Walk in His Ways
”... it was harder when the day of liberation came... because then we saw morover the destruction all around us and nontheless that nothing had changed, the world continues to move its course... God’s hidden face is as it always was, we found nothing different in the world.” (Rabbi Chaim Alter Ratte, ”To Bear Witness, Holocaust Remembrance at Yad Vashem”).


Laban is the First Antisemite By Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks : Laban is, in effect, the first antisemite. In age after age, Jews sought refuge from those, like Esau, who sought to kill them. The nations who gave them refuge seemed at first to be benefactors. But they demanded a price. They saw, in Jews, people who would make them rich. Wherever Jews went they brought prosperity to their hosts (INN, December 02, 2011).

"And Jacob beheld the countenance (face) of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as beforetime. And the LORD said unto Jacob: 'Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee' (Genesis 31:2-3). A man's face mirrors his feelings (Akeidas Yitzchak). This removal of God's protection as evidenced by the displeasure of Laban and his sons, was designed to provoke Jacob to leave Charan (literally, “Wrath”: a place of lies, deceptions, struggle and hardship), and return to Eretz Israel (Malbim).

Jewish Center Bombed in Sweden: A Jewish community center was bombed in Malmo, Sweden, continuing an ongoing wave of anti-Semitic hate in the city. An explosive device was set off outside a Jewish community center in Malmo, Sweden late on Thursday night. Nobody was hurt in the blast, but the building sustained damage (INN, 9/28/2012).


The Patriarchs wandered from exile to exile: Avraham left Ur Kasdim to go to Charan and from there to Canaan and went down to Egypt. Isaac dwelt in Philistia; Gerar. Ya'akov went to Padan Aram and came to the land of the children of the east; Charan, from there to Canaan and then he went to Egypt with his children.

Joseph was sold into slavery in Egypt, and suffered disgrace and imprisonment. Moshe was forced to flee to Midian, he and his brother Aharon led the Israelites in the wilderness. David fled to Gat and Moab and he knew no rest from war.

Why did God make them wander, moving them from place to place without rest? He did so to enable them to shed light, goodness and blessing upon all of humanity (From the Book Of Our Heritage, by Rabbi Eliyahu Kitov).

Israeli Rabbi Attacked on Paris Subway: Rabbi Asher Idan from Jerusalem was attacked and robbed of 600 euros while traveling on the subway in Paris.The incident occurred as Rabbi Idan, who is currently in France engaged in Jewish activities, made ​​his way, along with a student, on the subway to give lessons to local Jewish youth. He was approached by two local thugs who shouted “stinking Jew” and viciously attacked him (INN, 7/5/2012).

 

Dershowitz Slams Norway for Anti-Semitism: Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz visited Norway, decried the official anti-Semitism he encountered, and inspired new-found pride among Jews.  The renowned lawyer and author spoke at the Beit Chabad in Oslo, startling the audience with his account of the reactions he received from the country’s political and academic leadership. Dershowitz, 72, said he is generally invited to meet with heads of state wherever he travels, yet Norway’s leaders refused to meet with him. His offers to speak at NTNU-Trondheim and Oslo universities were also declined, he said, because of his views on Israel. Dershowitz has been outspoken on behalf of Jonathan Pollard,  against Judge Goldstone and his report, and against classifying U.S. President Obama as unfair to Israel .

Regarding Israeli towns and communities ("settlements") in Judea and Samaria, he
said last year , "I did not say the settlements were illegal; I said they are not good for Israel and that I oppose them." On the other hand, he has also expressed his belief that even if Israel were to remove all its "settlements," the PA would still be reluctant to recognize Israel's right to exist as a Jewish secular democracy (INN, 03/28/11).


Despoiling the Jews was an integral part of Nazi policy. Property and possessions of European Jewry that had been part of their  economic and cultural life for hundreds of years were systematically plundered. The Nazis confiscated all types of property, homes real estate, factories, businesses, and artistic and cultural treasures. When the Jews were sent to death camps, the local population took control of their homes and property.

During the Holocaust the Jews lost everything they had. In Norway the Jews had to sign a document before they were sent to the death camps, were they “agreed” to that all their possessions were confiscated, and taken away by the Norwegian police and government officials. (Law of Oct. 22, 1942 Confiscation of property belonging to Jews). In the Islamic world more than 870,000 Jews were expelled, their property and belongings were confiscated by the regimes and the mob.


