I can’t believe I actually have to write this article. But I’ve been asked to by intelligent Jews who can’t seem to get through to their brain-washed brethren glued to the NY Slimes and CNN. So I’ll say it slowly. Our President’s temporary entry ban of all non-U.S. citizens from terror sponsoring and infected countries (countries chosen, by the way, by Barack Hussein Obama and contained in a law passed by Congress) is nothing like what happened to the Jews during the Holocaust.
First of all, do you know what the Holocaust was? I didn’t think …
…continue reading Muslim Refugees Are Not Holocaust Victims, and President Trump’s Ban is Vital
I came upon a website called “Traditio” hosted by Medium.com – http://medium.com, founded by Evan Williams the billionaire. This site is so vile that it literally turned by stomach.
Here’s a very mild quote from this sewer of a site: “the international Jewish community which plagued Germany before Hitler and is today corrupting everything that is of positive nature.”
I complained about this hate speech to medium.com – http://medium.com and this is the answer I got:
Gerald (Medium Support)
Jul 3, 6:19 PM PDT
Sorry for the delay.
We have reviewed the account, and …
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By the time we arrived, cars were parked all along the highway, long before the turnoff to the parade grounds where the swearing-in ceremony for new recruits was to be held.
I took out the chocolate cake I’d baked that morning, carefully balancing it in my arms; my husband hauled the plastic bag holding the drinks and paper cups. I felt virtuous. Here I was, a practiced Israeli, who knew that these events required food. But as I looked around at the people traipsing with us up the hill, I realized that once again I’d never …
…continue reading The Swearing-In Ceremony for New Recruits
The festivities for Israel’s 65th Independence Day are in full swing. But for us in Israel, before the hora dancing, the plastic hammers, and the fireworks, there are the sirens. Two minutes of time to stand and think.
First, the siren goes off for Holocaust Memorial Day. It stops traffic. We get out on the highway, eyes closed, hearts heavy. The scenes rip through our souls: emaciated bodies in piles, starving children in rags, family members ripped apart and sent to their death in factory-like settings conceived by meticulous Germans with their talent for efficiency. We …
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They were all the same those cowardly young jihadi butchers; all soul-less, Nazi wannabees inspired by hatred and death; morons with brains and hearts the size of pebbles.
I was in New York City for a wedding when I turned on the television news and saw pictures of the Otzar Hatorah school in Toulouse.
I could not believe my eyes.
A little over twelve years ago our daughter Rachel had done her second year of National Service there, trying her best to infuse the children and the community with her own love of Israel and their …
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Everyone who had known Saba Avraham was blessed with the knowledge that his magnificent legacy would live on within them and all the generations that follow.
In part one of “A True Jewish Hero,” published in The Jerusalem Post Magazine on February 24, I followed the story of Avraham and Naomi Timor’s escape from the Holocaust, and their lives as religious, Jewish pioneers in pre-State Israel.
The travails of the War of Independence forced them to abandon their …
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“Like the biblical Abraham, Abraham Timor was a man of faith, courage and strength who rose to every challenge.”
“By January 1948, the settlement of Neve Yaakov was under siege. The thirty families were under attack by the Arabs of Shuafat, who blocked the road to Jerusalem and cut the water lines. Supplies could only be obtained by giving large bribes to the British police. That is how we got matzah for Pesach.”
So wrote Abraham (Wexler) Timor, Hagana commander of Neveh Ya’acov, many years later in a newsletter to his eight children and 120 grandchildren …
…continue reading A True Jewish Hero – Part One
My mother-in-law, Shirley Ragen, passed away yesterday in Jerusalem at age 85 after seven torturous years succumbing to a merciless illness which left her unable to speak, walk, or move her limbs. But the last period of her long life, was not her worst. The worst happened when she was eighteen and the Nazis came to her home in Uzhhorod (now in Ukraine), beating her little brother senseless, and carting away herself, her three sisters, two brothers, parents, and beloved grandmother.
