws from Human Rights Council

By Mike Huckabee

As rumored, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced on Tuesday that the Trump Administration was withdrawing the US from the UN Human Rights Council (note: it's not the Human Rights Committee or Commission, but a 47-member body that supposedly promotes and protects human rights worldwide).  Naturally, this will be covered in the media as an "OUTRAGE!!!" (Trademark registered) and further proof that Trump hates humans. 

In explaining the decision, Ambassador Haley pointed out that the UN "Human Rights" Council (the quotation marks are well earned) is a "protector of human rights abusers and a cesspool of political bias" unworthy of its name, far more concerned with virtue signaling and partisan attacks than protecting human rights.  In fact, it's actually damaging the cause of human rights.    

She noted that the "Human Rights" Council ignores widespread human rights abuses by other nations while relentlessly attacking Israel; and that earlier this year, it had passed five resolutions against Israel, more than the number passed against North Korea, Iran and Syria combined.

(Personal aside: I have been going to Israel at least a couple of times a year for decades.  It is an oasis of human rights in the Middle East, with a democratically-elected government that protects the rights of all residents, regardless of their religious beliefs.  If you think Israel is the worst human rights abuser in the Middle East, then ask yourself which you would rather be: a Muslim in Tel Aviv or a Jew in Iran or Syria?) 

The Council has also managed to ignore horrific human rights violations in countries such as China and Venezuela while condemning such terrible human rights abuses as the GOP tax cut in the US.  Yes, you heard right: that's officially a human rights abuse according to them, because it allegedly contributes to income inequality due to more of the money going to wealthier people, who are the ones who pay most of the taxes.  This would fall under the "if you have to work that hard to explain why it's a human rights abuse, then it's not a human rights abuse" rule.

Haley said the US has worked to reform the Council for a year with no success and that every nation she's met with agrees with the US behind closed doors, but won't say so publicly (what a perfect summation that is of how the UN works.)  

She said that if the UN reforms the Council, the US will consider returning.  I wouldn't count on that, though.  After all, what does the UN "Human Rights" Council need with the US when it still has such stalwart guardians of human rights  as Angola, Pakistan, China, Cuba, Venezuela, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is almost as misleadingly named as the UN "Human Rights" Council?

Let critics call this US withdrawal from one UN council an "outrage" if they want.  I'd call it "a good start."

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Keeping up with the fallout

By Mike Huckabee

George Neumeyr at the American Spectator has an excellent summation for those who haven't been keeping up with the fallout from the IG report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation.  If you've just been getting the mainstream media version that it's a big nothingburger that proves no bias at the top, then read this.  It makes it clear in the participants' own words that not only were they egregiously biased, but even their excuses and denials are proven by their own words to be "blatant lies."  And whatever the Mueller investigation eventually offers up, if it ever results in anything, it will have sprung from this poisoned well.  

 

https://spectator.org/mueller-has-strzok-out/

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13 Facts the Media 'Pros' Don't Want You to Know About 'Family Border Separation' - Geller Report. Letter to The Jewish Press

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Dear Editor of Jewish Press, amv"sh

Thank you so much for your coverage on Page 1 and Page 3 on the statements made by OU, RCA  and Agudah critical of Trump's decision to separate the kids of illegal immigrants juxtaposed to the articles about the expulsions and Demolition of Jewish homes this past week and about the 1000 Israeli Minors Protest of Eviction and Destruction of Tapuah West on Page 3!

Jewish Press Page 1

Jewish Press Page 3


It is very praiseworthy to be concerned about the welfare of kids of illegals broght into America. It shows that these Jewish and Rabbinic Organizations will make a public statement when it comes to humanitarian matters.

The time has come for these Major Jewish Organizations to also bring humanitarian attention to the Jewish Hilltop Youth who are being beat up and tortured for their political stand.  Please see the pic on the Front page of the  Jewish Press,  and the article on Page 3 of the Eviction and destruction which followed a few days later in  Tapuah  West AKA Tal Binyamin. This community was  established 20 years ago in memory of the murder of Rabbi Binyamin Zev Kahane and his wife Talya Hy"d, ob"m..

The article on Page 3 mentions that excessive force was used on these kids.  It is quite horrifying! This is documented....


Statements such as the ones made for the unfortunate children of the illegal immigrants would be extremely helpful as well for the Jewish unarmed idealistic youth  many minors who were brutally beaten. 

Here are some facts about Family Border Separation perhaps these Jewish Organizations were unaware of and perhaps misjudged the situation.

13 Facts the Media 'Pros' Don't Want You to Know About 'Family Border Separation'

https://gellerreport.com/2018/06/border-media-familes.html/

On the other hand, Elisha Odess has been separated from his family for over 2 years and tortured to confess crimes he never committed. Amiram ben Uliel as well. Yet the Court decided this past Tuesday June 19th that the trial continues in spite of no evidence other than confessions due to intimidation and threats to their lives and torture. Surely Israel is a beacon of freedom, humanity and compassion and this too deserves some public expression of Concern and Outrage!










IG Report Questions Why FBI Did Not Investigate Huma Abedin’s Emails During Hillary Probe - Geller Report

Pamela Geller: Google’s DeepMind – Sharia-Compliant AI

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Fwd: FW: Outrage after PM freezes demolition of illegal Arab buildings. The bigger picture... Please don't go to War in Gaza!


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I think the Demolitions yesterday was another statement that they are doubling down on their claim of "Jewish Terrorists" who are associated with Kahana and the Hilltop Youth. 

They are intent on keeping the narrative of Israels alleged Illegal Occupation. 

The Deep State is working overtime.

Today, it was clear from the Elisha Odess Trial that they are still going fwd with a trial in spite of their biased investigation.

What's most scary is that they are planning to go to War following these horrific destruction of Jewish Homes in Netiv HaAvot and Tal Binyamin aka Tapuah West.

Something similar happened after expulsion of Gush Katif. The Lebonese War was a disaster.

With political decision making rather than military decision making by  Lieberman and Eisenkot, I have zero confidence in their qualifications to conduct and lead a military operation! After Ofer Winter and every other kipa bearing officer was passed over, I have no confidence in a G-dless and non G-d fearing Military leadership and Generals

Every G-d fearing mother whose son is serving should be up in arms since this leadership will not have the Chayalims safety and best interest in mind. Let those who are conducting this tainted military operation serve in the front lines under the Operation they are orchestrating and let them suffer the consequences Chas VeSholom. Our kids don't deserve it! I wonder if their kids do as well...

It is not Hamas we need to be afraid of. It's from our Jewish leaders who don't want to claim our Land.

