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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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      Shevat 25, 5769, 2/19/2009

      Purim in Prison

      by Tamar Yonah

      I thought I would post this email that I received from a listener, 'Daniel Davidson'.  I changed all the names and ID numbers to protect his privacy and to prevent any trouble for him.  

      To Tamar:

      With Purim approaching I wanted to share a short Purim story with you.  This was either my second or third Purim in a Federal Prison a painfully miserable place.  Purim in Prison was difficult to celebrate, usually the Jewish Inmates where allowed to gather once to read the megillah (scroll of Esther), and hamentashen (customary Purim danish) was unheard of.  In the Federal Prison I was in, at this point, all other religions received pretty much whatever they needed for their holidays, the Jews however was a different story. 
      Just before the Festival of Purim I received word from one of the officers that I was to report to the FDC (Federal Detention Center)  Lt. Lynch (name has been changed) wanted to see me immediately.  Now to know Lt. Lynch is to hate him, he is from the deep south, he never made it as a policeman as he had wanted so he resigned himself to be a prison guard.  When Lynch wanted to see you, you knew it was going to be bad and the meanest of Inmates were not so brave when they had to see Lynch.  
      I arrived at the FDC, went through the multiple gates and steel doors till I came to Lt. Lynch’s office.  I held my breath and knocked on his door.  Lynch yelled from inside to enter and I did.  As I entered the office I saw Lynch and two other Guards sitting behind a table with a small package sitting on the table in front of him, the package had been opened. 

      “What the hell do you think you are doing Davidson?” screamed Lynch. 

      I took another breath and responded “I don’t know what you me Lt.” 

      Then Lynch began a long rant of curses directed toward me while the other two laughed. 

      “What the hell is this?”  Lynch demanded to know as he showed me the contents of the package.  To my surprise the package contained 8 beautiful hamentashen sent by the Aleph Institute, a Chabad Organization who help Jewish Prisoners in prison, in fact the only Jewish Organization.  

      “Those are hamentashen sir, we need them for the Jewish holiday of Purim that begins tonight.”  I answered. 

      “Jew food huh Davidson.” Said Lynch. 

      “Yeah, I guess you could say that Lt.” I answered cautiously. 

      “Do you think I am going to let you have this Jew food Davidson?" asked Lynch.  

      Not knowing what to say exactly or what I had walked into I didn’t answer right away. I felt like a mouse who had just been cornered by three dangerous snakes.  “Answer me G-d D--- you inmate.” Screamed Lynch. 

      I jumped backwards in reaction and finally said.

      “Sir, that was sent by an approved organization that helps Jewish Inmates in Prison and we are entitled to have then for our holiday.”  

      “You F------ Jews think you have something coming do you?  I will show you what you have coming XZ890-421 (that is my number they used to keep track of you and to de-humanize a person), you have NOTHING.”  Then Lynch passed the hamentashen around to each of the other guards who where being very entertained by Lynch and myself standing there.  They opened all the beautiful hamentashen and began eating them. 

      I asked angrily. “Permission to leave Lt.?” 

      “No boy you stand there till I tell you to leave.” Lynch answered with a mouthful of hamentashen and laughing.  I stood there for what seemed forever burning with hatred for these pathetic pigs and watched them finish the last hamentashen.  My expression was of pure hatred I am sure but inside I was screaming out to Ha Shem asking Him when would this end, how could this have happened? To be innocent of the charges that put me there was irrelevant at this point.  I only asked HaShem on a few occasions Why did You put me here? What good could possibly come of this? This was one of those times I asked.  I still remember in full detail how I felt.  The hopelessness of being a slave of people like this, the fact there was no one to help, no one would come to rescue me (and the other Jews in prison).

      For whatever reason HaShem had decreed that I should be here.  My face burned with a combination of hatred and pain, I chocked back the tears as I watched these three anti-Semitic pigs finish off the last of the hammentashin and wipe the crumbs from their ugly faces.  I stood there for a few more minutes while they laughed and taunted the Jew before Lynch told me to leave and warned me that they would be watching all of the Jews.
      I returned to the Prison Population to meet with the other Jewish Men that night for the reading of the Megillah to share with them what had happened.  As William Kay, a Jewish Inmate from Hawaii, read the megillah we watched Lt. Lynch stand at the door watching us.  In that place those little hamentashen were more important than what they would be on the outside.  The were just another part of Jewishness that we were continually denied as we lived among those who made it clear they where our enemy’s. 
      B’’H this year we will make our own hamentashen at home and celebrate Purim in our Shul and Jewish community with hopes that ‘Next Year in Jerusalem’ we will be home.  I since learned that the goyims place was to teach us who and what we are as Jews and our place in the world. The lack of Jewish Identity we learned from a secular family, Ha Shem gave to us in Prison.  For this I will always be grateful to HaShem for the lessons over those 9 years in hell for there I learned how important I am as a Jew, how important the Jewish Community is and how precious our State of Israel, the freedom we have is  a gift from G-d and we need to cherish every moment we are free.  Israel with all her faults is the greatest place in the world.

