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Tammuz 13, 5769, 7/5/2009
I sometimes wonder if there are people hired by the government to come up with ludicrous conspiracy theories in order to discredit the people who are really exposing and whistle-blowing on the dirty deeds that are being done behind our backs.
We know conspiracies exist. We just read about one this last week in the Torah portion about Balak and Balaam.
The Jews were camping out in the desert on their way to the Land of Israel. King Balak from Moab, unbeknownst to the Jews who were minding their own affairs, conspired with the great magician Balaam to destroy the Jews through putting a curse on them. All the while, the Jews were oblivious to their evil plan.
I love learning this Torah portion because it reminds us that though our enemies plan their evil schemes against us, G-d is ever watching over us and protecting us. This evil conspiracy happened without our knowledge, but still, G-d was lovingly taking care of us and destroying the plans of our enemies while we were worrying about collecting our manna and cleaning our tents and doing the mundane things in life that each day brings on a regular basis.
And so, returning to 'conspiracies', there ARE evil plots going on. We just don't know about them. One of the latest conspiracy theories going around now though, seems quite ridiculous. I am not one for 'theories'. I want the facts. That is why, though I will listen to conspiracy theories, because I am the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, I don't believe them unless I see proof or at least very heavy evidence supporting their hypothesis. I don't like to 'believe' or 'trust' people. Show me the money, I say. So with no further stalling, here's the latest: The CIA killed Michael Jackson. That's right, you read it correctly. Sounds nutty, no? I also think so. Get a load of this short video clip below. Absoultely crazy!
Now, for anyone interested in this conspiracy, the story goes like this: "The reason behind the CIA needing to assassinate Michael Jackson, these reports continue, was an out of court settlement the pop icon signed with son of the king of Bahrain, Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Khalifa, this past November in London, and which stated, in part, that in exchange for millions of dollars previously lent to Mr. Jackson by the Sheikh, Mr. Jackson would allow his sold-out United Kingdom concerts to be a “platform” for warning the World of a soon to occur mass genocide event."
Apparently, they say that some pharmaceutical companies are purposely making us sick with laboratory plagues they realease (bird flu/swine flu [H1N1]), and then these same companies will want to vaccinate us all against what they purpossely released into the public in the first place. Only this conspiracy theory is even more sinister. In this conspiracy theory, they want to perpetrate a 'genocide' by poisoning us all with the very same vaccines they say will 'help' us. The details of this incredibly weird story is here:
What's interesting is that these people use real facts, but mix it with other subjects (like Michael Jackson and the CIA) which really make the whole thing sound absurd. This technique confuses people because SOME of it could be true, but not all. Go then and try to filter out the truth from the absurd. It's confusing.
Do I have proof that the CIA did not kill Jackson? No. However, it seems crazy. But remove the CIA and Jackson from the equation and there the craziness stops. Because the other pieces of their puzzle could be true. It’s just the mixing with other crazy stuff that makes people laugh and then throw the baby out with the bathwater.
I thought you all might want to view this interesting piece (down below) from a former pharmaceutical doctor/employee. While I don't harbor a 'hatred' against pharmaceutical companies, because they DO do some good stuff, on the other hand, I am also very skeptical of their drugs. While a medicine might help your headache, it can damage your kindeys.
If I take an aspirin, you know I am on my death bed. Ok, yes, I am exaggerating, but really, I let fevers take their course unless they are really high, and the only time I took pills voluntarily was when I had sciatica and a slipped disc and I was in excruciating pain for so long, for so many weeks, that I finally gave in. And even then, I only took Advil Gel capsules and/or some Etopan (for Musculoskeletal pain/inflammation) for my back and sciatica pain. Nothing stronger.
But what about the vaccines we pump into our new borns? It seems they all get the same dosage whether they are 10 pounds or 20 pounds. THAT can't be right or healthy, can it? How can they create a 'standard' when one kid is so much bigger than another and then give them the same dosage? Then there is the question of the spike in autism and PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder (like autism but not as high up on the ladder) in our kids? Some are saying that children's vaccines are responsible for this surge in autism cases.