Let's start by accusing them of severely aggresively and viciously attacking unarmed Jewish youth protestors (compare this with the IDF  treatment of kid gloves with hostile enemy Palestinian girls who mock them and slap them. Excessive restraint with the enemy..  No restraint against unarmed idealistic youth who are attacked and beat up. These kids exercise amazing restraint against a brutal police force sent by the G.O.I. who  treats them as the enemy. The G.O.I. has tarnished the reputation of Hilltop Youth who Love the Land and want to Hold on to the Land by their slanderous designation of them as "Jewish Terrorists". Let us accuse them of then placing this group under surveillance with moles and informers, (tickling the wire so to speak, read today's Mike Huckabee newsletter as per what that entails , a procedure used by the FBI.  https://shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com/2018/06/mike-huckabees-newsletter-june-19-2018.html?m=1), framing them followed by mass arrests, placing restraining orders on them , administrative detention orders, immoral imprisonment with torture of those whom they manage to force confessions, with no due process or factual evidence against them.  Then they destroy the homes and Communities  built in memory of Rabbi Kahanas son and daughter in law murdered in a terror attack hy"d ob"m, in a military planned like operation with hundreds of police costing millions of Shekalim, Chillul Hashem and bringing Trauma to families who have been living in this community for 18 years...Is it happenstance that his happened suddenly the night before the Duma pre trial where they predecided to proceed to continue to go to trial against these Hilltop Youth they themselves framed, persecuted and tortured immorally without justification?

 We must go up in arms and tarnish the reputation of all the Powers who think they are more powerful than G-d!

Email from a Yeshiva Student studying in Israel sent to a family member.
Outrage after PM freezes demolition of illegal Arab buildings
http://ch7.io/c9D3
Clearly the PM does have to power to save building but Jews are not deserving of such protection 

Mike Huckabees Newsletter June 19, 2018 Today's Commentary: Note to Horowitz: "Past department practices" could be rotten, too -- The Peter Strzok Files -- My Questions for IG Horowitz and Robert Mueller -- "They Never Learn File" -- SPLC fined and forced to apologize -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse. (On Biased FBI Investigations)



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In IG Michael Horowitz's report on the Hillary email investigation, he says, "We determined that [conclusions] were based on the prosecutors' assessment of the facts, the law, and past department practice."  Never mind for now about the law and the facts, which we absolutely know were skirted; Horowitz, sadly, appears to be spot-on when he says this train wreck of an investigation was in line with past department practice.  Andrew C. McCarthy at NATIONAL REVIEW has revisited a case from 2011 which shows alarming tactical similarity with the FBI's conduct in 2016 and the Mueller team's now.  And the official who led the investigation wasn't punished --- he was promoted.

 

The agent in question was David Chaves, now retired, who in 2011 was working hard to make an insider trading case against some high-profile people --- not as high-profile as the 2016 candidates for President of the United States, to be sure, but people who would certainly rate as notches in his belt:  investor Carl Icahn, pro golfer Phil Mickelson and sports gambler Billy Walters.  Investigators thought they saw some suspicious stock trading surrounding Icahn's $10.2 billion bid on Clorox Co., and that motivated lead investigator Chaves to aggressively use a grand jury to target Icahn's friend Walters, even obtaining court orders to monitor his phone calls –- a strategy normally reserved for big-time felons in conspiracy cases.  But after two years of investigating, they turned up nothing.

 

Typically a case like this one would be closed after a couple of unfruitful years.  Yet Chaves doubled down, with a campaign of strategic leaks to reporters from The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.  Never mind that leaks concerning grand jury testimony and sealed wiretap information were just as illegal then as they are today.  McCarthy says details of the probe were released "expansively" to the press:  names of targets, specific stock trades, investigative techniques they were using and might use in coming days.

 

With "journalists" (I have to add the quotation marks here), he took a quid pro quo approach that exchanged leaks of government information for whatever they could tell him in return, turning the reporters, in effect, into sources for the government.

 

One thing McCarthy explains that I hadn't thought of is how media leaks are used on people under phone surveillance to "tickle the wire."  They bait the targets by making information public that might get their phones humming, perhaps revealing associations, "pecking order" in a conspiracy, or consciousness of guilt.  Agents are not supposed to use lawless leaks to the media for this purpose, but that didn't stop Chaves.

 

He started his media blitz in May of 2014, with major stories about how Icahn, Mickelson and Walters were being scrutinized by the federal government for a scheme revolving around Icahn's investments in Clorox.  According to McCarthy, they had scant evidence and not even a theory of how this was done.  The Times even admitted after running the story that it had been misled by its law-enforcement source and that the FBI had had no evidence that Mickelson had traded Clorox while Icahn was preparing to bid for the company.  No Clorox case was ever brought, but the investigation continued anyway, with attention shifting to another company called Dean Foods.

 

Read McCarthy's piece to see how the investigation finally concluded and, more importantly, how the strategic leaking done by the FBI was dealt with by the New York field office:  initial alarm by top officials, then a circle-the-wagons at the FBI and essentially no corrective action.

 

At the end of 2014, Chaves was PROMOTED, becoming the head of all white-collar investigations at the New York FBI.

 

This case certainly isn't the only example of monitoring phones, illegally leaking to "tickle the wires," and destroying reputations to bring down bigger fish.  (In fact, McCarthy cites another one in his article.)  On the contrary –- judging from the Paul Manafort case and the reputation of FBI attack dogs such as Andrew Weissmann, it seems more and more to be standard operating procedure in law enforcement.  And it's a far cry from what the judicial process should look like in a free society.

 

So when IG Horowitz concludes that the FBI in 2016 was following "past department practice," that observation, to those in the know, could just as easily be read as a condemnation.  To my mind, it should be.

 

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/06/misconduct-at-fbi-department-of-justice/

Mike Huckabee

 
 

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The Peter Strzok Files

By Mike Huckabee

With FBI agent Peter Strzok in the news again, I thought it would be helpful for me to pull together my commentaries directly relating to him and Lisa Page.  READ MORE

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My Questions for IG Horowitz and Robert Mueller

By Mike Huckabee

I've collected my lists of questions for IG Horowitz and Robert Mueller in one post. Please take a look and let me know if I missed any!

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"They Never Learn File"

By Mike Huckabee

From the "They Never Learn" File: The UK took guns away from law-abiding citizens, and criminals became bolder. So naturally, they tightened the laws to ban carrying knives, too. Surprise: knife crime is up. Now, a judge has a new suggestion: they should pass a law requiring knives to be duller.

As long as their government keeps believing that you can prevent crime by making it harder for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves – and that you can deter criminals by passing more laws – no matter how dull they require knives to be, those knives will never be the dullest knives in the drawer in the UK.

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SPLC Fined

By Mike Huckabee

 

The Southern Poverty Law Center was forced to apologize and pay a nearly $3.4 million settlement to a liberal Islamic reformer and his group for wrongly labeling them as an "anti-Islam extremist group."  Still awaiting the policies and settlements to the various Christian groups they've wrongly labeled as "hate groups" just for disagreeing with their far-left political policies.

