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Tamar Yonah is one of Israel's most popular English-speaking radio show hosts. She made Aliyah from Southern California and after serving in the Israeli army began a prolific career in radio, including production, news and program development. She was the original creator and producer of 'The Aliyah Show' and still works whenever she can in that field. Tamar is a political activist, wife and mother residing in Judea and Samaria and currently hosts the top-rated shows of The Weekend Edition & The Tamar Yonah Show. Her award winning blog covers current events, religion, politics and anything else that's on her mind.
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13. JOINTS / MUSCLES
a. Pain or aches in joints 0 1 2 3 4
b. Rheumatoid arthritis 0 1 2 3 4
c. Osteoarthritis 0 1 2 3 4
d. Stiffness, limited movement 0 1 2 3 4
e. Pain, aches in muscles 0 1 2 3 4
f. Recurrent back aches 0 1 2 3 4
g. Feeling of weakness or tiredness 0 1 2 3 4
a. Binge eating / drinking 0 1 2 3 4
b. Craving certain foods 0 1 2 3 4
c. Excessive weight 0 1 2 3 4
d. Compulsive eating 0 1 2 3 4
e. Water retention 0 1 2 3 4
f. Underweight 0 1 2 3 4
a. Frequent illness 0 1 2 3 4
b. frequent or urgent urination 0 1 2 3 4
c. leaky bladder 0 1 2 3 4
d. genital itch, discharge 0 1 2 3 4
Section I Total: ________
Section II: Risk of Exposure
Rate each of the following situations based upon your environmental profile for the past 120 days.
16. Circle the corresponding number for questions 16a – 16f below.
a. How often are strong chemicals used in your home?
(disinfectants, bleaches, oven & drain cleaners, furniture
polish, floor wax, window cleaners, etc.)
0 1 2 3 4
b. How often are pesticides used in your home?
0 1 2 3 4
c. How often do you have your home treated for insects?
0 1 2 3 4
d. How often are you exposed to dust, overstuffed
furniture, tobacco smoke, mothballs, incense, or
varnish in your home or office?
0 1 2 3 4
e. How often are you exposed to nail polish, perfume,
hair spray, and other cosmetics?
0 1 2 3 4
f. How often aer you exposed to diesel fumes, exhaust
fumes, or gasoline fumes?
0 1 2 3 4
17. Circle the corresponding number for questions 17a – 17b below.
1 Mild Change
2 Moderate Change
3 Drastic Change
a. Have you noticed any negative change in your health since you moved into your home or apartment?
0 1 2 3
b. Have you noticed any negative change in your health since you started your new job?
0 1 2 3
18. Answer “Yes” or “No” and circle the corresponding number for questions 18a – 18d below.
a. Do you have a water purification system in your home?
No = 2 YES = 0
b. Do you have any indoor pets?
No = 0 YES = 2
c. Do you have an air purification system in your home?
No = 2 YES = 0
d. Are you a dentist, painter, farm worker, or construction worker?
No = 0 YES = 2
Section II Total:
GRAND TOTAL (Section I & Section II)
Add up the numbers to arrive at a total for each section, and then add the totals for each section to arrive at the grand total. If any individual section total is 6 or more, or the Grand Total is 40 or more, you may benefit from a Clinical Purification™ program.
Adapted with permission from the author of Clinical Purification™: A Complete Treatment and Reference Manual, Dr. Gina L. Nick.
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? It ain’t Netanyahu.
Last week when Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama in the White House to try to iron out their differences on the peace talks, he was ‘passed over’ for dinner. Relations have been strained between the USA and Israel since Obama moved into the White House, and despite the so-called global warming, this icy tension is not thawing.
Taking a step back from examining the details of the peace process negotiations through a political eye, if one looks at it from a Biblical aspect, one can break it down like this:
Obama wants his cake and to eat it too – without Netanyahu as his guest. Obama’s narcissist type behavior towards America’s best friend in the Middle East mixed with ego, contempt and a cup of anti-Semitism has pushed Netanyahu into a foxhole where people don’t come out atheistic anymore. Netanyahu and the Israeli people are now convinced more than ever that Israel does not have a friend in the White House, rather a New Pharaoh has arisen who does not know Joseph. And this new Pharaoh in the White House is conspiring with his minions ‘Come, let us deal wisely with them’. We shall proclaim this is all for 'peace' and the betterment of the world, but in actuality, it will be the end of an independent and sovereign Jewish nation which has been a bone in the throat of the world since its inception. “Come, let us deal wisely with them. We will divide up the country of Israel, amputating her heart and lungs and limbs until she will be too weak to exist independently. She will need us completely for life support.”