      Shevat 23, 5769, 2/17/2009

      Howdy, Infidel!

      by Tamar Yonah

      "Howdy, Infidel. I am your friendly Muslim jihadist. Let me come closer, I am a friendly guy." And as he puts his arm around your shoulder in a friendly manner, he grabs you in a neck lock, pulls your head backwards and slits your throat.

      The West has been infiltrated, and your PC governments are cooperating. Watch this disturbing video showing Muslims training to be terrorists in - no, not Afghanistan. No, not Pakistan. Yes, in America, the Good Ol' USA.

      Will they also prosecute the makers of this film, for showing the truth, like they are doing with Dutch parliamentarian and maker of the film FITNA, Geert Wilders? Hmmmm, this will be interesting to watch and see what happens.

      Shevat 20, 5769, 2/14/2009

      What Are You Waiting For? Destination: Israel

      by Tamar Yonah

      Jews, come home before it is too late.  The Exile is over.  The future of the Jewish People is in Israel, not NY, LA, London, Paris, or Melbourne.  Watch this important video clip.

      Worst Economic Collapse Ever


      What are you waiting for?

      Is it not enough that G-d gave us this land as our inheritance? 

      Is it not enough that G-d has made it easier than ever before in the history of the world to make Aliyah?

      Is it not enough, that here one can do so many more mitzvoth because we are home in the Holy Land?

      Is it not enough that you get financial help and professional guidance, free Hebrew language ulpan, free job training, and free airfare to come home?

      Is it not enough that the economy and the standard of living in Israel, though a little less than in Western countries, still lets us live live well enough here? We have supermarkets filled with lucious produce and food.  We have shopping malls, fast food, and entertainment.  We don't starve and we don't have a homeless people problem like in the States.

      Is it not enough that the American economy is headed down the drain?  It's president is a globalist, a man of un-American values, a man who has contempt for his own citizens by refusing to show his birth certificate to prove and put to rest that he is indeed eligible to hold the office of the President of the United States, even after numerous lawsuits against him?

      Is it not enough that your children who would grow up here would learn their mama-loshen, their REAL mother tongue and speak Hebrew - without an accent?  

      Can one imagine Jews scattered all over the world, and we don't even know our own language? We know a foreign language better than our own?  How can we be true Jews living up to our potential when we can't even speak our own language?  What are we perpetuating to our children by giving them this handicap of not knowing their own land, their own language, and their own familiarity of their surroundings with such biblical history?  No, instead we rob of them of their rich heritage and even richer future, by keeping them, holding them like hostages, in foreign lands across the globe, --because we perceive the economic situation is better there, because we perceive it is better to be 'richer' in money, than in mitzvoth.  

      Since when does economics top Jewish law?  Jewish identity?  Jewish responsibility, and closeness to HaShem?  The land of Money and Steaks has been toppled.  America's economy is spiraling down faster and faster, and kosher meat is harder to come by with the Agriprocessors in Iowa being prosecuted.  So now it is no money, and no steak.  The obstacles are being removed, yet Jews are still stubbornly staying behind. 

      We learn that in Egypt, only 1/5 or 20% of the Jews left with Moshe (Moses) to go to the Promised Land. That means that 80% of the Jews chose to stay behind in Egypt, where they ended up dying in the plague of darkness. Isn't it interesting that 80% of the Jewish population in America voted for B. Hussein Obama?  Choosing him as their messiah/redeemer rather than Moshe and the promised Land?   80% of the Jews in America is the same percentage of Jews who stayed behind choosing Egypt over Israel. 
      80% of the Jews in America is the same percentage of Jews who stayed behind choosing Egypt over Israel.

      My brothers and sisters, I am not writing this to insult you, hit a nerve for a talk back, or in any way degrade you.  I truly worry about you.  Too many good Jews have died, swallowed up by their host countries.  I just hope you will wake up in time to come home, where G-d wants you, so you will not have to suffer in your foreign lands.  America has been good to the Jews.  But Germany was good at one time too, and so was Spain, etc, etc.