 

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/maajid-nawaz-splc-apologizes-settles-extremist-label/

 

It was recently revealed that major social media platforms such as Facebook are relying on the SPLC to identify groups that should be censored, which is like putting a hungry wolf in charge of the henhouse.  This has not only resulted in conservative and Christian groups being silenced, but it's also harmed groups that are trying to liberalize Islam while boosting actual Islamic extremist groups. 

 

At the link, an explanation for how real extremist groups are exploiting the kneejerk political correctness of Silicon Valley to get social media sites such as YouTube to exclude such "insensitive" terms as "jihad" from their censorship algorithms – so that they can preach jihad without getting caught in the censorship net.  Result: anti-jihad groups are banned while pro-jihad groups that actually preach hatred, violence against gays and the subjugation of women go untouched.

 

The Internet was supposed to be an open superhighway of information.  It's bad enough that giant media platforms have moved in and attempted to control the traffic.  That needs to end, and I can't think of a better reason to hurry that process than the news that they are letting radical political partisans and jihadists be the traffic cops. 

 

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/06/facebook-twitter-censorship-unfair-and-unequal/

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Islamic Waqf Destroys Jewish Temple-Era Artifacts Under Cover of Ramadan

Violent expulsion of Jews from Tapuach West, Tal Binyamin Community completely unnecessary cruelty and waste of millions by Yekutiel Ben Yaakov Voice of Judea

Violent expulsion of Jews from Tapuach West completely unnecessary cruelty and waste of millions

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A violent expulsion order against Jews on Tapuach West's Tal Binyamin community left five Jews in the hospital, ten houses destroyed and four families ousted from homes that they have been living in for the last two decades. Saturday night thousands of troops and cops converged on the hill in a military operation that cost millions of dollars. The hundreds of Jews who came to protest the expulsion were outnumbered and surprised when the troops commenced the operation by shooting shock-grenades at them. The police also went far beyond the court order which authorized the expulsion from the houses that were located on disputed land allegedly owned by private Arabs from the nearby Islamic Jihad occupied town of Yassouf. Police raided additional homes that were not part of the court order, causing havoc and destruction in homes that had nothing to do with the court ruling.

Residents pleaded to no avail with the authorities to allow them to move their homes to nearby undisputed state land. The local civil administration refused to make room for any form of compromise, destroying any home left on the disputed land, as well as homes that had already been moved onto the state land.

Small but vocal spontaneous protests erupted throughout Israel at more than a dozen intersections, where Jewish youth took to the streets and blocked traffic to protest Jewish expulsion of fellow Jews.

Coerced confessions: The long-awaited decision and the need to investigate who authorized them | Ari Z. Zivotofsky | The Blogs | The Times of Israel re: Duma Investigation

Avraham Herzlich - The Shepherd who Sold the Ferrari. Father of Talya Kahana hy"d



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https://food.walla.co.il/item/285834  edited translation of Google translate

The Shepherd who Sold the Ferrari

Avraham Herzlich is a 75-year-old shepherd who has come a long way from his wild youth in New York, through his immigration to Israel, the murder of his daughter and husband, and until these days, takes care of he flock of tens of beautiful sheep in tranquility. 

Tags: Kfar Tapuah
by Boaz Volynitz
Thursday, May 28, 2015, 

The Shepherd of the Flock Abraham Herzlich (Reuven Castro)

Abraham Herzlich is a 75-year-old shepherd, strong and thin. His very white teeth and his entire being with an all burning passion for the Sisyphean work involved in the operation of his life's work. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisyphus] The essence of this operation in recent days is a flock of dozens of beautiful goats who take advantage of every minute of passive heat in the pastoral valley between the Israeli village of Tapuah and the Palestinian village of Yasuf in search of food. Their time is precious. In a short while the heat wave would begin, and in the meantime, a sturdy wolf dog would chomp them with an efficient and concentrated shriek one every few minutes.

The Shepherd Abraham Hartzlich 

Young Abraham. Immigrated at the age of 18 
To a leg with a cast that leads to thoughts of the Holy Land

Sheep herding in the new Israel is often likened to a romantic hobby in which a substantial business interest lies behind. It is rare to do this work, for there is no brand of cheeses or branched meat at the end of their work. The cost of living as a common concept and a magnet for any contemporary social discourse, forcing them and us to ask at the end of everything by default ?? 'Where's the money?' Herzlich, a modern and highly complex Biblical icon, tasted all in his life... both the  the Holy and the profane: The winding journey that began with a motorbike ride in hedonistic New York, continued barefoot on journeys through all the green landscapes of Israel and with a  terrible bereavement.now in the final stretch, more tranquil, 'Where is the physical soul?' Hartzlich asks before, during and at the end of every chapter of his life.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, he grew up as a complete secularist until the age of 23. He was descended from a family of Jews who fled from Eastern Europe to the vibrant America of the 1940s. "The social environment in my street was completely cut off from religion, at least in circles that were close to me ... Most of the Jews did not observe Shabbat, maybe a bit of kashrut." At the age of seven, his mother died after a long struggle with cancer and his perception of the orphanhood that took hold of him at that time brought God closer to him purposefully. "God is closer to orphans than anyone else, even more than Jews."

The process of immigration to Israel began at the age of 18 and was realized five years later. He was recognized as an amateur youth and an expert on luxury cars and motorbikes. "I had a BMW motorcycle 600 cc. This instrument gave me a first spiritual release from city life, I hated New York. I did not know nature because of it, and with the motorcycle I went almost every day for a ride in the mountainous landscapes on the outskirts of the city. "He enrolled in engineering studies at a college in the city and left shortly after receiving a job offer from a local company that imports BMW cars and motorcycles to the US. He left New York with a business partner to Miami, Florida, and opened his own dealership for Ferrari cars - both for urban use and race tracks. At the age of 23, the Miami episode ended with the return to his family in New York and an injury during a run in Central Park led to a leg with a cast and practical thoughts about creating a more spiritual life in the Holy Land.

The Shepherd of the Flock Abraham Herzlich (Reuven Castro)
Walking as an atonement for contempt for nature
Every new immigrant knows: Yemenite Jews enjoy being barefoot the most.
"I did not know what sheep were, but on one of my walks in the field I met an Arab shepherd from Tira and asked him if there was a place in the country where there were Jewish shepherds."

Secular wealth was no longer happiness in his eyes and the journey to Israel was done on the way,  not the way - two weeks of sailing within a cruise ship of ZIM. "I came to Israel as a person looking for meaning for his life," he says. "I felt the Holiness and became sold to the Hebrew language and mastered in a short time." Hertzlich enrolled in a second academic experience in Bible studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, but another persuasion, a spiritual one this time, drew him out: "One of the rabbis at the university recommended a unique experience in Rosh Ha'ayin. He identified my special interest in Eastern Jewry, with an emphasis on the practices and poetry of Yemenite Jewry. "

A secular Jew who is a former New Yorker finds himself connected to Yemenite Jewish customs?

