Parshiyot Tazria/Metzora 5777: Gauging Contemporary Ta’amei/Tahara on a National Level, as well as Individual/National Sincerity in Teshuvah

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshiyot HaShevua, Tazria/Metzora is being sponsored by David and Julie Morris and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh Lilui Nishmas for the Yahrtzeit of Julie’s Mother Shulamit Devorah bat Rav Shimshon Raphael z”l. To the Morris family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring a Parshat HaShevua. [...]  Click here to read more.

Wednesday, Thursday War News: They’re Back! — Kassam and Mortar Attacks on South From Gaza, IAF Bombs Tunnels; 28 Terrorists Nabbed, Soldier Killed in Raid Near Ramallah, Police Kill Terrorist at Hevron’s Machpela Cave

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Commentary;

Can there be any great surprise at all at the return of rocket and mortar bombardment of Southern Israel from Gaza? How many more times will we see this predictable cycle repeat itself due to continued revelations of the weakness of a secular regime which has long ago lost sight of how and why they, we are here? How many more times will the masses watch this cycle repeat itself before they get their backs up and kick these spineless, corrupt, faithless rascals out — every last one of them? Bring on strong, faith-based governance. MB [...]  Click here to read more.

Shabbos, Sunday War News: 5-6 Terror Rockets Launched on South Israel; Regime Admits to UPI — Terrorist Arsenal of 50,000 Rockets and No Defense; Terrorists Nabbed Pistol and Knifes, Arab Thief Killed by Police in Jerusalem

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Commentary:

Could there be a connection between Israel’s weak, lame or non-existent responses to continued Gaza rocket fire and the combined arsenal of nearly 50,000 rockets possessed by Hamas and Hezbollah and Israel’s lack of an anti-rocket defense system? Could it be that this immense arsenal is mainly the result of smuggled materials which enter Gaza and southern Lebanon right under the noses of UN and/or Egyptian forces due to Israel’s abrogation of her national sovereignty, her right to win a war and to eradicate terror as well as abrogation of her defense and security to third parties — often hostile nations? Will the US, Canada and seven European states’ agreement, soo lauded by Israel’s government, to coordinate efforts to stop the flow of weapons into Gaza make any difference?  [...]  Click here to read more.

Friday War News: At Least 5 Terror Rockets Hit South Israel — No Response, Verbal or Otherwise; IDF Nabs 3 Terrorists, PA Releases 45 Hamas, Shooting, Firebombing and Stoning Attacks

Sunday War News: MI: Iran Can Produce Nuke, 4 Kassams Strike South as Olmert Blasts Barak, IAF Hits Gaza Munitions Factory, Smuggling Tunnels; Stoning Near Jewish Hevron, 4 Terrorists Nabbed

Shabbos War News: Five Gaza Rockets Fired at Israel, IAF Responds Hitting Terrorist Smuggling Tunnel, Terrorist Rocket Launcher; Rock Attacks Near Beersheva, Kalkilya

Thursday Night, Friday War News: At Least 7 Rockets Hit South, IAF Hits Smuggling Tunnels; 2 Terrorists Nabbed

Thursday War News: Another Tractor Terrorist; “No Reason Other than… that We Live in Jerusalem” — Mayor Barkat; Four Kassams, Mortars Hit Western Negev, 4 Terrorists Nabbed

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The Jerusalem Post reports a tractor driver was shot while attempting an attack on a police car, a bus and other vehicles:

Excerpts;

A tractor driver was shot after intentionally attacking a police car on Thursday and trying to tip over additional vehicles including a public bus at the Golomb intersection, near Jerusalem’s Malha Mall. Army Radio reported that the tractor driver was critically wounded immediately.

Two police officers were reportedly lightly injured in the attack, Army Radio said. [...]  Click here to read more.