Friday, February 03, 2006

Ringmaster Muhammad & the Islamic Circus

I have waited to comment on the 'Muhammad cartoon' tirade because I felt that I needed to ruminate an honest response. I have always been disgusted with Arab media, who still print Nazi-style political propaganda cartoons in their newspapers, and am equally fed up with Western media who always print political cartoons that depict Israel as an apartheid state. And with that train of logic it suddenly hit me: I love what the Danish newspaper did, and furthermore, that the other European newspapers followed suit and reprinted the depiction of Mohammed. Why? Because I am pale from the fact that it is only considered politically correct to attack Israel, but a taboo to insult Islam or the Arab world. I am not saying that I think that the cartoons are in good taste, nor do I think that insulting other people's religions is appropriate. What I am saying is that as a matter of principal, it's nice to see that the sheeple of Europe are slowly coming out of their comatose and realizing that Islam is a walking time bomb. The one bit of irony in this entire episode is the hypocrisy that consistently defines the Arab and Muslim world. In one such example, Mohamed Mestiri, head of the International Institute of Islamic Thought, warned that Islam would not tolerate criticism. And he had to tell us this? This is no doubt obvious after the hostage taking, riots, and threats of violence that they have responded with. What ever happened to “Islam is the religion of peace”? I mean, G-d forbid that a sacred Muslim demagogue be insulted, but as for the consecrated items of Judaism and Christianity, the Muslims see this as open game. They find it to be perfectly acceptable to burn our flags, behead our citizens, insult our religious practices, and murder our children. And why? Because according to them, “Allah wills it.” It appears as though they have felt the sting of retribution for Islam’s twisted logic, and the pain of their own failures is too much to bear. So maybe my support for the European media is simply the aroma of reprisal that the political cartoon represents. Either way, I am just elated to see that the Europeans still have a backbone and that the freedom of expression is more important than the will of the enemy. Now if we could just get them to write a few pro-Israel articles… nah, that’s probably asking too much. But hey, I’ll take what I can get.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Amona & the Desecration of The Name

I woke up today to find that my beloved homeland has fallen deeper into disgrace. Words cannot express the despair that dwells within my soul. In the footage from the Amona expulsion, I witnessed the supposed protectors of our Jewish nation picking a fight with women and children. I witnessed anti-terror units beating Jews and giving Hamas yet another reason to claim victory. How can such a thing have happened to Jews in a Jewish nation? How can those who have vowed to protect their own perform such a horrible act of chillul Hashem? When a Jew is knocked down, the nations of the world mock Hashem. We are tied to Him, and Him to us. When our names are mocked, so is His own. I am so utterly ashamed that I do not know what to tell the non-Jews. How can I even begin to explain to them the desecration of the covenant? How can I even try to explicate with sound reasoning as to how we have dropped to such a low level? It is times like these when my soul longs for Moshiach. I desperately know that we need our promised strong leader to be revealed and to come to our rescue. Yet, I have found that I am ashamed to ask Hashem for this. There are countless opinions as to what must happen before we are deserving of Moshiach, but putting this aside, how can I declare to Hashem that we are worthy? To ask for such is to ask Hashem to save us from ourselves. Miracle after miracle was given to us, and yet we throw it back up in the face of Hashem. Is this truly the new definition of our people? A people who have forgotten His promises? No doubt the secular Zionist movement failed us, but we should have expected as much. Without an unabated love for Hashem and without the belief that our covenant is the very tie that binds us to the land, what good is Zionism? If your basis for the love of the land is historical, your love will fade away. But if your love for it based upon Torah, your love will last forever. As an American Jew, I am historically tied to America as much as I am to Israel. Does this mean that America is my promised land? What makes Israel my final destination and America yet a stepping-stone in my life is the fact that Hashem did not promise America to me, he promised Eretz Yisrael to my ancestors, my descendants, and myself. That is the only concrete claim that I have to my beloved land. The Creator of the universe saw fit to make a small strip of land surrounded by hostile neighbors my promise of safety. He vowed to make the desert bloom because of my very presence! How can I find the nerve to ask for more than this? He saw fit to give me a gift that is greater than anything that could possibly be surpassed by mortals. He promised me protection from the wolves if I would only believe in His promise to me, and keep his mitzvos. We have failed Hashem because we have failed our own non-religious brethren. We accepted the fact that they were Jews and yet we refused to recognize that it was our mission to bring them back to Torah observance. In failing them, we have failed ourselves. No longer do we dread the fascists breaking down our doors. It is now a Jew who does it instead. To make matters worse, we cannot blame the left or center for our ills. We need to look inside ourselves to seek the blame. We knew good and well, Ariel Sharon in power or not, that the next expulsion was approaching. And what did we do on the right? Nothing! Our leadership on the right refused to come together because they were more worried about who would hold or lose cabinet seats than they were about losing the very land they took an oath to protect. What a shameful people we have become! The chickens have come home to roost, and we opened the door for them. When the tzahal and mishtara follow the orders of expulsion, don’t waste your breath screaming at them for the chillul Hashem that they are performing. We need to scream at ourselves. We are to blame, and yet we refuse to recognize our own ignorance. And because our own refusal of self-introspection, we will sit here and do nothing once again. How can we find the nerve to ask G-d to help us when we won’t help ourselves? Stop asking when enough will be enough for the nation. Instead, ask when will enough be enough for us on the right. We are the Torah observant minority, and yet the responsibility of the nation rests on our very shoulders. We still believe in the promises of G-d, and it is our duty to Him to sacrifice all for the sake of the covenant. If we do not do so, then all of our tears will have been shed in vain, and we will find ourselves staring at our own demise.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Putin: Hamas Has Never Been a Terrorist Organization