Our Jewish Prophets foretold that the nations of the world would use the word 'peace' but that it would not be peace.
“And they have healed the hurt of the daughter of My people lightly, saying: 'Peace, peace', when there is no peace.” Jeremiah 8:11
Because, even because they have led My people astray, saying: Peace, and there is no peace; and when it buildeth up a slight wall, behold, they daub it with whited plaster; Ezekiel 13:10
Essentially, what we are seeing is Obama telling Netanyahu, 'I am hungry and my stomach is growling and I am going to fill my tummy now. And you,,, well, when you have decided that you are going to turn your back on your G-d and go against your Torah to appease me and the rest of the international community, then we can talk. Then we can commence with the amputation which will result in the end of Israel as a sovereign nation, and the end of you as G-d’s chosen People because you will have chosen me, our defense contracts and the world’s fake favor, over your G-d and your Torah. Call me when you have something meaty to give me.'
Charlie Shrem, a student who is majoring in 'Middle Eastern studies' in New York, wrote me a disturbing note about what is going on in his and other schools with their text books.
He wrote me that he's writing a paper for his middle eastern studies degree, and basically took his textbook that the college uses, and would, in his thesis, prove his text book was wrong!
Charlie wrote me the following,
'Tamar, You have no idea how many blatant lies were in the textbook that the whole school uses! It was ridiculous. The textbook is supposed to objectively cover the "Israel-Palestinian Conflict " but it was so biased to the Arabs, it was disgusting. I proved all their examples wrong in every chapter, using quoted actual sources, not media reports. I quoted British Police reports from 1948, speeches and interviews by Israel, Arab, British and American leaders. It's horrendous that this is what the American Jewish youth is learning in universities today.'
And so I had Charlie on my show to talk about it. Following the airing of the show, I received an email from one of the listeners named Elka, who wrote me the following:
I've just finished listening to your show where callers complained about their college textbooks.
Complaining to the college or to the publisher will not do any good because this is a question not of just a couple of textbooks with "errors" or "lies" in them, this is a question of the views that are a "must" for anyone who wants to write textbooks and have them published. This is too big for mere complaints and, basically, at this point, insurmountable.
It starts in public schools where European history is taught as the history of the church using the textbooks where Jews are mentioned in a couple of sentences not forgetting the trading and the money lending as their (sigh) sole occupations (most Jewish children in the US, as you must know already, attend PUBLIC schools).
The only EFFECTIVE way to fight this is for ALL the Jewish students to quit these universities en masse and continue their education in Israel i. e., HIT THEM IN THE POCKET! And write a nice letter to the university president thanking him for helping them make the decision to make aliyah and mail it right before boarding the plane.
Please do not give them mixed messages, i. e., "Stay where you are and fight!" vs. "This is the 30s in Germany, get out!" because they cannot do both.
Here are my own examples:
I am currently enrolled at a college in the Midwest which shall remain nameless because I have no grudge against the college (as I already explained, the problem goes much deeper).
I took a History course (Western Civilization, the textbook written by a Jew) where the instructor talked at length about "Jewish persecutions of (early) Christians", reenacted for the class how the Jews shouted "Crucify him! Crucify him!", announced before the class that in 1492 Muslims(!) were expelled out of Spain (in actuality in 1509) without mentioning the Jews (I had to say it out loud for him). The textbook didn't mention anything about the Jews aside from the usual.
I've also taken an Anthropology course where there is ONE sentence (nothing of importance) devoted to Jews but a whole article about the most peaceful religion in the world.
I also have a college Geography textbook where the author emphatically states that the science has proven that all civilization started in East Africa (not the Middle East) from where Homo sapiens crossed on their way into North Africa, Arabia, "and spread all across Asia" although she does state that animal domestication, irrigation, etc. started 10,000 years ago in the ME - very confusing), and both India and China are called "civilization hearths" with Hinduism being named as the oldest religion in the world, and China - the oldest known civilization.
About Israel - not a word about the mandate; creation of Israel by the UN caused the conflict, etc.; small size and population belie Israel's "real power", Israel gets "massive" U.S. financial aid, the number of "stateless" "Palestinians" is estimated at 10(!) million, Golan and Jerusalem are a "problem", etc. Bombing of Israel from Gaza is replaced with "border skirmishes".