Could it be the mercury in these vaccines that keep them from spoiling that has possibly made our kids autistic? Watch this video and the whistle-blower in it, and come to your own conclusion. As for me, I don't have enough facts to come to a conclusion yet. All I know is that one of my sons started to act strangely as a baby, and was ultimately diagnosed with PDD. Here in Israel, we got great 'free' care for him and today he is almost 'normal'. So much so, that they want to release him out of the school program for kids with PDD. I and others here in Israel are very fortunate that we got such great care and attention and help for our kids, but what about other families around the world? And what about the push to give kids ritalin today? Is that not scary as well? Wouldn't a change in diet be able to help kids sit still in class and concentrate better? Our food is so full of white sugar and chemicals, that it's no wonder kids can't sit still in class and pay attention today. Is THIS a conspiracy to put kids on ritalin today? (The video is in English. Wait for the short intro in Hebrew to pass.)
Is there really such evil and greed in these pharmaceutical companies, so much so that they would purposely harm people just to make money? Some people say yes. What conclusions have you come to?
Tammuz 7, 5769, 6/29/2009
Some are calling them Jewish Palestinians. The fact is, that there are Arabs today who are living in Israel and the Palestinian Authority who are outwardly Moslem, but claim they are really Jewish. Please watch this video before reading on.
Note: Not sure where this video originates, however I belive it was made by Israel's Channel One.
"Up to 85 percent of the Arabs living between Jordan and the sea are
"In 1012, about a thousand years ago, there was a decree here [in the Land of Israel] by the Fatimid Khalif, called El-Hakim. And the decree stated that whoever is not converting to Islam has to leave the country. At that time, the majority of the Christians left, and the population that remained here was mainly the people of Israel [Jews], that had to convert to Islam externally, but at home, they had been like Marranos (anusim) [the Jews from Spain who were forced to convert to Christianity) they continued with [their] Judaism." . Misinai shared this information that few people know about, on Israel National Radio's Weekend Edition.
Misinai, and the team he works with, including Arabs themselves, are on a mission trying to bring peace to Israel through a one-state/nation solution. Educating Arabs that they most likely stemmed from Jews and then integrating them into society as Jews (after proper conversion) will join these lost sheep back to their true heritage. It is in this way that Misinai believes the fighting can stop and peace can begin.
This unique and questionable project to bring peace between the Arabs and the Jews is called, "The Engagement": The Roots and Solution to the Problem in the Holy Land.
Misinai works visiting Arabs in several villages in Israel. He has witnessed many Jewish customs imbedded in these (today) Muslim Arab families. Jewish customs such as the way they bake bread and taking [hafrashat challah] a separation of dough, and signs of a mezzuzah on their door posts [that he says were removed because of Islamic hostility], Jewish slaughtering rituals, eating matzah on Passover, and tearing their shirts and mourning for 7 days after the death of a family member, are found practiced in certain Arab villages. "What we are finding is only in the minority of the population, about 200,000 people." Misinai stated in the interview. "Most of them today are secular, and they just know their story from grandfather to grandchild, which is given when the old person is close to his death, and is telling the truth, because this is the last time that he can." -he described, similar to how the Jews from Spain would reveal their Jewish roots to their children when on their death bed.
Misinai describes himself as a secular Israeli but when delving deeper, he admits to a deep belief in G-d and even attempts at keeping many mitzvoth or commandments.