From the mouth of Vladimir Putin: "Our position on Hamas is different from that of the United States and Western Europe, the Russian Foreign Ministry has never regarded Hamas as a terrorist organization. But this does not mean that we totally approve and support everything that Hamas has done." He further went on to declare that the nations that fund the Palestinian Authority should not cut off aid despite Hamas' control of the Palestinian governing body. He stated that Russia would not support any efforts to cut off financial assistance to the Palestinians. Tovya says: If Vladimir Putin is so concerned with "Palestinian" aid, he should have his own nation provide the money. Otherwise, he should keep out of the process because neither he nor his country, have done anything to promote the well being of anyone. They can't even provide the basic needs of their own citizenry and therefore have no business in regulating the monetary responsibilities of other nations. If you want to play hardball, step up to the plate and put your money where your mouth is. Otherwise, butt out Mr. Putin. Secondly, prior to its collapse, the Soviet Union had a long history of supporting terrorism. While the overall blame for the current quagmire falls on the shoulder of Israel's leadership, Russia fueled the terror campaign against Jews by supporting "Palestinian" terrorists for decades. They no doubt aided in backing us into a corner. So when he says he does not consider Hamas a terrorist organization, I certainly am not shocked by his position. Lastly, how can a nation, whose borders were defined by expansionism, possibly have any insight on how to peacefully coexist with its neighbors? To this very day they continue to fight the Chechen rebels and refuse to appease the terrorists by surrendering. Don't get me wrong, I agree with their resolve in fighting terror. But with that being said, the foul stench of hypocrisy that permeates from Putin's mouth is difficult to bear. He, along with the rest of the world's leaders, think that there is a rule of survival for them, but one of appeasement for a Jew.

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Monday, January 30, 2006

Live or Die? Choose Wisely.