      We KNOW that the future of the Jewish People is in Israel.  Therefore we KNOW that G-d will somehow have these foreign lands vomit you out (if you are lucky) like Spain, like Germany, etc…   And if you are smart, you will leave now, while you can still come with some of your blessings.  While you can still come like a mensch.  Do you have a  house?  Sell it and get what you can and come.  Do you have only a car?  Then sell it and come with whatever you can.  Do you only have clothes?  Then pack them up and come with the blessings of whatever you have been given.  

      When G-d said to Abraham, "Lech l'cha", Abraham didn't answer, "Ok G-d, I'll come in a few more years time when I can get more money for my tent.  Tent prices are low now, but we expect the market to get better."  Abraham didn't tell G-d, "Ok G-d, in a few years, when my portfolios mature, I'll come".  What did he do instead?   He took with him the blessings that he had AT THAT TIME and left for Israel.  He packed up his possessions, his wife, his family, and all that he had, and he left.   Abraham didn't wait.  

      How many more hints, cues, and cajoling do you need?  The Torah tell us that Israel is our home.  To remain in the Exile today, when everything points that you should be here building and making a life and planting your seed here, establishing your family here, raising your children and grandchildren here, - why would you listen to nay-sayers, excuse makers, and the 'establishment'?  People lie and leaders lie.  The economy will NOT get better for you.  G-d is preparing the world for redemption, and we have to let go of our overly materialistic mindset.  We have to purge ourselves of the money mindset and cling to true values, family, history, future and righteousness.  Obama tells you to have hope and that he will spread the wealth?  The government tells you to just pay more taxes and bail others out and things will get better?  Why would anyone believe these people?  The Torah tells the truth.  Listen to what G-d says, that is the only truth in this veiled world.  What Are You Waiting For?

      Destination: Israel  Click here.

      Shevat 18, 5769, 2/12/2009

      Forget the Elections, There's a War Going On!

      by Tamar Yonah

      While we here in Israel are blah-blah-blah-ing about who will form the next government – yawn-…  there's a war going on.

      Burn The Infidels Out?

      Jihadists are now being suspected of starting forest fires in Australia, fires which have wreaked havoc on the country.

      "As more than 31 major fires continued to rage in the Australian state of Victoria and the death toll approached 200, there was speculation on Tuesday that some of the blazes may have been set by Islamists waging a "holy war", or jihad. …Investigators have determined that some of the fires were deliberately set by arsonists, prompting Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to say that whoever was responsible for lighting the fires had committed "mass murder".  But bloggers have pointed to a report from September 2008 which warned that Australia had been singled out as a target for a "forest jihad" by a group urging Muslims to deliberately light bushfires as a weapon of terror.

      Photo from the AP

      "U.S. intelligence channels earlier this year identified a website calling on Muslims in Australia, the U.S., Europe and Russia to 'start forest fires,' claiming 'scholars have justified chopping down and burning the infidels' forests when they do the same to our lands.'"

      The website, reportedly run by a group called the Al-Ikhlas Islamic Network, "argues in Arabic that lighting fires is an effective form of terrorism justified in Islamic law under the 'eye for an eye' doctrine." To read more, click here.


      They're Firing Rockets in Sweden!!!!!

      In Sweden, peaceful pro-Israel demonstrators were attacked with rocket fire and pipe bombs by Muslim(?) Jew-Infidel haters. 

      There were several MORE attempts of rockets launched towards the peaceful pro-Israeli rally.

      See Swedish blogger Ted Ekeroth's blog , who was there and filmed these videos.


      Speaking the Truth Can get You Locked Up 

      At the same time, hero for free speech and the 'American way' (sic), Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders has been warned that he may be arrested by British authorities at Heathrow Airport (for hate crimes?) if he arrives there to host the showing of his film, 'FITNA' which exposes verses of the Koran that encourage violence against non-Muslims, as well as graphic footage and photos of Muslim atrocities against innocent civilians.  So, not only in the Netherlands, but also in Britain, they want to arrest or prosecute the 'Paul Revere' of Europe who is only warning his fellow Europeans that there is a war raging, but no one wants to admit it.  If this world is not 'Alice Through The Looking Glass" I don't know what is.

      Muslim Arab Jubilance at the Attack on the Twin Towers

      And let's not have a short memory.  It was only a few years ago when the Jihadists attacked the American People.  Lest we forget, American troops were NOT waging war in Afghanistan or Iraq then.  The Americans were puzzled, scratching their heads.  "Who would want to hurt us?  What did we do to them that made them so angry as to attack us?"  But Americans don't need to ask these questions.  It is enough that you are still a Christian nation and have not succumbed to Islam yet.