Tsvi Misinai explains that at least half of the Arabs in Israel know somewhat of their Jewish roots. "Since many Arab clans marry only within themselves, their own villages, some admit in interviews that they consider themselves part of the Jewish nation. They even take pride in the fact that they are part of the Israelite nation since they have not married 'out' throughout the ages. After we inform them that they are Jews de facto, we will be successful in bringing them back to the Jewish nation. They will take courses in Hebrew, Judaism, Torah and learn about their history, and how they were coerced to accept Islam. It is in this way that these Arabs in Israel can be prepared for conversion. They will eventually take an oath that they are not Arabs, but rather, Jews or Israelis, for not all of them are from the tribe of Judah, and within 40 years, we will return the majority of them to Jewish awareness. Whoever is not Muslim will be recognized as a kosher Jew, as they are already Jews."
To hear my interview with him I did back in November, click HERE.
Tammuz 3, 5769, 6/25/2009
I protest the Gay Pride Parade taking place in Jerusalem today. I just want to make that clear to all. Today, my brothers and sisters who practice what the Torah says is an 'abominable' act, are going to march down the streets of Jerusalem, G-d's Holy City, the holiest city in the world, essentially laughing at G-d and telling Him they are going to re-define what is moral and right. Lest someone think that these LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer -[their use of words, not mine]) marchers have no where to go, only several days ago, they executed a Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv. Now there is to be a march in Holy Jerusalem today.
Over a thousand police are expected to be placed on the streets (and just as an aside the Jerusalemites who are mostly dead set against this, will have to pay for this). The Jerusalem Open House (a type of homosexual center) has their website stating the reason they exist is …. "The Jerusalem Open House (JOH) is a grassroots, activist organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people, and allies.
Since 1997, we have worked to make our city a place where all people are free to seek self-fulfillment. Our greatest challenge is a tradition of conformist heterosexism that continues to be enforced by almost all social institutions in Israel, including the family, the school, the state, and the religious establishment. This challenge is especially formidable in Jerusalem, a city of traditional values and deeply rooted religious commitments."
What one can make of this is that they are waging war against the values that not only Jews, but also Christians and Moslems hold as the foundation for keeping the family, society, and mankind in an ethical and enlightened state of existence. G-d would not have commanded Man to abstain from something that he made them not able to abstain from. To my knowledge, with all the money that has been funded for scientists to try to find a gene proving that people are 'born this way' , no solid proof of a homosexual gene has ever been found. People may have 'tendencies' to not want to be monogamous, or want to be promiscuous, or even want to be with family members or little children. To seek 'self-fulfillment' in this way is not the way G-d wants Mankind to act. We are on a higher level than animals and other creatures and need to behave in a moral manner.
I have covered the last 4 parades in Israel. I don't ever recall seeing any signs carried in them that cry for lack of equal rights. No signs complaining of unequal pay, etc. It has always been a message of free sex, no borders (whatever THAT means, and I am scared to even think about what 'no borders' in sex means).
There is a lot more one can say on this issue, but for brevity's sake, I will simply ask you all, that since we did not organize far in advance to prevent this parade, like the LGBTQ's did do in planning it, and now there is little if anything we can do about the parade, we CAN do what we CAN do. We CAN at least try to add more holiness to this world as they march with their message of breaking 'conformist heterosexism' and defying the Torah.
Rabbi Dr. Nachum Amsel writes in an article about the Torah's view of sexual abberations:
The Torah clearly states its views about the act of homosexuality. The act of homosexuality i.e. two men having sexual relations, is prohibited.
The act is twice called a Toaiva-an abomination“ and it is such a severe sin, that it merits the death penalty in a Jewish court system.
If not for the fact that homosexuality is prevalent in Western Society today, there would be little controversy about this Torah sin. It is clearly forbidden and never condoned anywhere in the Torah.
The very context of the prohibition SOURCE1 shows the Torah view. It is couched between the prohibitions of child sacrifice (to an idol) and bestiality (sexual relations with an animal). In most countries today, these two acts are considered abhorrent and contrary to modern values. It is only because homosexuality is relatively widespread and condoned by many people that it seems that the Torah is —out of step“with the real world."