Does anyone else see the absurdity in what we demand that Hamas do? Why are we demanding that Hamas "disarm" prior to any recognition of their government, all the while Fatah has always maintained their "military wing" even while holding the primary power base? We know that Hamas will never do it, so why even ask? And don't tell me it is about principal, because we allowed Fatah to maintain an open military wing and a terror group that worked hand-in-hand with very little protest. What makes Hamas so different? When the election smoke clears, Hamas and Fatah, while bitter rivals, are no different. Fatah is NOT a "moderate" regime. I hardly call a group that openly calls for the murdering of Jews moderate. More importantly though, at the end of the day, we'll let Hamas keep their weapons, they will remain in power, and we will still tuck our tails and run from Judea and Samaria. They know this and we know this. So why do we demand things that we have no intention of sticking to? And because we will no doubt back down as usual, Hamas' spectacular election sweep is only a small token of what will come. The next election will be far greater for them. They will thumb their noses at our disarmament demands, and they will continue on the path to forced concessions via terror. We are in a dire situation only because we have lost the will to survive. We are so infatuated with the concept of global acceptance that we have thrown all principal and Jewish pride out the door to be replaced with nothing. The world still calls us an "apartheid regime", and the world still overwhelming supports the Palestinians. Why? Because they don't like us, and they never have. Our history shows this, yet we pretend as though the last 2000 years of persecution never happened. We continue down the path to national suicide, and we have nothing to show for it except grieving Jewish mothers and the continued role as the scapegoat for the world's problems. What shall be the threshold of our complacence? Will it be when we return to the pre-1967 borders? Will it come after continued suicide bombings and acts of terror? Must Tel-Aviv come under siege before we finally locate the will to survive? I fear the day when the flag of Islamofacism flies over Haifa may not be that far away. Nothing in our current weak Jewish leadership could possibly allow me to draw any other conclusion. Live or die, that is our only choice.

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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Eldad Echos Tovya (and vice versa)

MK Aryeh Eldad said: "Disengagement weakened the Palestinian moderates. Fatah lost and the Hamas won because their way forced the Israelis out. The majority of the Palestinians support the Hamas because they believe that the Israelis will eventually be pushed out of all of their territories." "Sharon put the Hamas in power, unilateral disengagement gave the Hamas their power and tripled their force. Hamas said that there is no place for negotiating with the Israelis, they will only understand terror and eventually they will run away. This summer we ran away from Gush Katif and Northern Samaria. We didn’t negotiate; we gave away land for free and handed it on a silver platter to the Hamas." Tovya says: That's why I like Eldad, he is always saying the same things that I am saying. With that being said, MK Eldad is in the National Union party. Our good blogger friend Ze'ev over at Israel Perspectives apparently will be on the National Union ticket for the upcoming election as well. A person with such a great love of our people is well deserving of the opportunity. Remember: A vote for Kadima is a vote for national suicide. Yet a vote for the National Union is a vote for keeping Jewish lands Jewish and retaining our Zionist dream. Consider that when you hit the booth here in a few months.

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Thursday, January 26, 2006

The Expulsion that Brought Hamas to Power

The AP reports: Israeli Avi Zana listened with horror on Thursday to news that the Hamas militant group that killed his son had won Palestinian elections. "The Palestinians have shown their true face by electing Hamas," said Zana, 46. "The group does not want control of the Palestinian Authority, it wants control of all Israel." On the streets of the Jewish state, there was grave concern at the victory of the Hamas movement that carried out nearly 60 suicide bombings during a Palestinian uprising and is formally dedicated to destroying Israel. "It is hard not to be even more pessimistic now about peacemaking prospects here," said Shimi Breutman, 22, a travel guide. "We could see this whole place engulfed in even further chaos. Israel has to tread very carefully." Israel, joined by the United States, refuses to negotiate with Hamas until it disarms and changes its charter. Tovya says: Are you surprised that so many "Palestinians" voted for Hamas? Think about it. When we expelled thousands of Jews from Gush Katif without demanding a thing in return, the Arabs knew that we did so out of war fatigue. They knew that we were weak, and Hamas reiterated that message to the voters. We sent the "Palestinians" a clear message: Hamas terrorism caused Israel to run. Elect Hamas and you will see more of the same. It means nothing that the American government does not recognize Hamas, nor does it mean anything that Israel will refuse to negotiate with them prior to their acceptance of a Jewish state. Both the U.S. and Israel only recognized Hamas as a terrorist group prior to the elections, so why do you think they are concerned now? They are funded by Iran and Syria, not the European Union or the United States. More importantly, the Gush Katif expulsion was done so outside of the realm of negotiations; so really, we gave Hamas the victory ourselves. We did not negotiate with the "Palestinian" government; we tucked our tail and ran from Gaza. Please do not think that this is the end of the expulsions either. We didn't negotiate Gush Katif away in September of last year. We gave it away without expecting anything in return. Therefore, the fact that Israel refuses to negotiate with Hamas is hot air. The only thing that it means is that when we assasinate a Hamas terrorist leader, now we are officially killing a member of the "Palestinian" parliament. I can already hear the deafening world cries against Israel. I can already hear the moans that the Jewish state is trying to "crush Palestinian democracy". I smell danger in all of this, and I don't like it. Hamas was given a warrant to murder Jews under the protection of diplomatic status, and yet we will no doubt continue down the road map to suicide. Yesha will soon be surrounded by the IDF, and more Jews will be homeless. Don't let your guard down by thinking that the "road map" is over. It is just the beginning. No matter who is in power over the "Palestinians", the results will be the same; more terrorism, and more appeasement by our gutless Jewish leadership.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Palestinian Democracy: The Freedom to Murder