This is NORMAL, Tamar. This is the party line of every red-blooded college professor and researcher (and schoolteacher).
It cannot be fought in the U.S., not anymore. It's a different country than the one you remember.
Why is the Jewish Agency sitting on its hands?
The Jewish Agency has just announced that it is doubling its representation on American campuses. How far from zero was that before the "doubling up"?
Why is Nefesh B'Nefesh selecting rich retirees and the wealthy to make aliyah? The rich can lose their money quickly, and then what? No aliyah?
A million Jews in Yehuda and Shomron and another million in Yerushalayim would stop the "piece process" cold.
For those interested, you can hear Charlie Shrem being interviewed about his text book here.
Also, thanks to Elka for her email and comments to me, very enlightening, and good advice to make aliyah NOW.
Let's face it, things are getting worse in the news, and it sure looks like the stage is being set for the war of Gog and Magog.
Obama wants to split Jerusalem, divide the Holy Land of Israel and give it to the Arabs for a new terror state called Palestine.
U.N. head Bank Ki-Moon wants to split Jerusalem and give it to the Arabs for a new terror state called Palestine and he says Jews can't build in liberated Jerusalem. This 'Two State Solution' they are pushing for, is really the Final Solution, as the state of Israel cannot exist with a terror state embedded in it's belly. It means the end of Israel.
Iran is more truthful, and its leader Ahamdinejad doesn't want to wait for a PA terror state to eat Israel for breakfast or eat it away like a cancer. He wants to see the end of Israel in one fell swoop. He will try to use his proxies like the Hamas and the Hezbollah to directly wipe us off the map with missile and other direct attacks, and when he can, he will try to attack us with nuclear weapons/bombs to finish the job.
Our own Prime Minister is weak (or worse) and though he says no to some of the demands by the International community, he may very well keep appeasing them and the Arabs until it is too late. He has done this thus far already with his support of ceding Hebron when he was first Prime Minister back in the 90's, voting as a minister under Sharon's government for the expulsion of Jews from Gush katif, implementing a building freeze in Judea & Samaria (and now Jerusalem) and being the first Prime Minister to proclaim his support for a Palestinian State (though demilitarized). Any Palestinian state that is set up with the help of the International community would be, in the words of U.S. Vice-President Biden (on his visit to Israel several days ago) an independent state that is "viable and contiguous". 'Contiguous' means that Israel is split into two. And 'independent' means that this 'Palestinian' state can choose not to be de-militarized.
So, what can we do? Or on a more specific, individual note so we can focus...
What can YOU do?
You will argue that you cannot do much, because you are not the Prime Minister of Israel.
You will argue that you cannot do much, because the IDF does not take its command from you and you cannot send them out to the defense of Israel.
You will argue that you cannot do much, because you are not rich or wealthy.
You will argue that you cannot do much, because maybe you don't live here.
You will argue that you cannot do much, because even though you live here, you are just a pawn, a little person.
So again, what CAN you do?
G-d gives us all a certain potential, and we need to use that potential and strengths and learning to better ourselves and fix the world. You are correct, you are NOT the Prime Minister of Israel, You may NOT be wealthy, but you CAN do certain things, no matter how small. Because sometimes it only takes a small deed to tip the scales.
There is the famous story that I personally love and connect to, about the Torah Sage, Reb Zusha of Anipoli. Before his death, his students came to him and were surprised to find him trembling with fear. They said to him, "Why are you afraid of death? You have lived a good, righteous life. To which Reb Zusha replied, "In the coming world, if G‑d asks me why I was not like Moses, I can say, because you did not give me the leadership capabilities of Moses." And if G-d asks me why I was not like Abraham, I can say because you did not give me the same charachter traits of Abraham, but if he asks me, "Zusha, why were you not like Zusha?'" Then what will I say?
We all have a certain amount of potential and certain character traits that G-d has given us. Some of us were blessed with a little more of this, a little less of that, and these talents we were given in the measurement given, make us special individuals. Are we being the 'BEST (fill in your name)' we can be?
All God asks of us is that we do our best according to our own potential.
When we are called to the next world and are put on trial for how we lived our life, you will not be asked why you didn't send the army to release kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, or why you did not send the air force to bomb the Iranian nuclear reactor. Because you could reply. "But G-d, you did not make me the Prime Minister of Israel with the power to give these commands." But if you are asked why you didn't do more of whatever you COULD do, what will you say?