Norwegian Collaborators Persecuted Jews in Holocaust: Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews Eirik Veum of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, who wrote "The Fallen" about Norwegians in SS and other Nazi units. For International Holocaust Remembrance Day (INN, January 21, 2014).


Strange to say, Ezekiel 38:10-13 state explicitly that the intention of Gog and his allies is to despoil Israel of their wealth and appropriate their land, as stated in Ezekiel 36:2,5 and Psalm Ch. 83.

Desparate for a 'Success,' Top Obama Official Leans on Israel:  U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta demanded that Israel get back to the "damn" negotiating table - and make concessions to the PA (INN, 12/3/2011).


Zechariah 12:2 says "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of staggering unto all the peoples round about, and upon Judah also shall it fall to be in the siege against Jerusalem."Targum here states that the nations besieging Jerusalem will also force members of the house of Judah to take part in the siege. It is noteworthy that in our times, the some of the chief agents that are executing the international plot to undermine the Jewish settlement of Israel and Jerusalem are in fact Jews or Jewish apostates, whether in the government of Israel or in the service of foreign governments (Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum).

Why Does Scandinavia Hate Jews? by Giulio Meotti Once a haven for Jews, Sweden is a hotbed of anti-Semitism. Norway is just as bad. What does that say about Europe? During the Second World War, the German universities banned many famous Jewish intellectuals such as T.W. Adorno and Albert Einstein. Now, three universities in Norway turned down the Jewish lawyer and author Alan Dershowitz, who had offered free lectures on Israel and international law. Jews in Norway are just 0.003 percent of the total population, but Oslo is a bulwark of global anti-Semitism and Israel- slandering. What is the root of the Nordic hatred? (INN, 03/30/11).

Many Jews who emerged from the camps, forests and hideouts and returned to their homes, were met by a hostile reception by the local population who was afraid that the Jews would demand restitution of their homes and property they had stolen. Many surviving Jews were attacked, murdered or injured in Pogroms  (The Pogrom in Kielce, Yad Vashem) in the months after the liberation. Overall, the few who emerged from the inferno hurriedly left Europe. Some launched a resolute struggle to immigrate to the Land of Israel and establish themselves in the national homeland.

Through their dangerous exile, the Jewish nation have suffered martyrdom:
Here the Almighty speaks: Isaiah 53:9 ”And he gave his grave to the wicked, and to the wealthy with his kinds of deaths (b’mosov), because he committed no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.” Ordinary Jews chose to die like common criminals, rather than renounce their faith; and wealthy Jews were killed for no reason other than to enable their wicked conquerors to confiscate their riches  (Radak). "He submitted himself to his grave like wicked men; and the wealthy (submitted) to his executions, for committing no crime and with no deceit in his mouth.” (The Stone Edition.)

 

As it has been done in former verses, the plural reference made into singular by Christian translators. The Hebrew word b’mosov is plural – and correct translated it means ”deaths”. In the Christian bible it is translated with “death” – in order to hide the identity to the servant as the Jewish People” (Rabbi Tovia Singer). NKJ: “And they made His grave with the wicked-- But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth.”

The NAS puts Isaiah 53:9 this way, in order to make it fit the NT's story of the 'rich man from  Arimathea, Joseph, who laid Jesus in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock..." (Matthew: 27:57-60). "His grave was assigned with wicked men, Yet He was with a rich man in His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was there any deceit in His mouth." See Zepaniah 3:12-20.

In the spring of 1945, the sounds and horrors of World War II ceased, and the last vestiges of the European Jewry, emerged from the death camps and the killing sites – one survivor per town and two per family (Jeremiah 3:14-15), battered, embittered, orphaned, with neither communities  nor homes and without a close relative waiting anywhere in the world.

 

”My eyes are riveted upon the expanse of destruction—does nothing really remain? Of all the masses, has not a person survived? Of my entire family, only I remain? How did it happen that all of them are dead and only I am alive? I, the weakest of the all?” (Dov Freiberg, a survivor of Sobibor).