...the wife of jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti accused Israel of hindering Palestinian democracy. "My husband being in an Israeli cell does not help the Palestinian democratic cause," said Fadwa Barghouti.
Of course not, Mrs. Barghouti, your idea of democracy is the freedom to kill Jews at will. If we are all lucky, your miserable and murdererous husband will rot away in prison, and that's good for freedom everywhere.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Memories Long Gone

"What is crooked will not be able to be straightened, and what is missing will not be able to be counted" -Shlomo HaMelech
Nothing to me is sadder than a Jew who begs for the love of the non-Jewish nations. He is like a grabbling fool who is desperate to change who he is, yet in the end he fades from existence. It is as though he never was. Think about it. Where are the secular Jews from times gone? Where are those Jews who gave in and converted to Christianity or Islam? Where are those Jews who loved the thought of acceptance more than they loved the concept of being Jewish? Where are those Jews who hated the thought of being a nation apart? Tell me, where are these Jews who did everything that they could to be loved by the non-Jews? Show me their seed! In truth, they have departed, and their descendants are no longer Jewish. They are a like a faded memory. You do not miss a faded memory, because you do not know that you ever had it. A Jew who pursues the acceptance from the non-Jew, outside of the adherence of Torah, is like a dog chasing its tail. It’s an endeavor that amounts to nothing and in the end results only in exhaustion. The only way to be like the goyim is to cease being Jewish altogether. An apple tree does not grow coconuts, nor will acceptance for a Jew be found by abandoning that which makes him different… the covenant.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Lo Chashash

Ashrecha Yisrael... mi chamocha? Am nosha baHashem magen ezrecha va'asher cherev ga'avasecha v'yikachashu oivecha lach v'ata al-bamoseimo tidroch!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

The Price of Jewish Blood? Cheap.

In response to today's Tel-Aviv suicide terror attack: The U.S. government is trying to ensure that the terror attack will not harm the PA elections. White House Spokesman Scott McClellan said, following the attack: "We condemn this atrocious attack in the strongest possible terms." "It has wounded tens of innocent civilians. We call upon the Palestinian Authority again to do everything it can to dismantle the terrorist infrastructure," said the White House spokesman, adding that the disarming of terror groups was an important factor for furthering the peace process. Tovya says: That is such bull. We hear the same non-sense everytime Jews are killed or hurt. Condemn, condemn, condemn... and then a swift kick in the backend from the U.S. administration to get back "on the road map to peace". McClellan using the words, "everything it can to dismantle [terror]" is a code word for "terrorism will no doubt continue". The Bush administration thinks that Jewish blood is cheap. A few dead Jews here and there, and Bush rolls over and goes back to sleep. Just today after the latest Osama Bin-Laden tape was released (in which Bin-Laden calls for a possible truce, HA) that same White House declared that there will be no negotiations with terrorists. I agree with them, don't get me wrong, I am just fed up with their hypocracy. If you think that Bush loves Israel (like so many of you blindly believe), tell me why? He screws us at every turn, and knowingly presses us down the path to national suicide. This is the best we can do for friendship? America does not negotiate under the fire of terrorism. But as for us, Bush wants us to follow a different rulebook called the 'roadmap to peace'. If you are so eager to help Bush dig this road, be my guest. But make sure you dig the road six-feet deep, because that's the only direction that this road is heading.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Zion Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Loser

See the family resemblance?