What will you say if you are asked, "Your brother Gilad Shalit has been held captive by terrorists for 4 years, FOUR YEARS, and you went about your day as usual, without even a daily remembrance of him and a short morning or evening prayer that he be released. What will you say?
What will you say when you are asked why you didn't pray for the release of Jonathan Pollard, held in an American prison? What will you say when you made sure to grab a coffee and go to work and maybe see a movie, or take your kids to the park, or watch your favorite Dextor episode, but you didn't take the time to remember your brothers still being held captive? There are other IDF soldiers still missing in Arab countries; Ron Arad, Zecharya Baumel, Zvi Feldman, Yehuda Katz, Guy Hever, and Majdy Halabi all who fought to keep us safe here in israel. We can at least take a moment each day to pray for them and their loved ones who suffer pain everyday at their loss. If we don't, what will we say?
All of us CAN say a daily prayer, "Please, G-d, have our boys released immediately to their homes, their families, safe and sound." That is something we all CAN do. Otherwise, what will you say 'up there' when asked why you could not even do that small effort?
What will you say when you are asked if you gave 10% of your income to charity? We know that all the money we make in this world is not through our doing, but by HaShem's will. The money He gives us is HIS, not ours, and we are commanded to give 10% to charity. It is not a choice, it is a commandment. What will you say if asked why you kept it for yourself when it was G-d's money He gave you? Money is something to help us live, to live good lives, and improve the world, not to (all) be hoarded away for a rainy day or to make our accounts bigger, or feed our insecurities. The money G-d blesses us with should be used wisely, and not selfishly. THIS we CAN do, and make sure we fulfill the commandment of giving our ten per cent due.
Did we study Torah everyday? When we learned, did we dedicate our learning to those less fortunate than us, those who may be sick, or again, dedicate it for the release of our captured brothers being held? Did we support other places of learning, or arrange an evening (maybe in our home) where other people could learn Torah? This we CAN do.
And what will we say when we are asked why we didn't make a serious, SERIOUS effort to keep one more mitzvah, or work on improving one more mitzvah, or try to be kinder or more loving even though we didn't feel like it, or give the benefit of the doubt or not accuse another person of things we imagined they did or jumped to conclusions to?
We are not perfect, but we have to strive to be the best individual we can be. We can lie in this world, put on a facade, make excuses that sound believable, but in the world of TRUTH, all of our actions will be plain to see. G-d tells us what we need to do.
When we repent, we read in the High Holiday machzor (prayer book) that repentance comes through Teshuvah (returning to G-d), tefillah (actual prayer and mediation) and tzedakah (giving charity, or helping the poor). The Jewish people, and the world for that matter, are entering a very dangerous period in history, a possible WWIII, and it is very likely that nuclear weapons will be employed. We all need to humble ourselves (in a good, positive way) and recognize our Creator, let go of our egos, and do His will, as written to us in the divine book that He gave us, the Torah. We all need to better ourselves, even just a little. Picking something specific to improve ourselves on is usually more effective then biting off a too-big piece to chew and sawy "This year I will be better". Because, what does THAT mean? This is why specific targets or baby steps are usually more effecitive in improving our character traits and mitzvoth that we do.
If we make the effort, we are taught that G-d will then bring us results. The results are up to G-d, the efforts are up to us. This is what we CAN do, and we don't need to be wealthy, or the head of a country to do so.
Watch this short video please:
I'm speechless. I mean, this really takes the cake. The NY times has posted an article on the health care bill called, "As Health Vote Awaits, Future of a Presidency Waits, Too". The article was accompanied by a picture of Obama (subliminally or not so subliminally) as Jesus. Yes that's right, this photo puts an unconscious idea in the head that Obama is a god, or is jesus. I received this from Dan, who received it from 'D' who pointed out the following:
"... Here a picture from yesterday's paper. Note the halo around his head and the cross behind him. ... Note the three symbols:
and the Jesus pose with finger upraised."
Here's the direct LINK to see a larger photo.
I'm not shocked, but I am speechless. Maybe YOU all have something to say about this.
How dumb do they think we are? Appalling.
Special note: Talk backer # 15 - Chaim, said that the photo was removed. I suspected this might happen, and took a print screen shot of the NY Times when they had it up. Unfortunately, the size of the photo is small for this blog but the real picture I have is much bigger and clearer. Here is what it looked like in a smaller sized photo.