"The grasp of prayer in Eastern Jewry speaks more to me perhaps because of the element of humility within it, the sense of connection to the ground and not from loftiness coming from one person or the people, Jews who wore black always frightened me, even when I was growing up in Brooklyn.

He now learns in the Cheder (school for young boys) of Torah the basic customs in Rosh Ha'Ayin with 8-year-olds. From there he draws the innocence and inspiration to live his life according to God's leadership and His teaching of the people of Israel by the way the shepherd leads his sheep. "I did not know what sheep were, but on one of my walks I met an Arab shepherd from Tira and asked him if there was a place in the country where there were Jewish shepherds. Under his guidance, soon I started walking barefoot from Rosh Ha'ayin to Kfar Zeitim.While once I loved the the speed and being on the fast track and belittled the ground,  I now wanted to feel everything slowly and physically and pure spiritually, and I went for six days to the village of Zeitim, where I first experienced sheep grazing within a month. "

What is the physical price you paid for this journey?

"My legs were getting stronger as I walked, there was almost no physical pain," he says, "but for me, walking was an atonement for my undesireable  love for motorbikes and the fast track.
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At the age of 26 in Kfar Zeitim, he met Aviva, his future wife and the mother of his 11 children. She was a childcare worker at Poriya Hospital and her mother was the cook of the village dining room. "If there was leftover food after the children finished, she would always let me eat a little bit, but I was not poor and needy, I had savings from the US and a family that sent me money from time to time, but I chose a life of extreme modesty. I guess she told Aviva things about me, and from there everything went on. During our first meetings we went on a trip to Safed and talked a lot about our views of life. I told her at this stage of my life that I decided to live simply and independently and provide for all my own living needs. "

The Shepherd Abraham Hertzlich
He replaced the lambs with goats. 
Avraham exchanged a handful of sheep for olive oil, material and a new herd of goats

"The shepherding was for me the freedom of movement and thought and brought total lack of dependence on others. we decided to establish a simple lifestyle and we did so.  The young couple held a small herd of sheep. "When the olive oil was harvested in Kfar Zeitim, we would take olive oil from it, and when the oil ran out, I would trade in sheep with Arabs for oil, not an economic model of regular income, but trade in goods and benefit from the herd. External trade, mainly through trade with the people of Jenin, was in exchange for sheep - fabrics for sewing clothes and even sugar. "

Sustanance founded on the sheep creates a healthy lifestyle without lacking according to his understanding yet even so, in order to establish a larger and more substantial flock, Abraham and Aviva plus their three small children returned to America for a few years to get to know the family better and to save more money to buy a herd and a plot of land to build a house. "I took a basic computer programming course and was hired as a programmer at Metropolitan Life Insurance in Manhattan, and after three years saved $ 12,000 and at $ 100 per head and related expenses, I planned to build a herd of 80 sheep. The way back to Israel, the family chose to do a slightly different but well-known route to Avraham, via a cargo ship. Stops in Tangier, Morocco and from there to Naples in Italy and a last ship from Greece to the port of Haifa. "

"In 1968 we found an empty farm in the village of Zeitim, and after the first years of a significant shepherding, I felt that I was born a second time, and I went out with the flock to the area and threw the past into the garbage. Kfar Zeitim is a magical place for herding sheep and the herd drank daily from the wellspring of Ein Nitai in the center of the village.  After a short period, Abraham sells all the sheep and buys goats in their place.  "Sheep can't eat everything in Nature.  Certain periods they only eat fodder.  Switching to goats provided flexibility in feeding them and working with them.  Once a month I was a goat slaughterer and the meat was in the freezer for a month.  Before Passover and Rosh Hashana I would sell the young goats as an attractive product because these are natural goats who drink only goat milk And eat only from grazing. "

The supply home home meals was then limited and simple. Regular menu of olive oil tomato and hyssop. Pita bread was the result of a process of buying wheat, milling the wheat in the Tur'an village, and returning with a flour sack to turn into dough.

The Shepherd of the Flock Abraham Herchlich (Reuven Castro)
Traveling on foot that go on for days

After 40 years in Kfar Zeitim and 11 children, a new chapter begins in his life. Shmuel, his eldest son, built a goat pen for him in Kfar Tapuach, as an invitation to live and to connect with some of the children of the family who had become families of their own and who  lived there. The heavenly grazing land in the village of Zeitim was destroyed over the years. In parallel to the massive infiltration of the kibbutz cows and the barbed wire fences that came with them, injuring the goats. "I asked myself why should we be indangered in Tapuach. "  Because I knew that whole herds were stolen there, not individual heads like at Kfar Zeitim, and also a clear danger to life coming from some of the Palestinian neighbors," Avraham recalls.

The journey back, like the journey  that took ten days from the village of Zeitim to Tapuach, the journey that started it all,  would be by foot. This time with shoes. "On Tuesday I went on a journey and miraculously arrived two hours before Shabbat, and I did not know exactly when the litter was expected, and worse, it was the beginning of winter and the land was still very dry. I worried about having a continuous source of water for the flock. 

With shoes that  have already died, why not hire orderly transport and a less dangerous way to transport the herd?

"I would have saved a lot of money if I rented a truck that would transport the flock for me, and during the trip I had a lot of necessary expenses that made it economically not worthwhile, but on this journey I returned and got to know the Land of Israel.  And like the first journey, I returned through the hills and not winding roads."

Talia, the daughter of Avraham Herzl 
The daughter of Avraham, Talia, who was murdered 

Every morning he recites the story of the binding of Isaac
After two years in Tapuach, at the end of March 2000, Avraham's life changed from one end to the next. Talia, his middle daughter, and her husband, Benjamin Ze'ev Kahane, are murdered in their car by an ambush of three terrorists on the road leading to Ofra. Talia served as her husband's assistant in the management of the Kahane Chai Yeshiva in Jerusalem, which he established in memory of his father, Rabbi Meir Kahane, who was murdered by a terrorist in the United States in 1990. "I had 200 goats in Tapuah and almost every day I took them for a 7-hour walk towards Emmanuel in the Nahal Qana area, and at 6:30 AM I received a call from Shmuel telling me that Benjamin had died and ended the conversation. ",After a few minutes he  called once again and said that Talya also was killed"  he recalled. The 6 children of Talia and Benjamin were adopted by Raya, Avraham's daughter, and they grew up, like their parents, of blessed memory, in Kfar Tapuah.

What has changed since Talya's murder in terms of perception?