The AP reports: Israel would be ready to open negotiations with the Palestinians on a permanent peace accord after the country's elections on March 28, former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres said Wednesday. Peres said after meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that the aim would be ending the conflict between the two sides and establishing permanent borders. Implying that Israel was prepared to yield more territory, Peres told reporters, "We don't think of Gaza last but Gaza first." Israel's withdrawal from Gaza was undertaken by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Critics said Sharon's aim was to solidify Israel's control of much of the West Bank afterward. He said reports that Sharon intended to hold on to most of the West Bank as well as all of Jerusalem were wrong. "My impression is he was ready to go a long way," Peres said. Tovya says: Sharon is out of the way, and now Peres is ready to jump at the chance to screw us again. Isn't it amazing how he can speak for Sharon now that Sharon can no longer speak for himself? Get ready to defend Yesha and Yerushalayim, Peres and Ehud Olmert are coming, and they want all Jews out of Jewish lands. Will we wait until the last moment to rally the keepers of the Covenant, or will we wise up this time around and make the neccesary preperations now? The clock is ticking and the next expulsion is rapidly approaching.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

More Zionist Conspiracies for the Masses

Scotland's Daily Record reports:

CLERIC Abu Hamza claimed Britain and America were controlled by Israel, a court heard yesterday.

In a hate-filled sermon, he said Western leaders grovelled to Israel because they feared being exposed as corrupt or homosexual.

Hamza, 47, said former Foreign Secretary Robin Cook and ex-US president Bill Clinton had gone down on their hands and knees to curry favour with the Israelis.

"Why they act like sugar daddy for Israel? Because they love Israel? No way. Because they hate them very much but the Israelis know how to deal with them.

"They got a file for each politician, how much homosexual you are, how many money he has been taking as a bribe, whom his wife goes with, which child he has been abusing - Jews know how to control people."

The jury were shown tapes of Hamza at various meetings in which he urged followers to sacrifice themselves - and their children - in the cause of an Islamic Jihad, a holy war.

In one, he said: "If you can send your children, send them."

Hamza, of West London, denies 15 charges including soliciting to murder Jews and non-Muslims.

Tovya says:

Is this even worth commenting on? Unfortunately it is, because I know that somewhere in the world, someone is reading this article and saying, "see Martha, I told you they controlled everything! And this good Muslim man is revealing the trurth to everyone!" This vile terrorist gets caught on tape soliciting suicide bombers, and yet still he denies the charges. Oh yeah, it must have been a Mossad doctored tape, right Hamza? I'm sure your "sermon" was calling for Jews, Muslims, and Christians to hold hands and sing kumbaya. Maybe a little interfaith barbeque now, and a 'time for healing' roundtable discussion later? Wow, I'm glad we cleared that up. Now if we could just get some of our North Sea oil pumped back home to Eretz Yisrael, I'd feel much better.

Monday, January 16, 2006

You Might Be an Intifada Criminal If...

The AFP reports: HEBRON, West Bank (AFP) - Israel drafted hundreds of police reinforcements to the West Bank town of Hebron in a bid to quell what the press dubbed the Jewish Intifada, sparked by plans to evacuate settlers. The army slapped a ban on non-resident Israelis of Hebron from entering the town centre until January 22 in a bid to quell demonstrations. "Hundreds of Israeli citizens have taken part in violent demonstrations in the quarter of the Jewish community of Hebron against security forces as well as the Palestinian residents and their property," he said. Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has vowed zero tolerance towards Jewish families resisting eviction from a market in the flashpoint town, following two days of clashes between militant Jewish settlers and security forces. Tovya says: And why is this called the "Jewish Intifada" again? Let's go through the intifada litmus test to find out: You Might Be an Intifada Criminal If... (A) You intend to strap a bomb to yourself... (nope, definitely not guilty of this, Jews don't get 72 virgins in paradise) (B) You throw rocks at Israeli soldiers or any other civilian... (hmm, mostly sticking to fruit and vegetable launching) (C) You capture foreigners and behead them (nope, no loose heads rolling around the market either) (D) You put snipers at pre-determined points to assasinate helpless civilians (sorry, left our guns at home) (E) You hijack bus loads of children and then kill them in a fiery explosion (whew, not this either) (F) The media has always wanted to say "Jewish Intifada" and now is as good a time as any. (Ding, Ding, Ding, we have a winner!) Yeah! 1 for 6, that's close enough. Let's call it an intifada. And as an added bonus, our fine Jewish leadership gets the opportunity to expel religious Jews from yet another plot of land that was promised to us by G-d. But didn't Hashem warn us about ignoring our sacred covenant? Of course not, Kadima is building a tower to the heavens, and they will show everyone who is really in charge.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

