Shabbos, Sunday War News: Gaza Border Heats Up With Rocket and Mortar Attacks, IAF Responds; Stones, Molotovs Thrown at Jewish Autos Near Bethlehem, Yitzhar, Shechem, Kalkilya, IDF Nabs 8 Terrorists

Parsha Ki Tavo 5769 — The Merit of Acting Quickly on a Mitzvah

By Moshe Burt

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. [...]  Click here to read more.

Wednesday, Thursday War News: Gaza Mortar Short of Target, Negev Residents Prepare for Attacks; Pipe Bomb Found in Shechem, Bomb Explodes Near Ramallah, IDF Nabs 14 Terrorists, Arabs Toss Molotovs at Jewish Cars, Karp Murder: 9 [Arab?] Suspects

Redeeming Jonathan Pollard: What Will YOU Say in Shemayim?

As we enter Elul with the Chaggim; Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur 3 weeks away, our Dear Brother Jonathan Pollard remains incarcerated for going on 25 years.

This Thursday night, Kehilla Beis Tefillah Yona Avraham in Ramat Beit Shemesh is again, as we have each month, dedicating a Thursday night Mishmar learning L’Zehut Yehonatan ben Malka (Jonathan Pollard) — may he soon return home to Eretz Yisrael to join his Jewish brethren! B’Ezrat Hashem that Jews throughout Israel, the U.S. and worldwide will join us in learning L’Zehut Jonathan Pollard. And this blog encourages everyone to take part in a 40 Days at the Kotel segula L’Zehut Jonathan Pollard.  [...]  Click here to read more.

Tuesday War News: Gaza Mortars Near Ashkelon and IDF Response, Attempted Terrorist Infiltration at Gaza Border; South Lebanese Expell Hesbollah, IDF nabs 4 Terrorists, Arabs Stone Jewish Auto, 7 Arabs Nabbed With Weapons Caches

Supreme Court Appointments: Elon Nixed, Religious Anglo Appointed With 2 Others

Commentary:

This blog recently posted 2 pieces [here and here] relating to efforts to mobilize a grassroots effort to insure that 3 Nationalist MKs on the Court Judges appointment committee didn’t vote to appoint more leftist judges.

Apparently, the mobilization met with some success as the committee repelled Judge Sefi Elon’s nomination while appointing Supreme Court President Judge Dorit Beinisch’s hand-picked candidate Uzi Fogelman.

The right-wing members of the committee approved of Fogelman in exchange for appointments of Judges Yitzchak Amit and Neal Hendel who is American-born, Yeshiva educated and who made Aliyah in 1983 receiving his Israeli law license in 1984. (MB) [...]  Click here to read more.

Thursday Thru Monday War News: 3 Gaza Arabs Caught Near Kibbutz, Peres: Hezbollah Has 80,000 Missiles, 27 Terrorists Nabbed, Stonings and Firebombings of Jewish Buses, Auto Near Hevron, Ariel

Parsha Ki Teitsei 5769: Collective Responsibility, Kindness and Unity in War

by, Moshe Burt

Parsha Ki Teitsei teaches numerous Mitzvot such as; returning lost items to their rightful owners, loaning money to one’s fellow Jew free from interest, what one is permitted to or prohibited from taking from another Jew as loan security, Shatnes (wool and linen together), Tzitzit, and dealing fairly and truthfully with one’s fellow Jews in business. The Maftir Aliyah of our Parsha tells us collectively to remember, for all time, the actions of Amalek who attacked B’nai Yisrael when they were weak while blotting the rememberance of Amalek from the earth.  [...]  Click here to read more.

Ya’alon: Israeli Elites, ‘Peace Now’ Harmful “Viruses”

Allies, or Will Ya’alon Fold?

Both the Jerusalem Post and Israel National News are reporting that Vice Premier and Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon apparently spoke recently likening ‘Peace Now’ and Israeli elitists to “viruses” and expressing support for the positions of Moshe Feiglin and Manhigut Yehudit:

Speaking in a closed meeting organized by Feiglin for Manhigut Yehudit members this week, Ya’alon openly expressed his fears that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu might succumb to the Left. [...]  Click here to read more.

Land of Israel Supporters Hope to Squash Judges’ Appointment

This blog posted previously about efforts by Land of Israel supporters to squash Appointment of 2 Judges, Sefi Elon and Uzi Fogelman, to Israel’s Supreme Court. The previous report focused on apparently pro-expulsion Judge Elon.

This post focuses primarily on Judge Fogelman and his alledged conflict of interest concerning Supreme Court President Judge Dorit Beinisch relating to Fogelman’s rejection of a petition filed by investigative reporter Yoav Yitzhak against Beinisch:

As Friday’s scheduled meeting of the Judicial Election Committee draws near, right-wing organizations and individuals are applying pressure to prevent the appointments of Beersheba District Court Judge Yosef “Sefi” Elon and Tel Aviv District Court Judge Uzi Fogelman… [...]  Click here to read more.