"I refuse to be cut off from reality ... The Arabs want to kill us, and they swear to the Koran that they will do so, and in fact only the presence of the army stops them from killing ... People who have sheep are really occupying the land, much more than an army or farmers that have a presence in the area of their crop in a more limited space.  Can't understand those that speak of the Peace Process, in a time that they completely don't conceptualize the depth of Jewish Hatred.  On Thursdays, ever since the murder, I intentionally take the herd down to the road leading to the Tapuah junction to show a presence with the Palestinians, to show that I am not afraid to be close to them. "

The murder was the first in a series of criminal attacks that would follow. Two years ago they stole 400 heads from Avraham's herd - the entire herd. Two weeks later, the security forces found part of the herd in Jericho. The IDF and the police organized a raid on the thief's farm and Avraham joined the force to identify the goats: "After the forces had finished raiding the compound, they began to load the stolen goats into the truck. I recognized how many goats that did not belong to me that probably belonged to the thief. I said to the policeman: 'These are not mine!' And I see from afar the thief with cuffs on his hands trying to transmit the same message to the policeman. The policeman told me 'leave it alone' and I left it.  At the end of the day I returned with 25 goats out of 400. These 25th has already become 80, but it's very far from the herd that I had originally. "

Up to this point, the total theft of goats from Avraham's flock is approaching 800 head. A fact that would have deterred and perhaps even killed shepherds or other breeders, but Abraham is far from succumbing. "I'm no longer running, my body has changed, and I'm not trying to do things against nature, and if I sit for a long time on one spot, it's very hard for me to get up. I have a lot of quiet in life, meat and milk for a full family, and also for economic income when I need it.  Today at my age I don't worry about making a living. Baruch Hashem all my children are working and I manage with what I have.

What are the emotional elements that are expressed in your permanent sense of grief?

"Every morning I quote those verses from the Bible. He recites every morning the binding of Isaac from beginning to end. Thanks to the Akeida I understand the profound meaning of sacrificing a son. As in the basic story, the name instructed Abraham to bind Isaac and there was no open debate between the two sides, even though Abraham received a promise to fill the land with his seed. I have a lot of my own insights in this story. Abraham arrives at Mount Moriah and builds the altar, prepares the cut branches, and puts his son on the Alter above the branches. ". Above the branches, and not on the branches, led me to the conclusion that Abraham felt in his spirit that God would eventually have mercy on him and not cause him to kill his son. According to Hershlich, there is no need for physical sacrifice to  raise the  level of faith, but the act of offering the sacrifice is the reduction of the ultimate distance between man To God.

The shepherd Abraham Hartzlich
"Clean air will Lead to cleaner thought." 

In nature there are no schematic square structures, but shapes that tend to be curved
"In contrast to the cliché perception that 'our country is tiny,' there is a different reality of conquering the land with our feet and hence understanding that it is not as small as they say"

Can urban secular youth find a way to connect with sheep?

"Shepherding is a path which is a Spiritual Experience. Way before it turns into a profession young Jews should leave an open window of thought before establishing their lives and establishing a family and can find a real alternative to the family life that the urban environment offers.   I raised my children in the natural surroundings around Kfar Zeitim and they were educated and grew up with the experience of shepherding.  The field of grazing in the eyes of a child is an endless, frightening, intriguing and ultimately challenging space.  At the age of 9 my daughters would stay in the field with 400 heads.  Self Esteem develops because responsibility is created against the backdrop of the need for effective charge over the animals. What's the alternative on the other hand. What responsibility do children have today in a different environment? "

The connection to nature and the accompaniment of the flocks also provides Abraham with other useful abilities. "Moshe, one of my sons, was an excellent navigator when he served in the Egoz unit, and beyond the built-in advantage of staying and moving in nature, he understood the deep layers of the land that it is not as small as it seems, when you actually walk it.  The basic understanding that nature does not have schematic quadratic structures, but rather forms that tend to be rounded in. If two layers are attached to many others, it is possible to imagine the real expression on the map.

"If I would advise a  young urban Jew towards his adult life, I would say to him: 'Get married and move to a small community, Have children and first of all be, concerned with them  for their physical needs. Engage first in actualizing in thought the ability to provide them with clean air to breathe. Clean air will naturally lead to clear thoughts. "

רועה הצאן שמכר את הפרארי
אברהם הרצליך הוא רועה צאן 'צעיר' בן 75, שעבר כברת דרך מנעוריו הפרועים בניו יורק, דרך העלייה לארץ, רצח בתו ובעלה ועד לימים אלו בהם הוא מטפל בשלווה בעדר של עשרות עיזים יפהפיות
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רועה הצאן אברהם הרצליך (ראובן קסטרו)
(צילום: רובי קסטרו)
אברהם הרצליך הוא רועה צאן 'צעיר' בן 75, גופו חזק ורזה. שיניו לבנות צחורות וכל כולו תשוקה יוקדת לעבודה הסיזיפית הכרוכה בתפעול מפעל חייו. תמצית עבודת המפעל בימים האחרונים, היא עדר של עשרות עיזים יפיפיות אשר מנצלות כל דקה של חום סביל בוואדי הפסטורלי שבין כפר תפוח הישראלי לכפר יאסוף הפלסטיני לחיפוש אחר אוכל. זמנן יקר. בעוד זמן לא רב יתחיל השרב ובינתיים, כלב זאב נמרץ תוחם אותן לבליסה יעילה ומרוכזת על פי שריקה - אחת לכמה דקות.

רועה הצאן אברהם הרצלך (צילום מסך , צילום: באדיבות אברהם הרצלך)
אברהם הצעיר. עלה בגיל 18 (מתוך סרט שצילמה אבישג אלבז שטרנגולד)
רגל מגובסת שמובילה למחשבות על ארץ הקודש
רעיית צאן בישראל החדשה משולה לרוב לתחביב רומנטי שעניין עסקי מהותי עומד מאחורי. נדירים הם העוסקים במלאכה זו, שאין מותג גבינות או בשר ברנז'אי בקצה מלאכתם. יוקר המחייה כמושג נפוץ ואבן שואבת לכל שיח חברתי עכשווי, מכריח אותם וגם אותנו לשאול בסוף כל דבר כברירת מחדל – 'איפה הכסף?' הרצליך, אייקון תנכ"י מודרני ומורכב ביותר, טעם בחייו הכול מכול, קודש וחול. המסע המטלטל שהתחיל בנסיעות על אופנוע כבד בניו יורק הנהנתנית, המשיך במסע רגליים יחפות דרך כל נופיה הירוקים של ישראל ושכול נוראי, נמצא כעת בישורת האחרונה, הרגועה יותר. 'איפה הנפש?' הרצליך שואל לפני, במהלך ובסוף תיאור כל פרק בחייו.