”Thou shalt not murder” is the supreme moral injunction with which humankind was trumpeted on Mount Sinai. Life is a Divine creation that no human being dares to take from his fellow man, who has been created in the Divine image. The Holocaust revealed the total willingness of human beings to accept the dictates of a ghastly ideology and to commit mass murder without a second thought.


In the words of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: "God created the world for humans and humans for Himself. He created humans from mud and in the soil, but He did not want them to remain in the soil and with animal instincts. He kindled the light of guidance in their souls and asked them to rise from the soil to the heavens and to Him with the help of wisdom, prophets and perfect men.

The world will ultimately disappear, but God has created man for eternity and has made them a manifestation of Himself. Creativity, mercifulness, kindness, knowledge, wisdom, zeal, concealment of sins, splendor, justice, bounteousness, generosity, greatness, love, glory, dignity, forgiveness, insight, kingship and all other goodness and beauty are attributes of God.

God has not created humans for aggression, bloodshed, rancor, selfishness and destruction. He made humans His vicegerents on earth and has asked them to, on the one hand, make earth prosper by using their God-given potentials and to prepare the ground for the growth of divine attributes in all humans, and to provide all with a life full of beauty, amity, freedom, justice and goodness; and on the other hand in pursuance of this path, to prepare for a prosperous, everlasting life endowed by God's mercy. God has obligated humans to live divinely and socially, for it is only through social life and interactions with others that divine attributes may emerge..." (Full text of Ahmadinejad's speech to the UN General Assembly, Haaretz, 24/09/2008).

Ignoring Israel’s goodness: Israel was the first country in the world to send aid to Haiti after the earthquake. Israel was among the most generous countries after the tsunami in Asia. And now, when disaster struck in Japan, Israel was the first to dispatch a field hospital to assist in the recovery effort. The Israelis also ran a pediatric field hospital in Rwanda during the Tutsi genocide, assisted the Albanians during the Kosovo war and helped Turkey following the 1999 earthquake.

 

However, Israel's amazing altruism never had its legitimate space in the global media, because this radical goodness doesn't fit in with the Zionist stereotype of the colonialist, fascist and apartheid occupier... (Ynet News,03.29.11).

Israeli aid delegation leaves for Japan: Despite radiation concerns, medical mission sets out for tsunami-stricken region, along with 80 tons of medical, humanitarian supplies (Ynet News, 03.26.11).

VIDEO: Israel Flag Flies Over Japanese Ghost Town: The IDF's medical team has set up a field infirmary at  Minami-Sanrikucho, Japan, and is conducting an initial assessment of the situation in coordination with the heads of the Home Front Command and IDF Medical Corps in Israel. An initial team left for Japan last week in order to assess needs in advance of the second delegation's arrival. Non-governmental Jewish groups have rushed to provide aid as well. Japan's Chabad-Lubavitch emmissaries remained in the country throughout the disaster to provide physical and spritual assistance, with some venturing out to the hardest-hit areas in order to assist in rescue efforts (INN, 03/27/11).


VIDEO: Japan: IDF Team Treats Homeless Baby Girl: A medical team from the IDF emergency delegation to Japan is treating a sick 11-month baby girl who has lost her home in the tsunami disaster. The girl, Sanae, was brought on Wednesday by her grandmother to the IDF clinic at Minami Sanriku, a town that has been obliterated in the catastrophe (03/30/11).

Jewish Relief is now in its third week of operations. With volunteers living in the affected areas our team is able to access remote and devastated cities that are restricted to many international organizations.  We are bringing food on a daily basis to people who have  not eaten bread in more than a week. Over the past two weeks Chabad (Chabad in Tokyo: Hands Out Sweet Potatoes to Residents, INN) has distributed almost $100,000 worth of food supplies to tens of thousands of recipients.

Today 3/31/2011 Japanese officials officially conceded that four of the six reactors at the Fukushimo Daiichi plant would need to be closed down as they try to keep the remaining two reactors operational. The evacuation zone is being widened and tens of thousands of families may be asked to evacuate over the next few days... (
Rabbi Eliezer Avtzon, Global Jewish Assistance Relief Network ).

Pressure to widen evacuation zone: UN nuclear monitors have advised Japan to consider expanding the evacuation zone around the stricken reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. An exclusion zone with a radius of 20km is currently in place but the UN says safe radiation limits have been exceeded 40km away. The US and UK earlier advised their citizens in Japan to keep at least 80km from the plant. Meanwhile, radioactive iodine levels in seawater near the plant reached a new record - 4,385 times the legal limit (BBC News, 31 Mar, 2011).

