Wednesday War News: Bomb Explodes Near IDF Patrol by Nahal Oz; IDF Nabs Suspect in Murder of Jewish Cabbie, IDF Nabs 12 Terrorists, Injuries in Rock Attack Near Karnei Shomron

Shabbos Thru Tuesday War News: Hamas Diverts Cement to Smuggling Tunnels, Hamas Using Mosques to Spread Hatred; 16 Terrorists Nabbed Including Weapons — 2 in Attempt on Border Police, Teenage Terrorist Nabbed for Planting Explosives in Gush Etzion, Arab Women Nabbed With 2 Knives, Arab Rock Attacks on Autos, Bus

Parsha Shoftim 5769: Israeli Governance: Justice in Judgement, or Subversion Thereof?

The third posuk of our Parsha reads;

“Tzedek, Tzedek tierdof…” Righteousness, righteousness (also rendered Justice, Justice) you shall pursue that you may live and inherit the land which the Lord, your G’d gives you.” (Sefer Devarim, Perek 16, posuk 20)

This posuk follows immediately after the opening of our Parsha in which Moshe Rabbeinu urges the B’nai Yisrael;

“Judges and officers shall you appoint in all of your cities — which Hashem …gives you — for your tribes; and they shall judge the people with righteous judgement. You shall not pervert judgement, you shall not respect persons, neither take a bribe, for a bribe binds the eyes of the wise, and perverts the words of the righteous.” (Sefer Devarim, Perek 16, p’sukim 18-19) [...]  Click here to read more.

Wednesday Thru Friday War News: 14 Terrorists Nabbed, Terrorists’ Molotov Attacks, Stonings and Shootings in Yesha Locations

Bibi: “No [More] Unilateral Expulsions”, But Pro-Expulsion Judge Up for High Court?

Commentary:

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu recently promised not to repeat the “mistake” of 2005’s expulsion of Jews from Gush Katif and the 4 Shomron Towns. Israel National News reports:

Promising not to surrender communities in Judea and Samaria to the Palestinian Authority, the Prime Minister said there will be no unilateral expulsions.

But one must wonder, for a change, whether Netanyahu speaketh with forked tongue. For Israel National News also reports that his own Justice Minister Yaakov Ne’eman, head of the committee which selects Judges for the High Court, appears to be party to a “deal” to facilitate appointment of a leftist, pro-Expulsion judge to Israel’s Supreme Court: [...]  Click here to read more.

Monday, Tuesday War News: Gaza Mortars Fall as Terrorists Fire on IDF Near Karni, IAF Hits Smuggling Tunnel; Arab Nabbed for Assault on Jewish Woman, 14 Terrorists Nabbed, IDF Seizes Bomb From Arab Teen

Thursday Thru Sunday War News: Kassam From Gaza Hits West Negev, Arab Arson in Galilee?, 7 Terrorists Nabbed, Arabs Stone Jews Near Shechem, Kalkilya, Jews Attacked at Tomb of Shimon HaTzaddik, Regime Removes Jews From Destroyed Town of Homesh

Parsha R’ei 5769 — The Kindness of Chessed Toward One’s Fellow Jew

By, Moshe Burt

According to Rashi, Moshe Rabbeinu begins our Parsha R’ei by informing the B’nei Yisrael about the blessing and the curse to be pronounced to them upon their entry to Eretz Yisrael from Mount Gerizim and Mount Eval.

Moshe Rabbeinu continues his mussar saying:

“Behold, I set before you … a blessing and a curse; the blessing if you heed the commandments of Hashem, and the curse, if you will not observe his commandments.(Sefer Devarim, Perek 11, posukim 26-27)

Toward the end of the parsha, we are informed: [...]  Click here to read more.

Monday Through Wednesday War News: Northern Border a Powderkeg, Could Explode; IDF Nabs 28 Terrorists and 2 Arabs With Knives, Arabs Stone Jewish Auto Near Kalkilya, Hebron’s Zion Route Reopened to Arab Traffic, Arabs Attack Jew in Old City – Elude Capture Via Mosques on Har HaBayit

Ehud Barak Planning Imminent Demolition of Gush Etzion Home of IDF Commando??

Received this email from Mattot Arim today and am urging everyone reading this to contact Shas Minister Eli Yishai and Shas Chavrei Knesset to nix Ehud Barak’s apparent attempt in the coming days to demolish this home in Gush Etzion:

From: mattot.arim@gmail.com :

URGENT: The home of a reserve commando officer who has risked his life for all of us many times, his pregnant wife and their baby daughter Shaked may be destroyed tomorrow, the next day or Wednesday –in Gush Etzion — because the Labor Party Convention is convening Wednesday. It is customary for the head of the party (currently Ehud Barak) to decimate an outpost a day or two before this periodic political event, because some of the Labor Party’s functionaries are radical leftwingers who truly delight in settler-bashing. [...]  Click here to read more.