הוא נולד בברוקלין ניו יורק וגדל בה כחילוני גמור עד גיל 23. נצר למשפחת יהודים שברחה ממזרח אירופה לאמריקה התוססת של שנות ה-40. "הסביבה החברתית ברחוב שלי הייתה מנותקת לחלוטין מהדת, לפחות זו שהייתה במעגלים הקרובים אלי. רוב היהודים לא שמרו שבת, אולי קצת כשרות". בגיל 7 אמו נפטרה לאחר מאבק ממושך במחלת הסרטן ולתפיסתו, תחושת היתומות שהשתלטה עליו באותם הימים, קירבה אליו את אלוהים באופן תכליתי. "ה' קרוב ליתומים יותר מכל אדם אחר, אפילו יותר מיהודים".

תהליך עלייתו ארצה החל בגיל 18 והתממש חמש שנים אחר כך. הוא הוכר בסביבתו כנער חובב ומומחה למכוניות פאר ואופנועים מהירים. "היה לי אופנוע BMW 600 סמ"ק. הכלי הזה נתן לי שחרור רוחני ראשון מחיי העיר, שנאתי את ניו יורק. לא הכרתי טבע בגללה ובעזרת האופנוע יצאתי כמעט כל יום לטיול בנופים ההרריים שבפאתי העיר". הוא נרשם ללימודי הנדסה בקולג' בעיר ועזב אחרי זמן קצר כאשר קיבל הצעת עבודה מחברה מקומית שייבאה מכוניות ואופנועים של BMWלארה"ב. מניו יורק עזב עם שותף עסקי למיאמי בפלורידה ופתח סוכנות משלו למכירת מכוניות פרארי - לשימוש עירוני וגם למסלולי המרוץ. בגיל 23 הסתיים פרק מיאמי בחזרה לחיק המשפחה בניו יורק ופציעה במהלך ריצה בסנטרל פארק הובילה לרגל מגובסת ומחשבות מעשיות על יצירת חיים רוחניים יותר בארץ הקודש.

רועה הצאן אברהם הרצליך (ראובן קסטרו)
ההליכה ככפרה על הזלזול בטבע (צילום: רובי קסטרו)
כל עולה חדש יודע: יהודים תימנים נהנים יותר ברגליים יחפות
"לא ידעתי מה זה צאן אבל באחד הטיולים שלי בשטח פגשתי רועה צאן ערבי מטירה ושאלתי אותו אם יש מקום בארץ שיש בו רועי צאן יהודים?"
העושר החילוני כבר לא היה אושר בעיניו והמסע ארצה נעשה בדרך לא דרך – שבועיים של הפלגה בתוך אוניית מסע של צ.י.ם. "הגעתי ארצה כאדם שמחפש משמעות לחייו", הוא אומר. "הרגשתי קדושה והתמכרתי לשפה העברית ולשליטה בה תוך זמן קצר". הרצליך נרשם לחוויה אקדמית שנייה בלימודי תנ"ך באוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים, אך גם כאן, פיתוי אחר, רוחני הפעם, משך אותו החוצה. "אחד המורים הרבנים באוניברסיטה המליץ לי על התנסות יחידנית בראש העין. הוא זיהה את העניין המיוחד שלי ביהדות המזרח, בדגש על הנוהגים והשירה של יהדות תימן".

יהודי חילוני אשכנזי ניו יורקי לשעבר מוצא עצמו מתחבר לנוהגי אמונה יהודים תימניים?

"תפיסת התפילה של יהדות המזרח מדברת אלי יותר אולי בגלל יסוד הענווה שבתוכה. תחושת החיבור לקרקע ולא המורמות מאדם או מעם. יהודים לובשי שחורים תמיד הפחידו אותי, עוד בימי ילדותי בברוקלין. הייתי בורח מהם מתוך תחושת פחד ודחייה".

הרצליך לומד ב'חדר' תורה ומנהגים בסיסיים בראש העין עם ילדים בני 8. משם הוא שואב את התום וההשראה לחיות את חייו על פי דרך הנהגתו והוראתו של ה' את עם ישראל, דרך הנהגת רועה את צאנו. "לא ידעתי מה זה צאן אבל באחד הטיולים שלי בשטח פגשתי רועה צאן ערבי מטירה ושאלתי אותו אם יש מקום בארץ שיש בו רועי צאן יהודים. בהנחיתו, תוך זמן קצר התחלתי מסע רגלי, ברגליים יחפות, מראש העין לכפר זיתים. הרי פעם אהבתי מהירות וזלזלתי באדמה, עכשיו רציתי לחוש הכול באיטיות ובצורה פיזית ורוחנית טהורה. הלכתי שישה ימים עד כפר זיתים ושם התנסיתי לראשונה ברעיית כבשים במשך חודש".

מה המחיר הפיזי ששילמת על המסע הזה?

"הרגליים התחזקו תוך כדי ההליכה. כמעט לא היה שם אלמנט של כאב פיזי. ההליכה הייתה בשבילי כפרה על אהבתי הפסולה לאופנועים והנסיעות המהירות. הזלזול ביצירת הטבע של הבורא. מאז ועד היום לא חידשתי את רישיון נהיגה שלי".
בגיל 26 בכפר זיתים הוא פגש את אביבה, אשתו לעתיד ואם ל-11 ילדיו. היא הייתה מטפלת בילדים בבית החולים 'פוריה' ואימה הייתה הטבחית של חדר האוכל בכפר. "אם נשאר אוכל אחרי שהילדים סיימו, היא תמיד הייתה נותנת לי לאכול קצת. אמנם לא הייתי עני ונזקק, היו לי חסכונות מארה"ב ומשפחה ששלחה לי כסף מדי פעם אבל בחרתי חיי צניעות מרבית. אני מניח שהיא סיפרה לאביבה עליי דברים לחיוב ומשם הכול המשיך. בפגישותינו הראשונות יצאנו לטיול באזור צפת ודיברנו הרבה על השקפות החיים שלנו. אמרתי לה בשלב הזה של חיי החלטתי לחיות בפשטות ובעצמאות ולספק את כל צרכי המחייה שלי בעצמי".

רועה הצאן אברהם הרצלך (צילום מסך , צילום: באדיבות אברהם הרצלך)
החליף את הטלאים בעיזים. אברהם (מתוך סרט שצילמה אבישג אלבז שטרנגולד)
חופן כבשים תמורת שמן זית, בדים ועדר עיזים חדש
"רעיית הצאן הייתה בשבילי חופש תנועה ומחשבה ולחוסר מוחלט בתלות באחרים. החלטנו להקים משפחה בצורה הפשוטה ביותר וכך עשינו". הזוג הצעיר החזיק בעדר כבשים קטן. "כאשר היה מסיק לכפר זיתים היינו לוקחים ממנו שמן זית. כאשר נגמר השמן אצלנו הייתי סוחר בכבשים עם ערבים תמורת שמן. לא היה מודל כלכלי של הכנסה קבועה אלא סחר בסחורות ומיצוי התועלת מהעדר. ביגוד מהצמר, חלב מהעטינים, בשר מבשרם. כל צורך חומרי חיצוני אחר, בעיקר דרך סחר עם אנשי ג'נין, היה תמורת כבשים – בדים לתפירת בגדים ואפילו סוכר".