Israel, Iran Work Together in Japan: Search teams from Israel and Iran have formed an unlikely partnership in the city of Kamashi, in Japan. Both teams are assisting Japan in the search for, and identification of, bodies of tsunami victims.

 

When the team of ZAKA members from Israel met their Iranian counterparts, “We exchanged greetings. We decided that we have the same mission, no matter what is happening with our governments,” said ZAKA head Yehudah Meshi-Zahav, who spoke to Arutz Sheva's Hebrew-language news service about the organization's mission in Japan. The 12 members of the ZAKA crew worked alongside the Iranians, and when the teams set up camp, both flew their flags, putting the Israeli and Iranian national symbols side by side. (INN, 04/03/11).

To Walk in His Ways and Go in His Paths - Despite radiation concerns: Deut. 26:17-19 "You have selected the Lord this day, to be your God, and to walk in His ways, and to observe His statutes, His commandments and His ordinances, and to obey Him... " (listen to His voice, Psalm 40:7).

Deut. 6:5 "And you shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart and with all your soul, and with all your means (resources)." And "you shall love your neighbor as yourself" (Leviticus 19:18). Rabbi Akiva says: “This is a fundamental all-inclusive principle of the Torah" (Torath Kohanim 19:45).

One expresses love of God by performing His commandments purely out of love. "With all your soul: " I.e., even if your devotion to God requires that you forfeit your life. (Rashi).

Michah 4:2 "And many nations shall go, and they shall say, "Come, let us go up to the Lord's mount and to the house of the God of Jacob, and let Him teach us of His ways, and we will go in His paths," for out of Zion shall the Torah come forth, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem."

The Way of God, to do tzedakah and justice: Genesis 18:18-19 And Abraham will become a great and powerful nation, and all the nations of the world will be blessed in him. For I have known him because he commands his sons and his household after him, that they should keep the way of the Lord to perform righteousness and justice, in order that the Lord bring upon Abraham that which He spoke concerning him." 


What is the meaning of the verse, "You shall walk after the L-rd your G-d?" Is it, then, possible for a human being to walk after the Divine, which is described as a "devouring fire"? But the meaning is to follow the attributes of the Holy One, blessed be He. See 'Counting the Omer'  


G-d clothes the naked, as it is written: "And G-d made for Adam and for his wife coats of skin, and clothed them" (Genesis 3:21); so should you, too, clothe the naked. G-d visits the sick, as it is written: "And G-d appeared to him by the Oaks of Mamre"; so should you, too, visit the sick. G-d comforts mourners, as it is written: "And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that G-d blessed Isaac his son" (Genesis 25:11); so should you, too, comfort mourners. G-d buries the dead, as it is written: "And He buried him in the valley" (Deuteronomy 34:6); so should you, too, bury the dead (Talmud, Sotah 14a).


1 Samuel's (8:3) "sons did not walk in his ways, and they turned after gain, and they took bribes and perverted justice." 

”The Lord performs charitable deeds and judgment for all oppressed people. He makes His ways known to Moses, to the children of Israel His deeds. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and with much kindness" (Psalm 103:6-8). See Malachi 3:1-5,19-24, Job 37:9-13, Psalm  147:15-20.

 

"Bless the Lord, His angels, those mighty in strength (Torah knowledge), who perform His word, to hearken to the voice of His word. Bless the Lord, all His hosts, His ministers, those who do His will. Bless the Lord, all His works, in all the places of His dominion; my soul, bless the Lord (Psalm 103:20-22, Daniel 7:10).

 

‘As G-d clothes the naked… (Isaiah 58:7-14, Ezek. 18:5-17) as G-d visits the sick… (Gen. 18:1) as God comforts mourners, widows, orphans (Isaiah  57:15-18, 61:1-3, Psalm 147:2-3), etc – so are you to do also. It is in this sense that the Torah describes Man as having been created in the Divine image and in the likeness of angels - who walk in His ways.


'The LORD, the LORD, God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth; keeping mercy unto the thousandth generation, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin; and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and unto the fourth generation' (Exodus 34:6-7). When the children hold on to their parents evil deeds, idolatry, etc.