A post that I wrote one month ago concerning treacherous Arab MKs seems to be causing quiet a fuss. I thought it was old news, but apparently a few bloggers don't agree. As a matter of fact, they went as far as to tag me a racist. Imagine that. According to JC General, believing that Arabs should honor their oath of loyalty to Israel is a crime that makes me a hater of "brown people". Expecting leaders of a Jewish nation to not actively support the enemy... how could I suggest such a radical concept? What I find amuzing is that he has the chutzpah to accuse me of being a bigot. And all this from the same JC General who's main beef with the Jewish and Israeli Blog Awards was the fact that a number of non-Jews were nominated? I think he should question his own distaste for non-Jewish supporters of Zion before he throws mud at me. Is that not a reasonable request? Another such critic of mine is Richard Silverstein of the Tikun Olam blog. He also apparently agrees with JC General's "racist" JIBs point-of-view. When I read his blog post I kept picturing a little 3-legged poodle barking at his shadow... you want to shut the dog up, but you almost feel sorry it. In all seriousness though, Silverstein and JC General have no valid points concerning anything I wrote. It's a simple bitter rant. Their accusations against me and a few other bloggers are a result of them not being nominated for the JIBs. Of course it's not because their views lack substance, its because a vast right wing consipracy is out to get them. I mean who wants to admit failure when blaming a vast international Zionist conspiracy is so much more fun? According to Silverstein, the Right lacks literary talent. To be more specific, he pointed out Aussie Dave, Soccer Dad, My Right Word, Little Green Footballs, and myself as the talentless bunch. His exact words were, and I quote, "By the way, did I also say that these chenyuk’s (a disparaging Israeli colloquial term) can’t write?" So let me get this straight, not only are we all Arab haters, but we also don't know how to write? So why were we nominated for the JIBs again? Oh, I forgot. It's that silly 'ole vast right wing conspiracy of course. Sorry fellow members of ZOG, I guess they have discovered our secret to take over the world... one blog at a time. So much for the surprise.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Complete and Utter Nonsense

I am guest blogging over at The Muqata, so please come by and say "hi".

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Jewlicious & the Defamation of the Dead