There are millions and millions of people living today who believe in the Bible and do NOT agree with hosting and enabling Gay Pride parades or any sexually promiscuous parades for that matter. What people do in the privacy of their own bedroom is between them, their partner and G-d. However, bringing it to the public streets where our children are exposed to this promiscuity now forces us and MAKES IT OUR BUSINESS. Therefore we are obligated to act.
It's interesting that today marks the third anniversary of IDF Cpl. Gilad Shalit being held as prisoner by the Hamas terror organization in the Palestinian Authority, Gaza. If these people really cared about human rights, they'd be carrying signs for his immediate release, not their own sexual fulfillment.
So, what now? What CAN we do? One can go and protest. And one can try to even out the scales. While they are parading their promiscuous lifestyles down the streets this late afternoon, we can be saying Tehilim (Psalms). We can be begging G-d for mercy, pray deeply from our hearts and do tshuva (repent), and then go out and do an extra good deed to back up our prayers and implement them into action.
What good deed will that be? Perhaps to do a favor for someone, call an older person and make them less lonely, give charity to a worthy organization or a poor person, tell someone in your family or a co-worker how much you appreciate them, … I am sure you can think of other and perhaps even better things you can do to make this 'negative' situation into a 'positive'.
Rabbi Dr. Nachum Amsel adds in his article : Hillel the Elder said —Be like the student of Aaron, who loved peace, loved all people and brought them closer to Torah.“ That is to say that this is our task for those people who are distant from God‘s Torah. For there is a Mitzvah to hate them, those who sin but also a Mitzvah to love them, and both (emotions) are correct. Hatred for the evil that is within them, and love for the good what is buried within them, that is the spark of God.
I am asking you all to write a talk back, please, include a good deed that you will COMMIT to do to counter off the 'tumah' (spiritual impurity) that will be spilled onto the streets of Jerusalem today. I protest! Do you?
Tammuz 3, 5769, 6/25/2009
We are supposed to utilize our blogs to post our shows now newly uploaded to www.WeJew.com so here's the latest TnT Dynamite show. We talk about Obama, Iran, and I make fun of Tovia, and he makes fun of me. C'mon, you know you love it!
Tags: Defense/Middle East
Sivan 24, 5769, 6/16/2009
Yup! Those pesky (wink) settler youth had the chutzpah - the audacity, to rebuild the Obama outpost after it was destroyed in a middle of the night raid a few days ago by security forces. Whether you agree with these kids or not, you have to admire their tenacity. I went to photograph it today on my way to Jerusalem. This 'outpost' is located only about 6 miles north of Jerusalem.
Yup, the outpost was destroyed, (see previous 6/14/2009 blog's photo) but they built it right back up again.
(Below) Inside the shack where the settler youth hang out to make their 'presence'.
This my good readers, ....this silly little shack, ....is enraging the world. This little shack and others like it (see video below in 2 blogs before this one) is the reason the Arabs justify blowing up Jews in cafes and buses. This shack is the reason they scream there is no peace in the Middle East, and therefore the world. This shack and others like it, is making a STORM in the White House. I use the word 'storm' because, a reader emailed me a question about the translation of Rahm Emanuel's name. I confirmed to him that yes, 'Rahm', if pronounced 'Ra-am' in Hebrew, means 'Thunder'. And President Obama's first name, 'Barack', means 'Lightning'. So, one can cleverly joke that we have 'Thunder' and 'Lightning' in the White House. A real 'STORM' a-brewing, eh?
As an interesting aside...Tom Kovach, who is a representative of the AIP (America's Independent Party) and who was on my show, wrote an article stating the meaning of Barack Hussein's last name. --He writes that the name 'Obama' in his Kenyan father's native language of Luo, means 'crooked'. See his article here.
It will be interesting to see when or if the government will feel the need (or pressure) to once again destory this 'outpost', and if they do, how long it will take those 'pesky' kids to rebuild it right back up again. Chutzpah! (wink).