"And God created man in His image, in the image of God He created him,.." (Genesis 1:27).
Ezekiel 36:27-28 "And I will put My spirit within you and bring it about that you will walk in My statutes and you will keep My ordinances and do [them]." Ezekiel 39:29 "And I shall no longer hide My face from them, for I shall have poured out My spirit upon the House of Israel," says the Lord God."

VIDEO:Japan Aid Delegation Members and Local Children Partake in Recreational Activities Together: The IDF aid delegation to Japan takes a quick break to entertain the local children of Minamisanriku, who experienced deep losses from the recent tsunami and earthquake. Together with the children, the delegation members played a game in which the language is universal – soccer (IDF Spokesperson) .  


The Righteous among the nations: During the Holocaust thousands of non-Jews, despite threats and hostile surroundings, risked their lives to save Jews from the Nazis’ clutches... which enabled the beleaguered Jews to believe that the qualities of humanity and kindness could overcome the indoctrination of Fascist regimes.


”... I know that when I stand before God on Judgment Day, I will not be asked what they asked Cain: Where were you when your brothers blood cried out to God?” (Imre Bathroy, Hungary).

 

”... I thank Divine Providence for having alloved me to perform the commandment in Leviticus, ”Love your neighbour as yourself; an incomparably commandment of the Chosen People.” (Olga St.-Blankett Baumgarten, France). ”What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow human being!” (Rabbi Hillel).

On November 29, 1947, the United Nations resolved to terminate the British Mandate for Palestine and partition Eretz Israel into two states; a Jewish one and an Arab one. Jordan, is located on Israel's eastern-most border. The following day, the Arabs declared war on Yishuv, the settlement, and the War of Independence broke out. Survivors played a major role in the defense of the newly declared Jewish state.


”From the ashes of the Holocaust the nation arose, ingathered from a hundred countries, and flowed along timeless routes to the ancient homeland” (Chaim Herzog, manifesto for Israel’s 40th Independence Day).


"Helpless, humiliated, dejected, totally degraded and starved survivors that barely have skin covering their bones - how is it that those Jews that managed to survive in such a state of physical and psychological despair in 1945….after the most horrible chapter of persecution against Jews in 2,000 years….how in such a short period of time did world Jewry recover in a mere three years and find the strength to win the war of independence in 1948 against superior odds and firepower?

There can only be one answer….The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob! Only God! Ezekiel 37! Only God could have breathed life into the death and ashes of the Holocaust! The suffering was not in vain. The lives of 6 million Jews are not lost. God gave new life to the Jewish people and breathed pride and determination into the descendants of Abraham and they reclaimed the ancient Land (Eliezer Braun,
Shuva Israel ). 

On April 5th 2011 - which is Rosh Chodesh Nissan 5771RADIO FREE NACHLAOT will be broadcasting a live 6-hour show beginning at 2pm Jerusalem time until 8pm Jerusalem time - celebrating the SECOND ANNUAL TEMPLE MOUNT AWARENESS DAY featuring special guests Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven.

 

The Holy Temple - Har HaBayet, the Temple Mount - is the focus of the show, and how appropriate to focus on the things of the Holy Temple on Rosh Chodesh Nissan as it was on that day that Moses erected the Tabernacle, the day the Divine Service began, the day that 10 crowns descended upon Israel, the day that G-d's Presence rested on Earth, the day that Israel's offerings were accepted by Heaven!

 

Rabbi Chaim Richman is the Director of the Temple Institute's International Department and the world's leading English-language expert on the Holy Temple. He will be sharing special Torah teachings all about the Temple's building, service, history, dimensions, inner meanings, past and future!

 

We'll learn about how the Temple was and will be "A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL PEOPLE," about the current political situation that keeps the Temple Mount nearly inaccessible to religious Jews, and about the halachic restrictions and requirements for those who want to ascend to the Temple Mount in the required state of ritual purity.

 

Join Radio Free Nachlaot's Lorelai Kude and Steve Levine as they welcome Rabbi Richman, Yitzchak Reuven and special guests who will teach all about - Archeology of the Holy Temple - Clothing of the Priests of the Holy Temple - Music of the Holy Temple ... and more!