ביסוס המחייה על הצאן יוצרת אורח חיים בריא כמעט נטול חסרונות לתפיסתו אך בכל זאת, לשם יצירת עדר גדול ומשמעותי יותר, אברהם ואביבה, פלוס שלושה ילדים קטנים חזרו לאמריקה לכמה שנים להיכרות משפחתית ויותר מזה, לחסוך כסף לקניית עדר ומשק בית ראשון. "לקחתי קורס תכנות בסיסי במחשבים והתקבלתי לעבודה כמתכנת בתאגיד הביטוח העולמי Metropolitan Life Insurance במנהטן. אחרי 3 שנים חסכתי 12,000$ ובמחיר של 100$ לראש והוצאות נלוות, תכננתי הקמת עדר של 80 כבשים". את הדרך חזרה ארצה בחרה המשפחה לעשות בדרך קצת שונה אבל מוכרת היטב לאברהם, דרך אוניית משא. תחנות עצירה בטנג'יר, מרוקו ומשם לנאפולי באיטליה ואוניה אחרונה מיוון לנמל חיפה".

"ב-1968 איתרנו משק פנוי בכפר זיתים. ואחרי שנים ראשונות של רעיית צאן משמעותית, הרגשתי שנולדתי פעם שנייה. יצאתי עם העדר לשטח וזרקתי את העבר לפח. כפר זיתים הוא מקום קסום למרעה, העדר שתה מדי יום ממעיין עין ניתאי בקרבת הכפר". אחרי תקופה קצרה, אברהם מוכר את כל הכבשים ובמקומם קונה עיזים. "כבשים לא יכולות לאכול הכול בטבע. בתקופות מסוימות הן אוכלות רק מספוא. מהעבר לעיזים סיפק גמישות מחייה ועבודה. פעם בחודש הייתי שוחט עז והבשר היה מחזיק חודש במקפיא. לפני פסח וראש השנה הייתי מוכר טלאים כמוצר אטרקטיבי בגלל שמדובר בעיזים טבעיות ששותות רק חלב עז ואוכלות אך ורק מהמרעה".

היצע הארוחות הביתי היה אז מצומצם ופשוט. תפריט קבוע של שמן זית עגבנייה וזעתר. פיתות בטאבון היו תוצר של הליך קניית חיטה, טחינתה בריחיים של כפר טורעאן, וחזרה עם שק קמח שיהפוך לבצק.

רועה הצאן אברהם הרצליך (ראובן קסטרו)
מסעות רגליים שנמשכים ימים שלמים. הרצליך (צילום: רובי קסטרו)
אחרי 40 שנה בכפר זיתים ו-11 ילדים, מתחיל פרק חדש בחייו. שמואל, בנו הבכור, בנה עבורו דיר עיזים בכפר תפוח, כהזמנה למגורים וחיבור לכמה מבני המשפחה שהפכו בעלי משפחות והתגוררו במקום. שטח המרעה השמימי בכפר זיתים נהרס עם השנים, במקביל לחדירתם המסיבית של עדרי פרות הקיבוצים וגדרות התיל שבאו איתן ופצעו את העיזים. "שאלתי את עצמי בשביל מה להסתכן בתפוח. הרי ידעתי שגונבים שם עדרים שלמים ולא ראשים בודדים כמו בכפר זיתים. וגם סכנת נפשות ברורה מול חלק מהשכנים הפלסטינים", אברהם נזכר.

מסע עשרת הימים מכפר זיתים לתפוח, כמו המסע שהתחיל את הכול, היה רגלי. הפעם עם נעליים. "יצאתי ביום שלישי למסע והגעתי בדרך נס שעתיים לפני כניסת שבת. במהלך המסע לא ידעתי בדיוק מתי צפויות ההמלטות של העדר, וחמור מכך, זו הייתה תחילת החורף והאדמה עדיין מאוד יבשה. פחדתי מבעיית אספקת מים סדירה עבור העדר".

אם נעליים כבר שמת, למה לא לשכור הובלה מסודרת ופחות מסוכנת לעדר?

"הייתי חוסך הרבה כסף אם הייתי שוכר משאית שתעביר את העדר עבורי. במהלך המסע היו לי המון הוצאות הכרחיות שברמה הכלכלית הפכו את העניין ללא משתלם. אבל במסע הזה שבתי והכרתי את ארץ ישראל. וכמו במסע הראשון, הלכתי שוב על ההרים ולא בכבישים סלולים".

טליה, בתו של אברהם הרצלך (באדיבות המשפחה , צילום: באדיבות אברהם הרצלך)
בתו של אברהם, טליה, שנרצחה (קרדיט באדיבות אברהם הרצליך)
כל בוקר משנן את סיפור עקידת יצחק
אחרי שנתיים בתפוח, בסוף חודש מרץ שנת 2000, חייו של אברהם משתנים מקצה לקצה. טליה, בתו האמצעית, ובעלה בנימין זאב כהנא, נרצחים ברכבם ממארב של 3 מחבלים על הכביש המוביל ליישוב עפרה. טליה שימשה העוזרת של בעלה בניהול ישיבת "כהנא חי" בירושלים, אותה הקים לזכר אביו הרב מאיר כהנא, אשר נרצח על ידי מחבל בארצות הברית ב-1990. "היו לי 200 עיזים בתפוח וכמעט בכל יום הייתי לוקח אותן ל-7 שעות הליכה לכיוון עמנואל באזור נחל קנא. ב-6:30 קיבלתי טלפון משמואל שאמר לי שבנימין נפטר וסיים את השיחה. כמה דקות אחר כך הוא מתקשר שוב ומספר שגם טליה נהרגה", הוא נזכר. 6 ילדיה היתומים של טליה ובנימין אומצו על ידי רעיה, בתו של אברהם, והם גדלו, כמו הוריהם ז"ל, בכפר תפוח.

מה שינה בך הרצח של טליה מבחינה תפיסתית?