The worst was the cattle car ride, and the platform in Auschwitz in which she …
…continue reading The Woman with Many Names
I have just sat down after the fading notes of the siren have finally disappeared. It is another Memorial Day for Israel’s Fallen. We have lost 22, 684 sons and daughters. For a little country like Israel, that is an enormous and incalculable loss. Over the years, I have told all those ready to listen Israel’s well-kept secret: there is no Israeli army. There is only my son and your daughter, and the neighbor’s kids. Every loss is the loss of not only an individual, but of generations: the children who will never be born, the …
…continue reading Israel’s Memorial Day 2010
In an election year, we need to be really careful about what we send out and what we say about all candidates who might become the next leader of the free world. But we also need to arm ourselves with information.
I was very interested in the e-mail circulating quoting Newsweek and Snopes about the “lies” being spread about Mr. Obama. I investigated. Interestingly, the debunkers debunk all kinds of things I never heard of, like Obama not saying the Pledge of Allegiance, or using a Koran instead of a Bible in his swearing in ceremony. …
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I once lived in what shall remain an unnamed city in the Western world, in which one of the most prominent organizations was called: Parents of Murdered Children. In this place, the kidnapping and molestation and murder of children was endemic, so much so that I wouldn’t let my children go out of the house alone. Ever.
In this city, a woman’s car once broke down on the highway. Within ten minutes, a car picked her up, and she was subsequently raped and murdered. And I wondered: What kind of people live in this place that …
…continue reading The People I Live Amongst
The following article, by Barabra Amiel, recently appeared in the British press. It is reproduced here, along with a reaction by Tom Gross.
Islamists overplay their hand but London salons don’t see it
By Barbara Amiel
In a column in last week’s Spectator, Petronella Wyatt noted that “since September 11 anti-Semitism and its open expression has become respectable at London dinner tables.”
This is an accurate observation and cannot be avoided by simply staying at home.
Recently, the ambassador of a major EU country politely told a gathering at my home that the current …
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After eight long years of internal upheavals, including a assassination that tore the heart out of the country; after thousands and thousands of terrorist attacks that left hundreds of Israeli citizens dead, and thousands more injured, the Israeli government has issued a statement saying: “Yasir Arafat is no longer relevant.”
If the week that statement was made had not been so blood-soaked, it might almost have been laughable.
The assumption in which the entire Oslo Process began and operated, and continues to confuse the minds of a small, but significant minority, of Israelis, has been declared …
…continue reading The House with the Red Geraniums
When I was a little girl growing up in New York City, I remember hearing a program about Auschwitz. My mother wouldn’t let me watch. But unknown to her, the television was perfectly audible in my bedroom. I learned about how the St. Louis had wandered the seas with Hitler’s prey, Jews looking for refuge, and how every country in the world had seen fit to close its doors. And how Hitler had learned from this that he could do as he wished with the Jews of Europe.
I learned about the camps: the Zyklon B …
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The morning after two young boys out walking in the clean air of Judea, were taken, their skulls smashed, their bright, young faces crushed with stones so that even their mothers could not recognize them; the morning after that happened, I took a bus to downtown Jerusalem.
I sat there. The voice of the radio blared. It was an Israeli newscaster interviewing someone. I was in the back of the bus, and all I heard was the word “peace”. Again and again, questions began and ended. Peace, peace, peace. While Yasir Arafat hadn’t condemned the boys’ …
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I was watching the American talk show “Ricki Lake” the other day. The hostess, a plump Jewish girl with a good heart, was trying to reform young haters by letting them spend the day with the object of their venom. And so a homophobic teenager was partnered with a young lesbian, etc. In the good old American way, the two found mutual understanding. But then Ricki brought on a sixteen year-old skinhead in army boots, who coolly told the audience the Holocaust never happened – there weren’t even six million Jews in Europe to begin with. …
…continue reading Achieving Jewish Unity: Fighting Our Real Enemies