UN chief: Israel’s occupation is ’morally, politically unsustainable: ' United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Israel Wednesday to halt settlement building in the West Bank...” (Haaretz, 30.03.11).


Samaria: Bibi's Gesture is Mockery: The Samaria Regional Council, which represents Israelis in Samaria, has expressed disappointment with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's gesture to the town of Itamar. Weeks after the massacre of five members of a local family at the hands of PA terrorists, Netanyahu has promised to authorize part of a city plan for Itamar, allowing for the construction of school buildings, including a permanent home for the yeshiva in which Rabbi Udi Fogel was a teacher. The promise was made in a conversation with MK Tzipi Hotovely (Likud), who met with Netanyahu this week.

The rest of the city plan for Itamar will not be authorized, such that any new residential structures would continue to face “illegal” status. The gesture is nothing more than a repetition of promises Netanyahu has made in the past, said council head Gershon Mesika. “This is a mockery, it's approaching fraud. It's recycling a small portion of the building plan, that relates to just some of the educational facilities in the town,” Mesika explained (INN, 04/01/11).

"Restore our judges as in earliest times and our counselors as at first (Isaiah 1:26), remove from us sorrow and groan, and speedily reign over us - You, HaShem, alone - with kindness and compassion, and justify us through righteousness and judgment. Blessed are you, HaShem, the King Who loves righteousness and judgment (Shemoneh Esrei).

Glimmer of Light: Barak Legalizes 6 Judea-Samaria Towns:   Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have announced they will sign their approvals of six existing Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria. Their signatures will approve the Taba, or City Construction Plan, of the towns; a Taba is a legal document allowing the municipal authority to build on the land in question.


The towns in question are Nofim and Kiryat Netafim (Shomron), N’vei Tzuf-Halamish (Binyamin), Eshkolot (Southern Hevron Hills), and Hemdat and Rotem (Jordan Valley). Sources close to Barak emphasize that the approvals do not mean the beginning of new construction in the towns. On the other hand, security roads and other security needs will now be facilitated.

The town of Itamar, 28 years old and with 20 terrorist deaths, including the five Fogel family members last month, has still not received Taba approval. Yesha leaders say that it is this situation that precluded the stationing of security cameras and an effective security fence, thus enabling the massacre in the Fogel home.

The requests for Taba approval in Itamar, as well as in other Yesha towns, continue to sit all but ignored on Barak’s desk, despite great efforts by settlement leaders to have them approved. Shomron Regional Council Chairman Gershon Mesika said today’s announcement is a “partial rectification of the wrong that has been ongoing for six years since the Talia Sasson report
Barak acts arbitrarily and makes decisions based on political considerations, prevents communities from growing, and prevents houses and kindergartens from being built… In the Shomron alone there are still four towns that have not yet been approved – Bruchin, Barkan, Tal Menashe and Itamar – despite the difficult times that we are undergoing, and all because of his internal political machinations”  (INN, 04/04/11).

Shuva Israel together with the Shomron Liason Office have received assurances from the Prime Minister’s Office that permits will now be issued to build proper educational facilities in Itamar. In addition, we have obtained a written document from the Ministry of Education that they will give matching funds for every donation given toward these educational facilities in Itamar.

The first of these institutions is the building of a grammar school at the cost of $3 million USA. This means that Shuva Israel and the Shomron Liason office has embarked on an effort to raise $1.5 million USA in the coming months that will be matched by the Ministry of Education. 

Now that we have assurances of matching funding from the Ministry of education….let us do our part!!! Support the brave pioneers of Biblical Samaria...Go to:  http://www.blessingisrael.com/index.htm  and sign up for monthly giving via Pay Pal. 

Overcoming Politics and building a Greener Israel:
Due to the ongoing political feuding, Havat Gilad is not connected to the national power grid. The expensive  electricity of this community has been generated by highly polluting diesel generator for the past 10 years.

In light of this difficult situation, Shomron Liason Office/Shuva Israel have developed a detailed plan to supply electricity to Havat Gilad through the use of renewable energy. This will alleviate the dependence to obtain permission to connect to the Israel national electricity grid and serve as a model for other communities to switch to ’green’ energy.

