Ki Tavo begins with the Halachot of Bikkurim — the first fruits which were brought to the Kohen as both thanksgiving and rememberance of Pharaoh’s cruelty and Hashem’s deliverance of B’nai Yisrael from Mitzrayim to a land flowing with milk and honey.
The 3rd posuk of our parsha; “There [to the place of the Kohen] you shall go to the Kohen who shall be [officiating] in your days…” It is puzzling that Rashi on this posuk which to “in your days” he adds; “as he is.” [...]
Column One: The Rise of the Fantasists, Caroline Glick (Jerusalem Post)
Why is it that lately Caroline Glick tone is as if she were an American stationed in Israel instead of a Jew living in Israel? Why does her tone take on an American perspective, only bringing Israel as an example? Why is there no belief-based ideology applied to Israel’s wellbeing in Caroline Glick’s columns?
Why is it not possible for Israel, for Jews to act for their own national wellbeing without justifying themselves to American, to the other nations? Why is it not possible for Jews to assert, by their actions, our Divine Legacy to what is OURS — Eretz Yisrael? MB [...]
To read what concerned citizens ought to be asking President Shimon Peres, and how to contact him by telephone and email, in light of his 1978 comments below, click here.
The comments below constitute “a chillingly accurate prediction made three decades ago, by Shimon Peres,” now the nation’s newly elected president;
“The establishment of such a [Palestinian] state means the inflow of combat-ready Palestinian forces (more than 25,800 men under arms) into Judea and Samaria; this force, together with the local youth, will double itself in a short time. It will not be short of weapons or other [military] equipment, and in a short space of time, an infrastructure for waging war will be set up in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip. Israel will have problems in preserving day-to-day security, which may drive the country into war, or undermine the morale of its citizens. In time of war, the frontiers of the Palestinian state will constitute an excellent staging point for mobile forces to mount attacks on infrastructure installations vital for Israel’s existence, to impede the freedom of action of the Israeli air-force in the skies over Israel, and to cause bloodshed among the population. in areas adjacent to the frontier-line.” [...]
Related report: Another Expulsion at Homesh
The left will surely appeal to the Supreme Court regarding the decision which goes contrary to their leftist, post-zionist, anti-Jewish, anti-Torah agenda. MB
The Kfar Saba juvenile court on Sunday ordered the release of a girl who was arrested for marching to the former settlement of Homesh, ruling that the law governing the disengagement did not cover the prosecution of those who returned to the evacuated settlement, Army Radio reported. [...]
“Defense officials had not ruled out that the boys – whose actions alerted large forces to the scene – were used by terrorists as a means of distraction to carry out a more serious infiltration into Israel.”
Russia Confirms Soviet Sorties Over Dimona in ’67, by David Horowitz (Jerusalem Post)
This is a must-read piece with lessons for our times regarding preparations for and the decisive winning of a future major conflict, something which Ehud Olmert, Ehud Barak and company, with their politically-correct agenda pitting Jew vs Jew, seem incapable, incompetent and inadequate to do. MB
“Israel’s preemption, far from weakening its international legitimacy and exposing it to devastating counterattack, proved decisive in determining the conflict. Because the Soviet Union’s plan thus proved unworkable…, its role in stoking the crisis, and its plans to subsequently remake the Middle East… have remained overlooked, undervalued or simply unknown to historians assessing the war over the past 40 years.” [...]
Does the Government of Israel Protect its Own Population?, by David Bedein (Israel Behind the News)
Bedein lists a summary of the State Comptroller’s recent report which evaluates “the dysfunctional behavior of the Israeli government during last summer’s conflict.” His introduction to the summary is based on his press coverage of last year’s Lebanon conflict where “4,000 rockets fell on population centers of more than 1.4 million Israeli citizens.” [...]
“…The next war will be characterized by missile onslaughts, and lots of them.”