I wrote an article yesterday concerning the Jewish & Israeli Blog Awards (JIBs) being more about popularity than quality Jewish blogging. As I stated prior, I love the awards, and I truly love Jewish blogging. Nothing is greater than to see Jews all across the globe bringing our people's issues to the forefront for the world to see. With this being said, allow me to remind you that with such exposure also comes responsibility. You in essence become a figurehead and a spokesman for the Jewish people. Why? Because in many parts of the world there are no Jews. Therefore your blog may be the first and only brush with a Jew that a person may ever have. What do you want that first and final impression to be? Now before I go into details as to what I am talking about, allow me to first say that I am in no way advocating watering down your opinions, or trying to come across as politically correct. Anyone who has read any of my posts knows good and well that I can be as fiery and loud as the next person. But what I am talking about is the overall content. What is that content, and how does that content make the overall Jewish community appear. Let's face it. The Jewish community has never won a popularity contest amongst the nations, and my guess is that we won't prior to the redemption. That's just the way it is. Despite this, we do have an opportunity to show our non-Jewish friends and enemies alike that although we may not be the most popular, we are the most dignified. That was a long introduction to what I have to say, but I think it was something that needed to be stated prior to my comments. One of the most popular Jewish blogs on the Internet is Jewlicious. It's a beautifully designed and textually creative site that gets an enormous amount of daily readers. I love to see Jewish success, so I am happy for them. Yet with that being said, a recent post on their site made me cringe. Actually it wasn't the post itself, but a picture included within the post. One of the topics in the post was the fact that they had changed their cover model. For those of you who are unaware, Jewlicicous usually has a cover model on the page background of a woman wearing a shirt that says, "I Love Hashem". Pretty fantastic, right? Apparently there was some hoop-lah over them changing their cover model to a non-Jewish girl. Pretty boring topic in my opinion, but that's just me. As I previously stated, the problem I had with the post was not the words that were written, but the picture that was included with them. Seemingly to appease their fan base, they decided to include a picture of the old cover model in the post. And what was she wearing? No, not the "I Love Hashem" t-shirt that she previously adorned every time you went to their site, but instead she wore a shirt that exclaimed, "Christ Killer". Nice. So millions of Jews have been murdered for the last 2000 years because of that blatant lie, and they are bragging about it? Has the Leftist Jewish community lost all respect for our own dead? Do you think this girl’s ancestors would be laughing at her shirt? We undoubtedly all have at least one ancestor who was killed in the name of their deity, and the people at Jewlicious are no exception. In the Ashkenazi community in particular, our ancestors were forced to wear a yellow magen David patch or other similar mark to distinguish them as the "Christ Killers" throughout history. Has the Jewish community become so "enlightenend" that now their sacrifice for us is nothing short of a joke? I know that Jewlicious didn't design the shirt, but they certainly are happy to promote it. Therefore it is only right that those of us, who find such things repulsive, to take a stand and tell Jews and non-Jews alike that such behavior is disrespectful to the Christians who support us, and to our ancestors who were murdered because of the phrase "Christ Killer". I have no doubt that the purpose of the shirt design was to mock the ignorant fools who have oppressed us throughout history, but is mockery worth lowering ourselves to that same level of ignorance? Is the defamation of the dead worth the price of visual revenge? I think not. We were given a special mission by the Creator to be the bearers of Torah, and to pass it down throughout the ages. Disrespecting those who died in faithful pursuit of that goal serves only to impede that same ongoing mission for the current generation. It's fruitless and counter-productive. The reason that I bring this up now is because of the exposure that Jewlicious is getting because of the JIBs. A single picture within a single post may be the only Jewish impression that a non-Jew may ever have of us. Is this really the lasting impression we want non-Jews to have of us? Do we really want them to think that we take the martyrdom of our ancestors as comical? Think about it.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Circling Vultures and Ariel Sharon

A few days ago, I wrote a piece concerning the media's new love affair with Ariel Sharon. In that post I jestingly wrote that Reuters in particular has learned the secret of intercepting Heaven-bound prayers. Today I would like to show the darkside of Reuters. Apparently I didn't pay enough attention to the content of their gallery entitled "Prayers for Israeli PM Ariel Sharon". I decided to take a second look at the photos that were included in the gallery, and I found one photo in particular very disturbing. Apparently not only is Reuters trying to elevate Sharon from evil overlord to an earthly saint, but they are already burying him as well. (see below) Please tell me why an unrelated photo of a grave has anything to do with the recovery of the prime minister? I understand the reasoning behind including pictures of individuals davening at the kotel, because although it's a stretch to make the assumption that they are praying for Sharon at that moment, it's at least fathomable that they may be doing such. When they included a picture of a gravesite, it is almost as though they are trying to paint his death prior to his passing to further their deification propaganda. I swear when I look at that picture I can hear people weeping and violins playing in the background for an added affect. The media are nothing less than vultures, as they are no doubt already salivating at the thought of the "death" headlines. Afterall, who needs a good miracle recovery when getting to print that pre-written obituary "special edition" will sell so many more papers. Anyway, may Sharon recover speedily to the disappointment of the vultures, and may the only headline we see be one in which Sharon is shown tending to the sheep at his ranch... retired from politics.

The Temple Mount

Reuters Photo: (caption) Orthodox Jews pray in Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site in Jerusalem's Old City, January 7, 2006. The latest scan of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's brain showed slight improvement in his condition on Saturday but his life remained in danger three days after he suffered a massive stroke, doctors said. Tovya says: Okay a few problems with this caption. (A) They are not praying "in" the Western Wall, they are praying "at" it. Big difference. Now, yes, we would rather be davening "within" the walls, but that's neither here nor there. (B) It's not Judaism's holiest site, the truth lies in the previous comment. It's "within" the walls, the Temple Mount itself, that lies our holiest site, not on the outside of it. The media consistently attempts to imply that we revere the wall itself as though it were the sacred embodiment of Judaism. Nothing could be further from the truth. We revere the Temple Mount because of the Beis Hamikdash that once stood there (and will again, I might add). The wall is simply what remains of the original retaining wall structure. Therefore amongst other reasons, by davening at the Kotel, we in turn are showing Hashem that we truly desire the building of the 3rd Temple so that we may offer our prayers/sacrifices properly once again. Yes, I know, I sound like I am nitpicking the media, but it really is a serious issue. We need to get this idea out of the goyim's head that we are complacent with davening outside of the Temple Mount. The Temple Mount is ours, period. Either figure that out now, or learn the hard way later, people.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Exclusive: Media Intercepts Heaven-Bound Prayers