The Biblical Mountains of Samaria have a year round abundance of wind. Based on the metering of winds at Havat Gilad, there is ample wind year round to supply the community with electricity powered by wind turbines. The expense of installing the wind turbines and infrastructure work necessary to supply electricity to the  members of this community is $250,000 USA.

Let us together take pride in helping complete this wonderful project for the brave pioneers of Havat Gilad. Go to our website and follow easy instructions to donate via Pay Pal. http://www.blessingisrael.com/index.htm

Isaiah 59:17-21 "And He put on righteousness (TZEDAKAH) as a coat of mail, and a helmet of salvation upon His head, and He put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak. According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay, fury to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies; to the islands He will repay recompense. So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun; for distress (TZAR, troubles, affliction, Gog and Magog, Jeremiah 30:7-11, Daniel 12:1, Ezekiel 38:22, Deut. 4:27-31, Ch. 30, Isaiah 24:1-6) will come in like a flood, which the breath of the LORD driveth." 

RaDaK explains that the "affliction" that "comes like a river" refers to the armies of Gog and Magog, which the spirit of God will destroy from the earth.

 

"His weapons will be of two kinds: weapons of charity and salvation for Israel and weapons of vengeance against the nations" (RaDaK). "Why does it say, 'He will garb Himself in TZEDAKAH (charity) like a coat of armor'? Just as in a coat of armor, each metal scale adds up to a great coat of armor, so in the case of charity, all the separate coins join up to make a great sum" (Bava Basra 9b). Psalm 41:2-4, Daniel 4:24, Zechariah 14:14. Haggai 2:8-9.

"And a redeemer shall come to Zion, and to those who repent of transgression in Jacob, says the Lord. "As for Me, this is My covenant with them," says the Lord. "My spirit, which is upon you and My words that I have placed in your mouth, shall not move from your mouth or from the mouth of your seed and from the mouth of your seed's seed," said the Lord, "from now and to eternity." For even in their exile, My Torah will not be forgotten from them.

"People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do." (Lewis Cass). I believe that through our ACTIONS (by our generousity, donations towards Shuva Israel's / Shomron Liaison Office's projects in Samaria - the wind turbins, grammar school, etc) we in Scandinavia, Europe, etc, in the immediate future, hopefully, will show a different "face/image - attitude" towards the Jewish people.


For nothing occurs on earth unless it is first decreed On High, and nothing is decreed above unless it is first determined below.

"We are determined that something positive emerge from the tragedy of the Fogel family. This will show those that want to remove us from our Biblical Heritage that we will never be deterred and that we will continue to build, prosper and welcome new brave pioneers to our communities in Biblical Samaria" (Eliezer Braun, Shuva Israel).

With the courage of a David, Hezekiah made a complete turnabout from the path of his father (Ahaz) he was determined to take away the intermediaries people had relied upon and lead them on THE PATH OF PURE FAITH in HaShem (I Kings 18:3-8, John 3:14-15). See
'Nechushtan'

VIDEO: 30 Days Since Massacre Marked with Construction: Thirty days have passed since the brutal murder of five members of the Fogel family from Itamar, and friends and family gathered to mark the occasion. In Itamar, the cornerstone was laid for what will be a Torah study hall built in honor of the slain Rabbi Ehud (Udi) Fogel (INN, 04/10/11).

A Torah-True and Zionist Way to Memorialize the Fogel Family: The Itamar Yeshiva is building and expanding in memory of the Fogel family murdered by terrorists. Arutz Sheva presents the emotionally stirring video. The Yeshiva Center at Itamar has begun construction of the new campus which will include study halls, classrooms, dormitories, and the renovation of the kitchen and dining room for the students. Itamar, together with Arutz Sheva, urge you to contribute towards this momentous undertaking which will represent a true Zionist response to the horrible crime against the Fogels (INN, 05/11/11).


Want prophecy fulfilled? Ezekiel 39:29 "And I shall no longer hide My face from them, for I shall have poured out My spirit upon the House of Israel," says the Lord God."See also Ezekiel 36:27. So, change your attitude and donate towards the House of Judah! 

AUDIO: Inconsistencies: A7 Radio's "Making a Difference" with Yitzchak Hutner : A s we approach the time again of receiving the Torah, let us see how we can be more consistent in how act with others and Hashem! (INN, 6/6/2011).