Another Attempted Arab Attack on Yitzhar [Over Shabbos]; Terrorist Shot Dead, by Gil Ronen (Israel National News)
Parsha Nitzavim begins; “Atem Nitzavim HaYom…Today you are standing before Hashem, your Lord… You are thus being brought into the covenant of Hashem, your Lord, and [accepting] the dread oath that He is making with you today. He has established you as his nation, so that He will be a G’d to you…” (Devarim, Perek 29, posukim 9-12)
L’l Mode U’Lamed comments on these first few p’sukim of Nitzavim noting;
That all members of Klal Yisrael, from the greatest of leaders to the simplest woodcutter, stood together as equals before Hashem…. Thus the poor woodcutter who is devout in his ways and who raises his children as true Jews is elevated to the same level as the wealthy supporter of Jewish causes. No man should consider himself too insignificant to be a partner in the covenant between the Jews and Hashem. (L’l Mode U’Lamed on the Weekly Parsha, Parsha Nitzavim, page 183) [...]
This blog has boycotted discussion of today’s Kadima vote and the four Kadima candidates facing primary vote today for there is not one of them worthy of any high office. The Kadima party, since the comatose chief of Expulsion formed it, has been the migrated home of every politically corrupt, morally perverted deviate and has not one honest, personally moral candidate with any degree of honesty among them.
Sorry if this sounds like a rant, but they have totally corrupted and and subverted Israel’s governance by divide and conquer and numerous other rouges such that roughly 75,000 party members will dictate to over 6,000,000 who will govern the nation. These comments in no way negate the complicity of other political alignments; Shas, Labor, Mafdal, Gimmel and yes, the Likud too — all of which have ducked confrontations with Kadima which, at any point could have consigned these Kadima masters of moral turpitude to political oblivion. [...]
Hezbollah, PA Terrorists Team Up in Egypt [to Kidnap Israelis], by Hana Levi Julian (Israel National News)
Related report; Joint Ambush Catches Two Terrorists in the Act, by Hillel Fendel (Israel National News)
IDF Intel Chief: Hezbollah Wants to Down an Israeli Plane, by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz (Israel National News) [...]
Parsha Ki Tavo continues in the same theme track with last week’s Parsha Ki Teitzei, as well as the string of previous Parshiyot in discussing Mitzvot which teach kindness, compassion and attentiveness to others.
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. Our Parsha then enunciates the laws concerning Ma’aser and it’s declaration regarding the required tithes. [...]