"אני מסרב להיות מנותק מהמציאות. הערבים רוצים לחסל אותנו. הם נשבעים הרי לקוראן שיעשו כך ובעצם רק נוכחות הצבא עוצרת אותם מלהרוג. אנשים עם צאן באמת כובשים את השטח. הרבה יותר מצבא או חקלאים שנוכחים בשטח הגידולים שלהם באופן חלקי ביותר. לא יכול להבין אנשים שמדברים על הסכמי שלום, בזמן שהם בכלל לא מבינים לעומק את המושג שונאי ישראל. בימי חמישי, מאז הרצח, אני בכוונה מוריד את העדר בצמידות לכביש היורד לצומת תפוח בשביל להראות נוכחות מול הפלסטינים. להראות שאני לא מפחד להיות קרוב אליהם".

הרצח היה שורה ראשונה בשרשרת התנכלויות פליליות שיבואו אחר כך. לפני שנתיים גנבו 400 ראש מהעדר של אברהם – העדר כולו. אחרי שבועיים כוחות הביטחון מצאו חלק מהעדר ביריחו. צה"ל והמשטרה ארגנו מבצע פשיטה על החווה של הגנב ואברהם הצטרף לכוח על מנת לזהות את העיזים. "אחרי שהכוחות סיימו לפשוט על המתחם התחילו להעמיס למשאית את העיזים הגנובות, זיהיתי כמה עיזים שלא היו שייכות לי, כנראה היו שייכות לגנב. אמרתי לשוטר: 'אלו לא שלי!' ואני רואה מרחוק את הגנב עם אזיקונים על הידיים מנסה לשדר לשוטר את אותו המסר. השוטר אמר לי 'עזוב עזוב' ועזבתי. בסוף היום חזרתי עם 25 עיזים מתוך 400. היום ה-25 כבר הפכו ל-80 אבל זה רחוק מאוד מהעדר שהיה לי".

עד לרגע זה, סך גניבות העיזים המצטבר מעדרו של אברהם מתקרב ל-800 ראש. נתון שהיה מרתיע ואולי גם מחסל רועי צאן או מגדלים אחרים, אך אברהם רחוק מלהיכנע. "היום אני כבר לא רץ. הגוף השתנה ואני לא מנסה לעשות דברים נגד הטבע. אם אני יושב הרבה זמן בנקודה אחת בשטח, קשה לי מאוד לקום. בימי השרב אני צועד קילומטרים ספורים. בימים רגילים עד 7 קילומטרים. 400 העיזים שהיו לי באמת סיפקו הרבה שקט בחיים. בשר וחלב לשימוש משפחתי מלא וגם להכנסה כלכלית בעת הצורך. היום בגילי אני כבר לא דואג לפרנסה. ברוך השם כל הילדים שלי עובדים ואני מסתדר עם מה שיש".

מהם האלמנטים האמוניים שבאים לידי ביטוי בתחושת האבל הקבועה שלך?

"בכל בוקר אני מצטט לעצמי אותם פסוקים מהתנ"ך. משנן בכל בוקר את עקידת יצחק מתחילתה ועד לסופה. בזכות העקדה אני מבין את המשמעות העמוקה של הקרבת בן. כמו שבסיפור הבסיסי השם הורה לאברהם לעקוד את יצחק ולא היה ויכוח גלוי בין הצדדים למרות שאברהם קיבל הבטחה שימלאו את הארץ עם זרעו. יש לי המון הבנות משלי בתוך הסיפור הזה. אברהם מגיע להר מוריה ובונה את המזבח, מכין את העצים ושם את בנו "..ע?ל-ה?מ??ז?ב??ח?, מ?מ??ע?ל ל?ע?צ?ים..". ממעל לעצים – ולא על העצים, הביא אותי למסקנה שאברהם הרגיש ברוחו שה' בסופו של דבר ירחם עליו ולא יגרום לו להרוג את בנו". לתפיסתו של הרצליך, אין צורך בהקרבה הפיזית לשם בחינת רמת האמונה, אך אקט ההקרבה הוא צמצום המרחק האולטימטיבי בין האדם לאל.

רועה הצאן אברהם הרצלך (צילום מסך , צילום: באדיבות אברהם הרצלך)
"האוויר הנקי יוביל למחשבה נקייה יותר". העדר (צילום: מתוך הסרט של אבישג אלבז שטרנגולד)
בטבע אין מבנים מרובעים סכמתיים, אלא צורות שברובן נוטות להתעגלות
"מול התפיסה הקלישאתית ש'ארצנו היא קטנטונת', עומדת מציאות אחרת של כיבוש הארץ ברגליים ומכאן להבנה שהיא לא כל כך קטנה כמו שמדברים"
צעירים יהודים חילוניים עירוניים יכולים למצוא דרך להתחבר לרעיית צאן?

"רעיית צאן היא דרך וחוויה רוחנית, הרבה לפני שהיא נהפכת למקצוע. צעירים יהודים שישאירו חלון מחשבה פתוח בטרם ימסדו את חייהם ויקימו משפחה, יכולים למצוא בדרך זו אלטרנטיבה אמיתית לחיי הניתוק המשפחתי שמציעה הסביבה העירונית. אני גידלתי את ילדיי במרחבי הטבע מסביב לכפר זיתים והם התחנכו והתבגרו מתוך חווית רעיית הצאן. שדה המרעה בעיני ילד הוא מרחב אינסופי מפחיד, מסקרן ובסופו של דבר מאתגר. בגיל 9 הבנות שלי היו נשארות בשטח עם 400 ראש. הביטחון האישי מתפתח כי נוצרת חובת אחריות מול הצורך בשליטה אפקטיבית על החיות. ומהי האלטרנטיבה בצד השני? איזה אחריות יש לילדים היום בכל סביבה אחרת?"

החיבור לטבע וליווי הצאן, יוצק לתפיסתו של אברהם גם יכולות שימושיות אחרות. "משה, אחד מבניי, היה מצטיין בניווטים כאשר שירת ביחידת אגוז. מעבר ליתרון המובנה שהיה לו בשהייה ותנועה בטבע, הוא הבין את הרבדים העמוקים של הקרקע. מול התפיסה הקלישאתית ש'ארצנו היא קטנטונת', עומדת מציאות אחרת של כיבוש הארץ ברגליים ומכאן להבנה שהיא לא כל כך קטנה כמו שמדברים. ההבנה הבסיסית שבטבע אין מבנים מרובעים סכמתיים, אלא צורות שברובן נוטות להתעגלות. אם מחברים שני רבדים כאלה להרבה אחרים נוצרת היכולת לדמיין את הביטוי האמיתי בשטח לשרטוט המדויק שבמפה".

"אם הייתי מייעץ ליהודי העירוני הצעיר לקראת המשך חייו הבוגרים, הייתי אומר לו: 'תתחתן ותעבור ליישוב קטן. יש לך ילדים ואתה דואג להם קודם כל לצרכים הגשמיים. בוא תעסוק ביישום המחשבה הראשונית על היכולת לספק להם אוויר נקי לנשימה'. האוויר הנקי יוביל למחשבה נקייה יותר אצל הילד בהכרח"

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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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