The Gush Katif Expulsion: The Fruits of the Hitnatkut, The Gift Which Keeps On Taking!

The Gush Katif Expulsion: The Fruits of the Hitnatkut, The Gift Which Keeps On Taking!

by Moshe Burt

On Wednesday afternoon, 26 July, 2018 , this author set out by autobus from Ramat Beit Shemesh traveling to Petach Tikva, no easy feat on 3 buses and a taxi, to the Shiva House of Mishpachat Levi — the family of Staff Sgt. Aviv Levi z”l, struck down by a Hamas terrorist sniper’s fire last Friday, 20 July.

As I rode, memories of the Gush Katif Expulsion of thirteen years ago again came to my mind: The words of then-prime minister Arik Sharon to the IDF Chief Rabbi (as reported on Israel National News years ago) about “forty years of peace,” Bibi’s voting hand raised high in approval in Knesset despite a Likud party referrendum which voted it down, the bodily removal, expulsion and herding onto buses of my fellow Jews, the destruction of hundreds of homes owned by Jews by police and Yasamnikim as well as the burning down to the ground of the main Shul of Neve Dekalim by Hamas, the burning destruction of thousands of dunams of agriculture by Hamas after wealthy Europeans and Canadians acquired them for the Arab Gaza residents and much more. The nine-thousand Gush Katif residents removed were replaced by years rocket and mortar onslaughts on S’derot and the other border towns, multiple wars with usage of civilians as human shields as well as attacks of recent vintage — drones, kite and balloon bombs and snipers. “Forty years of peace,” Yeah, right! More like, the fruits of the Hitnatkut, the Israeli gift which keeps on taking which, last Friday, took the life of Staff Sgt. Aviv Levi. [...]  Click here to read more.

Patient Abuse in Jerusalem Hospital

The depiction of an Israel Hospital is for affect only and bares no resemblance to to the hospital in question.

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Recently, I needed to have EMG and nerve conduction tests done in a Jerusalem Hospital which, for now, will remain nameless.

Upon entering, it was required that I hand over my hitcheivut for these tests to one of the secretaries at the outpatient desk, rather than going directly to the Mirpot, in this case Neurology.

Normally, the secretary would then hand you a paper with your name and teudah zehut (ID#) and a number of detachable stickers with your name a ID# on them. In this case, they handed me nothing and one of the secretaries instructed me to go the Mirpot (presumably meaning: department) Neurology — the beginnings of a what turned into a huge balagon. [...]  Click here to read more.

Is Israel Cracking Down on Supermarkets’ Pricing Practices?

A good friend forwarded this author the following link:

309,000 Shekel Fine For Bar Kol Chareidi Chain Of Supermarkets For Failing To Price Items

The Tel Aviv Magistrate Court rejected an appeal filed by the chareidi Bar Kol supermarket chain, which was fined NIS 309,000 for having some 1,000 items without displaying their prices as required by law. The fine was levied by the Consumer Protection Authority.

Consumer protection officials explain the fine is actually low considering the widespread violations. Bar Kol appealed, stipulating the fine was excessive and imposing a fine on a group of products is a disproportionate act. The supermarket also claimed the fine was imposed too soon after the pricing law was amended and there was not enough time to price everything. [...]  Click here to read more.

Parshat Bamidbar 5778: The Census — By Half-Shekel or By Their Names?

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshiyot HaShevua, Bamidbar is being co-sponsored by Pesach and Ann Chapler and family and Reuven and Leah Goldman and family, both of Ramat Beit Shemesh, and dedicated for a full and complete Refuah Shleima for Shir li Malka bat Aliza who was injured critically in an auto collision in January, 2018 at the entrance to Yishuv Shavei Shomron. To the Chapler and Goldman families, 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.

Remembering the Past and The Challenges and Limits of Libertarianism in the State of the Jews

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Conversation Between Moshe Feiglin and Barak Moore
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Remembering the Past and The Challenges and Limits of Libertarianism in the State of the Jews

by Moshe Burt

Annually, when we leyn Parshat Bechukotai, whether as its own Parshat or as twinned with Parshat Behar, my thoughts drift back to concerns regarding Zehut and their party platform advocating separation of religion state. These concerns were further highlighted for me with the video discussion (linked above) on Sunday, 8 May, 2018 between Moshe Feiglin and media expert Barak Moore (with whom I wrote a number of years ago on blogs: http://iris.org.il/blog/, http://www.iris.org.il/israelblog/ owned by a mutual friend). [...]  Click here to read more.

A Kohen’s Bracha for Elor Azariya

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I was looking for the best social media vehicle to convey this, and I sure hope that somehow, some way that this makes it to be viewed by Elor and his family.

Elor, you should never, ever again feel even a hint of negativity from within yourself, or from anyone that you ever deal with as to your actions that day and what you have been through subsequently. You epitomize what a proud Jew, and a Chayal is, or should be. May you only know good health, happiness in all things, success in all endeavors, Torah, Chupah and Good deeds, Yeledim — Torah, Chupah and Good deeds — ALL to at least 120 years.  [...]  Click here to read more.

Parshat Mishpatim 5778: Timely, Fair, Unbiased Hearing of Both Sides of Litigation to Gain Truth in Judicial Judgement

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua, Parsha Mishpatim is being sponsored by Baruch and Yaffa Swinkin and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated lilui nishmas for Baruch’s grandfather Micha’el ben Yaakov.. To the Swinkin 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.

Parshat Yithro 5778: The Wisdom Which Brought a Torah-Based Legal, Judicial System

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua, Yithro is being sponsored by R’ Kalman Menachem & Rebbetzin Doba Shapira and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated for the Geula Shleima for kol Klal Yisrael. To the Shapira 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.

Parshat Beshalach 5778: “To”, or “About” B’nei Yisrael; One or Two Crossings of the Reed Sea? And Today?

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua, Parsha Beshalach is being sponsored by R’ Moshe and Marla Braun (Moshe Braun – Fine Judaic Art) and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh in honor of Marla’s birthday on 14th Sh’vat. To the Braun 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.