      And in London:


      So, forget the elections, whether it's Livni or Bibi, let's not lose our focus, there's a war raging, they're #&$*!%#@!  bombing Sweden!   ...and I still would rather have either of THEM, than sympathiser, apologist, and Muslim stemmed B. HUSSEIN Obama.

      Shevat 10, 5769, 2/4/2009

      It's Time To Do Some Introspective Work

      by Tamar Yonah

      I have been thinking deeply about the Gazan war and all the pain that comes from war -on both sides. 

      We are always being told that 'There is no military solution."  At first, I scoffed.  But trying to be a better person, I have to be open.

      Here are some new photos that I have not seen, that have come out of the hell-hole of war from various sources. I really realize the pain these Arabs have had to suffer, all because of their -and our -leaders.  I do not wish to see people suffer.  It is time to do some serious introspection.  We need to look within ourselves and see where we have been fooling ourselves, where we have just 'bought' the stories we are fed from the press.  These photographs can really make us do introspective work when we see just in fact what the army has done. Hopefully, it will make us better and more honest people. Look what the army did in the war.

      Photo 1:  It is so heart wrenching to see children suffer. This is a photo of an Arab man with his dead baby after the army bombed.

        Photo 2: This is after a bombing on an Arab village.  Try to imagine being there and seeing your home destroyed by the army.  War really is hell.

        Photo 3:  Add to this, 'the occupation'. Let's be fair, it must not be easy on the Arabs to have to live with the army in their faces, constantly under watch.

       Photo 4:  Imagine having the army stalking your streets, it must be very hard for the Arabs.  This check point can humiliate people.

      Photo 5:  An unprofessional camera shot, but it has caught for us the total despair brought amidst innocent people who are not terrorists.

       Photo 6:  This picture has caught the  utter devastation of war.  These are civilians, and really, shouldn't only military targets be legitimate?

      Ok, enough time for introspection.  I have a confession to make. These photos are NOT what Israel did to anyone.  Actually, these photos are what the Allied Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq have done to Arabs there. 

      Photo 1: The correct caption is:  Afghan man cries over the body of his child killed by U.S. bombs in Kabul.
      Photo 2: The correct caption is:  Red Cross Building Destroyed by American Bombs, Kabul, 26 October 2001
      Photo 3: The correct caption is:  One of the local Baghdad police stations, heavily protected by U.S. troops-2
      Photo 4: The correct caption is:  U.S. military at a checkpoint in Baghdad.  (How humiliating!  What apartheid!)
      Photo 5:  The correct caption is:  Scud missiles slammed into Israel's central population areas, courtesy of the Iraqi Arabs.
      Photo 6:  The correct caption is:  More scud missiles sent by the Arabs of Iraq on Israeli civilians.  Notice the Israeli flag flying in the center of the photo.

      When we are bombarded by the International Community with slogans like, "There is no military solution", remember, all countries throughout history who found themselves in war, only won those wars by military victories which crushed the enemy so completely, that they would not have enough nerve, strength, or ability to attack again.  All through the centuries, the Jewish People were under the mercy of hostile Governments and Peoples.  We were not allowed to own a gun, and we were unable to defend ourselves.  Throughout the centuries, there has ALWAYS been a military solution.  It is only NOW, when the Jews have guns and can defend themselves, when we have our OWN army and can defend ourselves,  -that all of a sudden, we are being told there is no military solution. 

      Yes, it IS time to do some introspection, but not for Israel.   The U.S. State Department needs to do some introspection.  The Allied troops who bomb the heck out of countries thousands of miles away of which they have no connection to that land - they have to do some introspection when they justify their acts, yet condemn and admonish Israel for defending our own land and our own people. It is the media that has to do some introspection and ask themselves why they are so hard and judgmental on Israel, yet ignore the crimes and criminals of the Moslem/Arab world as well as their own armies and what they are sent to do.  And all of us should do some introspection and ask ourselves why we keep hoping for peace using a formula that rewards criminals and terrorists, and goes against our holy Torah.  Instead, we should listen to our prophets who tried to teach us:

      Isaiah 32:17: "The product of righteousness shall bring peace; and the effect of righteousness, quiet and security forever."

      Don't reward these terrorists.  Mete out justice to them.  Make THEM do some introspective work.  By punishing those who choose to murder and terrorize, it will send a message to the rest of their ilk that we, the world, will NOT suffer their evil acts.  That to live in a safe and peaceful world, those who do evil must suffer the consequences, and this too will be a deterent to others thinking about joining their blood thirsty terror groups.  Once again, we must listen to our Prophets:  "The product of righteousness shall bring peace; and the effect of righteousness, quiet and security forever."  Let's do some introspective thought on THAT.