I want to add something to what Ze'ev Orenstein wrote concerning the secular media calling for Israelis to pray for PM Ariel Sharon. While I was at work, I was checking out Reuters, and I am truly amused at what I saw. (Disclaimer: I am an easily amused person). Below is a screenshot of what I saw: Now far be it from me to say that these people are not praying for Sharon, but who is Reuters to say that these Jews are davening for him at that moment? They took a bunch of snapshots at the Kotel, and then have the chutzpah to interpret a private dialogue between Hashem and the Jews who are praying? How do they know that these people are at the Kotel to pray for Arik? Did they interview G-d afterwards to get the details of the prayer session? Did they interview those who were praying to get the private details? Call me cynical, but my guess is that they did not. G-d bless Ariel Sharon, and may Hashem remember all of the good he did for us prior to the expulsion, but the secular media has got to get a life. They have went from trashing Torah and the Religious-Right to interpreting our one-on-ones with Hashem. Is this not the epitome of arrogance? Do they have a secret "bat phone" between shamayim and the Reuters headquarters? Or could this simply be another attempt at the media trying to deify another Israeli leader who was willing to betray his own people? I've said it once and I will say it again; I wish nothing but good things for PM Sharon. I hope he recovers fully and retires happy and healthy to his sheep ranch. But with this being said, I won't sit back and pretend as though the expulsion never happened. He is sick, and I am compassionate to anyone who is. It's a proud Jewish virtue to feel such compassion. None-the-less, the media needs to stop acting as though he is the greatest thing that ever happened to us. He was an outstanding general, and a former friend to the so-called "settler movement", but he chose his freedom from prosecution over Jewish lives. When he does finally pass from this earth (and may it be many years from now), he will be remembered as yet another Israeli leader who put Jewish lives in danger for their own personal gain. When I pray for Sharon, this what I think about. I pray that Hashem remembers Ariel Sharon as the Zionist that he was and not as the traitor that he became. I wish him nothing but blessings in the world to come. I hope he lives to have the opportunity to make teshuvah for the expulsion prior to his demise. Why? Because every night when I recite the bedtime Shema, I say: "...L'chol bar Yisrael, v'lo yei'aneish shum adam b'sibasi". This is what seperates the G-d fearing Jew from the secular world. We forgive those who are agree with us and those who do not, equally, with no strings attached. Reuters obviously can't interpret that.

Clinton: Rabin Will Rise From the Dead

After a meeting with French President Jacques Chirac, former U.S. President Bill Clinton stated:
"In the end, that's the only answer in the Middle East, you know, reconciliation of the Palestinians and the Israelis based on sharing a small piece of land and an enormous potential future. And, his illness, just as ten years ago Isaac Rabin's death, puts yet another obstacle in the path of the peacemakers and it's almost as if G-d was testing them one more time to rise again and to keep on," he said.
Tovya says:
im·be·cile (noun) 1. A stupid or silly person; a dolt. 2. A person whose mental acumen is well below par. 3. Former U.S. President William Jefferson Clinton
What is wrong with this guy? Did he eat mental-retardation-inducing corn flakes for breakfast? (A) How the hell do you get assasinated, as in Rabin's case, and then "rise keep on?" Does he think that Rabin is going to resurrect from the dead or something? (B) Lastly, did Clinton ever think that G-d might have been saying something else like, "Don't mess with the covenant"? Sometimes I can't help but wonder if his interns serve the secondary purpose of writing his speeches as well as their well known primary function. All I can say is G-d bless the U.S. Congress for passing the two-term presidential laws.